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Question: Computer Will Not Turn On

ANY help would be appreciated greatly.

Basically my problem is that my computer will not even turn on. When I plug in the power supply and press ON it does not start up.

The motherboard make is an abit AV8. It has an LED on it and the numbers 02 (possibly 0.2) and 3 appear, one switching with the other at seemingly random, short intervals.

I have looked up in the manual what these numbers are and it says they are POST codes. However, these specific numbers do not appear in the manual's list of these codes.

Thanks in advance for any help at all.

A.M.

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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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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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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 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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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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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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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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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So about three weeks ago I was watching a movie on my computer and it crashed. It resarted and continued to run for a while but it crashed a second time and the second time I could smell what I thought to be burning popcorn and realized it was coming from the computer. Now I thought it was the power source since the power light on the computer would come on but nothing was turning on. I just installed a new power supply and tried to turn the computer on but all I got was the fans to spin for a second or two and after that nothing would happen. So basically I'm wondering if you think my processor fried or my motherboard? Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Hello and welcome to techspot!

It does sound like either a CPU or motherboard is toast. As a last resort, try the following:

1. Test some different ram in there.
2. Take everything out of your motherboard except, CPU/heatsink/fan, one stick of ram and your video card (unless you have integrated of course) and see if you can get into your bios.
3. Try resetting your CMOS.

Good luck!
 

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Hi everyone,

Just got some new components for my PC after a failure. I have got an ASUS P4V8X-X motherboard with a 2.4GHz Celeron D and 256MB RAM. I connected everything up (inc. BOTH ATX connectors) and plugged in the power. The little power LED on the board was lit showing power, but when i pressed the switch, nothing happens??? Connections are right, and i believe the switch works. The PSU is also brand new.
Can anyone help???

Thanks

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

Did you install the pegs that go under the mobo when you install it in the case?

Also, try using a screwdriver to touch the 2 pins that turn the computer on. If that works, then something is up with the connection or the button

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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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Alright, so I'm new to this forum, so please excuse if I'm doing something wrong. But a few months ago I purchased a custom-built desktop from someone. My intent was to use it for minor-gaming, and so I did. It worked for a month or maybe a little more than a month and all of a sudden one day I got home from school and I tried to start it up, and it didn't turn on. It was working fine the night before, and the next day, nothing. I don't know what could have happen, but my father unplugs things every morning before going to work, maybe that could have done something. I opened it up to look around. One thing was unplugged, that was the power LED, the other thing is the ATX SW however, that was plugged in. I messed around with it for awhile and nothing seemed to work. I then shifted the wires a bit, and what I got from it was a blue LED light on the power button when the system is powered on. That didn't happen before from what I recall. I also took out the PSU and tested it using the paper clip method, and the method worked, the PSU fan was spinning, but when I plug it back into the MOBO, it doesn't work, nothing turns on but that blue LED light on the power button in the front. No sign of power, no fan, or anything. I also tried to remove my 4gb of ram memory, that did nothing. I don't know what else can be done, help please? I spent a decent dollar on it..
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Answer:Computer won't turn on!

Not sure what the paper clip method is, but it sounds like the PSU is bad. It puts out a number of different voltages so testing one part may not work. Do you have another one to try in its place?
 

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:hotbounce Hey I need some help My copmuter does not want to turn on. I changed the the power supply from 115v to 230v and every thing was fine for a several seconds but than it shut down and now it want turn on. Some help would be helpful.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

isatippy said:



:hotbounce Hey I need some help My copmuter does not want to turn on. I changed the the power supply from 180v to 230v and every thing was fine for a several seconds but than it shut down and now it want turn on. Some help would be helpful.Click to expand...

Some system specs and a little background information would help us to help you.

What do you mean by 180v to 230v ?

BTW Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Regards Howard :wave:
 

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Hello there. My computer can not normally turn down. I have to push the power button to turn it off. When I use the mean>turn off. It will keep loading, I have been let it load for one day. Still loading. So everytime I have to push to turn it off. I tired to restore to early backup, But all backup is gone. I don't know why. Please help. Thanks!

Answer:Need Help! My computer can't normally turn down!

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:Open an admin command prompt
Copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
If sfc/scannow says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

Make a photo of the result and post it.

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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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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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So after not using it for close to a year (moved a couple times and have just stuck to my laptop) I can't get my desktop to power on.

The best I can get from it is that the lights on the front of the tower turn on as well as the fans for maybe a second, probably less. I can only get this to happen once and then nothing, unless I unplug the power and plug it back in.

I have checked all the chords from the PS and they all look good, there is a green light on the motherboard that is always on unless I unplug the main power cable that runs from the PS the the MoBo. Its not throwing any error beeps or anything.

I am at a loss at this point. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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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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Hi All - I'm hoping this is something I can do myself, but my desktop computer won't turn on. After pressing the power button I here a quiet high pitched squeal leaving me to believe that the power source is bad and the fan doesn't spin

Can you please let me know what my first step would be to try and get the pc back up and running.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

I'd try another known good power supply in this PC, try one from another PC if you have one otherwise you will need to borrow one or take it into a repair shop to be tested.
 

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WHEN I PRESS THE POWER BUTTON, IT WILL STAY ON FOR ABOUT A MINUTE, THE SCREEN REMAINS BLACK AND I DON'T NO WHAT TO DO

Answer:My computer won't turn on!

first of all TURN OFF YOUR CAPS, it means you are shouting.What do you have, a laptop or a desktop?Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Recently, when I turn on my computer (cold) the power supply starts running, but it does nothing else, no beeps, no display. It generally takes a few rounds of flipping the switch to get it to bootup normally. The fact that there aren't any beeps tells me that the cards are working ok (ie. video). It seems like this might be a motherboard issue. Any suggestions?
thanks.
 

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It all started with my motherboard not picking up any IDE drives, so i turned the pc off, took all ide cables out and stuck them back in, and the pc began to boot and i had windows loaded. After restarting it, the motherboard told me no IDE drives were being detected again. So i shut the pc down... done the same thing, this time around though, nothing will boot/power up.

If i take the bios battery out for 5 minutes or so, the entire computer will have power running to it as soon as i put the plug into the back of the powersupply, this is without pressing the power button on the front, all fans and mobo lights are up, but the PC will not turn off unless i flick the PSU switch or simply unplug it, after doing this though it wont power up normally.

I guess this is a problem with the motherboard and will probably need replacing, i just want to really be sure this is the case before ordering new parts.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on, help

You do not need to replace the motherboard, but you have work to do.
First, we need the brand and model of computer, brand and age of hard drive, and other details about your system... OS, power supply, memory, age of components.
Did the failure to detect the hard drive happen suddenly? What antivirus and antispyware programs are you using. It appears you have some infestations or corruption that needs attention.
Have you tried replacing your cables?
As I understand your message, you have two issues: Your hard drive is not detected, and your computer will not turn off when asked to do so by Shut down in Windows.
 

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My HP Energy Star has been having trouble starting up. It would charge up after a few hours or days of "hibernation" and then work ok. Recently, it has been charging up but when I try to turn it on it just quits and does nothing. What can I do aboput this? Thanks, John.

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I go to turn it on, the fans start up and the computer seems asif it's going to boot for 6 seconds, then for 4 seconds it stops and tries again... It repeats this process over and over. It also makes a clicking noise which i don't know where is from whilst it is trying to boot.

I think my PSU might have just broke but i'm really not sure. I haven't added anything to the computer for it to need more power. One thing i WAS thinking was that, i filled up my hard drive, but even when it was full i had turned it off and on and it worked, just 24hours after that... Is the problem likely to be a PSU because i don't want to buy one and not be able a refund?

Help me please as i'm really needing my computer back to apply for jobs and other research.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

well, first thing first, u can provide us with some details about your computer specification.

and, maybe this small article may help you identify the root of the problem:
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/wizards/noboot/
 

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My computer shut down on it`s own, i thought it was up-dateing, but when I turned it back on a black screen came on saying about a cpu fan, but before I could finish reading it ,it went back off an now I can`t get it to turn on...my computer is windows 7 and it`s a compaq.it was a year old in may....what can I do to fix it?
 

Answer:My computer will not turn on

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A few days ago, my Acer Aspire (E5-573 series) started turning off at random times. It wasn't hot, it wasn't because of movement, and I don't believe it's from dust buildup.  I tried the battery reset thing with a paperclip- didn't work. Then, it shut off completely and wouldn't come on at all. Now it is going a glitchy screen like the one in the attached picture. Could it be a virus? I would appreciate some help.

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hi. i am having a big problem .
my pc will not turn on any more .
is that mean that my power supply is no good any more .
i am not not to good with a computer .
so need help here .
thank you
 

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I was using my PC a couple of days ago when it suddenly turned off out of nowhere! When I tried to reboot it wouldn't switch on.My main suspicion is that my computer has been overheating for a long time. I have been meaning to get it fixed but kept putting it off. The CPU temp starts off OK, but then quickly rises to 50-60 degrees. I'm not sure what it's supposed to be, but I know it's not supposed to be that hot!I'm not really sure what caused it to overheat so much, as a couple of months ago it was fine. I haven't added any new hardware, but I have recieved a lot of errors and a massive system slowdown ever since I got the internet, which was about the time my system started overheating too.Is there any way I can find out what's causing my computer not to turn on? It could be a blown fuse, but I don't know how to check.Please let me know your advice.

Answer:My computer Won't Turn On! - Help Me!

check your CPU fan to see if it's still working efficiently. ie check to see if it's working at all, and not ceased up maybe?

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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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My resolution is turned to the lowest. I'm not sure exactly why, is it an issue?

My video card failed not long ago, I replaced it (Nvidia 9800 GT) and when it failed one of the symptoms of it was the resolution turning low, but there were a lot of other symptoms and I haven't experienced them.

Does anyone have an idea why this is occuring?

My drivers are up to date, on Windows Vista, it's a Gateway computer.

Thank you for any help you might be able to give me,

Drailing
 

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I pushed the on buttun but it kept saying weird beeping noises that scared me!

 

Answer:How do i turn on my computer?

Did you mess with your ram and or any other internal components?
 

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I'm having a serious problem. My computer seemed to have died on me last night and I'm not entirely sure of what the problem is. These are the specs for my system (incase it helps):

CPU: P4 2.4, HT enabled
Power Supply: 480watt Axio Technologies
Mother Board: Asus P4P800
Memory: 1024 MB, 133 Mhz
Hard Drive: Maxtor Diamond 9 120GB
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
O/S: Windows XP Professional

I've had the computer for about 2-2 1/2 years and keep the computer on almost non-stop (the only times I shut it down is if I'm moving it, doing maintenance or software updates). As I said, I dont exactly know what the problem is. As far as I can gather, it could either be the power source, the mother board or the processor. I have a strong suspicion that its the power supply but just want to be sure before I got out and drop a hundred bucks on a new one. If anyone can give me feed back it would be greatly appreciated.

-Darien42
 

Answer:Cant turn on my computer

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

It could indeed be a faulty psu.

However, before spending your hard earned cash. It might be a good idea to borrow a psu from a friend first.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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For whatever reason may be, my computer won't turn on. Every time I go to power the computer on the Motherboard does nothing. And I see nothing on the screen. I can hear the DVD Rom powering up as well as the Hard Drive. But the fans on the CPU don't turn on. I know the CPU is getting power because I can feel the heat that emanates from it. Its strange because I was having problems with my computer for the past few days with defragmenting.

I was using Ultimate Defrag to try and make my computer faster by moving files around the disk, but it ran all night and never completed, in fact the time estimation kept increasing not decreasing. I then quit it and ran Defraggler for all night long and discovered that my computer would not show anything on the screen.

Did I leave my computer on too long and screw up the CPU?
Or is my Motherboard just Fried?

I did check to make sure that it was clean inside my computer and while there was some dust its nothing too bad, just a few spots here and there, and that was mostly in a corner away from the components.

I tried unplugging everything from the Power Supply except the Motherboard. Also I am hearing no bleeps or other sounds and the computer and the screen stays blank. No Bios screen or anything.

On a related note the computer is a cheap Lenovo that me and my brother bought, he had his own. His died out a while back, but that was because of the cheap Power Supply, although a week later it quit worki... Read more

Answer:My computer won't turn on

Could be the motherboard but test or replace the power supply first. Always start with the simplest, least expensive solution. Hopefully that will solve your problem.
 

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Question: Computer Turn off

My computer won't automatically turn off, am using XP, go to shut computer off and it stops at a blue screen. Have to hold the button in for 10 seconds b4 computer turns off

Answer:Computer Turn off

Try a virus scan and use a program like "registry mechanic" to see if there are any problems in the registry!!!Also look at the "power" management to see if anything looks abit "iffy" (I know that last one is a long-shot, but you will never know!!!)

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Hi:
I have a Dell computer running Windows XP. When I try to turn off or turn off and restart through the Start menu, nothing happens when I click turn off or restart. I have to turn off the computer at the tower.

I did notice when i load a new program, and the program says you need to reboot for changes to be in effect and do you want to reboot now? I say yes and the computer turns off.

Any idea how I can fix this? Appreciate any help. Thanks

Sarah
 

Answer:Help please - Computer will not turn off

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I posted this question on a different board and I have not received any replies. Hopefully someone here will be able to help me resolve the following issue:

Gateway Pentium 4 computer will not turn on in House A.
Other devices such as printer, fax, modem and monitor seem OK.

The same computer will work in House B. I connected it to my strip and the computer is working just fine.

An electrician has checked the socket and claims that there is enough current being supplied to power up everything.

I am at a loss.

I swapped out the power cords, insured they were firmly seated, plugged computer directly into the wall, tried all slots in power strip. The only thing that seems out of the ordinary is that there is no ground. That should not make a difference.

Help me solve this mystery if you can.

Thank you.

Sylvia
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Some power supplies require a ground both for safety as well as electrical reasons. If your computer works in one location and not in another then it is safe to say you have a power issue.
 

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I moved from Florida to New York and decided it would be better for me to keep my computer with me (desktop). So I checked it onto the flight I was on, but when I got to New York, it won't turn on. The power light don't turn green, it stays orange as if it's in standby mode. But the fan and the light inside the CPU turns on and the CD drive works.

Is there a way to fix this? I asked around and some people think it might be my hard drive. Could someone please help me with this problem.

Gateway Computer
Windows XP

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Hi,

Better scan that case closely, sounds like a wire may have come loose or a card may have come loose. Might also want to check to make sure you memory is "down in" like it should be with the little clips straight up.

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Answer:Can someone help me my computer just won't turn on I tried c...

So something is wrong with my computer it just won't turn on I tried charging it but the light won't turn on id everything to make it work but nothing so just please help me

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Here is what happened. I was plugging in all the cords in the computer and turned on the power. Then I pushed the computer in under my desk ( the computer is on a carpet floor). As I pushed it in, I saw a spark from the back of the computer and the computer turned off. Now I cant turn on the computer anymore. I mean nothing happen, like there is no power at all or anything. I mean if the video card is burnt, you still be able to turn the cpu on and see some kind of power right? But in my case, there is no sign of power.

So Im wondering what could it be. It seems like the power supply is messed up but Im not sure. If anyone can help me please reply. Im greatly appreciated. Thank You
 

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Question: Turn off Computer

I used to have my computer set so that it would turn off automatically. Now, I have to hold the button for 5 seconds to shut it off. How do I change it back, I can't remember?
 

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I just got a brand new computer without a OS installed. Came home installed XP installed drives restarting the computer after each. But when i came to shut down my computer it would shutdown but then restart up again.

I have tried to fix the problem thinking it must be software but i am now not sure.

I Restored the system to the moment i first installed XP

Checked all Micosoft.com help pages which listed way to fix the problem - no help

shut down in the command promt so the "its now safe to turn off your computer" came up and turned off the computer manully (pressing the button on the front of the computer) but it just starts up again. (it does work if i use the switch on the back of computer but what a hassle)

I have no other problems with the computer or windows except this

Im lost, any suggestions, think i mite send back the computer if they let me.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn off

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I turned off my computer Flex 10 after usage of about 1 hour. Prior to working,when I had switched on,there was a message that it is overcharged. After completing the work I again put it on for charging,and it remain connected to charging for more than 24 hours. Now when I am trying to switch on it is not turning on. The built in LED is off.And even after holding the Switch pressed for >10 seconds it does not turn on. what could be the reason and the remedy?

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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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I get the dialog box telling me to "click 'Turn off' to install important updates. Then it invariably goes on to install updates 1 t0 3 after which it goes on to shut down the computer. Are these the same 'updates' I am installing?

Answer:When I go to turn off computer

What operating system XP vista 7 or 8?

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Thanks in advance for whatever assistance you can provide!

A little over 2 days ago now my PC [Gateway GT5228 64 X2 dual core, Windows XP Pro 2002 (CDs did not come w/bundle) SP2] started refusing to power down after clicking on "Turn off computer" via the Start Menu. Tried it several times, Norton (IS ver. 15.0.0.60) did close, as did Counterspy. Finally turned it off with the "on" button on the tower. I rebooted, no problems or messages, ran complete scans with Norton, Counterspy, and Ad-Aware. No issues.

Still could not get the "Turn off computer" to work. I pushed the button again and rebooted. Ran another full Norton scan. Did some searches on the net and found you folks. I read the 5 Steps to Peace Of Mind and have implemented all but two. I downloaded and ran both Zoned-Out and Spywar Blaster. No "failures" on SB. I did the online Panda scan - twice. The first time it would not allow a disinfect. I did get the text file of scan (14 infections, but I only see 8 there) - when I tried to register for an account, it kept replying "Oops!" - there was an error. I would up scanning a second time and did manage to register - it still gave me that "Oops!" window and did not disinfect.

Before I sent you this plea for help, I checked for Windows XP updates - it tried to install SP3 twice and failed both times. It asked for me to use CD2 in Office SP Pro - which I do not have (I do own home edition, but not Pro) ... Read more

Answer:Can't turn off computer

hi
your pblm sows your antivirus can't able to scan the virus, it is better to format the system. and load macfee or avg internet security

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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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When trying to turn off computer, my wallpaper goes to black and white, but won't go off. I try hitting the button on tower to turn off, but that won't work also.

I then have to unplug the computer to get it to turn off. It doesn't happen ALL of the time, but A LOT!

Can you help me with this problem?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Can't turn off computer!

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First hello everyone. My problem is this. Just a few days ago I tried to turn on my computer and it seems like it tried to start up but went dead on me. I have taken the side panel off to get a better look at what was going on and here is what I notice. When plug in, there is a power light on the motherboard that is light up. When I press the on button, for a few seconds, the cpu fan, psu fan and case fan come on and then shuts down. Pressing the on button again will do nothing unless I shut the PSU off and turn it back on, press the on button once again and the fans come on for a short second. Nothing else happens, the hdd will not spool up.I have metered the power supply and there is 115 v going to it. Could anyone help me in trouble shooting this problem, thanks.Specs,The computer is about 6-7 yrs old.Intel 3.0ghz450 w power supplyWindows XP80 Gb hard drive1 Gb DDR2 ram

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

I am thinking age here - and possible failure of one or more PSU rails.I would wish to remove plugs on supply rails from their respective devices and see if all give feeds - looking for 3.3v, 5v, and 12v.  The mobo LED suggests I think 5v present but if something else is missing you possibly won't go beyond fans.Check this out first - seems you know how to use a meter, which helps.  If PSU is OK then maybe BIOS - wonder if BIOS battery has expired.

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I have a HP Pavilion a705w.  It has 512 mb ram, 40g hd, pentium celeron 2.0 ghz.  I tried connecting my laptop (new Acer Aspire) via USB.  A bubble came up that said usb power surge.  The computer locked up so i turned it off via the button on front of tower (ctrl alt del did not work).Now when I turn it on nothing comes on the monitor.  The fan comes on and the blue light on the power button comes on.  The lights on the keyboard do not come on and nothing on the screen.  I tried unconnecting everything except the power supply and the monitor and still nothing came on.This is a seperate and now far less important question but how do i connect my laptop to desktop?  I need to transfer about 20 gigs and i do not wish to try the usb again.If anyone has suggestion I would greatly appreciate them.

Answer:My computer will not turn on

Alright, alright.. this happened to me once before.. although it wasnt exactly the same situation.Im not 100% sure why this happens, but sometimes plugging a device into the USB can cause it to completely lock up (freeze), after wich u can only close it via the reset button on the front, or in extreme cases the power cable on the back.Now, when this happened to me the first time, i thought it was something faulty with Windows so i have it installed again. However the problem came back, somehow the PC would totally freeze every time i plugged in that device. The only thing that does not overlap, is that u say ur PC does not turn on. Mine turned on but then froze again after only a little while.You say that ur PC DOES turn on, but the monitor dosent display anything. Does this mean that the monitor displays the "no signal" colorful hovering box, or is the monitor competely turned off and not even displaying the orange light next to it's power button. As in, is there no difference beetween when its ON or OFF?The PC working but the monitor staying blank (ON, as in the light near the power button is working.. but u DONT get the "no signal" box, as in its just black and nothing else) means that there is probably something wrong with ur graphics card. If there IS "no signal" then its probably not ur graphics card but some bigger problem.Can u answer my questions, and also get another monitor to test with this PC in order to see wich one is fualty?If ur ... Read more

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Last night I was using my computer and I accidently pressed the switch to turn off my power strip with my foot. I had to get off anyways so I left it off. This morning I went to turn my computer on and it wont turn on, no lights, fans or anything is turning on. Please help!!
 

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I have a 3 year old Dell desktop and it was working fine except for the fan which sometimes made a lot of noise. Monday my son connected his ipod to it and the computer froze. after that I turn it on but only the fan turns on and nothing else. Any suggestions...

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Check that the CPU fan is spinning correctly, as well as any other fans.

You said it was making noise, which is almost always a stuck/dusty fan. If your fans aren't working properly, things overheat and then things don't work. What may have happened is that your power supply fan jammed up and the PSU overheated and died. If the CPU fan isn't spinning, that would mean that the system isn't turning on to prevent damage.

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What could this be ??? I tried a new power supply and zip. Is it the board?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Boot up failure

There are many reasons that could cause this problem. It could be a faulty power switch, solution, find where the power switch connects to your motherboard and trip the two pins with a screwdriver. Your motherboard could be grounding out somewhere. In that case you can take everything out of your computer, set it all up outside the case and try it then. It could be the motherboard which means you would have to replace it. Try those things and get back to me if it still does not turn on.
 

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My computer will not turn on at all. I tested the power supply unit with a power supply checker and it was fine. People have told me it is most likely a motherboard failure. Is that the only thing it could be? What would I do or how would I know if the button to turn the computer on off is shot? Is it worth it to take it to Best Buy and have a diagnostic which costs about 70 dollars. HELP! Is there any other tests I can do? Is there a way to check if your motherboard has failed?

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kat3teresi,Welcome to the CH forums. In order to recieve the help you seek i direct you to the very top posting in the forum.Please read and then continue the thread and help will follow.truenorth

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The other day I had a very quick power cut in my home. My computer was turned on at the time and obviously when the power cut out the computer went off. When the power came back on I attempted to turn my computer back on with no success. I tried unplugging everything and plugging it back in, and tried turning it on again still with no success. I thought that the fuse might have gone in the plug but the monitor is stiull receiving power, and as this is connected to the power source through the tower I assume the plug is working fine! Does anybody have any ideas what the problem is and how I can fix it? Even if you can give me and idea of what to look for when I take the side off and have a look at my motherboard. I'm at a bit of a loss at the moment. Thanks again everyone. p.s. Im rubbish at knowing what technical info I should include so give me a shout for more info on this.

Answer:Can't Turn Computer On

The power is not reaching the Mother Board. Hence, i guess that means either the power supply of the tower has broken or the Mother Board is damaged. I would first test it by replacing the power supply unit. (you can borrow ....). If you are lucky & it works, you can buy a new power supply unit. Else, u could be in trouble as the MBoard might be damaged.

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The past few days my computer has been getting really hot, and well a burning smell was coming for it. When this happened i stopped using it. I assumed it was becuase I haven't clean it in awhile. So i cleaned it and when I was done I tried to turn it on. Everything turned on for a second then turned off. The light on my motherboard turned on indicating that there is power. But it wont turn on, I can make it do the turn on for a second thing only when i unplug it and replug it in.

I believe its my power supply but I am unsure, I looked at it through the fan because i heard a clicking sound when i turned it on. I saw that some glue from inside had melted telling me that it had gotten to hot. I am not sure however that that is the promblem but before i buy one I want to make sure that is the actual problem. thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Computer does not turn on

This does sound like power supply

One way of identifying this would be to remove the power supply
ie unplug all power cables to CD HDD Floppy or any other Also M/B power Fans etc. Then unscrew the powersupply (from back of Desktop case) and carefully remove the power supply.
Then
Actually smell inside the powersupply for that burning smell (it usually lingers in there for a few days.

With the powersupply out you can inspect other components better to (ie m/b)

Choosing a new power supply, is dependant upon how many parts are in your computer (mind you as a golden rule, I always say 650Watt, usually takes care of everything)
 

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Answer:How do you turn off your computer?

How to turn off the computer?Start --> Turn Off Computer

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Hey everyone,I have owned my computer for about two and a half years now, well three months ago it died so i had the motherbored replaced and i finally recived it.  Well i hooked everything up like its suppose to be, turned on the computer and it booted up just fine.  I started pulling some files of it onto my ipod so i could get it off.  Well about half an hour to an hour and it shut off.  So iwas like ok, maybe it over heated.  I did my best to check the fans, i even touched the heat sink to see if it was to hot and it wasn't bad.  I took off the other side of the case and put a fan into.  Well i waited about fiftieen minutes and i tryed to turn it back on but nothing happened.  Now could of the CPU burned up, i thought that it was programmed to shut itself off before it did that.  I have checked the video card, sound card, the power supply, the only thing i havn't checked is the motherbored its self.  I have taken the motherbored out of the case to make sure that it wasn't getting grounded but its not.  Any suggestions please thank you.  Im going to let it sit for a day to see if anything changes

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Quote...well three months ago it died so i had the motherbored replaced and i finally recived it.  Who replaced the motherboard?  

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I just opened my computer to try and install a new hard drive, I put it in and when I tried to turn it back on the fan spun for like 1 second or two but then it wouldn't turn back on. I then had to go somewhere and left the computer unplugged from everything. I came back and tried to turn it on again and the same thing happened, and everytime I try to turn it on nothing happens. Can anyone help me please? I was just using the computer this morning and now it doesn't want to work... any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on...

well u can see if you have a short . or maybe disconnect a cdrom or two . and try it that way . clean it up recheck the cpu hsf and make sure it is clean and well seated .
 

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The light near the charger keeps blinking but the rest of it is off. What does that mean?

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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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Hello,My old computer will not turn on no matter what I do. The power button is pressed, and absolutely nothing happens. I recently replaced the power supply to remedy this problem but that didn't work either. The power supply is on, the motherboard's light is on. Nothing power's up however. What could be the issue?ThanksSpecs:Gateway Desktop running Win XPRecently replaced power supply: OCZ StealthXStream 500WNot sure what other info I can even report on, it's an old computer. (6-7 years I'd say)

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Recently, I switched the cpu fan's connector and it seems to be running now... It still does not seem to boot however. The power supply is on, the cpu fan is on, the motherboard light is active, but I am getting no response from the system, not output through the vga port. nothing. Any solutions?

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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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I know this is a pretty general subject but that's where I'm at right now. I have had my computer off for a few weeks and just hit the power button with no response. PSU rocker switch is in "on" position and there is no visible trip indicator for any kind of breaker built in. Only visible things are the voltage selector switch (currently @ 115V, I'm in the US) and the on/off rocker switch.

I opened the side of the case thinking maybe the connector for the switch came loose (tower sits on the ground near a closet door, I thought it might be possible that it got hit somehow) but the connector is still firmly seated on the pins it's supposed to be (motherboard has a printed position map for that area).

I guess the switch could be out and maybe that needs to be replaced, but the feel and sound it has when I press it is as it has been for several years. Note that this computer was purchased in the summer of 2002. The only recent thing that I've done to it was replace a fan and replace the video card, but this was done about 9 months ago and, up until a few weeks ago, the computer was on quite a bit and had no issues.

I figure the experts here might have a suggested list I should run through to try to determine the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

BR
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

Your going to have to eliminate possible causes. Start with testing your PSU, you can easiliy do this by following the video.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/729606/how_to_test_your_computers_power_supply_psu/
 

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hello I just signed up. I hope this is an active forum because I don't have a lot of time to fix this problem as I am going away soon.

I am posting on a laptop right now, but less than 4 hours ago I was on my computer. I took an hour nap and woke up and it was turned off. Usually it just turns itself to sleep mode and you hit the pwr button an it loads back up...

Well it didn't load back up it was off. There was an electricial smell so I unplugged it and checked around. The power supply felt very warm but other than that everything seemed fine.

It does not boot up at all. I press the power button and the fan lights blink for half a second, the side an top fans spin for half a second, an it turns off. No sounds or anything.

I tried pluggig it into a different outlet, same thing.

Please help why did this happen? My computer is cooled properly and the temps are always good to my knowledge

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What temps are you getting? I do not think this is heat issue.

Try turning off your PSU or pulling the plug, pressing the power button to release any charge. Put it back the way it was and press the power button.

If nothing works, disconnect and reconnect everything internally. Look for anything out of place, blown capacitors, charring on anything.

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Hi, I downloaded the vista transformaion pack from windowsx.net or something like that. Then I downloaded the seven transformation pack from the same website. First I got a criss cross of seven icons and vista icons. Then a few weeks later, I pressed the power button of my computer, it was booting when the vista sign came up. The "working" light on my computer didn't light up. And was frozen there.

p.s I am writting this on a different computer.:haha:
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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Hi everyone, I realize many people have asked this before, but none sounded like mine.Here goes.WindowXP Custom made computer, 6-7 yrs oldNot sure of the restMy mother's computer was having trouble. It would turn on, but wouldn't boot past the windows screen. She got my cousin to look at it, and he apparently did Recovery Console twice. This enabled her computer to boot into safe mode, but not normal mode. All of her information was still there in safe mode, so my cousin said everything was fine and turned the computer off. Then it wouldn't do anything. It acted just as if it had been unplugged.I went over there to make sure no wires had jiggled loose, made sure the video, sound, network cards, etc were all in tight. Nothing seemed damaged, nothing was loose. Put it back together and plugged in the power cord, now there's a whiny/low pitch hum without even touching the power button. The computer is still 100% dead and lifeless, no fans/lights/etc, just this weird hum that has never been there before.I check the wall outlet, that's not the problem. I switched the power cord with a new one, still nothing. I unplugged everything except the monitor, still nothing. There's no AC switch on the back that could have been bumped. I don't know what else to do? Did my cousin delete the system or something?Please help, she's really upset she'll loose all her pictures and stuff.Merry Christmas!

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Quoteso my cousin said everything was fine and turned the computer off.Haha, that's a lot like asking the mailman to check our your refrigerator and he tells you to up the freezing temperature even though the thing's on fire.. Where do you people get these ideas from?Try switching the Power Supply Unit with a known working one.Inspect the mainboard for burst capacitors

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Ok, here's the deal:

I had to update my motherboard back in May, along with my video card and chasis. Everything was well and good until one day in July, my roommate was playing LotR: BfME and all of the sudden it just froze. Nothing happened whatsoever, I tried everything. So, I resorted to a hard reboot. Next thing I know it won't boot up. Nothing happens on the screen.

So, I took the compy back to the shop that I had worked with before to get the new mobo and such, and after some testing they claimed that my mobo (socket 478) went bad, so they got a new one under warrenty. Next thing I know I get a call from them claiming that it was not the mobo, it was my processor. Evidently a bad chip, though I have been using it for the past three years (P4 3.0ghz, 800fsb, HT).

So, because I really had a hard time finding an affordable chip for the 478 socket, I found a deal on newegg that gave me an AMD mobo and chip combo. So, I just got it and replaced it tonight. I hooked everything up correctly, and hooked the external parts up. Nothing on the screen happens, though all the lights and fans work fine.

I tested my monitor by hooking it into an old laptop, works perfectly.

I do not get a POST beep until I just have CPU, RAM, and IDE1 (CD / DVD drives) hooked in, yet still nothing on the screen when I turn it on (the new mobo has onboard video, I have tested with both my video card and this). The beep is just a regular one beep.

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Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

First thing, clear cmos, either by jumpers if you know which ones or by simply pulling plug on power supply and removing m-b- battery for a few minutes, i guess your ram may not be compatable with your new board, and possibly your power supply. ide 1 or primary is for your hard drive, secondary is for dvd-cd rom. ed
 

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Question: Turn of Computer

Hi.I have a problem, how do I turn off my Computer, Windows XP using "Only" the keyboard, not the mouse.Rod

Answer:Turn of Computer

Press 'Windows' key, then the up arrow, Press Enter, tab to the shutdown option and press Enter again.

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when i turn on the computer, it pauses at a screen that says the Windows didn't start successfully.... and it gives me the options to either start up in safe mode, last known good configeration, or normally. I tried each of these options, but they all make the computer start up once again, and comes back to this same screen.
 

Answer:my computer will not turn on

What do you have for an XP disc? A full install disc or a recovery one (usually comes with a brand system like Dell etc.)?

On that same options screen there is also an option (can never remember how it is worded) that says something like disable restart. So you may want to try that also and see what happens.
 

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