Solved PC starts to boot, beeps but doesn’t post

August 12, 2018 at 07:01:47
Specs: Windows 10, Intel 945P / 4GB / Nvidia GT 240
So I got this kinda old computer from a family friend. A week prior when i tested it it worked well, booted up Windows 10 even. Now basically all the fans turn on, the PC beeps, the LEDs light up, and sometimes it even gets to the motherboard splashscreen, launches a hardware test(?) and then shuts down. At first i found out the CPU fan wasnt properly screwed in and plugged into the motherboard, but once I fixed that it kept repeating the problem. I switched the power cable, reseated the CPU but still nothing. Hopefully somebody helps me with this because i really don’t know what could be causing this. I was even mashing the TAB as it said to press it for startup, and even delete for setup, but that lead to nothing. So yeah, any help would be appreciated, really.

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August 15, 2018 at 21:35:52
How to install a stock CPU fan....

August 12, 2018 at 07:24:03
A single beep at startup?

What exactly did you do to fix the heatsink/fan on the CPU? If you removed & replaced it or moved it in any way to disturb the thermal paste, the old paste should have been removed & fresh paste reapplied. And depending on the CPU, there is a specific method of application. A bad or incorrect thermal paste application can cause a system to shutdown in a matter of seconds.

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August 15, 2018 at 05:38:27
The symptoms you describe could mean the CPU is quickly overheating.
"..the CPU fan wasn't SREWED in..."What kind of cooling fan is used? A stock fan usually just clicks in place. If you pull slightly on the fan it should not tilt or separate from the CPU.

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August 15, 2018 at 14:07:56
About eight years ago I tried to install a stock Intel CPU fan on an ASUS
motherboard. It was supposed to push in. I was pushing on it so hard
that I was terrified I was going to break the board. So I replaced it with
a Thermaltake fan that screwed in. Way, way, way easier.

Typically, two of the four legs of the stock fan would go into the holes
fairly easily, the third leg would go in with great difficulty, and the only
way the fourth leg would go in is if one of the other legs slipped out.
Usually without my noticing at first. I thought "Yay! I finally got all four
legs in!" Then seeing that one I had in was now out.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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