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

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?

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

try wikipepdia for translations or google

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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.

A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T500 will turn on for roughly 3 seconds, then turn off and stay off.

Hi npesina, welcome to the forums,
 
there could be different reasons for the system behaving the way you describe, my suggestions;
 
remove all hard, SSD and optical drives to see if you experience the same,
remove all RAM, without replacing the drives, and test to see if you receive a system beep code,
remove all components which had previously been removed to test again.
 
The ultimate test would be to remove everything attached to the mainboard including the CMOS (BIOS) battery excluding the power socket, CPU and the fan. When you attach the power cable the system should come to life, the fan should run and beep codes sound.  After that its really just a case of putting the system back together one component at a time testing inbetween each component replacement, leave the main battery and CMOS battery until last to save having to always connect / disconnect the keyboard in order to turn the system on.
 
If at any point you experience the same issue as now it may well be that the component you replaced at that point or it's attachment socket on the mainboard  is the culprit.

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Answer:Ideapad Z580 - turn off Secure Boot State, or change to legacy bios and turn off UEFI?

Yes, I have the same question. Can someone help?Many Thanks in advance.

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Answer:lenovo y70-70 touch pitched sound when I turn on and ends when I turn off

Diian wrote:Hi... lenovo gave me a replace computer... y70-70  According to them, the laptop is a new one and not a rebuilt one... Since the first day I picked it up and used it at home... When I turn it on, starts a pitched noise and it ends when I turn the laptop off. That sound is so annoying to work I canīt work more than one hour due to the annoying noise/sound...   That sound does not come from the speakers... What can I do? what is the problem? I need a quick response because I am travelling to another country in few days and I wonīt come back until 6 months before. RegardsIf the unit is still under warrantee you can return it or request for repair. This is a peer to peer forum. Only Lenovo staff can decide for return, repair, etc. So better make a call to them.

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Hi

I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...

Answer:How to turn on WiFi adapter from command line / How to turn on hotspot

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Anakunda


Hi

I have configured ad-hoc network for internet sharing from my PC. Normally I start it by
netsh wlan start hostednetwork
As I noticed the hotspot is automatically turned off when I turn off WiFi adapter. So I have two questions:

How do I turn on WiFi by command line, so that I can control it from various commandline scripts?
How do I configure the script for WiFi for autostarting hotspot whenever WiFi is turned on?

netsh wlan ...


Ad-Hoc requires that you restart the session each time.

Connectify pro has an auto start option that does this but it's a paid version, connectify lite is free but I'm not sure if has auto start.

Download - Connectify

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Running Windows Vista Ultimate.

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Under Power Options, I have 'Turn off the display' set to Never for both On Battery and Plugged in. Under 'Put the computer to sleep' I have both On battery and Plugged in set to never. Nonetheless, the display still shuts off while I am working.

What do I need to do to prevent the display from turning off at odd intervals?

Answer:Vista Ultimate x64: turn off display, will not turn back on

sounds like your display drivers are crashing.

Do not rely on windows update drivers - go to graphics chipset manufacturer website and get latest drivers

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Answer:Internet sharing doesn't turn on + cant turn off wifi

After a bit of searching this was the only answer I could find.
Remove/uninstall your nokia acount, install access point....you will get your internet sharing.
Not sure if that will help you or not but it's worth a shot.

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when not playing games. and the main power (electricity) is gone, then this problem is not occurred.
plz understand my problem and reply me.
sorry for my bad English.

Answer:Laptop suddenly turn off when main power turn off.

Could it be overheating protection?

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Answer:I tried to turn on my nokia lumia 630 but the screen doesn't turn on

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question it just vibrates like it turned on but nothing appears or lights up on the screen Hi there - Have you tried leaving it on the charger for awhile? That's usually the first thing to try. Let it get some juice in it and then try turning it on. If that doesn't work, you may need to download the WDRT program on your computer and plug your phone in there to reset it.
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Can anybody tell me how to fix this please ? I really don't know how it happened. Can it be that my laptop is still infected ?
 
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Answer:Turn Off Flight Mode & Turn On Wireless Devices

Is there a physical switch on your laptop for wireless? Often on the edges of your laptop... easy to miss.

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Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Any recommendations? Here Drive+ had turn-by-turn GPS navigation for FREE. But it doesn't work on Windows 10 anymore. Are there any other free alternatives? Ones that don't use an internet connection, preferably. The official Microsoft maps app is the best way to go. It has the same downloadable maps feature.
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Answer:How to turn off the turn off the notification sound of Power Saver?

Hi

This should be possible. Did you check the Toshiba Power saver setup settings?
You can change the option called "Notification method" from "Sound+Message" to "message" only or "No action"

PS: What notebook do you use???

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Answer:In XP Pro can't turn off Windows Firewall or Turn on Automatic Updates

How did you remove Norton in the first place?

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I can't turn my computer on. The fans and lights turn on for a second and then turn off. a few seconds later they'll turn back on and then turn back off. I've had this computer for 4+ months now, i built it myself. it recently started doing this but i'd just turn off the PSU (Power Supply Unit) and turn it back on and it woould fix it. now it doesnt fix it anymore. i've re-slotted the RAM (Random Access Memory) and pushed it in firmly, but that hasn't done anything. i've tried different power outlets and pushed everything into the MOBO (Motherboard), i havent messed around with CPU (Processor) because that's just a pain in the a**... i was wondering if there was anything else i could do before having to take it into a local repair shop, lol.as for my computer specsCPU (Processor): Fx-6300 AMDGPU: R9-270x AMDRAM (Random Access Memory): 8GB Ballistix sportMOBO (Motherboard): ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0PSU (Power Supply Unit): Corsair X500 w 80+Case: Rosewill GALAXYthanks 

Answer:Fans turn on, lights blink and then turn off/on repeatedly.

You can try a new  RAM stick.What you describe can be: Anything overloads the PSU, or a failing PSU Bad memory in the low region. BIOS  can't run without it. Bad CPU, or heat sink not in placeDisconnect the HDD and the DVD drive. (Power off, of course.)Power on. Does it  show the  BIOS?

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Hello Folks,

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However, ever since then I have been running into another hardware or graphics-related issue that is random and completely stumping me. What is happening is, I will be on my computer, leave and turn my monitor off, and (randomly) when I come back to use my computer again, when I turn on the monitor there is no signal and a black screen (e.g. when I turn my monitor on my desktop will pop up and the light on my monitor will turn blue, when it doesn't turn on there will be a black screen and the light on the monitor stays yellow as if it is idle). I have tried swapping out the monitor to see if that was the issue and the same problem persists, so it does not appear to be my monitor or VGA cables.

The only way I can temporarily fix this issue is to reboot/restart my computer and viola! The monitor works again and I can see everything. This issue is very random. Sometimes I can go weeks without an incident, other times this is happening a couple times a week. I honestly don't know if it's my motherboard or video card or what. My PC isn't overheating, I'm not overclocking, and all of my drivers are updated.

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Answer:Turn Off Monitor, Turn On Later and Black Screen, PC Still Running

try checking your power options settings and set it to high performance then check in advanced power settings and do not allow hard disks to sleep

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I had it for nearly 2 years,Lenovo Y50-70 Touch -2 days ago while playing games on it, I smell a chemical smell coming from it so I immediately shut it down just in case. The next time I turn it on, it was fine the backlit keyboard glow red as usual but no display, and now it shut down after 4 seconds (with the fan running) whenever I turn it on except, sometimes It stay on (but still no display and no fan running).I got no experience into opening pc and such, I I tried opening it up and remove the dust that built us by quite a bit and tried to locate where the chemical smell was from, I though it was probably from the Fan or Coolers as it seems more strong there but not sure. After trying to turn the laptop on a few time the strong smell kind of dissipate a lot, and smell weaker.I been having a hard time trying to pinpoint just which part of the laptop is needed to replace. So if anyone could help me in the right direction it would be great. I just hope it wont have to buy a whole new motherboard x.xAlso idk if thats helpful information, but the first year playing games was fine, but the 2nd year and the laptop kind of overheated so I tried to cut down a bit and the fans were making more noises than ever. Especially when opening a new game or google chrome.

Answer: Laptop turn on for 4 seconds (No Display, Fan noise) and then turn off

A chemical smell to me tells me it's likely a failing/burnt out capacitor...It would be best to have it checked out at a shop...

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I can't turn my computer on. The fans and lights turn on for a second and then turn off. a few seconds later they'll turn back on and then turn back off. I've had this computer for 4+ months now, i built it myself. it recently started doing this but i'd just turn off the PSU (Power Supply Unit) and turn it back on and it woould fix it. now it doesnt fix it anymore. i've re-slotted the RAM (Random Access Memory) and pushed it in firmly, but that hasn't done anything. i've tried different power outlets and pushed everything into the MOBO (Motherboard), i havent messed around with CPU (Processor) because that's just a pain in the a**... i was wondering if there was anything else i could do before having to take it into a local repair shop, lol.

as for my computer specs

CPU (Processor): Fx-6300 AMD
GPU: R9-270x AMD
RAM (Random Access Memory): 8GB Ballistix sport
MOBO (Motherboard): ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0
PSU (Power Supply Unit): Corsair X500 w 80+
Case: Rosewill GALAXY

thanks
 

Answer:Fans turn on, lights blink and then turn off/on repeatedly.

First, I would unplug everything that isn't necessary. Everything external except for the keyboard and monitor. Internally, just leave the CPU, RAM and video card installed. See if it turns on. If not, you might try and test the power button. Disconnect the power button from the mobo. If the pin headers allow for it, use the reset button as the power button. If not, you can use a flat head screwdriver to power on the computer (cross the two pins for the power button with the blade of the screwdriver). If you do this, just be very careful. Touch only the power button pins and nothing else! You could easily damage components by touching the screwdriver to the wrong thing.

Some motherboards have a power button right on the board that you can press to power on the computer. I looked at a pic of your board and didn't notice one.

If that doesn't do it, plug the power button back in. You might try and play around with the RAM. I don't know if you have 2 or 4 sticks of RAM, but try and boot the computer with only one stick of RAM at a time. If there's a bad stick, you'll find it through this process of elimination.

If none of the above works, then it might be a bad PSU.
 

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I had it for nearly 2 years,Lenovo Y50-70 Touch -2 days ago while playing games on it, I smell a chemical smell coming from it so I immediately shut it down just in case. The next time I turn it on, it was fine the backlit keyboard glow red as usual but no display, and now it shut down after 4 seconds (with the fan running) whenever I turn it on except, sometimes It stay on (but still no display and no fan running).I got no experience into opening pc and such, I I tried opening it up and remove the dust that built us by quite a bit and tried to locate where the chemical smell was from, I though it was probably from the Fan or Coolers as it seems more strong there but not sure. After trying to turn the laptop on a few time the strong smell kind of dissipate a lot, and smell weaker.I been having a hard time trying to pinpoint just which part of the laptop is needed to replace. So if anyone could help me in the right direction it would be great. I just hope it wont have to buy a whole new motherboard x.xAlso idk if thats helpful information, but the first year playing games was fine, but the 2nd year and the laptop kind of overheated so I tried to cut down a bit and the fans were making more noises than ever. Especially when opening a new game or google chrome.

Answer: Laptop turn on for 4 seconds (No Display, Fan noise) and then turn off

A chemical smell to me tells me it's likely a failing/burnt out capacitor...It would be best to have it checked out at a shop...

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it makes a noise like this and does not stop until i turn it off. it does not work and just makes a noise. any kind of help would be appreciated thanks. 

Answer:my lenovo h430 makes a noise when i try to turn it on and does not turn on

or anything thats the cause would help  

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This is driving me crazy. My HP has Windows 7 and everytime it connects to the internet (wireless connection) Windows Live Messenger opens down in the left hand corner taskbar near the start menu. I close it, and fifteen minutes later it will open again.
I opened the options and unchecked the boxes pretaining to 'Run Windows Live Messenger when windows starts' but it still repeatedly opens. I use hotmail, but i really have no use for Messenger. The program is not listed under add/remove programs. Someone please help me turn this thing off.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Live Messenger-TURN IT OFF TURN IT OFF!

It should be listed in Programs & Features under Windows Live Messenger or Windows Live Essentials. If you still can't find it listed then go to get.live.com and re-download the installer, reinstall it, then uninstall it.
 

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My E-system laptop automatically turn off in five seconds after turn on without displaying?

Answer:my E-system laptop turn off in five seconds after turn on

Possibly overheating because fan on CPU has failed. You will need to open the back of laptop and see if fan is spinning.

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HI TO ALL:
im having a problem with my pc that i mostly used..heres the situation :
my pc is working fine suddenly 1 day it slows and slightly hanging so i restarted it after restart problem occurs it powers on(all running: fans,hdd,dvd rom,cpu fan)then after 2 seconds it goes off automatically.so then i open the case and reseated all components(i know some basic troubleshooting) i tried to power on again and same things happen turn off after 2 seconds. i remove the gpu and connect my monitor to the onboard, so it starts finally and get me to "loading windows "then it go black screen, i restart it again by pressing the restart button and i boot trough enable vga mode by pressing f8.then it boots and it loads the windows and i can use it normally only on vga mode..so i downloaded the latest driver of my gpu's onboard and external.i uninstalled the drivers through vga mode then restart,again loading windows then black screen,restart againd and boot through vga mode install the updated drivers then reboot,loading windows then black screen with some pixelate flickering cursor on screen. (to make it short it only boots on enable vga mode..then i go replacing my psu with working from another pc and same thing happened..so then i reformat my pc and didnt installed any gpu including the onboard i disabled it..and its working fine with that..

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
with my onboard gpu enabled it gives black screen ... Read more

Answer:Pc turn on and immediately turn off after 2 seconds(with external gpu)

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New W510.  (4318 CTO, 16GB, WIndows 7)  Used new 640GB drive to install Windows 7 Pro x64 from scratch.  Installed lasted versions of drivers from Lenovo W510 support site.  Almost everything works, except the WiMAX. WiMAX shows up and seems to be properly controlled in the preload.  It does not show up in my rebuild, so the HW is there. Among other things, I installed Power Management Driver, Power Manager, HotKey Features and the Intel WiFi WiMAX 6250 v13.00.0000 (both WiFi and WiMAX parts) but just the WiFi part shows up in the OnScreen Display when using FnF5.  The WiMAX does not.  The drivers show up in the Control Panel programs list and there were no problems indicated during installation.  Am I missing something or is there a trick to the installation order?

Answer:W510 WiMAX cannot turn on or turn off with FnF5

A bit more information:  Under Network Connections the WiMAX adapter is listed as unplugged. Local Area Connection 2   Network cable unplugged    Intel(r) Centrino(R) WiMAX 6250 Seems odd to me that it is not listed as a wireless device. Any suggestions on how get the WiMAX working?

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I have a x201 cto using 64bits Win 7. The wireless adapter is intel advanced-N 6200. However, I found my wireless always turn off suddenly and I can not turn it on anymore (even using Fn+F5) until reboot. Does anyone have same experience? Please tell me what's the problem. Many thanks













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Answer:x201 wireless always suddenly turn off and can not turn on again.

Yes, i have the same issue. Though it suffices if you deactivate and activate your WLAN adapter @ networkcenter, you don't need to reboot. This happened to me a couple of times as well.





I disabled Multi-Core in BIOS so i don't have regular lags.I always keep energy saving settings to "Maximum Performance" so i don't have regular contrast issues.I deinstalled ThinkAdvantage Access Connections so i don't have random WLAN Adapter "power offs".

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I saw that there were others with this issue. I already tried things like resetting the ram, taking out my battery. Even with my laptop plugged in, not lights are showing up and the power button isnt starting anything. I tried to listen and hear if anything was happening, but no luck. I just to get help if there is anything I can do to trouble shoot or just figure out what the issue is so I can get it fixed . I was running Windows 10 on there. 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15R won't turn on ! No lights will turn on .

Hi PARTH511722,
What is the exact system model?
Are you using an original Dell OEM Adapter? When you plug in the adapter to the system, does the adapter stay firm or does it fall off easily? Is the adapter frayed? Is there any damage on the system? Could you test with another power adapter if possible? Could you try powering on with another battery?
Remove the memory and disconnect the HDD and try powering on the system with adapter only / battery only and check.
Does the adapter led stay on and stable or does it go off when connected to the system?
If the adapter led is stable when connected to the system and there are no signs of power, then the motherboard is suspected faulty.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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HI TO ALL:
im having a problem with my pc that i mostly used..heres the situation :
my pc is working fine suddenly 1 day it slows and slightly hanging so i restarted it after restart problem occurs it powers on(all running: fans,hdd,dvd rom,cpu fan)then after 2 seconds it goes off automatically.so then i open the case and reseated all components(i know some basic troubleshooting) i tried to power on again and same things happen turn off after 2 seconds. i remove the gpu and connect my monitor to the onboard, so it starts finally and get me to "loading windows "then it go black screen, i restart it again by pressing the restart button and i boot trough enable vga mode by pressing f8.then it boots and it loads the windows and i can use it normally only on vga mode..so i downloaded the latest driver of my gpu's onboard and external.i uninstalled the drivers through vga mode then restart,again loading windows then black screen,restart againd and boot through vga mode install the updated drivers then reboot,loading windows then black screen with some pixelate flickering cursor on screen. (to make it short it only boots on enable vga mode..then i go replacing my psu with working from another pc and same thing happened..so then i reformat my pc and didnt installed any gpu including the onboard i disabled it..and its working fine with that..

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
with my onboard gpu enabled it gives ... Read more

Answer:Pc turn on and immediately turn off after 2 seconds(with external gpu)

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
with my onboard gpu enabled it gives black screen after loading.
i also tried the other working external gpus and samething happens..
WORKING NORMALLY WITHOUT EXTERNAL GPU AND DISABLED ONBOARD GPU.
--so maybe its my mobo is bad suspecting my pci slot section..anybody can help me ??2 days trying to fix but still i cant..thanks in advance..Click to expand...

Can you post your computer specs,along with your operating system,your external gpu name Is this an external gpu or an internal PCI-E video card?

Can you also post the wattage of your power supply.

At a guess I would say your power supply isn't powerful enough to run the card. "2 seconds off" Is this a new card and what was the reason for the change? On the black screen error this sounds like a basic driver error.

In either case remove 'external' video card from your computer, download the latest drivers for your os and internal video card from the manufacturers website go to; control panel,programs and delete ALL video card related drivers then run this program.

http://majorgeeks.com/Driver_Sweeper_d6171.html

Delete ALL drivers.

Turn on your onboard video card in bios

Now install the downloaded driver for your on board video card,does your onboard work now?
EDIT OOPS! Welcome to the forum!
 

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I want to discontinue use of McAfee (which came with the initial install) of my Windows 10 computer, and turn on Windows Defender.   I don't know where to start.

Answer:turn off mcafee and turn on defender in windows 10

Open the start menu. Select  "Control Panel". Select "Programs and Features". Find and select the McAfee program in the list then click "uninstall" at the top of the list. When it has finished uninstalling Windows Defender will activate itself.Go back to Control Panel again and select  "Security and Maintenance" . In the security drop down list it should say Windows Defender is turned on.

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When I turn the system off the backlight stays on and runs the battery down. It is not the keyboard backlight, it is the screen backlight. If I turn it off or put it to sleep the backlight stays on.
This did not happen prior to the upgrade to 10.

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Does anyone know if the new Maps app being built for the phone and PC features voice turn-by-turn navigation? I know the current Maps app does not. You need to use Here Drive or another third party app for voice navigation.

Answer:Will the new Maps app have voice turn-by-turn directions?

I forget where I read it earlier. I think it was either ArsTechnica, The Verge or WinBeta. Cortana is supposed to give turn by turn directions and can be asked to repeat them. The maps app is also supposed to be designed by Microsoft, but also uses HereDrive. The actual default camera app for all phones and probably pc's, laptops and tablets is actually Lumia Camera.

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During updating my lumia 520, phone turn off and wont turn on

Answer:During updating my Lumia 520, my phone won't turn off and won't turn on. What should I do?

WP 10 is still heavily flawed, dont install them just yet especially on low end lumias wait for its official release

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I just picked up the HP Stream 8 at the MS Store this weekend during their VIP event (25$ off 75$ or more). I actually haven't opened it yet, because I'm still deciding if I should keep it.
One thing the HP Stream 8 seems to have is GPS. I say "seems" because no one at the MS store even knew that it had GPS--- I had to tell them about it and pull up the HP website to show them the specs.
I've loved having HERE Maps and HERE Drive on my Lumia 521 because of the downloadable offline maps. I try not to pay for data since I'm near wi-fi 95% of the time, so it is nice that the GPS works without requiring data.
Although there is a HERE Maps app for Windows 8.1, I haven't been able to find an app that is like HERE Drive, with turn-by-turn navigation.
Is anyone aware of such an app?
Thanks!

Answer:Any Windows 8.1 apps with turn-by-turn navigation?

I've used CoPilot Live for a few years and like it's turn by turn ability. I think there is a try version on the store.

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If I turn the laptop off and back on again, like next morning etc the dongle doesn't connect to the internet, but if i then restart it, the dongle connects.

Why is this? anything else I can do?

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In the last couple of months we have begun seeing some of our secure sites failing in IE. Many will work in Chrome or in Firefox, as a business standard we prefer IE.  The SSL is off by GPO. TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are on (TLS 1.0 is off for a reason-but
had this problem even before the change.) Have turned off and back on by GPO and still have issue.  We do not want to turn back the clock and use SSL (nor would our auditors permit it). Any suggestions?

Rebecca Palmer

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My HP pavilion refused to turn on in the morning after charged last night. The charging indicator light used came up at first but now nothing is working. I used working chargers and batteries from HP pavilion, still nothing. I removed the battery push the power button for a minute the fix the battery and on. Nothing. I used ram from other pavilion, still nothing. Please I need your help

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Hi everyone,i have a trouble with my laptop, it auto turn off, then I cannot turn on, I have to wait around 15mins, then try to press turn on, so the laptop can start, but it only on around 45mins, then off again, I don't know what wrong with that, even I tried to hard reset it 

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Hello  i am writing my  mother laptop for some reason it acting very odd brand new not even few months old  Ok yesterday her laptop she could shut it down with no problem this morning she going out she turn it off bout close it.. but it decided turn back on not going thru booting it up with hp Icon no went straight away to windows 10 automaticaly.  So i decided to check some program see if anything conflicting it nothing  so i decided to shut it down thru windows 10  power shutdown but still turn back on..  i shut down it with power button but even still turn back on please help me   

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I bought a new laptop ( Acer aspire V5-573G) with windows 10 installed a week ago and the laptop screen does not turn on after  "Turn Off Display " even all other components working.The screen does not on after pressing keys and hovering mouse, although there is no problem when laptop goes to sleep. I have to restart the computer each time it happens.Please tell me it is a hardware issue or software and any solution i can work upon      Acer aspire V5-573Gintel core i7Windows 10 (fully updated)

Answer:Screen Does Not Turn On After "Turn Off Display "

nishant,
 
I just want to clarify your statement, did it come with Windows 10 installed out of box, or did you upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10? If it came preinstalled can you provide me the full model number?
 
If you upgraded, did the problem exist immediately after the upgrade and before any updates were performed?
If it came with Windows 10 preinstalled, try to perform a refresh.

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Hello everyone, I have an HP Envy j100t which I purchased in 2014. ever since yesterday it's been starting but the screen remains pitch black, no display at all. It won't get to start up page, just remains a blank dark screen even though the power light is on and there's no battery issue because it was on charge all night and the AC adopter is still in.   I keep on having to get to get to the BIOS recovery screen, letting that update, and then it proceeds to restart. However when it restarts, it never gets to start up and there is the same dark screen- no display.  I have to always update BIOS, take out the battery and AC adapter, put them back in, and then it will start. Or sometimes even that whole process might not restart it.  Please help!

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why my hp x360 turn off  without warning and turn on again it turn off without warning and them turn on again?

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Hey all I'm new to this forum but I've built a few computers in the past but have never experienced any problems like this.

Case: Powerspec Cooler master case
Processor: Intel i5 750(quad core)
Motherboard: Gigabyte H55M-UD2H
Powersupply:OCZ 500 watt Mod X Stream-Pro

Here are some pictures of my build and a video of what is going on.

Video: youtube.com/watch?v=UbuFZJQnlds

As you can see the PSU, CPU, and Case fans are turning on and the Motherboard LED lights are blinking and then they quickly turn off. I dont think its a problem with the Power Supply because I have already returned one with the same issue thinking it was defective.

Pictures:

wont let me post pictures =/

Any help is appreciated, thanks for your time!
 

Answer:CPU and PSU fans turn on but then quickly turn off as does everything else

Does your current BIOS version support your CPU?

Your 4 pin power connector looks to be missing.... Top right of the video 8secs in.
 

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 I got hp z600 and i got geforce gtx 1070, I bought a power adapter 6 pin to 8 pin. I have the issue the PC will turn on and works fine but when i power it off and want to turn it on again it wont turn on at all. I have to unplug it and hold the reset button for few seconds then I plug it back again and it turns on. No it seems it is dead 100%. What can it be? too much power consumption from the video card? I got other hp z600 with gtx 1050 no external power required and it works great. Any suggestion? Thanks

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Yesterday I used the Fn-F5 key to turn off the wireless radio. Today when I attempted to use the same key to turn the antenna back on, it fails to display on screen and will not turn the antenna back on. Other Function keys are working properly. I have disabled and re-enabled the card, reinstalled the drivers No change.

Answer:Used F-Key to turn off wireless antenna, now it will not turn on

Fixed by reinstalling Energy Management. I had uninstalled as there seemed to be more than one energy/battery management program.

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Hello i've Toshiba C55-B5302 when i try to turn on and then turn off again. You can turn on the laptop as normal. The LED lights on the laptop light up, but once this is done, the laptop just runs for 5 seconds and it automatically shuts off again. You can hear the fan run for a while but other that it just turns off. So what is the cause for a problem like this? i've dissasemly it and clean the fan there's no dust, i've remove the battery and keep the power button for 60sec read it on other forum, press many times the power button without the battery and the charger to reset the bios info, but without any luck.
Cheers

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Hi, please help me

I contacted Major Geeks as I was infected with Antimalware Doctor and was instructed by TimW to remove it. After removal I noticed that after shutdown my pc wouldn't turn on when the power button was pressed. After turning the switch on the wall off and then on again, the pc turned on but now a few days later it is not turning on at all. The power button flashes amber when pressed but nothing more. It doesn't start up at all. Please tell me how this can be undone or fixed, thanks
 

Answer:PC doesn't turn on after shutdown. Power button flashes amber and doesn't turn on

Looking at your malware thread, to be sure you were given the all clean, I noticed you mentioned this




If i turn off the electricity socket on the wall and then on again the pc turns on when the power button is pressed.Click to expand...

Is that still the case?
 

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Please help, i can't actually turn my daughter's computer on!

I'm sorry if i've posted this in the wrong area, but i just don't know what to do! I thought i'd see if i could get any help of you guys before shelling out Ģ60 at the local computer place.

The problem is pretty basic the computer won't turn on. I've checked power cables by using ones of other computer and I've checked fuses etc. but i'm still lost!

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Confused mom x
 

Answer:I can't actually turn my computer on...

If the cables are good and the voltage is right. You might need to switch out the power supply.
 

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I haven't seen many hardware specific (non-Windows) questions, so I'm not sure how much of this you can answer. Basically, my computer quit turning on. Nothing happens. I am a tech support person (hardware & software), so I am trying to figure it out myself. I have a generically put-together pc. Here is what was happening before it refused to turn on: A few weeks prior, it started periodically shutting down by itself. It also started giving me periodic Windows 98 blue screen OE errors periodically about the same time, forcing me to reboot. Also, the CPU fan would make a lot of noise, particularly when booting up; sometimes I would press on it and it would stop. I upgraded my CPU and motherboard shortly before all this started happening(AMD 550). The most recent thing that happened, about a week before it crashed, was the on-off button would not turn the pc off (the button in the front, not in the rear). So, here are my guesses: 1) the power needs to be replaced, or 2), the cmos is frozen (highly unlikely since I didn't change any jumpers), or 3), the
broken CPU fan caused the CPU to overheat and fryed it (although a friend of mine says the pc should still turn on at least if this happened), or 4) the on-off button is broken (which I doubt since the wires behind it look intact - I don't have one of those voltmeters handy or I would check the wires for power, at this point I haven't yet cut the wires in order to put them together to test for power)... Read more

Answer:computer will not turn on at all

Usually I have seen a bad motherboard cause this but it might be the cpu also. Try reseating all boards and processor and connectors and see if that helps. If you still have the old motherboard you could connect it up and see if your power supply switch etc are ok. I think AMD processors require a 300 watt power supply. See the AMD site for approved ones. When connecting your old motherboard you dont need to put it in the case just make sure it isnt shorting to anything. Just a note if a atx power supply wont shut off normally hold the button in for about six seconds which will force it to shut off. BOL
 

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My daughters computer will not turn on
Windows xp
acer
windows media edition
 

Answer:computer will not turn on

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Hi everyone!
I need some serious help!

I have just bourght a new Motherrboard and Pocessor and can't for the life of me get the damn thing to turn on with anything apart from a blank screen! The Fans inside the PC all start ok, but no on screen action.

I have aN abit KT7 MOTHERBOARD
AMD DURON 600 (week 35)Processor
Matrox G400 grapics card
Seagate ATA66 30 GB HD
300W PSU
AMD approved heat sink and fan
31/2 floppy

I have tried evything...like with just floppy drive in or just HD drive in...I have tried an old PCI grapics card instead of AGP.

I found out that I need to close 4th L7 Bridge of the CPU as AMD changed the voltage after week 31. My BIOS needs flashing to sort this voltage problem out. SO with a pencil I have closed the bridge, but IT STILL WON'T BOOT!!!!

Has anyione experiance with this set up?? if so pleas help me!!!!

Thanks
 

Answer:Can't turn computer on!

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Said this was the Windows Vista help/discussion forum, so here I go....
Specifications, if I can remember correctly are:
Nvidia 6100 nForce 405
2 GB DDR2 Dual Channel (ram)
AMD Anthlon 64 x2 Processor
400 GB harddrive
windows vista home premium
Model No.: T5426
I was turning my computer off one day and when it would not turn off, I held the power switch and it turned on and off real quick. Now when I turn it back on, it will turn off when it hits the Windows Vista loading screen, like right when it gets to it, it does not restart just shuts off and it is annoying. People are saying its the PSU which I doubt it because when I hit F2 or F10 to go to those menus when I first start my computer, the computer stays running perfectly until it try to boot it in safe mode or boot it normal mode.

This happened to me before when a friend messed my computer up and I found my old installation disk for vista and put it in and it worked perfectly, but now when I try to put the disk in, it shuts off when it tries to load up.

When all that happens, my computer will not even turn on when I hit the power switch, it only turns on after I unplug the computer, open the case, close the case, then plug it back in, but when I turn it off, it shuts off at the loading screen and then wont turn on again until I unplug it all again, this sucks.

I tried re-seating the CMOS battery or whatever its called, someone said it might work, but it did not. My computer does the same thin... Read more

Answer:Computer will not turn on.

Hay.. Have you got ur windows vista disk

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Story: I was performing a factory reset on my computer because it was running slow and I have all my work saved on Google. During the reset, I thought it was frozen at 31% completion. Me being an idiot, I pressed the power button to turn it off. Now it won't turn back on. I can get to different boot up menus, that is about it. I also got a Windows 10 recovery disk to get it back but the computer doesn't want to read the disk when it is in. Can somebody please help me? I have an HP Pavillion 23".

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alright, so i'm running XP SP2
and the past few weeks were the best my computer has ever run
it has normally sucked, but it randomly started doing amazing

so the other day, i think my brother's friend was downloading some porn and i noticed my firewall and antivirus were both off, and i restarted and scanned and it said i had 3 viruses or something
and i did avast antivirus and it did its thing, and it still had i think one virus
did it again, and same result
now i had to start booting in safe mode b/c my computer would freeze up if i started normally

but the other day i get home from college and this is what happens

i start the computer, select safe mode and all that, and it goes to the light blue XP screen right before the desktop shows up
it says loading your personal setting, the desktop will show up for about 15 seconds (explorer.exe will not even load. no taskbar or icons) and then say logging off, saving something, then it will say loading your personal settings again but this time the desktop only flashes for a fraction of a second. and then it repeats but it repeats faster and faster each time

i don't know how to even get on my computer to get a hijack log or anything else.
please help guys. i know you guys are the best at any of this and i hope you can help me. thanks


EDIT: i think the virus was Vundo something. it kept appearing as different names on windows defender

Answer:computer won't turn on

Please :/

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My computer was working fine yesterday night and when I woke up today I tried to turn the computer on but it would not turn on. I tried every step you can do to make sure if it is the plug. My monitor is working fine. The motherboard LED lights are working so it can't be the motherboard.

I touched the red thing on the back of the PSU and the power was on but as soon as I let go the power died. So is my PSU broken? Idk wat to do please help.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

By "red thing" I'm assuming that's a reset circuit breaker. And if it keeps popping then there is an overload or short. It sounds like the PSU is the culprit, less likely but still possible is a card (video, sound card, network) went bad or the motherboard had something go (yes that does happen and not as infrequently as you'd think).

So I'd try a PSU and go from there.

Sam
 

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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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My additions to the quote....

I will caboose on to the end of this thread. I left the laptop unplugged with the battery out, which is shot anyway, for probably three months. Now at start up it beeps three times and that's all. Blank screen, fan runs. Tried to boot from a OS cd but the optical drive doesn't start. Ideas, other than chewing my hind end for leaving it unplugged....


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Sorry for this odd question, but someone who knows a lot more than me about computers, told me that it's not good for a computer to be turned on and off a lot. Let's say, for example, I use my computer 5 times per day, and I turn it on and off each time, would it be better to leave it on all day, and just turn it off at night? To me it shouldn't matter other than the on/off switch getting a little extra wear. So, is he right? Thanks. Ed.
 

Answer:Is it ok to turn computer on and off a lot?

Well i would say no it would not harm it.I do it some times but most of the time i leave mine on all the time.Turning it off and on should not harm the computer.Its kina meant to be turned off lol thats way they invented the off and on button just make sure you log off with the windows it self not the button unless you don't have any other option.
 

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Hello,
My Dell Desktop computer will not turn on anymore. First off, it started going into sleep mode and then it finally just would not turn on anymore. Any suggestions on what could be wrong with it? Thank you.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Hi Renee2014, and welcome TSG.

Was the computer displaying a message that it was going into sleep mode before doing so or was it just suddenly shutting down?

Is it not giving any kind of indication that it is trying to turn on when you press the power button?

These days, power supplies are not totally powered down when the computer is turned off. They provide a small amount of power to the motherboard, if for no other reason, than to allow the computer to be turned on using the front panel power button. Many power supplies and motherboards have LED indicators that indicate the presence of this voltage. You would need to open up the computer to see if such indicators exist and if they are lit.

What is the full model number of the computer?
 

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I have a PC that won't turn on at all.

The little green "I'm getting juice" indicator light on the MoBo lights up, so I'm assuming it's getting power, but it won't turn over at all. No fans. No HD action. Nothing at all. I have triple checked the leads from the front panel to the MOBO. It was working fine the night before. Woke and tried to boot, and nothing.

Any other thoughts here?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Unplug the power cord, wait a minute and plug it back. Sometimes power management gets really confused. Play around with some PM settings.

Instead of using the front panel switch, unplug the power button wire and try shorting the relevant pins manually with a paperclip or something similar.
 

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I was having problems with a video card(ATI 128 All in 1 wonder Pro) and my motherboard(POWER COLOR PVK7). When I installed the win2k drivers and restarted the machine the screen would go blank after bios. But anyways that is a whole new problem. When I was reformatting my HD (because of the video problem) the computer just lost all power for some reason. It would not turn on and it is getting power. I tested the power supply and it is OK. I get it to turn on for about 5 seconds then it shuts off again or it won't turn on at all. I don't know what to do????????? Bad Motherboard????????
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

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Hi,

I recently built a new computer, and everything was working perfectly fine. I shut the computer down properly and then the next day I tried to turn the computer back on and it did not turn on. I checked all the connections, and made sure all the connections were connected on the motherboard....Right now I am running out of ideas...please help!

Specs:
AMD Athlon FX-60
Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard
2 gig DDR
512mb GeForce 7900 GTX
120 gig Maxtor

Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer will Not Turn On

Unplug the computer and strip off all the components except the CPU. plug it in and power up. you should get beeps. continue the process adding components until you can boot or you find that a piece of hardware is what is causing the problem.
 

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EACH DAY WHEN I TURN ON MY COMPUTER I GET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFO....WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
"C\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe":
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula mgrs

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process mgrs:
Process does not exist.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula avp

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process avp:
Process does not exist.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\regsvr32.exe /u ddesupport.dll
'C:\WINDOWS\regsvr32.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula EXPLORER

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Process EXPLORER killed.
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\wait.exe 2
Waiting ..
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>del /F /Q C:\WINDOWS\__adware1__.dll
Could Not Find C:\WINDOWS\__adware1__.dll

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Answer:Turn On Computer I Get.....

Hi JWHITE. Someone must have installed pskill.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ies/pskill.mspxSomehow a startup entry was created to run this utility. This could be in a startup directory or in various places in the Registry. Use the utility below to locate and remove this entry. It looks in all possible startup locations. Search thru all the tabs.Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel

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I have a second computer which has a 478 chip,video card etc. For a longtime I have noticed when I go to and run pcpitstop it says my video card is performing badly...56 pixel while the average is 124.

Recently it wouldn't start properly and my monitor would flicker and die so I changed the monitor but got the same problem.

I had already changed my power supply so I took it back and asked if they would check my video card.

They said they had found a problem with my motherboard and solved the problem.

Although it starts up ok initially, after about 15 minutes it blacks out .

However the thing is still going even when I try to turn it off with the switch.

If I hold the switch in, it does go off after about 15 seconds, but when I let it go it immediately starts again but nothing appears on the screen. Eventually I get it going again and it boots up perfectly only to crash again within 10 to 15 minutes.

Video card is a nvidea 9700 GT driver is right up to date as are my other drivers.

I have virtually nothing on the computer as I transferred everything to my new one.

2ND PROBLEM: I have two separate drives C and D, I had windows xp and ubunto onmy D drive and Windows xp on my C drive.

I decided to re-install windows on both and while I was doing it remove ubunto.

I fixedmrb formatted my hard drive "D" not a problem.

When I went to reinstall XP in C by booting from the disc I got the normal "press any Key: Next page show... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn off

I have seen many times where the BIOS did not see a USB keyboard.
if the MB has PS2 ports i have used them to move on
I have seen also that if you wait like 2 3 minutes it will find it

AS for the shutdown there must be a background service windows is waiting for


Good Luck
 

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2 days ago my computer was working fine, i unplugged all the monitor, and power cord from the computer, so my mom can clean the room for her job.
When I connected everything back together my computer wont turn on,
the monitor worked fine, the darddrive would not turn on. I opened the case to see if there was power, and there was, there was a green light beside the power supply connection, so
i thought it was the panel for the
Reset , power led, and all the hdd connections, I unpluged them and tried to see if that was it, nothing worked, i tried plugging them in different slots but nothing worked,
the computer wouldnt turn on, no sound or anything.
so whats the problem??

If its the power and reset and led connections, what the order are they connected ??
My motherboard i believe is Intel d915 gav

Please help, im not much of a tech person, so im really scared.
i dont want to pay 100 dollars or something just to get someone to fix it
and its just about the connections that was wrong with it.
thank you.
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on

you probably just didn't hook everything up exactly the same. the easiest part to mess up is to reverse the mouse and keyboard if they're both the PS2 type and one isn't usb. The next easiest to mess up would be if the PC has onboard video and a card and you put the monitor to the onboard connector instead of the card. Really take a close look in the back and quit messing around inside, you didn't change anything in there for her cleaning did you?
 

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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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I'm currently running W-8 and every time I shut down my Computer, it goes off for several seconds and comes back on.
The Restore function was'nt successful, so I just turn Computer off using the front switch.

Would this be ok to continue doing this ?.

What could be causing the problem ?.

T.
 

Answer:I can't turn off my Computer...

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Hey guys, interesting topic isn't it? My dad has this computer, well I have NO Idea how he did this, but he set the computer in such a way that when he goes to Start > Turn Off Computer > Shut down the computer shuts down into a sleeplike mode. I can see the mouse is still on, but the computer is half shut, it's still running cus you can hear it.

When I hit a key on the keyboard, the compter starts up. What is this, sleep mode? I never used any of these options such as hibernate, so I have no idea how it works. How do I turn this off? As of right now the computer is at half shut down or w/e it is. Any help will be greatly aprreciated!.
 

Answer:How to turn off the computer?!

if you tap the power button it should turn off. if it sleeps again, then there's probably a setting in the bios that made it do that. reset the CMOS and then see what happens
 

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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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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 re-formatted my HD then I tried to boot off of the windows 98 cd to re-install windows and now my computer won't turn on... all of the cables are connected and the computer is plugged in and nothing turns on, no lights, no beeps, nothing...

PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on....

Well, that certaintly maens that something in the power department got tripped. Check all power connections, make sure power supply is switched on, ATX (assuming your board is ATX) power is in, etc. There shouldn't be any other reason why your computer doesn't turn on, if something else was bad, it'd make a big fuss about it with the harmonios tune of your PC speaker.

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Just remember, i could be wrong.
 

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I have an Acer 1-431 Chromebook 14 I took my computer to a computer repair because I was having problems when I went to re install windows. It stopped around 50% and would not go no further to continue reloading everything. I am not a computer whiz sorry. Anyway not only are my PCI controller drivers missing now I have to turn my computer on and off again to get it to boot on up. When I turn it on the first time it just shows the Acer window and sits there. so I turn it off and then it will cycle through and boot up. I have tried and tried to load the PCI drivers also from the windows update cannot find them went to the Acer site and didn't see the PCI driver but seen Chipsets? Even if they had the drivers i do not know how to Zip them are what the heck you do to get them on your computer. I am 66 years old. I live alone and this computer is the only thing I have for entertainment, Can anyone help me with the booting problem and help me to find the PCI Controller drivers I have searched on my computer and the windows update and the web. No luck since I am not to smart I need away I can just push a button and Poof Poof they are loaded. Is that possible. Thank you so much for helping people it is a blessing to me.
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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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I have had my IBM Aptiva since 2000 with Win98SE. Never ever let me down, although the OS has, more often than not. I never used the hybernation feature until recently. It didn't work that well, but still I used it for half a dozen times. Everytime It came out of hybernation it would power-up with the hybernation window on the desktop and then go back into hybernation. On second power-up it stayed up and worked as usual. BUT, two mornings ago it failed to turn-on. The two LEDs just flicker.

No HDD noise, no CPU fan, no PSU fan; nothing but the short flicker.

I diassembled the PSU, cleaned it and looked for fried items or burnt smell; nothing. Was unable to test voltages as I do not have dummy load. Internal fuse had integrity and managed to read +5V on two internal leads. As all failed, I reassembled the unit and had another go. The PSU fan worked and thinking all is well, reintalled it. BUT, same problem again. Computer won't turn-on.

Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer won't turn-on

I'm not familiar with the IBM Aptiva, is it an atx psu?
If so, short the green wire to any black, that should power it up.

Hope that helps, Rik.
 

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The computer is a Compaq Presario 5000. It has a Pentium 4 and windows XP installed on it. Im not any sort of computer-wiz but i do know a little about electronics. A couple months ago, my friend tried to install a wireless card into the tower. after that, she said the monitor wouldnt turn on. so i put off working on the computer for a while because i thought it was just a problem with the video card. well turns out there is more to this problem than i thought. for some reason, dont ask me why, she told me she had to take out the power supply. she dropped a screw in it. ohh man. and now, as soon as i plug the power supply into the wall, the computer tries to boot without me even pressing the on button. the hard drive lights blink as well as the power light on the front and also the cd drive blinks forever. the processor fan turns on as well as the power supply fan. the problem is, it doesnt sound like the hard drive is spinning at all and it sounds like the power is pulsing a bit.

sorry, i tried to describe the problem to the best of my knowledge so if you have any other questions just let me know. please help!
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On! HELP!

a BIOS setting decides whether or not to automatically turn the system on when AC power is applied (it's a post-power failure setting).

I don't know how you drop a screw into a PSU... lol but you need to get it out so it doesn't cause a short circuit.

but anywho.. he's what you should do. You don't have to remove the mobo from the case (although that is the best way)...

1. unplug all power and data cables from the mobo and all other components
2. remove the CMOS battery and if equipped with one, set the CMOS jumper to clear
3. remove all RAM and PCI/video cards
---at this point there should be nothing but the CPU and HSF attached to the mobo---
4. blow out any dust from the RAM, PCI, and video card slots
5. re-install only 1 stick of RAM
6. re-install the video card (unless it's on-board video) and connect to monitor
7. hook up the boot hard drive (no other hard drives, floppy drives, or optical drives)
8. put the CMOS jumper back into it's normal position and re-install CMOS battery
9. plug the ATX power cable into the mobo (and the 4 pin CPU connector)
---at this point everything else should be un-installed or disconnected---
10. plug AC power cord in and attempt to boot up

...let us know what happens
 

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Hi
I am new here and hope you can help. My friend has a computer that the power supply went on so I replaced it and booted the computer up was running ok. Turned it off. Next time she went to boot it up NO POWER. I have tried another supply and it works but have not replaced it as the power supply I tested it with will not fit in the case. I will get another one. But I do not understand how 2 power supply's can go like this. Help
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Leave the case open and shutdown the computer and let me know if there is a green light (LED) on the motherboard and if it is lit even with the power off.

Then plug the one that is in the case back up now and see if it strangely is working again?

Mike
 

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At any time the computer just starts all on its own day or night.Normal Windows(xp) shut down,no "wake on" enabled and modem disconnected(broadband via Alcatel usb modem)

Answer:my computer will turn its self on by its self

Does it happen at the same time every day or just randomly?With some Mesh computers (and no doubt others) you can set, in the BIOS, a keyboard key to power the computer on - got a cat that does tricks?

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My computer is a 3.2 p4
512 geforce graphics card
1 gig ddr ram
intel pcie motherboard

the green led light is on..the computer will only turn on when the power going to the harddrive is not there. When harddrive is connected nothing..fan turns on a split sec then turns off. without the harddrive plugged in the cpu seems to run fine. Ive test the power supply by replacing it and also bought a new harddrive. Same problem occures when i interchange the powersupply and the harddrive......
 

Answer:My Computer will not turn on

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Hi guys,pls help me..my computer is dead..this is what happens..This morning when i try to on my desktop, the cpu beeps..it beeps 2 times quick pace follw by 8 times on a slower pace..and den follow by 2 separate beeps..after that i could hear the window  7 start up tune..but my screen is blank at all..i can't do anything with it..please help me..These are my desktop's specsMotherboard - msi H55M-E33Intel core i5-760Geforce GTX 4604Gb RAMAndyson F500MLG monitor Flatron E2050I hope it helps..Pls give me advice..i'm really really a noob with computers..=(

Answer:My computer can't turn on

You need to go to the website of your bios manufacturer and check the beep code errors.

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Ok, I've just got home and my computer will absolutely NOT turn on. I press the power button and nothing happens. Tried checking the power button connection to the motherboard and that the plug socket works correctly but all seems in order.

What's going on!??
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on :(

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I have a Dell Dimension 5000. For the last few months I have intermittently been unable to switch on the p.c. The first time it happened the button I press turned to flashing orange instead of green and pc wouldn't power up. Even when i disconnect it from the mains the power button will still remain lit as orange for a while. I put it into the local repair shop and when they pressed the button it started first time. They checked everything inside the p.c. but could find no faults. motherboard, fan, power unit etc working fine. Cost me Ģ60! I've turned off hibernation , stand by etc. If i leave the p.c. for several hours it will switch on. it's really frustrating. Does anyone have any clues what has gone wrong?

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

I had a Power Supply that acted like this once.It's impossible to deduce what may be the problem, many different parts might cause it - you'll only find out by substitution. Try unplugging the PSU from the motherboard, and firmly replacing the connector first - then try another PSU."Even when i disconnect it from the mains the power button will still remain lit as orange for a while."That's normal - it usually takes a fair few seconds for the power from the PSU to die fully away.

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