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PC will not start - Ideas?


FPCH New Member
Oct 26, 2006
I rebuilt my computer about 6 weeks ago A new ASUS motherboard (P5V-VM DH ) Intel Celeron D processor , DDR2 RAM and new hard drive, everything worked great until a few days ago when it went into stand by.
When I tried to restart the computer I had no signal to the monitor no sound from the motherboard,the cpu fan starts the hard drive appeared to try to start but nothing happened, the motherboard has a green light to say that it is live.
My friend has tried a new power pack and no difference we have also disconnected cd-rom & DVD player. I have no extras on the mother board has I use the integrated sound card. When I turn the power on the system automatically tries to start also I cannot turn off the power other than by the PCU. i am running XP home
Any ideas.


FPCH Member
Jan 21, 2006
Telford, UK
Check that the motherboard is not short circuiting on the mounting plate of the case. See if there is a screw or loose connection somewhere. Make sure all power cables are securely in place. Try resetting the BIOS; see your motherboard manual for instructions on doing so. Power cycle the machine by repeatedly pressing the power switch with the machine on, then when with the machine unplugged.

The only other thing I can suggest, if you have tried a new PSU, is to send either your motherboard and/or CPU back to the vendor for replacement. It seems they have died after such little use, so you are entitled for a replacement or refund.