computer won't boot up...

Vpr matrix / 1820
February 25, 2009 at 08:55:56
Specs: Windows XP
my computer won't boot up...I can hear it running, but the keyboard, monitor all goes dead after 1 second when I turn power off and back on again to try and boot computer. The green power light doesn't come on either, but there is a tiny orange light that is on all the time and it didn't used to be on. is it a power problem? All the fans are running and I hear the computer humming but thats it. nothing is on.

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February 25, 2009 at 13:46:57
Kind of hard to tell. Look at boot for any lights blinking. The normal boot process tests stuff before any thing is loaded. If no keyboard flashes or hard drive blinks then it is failing post tests. Time to check power supply. I remove every thing from MB. I put back only minimum card, memory and video and try again.

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February 26, 2009 at 07:43:55
thank you, i tried that...removed everything then then booted up again and it came on!! the orange light is now flashing, I still don't know what that light even means, theres no beeping anywhere though. thanks again.

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