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Old 07-24-2013, 12:54 AM   #1
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screen hangs !

My desktop is misbehaving lately.

Yesterday when I turned on the machine and boot up a Linux OS,
I was able to work for barely 5 mins and out of a sudden the screen
froze. No key can wake the computer up.

I turned off the machine using the power button. On turning
on the machine the second time, the same thing happens. The screen
froze after a little while.

I do not think it has to do with OS, since when I tried to
boot to Windows
7, I cannot even get to the login screen where the computer hangs
at the progress indicator with a turning ring.

I turned off and tried to turn it on again, this time I cannot
even see the BIOS menu.

Another time I tried to turned it on, I believe the fan is turning really noisily
but nothing else happened.

This morning, I pressed the power botton and I was
able to boot up one Linux OS. I let googleearth run a while and sure
enough the screen froze again a few minutes later.
After that I cannot power up the machine again.

Question: What is wrong with the machine ? The Motherboard
or the RAM or anything else ?

Many thanks if you can share your opinions.
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sounds like the mobo or the power supply. Does the power supply turn on when you try (and fail) to boot the machine?

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Ok. I will check the power connection carefully. I might be due to a loose connection.
Will report back.


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