power problem different theme

  Jlen 14:17 10 Jan 2008
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I am continually having this intermittent problem with a dead pc/partial bootup/starts by itself etc and hey presto everything hunky dory status
Problem :
1) PC will turn on after being switched off
2) PC boots up (bar is 1/2 way)turns off, repeats intermittently then dies doesn't reach the XP logo screen
3)PC completely dead no power on (peripherals ok ie kb/monitor/ex HDD,DVD etc)
4)PC powers up and runs fine ...I'm posting this!

ex yesterday all day dead as a dodo re 3) above, day off tday, press the button & 'hey presto' this state could revert tday or be ok for the next week 2 weeks whatever.

I have a Dell Dimension 5100, XP Home SP2

Before I start replacing stuff any ideas ...(power cables are ok)...solve this guys and gals and you are on a virtual pint!!
Lenjam

  johnnyrocker 15:08 10 Jan 2008

check anything loose or unseated? failing that i would look for a psu prob?


johnny.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:52 10 Jan 2008

1) PC will turn on after being switched off

Check power management settings in BIOS, Wake on LAN Wake on Ring.

2) PC boots up (bar is 1/2 way)turns off, repeats intermittently then dies doesn't reach the XP logo screen

click here;en-us;310396&Product=winxp

3)PC completely dead no power on (peripherals ok ie kb/monitor/ex HDD,DVD etc)

Suspect faulty PSU

4)PC powers up and runs fine ...I'm posting this!
PSU problems


Try another power supply unit It may solve all your problems

  Jlen 20:35 18 Jan 2008

Thanks guys replaed the psu...bingo.Now for my next issue!!

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