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How to lock computer after display turns off ?

Question: How to lock computer after display turns off ?

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' ?

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Answer: How to lock computer after display turns off ?

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

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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

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/6waAHapcLrZIVPakgxXXXXXXX

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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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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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="http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3645#ov">http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3645#ov</a>&nbsp;and a AMD Radeon 6670 <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125403">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125403</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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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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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 .....so 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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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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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

Hello,

Better late than never!

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

~Jonathan

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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 Gigabyte m68mt-s2 motherboard GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3 - GA-M68MT-S2 (rev. 1.3) and a AMD Radeon 6670 Newegg.com - 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?

Answer:Computer Turns On but No Display

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 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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Hiya.

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
2GB DDR2 RAM
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

Hi

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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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?
 

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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.

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

Maybe this is the problem?

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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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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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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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Hi,

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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This computer has "no" video display....screen is black and powers itself down after a very little bit.

Have replaced video card & monitor with no luck what-so-ever!

This computer locked up after using USB port. After that...No Display

Any ideas???
 

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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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Hello everyone, and thank you beforehand for the assistance

Ever since the 13th this month, it seems my computer (or my graphics card) has been playing tricks on me, and crashes at random intervals. What happens is, mostly during games (World of Warcraft, Just cause 2), at completely random times the screen will go from normal to supper choppy / pixilated / colored squares, making the screen freeze. Most of the times, the computer will lock but sometimes it is possible that background applications will resume (such as Ventrillo), however I can no longer access them and I am forced to reboot.

The error started to occur once, maybe twice on a 6+ hour play through, however it has gotten quite frequent, and at one time I was even unable to go to windows 7, as soon as I got there the same error would occur. I opened up my Computer and cleaned it inside as best as I can thinking it might be some heating problem, but the only improvement was that I could again go to windows, even play for a half hour or 1 hour before the problem repeats itself.
Here is the complete list of things I have tried so far:
- Format / Install fresh windows installation
- Stress tested my graphics card through OCCT / 3D mark vantage (no problem in either tests)
- Tried different windows (windows vista x64)

Shortly afterwards I decided to get to the root of the problem, so I installed the debugging tools for windows, looked for the dumps, and found that the proble... Read more

Answer:Display error, leading to computer lock, with dump

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NagashPT


Hello everyone, and thank you beforehand for the assistance

Ever since the 13th this month, it seems my computer (or my graphics card) has been playing tricks on me, and crashes at random intervals. What happens is, mostly during games (World of Warcraft, Just cause 2), at completely random times the screen will go from normal to supper choppy / pixilated / colored squares, making the screen freeze. Most of the times, the computer will lock but sometimes it is possible that background applications will resume (such as Ventrillo), however I can no longer access them and I am forced to reboot.

The error started to occur once, maybe twice on a 6+ hour play through, however it has gotten quite frequent, and at one time I was even unable to go to windows 7, as soon as I got there the same error would occur. I opened up my Computer and cleaned it inside as best as I can thinking it might be some heating problem, but the only improvement was that I could again go to windows, even play for a half hour or 1 hour before the problem repeats itself.
Here is the complete list of things I have tried so far:
- Format / Install fresh windows installation
- Stress tested my graphics card through OCCT / 3D mark vantage (no problem in either tests)
- Tried different windows (windows vista x64)

Shortly afterwards I decided to get to the root of the problem, so I installed the de... Read more

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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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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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i recently encountered a small problem with the onscreen display when trying to turning some functions on and off. i've noticed that when i tried to turn caps on, it does not display the "Caps On" on the lower right bottom of the screen. i just want to know if anyone have encountered this problem or could solve it. as an obseravation, i noticed that the display disappeared ever since i install word 2003. thank you.





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Answer:Onscreen display not working for Caps Lock or Number Lock

Hi ! Same for me, but LED is ok for me.  





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Lenovo Y720 So, when I hit caps ock or num lock an on screen display tells me whether capslock or num ock has been pushed. While I appreciate it is helpful for some, in my case it become a hinderance. You need to remove "num lock" for single key print screen request, and if I have a short time frame, I am stuck without being able to screenshot until the num lock indicator goes away.  How do I turn off the on screen display.  Now, before you send me to the previously asked questions of similar nature, I have tried. There is no "display settings" in Control Panel. There is no "advanced display settings" on the settings panel. And there is no way to control it through NVIDIA or Intel graphics settings (that I can see).  Thanks kindly. 

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ANyone have aclue how to get these working again  i did a clean install of windows and for the life of me can't get these to work I've installed all drivers from the drivers page with no luck

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Hi everone i've had a logitech internet Navigator Keyboard for about 7 months now and I just noticed that when you scwitch users in windows 98se the Num lock goes out. It wierd, it doesn't matter much but it bugs me cause i need the keys over there for games. Any thing to fix this? thanx
 

Answer:NUM Lock on logitech turns off

Check out this article to see if it helps you out.

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article01-001
 

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Despite setting the BIOS to turn off NUM lock, when XP boots it turns it back on. I haven't been able to find anywhere in XP to turn it off. Does anyone know where this option is?
 

Answer:Solved: XP turns on NUM lock

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Hi, I have an ASPIRE F5-573G. Ever since I first got the machine, I've had some problems with a couple keys, Num Lock in particular. It seems like periodically Num Lock will just turn off. It seems like it happens more often after I come back after a period of inactivity, or if I go into a remote desktop session, or if the computer is returning from "sleep" (might be related to being inactive). I haven't identified a specific trigger... it seems like it can happen whenever but is more common after these aformentioned events. I don't see the screen indicator that normally comes on to tell me that Num Lock has been toggled when num lock turns off, it just seems to happen silently. I can see the indicator when I turn it back on manually. The only semi-related topic I found involved changing an "initial keyboard indicators" registery key to 2, but that doesn't appear to have changed anything. On a separate but perhaps related note, I also have an issue with "insert" being activated randomly, althuogh I don't think it happens as as often. Given that I have to press both the "Fn" and "Del" key in order to activate "insert", I don't think I'm hitting it accidentally.  Any ideas? thanks! 

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On every boot, my caps lock gets turned on. Is that normal ?

Answer:Boot turns Caps Lock on

Hi, whs!

I wouldn't think so ... I mean, at least, I'm not seeing it.

I've always taken that to be a bios setting like NumLock.

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Hi all,

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to enable the lock screen when the screen turns off. I have found the option to require the user's password when the computer wakes up from sleeping, but I need it to lock when the screen turns off (after 5 minutes on my computer.)

This is just for extra security because I'm forget to press CTRL + L quite often.

Thanks all!

Answer:How do I enable lock when screen turns OFF?

Easiest way is to set a screen saver for the screen switch of time and use the option to require password on wake - the blank screen is as good a saver as any to pick

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When I press Ctrl+Alt+Del and use the "Lock this computer" option, my computer shuts down after 30 minutes and restarts even though I have important files open on my USB hard drive. I have looked at all the Power Management plans to disable sleep and shut down of my PC, screen and hard disks, but that doesn't help. I have assembled my PC myself. Any thoughts?

Answer:Windows 7 Turns Off in Lock Screen

Check all cables psu harddrives, and motherboard grounding, reseat RAM

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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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B & N key turns on caps lock. caps lock does not work when pressed.  touchscreen keyboard  works  properly.   

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windows 10 , Lumia 950 . was working normal before

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How do i keep my wifi on when my screen locks/turns off on windows 10 mobile (OS Build is 10.0.10586.29

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Hello Seven Forums.

First I'll start with spec of my rig:

Summary
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Brisbane 65nm Technology
RAM
1,00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 301MHz (5-6-6-18)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. M2N (CPU 1)
Graphics
SyncMaster ([email protected])
1024MB NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT (ASUStek Computer Inc)
Storage
232GB Western Digital WDC WD25 00AAJS-22RYA SCSI Disk Device (SATA)
Optical Drives
ASUS DRW-1814BL ATA Device
Audio
SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
From last week I'm encountering a issue with my PC, it randomly locks up for 30 seconds to 1 minute and the HDD light turns OFF and only the mouse is usable, sometimes it locks up completely and reboot is the last resort.

The first lock ups that I have encountered were issued on Event Log as "nvstor32 Reset was to \Device\RaidPort0" (Event 139) and I did the high performance power usage tweaks but it didn't work.
Even though it shows RAID error in Event Log, I use IDE since its one HDD.

The later solutions I tried were, upgrading/downgrading the nForce drivers (even tried the known Fernando's Tweaked nForce drivers which I'm currently using and they didn't fixed the problem completely, but just reduced the lockups.)

Next solutions were:

- HDD check (twice), one time with SeaGate DOS and later with WD's tool and both test were Long Run and they successfully passed without error. (That got me wondering actual... Read more

Answer:Random PC Freezes (Lock-UPs), HDD Light turns OFF.

Bump, anyone has solution on this ?

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Hello.
Recently, specifically 04/29/16, my computer started shutting off by itself. At first, I thought it was a problem with the internal fan. So, I bought some compressed air and used that to remove the dust from my fan. When that didn't work, I thought it was a virus. So, I ran tons of virus scans and still came up with nothing. My computer was virus-free. It wasn't until today that I realized my laptop turned off every time I pressed caps lock. I didn't discover it before because I must've pressed it by accident and not realized. Also, my caps lock button used to light up when activated, but now it doesn't light up at all. I think there might be a short in my hardware, but I'd really like someone elses' opinion before I assume the worst. Thank you!
-Kristin
 

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I have Windows 8 Pro, and a laptop.

My power settings say, while on battery, dim the display at 2min, turn off the monitor at 5min and put the computer to sleep after 15 minutes.
Is there a way to instruct Windows 8 that at the 5min mark, when it turns off my display to conserve power that I can avoid it going to the lock screen and then requiring my password? So, just turn off the display, but don't lock the computer?

I still would like the lock screen image to display if I hit WindowsKey+L. And I still want my computer to lock after it's been asleep (past the 15 minute mark), so the group policy stuff to "Do not display the lock screen" will not accomplish what I want.

Answer:Prevent lock screen password when monitor turns off

Hello Patrick,

You might check to see if the On resume, display logon screen box is unchecked in your screen saver settings. If checked, it can cause you to get the sign in screen like this.

Hope this helps.

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Hi

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

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Okay this is driving me nutso - I have checked the RD client on the PC side and there is nothing to turn this off anywhere...

I have a desktop which I always have Num Lock on as it has its own dedicated keypad. The problem is when I Remote Desktop into my laptop my laptop does not have the dedicated keypad the numbers on the keypad portion are actually 1/3rd of the letters on the keyboard (I.E I,O,P would be 7,8,9) when numlock is on. It's fine until I disconnect and I go home...

When I get home I start typing as I normally would but half the letters look like numbers because the Num Lock is still on from when I used Remote Desktop to connect in.

I know the obvoius solution is to turn off Numlock on my PC before I disconnect Remote Desktop from the Laptop but I really just want the Laptop to revert back to its original keyboard state once I disconnect...

Anyone know of a solution? Be kind please.
 

Answer:Remote Desktop turns on Laptops Num Lock - Driving me buggy

Have you checked and tried to manipulate your options under the remote desktop connection / local resources?

There is also a registry key that can be set on the laptop to make sure it doesnt turn your numlock on:

HKEY_USERS\DEFAULT\Control Panel\Keyboard\InitialKeyboardIndicators

Set to 0
 

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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 





I am an HP employee

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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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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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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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I have an Athlon 650, 512 MB PC running Windows 2000 server edition running Internet Connection Sharing (for cable modem), and IIS 5.0 for several web sites. I also use it as a file server. I usually leave it just sitting there and just update things every once in a while. I don't even have a monitor hooked to it. Should I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and click the "lock computer" or log out? Would this make it more secure somehow to hacks? I haven't had any problems yet, but I just want it secure as possible.

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,

Cory
 

Answer:Win2K server - ICS, IIS, etc... - should I lock the PC - CTRL-ALT-DEL -Lock computer?

According to what microsoft says, Yes, it will provide an added layer of security.
 

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Hi All,
Recently we are facing "CAPS lock turns on and off by itself" issue in Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise Service pack 1 operating system, issue is coming quite frequently now a days in all the Windows 7 machines.
For testing purpose,we have tried replacing the key board's on the machines, but no luck issue is still occurring.. Have to give a try updating the respective machine model keyboard driver....
Kindly suggest us the possible solution to fix this issue.
Thanks,
Paramaguru

Answer:CAPS lock turns on and off by itself" issue in Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise Service pack 1 operating system

Hi Paramaguru,
Open your Task Manager and see whether wscript.exe is running, if yes, end task for that program and see whether the problem still occurring.
Freak05

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First off, hello fellow tech peoples!

Now, to business:

Specs:

- ASUS Maximus Vi Hero
- Intel i7-4770k
- NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti
- 2x16 GB RAM Corsair Dominator Platinum
- Corsair H100i
- Corsair RM750 PSU

The Issue:

As I've mentioned, the computer either goes into two states: it either starts up fine, until about error code 79 - CSM Initialization then pops back down to 00 and shuts off. It then proceeds to turn on again for a split second before turning all the way off and never back on again. The second state is that it turns off again at error code 79 and turns back on, but it will infinitely repeat this process. Both states do not display anything on screen and do not boot into the BIOS screen.

Tried (and failed) solutions:

- I've already checked up on the POST Checklist and tried all solutions.
- Everything is firmly connected, everything that CAN be connected IS connected.
- I've tried to start it up with every combination of RAM sticks: 4 in all slots, 2 in 2 slots and a single slot as well as none at all; still get the error. (no RAM installed gives me error 53)
- All components are firmly seated in their respective slots.
- The PSU is a newly acquired one, straight out of the box.
- I've disconnected each component and tested it without them and have still received the same problem.
- I've tried resetting the CMOS battery to no avail.
- I initially believed it to be an inoperable case fan, but I got that working and it still gives me the ... Read more

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okay so i am able to turn my computer on for a few seconds but then it automatically shuts itself off after a few seconds but the thing is after letting it sit for a couple seconds it says something about how the clocks on my processor have been overclocked too high and asks if it wants me to restore them, so i do that and then the computer works fine, but then when i turn it off and turn it back on it does the exact same thing until i get that message again.

any ideas on how i can fix this?

i've tried manually reducing the clocks on my cpu even though they were already at stock clocks and that didnt work

system specs:
windows 7 ultimate 64bit
intel core 2 quad q6600 @ 2.4ghz standard clocks
4gb ddr2-800 ram
ati hd 4760 1gb ddr3

please and thank you

Answer:computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off

Try resetting the bios on the motherboard.

You can do this by opening up the computer and remove the battery and then reinstall. There are also a jump to do the samething, but you have to look at your motherboards manual /user guide to see where it's located.

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when i on my computer it turns on and turns back off after a few seconds

Answer:My computer turns on and then turns back off

It sounds like an overheating issue typical when your vents and/or your CPU fan/heat sink are badly clogged. Get a can of compressed air like Dust Off (Radio Shack, Staples, Computer store, etc). If this is a laptop then open covered ports and blow air into all ports one at a time including the normal vents and try again. If this is a desktop then open the side (avoid touching internal components unless it is unplugged and you have grounded any static charge you may have had) and blow the air into the CPU Heat sink and fan, your rear fan, out your front vents and anywhere you find dust. Vacuum the AREA but NOT the inside of the computer since static from the plastic tube can be a major problem and possible damage from hitting something or ripping out a wire with the hose. The try again.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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So when I plug the LAN cord in to the computer the lights on the LAN card turn on. But when I turn on the computer the LAN card turns off. I've installed the most recent drivers and still nothing. Is there something that I am missing?
 

Answer:Lan Card Turns off When computer turns on?!

Make and model of computer?
Make and model of the LAN card?

What, if any, error messages are you getting?
Have you gone into Properties for the LAN card to see if it has any diagnostics?
 

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When I boot up my computer or restart, and not always but most times, audio from my home web page of ESPN comes on. No web pages have been opened. I can adjust the audio. If I go to the web page I can see which videos the audio came from and if I open them they are behind. It just goes away after a bit 5-10 minutes. Any way to know which port is open or if there is a problem. I am on DSL.

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Hello,I purchased a Phenom based computer(assembled) two years ago.It's nature is that when we switched, it starts(processer fan works and the power indicator lights turns on), then turn's off(processer fan turns off and the power indicator lights turns off) in a few seconds of time and restarts automatically. It runs with no interruption after that.I see the same thing is from the day #1. We never has issues. But is it normal to turn-off and on at beginning?Processor- Phenom II X4 965HDD- Segate SATA 1 TBMother board - DigiliteRAM is of Dynet's, it is 4 GB.I never see any computer with that behavior. Can you guys tell me that's due to any problem in the system?

Answer:Why does my computer turns-off and turns-on at beginning

I had a cheap barebone gaming system as seen here  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138178   that i upgraded from a Sempron X2 2200 2.00Ghz 65Watt CPU to a Athlon II x4 620 2.6Ghz 95Watt CPU and had the same problem 4 years ago.My power supply was weak on initial boot and so it would start to boot and fans would spin at 100% and then after the BIOS splash screen when the Hard Drive was going to load the OS, it would act as if it shut down for a second or two etc with fans shutting off, and then it started back up through the process with fans starting out at 100% speed and would boot with no problems to the OS and games would run fine etc.What I found was that the CPU upgrade pointed out that the additional 30 watt power draw was too much for the power supply at initial boot, but on a somewhat consecutive warm boot, the system would behave because the voltage rails charged the power supplies internal capacitors up to a higher voltage in which now the load from the HDD was no problem.I ended up swapping out the ( so called 500watt ) GoldenPower cheap chinese power supply with a cheap but 4 of 5 star rated 460watt Cooler Master and the problem went away. Lots of no name power supplies i have found can not really handle what they are rated for, and are really a marketing mislabeled 250 or 300 watt supply.If you have a spare healthy power supply available that is at least 400 watts. I'd swap it out and see if the problem goes away. If y... Read more

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hello im trying to figure out what is causing this this problem in my computer i just got a new asrock g31m-s r2.0 mother board because my old motherboards pci slot stopped working.... and now after putting everything together the computer will turn on for about 3 seconds and then shuts itself off this is really frustrating any help would be appreciated
edit: i also want to mention that i bought new ram with the motherboard

Edit: i also got it to go into bios once but it shut off while i was in it as well

Ok so another edit: after searching the forums i have been trying many things to find the problem still cant figure it out tho

things i have tried:

i have removed everything from the motherboard such as:

Graphics card
sound card
hard drive
dvd drives
and the ram
even the front panel usb
i did this by taking them out one by one(never putting them back in) and testing by turning it back on

this is still very frustrating any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: computer turns on for a few then turns off on its own

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Hi guys, I need some help. I computer won't turn on. It turns on for 5 seconds then nothing. The fans turn on then off. The product number is J4W33AA#ABA.My computer is a HP 21-2000 All-in-One Desktop PC series. I cleaned the fan already and the inside of the computer and I don't know what's wrong. If I could get help as soon as possible that would be great. Thank you

Answer:My computer turns on then automatically turns off

Hello Will try to give some guidance on your issue. This symptom can be caused by the following components: 1. Power Supply2. Motherboard/Processor3.RAM Start with RAM. Pull the RAM modules (if more than one RAM module), then reboot your PC and try one module at a time in each slot. Replace the external power supply. No fix to problem probably means the motherboard is in trouble.  It would not hurt to replace the motherboard (usually a CR2032) battery in the troubleshooting process. Grzy

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Hey Guys,

I am having a problem with my video card (BFG 7950GT) that I've had for about 4 months now. I'll try to give as much info as possible.

Randomly I was watching a video on my computer and the computer just froze and went down. The video card fan turned on but the computer locked up. I thought that was strange so I gave it a second then restarted and everything was fine for about a day.

Then, the computer lost video output and the video card fan turned on again. I thought I was overheating the card so I opened the case, cleaned the dust out of everything inside, including the GPU fan and also put a little house fan to blow air onto the card thinking it was overheating. I gave it an hour to cool down and started it back up again.

I wanted to make sure it was the temperature, so I install the nVidia Control Panel to monitor temperatures. I also updated drivers. After about another day, it seemed like the card was fine.

But today, I just came back from being out all night and I left my computer on as I always do, but no with graphic intensive programs running, I even switched to the Vista Basic display, and it was down again. This time I tried everything to get it to come back up with no luck, reseating the card, cleaning, checking the power connection, just about everything I could think of, but nothing.

Finally, I gave up and put back my old card X1650Pro and my computer came up. I checked the logfile from the nVidia Control Panel and found that my com... Read more

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Ok so I'm having a problem with building my computer. I used to have a working gaming pc but i decided to upgrade so i upgraded my case my motherboard and my PSU. After i re-built everything and was planning on turning it on, all the fans started spinning and the Led's turned on but only for about 3 seconds. it then turned off. What i figured out is that whenever my CPU cable is plugged in this happens but when it is unplugged it doesn't shut off but also no Bios shows up. The HSF always spins very slowly and slowly stops working. My Motherboard doesn't have onboard graphics so i need a GPU. Pleeeeeaaaase help me!! i really want it to work and sorry for the nooby question.
I have seen similar problems on other Forums but i didn't quite get it and i thought with my specifications it would be easier for me to understand.
Here are my specs:
Motherboard: gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
PSU: Corsair RM 850
Processor: AMD FX
GPU: AMD radeon 7850 vtx 3d
and case (probably unnecessary): thermaltake level 10 gt snow edition.

And ps: Pleeeeaaaase help!!!!!
 

Answer:computer turns on and then turns right back off

Processor: AMD FXClick to expand...

You didn't fully describe the AMD FX processor you have. Here is the supported list of FX processors for that motherboard.
 

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I leave my computer on for a long times like 1-4 weeks at a time so that may be part of the problem but it doesn't get really hot (it has 7 fans so yea) but back to the problem when its started i turned it on and i wasn't looking and then it turned off (still not looking) and it turned off again and then it on (looking this time) and i saw it booting up then i saw it froze at the windows 7 logo and then either i turned it off or it turned its self off then. Now when i turn it on it turns its self off after few seconds. but when i leave it alone for a day it stays on for 5-15 seconds.
If you can please help me!
my specs: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-AMD-FX-8350-4-0GHZ-16GB-DDR3-500GB-38496000-/201156598215?
 

Answer:My computer turns on for a few seconds and the turns off

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Question: Display turns off

I have checked all my power settings, and yet, my display turns off, if I stop using the mouse after a few minutes. Why?

Answer:Display turns off

Hi, Sometimes it's worth changing the setting timings slightly in Power Options, save the changes, then put them back to the values you want and save again. Another setting to check that can sometimes cause this is from the Start Menu, select Settings, then Personalisation and then Lock Screen.  Near the bottom of this window, select Screen saver settings.  Make sure that the dropdown menu under the Screen saver heading is set to None - if it is already set to None, select another option, save the change, then re-select None and save again ). Regards, DP-K

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My laptop is an HP Pavilion dv1000 (I know...OLD)

This problem only USUALLY happens once or twice a month.
Before, I believed that the computer had froze and would just restart it.

Today, while streaming an archived webcast, the screen went blank. It did not go completely black, seeing how the back light was still on and I was still able to adjust the back light intensity. The webcast was still playing, the laptop was still on (making same old sounds that it was indeed still running).

I was reading about similar problems online, but did not get a chance to test any of the simple fixes.
Instead of turning the laptop off this time, I merely closed my laptop lid and waited for it to switch to standby mode. After a few seconds I opened it back up and my screen was back to normal.

Does this sound like something is only l0ose within the chassis and is affecting the connection for the screen?

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Display Turns off During Use

have you made sure that your video card drivers are up to date? also can you post the Product number on the white label on underneath of the laptop?
 

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Please help me my computer turns on but no display.. The fans work and every thing but does not display in my monitor also i notice that when try to plug my mouse to a usb port their's no power but everything else works can somebody help troubleshoot
 

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Question: Turns off display!

??????????? ??????????? ????? ????????! ???????? ???????????? ??? ????????? ? ???????? ?????? ????????. ? ??? ????? ???? ?????????Randomly shut down the laptop screen! It helps to restart or lowering and lifting the lid. What could be the problem? 

Answer:Turns off display!

Hi, One thing to check is the following. From the Start Menu, select Settings, then Personalisation and then Lock Screen.  Near the bottom of this window, select Screen saver settings.  Make sure that the dropdown menu under the Screen saver heading is set to None ( if it already is, select another option and the select None again ) - also remove the checkmark against 'On resume, display log-on screen'.  Click Apply and Ok to save any changes. Regards, DP-K

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Running Windows 7 Ultimate on HP DFV6000 laptop.

Screen saver is set to blank screen. Computer is set to never sleep. Display is set to turn off after 10 minutes for both battery power and wall current. The display never turns off even though no programs are running. It will literally stay full on even after several hours.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Display never turns off

Just as an experiment, try setting your Screen Saver to None and see it that solves the problem.

Ray
 

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In December I bought a gaming PC. It turned out to have a defective GPU, so I exchanged it for the same model at the store. That model seemed to be in working order until yesterday when I got a temperature warning of 77C at light load and repeated voltage warnings from Aegis III, ASUS' monitoring software. It would say "9.600 v!" Then tonight, when I turned the PC on, there was no display. I checked the power cord, plugged the (brand new) HDMI cable in and out of the monitor and even tried a different monitor to make sure that wasn't the culprit. No luck!

Is 9.600 v too low or too high? Is it possible that it's a defective power supply?

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So the PC turns on but no display
Gives out no beeps when I
- take out all the ram
- use only I stick of ram

Tried 2 motherboards still doesn't display
Use 2 graphics cards
Used onboard graphics
Still not displaying
Tried pretty much anything
 

Answer:PC turns on but no display

I am running an i7-3770
Dell optiplex board lga 1155 board 1
Intel desktop board lga 1155 DQ67SW
Board 2

RAM Patriot PSD38G13332H 8GB
CRUCIAL 8GB DDR3 1600UDIMM
MARS GAMING 500WATT MPS600
 

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After trying to fix a broken hinge-cover connection I believe I short circuited the inverter card with my screw. Yes the laptop was not on but had not put out the plug so there was power on the leds board. I tried then to turn power on and the lcd was mysteriously dark. Tried again turn power on and this time the laptop turns off after 2-3 seconds and of course display is off.Do I need a new lcd as well as a new inverter board? why laptop turns off?

Answer:T 500 Display off laptop turns off

after some google search found many cases of inverter /display problems but was not quite sure what was that could help me with my case so to sum up this is what i have to deal : power on - no display - laptop turns off after 2-3 seconds - the leds are now all off until i unplug and plug again battery charges when laptop is off is there any chance the inverter short circuit that i believe was the cause, have brought further damage inside? do you think i should connect an external monitor ( i have not available for the moment)

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so i have this strange trouble with my machine. when I power on my Dell XPS one a2420 it boots and all functions work except the display from the very second it is turned on turns itself off every one second. Now i can turn it on and see the system booting up, a second later it turns itself off. All the while the system is running in the background. I turn the monitor on click on the login screen quickly and continue in this manner until i login and i can fully enter windows. Now for those of you that are unfamiliar with this machine it is an all-in-one unit with a wireless keyboard and mouse. Im stumped! if anyone has a thought on this it would be very appreciated. Im thinking its a graphics card issue but cannot be certain.

Answer:XPS one a2420 Display turns off every second?

maybe it's a monitor issue o.O
go to a computer shop near your house... and let them fix it...

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Hello! As mentioned above, I have the suspicion that my motherboard is fried, but I?m quite unsure. The PC will turn on, there are no beeps though. Any assistance would be awesome, cheers.
 

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Hello, My Laptop screen turns off when I close the lid also I have edited the power options and the plan settings and I choosed to never turn off the display, please help

Answer:Display turns off when I close the lid

Isn't that what it's supposed to do?

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My PC specs
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66 Ghz
Nvidia GTX 650 1 GB graphics card
2 GB DDR2 RAM

My problem-
I just added 2 GB DDR2 RAM to my original 2 GB RAM making it a total 4 GB (Both are transcend 800 speed)
Everything works fine but when I start any games like Total War Rome 2 OR War thunder, my monitor display turns off but my PC is still running. I have to restart my PC to Turn on the display again.
I did not have this problem with my original 2 GB RAM

If anyone wants any more details fell free to ask.
 

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The last few weeks I've had an issue with my y500.  If I open the lid too far, the screen goes blank, almost like the lid is being shut.  This happens quite a few degrees before the hinges are maxed open.  As you might imagine, this is pretty obnoxious.  Any one have similar experiences/fixes?

Answer:Y500 display turns off

towropowr wrote:The last few weeks I've had an issue with my y500.  If I open the lid too far, the screen goes blank, almost like the lid is being shut.  This happens quite a few degrees before the hinges are maxed open.  As you might imagine, this is pretty obnoxious.  Any one have similar experiences/fixes?Try to examine the display cable. IMO, you might need to replace it.

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I upgraded to Win8 from Win7 a few weeks ago. The display goes black after 60 seconds of inactivity no matter what setting I change. I would like to read documents without having to hit the space bar every minute.

My laptop is a Samsung Series 7 and requires Samsung Easy Settings to run the backlit keyboard. I've looked for a setting in the Samsung software, but don't think that is the problem.

I've also tried to adjust the power plan and advanced settings with no luck. My current power plan is set to Never on turn off the display. Adaptive brightness is turned off.

Anyone have an idea here?

Answer:Display turns off every 60 seconds

Welcome to Eight Forums, cygnusx1. Good to have you.

Seems to me to be a conflict with 8 and the Samsung Easy Settings. Have you searched the Samsung site or forums?

Have you tried turning off Samsung settings just to try?

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Hello! I'm having no luck with previous threads regarding this same question.

For starters, I just bought two new items for my computer so it's not entirely new, but quite the upgrade

Previous Specs:
PSU: 500w
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: Biostar A880GZ
RAM: 8GB

New Specs
PSU: 500w
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: BIOSTAR TPOWER X79
RAM: 8GB

I boot it up and hear no beeping sounds all fans are running well. I believe I have everything in place. I can provide pictures if needed.

Thanks in advance!
-Adrian

Bumping with my PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Maybe there are some extra plugs I need in the PSU that my current one isn't offering?
 

Answer:PC turns on; Monitor won't Display

Recheck all your connections. Plus make sure your video card and memory are seated. The PSU should be fine.
 

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my phone (L630) doesn't have proximity sensor, but yeah... screen turns off when I put it on my ear(during calls). it allows me to use touchscreen while on calls... but samne doesn't happen when I use apps for audio calling(Skype, viber etc). screen turns off even while using touchscreen. I cant even end my call.
what to do??

Answer:Lumia 630 display turns off

To others, does the power button end the call?
I would think its the app just not knowing what to do without the proximity sensor or something.

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Hello! I'm having no luck with previous threads regarding this same question.

For starters, I just bought two new items for my computer so it's not entirely new, but quite the upgrade

Previous Specs:
PSU: 500w
CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: Biostar A880GZ
RAM: 8GB

New Specs
PSU: 500w
CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K
GPU: nVidia GeForce 660
MOBO: BIOSTAR TPOWER X79
RAM: 8GB

I boot it up and hear no beeping sounds all fans are running well. I believe I have everything in place. I can provide pictures if needed.

Thanks in advance!
-Adrian

P.S: I few hours ago I was advised to go through everything again. I did everything 1 at a time (still no luck) but here are the steps I took: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ux47qjv9jg1wdso/ba-0UoSVQH

It's a pretty messy build, so my apologies if it's hard to comprehend.

Answer:PC turns on; Monitor won't Display

Hello Adrification. Welcome to the forum.

Q1: Did you upgrade your RAM also, or are you using the same sticks you had on the AMD board?

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So ive ran into a problem, been about a week... i recently built my pc and it all worked fine with a few minor issues, first, the pc would get stuck on a "Shell" page, changed SATA cable and fine, then after 2 weeks or so of me using it, i put it in sleep mode and I go to sleep, next day i turn on computer and nothing... the computer was on but no display... so for the past week, ive got new power supply, went from 650-850, didnt fix... got new motherboard, and that didnt fix it, so i went out today and got a new graphics card... and still nothing... any help appreciated.

Answer:Custom PC turns on, no display

Hi I see no mention of trying another monitor. Also have you tried a different cable to the monitor?? I'm sure you will get better advise from members and they will help you with your issue! Have you made sure every thing is seated and every thing is connected??
Gary

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