My computer (3.0 ghz, xp sp2, 1 gig, geforce gt6600) is not starting up.
My computer has always been on for the longest time. Two days ago, I decided to shut it down, but when I tried starting it up yesterday, the machine would turn on (fan would turn and case light would come on) for only a few second before it dies. I thought the bios battery was not powering bois, because if I unplug the power long enough, the machine would turn on for a few second, but any attempt after that, the machine would only turn on as long as I got a finger on the on button and die when I release button. I thought any attempt the second time fully drains the battery from the first attempt, so thatís why it only turn on when Iím pressing button.
I decided to reset bios according to manual, but now the machine wouldn't even turn on...no fan turning or case lights. Any suggestions out there?
What I noticed is even though my machine would not turn on, the motherboard light would turn on. Also, the power supplies fan is on turning on. Does the power suppply fan automatically turn on even though bios is messed up? Could I have a power supply issue? Does a dead bois instruct machine to shut down?