Originally Posted by Frosum
As the title suggests, my Dell computer will not boot up correctly. I press the power button, the computer begins starting up for about 1 second, turns off for 3, then starts back up but with nothing but a black screen. If I press the button enough I can get it to start up normally and it runs perfect once I do. I don't have the patience however to turn it on and off 50+ times every day I need to use it. Here is what I've tried, and please try to give me advice that doesn't require taking apart the entire computer. Note I have never over-clocked my processor nor did I build it or ever take it apart before. It does not seem to want to turn on at this time, so a fix without changing programs would be preferable.
-Checked the monitor
-Made sure it had adequate power
-Checked all cords
-Unplugged all cords
Finally, here is the system info
Dell Inspiron, on Windows 7 Home Premium
More information to come when I find it
Please peform these 2 test for me and get back with us soon.
Test 1: take off the cords from I/O back panel, check for bent wire or pins on motherboard or ps/2 connecor.
Start out with the motherboard, cpu only.
If it comes back on and beeps, that will indicate no ram is being detected by cmos.
Test 2: check the computer again with mobo,cpu, ram, if it comes on without a problem, it might be the i/o back or front panel.
Plug in one cord at a time and power it, when you find out which wire or connector is stopping the machine from bootup, that is your culprit.