How come my custom built computer takes hours to turn on?

by on January 9, 2010

Q: I have a custom built computer that sometimes takes hours to turn on and also freezes and then shuts down. Do you know why and is there anything I can do about this?


2 Responses to “How come my custom built computer takes hours to turn on?”
  1.  

    Do you get any errors while it is booting or does it tell you that it is doing tests that are taking forever?

     
  2.  

    There are no errors here is what happens.
    1. I turn on the computer and you can here it going through the motions of starting but nothing on the screen.
    2. I turn on the computer and it does not post at all.
    3. while working on the computer it just freezes and i have to restart it which then it will not come back on.
    4. Also while working on the computer it will shut down without me telling it to.
    If anyone can help please is it hardware or software?