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post #1 of 17
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Hello,

Every so often when I turn on my computer, the computer just keeps restarting and all I hear is the cd-rom checking itself. ( spinning sound for 1 second ).
It does this in loops, like 6 times, and then it hangs.
Sometimes, and it may sound very odd, if I kick my computer a bit with my foot it actually turns on.

I assume at first that when I kick it abit, something goes back into place, so maybe there is a loose connection. but no, everything is connected well.

I seriously do not know what the hell is wrong with it.
Computer in specs.

Thanks!
post #2 of 17
Unplug your cd-rom from the computer and try again, maybe the cd-rom is damaged and BIOS hangs in the post because the cd-rom is not answering him.
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post #3 of 17
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I have tried that, same results.
Maybe something is shorting the mobo? and once I kick it, whatever shorted it just moves?
post #4 of 17
Also check to see if it might be your power supply. it might be that when the drive is spinning up that the power cant supply the power and causes it to restart. Or it could be a bad drive. is there any high pitch squeaking and buzzing sound from your pc?
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Does anything happen if you take the CD-ROM drive out of your boot order? Oh, and I would generally advice against Gibbs'ing your computer, even if it seems like it's working.
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Sounds like the HDD is buggered and your kick is jolting the headers enough to get them going.

Try this, unplug and remove the CDROM drive and the HDD and boot Ubuntu from a USB stick. If that works, plug in the CDROM drive and do the same, if that works, try again with the HDD.

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Well as an almost fool proof plan just take all other hardware off the mobo like hard drives, cd drives, any other cards, and then take out the memory. if it doesnt beep then the mobo is probally bad. if it does then put the ram back in and start putting you hardware back on piece by piece till it does it again. it will take a little time but you will rule out what is bad and what is good
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trevorb05 is right , check your computer with another PSU to see if the problem repeat itself.
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by trevorb05;13096872 
Also check to see if it might be your power supply. it might be that when the drive is spinning up that the power cant supply the power and causes it to restart. Or it could be a bad drive. is there any high pitch squeaking and buzzing sound from your pc?
No, only cd-rom check sound.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex;13096913 
Does anything happen if you take the CD-ROM drive out of your boot order? Oh, and I would generally advice against Gibbs'ing your computer, even if it seems like it's working.
Yes, I know...but I once hit it by mistake, and it turned on. so I went with it since nothing else worked.
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Originally Posted by Viridian;13096941 
Sounds like the HDD is buggered and your kick is jolting the headers enough to get them going.

Try this, unplug and remove the CDROM drive and the HDD and boot Ubuntu from a USB stick. If that works, plug in the CDROM drive and do the same, if that works, try again with the HDD.

Divide and conquer!
I will give this a try.
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Originally Posted by trevorb05;13096959 
Well as an almost fool proof plan just take all other hardware off the mobo like hard drives, cd drives, any other cards, and then take out the memory. if it doesnt beep then the mobo is probally bad. if it does then put the ram back in and start putting you hardware back on piece by piece till it does it again. it will take a little time but you will rule out what is bad and what is good
Will try this also.
I really hope it is not the HDD dying, and only the PSU.




Thanks all for the quick response.
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i hate to ask this, but when you unplug the cd-rom, are you leaving the sata cable plugged in?
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