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Windows 7: Computer takes a long time to turn on...

04 Jun 2013   #101
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Yeah it's not a pretty situation. How about you leave the rig on once booted up?
You mean just leave the computer on?


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05 Jun 2013   #102
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yeah. as you go through so much getting it to boot. When done turn the monitor off and just leave the case on. It's not like it's a monster rig with a huge energy draw. Another thing you can try is once on, wiggle all the cables and the connectors a little and see if by pinching and moving the power cable you can see the system flicker or turn off, then yo know it's a bad cable or connector? A replacement power cable is very cheap and maybe worth trying, likely you have one around or worth having an extra.

Here's a USA style cord:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189160
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05 Jun 2013   #103
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Yeah. as you go through so much getting it to boot. When done turn the monitor off and just leave the case on. It's not like it's a monster rig with a huge energy draw. Another thing you can try is once on, wiggle all the cables and the connectors a little and see if by pinching and moving the power cable you can see the system flicker or turn off, then yo know it's a bad cable or connector? A replacement power cable is very cheap and maybe worth trying, likely you have one around or worth having an extra.

Here's a USA style cord:
Link Depot Model POW-6 - Newegg.com
I hate to say this but Damn none of us thought about the obvious lol. Good catch Linnemeyerhere It's possible it could also be a bad plug on the power strip. I just had one go south on me this morning. It worked fine all this time then this morning I went to turn on a machine I was testing and no boot. I spent 20 minutes inside the machine before I pulled out my voltmeter and tested the power cable. No power, moved it to a new strip and good to go. Only one plug was bad but I tossed it anyhow. I don't like fire hazards.

I might suggest bypassing the strip one time to see if it boots.
Real moment for me though. Time to remember some of the basics lol.
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05 Jun 2013   #104
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mohavepc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Yeah. as you go through so much getting it to boot. When done turn the monitor off and just leave the case on. It's not like it's a monster rig with a huge energy draw. Another thing you can try is once on, wiggle all the cables and the connectors a little and see if by pinching and moving the power cable you can see the system flicker or turn off, then yo know it's a bad cable or connector? A replacement power cable is very cheap and maybe worth trying, likely you have one around or worth having an extra.

Here's a USA style cord:
Link Depot Model POW-6 - Newegg.com
I hate to say this but Damn none of us thought about the obvious lol. Good catch Linnemeyerhere It's possible it could also be a bad plug on the power strip. I just had one go south on me this morning. It worked fine all this time then this morning I went to turn on a machine I was testing and no boot. I spent 20 minutes inside the machine before I pulled out my voltmeter and tested the power cable. No power, moved it to a new strip and good to go. Only one plug was bad but I tossed it anyhow. I don't like fire hazards.

I might suggest bypassing the strip one time to see if it boots.
Real moment for me though. Time to remember some of the basics lol.
So you guys are saying it could be the power cord. I will shake all the connectors and I will let you know what happens.
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05 Jun 2013   #105
mohavepc

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

[/QUOTE]
So you guys are saying it could be the power cord. I will shake all the connectors and I will let you know what happens.[/QUOTE]

Once it's booted up, if the screen goes dark or the computer shuts off while wiggling the cords. Flicker on the monitor or machine turning off.
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05 Jun 2013   #106
Rawad

Windows 8.1 64 bit
 
 

So you guys are saying it could be the power cord. I will shake all the connectors and I will let you know what happens.[/QUOTE]

Once it's booted up, if the screen goes dark or the computer shuts off while wiggling the cords. Flicker on the monitor or machine turning off.[/QUOTE]

I will try that and get back to you asap.
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10 Jun 2013   #107
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well it's either really good news and I can't believe that was all it was, or it's not it and you've been way to busy to get back to us? I hope it's the latter !
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