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Dell Inspiron 530 won't turn on after (presumed) windows update

Dell Inspiron 530 won't turn on after (presumed) windows update

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop PC, stock except for some extra RAM I had put in when I bought it. It is running Windows XP Pro. This morning I woke up to find it displaying the "Windows is shutting down" screen that had clearly been that way for a while. I assume it had decided to run a windows update. Seeing little other option, I pressed and held the power button until the machine shut down. Unfortunately, now the machine will not power back on at all!

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Guest [Entry]

"I assume it had decided to run a
windows update

I wouldn't assume it was caused by Windows Update unless I'd been sat there watching WU running just before it failed, and even then it isn't necessarily Windows Update.

This looks like a hardware problem, and it's hard to cause those with software.

The green light will stay on after unplugging the cable, for several seconds or maybe half a minute. That's normal. You see the same thing with phone chargers.

If your power supply had failed entirely, you'd still see the light, but not have the fan running.

The Most likely cause is that your motherboard has died."