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Artyom Vangelis

My computer won't start

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Alright, so I was playing some cs:go and suddenly, my computer just froze. I turned my comp back on and went back to cs:go, but I was too late to join the game. So I started downloading pd2 again and then my comp froze again. After that, my computer wouldnt start. Like, the lights turn on, but the monitor displays nothing. I know its no my monitor because the fans in my computer make the fan sound, and stop after like 2 seconds, in that cycle. As if something is clogging the fan. However, it also might be broken, but I'm not great with computer hardware. I thought it was dust clogging it, cleaned it, and its still not working. I didn't thoroughly clean the inside of my computer but I don't think its the dust's fault. I think one of my computer parts broke but don't know which. It would be cool if you guys tell me what to do next, if I have to buy a new part, etc.

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Glenn    10

It might be your Graphic card.

Do you hear the one beep when you start up your computer?

Also check if the video card fans are spinning.

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Honestly, contact some type of support for your computer.

I always go about fixing my own computer, but its just simpler and smarter if you contact the distributor/IT. But it could be your RAM, or your graphics card. Especially if you hear a beep on start up.

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It might be your Graphic card.

Do you hear the one beep when you start up your computer?

Also check if the video card fans are spinning.

But can't a computer run without a graphics card?


Honestly, contact some type of support for your computer.

I always go about fixing my own computer, but its just simpler and smarter if you contact the distributor/IT. But it could be your RAM, or your graphics card. Especially if you hear a beep on start up.

No beeping sound, only sound it makes is the fan, which spins and stops spinning.

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Mereduck    2

Normally when you turn on a PC it goes Beep and the fans spin rapidly. You could have a CPU that is overheating or GPU that is overheating and has failed. Try using a different monitor just in case, and dissonect Power Supply for 24 hours (Or find a way to remove charge from it) and try turning it on again.

Can you access your Bios? if so check boot order and CPU/GPU temp if it allows for it.

quick edit. Could be a broken MOBO also... I find testing with a different CPU/GPU and other components (older ones you may have that are compatible) will see if it's that or an individual component. Also try posting on Toms Hardware, there are some smart fellas there.

Another edit.... Try a different HDMI cable if that's what you use haha !

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Robodanjal    0

No beeping sound, only sound it makes is the fan, which spins and stops spinning.

If you're not getting a beeping sound then I assume you're not reaching the Bios screen?

If so I would first check that your ram is fitted correctly to the motherboard. Even if it looks like it is take it out and re-seat it.

If this doesn't work then I would do a CMOS reset. I've copied and pasted from Intel's recommendations for a CMOS reset but I've changed a few steps as it removes the need to wait 10-15 stated in Intel's instructions. This change is in red.

To clear the CMOS:

  1. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the computer. Disconnect the computer’s power cord from the AC power source (wall outlet or power adapter).
  2. Remove the computer cover.
  3. Locate the battery on the board.
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  4. With a medium flat-bladed screwdriver, gently pry the battery free from its connector. Note the orientation of the “+” and “-” on the battery.
  5. Hold the power button on your computer for 20 seconds to drain any capacitors of their charge.
  6. Replace the battery in the connector, orienting the “+” and “-” correctly.
  7. Replace the computer cover.
  8. Turn the system back on.

If you don't have any positive results from this reply let me know and we can go move on to the next checks.

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Guest Strahil   
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Sounds like one of your components is overheating, the computer will shut off in order to prevent itself from melting.

You can open it and turn it on to make sure all fans are spinning, if they are then your hardware is failing, most likely the graphics card.

If you have on-board video, you can remove the graphics card and test that out. (Make sure you have no static electricity)

The power supply is also very likely to be failing. There are ways to diagnose a PC but you should look on google and youtube for a more detailed guide.

Hope you get it to work!

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Robodanjal    0

Sounds like one of your components is overheating, the computer will shut off in order to prevent itself from melting.

You can open it and turn it on to make sure all fans are spinning, if they are then your hardware is failing, most likely the graphics card.

If it was an overheating issue it would restart after cooling and show details regarding the overheating, it wouldn't continue to restart in the intervals he has indicted.

Also, the cycling of power indicates that it's not likely to be the graphics card. That being said, it would be worth plugging into the motherboard video output to rule that out completely.

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Ghost of Levi    8

OP was last online 5 days ago, the day this thread was made.

/solving

If you have more questions about this comment after this post or come to the Helpdesk.

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Robodanjal    0

Well, I went to a computer specialist and told me that there was a problem with my motherboard and maybe the processor.

Did you follow the steps I gave you? If you did what were the outcomes?

Did the specialist have a physical look at your computer and test it?

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Had a similar problem, had to change the motherboard.

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Well, I went to a computer specialist and told me that there was a problem with my motherboard and maybe the processor.

Did you follow the steps I gave you? If you did what were the outcomes?

Did the specialist have a physical look at your computer and test it?

I didn't try what you told me but I gave my desktop to two computer specialists and they said that there was something wrong with my motherboard for sure and that I had to get a new one. They said that if I get a new motherboard and it still doesn't work, they said I might have to get a new processor. And if that doesn't work, I have to get a new video/graphics card.


Had a similar problem, had to change the motherboard.

Did you have to change anything else beside the motherboard?

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Did you have to change anything else beside the motherboard?

No I was lucky, but my motherboard fried, have you been hearing a weird sound lately?

Like some have said, it could just be the battery.

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Robodanjal    0

Well, I went to a computer specialist and told me that there was a problem with my motherboard and maybe the processor.

Did you follow the steps I gave you? If you did what were the outcomes?

Did the specialist have a physical look at your computer and test it?

I didn't try what you told me but I gave my desktop to two computer specialists and they said that there was something wrong with my motherboard for sure and that I had to get a new one. They said that if I get a new motherboard and it still doesn't work, they said I might have to get a new processor. And if that doesn't work, I have to get a new video/graphics card.


Had a similar problem, had to change the motherboard.

Did you have to change anything else beside the motherboard?

If they were sure something was wrong with your motherboard they wouldn't be suggesting anything else.

I'm also a computer hardware specialist. I find that a majority of issues with computer systems can start to be diagnosed after following the instructions I gave you.

Yes, it could be a motherboard or CPU issue but from the description you've given it doesn't sound like its the GPU. In my experience it wouldn't cause the power cycling that you've mentioned.

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