Having problems with your Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop ?

Dell c521 turns on but does not show desktop

\015 I have a dell c521 and for the past few days now, it will not start up completely. when i push the power button, the computer shows the dell logo and then the windows logo and then right when the desktop should show, all that shows is a black screen and the cursor. it had been doing this for months now and i would just turn it off and then on again and it would work. but recently, the desktop won't come up no matter what. any ideas? thanks!\015

Answers :

I agree with joecoolvette
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\015\012I see this regularly. Almost always it is a PSU breakdown, mostly the smoothing capacitors which in turn slowly overheat and corrupt the voltage regulators.
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\015\012In most cases, I noticed the cooling fans in the PSU are far from adequate, either run too slowly or are poorly positioned.
Do try to setup the bios setting and choose right first boot divice and check the IDE settings...if don't try to reinstall new windows by reformatting your system drive c:
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