PC not powering HD

  Driftfog 18:36 11 Apr 2011

Hi all, Ive been lurking here for months and finally signed up to ask my own question. I have an ixtreme desktop pc win7, intel core 2 processor, NVIDIA gt320 Vid card, 1TG, 4 gig DDR3 ram. The problem I have been experiencing is when starting up, for a while it took up to 20 minutes before anything was showing on the screen then ran for hours on end no problem, the last couple of days I have to start it 8 or more times as only the fans operate and nothing from the HD or from the flashing light indicating its working. I am suspicious its the PSU but not sure as worried it could be the motherboard, with penny's tight and the fact I like the win7 and this system as it does me for what I need I am hoping for a cheap fix. I am not an expert far from it but I dont mind getting in and learning, oh the system is dust free as I check every few months.

Thanks for any help. Ste

  woodchip 18:48 11 Apr 2011

Yes sounds like the PSU is on its way out or its not up to the job, needs one with more Watts and better quality

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:48 11 Apr 2011

try swapping the power connection to the HDD if you have a spare from the PSU.

they are often run from two different lines in the PSU.

  wee eddie 20:54 11 Apr 2011

Are you getting a 'Beep' when you turn the System on?

  Driftfog 21:11 11 Apr 2011

Thanks guys, I will try the suggestions tomorrow, and no beeps at all from the system. Ste

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