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Sense of Power

By SypherSoul(sp) ·
One night computer was running idle with the sceensaver on and early that morning computer was off. When I attempted to turn it on and ran but only for about 10 seconds and it cuts off. What seems to be my problem?

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by cmiller5400 In reply to Sense of Power

Need more information. What happens on the screen durning these 10 seconds? Does the computer beep at all? Could be many different things at this point.

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by donmars In reply to Sense of Power

Yes could be many things but the first things that com to mind are hard drives or CDs. try removing power cable from each drive then turn on. Of course it will say "operating system not found" if you remove the system drive, but let it stand for a minute or two and see if it goes down (power off)if it does not plug each drive back turning on after one then the other. If the unit goes down after plugging a particular drive back then that one is the culprit. Shorted drives can do that.

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