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Can't even boot it up...

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Posted on Sunday, January 26, 2003 - 9:35 pm:   

I've been having the weirdest problem with my PC. It has a loose power cord—apparently—and it kept wiggling around, causing the power to go off. For a while, it wasn't a problem. I'd just boot it up again and it wasn't a problem. But now, I can't even do that. I turn on the power and it goes through the motions, but as soon as it reaches the end of a checkdisk (because of the sudden power shut off), it resets. The whole computer resets for no apparent reason. This, of course, starts the whole cycle over again. I have absolutely no clue why this would happen, and any advice would be helpful.

I operate on Win XP Pro, btw.

I haven't been able to really find anything on the web about it—there's a vast amount of "my computer won't start" info to sift through and if anyone hand the foggiest idea what was up, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Posted on Friday, January 31, 2003 - 9:07 am:   

Sounds like maybe all the power surges might of damaged something.

Possibly your power supply is toasted (don't imagine your processor appreciatted all the power bumps either) and can't handle being loaded up.

Have you replaced the faulty cable?

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