Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Dell hardware


  • Please log in to reply

#1
mikeyj

mikeyj

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
My Dell Dimension computer has been powering off on boot before getting to windows. When fooling around on the inside I banged on a large green plastic item and this seemed to cure. What's going on? How much trouble am I in?
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
large green plastic item....banged? wha?

so it's been completely powering down during boot? before or after bios? before or after the "windows loading screen"
  • 0

#3
mikeyj

mikeyj

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
It's completely powering down. Sometimes it got beyond Bios. Selecting safe windows load was not any help.
  • 0

#4
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
if you can get into bios try to find a section for "pc health" or something like that...see what your system temps are....
  • 0

#5
mikeyj

mikeyj

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
The system is at home and I'll try this evening. Like I said, it seems to be working now and I should be able to get into Bios. Thanks. But what is inside the Green Plastic thingy? Why would my expressing my frustration on an innocent part be helpful? Thanks/
  • 0

#6
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
maybe you scared it? without seeing the magical green thing...i can't really say what it is..
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP