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Windows 7: Computer doesn't start cant get into bios or advanced start up setting

15 Oct 2012   #31
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
You meant PS2 Keyboard, didn't you? It can be a pain sometimes getting into the BIOS with a USB keyboard on some motherboards. That's why I keep and old generic PS2 keyboard in the closet.
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Sorry I changed it to keyboard.


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15 Oct 2012   #32
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Also try a different power cord in the power supply. I've had one of those actually fail on me and it was the last thing I suspected. It had me scratching my head for a while.
Agreed.
I had boot problems caused by a broken power wire or dodgy power connector on one of my optical drives.
The drive couldn't power up and that prevented Windows from booting (somehow).
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15 Oct 2012   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
Cant the operator just do the paperclip test with a molex fan for makin sure the PSU powers up?
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To answer your question; all that test is the switching to prove the power supply turns on and can power a fan. It does not prove that it can power up everything else in the computer. You can buy a power supply tester which puts a simulated load on the power supply or most computer repair shops have one for testing power supplies.
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16 Oct 2012   #34
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
Cant the operator just do the paperclip test with a molex fan for makin sure the PSU powers up?
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To answer your question; all that test is the switching to prove the power supply turns on and can power a fan. It does not prove that it can power up everything else in the computer. You can buy a power supply tester which puts a simulated load on the power supply or most computer repair shops have one for testing power supplies.
Exactly, Its a quick and dirty test to see if its completely shot. If it won't turn on thats a very good sign that you need a new power supply. Even if it does turn on, it could still have issues. I do believe the OP has already done that. There are two threads on the go dealing with this problem.
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