PC Wont Boot Even Though It's Getting Power

  Vanch 13:07 30 Mar 2015

Windows 8.1 64 bit 8gb ram Nvidia gtx 570 Core i5 cpu

I had a power cut earlier and my pc turned off. When the power came back on I tried to turn on the pc and nothing happened. I can tell the pc is getting power because the lights on the motherboard turn on but the pc just wont boot. I had this same issue before when there was a power cut and all I needed to do was unplug the power supply and wait an hour or so. Ive done that now and my pc still wont turn on for some reason even though the motherboard lights are all on.

What can I do to fix this as I desperately need to get my pc back up and running.


  robin_x 13:37 30 Mar 2015

Generally, another way is to switch off at mains with it plugged in and to hold Power button in to discharge PSU.

Try that instead of waiting hours.

Failing that it will mean start disconnecting bits from the PC (drives/RAM etc), but possibly the PSU is blown.

  Vanch 13:41 30 Mar 2015

Haha wow, thought that was gonna take ages. Your first solution worked instantly. Thank you very much indeed!

  robin_x 13:45 30 Mar 2015

I like the easy ones (when they work) :-)

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