pc crashing

  davo1967 07:50 08 Apr 2008
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Hello all, my pc wont start even in safe mode, it starts to load for a couple of seconds then just switches off and wont even start in safe mode, i recently installed more ram so i thought it was that but i removed one then the other and then i tried putting the old ones back but still the same, do you think it could be the hard drive?

  Technotiger 08:17 08 Apr 2008

You might have disturbed one or more connections inside the case when you changed the RAM, I would doubler-check that all connections inside and outside, especially the ribbon cables to drives and mobo are fully seated.

  davo1967 08:46 08 Apr 2008

hello, i dont think its that, it was working ok until this morning when i was messing around behind my desk and dislodged the power cable, and also i reformmated my hard drive and tried to install service pack 2 same thing happened then, but it would let me start in safe mode ?

  Technotiger 09:04 08 Apr 2008

If you re-formatted your hard drive then everything will have been wiped, including of course your OS. So if you have re-formatted, how can you install SP2 without the OS being re-installed first? Or am I miss-understanding something?

If you accidentally dislodged the mains power cable, it might have upset the PSU somehow.

  Technotiger 09:06 08 Apr 2008

following on from my last comment ... or it might have damaged the mobo!

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