Computer will not start

  Knights of Ni 19:38 25 Oct 07

Please help. I have an infuriating problem with my computer!

When I turn on the computer, the lights come on, but nobody is at home. There is no system check and Windows XP will not start. However, if I keep turning the computer off and re-starting, eventually, it will start

Does anybody know what the problem is and how I can fix it - or even tell me how to find out what the problem is?

Thanks in advance.

  Diemmess 19:46 25 Oct 07

Many possible causes, but my vote goes to a failing power supply unit.

  tobyb121 19:46 25 Oct 07

You probably need a bios update, though if this doesn't fix it you more likely have a problem with a piece of hardware. To do a bios update can be confusing, you could search the forums, or you could try this click here.
If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, seek expert advice, you really don't want to mess this up.

  tobyb121 19:48 25 Oct 07

I agree with diemmess, check your power supply before anything.

  Technotiger 19:58 25 Oct 07

Turn off your printer, then try again.

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