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Question Computer turns on for a second then shuts down over and over

Jun 26, 2020
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I was downloading drivers and Windows asked if I wanted to restart. I said yes and the computer turns on a for second, then shuts off, turns on for a second then shuts off. This happens over and over again. I'm not able to get the computer to stay on and boot.

There was another post about this 9 years ago:
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/computer-turns-on-for-a-split-second-then-shuts-off.544734/

Did something get "bricked" from the driver installation? Is my PSU dead? This is my first PC build and I don't have another one laying around to check.
 
Jun 26, 2020
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Update: I managed to get the computer to stay on. I noticed the computer stayed on longer when I held down the power button. I just repeated the process until it properly booted.

I'm still worried about this though. The motherboard might not be getting enough power for some reason.
 

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