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notebook fails to start frequently but sometime it works great

-cpu and ram test and stress test pass when works -bios reset or load default setting didn't work -disconnecting every components and taking out mobo again no luck (only posts sometime) -no luck with ...
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computer fails to boot during/after POST for five or six boots, then works

For the last few days, my computer has had issues booting. I've seen two different behaviors: The screen displays the graphics card information, then begins to list the RAM, hard drives, etc. At ...
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Why does pulling the power cord then pressing the power button fix a non-booting PC?

I've been working at this institution for about 6 years. One thing thing that I've always found curious is that sometimes—especially after a power outage—we find a PC that won't boot when the power ...
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New laptop shuts down after seconds during POST, what can the cause be? [closed]

My laptop will no longer start up. It will shut down itself after a few seconds during POST (and it is not related to the operating system (Linux, Fedora 14) in any way since the problem occurs also ...
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Computer won't POST after power outage

I had just turned my computer on and windows was loading when the power in my neighborhood went out. Normally, when I turn my computer on, the video card fan spins up, then slows down, POST and ...