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On shutdown, display turns off but computer doesn't

Question: On shutdown, display turns off but computer doesn't

When I shutdown my computer my display turns off, so I am guessing that my graphics card shuts down, but nothing else shuts down, and I am forced to manually shutdown. I have tried to clear CMOS, as I have had this problem before and fixed it for a while by reverting back to default BIOS settings because I had an overclock, but it has come back again.

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Answer: On shutdown, display turns off but computer doesn't

Maybe this is the problem?

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A little weird situation happened to me this morning. I had decided to install a second SATA drive into my desktop and before I did this the computer booted up fine and displayed without issues. Then I install the drive onto my computer and hook everything back up. When I try turning it on, everything turns on, there aren't any beeps or anything yet my monitor doesn't receive signal. I tried removing the hard drive i installed and now i only get the same result.

My computer is custom built has an american trends motherboard, 160 gb WD hard drive, Intel Pentium 4 processor (3.2 GHZ), Windows XP Professional.. Any thoughts or ideas

Answer:Computer turns on but doesn't display anything


Had something similar to you with my current build, ended up being that the BIOS had changed some of the settings to default so had the wrong HDD listed as the 1st bootable one with the OS on, so check that first.

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I have a lenovo all in one desktop computer, and for some reason it did an update or something yesterday afternoon, it switched off on its own, tried to turn it back on and the display doesn't come on and none of the hardware will turn on either. The only thing that will come on is the light coming from the power button and the computers built-in fan. I don't know why the computer won't display anything or turn any of the hardware on, I don't understand why it's stuck in a state of being on but at the same time not displaying anything. It has been nearly a full day and it still will not turn on? 

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I have shutdown correctly, but I get BSOD and then it shutdowns, but then it turns on again.

Answer:BSOD as computer shutdown, turns on after shutdown

Even when i try to restore my computer it gives the BSOD

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I am running windows 7 x64
I have Comodo Internet security (antivirus and firewall)
Radeon 4850x2
And it recently started doing this.
I have the PC networked to a home server running windows server 2003, and recently changed my login on this pc to match the user I created on the windows 2003 server with which it logs in as. (This negated me having to log in twice- once into this PC and the second to a network share on the server.) I'm not sure if this is significant, but it seems like a networked pc would be less likely to sleep.
Things I've tried
- I set both display to turn off and pc to sleep after one minute then:
Unplugged all USB devices
Turned off all Network adapters
Picked up a book

One minute later the PC's display shut off, but still no sleep. Whats the deal?

Answer:Windows turns off display, doesn't sleep

Windows Media Player sharing?

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

Answer:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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Hello guys, I'm new in the forum and I hope that I can help to solve this problem. Today I cleaned up the dust off from a Hp pavillion a1600n and after I finished and put everything back together the computer turn on by itself each time I connect it to the power outlet and will make long beeps but doesn't display anything. I took the memory RAM and make sure that there was not dust on it but it didn't help. I also checked the fans and are working fine. The computer turns on even when I unplug the wires that connects it to the power button. I hope somebody can help me solve this problem, Thank you.

Answer:Solved: HP pavilion a1600n turns on but doesn't display

If the system is powering on with out the power button, You have wires crossed. Double check the manual and make sure you are putting the front cables on the right pins. You may find you have one crossed and so it is getting continuous power instead of being properly shorted.
From there double check that you have everything connected correctly. If you need to disconnect and start from scratch. As far as the video is concerned, are you connecting to a video card or to on board video. Either way, check to make sure the card is tight to the motherboard, and that the cable is screwed in tightly. Re-seat the memory and or any cables to the motherboard.

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I use a shortcut to put my computer on a shutdown timer if I don't happen to need to use it..
The two shortcuts I use are
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 7200
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -a

Perviously, when I had the 2 hour countdown going, a window came up saying "windows is shutting down in xx:xx", and it went away when I ran the -a command.

Now I have no window. It isn't hurting me, just annoying. Either of the commands however work. I'm wondering why I don't have a countdown window anymore :\

*anymore as in I reinstalled windows and just copied the shortcut over.

Answer:shutdown.exe doesn't display a countdown

Your profile says your OS is Windows 7 but this forum is for Windows XP users only ??

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My family had that computer for 8 years now and about 6 mouths ago, we turned the computer on and only the fans, lights, hard drive and etc were on accept the display. So when you turn on the computer, it doesn't even boot up. 

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I have a Acer AL1716, recently the monitor has been turning off or refreshing when i'm on it, but now i go to turn the computer on, everything is fine but the screen doesn't switch on. but as soon as i turn the computer off, the screen will switch on and vice versa.
I've unplugged all thw wires from the monitro and back in but still nothing.

Help me please
Thanks in advance

Answer:My Computer Turns On But The Monitor Doesn't ?

This sounds like a computer problem and not a monitor problem. Try another monitor first, to rule that out

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So.. I was just sitting down, watching a gaming stream online when all of a sudden i hear a beep! My monitor goes blank but my computer still appears to be on. I then decide to try and restart my computer, it gets as far as the windows (XP) loading screen and stops, so i try to restart again.. This time it manages to get past the loading screen but then a small blue box with nothing inside appears on my screen. I restart again and this time i get a blue screen with text, detailing the issue and that i should restart before more damage is caused. I restart and this time nothing happens. The computer turns on, but nothing else, It sounds as if the psu fan is speeding up and slowing down continuously. It's a hard noise to describe It doesn't feel like the psu fan is blowing any air out when i put my hand next to it... am i right to think that i have a dead psu or is it something much worse? :S

thankyou for anyone that can provide advice and thoughts on this situations )


I'm beginning to think it is the graphics card, the sound which i originally thought was coming from the psu, seems to be coming from my graphics card. It would make sense, seeing as the monitor went blank but the computer remained on.

Now the question is, is my graphics card dead? : /

Answer:Computer Turns On But Doesn't Boot Up

Hello Turco17

My name is Gagandeep and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
I regret that you are having problems with your system. I would be glad to assist you.
As mentioned earlier by you the system does not goes past windows xp.
Try booting the system in safe mode.
In safe mode go to msconfig and try disabling the services to check if the computer boots up in normal mode or not.
To go in msconfig:
Click Start and go to Run.
Type ‘’msconfig’’
Under msconfig go to the ‘’services’’ tab.
Please let me know the findings. Glad to help.
Thank you for choosing Dell.
Thanks & Regards
Dell Social Media Responder
You can reach us at:!/dellcares

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ok well i'll start by giving the type of computer i am messing with it is an HP pavilion A705W and heres the problem....a couple of days ago my girlfriends family came to me with a computer problem it turns out that her sister was rough handling the computer while it was plugged in and completly ruined the power supply the input on it was broken and knocked loose and they said when they turn it on it starts up the fans run for a second and then it cuts i brought it home with me switched out the power supply with an equal 250w Bestec power supply....i booted the computer up fine numerous times with no problems at all. Well they bring it home and plug it in only to run into the same problem it starts up the fans run and then it cuts off numerous times before i unplug it. Now i am a little knowledgeable on computers ive built many of my own and i have never run into this problem. I have even gone as far as unplugging the chasis fan the hard drive as well as the disc drive and any media ports on the front of the computer to see if wattage was the case and as far as im concerned it isnt. Now the funny thing is the fans do seem to run a little weaker here than they do at my house. Now it is a 24 Pin mother board and i was messing around with it and when i bring it down to just 20 Pin it runs about like it did at my house the fans dont seem to be running weak at all but it still wont boot up it just keeps running in a cycle it starts up runs for a couple seconds and d... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on but doesn't boot up

Bestec power supplies are not good at all. The original supply could have taken out the motherboard with it. The CPU is probably ok

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Gr... I need help. My computer doesn't boot up. It turns on, fans running and HDD turning, but nothing pops up on the screen. I can leave it running for hours and nothing happens. No beeps, fans are running, lights are on, DVD drive will open and shut, but no screen. I've tried everything-- removing RAM, different GFX card, etc.-- and nothing seems to work. At first, all I had to do was remove a CD and it worked, but after that the keyboard and mouse didn't work so I shut it down and now it won't come back up. I'm suspecting the motherboard or the power supply unit, but I'm not too sure. I can't check the PSU because I don't have access to the items needed. The computer is a HP a1712n with a PNY 8800GT and PNY 4GB RAM (both of which were installed a couple of months ago.) I hope you guys can help. Thanks.


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Computer with Windows xp professional turns on (fan and power light) but the other hardware: monitor, usb connections (usb harddrive, usb hub, mouse), Keyboard do not come on. I wonder if motherboard since there is also no sound? If got hit by surge or lightening would I still have power?
If it is Motherboard due to lightening can I just change out IT only?

Computer less and going broke fixing it.


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My desktop computer is plugged in and everything is hooked up to it. The CPU turns on but the monitor keeps flashing this self test message saying the monitor is working but there must be something wrong with the signal cable. I've unplugged and plugged the signal cable back into the CPU but it still won't work. The self test message keeps coming back.

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Just happened?Try different cable.

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I have a Dell Inspiron desktop that is about 3 years old. The computer is starting & fans spinning, but no display on the screen. I have tried with two different monitors, therefore ruled out monitor failure.

I am also going to put in a another PCI Graphics card to test if there is a problem with the integrated GPU.
What else could it be? Failing Motherboard, faulty RAM, PSU. Any troubleshooting tips would be much appreciated.

Answer:Computer Turns on, but no display!

First step in troubleshooting is to swap in a known good pw supply for testing. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect atx and aux pw. Hit the ON button and see if the board will post. If it does, shutdown and fully install a new pw supply. If it does not complete post, we can do more troubleshooting.

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Ok to start off I have a HP pavilion elite HPE-000
Ok so here's the story my mom hasn't turned her computer on in like 6 years and finally turned it on 2 days ago and it turns on and everything fans run graphics card runs also but no beeps no display nothing
Now I have tried to take ram out place it back in ,replace the rams,check crords place display cord it both parts ,remove graphics card and turn on, reset the bios now I have no idea whats worng or what to do so please help me if possible !?!? Thank you c:

Answer:Computer won't display but turns on help me plz

could be the graphics card which may be defective.
6 years stored can happen too many things like insects or ants bitting on something inside the computer.

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I just spent close to £800 on computer parts to build myself a new PC. Ambitiously, I went for the Thermaltake VE2000BWS chassis with a liquid cooling system (hereafter: LCS), even though I have never even seen one before - and I think this might be the route of my problem.

Here's the internal parts I bought for my new computer:
Thermaltake VE2000BWS
Intel Core 2 Duo (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz Fsb)
MSI P35 Platinum Combo Motherboard
400W PSU
ASUS EN8800 GT Graphics

So I put the CPU and RAM in the motherboard and screwed the motherboard into the computer. I then connected the fans and put the graphics card into the motherboard.

And it worked. The computer booted and I could see the screen, where it (naturally) complained about not being able to find a bootable device. So far so good.

Then I tried to set up the LCS. I took the massive fan off the CPU chip, carefully spread a thin layer of the provided white paste as I was told and connected the cooling system's "water block" to the CPU instead. I cut the pipes and used them to connect the pump to the water block, the water block to the radiator and then the radiator back to the water tank (which is connected to the pump).

I then attached the pump and the radiator to the PSU, filled the liquid tank with coolant and turned on the computer (as instructed) and kept adding coolant as the tank pumped it around the system, so there was enough to keep the tank full. We had a bit of a ... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on - no display

I think its best you take your PC in and get them to check it for you, fearing that
something might go wrong and you could end up losing your warranty or even the
PC components.

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My computer turns on and sounds normal but there is no display, I've bought a new graphic card thinking it might be broken but it still hasn't fixed the products. I've tried plugging into another monitor so its not the monitor problem. Is my motherboard fried or my power supply not strong enough. My power supply fan looks like its spinning quite slow too. I was wondering if the power supply is too weak to power my graphic card that I currently

Motherboard: ASUS P5Q se2
Power Supply: Coolermaster 550w

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Alright so i recently took out everything of my system and put it back togather but now it doesnt have any display. I have Gigabyte m68mt-s2 motherboard GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3 - GA-M68MT-S2 (rev. 1.3) and a AMD Radeon 6670 - GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-1GI Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

The build turns on with all the fans going and even the graphics card fan going but nothing goes on the display. For the motherboard graphics i can't find out how to turn them on since i cant see the motherboard bios so you guys have any ideas for me to try to get the motherboard graphics on and to see if its just the graphics card?

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Can I just ask why are there 2 threads with the same name with the same stuff?? K could you or another mod please move this to Monitors, Printers and Peripherals? As it involves a screen issue.
OP: What kind of connection are you using? VGA HDMI or something else? Also have you tried checking the BIOS for any issues?

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I was just recently cleaning out my computer the other day.When I was done with getting all of the dust out I rebuilt it and so on.I went to turn it on and was greeted with absolutely nothing on the screen.The computer turns on and all my hardware spins up but nothing appears on screen. I am not sure if it is the Cmos battery or something and I am not sure on what to do.If you have any questions then I will answer them right away! Thank you and have a great day!message edited by SleepingCorn

Answer:Computer turns on but no display!

When you rebuilt the machine did you enssure you inserted the graphics card correctly? also if the GPU requires additional power have you ensure you have installed the correct power to it?Do you hear any beeps when you switch the machine on?Also can you please details all your specs

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Hi guys,

I was on my computer the other day surfing the net and my screen just went blank for no reason and my monitor displayed an error saying that it has lost connection but the computer was still running. I restarted the computer using the power button and it was fine, so I went on a game and after like 5 minutes the computer blue screened. I thought that my graphics card has come out of it's slot so I took it out and put it back in. I started the computer but I couldn't get a display. I thought I fried my graphics card so I put my old 9600 GS in and I still get any display. So I assume maybe it is something to do with motherboard.

Because I got the PC from PC World I took it back to them since it was still under the warranty. They have had the PC for over a month now and they still haven't diagnosed it. They probably have the worst customer service, they keep on lying to me about when they will fix it. I was thinking of taking it back and fixing it myself because I've had enough of waiting.

I just wanted to know if this is a motherboard problem and if it is what motherboards will fit on my system.

This is my current motherboard/computer:
Core - Diego S Motherboard - spec_diego_s - Information and Instructions - IXTREME X9610 - PB81X14901 - iXtreme - platform_amadeus_ixtreme - Desktop

Sorry for making this long, and thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer turns on but no display


Better late than never!

Sounds a lot like a driver issue. Can you get the latest drivers from the manufacturer's site?


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So I just replaced parts in my machine processor graphics card ram motherboard power supply.
Same hard drive.
When I turn on the machine everything turns on fans lights everything but nothing goes to the monitor.
Parts- i5-6600k EVGA GTX 1070 2x4gb ram ddr4 asus z170 pro gaming motherboard cooler master hyper 612 ver.2 1Terabyte hard drive

Answer:Computer Turns on but there is no display

4 pin cable next to cpu connected?
also try the on board graphics port

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i turn on my computer but i get no diplay out of it however i hear buzzer giving me beeeb 2-3 silnce and beeb againthis beeb still happen when i take out my graphic card nd ramsand im sure thats my cpu graphic rams are fine bacuase i test it with another computer what to do ?

Answer:Computer turns on but NO display

4 sec beeb nd 3 sec silencend this is chainish ...

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Alright so i recently took out everything of my system and put it back togather but now it doesnt have any display. I have&nbsp; Gigabyte m68mt-s2 motherboard <a href=""></a>&nbsp;and a AMD Radeon 6670 <a href=""></a>&nbsp;<br><br>The build turns on with all the fans going and even the graphics card fan going but nothing goes on the display. For the motherboard graphics i can't find out how to turn them on since i cant see the motherboard bios so you guys have any ideas for me to try to get the motherboard graphics on and to see if its just the graphics card?

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Hey. I have an old computer which use to work perfectly until one day when a power cut wen't in the house. It wen't off then after power was restored, it would turn on but no display would show on the moniter. It's not the moniter because it's showing my other computers display as I type.Also, when the computer turns on, you can hear the fans spinning and it making noises but it's a constant loud noise.I've cleaned the inside out but still no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks.One more thing... I do not know what make it's since it has no model name on it.

Answer:Computer turns on but no display?

I don't know how experienced you are with removing components from comps, but if I were you, I would take the power supply out of the comp you are using now and test it in the broken comp.

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A client brought an HP probook-corei5
It turns on but won't display on monitor, 
i tried replacing the RAM severally, after many trials, it came up and works perfectly for hours.
When the client came for pick up it refuses to display. i have tried repeating the previous process but the problem still persists.

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Hello, Im having troubles with my computer. It is from iBUYPOWER. It turns on and the fans start to go and it seems on but it doesn't connect to the monitor. I tried taking the RAM out but it didn't work. I know nothing about computers and would like some help. What type of info would you need??

Answer:Computer turns on but no display.

Please go HERE and download the portable version of Speccy. Save it to somewhere you can find, locate the file and as it comes as a Zip file use your favorite unzip application to decompress it. Open the newly created folder and double left click Speccy.exe if you have a 32 bit system or Speccy64.exe if yours is 64bit. If you are not sure what your system is click HERE.

Speccy will open and after a short wait will display a summary of your system specs.

Click on the file menu.
Then click Publish snapshot.
A dialogue box will ask you to confirm, select yes.

Another dialogue box will open

Click Copy to Clipboard.
Then click Close.
Now that your link has been copied please paste it into your next post. It should look something like the example below

BTW: once you have finished with speccy and no longer want it removing it is easy because it is a portable app with no install. Simply delete the downloaded file and folder you created when you decompressed it. Gone

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Unless you buy a computer every year, Acer will charge you, ontop of your long distance charge if you have tech issues.I have a AM3920-E4002u, I got it back in 2011, and has been working just fine till now. Recently it has been doing as the title says: "Computer turns off, but doesn't stop drawing power". I found a board where another user found the issue was that he was booting onto a clone HDD instead of a Factory HDD, but I don't speak spanish, so I don't know what a clone HDD or Factory HDD is... If anyone knows how to fix that, that's the issue. My issue acording to the spanish speaking dude is that I need to have it boot off the Factory HDD instead.

Answer:Computer turns off, but doesn't stop drawing power

Factoy HDD is the hard disk that is the orginal hard disk  shipped from factroy.Clone HDD is the second hard disk that you use to clone the orginal hard disk.Disk cloning is the process of copying the contents of one computer hard disk to another disk or to an "image" file. This issue is not related to using a factory HDD or Clone HDD.You may check this issue by performing a power drain. Turn off computer and unplug power cord.Disconnect everything except monitor, mouse and keyboard.Press power button and hold for 10 to 15 seconds.Plug power cord back into computer and press power button.Check front panel LEDs (lights) on bezel (front face) or optical drives and listen for power supply fan.If LEDs are on or power supply fan starts spinning, watch for boot screen on monitor.If computer begins to start, turn it off.Reconnect any external devices.Press the power button and make sure the computer starts.   Click the Kudos to say ?Thanks? for helping! select "Accept Solution" if your issue is resovled.

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Rehash of the following post:
Unless you buy a computer every year, Acer will charge you, ontop of your long distance charge if you have tech issues.I have a AM3920-E4002u, I got it back in 2011, and has been working just fine till now. Recently it has been doing as the title says: "Computer turns off, but doesn't stop drawing power". I found a board where another user found the issue was that he was booting onto a clone HDD instead of a Factory HDD, but I don't speak spanish, so I don't know what a clone HDD or Factory HDD is... If anyone knows how to fix that, that's the issue. My issue acording to the spanish speaking dude is that I need to have it boot off the Factory HDD instead.  I do not pay for the electricity so I dont know how much, but after powering down, my fan, keyboard (back lit) mouse, monitor, webcam, speakers and of couse, power indicator all remain on.There is also no sound difference between being on, and off.
More info:
This issue has costed me alot of money. I blew out my $200 graphics card, a $150 sound card, $100 keyboard (bragging rights), $10 mouse and a $50 wifi adapter. This issue is causing my add on hardware to over heat. The issue happened after I did a Defrag on my PC (running windows 8) The computer originally came with windows 7 installed. Other than that 1 issue, the computer is in mint condition.
Things that... Read more

Answer:Computer turns off, but doesn't stop drawing power...

ok, so you are under windows 8press windows key logo + xchoosecommand prompt (admin)click YES at the popuponce in the command prompttypeshutdown /s /f /t 0press enter it's a zero not O let me know if your PC completly shut down or fans etc etc are still working.

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I was playing around with Task Scheduler to turn on laptop at specific time, it works great. However, while the system starts up just fine, the screen remains black until I touch the mousepad.

Now that doesn't seem like a big deal, but what I was experimenting with is having the computer turn on so I could use TeamViewer app on my phone to access my desktop when I'm not home. Problem is, TeamViewer won't access desktop if screen is black and if I am not physically present, I can't tap the mousepad.

Anyone know why the screen doesn't turn on? It worked great on my old Dell with Vista, system and screen came on know problem.

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It's most likely in the power options to turn screen on when computer wakes from sleep. Just a guess.

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So. I turn my desktop on today, and it sits there, the main monitor light just blinks, my secondary monitor, after showing the MSI screen, just shows this

After that, nothing. Computer is still on but nothing happens. I was thinking maybe something is wrong with my primary monitor, so I type in my password and hit enter. no sounds. I unplug my primary monitor and restart. No change.

My computer was also unplugged all night. The only changes made yesterday was the installation of System tools. Would that screw my computer over?

Any advice, tips, suggestions, or explanations are all welcome. I use this computer for working, and I have a mountain of important information on it.

Answer:Help! computer won't boot? Turns on, but doesn't go to login screen.

Hi ghostlander, welcome. We need more information about your computer. This will be a good start.

The only changes made yesterday was the installation of System tools. Would that screw my computer over?Click to expand...

Can you explain this in more detail please?

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Hey thought i'd just start by saying i dont know much about cpus but here are afew of my specs if that helps at all?

I turn my computer on but wont boot up or send signal to monitor, headset, keyboard or mouse (USB ports)


Aspire X5810

4096 Ram

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 at @2.50GHz

Direct X 11

Thanks in advance Travis.

PS if i get really annoyed and restart it afew times it starts but now i dont want to turn it off lol.

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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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Ok i have a problem, i recently replaced my mobo in order to use a dual core i have, while installing it, everything seems to go fine, i do not see any loose connections or anything of the sort. So i hooked it all back up and turned it on, then i waited for a couple secs and no display came up, so i tried to turn it off but the power button will not turn it off and the reset button does nothing, i do not know what could be causing this but the cpu is running and everything i just cannot get a display and im hoping i did not fry anything...any ideas what can cause this/ and how to fix it?

Answer:Computer Turns on but no display, then will not turn off

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I just built a computer, here's the specs.
EVGA nForce 680i SLI Socket 775 Motherboard - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz OEM, 500GB SATA HD, 20x DVD±RW, 2GB DDR2 PC6400, ATX Mid-Tower Case, Ultra 650 Watt Power Supply and a Sapphire Radeon 4850 512mb.

It turns on and remains on but the monitor does not detect any signal. I'm afraid the motherboard or gfx card may be shot.

Answer:Just built a computer, turns on but no display!

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Hi, i have a problem with my conputer. It turns on but there is no display on the monitor. I have disconnected everything and waited a while and than connected back together but it still didnt work. I have also tried to disconnect the graphics card and connected it back which also didnt help. Another thing which i noticed is that my hdd light doesnt flicker it turns on but doesnt flicker. I conected a differend hard drive but it dodnt change anything. Will be thankfull for a quick reply. :)

Answer:Computer turns on but no display on the monitor.

Try a new monitor signal cable. If no change, the graphics card may be faulty, in which case it may just be the card's edge connector which isn't making good contact, so pull it out then push it back in, taking care to discharge static from your body before touching the card.

If still no change, the graphics card may be "dead" and needs replacing.
The system won't boot if the graphics card isn't working, hence no activity from the hard drive indicator light.

Another possibility is that the monitor itself is dead, but that alone wouldn't stop the system booting up so you'd still see activity from the hard drive light.

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My mother has an HP desktop computer.. it's not terribly old.  Maybe 3.5 years or so.  It's completely stock, no mods, no tweaks, no third party components, etc.Here's the important part:  Over the past month or two, she's been having occasional, intermittent problems with what originally seemed like the monitor pooping out.  What was happening is that she'd be in the middle of doing something (email, graphics, whatever.. but nothing graphic intensive), and all the sudden her screen would seem to shut off for a split second, then come back on.  Then yesterday, her system completely locked up... mouse just stopped moving and she had to do a hard reboot.  Another thing that has been happening, is that occasionally one of the fans inside the computer (I'm guessing the CPU fan) would start going faster, as if the CPU was getting too hot.  These 2 problems seemed to happen separately though, no direct connection between the two.Here's what's happening:  She turned her computer on today and it wouldn't boot up.  No video, no beeps.  The system just turns on, fans start spinning, and that's it.  I opened the case and felt the heatsink and it IS warm.Any guesses on what sounds most likely to be the problem?  I'm guessing either the CPU, motherboard, or video card, but if it was the video card, you could at least expect a beep I'd think.Thanks

Answer:Computer turns on, no beeps, no display.

My guess is faulty ram.

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Every time i go to turn on my pc it would turn on then it turns off then it turns on and stays on and then i look at the my tv and it wont dispay nothing

Answer:Computer turns on but won't show display

List all the computer specs

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I used to have screen-saver set as 'none' and 'on resume, display logon screen', and set the time there the same as the 'display off' option in 'power options'. And that works fine on a PC, no issues there.

Now I started using a laptop, and it has different 'display off' times for 'when plugged' and 'when unplugged', and different display off times for different 'power plans', so I can't use that trick any more.

How can I do 'lock computer when display off' ?

Answer:How to lock computer after display turns off ?

how about CNTRL-ALT-DEL and then hit enter?

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So I build my first computer a few days ago and the fans and the green lights (on the gpu and the motherboard itself) turned on, but when I tried plugging in the HDMI cable into the monitor, nothing displays. I have looked up so many solutions. I have tripple checked all my wires, reinstalled my GPU, reinstalled my RAM, checked to make sure there was no damage, and checked for damage on my CPU, but nothing seems to work. Everything looks fine to me. Its not my monitor because I plugged in the HDMI cable into my laptop and it displayed what was on my laptop. All my parts are new so I don't think it could be a dead motherboard. I really don't know what to do. I have searched the web for hours and repair shops asked for $100 to just look at it. Like wtf. Please any suggestions??? Thank you so muchh.

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when i turn on my computer it turns on and beeps 3x with no display

anyone know why

all cables are connected

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Occasionally when I turn on my PC the LEDs light up and the fans turn on but no display goes onto my screen.
After I leave it for a day it will boot up as normal but once again I turn it off and the problem reoccurs.
I have tried to clear all the dust and unplugged all the wires inside the computer and connected them again, I reinstalled windows 10 for a fresh installation when it was turned on and I have also taken my cmos battery out.
Nothing seems to be working and I'm not even sure where the problem is coming from let alone how to fix it.

Answer:Computer turns on with fans working but no display

Please post the system specs so we know what kind of hardware we are working on.

Based on preliminary information, I would say you have a failing graphics card, bad monitor cable, or a corrupted/incorrect driver.

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Recently I have put together a new computer (ordered parts from newegg woot) but after putting everything together and turning it on for the first time it gave out a loud long continuous beep with no display to the monitor. While troubleshooting I found out that my ******* forgot to plug in the PCI-E power to my graphics card. So round two I turned on my computer again and finally no long beep at all but still no display to the monitor. I've researched online for similar problems and did a number things such as replugging and reseating everything in the mobo along with taking the CMOS battery out to reset the bios. Still nothing. All the fans light up and work, hard drive feels like its working due to the minor vibrations I felt and even the CD drive works. PSU fan is running fine and even the video card is running. I tried reseating the video card and STILL nothing. I'm completely lost... I only have one extra video card that's in my roommates computer that I built for her so could test it if needed. I keep reading that it might be a different problem so I havn't tried yet. The only part that I didn't buy from newegg WAS the videocard because the card I have is the one from the old build. It ran WoW and starcraft but then one day my computer just shut down for no reason during gameplay and during normal activities. SO, I bought a whole new system since I figured it was time for an upgrade anyways and my mobo was getting old either way. Is it my vide... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on fine but no display on monitor

Sounds like the only thing not considered is that the monitor is bad. Try it with another machine, sometimes we overlook things like that, I had a very similar problem recently

As for the power button, I have no idea what in the world could be causing that to happen. That sounds like a really weird problem.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5742G with an i5-480M and a GT 540M and the Intel display driver fails whenever the computer turns the display off after 10min afk no matter what power plan I'm on, it hapenned just now with Sleep Off in the power plan settings, it's just set to turn off the display after 10min. It's weird because I can turn off the display manually via the power button (set on the power plan) and it's fine. What's annoying is I have to restart the computer everytime it happens because it turns off my display's backlight. Anyone have an idea of what's going on?

Answer:iGPU driver crashes when computer turns display off

Actually, both GPUs fail.

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when I open the display, so when it cross a certain opening angle, the computer is turned off. Then I need to plug off the external power and remove battery. After that, I can turn the notebook on again.

After my way home, when I turned notebook on, screen was only white (no other colors) and when I open it more, it turns NB off.

I guess so, that cable in display joint is damaged. Because external LCD (via VGA) works fine.
Notebook is still under warranty; do you think it can be applied?

Thanks for advice, John.

Answer:Satellite U400-112 - Display opening turns off computer

Hello John

We must not discuss much about this. If the warranty is still valid, contact nearest authorized Toshiba service provider as soon as possible.
They will fix this for free.

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I have an Acer Aspire 5742G with an i5-480M and a GT 540M and the Intel display driver fails whenever the computer turns the display off after 10min afk no matter what power plan I'm on, it hapenned just now with Sleep Off in the power plan settings, it's just set to turn off the display after 10min. It's weird because I can turn off the display manually via the power button (set on the power plan) and it's fine. What's annoying is I have to restart the computer everytime it happens because it turns off my display's backlight. Anyone have an idea of what's going on?

Answer:iGPU driver crashes when computer turns display off

Actually, both GPUs fail.

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Here are some things I've noted.

It worked just fine on ANOTHER monitor. I just received a new CPU heatsink and installed that. Now tried to start up on a DIFFERENT monitor, and will not get a display, although the fans are all on. The output is through DVI and my video card only has 2 DVI outputs so I cannot test with analog.

I tried reseating the video card and that doesn't seem to help.
I really doubt its the monitor because I have another computer just used to connect to it using the same DVI cable and it works fine.

Basically the only thing I've done is install this new heatsink. One thing I did note, is that this heatsink comes with a "backplate" that allows you to screw the heatsink in instead of using the crappy pushpins that are now standard for intel boards. The "backplate" has some double sided very strong tape and I placed it on the back of the motherboard as instructions noted. I noticed that the sticky part touched pins on the bottom of the board - Maybe the sticky tape was conducting electricity somehow? But then I thought - well then the computer would just short out and shut off.

I'm stumped...

appreciate any help, thanks!

Answer:newly built computer turns on but NO display on monitor

i'm very concerned now... I tried connecting to the monitor using the VGA-DVI adapter supplied with my video card... still no display.

Also I've noticed that my usb keyboard and mouse are not getting powered when the computer is turned on.

ALSO, if I push my power button, the computer is not shutting down like it normally should ( I have to hold it down for ten seconds to force it to shut off).

has something happened to the motherboard? Could the backplate that I put on for the heatsink really be causing this problem?

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Greetings, and thank you for reading this thread.

As the title states, my computer will turn off the display or go to sleep (not sure of correct terminology) when I go idle for a short period of time. For instance, I get up to get a glass of water and when I come back, the screensaver is up and I need to re-enter my password. This problem arose immediately after the installing of windows 10 on my PC (upgraded from Windows 8.1 if that helps).

I have already gone to control panel ~> power options but the thing is, even though I've already done that and set the options to "Never turn off display", "Never go to sleep" as shown in the screenshot, my PC still turns off display/sleeps after a short amount of time. Lastly, I hope I posted this in the right section and hope that someone can solve my problem.

Answer:Computer turns off display/goes to sleep when idle for a short time

Are you changing the correct power plan?
Are you using a desktop or laptop?

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when i go to shutdown and after it plays the music, says logging off, shutingdown, the screen goes black and it will just sit there. the only way for me to turn my computer is to flip the power supply swicth to off. but my computer seems to run fine.

Answer:sometimes my computer doesn't shutdown.

Try this out.........

When Windows XP won’t powerdown automatically, the APM/NT Legacy Power Node may not be enabled. To enable this, right-click on the My Computer icon, click Properties | Hardware | Device Manager | View. Check the box labeled “Show Hidden Devices.” If it’s available on your computer, there will be a red X on the APM/NT Legacy Node. Try enabling it and see if this resolves the powerdown problem (Tip from Terri Stratton). Or, to check the other side of the APM/ACPI coin, open the Power Options applet in Control Panel. If there is an APM tab, make sure the “Enable Advanced Power Management Support” box is checked. (MSKB 313290)

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Sometimes it keeps humming even when I have closed all windows and disconnected from AT&T. The monitor goes off but it doesn't shut off. It is intermittent. Thanks for your help.


Answer:Computer doesn't always shutdown

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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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I'm running Windows XP SP1a and lately i have noticed that my computer doesn't totally power off after it has shut down successfully. What i mean is that i can here a noise coming from within a computer's casing. It sounds like power is still running through the system, kind of like a faint whining, even though the system is off. The noise starts when the computer is plugged into a live power source and it stops when i switch off the power from the wall or unplug the computer's cord. I have tested my other hardware and none of them make any noise. The power ON/OFF switch at the back of my computer doesn't help and it's not the fan. I can't remember ever hearing this before so i don't know if i am just beginning to notice it (the system is 3 years old), it's getting louder or if its something i have caused. It's not a huge problem but it is noticeable.

Does anyone know how i can totally power my system down without unplugging it?


Answer:Computer Doesn't Power Down After Shutdown

try thisPower Down the Computer After Shutdown Attention this is a registry tweak!!!! Back up your registry Please look at this guide How to back up your registry prior to doing so

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Well, after putting an IDE in along with my SATA RAID and then removing it, my computer no longer understands how to shutdown. Whenever I click shutdown it just performs a restart. This is very annoying. Anyone have any clue what's going on? Thx. This is Win XP Pro with SP2 btw.

Answer:My computer doesn't shutdown anymore...

Just pull the plug!!! hehe ... couldnt resists.
Dont know the answer to your problem but hopefully someone will.

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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 hope you could help me with solving a problem with my computer.

After 5~6 hours of work when I try to turn the computer off. It's shows the Windows XP logo. Passes all the savings before turning off. The monitor power off, but the led lights and the computer itself do not. I have to hold the button to power it off. Also when I turn it on and after 5 minutes I try to turn it off everything turns off perfectly. Just like it should.
What can be the cause Software or Hardware failure?
How can I check what fails?
Is my computer for reinstall or the machine lived it's life?

OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (Worked normally until one day happened this problem)

Thank you very much in advance.

Answer:Why my Windows XP computer doesn't power off on shutdown? Help?

Sounds like the PSU is failing... I would say it's lived it's life and move on to bigger and better systems in llife. Move up to Windows 7 at least.

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When the Windows XP Pro shutdown options dialog box appears and i choose "Turn Off" my computer does nothing. litterally nothing, i came back 2 hrs. later and my computer still hadn't turned off. What's wrong?

-Gabe V.

Answer:My computer doesn't respond to Windows Shutdown

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I've had this issue for quite a while with my HP Split x2 now where you'd simply try shutdown Windows, however after it has shutdown you get the blank screen, but it does not power off the machine.

Recently (in the last week) I've had this issue happen to my main computer too which is a custom built PC, either since an update or from an unsafe shutdown, not sure which.

The only fix for this is to turn fast shutdown off which solves the issue on both my laptop (HP Split x2) and my PC. There should be a better fix for this though. So is there some steps I can take to diagnose it or to see if any hybrid files are corrupt or such? I have a feeling it is a hardware issue with my HP Split x2 but it's extremely unlikely that my custom built PC has hardware faults too.

Both machines are running Windows 8.1 Pro.

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After getting a couple blue screens I am having the following issue:

When I turn my computer on, the fans and drives all start up. After approx. 2 seconds the computer shuts itself off. After another 2 seconds the computer turns itself back on again. This time it stays on but i have no monitor output. I don't hear a beep which tells me it is probably not posting.

I have read a few other threads that have a similar issue but not the same. I am thinking it is either the mobo, GPU, or PSU.

I would like any guidance and assistance that you guys can give me on this specifically what i should look at first and how to diagnose. Thanks. system specs below:

ASUS P5Q Pro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1265-AR Video Card
Antec EA650 650W Power Supply
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Memory

Answer:Computer turns on, turns off then turns back on but has no video output

Motherboard Short

I have helped somebody who had a similar issue and it was the motherboard being shorted out by the case. We took the motherboard out of the case and it booted up just fine. Something you might want to try before purchasing new components.

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The computer is a Dell Dimension 4700C. The computer starts up and boots ok. Usually, after a few minutes the monitor freezes up and the computer stops responding to any command. I have to turn off by holding the power button for 10 seconds or so. Repeat.

Answer:display turns into a screen of small shimmering colored patterns and the computer ceases to respond to any command.

Can you test this monitor on a different PC or a different monitor on this PC?
Are all fans working, including CPU fan and video card fan, assuming you have an add-in video card?
Assuming the monitor is ok, if you're using an add-in video card, you may want to remove it and connect the monitor to one of the on-board video ports (DVI and VGA) depending on what inputs your monitor accepts. The on-board video ports are disabled unless you remove the add-in card, so you just can't move the connector from add-in video card to on-board video.
Check the manual for instructions about working inside the PC and removing cards.

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When I went to start up my computer (HP Pavilion 750n, 768 MB RAM, 1.6 GHz Pentium 4 processor) yesterday, there was no power. I took it to the local repair shop. The tech said it was the power supply again (the second one I've had in 6 months). He replaced it with a non-HP power supply. It boots up and all the programs are functioning, but when I do the START>SHUT DOWN>SHUT DOWN, it just reboots. I did some investigating and found a work around for this (right click on MY COMPUTER>PROPERTIES>ADVANCED tab>STARTUP and RECOVERY SETTINGS>unchecked AUTOMATICALLY RESTART under SYSTEM FAILURE). I'm still concerned about why the icons in the SYSTRAY can't be hidden now. What could have gone wrong with my computer and anyone have any advice on how to restore normal functionality?

Answer:Computer reboots at shutdown and Hide Icons in Systray doesn't function

Hiya Debodun,have a look in here.**

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Something's wrong. My Computer doesn't display my other HDD! Device Manager and Computer Manager detects it as Healthy and Active but it's nowhere to be found. PLS HELP I'm freaking out.

I created a system Image before this happened, but IT IS IN the missing hard drive. Can I use system recovery for this?? What if it doesn't detect my 2nd HDD during the recovery???

Answer:My Computer doesn't display my other HDD!

For starters, it is not normal that this disk shows as "Active". Suggest also that you post a snip of your Disk Management.

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Hi everyone,  I have bought a Lenovo T570 and a VGA to USB Type-C converter to had an external display on it. The problem is when I lock the computer I need to manually unplug and plug the converter to turn on the external display. Have you an isue like this and do you know how to avoid this ? Thank.

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I've just finished building my computer. I've plugged everything in and connected it to the monitor however when i press the power button all of the fans come on and the lights do but nothing displays on the monitor and there isn't any beeps that you usually get when you power up a computer.
Also, on the front of the case the blue LED that has what looks like a battery symbol next to it goes on for a breif second before going off again.
Does anyone have any idea of what the problem could be?

Answer:Computer doesn't display anything on screen

is it on board video? Try the other display port. Make sure the speaker wires are hooked up right to the MB.

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My computer just stopped working, powers on but no image on the monitor. Basically my computer use to freeze up during gaming then I'd had to hold down the power button and reset the computer.

Mobo Audi psq pro
Gtx260 I have a backup 6600gt
4 gigs of ram

Answer:Computer doesn't display on monitor?

Monitor is a old dell 22 inch monitor light turns green when graphics card is pulled out, when graphics card is pulled in the monitor light stays yellow which is standby.

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It all started when I put my faulty power supply from my other pc on this one. THe computer gradually started shutting down, then at startup when it said COMPAQ, all the pixels where weird and displaced in random locations and the monitor would display black (but ON nonetheless), so me and my dad assumed it was the PSU.
Bought a new power supply, still same problem. Thought it was the video car (8600gts nvidia), bought a new GPU (ati 5550 1gb ddr3). Now the computer doesn't display anything on the monitor, the monitor acts as if there's no information being sent to it so it goes to standby mode. Replaced DVI cables, same problem, swapped monitors same problem.

I have no idea what it is at this point. Would someone please help me out?

Thank you.

PS: the computer also does not make that beeping sound at start up anymore, if that helps.

PSU: 550 watts, CPU: dual core 2ghz, 2gb ram, 160 gb HDD, ati 5550

Answer:computer on, but monitor doesn't display anything.

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serveral days my computer just got a problem.
Its monitor won't display anything even though my computer is on.
(LED green light on the monitor is keep blinking, even though the comp is on)
Also, there is no beep sound when it happens.
So I have to turn my computer on and off (also restart (reset button) many times. and sometimes (rarely) When monitor starts to display, it shows that my cpu is overclocked at the wrong speed (1100 instead of 2500). I have to either re-overclock or press restart button in order to get CPU running at the correct speed.
It's like 8 out of 10 times (that) my monitor won't display anything even though my cpu is on.
I also open my computer case, checking fan, heat sink, power supply.
They're working fine. Heat sink and CPU fan is actively running. Power supply is working. Green Light on motherboard is on.
I also unseated and reseated graphic card. It wouldn't work.
I tried reseating RAM. It did work for a while then the problem came back.
I haven't updated or changed any setting on my computer before this happened.

Here is a specification of my computer
PSU 300watt
Motherboard: ASUS A7N8X
CPU: AMD Athlon 2500+
Ram: 2 GB DDR
OS: WIndows XP SP2
Graphic Card: nVidia GeForce FX 5200 128 MB

Any one know how to solve this problem or having a similar problem?
Thank you

Answer:Monitor doesn't display when computer is on

try a diff monitor if you can, or try a diff g-card? let us know!!!

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This might be a bit convoluted but here goes.  My keyboard started having issues, keys were working, so I ordered a new one and  installed it. During the installation the connection for my display broke. But I could use an external monitor until I got the new motherboard in.  I replaced the motherboard but the display still didn't work. It still worked with the external monitor. I replaced the display, but it still isn't working. It works fine with the external monitor.  I've updated all the drivers. I've updated the bios (which I can't actually get into because the external monitor doesn't work until it gets to Windows)  I have no idea what to do next other than try a new display connector.  Any ideas?

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Lately I have been having problems with my computer.
It turns itself off (it doesn't say "Windows is shutting down..", it just dies.) when I am using it. It turns off after a few hours, sometimes after a few minutes. Then I would have to wait a few minutes until I can turn it on. Because it would not turn on no matter how much you pressed the power button, so the only thing to do was to leave it for a while, and then it world turn on.

But now when you turn on the computer, it turns off seconds after you log in, and then the blue screen of death appears. The next time I tried to turn it on, I got the option to boot in safe mode, and it doesn't turn off. I left it on for a whole day and it didn't turn off.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 5150, running Windows XP Sp2 (I think). I will post more details soon, because the option for running in safe mode does not come up when I turn the computer on. I don't know how to boot up in safe mode because I am a computernoob .
I am typing this on my other computer if you're wondering.
Any help please?

Answer:Computer turns itself off on normal mode, but doesn't turn itself off on safe mode.

reboot your computer ,as it reboots tap the (f8)key choose last know good configuration

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I am typing this on my old computer. I wanted to put my new computer (which is a windows 8 hp desktop) into safe mode because i thought i had a virus and wanted to go into safe mode to see if i did. So i select the option to go into safe mode in the computer (i did the msconfig option being that i just didn't know another way to boot it into safe mode). The computer restarts and when it booted up again, my computer monitor is not showing anything at all. It is just a black screen. The light on the computer monitor is just flashing instead of staying solid like it usually does. I can't get out of safe mode because i just can't see anything at all. What do i do?

Answer:Computer display (monitor) doesn't show anything

Reinstall your OS.
Get a paid version of Macrium Reflect. {for the boot time recovery environment}
Image your OS when things are running good.
Sit back & relax since you can now reinstall your OS with very little effort & time.

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I've been fighting this problem for months and haven't found an answer anywhere but maybe you guys can help. My computer seems to boot fine, but nothing is displayed on the monitor. The power light on the monitor ON button just blinks amber. If I wait a minute or so and then hit the reset button the computer reboots and the monitor comes on. The computer started doing this about 6 months after I built it. Once in a great while it will boot up on the first try, but it's very rare. I was thinking video card, but have unseated and reseated it a couple of times to no avail. I also got a new battery on the motherboard thinking it was having a problem. Now I'm thinking power supply or BIOS - any ideas?

2.8Ghz Intel p4
Radeon 9600 pro
ASUS p4p800 MB
1 GB of Micron ram
QMAX 350W power supply

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Computer boots, but monitor doesn't display anything

Im having the exact same problem with my computer but it doesnt happen as often as with you. Im guessing its some fault with the card or with Windows.

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I have had an external usb removable storage unit for several years (maxtor). I used it in both of my laptops and never had a problem with it. A few days ago, I plugged it in and it just didn't display on my computer or explorer. I tried all of the usb ports and nothing happened. (I did it in both laptops). It shows in the device manager under drives and on the safely remove hardware, but I cannot make it appear in my computer or explorer. Also, it doesn't appear on the Disk Management. I placed a standard usb device and it works perfectly, it even shows in the Disk Management under Disk 1, which it doesn't show when I plugged in the Maxtor unit. Can anybody help me with this issue??? I am new on this forum, but I heard only great things about it. Thanks

Answer:Removable USB storage doesn't display on My Computer

If this is an external hard drive then it sounds to me like the drive is dead. If it's one that you put in an external caddy, try plugging it into the PC inside.

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I have WinXP Pro, having problems with 3 things:
1. from Start/My computer - the drive contents don't display
2. from Windows and IE browser windows, the pulldown menu is gone
This means the File - Edit - View - Etc are gone.
3. Also I noticed that from Classic view the Start Menu is unresponsive, I can only right click on it.
Any ideas what I can do to fix this?? Thanks in advance.

Answer:My Computer display doesn't show drive contents

For problem number two. right hand click with the mouse, and click on 'menu'

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Well... I was playing World of Warcraft like usual and I got an error message that nvlddkmk display driver had stopped responding but I ignored it because it doesn't happen that often. Then I restarted World of Warcraft and I got the same message instantly. So I looked up what was wrong and found out I needed to update my display drivers. So I went to Nvidia's website which leads me to and I downloaded the correct drivers and followed their directions to install them and restarted my computer. When I restarted it the display was so choppy and unreadable that I couldn't do anything. I could log by luck by clicking around the screen to find my name but when I logged in, the same thing, it was still 95% unreadable. Then I restarted my computer to see if anything changed. It was still too choppy to read and all I could make out was the screen where it says your computer didn’t start successfully and the options were I think "Startup Repair (recommended)" and "Start windows normally" it was too choppy to be sure. I chose the recommended one and it did its thing then restarted but this time when it restarted nothing came up. It was just a black screen with vertical dark green lines with a large gap of just black about 3/4 the way across the screen and then more vertical dark green lines. I have tried turning on my computer after that and the same thing happens. So because it all happened after updating/installing new display drivers, I w... Read more

Answer:Display extreemely corrupted and now computer doesn't start.

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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.



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

Memory failure above address 0FFFFh



Microprocessor register failure

NVRAM read/write failure

ROM BIOS checksum failure

Programmable interval timer failure

DMA initialization failure

DMA page register read/write failure

Video Memory Test failure

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

Slave DMA register failure

Master DMA register failure

Master interrupt mask register failure

Slave interrupt mask register failure

Interrupt vector loading failure

Keyboard Controller Test failure

NVRAM power loss

Invalid NVRAM configuration

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Hi peeps, I tried searching for any similar questions/resolved posts but couldn't find anything.I've had an iQon cpu and Philips monitor for 4 years running on Windows XP. A few months ago I turned it on but the light kept flashing on the cpu while the monitor displayed nothing. This continually happened everytime I turned it on, then one day it worked and I was able to use the computer for one day. Then as soon as I switched it off and tried to use it again, the same problems began.I've tried using a different monitor and plugging the cpu in a different socket, but to no avail. When I switch the monitor on, the light on the switch of the monitor keeps blinking, as if to say the cpu is turned off/isn't relaying any information to it.The fan on the cpu still works, so I dunno, I'm just wondering if there's any suggestions, bearing in mind I'm a novice when it comes to hardware! Thanks.(meh, just realised this is posted in software, not hardware, apologies) 

Answer:Computer light flashes but monitor doesn't display anything

may be the picture tube is not functioning..

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Hi, My apologies for asking something which has been asked and answered in many variations, but none of which has helped much.

I have three Win7 Home Premium x64 PCs called BoyToy (my main PC), Salsa, and Polka, all of which are wired to a D-Link DIR-655 router. I want to wake and shutdown Salsa and Polka from BoyToy using Aquila?s WakeOnLan utility (which can also control non-Windows PCs) or something similar.

After enabling the BIOS and Win7 settings, I?m able to ?Wake On LAN? both computers from BoyToy (yeah!) but I?m stuck on the Shutdown side?and I?ve tried many different combinations of utilities and settings.

Most recently, I?ve run Aquila?s Listener (part of their WOL utility) on Salsa with its Win7 firewall turned off and no AV running. Listener detects WOL messages sent from BoyToy (not surprising since WOL works) but it doesn?t detect Shutdown messages. From BoyToy, I?ve sent the shutdown message to different router addresses (,,, and Salsa?s address) and the results are always the same: WOL detected; shutdown not.

I?m stuck because I don?t even understand how Shutdown is supposed to work in Win7. I?ve found lots of WOL documentation but not for Shutdown. I assume it?s totally different than WOL since the computer to be shutdown is awake so it has an IP address, the Shutdown message contains timer info, warning text, etc.

I?d really appreciate it if someone could explain to me how Shutdown is sup... Read more

Answer:Home Prem WOL works, Shutdown doesn't. How's Shutdown meant to work?

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Let's try the software that is built into Windows.

Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, and click Command Prompt.

Type shutdown /i to display the Remote Shutdown dialog box (Shutdown.exe).

Under Computers, click Add to enter computer names, or click Browse to open the Find Computers dialog box.

Under What do you want these computers to do, click Restart or Shut down.

Source: Restart or Shut Down a Remote Computer and Document the Reason

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Tonight I was playing a good old game. I minimized to my desktop while the game was running and pulled open Windows calculator, did some calculator stuff, but then the computer goes into a blue error screen and then restarts. A few moments later, the display on my monitor suddenly turns off as if it were put to sleep. And even if I turn it off cold and restart the computer, nothing appears on the display at all, not even a BIOS logo screen. So weird.

System specs:
AMD E-350 Processor x2 (1.6Ghz)
4GB RAM (upgraded from OEM default 2GB)
500GB Hard Drive
GRAPHICS: AMD Radeon HD 6310
Acer (eMachines)-EL1360G UW12P
bundled with eMachines brand monitor/speakers

Answer:Monitor display suddenly turns off, can't get the display back

You can try:

- Remove the power cord of monitor and PC for a minute. Not just shut down.
- Clear CMOS if you don't mind reconfiguring the BIOS

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My Product Name is HP Pavilion g6 2301 ax Notebook PC Operating System : Windows 8 64-bitProcessor : AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.90 GHz Promblem is since from 2 months my pc is making Shutdown Automatically and the immediatelywhen i am starting the PC getting the message as "THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED" and The system bios has detected that your Notebook PC was put into shutdown and restarting normally. so i willing to have a better solution for solving this Problem by further problems.and i should also want to know why it is occurring/happening like this. this may cause harmful to PC?what to do by escaping or to solve this problem. waiting for your Communication

Answer:Sudden Shutdown Occurs and display THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED...

Hi FARHEEN. You are definitely experiencing overheating. This can be caused by a non-functioning system fan, or if the air ducts are blocked. Overheating can reduce the life of your computer, so you will want to resolve this as soon as you can. Here are a few troubleshooting documents you can use to help you.

Troubleshooting an Overheating and Auto Shutdown Issue

Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating:


If they do not resolve the issue, you will want to contact Phone support.

HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region.

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product number t6c49ua#aba ive tried everythng i can think of please help me

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My friends computer turns on for 5 seconds and turns off and during that 5 seconds preiod the computer makes a weird noise like beping sound.
His computer is Dell and its XP iam affarid i dont have much of his computers specs. If any one can suggest how he could solve it.

thank you for reading and helping

Answer:my friends computer turns on for 5 seconds and turns off again automaticly plz help

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Around the time when I first setup automatic shutdown in Windows Scheduler (or what it's called in English), my PC has started turning itself back on again after shutdown in the evening.
I've tried disabling the scheduled shutdown but it made no difference, and I'm not sure how to fix this issue.

Answer:PC turns itself on after shutdown

try these methods: Windows 10 PC restarts automatically after shutdown - Microsoft Community

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When I shutdown my PC, it turns off and then turns itself back on and boots into windows. I have checked every device and unchecked boxes in power tabs to not wake on activation.

The computer still keeps restarting after I shut it down. I went into the link at the bottom of the shutdown menu to change PC settings. I choose the option to shut down and it stays off.

As a result, I know it is something in Windows 8 that is restarting the PC. I just can't find it!

Answer:Windows turns on PC after a shutdown

Fixed. Not sure what was happening.

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This just started a few days ago,when i go to shut down my computer turns off with the monitor,all of a sudden my computer will turn back on it shows a green light on ,on the pc but the red is still off and my monitor stays black i have to unplug the pc and restart to get the monitor back on...but im just concerend why all of a sudden my pc restarts after being shut down for 3-4 min...

Answer:Pc turns back on after shutdown

it has xp pro in it....

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Im using a dell Dim 4600 running 1.5 crucial RAM p4 2.4gHz.
Out of nowhere it started to power on automatically after shutdown. I checked all connections and cables and they are fine. Then checked the auto power on in the bios and it is disabled. Dell told me (after 3 excruciating hours on the phone!) that it was an inadequate power supply. I had recently upgraded my graphics card to an ATI Radeon x800 and thought this sounded right because I was using a 250 watt PS. So I put in a 550 watt PS and the same thing keeps happening. This leads me to believe that it is software related and has something to do with windows XP. Does anyone have any ideas? By the way, I'm new here. How is everyone doing?

Answer:Comp Turns On after shutdown


Originally posted by plutobill2
Im using a dell Dim 4600 running 1.5 crucial RAM p4 2.4gHz.
Out of nowhere it started to power on automatically after shutdown. I checked all connections and cables and they are fine. Then checked the auto power on in the bios and it is disabled. Dell told me (after 3 excruciating hours on the phone!) that it was an inadequate power supply. I had recently upgraded my graphics card to an ATI Radeon x800 and thought this sounded right because I was using a 250 watt PS. So I put in a 550 watt PS and the same thing keeps happening. This leads me to believe that it is software related and has something to do with windows XP. Does anyone have any ideas? By the way, I'm new here. How is everyone doing?

right click my computer , properties, this opens up system properties.

click the advanced tab. startup and recovery button.

in there under the heading "system failure" uncheck automatically restart. I bet when you shut down you are getting a blue screen and it is restarting too fast for you to read it.

repost with results for further assistance

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When I shutdown my PC, it turns off and then turns itself back on and boots into windows. I have checked every device and unchecked boxes in power tabs to not wake on activation.

The computer still keeps restarting after I shut it down. I went into the link at the bottom of the shutdown menu to change PC settings. I choose the option to shut down and it stays off.

As a result, I know it is something in Windows 8 that is restarting the PC. I just can't find it!

Answer:Windows turns on PC after a shutdown

Fixed. Not sure what was happening.

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So, I installed Vista yesterday and it was working like a charm and last night I turned the computer off.

I woke up this morning, pressed the power button, lights/fans/computer came on for a few seconds (3 seconds approximately) and then the computer just shut off instantly, then another 3 secondsish later it turned back on and did the same thing, and it keeps doing it.
The only way I could fix it was by unplugging the power cable and turning off the switch at the power socket, I thought it may was a one-off thing.

I left the computer on, got back about 6 hours later and the computer was off (nobody turned it off, no power blackouts etc), I turned it on and it did the same thing. So I had to turn it off at the power etc and it boots up fine and it works.

This wasn't happening until I installed Vista.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off [loop]

I just realised, I haven't been shutting the computer down, just been clicking the power button in the Start Menu (which I have just realised isn't shut down - hovered over it: Keeps your session in memory and puts the computer in a low-power state so that you can quickly resume working). I'm fair sure this is "Sleep" (Vista noob).
I just went into Power Options and saw that Sleep was set to 1 hour, so I'm assuming:

* Last night I put my computer into sleep
* Today it went into sleep by itself (after 1 hour)

Therefore it's a problem with the sleep mode?

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My computer turns off then pressed again and turns on fine. This maybe due i went cheap and got a psu with case but i believe it needs to warm up for it to turn on.

Thanks for the help!

Answer:Computer turns off then pressed again and turns on fine?

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When I attempt to turn on my computer the power light comes on and I hear the fans running but after a second or 2 the light goes off and the fans stop running, after a count of 2 the light comes on the fans start up again and the same thing happens again, on off on off I don?t have to touch the button the only way I get it to stop is pull the plug from the wall. I thought maybe it was a power supply issue so I replaced this with a new one but I got the same results. Does anyone have an ideas????   

Answer:Computer power issues ! turns on then off turns on then off ...

Dear Customer, Welcome to the HP Consumer Support forum. In order to isolate the issue, please try and perform few basic steps as follows: 1. Open the hood and ensure the 4 or 6-wire power supply cable is seated into the connector on the system board2. Check if a device is causing the problem by removing ALL attached devices (such as hard, diskette, or optical drives, and expansion cards).3. Power on the system.4. If the system enters the POST, then power off and replace one device at a time and repeat this procedure until failure occurs.5. Replace the device that is causing the failure.6. Continue adding devices one at a time to ensure all devices are functioning properly.7. Locate the header and jumper labeled CLR_CMOS8. Remove the jumper from pins 2 and 3.9. Place the jumper on pins 1 or 2.10. Put the jumper back on pins 2 or 311. Replace the access panel12. Reconnect all the disconnected devices one by one and then power on the unit and check if the issue persists. In case issue persists please get back to us and we would be glad to assist you. Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again. **Click the KUDOS star on left to say Thanks** Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GR1Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP 

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Hi team
I have an XPS 13 9350 - Service Tag: JQSCK72. Running latest drivers and BIOS version.
The laptop will at times turn its self back on a few seconds after going to sleep (via Windows)
When fully shut down it will also turn itself on after a few seconds.
The fact it powers itself on after a full shutdown makes me think it is a firmware bug rather than a Windows driver issue as it happens outside of the OS environment. That or faulty hardware.
A temporary solution is to wait until it turns it self on again and hold down the power button for 10 or so seconds until it powers off and keep holding it.
Problem will then re-appear after a few days..


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