Overnight I turn my pc off at the wall and the other day I came down and plugged it into the mains. To my surprise my pc automatically started to boot up. However it does not boot up to my desktop screen, it sort of freezes.
Can anyone help me please...desperate to retrieve my photos of my wedding and pics of my little boy.
This sounds like the bios is corrupted - if you can get into the bios and set 'failsafe defaults' or something similar this may get you up and running. While in the bios also check that the hard disk is being recognised.
If it still doesn't play ball and restarts on power on then I'd try a CMOS reset which involves powering down and shorting a link - the manual should tell you in detail how to do this.
If your machine started to boot when connected to the mains, It sounds as though the power switch may be stuck in the on position.
If your machine has a rocker switch at the rear, turn this off. Reconnect to the mains, turn the rocker switch on again. If the computer tries to boot without pressing the power button on the front, then this may be jammed.
Try the suggestions above first and post back with result.
crosstrainer makes a good point the power button may indeed be stuck and if it is then your pc will get confussed and crash because of it being stuck in the on posision. if this is the case u will need to take the front of the case of to pop the power button back to normal.
also at what point does it crash and if u need to Flash the COMS just send me a message and i'll post a how2
Hello guys,thanks for all of the responses. I have took the front off and it does not seem that the power button is stuck. When the machine gets turned on at the plug it automatically kicks up and then stops for a few secs (no sound made) and then boots up, nothing at all comes on the screen. I have hooked another pc upto the screen and that works fine. I urgently need something off my hard drive for work, I have took the hard drive out, will I be able to swap it over to another pc and be able to access the HD from another pc or is there alot of hassle setting the hard drive up?
Appreciate responses asap please, need to access HD to get info printed by tomorrow