PC will not boot - after shutting down fine.
Posted on 2011-05-05
I have never, ever, had this happen before. But I'm fixing a clients PC - the PC had a faulty memory module whereby the PC would not boot - and produced a long beeeeeeep .... beeeeeeeep... error code.
I change the memory module to a work module. I cleaned out temp file, defrag'ed, run disk checker etc.. The PC was in working order last night. So I shut down, took the PC round the clients house today - and nothing. The is no signal going to the monitor. There are no HD sounds. There is no fault, error noise. You cannot shut the PC down by holding the power button in. You have to pull the plug. Basically the PC is dead and not giving me any signs what-so-ever is the cause. It was perfectly fine last night when I shut down.
I did not remove, open up or do anything to the PC - just took it round the clients and it will not start.
I have tried changing power leads, even taking all memory out - hoping to hear a error on boot. Nope, nothing.
Any ideas? I would have thought some kind of ESD, or something just blown the motherboard (even though it was working perfectly last night, and I have not been inside the unit). It just appears as if the motherboard has died, for now reason, last night.