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Computer Won't boot but repeatedly tries

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May 11, 2008 6:16:26 PM

Hi, my computer won't boot anymore. I think it's a problem with the power supply.

When I try to turn it on, it starts up for a second and then turns off and it keeps on trying to turn on until I turn off the PSU manually. I don't know how to troubleshoot this so I'm looking for help. Any bit is greatly appreciated thanks.
May 11, 2008 11:35:59 PM

Sounds very much like a PSU issue.

Pls type here the specs of your computer.
May 12, 2008 12:38:30 AM

Asus p5n-e SLI motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo e6600 cpu stock speed
EVGA 8800 GTX
2GB Corsair DDR2 ram
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May 12, 2008 12:43:41 AM

Did you flash the bios? If so pull the cmos battery and reset the cmos then try to start it. Same thing happenned when i flashed bios to 1403.
May 12, 2008 12:46:17 AM

Thanks for the reply.

I have no idea what the cmos battery is. So, I'm not sure if that;s really the problem? If you insist, what exactly should I do? This computer is pretty new btw.
May 12, 2008 12:46:22 AM

What happens when you try to boot from a CD or Floppy?
May 12, 2008 12:48:14 AM

Whiznot said:
What happens when you try to boot from a CD or Floppy?


What do you mean by this? The computer can't stay on for more than second.
May 12, 2008 5:57:52 PM

The CMos battery is that little flat nickle coin size peice of metal sitting on your motherboard. It's a battery that you can replace. It sits near the PCI slot on your motherboard.
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