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Windows 7: PC Getting No Power At All

25 Feb 2011   #11
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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The fuse in the 3 pin plug that goes in the wall socket (I did say >
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the fuse in the mains plug
Not common in the USA.


There are two basic standards for voltage and frequency in the world. One is the North American standard of 120 volts at a frequency of 60 Hz, other is the European standard of 220–240 volts at 50 Hz.

AC power plugs and sockets >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_powe...in_present_use




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25 Feb 2011   #12
WH4K

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unfortunately, it does sound like you have a bad PSU.

I have had two PSU's die on me in the last year or so. I'd almost call it a local epidemic. They were in two completely different machines.

Initially, it's hard to tell the difference between a bad PSU and a bad mobo. Of course you can have both go bad at once, though it's unlikely.

Swapping out components (e.g. different PSU/same mobo, same PSU/different machine) is about the only way to figure out what's going on.
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25 Feb 2011   #13
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

I have ordered a new one. Going with Antec this time instead of OCZ. It is 550W like the old one. Is that enough power?
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25 Feb 2011   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

With your current specs, yes and then some.
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25 Feb 2011   #15
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7User512 View Post
I have ordered a new one. Going with Antec this time instead of OCZ. It is 550W like the old one. Is that enough power?
that should be fine but check what the card/fans/drives uses in power etc.
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25 Feb 2011   #16
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

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With your current specs, yes and then some.
I thought it would be. Like I said in the first post, everything worked great until just the other day when my USB wireless adapter kept losing power after about 30 mins of the PC being on.
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07 Mar 2011   #17
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Update:

New PSU works and the system turns on again. HOWEVER, I CANNOT boot into windows. The "automatic repair" ran two times and told me it cannot automatically repair windows.

Question: Would using the install disc give me a better shot at repairing than the auto-repair does?
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07 Mar 2011   #18
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

sorry to here you have boot problems have a read of brinks tutorial How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7 >>> System Recovery Options
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07 Mar 2011   #19
Woz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Steve Ballmer Signature (jealous???)
 
 

The auto-repair sometimes needs to be done multiple times. I'd give it another couple tries before going for the big guns.
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07 Mar 2011   #20
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woz View Post
The auto-repair sometimes needs to be done multiple times. I'd give it another couple tries before going for the big guns.
To be precise it usually takes 3 times.
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