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PC taking 5 or more attempts to boot

bobbyjimmy

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Feb 19, 2008
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#1
Hi

When my pc is cold it is taking 5 or more attempts to boot but once it is warm it will boot first time. Any ideas?
 

RandyL

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#2
Hi bobby;
What happens when the PC fails to boot? Can you describe it? Do you get any error messages? If so exactly what are they. I have a wild guess but it's sure to be wrong without knowing more.

Also can you tell us more about your PC such as the operating system you use, make/model etc.

Please post back;
RandyL
 

bobbyjimmy

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#3
There aren't any error messages, there's power to the unit and the monitor makes 2 sort of clicking noises and then goes off, but when it works the monitor makes 3 clicking noises. Once it's warm it will boot up fine.

It's a Dell Optiplex GX270, with Windows XP.
 

RandyL

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#4
Hi;
So this is not an issue of booting up but rather the monitor won't display and is making noise right? Have you tried a different monitor on this desktop?