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#1 axuy09

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:07 AM

Windows 7 pc

pc just turns off ran whocrashed but this did not bring anything up not sure how to ascertain if it is hardware or software related

checked the mother board and PSU tried to check the PC but randomly shuts down no bsd feels like psu failure (although not sure why could be anything) does not stay powered on long enough. Also I have little clue as to how go about fixing it.

PC mainly used for work word processing, emails & internet etc

tried to run Hwinfo but when rebooted it just says MBR error

Have logged onto the BIOS and it does not recognise my C drive as a bootable drive it does recognise it in the bios. & says all drives are healthy

 

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#2 mightywiz

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 05:01 PM

did you make sure your cpu and gpu fans are spinning.  either one of them failing will cause your pc to shutdown if they detect overtemp problems.



#3 axuy09

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:53 AM

yes both spinning. was able to restart it but only after i removed extrenal hdd.

 

So the system boots from SSD (as it should) but unsure if it will boot with all other drives attached ? could be indicative of  PSU failure?

 

how can i check for this?

 

would it be worth upgrading the PSU

 

Current specs


CPU | [AMD - Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/FV8Zxr/amd-cpu-hdz955fbgmbox) |-
Memory | [Kingston - ValueRAM 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory](https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/DCQypg/kingston-memory-kvr1333d3n9k24g) |-
Power Supply | [Cooler Master - eXtreme Power 550W ATX Power Supply](https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/wXQypg/cooler-master-power-supply-rs550pcare3us) |-
the motherboard is so old it is not listed  on pc partpicker https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A78TE/ mother board is **Asus M4A78T-E**
 


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:09 AM

it seemed like it was the PSU it was not delivering enough power to the drive.


how do I mark as solved?



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Posted 02 June 2018 - 10:48 AM

No need, we don't do that.  Readers will know and appreciate that you resolved your situation.

 

Happy computing :).

 

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