The hard starting when cold is a symptom.

by R. Proffitt Moderator - 3/13/13 7:44 AM

In Reply to: computer freezes upon startup by cuzanini

There are two common causes of hard starting when cold. There are more but let's cover both.

Google BAD CAPS to see the pictures and stories.

2. A power supply that is just a little over taxed.
This one is almost like item one in that as these Electrolytic Capacitors (CAPS) warm they increase in value a little and work after the warmup.

Details are needed and for item 1, a visual inspection of all boards, including the power supply is required.