Hello, I have been having an issue with my desktop Galaxy for while, but this time it just gives no love.
It is about 8-10 years old. When you hit the power on button, the light gives a quick blink and the fan starts up as if it is going to boot. But then the fan slows way down and acts like its in hibernation mode or something.
It will not boot up. I have removed the memory, cleaned it, put it back (eraser method), I have tried another memory card, I have cleaned it inside very well. I do not see any bulging or brown goo, I have removed the video card and cleaned it also, the power supply fan does not come on (not sure if it supposed to, but I can see it and it is not even attempting to move.
There is a green light inside that stays on. I have taken the drive out and replaced it with another one, I have placed this hard drive in another computer, when i did that it just went to start from safe mode or start normally. I chose normally, (on another tower mind you not the tower I am having an issue with) and it acted like it was booting went through most system checks then spun back to main screen where it displayed “how would you like to start?”
Then it repeated the same process in safe mode. I put the other hard drive in the tower but I am having an issue with it. It did not start up either, just the same thing as about here light initially blinks, fan starts to tun then slows and nothing happens. I appreciate any feedback on a possible solution.
I have Quickbooks and many other programs in that drive as well as ALL my passwords but I have no idea what they are :).
Thank you all for your time!