desk top/windows 7 ultimate
Acer Veriton m661
Core II quad q6600 2.40 GHz
ATX, Not specified on MOBO,
DDR2 SDRAM 4GB/ DIMM 240-pin
Seagate 500 GB SATA
ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO pci express
something generic/ integrated
I just replaced my power supply power supply last night. I restarted my computer several times to apply updates. There were no problems. I put my computer in 'Sleep Mode' and went to bed.
This morning, I'm having pretty much the same problem I was having before replacing the PSU.
Although the blue light on the power button was lit up, my computer wouldn't resume Windows. When I tried to turn it off pushing and holding the power button, the light would go off, but then as soon as I took my finger off of the button, the light would come back on. At that point, I would hear what I think is the hard drive beginning to spin and start up, but then it would stop. I tried to turn it off manually several times with the same results.
I ended up turning it off with the switch on the power supply button. I left it off for a few minutes then turned it back on. Same problems.
So, I turned off again with the switch on the PSU, unplugged the computer. I pushed and held down the 'Reset Hardware' button for ten seconds. I left it off for a few minutes, plugged it back in and turned it on. Instead of going through the whole start up process, it resumed Windows.
These are two things that happened before I replaced the PSU but haven't happened yet with the new PSU. The computer would just shut down out of the blue while I was using it. Eventually, it just wouldn't turn on at all. That's when I replaced the PSU.
So now, I'm thinking maybe one or a combination of 3 things: MOBO, hard drive, CMOS battery.
I'm not doing anything else to my computer before getting some input from you guys. Thanks.
Edited by Booh-kitty, 06 October 2011 - 11:20 AM.