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Problems booting computer, faulty hardware suspected

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#1 Raiel


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Posted 29 October 2011 - 12:55 AM

Windows Vista Home Basic SP 2
eMachines ET 1161-05
AMD Athlon LE-1640 2.7Ghz

Computer powers on, but does not boot. Not even the boot screen where you can choose booting options or access the BIOS. It does boot sometimes if I unplug the hardrive, and do odd maneuvers to plug it back in, switch SATA ports, swap cables with the CD tray or restart it a lot of times. But it is getting increasingly difficult to make it boot.

I read some other threads that said to take a small battery out, or swap the memory to another slot, but I want to make sure this applies to my case first before I try anything.

Please advice, thank you. :)

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:06 PM

You can download the User Guide and scroll to the Troubleshooting section.

I would take a look at page 37 first.


Edited by hamluis, 29 October 2011 - 02:06 PM.

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