Might be a bad power supply

Question

We are having problems when restarting our computer on power-up. It will not show the compaq logo and the drive does not seem to cycle up. I power it back off, disconnect the monitor, keyboard, and mouse and it starts nearly 70% of the time on the first try. If it fails on the first try it will ususally restart after another two or three tries. I reconnect the monitor, keyboard, and mouse and I am good to go. Any clue why this is happening?

Answer

This question was answered on November 6, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hi,

This sounds like there might be a problem with the power supply.

I would try a new power supply.

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Posted by Dan of Mesa Community College on November 6, 2002