Desktop PC powering down shortly after powering on -- what next?
September 2, 2014 8:09 PM Subscribe
My four year old home-assembled Windows desktop PC was working fine until a recent move. Now, when I turn it on, it seems to be booting as usual but then powers down about 15-45 seconds after powering on. What's the likely problem? What do I do next?
posted by Perplexity to Computers & Internet (20 answers total)
I assembled the desktop in question about 4 years ago (with some help from AskMeFi
). Everything was fine until we moved last week. I reconnected everything tonight, and the first time I powered on it seemed fine -- until it powered down about 30s after turning on, at the Windows login screen. I tried a few more times and the behavior repeated -- seemed to be booting as usual, BIOS screen showing normal and Windows loading as normal, but then powering down after 15-45 seconds.
I opened the case and looked for obvious loose cables... all of the fans seem to be working normally...
What's going on? What should I do next? Please hope me MeFi.