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simhen

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Hi, can anyone help me pls!!!

I have an xp box which does not want to startup after a shutdown. I have to remove the power cord from the psu and then only will it start up when I press the power button. Has anyone expereinced the same kind of problem???
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Hi and welcome go Geeks to Go. Has this always done that or did it just start happening? Have you tried resetting the power up button? On my system, there is a small button directly below the power button (you need to push it with a pen or pencil tip). This is a reset button. Two of my systems have such a button. Perhaps yours does too.
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You might want to got to the Setup screen and check your power settings. That's probably the simplest place to start.
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I have a simular problem. Please see my problem on this site. Search "Power outage".

Please let me know if you discover what to do and why it happened.
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Hi,

austin_o and Tyger have good suggestions you should look into both of them and post questions back first before considering what I have to say.

I have however experienced this problem and its been a bad power supply (psu).
By removing the power cord or turning the switch off on the back of the psu you are resetting it. Some psu's can sense when a overvoltage occurs and switch off there by preventing damage to the system, when this happens they need to cool and be resett by cutting power to the unit.

Now I am not saying your psu is overvolting but just that something in it is making it think it is and requireing the reset.

I have never found a way to troubleshoot this occurrence and I have seen it happen even though the computer has been off for several hours and the psu has cooled but still needed to be unpluged so I ended up replacing the psu to solve the problem.

Rick
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Thanks, I will try it and let you guys know what the result was!
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