won't wake up!

  Gll 16:24 27 Nov 2004
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My son has pressed either 'power' or 'sleep' on his computer key board, it closed down but will not wake up again. Monitor on amber, no sign of life elsewhere. Would appreciate advice.

  woodchip 16:29 27 Nov 2004

If the computer works after a reboot go into Control Panel, Power management and make sure that Hard Drive it set to NEVER power down

  Gll 16:49 27 Nov 2004

He says it won't reboot

  Diodorus Siculus 16:53 27 Nov 2004

Disconnect everything - peripherals, power cables etc and then connect only keyboard, mouse, monitor and power and see if it wil boot up.

  Fred the flour grader 16:54 27 Nov 2004

I know this sounds daft but, it is switched on at the power supply isn't it?

  Gll 16:58 27 Nov 2004

already tried disconnecting everything and the power is on

  Gll 17:40 27 Nov 2004

any more advice?

  The BB 17:54 27 Nov 2004

From full power off, what happens when you switch on? Do the disks spin up, CD lights flash, any output on screen etc. Can you detail it please as won't boot up is too vague - sorry.

  Dorsai 18:10 27 Nov 2004

The power may be on at the wall, but what about the power switch on the back of the PC, on the Power supply? Has this accidently been turned off?

  Gll 18:11 27 Nov 2004

Nope. It doesnt switch on at all. When i press the power button nothing happens. Only light is the one on the monitor that is amber when that is on without the computer and the speakers.

  Gll 18:14 27 Nov 2004

No. The power supply switch at the back of the computer is on aswell.

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