Boot -up problems
Posted on 2003-02-20
Hi, my other pc is playing up and I need guidance
When I power on, the red disk and green power LED's come on but the pc won't boot up. The distinctive 'beep' as it comes alive after a second or two is missing. All power to external hardware (monitor, keyboard, printer etc)is ok. Basically lights on but no one at home.
This has occurred a couple of times and seems to rectify itself if I leave it off for few hours. Maybe that's luck but who knows. So far it's been dead for last 5 hours. It has happened 3 times now during last few days and always immediately after it has mysteriously powered off whilst in use, ie been typing away and phutt....
If it comes back up, could do with some idea what to check after I manage to back my critical data up.
Not sure how to allocate points on this one as probably won't know who is right etc (I'm not one for taking the thing apart and re-assembling).