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Old 10-10-2004, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This computer is a new build, and when I boot it up it shuts down...sometimes 2sec and other times about 5. The PSU is a brand new 420w. What is causing the problem?
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do u mean it shut down for 2 secodns or after 2 seconds?
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boot in safe mode and see if it reboots there as well.
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The problem is the hdd was formatted....i dont even think i can get into the BIOS.
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so there's no windows on your comp?

you can acces your BIOS at any time, but u don't need to get in your BIOS to solve this
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er...the bios has nothing to do with the HD, and it sounds like you have your heatsink installed wrong.
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er...the bios has nothing to do with the HD, and it sounds like you have your heatsink installed wrong.
yes, maybe....i think its a hardware issue if there's no windows, or maybe it doesn't detect the HD's

What are u booting? do u have windows installed? What message do u get before it reboots?
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you may be right on the heat sink...one of the levers is messed up....
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Yea I just check and it is the heat sink for sure...thank you
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