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Computer doesn't turn on for a few seconds? PSU Problem?

Question: Computer doesn't turn on for a few seconds? PSU Problem?

Hello... let me state the problem.

Problem: Computer shuts down randomly. I press the power switch, but it does not turn the computer on. I have to wait a while and press power switch, and it turns on, or I switch the voltage switch (red switch) on the back of the PSU a few times, press power, switch voltage switch back to 110V and then power switch and it turns on normally. (Probably not good for it) It then runs for like 1 hour --> 1 day and turns off randomly again, where i must repeat.


Reason?: I use to never leave my computer on for longer than a day. I never downloaded anything large for it to be left on overnight. During chirstmas I got a Dual Layer DVD-Burner and installed that. I have been leaving my computer on for weeks at a time downloading large files now. Everything was fine for about 3 weeks. Near the end of Janurary it first happened. I didn't think much about it, just turned it back on and it worked fine. About 2 weeks after that it occured again: Now it happens pretty much every day with the added bonus of the power switch not responding for about 1 --> 5 mins.


Possible Problem: The thing I find most insteresting is the fact that after it shut's down, it will not start up for about 1 mins (power switch doesn't respond for a little bit). I can not tell if it is because:
1) I started leaving my computer on for weeks at a time and now Mobo is burning out or PSU?
2) Because I installed the Dual Layer DVD-Burner, and now my PSU is having trouble giving power to 2 HD's, 2 CD-ROMS, Powerful Vid Card, Powerful sound Card. After a while it just starting to fail?
I do not know much about my PSU, but if it is a weak 300W unit, would connecting too much to my computer produces these symptoms? I believe the key is the "Power switch not responding after it shuts down." perhaps the PSU is just getting too hot, reaches a point and shuts down, not giving power to anything. It will not start up the computer for a little until the PSU cools down, or i "fool" it with switching the "Voltage Swtich" at the back randomly? Something like a Breaker Switch or "Fuse" in home electricity?

Please any help would be helpful... I am hopeing it's my PSU over my mobo. I am thinking about disconnecting my DVD-Burner and seeing it if fixes the problem... but if it doesn't maybe my PSU is already shot?

Are these symptoms of PSU failer or mobo failer? OR perhaps somethign else? Thanks

Kodi

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Answer: Computer doesn't turn on for a few seconds? PSU Problem?

Sounds like it could be the PSU. I had similar problems in getting the bugger to start up and swapping out the PSU seemed to fix it. I've also had problems with the powerup button getting stuck and causing similar symptoms, but with it shutting down my guess would be PSU. Good luck!

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built my computer over 4 years ago, woke up one day and my computer would only turn on for a couple seconds before shutting down. stripped it down to:

MoBo: Soyo Dragon Plus 2 (ATX, 478 socket)
PSU: 350w w/ X-dreamer case
CPU: 2.6Ghz Intel P4

still had same problem. replaced PSU w/ 400w, same problem, replaced CPU w/ 2.4Ghz P4, same problem. thought it was a bad CPU because when start it up w/o the 4 pin connecter plugged into the motherboard, it runs the fans w/o powering down.

what am i missing?

appreciate your time.
 

Answer:the old computer starts for 2 seconds then turn off problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Providing you used fresh thermal paste and the heatsink is properly attached, I suspect a faulty cpu.

Regards Howard :wave::wave:
 

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My custom built computer,once turns on, gets into a startup loop and never gets into the post screen.
What is the problem?
Here is the video of the problem:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-xUaHtxiaM&feature=youtu.be

Computer Specs:
Windows 7
core i5 2500K (overclocked to 4.5ghz)
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard
Gigabyte HD 6850 Graphics Card
OCZ ModxStream-Pro 600W power supply
8gb cosair DDR3 vengeance RAM
 

Answer:Computer turn on/off in seconds

I'm no expert but i had this problem a while back and it was because my hard drive was failing..
 

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What's up with this thing?

It turns on, everything works, fans, HDD spools, then it turns off..

any ideas?

Answer:Computer turns off 5 seconds after I turn it on

My other post

If anyone could help me, or give me any kind of idea why this is happening.

Thanks

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For these last couple of months i've had issues with BSODs. I blamed it on the RAMs and returned them to the store. While i was waiting for them to return, i borrowed my brother's RAMs, and it turned out i still got the BSODs. Anyway, i fixed the problem a few days ago when i updated most of my drivers.

Today i got my RAMs back. I switched them out with my brother's RAMs and booted the computer. it looked fine the first 2-5 seconds but then it turns off and boots again by itself a few seconds later.

I've had a similar issue before, and it turned out it was my heatsink which wasnt proberbly mounted. I checked it, and it might have been loose but i managed to fix it and now it should be mounted correctly. Still, the computer reboots after a couple of seconds.

Ive checked all the cables to see it any of them were loose
Ive tried to plug the videocard into another plug
Ive taken the CPU out and back in
Ive tried to switch out the RAMs one by one

Do you have any suggestions ???
Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:My computer keeps rebooting 2-5 seconds after it turn it on.

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When I plug in my computer and flip the power switch on the back my pc try's to turn on the fan's run and it sounds like it's trying to power up and then shut's off 3-5 seconds later. And when I try to turn it on from the power button in the front it doesn't do anything. I've sent it back to the place I ordered it from(CyberPowerPc) 3 times and they send me it back with the same problem happening they have replaced the motherboard and 2 stick's of ram and it say's on the invoice they tested it before they shipped it to me so is something happening in shipping or am I being screwed.

WesternDigital 740AD RAPTOR 2x74GB SATA2 10000RPM Hard Drive
INTEL QUAD CORE Q6600 2.4GHZ CPU
4X1GB CORSAIR DDR2 6400 XMS2 EXTREME Ram
C2D ASUS STRIKER EXTREME SLI QUAD 680I Motherboard
EVGA GF 8800 ULTRA 768MB PCI-E Graphic's Card
ULTRA V-SERIES 600W POWER SUPPLY
BLACK NZXT ZERO ALUMINUM Full tower
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Answer:My Computer shuts off a few seconds after i turn it on

Hi Millurn welcome to the site.

seem odd that they Would BOTH not work. Might be the CPU might be at fault here. I am surprised that it does not work as everything is compatible.

It also sounds like it might be the PSU. Can you get hold of another 400W plus PSU and see if that works. If so then you know what the Issue is.


hope this helps

James
 

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o.s windows vista (but got cleared when i was trying to install windows 7)
3gb ram
nvidia geforce go 7150m
i have no clue what kind of cpu is in it but im sure you can find out its a hp pavilion dv9910us notebook (sorry doing this for a friend and he doesent no anything about it he only used it for internet)



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Answer:[SOLVED] computer will turn on for about 5 seconds... and if i get lucky 10 min then

ok i fixed it noticed if i aplyed presure to a spot on the computer it would work so i took it apart and took a heat gun to the motherboard to reconnect what ever soldering broke and its working now

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I recently removed my video card then put it back in, changed nothing else, and now when I turn on my computer, I get no display on my monitor. And it makes a 2 second beep every 10 seconds or so. Im not sure what to do in this case, so if anyone could help that'd be awesome. Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer makes 2 second beep after I turn on every 5-10 seconds

That means you either have an incompatible card
or it's not plugged in right.
Read you Motherboard manual.Did you buy the right slot type ?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When putting the computer in hibernation or standby, the screen only displays for a few seconds before going blank again. The same thing happens on starting the computer. The Dell symbol and status bar shows, but then the screen goes blank. We used to have to start it 3 times to see the screen after the Dell logo and bar. Now it is up to 8 times. If the computer is shut down for a short time or just restarted from the start menu, we don't have an issue. Once the screen is working, there is no issue whatsoever until we turn the computer off overnight or put it in hibernate or standby.

Answer:Computer doesn't come out of hibernation for more than a few seconds.

Ignore the obnoxious graphic at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/when-power-saving-fails-fixing-windows-7-hibernation-issues/ and take a look at the text comments .
 
These kinds of situations are often related to graphics driver issues...so I would start by uninstalling the current drivers (via Device Manager), then reinstalling same from either the Drivers CD or the appropriate webpage.
 
Louis

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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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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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Hi, please help me

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

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

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




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

Is that still the case?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My computer just suddenly shut down. There was no shut down screen, it just went black out.

After I reset my power generation. My computer doesn't turn on anymore. Only the monitor is the one can be turned on.

Could you please, tell me why is this happening?

So please, oh please, reply me back, and tell me what to do!

Answer:My Computer doesn't turn on

Sounds very much as though your power supply is the culprit.

Fault-finding flowchart here: PC Power Supply Failure Diagnostics - Computer ATX Power Supply Troubleshooting and Repair

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Hi I've got an Acer laptop with Windows XP Home Edition and about a third to a half of the times I shut down the computer it freezes at the blue page that says windows is shutting down, and doesn't turn off. Can anyone tell me if they've came across this problem before and if there's anything that can be done about it? Thanks
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn off

If your computer does not turn off the power when doing a shutdown,
you may need to edit the registry.

Start Regedit
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop
Edit the key PowerOffActive and give it a value of 1
You can do the same in HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
Or:
You can go here:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Scroll down to #76 and click on the word "Off" ,when the file download box opens up,click open.
 

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Hi, all. I wasn't there at the time of occurrence, but my brothers have told me that while they were on their computer, it started to ''smell like permanent marker,'' and next thing they knew, it shut off by itself.

So, I came and opened their computer, and I used a compressed air can to remove any dust that was sitting inside. I reconnected everything and put the PC back in its place, but it still doesn't turn on after multiple tries.

The monitor works, just the PC doesn't.

What else can I do? Is the PC a goner?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

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Hi,
I have a P4 1.4ghz with Win Xp, recently I've noticed 2 problems. One is that my computer will not turn off. I tell it to turn off and it just restarts. My other problem is that my CD drive (d:\) isn't reading anything. It is recognized by the Device Manager and i can eject it, but it won't read any CD iput in. Does it just nead cleaning????? I just installed 256mb of memory if that has anything to do with it.
Thanks!!
 

Answer:Computer Doesn't Turn Off

Here's a good place to see about your shutdown problems:

Windows XP shutdown troubleshooting

Regarding the CD drive, have you done anything to it recently? Maybe you knocked the cable loose when putting that new memory in?
 

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So i checked things out. first i checked the reset switch and we bought a new one of those, new power cord for the power supply, nope that wasn't it.

There are two color light bulbs by the reset switch the green one comes on when the computer is working. its not turning on and the yellow remains on tho so i figured its still getting power but maybe not from the power supply but from the battery since its a pretty big battery. But the fan isn't running, neither are the drives and other things so i think it is in the power supply. Do you think it might be the mobo tho? This computer is only two years old and it has a celleron proccessor and so i was also wondering could it be the processor too?

So here is the questions, what do i replace first? The power supply , proccessor, ram, mobo or just buy a new comp?

Just to let you know yes its plugged in and its turned on and the monitor is turned on also.
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

First thing you should buy is a battery backup. Computers are very senstive to electrical problems, using a battery backup and a good quality powersupply will save you possibly thousands of dollars.

Most of these issues I've run into have a sort of chain reaction effect on the destruction of the PC. In all likelyhood, your powersupply is fried. If it was a good quality powersupply then that should be the extent of the damage, however if it didn't fail correctly then your motherboard could also be damaged. Depending on the quality of your motherboard, any various components of you PC could also then be damaged.

So giving that I understand your situation correctly, I'd first buy a battery backup (I prefer APC but Belkins are decent), then I'd buy a Powersupply (not a cheapo 350w Powmax, look for a good name like Enermax, Antec, Fortron, OCZ, or Seasonic) then see if your PC will start up. If its a no go then you need to replace the motherboard (at which point a system upgrade becomes an entertaining idea).

If at all possible try testing the components of your PC in another working computer so that you can devise what's good and what isn't.

But regardless, get a Battery backup.
 

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hello, today morning i turned off my computer and on the evening i tried to turn on but it was unsuccessfully, my monitor showed me only a blank screen and my cooling processor been working with the maximum rotation turn and computer light (outside) doesn't work either (but it was working on morning) also I tried start computer with disconnected hdd, ram etc. but still got problem, any suggestions ? maybe motherboard is dead, it's quit old ?

windows xp
motherboard - p6pe-vm
 

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computer does not turn on unless i hold the power button down

Answer:computer doesn't turn on right

try using the left hand.

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well one day my computer just shut off...i tried everything..the fans on the motherboard spin..i've tried changing everything but the power supply...would it be the problem?

i've hooked up different hd's and put a diff mobo and processor and even memory...

let me know what u think it is
 

Answer:My computer doesn't TUrn on..HELP!!

What are the things that you've done before the problem started? Can you elaborate more?
 

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My power went off last night (computer was off and plugged into a surge protector). Now the computer won't come back on. I turned on and off the powerbar but nothing is happening with the computer. I finally gave up and came to work. Any suggestions I can relay to my husband so he can get it up an running? Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

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Hello everyone!! (I think I'm the only one here though on a Saturday night )

Anyway, I've been reading through the forum to see if I could find some answers to my problem with my HP and the closest one is "Old School" dated September 1, 2006. So, I've noted some of the answers and I'm going to try some things (that apply) tonight with my computer.

However, the initial problem started when I began to notice my computer slowing down, so I decided to remove some programs, files that I no longer needed. Afterwards, it didn't seem like it help any at all. A few days after that I began to get errors saying the memory was low and so I decided to completely start all over, going back to when I bought the computer new. However, when I attempted to do this it wouldn't let me saying the memory was low or not enough memory. Next thing I knew my computer completely crashed and I haven't been able to get it back on. Here are some of the things that are coming up when I try to start it.

1. Stop: c000021a {FATAL SYSTEM ERROR}
The session manager initialization system process
terminated unexpectedly with a status of
(0x000003a (0x00000000 0x00000000.)

The system has been shut down.

2. Stop: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\system root\system 32\config\SOFTWARE
orits log or alternate.

It is corrupt, absent or not writable.
Beginning dumping of physical memory.
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Answer:Computer Doesn't Turn On

Welcome to Bleepig Computer.From what you have posted you may have a corrupted registry. The explaination on how to recover is very lenghty and complex. The best option will be for you to read the Microsoft KB and post any question you may have with us. There are two KB article that apply to your Post.If for any reason you are not sure or fell you cannot complete the task, STOp and ask questions. I feel sure we can help you thru this but you will need to read the articles.Error Message "STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}"How to troubleshoot a "STOP 0xC000021A" error

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I have assembled my new cpu but it doesn't turn on. This is my second time assembling my computer and my first time went on smoothly. But this time I missed on something and I have no idea what it is. Every time I press the power button, nothing happens. I'm sure there is power on the board because the led indicator is active. I also noticed that the cpu fan moved a little as if it will spin, but it didn't continue.

I'm using ASUS P5G41-M Motherboard..
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

Ensure that you've plugged in the 4 pin CPU power connector and fan connector.
 

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Hi again, I write this because sometimes I tried to turn on my computer but it doesn't start, then I press the button again and the computer begin to running, I want to know Why it happen?

I have a UPS and Windows Me, but I don't understand the problem.
 

Answer:My Computer doesn't turn on

I'm wondering ( and this would be really easy to fix ) how old is the case ? Maybe the connection in the back of the power button is screwed up ...
Also could you post the system specs .
 

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Hi everybody. I'm new to techspot.
My wife's computer doesn't turn on. when she hits the power button the green light comes on for a few seconds and then it turns off again. any ideas? Her son normally pulls the plug off the wall to turn the computer off (silly boy).... Thank you in advance for your help
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

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With regards to your problem, that is a pretty bad way to turn off a pc it could be that your power supply has broken, take a look through this thread to make sure, either that or the motherboard or cpu could be damaged from the power suddenly disappearing.
 

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I need serious help. I got to school online and am in a really hard class. Now, my computer is flaking out on me. I like to turn my computer off when I am not using it because periodically the computer sounds loud like I am doing twenty things at once when I am not even using it. Then my computer gets quiet again. I have XP Home Edition and it doesn't turn all the way on sometimes. In these instances, all the lights that are supposed to be lit on the tower are, but the monitor doesn't turn on. I have to hold the power button in until the tower turns off, I wait about thirty seconds then turn on the power again. It is like Russian Roulette, sometimes it works, sometimes I have to do this again. It has gotten slower too, my computer is so freakin slow, and it just froze on me for a moment. I am not sure this next piece of information will have anything to do with this but last week I had ran and downloaded the MS Essentials program for viruses and spywares. It said I had Win32/Induc.A, and it said it was a virus. All the files listed below it I deleted even from recycle bin so I thought it was gone. I looked up information about the Induc.A and it said it attaches to Delphi files if you have them and copy files and rename them as well, which I did a search and found no delphi files. Then the MS Support Page said that if none, it will just bounce around your system in a richochet style.I will check in later, to see if I been hooked. Thank you.

Answer:Computer doesn not turn all the way ON sometimes

<<I got to school online and am in a really hard class.>>It took my feeble brain...a few minutes to realize that should read "I go to school online" .System manufacturer and model?Have you seen http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/T...Win32%2FInduc.A ?Did you follow the suggestion to run a scan with either product listed?What AV program is installed on your system?Do you think that your system is infected now?Louis

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Hey
When I turn on my computer the monitor doesn't turn on, the light is green at first but then turns to orange and when the monitor did work this morning, the computer wasn't booting, it was stuck on a screen saying the RAM and stuff...The fan spins but nothing happens...
I have no idea what's wrong with it and there hasn't been anything new done to the computer. All the cables are in and where they should be.
What do I do?
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

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Hi everyone,

I apologize if it's been asked before, but I thought that results may be different because I have my own set of specs.
I have bought parts for a computer 2 days ago and was very exited to assemble them. thinking that I can finally play games on high graphics. My specs are as the following:
i5 4670 processor
gtx 770 graphics card
asus z87a motherboard
nzxt 410 case
cx750 power supply
8gb corsair ram

I have hooked everything up, as according to the manual, I did hook up the 8pin and the 24pin to the motherboard from the power supply, ram and cpu is installed properly, everything is wired correctly according to the manual

FROM THE CASE:
- hd audio cable goes in the AAFP port, a usb 2.0 goes into one of the usb ports.
-usb3.0 goes into the usb3.0 port
- port for the fan goes into one molex connector
- + and - pled is hooked up right, as well is the power and reset switches.
others:
- 24pin and 8 pin from the power supply is hooked up right.
- ram is installed

The problem here is that when I press the power switch, nothing happens. There is just a green LED on the motherboard that lights up when i connect power. Am I doing anything wrong? I thought with these basic things the computer should at least turn on. I really hope that it's not "defective equipment" because I bought them brand new 2 days ago. Hopefully I didn't break anything, nothing should break so far, and hopefully nothing burned or fried because I didn... Read more

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

Welcome to the forum

Remove all add in cards, hard drives, disk drives, use one stick of memory in dimm0 then switch to dimm 1, then switch to a different stick. Since nothing happens make sure you have your power switch connected properly and that it works, double check the front header diagram for the power switch pins and if you get nothing at all short the two pins with a screwdriver to see if it fires up. Your video card will also require one 8pin pci-e power connector and one 6pin pci-e power connector so check those also.
 

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When I turn off my computer the power supply doesn?t seem to turn off, the fans are still on and so are the LEDs. Windows shuts down and the HD stops too. The only way to turn it off is to press the button on the back. This does not really bother me but I would like it to totally turn off when I say it to and not have to press other buttons. Is it bad that this is happening and/or is my PSU shot? All of my voltages monitors show the same thing as before, nothing has changed. My PSU is a Thermaltake Toughpower 700W Cable ManagementPC specs:Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.4 GHzEVGA GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB4 GB of OCZ SLI-ready RAM500 GB Hitachi HHD

Answer:Computer doesn't turn off

How long have you waited for a complete shutdown ? ?Temp sensors to cool down the system before power off ? ?Not sure on this one...what MBoard ? ?

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First of all, sorry that my first post is for help but the problem is how I found the forum.Basically, one morning I turned on the computer and was just doing my daily things when all of a sudden the computer turned itself off, it was very sudden, no signs of any problems or anything. Now if I try to turn it on, the power button gets pressed like any other useless button and does nothing. Makes a little click sound like always, and the computer does not turn on.My belief is that this is harddrive related; however I am not entire certain if that is what the problem was. My harddrive is 40GB Western Digital harddrive, and I'm currently looking for the box to give you all more information but can't seem to find it, I will continue looking however.I tried turning off the powerbar, cooling the area around my mid-tower case, and cooling the case itself down, letting the computer rest for 24 hours, and then turning it on, but same problem, pressed the button, it didn't turn on. If this isn't a harddrive problem, anyone know what it could be? If you need information on any other parts of my computer and whatnot, please ask I'll be more than happy to provide you with the information.  Also, if the harddrive did die out on me, is there anyway of fixing it,I will respond ASAP if there are any other questions.THANK YOU! ... in advance.

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

It could be a power supply, possibly the hard drive, maybe even something else.It seems that to solve this mystery there needs to be a little "operation".  If you've got the know-how to open up the case (which I am NOT advocating) UNLESS you have experience, I"d recommend taking the system to a knowledgeable computer repair person.  Alan <><  

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Okay, so my desktop computer used to be on all the time and then all of a sudden it went off and it just simply is NOT turning on. Pressing the button to turn it on does absolutely nothing. I've tried leaving it unplugged for a week, and it still didn't work. There is a light on the motherboard so I know that the motherboard does have power but I can't figure out what's wrong. Can someone please help me turn this pc on?
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

The problem sounds like the power supply, if not that, then the motherboard. A good way to narrow the problem down, would be to swap a known working power supply, and see if the computer boots up. If it doesn't, there is a problem with the motherboard (considering all wires and cord are connected properly and there are no other power issues such as AC outlet, surge protector, bad PSU power cable etc.)
 

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Ok the specs are in my sig...

This computer is almost 2 years old and I am seeing some signs of it being dead *lol*

running windows 7 (i think not important because it doesnt even go to the bios screen)

Symptoms included:
1. In the last month, when I turn on my computer, it doesn't turn on immediately and go to windows, but instead, it restarts for at least 5 times and then it goes to a "good state"... (take note that it does not go to the BIOS screen in the 1st 5 restarts) after that can I only use my computer, im not restarting because it i restart, it happens again...

2. Now, when I turn on my computer, it doesnt go to the BIOS and restarts over and over again... no display, no hard drive activity (referring to the light)...

I reseated the video card, the 2 memory cards, then I tried to fire it up, but to no avail, it gets the same thing... is my mobo broken? or is it another hardware?

sorry for my english, im not good at it...

please help me techies out there! any information will be greatly appreciated...

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on

It's probably a bad component on the motherboard.

If I were you, and I really wanted to fix that motherboard, I would start by checking the capacitors and replacing any that look even slightly off.
Then I would reflow every solder point on the board that looks discolored/dirty/not super shiny.

After that, I would pour some liquid rosin flux over the Northbridge, and southbridge, make sure that it has a nice coat on the underside, and then heat it up with a pen torch or reflow station.

This will most likely fix your issue, but it's sort of hard to guess at what the problem is by your description.

If a computer won't boot, and you've tested each ram stick individually as well as together, then the problem is likely failing hardware on the board itself. You can pay someone to perform this maintenance on the board for around $150, but it's cheaper just to buy a new motherboard.
Of course I don't know because I'm not looking at the motherboard. It could just be something simple. I would suspect that during the first 5 reboots one of the capacitors isn't holding a correct charge, and it takes a few restarts to get it to hold the correct charge. This is a guess though, I don't know.

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Hello --
I've got a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop, it's about 4-5 years old. I'm not very tech savvy.

A weird thing started happening recently:

Whenever the computer shuts down (Standby, hibernate, or full shut down), either b/c I power it down or just b/c I close the lid, the computer refuses to turn on again.

When I press the power button, the fan starts up, the power light comes on, the caps lock light blinks 9 times and then it turns off again. Happens regardless whether the laptop is plugged in or on battery.

I have discovered that I can get the computer to start up by holding down the "play/pause" button bellow the touchpad and pressing a bunch of keys on the keyboard simultaneously. This causes the computer to turn on and opens a program called Dell Media Experience (which I've only used occassionally before). But this "solution" is not reliable and seems to be getting less and less effective(the first time, I just pressed the button, since then I've had no success unless I also hammer the keyboard a bit).

At this point, I'm afraid to let my laptop sleep or turn off for fear that it will never turn back on.

Anyone have any idea what the problem is? PSU? Motherboard? Something easy to fix that a non-techie like myself is just unaware of?

Plz let me know ASAP.
 

Answer:Computer doesn't want to turn on

You might want to check out data from Dell also:

http://support.ap.dell.com/support/...1&component=-1&lang=-1&doclang=en&toggle=true
 

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Hi Everyone,
I have a dell desktop which had some problems and made a weird sound whenever I turned it on so I decided to open it up and take out the HDD and plug it into a desktop that I built and backup the data and reformat the drive. So then I put the HDD back in and now whenever I try to turn the computer on it doesnt even turn on. Before it wouldn't show me anything but atleast when it was turned on you could hear everything spinning as the power went to all the components. However now the MoBo lights up and thats it, I tried pressing power button multiple times but nothing. All the connections seem to be secure, the pins unbent and the parts snug into their slots so I don't understand what the problem could be. Please 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.

........
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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Everything turns on, fans and everything. It's a completely new build. No input detected from a Samsung monitor.

I've swapped ram sticks to see if one of them is dead
I've reseated the video card

Don't know what to do.

Gonna pop my 4870 X2 into the computer to see if the video card is DOA. If not, the motherboard?
 

Answer:New Computer Build: Monitor doesn't turn on / Monitor doesn't initalize

your vga could be causing the issue, but that's only if you dont have onboard video as well.

Next time you post with a problem, make sure you give us detailed specs of your rig, when you dont its like saying "Hey, I have a red car, and it wont start."
 

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Hi,

I have been searching everywhere for an answer to my problem and have yet to find something. What happens is, after using my computer for extended periods of time (6hrs+) if I for some reason, shut down the computer (Or say the power cord gets yanked out) it will simply not turn back on immediately.
I click the power button to turn it back on, and for a split second the fans, etc, spin and then just cut out and everything is dead. If I click the power button on a second time, nothing even starts to work for that split second; its just completely dead. Now, if I take the power cord out, wait 10 secs, and then put it back in and power it on, I get the same split second power up, and then it goes dead.
The only way I get it back on again, is to leave the power cord out, wait around 10-15 mins, reconnect the power cord, and it works perfectly.
This problem only seems to occur when the computer is "hot", like I said after being on for a fair while, and immediately turning it back on. If I go to use it in the morning after being off all night, I never get this.

The reasons I think it may be, is either a faulty power supply, faulty power switch, or maybe the motherboard? I don't really know (Although I don't think it is the motherboard as it was only replaced a while back because of a burn out :\).
I was reading somewhere about how dodgy soldering can produce different results if the computer is hot or cold because of expanding/contracting. Could this be a ... Read more

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on after extended use

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Hello Gurus - So - I built myself a computer about 6 months ago.  Core 2 Duo E6850 4 gigs ram etc etc.  Everything has been working fine until i came home from work today...and the thing just doesnt turn on.  I hit the power button, nothing happens.I changed outlets, and power cords and still nothing.I need help figuring out if it is the actual case button, the power supply, or something worse.Whenever the computer is plugged in, the green light on my mother board lights up, which leads me to believe the power supply is still pumping out some juice - and that the problem is with the case's "on" button.Does anyone have any solution to try and figure it out...without actually purchasing a new power supply or case?Thanks!

Answer:computer suddenly doesn't turn on

Borrow a known good PSU of the same or greater wattage and swap it in there to see if this is the issue.The MBoard light doesn't need a whole lot of juice so it basically tells you nothing.Were there any symptoms leading up to this problem ?Have you installed any new hardware recently ?Post back with your results and we'll go from there.

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My computer attempts to turn on, then like .3 seconds after I press the power button, it turns off. I opened the case to see what was the problem. The power supply does work, because it is showing lights before cutting itself off it seems.

So far I have a list of good parts, and they are as follows:
RAM
Graphics Card
Power Supply
CD/DVD Drive
Hard Drive
Heatsink/fan

I have bought a new motherboard and CPU recently.

They are: AMD FX-4100 Quad-core and ASRock 970 Extreme 3.

Any suggestions as to what is wrong?

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Attempts to Turn On then Doesn't

A couple of things to start with:

You say "I have a list of good parts".

What makes you think they are good?

Do your fans start to move when you try to start?

Can you hear the hard drives try to spin when you try to start?

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 with Windows XP Pro on it. It's only a year and a few months old.

Anyway, a few months ago, I turned on the computer and instead of loading properly, it beeped and nothing showed up on my computer screen. And all I could hear after the beeping was the fan, which I noticed to be abnormal since the machine makes its usual running sounds. So, I opened up the computer and saw that one of the metal strips that covers an unused drive space was loose, so I tightened it back into place, closed up the computer and when I turned it on, all was well.

Now, just a few days ago, the same thing happened except nothing I did could make my computer turn back on. I tightened the metal strips, drives, checked all plugs, etc only to find out that whenever I pressed the power button the green light goes on, the beeping happens, but the computer will not turn on and function. All I still hear is the fan on inside the computer.
Please help.
 

Answer:my computer beeps and doesn't turn on, help!

Does the beeping stop after a certain number of beeps each time? If so, count the beeps and refer to the online help available through the PC manufacturer. It's possible the movement when you opened it up caused the machine to work again and was not related to the metal strip. (possible). If you have more than one ram module, try each one separately. This may single out a bad one. If there is any way that you can borrow a friend's ram memory module(s) try different ram. Almost every time I've had the beeping problem, it has been ram related.
 

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Hello,it's me again.And I have another problem.When I click on the start menu >> turn off computer and whether I click Restart,stand by of turn off,the computer doesn't wan to perform the action.I can't even log off.I heard that a program might be blocking the computer from turning off but I don't know which program it is.
Can you help me,please ?
 

Answer:Solved: My computer doesn't turn off

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I have a sony vaio desktop (PCV-RX830 in case you're wondering). I come back from 2 months of vacation to find that my parents took my computer to their workplace so they can use it. I see it working fine as it had two months ago. So we open it up, blow the inside of dust and I bring it back to my home. As soon as I start it up at home the blue ON light comes on and so do the whirling of the fans. But then after a second or so of booting up, all the noise inside the computer slowly dies down and nothing shows up on the monitor. The blue light remains but it's obvious it's not on. After a day trying to figure out what's wrong with it, I take it to Best Buy (cuz i bought it there) and have their people look at it (the biggest mistake i've ever made).They tell me that my primary harddrive has bad sectors and my third memory card went bad (I had 3 memory cards totaling 1g).I give them the benefit of the doubt and buy a new harddrive and memory stick. I install all of these into the computer myself since I don't want to pay extra and since I've already installed harddrives and memory sticks by myself before. I start up the computer and the same exact problem occurs. Even with a new harddrive the computer just doesn't boot. Nothing shows on the screen at all. All i'm left with is the dying noise of computer parts inside the tower. Please someone tell me what's wrong and what I can do about it.

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on anymore

QuoteI have a sony vaio desktop (PCV-RX830 in case you're wondering). As soon as I start it up at home the blue ON light comes on and so do the whirling of the fans. But then after a second or so of booting up, all the noise inside the computer slowly dies down and nothing shows up on the monitor. The blue light remains but it's obvious it's not on. I buy a new harddrive and memory stick. I install all of these into the computer myself since I've already installed harddrives and memory sticks by myself before. I start up the computer and the same exact problem occurs. Even with a new harddrive the computer just doesn't boot. Nothing shows on the screen at all. All i'm left with is the dying noise of computer parts inside the tower. 1)Do you hear beeps?2)What do they sound like?3)Specs for PC?

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15-3521. 2 days ago, my laptop battery percentage dropped down to 0, and as you would expect, it shut down.  I then charged it overnight thinking it would be working fine the next morning,  but the system didn't even turn on to tell me if the battery was low. Please help ASAP, thank you.

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Hello friends,

My old computer (Intel Impression 440BX) was running Win98, I formatted and installed XP Professional. Now when I select shutdown, the computer no longer turns itself off - as it used to. I now get the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" screen and have to manually turn off the power to the Motherboard.

I didn't make any changes to BIOS (AWARD) and I looked around to see if XP changed something, but didn't notice anything. I am not that experienced with all the different BIOS settings.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Hey! So basically my friends computer doesnt turn on properly.
He gets a screen saying
"Windows has not started properly, choose a mode:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with networking
Resume last settings etc"...

No matter which one you choose windows still doesn't boot. A blue screen comes up which reads:
"STOP: C0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the (file):
\systemboot\system32\config\SOFTWARE
or its log alternative
It is corrupt, absent or not writable"

We've put the recovery disc in etc and no hope. Any advice on what to do would be great thanks.
Oh, and this happened just after he defragged his computer. He restarted it after the defrag and this started happening...
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on, maybe a virus?

Try this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us
You have a corrupt registry hive file (duh! The error message told you that!). The above link is a step-by-step guide on fixing the problem. You'll need your XP CD so you can enter the Recovery Console. Be sure to follow each step exactly as described; there's some command typing involved so be VERY careful when typing the commands and don't mess up or skip one by mistake. You'd be better off printing the article for reference whilst peforming the repair. You might want to read thru the steps a couple of times first, just so you have a good idea of what's happening... good luck!

hd2k
 

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my computer does turn on... but the monitor acts as if the computer were still turned off, the mouse doesn't turn on either, nor the keyboard, the cd rom doesn't respond either, the computer is turn on but it's as if it weren't.. what can be my problem and how do I fix it, if it can be fixed?..please help
 

Answer:computer doesn't turn on..technacally

I would be trying a new power supply as my first step as it sounds yours has partially failed.
 

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Hey, like the title says, when I shutdown my computer, sometimes it don't shutdown at all.. everything will turn off like monitors, other devices, etc but the computer just don't turn off. Sometimes it'll turn off but it takes like 10 mins or so. This computer is not slow by any means, I just custom built it for gaming. Anyways, I've tried cleaning it up using bleachbit, defragging it, cleaning the registry, and I even ran chkdsk to repair errors on the drive which took hrs but it's still doing the same thing so I came to the conclusion that it might be a program that might be not responding and just doesn't want to end. What do you think?

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Hello,

I've just returned from a weeks holiday and I tried to turn my computer on but it fails to do so.

I left my computer as I normally do. I use it everyday usually, but returned to find it not working. The red light on the front of my case is on, indicating that there is power to the machine.

I opened my case and pressed the power button to see if anything happened. I noticed that my fan moved for half a second when I pressed the power button, but that is it.

I have unplugged the 24 pin and 4 pin cables that were plugged into my motherboard and plugged them back in.

Ive taken out the battery on the motherboard to restart the CMOS (I think it's called that) and put it back in. Doesn't work.

I have tested the computer's power cable with my monitor and that turns it on. I've tested the wall socket with a lamp, and the lamp works.

Any help please?!

Here's my spec.

Gigabyte B75-MD3H
Intel Core i7 (3770) 3.5GHz X 4 (14GHz) L2 Cache 8MB
8 x USBS Ports Onboard Raid 0/ Raid 1/ Raid 0+1
5.20 Internal Card Reader & High Definition Audio Surround Sound
Network Fast Ethernet Gigabit Lan & Wireless Lan 802.11b/g/n
Ram 8GB DDR3 Kingston Hyper X
Display PCI Express NVIDIA Geforce GTX 660Ti 2048MB
Hard Drive 500GB SATA II
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on (a week after non use)

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I currently have two monitors working in Dual, the main problem i have here is my Primary Monitor - Iiyama Vision Master Pro 21 working with an ATI Radeon X800XT.

I try to turn it on after it's been off over night, and after i push the power button, the Monitor seems to start, but then within 1 second of me turning it on, it would then suddenly cut out, and make this weird prickling noise just blow the vent at the back. This would sometimes happen three times before it would stop cutting out, and then would start working normally.

I haven't put any magnets to this Monitor or done any direct damage to it. I have it set at 70Hz with a 1600x1200 resolution. I wondered whether there could be a problem with my Power Cable, but i didn't want to touch it without getting verification from you.

Regards,
Peter

Answer:Computer Monitor sometimes doesn't turn on..

Does your monitor give any output when you turn it on, maybe it's a dodgy power cable or VGA cable?

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The computer loads to the xp home logo, sounds like its gonna shut down, then starts all over again (reboots and continues this cycle)

It's running Windows XP Home.

It was just loaded with a bunch of Windows updates, probably a years worth I'd guess. Also, a virus scan was run and found a bunch of trojans, but this was h0ours before windows update and the computer shut down / restarted properly after the virus scan was done.

Or, in other words. The virus scsan ran, tried to remove a bunch of trojans (but I guess it didn't remove them properly because it keeps getting a bunch of messages that the Trojan horse is still on it). After that, the computer restarted properly. Then, Wijnodws UPdate went, installed a bunch of things, and now it wont start properly

Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on properly

O hyeah, Windows update installed 55 things
 

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

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

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

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

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

Can you also post the wattage of your power supply.

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

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

http://majorgeeks.com/Driver_Sweeper_d6171.html

Delete ALL drivers.

Turn on your onboard video card in bios

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

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

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

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

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

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
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Answer:Pc turn on and immediately turn off after 2 seconds(with external gpu)

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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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The "Turn Off Computer" window pops up every few seconds (this is the window that you normally access from the "start" button - bottom left on the monitor). When this happens it only stays up for half a second and then it flashes off and all the icons on the desktop disappear for about 4-5 seconds and then they reappear. In addition to that my Norton Internet Secuity 2005 self shutdown (or don't start) at the beginning. I didn't download/launch any suspicious file but I begin to think it's a virus, and if so, how could I deal with it?

Thank you in advance.
 

Answer:"Turn Off Computer" window pops up every few seconds

Edit: If I run in safe mode I got some control over my computer but still I'm clueless
 

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So a few weeks ago we had to have some viruses removed from our computer, and it seemed like it was working again. Today, when we went to turn it on, the screen would only turn on for about 30 seconds, and then it would go blank. You could still hear the computer running though. Then when we shut it down and tried to start it in safe mode, we weren't able to. It said something like "No support", but when we tried starting it how we usually do, it worked. Now it's working really slow, and the screen keeps on freezing.

Answer:Computer runs but the screen doesn't turn on

Hi -

Is it a laptop or desktop?

If laptop, try connecting an external monitor. A laptop here loses monitor a few seconds after boot due to a known hardware issue.

If desktop, try another cable +/or monitor.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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It goes through the motions then returns to desktop of whoever is logged in.
Is there a setting I have missed somewhere? as I have been all through the main settings.

Answer:Why doesn't the power/shutdown turn the computer off?

We're going to need a bit more information to be able to assist with this particular issue. Please register for an account, then return to this topic and give us the following information:
1. What is the make and model of your computer. Manufacturer name? Model Number?
2. Was this an upgrade to Windows 10? If So, what OS was it upgraded from?
3. Do you have any 3rd party Antivirus or Firewalls installed? If so , what are they?
4. Is this an OS that is NOT Windows 10. If so, then please provide the name and version number of your OS.
Once we have that information, I can rule out if it is a hardware issue or configuration issue. It sounds like a hardware issue, but it could be a software conflict.

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i was working in Maya..actually just browsing.i havent even created anything.the scene was empty.and i just started to make a basic model the computer suddenly turned off.then in 2 seconds turned on again (almost) but the monitor wasnt showing anything.hdd light was off (everytime my computer starts normally it's ON)..cpu fan was rotating slowly.and the diagnostic lights (i guess) were on on the motherboard..i was afraid that cpu may get overheated (because the fan was rotating very slowly) i cut off the electricity.then started the comp again..this time..the fan didin't even start rotating (just showed little signs that it kind of wants to start rotating)..2 seconds that last..then it turned off again..after that it's on for a second then off for another..it just turns on and off if i dont cut the electricity
and the thing that.if i wait some time.then turn on the comp it goes a little long and wants to start ( maybe for 4-5 seconds) and then the same thing..so i thought it might a overheating problem (though i haven't done anything that could cause that) and disconnected the graphics card, the drives and the hdds..didn't help

havent' had these kind of problems before.the comp is in good conditions.bought in 2009

the specs are:

Quad Core 2.66
4GB RAM
GTX 560Ti
Windows 7
580w power supply

and there's a ups..600v/s i think..it's old..dunno if this can cause the problem.just additioanl info

this is urgent..please help with anything u can.thank u very much

Answer:Computer turned off suddenly, now doesn't turn on

I hate to guess, but my initial reaction is Power Supply. But the UPS could be a complicating factor.

First, I would remove the UPS from the system and test.

Then, try another power supply in your system or try your power supply in another system. Do you have access to another PS you could test with?

Another thing you can try is to disconnect all external devices, all drives, and any other power draws that you can and see if the system will boot with just basic components: PS, MB/CPU, RAM, Graphics.

If we can eliminate the power supply as the cause (prove that it is good) then we can move on to the other potential causes.

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Recently my graphics card stuffed up, whenever I restarted my computer there would be three consecutive 'beeps' and the screen would stay black. I had it repaired and the person handing me back my hard drive (not the guy who repaired it) said that a new card was installed and it was apparently better for gaming.
I played games such as Age of Empires III and Civilization 4, however the games crashed occasionally. Age of Empires had never crashed when my old graphics card was installed (Nvidia Geforce graphics card) however my new card is an Asus, and during the play of civilization 4 the terrain details would disappear and black squares would emerge, then the whole screen goes into negative colours, bright yellows, purples and greens and then the computer shuts off restarts several times. This happened several times before and I would just restart. However it happened and my computer never started again. I cleaned out the iside of the hard drive and removed the dust.
The computer is 4 years old but it was well maintained, the power supply had been changed 2-3 years earlier, its brand is Hi-Tech.
I was wondering wether it is a graphics card issue, power supply issue or motherboard issue. Also I was wandering if replacing parts or buying a new hard drive is the best thing to do.

-Navneet (This occured Saturday July 17th 2010)
 

Answer:Computer crashed and doesn't turn on anymore

1st thing to do is get your hands on a DECENT power supply............. hi tech doesn't seem to be a mainstream "quality" brand
.....try antec,thermaltake,corsair to name a few pref' 600w+
 

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Hello.

I have a strange problem and i'm not even completely sure it's hardware related.

I formatted my PC's hard drive and installed XP. I didn't have any troubles with that and it wasn't unusual in any way. Unfortunatelly after that my PC has problems turning on. It restarted a few times during system instalation, updating and installing other programs (which is normal), but after I turned it off for the night, the START button doesn't seem to work properly. For the first and second time I've managed to turn it on eventually (I've unplugged the power cord and plugged it again, I played with the ON/OFF switch, I waited). But the problem didn't vanish. Now it doesn't respond at all. Maybe it will turn on after a while (like two last times), but I'd prefer the problem to disappear completely.

I found this article - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/547 - but I really would like to avoid opening the guts of my PC. Is it possible that the problem is software related? It appeared only AFTER the format and has never existed before.
 

Answer:Solved: Computer doesn't turn on after format

Cable problem.

Solved.
 

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Hi, I set my computer to turn on at 2AM in Bios and it did work for a few years but as long as i installed windows 10 it doesn't work and i don't want to do this by task scheduler!!! What should i do? Thank you

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Problem 1:
Forgive my wording if it sounds confusing. On one day I can use my desktop all day with no problems. However, the next day I can't turn on my computer. I can hear fan noises inside my computer and the power button lights up, but the monitor says that there is no signal and promptly turns black. One thing that may be important is that when I attempt to turn on my computer, when the fan is louder then my computer turns on with no problems. On the other hand when the fan is quieter, the computer does not turn on (the monitor receives no signal). The day after, I then turn on my computer and it works completely fine. So currently I tend to use my computer every other day and my computer turns on every other day with no problems (which has been inconvenient).

Problem 2:
For a few months, I have been playing Overwatch (a video game) on fullscreen (19201080) with no problems. However, recently my computer crashes when I play and I cannot turn on my PC right afterwards. On the other hand, if I play Overwatch in windowed mode in 1366768 resolution there are no computer crashes.

Conclusion:
I am not sure which hardware part is the problem and I am wondering what actions I should take to fix my computer. Thanks in advance!
 

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Can somone please help I have a huge problem.

Firstly when I put my computer on everything was working fine but nothing came up on my screen it just said no signal, I checked all the wires and everything was fine, so was my pc it seemed to work fine it was just the screen that wasn't then i looked at the back of the PC and i saw this red switch which was on 230 then i changed it to 115 and I heard a sound so I changed it back to 230 and now my computer dosent even turn on SOMEBODY HELP PLEASE!!!! also does this mean all my files are safe or are they all gone

Answer:SOMEBODY HELP!! I flicked this red switch now my computer doesn't turn on!!!!!

Where are you located, Europe or USA?

The 230 is usually non-USA. If you powered your system at 115 and you had a 230 input power, you likely blew your PSU (at best) You'll need to get a new one.

NEVER change this PSU switch if it worked before.

If you ARE USA, and you buy a new PSU, the setting should already be set to 115.

If you are non-USA, a new PSU should already be set to whatever your country uses.

Good luck.

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Hi,

I replaced my old video card today and when I tried to boot up my computer it will not even power up. There is green blinking light on my mobo, but the computer will not boot at all. I put my old video card back in but the computer still does not power up. I checked all the wiring and everything is in place. How can I fix this???

Thanks everyone
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on after new video card

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hey,
When i went to bed my computer was working fine. but when i woke up (8 hours later or so), When i press the power button nothing happens, not even a choke to try and start up. The weid thing is that when i turn on the rear power switch, the motherboard green LED is on. So im not sure if this is consistent with PSU failure? I would have that PSU failure for sure but now im not certain.
i have tried:
Using a known good power socket.
switching the power and reset buttons on the motherboard to see if it was the siwtch
Short circuiting the on switch on the motherboard.
When i unplug the motherboard power cable from PSU, the green LED turns off, when i plug it back in it turns back on.

Does anyone know if its a PSU problem or somethign easier? Because it's really throwing me off. I think i have to be getting power, since the mobo LED is on.
Thanks
Andrew
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on, but mobo LED light on

Hello and welcome to techspot.

I'm not good at all when it comes to this case, but coincidentally, i have the same issue last year.So i decided to write some possible reasons :
1. PSU failure (+12V A rail is too low)
2. Capacitors leaked
3. Heatsink and thermal gel not installed properly
4. Few drives problem such as HDD or optical drive
5. short circuited cables inside the case.

So far, when this problem happens to me, i could not turn on the PC whenever the HDD is attached. But when i unattach it, the computer would on.
Or another issue, i have a fan in the case which i have not installed yet. Accidentally, when i move it with a pincer to the correct position, the metal parts of the fan get in contact with the CPU case. Straight after that my computer turned off, BUT the CPU LED is on.

Well, let's find out more about your computer, can you give your system specs here?
 

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When I push my T400's power button, the laptop no longer goes into hibernation. I have already tried the following:-Checking the power button setting in Windows (it's set to hibernate)-Holding down the button for a while (if I keep holding it down, the laptop does a hard shut down) What can I do to get the power button to work again? I've also tried using the dock's button; the same problem occurs with that button. What can I do to make the button work? Extra Context:-Windows 7 32-bit Edition-No obvious power-related event log warnings or errors





Lenovo Stuff: ThinkPad T400 (2764CTO) + Advanced Dock, ThinkPad T440p + Ultra Dock, assorted batteries, screws, and nubs

Answer:Power Button Doesn't Turn Off Computer

Does Fn+F12 still work?

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So I Was Letting My Friend Try Out My Computer, And He raged And smashed The Control tower. After I Kick Him Out Of My House, I turned On My PC to Be Sure its ok and now it won't turn on and does six beeps and no display at all. Here Are The Specs:
Optiplex 755
Windows 10 OS
Intel Chipset Q35 Family (Or Something Like That)
2 GB Ram
Please reply soon!!

Answer:Help, My Computer does Six Beeps When I Turn It on And it doesn't display anything on my monitor! What Do I Do?!

Video card is probably dislodged.  Open case and remove all cards then re seat ram.
Beep Codes
Your computer might emit a series of beeps during start-up if the monitor cannot display errors or problems. This series of beeps, called a beep code, identifies a problem. For example, beep code 1-3-1 (one possible beep code) consists of one beep, a burst of three beeps, and then one beep. This beep code tells you that the computer encountered a memory problem.
Reseating the memory modules may correct the following beep code errors. If the problem persists, contact Dell for instructions on obtaining technical assistance.

Code

Cause

1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used


4-3-1
Memory failure above address 0FFFFh


Code

Cause

1-1-2
Microprocessor register failure


1-1-3
NVRAM read/write failure


1-1-4
ROM BIOS checksum failure


1-2-1
Programmable interval timer failure


1-2-2
DMA initialization failure


1-2-3
DMA page register read/write failure


1-3
Video Memory Test failure


1-3-1 through 2-4-4
Memory not being properly identified or used


3-1-1
Slave DMA register failure


3-1-2
Master DMA register failure


3-1-3
Master interrupt mask register failure


3-1-4
Slave interrupt mask register failure


3-2-2
Interrupt vector loading failure


3-2-4
Keyboard Controller Test failure


3-3-1
NVRAM power loss


3-3-2
Invalid NVRAM configuration


3-3-4
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After a power outtage hit my house I tried to start my computer, but it didn't turn on. I opened the computer up thinking it was the power supply. I had the power supply replaced but that wasn't the issue. I also noticed the modem on the motherboard was lit up, so im guessing the motherboard is still ok. Sometimes when i kept turning off the power supply then back on, then try to start the computer i would see a flicker of the power light. Please i need advice on what could be wrong with the computer before i waste money to get it repaired when it could be a easy fix that I can do.
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on after a power outtage at my house.

did you try and clear cmos
 

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I couldn't get my emachine w3052 with Xp to turn on (had this problem before and a thorough cleaning took care of it) so I cleaned it again. This time I made the mistake of taking the internal battery out (left out over 24 hours) and now when I put everything back together, I get that funny British siren sound so I unplugged it immediately. I tried plugging it in again and nothing, no sound, power, etc. I removed everything except for monitor and keyboard and still nothing. Is there any hope or does this mean my motherboard is fried? Thank you for any expert advise and help!!!!.

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on because of internal battery or motherboard?

Check your RAM and reseat.  The internal battery is to save your CMOS settings and all you did by removing it is to reset the setting back to factory.  Your computer will start on factory specs.  By "removed everything except for monitor and keyboard" did you mean that you took out the RAM and other internal parts or did you just take off the external stuff, ie the printer, scanner and the like?  If you took out the RAM and plugged it back it you should have gotten a beep code of 3 beeps.  If you didn't get any beep code, then your MB is toast.  If you took off the external stuff, that shouldn't have stopped your computer from starting.

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Toshiba Satellite laptop, L55 series, running W10 Anniversary. I don't have this problem yet, but know from past experience that it can happen. I think I read somewhere that you can power up the dead machine by pressing one of the keys (I think it's the zero key) at the same time a pressing the power button. Is that correct? Thanks..Ed

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I have a HP Pavilion 7960 that was used when new for a couple of months, and then stored for a year and a half or so. When I got it out again I have been unable to power it up. The monitor comes on and the little green light at the back of the CPU, but no anything else. I nee HELP....... please.
Brenda
 

Answer:(Resolved) power switch doesn't turn on computer

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Hi, everyone. Alexis is here.

CPU Inter Core i3 2310M @ 2.10GHz
Motherboard Lenovo emerald Lake
Graphics:
Generic PnP Monitor
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (lenovo)
1023 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M (lenovo)
BIOS (brand lenovo)
Version 44CN28WW
Date 2/22/2011

I've installed clean windows 10 via usb, but laptop can't be turned off or restart. For example: after clicking Power->Restart, laptop closes apps, shows "Restarting your PC" and then just black screen and it still works I see it and hear.
Also I can't enter BIOS, I pressed F2, as I usually did, no reaction.
I saw, there are many posts with the same issue, people often say, that it's driver or hardware incompatability with windows 10. I tried many of the solutions, I saw.

There are some, that I can't perform:
First is to Disable internal graphics in BIOS, becase I can't enter BIOS.
Second is writen here:
1. uninstall intel management engine 11.x driver, and instal 9.x driver for windows 8. 2.turn of hybrid shut down as described here, or use ?powercfg -h off? cmd command. 3. go to device manager, navigate to Universal Serial Bus Controllers, select ?generic usb hub? and all other listed devices, open their properties, click on Power Management tab, and opt out ?allow this computer to turn off?.? press ok.CPU. Can't perform this method, because while installing Management Engine 9.5.24 I get message: "Your platform isn't supported".

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Answer:After windows 10 installation computer doesn't turn off or restart

Laptop model is Lenovo-v570Sorry, forgot to send this info. Can't find the solution among all this information ;(Laptops-and-netbooks :: Lenovo-V-Series-laptops :: Lenovo-V570-Notebook - Lenovo Support

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:knock: Today I came home from work and pressed the power button on the computer to which nothing happened. Not a slight power up and turn off, no lights fans, no sign of life. I used it this morning with no problems or indications of anything being wrong and turned it off when I was done, which it shut down properly. It never just turns off in the middle of gaming or anything. What could be the problem with it? Would that be the power supply? I have it plugged into a good surge protector and there was no lightning of weather effects today while I was gone. I turn it off every night before sleeping and when ever i'm done with it. Anyways, thats some usage of it. Its usually on for 6 hours a day or so and its rufly 3 weeks old. (just built). Thanks for any help you guys can give!!

Jason
 

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on when pressing power button

Jason - from what you describe (and assuming your power outlet is OK), your computer's power supply may have blown. Thankfully, it is an inexpensive part to replace!
 

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when i turn on my computer the LED light doesnt turn on so my webcam and my mic think my computer is off so they don't work.
 

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Hi guys. Big problem here. Yesterday my computer was working just fine. I shut it down without a problem, went to sleep.
Today I wake up, try to turn it on, and it doesn't make a sound. After trying to press the button a few more times, getting over the panic attack, having two shots, and a few advils, I decided to venture into my computer's depths.
The motherboard seems to be getting power, since two leds are turned on when I plug the PSU into the power source, yet when I press the power switch I can see no response. It's not that the PC doesn't boot. No fans start working. Nothing. It's dead.
I've checked the connections to no avail, and I'm thinking about the PSU and the power switch.

I wanted to know if it could be the PSU, since the motherboard does seem to get power and I changed it 3 - 4 months ago. It should be working fine.
What else could it be? The cables into the power switch seem to be glued to the connections so it's hard to check it with a multimeter.
I'd try another PSU, but a cheap PSU over here (Argentina) costs around 6 hours worth of work for me so I'd like to hear your opinion.
 

Answer:The computer doesn't turn on, but the motherboard receives energy

Sorry to make you repeat yourself but both the 20/24 pin power connector usually to the right of the cpu and the 4/6 pin power connector to the left of the cpu are definitely clicked in?
 

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Hi, my mothers laptop (HP-2133 *Large Battery*) just stopped working.
There have happened a couple of things, so I'll tell it one by one:

- My mother turned on (From hibernation) her laptop one day, and the screen was green.
:My thoughts: I thought that it might be the graphics card that had some kind of error on start up, so I just turned it off and on again. Then it ran like it used to.

- A few hours later the laptop had these random freezes, which made "Force-shutdown" the only possible way of rebooting.
:My thoughts: I thought that this was perhaps a virus, but I never got the chance to run our Anti-virus (Kaspersky Antivirus PRO)

- Now (two days later), when she/I tries/try to turn on the laptop, nothing happens... The laptop powers on, but doesn't actually run the HDD, or even the motherboard for that matter (Doesn't run the BIOS).
:My thoughts: I noticed that the only light that's on, is the power-light, (The HDD doesn't even blink). I also noticed that the screen doesn't even turn on, but the fans actually run (Most likely because the laptop is powered on)

So I can imagine that the motherboard is dead, and in these couple of days, it's shown me that this is it's last days to live.

But before I rip it apart and save the value parts, and scrap the rest, I would like to ask you guys for your opinion.... Do you guys have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance xD

Answer:Computer doesn't even turn on BIOS! Afraid motherboard is dead!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by suuunly


Hi, my mothers laptop (HP-2133 *Large Battery*) just stopped working.
There have happened a couple of things, so I'll tell it one by one:

- My mother turned on (From hibernation) her laptop one day, and the screen was green.
:My thoughts: I thought that it might be the graphics card that had some kind of error on start up, so I just turned it off and on again. Then it ran like it used to.

- A few hours later the laptop had these random freezes, which made "Force-shutdown" the only possible way of rebooting.
:My thoughts: I thought that this was perhaps a virus, but I never got the chance to run our Anti-virus (Kaspersky Antivirus PRO)

- Now (two days later), when she/I tries/try to turn on the laptop, nothing happens... The laptop powers on, but doesn't actually run the HDD, or even the motherboard for that matter (Doesn't run the BIOS).
:My thoughts: I noticed that the only light that's on, is the power-light, (The HDD doesn't even blink). I also noticed that the screen doesn't even turn on, but the fans actually run (Most likely because the laptop is powered on)

So I can imagine that the motherboard is dead, and in these couple of days, it's shown me that this is it's last days to live.

But before I rip it apart and save the value parts, and scrap the rest, I would like to ask you guys for your opinion.... Do you guys have any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance xD


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When I turn on my computer it doesn't even begin to load. This is immediately on the screen:
R423SE P/N 113-A32102-104 BR#9174 Rel9.4.1.26
When I googled it this came up: http://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/...
I tried taking the bios battery out but that didn't do anything. I also checked out the old card out for damage or dust and reinserted just to make sure it was snug but nothing happened. This isn't the actually the main problem I was having at first but I can't fix the main problem without getting past this.

This is how it all started:

Well originally it wouldn't load past the Windows XP Logo Screen. It would freeze up and was I forced to hold the power button down until it shut off. I tried safe mode, last known working configuration, even VGA mode and it still hung every time. Well I did some research and the symptoms seemed to point to either bad memory, a bad video card or a dying PSU. Well I tried switching out the memory and that didn't do anything. The PSU is actually in it's own case under the motherboad and all the drives, so I figured it would be easier to check the graphics card first. So I took out the ATI Radeon X800 and tried putting in an ATI Radeon X1150 (I think). Well after did that it wouldn't even get past the Dell startup screen so I took it out and put the other back in. That's when I started getting this funky message. At one point it said there had been previous failed attempts to boot and there w... Read more

Answer:Solved: When I turn on my computer it doesn't even begin to load (BIOS?)

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Hi, I have a very frustrating problem that just reared its ugly head last night. My computer started hesitating every few seconds, freezes, then starts the cycle all over again. It's difficult to do anything: browse the internet, use applications, or even type this post. I have not added any new hardware or programs recently except I upgraded Firefox last week but it has been running fine up until last night. Plus I uninstalled Firefox and it is still doing the same thing. I have Windows XP home version. So far I have deleted several programs and many other things from my computer that I could do without, I've checked my page file to see if it was correct and it was at the suggested amount, I scanned it with Norton's and it found no viruses, I scanned with Malbytes Anti-Malware and it found nothing infected, I opened up my hard drive case and cleaned/blew out the dust however it wasn't that dirty since I do this on occasion, I made sure my memory was not slipping out, I tried to defragment but my computer said that I do not need to at this time, I restored my computer back to a previous date. None of these things have made a difference. I was sure at least restoring it back would do the trick but it did not.
I'm confused to what the problem is and through my research can't seem to figure this one out on my own.
Does anyone have any suggestions or has anyone had similar problems?

Answer:Computer hesitates every few seconds and freezes a few seconds then starts this cycle over again

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.=======================================================================================A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick installed......run memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the C... Read more

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A couple of days ago, my laptop started powering off suddenly. One second it's on, and the next, no hard drive activity, no screen, no nothing. This happens in an instant and without warning (no blue screen). Starting yesterday, the problem got worse. After the power cut out, I would have trouble starting the computer up again. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. When it did work, I sometimes got as far as the Windows login screen. When I hit a key to begin typing my password (or swiped my finger on the fingerprint scanner), the power cut out. Today, it seems to have gotten even worse. Sometimes the startup process doesn't even get as far as the Windows login. A couple of times today, I pushed Power, got the the Windows Startup Error screen, selected to resume Windows as normal, and bam! Power's off.

Now, this gets even more mysterious. Sometimes I push the power button (after one of these instances), and nothing happens. Sometimes I push the power button, and the power light comes on, and then the fan, but no hard drive activity. Dead. Sometimes the computer won't start up at all unless I remove the battery, pull the plug, wait a few seconds, and then try again.

Even stranger... I have the computer on right now. It's been on for 5 hours, and it's working fine. I'm afraid to turn it off or put it to sleep, because I know it might not start up again.

If you are thinking overheating is the source of the problem, as of right now, ... Read more

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A couple of days ago, my laptop started powering off suddenly. One second it's on, and the next, no hard drive activity, no screen, no nothing. This happens in an instant and without warning (no blue screen). Starting yesterday, the problem got worse. After the power cut out, I would have trouble starting the computer up again. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. When it did work, I sometimes got as far as the Windows login screen. When I hit a key to begin typing my password (or swiped my finger on the fingerprint scanner), the power cut out. Today, it seems to have gotten even worse. Sometimes the startup process doesn't even get as far as the Windows login. A couple of times today, I pushed Power, got the the Windows Startup Error screen, selected to resume Windows as normal, and bam! Power's off.Now, this gets even more mysterious. Sometimes I push the power button (after one of these instances), and nothing happens. Sometimes I push the power button, and the power light comes on, and then the fan, but no hard drive activity. Dead. Sometimes the computer won't start up at all unless I remove the battery, pull the plug, wait a few seconds, and then try again.Even stranger... I have the computer on right now. It's been on for 5 hours, and it's working fine. I'm afraid to turn it off or put it to sleep, because I know it might not start up again.If you are thinking overheating is the source of the problem, as of right now, after ... Read more

Answer:Mysterious Laptop Problem - Powers Off Suddenly / Doesn't Turn On

QuoteI've been using computers for 25 years, and I've never seen anything like this. Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!Well now you have.You have solved the problem in an effective way.Leave it on from now one. BTW,  you do have smoke alarms  - Right?

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A couple of days ago, my laptop started powering off suddenly. One second it's on, and the next, no hard drive activity, no screen, no nothing. This happens in an instant and without warning (no blue screen). Starting yesterday, the problem got worse. After the power cut out, I would have trouble starting the computer up again. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. When it did work, I sometimes got as far as the Windows login screen. When I hit a key to begin typing my password (or swiped my finger on the fingerprint scanner), the power cut out. Today, it seems to have gotten even worse. Sometimes the startup process doesn't even get as far as the Windows login. A couple of times today, I pushed Power, got the the Windows Startup Error screen, selected to resume Windows as normal, and bam! Power's off.

Now, this gets even more mysterious. Sometimes I push the power button (after one of these instances), and nothing happens. Sometimes I push the power button, and the power light comes on, and then the fan, but no hard drive activity. Dead. Sometimes the computer won't start up at all unless I remove the battery, pull the plug, wait a few seconds, and then try again.

Even stranger... I have the computer on right now. It's been on for 5 hours, and it's working fine. I'm afraid to turn it off or put it to sleep, because I know it might not start up again.

If you are thinking overheating is the source of the problem, as of right... Read more

Answer:Mysterious laptop problem - powers off suddenly / doesn't turn on

You say it works when you take the battery out, do you have the AC adapter plugged in, if so it sounds like a battery problem get someone to check your battery out.
 

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Win 7 64
ASUS Crosshair V Formula
16GB Vengeance RAM
750 Watt PSU
NVIDIA GTX 570 Video Card
128GB SSD
Switched to 500GB 7200 RPM HD for troubleshooting purposes.

Hello all. I have tried a lot of things to figure out my lag problem. Randomly my computer will lag for 1-5 seconds, freezing in place then back to normal. During this time the HD light is on solid.

I have updated ALL motherboard drivers/bios/chipset/SATA etc., HD and SSD firmware up to date and video card drivers also. Run several virus scans with 5 different virus/maleware/spyware programs. I replaced my RAM and tried different hard drives. I have tried two different nvidia video cards with up to date drivers cleanly installed. I have reformatted both the SSD and HD (with up to date drivers installed) with no programs installed but Skyrim, Dark Ages of Camelot and my Anti Virus AVG Internet Security and also with and without AVG running. I have turned off and then back on the LPM for the hard drives. I have also turned off service indexing before I reformatted and left everything as default after reformatting

Currently after start-up I have under 50 processes running including system and user files. This happens while watching a movie, playing a game, surfing the internet or typing a document.

I am looking for anymore troubleshooting tips or solutions that can be offered.

Answer:Computer Lags 1-5 seconds trying to troubleshoot problem

Have you defragged? (Don't on the SSD). Which drive is your OS on? Have you scanned for with anything besides AVG? Is your computer overheating? How long have you had your hardware?

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Alright I may not be the most computer savy person around but I've always managed to find and repair computer problems (with the exception of crashed HDDs) but this problem is odd and is driving me NUTS!

Symptoms:
Gaming HD

When I'm just on the desktop (no high demand programs/games) the computer cursor freeze (stutter) for 0.5 to 2.0 seconds every 5 to 10 seconds. Additionally the USB mouse occasionally disconnects/reconnects (with windows notification sound). I have moved USB mouse to different ports with no change. This makes it almost impossible to do anything. However youtube, netflix and DVDs (VLC) play without interruption during the stuttering.

The same occurs when playing any game only the screen freezes as well.

The same stuttering occurs on a completely separate HD which is in no way connected to the pure Gaming HD. (points to more of a hardware problem I think)

This started late last week and the only major change I did was installing homeworld remastered however I really don't think that is the cause as the separate HD also stutters.

Attempted Troubleshooting:
-The CPU and Vid Card were both pretty dusty so I took them out, cleaned and re-applyed thermal paste on the CPU --> no change to stuttering

I have an inferred temp gun and cleaning the dust did improve the temps (slightly) but no effect on the stuttering.

-Memory Diagnostic --> no problems

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Answer:[SOLVED] Computer Stutters Every 5-10 seconds for 0.5-2.0 seconds

Complete new HD

Installed Windows 7 Premium

Still Stutters

Must me the hardware no? But which component?

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Hi this is my first post here at BC so please bear with me. My computer keeps shutting down after 60s, this after a notification that service.exe has encounterd a problem. Im shutting this down by --> Run --> shutdown -a But seems that i cant get rid of the virus/trojan or what it is. Ive tried ccleaner, trenmicrohousecall, mcaffee, regcure, but still have the problem. The services.exe still crashes, and my computer keeps restarting nearly everytime I turn it on. I post my HJT logg here for any supervirus slayer to find out the problem, thanks alot! here's the error file:szAppName : services.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2180 szModName : unknownszModVer : 0.0.0.0 offset : 00a75592Tech information:C:\DOCUME~1\THOMAS~1\LOKALA~1\Temp\WERa2b9.dir00\services.exe.mdmpC:\DOCUME~1\THOMAS~1\LOKALA~1\Temp\WERa2b9.dir00\appcompat.txtLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:21:07, on 24/02/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

Answer:Service.exe Problem Makes Computer Restart Every 60 Seconds!

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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Hi there. Since two days my display doesn't turn off anymore. When the notebook is turned off or in stand-by mode, my display is white (LED-Light) and I can't regulate my display-brightness anymore, it's always on max-brightness (The software shows this brightness-levels, but this does not effect the backlight of the display). Is there any way to reset the system-settings or something like this? Maybe in BIOS? Thanks for reading my post! I hope so much that you can help me, because I need this laptop for my work!Matt

Answer:Problem: G560 Display doesn't turn off anymore! Always white, until batt is empty!!

I've solved the problem by removing the akku for a second. thanks...

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Hello.

So yesterday we went from using WiFi on all our computers to using Netgear Powerline. the speed jump was just amazing and i cant be more happy with it. But my brothers computer keeps Losing connection every 30 seconds or so while he plays a game or watches a live stream on Twitch TV.

Our Network items:

ISP - Comcast
Router - cisco valet plus
Powerline - netgear powerline 500 nano
Modem - motorola surfboard extreme

I am not sure what could cause this. and i have tryed researching everything. Here is a 35 second video showing you what happens. i filmed the internet connected symbol by the clock in the lower right hand corner of the start bar to show you how it disconnects than reconnects while watching a live stream.



Please let me know how to fix this issue asap.

Thanks for your help i will check back here every 10 min or so from the time of this posting

Answer:Computer Disconnects every 30 Seconds (video inside to show problem)

Hello Mok I suppose you have checked that drivers for the modem, router and board network adaptors are up to date? Personally I like to use the manufacturers site for drivers rather then the Windows check but it up to you.

The board drivers are here

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0)

Oh menat to metion try rebooting the modem and router and check all the cables.

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Hello
I have powerDVD 9 ultra edition.. was playing ok..
Now when I try to play a movie turn off by itself, I try many things, I reinstalled and nothing happen.. Some one tell me is my NOD32 antivirus.
Any thoughts..
Thanks...
 

Answer:PowerDVD 9 turn off after 5 seconds

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