Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Problems with computer not starting......

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    52

    Problems with computer not starting......

    I am useing an opus 150 and the computer wont start. It boots up and when it gets to the load screen for windows it turns off after about 20-30 seconds and then I have to turn of and then re apply the constant power to get it to boot again. It will boot up just fine in safe mode though, any ideas?

  2. #2
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Vic. Australia
    Posts
    188
    If it is booting is safe mode it is proabably a driver or software issue (more likely driver). Just to make sure its not the power supply I would take it inside, plug it into a regular ATX psu and power it up just to test it. If it is drivers then I would start by searching the net for each device you have installed to see if anyone else has had the same issues. What are your system specs?

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    52
    well, it was working fine and it only started doing this after a few hours of use..... The only thing I have installed in the system is a usb sound card, and that works in safemode. its got an amd athlon processor, 256mb RAM and a 20 gig laptop HD

  4. #4
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Vic. Australia
    Posts
    188
    what motherboard?

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    52
    k7SEM is the model, I dont remeber who makes it. I have had it for a few years with no problems

  6. #6
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Vic. Australia
    Posts
    188
    Sounds very strange. Maybe the Opus isn't supplying enough power to it but I doubt it. Have you got a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM or anything hooked up to it? Could also be that its overheating, very difficult to say.

  7. #7
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Vic. Australia
    Posts
    188
    You could always trying flashing the bios, dunno if it would make a difference, it sounds more like a driver or power issue.

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by grahamrb
    Sounds very strange. Maybe the Opus isn't supplying enough power to it but I doubt it. Have you got a DVD-ROM or CD-ROM or anything hooked up to it? Could also be that its overheating, very difficult to say.
    Nope, no drives other than the hard drive.

  9. #9
    Maximum Bitrate SAScooby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Posts
    535
    run a voltmeter on your power lines and see what happens after a while, maybe your cars voltage drops off / increases for some or other reason

    I think your problem is outside the pc itself
    Nano ITX / 512 MB / 60 GB / Panasonic slot load / M1-ATX / Bu303 / Sound blaster 24 / PPi amps / rockford sub

  10. #10
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    52
    For some reason I got up this morning and it works fine. I am starting to think that this power supply holds power and I messed something up with the power supply to where I needed reset by being un hooked over night.

Similar Threads

  1. Problems! - with car computer - help please
    By BigGuns in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-13-2004, 12:52 PM
  2. Power Problems Please Look
    By kmfdmk in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-15-2004, 08:39 PM
  3. computer remote control
    By agent_86 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-18-2002, 02:36 PM
  4. computer remote control
    By agent_86 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-18-2002, 09:30 AM
  5. Powering FM Modulator form computer PS
    By mtmsol in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-17-2001, 10:44 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •