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Computer won't turn on.

Question: Computer won't turn on.

Hey. So it looks like I'm back with a more serious issue this time.

I moved over the weekend and transported my PC with me. I went to plug it in today and the PC won't turn on. The monitor is fine and the LCD light on the front of the PC is glowing when it's plugged in, but when I click the button, nothing happens.

I have an E-machine model T2896. It's about 4 years old, I believe. I didn't have any problems with the computer prior to the move. All components are the original.

I took the computer apart and looked at it. Came to the conclusion that it had to be a power source issure or a switch problem. Bought a new power source- no dice. Then I tried tricking the switch into believing it was being pushed, by wiring the two wires together. It's still not working.

Both my dad and I are at a loss. We have no idea what it could be. We tried reseating everything. That didn't work either. Any ideas?

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Answer: Computer won't turn on.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

to schedule chkdsk...



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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think it’s because the GPU is overheating, because that’s the only component that’s really hot. When I check the temp while playing it’s usually building up to about 60C (24-30C on idle) and stays around that number. And it fells really hot when I touch it after it’s happened. The only problem with that theory is that I can play every game out there usually on the best setting (haven’t tried every powerful game out there) and not a single problem with lag or such. Then again, I’ve never had that problem with MW3, and the temp stays around 50C on that. Not to say that the GPU is really that great. It’s average at best, but I’m not a hardcore gamer or anything so figured I didn’t need the best.
I built the computer myself in June 2011. And it went fine without any problems until maybe 6 months ago, not really sure when it happened.

Here’s what I’ve done so far
I’ve... Read more

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

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi,
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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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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Hey everybody

When I got into work today, one of the computers here at work would not turn on. When plugged in, I hear a high squealing noise, not really loud, but a high pitched noise. When I hit the power button, nothing happens. No lights or anything.

Any ideas on what is going on here? And is it feasible to fix?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

The noise you hear may be a power supply failing OR if could be an alarm for a no fan / low fan speed. The first thing I would do would be to open the case and see if your fans are spinning when you power on. Once you are sure you have all fans running and it still will not boot, I would try swapping out the power supply with a known good unit.
 

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This is freaky. I have a computer that won't turn off. It runs Windows XP. So you do your start turn off computer thing, and windows shuts down and the whole thing turns off.

But then, anywhere from 10- 30 seconds later, it turns back on by itself!

What the heck could be going on?
 

Answer:? My computer won't turn off!

Look in the BIOS and disable everything that refers to "wake on" (Wake on ring, wake on lan etc).
 

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My computer started to turn off and back on all by itself and now it will not go on at all. I have tried plugging it in to other electrical outlets in the house but it still will not work. I flip the switch and all that happens is I here a faint humming. I get any light or anything.
 

Answer:The Computer will not turn on

Hi Allen,
Welcome aboard, Not much to go on but if the problem was off and on before and it does do something now [faint humming] I would say the power is getting to the primary of the powersupply at least and the problem could be in the secondary&rectifier section or the connections between the powersupply and the devices it supplies. Someone will have to open the case and do some checking.Power supplies are not very expensive and a loose connection shouldn't be too hard to find .
Good luck, Bob
 

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

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Hi,

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

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

I would appreitiate any help on the matter,

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

Thanks for your help, Jwils

Answer:Computer won't turn on

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

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No image on monitor. Power supply?

Hello, sorry to start another thread on this issue but I have had a browse through the others and found nothing that seems to help. I have also looked at some of the tutorials to no avail..

I'm fairly noob when it comes to this but I was doing my regular thing when my computer shut down randomly. It reebooted automatically and got to the asus screen where it shut down automatically again. It did this once more. After the third time it no longer rebooted (i.e. it shut down and stayed shut down).

I tried to turn it on, but nothing. I noticed the LED on the motherboard is still on, so hopefully my hardware is still good.

Are there any easy things I can try before switching PSU/Mobo etc? I've already tried different power cable and the unplug+hold power for 30 seconds+plug back trick. Still no good....
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

It would be helpful if you gave us the brand and model of computer or motherboard.

The fact that there remains a lit LED on the motherboard means almost nothing.
The board can be totally worthless and still have that light on. It only requires 1/8 to 1/4 of a volt.
 

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ive done something to my computer to screw it up i think i unplugged something i wasnt supposed to. . this is my last option before sending it in to the shop. and i dont have the money to afford that.

ive tried to fix it. but i had no luck. help me plz. i know few things about computer hardware so the more information the better
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

I bit more detailed info would help to narrow down the problem
 

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Thanks in advance for looking!I just bought a Gateway GM5478 Computer this past June. These are the computer specs:Intel? Core? 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor with VT Intel G332048 MB DDR2, 667 MHz, (PC2-5300) dual channel memory (two 1024 MB DIMMs) 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drive (Seagate Barracuda)NVIDIA? GeForce? 8500GT 256 MB video card Power Supply: Delta Electronics, Inc., Model: DPS-400RB A (400W max)The problem is that my computer won't turn on anymore. The power light will light up, but nothing else happens. The fan doesn't turn on, the hard drive doesn't make a sound, etc. It was working fine previously. I went to work with it running a virus scan (using AVG), and when I came home the screen was black. I hit a few keys, clicked the mouse, but nothing happened. The only way I would eventually get it to shut off (so I could reboot), was to hold the power button down long enough for it to power down. when I went to turn it back on, nothing happened. Like I said, the power light turns on, but nothing else. I do, however, hear a faint sound when I do hit the power button to try and turn it on. It sounds like it's coming from the power supply, but I can't be sure. It only lasts, literally, for a fraction of a second. I'm not sure if it's the power reaching the power supply, or what it could be. It was plugged into a surge protector to begin with, and I've tried other outlets but I still get the same result. I contacted Gatewa... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on

unplug everything (cable from power source,The HDD,RAM)& try re-connect it.Could be loose cables.Same with the graphic card or it's even better you try without it.It could be your motherboard if all the cables OK.Try connect your HDD as a slave in other computers & backup all your data while you can.Maybe others here have they own though

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This is London's mother's brother and I am in need of some assistance.
I am having a problem with getting my computer to turn on properly.
When I turn the computer on the first thing that happens is a beeping that beeps slowly and then speeds up gradually until it eventually stops beeping and all that can be heard is the hard drive fan spinning. To add on to these problems the monitor does not show anything on its screen yet its power light indicator looks like it would be on sleep mode. So there is power to the monitor, it is just not engaging when the hard drive is turned on.
Is there anybody out there that could help me with how to fix it or could point me in the right direction where to go to fix this problem?

Thanks,
London's Mother's Brother.
 

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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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Happy New Year to everyone!

Over my year's end party, I had witnessed a heated debate on whether you should turn your computer off at night.

I am appealing to electrical/electronics engineers for some more sober info on such topic.

TIA
 

Answer:Should you turn your computer off

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Hey, I'd really appreciate some help on this.

My computer will not turn on after it's been disconnected from mains power. Normally, if it's off (standby) it will turn on as normal at the press of the power button, but not when it's not had mains power for any length of time. I've opened it up and the connections seem good. Also, the motherboard light is on.

This is not the first time this has happened too. When this has happened before I had to press the power button dozens of times until it came on (and afterwards worked perfectly) but I must've pressed the button a hundred of times and it shows no intention of turning on.

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

As i have the same problem with both my PCs I leave them on 24/7. On the rare occasion I do turn them off I don't unplug them because if I do have them unplugged for more than a few hours I will then have to plug them back in but not attempt to boot them for at least a day before they'll reboot. I'm guessing at some sort of capacitive effect coming into play. So unless someone else can come up with a definitive answer (in which I'd be interested) I'd suggest at the least leaving them plugged in, with the power switch on the back left in the 'on' position ans just use the "power" button on the front to turn the PC off.
 

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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I turned my computer on! Turned it off to move the computer and it won't power on at all now! No changes were made to my computer! I don't understand what could have happened.

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

Possibly something got jarred loose when you moved the PC. RAM, CPU, display card, power connection.

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Hey guys, I need help. I'm running Windows XP Pro. For some reason, my Turn Off Computer thing keeps disappearing. This is the second time it did that. First time I thought I messed up my PC so I reinstall XP Pro, only to find out that after doing all the Updates from the Internet, it's gone again. You know, when you click on Start, Logoff and Turn Off Computer should appear, but only Logoff is showing up. Where do I go to turn "Turn off computer" button back on? Or did I do something wrong to make it behave that way?
 

Answer:Where's Turn Off Computer?

JCNiest5 said:


You know, when you click on Start, Logoff and Turn Off Computer should appear, but only Logoff is showing up.Click to expand...

That is exactly how it is supposed to be. You have either "Log Off" or "Cancel".

You should do Start- Turn Off Computer.
 

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A friend of mine has a dell dimension 4550.When she starts up her comp she receives 6 beeps.She says they are long beeps.According to the dell website tech service 6 beeps is a keyboard controller failure and to try and reseat the keyboard connector.I was just curious if it may possibly be something else.Thanks in advance
 

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Hello, My computer will not turn off. The only way it will shut down is if I Hibernate. In the last couple of days there is a blank window for add or remove programs. Hope you can help. Roy.

Answer:Cannot turn off computer

You could hold down the power button to turn it off but that's not a very good idea. Have you tried running a virus scan or something similar to that? AVG is free if you want to give that a go. There are some other good programs too like spybot SD and ad-aware that are also free. Those could help too if it's a virus or something.

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Whoever is out there please help....My main Desktop PC Compaq Presario S5300NX won't turn on....There power to the power cord and the light in the back stays on but when I push the power button there's no power....I've checked the troubleshooting and there's nothing that Ican find that's wrong with it....I don't have the money to send it out for repair but if it's not too expensive I can fix it here.....PLEASE HELP ME....!!!!!

Answer:NEED HELP.....Computer won't turn on...!!!!

Remove the power cord from the back of the unit and then hold in the power button for 10 seconds. re-apply the power and attempt to turn the desktop on again

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So recently my computer would not turn on. So I automatically thought it was either my psu or my mobo. Since I was already going to buy another psu I just went for it and bought one. I installed it, and upon pressing the power button it fired up, I was happy.About 3 minutes later, after I was already on the internet, it shut down again. I pressed the power button to try to turn it on and nothing happened.So I tried changing sockets on the wall for some reason, and it worked. Computer came back up, I checked the bios for overheating but I was running at 34 degrees so I continued starting up, only to find the computer shut down upon window's startup.I tried plugging the cord into a different socket and every time it fires up again for only 2 seconds now. If I dont change the plug then nothing happens whatsoever.If I leave the computer alone for long enough, then I am able to use it for longer without it powering off, which I would believe would be linked to overheating but the temps are completely fine.Any Ideas?Please

Answer:Computer Won't turn on?

Could be a short in the power cord.Try another one.

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Hi guys, recently I bought an e6600 (got it for 60) and a foxconn 662mx motherboard along with 1gb of some cheapy value ram. Now when plugging everything in it went ok, but it kept turning off, I had a 420w power supply at the time so I wasn't surprised but I noticed I didnt push down the heatsink and fan properly, before I knew this though, I was moving it around to check the little knobs were pushed down, with everything in place, it wouldn't turn on at all.

Now to make things even worse, I foolishly changed the input from the standard 230 odd volts or whatever it is, to the american one, 113 odd. Which made the psu explode. I was shocked and annoyed, but bought another one the next day, probably for the same price, a trust one (probably crap) with 570w. Still no sign on life as before the explosion, the only sign is that the cpu fan apears to move a tiny tiny bit for less than a second before it stops, you hear the psu click into gear for a milisecond too but other than that, no sign of life thanks to the lack of motherboard lighting. No beeps, no going into the post or bios screen, nothing.

I tested my graphics card which survived the pop, but I'm not sure if anything else is alive, I'm really worried it took out my cpu, and I have a feeling it may have taken my motherboard. But the odd thing is that you can see it twitching when trying to turn it on. I've tried everything I can think of, clearing the cmos/bios with the jumper, pulling out t... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

Heh, this isn't my first motherboard and cpu upgrade I've done, but I'd say it's the one that's been the most problematic.
 

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Hello!

My computer was struck by a power surge that came in through our cable connection. Now my computer will not turn on/post, basically no power at all. I know it probably fried the NIC card I installed, and since it will not turn on, I guessed it fried the MB too. Well, lucky for me, I found another Mother Board- same manufacturer and model number- Biostar M7NCD. (I know its old- lol) Well, I switched out the MB's this weekend, and still no luck. I did take care when installing, always being sure to ground myself before touching anything, etc. I then thought perhaps the power supply was to blame. So, I removed the PS, and tested it in another computer I know works. The power supply is working fine. The outlet I was using when doing all of this is working fine as it turned on the computer I was using when I tested the power supply. I also attempted to bypass the power switch on the tower by touching the two prongs on the motherboard with a small flat head screwdriver, still no luck- though quite honestly, I may have not done that correctly. I touched the two prongs that correspond to the power on/off switch, and I also did this with the reset prongs as well. Still no power at all.

Now that I know the power supply is ok, and bypassing the switch is not working, could this be anything else other than the Motherboard? I just want to make sure I am covering all my bases before I tell the person I bought the motherboard from that is was DOA.

Thank you for your help!
Je... Read more

Answer:computer will not turn on

It could be that the CPU has been fried as well. Among other components. A power surge can take out anyhing attached to the power supply or motherboard.
 

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Hey, looking for some help here.

Recently while I wasn't home the power went out, and when I came back, my computer won't turn on. The light on the computer just flashes between orange and being off. I do have a surge protector. I tried plugging the computer power cord directly into the wall, but that didn't help. Is my computer fried? Are any parts of it likely still good? Does it probably have nothing to do with the computer? Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Welcome to TSG, DaTrusHurtz.

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http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/822629-computer-wont-turn.html
 

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Everything is OK, but it's failed to turn on. I can't enter BIOS setting. No problems with power. Is this problem from BIOS or not?
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on.

What pc is it?? Emachine by any chance??
 

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I am rebuilding my little bro's computer and it decided that it does not want to turn on? I installed a new geforce 7800 gs video card two dvd drives and another hard drive. I made sure that one was a slave and one was a master. It is an older comp. it is a pentium 4 with a 300 or 350 ps, think its socket A, 1 gig of ram. I know the power is working because the motherboard has a light on it which lights up whenever i turn the ps on. I have tried to disconnect both the dvd drives and it still did not trun on???? I neeed some help!!!!!!
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn on

Are the front case switches correctly placed on the motherboards front panel connector? Did the system power up before you applied the upgrades?
 

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This is the first time I have posted here, so I would like to give an advance big thanks for any help you can give me. The computer I am working on will not turn on, checked through the forum, and tried these tricks, PSU, patched in a new one, did not help, bought a new CPU, (socket type) Did not help, Cleared the CMOS ( reversed the battery). no help. removed the ram, no help... in other words, I left the CPU,PSU, removed the periphials. and the ram,, all that happens is, If I hold the power button in, power lite on the motherboard comes on and "the fans" give a small movement. I have tried a new powercord... Is there anything else I should try? the CPU is and AMD, I am not sure what the Mother board is, I have not had it out.. I am at a loss, so anything I can try would be a great help,, Oh by the way, this was one of those " you turn the computer off and go to bed, and get up in the morning, and it would not turn back on things.... so it was working.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on..

Hello, and welcome to Techspot!

Take a look at your motherboard's capacitors. Any of them swelling or leaking?

 

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when i plug my computer to the wall it turn on by itself and doesn't turn off. can you give any idea what wrong thank you.
 

Answer:my computer turn on by itself

Check your BIOS settings, which power management options. The feature you stated is desireable, for example for a kiosk so it would recover automatically when a power outage ocurred.
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on - CPU?

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

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

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Hello, I recently installed my new PSU(Corsair RM 1000) and GPU(GTX 970). I have experienced some problems with it but today my pc didn't turn on at all. You can read more about the previous problems in my Corsair's forum thread: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=135737
I just thought I would post a thread here as well since in Corsair, there is only one person helping me and he isn't always online.
I checked all the wires and they look properly connected.

Here is a couple of images of my pc:
http://imgur.com/RZRFcpH
http://imgur.com/CnCwOCr

Should I try and return my PSU? Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer does not turn on

Have you attempted to overclock anything (CPU or GPU)? If you are improperly overclocking, it could cause issues.
Just like mentioned in the other forum, you should look at getting at least 2 fans into your case. One in the lower front to intake air, and one in the back (by the cpu / power supply) to exhaust air. There are arrows on the sides of the fans to show you which way the air flows through the fans, so make sure you pay attention to that when installing. Without knowing for sure (would need to know what kind of computer case you have), I believe you could put two 120mm fans inside. Once you know for sure that you have the fans installed correctly, I would test it and see if your problem persists.
 

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Have had the problem of not being able to access the internet despite everything being in perfect order, according to the tech support. got fed up and called up again yesterday and was advised to uninstall service pack 2. since then my comp will not start. it just keeps rebooting over and over when it get to the bit where it usually shows the blue "welcome" screen.
I am besides myself. some one please help me!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:I cannot turn on my computer

Boot into safe mode.
When starting your computer up Press F8.
You will then arrive at a black screen with white text.
Press Enter Safe mode
Then press enter to confirm that OS (Operating System aka WinXP)
Does this work, are you able to get into WinXP?

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Hi, I recently built my first rig and now when I press the power button the computer won't turn on. However if I remove the power cable from the back for about 20 seconds and then reconnect it, it does turn on. Anyone have any ideas about this? Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

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My pc was turned on when i had a power cut and it obviously switched off. It now won't turn back on. All the lights are on but nobody seems to be at home! Could something have blown? I'm not exactly a computer genius so not sure where to start. Please help!
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Ok, If your PC works well before the deadly power cut, and now 'died' after that, there's no need to think much.

& what do you mean by that 'power cut'? do you mean it's a lightning strike that cut the electricity power of your house? If so, maybe the lightning sent a powerful source of power from your house's electricity to your pc (that your pc power supply couldn't afford to bear the overwhelming power sent by the electricity flow (wire). This is also possible to kill your pc. I hope you understand what I mean (fheww.. english is sure tough to 'perform')

1. Turn on all power, push the 'ON' button of your CPU. This won't turn your computer ON but the purpose why I ask you to do this is to check your computer power supply. Give a sharp attention to your power supply fan (usually visible from the back of your CPU). While the 'wall' power is on, try to push the ON button continuously while checking whether your power supply fan is spinning.

2. Does it spinning? No right?? If not spinning, then you don't have to use that power supply again since it's 'dead'. Try replacing it with a new one. This surely solve the problem. (I think).
 

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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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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 cant seem to be able to log off, switch users or turn my computer off. I have a windows xp prof. edition. The only way i can turn my pc off is by holding down the power button which i refuse to do because it is risky. Any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:i cant log off or turn my computer off

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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

Answer:Computer won't turn on

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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A couple days ago. My computer froze while windows was loading start up programs. When it froze, I did a manual shutdown (holding the power button until it shut off.) I went to turn it back on and nothing happened. I get nothing but a flashing orange light on the power button.

It's a Dell Dimension DM051 with a second hard drive and 4GB of ram instead of 2.

I tried putting in a new 500w power supply, but the problem remains unchanged.

So really my question is... Is it dead? Or is it a simple fix?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on.

assuming that the power supply is properly installed, remove all RAM cards, power it on and see if the motherboard will still beep. If there's no beep then your motherboard has gone bad.
 

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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 60 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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Re:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...-on-76410.html



Hey guys,

So its a year on and guess wots happened, i formatted the pc to improve it and get rid of all the bugs.

Burned a cd, not remembering the cd drive probs, and the computer is black again. So i think the psu is broken again, any ideas of what wattage i'll need to avoid this again, broke the 350W before now the 400W, is there too bigger wattage?

Thanks again,

JWils

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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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When I turn on my computer, its running but no screen appears??

Answer:when I turn on my computer nothing comes onto

Since I can't read minds, is it a laptop or desktop.

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Ok so I decided to listen to some music while I took a nap, so I played music and shut my moniter off and layed down. When I woke up I noticed the music wasn't playing so I went over to check, and the screen was black and nothing happened if I moved the mouse or pressed a key. I reset the computer, and it worked fine for like two minutes and then it went black again. Now it won't even turn on. The light on the computer turns on, and usually it lets out two beeps, and now it just stays silent. I haven't changed anything, what could be wrong?
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Hi
Have you unplugged the system from wall power and let it set overnight?
Is there any way to test the psu and other parts in another system? If the cpu is dead that will keep one from booting or hearing any beeps. As well you might look into resetting your bios. Do you have a manual for your system?
Just throwing some thoughts your way.
 

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About a week ago my desktop (win10) entered some strange state where nothing would open. None of the applications and none of the system services. Just stuck at the desktop. I clicked google chrome, other applications, games, steam, etc. and nothing worked. Also, the start menu and task manager would not open. Even ctrl alt delete wouldn't do anything. I was forced to re-install Windows (I kept my old files). Today, I was playing a video game and google chrome was open in the background playing music. The game suddenly started to stutter and then stopped completely. I tried to alt-tab out of it and then everything started to respond really slowly. I closed the game and uninstalled it, but my computer would still be very unresponsive. CCleaner helped a little bit, but it was still impossible to use. If I clicked anything, everything would freeze up for about 15 seconds and then the programs would respond with a huge delay. I decided that maybe this was some kind of hardware issue so I took it apart and cleaned out all of the dust and put it back together, but then after I entered the screen where I needed to type in my Microsoft account password to log into my user, the loading icon spun for a very long time after I entered my password. This went on for about 20 minutes and I could do anything about it, so I turned the computer off with the button. I turned it on again, and the same thing happened. I decided to enter recovery mode by turning the computer on and off 3 time... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on

It says preparing automatic repair*
 

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Hi all,  I'm new here.  The other day I was on my computer and it was freezing up.  I shut it off and when I turned it back on, it would get to the windows screen with the green dots running across and then wouldn't go anyfurther.  I shut it down again and sprayed it out with canned air (as I have done b4).  Now it won't turn on at all.  The green light on the motherboard is on and that's it.  I have a Dell Dimension 2400.  I did go out and by another power supply.  Still doesn't do anything.Can anyone help?  What more do you need to know.Thanks for any help!

Answer:computer won't turn on, need help!

Dell happens to use their own design of PSU's...you may have wonked your machine  by just throwing any old PSU in there,Can you post some specifics ? ?

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

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

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

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Somehow last night I kept my computer on through the night and it mysteriously turned off. Now when I try to turn it on nothing happens. Sometimes I see a little flashing of the system lights but then it just dies again. I am wondering if the heat somehow fried my processor or something since it gets pretty hot here in California. Anyone have any idea what is going on?

My system specs
Amd 2100+ 1.73 ghz
512mb RAM
180 gb
Nvidia TNT2 32mb
Windows 2000 pro
 

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

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I am using Windows XP and cannot turn off my computer without pulling the plug. I saw the other thread about this, and followed all directions, but it didn't work. I went to desktop, right clicked to properties, etc. Didn't work. What else can I do? Thank you

Answer:I Cannot Turn Off My Computer

This sometimes works and sometimes doesn't tell us if it doesn't.
Start
Run (Winkey+R)
type 'cmd' without quotes
then type 'shutdown -s' without quotes

You should then see a dialog box appear telling you that your computer will go down for a shutdown. Let the timer stop and see what happens.

**To abort shutdown**
Start
Run (Winkey+r)
type 'cmd' without quotes
then type 'shutdown -a' without quotes.

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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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Well i just started going to school for PC support and I ran into a problem with my personal computer. Basically, yesterday my computer was working fine and then i woke up this morning and it wouldn't turn on at all. I tried using a different power cord and that didn't change anything, and Dont have a tester to see if the power supply is pushing any electricity. I plan on taking it to school on Monday to get some help but i was wondering if anyone knew anything i could do in the meantime to try and get it working.


-John-
 

Answer:My computer will not turn on!

Simple option (that has worked before)

Pull out the power cord (again)
Hold in the On button for 30 Secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Push the power cord back in (really securely)
Turn on

Do that exactly! And then reply back
 

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

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

I have tried the following:

Flipping the reset switch on the power strip

Flipping the power supply switch on and off

Reseading various hardware

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

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

Nothing is working.

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

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

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

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

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

Here's my system:

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on at all

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

Just wondering if your PSU has died.
 

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

Answer:my computer will not turn on

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

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Press the power button, no go.

It's plugged in. I don't know why this is happening.
 

Answer:Why won't my computer turn on?

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Here's my problem.

I bought a new computer and put my old one in storage (was still powering on, loaded WinXP and so fourth, but often gave me a lot of errors once on) While in storage it collected lots of dust inside.

Today I tried to put it on to see if I can fix some of it and give it to a friend.

It powers on, but does not do anything. The PSU is running ( I can hear it). But nothing else. At first I thought the power to the mother board was not working, but it does. When I remove the IDE cable from the hard drive to the mother board, the hard drive then starts to make some noises. What is the problem here? Should I get a new IDE cable????

But shouldn't it automatically boot up anyways, and then tell me that the harddrive wasn't detected if there is a problem with the harddrive IDE cable?

Any help would be appreciative
Thanks

Laura
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Remove everything except the cpu/HS/fan, video adapter and monitor and RAM. Before turning it back on again take the RAM and video card (if there is a separate one) out and reseat them.
 

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Last nigh the power in my neighbourhood went out. This morning it was back on so I went to turn on my computer but it won't turn on. My computer connects in to a heavy duty surge protector as well that obvisouly protected nothing... anyways

I opened up the case and seen that the computer appears to be receiving some power. There is a lit up green LED where I plug my ethernet cable in to and also 4 green LED's lit up on my motherboard while connected to the power. The PSU (450W) is about 2 months old.

What can I do and what does this sound like to you?

my comp:
512mb
prentium 4 2.4ghz
256mb nvidia
mobo: d845ebg2
 

Answer:computer won't turn on

souds like you got a surge when the power came back on. You could try taking the Cmos Battery out for a couple of minutes and then put it back .(Unplug the PC first)

If you PC is still under warranty don't remove the Cmos battery
 

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My computer was working just fine, then one day, I couldn't turn it on.  The fans work but there is no image on the monitor and no power to the mouse or keyboard.  The "on" light is on, but the fans seem to be the only other thing working.  Another site told me to reset the CMOS by pulling a piece off of two pins then putting it on another two, then putting it back but that didn't work and I hope it didn't screw it up even more.  Can anyone help me? I really don't want to take it to the repair shop if I don't have to.  Thanks!

Answer:My computer won't turn on!

Also, if it helps, it is an HP Pavilion from about 2008.

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sup,

i just got my six channel diamond DT-688 PCI sound card in the mail and the thing is giving me some crazy problems:

after some time trying to find out what the problem was it came down to the fact that as long as the sound card is inserted into any of the PCI slots the computer refuses to turn off as long as the power cord is attached to it. i installed the drivers correctly and the sound card works perfect, except for the major problem that it won't allow my computer to turn off!

i checked the bios, reinstalled the drivers, attached it to different pci slots, and took a look at the windows xp power saver options. i even messed with the jumper cables on the card itself and that made no difference what so ever.

my friend and i came to the conclusion that the card is defective but i'd rather find out a fix to this problem then mail it back and all that. hopefully someone can come up with some more ideas for me to fix this problem, i know it's kinda out there.

thanks again!

Answer:My Computer Won't Turn Off!

Unplug the power mother****er, then beat it with a hammer......

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At first it was overheating and now it can't turn on just like that.....what may be possible problems?

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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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