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Old 07-01-2005, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy PC not starting up (HDD related)?

My friend gave me a HDD. So I went to install it into my current PC I started to format it. And then everything shuts down about half way through. Now my PC won't turn on for more then a second. I took out the new HDD and it still does it. I have no idea what might be causing this. Any clues?
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What kinda power supply you have?
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an MGE 450watt PSU. The PC turns on for like a minute but doesn't do anything, then shuts off. Also I unplugged another drive to connect this new one. So it would be running close to the same power I would assume.

Edit: My PC started up for about 10 minutes. Windows booted and everything. First thing I did was try to burn my important documents to a CD (just in case :P). But shut off again part way through. If it is my PSU, how can I tell?
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Actually, I would be thinking about a hear issue... Is it possible to check your temps next time you hit windows?
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Its probably not enough power and your power supply is a genaric one, You should have bought a pc power and cooling, antec, enermax, or ocz psu.

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Edit: My PC started up for about 10 minutes. Windows booted and everything. First thing I did was try to burn my important documents to a CD (just in case :P). But shut off again part way through. If it is my PSU, how can I tell? [/B]
Check voltages with a multimeter or in the bios if its off more then 5% it could be causing this.


It will also tell you temps.
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Old 07-01-2005, 02:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Found the problem, my CPU fan was NOT turning. I am slapping myself in the face right now. I hope my CPU isn't messed up. I will cry!!! waaaahhh!!! :P
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