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I'm getting problems with my computer powering up. I'm getting only a partial power up it seems at times on my E Machine T3140. It takes several tries of shutting down and then restarting before I get the startup of the hard drive and here the fans. Usuaully I get it accessing each drive but it doesn't go to the DOS screen or Windows.


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It could be several things:
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  • Bad CMOS battery; the CMOS battery holds onto information about the last time the machine shut down and last good configuration; a bad battery will fail to hold onto the last good config and try to start in safe mode; a symptom of this is if your clock is constantly wrong
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  • Bad Power Supply; the PS needs to fire up everything simultaneously; if any aspect fails to power up, it will prevent the machine from booting
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  • Loose RAM
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  • Loose plug on hard drive
\015\012Please post back with any questions. Best of luck.
\015\012Greg
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