Re: Computer fails to start up
I checked your web link and one of the posibilities was overheating, so I
opened the tower and blew it out fordust bunnies and started it while it was
open. I got to try the "last safe configuration" and it almost made it
through the process before dying. Then I got to the safe mode and it booted
up. Just as I was going to disabe some of the start up programs, it flashed
the "blue screen of death" that says something like "starting physical
I'll keep on trying and waiting on other comments. I have a 500GB SATA HD,
might that be bad?
> Johnboy wrote:
> > My computer just quit starting up. When I turn it on it goes through its
> > normal startup functions for about 20-40 seconds and then freezes or shuts
> > down. Occasionally I can get to the "Safe Mode", but only twice in 50
> > attempts. Even then as I was diagnosing some programs in just turned off and
> > tried to restart, which froze again. I have a Systemax computer with Vista
> > Business factory installed. No problems for maybe 6 months since I've owned
> > it. Since I can't get it to start, I don't know how to trouble shoot it!
> > Help!
> > PS: I tried to use the Vista disk for startup, but it doesn't read it.
> > Thanks!
> From your description, this is a hardware issue and not software
> (Vista). Here are some general hardware troubleshooting steps:
> Standard caveat: Testing hardware failures often involves swapping out
> suspected parts with known-good parts. If you can't do the testing
> yourself and/or are uncomfortable opening your computer, take the
> machine to a professional computer repair shop (not your local
> equivalent of BigComputerStore/GeekSquad).
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> "Don't Panic!"
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