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    I have to start my pc up twice to boot up :(

    Hi folks, my pc only works if i switch it on, wait a minute, turn it off, then on again (does that make sense) in other words the first time i switch it on everything freezes, any ideas/advice

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    I've seen faults before where microcracks or faults mean components fail if cold. Warming it up with the first boot means the components expand slightly correcting the problem... Don't know that's what this is but have seen it before and seems likely...

    Mine does exactly the same thing. does yours freeze before you get into windows when windows is loading up? I get some system error beeps on boot up aswel but not sure what they mean.

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    airey;1895160

    Mine does exactly the same thing. does yours freeze before you get into … Mine does exactly the same thing. does yours freeze before you get into windows when windows is loading up? I get some system error beeps on boot up aswel but not sure what they mean.



    Yes airey, just shows me the windows sign then nothing, no matter how long i wait

    Best way to diagnose if hardware or software fault is to FFR - full format and reinstall... Only way to be sure. Sounds like hardware to me but reinstalling might clear the problem...

    Suggest you search for answer or ask the question again here: pcadvisor.co.uk/for…d=1

    to see if its temp related leave machine on for some time, turn it off, wait 2 mins then back on
    if it comes on straight away likely it is the temp
    some rootkits/spyware can do this as well as it tramples all over the network software at startup, good idea to do the destructive rescue just to be sure.
    One warning, if its the psu starting to fail and it blows it can damage other parts so u may want to replace this if its more than 12mths old
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