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Windows 7: Auugh PC will come on but not boot!!!

17 Mar 2015   #31
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Lascot mate try this
Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
PART B:
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that particular device. See pic for example.
If you can boot at all otherwise get a small digital multimeter and test the volts at the 24 pin plug see this
Power supply unit (computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) test the volts by using the black lead on any of the 24 pin plug's black leads and the red lead on the colours.

Now the volts must be within 5% +/- of the stated rail voltages or the machine will not work correctly if at al. If there is power to the board there should be some LED's that glow anyway but see this
Voltage Rails - Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications




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17 Mar 2015   #32
lascott7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

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So your computer will boot properly, just when it gets to Starting Windows, that's when the problem arises?
The thing is, it doesn't show the Windows icon or nothing it just like it sits there. It does not beep like it normally does. And I tried using the installation cd but will try other 2 I had and get nothing. Power Saving Mode
If your computer won't even reach POST (Power-On Self Test) and you don't hear the Windows log-on music, then I'd go with motherboard, assuming you don't hear anything on top of the screen not turning on properly.
I found out what happened. The guy I got the PC from told me what it was. It was something probably to do with the power supply so he's gonna replace it today. Thanks guys so much for your help and if all goes well with it being fixed I will update you on it if its ok and close this thread.
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17 Mar 2015   #33
lascott7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Lascot mate try this
Using HW Info
PART A:
You can test the volts on the PSU with HW Info HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download < download the right bit version and close the right hand window select Sensors and scroll down to the power section where you will see what the volts are doing see my pic.
The original right hand window shows the machine running and is handy for that but for looking at the components in some detail close it and use the main left hand side panel
FOR OTHER COMPONENTS
PART B:
Open each small square with + in it on the section the components are in and then click on the individual component/s (it will highlight in blue) - in the right hand side will appear all sorts of details including brands speeds and other essential info that particular device. See pic for example.
If you can boot at all otherwise get a small digital multimeter and test the volts at the 24 pin plug see this
Power supply unit (computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) test the volts by using the black lead on any of the 24 pin plug's black leads and the red lead on the colours.

Now the volts must be within 5% +/- of the stated rail voltages or the machine will not work correctly if at al. If there is power to the board there should be some LED's that glow anyway but see this
Voltage Rails - Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications
Thanks man. I found out its a power supply issue and they'll fix it. BTW I'm a female lol. Unless that's what you call everybody? Auugh PC will come on but not boot!!!
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17 Mar 2015   #34
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

He he yes "mate" is non gender out here my girl LOL!! The PSU well shame you couldn't try the HW or test it yourself but anyway at least it is in the right direction. I was just trying to save you a bit of money cos I know how much techies cost and why I got into building etc
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17 Mar 2015   #35
lascott7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
He he yes "mate" is non gender out here my girl LOL!! The PSU well shame you couldn't try the HW or test it yourself but anyway at least it is in the right direction. I was just trying to save you a bit of money cos I know how much techies cost and why I got into building etc
Lol. No problem. This guy will do it for free since he did build the PC for me. I just never had chance to contact him about the issue. Once again thanks Auugh PC will come on but not boot!!!
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17 Mar 2015   #36
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Its not as easy to troubleshoot over the internet but sometimes you make a guess on the simple things first


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17 Mar 2015   #37
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meebers View Post
Its not as easy to troubleshoot over the internet but sometimes you make a guess on the simple things first
I agree but it is sometimes faster than going to the techies - unless one knows them very well.

Personally as you pointed out I more often than not look at PSU's first because as Scott Mueller has quoted in his editorials the power supply is probably the most underrated cause of problems that one gives credence to.

I am not sure without ploughing back through this thread if I quoted part of one his books -
Power Supply 101: A Reference Of Specifications - Power Supplies < to read probably the most relevant section go to section 2. "A Reference of Specifications"
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07 Sep 2015   #38
lascott7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thanks guys. I ended up giving PC back to PC guy. Now we have a Laptop now. Thanks guys. This thread is closed. Haven't been on here in a while.
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07 Sep 2015   #39
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Thats good then at least you are up and running thanks for letting us know
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