Fans stay on but nothing else. HELP!

October 4, 2010 at 16:27:07
Specs: Windows Vista
So Friday night my computer was working just fine. Before I went to bed I turned off the monitor but left the CPU on. Saturday morning I woke up and turned the monitor on and wiggled the mouse (what I usually do to take it out of sleep mode). Nothing happened. Then I noticed that although the power light was on, the computer wasn't making any other sounds. So I turned it off and tried to turn it back on. There was a beep like it was going to boot up, but then the fans just came on and nothing else happened. Nothing is flashing across the monitor so no part of the bootup process starts. Please help! I don't think it's the motherboard, since previous posts mentioned there wouldn't be a beep at all if it was. I'm not a computer genius or anything, so I don't know how to fix this or even where to begin to look. If some one could just point me in the right direction? The computer is only 3 years old and I don't want to have to buy a new one! Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!

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October 4, 2010 at 19:09:27
Is this a brand name computer or self built, etc. ? Could you gives us the specs for your computer ? Two things that could be causing your problem are the power supply or an overheating cpu(processor).

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October 5, 2010 at 09:02:16
It's an HP. The graphics and sound cards are new, everything else is factory. I don't know the exact specs I'm sorry, but it runs Vista with 3G of RAM. It was just purchased in 2007. If needed I can probably find the specs, I'm just now sure where I would look for that information

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October 5, 2010 at 15:10:16
You should be able to find the specs for the power supply on the psu itself, though you would have to open the case to do that. Make sure the computer is shut down and unplugged(or psu switch turned off) just in case you would touch something inside that you shouldn't. While the case is open, you should blow out dust with canned air-when was that done last ?

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