Computer wouldn't start up unless unplugged and plugged
I am wondering if anyone else had any experience with this sort of thing. Today when I was firing up my computer it wouldn't start. The power gets on, but it gets stuck in a loop when loading the hard drive and DVD device. It reminded me of an issue with an old computer where I also suspected an inadequate power supply.
But it is weird how can merely unplugging a computer and then plugging it back in solve the issue (for that particular case)? Could it be that the power supply somehow retains a residual amount of electricity in it which prevents it from starting up properly?
Since this is a power supply that came with the case, for which some say should be replaced because are usually of low quality, would you recommend buying a new one?
Of course, if anyone believes it might be related to something other than a PSU please say.. though I can hardly imagine, this being mostly newer components (motherboard, CPU, memory, DVD, fans, all from 2007 and only HD from 2006 or so).