PC powers off on windows startup - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-24-2004, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 1
Default PC powers off on windows startup

Hi,
I build my own pc's so I'm no slouch, but this one has got me stumped. A customer of mine gave me a pc they were having probs with. They said it powered off while starting. Their comp. guy replaced the power supply with new 300w supply. Same prob. He told them the m/b was fried. M/b is ABIT VL6, 384mb ram 2 chips, not sure what cpu. I threw a sm HDD in it and loaded windows but as soon as windows started loading up the pc powers off. Pulled the m/b battery out for cpl hrs and back in, same prob. Like I say it was working for them and without making any changes to the pc it just started this power off prob. I know $160 would cure the prob with a new m/b and cpu, but Id like to be sure the m/b is fried first.
Thanks in advance for any insight into this.
__________________

tada40 is offline  
Old 04-24-2004, 05:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 283
Default

check the original bios settings, because there is a setting that says when the cpu becomes too hot it will power down, so if the cpu and the heatsink are not attached properly then the cpu may overheat
__________________
My Spyware Site
www.becroydon.co.uk
Under Construction
becroydon is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.