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

Computer struggles to boot - recurring problem


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked

#1
ZMoney187

ZMoney187

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
My circa 2007 computer struggles to boot. When I turn on the power the fans start up but it does not POST. There is no beep and it shuts down, and then it tries to start up again. It does this indefinitely until I flip the switch on the back. I had this problem once before and I took replaced the RAM and that seemed to fix the problem. However, I tried that this time and it did not work. Then I plugged the computer into a different outlet and it booted with no problems (1 quick beep), but I received a message in red from the BIOS that said something along the lines of "previous overclocking failed, press any key except DEL to enter setup (I have never tried to overclock anything). At this point I entered setup and saved changes and had no problems. However, after I naively shut down the computer, the problem occurred again and now no matter how many times I switch out the RAM or plug it into different outlets around the house, it fails to boot. I running an Intel core 2 QUAD 2.40 ghz and a GeForce 460 with a 750 watt Corsair PSU. I am certain this is somehow a power problem but the configuration worked for a long time before this started.
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
ZMoney187

ZMoney187

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
Just realized I posted this in the wrong forum but I don't know how to delete it. Sorry.
  • 0

#3
Macboatmaster

Macboatmaster

    7k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,237 posts
ZMoney187.

Thanks for posting the apology but it is OK
Do not worry about it.
As you know you are now being assisted by rshaffer61 on this link
http://www.geekstogo...__fromsearch__1
  • 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