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\015 The past two weeks my computer has randomly failed to boot up.Typically the computer turns on, the monitor remains in a 'sleep mode' and does not receive a signal. I can see the DVD light flashing on my DVD drive but the hard drive light only flashes for a split second(doesn't appear to be booting to XP.) When I've had the case open on failed boot attempts the the psu fan, case fan, heat sink fan and PCI-Express card fans all come on instantly but the monitor doesn't receive a signal, nor does the hard drive light appear to be booting. On one occasion the PSU fan ran at an abnormally high speed and nothing else seemed to be working but I didn't have the case open to verify this conclusively.The computer is an Emachine T-6412 about four years old. I have replaced the PSU as it was suggested to be the source of the problem. The hard drive uses IDE 'ribbon' cables which are the originals from the manufacturer. Yet I cannot figure out why the monitor doesn't provide a "no signal" error, or if it is the monitor/monitor cable why the hard drive light doesn't appear active/doesn't sound as if it fully boots. Is it the motherboard? Monitor cables, hard drive...? Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA.System Specs:Motherboard: Board: MICRO-STAR MS-7184BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 08/19/2005CPU/Speed: 2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64RAM: G.Skill 2GB(2 x 1GB) DDR 400(PC 3200)DVD: TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552B200.05 Gigabytes Hard Drive(128.85 Gig Free Space)Video: ATI RADEON X800 PROSound Card:SoundBlaster Live 24 BitNIC: Realtek RTL8139/810xPower Supply: Corsair 450WOS: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3\015

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