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« on: January 14, 2004, 07:53:51 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: windows XP
Problem Application Name & Version: Power failure
Problem Hardware Make & Model: 350W ATX power supply
Error Messages: I wish, that would at least be a start



Sad Yesterday I deided to format my operating system on the first partition on my hard drive, about 7% into the format I decided to go and make a cup of tea (as you do) returning to find my pc had powered down and would not power up.
After checking my connections I tried to power up again all I got was a very brief blink from a light inside 1 of the fans, then absolutely nothing.Huh?Huh?Huh?
Never came across this problem before, if any one has or has any ideas, help would be greatfully recieved.

I've managed to come across a psu that should have enough power to power up my mobo, this should determine if the fault lies in the psu, any other ideas would be very helpful.

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2004, 02:22:50 PM »

Hi,

I would suspect the PSU but would also check the power cord at both ends to make sure it is attached correctly. If using a power bar, I would try connecting the power cord directly to the wall socket to make sure the fault is not with the power bar.

Were you experiencing any thunderstorm activity when this happened?
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2004, 01:59:10 PM »

Not sure if there was any thunder storm activity, i replaced the PSU and it boots up now, but it appears there was some damage done somewhere because when i tried to re-install XP it failed to load quite a few .dll files resulting in applications failing to initialize. i tried a different OS and still get the same problem, when a file fails to install it says 'there is an invalid XP image on the disk and there may be a problem with your disk' i can only assume there is a problem with eithere the mobo or hard disk.
i still have files on my second partition i wanted to keep do you think this may be causing the error?
any ideas would be a great help
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