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PC won't boot


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#1 jepoy1026

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 10:29 AM

Hi. I got a problem with regards to booting my system. Well, It started when my unit just crashed while I was watching a vid on the web and eventually I resorted to pressing the reset button. But it won't boot after that. It doesn't even get to hardware checks like it normally does. I'm not really sure but I think the HD doesn't spin during that time and my several failed boot attempts. I managed to reach the log in screen once but then it hung and never made it to desktop. After some more tries, I decided to disconnect the ide connector for my Optical drive and I successfully booted my system with no problems.
My question is, Is the optical drive really the problem or is it caused by something else? I read from a post that it could also be a problem in supply of power which is my initial hunch.
Are there ways wherein I can determine and pinpoint the problem? Thanks.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 12 January 2011 - 12:38 PM

Hard shutdowns are notorious for damaging system files...not sure if it applies here.

I would try running the chkdsk /r command on the hard drive, poassibly followed by fixmbr.

System manufacturer and model?

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