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    Of PC no-start condition and browser session information

    The sitch:

    - Main computer won't boot (built it myself in early 2020). The PSU tries to start but only gets as far as emitting a little click and getting the PSU fan going for half a second. No motherboard lights come on, no power to the case fans or anything else.
    - My PSU passes the paperclip test (not a guarantee it's good, I hear)
    - I have about 237 unbookmarked Chrome tabs open on that computer that I want to keep (ah the joys of ADHD)

    So where is Chrome browser session data stored? As a file on the hard drive? In RAM? I have Chrome set to resume where I left off.

    Trying to figure out my diagnostic next steps, but suspecting the worst (mobo fried itself).

    For now I'm going to see if I can put my old computer's PSU in. It's 550W instead of the 650W I've been using on the newer PC.

    (Ryzen5 3600, 2070 Super, old ASUS sound card)

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    Administrator dodint's Avatar
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    If you have Sync turned on in Chrome you can login on another computer, go to History (Ctrl+H), select Tabs From Other Devices, and they should be listed there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CudaMan View Post
    - I have about 237 unbookmarked Chrome tabs open on that computer that I want to keep (ah the joys of ADHD)
    Head asplode.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    On windows, at least, it looks like the current tabs are stored in

    C:\Users\your username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sessions

    It's not in totally human readable format, but I can see URLs in there. Hopefully that would be enough to recover if you hadn't already turned sync on to sync your browsing data to your google account.

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    Bad ram could cause non boot. And bad CPU.

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    Yeah just open it and give it a clean, and make sure that all the major components are secured. This could solve your issue without needing to pay $$$.

    From there if it doesn't fix it then do some deeper troubleshooting.

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