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Old 06-29-2006, 06:06 PM   #1
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When ever I go to start my computer I hear this quiet high pitch whining and it doesn't even get to the xp logon screen before the power just quits but the power lights stay on.
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Can you boot into Safe Mode? Try by repeatedly pressing F8 while the computer POSTs.
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Old 06-29-2006, 06:26 PM   #3
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it does the same thing in safe mode too, sometimes it will quit before it even gets to the point where you press f8 to go to safemode
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I had this problem with my cpu fan, it was full of dust which subsiquently didnt cool the cpu so it would just cut and make a noise like you said. Regards,
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Check all the fans in your system, including the power supply. Your system quite possibly be overheating.
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ok i looked and i think its somethin 2 do with my vid card cuz it looks like someone took a blow torch to it and its all black instead of green ,,, do u think thats causing it. but i can still see things on the screen ok while the computer is on for those few seconds.
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its maybe overheating??
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Old 06-29-2006, 07:57 PM   #8
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Video Card overheating or short. Is your computer connected to a surge suppressor? If not, you probably got a good dose of lightning. You might want to start shopping for a video card.
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Video Card overheating or short. Is your computer connected to a surge suppressor? If not, you probably got a good dose of lightning. You might want to start shopping for a video card.
is that like a power bar because the computer was hooked up to a powerbar with speakers the monitor and a fan on the same powerbar
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Yeah, like a power strip, but did it protect against power surges? Because some power strips don't protect from power spikes, they just split the outlet. My recommendation would be to buy a quality surge suppressor. Look for something that also protects phone/fax connections or even coaxial connections. I live here in Florida, and everything has a surge suppressor because we are the lightning capitol of the world. Let me know if this answers your questions.
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