PC Wont boot or turn off lights stay on

Asrock 939dualsata2 desktop motherboard...
August 14, 2011 at 05:49:42
Specs: Windows XP, 2gb
Hi Im actually using the machine now but its usually taking 5 or more attempts to boot it.

Seems to do this at random times, sometimes its fine and like today it took me 15 mins to get windows up.
All thats happening is when i push the power on, the motherboard light on the case stays lit up red (everything else powers up to fans etc) and the machine will not turn off again unless i remove the power. Sometimes even when i put the power cable back in it turns itself back on and does the same thing, Only removing the cable several times and trying lots of boots, gets her running.

Any ideas lads? help is appreciated.


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#1
August 14, 2011 at 07:57:42
"Any ideas lads?" yes, remove the case, pull all pci cards, disconnect all drives, cd & HD, disconnect all external devices.try to boot into the bios, report back results.

larry


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#2
August 14, 2011 at 13:11:34
Took your advice, but no luck, while it was stripped down I thought I might aswell try my old psu. well it woked and its working fine now, it does the red light everytime I connect the other psu. Only thing now is i've got no power to my pci graphics card.
need a new one asap, was you thinking the psu was the problem yourself?

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#3
August 14, 2011 at 13:17:21
"was you thinking the psu was the problem yourself?" yes
didn't know you had another to try & I wanted to eliminate other possibilities.
"now is i've got no power to my pci graphics card." how are you seeing a display? are you using the "on-board graphics?"

larry


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#4
August 14, 2011 at 13:33:35
Literally just after i wrote that message I thought wonder if i still have the graphics cards box ? Got lucky again and the cable connector was inside and un-opened, as my other psu has a pci-e cable so never needed it before.
I plugged it in all good now, was getting screen lag with no power to the card and a few nvidia power warnings, but seems normal now.
Cheers for you help matey


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#5
August 15, 2011 at 09:04:39
thanks for posting back.

larry


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