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Computer won't turn on after power outage; details inside.

Question: Computer won't turn on after power outage; details inside.

Here is my hardware that's relevant to this issue.ASUS Motherboard, don't remember what model or brand specificallyAMD Athlon 64 X2 processor.Radeon X1600 video card2GB OCZ Gold RAM660W I think 24 pin PSU with one of those 4pin connectors.So we had a power outage as I said in the subject. Everything in the house turned back on just fine except my computer. I tried testing the power supply and every light lit up except the +5v LED, which I don't know if that means anything because I don't know how to read a power supply tester precisely. The power supply will not and I mean will not power up at all if it's connected to the mother board but if it's disconnected it powers up all my fans and stuff just fine. There's the LED indicator on my motherboard that indicates power is getting into the motherboard but it's noticeably dimmer than normal and when I unplug the power supply while it's connected to the motherboard the light slowly fades out and then suddenly lights up really bright for a split second before going out. Is it my motherboard that died or the PSU, based on the information I provided?

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Answer: Computer won't turn on after power outage; details inside.

Quote from: corlenbelspar on December 19, 2010, 07:46:51 PMIs it my motherboard that died or the PSU, based on the information I provided?Impossible to say for sure. You would have to replace one or the other. PSU's are a lot cheaper then a motherboard to replace/borrow.

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I was sitting at home enjoying myself one day and then I suddenly hear a thunderstorm outside. First the monitor flashes and seconds later everything in my room turns off and back on immediately, everything except my computer. The monitor and everything was working perfectly but the computer itself was showing no signs of power at all, no blinking lights/LEDs on the front, Back, inside the case, no fans spinning, no beeps, no nothing. I tried taking my PSU out to test it with the paper clip trick, but my DVD/CD Drive is preventing me from taking out the cords. What do I do?

Answer:Computer won't turn on after Power Outage

Hi Jkillaz98, Welcome to Sevenforums

Check if the PSU fan is moving at all or not, if not try to install a spare PSU (which is working) and check if motherboard is getting power or not. You can remove your DVD/CD drive and then take out the PSU.

If the PSU is failing, you can always buy a new one. But, (may god forbids) your motherboard is can get that repaired as well...not to worry. But, first we need to find out what is causing the issue.

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Hi there, I just got this problem 4 days ago.
While I was working the elecricity went down in my neighborhood. At that time my computer was on (downloading movies). When I get back I waited a bit until the electricity's back, then when its back I tried to turn on my computer, but it did not work.
I checked the power cable if it loose, or checking the power bar if its malfunctioning, bit everything was fine. Since other electronics that's connected with my power bar worked properly except my computer.

So I open my computer and looked inside. I did not smell any burn which I'm afraid. Reattaching cable, try to turned it on again, not working. Then i see there's a switch
at the back of my computer, and I tried to pressed it and I noticed a small lights near the motherboard turned green. Then I turn on my computer again, still no power. Then I pressed the switch again at the back and the lights went off.

After thinking a while I concluded that it is the power supply problem. So since i have a warantee from X company I just brought it to their store and see what they could do.

3 days later I'm kinda pissed off because they did not call me since I'm thinking it's just a matter of replacing power supply. If i Have one or it's free I wouldnt have brought my computer there since I could just replace it by myself. So I came back to the store asking about my computer's status.

To my surprise they said the power supply it's fine, it&#... Read more

Answer:Computer can not turn on after power outage, causes?

light86 said:

Hi there, I just got this problem 4 days ago.
While I was working the elecricity went down in my neighborhood. At that time my computer was on (downloading movies). When I get back I waited a bit until the electricity's back, then when its back I tried to turn on my computer, but it did not work.
I checked the power cable if it loose, or checking the power bar if its malfunctioning, bit everything was fine. Since other electronics that's connected with my power bar worked properly except my computer.

So I open my computer and looked inside. I did not smell any burn which I'm afraid. Reattaching cable, try to turned it on again, not working. Then i see there's a switch
at the back of my computer, and I tried to pressed it and I noticed a small lights near the motherboard turned green. Then I turn on my computer again, still no power. Then I pressed the switch again at the back and the lights went off.

After thinking a while I concluded that it is the power supply problem. So since i have a warantee from X company I just brought it to their store and see what they could do.

3 days later I'm kinda pissed off because they did not call me since I'm thinking it's just a matter of replacing power supply. If i Have one or it's free I wouldnt have brought my computer there since I could just replace it by myself. So I came back to the store asking about my computer's status.

To my surprise they said the power suppl... Read more

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Okay, so.

I know everyone has heard this scenario, and I have done a good amount of time on google searching for an answer, and have yet to come across something that helped.

What happened:

Overnight on Tuesday we had a pretty wicked thunderstorm which knocked our power out when I was sleeping (clocks reset, etc gave it away). When I woke up, my computer was off. No problem, I thought, that is normal. I go over to boot it up.. nothing. No LED lights, no fan spin, no beeps, no NOTHING.

What I've done:

I have unplugged and switched off my computer and left it all day, came back after work, plugged it in, still nothing. I have tried a different outlet, still nothing. I have flashed the bios for fun, still nothing. I've checked and rechecked all of the cables (which shouldn't be necessary, the computer didn't move), and they all are correct and in place (I've reseated them too).

Now, I know what you are all going to say : "Do you have a surge protector?" Yes. Yes I do. I think it just failed or something.

Also, I know you will tell me that my power supply is most likely fried, and in all honesty, you are probably right. I don't own a tester, so I will probably have to run to Best Buy or something with just my power supply to have the Geek Squad test it for me.

What am I looking for? Any. Other. Possible. Solution.

As I said, I am going to test my power supply when I get time, and no, I do not have a spare one lying around/other PC to test it with.

Thanks fo... Read more

Answer:Power Outage.. now computer won't turn on

How did you flash the bios if it won't turn on?

Some surge protectors only work a limited number of times (I don't know why, I've just seen some that say it on the packaging/protector itself).

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Hi all,

I went to work this morning at 8am and my desktop computer was on.

When I came home, the computer was off. When I press the on button, nothing happens.

I called the electric company and found out there was an outage in my area from 9:44 to 9:47.

They advised me to turn off all the breakers and then turn them back on after a couple of minutes.

But, the computer still will not turn on.

Any ideas on what to do? :/

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Computer Does Not Turn On - Power Outage

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Hi, we had a power outage here for a couple of hours, and when the power came back on, my computer wouldn't turn on. The montior, speakers, printer, and everything else came on, just not the computer itself. There is a flashing green light in the back, so it must be getting some power. It's an HP Pavillion a510n. I would appreciate any help, Thanks.

Answer:Computer won't turn on after power outage

Almost definately it's the power supply that's gone. You can get it tested at a computer shop to make sure, and get a replacment (or from the manufacturer).

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After my power went out for a second my computer didnt turn on anymore. Every time I press the power button the case fans and cpu fans turn on for a sec then turn off. The ethernet slot light turns on if that matters. Also I tried turning it on without the graphics card and ram connected and still the same results. Whats wrong with my computer??

Answer:Computer doesnt turn on after power outage

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I'm going over there in a few minutes, I plan to check for burn marks, he said the green light still comes on in the back(psu probably). So I am thinking the psu is fried or some other component in which I can hopefully visually see.

Ok heres the plan'
1. Check for burn marks or blown capacitors
2. Swap the psu with a known working psu if no burn marks can be found

Just thought I would post before I took off so I can refer back here if I hit a brick wall in case someone has a suggestion.
OK its been fixed its a common problem with hp pavilion power supplies for future reference

Power outage causes computer to not turn on and green light flashes on the back of the psu.

Solution, unplug psu then motherboard p1 connector, wait 5 minutes until green light stops flashing. Plug the psu back in and it should now have a solid green light on the back now plug in the p1 mobo connector. Yes with the psu plugged in first as said in order.

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I was on my PC today and the PC just switched off randomly
i left it a few minutes and tried to switch it back on..

but nothing happend when switching it on? soo i come to the conclusion that the PSU has gone? but i only got it in Jan 09?

basically what happens is when i go to switch my pc on.. the fans start for like 1 second but then go back off.. soo it flicks on then off again..

anyone know how i could sort this or what is the actual problem whether its my PSU or motherboard or what.

Answer:PC Wont power up. HELP :( please. (details inside)

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We had a power outage in my building, and my pc was on at the time, so it shut off when the power was cut, then the power came back on about an hour later and my pc also turned on by itself, however about 2-3 seconds after turning on it just keeps restarting, my led fans turn on, and then they turn off for half a second and turn back on again, its like the power is cut for half a sec then restored, is my PSU gone? any help is appreciated.

PSU: VANTEC VAN-400B 500Watt

Answer:Had a power outage, pc wont turn on now

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This evening while my husband was on the computer we had a power outage. We have a HP Pavilion p6110yd with Windows 7. It was plugged into a surge protector, however when my husband went to turn it back on nothing happen. On the back of the tower just under the socket for where the power cord connects there the a green light thats flashing rapidly. What down this mean? Can we get the computer back?

Answer:Desktop won't turn on after power outage

What happened due to sudden power outage, the power supply suffered from sudden burst of current or suddenly the current got lower than it's threshold. If this happens the motherboard will tell the PSU to go to safe mod send a signal to user by flashing LED. What you do is unplugged the power cord of the unit for about 30 mins., then re-plugged again and see if the PC is working.  Btw, be sure to reset the surge protector before plugging in the power cord from the unit.  Usually there is a reset button on surge protector outlets on it's side.  If none, just totally unplugged  the connector from the outlet. If the instruction above doesn't work, better call to send an HP technician to check it.   

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We had a power outage in my building, and my pc was on at the time, so it shut off when the power was cut, then the power came back on about an hour later and my pc also turned on by itself, however about 2-3 seconds after turning on it just keeps restarting, my led fans turn on, and then they turn off for half a second and turn back on again, its like the power is cut for half a sec then restored, is my PSU gone? any help is appreciated.

PSU: VANTEC VAN-400B 500Watt

Answer:Had a power outage, pc wont turn on now

Sounds like the surge from the outtage cooked your PSU. It's a fairly easy and inexpensive fix though.Find a similar one on NewEgg and replace it. Everyone here can talk you through it. Relax, it's all good.

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LG Monitor W2242T

We had a blackout & when the power returned my monitor didn't.. it's flashes the LG logo on a black screen if plugged into the PC or not..any ideas ??

Answer:LG monitor won't turn on after power outage

There is a always a possibility that the monitor is fried due to high-voltage kickback which, according to Lenz's law, can happen when blackouts occur. Although, this seems rather (if not very) unlikely if the house/wall socket is well-grounded.

Does this screen always behave like this when plugged into a PC?

Does the screen even display an image? (Be specific, what does "flashes the LG logo on a black screen" mean?) Because if the screen IS displaying an image, it might just be the VGA-connector. Or, hopefully not, the "screen-recognizer"... :dead:

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First I am not sure if should post this in this forum or under hardware problems as I am not sure where the problem is coming from.MY apologies if this isn't the correct forum, moderator please move to correct forum.

I own a HP computer and have been very pleased with it.
I am running windows 7 and the processor is an AMD Phenom II.
I have always have pentiums before that. My problem is simple, when I lose power my PC which I always leave "ON", is very hard to turn back on.
I turn it on, turn the monitor on and it will take 2 or 3 restarts or a wait of 6-8 mn to have it back on.
The last time it happened it was so bad, that I though for sure the HD was fried.
I have it hooked to an aging surge protector which has protected several of my PC's for years (Nothing ever fried when hooked to it).
Since I am fairly new to AMD and windows 7 I am not sure what is creating this.

What does this and how to correct it?



Answer:PC hard to turn back on after power outage!!!

Possibly a failing power supply. If you want to leave your PC on all the time you should consider a UPS so the PC won't shut down abruptly when the power goes it.

You could try and disconnect the hard drive just to see if that changes how it powers on.

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So, recently when attempting to log on to my computer, I found that it prompted me for a log on password, which i had disabled the last time I had the computer running. A blank password did not work, and my old password did not work. Neither did any of my normal passwords for other services. After no luck, I decided to remove the CMOS battery for an hour to make it forget the passwords.

After reinstalling the CMOS battery, I attempted to boot the computer. Nothing appeared via my Monitor and the PC refused to stop trying to run the empty CD drive. I placed in a Windows installation CD to see if that would resolve my issue. It did not. (It may be worth noting here that my drive, despite having proper firmware and all up to date drivers, is not capable of reading 90% of CDs, nor burning CDs, but has no problems with reading or burning DVDs)

I then shut down the computer again, removed plugs and such as per usual to avoid ESD, flushed the power out and unplugged the CD Drive. Hooked everything up again and attempted to boot. With no hookup to the CD drive, the CD drive did not attempt to read, but the computer simply ran doing nothing. It did not attempt to read the floppy drive (It is a newer computer, I always install a FDD for repair purposes.) Nor did it attempt to read the HDD.

I shut it down again, checked all connections and can't seem to figure out what's wrong. No pieces appear burned out. Attempted boot again, same problem. Could not enter BIOS settings... Read more

Answer:Computer completely unresponsive, details inside

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Hello, community of Bleeping Computer. I have come to this forum for aid of a rather ongoing problem. Yesterday, the computer (which I am currently using), had a very terrible fan problem, which was localized to the Graphics card. After cleaning the fan out, with some compressed air, the fan problem was fixed, albeit temporarily. Ironically another problem has occurred. Before fixing the fan, the PC was running fine; the programs ran under reasonable conditions with great response time. Now, any internet browser like FireFox, or Internet Explorer is inoperable. They will not start up. To add, most of the processes that I happen to run, occur at a very sluggish pace, like a snail crawling down a skyscraper. Trying to load up pages on the internet or opening simple programs take minutes to open up. This shouldn't be happening. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Computer Specifications:Windows 7 Home premium editionProcessor: AMD Phenom II X4 910Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 43508 GBs or RAM Thanks for reading,--Shotgun Nova

Answer:Computer acting slow - details inside.

Hello -
Please help us with a bit more information ........ Post logs one or more at a time (whatever suits you) ..........
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Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
Please Copy/Paste the contents of that document.
Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run
Please download MiniToolBox  to desktop to run it.
 Checkmark the following boxes:
List content of Hosts
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
 Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
Now a few quick cleaners -
Please download Rkill (courtesy of to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need ... Read more

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hi, i am using windows xp and when i power it up it loads to windows and after couple minutes of using it, it makes beeping like sound 3 times and windows goes to the blue screen error and shuts down automatically.

Just before blue screen i cannot move my mouse.
sometimes after blue screen shutdown i am unable to turn on computer as it will still be at blue screen but other times it will start normally but does as above and blue screen and shuts down again.

Is this a hardware or spywares/malware problem? if so how do i fix it?

your help is appreciated thank you.

ps: i am trying to preserve date long enough to atleast transfer it online or onto another computer.

Answer:Help! after start up computer shuts down....(details inside)

Open the case and lift out each memory stick (RAM). Reseat firmly.

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Ever since i bought the computer, it has been a little weird.  every once in a while the computer would freeze up for a little bit and then resume running fine after 10 seconds.  As time went on the frequency of these events increased and the length of the lag increased. I recieved a few bsods with "internal power error".  I replaced the 750 watt psu with an 800 watt psu which didnt completely fix my problem, but changed it.  Boot is still slow, but occasionally it goes quite fast (still not as fast as it should) and the computer runs smoother with less freezing but it still happens and it is still a nuisance.  I have tried several clean windows installs.  i got some errors and warnings in the event viewer i will post that text below the system specs.  chkdsk didnt help either, im thinking about doing another one.
Processor     Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Hard Drive     1.5 TB
Motherboard     Asus P6T SE
Operating System     Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Video Card     NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)    6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory    5.99 GB
Available Physical Memory    3.64 GB
Total Virtual Memory    12.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory    9.24 GB
Page File Space   &#... Read more

Answer:What causes these errors and a sluggish computer? details inside

Hello and Welcome to BleepingComputer!!!
a failing hard drive exhibits such behaviors. if you care to post up your speccy results, that would at least get some hard drive details under the scope.
Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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Hi, recently installed a new cpu motherboard and graphics card. Reinstalled windows, and now the machine is crashing occasionally. It crashes anywhere between instant on start up or 40 minutes into browsing. I uploaded the zip file per your BSOD posting instructions.

I've done a little researching on my own and I think it may have to do with the Realtek audio controller conflicting with my nvidia graphics card in some way. Although since the computer is blue screening I'm hoping your diagnoses might help me figure out if that is actually the problem.

*** STOP: 0x00000124

Answer:Computer blue screened, details inside.

Hiya and welcome to SevenForums!

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800a06b028, bf800000, 124}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\cfosspeed6.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for cfosspeed6.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for cfosspeed6.sys
Probably caused by : hardware
MODULE_NAME: hardware

IMAGE_NAME: hardware




Hmm, is your CPU compatible with your new motherboard? Remove Asus TurboLAN.

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So, I got a new laptop last week, and ever since unboxing it, I've been getting two different BSODs:
This usually happens when DISK is at 100% usage, by whatever reason. There have been a number of different programs or even System that has caused it to be near 100% usage.

For the questions:
? 64 BIT
? What was original installed OS on system? - WINDOWS 8
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - Came pre-installed.
? Age of system (hardware) - 1 week old.
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? - Has never done so. So 1 week old.

? CPU - 8 GB Memory, Intel Core i7 Haswell
? Video Card - Intel
? MotherBoard - It's the one in default Lenovo IdeaPad y410P
? Power Supply - Lenovo, 110W standard U.S.

? System Manufacturer - Lenovo
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) - Y410P

Will attach the logs after I finish installing 7Zip.

Answer:Brand-new Computer 2 different BSODs - Details inside.

download seatools burn it to disk and run it. Sounds like your hard drive could be screwed.

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I'm writing for help in regards to my husband's computer which has recently started running VERY slowly. The problem seems to specifically run around using Internet Explorer. His computer is an older, re-built IBM thinkpad but he has never had problems with it until recently. He runs Windows XP. Every time he opens Internet Explorer he can't block pop-ups and it's to the point that the program won't even open or stay open for more than a few minutes before it encounters an error and needs to shut down. His e-mail program (these are the two main programs he uses) Microsoft Outlook runs fine except when Internet Explorer is open. I ran a Hijack This log in hopes that maybe someone could help me find what's wrong and how to fix it!

Here's the HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:40:32 PM, on 7/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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Answer:Super slow computer, details inside, HJT log included

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hi, i have had help here before and seem to need it again. My problem is not with any pop-ups or malware it seems, but my computer is running VERY slow. It has only been in the past month or so that it has been running slow. Mainly it is Internet Explorer that is very slow. Other processes are slow, but not nearly as slow. Please let me know what other information will help.

I have an IBM T43 laptop with Windows XP Pro.
-Version 2002, Service Pack 2.
-Intel Pentium M Processor 2.00 GHz, 798 MHZ, 1.00 GB RAM (came with 512, I added a 512 stick myself). I have many programs on the computer, too many to list. (As an aside, Adobe Acrobat does not work anymore either and I cannot figure out how to remove it for the life of me. If I open a PDF with IE or Mozilla, it freezes both. Also, when opening a pdf with adobe, it appears in Arabic/computer language. Just on case this makes any difference.)

I have MacAfee antivirus and it has ben detecting a few viruses here lately. Most recently was today, it was an Exploit-MS06-014 Trojan running through explorer.exe.

Also, I have all the file logs available of my MacAfee scans, if needed. I will paste my most recent HiJackThis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:28:55 AM, on 5/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

Answer:computer running very slow! full details inside

sorry to do this, but i waited almost a week. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Yay. I get to do this AGAIN. This is so fun (/sarcasm)So... yeah... this... is going to take awhile...Let's see... where do I start...I have Windows Vista (it sucks) I also have a Dell (it REALLY sucks) and, this has never happened before. I started up the computer, I get a blue screen, and the computer restarts. I restart the computer again. When I load up, I get a problem report.BTW... I also get a black screen when it restarts after the blue screen saying something like "The computer encountered a problem during start up"Anyway... the problem report says "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shut down" This has happened twice this week. Once on Wednesday the 9th and again today.Can someone help me solve this problem? BTW... yes... I have backed up my files... well... by "backed up" I mean transferred to other desktop/laptop in my home. But it counts right?Please help me out here... I'm really getting tired of having constant computer problems.Also... getting a new computer is out of the question. Unless one of you would be willing to buy it FOR me...? Didn't think so. I can't afford a new desktop because I'm dirt poor. So... yeah...I'd REALLY appreciate ANY help I can get with this.P.S.: Did you know...That I have to defragment my current desktop once a month on the second Wednesday of that month just to get Vista to get updates? I also do a disk cleanup and use CCleaner when I do this as well.P.P.S.: Listen t... Read more

Answer:Starting computer, computer restarts (help; more details inside)

Nobody here wants to hear your rants. For best results please just state the problem in the simplest but complete terms possibleDownload BlueScreenView: downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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I am in the progress of building a computer on a budget, specifically something that will run games such as Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft better then my 1GHz Celeron with 512MB RAM, SoundBlaster Live 5.1, and an ATI Radeon 9200 GFX Card...

My new computer, I am planning on an aproximate 670 dollar budget, that has to include EVERYTHING! My plans were:

For a case, I was planning on a case from XPG Gear, features include
- Power Lab 450 watt power supply
- 4 CD/DVD bays, 2 Floppy Drive bays, and 5 HardDrive bays
- 1 Side, Front, Back, and Bottom fans.
- Thumb Screws
- The option to get 2 Fans included instead of 1
- Alien Head Resemblence
I was planning on getting a combo from SMKSUPERSTORE that comes with
- P4 3.0GHz Processor
- Arctic Silver Alumina Thermal Compound
- Ultra Performance Copper Core Fan & Heatsink, Under 135* Under High Load
- IS7 Motherboard (INTEL 865PE) that supports HT, has a 800MHz FSB, AGP 8x, and got 9/10 in 4 reviews I read.
- 256 RAM Stick
- 3 Year Warranty on both CPU and Motherboard
I also plan to put more memory in from 4AllMemory
- PC3200 Dual Channel 1GB Stick
- Lifetime Warrenty
I also plan on keeping my SoundBlaster Live 5.1 and trasnferring it over to my new setup.
On top of that, I expect to have to keep 25 bucks on hand when I find myself out of screws, in need of a cable, missing a fan or any other excuse that causes me to ... Read more

Answer:Building my computer, details inside! ***Which video card question.***

Ohh yeah, I am also keeping my Maxtor ATA-133 7200RPM harddrive, as its all the space I will ever need.

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Well i got a problem... again.

Different computer then last time, i was having trouble with a display driver not responding on my vista computer (NVLDDMKM) and i saw that a couple people tried putting in the graphics card into a slot, or just reseating them (to clear catch i think) so i turned of computer opened it took out the graphics card, put it right back in, closed the computer and turned it on...

it stayed on for 8 seconds.

I had the same problem when i got the computer before and the people who built it said it was a faulty powersupply and sent me a new one.

I also read that some of the NVLDDMKM errors can be caused by a weak power supply, so i was wondering if a 500watt powersupply sounds like its enough to power the comp (specs below) and if its not the issues if anyone has any idea what might be wrong (btw the motherboard lights are still on and green)

AMD AthlonT64 X2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU
Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe nForce 570-SLI
2048MB [1024MB X2] DDR2-800 PC6400 Memory Module Mushkin
NVIDIA GeForce 7950GT 512MB
18X Dual Format/Double Layer DVDR/RW + CD-R/RW Drive
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps PCI Adapter
and a internal blue neon light

Answer:removed graphics card and put back in, computer wont finish startup (details inside)

Re: removed graphics card and put back in, computer wont finish startup (details insi


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Hi. I have a HP a000 computer. Last night there was a power outage and now my computer will not turn no. No, I did not have a power surge protector. The LED light on the back near where the power cord plugs in blinks when the computer is plugged in, but I get no response when I hit the power button. I've tried switching plugs and everything. Does this mean my mother board is fried or do I just need to replace the power supply? Sorry if this isn't the right board.

Answer:Power Outage - Computer Help

Do you hear anything when you power the computer? Any fans moving???I'm going to bet its your mother board.. But if you have a Volt meter you can test the power supply.

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Yesterday there was a power outage, now my computer is extremly slow takes about 10 min to boot and 15 to start an application. I have ran CHKDSK and it says it says the hdd is "felfri" direct translation = flawless. I have also tried restoring the system to the day before but that didn't work either. This have happened before It works fine after formating it. But enough is enough I wanna know what the problem is so this doesn't happen next time.

i would appreciate some help


Answer:Computer after power outage

Chances are part of your OS is corrupted (chkdsk does not look at that), since a full format has fixed the issue in the past, I would suggest a repair installation of XP should do the trick, I might also suggest you look into a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) to prevent this from happening again.

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a few nights ago we had a power serge in our home and now my computer wont start up.
I have tried using just ram cpu and video card but it still doesn't boot.
I tried useing a new psu and still having the same problem.
when i turn on the power button the lights com on that the cpu fan starts spinning but it doesn't post.

Any suggestions what to do next.

please help!!!

Answer:Power outage and now is my computer dead?

ur power supply is obviously supplying power. sound like maybe something more severe. like it fried your mobo.

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my computer wont boot anymore after a power outage in my house, it just stays on the motherboard logo boot screen and doesnt do anything else, my computer is custom built...any help?? btw if i posted in the wrong section please move it to the right one....

Answer:computer won't boot after power outage

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Yesterday there was a power outage for maybe an hour or so. After that, my parents' computer wouldn't turn on. Absolutely nothing would happen if you pressed the power button. It's a Dell Dimension 4600. I tried plugging the power cord into different outlets on the wall and such, but to no avail. I took the cover off, and when it's plugged in the little lights on the motherboard are on, so it must be getting some power, right? Is it possible that the power outage fried the power supply?

Anybody else had any problems after power outages? This is a tad urgent.

Thanks (in advance) for the help!

Answer:Computer won't start after power outage


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Hi, new to this forum and its great to be here! I have a problem... here's the story:
I'm using my 2+ year old computer when all of a sudden I hear some sort of hissing sound, and the smell of burnt plastic. I was scared out of my life thinking something is being fried. I turned everything off, and checked all the hardware in my computer. Everything seems fine, until I saw the power cord. The rubber end of the cord connecting the computer was burnt out. I found that I bent the cord too much which probably caused the problem, so I changed the power cord, cleaned the computer out with compressed air and booted up the computer again. The problems I have is that the computer sometimes shuts down unexpectedly, from 10 minutes to half an hour at most. Pressing the power button does nothing until I unplug and replug my power cord. Then other times the computer unexpectedly restarts and freezes at bios screen. I'm leaning towards a failing PSU, but I'm not quite sure. Thanks in advance for any help...

Answer:Computer shuts down as if there was a power outage

I would exect a power supply problem given the event you described.

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We recently had a power outage in town and a guy bought me his computer (Acer desktop Windows 7) because it was freezing up all the time.

I ran a chkdisk, did a startup repair, ran sfc and used system restore. It's working a lot better but it randomly shuts down. One time on the Internet and another time I was trying to defrag.

The following is the event viewer notice for the problem:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date: 7/16/2015 10:19:27 AM
Event ID: 10
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Kevin-PC
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID>
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Answer:computer shutting down after power outage

Is it restarting or shutting down?

Did you clean the heatsinks/fans and possible dust inside the case?
Get HWInfo or similar software to keep track of temps.

Restarting issue can be the GPU. Is it possible to test in Safe Mode, and then Safe Mode with Networking?

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After a power outage my computer has been running extremly slow (109 minutes to uninstall Quicktime). At first, it corrupted my user account, so i made another account and thought that would fix the problem but it didn't. Also, after the outage my computer screen has dimed quite a bit and can't be fixed with messing with the color. I don't know what to do besides reformat.. Any other suggestions could help me out greatly. Thanks

Answer:Power Outage - Slow Computer

Well...the problem with a power outage situation is that such can corrupt many files...and the only way to "tell" it's file corruption is just from the symptoms evident and the fact that all else can be ruled out.

If it were me, I'd just do a clean install and minimize the self-torture. I don't tolerate a system that is not performing well, usually because I know that I'm the cause of the malperformance .

Just my take...others will probably have more ideas/suggestions.


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My Dell Optiplex 780 will not boot up since the power flashed off then on while I was transferring video files to an external hard drive! JUST two minutes prior I set a Moving Star IDE External Enclosure to optimize for performance, and then I dragged about 40 GB of video files, two minutes later, Lights all out, Thunder Crash, lights back on, it gets stuck at the "Windows did not shut down successfully" message, I cannot even select "start Windows Normally", "Safe Mode", or anything because now the keyboard won't work! It was only light raining outside, the loud thunder crash was surprising as there was no evidence that it was going to happen. Now I cannot get into my computer to do anything let alone continue moving files! Help!!

Answer:Computer won't boot after power outage!!

You may have to begin a process called "test build, bench build, etc." Remove all outside the chassis devices. Carefully remove the cover and remove everything right down to the remaining motherboard and power supply. From another computer, download and print the beep codes for your specific make and model; and perhaps download and print a quick-list of all the steps involved from beginning with motherboard and power supply [just those two items] and adding back one item at a time.
And, for later, after the test/bench build is completed, for the restore of OS and data partitions -- if needed -- I hope you have current full image backups on external media somewhere.

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Yesterday the power flickered off for a second when I was on the computer. Soon after that, my computer began to lock up once I was using programs like IE or Outlook. When this happens, the page hangs there and sometimes goes to black screen. Ctrl/Alt/Delete does not respond. Only way to get out of it is reboot. It runs fine for about 20 minutes before locking up. Normally once I try and run Outlook at same time as browser. It had been working fine after I switched to Safari, but eventually still locked up.

I started by making sure it wasn't a virus and ran Ad Aware, Spybot and then installed Norton. Nothing of significance was found. Windows Defender is also clear. I forgot where, but Vista says system is operating normally. I checked some forums and ran ChkDsk. There were a few bad sectors which were repaired. I'm running fine now in Safe mode with Networking.

I have a Gateway DX4640-UB101A running Vista 64 Bit. I'd be happy to provide any other details that anyone might need to troubleshoot.


Answer:Computer locking up after power outage

what are you running
video card
power supply

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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This Velocity has an Intel DX58SO AA E29331-404 MB. APC protected it from a power outage this morn. but now I have problems after trying to start it this evening. Get 3 long beeps on start, then the comp. automatically shuts off and restarts. Hard Disks did fire up initially (I have restarted it about 6 times now with vid. cards out then in, keyboard unplugged then plugged) now they do not show a run light at all. Is this a PS issue or do I get out the shovel and start digging?

Answer:Velocity Computer :( after Power outage

Power supply.

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Last night we had a power outage for a few minutes, the lights flickered off and on, it was crazy. I live in NYC and it happened all over the place. This morning I went into work, (I am the bookkeeper) and found the computer off, we keep it on 24/7, because it is networked, and accessed from other places. I figured since we had the outage it shut off, and never powered back on. I pushed the power button, and it makes a weird noise, doesn't sound like its booting up from the hard drive or from anywhere. It's almost like a hissing sound. The power LED does not go on, but the USB hub lights up neon blue. The monitor doesn't go on either. I tried unpluggin the power cord, replugging it back in, resetting the power supply with the switch, and still nothing working. Is there any help or ideas someone can give me? We've backed up every day our quickbook files, and "My Documents" was backed up about a week ago, I'm not sure how much changes were made, but we can't loose our Hard drive, and I highly doubt it's the harddrive, I believe it has something to do with the PSU.

Should I try removing the harddrive and putting it into another available computer we have? Any different solutions I can try?

I think I will loose sleep over this tonight LOL. Thanks in advance!


Answer:Power Outage, Computer not turning on!

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I recently had some unscheduled work done at my house which resulted in the power supply being turned off temporarily (a few hours at most). When I went to reboot my computer, I noticed that it is having lots of problems.

1. The start menu does not show up, even in Safe Mode
2. I have icons, and can access some but not all of them.
3. Internet Explorer will not load - at all. (I went to the task manager and watched it as I tried to open IE, and there was just a brief flash of Internet Explorer) I get some message that I can not recall at the moment.
4. iTunes opened but did not do anything after that. I was unable to play any of the music that I had purchased.

I am not a tech-type person and am completely at a loss of what to do. Any ideas?

Answer:Computer Problems after Power Outage

I wanted to add that there is no problem with the internet connection. I was able to connect to the internet using my work-issued laptop. I was just unable to do anything using my desktop computer. I was able to access photos, Word and Excel documents, but nothing else...

Any ideas would be most appreciated.

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I recently had a power outage in my neighborhood and I am having trouble booting my computer. The power surge protector seems fine. I press power and it beeps once followed by a black screen with grey lettering. At the top of the screen it says:check system health OKMemory testing : 229376k + 32M shared memoryThen at the bottom of the screen it says:Press del to enter setup, ESC to skip memory test.I try pressing delete and esc but nothing happens.I am not a computer wizz by any means but I hope this is enough info. Thanks for your help.

Answer:computer won't boot after power outage

Assuming this is a desktop, and that you are pressing those keys at the appropriate time, test your current keyboard in another desktop, or test another keyboard in this one. You have to eliminate the possibility of a faulty keyboard, or the connection as an early first step.

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We had a power problem that tripped all circuit breakers in the house.  After that, computer will not power on.  Computer is Dell Dimension 5100 desktop with Windows XP Home edition, about 3 years old.  Is there a power circuit button on computer that may have been turned off by the event that tripped all circuit breakerss in the house? If so, is there a way to turn it back on?

Answer:Power outage, then computer wont start

Do you have a surge suppressor?  Did it reset...or do you have to reset it?

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My computer lost power while it was in the middle of a lot of memory intensive tasks and now it won't start up properly. I have XP Pro. During start-up it comes up with a screen asking me to choose to start it up in various Safe Modes, or with the last known configuration that worked, or to start it up normally. None of these options work.I'm out of ideas. Any idea what else I could try?guest

Answer:Computer fails to boot up after power outage.

Do you have an XP Install CD?If so boot up to it and try to enter R for Recovery console.It should then detect and ask you to log in with admin password.At the commandprompt enter the following commands in turn answer Y at the promptsfixboot enter >answer Yfixmbr enter answer YWhen finished remove the CD and reboot.If this does not fix the problem then your next port of call is a repair install.Boot to the install CD. Go past the first R prompt and make as if to install windows. Setup will detect your existing operating system and ask if you wish to REPAIR it. Press R for repair.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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Well after my town had a power outage two Fridays ago, my main computer will not connect to the modem. Right now I'm using the crappy living room computer, which can connect to the internet.

Items I have

- Vista OS
- ISP Verizon
- Westell model F90-610015-06 Modem
- Linksys model NH1005 v2.2 Router

The first "myTcp.txt" is when my computer is connect to the modem directly. And the second is while the modem is connected to the router.

And when I try to "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" I got the following message - "An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection 2: unable to contact your DHCP server. Request has timed out."

Just tell me if I need to post any more information.

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Gigabyte LGA 775 board - I forget the model
Sapphire Radeon HD 5770
Seagate 2TB HDD
Cooler Master Cosmos I
I suspected some hard drive issues on my friend's computer and ran chkdsk. There was a power failure while the utility seemed stuck at 27% for all eternity, and now the computer won't produce any image on the monitor (which I have tested on other devices) or sound on the speakers (also tested) when it boots. I have since tested the old hard drive (it does have problems) and put in a new one, but the same issue remains. I also tried different SATA cables and SATA ports.
I have a slight suspicion it could be the video card, but I don't have a spare on hand. Does the computer still think it's running chkdsk? Any other things I can do on my end?

Answer:Power outage during chkdsk; now computer seems dead

Does the computer still think it's running chkdsk?
Any other things I can do on my end?
Remove all expansion cards. Disconnect all drives. Basically only have the minimum things connected that are needed for the motherboard to POST: usually motherboard, RAM, and CPU. If the computer won't POST at all when the minimum hardware is connected then try connecting a different power supply. Alternatively, the computer might start POSTing again. If the motherboard doesn't have integrated graphics and it does have a little speaker plugged in to it someplace on the board (usually near the headers for the front panel) then you should hear some POST error beeps that indicate no graphics system was found. If you hear the error beeps then at least you know the motherboard performed a POST which would be better than what you're seeing now. After POST starts working, shutdown the computer, and start reconnecting drives and cards. Try one or two things at first, power on the computer and watch if it POSTS ok again. If the POST doesn't happen then you'll know one of the things you reconnected may be the problem. Notice I stated may be the problem. The piece of hardware might actually be ok but the power supply isn't functioning like it did before the power outage and might have trouble only after adding a certain part. If you figure out what card or drive is causing the computer to not POST I recommend trying the card/drive in a different computer to see if it still c... Read more

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I know I need to get a UPS, but until then... My area had a lot of power flashes, power goes off and comes right back on. Because of this my comp keeps turning off and back on. Is there any way to keep it from rebooting every time the power flashes?

The APM in BIOS is set to off

Answer:power outage computer auto reboot

Hi jack1101, welcome to the Forum.

Unfortunately there is no way, other than a UPS, to prevent your computer from rebooting after a power flash.

Continual power flashes can damage computers as they are sometimes associated with large power supply spikes that can blow power supplies & motherboards.

If you are doing work on your computer that you don't want corrupted or lost, then a UPS is essential.

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After a recent power outage, my friend's computer is not recognizing all of it's memory, and some programs are missing. We just recently upgraded the computer to Windows Vista from XP Pro. It's a dual core processor with 1gb of PC3200 ram. Since the power outage, the computer is only recognizing 512MB of ram so Vista has been crawling. Interestingly enough, when it booted up after the power returned Vista must have tried syncing with one of the other computers in the house because World of Goo appeared on the computer, despite none of us installing it ourselves. Obviously something went wrong with the hardware, I'm just of unsure of whether it's the ram, the hard drive, or the motherboard.

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Hey all,

I hope this is the right area for posting this type of question...

Last night the power in my house went out (due to a thunderstorm) for a few minutes. When the power came back on, I tried to restart my computer. Halfway through the "start-up process," the power went out again.


This morning I once again tried to startup my PC. But I can only get as far as the Window XP's loading screen when the whole thing restarts from the beginning.

At first the computer begins to boot up normally, and then I get the message:

" We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or soft ware change might have changed this... If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure...choose "Start Windows normally."

The screen gives me a choice of modes in which to start the computer up in: "Safe mode", "Safe mode networking," "Safe Mode with Command Prompt", and "Start Windows up normally"

So I select "Start Windows up normally" and we advance to the Windows loading screen

The little blue bar on the bottom of this screen goes across one and a half times, and then the screen goes black. Suddenly the whole startup process has begun again.

Do any of you guys know what's wrong?

Answer:Computer Continually Restarts After Power Outage

Hi and welcome to TSF

The power failure may have corrupted the Windows installation. Try booting into "Safe mode" and back up any important data on the Windows drive.

Then perform a repair installation of Windows - read this guide to learn how to do that.

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There was a power outage recently and now when I turn the computer on, it wont turn on, no lights no fan, nothing.  Is it the power supply or could it be something else, and so how would I find out?Cmputer is a compaq presario SE1365L desktop

Answer:power outage and now computer wont start

I would guess Power supply

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This morning, the power flickered. AGAIN. I got back on the computer and found that the computer's clock had reverted back to the time when the computer was last woken up from sleep (which was 25 minutes before this happened). This often happens when the power goes out and is accompanied with a beeping noise from my computer when the power comes back. This doesn't happen every time the power goes out though.

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My computer has been crashing but not bluescreening. It will go from running seemingly fine then it is just off in the blink of an eye like the power cord was pulled. This problem just started out of the blue one day and has been getting worse and worse ever since. I ran memtest and it did 4 passes and came up with nothing. I have tried reformatting and running it off of my segate drive alone and on the SSD alone with the other 2 hdd's disconnected. Ive tried running it with the bare essentials installed ... still crashes
in the event logs I get a Kernel- Power event 41 ID 63
- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />







<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-12-02T03:12:11.329151900Z" />


<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />



<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />

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Answer:Computer crashing like power outage, no bluescreen

Start with these 4 suggestions:
1. Get ALL available Windows Updates. It may take several trips to get them all
2. Get ALL available, Win8.1 compatible updates from the manufacturer's website.
3. Start with these free hardware diagnostics: Hardware Diagnostics
4. If all of the hardware tests pass, then run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

Nothing in particular stands out with these reports.
Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

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Hey all,

I hope this is the right area for posting this type of question...

Last night the power in my house went out (due to a thunderstorm) for a few minutes. When the power came back on, I tried to restart my computer. Halfway through the "start-up process," the power went out again.


This morning I once again tried to startup my PC. But I can only get as far as the Window XP's loading screen when the whole thing restarts from the beginning.

At first the computer begins to boot up normally, and then I get the message:

" We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or soft ware change might have changed this... If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure...choose "Start Windows normally."

The screen gives me a choice of modes in which to start the computer up in: "Safe mode", "Safe mode networking," "Safe Mode with Command Prompt", and "Start Windows up normally"

So I select "Start Windows up normally" and we advance to the Windows loading screen

The little blue bar on the bottom of this screen goes across one and a half times, and then the screen goes black. Suddenly the whole startup process has begun again.

Do any of you guys know what's wrong?

Answer:Computer Continually Restarts After Power Outage

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I have an emachine T1115 an recently I had a power outage but after the power came back on I couldn't start up my computer. I have a 150 watt PSU installed in the sysytem and I wondering if this could have possibly gone bad because of the power outage. I have a 250 watt and 300 watt PSUs here and I want to know if I can use these to try to start up the system to test if the PSU really is the problem or if the reason for the computer not being able to start is something else. If u think it is what could it be?

Answer:Computer won't Start up After an Electrical Power Outage

Most likely you are correct. Your PSU was probably damaged by the power outage. You can use your extra PSU's as long as they have the correct motherboard connector for your PC. Basically what you need to do is drop buy your local electronics store and pick up a backup battery (UPS). Then connect your extra power supply (either one that has all the necessary connectors) to the motherboard hard drive and video card if necessary(not likely in an emachine). Try to make sure your active powersupply also physically touchs the computer case so it maintains the case as a grounding point for your components. Then plug the PSU into your new battery backup and fire up your PC.

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Computer Won't POST after a POWER outage! What is wrong?
A few days ago there was a power outage at my house, killing all eletrical appliances and my computer that was on during the time. It was late so I left my computer, and went up stairs to sleep wihout checking to see if there were any damages. Fist mistake.. Next day, turned on the computer, and what do you know computer won't POST (turn on bios)! I had a bad feeling when I went to sleep.
- Computer won't post even thought its powered
- 1 fan in the front is not working
- The led lighting in the front is not on
- No BIOS beep

A weird thing that happened was when I left my computer off for a whole day, and when I try turning it on it actually worked but then would have restarting errors and POST errors.

Also computer is connected to a power surge protector, however the protector wasn't connected directly to the wall output. The power surge -->Lamp power plug ---> Wall power

Answer:Computer Won't POST after a POWER outage! What is wrong?

In a situation like this, the power supply is the usual suspect.

roxxar said:

Also computer is connected to a power surge protector, however the protector wasn't connected directly to the wall output. The power surge -->Lamp power plug ---> Wall powerClick to expand...

I shouldn't think that this would be an issue. A high voltage spike might have taken out the light bulb. But that's just speculation

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There was a power outage at work and when the power came back on my PC wouldnt load up all the way. It gets to the screen where you choose an OS (XP pro) and then there's a black screen. As if the PC doesnt know where to go after that. What could be the problem? I dont think it would be the power suppy because the PC starts up fine; it just wont get to the login screen.

Answer:Computer wont go to login screen after power outage

Try clearing your BIOS jumper on your board from 2,3 to 1,2 and removing your CMOS battery. Wait 30 minutes and reinstall your battery and return your CMOS jumper to 2,3. Reboot.

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Hi!  RecentlyI was restoring my computer back to factory default when a power outage shut down the computer. When i turned the computer back on it go farther then the HP logo before shutting off and restarting over again.  None of the advanced diagnosis will start up or help correctly and whenever I try to reset the computer the reset won't pass 1%. Someone please help.

Answer:Tried to reset computer, power outage happened, now my compu...

Hopefully you created the Recovery media.

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So we have this big power box thing in my front yard, and I woke up to find a huge crane in the street and some guys working on it. It turns out the power company was replacing that big box. I have no idea what the box is or does but I can take a picture of it. Something they did caused some problems in my house. All the clocks were blinking which usually means the power cut out ? at least even for a split second. The computer downstairs is left on/sleeping 24/7 and that?s the one I?m using right now, it?s working fine. However the one in my room was turned off (but still plugged into the surge protector and the outlet) and it doesn?t work. I tried turning it on and the rear fan spins really slowly, and the LEDs in front are on but very dull and blinking instead of steady and super bright like normal. At least some of the major components of the computer (or their fans) are not turning on because what used to be a jet-loud PC is now super quiet. The monitor says no signal. There were no problems when I turned it off last night. I only power down the computer, I do not shut off the power supply switch in back. I have done that now and unplugged it to avoid further damage but I?m wondering what my next step should be (besides contacting the power company so they can pay for the damage they?ve done?). What kind of damage can I expect here and what sort of troubleshooting can I do? The only other power supply I have to test it with is the one in this working computer, and I don?t... Read more

Answer:Power outage / surge of some sort, computer broken :(

I doubt the power company will help you out. If you, and/or your neighbors had multiple devices fail at the same time, maybe. But this just sounds like a coincidence to me. But, it would not hurt to call the power company and see what they say - but I would not wait any longer to make the call.

If you have not tried the computer since you last unplugged it, I might try it one more time. PSUs are supposed to shut down if they sense a significant fault on the line. They are supposed to reset automatically once the fault is removed, but don't always and unplugging might - if very lucky - reset it.

If not lucky, I see no other option but to test the power supply - easily done by swapping in a known good one.

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I live in the Chicago area, which, as you know, has had its fair share of bad weather and tornadoes recently (one rolled by down the street from me a few hours ago). Some power outages have been coupled with this weather. My computer is not on a UPS, but I have never had any issue with power outages, that is, until now.

Here's the story:
A few days ago, I performed my yearly hard drive formatting and reinstall of Windows (XP Home). This is a routine procedure for me and I have never had any problems with it.

However, as I was reinstalling adobe dreamweaver the day after this, the installer froze midway through. I found this odd because the computer was "clean" and "fresh" and didn't have any junk that would cause an installation error. I figured this was a one-time bug and tried to reinstall. The install didn't let me because it claimed I already had an installation open.

I now thought, "No problem, I can just use system restore to go back before the installation was initiated and reinstall dreamweaver easily" I opened system restore and got a snack while I waited for the computer to restore and reboot. During my snack, my house lost power for less than a minute due to high winds.

I returned to my computer, which had come back on after the blackout. There was a message onscreen about system restore not being able to complete. Expecting another blackout, I decided to hold off on system restore and installing dreamweaver, Be... Read more

Answer:Power Outage Causes Major Irresolvable Computer Problems.

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Greetings everyone,My community experienced a power outage the other day while I was using my desktop computer. When the power came back on, that computer will dependably freeze within about 5 to 10 minutes of usage. Usage can range from playing games to simply letting it idle at the desktop.This computer is running Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP2. I have an MSI P6NGM-FD motherboard, which holds an Intel Core 2 Duo prcoessor, and two one-GB sticks of memory. Two hard drives are attached, the first a SATA 250GB hard drive with the system, and the second a SATA data hard drive with 1TB of storage space.The computer is able to boot into safe mode without any issues, as I was able to complete an sfc /scannow command, which found and replaced one file. No luck after that, though.Running a check disk found issues, and (I'm assuming at this, no log was made) they're fixed.Does anyone know what I can do to further diagnose the issue? I'd like to save reinstalling the OS/shelling out money for hardware for last.

Answer:After power outage, desktop computer will lock up after ~5-10 minutes of usage

When it freezes, what do you do?  Can you immediately restart or do you have to shutdown and wait for some time before starting again?  When it is running (before it freezes), does it seem to run normal? Were you using a surge protector on the computer when the power outage occurred? 

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Recently, while taking my Vista x64 Ultimate computer out of sleep mode, a power outage occurred. When I turned my computer back on, no 32 bit applications run - not even the operating system's own services such as Windows Installer will run if they are 32-bit.

I tried typing 'firefox' in the Task Manager to see what happened. The process appeared for a moment, then was instantly killed. I don't know why. The Windows event log has been unhelpful in diagnosing the problem.

I also looked at Task manager at startup, and saw that all the * 32 processes were dying moments after Vista boots and show the desktop.

I have tried system restore, nothing worked. I tried to auto-repair my system in the windows recovery console, that didn't work either. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem short of simply reinstalling the OS, which I am reticent to do? If so, what should I do?

Before the outage, this problem had not occurred.

My hardware:

Core 2 Quad
9600GT Video
780i SLI mobo
DVD drive


Answer:Power outage during computer wake-up stops 32-bit processes from running

Power outage when the disc is spinning usually means PC death, so you're lucky you managed to get it to boot at all.

I'd reinstall no matter what.

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the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15–5559. The white LED blinks 4 times then the orange blinks twice.
Sometimes it works, but after the first time it started up it barely ever works.
I tried starting it with the battery, without it, with the cord, and without that.
What’s going on, and how can I fix it?

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My desktop computer, upon boot-up, shows this message:

"CMOS/GPNV Checksum bad
CMOS Date/Time Not Set"

Thank you for any help

This post is part of my college assignment on troubleshooting and repair so I only need a very vague answer just as proof that I have used a forum to ask the question. After you have answered I will edit this part out.

Thank you in advance,

Jordan Reynolds

Answer:Urgent computer problem (urgent as for college assignment, details inside)


Originally Posted by Jordan101644

This post is part of my college assignment on troubleshooting and repair

We don't answer school questions, you have to do that yourself.


Originally Posted by Jordan101644

just as proof that I have used a forum to ask the question.

Your original post is proof that you used a forum to ask the question.

Thread Closed

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Hello, Is it possible to desactivate the inside screen of the Yoga 260 to work with two extern screens without adding an extern graphic card or a dock. The 260 has a hdmi output but Lenovo provide also an adaptator that allowed you to connect a vga monitor. Unfortunatly when you use the vga output, the hdmi is automatically desactivated. That seems normal as the Intel graphic card do not support 3 screens. But what if you could turn of the inside screen? Can't we allocate the graphic card only to the two outside screens ? Thanks a lot and sorry for my english. R.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Yoga 260 : Turn off inside screen to allocate the inside graphic card on two extern screens.

Your English is fine. I was hoping someone with direct experience would reply. I don't have a machine here with that chipset to test on. I have one coming, but it will be a while. I am not suggesting that you take apart your new machine and risk breaking something, but I am a little crazy and if I had this question, this is what I would try: I would remove the bottom cover and temporarily disconnect the LCD cable. I would figure that if the VGA and HDMI would not both work at that point, it was hopeless and give up. If it did work I would start reading about chipset options

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I've a four-month old internet-ordered computer that I've put together and it has been functioning beautifully until this gloomy afternoon.
I had accidentally set the PCI Latency Timer to 32 from the default value of 64, and had not realized it (I pressed the + button, the hotkey for changing values) and rebooted.. ..and that's when it began. No signal to the monitor. I unplugged the power cord, waited for the motherboard to discharge, and opened the case. I removed the battery, waited perhaps 3 minutes and set everything back into place. It powered on. Fantastic. I was setting the time and got an error saying something similar to " error connecting to RPC server." I didn't worry much about it.

Then it froze. The mouse was not responding, music was looping, etc.
I went for the reset button, only to find it would not reboot.
Held down the power button for almost a minute. Nothing.
Then it just shut off. I pressed the power button, but no power.
Simply put, the darn thing wouldn't power on.

Computer specs(off the top of my head):
P4 630 3.0GHz (NO OC) w/ Zalman 7000B-Cu cpu cooler
MSI Neo2 Platinum revision 1.0B BIOS 3.5
MSI NX6600 (NO OC)
2x Samsung totalling 1GB of RAM (4-4-4-11) Dual channel mode

I've not a clue as to how to solve this problem.
Any suggestions are welcome.

Answer:Solved: Computer won't power on (read for details)

Go to the board and take Cmos battery out for about 30min and the replace and try. iF that is no go try unpluging the PC for 10min. and plugging in.

If no go check the fuse in the plug.

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Right, so my mother has had quite an issue with her computer for a long time. I never use the PC, so I haven't been able to actually experience all the symptoms. I believe she has a virus. And these are the symptoms I've experienced.
- Random freezing and crashing.
- Computer refuses to install Windows Updates. Even something as little as 1.0mb
- Couldn't install anti-virus software as if something was blocking it from finalizing the process.
- Avast anti-virus scans hangs on one thing indefinitely as if something is stopping it on purpose
I have tried using Malware Bytes to scan for anything but to no avail. And the avast just refuses to work.
This is what the DDS.txt has found.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by Alicia at 12:21:21 on 2014-08-04
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2999.1266 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaun... Read more

Answer:Not sure what's going on; details inside

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first t... Read more

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Trying to access one of my hard drives resulted in My Computer locking up, and upon ending the process explorer seems to get shut down. Task manager wouldn't come up so I'm forced to reset. Also trying to play something in winamp resulted in a sound driver error, when it was working fine beforehand.

I'm currently running Avast and MalwareBytes, and will keep this topic updated, I hope I can fix this....

If anyone has any input please share.


I'm hoping this was just a random fluke and I'm being paranoid about nothing. Both MalwareBytes and Avast have come up with absolutely nothing on my main drive, though I'm still scanning my backup drive.


Weird, all those problems stopped on their own, guess it was just a fluke.

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I just received a plea-for-help email from my sister. I'm stumped, but thought that if I shared her sketchy details someone might be able to offer a few tips on how to procede. Here is the pertinant excerpt from her email:

"- the other day I went on our computer and there was a strange icon that no one had put there 'Winvirus' something or other (there was also another icon 'TAG' but I never had a chance to research that one) a little window kept popping up every few seconds telling me it detected a virus but in order to delete the virus I had to register and pay $39.99 - well, I tried to delete the entire program from our computer but it kept freezing in the middle of the deleting process- then everything started freezing and there were windows upon windows - I could hear an audio of a UPS commercial that came out of nowhere - we decided to shut the computer down but it wouldn't turn off so we switched the power on the power strip it was plugged into off but now we cant even turn the computer back on - the power light doesnt even light up - its completely dead. Any ideas as to what might have happened? and what we need to do?"

I know this is pretty vague, but may sound familiar enough to someone. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer power-dead, Malware Suspected, sketchy details

Sounds like a typical infection from a rogue antivirus tool named WinAntivirus. This is often accompanied by Virtumonde infections. Proper removal methods are given below.

Download this file - combofix.exe
Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts.
When finished, it will produce a log ( C:\combofix.txt ) for you. Attach this log to your next reply

Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause it to stall.

Then please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, renaming, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to m... Read more

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I have this issue that when I turn on my computer, the power LED does not turn on but you can hear the fans working properly. I don't the issue and I'm not much of an expert with computers. Please help me solve this issue because I'm completely clueless.

Answer:Try to turn on my computer but only the fans work and the power led does not turn on

How old is the computer, what was the last change you made to the computer and when you last shut it down did it shut down correctly?

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Hi there,

I've been getting a bluescreen for the past week at very random occasions and would like to solve this problem rolleyes

Bluescreen info:

Tech info
Stop: 0x0000000A,0x00000004,0x00000002,0x0000000,0x804EC541

Operating System: Windows XP Pro SP2
Anti-Virus: Kaspersky
Firewall: Router integrated NAT firewall. Windows Firewall disabled.

MSI-PT890 Neo Motherboard
Pentium D 925 "Presler" Processor
Gainward Bliss 7600 GT PCX Graphics Card
Kingston DDR-2 533 RAM
Two IDE Harddrives, with one having the OS on it. 80gb,160gb (os)
One SATA Harddrive 250gb
Netgear 614v3 Router

This hardware configuration is about a month old.

Description of Problem:
About once every two days my computer crashes without any apparent reason. Sofar I've noted it doesn't relate to any specific application being run.
The Bluescreen says something about new hardware/software. I haven't installed any new hardware recently and not any noteworthy new software.

Thanks for the help in advance

Answer:Bluescreen - Details inside


Fixing that sucks. Try a repair install, I think that might fix it.

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Trying to access one of my hard drives resulted in My Computer locking up, and upon ending the process explorer seems to get shut down. Task manager wouldn't come up so I'm forced to reset. Also trying to play something in winamp resulted in a sound driver error, when it was working fine beforehand.

I'm currently running Avast and MalwareBytes, and will keep this topic updated, I hope I can fix this....

If anyone has any input please share.


Whoops! Didn't see the Security & Malware Removal forum until after I posted, I posted this there, this topic can be deleted.

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First off, I have a Windows Premium Home Vista One, 32bit.

My computer was acting up and had frequent random shutdowns, so I decided to do the system recovery and restore it to factory settings. Everything was going great, I was putting all my files back into the computer when the frequent crahses started coming up. They would either come up after I tried rebooting the computer or about 5 minutes after I'm logged in and everything. It's where the blue screen comes up and usually either of these messages comes up with of course other text:




I heard it somehing to do with my drive or something, I'd appreciate any insight and help on this recurring issue. I'm really not that great with computers.

- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
- the original installed OS on the system? YES
- an OEM or full retail version? - OEM = came pre-installed on system - Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer
- What is the age of system (hardware)? 4 years old
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) 5 years old

Answer:Help with crashes, more details inside

You had the Blue Screen of Death, not a good thing. But we can help
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Ok well before I start off, I'd like to say that I have cleared the main annoyances of my problem. I registered here because I still think, however, that I am vulnerable to attacks. The firewall within Spy Sweeper is still picking up and blocking things.

The problem I had before included many different trojans and spyware, that got wrapped into a single download my sister got. Apparently she doesn't know not to open 21kb .exe files...

The precautions I've taken so far were as follows:
1. Turned off my internet, I knew a trojan would likely redownload itself until all of its virus and spyware files were removed. I put my internet back on when I thought this was the case.

2. Did a scan with AVG Anti-Virus Free, and it was unable to remove most of what it found... What remained, I was able to delete by finding manually with the help of the AVG logs. (Details about viruses will be below)

3. Did a scan with WebRoot Spy Sweeper, it found a lot of things and got rid of them. (Details about this will be below)

4. Found some IE plugins that didn't belong with the Spy Sweeper's Browser Helper Objects section and removed them. For the first time after doing that, I finally stopped having a hijacked homepage.

Anyway, the problems were as follows:
1. Homepage was jacked by one of a million different "your pc is insecure" programs that tried to sell me on scams. This one took me to uptodateprotection(dot)com (don't want to make a link), as well as syssecurityp... Read more

Answer:HJT Log and lots of details inside.

It won't allow me to edit this so I'm just going to post.

I have a quick update. I'm still experiencing every bit of the winlogon.exe errors, I've gotten what appears to be memory errors, a blue screen, and the send error report type errors when starting up the PC just now.

Additionally, 2 more of the places my firewall has blocked are and "OWNUSA(dot)INFO" (used caps).

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Ok here s the deal: (windows vista)

I pressed CTRL+ALt+DL and in "processes" i accidentally shut down "explorer.exe"

Now im a PC noob so i pressed the 5sec OFF bottom because i did not know how to fix it.

I restart the PC and it starts to the UserScreen, then it stops

I can hover the mouse but i cannot click to the pic of the actual User, to login.

But i can start in safe mode.

Help greatly appreciated !!!

Answer:pc does not start up - details inside

50 views ? cmon ppl im screwed here :(

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Hey all, very frustrated here, any help would be brilliant.

If need anything else ill do my best.


Answer:Several BSOD all different, details inside.

Hello JT and welcome to Sevenforums!

To be able to help you we'll need a little more information on a few things. Please read the below tutorial, to figure how to make a complete post. By that, we're able to investigate your crashes to the end. If you're having any questions just ask us.

Thank you for you attention!

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my problem is : when im online i keep getting this window opening and then closing right away in the task bar, i play multiplayer games and this little window opening is affecting the online play and i also noticed that sometimes the color brightness is changed (in the game not the computer itself)without me doing it .i did virus scan (clean), scan from there (clean) and pandasoftware (clean)ohh almost forgot ad-aware scan .i just dont know .and if anyone can help me get rid of AOL everything from my computer would be great also i cant get rid of it all.i will be looking forward to seeing an e-mail from you, thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:06:07 AM, on 11/17/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Tech\Wheel Mouse\5.0\MOUSE32A.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXEC:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exeC:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exeC:\PROGRA~1\... Read more

Answer:Virus... Not Really Sure *details Inside*

Hi and Welcome to bleeping computer!! My name is David Please do both of the following before we start if possible!:1) Please print off these intructions - they will be needed later when internet access is not available.2) Save these instructions in word/notepad to the desktop where they can be easily found for the same reasons as above.There is a bit to do on the log - i can almost guaruntee ewido will remove something - it's also a good free tool to keep in your arsenal! Please download ewido security suite it is a free version of the program.Install ewido security suiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck.Install background guardInstall scan via context menuLaunch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double-click it.The program will now open to the main screen.When you run ewido for the first time, you may get a warning "Database could not be found!". Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.Then click on Start Update.The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
(the status bar at the bottom will display ("Update successful") If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update ewido.ewido manual updatesOnce the updates are installed do the following:Click on scannerClick on Complete System Scan and the scan wil... Read more

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Hey everybody!

I recently managed to get my computer loaded with a number of different viruses. To make a long story short, I downloaded/ran an .exe program that I later found out was full of viruses/keyloggers.

I ran a bunch of scans (Malwarebytes, Avast, McAfee, then after I uninstalled McAfee, Kaspersky. Now everything seems to be back to normal. It might just be me, but my computer still seems a tiny bit slower than it was before all this happened (I'd like to put emphasis on the possibility that it could just be me being cautious). I'm also not sure if there are any keyloggers left, so I would really appreciate it if you guys could look through my logs or not to see if I'm clean.

Known [previous?] Viruses: Right after I opened up that deadly .exe file, my links from the google results page started taking me to RANDOM pages, with nothing to do with what I searched for. Shortly after, EVERY program that I would open up would have a few "error messages" before it, with just little pop up windows saying "Error C:/blahblah", and only after I exited out of 2 or 3 of those, would the program would open.
Also, I ran a virus scan the a couple nights back after I infected my computer, and when I looked at it in the morning, "Windows Police Pro" was up. Knowing this was a fake program, I closed out of it and deleted it via HKEYblah, and the task manager (and I also deleted the WPP files on my local disk). Next morning, it was back aga... Read more

Answer:I think I have a keylogger (Details inside!)

Please disregard this post. I've found help elsewhere.

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I get "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown"
I've never seen it before because i'm usually away from the computer when it happens, possibly it does this when in sleep mode.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 3b
BCP1: 00000000C0000005
BCP2: FFFFF880072A6817
BCP3: FFFFF880099D2900
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Feel free to ask questions.

Attachment includes Information with SF Diagnostic Tool.

Answer:BSOD Details Inside!

Your graphics driver caused both the BSODs update it:
Name AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series
fffff880`07216000 fffff880`07a27000 atikmdag Fri Nov 26 03:46:44 2010 (4CEF1F94)

Also do the following:
Install SP1
Uninstall Daemon Tools

Update the following drivers:
AMD High Definition Audio Device
fffff880`07ca0000 fffff880`07cc0000 AtihdW76 Wed Nov 17 13:02:04 2010 (4CE3C43C)

Realtek High Definition Audio
fffff880`094e7000 fffff880`09757c00 RTKVHD64 Tue Nov 23 11:14:08 2010 (4CEB93F0)

Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
fffff880`07b85000 fffff880`07bf5000 Rt64win7 Mon Mar 21 14:20:32 2011 (4D8750A0)

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Accidentally posted twice. Please view the other thread of the same name!
Sorry about that.

Answer:I think I have a keylogger (Details inside!)

Not a problem. Please respond to the other thread here:

Closing this one.

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First I was getting continues bsod and I figure out that maybe because I OC my CPU so I reset my bios to normal and my system work for long time without bsod.

Then it occurred later twice one after updating my nvidia driver to 320.18 a week ago so I figured maybe FireFox problem with the new nvidia driver so I unchecked option "use hardware acceleration when available" and there was no bsod for a week, today it occurred after start my system for just few minutes !!

? OS - Windows 7
? x86 x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 64bit sp1
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? retail
? Age of system (hardware) 3 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? reinstalled but I dont remember when.

? CPU: i7 860
? Video Card: 460 gtx
? MotherBoard: Biostar i55
? Power Supply - brand & wattage: Cooler Master 850W Pro

? System Manufacturer: N/A
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom): Desktop PC


Answer:bsod (full details inside)

Hi -

The 2 dumps in the zip are from February snd show the overclock -

BiosReleaseDate = 06/02/2010
SystemManufacturer = BIOSTAR Group
SystemProductName = TPower I55
MaxSpeed: 2800
CurrentSpeed: 3050
We need current dumps.

Run -

Regards. . .



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Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID 62-0524-001131-00101111-040201-VIA_K7$KM266_MS8158EC SERIES 05/24/2004
Motherboard Name Matsonic MS8158D/E

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type DEC Alpha EV6
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 100 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 200 MHz
Bandwidth 1600 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 2133 MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties
Bus Type VIA V-Link
Bus Width 8-bit
Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
Effective Clock 267 MHz
Bandwidth 267 MB/s

Motherboard Physical Info
CPU Sockets/Slots 1
Expansion Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP
RAM Slots 2 DIMM
Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN
Form Factor Micro ATX
Motherboard Size 190 mm x 240 mm
Motherboard Chipset KM266

Motherboard Manufacturer
Company Name Matsonic, Inc.
Product Information
BIOS Download
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I currently already has 2 hard disks, wanting to purchase another one online. Firstly, its a SATA hard disk, so im not sure if my MB supports only IDE, or SATA.

Secondly, is there any other compatibility issue apart from IDE/SATA? Looking for a 400gb Internal Hard disk.

Key Features:

Size: 3.5 inches
Capacities: 400 GB
Speed: 7,200 RPM
Interfaces: SATA 1.5 GB/s
Seek Time: 8.5 ms

Detailed information in a pdf file can be found here : Read more

Answer:Not sure if my MB supports IDE/SATA. Details of MB inside

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Hey guys! Was sup, I am back after like couple years. How's things going? Well I haven't posted in a while and I need some help.

This is the laptop that I have.

I want to buy it some RAM, but I am not sure if it will work and what PIN to get. I am browsing through new egg and found this.

It says on the site that my laptop can use the DDR2 400mhz speed but I just want to make sure that it is going to work. You guys mind helping me look around to find the exact details on my laptop? Btw, I have installed 256 in one slot.

Thanks guys,

Answer:Laptop Memory [Details Inside]

Crucial Details on what your machine uses:

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Alright, I am using Windows Vista.

Since about three days ago I CANNOT logon into Msn Live Messenger nor the online to check my e-mails.

It seems this problem also occurs when I try to buy things online like Ebay.

Msn Messenger gives me this error code: 80048820 (Extended: 80048439)

I tried all the suggest things in the Help Topic. Nothing worked.

The last suggestion is to :"Reregister the SSL security libraries"

In Windows Vista, click the Start button, and then click in the Start Search box.
Type each of the following commands, and then press ENTER. After each command is executed successfully, you will receive a "DllRegisterServer succeeded" message. Wait until you receive this message before continuing to the next command.

* REGSVR32 softpub.dll
* REGSVR32 wintrust.dll
* REGSVR32 initpki.dll
* REGSVR32 Rsaenh.dll
* REGSVR32 Mssip32.dll
* REGSVR32 Cryptdlg.dll
* REGSVR32 Dssenh.dll
* REGSVR32 Gpkcsp.dll
* REGSVR32 Slbcsp.dll
* REGSVR32 Sccbase.dll

Click to expand...

When I enter about half of the entries I get an error(The ones in bold):

So should I re-download the missing stuff? I don't understand wintrust because I redownloaded another one and it still doesn't work.

I really need help, hope I was clear enough.

P.S Googling the error code is a waste of time -_-

Answer:Problem with MSN on Vista(Details inside)

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But first, you must answer my question.Whats wrong with my computer speakers?Why cant I get sound from them? I tried the help topic about speakers not working. They are also set up correctly. Is my motherboard screwed up? I did have a new power supply put in recently (by pros) so I consider that a possability.

Answer:Sex, porn etc. Details inside topic

Is your sound onboard or is it PCI or USB?

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My OS is Windows 8
I use Google Chrome as my default browser but this problem persists with Firefox and IE as well. As of right now,, and will not load at all. The worst of it all is these are the three sites that I most commonly use. I was able to use all of them perfectly fine last night before i went to bed, and now they will not load at all, while other sites load perfectly fine. When i run a ping test through the CMD prompt for these sites

Here are some troubleshooting tips I have tried already:
Check if theirs a browser update (none needed)
Clear cache, cookies, history, etc...
Run a malware scan (0 threats detected)
Run a Virus scan (o threats detected)
Try opening page while using https instead of http
Flush DNS through CMD prompt
Once again only these select few websites wont load while all others work perfectly fine..
Any help or ideas are greatly appreciated. This has been going on for nearly 3 hours now.

Answer:Cant open a few websites. DETAILS INSIDE

That is almost certainly an ISP problem
several US ISPs appear to be having network difficulties today and it is likely that they are all using the same routing
Facebook and Twitter are definitely affected from many locations
All you can do is wait for it to clear up

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This error message appears after Windows XP tries to load.

"Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000135 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down."

I've tried rebooting in Safe Mode and Debugging mode. This message still appears. I've tried cleaning the inside, dusting it, putting a fan at it, and plugging it into different power sources. Still won't work.

I recently cleaned out a few viruses (VBS Solow and its variants), and this occurred after turning the computer on a few hours later.

Any help would be appreciated greatly.

Answer:System won't boot.. (more details inside);en-us;156669

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Hey guys. I currently have AVG Free Edition 8.0 installed on my computer and my lastest can, which was last night, came up with multiple infections.

Details of My Computer:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
My account is an administator account
AV/AS Program is AVG Free Edition

After AVG detect the infections and attempted to clean the infections, it prompted me to reboot. After reboot the infections re-appeared. I downloaded and installed SpyBot and ran its scan and Immunized my computer but the problem still exists. I seemed to have opened up a hornets nest I guess.

These are the infections AVG is picking up:

These infections seem to be infecting my .dll's and .exe's as AVG reports.

-HiJackThis LOG-
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:38:10 PM, on 3/8/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18372)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG... Read more

Answer:Multiple Infections - Details inside

I will be posting some updated logs but I will still need some help as it seems no matter what scanner I use, the virus still comes back after reboot.

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Hi There Great site here Hoping i can get some advice on a unknown probelm .Having problems with IE random popups, redirected searches (although not all the time?)Have run AVG9 and Ccleaner which have found nothing . AVG does report that it has found an infection from time to time whilst browsing but doesn't report anything in scans.Any help would be greatly appreciated Many thanks DazLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 14:01:55, on 20/07/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXEC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HiJackT... Read more

Answer:Unknown infection details inside

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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So right now, my PS3 is connected via an HDMI cable to my 22" dell monitor with a DVI adapter. My sound is an RCA to 3.5mm cable. I want to record and play in HD. What is the best capture card for me? (around $100)

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So right now, my PS3 is connected via an HDMI cable to my 22" dell monitor with a DVI adapter. My sound is an RCA to 3.5mm cable. I want to record and play in HD. What is the best capture card for me? (around $100)

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So, my laptop has been freezing. But not exactly randomly. I can run AIM for roughly 5-10min without a freeze-up (aka, nothing works/opens, but I can still move the mouse). OR I can open up firefox and it will run no problems on about half of the sites/forums I usually browse. And lastly, I have tried to scan the computer several times, but it freezes up almost exactly halfway through (three times now), and then I can press the "Quarantine" button and it will freeze again halfway through deleting what's there (just tracking cookies).

I'm one of those people with a secondary computer, one for gaming, one for everything else. My laptop is that everything else computer, and it's quite annoying having to alt-tab out of my precious games. Worst case, I may resort to re-formatting.

If you need anymore information, I'd be happy to give it. I don't know the exact specs of the computer, as I really never cared what they were, being my secondary computer, and I can't open the system info without it freezing, so I did the best I could copying specs from a website then changing what I remembered. But it's a Dell Inspiron 1501, and you can look it up yourself if the below specs isn't enough information, or I might be able to help out.

* AMD Sempron 3500+ (1.8GHz/512Kb)
* 15.4" Ultrasharp WXGA display
* 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz (1 DIMM)
* ATI Xpress 1150 256MB HyperMemory (Integrated graphics)
* 60GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Dr... Read more

Answer:Laptop keeps freezing, details inside

You may have a corrupted or bad hard drive

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ok, 3 days ago my computer was working completely fine. that night i downloaded a zip file for a video. the next morning my comp told me that i needed to install "important updates" [which i think was just the windows sp2] and when the computer restarted i needed to install the latest version of java so i let that install and update.

then after all the updates were installed my computer started acting weird. i couldnt open pages like,, or my online school which is, i also can't open pages where there are multiple images. i've tried to uninstall everything that updated so it was back to the way it was, but my browsers are unable to download and they're still unable to open myspace and the other sites. i use opera as my main browser, firefox when opera doesn't work, and chrome as my last resort. but i also have safari and IE installed but im unable to use them

i've tried to do a system restore to 3 days ago but it says the only restore point was 8/24/09 at 10:24 am, so that wont work.

so is there a way to make my computer work normally again? all i really want is to be able to download again and open the webpages b/c i REALLY REALLY need my school page to open any help will be much appriciated

Answer:i need help. theres a couple problems. [details inside]

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I'm posting this from safe mode w/ networking as I don't know where else to turn.
I did a sfc scan and it stopped at 57% and I followed online instructions to obtain the sfc.txt. Here are the files unable to be fixed. The 2 corrupted are bcdedit.exe and wucltux.dll

Another thing to note. I've had this Lenovo y580 laptop for about a month and a half now and I've had to use "one key recovery" to wipe everything about 3 times. This thing will work fine for like 2 weeks then out of nowhere all these error messages and applications will start crashing. The HDD and memory health is fine from all scans from lenovo support they performed.

I only have warranty for hardware and I've been on the phone w/ them about a dozen times total. Now they want me to do a clean install by sending in recovery disks which would cost $60. Software warranty is extra $ which I'm very tight on. If I could manually try to fix this it'd be a godsend. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks. I also use MSE and malwarebytes so don't think its a virus it must be a flaw in the system. Thanks very much

Answer:SFC Details inside. How do I fix these corrupted files?

Hello JJ, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here's a clean copy of those files from my system in the ZIP file below. After you extract (drag and drop) them from the ZIP file to your desktop and unblock them, the TIP box below will explain how to replace them in your C:\Windows\System32 folder.

You will need to take ownership and set permissions to "Allow" your account "Full Control" of the original file in your current installation before you will be allowed to replace it with the extracted copy.

If the system file is in use and you are unable to replace it with the extracted copy, then: Open a Command Prompt at boot.
Do steps 4B to 4D in this tutorial first to verify the drive letter of your Windows 7 drive. It's not always C: at boot.
Type in the command below to copy and replace the original file with the extracted replacement file.
Copy /Y "full path of extracted replacement file" "full path of original Windows 7 system file"
For example:
If the extracted replacement uDWM.DLL is on my desktop, then I would use type this in the command prompt at boot and press enter.

Copy /Y "C:\Users\User-name\Desktop\uDWM.dll" "C:\Windows\System32\uDWM.dll"

Hope this helps,

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Ok Techies, I need some real help on this one....

Older Gateway P3 500mhz last week was working fine...
I don't know the exact details it is my mom's PC and I am giving it a whirl at it... Was working fine then one day she says everytime she boots after bios black screen says"no OS found"

So I pick up thePC and bios won't and can't find a Hard drive.
Maybe bad drive, I remove and replace it with a good one w/ OS already installed.. NO OS found..
I insert Windows Xp disc in CD rom and it loads drivers and then begin to install, next "windows can't continue no HD detected.

Back to bios check Periph.. no primary (none)
secondary shows (cd rom)

I try swapping out

Hard drives..
New ribbon cable...
Switch IDE spots on mobo...
Try to run HD & CD on same line set one for slave.. (didn't work)
Try hooking up HD and remove CD
Bios still shows None for primary and secondary...

Bios recognizes CD roms... but won't detect any HD's...

I try to reset Bios (nvidia) w/ jumper... still same
Removed battery cleaned contacts ... still won't find HD
Ok I'm at wits end .. can't think of anything else to try...

Beg and plead anyone w/ ideas feel free to post...

Truly appreciate any help and suggestions

Answer:Bios/PC can't find HD details inside

Have you tried a different power connector on the hard drive? Also try entering the hard drive parameters manually in the BIOS.

Good luck.


On a side note, it is possible that the CMOS battery is dead. On some older machines if the battery goes the BIOS won't detect the hard drive.

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