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bonbeeno

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I turned on my computer an it started to do its startup stuff but then I got a message looking like this
after 30sec to 2 minutes my computer will just shut down

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Custom Comp

I thought restarting the computer would help but it didn't

I then went through some trouble and got my computer to boot from a disk but then it didnt help because my computer shuts down
every 30sec to 2 minutes

I am typing this messge from my laptop my desktop is completely unusable


I've been researching thos topic buti cant find any help

i havent turned my comp on since 3 days ago


THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IVE STARTED MY COMPUTER AFTER DOING THESE THINGS


Things ive done with computer in last 3 days of not turning it on

#1.Moved my computer to and from friends house and drove it home
#2.Unplugged and replugged my hard drive but never moved it
#3.Put in a floppy disk drive and pretty sure i didn't scratch anything in the process
#4.Moved it from first floor of house to second floor of house

To anyone that brings me a good answer i thank you

Also im not big on spending any money to fix it but if it has to be done then give me those answers also

Edited by bonbeeno, 20 July 2009 - 04:50 PM.

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Link not working.
Need more info on system.
Is system the one your typing from?
If system is booted and working please do the following.



Download and install EVEREST
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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what kind of other info do you need perhaps
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The Everest report will give me everything I need.

Just by chance try this.
Take the cmos battery out of the MOBO for 5 minutes.
Then put it back in and try booting up.
This error can sometimes be caused by a wrong setting in the bios.
By doing this it will reset the bios back to default levels.
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If the above doesn't work then do the following.

Click HD diagnostic in my signature below. Choose the manufacturer of your hd. Download the tool. Running this will tell us if there is a problem with HD itself. If not then we will pursue other hardware or software possibilities
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I got the error tken away but now i still have a problem

my computer will just shutdown on its own sometimes it works fine then i restart it and it shuts down on its own

THIS IS A CUSTOM MADE DESKTOP

Ive tried reconnecting all the power connectors in several different scnarios and then i turn it on
sometimes it works and then most of the time it goes SHUTDOWN
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Is this a brand new build?
Never started it before this?
Have you checked the following fans to make sure they are turning when system is turned on?

PSU fan
Second Case Cooling Fan
CPU Fan

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Ive had this for a year now it's never had this problem before and all fans are in and running when it does it's quick run at least
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do you have your XP installation disk?
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yes but im sure the hard drive isn't bad cause i can get to it


is there a way for us to chat quickly or live

Edited by bonbeeno, 22 July 2009 - 02:50 PM.

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Well we have test we can run
HD diagnostics
Memory Diagnostics
Chkdsk scan
System File Checker(Need to be able to get system running)
Repair Installation


I don't know what you mean by you can get to the HD.
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by "get to it" i mean i can access the hard drive or in other words I can get to my desktop sometimes but other times it shuts down
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That being the case I would look at the IDE cable as a possible culprit then
It also could be the IDE controller the HD is connected to on the MOBO
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AHHHH i got it the processer fan was a bit loose (the locks suck) and so it was instantly getting hot
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There ya go.... :) overheating will cause all kinds of issues.
How is the system working now?
Is it booting up correctly and everything working the way it should and to your satisfaction?
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