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PC will not start startup after turning on.


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roninuk1

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2 days ago, I was installing the updates from Microsoft when I had a 2-3 second power cut in my area. This interuppted the update and when I tried to start the pc again, all it does is the power light comes and then nothing, won't boot and the signal to the monitor does not even go too.

 

For about 3-4 hours, I kept trying to restart it, but alas to no avail. I ordered a Recovery/Boot disk from amazon hoping this might help (when I brought PC, Vista was pre-installed and got no disc's with it). I have tried the recovery disc this morning and again it has not even started.

 

Any idea's or help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance.


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phillpower2

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Hello roninuk1,

 

Are you able to get into the BIOS.

 

Have you tried booting into Safe Mode by tapping the F8 key when you restart the computer.

 

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, the Ram (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.


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Hi Phil,

 

When I press the power on button, the blue power button lights up and then that is it. Pressing F8 does not do anything. Tried the F1 and F2 buttons as well. I pulled out the desktop to find the model no on the back, checked all the leads which were all in. Then when I press the power button it started up and it looks like the repair disc has done it's job as it has started and I am using it again.

 

Thanks for replying Phil, if something happens during the next 24 hours, I will post again.

 

Cheers 

 

Simon


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Hi Simon,

 

Perhaps there was something that was not seated/connected quite right and moving the computer has corrected it, fingers crossed here that there is no repeat of the problem but you know where we are if there is  :thumbsup:

 

You are most welcome btw and thanks for the update  :)


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