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Question: New Computer won't turn on!

HI everyone.

Recently i bought a new custom made computer from the online store Nirv Australia through ebay. I used it well for 1 day just installing anti virus and a few games and such nothing major, and then last night i went to dinner with the computer on and when i came back 20 mins later it was off. I cannot turn it on now. Although everytime i hit the reset button on the motherboard or turn the power off and then on and try to start it up all the fans and the blue lights will start up for a split second, (the lights flash blue and the fans move a tiny bit).

I've contacted the maker through email but they havn't replied and i was wondering if it was a small issue that could easily be delt with from the help of someone on here.

Has anyone ever encountered such a problem or can anyone help me with it?

Thanks so much.

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Answer: New Computer won't turn on!

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

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Answer:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+50001379&name=Thermaltake
 

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Hi!
I have this issue that when I turn on my computer, the power LED does not turn on but you can hear the fans working properly. I don't the issue and I'm not much of an expert with computers. Please help me solve this issue because I'm completely clueless.
 

Answer:Try to turn on my computer but only the fans work and the power led does not turn on

How old is the computer, what was the last change you made to the computer and when you last shut it down did it shut down correctly?
 

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I just put together my first computer 6 months ago. It abruply shutdow in the middle of writing a paper for school. I couldn't turn it back on right away. after trying a few times, it turned on. All the fans are working even the fan on the power supply, the motherboards lights are on. My graphic card in on the motherboard. I think it might be my power supply because when I first put it together I didn't plug in the smaller power connection to the motherboard and the same thing is happening, black screen. It's like my computer isn't giving my monitor any feed. I will have more info when I get home. I can't get in to bios or safe mode.
 

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How to find computer turn on time off time. I want to know during last month how many times my computer was turned on , when it was truned on & when turned off.

Answer:How to find computer turn on & turn off time

Have a look in the System event log. Normally a few events are logged at shutdown and startup.

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I was playing counter strike then all of a sudden the screen went blank then the fans started to make loads of noise so i turned it off and now when i turn it on the fans start the dials move and light up but it makes some beeps then nothing happens just the fans spining, its happened before and i sent it back and they put a new motherborad in but the company has gone bankrupt so carnt send it back is there any way i can tell for sure its the motherborad and help choseing a new one??.

Answer:computer turn wont turn on

1) Punctuation.2) More info on your system, OS and what happened prior to this and someone will be along shortly to assist.

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after serching all night to find out why his computer is in limbo, i leave my brother's house without finding needed help. his computer won't turn off...the fan, a couple little lights until he unplugs it from the wall. first, the computer did a restart all by itself, he said, then it would not turn on, except the fan and little lights inside that won't turn off. he took out the hard drive and it functions in his other computer...he puts the hard drive back into the new computer and it will not turn on or completely turn off that fan. he tried the "hold the on/off button for at least five seconds" step and nothing changes. he has had the computer for a year and a half, so he really wants to figure this out. how can he even get it to turn on so he could do a safe start up? so far we cannot find a way to troubleshoot. he have checked the cords, perhaps there was a freeze up that began this loop and that's why the fan stays on? please say this is something you have heard of and there may be a solution. the advice we have found usually goes back to buying a new computer. thanks in advance, tea
 

Answer:what's a girl to do when her computer won't turn off, or turn on?

Welcome to TechSpot

I'd unplug all drives and add-on cards (such as soundcard if there is one), and try booting then.
 

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Hello guysI am beginner on computers and recently my computer obtained a problem and i think its on hardware the problem.When i open pc it is open for 4-5 seconds and its turn off and few seconds later it's turn on automatically without me pressing the power button, also it;s doesn't send signal to my screen.Can anyone please help me?  Sorry for my english, its not my native language.

Answer:My computer turn off and turn on automatically

Could you please share the make/model number of the computer? Also if this computer is new and under warranty have you considered returning it under warranty replacement?

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I am using a client computer that is connected to a modem via a LAN cable which is in a neighboring house as far as about 50 meters. The host computer is there. The host computer is only using Internet Connection Sharing (without a router) to share its Internet connection with me. Within this network there are only two computers, the one I use (as client) in my house and the other one is the host computer as I mentioned earlier.

How do I know that the host computer is being turned on or off?

The purpose is to know so that I can use all the bandwidth from the modem when the host computer is not turn on. Because there are no restrictions on bandwidth from the host computer, and I just wanted to use all the available bandwidth only when the host computer is not turned on.

Both computers use Windows 7.

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I've had this message on screen, alternating with "Installing update 2 of 2.." for well over 6 hours now!

How long can it take? At some point I'm gonna have to bite the bullet - what should I do?

(Windows XP, SP3. I think the Windows update is something to do with the .NET framework?)
 

Answer:"Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

Re: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hr

If you have got an XP install disc to do a recovery if it goes bad, i'd just hit the reset button, and boot into safemode straight away [press F8 as it is booting] then schedule a chkdsk and restart.

to schedule chkdsk...



Go to "my computer" and right click on the drive windows is on.

Select "properties" then go to the "tools" tab and click "check now" on the error checking section.

It will tell you that it cant perfrom it and ask you do you want to schedule it for next time...
click "yes" and reboot.Click to expand...


 

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you
 

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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I use my laptop for school and, by keeping it on power saving mode, usually get through two school days without charging my laptop. Ever since I've downloaded Windows 10, (1) my computer doesn't shut off all the way when I close it, which drains the battery, and (2) every time I charge it, it turns off the power saving mode, which is really annoying. This is especially annoying when I don't notice it isn't on and my battery drains even faster. Is there any reason it won't turn off? Is there a setting I can use to keep the power saving mode on at all times?

Answer:Why won't my computer turn off all the way and why can't my computer stay on power saving mode?

Your system might have a virus, try to scan using Malwarebytes, Superspyware , Trojan-Killer. Restart your system then try to download Hitman Pro then Run it. Then optimize your system using Ccleaner. Hope this would help.

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First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

But after some time, the flickering got worse. It went from 1-2 second interval flickers to a whole 10 seconds of blackness before it showed anything.

Now,Iv'e got a new cpu but still using the old monitor. After a day or so, the monitor exhibited the first symptoms of my first cpu, so I just dismissed it. But after a week, It got a hell worse, before I even start-up my computer, the monitor doesn't show Analog/Digital at the top-left corner of the screen. PLUS my cpu keeps restarting after I pushed the ON button after 10 seconds or so.

My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.

Answer:My Computer monitor doesn't show anything when I turn my computer on.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pokeman5


First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

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My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.


Welcome Pokeman5 to the windows 7 forums.

The graphics card might be your culprit. Please update your system configuration settings under user cp so that others can maybe help you.
Usually the monitor won't stop your machine from booting. The graphic card most likely be the cause.

There is also the possibility that your power supply could be defective or going bad. Lots of possibilities.

Rich

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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Ok well, my computer is pretty old, but its not THAT old, it has always worked very well, and all of a sudden one day it froze and i tried turning it off but when i went to press the power button it wouldnt turn off, no matter how many times i pressed the power button. so i had to turn off the power switch in the back of the computer. it did this consistently so i decided to format my computer and delete the partition stuff like that, but it still did it, and i even virus checked and there were no viruses.

my computer freezes out of nowhere at random spots (startup, windows, my desktop, etc) and when i try to turn it off the power button doesnt work so i have to turn it off by turning off the switch at the back of the computer, please help me, i don't know whats going on!

Answer:URGENT PROBLEM: Computer freezes, but can not turn computer off

Try holding the power switch in for at least 4 seconds. There is a entry in BIOS for instant off and 4 second delay. Yours is probably set to 4 seconds. Delay is good as it prevents accidential power offs from hitting the switch by mistake.

If you are hiolding the switch in and it isn't powering down there are two possibilties. Switch is defective or connector has came off the header.
Charlie

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Had problem message on Microsoft edge that computer could be corrupted.  Now can't turn on computer even though power is going to it. What can I do

Answer:Microsoft edge crashed my computer and I can turn computer o...

Hi Method 1:Run the apps troubleshooter and check if it helps with the issue. Refer to the following article and run the Apps troubleshooter:Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps If the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 2:Try to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any file corruption. SFC scan will scan for corrupt system files on the computer and repair them.Press Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (Admin).In the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannowIf the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 3:You may check the same issue with the new user account. Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:Go to Settings.Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.Select Add an Account.Enter a user name and hit Next.Click on Finish.Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.Check if issue persists. 

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so recently i took everything out of my computer to clean it..i put eveything back where it was but when i turned it on its starts making beeping sounds and the screen stays black.. fans and power run but dont know whats the problem.

i also recorded a video of how its sounds like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_2mdNJFWxU
so please help/B]
 

Answer:Solved: computer beeping sounds when i turn on computer

There are three possibilities here, all related to your memory.

1) You have forgotten to fit your memory back in.
2) Your memory isn't properly seated in its slot(s)
3) You have killed your memory because of not following antistatic procedures.

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.
 

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As the title said, my computer freezes during games. When it freezes the screen just stop at the last frame (so no black screen or anything like that) and I can hear the game for about a second before it turns to a low clicking sound. At which point I have to manually shut down the computer and restart it. Nothing else works. Then I get the usual question of how I want to start the computer, I always pick “start normally” and it’s like it never happened.

I think it’s because the GPU is overheating, because that’s the only component that’s really hot. When I check the temp while playing it’s usually building up to about 60C (24-30C on idle) and stays around that number. And it fells really hot when I touch it after it’s happened. The only problem with that theory is that I can play every game out there usually on the best setting (haven’t tried every powerful game out there) and not a single problem with lag or such. Then again, I’ve never had that problem with MW3, and the temp stays around 50C on that. Not to say that the GPU is really that great. It’s average at best, but I’m not a hardcore gamer or anything so figured I didn’t need the best.
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New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.

Answer:BSOD after I turn Computer NEW Computer on, or whilst sleeping

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.


Hi TheRealDanny.

The crash dump (a Stop 0x3B one) is not saying anything in detail about the probable cause of the BSOD).

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.
If it does not show any error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



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Just got a new to me P3 computer up and running. Sometimes during star up it does not recognize the PS2 keyboard. Which makes it hard to go into my password protected User ID. When trying to shut down it will keep a few things running like some fans and the CD drive. But it does not sound like the Hard Drive is spinning.

If I use the XP to shutdown it goes into this limbo stage of neither off nor on, same goes for the power button on the front of the computer. It will either start up the computer or turn it to the limbo mode. Upon starting up, I can use the mouse to get it all the way into a non password protected XP users screen but can't do anything without the keyboard working. In the process of setting up I have had everything working earlier today but this keyboard and limbo status has been an intermitent problem. What should I try?
Thanks
 

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Hi everyone,

While turning on my computer the it turns on, fans are starting to move, but screen won't turn on, and the beep of the bios is not heard.

pressing the sleep/reset button next to the turn-on button computer goes off, pressing it again turns on the computer without any problem. (now I'm working with the same computer) i thought maybe it's the power supply that gives me problem but changed between computers, this still gives me trouble and other computer works good (besides its many problems ). any idea what to do?

Thanks in advance
Chaim.

BTW, while trying to write this thread I got all this terms that i didn't know how to call in English, like power supply - is that the box which connects to the power and to all the m-board and drives? is there an English computer terms dictionary?
 

Answer:Turn-on won't turn on my computer...

try wikipepdia for translations or google
 

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Ok so my computer was using 2 rams and after some time i update my motherboard bios or something like that and later some days it started to work weird like i turned it off and the next day it would just turn on and off after i took one of the rams out it worked fine and it might be from avast to because i did a virus scan before the ram problems and i had 2 blue screens of death so what is the issue with my ram or the motherboard. plus i use to run 4 rams but it would keep restarting my computer after like 1-2 hours of using it so i went back to 2 and now i have another problem i have alot of bad luck with computers  so please help me because i am taking it to a person to check it out tomorrow if you could please give me some advice on how to fix these plz help. PS this is a 3 month old computersystem specs CPU  Intel? Core? i5 Processor       Motherboard Intel? Desktop Board DP55KG   Memory X2 Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 XMS3 4 GB                                            Graphics Card     XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB Hard Drive     Western Digital 500 GB               Power Supply    ENERMAX INFINITI EIN720AWT 720W         windows 7 64bit   NOW it cant run on one stick keeps turning ... Read more

Answer:computer will turn on and off when i turn it on need help

Is that RAM on iNtel's Supported Vendoe List for that MBoard ? ?<akes a difference with the higher speed DDR3 RAM....

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My computer is maybe 2 years old, and this problem only starting occuring recently. I turn on the computer and all is well until it gets to my desktop when the screen just goes black. I tried blowing the dust out and my computer worked again for a couple of hours, but now blowing the dust out doesn't work. I can login to safe mode, but I cannot get into my regular settings. What do I do to fix this!!
 

Answer:When I turn on the computer, the screen just goes black but the computer is on!

Hi and welcome to TSG try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CB0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistax64.com%2Ftutorials%2F91467-startup-repair.html&ei=jjkZTLHJM5z60wTm4MDQCw&usg=AFQjCNFF8Qw4KfElupT6ouPZpnIehttTTw
 

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Hi all.
I moved out of a 14-year-old case (Gateway) and into an Ultra brand Gladiator mid-tower.

I have an EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard, and a "Power Up" brand 450-Watt power supply.

The setup worked fine in the old case, though Windows was freezing regularly after 15 minutes. I figured that was related to the hard-drive, since it wasn't tightly mounted, and I wasn't using enough cooling fans. So I got a new case and cannabalaized a fan from an old computer.

The power outlet and cord are good, and I swapped out the power supply with a 230 watt unit, and pulled the switch from the old case, but neither powered on the computer. Nothing seems out of the ordinary with the switch on the case I bought.

Did I buy a defective unit? Is there something I'm missing or should try again? Something else? Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Changed computer cases, now computer won't turn on

Have you considered that going from a 450 psu to only a 230 might have something to do with it?

Is the motherboard shortening out by any part of it touching the case?
 

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I just got this HP pavilion 762n last year. Now whenever I turn the computer on it won't respond(Goes to a Blank Black Screen) and the only way I can make the computer respond is to go to safe mode and UN-install the Graphic Card, then restart the computer back again. Once I've done that the computer would work, but I can't watch Videos or play Video Games on the computer. There also would be these little blue lines on the computer screen (Sometimes their would be alot of the lines and sometimes the lines would be made by the trail of my mouse).

I've tried lots of ways to fix the computer. I've tried:

- Un-installing and re-installing my graphic card (Nvidia Geforce4 MX420 graphics card with TV-Out) that came with the computer.

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

- I've tried using a program that test my computer and tells me whats wrong with it. It said I got a problem with something like the VIDEO MEMORY CARD and I don't know what that is.

Is the Only way I can fix this is to buy another Graphic Card. I do not want to waste $200.00. Please Help Me!

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]
 

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Hi,
i pluged in my hard disk to another computer to format it. Now when i was finished i pluged my hard disk back to my pc. Now when i turn on computer monitor just go to sleep and nothing happends. I dont have any OS right now and i cant modify anything. Maybe i did something with my hard disk wrong i dont know. please help me.
 

Answer:My computer monitor doesn't come on when i turn my computer on

Why did you take it to a different computer to format?
Do you have the o/s cd in the drive to boot from?
 

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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\Mini082010-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\systdata.xml

I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
and
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

Can some one please help me out here, much thanks; i am running windows xp

Answer:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.

Louis

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Hello there, recently, I've been having an issue with my PC. Randomly, all peripherals (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, etc.) turn off, but the computer stays on, and I need to turn it off by flipping the power off, and once I turn it back on, it boots normally and such. Like I said, the times this happens seem to be completely random, though I believe it has only happened at night, but that may be just coincidence. I have used virus scans, and nothing has come up, so I don't believe that's the issue. I haven't made any significant hardware changes recently either. Does anyone have an idea of what could be happening?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

Get into the motherboards bios by pressing a key noted when you first power up the computer. Look for "hit F? for setup" or something like that. Reset the bios to defaults
 

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Anyone have any idea how or if it's even possible to turn this into a gaming computer (MMO's mostly). The cheaper, the better (but I plan on doing this over a long period of time as opposed to quickly).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
PC: Compaq Presario CQ5300F
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295192 MB, Free - 253458 MB; D: Total - 9949 MB, Free - 1497 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5, 5.00,
Power Supply: 250W
 

Answer:Would it be possible to turn my computer into a Gaming Computer?

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Answer:Computer won't turn on

Are you sure the power plug in the back of the computer is not loose?

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I can't turn off my computer. Every time I do a shut down it restarts instead. I have unplugged it many times but it still restarts every time I try to do a shut down. What could be causing this?
 

Answer:Win 98 Computer won't turn off

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Why won't it turn on? I have a HP desktop (DC7100c) and I turned it off last night and now it won't turn on. There is a green LED light on the motherboard that blinks approximately twice every second. I've tried jumping the PSU (Power Supply Unit) and the fan turned on.. Hmm.. So the Motherboard is on, blinking green, and the power supply works but I still can't get it to boot?? Why??? I'm COMFROOSED.

I've also tried to hold down that button in the inside with CMOS on the side of it but still, no luck.

I wish I had the money to get this fixed but sadly I don't. Hopefully someone can help me here. I also have Yahoo messenger (Phone call optional) if someone think they can help me with this problem.
 

Answer:My Computer won't turn on?

Do you get any beeps when you switch it on?
 

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Okay, this is basically what happened two nights ago:

The computer won't turn on or off. I can't explain it well since I'm not much of a computer person when it comes to this stuff. Press the power button, and all the lights and fans come on, but it doesn't seem like te CPU is on at all...? Sometimes it'll come on, but after about 5 minutes later, it shutdowns on me.

Which brings me to the next problem, whenever I try turning it off, it'll do all that "Saving settings" stuff, but at the very end, when it tries to turn off, all of a sudden the CPU (?) light on the tower and the E: drive lights will start blinking, and something inside the tower starts turning on and off and goes with the lights. The only way I've been keeping it off was unplugging it.


Now here is an explanation of things that happened tonight:

Now the computer won't even turn on. Whenever I plug the cable back in, the CPU light flashes, and something in this box makes a noise that goes with the flashing. The cooling fan does turn on. Those are the only things that turn on as much as I can see.


I also found this at the bottom inside the computer tower. I put it on a peice on lined paper for size comparisons. Any chance this may have something to do with it?



I have a lot of family photos on the computer, what are the chances of recovering them, if possible?

Please ask me questions for clarifications on things. I appreciate the help.

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Answer:Computer won't turn on or off....???

ummm maybe its the psu?gone hay wire...

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My computer has been working fine for about 8 months since I built it, and then today it randomly shut itself off. I unplugged it and let it rest (assuming the processor was overheating), then tried again and it does nothing. I've also cleaned the processor/heatsink and applied new thermal solution. There's no way for me to actually check the temperature since it won't turn on, but I'm pretty sure overheating is out.

Here's my system:

Albatron K8X800 MB
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Processor
Geforce MX4000 8x AGP Video card
Powmax 400W power supply
Ultra 512mb DDR

I think those should be the only relevant parts. I assume this must be a power supply issue, or possibly RAM, but I'm poor so I don't want to just go buying parts, and don't have many extras to test with. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on at all

Are you getting any lights on your motherboard? Any fans spinning, or just complete silence?

Just wondering if your PSU has died.
 

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I have a computer dell laptop that will no turn on.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on.

We cannot help you at all with the information provided.

We need:

1. hardware specs, and model.
2. when it last worked, and what you changed.
3. Does it not turn on when using battery or A/C power?
 

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I have this computer that I'm working on and it won't turn on. I swapped out the PSU and still no luck. I inspected the mobo and saw no blown out capacitors or burns or anything that would suggest a power surge or fried mobo. I have even tried jumping the switch by touching both pins on the mobo together. All I get is a little twitch of the fans starting to spin for a split second and then they quit. It acts as if the mobo is being grounded out, but I suspended the mobo away from the case and it's still doing it. Is the mobo bad or what?

Edit: The motherboard is an Epox EP-8K9A1. AMD Socket A (462).

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

if you have replaced the PSU it sounds like the mobo you dont have to see signs of damage for it to be bad little bit of ESD will do the trick.

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My computer, running Windos XP, reboots instead of turning off.

Answer:computer won't turn off

Shutdown problems click hereclick hereclick here

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Last night my computer froze up, so I turned it off, waited a few minutes & tried to reboot again. It came to the DELL startup screen, but after that went to the black screen... but the computer was still on, the fan & drives were running. I decided to wait it out and I left it off for the night. I woke up, turned it on and it did the same thing. I let it sit for about 2 hours and it is still running and on that blank screen. Anything anyone can tell me to get it to reboot fully? Or anything that could possibly have gone wrong?

It's a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Professional.

Answer:Computer won't turn on...

Quote:





Originally Posted by s0up


Last night my computer froze up, so I turned it off, waited a few minutes & tried to reboot again. It came to the DELL startup screen, but after that went to the black screen... but the computer was still on, the fan & drives were running. I decided to wait it out and I left it off for the night. I woke up, turned it on and it did the same thing. I let it sit for about 2 hours and it is still running and on that blank screen. Anything anyone can tell me to get it to reboot fully? Or anything that could possibly have gone wrong?

It's a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Professional.




Can you get it to start in safe mode? During reboot hit F8 and choose Start in Safe Mode.

Lydokane

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Yesterday i tried installing a new video card (ati radeon 9550, to be exact) and after installation and hooking everything back up my computer wouldn't turn on. i figured it was my power supply, seeing how it was only 250 watts, so i went and bought a 400 watt power supply. so i hooked up the new power supply and it still won't turn on, i'm thinking it might be a problem with my motherboard or something.

pc specs:
hp pavilion a420n
AMD Athlon(T) XP 3000+ 2.167 GHz
512 ram
160 hdd 7200 rpm
crappy onboard video card (reasoning on bying a new video card)

if anybody has any suggestion on repairing my comp, please tell me. thanks.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

did you try the old video card again?
 

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I got out my old PC because I need a file on it and I set it up and it won't turn on. Where should I look to try and fix it? Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Power switch or power supply. Watch the fan blades at the back opening of the power supply as you press the power switch. If they turn 1/4 to 1 turn then quit, it is the power supply.
Used ones for an old machine will work fine. About $5.00 Easy to replace with a Phillips #2 screwdriver, removing four screws, then unplug a few cables, plugging new ones in the same place.
 

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Hi

I have a p5ke-wifi motherboard and a thermaltake 600watt power supply

what has happened:

I installed a 2nd 1tb harddrive into my computer plugged the fan back in. i put the harddrive case back into the computer, tryed turning it on and nothing, i noticed that i jammed the (red) fan wire which exposed the wire. i pulled out the harddrive case tapped up the wire and it turned on. i switched off the computer and put the harddrive case back in without jamming the fan wire again, went to turn it on and nothing. any ideas? there is still a green light showing on my motherboard. have i surged my power supply?

andikiwi
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on, please help

check you haven't nudged something else out of place whilst you were there
 

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Hello everyone!I have a very serious problem, and I need help:I have an (old) computer:Asus p4p800-VMRadeon 9200 se Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE SB0570The mouse, keyboard and screen, are connected to the computer through a switch (Edimax).The computer had problems before, and tried to fix them. I saw that the connections from the front panel of the computer case to the motherboard were faulty. I rearranged the connections to the motherboard according to the board's original user guide, which I downloaded from the original ASUS website, they are now set well.Having done the connections (and there for also the case speaker, which was set faulty), I began to hear a series of beeps (six) form the BIOS every time I turned the computer on.The beeps were irregular and did not match any of the tables on manufactures site (not uniform and differently sounding beeps (.Other than the beeps, the computer worked great.One problem it did however had, was that it would not return from standby mode (Windows XP). After the computer would go into standby mode, any and all clicks of the mouse or keyboard would not bring it back. The power LED on the front panel would blink, but it would not return from stand by.The only way to restore it was to press the power button; it would cause a computer to reboot (POST, BIOS, etc...)After several attempts, hoping to bring the computer out of standby, I hit reset - nothing happened, then I tried to press the power button - nothing too, a bli... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on

if this computer had problems before, which you didn't specify, then it sounds like your power supply is dead, I know you said it looks like it's getting juice but it may only be enough to turn the led on and maybe have a small amount to something else. All your components use different voltages and there is one thing you can try and that is to replace the cmos battery that would be the coin battery on the motherboard that looks like a coin if this is faulty then you computer won't boot or it will be erratic at best. If that doesn't fix it then I would get a power supply you know is good and hook it to your computer and see if it powers up.  The standby issue is probably set in your BIOS you can change that if you can get it to turn on. Try the CMOS battery first you can pop it out and go to the store and match it with another fresh one after you install that try turning on the unit.............gettingthere

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So when I got home from work the other day my computer was turned off. (it is always on) I went to turn it back on and it will not turn on. Well it turns on in the sense that the lights come on and the fan in the back starts up but that only lasts for about 3 seconds then it shuts off again. After that it just keeps trying to start up but it's the same thing only for about 3 seconds. Does anyone know what the cause of this might be?
 

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Question: Turn off computer

Using xp SP1.Last week computer decided that i had to carry out the'Start, Turn-off computer, Turn-off Computer' procedure twice in order to Turn-off the computer.Have done a SFC,checked power management and a Norton System check. All to no avail. Anyone else had this problem? No other problems whilst using the PC.

Answer:Turn off computer

Strange you should post this thread today as I have just received my Issue 127 Christmas 2003 edition of PC Answers through the door. In it, on page 6 a research team from Standord University California reckon it is better just to pull the plug out to switch off rather than go through the correct procedure?? Anyone else read this yet, and if so what are your comments. I don't have XP, so I don't have any problems shutting down.

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I really hope i have this in the right topic, i am sorta confused by all the technical words and such. Ok here is my problem and any help or suggestions any one can offer would be greatly appreciated. Due to the help of my son my computer was improperly shut down and when we went to turn it back on nothing happened other then a few beeps, we were able to hear the fan running. We checked all the cords and nothing helped. I had a friends husband bring his tester over, he said it is either the motherboard or memory. My question is how do i tell which it is and is this fixable for someone with VERY LITTLE computer knowledge. Thank you in advance

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Hi, Anj .

Hopefully, you have XP installed .

<<...and is this fixable for someone with VERY LITTLE computer knowledge...>>

Depends on what the problem is. All due respect to your friend...but there are many situations that don't confine themselves to motherboard/memory choices...which might cause a system not to boot properly.

Sooo...let's pretend that we don't know what the problem is and start from the beginning .

System manufacturer and model?

Nothing at all appeared onscreen?

Desktop or laptop?

Do you have a Microsoft Genuine XP CD?

If desktop...did anyone check the monitor for possible malfunction?

If laptop...did anyone check the panel for functionality...by connected the laptop to a monitor?

The beeps you heard...was that the normal occurrence when you boot the system?

Louis

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1st off, Yes; I have checked all connections.So yesterday when I got home from school, my computer wouldn't turn on. The standby power light on the actual motherboard is showing that the power supply is swending power.I took out the power supply and grounded the pins and it turns on but runs really slow and weak it seems. When I press the power button nothing happens, and if I use the switch on the power supply, turn it off then back on the fans will spin for about half a second and then stop.Please help. I will try almost anything. thanks

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Just because the power supply sends power, it does not mean it is working properly. The first step would be to borrow a know working PSU of sufficient wattage to see if other components are involved as well. What is the make, wattage and age of this PSU?

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Hi there My Computer will turn on but nothing comes up at all.I have replaced the power supply and changed the hard drive, tried taking all non essential things off but to no avail.When I turn it on all I can hear is the fans, no CPU noise, nothing.Thinking it could be the motherboard or the CPU.Its also a Dell, does anyone know if the after market motherboards are compatible or will I have to buy a new case and swap everything?

Answer:Hi my Computer will turn on but nothing comes up at all

Try replacing the CMOS battery first to see if that has any effect.

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I see there have been a couple posts like this, but thought I would personalize it.

To start, on my old comp I had problems with it turning back on when I turned it off. It would just come back on by itself.

Then one day it suddenly shut down, and would not turn on. When I tried to turn it on, it made a litle noise (would later discover it was the noise of fans turning on for a split second) but nothing else.

I figured it was old and I wanted to update anyway so I didnt care.

I went and bought a new motherboard, graphics card, processor, new RAM and a new power supply.

They were:

GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R LGA 775 Intel G33 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

APEVIA ATX-AS520W-BK ATX 520W Power Supply 115/230 V CB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950

Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

GeForce 8800 GTX

And Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

I installed everything into my old case.

When I turned it on the processor fan spun, fan on the power supply spun, and fan on the side cover spun for a second, then shut off.

I switched outlets and when I turned it on again, suddenly the processor fan and power supply fan both turned on and stayed on. However, the processor made a high pitched continuous noise.

I turned it off. I noticed the fan was a little loose from the motherboard so I tightened it and turned it on again. Again it turned on... Read more

Answer:New computer will not turn on

Even tho' 520w PSU should be enough, it may not have the needed amps on the 12v rail(s) to fire up the mobo.... hopefully that's all it is. My other thought is that maybe the heat sink on the CPU wasn't seated correctly and the CPU may have been thermally damaged. I know it doesn't seem possible that a CPU can reach critical temps that fast, but a friend burned up on old Duron 800 by turning on the PC for about 3 seconds without a heatsink; "I was testing my RAM and just wanted to see if would POST and didn't think I needed the heat sink..." - famous last words Double check everything: the RAM, video card, CPU, all power connections and data cables. Be sure everything is seated firmly. Maybe take the mobo out of the case and see if it powers up "on the bench". Maybe something in the case is grounding it.

hd2k
 

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Ok I don't know to much but I know a little. I can't figure out how to wire my power button and reset ect pins to my ECS 915P-A motherboard. I lost the book so I can look up what pin goes wheres. Please Please Please Please help.
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on

The link to your manual: http://eudownload.ecs.com.tw/dlfileecs/manual/mb/eng/p4/915P-A(3.0).zip

The pinout's will be in there.
 

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Hi. Recently, my younger brother, told me that his computer could not turn on. So, the first thing I did was to check if it was his charger's issue. It seems like it wasn't. Then, I decided to try again with my computer's charger instead on his computer. Well, I noticed something. When I plug my charger into the power outlet, there would be a light to signal power is flowing. And when I plug it into my own computer, it stays on. However, when I plug the charger into my brother's computer, the light vanishes. Is there something wrong with his computer? Thank you !
 

Answer:Computer does not turn on

Sounds like his charger is bad. If your charger works, and his doesn't, it's bad.
 

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Hello. I'm having a very weird issue with my laptop. I put my laptop into standby when I was using it earlier because I was moving it from one location to another and I was going to be using it in the other location. When I tried to power on my laptop, it wouldn't power on! Nothing was wrong with the laptop when I had used it earlier; I was on the internet with it and I even used it during one of my classes at college. I tried holding down the power button for a minute without the battery or power cord in, but nothing! Is there anything I can do?

UPDATE: The laptop is dead ; gonna back up my data and get an RMA
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on!

did you get it sorted?
 

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This problem is completely baffling me. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Here's what's happening. When I switch the power supply on, leaving the off position, the computer instantly comes on, regardless of the on/off state it was in before. The fans all come on, the GPU fan is at full blast (I've never seen it on so high). And it will remain to stay like this appearing to do nothing, appearing to be "locked". And then, if the power button on the front of the computer is pressed the fans go back to normal, and the computer sounds as if it's booting a normal boot.

Then most recently, after trying to debug this problem for a while, if after being in this "locked idle 'on' state", the power button on the front is pressed and the computer starts "booting", the mother board's speaker starts beeping. 3 long beeps, a pause, then a continuous repeating long beep.

What I've done to debug this is take out then video card, switch on power supply. This results in the computer instantly turning on into this locked state. Then I tried taking out the RAM, switch on the power supply. Locked 'on' state. Take out every single other device, keyboard, mouse, all SATA ports, and miscellaneous PCI cards. Power supply on. Locked 'on' state. And all leads to the same thing happening after the power button on the front is pressed.

Here are my system specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G
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Answer:Computer Won't Turn Off

Continuous beeping typically signifies faulty hardware...motherboard or power supply depending on the BIOS brand.
 

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Hi,everyone...
My computer automatic turn off by itself while I went to bathroom.
Then, I tried to turn it on again, it won't turn on!!

After that, I open my main system, I see the green light on my motherboard.....it seem the power supply is fine.

I tried to turn off my power supply and turn it back on, I saw the CPU fan turn on and I heard some "system loading sound"(the sound that you may hear when you turn on computer) as well.
but after 1,2 second, it shut down by itself again.
I repeat this twice time, I finally turn my computer on, then I enter to safe mode and scan my computer with AVG anti virus to see there any virus cause this problem. But when it scan like 800 file, my computer appear "Window shut down screen"(which is the thing you see "Saving your setting", "Window is shut down", when you turn your computer off) then, it shut itself down again.

What is going on with my computer? It is virus cause it happen?
What can I do with it?

Thank

Answer:Computer cannot turn on....

I would check for heat. Is the Cpu Heat sync durty. How long have you had this copmputer and what are your specs?

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Hi

I'm wondering if there is someone that has patience here with someone who knows hardly anything at all about computers. I was trying to install my norton anti virus but it wasn't installing properly so I tried un-installing it and re-installing once again. I continued to do this about 5 times and in the end gave up and turned my computer off. When I tried to turn my computer on the next morning all I could get was the "set up utility menu" . Any help you can give would be so much appreciated.
 

Answer:please help, can't turn computer on

Couple of questions:

1. What version of windows are you running?
2. Can you get into safe mode?

What do you mean by "setup utility menu"? What options are you getting?
 

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I got this 15-inch touch screen HP from Walmart only about 10 weeks ago or so. Worked fine until now....all of a sudden it just does not turn on! Never had any issue with the charger....charger still lights up at computer port when plugged in. Tried turning the computer on with battery out (read about this somewhere) but nothing happened. Could the battery have just all of a sudden died? Is there any "hard boot" option to try? HELP!

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Earlier today after my wife had been gone for a little while she got back on her laptop to find it was double typing letters, she'd go to type r and it would respond with rt for example. While i was trying to fix that we ended up removing the battery on the bios screen due to it freezing up on us. Ever since then I have not been able to get it to turn back on. I've tried holding the power button for 30 seconds unplugged battery removed, windows plus b key and power key for 1 second, unplugging the cmos battery to no avail. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Its a HP pavilion g7 notebook with windows 8.
 

Answer:computer won't turn on

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Hey all, I just got home from school to find that my computer won't even start up. If I unplug it from the power and then reconnect it then when I press the power button the fans light up for 0.5secs and then it is off again.

I have no idea what to do, when I shutdown last night everything was working fine.
I am in desperate need of help, please if anyone has any suggestions what the problem could be then tell me.
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

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I recently bought a brand new case, and put my old computer into it. Everything seems to be connected right, and when I turned it on everything runs for a split second and turns off. Any suggestions? The motherboard is an ABIT AT7-MAX2. I believe the Power SW and Reset SW are the only ones neccessary, so I took out the LED's until I can figure this out. Both Power SW and Reset SW's were put in the way other friends has told us, but the same problem occurs. Any suggestions?

Thank you,
Ross
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Powersupply may not be strong enough... unplug things like CD drives and floppy and see if it still does it.
 

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I have a computer doesn't seem to load up when ever i press it the start button, i hear my tower making the noise but the montior just shows "no signal" i made sure everything is plugged in properly, usually ihave to press the start button like 10~20 times then it would start up, i am using windows XP

any help would be good thank you!!

Answer:MY computer won't turn ON!

have you put the video card - screen cable?
is your hard drive (or drives) connected to the power supply?
have you tried to make any configuration (i.e. changing a cooling system) lately?

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Hello all,My roommates computer will not turn on.  He can not remember the last thing he was doing on it or when he turned it off last, but now it will not turn on.I do not have another PSU to check but their is a LED on the motherboard that indicates when the power is connect and it is light up.  Still, when I push the power switch nothing happens.  I have taken a switch out of an old computer and tried that, which doesn't work either.It is a custom built PC:COOLMAX V-400 ATX v2.01 400W Power SupplyAMD Athlon 64 FX-55 ClawHammer 2.6GHz Socket 939 ProcessorEVGA 123-K8-NF47-AX 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX AMD MotherboardTwinMOS 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop MemoryGECUBE GC-HM13GE2-D3 Radeon X1300 512MB(256MB on Board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video CardWindows XPI have no idea what could be going on here.  Maybe burnt out mobo or CPU?  Any ideas??Thanks!!

Answer:Computer will not turn on

That tiny LED on the MBoard is no indication of the health of the PSU...i would borrow another PSU of the same or greater wattage and start from there...

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Hi,

I have recently installed a new DVD-RW drive in my pc, which went well, until i tried to use the drive to run the software disc.
The drive had played a dvd ok, while i was testing if it worked, and initially the software disc worked also, i left the room, and when i returned 2 minutes later, the computer was off and won't turn back on.

Note- the inside of the pc has lights on, from the tv card, which makes me think that its not the power supply, however nothing else turns on.

I would appreitiate any help on the matter,

ps. i am in the process of buying a new psu to try and see whether that will fixd it, is there any reason i shouldn't use it, like will it blow that one as well???

Thanks for your help, Jwils

Answer:Computer won't turn on

it sounds like the power supply,if it goes fans ect. can still operate as they do not pull much power
before you buy check your requirements here
http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/
based on a quality supply and add 30% to the result
and then get as large a supply you can afford above what is required to allow for future upgrades
you get what you pay for,generic supplies are cheap and nasty always go for quality
antec
enamax
you have a fair idea of quality by the price

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I always leave my laptop running, when I leave the house for a few hours. The other day when I came home my computer was off. What or who could have done this?

Answer:Why did my computer turn off?

For the what part, check your sleep settings. As for the who... Casper the friendly ghost ??

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My father's Dell won't turn on. They have tried different power cords and still no power. No lights turn on, nothing. It's like it's not plugged in. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

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I have a hp pavillion 7850. It started having problems about a month ago. I would have to hit the power button a few times before it would turn on. Now it wont turn on at all. I have 120 volts coming throught the power cord. When I unplug the power cord from the back and then plub it back a green light comes on. When I hit the power button the light goes out.

Answer:my computer will not turn on

Have you recently added any new hardware, or added ANYTHING beyond what it came with from HP? Sounds as though the PSU is bad, or perhaps over-loaded. Do you see any smoke, or get a funky smell when you turn it on?

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About a week ago my mobo fried and was smoking, so I got a new one. Today I put it in, and now the computer won't turn on. I turn on the PSU's power, and the switch lights up. (No fan turns on in the PSU, is one supposed to?) I hit the power switch in the front of my case, nothing. No lights, no noise, no nothing.

I'm thinking that my PSU is dead, but I want some imput before I send it back for a replacement.

Thanks.

Answer:Computer won't turn on

mb dead may affect the processor too, if computer wont boot, there is no reason for psu fan to be on.

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Ok, so a few weeks ago I tried turning on my computer and nothing happened. Someone told me it's probably the power supply, so I got a new 500W one, (had a crappy brand 450W before), but the problem still remains. When I connect the power supply to everything besides the hard drive the computer turns on ok, but when I connect the hard drive as well it won't turn on. (I know it's not a problem with the power supply, since thef ans move for a sec. when I try to turn on).
Anyone got any idea what might be the problem?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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I just started using a new PC when I realized I have a very important file on the old computer. For some reason, out of the blue, it won't turn on. Any suggestions on what could be wrong?

Answer:Computer won't turn on

there can be so much reason is the psu fine?try another psu with the same wattage.have you done anything inside the mobo?change the jumper mobo jumper maybe?could be the power button broke?if you in a rush,take out the HDD and make it as slave in different pc.Take you important files.

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Another problem. Most of the time when I go to turn off my computer, I click the Turn Off button and nothing happens. But when I click a shortcut it says it cannot be opened because the computer is shutting down, but it isn't. My computer also freezes a lot, I have tried several Disk Defrags but with no luck. Could it be a problem with the hardwarew or something. My pec is the following:Pentium 4E 3.0GHzIntel D865 PERLKingston 1GB ram, 2 sticksMaxtor 250gb hddHIS radeon 9550Thanks

Answer:Computer won't turn off.

Have you done a scan for spyware and viruses

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I had somebody that was going to upgrade my desktop for me, deal fell thur, but he had already taken the RAM cards out. I put them back in, but when I turn on the computer nothing happens but the fans turn on and the yellow light flashes and the dvd drives cycle thru, but nothing else. I can turn it off and on but it refuses to boot up

Answer:when i turn my computer on

Pull the RAM sticks out and then power on.If you get beeps, that's good. That means your motherboard/bios is working and has detected the missing RAM.If you plug in the RAM and do not get a display, and do not get any beeps, the motherboard/bios is not working. One of the RAM sticks is bad, or you are not inserting them correctly and it's stopping the motherboard from operating..The three most important things in computing:1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.

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Hello everyone,

Well my name is Nick and I've got a problem and I hope this the correct section to post it.

I don't use any antivirus I just run malwarebytes once a week. I ran it a couple of days ago and it found a virus but said it couldn't delete it so I tried but was told I couldn't either because the file could not be read. So I ask some people what to do and someone recomended to run the malwarebytes in safe mode. So I tried but could not get into safe mode from start up so I googled it and found a way to open Run and type MSCONFIG and tell it to always open in safe mode. So I did and it prompted me to restart so I did and now my computer won't turn on. Everytime it tries it goes to a blue screen and turns off. Then it turns on and gives me a list of options and eveyone results in the blue screen and restarting. What can I do to fix

Sorry if this is hard to read but I had to type it on my iPod.
 

Answer:Can you help me turn my computer on?

It could be the virus or you may have some corruption on the HD. If it's the HD, boot the WinXP installation CD and at the first screen hit R for the recovery console. You may have to select which drive or partition your Windows installation is on. At the prompt type "chkdsk /r" without the quotation marks and hit enter. This will run an extensive test on the HD and make any necessary repairs. It could take a long time depending on how many problems it find and how big the HD is.
 

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When I turned it on in the morning. It booted normally and then it got a blue screen and then I turned it off and it wouldn't turn on anymore. The mouse and keyboard and monitor won't turn on. The only thing that works is the CD drive it opens and closes. Where the power button is I kept pressing it and the light won't turn on anymore now I don't know whether it's on or off.The error that I got was 000000000*15?

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

Try to disconnect everything from your computer apart from the mouse KB and monitor remove the power cable then press the ON button for 30 seconds or so to discharge whatever power might still be in the system and let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes then reconnect the power cable but not anything else you disconnected and see if it boots. If that doesn't work there are other things to try but try this first. Also it's always helpful if you complete the details of your system in your System Specs section of your profile

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I just built a computer for my friend, and it won't turn on. When I hit the power button, the fans that are connected directly to the power supply turn on for a few seconds, than off for a few seconds, than back on for a few seconds and keeps repeating. nothing plugged into the mobo turns on. I have a new antec TruePower Trio 650Watt so i am pretty sure thats not the problem. It is a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard with a Core 2 Duo Extreme Proc. I also have a nvidia 8800GTS videocard, and 2 gigs of corsair memory.

Does anyone know why it isnt turning on correctly? any ideas would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

Answer:New Computer Won't Turn On

that's normal for the DS3 mobo when you first use it, it`ll continue to turn on and off its all in the manual . It should stop doing it the next time you boot.

I worried when it first happened too but it all works fine after awhile, I would also recommend turning off the fan controls because if you watch, it`ll stop and start and that just worried me too much so now it goes full speed.

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My hp laptop with vista will not turn on. the battery is good and it is plugged in (the battery light is on). It has been giving me problems with turning on, sometimes it takes awhile to turn on or the cpu will turn on and the monitor will not. does anyone know if there is a simple fix or has this happened to anyone else. i thought i'd check here before i paid a bunch of money to a place like best buy. thanks for the help.

Answer:my computer will not turn on

How old is this laptop ? ?If it's less than a year i would be taking advantage of the Warranty immmediately.

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Please help!

I have a Compaq Presario SR122NX using Windows XP.

I usually leave my computer on most of the day. Lately when I try to turn it off, it won't. I try clicking the off button on the tower, but no response. I have to unplug it to get it to turn off.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:Can't turn off computer!

http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php

might help

joan
 

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i'm sorry if i'm reposting the same situation as others...

but, my boyfriend's computer recently had a rogue antivirus (antivir system pro) and it wouldn't let him open up IE or anything so he turned the computer off and now it won't turn back on. you hear it starting up but then it goes silent. the lights turn on and stay on. the whole time this is happening, the screen is blank.


can anyone help?
 

Answer:computer won't turn on..

Make/model of machine? OS? He may be able to get into safe mode or, failing that, the BIOS to boot from a DVD.
 

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I have a computer that is a few years old. after moving it, it won't turn off. it will go through the shutdown process, and power down for maybe half a second, than come back on. at first i figured it had to do with one of the cables connecting the front power button to the motherboard, but i checked those and it was fine. any ideas on why this is happening?

Answer:computer won't turn off

Check your drive for malware spyware viruses this may not be the problem but you wouldn't be out anything checking this.

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P4 2.8
1gig ram
XP


I know there will be alot of different possible answers but I figured I would at least post it up. I built my own computer a few years ago and it's been running great. I was having a heat issue at one point but I layed down some arctic silver and that fixed the problem.

Well two days ago my computer just started freezing randomly. I'd have to turn it off and back on only to have it freeze whenever it felt like again. (It could be 3 minutes in or 2 hours in).

I opened up the case and blew a bunch of dust out. Was hoping that it would fix this issue. It didn't.

I took the heatsink off the cpu and figured maybe I should clean off the CPU and heatsink and place new arctic silver onto it. Well when pulling off the heatsink the CPU was stuck to it and I bent two prongs. After swearing at myself I carefully straightened them out so they looked like all the others. After that I completly cleaned off the heatsink and top of the cpu. I place the arctic silver on, spread it out evenly and placed the CPU back on the motherboard. It fits back into it's spot nice and the little lever goes down to hold it in place. I attached the heatsink, closed up the case, re-attached all the cords, flipped the swith in the back of the computer, hit the power button..... and nothing! I checked to make sure everything was plugged in ok and everything seams to be in tip-top shape.

Now I know that it could be a multitude of things ... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

1. did you slapping yourself loudly? If you does, can we have a video of that?

2. Welcome to Techspot, Fetter.

3. Sound like your power supply is shot. Please have the power supply tested to confirm that problem. If it does, here you go. Buy another one, it should cost you 20 to 40 bucks for generic one ( last 5 to 1 years ) or you will have to fork over 50 dollars for a quality one, such as enermax.

4. Like you explained, that you have a heat issues in the cpu area, i suggest you to go out and buy the dual fan power supply to eleminate the air circulation waste.

5. Did you bent your Pentium 4? Did you break off any pins? Can you please take it off and confirm that?

6. To make sure, your motherboard and power supply is on, you will need to refer to # 5 and # 3. Try # 3 first.

7. If you have to buy new pentium 4, the used pentium 4 should cost 15 to 70 dollars, no big deals. Make sure to check it up on tigerdirect.com

By the way, I can see the Pentium 4 3.0gHZ for 77 bucks. It is affordable. Plus, I don't think you have a HT compatible motherboard, since you haven't indicate what kind of board you are using. Please give us your motherboard information, so we can determine if you are able to run in HT.

Here is the link.

Thank you and please come back here more often.

Regards Lucan
 

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hi I've got a machine with an intel 810 chipset, pcchips motherboard, and 466 processor running win2000prof and it doesnot turn off.

What happens is that you shutdown and it goes to the now safe to turn off your computer screen then just stops without turning itself off.

That I wouln't mind but when you hit the power switch on the case it does nothing the only way to turn it off is to switch it off at the wall.

After switching it off on the wall when you turn the wall switch back on it behaves as normal (that is it doesn't start) and when you want to start it again just hit the case power button and it starts, but of course wont fully turn off.
Any ideas? Motherboard; Bios; (Powersupply ok newish)
 

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Question: Turn computer off.

Rather perplexed over here.  XPS8910 with a new M.2 drive installed with Windows 10 Home Edition.  If I select "shut down" or "sleep", the computer will shut down and then two seconds later it will start for a second and then go into either "shut down" or "sleep" as selected... I'm quite annoyed with this.  Is this a BIOS issue or is this a Windows issue?  What should I do to fix this?

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i just got all my parts, put them together, configured bios, installed xp and updates and everything was running fine

i didnt do this in my room so i turned off the computer, unplugged everything and moved it to my room (next door...25 feet...not far) and when i plugged the comp in, there was no power

i tried using the same cable on another computer and it worked fine
i turned the power strip off and on again and still no good....

(and i didnt drop the drop the computer or do nething to damage it)
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

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Hi last night my son was on the computer and when he was finished and back at the desk top he pushed the windosa key and uu . this mon=rning we tried to use the computer and it is dead won't do anything ... any help suggestions? we have tried all the power tricks and still nothing
any help would be greatly appreciated
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

"We have tried all the power tricks and still nothing"...

What exactly were the "power tricks" you tried? No lights and no fans at all? You can't "kill" a PC by using any keyboard sequence. You can corrupt a hard drive, but this "dead" system needs a new power supply first... after you check all on-off switches and power cord connections
 

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Grandson brought us his friends computer yesterday to look at. He said when the problem began that he was sleeping and it just turned on and off by itself. I asked if it had been left on and he said NO. So I have never heard of this before, but now there is no power to it at all. My hubby has all sorts of meters etc to check if there is power to a specific thing. He checked the switch and it is ok. He checked the power supply and it does not measure up to what it should, so it could be the power supply which is what I suspected. But before we buy a power supply, how can we be sure it is not the mother board? Is there a way to know that for sure? It is an E-machines, windows XP. I know that E-Machines are not the best, so that could be a problem in itself lol..

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Your best bet is to borrow a PSU of the same or greater wattage and swap it in there before spending the money on 1...

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Hi guys, I need help with Packard Bell Windows xp sp3 around 4 years old, cant remember specs sorry. I bought off auction site 1 year ago and after running ok for 2 months it started turning off randomly and then would be fine for another few weeks then we couldn't turn it on at all. Moved house and decided to reconnect again after it being idle for 4 weeks and it worked great but realised it only turned on if we disconnected power supply completely the night before. Run Everest and overheating was not a problem so decided to put new power supply in but did not solve the problem. However a couple of weeks ago my daughter did not pull out plugs when turning off and now it will not turn on at all. From my research online I suspect its mobo but wanted to check with you guys before expanding my skills to replace my first mobo....
 

Answer:And now computer will not turn on

Hello Kiwi, lol.

I assume this is a desktop?

One of the main indicators for a bad motherboard are swelling and or leaking capacitors which look something like:

Blown and Swollen to extreme

Swollen and leaking

Another indicator can be that no "lights" are coming on the mobo when your turn it on.

If you pull it apart further try and get any info of the mobo that you can like "MSI-7060 Ver.1" for example.

If you do think you are going to have to replace it you will need a similar one if you want to recycle all of the other parts.
 

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When I try to shut down my computer, it shows windows 98 shutting down but it never shuts dowm completely. I'm also unable to access my outlook express. What's going on? I recently ran Panda & housecall along with Ad-aware and spybot for an about:blank problem which seemed to fix it ok, but this not being able to shut down w/o unplugging it from the wall is something new! Can you help?!!
 

Answer:I can't turn off my computer!!

http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

Do a scan again with all of the above

Then download Hijack This 1.98.2 and post a log here for someone to analyze for you . DO NOT "fix " anything in the log unless directed from this forum
 

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Hellow guys, i'm also currently have an issues where, when i switch on the main switch, the computer turn on itself, i didnt even press the power button! And after a few second, maybe 2 to 3 or 4, it turn off itself again. When i press the power button myself, there is no more power. I cant turn it on.

So, i do the same thing again. This time I switch off the main switch and turn it back on and the same thing happen again, the computer turn on and off again, and i also cannot switch on the computer after that. The same thing happen the next few time, so i assume there is something wrong with the hardware, or something loose? Any idea anyone?

And, to be more specific, when i turn off the main switch and turn on immediatly, there is no power and the computer is not running. But if i wait for maybe a few minute after turn off the main switch and turn back on, it run itself, the same process as i mention above. So is it weird? Hardware problem?

Answer:Computer turn on and off itself? Help

did it just start doing this out of the blue? Did you do something before this started?

The first thing I'd check is the power button on the case, as you say it does not work and if it's jammed on the ON it could give similar issues.
Open the case and remove the power button connector from the motherboard's pins, and if you can install in its place the connector of the reset button. Both buttons are the same under the hood so it's not going to hurt the board.
Now try using the reset button as if it was the power on/off button.

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At all.
Yes, it is plugged in
I press the "on" button, and NOTHING happens, no fan, no lights, nada.

One thing, there was like a red switch above my power socket on the computer, (where the lead goes into) with 230v and 115V, and I switched it, from 203 to 155, and then it didn't work. That might be the problem, I don't know. But when i switched it back to 203v, still, nothing happened.

The last time I turned it off, I'm pretty sure I just shut it down, like I usually do, instead of putting it on stand-by.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on!

Not sure where you are located but if in US, and you turned it on after switching that, then you blew out power supply though it sounds like it was blown anyway and is your issue. I hope it was blown before you threw the switch because if not you may have done considerably more damage then that. Personal;ly it is time to take the power supply out and to a shop fopr testing...perhaps the whole tower.
 

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I fear that I've done something extremely stupid to the CPU. The CPU cooling fan has been extremely noisy, so I was wanting to change it. I'm living in Kenya and finding a fan to replace it was not as easy as in the USA.

Someone suggested using WD40 on the fan. So I removed the fan (No I didn't spray WD40 inside the computer!). Wiped the fan dry and allowed it to sit for a few hours. Then I connected the fan to the MB (only the electric connection, I didn't put the heat sink or fan on the CPU) and covered the fan in a paper towel to catch any WD40 that might spray out. I turned the computer on for maybe 30-60 seconds maximum to allow the fan to spin. The computer shut itself down. It never did begin to boot. It gave me an odd one line message that I can't remember. It seemed to mention something about pooling.

Now it won't restart at all. Sometimes when I push the on switch, it lights up briefly and the internal fans begin to spin, but for 1-2 seconds is all. Then nothing as if there is no current. I've checked all the electrical connections, the UPS, etc.

Could I have ruined the CPU? Any other possible sources of this problem?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on - CPU?

Um, well i can say unless you ran it for hours you shouldnt have damaged the cpu. I acidentally ran a P4 for 1 1/2 hrs with the fan off because of a bad fan port on the mobo didnt hurt it just really bad performance. Try clearing the CMOS by pulling the battery or moving the jumper that is around the battery over and back.

and wd40 attracts dust its like a film of dust grabbiness, i put it on my ceiling fan to see if it worked and it attracts dust...
 

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Hi,

I recently re-installed windows 7 on my computer, and after i installed all of the drivers, i realized my computer wouldn't shut down.

I mean, it says its shutting down, then the screen goes into standby mode, but the computer keeps running.
I don't understand why or how this could happen.

It's weird, i even tried rolling back on some bios changes i made, but nothing. I don't even know how to troubleshoot this. I tried googling it, but everyone that has a different problem on which the shutting down screen persists.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Alex.

Answer:Computer won't turn off

Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

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I have connected everything, the stand offs on the p35 ds3p the fan, with thermal paste, the 8600gt, the drives, and all the plugs, with the power supply. after pushing the power button, it flashes on for about 1 second, the fan in the supply moves slightly, and then it stops. its happened about 3 times now. what could be the problem? could it be a faulty power supply? do the wires touching the case cause a short? or is that negligent? also, could it be the motherboard being shhorted? thanks for any help...
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

Could be many things. I'd say could be a short. Also, this happened to me and it was because the processor was fried.
 

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Hello everyone. Ok, here is the deal.... Today a bad storm started rolling in, so I shut down my computer and unplugged the surge protector from the wall.

After running into town and back (approx 1.5 hours) I plugged everything back in, and my computer would not start. EVERYTHING else plugged into the surge protector powers on: speakers, monitor, router and hub, external HD, desk fan, everything except my computer powers on. The only thing that is on is a little green light on the motherboard.

I have tried the following:

Flipping the reset switch on the power strip

Flipping the power supply switch on and off

Reseading various hardware

Checked, rechecked, and rechecked any / all cables inside and outside of the computer

Unpluged the computer's power cable from the surge protector and plugged it directly into the wall.

Nothing is working.

Now, I did not unplug the ethernet cable from the computer, but if it had been hit by lightening, wouldn't the cable modem, hub, or heck even a TV have gotten fried?

The only things I can think of doing is A) Buying a new power supply, or B) a new motherboard. What do you guys think? Please help, this is just super frustrating....I have a two thousand dollar footrest.
 

Answer:My Computer Will Not Turn On, Please Help!

The motherboards NIC (network Internet Connection) could have been fried... Do you have an on-board NIC or a separate PCI NIC?
 

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