Problem with my built computer

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  1. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    My box was stored at my girlfriend's place over the summer, in the case box in the closet. I bring it home after break and start it up. Everything seems fine, the mobo loading screen pops up, gets to the first windows vista loading screen then goes black.

    I've tried to start it at least 15 times, even with the case open trying to get some sign of what the deal is but I can't figure it out. I don't think its overheating because the computer has just turned on, and the time in which it turns off seems almost random. Sometimes it will get to the windows loading screen sometimes it will turn on then almost immediately turn off.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Throw in a bootable CD and see if it turns off when it's just sitting there. If it does, it has nothing to do with the OS.
     
  3. acidix

    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    Im pretty certain it has nothing to do with the OS.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Dust, water, zappage. You're going to have to start swapping out parts to figure it out. I'd start with the PS.
     
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    electrical contacts corrode overtime
    clean and reinstall everything
     
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    acidix Ua mau, ke ea o ka `aina, i ka pono

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    I literally put this computer together a month before I left for christmas, so like the beginning of November.
     
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    :squint:

    I'd check (and clean) all connections anyway then troubleshoot the hardware.
    reset cmos, setup the pc at bare minimum, run memtest, etc.
     

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