Posted on 2005-04-11
our company has moved to a brand new building, and we have moved some original computers here. Ever since the move something freaky has been happening : when a user powers down a machine and the attempts to power on the machine again (physically with the power button), the computers will not boot. this is happening to about 14 computers. The only way i can get the computers to reboot is to open up the case and disconnect the power supply from the motherboard. Once i reconnect the powersupply, everything is good - that is to say - until the next time the computer is physically turned off and needs to be turned back on again.
I'm a little suspicious about the power in the building, a few times that i'm pulled out the power cords from the wall, some sparks have appeared. I am having to explain the situation to the electricians, but i want to see if there is anything in particular i need to know about the whole situation to give a better idea as to what is causing this.
any help would be greatly welcome.