I have a pc and various components running off a socket, It all would not start off that socket so i put half on another socket in the same room, pc won't boot up untill i put the other socket off. once pc starts i can put on the other socket and everything starts ok. I have checked both sockets with a mains wiring tester and both are ok. please can you give me some advise as to what is the matter
If the problem is with the sockets then I agree with BLAKEY1963 but I have had some items which when connected to my PC stopped it booting. Try unplugging all the extras like printer etc from PC but leave connected to mains if it boots OK then not power problem. With most PC's using switch mode power supplies the volt drop required to stop it booting is unlikely to happen. I am have triple boot so when it happened to me it was quite easy to see PC was at fault as it booted OK into XP and Linux only 98se failed. Seems I had wrong drivers loaded on one of the USB devices.
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