Articles tagged: hardware failure
My Computer Does Nothing When Turned On; How Do I Fix It? Something to Look at, and Something to Listen To
A computer that does nothing when you turn it on can be very difficult to diagnose. Spinning disks and blinking lights don’t mean as much as you might think.
I’ve noticed a couple of patterns in the questions I get, and both boil down to a form of jumping to the wrong conclusions.
Blue screen on shutdown could be indicative of an issue with either hardware or software. We’ll walk through some steps you can take to deduce the problem.
I’ll show you how to reduce the last little bit of disk activity happening on your computer, but is that really going to help?
This feels like a hard-drive failure to me. There are several things you can check, but the most urgent thing to do is back up!