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AJsixteen

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Hi there,

About a year ago my computer was fine but it got a bit overloaded so I decided to reformat.
After that it was fine still, yet sometimes when I booted it up would freeze on the Windows XP login screen or as soon as I logged in. This being the whole system would just pause and I was unable to do anything. It wasn't a problem at first but it started occuring more commonly. During my games or even when I was browing the web my system would just come to a halt.

A few months ago I had an error message interrupting my games saying my graphics card had not enough power. However it stopped arising so I haven't thought about that, however all the power cables needed are plugged in properly.

As of now, I turned on my PC and hear no beep, and see nothing on the screen. I am really confused as to what this could be as I could not even format my computer as it just froze. I am wondering whether it is a faulty graphics card, power supply or software.

Thanks for reading.
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Facedown98

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Hi. Do you hear the fans spinning? Any lights coming on (with exception to the monitor)? If nothing at all happens wheny uo press the power button, then we're looking at a whole new solution.
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I'd guess that your power supply could be bad (cant tell you 4 sure. . . I'm no specialist).
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If nothing at all happens when the power button is pressed, then it's either the power supply or motherboard usually.
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I am really confused as to what this could be as I could not even format my computer as it just froze

You posted that the computer does not beep. and here you posted that it froze. Did you c any thing when it froze or just blank?

Based on what you described try and change the power supply first and tell us what you found out.
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Just a note on teh power supply, if you have never touched one before, don't try to change it or remove it by yourself. Read any labels or writing that is on the supply to figure out how many watts you have, and then go to the local computer store and buy one with equal or greater wattage. The choice is yours if you want to try and install it yourself or have a technician do it. For most of us, it's easy, but we've done them before too.
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Just a quick note, make sure you are grounded before pulling out the power supply if you are doing it yourself.
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Thanks a lot for the replies. Though it may be obvious, it's definately the graphics card or power supply. Sometimes I turn the computer on and hear nothing whereas when I am lucky I can see it loading up. I somehow managed to start formatting the whole system and got to 100% but it just froze. I am going to buy a new graphics card anyway, and I will get a power supply with it and I hope this fixes it.

Thanks again guys,
AJ.
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