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Desktop does not start up due to heat

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#1 avz10


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:04 PM

My desktop suddenly shut down while I was working onit (editing video), which seems to be as a result of the heat caused by a dirty/dusty fan.The motherboard was not damaged. The computer was cleaned, but has the following problem:


If I switch it on, the MSi motherboard sign appear and then the new Windows "blocks" as well as the dots that run in a circle.It does not progress, after approximately 5 minutes it sounds as if the desktop shuts down, but it does not and the cycle starts again.


I tried various options- to get into safe mode(this seems a big problem and I could not achieve it); unplugging the computer for a few hours;removed the cables from the 2TB drive (as Windows is installed in the 160GB  drive) and finally I decided to erase the 160GB drive, as most of the programmes I will be able to install again.I used DBAN on a disc, but the same cycle as previously described, happen. I am of the opinion,that if I can get into safe mood, I will be able to boot from the disc, delete,etc


Or are there any opinions or advice? It will obviously be easier if I do not need to clean the 160GB drive and re-install all the programmes.


The specs are:Windows 8.1 64 bit;one 160GB and one 2TB HD's; Intel Core i5-2300 CPU; 2.8 GHz; 4 GB RAM



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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:25 PM


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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