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Question: computer turn wont turn on

I was playing counter strike then all of a sudden the screen went blank then the fans started to make loads of noise so i turned it off and now when i turn it on the fans start the dials move and light up but it makes some beeps then nothing happens just the fans spining, its happened before and i sent it back and they put a new motherborad in but the company has gone bankrupt so carnt send it back is there any way i can tell for sure its the motherborad and help choseing a new one??.

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Answer: computer turn wont turn on

1) Punctuation.2) More info on your system, OS and what happened prior to this and someone will be along shortly to assist.

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Hi, I have recently recieved my HP Split X2 back from HP last week because the docking station would charge but the computer would not and now it's the opposite. I turned on my computer it was working fine, I plug it in to charge and i notice that the battery icon didnt change to charging so i unplugged it and plugged it back in and nothing so i undock the computer and that charges just fine i place it back and next thing i know it shuts off on me. i press the power button and nothing but when I hold it down the Windows button on the computer stays glowing if i continue to hold the power button and if i undock it the led light is red. Also if i have it plugged it the windows button will flash 4 times and on the 4th time itll stay lit up until i release it I just got my computer back and  it's acting up again i would really appreciate a way to fix this 

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This was in the XP forums untill i realized this wasnt a Operating System malfuntion as much as it is obviously a Hardware malfunction... ANYWAY
Okay well here's the deal. I recently formatted my computer not... 4 days ago. Anyway I first noticed a problem when I was playing BF2 online... My computer would randomly stop displaying picture and sound. First thing I tried was reseting the computer but that didnt work, I had to hold the button and power it down for 3 seconds before turning it on again.
Then after this happend the second time. It would take me 2 attempts of turning the power off completely in order to get the video card to display anything.
This happend to me last night.. Now I cant get the video to display at ALL or get a startup BEEP

So I'm really quite concerned at the large array of problems i could be facing. If you have any tip's I'd love to hear them...


Also. I Checked the connections on everything and pulled the battery off my Bio's and replaced it 40 seconds later. Still nothing

*later I posted this*

I put all of my hardware into another computer untill i got a comboniation that worked... and now its displaying video and turning on when a different video card is in it. So. does that make sense to anyone?

*then*

Ok... now it gets even better I placed everything back where its supposed to be.. and just put my friends video card into my motherboard with my Power Supply, my processor, my ram... everything...... Read more

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

I've got a similar issue and I suspect I might have a dodgy power supply unit. So check that/change it out and see if that makes a difference
 

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Hey guys, first post to the forum, can't seem to find help anywhere else so i'll try here.

I got a new gfx card for xmas, a 9800GTX+. I plugged it in my old crappy mobo, what make im not sure but a Gigabyte and my computer would alternate between either: turning on for about 10 seconds without posting, screen stays blank, then turning off OR turning on, doesn't post, then does nothing.
Assuming it was just my motherboard, I bought a few upgrades but im still having the same problem except sometimes the light on the monitor, to indicate wether its engaged or not, will light up for 1-5 seconds, then computer turns off again.

THe specs im running at the moment are:

600W Vantec iON2+ PSU (NEW)
ASUS GeForce 9800GTX+ (NEW)
1GB DDR2 Kingston RAM (NEW)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB
Intel P4 3.0ghz (I don't know the exact model)
Gigabyte GA-EG31MF-S2 motherboard (NEW)

I suspect, after upgrading the PSU, mobo and RAM, and still no relief, that either: the cpu is imcompatable with the motherboard OR the psu is not sufficient enough to run my system.

My old PSU was a stock 350W and my old gfx card was a Sapphire Radeon X300.

Any infomation is appricated as this is killing me

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The suppy certainly lacked there. The 600w is quite adequate while there is one other thing to look at there. Did you plug the power feed into the card?

The newer high end models require the 6pin 12v feed to power the larger vpus seen on them. If you forgot to plug that in... oops! you won't get very far.

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Well if you read my other post I couldn't get the OS started, now the computer itself wont start.

Just when I thought It couldn't get worse it did. My PC won't turn on at all now. I didn't do anything, I went downstairs for a half an hour or so and it was off, I try to start it and nothing. I've done the typical outlet check and plugging the cord back in and stuff but nothing.

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So how's your day been so far?

If you try to turn it on if you don't see any lights come on or hear fan or the HD start up then

1/ is the plug outlet supplying power ie is something else working from that plug?

2/ check the fuse in the PC power chord plug

3/ if no joy the power supply, supplying the motherboard needs to be checked with a multimeter.

When it rains it **** pours.

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Hello. I have a Asus cg series desktop computer. It is a 64 bit, and I am running Windows 7 home premium. I was doing a system update, and after I used it for like a half-hour. Than after that my computer turned off and when I start the computer up it stays on the Asus startup screen. I tried booting my Windows 7 recovery discs and when I try restoring my computer it says that my computer has no partion memory. Idk what that means. Than when I click restore computer to full HD it says error code. No memory. Idk what to do. I think it's the hard drive but I don't know it's a new computer

Answer:please help my computer wont turn on.

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it says that my computer has no partion .....it's a new computer




No partition means, that the Hard Drive has probably failed. How "New" is this computer? If you just bought it from a store in the last 30 days, you can take it back and get another one.

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okay so it all started like 3 weeks ago when my fan stopped running in my computer. this is the fan that works with the liquid cooling system. i figured i would talk to my buddy about it and have him fix it or something but until then i could probably keep on gaming.

(i realize the stupidity in this now but then i just wanted to play man!)

Then sunday morning...
i was turning on my computer ready for some intense gaming when the monitor did not acknowledge my system was on.

i had no idea what could be wrong so i researched a little and started playing around. i opened up my PC to find some blue liquid all over the place, mostly on my top video card. further investigation showed my liquid cooling system had begun leaking, what could i do but try and clean up. so i cleaned off the caked on blue **** and plugged everything in and stuck a towel under the leak and started up my computation system. Everything seemed to be working now.

(yah again i see how retarded this seem but at the time i just wanted to play...)

alright so today i was playin some games when quite suddenly my computer turned off. it did not shut down it just turned off. i felt around in the computer(grounded of course) and it was quite hot inside(particularly the box thing i think is the CPU). i let it all cool off then i tried to turn on my computer. nothing happened at all no lights no fans no noises. the only light i see on is a tiny red flashing light on my motherboard that seems to b... Read more

Answer:computer wont turn on help please

I think you already know the answer to your question.
 

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One day I was watching hulu on my laptop and my slipped out my hand and fell from like 2 inches over my computer and my computer started glitching. So, I turned it off and it wouldn't turn back on. So i left it off the charger overnight thinking that maybe it was too hot and the next morning i plugged it back in and it turned on and it was working well. Well, about a few hours later I went to get back on but it didnt turn on AGAIN! i did the same method that i did before but it still wont turn on. I also tried the 30 second thing but that didnt work either! please help, i really need my laptop

Answer:My computer wont turn on

Hi,Attempt to perform a hard reset to remove all the excess static using: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768 if the above doesn't work:Attempt to connect the charger to an alternate power outlet, alternate power cable and if it doesn't work either You may need to contact HP on 1800-474-6836 for further support as you may need to get the pc sent to an hp repair center (ensure the pc is under an ADP warranty as otherwise there may be a charge included as the issue occurred after the accident you had).




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so i turned on my computer today, it worked fine for a bit, then it just shut off.
the led light for the power button started flashing
even after i unplugged my computer from the wall it kept flashing.
then it stopped
now no matter how many times i plug it in it wont turn on, or even blink now
im usually pertty good with computers, and im thinking its the power supply, but i wanted an experts opinion before i go buy myself another power supply.
 

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Hello, Im not very good with computers and my home PC is rather slow. I thought i was being clever last night deleting some files that i thought were not used anymore. After doing this and emptying the recycle bin i couldnt connect to the internet. I tried turning off and turning on again but now the computer wont get passed the drive error check. It thinks there is a disk in the cd drive which there isnt. It is making funny banging noises like its trying to load something. It is quite old and i dont expect miricals but i wondered if there is any point trying to save it or should i just throw it away?Thanks in advance for any help or advice anyone can offer.

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Do you  have a Windows CD to reinstall? That sounds like a good place to start and would be a great time to check the hardware as well. What computer or motherboard make model, processor, RAM, etc. is involved?

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Hello everyone I just built my first computer and connected every wire to its slot now my problem is I cant seem to get the bloody thing to start as it wont turn on at all when i press the power switch so i am not really sure what the problem is but to help you guys help me here is specifications.

Cooler Master case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

Rosewill power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182043

Foxconn mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186059

Amd Athlon 64 X2 4400+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103626

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Plug it in...



LMAO I Kill me...





ok seriously, check the powersupply connection and all MOBO connections... You may need to start with just the essentials and then try powering on.


please make sure you have checked the power switch in the back (if you have one)...


Report back

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Computer wont turn on its plugged in light is white but when I try to turn it on nothing happens

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okay i've had the computer for about 3 weeks now, well i built it myself, this is the second time i've built a computer and im confident i never stuff it up. Well with the second computer i built when i first put it together, the wires had been loose and it kept turning off when the ground was shaken then one day when i was going to fix it, my brother turned the computer on when my hand was in the computer fidling with it and it fried.

So what i did was replace both the motherboard and the PSU and replugged everything back to normal, but this time the computer didnt turn on at all

any suggestions of what to do now ?

Answer:New computer wont turn on

Take the RAM out try to boot.

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i just built a new computer and it wont turn on. the fans keep turning on and off though when i plug in the psu though.
any help[ would be appreciated
 

Answer:need help with new computer it wont turn on!

Throw up some specs and any problems you had putting it together
 

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After shutting down my computer a few hours ago it will not boot up! (its an HP Pavillion
a302x) The back power light is on/off randomly ( though in not pattern... and not quickly altrenating) and the front power button, that gets backlit when the computer comes on, stays off. the task-light, as i call it (not sure what its really called, the orange light above the power button that flashes/illuminates when the computer is doing a task) is flashing very quickly.

Nothing appears on the monitor.
i've checked all the connections and they all seem fine.

maybe it just finally died? i hope not.
can anybody tell me whats wrong or how to fix it?

thanks for your time.

UPDATE:::::

Power supply light stays on until power button in pushed then turns off completely. then back on when unplugged to show that its dieing.
 

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sounds like a bad power suppy the light on the supply shoud be on not blinking not a big problem
 

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I have a HP computer with winxp and i unplugged everything and then plugged everything back in because my sound wasnt working and now my computer wont even turn back on the little light just keeps flashing even after i unplug everything it still flashes for around 2 minutes. Is it because i broke my monitor some how? i have no clue and i am definetly not a computer type of person i just use it to play online games and talk to friends so any help would be nice my email is [email protected]and if you need any other information i can give it to you i dont know what really you need to find the problem or whatever any help is greatly appreciated thank you =D

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Which model of HP and which light is flashing?When you say you unplugged everything, did you open the case and unplug things?

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The only way I can get it to turn off is to hard power off(Hold down button) twice.
I have checked all BIOS setting and turned off restart on BSOD I just can't seem to get it to stop restarting. When I Shut down it does actually turn off but then right back on which is what makes me think its a BIOS setting or something.

Full Specs in sig.

Thank you for any help,
ßeta
 

Answer:my computer wont turn off.

If this is a new build the first thing I would recheck is to make sure the front I/O panel header is connected properly. If that doesn't work, try flashing your bios to a newer version. Finally, are you sure your not pressing the "sleep" button,on the start menu, instead of shut down?
 

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It is a HP Pavilion running on Windows XP. When I press the power button nothing happens but the green light on the back goes on, however none of the fans or anything goes on. Right now I think it might just be the switch, or at least thats what im hoping it is. Would there be any way to check that or turn it on without the switch working properly? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer wont turn on

We'll need to no more info about your computer setup, give us your system details, be as complete as possible. It could be your psu, or LED wires may have come loose from connection.
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Hey all,

The problem I have is that my computer wont turn on. I have had this problem before but it would only happen once every few weeks or so, I try and turn the computer on but nothing happens. All the other times this has happened I have pressed the power button a few times and then it will turn on, or I have pressed the power button a few times and left it then it will turn on a minute or so later by itself.

Yesterday and today though it has decided to do it again, although yesterday it took about 20 minutes of me pressing the button a few times then leaving it for 5 minutes to come on, and today the same but it just hasnt turned on. There is an LED on the motherboard which lights up all the time even when the computer is off (but not when its unplugged) I think it tells you there is power to the motherboard but I'm not sure. Once the computer is on its fine though, it wont restart or anything.

I have looked on the internet for people with the same sort of problems and the cause for most of them is the power supply, which I think is the same in my case, as I got all new parts for my comp a year ago, except the power supply which I kept and is about 5 or 6 years old.

Does anyone else have any other ideas on what it could be? Or could confirm what I'm thinking? Also if I need to buy a new power supply, should I buy the same one or doesnt it matter?

Thanks for any help
 

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This is a comprehensive explanation of how to test your PSU
it will explain it better than i can.

http://aphnetworks.com/lounge/turn_on_psu_without_motherboard_the_paperclip_trick

The other thing you can do is take out the CMOS battery and leave it for 10 min then replace it.
 

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I have an intermitent problem with my computer. It seems to work fine but every now and then it won't turn off. It's stays on the shutting down screen forever and I have to shut it down manually.

I have Vista Home Premium Service pack 2 64 bit. I've been having this problem for a little while and I scaned with Avast, Spybot and Malawarebytes and everything was fine.

Any ideas what might be causing this?

Answer:COmputer wont turn off.

there could be multiple problems causing this, but try reading some of these articles and they might help you out.

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I turn my computer off last night and when i got up i tried to turn it on but it wouldnt turn on!. I didnt do anything unusual the night before. Can anyone help me??HP Pavillion a6602f is not even a year old yet.

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Quote from: Jman on October 17, 2009, 09:09:00 PMHP Pavillion a6602f is not even a year old yet. return it

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Hey well i bought a custom computer from the local shop here and i decided to buy a new case for it. I switched everything to the new case that i bought and now the computer wont turn on. Everything looks like its plugged in from reading the motherboards manual. Before switching cases, everything was working perfect. Now when i try to press the button to turn the computer on, it wont turn on. But when i put it to ON position in back of the computer case the fan on the power supply & cpu will turn on and off. The computer just wont turn on. Whats is the problem here.

Here are the specs:

Intel P4 3.2GHZ
Intel D915GAG Motherboard
1.024 GB of RAM
550 W Poaer Supply
160GB Hard Drive

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Sounds like the motherboard could be shorting out on the case, make sure the standoffs are set up correctly and no metal is touching the case. There is a slight chance that the PSU has failed but this is unlikely. Is the PSU Generic, it probably isnt because of the high wattage rating but is it an Antec, Thermaltake or OCZ or brand name like that?

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I'm sure you guys might have seen this before but i searched and looked for some things on this site and I have a different problem.

In my computer upstairs I have a NVIDA Geforce 6600 GT Graphics Card.
I went to play my game and it said your graphics card is outdated.
So I went to the site and installed NVIDA Geforce 6600 GT graphics card.
At the end of the instalation my computer restarted,
When my computer was loading up it was working fine, then when it gets to the part where it says windows, it doesnt show that part and stays black almost a really really dark blue color.
Is there any solution to this?
 

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WAT WAIT!! EDIT: When I Try Going Into Safe Mode. A Blue Box Comes Up That Says Choose A Boot Configeration And If You Put Defualt Boot Then It Does The Same Black Screen And All.
NOTE: Reformating my computer is not a problem but it's a hassle. Thats why I'm trying to figure out a way around this problem because if i dont i have to reinstal my sound driver, my 2 antiviruses, my steam, my games, my yahoo, my macros, my pal talk, My bots. Those are hard to get back in a short ammount of time. Ps: i reformatted this computer atleast 7 times.
 

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Hey,

I have just bought my computer and i plugged everything in. I turned the coomputer on and it started up for 1 second and immediately went dead. Then i tried pressing the "on" button again but it doesnt respond. I checked the motherboard and saw there is a green light which should have power from the psu but it doesnt respond when i press the "on" button.

i also tried taking the battery thing out of the motherboard, waiting 30 mins and putting it bak on again but it still doesnt work.

can anyone help, thanks

my computer info are:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64x2 3600+
MOther baord: ASUS m2v
graphic card: Geforce 7300gt
Ram: 512mb DDR2
 

Answer:new computer just wont turn on

Hi there, and welcome to techspot.

The green LED on your motherboard should be on, regardless of whether or not your computer is on. It indicates that the motherboard is getting power. If it is not on, then your motherboard is not getting power.

Could be a number of reasons as to why this is happening.

1. Your PSU is dead.
2. Your PSU connections to the motherboard came loose (there are two of them, a 24 pin connection plus the additional ATX12v connection).
3. The switch on the back of your computer is in the wrong position (should be 110v for the US)

Check your PSU connections first. Hopefully something is just loose. Did you build this yourself?
 

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well i just bought a new computer case for my comp so i took everything out of my old comp and put it in the case hooked everything up the same(i think) but i looked everywhere for unhooked in cables but i found them all to be plugged in buit my computer wont even turn on and i have no idea what the problem is please help!

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Well, the fact you said "I Think" I've plugged the power cables into the motherboard correctly has painted the picture for me. Did the case come with a PSU and you are trying to use it in place of the old PSU? If so than it could be because of the Max Power supported is not up to par with your older PSU. If this isnt the case, then check the MB manual or some website with a diagram showing "Power Cable Connections for ATX boards". Otherwise let a professional take care of it, preferably a mutual friend.

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Me and a buddy of mine, just got done building a pentium 4 from scratch. We were able to get it going and running fine. Then we decieded to install all the other goodies. We then started to have problems. This computer consist of 1.8 gig pentium 4, 40 gig hard drive, lg dvd/cdrw drive, creative cdrom, and a creative soundblaster audigy platinum, which is where we came up with problems. We have a 400 watt power supply. That is what I think the problem is, but want to be for sure. The problem in general is we try to turn it on, and it starts to turn on, but then it just shuts off, like a breaker was being hit, or the power was not being routed right. Talked to another buddy who said to erase the cmos, or it could be electrostatic discharge on the processor. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 

Answer:computer wont turn on

Have you reseated the processor, make sure the processor fan is connected and starting. check for loose cables, cables reversed on the ide's. If that doesn't do it then try the following.

pull all the extras out except the cpu, memory, processor, floppy, vid card, and hard drive. Will if boot now, if not, remove the hard drive and use a boot disk, will it boot now.
 

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my sister tried to send a picture she had scanned to her email address and now the computer wont turn on. well it turns on then gives an orange window saying "It is now safe to turn off your computer". Have checked hard drive with virus scan and the power settings and still nothing. please help?
 

Answer:computer wont turn on

Unplug the computer (not the monitor), wait a few seconds, plug it back in, then push the power button on the computer (not the monitor).
 

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HELP MY COMPUTER SCREEN WONT TURN ON.  Our family computer usualy works just fine even though it's a bit old. A few days ago it was working perfectly no issues or whatever. But yesterday, I tried opening it but it won't start. The CPU was working (I think it was working) the light on the back was turning on, the fan was working and overall i think the CPU was working. But, the monitor wasnt. It kept saying no signal and then the monitor is going to sleep. HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP What do I do with it? 

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Hi,can anyone help please. I have just been given a pc and it was working fine when used last which was about a year ago. When I turn the pc on it starts to boot, c.d and d.v.d drive etc all start but after about 5 seconds it just stops. If you hold the start button on the same still happens. Would really appreciate some help. Thanks.

Answer:computer wont turn on

Having been unused for so long, I would expect that the Mobo battery needs replacing.

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I don't know if this is the right place to post it in but I couldnt find any other place. Well I went out and left my computer on I came back and I saw it was off. I clicked the on button on the tower wouldn't turn on. The safe guard cord couldn't of burn out because the monitor and printer would turn on. I disconnected everything and than reconnected and still wont turn on. While doing that I noticed a small green light on the back of the tower. About the site of a out of order light. It was flashing at a kind of medium slow level. If i was quiet enough I could of heard it ticking at the pace the light was flashing. I unplugged the master cord for the tower and the light would still shine but faster and the ticking was faster too. I wondered to myself how could something be flashing if no power was attached to it. This computer is only about 4 years old. Not even. I can't tell you the specific model yet because im at my friends huse but ill soon tell you. But I do know it is a HP Pavilion. Thank You

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We'll need to know the model of the HP and the location of the flashing light. Is it on the power supply (near where the power cord plugs in) or lower like by where the network cable plugs in?

Do you hear any beeps?

Are the fans spinning or is it as if you never hit the power button when you try to turn it on?

Post back with the info requested and we'll go from there.

BTW, this post should've been in the Hardware section of our forum, so I'll have it moved to Hardware Support> Motherboards, Bios, and CPUs.

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX520 and when I press the on switch, the switch just blinks as if it was on sleep mode and it wont turn on. The monitor works fine and I tried everything like unplugging and plugging back in and stuff. are there any other solutions?

 

Answer:My computer wont turn on

Check out the manual to see what your blinking light means?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx520/en/ug/tools00.htm#wp1114432
 

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I need help.. i have a computer that turns on to a black screen that gives me the following options on how to turn on the computer:

safe mode
safe w/ networking
safe w/ command prompt
last known good configuration
start windows normally

No matter which one i choose it will load to the windows splash loading screen and go back to this black screen with options.

I think it's a virus. Also the computer never came with one of those recovery disks.

It tried going to F8 when it is loading from one of those options i chose and it would give me an advanced options menu with options:

enable boot logging
enable vga made
directory services restore
debugging

All of those don't work either.

I switched out the harddrive and put another one into that computer and it does not seem to be an issue with other hardware. So there should be a problem with the harddrive and some virus probably.

That's as far as my knowledge goes as to what to do. I would appreciate if anyone can give me any advice. Thanks in advance.

Answer:computer wont turn on

sounds like you need to repair your os.

you'd need to boot to an Windows install cd (2k/xp matching the os on the HD). start a fresh install. it will search for existing OS's. repair the os found on your HD. You'll prolly need a cd key as well. this can sometimes be found on the computer case.

you should run windows update after performing these actions.

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when i press the power button on my computer to turn it on everything runs fine untill i get to the xp loading screen...the one with the windows flag...and it gets stuck there...i left it there loading over night...and nothing....i am able to boot it up in safe mode but not in normal mode...i dont want t clear my hdd because it has my life on it...Music, Videos, Pictures, Guitar music, things that i have wrote...i cant lose that stuff...what can i do to fix my computer so it can start in normal mode again...also it wont let me do a system restore...it goes through the process of it but when it reboots it gets stuck at the windows flag loading screene...my computer is a HP Pavillion 513n running windows xp SP3.

Answer:Help my computer wont turn on

How long have you been running SP3 on that HP.... There are some issues with HP and Compaq Computers operating with SP3, or I should say... failing to operate soon after the SP3 updateIf you want your data and want your system back up and running asap, I'd buy an external HD enclosure, and an extra HD. Install the new HD in your sytsem in place of the old HD. Install clean build to new HD. And place old HD into ext hard drive case, and acces all your data via USB as an external drive. Simplest way to have your data back without taking the chance of losing it all especially since a repair feature will not work.The OS sounds hosed

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Computer sometimes turn on but rarely. When it doesnt turn on nothing happens. Fans dont spin and no noise etc. I think it is probably a Power supply problem because I hear a buzzing noise from it when my computer cant turn on. When there is no buzzing noise my computer can turn on. Also I have test the power supply on another computer and it works prefectly but that computer is older so it needs less power to run.Its not motherboard problem i dont think because it can turn on sometimes and the motherboard runs fine when it does turn on.

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Check all connections first if good i would start with swapping out power supply first.

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Hi,
I had just installed a liquid cooling system on my computer. I checked it after a couple of hours and found that one of the connections wasnt water tight and there was a couple of drips on the graphics card. I took ou the LCS, the GPU and dried it out. It was all working fine then. I then proceeded to use my new computer and cracked vista with a timer stop crack. The os then downloaded updates and asked to restart which I allowed. However, when the computer restarted it would come on for about 2 seconds then turn off and do this again. This happened every time I turned the system on.
I stripped it down and checked the motherboard and processor, both seemed ok. I turned it on and it was coming back on so 1 by 1 I put the Ram, HDD etc etc back in. Everything seemed to be ok. I moved it back up to my computer room to check everything was really back working. BUT, when I started it up it wasn't POSTing again and there was a strange noise coming from it, like the hard drive spinning up, however the computer didn't turn off. There was no POST and when I plugged in the monitor and it wasn't picking it up. Can any1 advise me on what component's could be causing this or if the LCS dripping on my graphics card could break my mobo? All the capatitors on the mobo seem fine.
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

water and electronics don't mix. That's why i don't recommend water-cooling. This is the risk you take. Some of your components have most likely shorted out. You will have to replace and swap out components until you have found the one(s) that have failed. good luck.
 

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Well for the past few weeks my computer has been not turning on. I really need some help, im running windows ME with a 1ghz athlon processor. 256mb Ram. 64mb vid card. I can rule out the video card because when i turn on the system, after it does a few beeps it has a blinking bar on the top left of the screen that looks like this _ . I can open up the cdrom drives fine but this is just killing me. I cant think of what it could be. Anyone have any ideas?

DannMann
 

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Hey everyone.. as the title suggests my computer wont turn on. Obviously i am aware the power supply is working lol and to verify this the motherboard LED is turned on when i turn the power on.

My brother has already tried to reset C Mos (whatever that means) and he has attempted a manual override. Still not working =(
Hes gone now so i have no idea....i just want to play games please..

Help!

Answer:Computer wont turn on =*(

welcome to tsf
please give us the computer specs
you might need to take off the panel to check the power connections from the power supply
do any fans spin?
does the hard drive spin?
does the rom light up?
does the floppy light?
does the cpu fan spin?
post back

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ok i had the same problem as this person:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...923&hl=howei did what u said and after installing combofix it ran and it said it was going to restart but it basically froze and now my computer wont start at all it gets to the windows and it restarts and then it says woudl u like to do last known configuarion safe mode etc and ive tried everyone and nothing happensit just restarts and goes to the same screen and everything happens all over again..can u please help me asap

Answer:Help- Tried To Fix & Now Computer Wont Turn On At All

no one is going to help me?

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Hey,
I've had this issue in the past and it turned out to be my ram. the computer did the beep thing when i tried turning it on and i replaced the ram, and bingo no problem. Now I tried turning it on and nothing, i hear the fans getting up to speed, then very anti-climactic, nothing. any ideas? i realize it could be anything. what are the symptoms of a blown cpu? i'd love some advice. thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Out of no where computer wont turn on!

I take it by "nothing" you mean the system stays on but nothing appears on your monitor? You are right in that the problem could be many things. However, power supply would be the first thing on the list and the CPU the last.
 

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Hello all
My computer was working fine and i added more memory to it and then it never turned back on I was running windows ME and I have a Dell Optiplex Pentium II please help thank you
OLY
 

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I have had some trouble trying to get my tower to turn on. I have gone through 2 cases and 2 motherboards trying to get it to turn on. It started when i went to get get a new case. I also ordered a new motherboard too. I made sure everything was correct, I turned it on and it stayed on for about 4 sec, died, and never returned. I learned later that i was using the wrong RAM for that motherboard(i have ddr) so i bought i new one along with a new cpu. I made sure everything was set, exactly to what the manual said. And not even a spin of a fan. So i figured it may be the case. So i purchased another case, tried it, put everything on their exactly where it should be, and still no start. please help me as to why my computer will not start, as I am on the verge of suicide lol
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

would you mind listing the make and model of the components your using on your final setup.
 

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My laptop won't turn on. The power light turns on when I connect the charger. When I press the power button the power light turns on and then goes off again. I dont hear the hard disk or fan working. Please help

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agbey7 wrote:My laptop won't turn on. The power light turns on when I connect the charger. When I press the power button the power light turns on and then goes off again. I dont hear the hard disk or fan working. Please helpSometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then use this troubleshooting document to see if you can resolve the problem on your own.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds); (if the computer doesn't power on, move to the next step)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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i dunno what happened to my computer but it was on overnight and when i got up it was off and it wont turn back on again. everytime i unplug the power cord then plug it back in and turn on the power supply it acts like its going to turn on like all my lights come on for a split second and the fans move and then just dies. i know the power supply isnt suppose to do this cause it shouldnt be trying to turn it on thats what the power button does so im not sure whats going on or what i should do. can someone help me troubleshoot this.

Answer:computer wont turn on

Hello,

Did you lose power overnight? If so could have done some real damage to the PC if you dont have it hooked upto a surge protector.

Have yuo tried to turn off hte PSU with the switch in the back and then turn it back on?

Cheers,
Mak

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So i was playing world of warcraft and downloading a torrent last night 3/16/10 3/17/10 i came home during my lunch break to see if my torrent was done and i tried to open wow and the log in screen was lagging it never lags at all so i restarted the computer and the resoultion changed from 1920-1200 to 800-640 so i thought it might be the video card. so i download this random program http://freestone-group.com/video-card-stability-test.htm to test the video card and i ran it and the screen would turn on and off so i left it on, i come back and the computer is completely off. So i check the back of the computer and the green light under the power cord is on. but when i push the on button it turns off along with everything else.
So i tried switching the power supplies and same thing happened. so i checked the vid card but it turned out i have been using the on board video card instead of my own because i rushed to put it together........
But now if i just put the cord in the green light stay on until i push power on the system.
Do you know why that is?
 

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When i turn on my computer it wont start up i am running win2k pro on a 1GHz, custom made computer. I get a blue screened error message saying theres a problem with ntfs.sys and adress bff29a58 base at bfef0000 datestamp 38437ed3. I have tried reinstalling windows and the same error occurs, i have also tried to format the disk using seagate disk wizard and tried using a MS-DOS startup disk but this also failed. !!! ANY SUGGESTIONS !!!! Thanks, Jon Williams

Answer:computer wont turn on!! HELP ME PLEASE

Try installin a os that runs fat32, it worked for me, then reformat and ntfs

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I recently tried ti reset my cmos by removing the battery for an hour then putting it back in. But m
Pc no longer turns on now... What did I do wrong?

Answer:computer wont turn on

Hi xxsomethingxx,

It may not be the battery, have you checked that the power supply is plugged in correctly and that its switched on at the back? A simple mistake i know but i have found myself subject to it many times,

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Can anyone tell me why a computer would not turn on. The mouse and the keyboard both light up but the computer does nothing. I found your site while looking for an answer to my question. I know that is next to no information but I am at work and the computer is at home. EricS

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

When you get home, post the computer make and model, components, what happened prior to this, etc.Bad power supply is a possibility, as well as poorly seated components. Has it been moved or monkeyed with?Again, more details are required for a solution.

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i am having problems with my computer... i went away for two days leaving my computer off... but turned on at the mains. when i came back this evening my computer just wouldnt turn on at all... there was a green LED on inside the computer however pressing the on button wouldnt do anything at all...

im not sure what the problem is at all...

my computer :
DEll dimension 5100
4GB RAM
512 ATI RADEON Gfx Card
250GB SATA HDD

if anyone can help i would be very thankful

cheers.
sontommo.
 

Answer:Computer just wont turn on.

read the guides: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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Everytime Id play a game itd freeze or shutdown on me. So I switched the direction of the psu fan to blow in instead of out. I then started playing lfs again then it just shut off on me again. Now when i hit the power switch it wont turn on. Nothing runs. THen i hit the psu switch off then on again, press power and hear a very small sound inside the case but its very short and nothing turns on. Why wont my stuff turn back on?? how can i use it fine, it shuts off now it wont even start back up?? I need quick help. thx!!
 

Answer:My computer wont turn on at all.

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Hello everyone, thank you in advance for helping me out here.

My emachine 1.7 Celeron machine suddenly did not turn on Tuesday morning and it had just been turned off on Friday night in working order. Pulling the powercord from the machine case, my friend said that he thought he saw an electrical arc. Therefore I think, "bye-bye Power Supply".

Pulling this computer in elsewhere yields nothing....dead! Since this computer is used as a workstation in my business, I replaced it with a new computer. That station is up and running and now I have a computer I need to get up and running to use as a spare or to take the HD out and install it in another computer to retreive data.

My inclination is to replace the Power Supply first. Emachine website has replacement PS for each machine. Should I purchase from them or go to my local computer store and get an better than stock one. Any ideas here would be great.

If I fail I will then remove the HD and move on to retrieve data and use the HD on another computer for data storage etc.

What do you guys think?

Thanks again
Julio
 

Answer:Computer Wont turn on

If I were you I would call up eMachine's techinical support and ask if your model PC uses a standard ATX power supply. If the answer is yes then go to the store and buy a brand name PS like Enlight or Antec...They are much more reliable and much more powerful in terms of wattage than the PS they will put in it. You'll probably also end up saving money if eMachines charges for hardware service.
 

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Me and my friend were screwing around in the bios of his comp, set up a password on thing, and we turned off the comp and the password doesnt work! what do we do? we tried clearing the cmos and it still doesnt work... i dont think it is really clearing it....




what can i do???

it is an Aopen AK79D-400VN

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On!!!!

maybe take the CMOS battery out for over a day

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I was givin a computer that wont turn on....i figured something was wrong with the power supply..any ideas or is it junk???
 

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My motherboard power light is on, but the PS fan does not move. I did the test where u stick a paperclip in the PS ports, and the PS fan and tower fans start up. but when i plug the PS into the motherboard, the PS fan or comp fans dont start. im thinking maybe the PS has enough power to run fans when i jump it with a paperclip, but doesnt have enough power to run the MB.

Anyone have any ideas what could be wrong ?
 

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Im having a problem with my pc, sometimes when I turn it on it fails to get to bois and does not even turn the screen on. I just try it after awhile and it works again. I have recently bought a new case and it came with an Omni 550watt power supply and the problem started after a couple of weeks of use. Does anyone know if the power supply is the problem?

Specs:
Asus K8VSE DELUX
AMD 3000+ 64bit socket 754
2x512 Kingston HyperX
2x200gig Seagate SATA HDs
1x120gig WD IDE HD
MSI 6600GT
Omni 550W PSU
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2

Answer:Computer wont turn on

It might be the power supply, since Omni is an unknown brand, without any history behind it.

What PSU were you using before it?

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Hi 
 
I have been having some problems with getting my computer to turn on when I want it to. When I put my computer on sometimes it will start but wont let me turn it back on again the same day and I would have to wait for the next day to turn it on. But some days it wouldn't start at all.
 
When I put the plug on and check the power light at the back of the computer the green light would be on and when I press the power button I hear a slight noise maybe the fan? I'm not sure! Then it would not start and when I check the green light at the back and it has gone off.
 
I have checked all the wires at the back of the computer they were all fine and even vacuumed all the dust away inside , but still have the same problem.
 
Can anyone please give me any information on what the problem could be.
 
Thank you ^^

Answer:Computer wont turn on sometimes

It could be the on/off switch, the power supply or problem with the mainboard/cards.
 
From what you describe though it sounds like you need a new power supply.  They are pretty easy to install if you feel up to it.

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Hi everybody.
I got home from a 4 day vacation to find that I had left my computer on. So, I turned my monitor on and nothing came up. I tried a few times, then i tried pushing the reboot button on the computer and it didnt work... multiple times again.
So, I got fed up and just unplugged the darn thing. I plugged it back in, and just my luck, the computer doesnt turn on anymore. I think i mightve messed up the power supply or something, does anyone have any advice?
Anything appreciated, thanks
 

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Hi all,

When i try and turn my computer on they light on the front of my computer turns on but the pc doesnt boot up. At the same time the lights on the speakers flash on and then off they also make a noise like they have power for a second and then nothing. this has been happening for a few days now but at 1st it would do it and then you walk away and come back and it will turn on like normal but now its gone from that to it wont turn on at all. I changed the power lead into a different power socket in the wall but the same thing. I always scan for virisus and clean the pc and registry. Thanx ............

Im told it could be the power supply unit but If anyone else had any other info on what it might be please post their ideas, cheers
 

Answer:PLEASE HELP!!!!! My computer wont turn on

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

From your description, it sounds like your psu(power supply unit) may have failed. Try another psu and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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my computer wont turn on after i think too many viruses due to adult videos.

is there any way i can fix this without getting my parents involved ?????

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

Oh boy! How far will it get before it shuts down? If it won't come on at all it's not a software but a hardware issue. If it's a hardware issue check the power cord at the case and at the wall. Sounds simple but a lot of the time the simple answer is the right answer. Also the switch on the power strip.

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I have another computer that is Xp Home that wont turn on, I Press the button to turn it on and it'll only go so far, So i decided to reinstall windows on it and when it goes through it detects the windows disc and installed it. But when i restarted the computer it still did the same thing it wont boot, i changed the bios to boot from the Hard Drive but nothing happens.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

How far does it go? What do you see before it fails?

If it boots ok from disc, but not from hard drive, that suggests to me that it is a hard drive or mobo problem, reset CMOS? Might help, im just guessing here.

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Here's the deal:
Put my computer into hibernation on friday night. Window is closed (my computer is right by a window). Leave the house. Come back Saturday afternoon. It's been raining all night and day. Find the window OPEN
It hasn't rained in from what I can tell, but the entire room is damp from the wet air.
Goto turn on my computer, it wont turn on.
The psu switch in the rear lights up, and the little green light on the motherboard lights up, so I assume the psu and mb are ok?

Does anyone have a step by step procedure they would suggest for me to go through to check why it;s not turning on?

I checked all the internal power connections and none seemed loose.
Not really sure what else to do...

Could exposure to moist air like that ruin anything?

specs if they help: custom self-built - windows xp pro 64-bit, 300gb seagate hdd, 2gb gelil ram, asus p5wd2 mb, Pentium 4 prescott 3.0ghz cpu, nvidia geforce 7800gtx, creative audigy2 zs platinum pro soundcard.
 

Answer:Computer Wont Turn On

When you press your power button:

Do you hear fans come on?
Do you hear any beeps?
 

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I shutdown my comp last night and this morning I tried to turn it on. It started for about 5 seconds then sut off.Now when I push the power button I get absolutly nothing... no power at all.Thanx,Cadsmarts

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Remove power cord from computer for 1 minute, then reattach and see what happens when you push power button.

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My boyfriend turned his computer off before we left for church yesterday and when we came back he tried to turn it on. He pushed the power button and the only thing that came on was the fan and the light for the cd drive turned on. The blue power button didn't even turn on and the monitor didn't turn on [[the light stayed orange]].

He said its done that before, but the reason was because of dust, so we unplugged the CPU and took the side off to look in and of course there was dust but not enough to make it stop working. We cleaned it anyway, plugged it back up and it still wouldn't work.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Computer wont turn on but fan does?

By the way his CPU is gateway.

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OK whenever i push the button on my pc the light turns for a sec then it dies WHAT DO I DO please help

Answer:COMPUTER WONT TURN ON please help

Maybe theres a problem with the power supply, I'm not sure either, if you have other pc try to use the working pc's power supply

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Gah!
I've got an HP Pavillion Dekstop but I dont know what model it is since I bought it refurbished, they decided that the model needed to be scratched off. Anyway, my dad turned off the power bar to my computer while the computer was running, then when I turned the power bar on again the computer wouldn't turn on. I looked at the back and there is a green light that is flashing. When i flip the red switch to the left (looking above) the light flashes slower then when it is on the right. When I unplug the power chord in the back and the switch is on the right it still flashes but if its on the left it stops. When I try to start the computer nothing happens. It just doesn't do anything. I saw a similar thread about this but it didn't help me at all so this is a little more detailed desription of whats going on with me. The power bar is run through an extension chord to an outlet. This scenario has happened before but without the extension chord and it has pretty much fixed itself, I left it for a bit and the flashing green light would turn solid again. In this case I left it overnight and it didn't change so could you guys help me out?

thanks
~Gregg
 

Answer:My HP Computer wont turn on.

you can disconnect the PC from the power then press the power on button and hold it in for several seconds to drain any residual power. then let it set for 15-20 min and then plug it in and see if it powers up. if ti doesnt then your probably looking at having to strip the PC down to just the processor, then power up, shutdown and unplug, hold in the power button for several seconds, add ram, plug in, and power up, continue this process until you here beeps or have added back all the components or you get post.
 

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It get stuck at the 'Windows shutting down' screen... any ideas? I'm on Windows XP.Cheers!

Answer:Help! Computer wont turn off!

click here and happy reading.

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Could a slightly low Power of 16.7v output from the external power supply be preventing the computer box turning on, it should be 19v 130W  ? 

Answer:computer wont turn on

@vkfisherman, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.

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It started about a month ago. I usually have my computer running all day and night going on standby when idle. I noticed that my computer was turning off on its own. Several days later i am on the computer and my monitor blinks out and comes back with a blue screen saying:"A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down...blah....blah..........MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTIONBeginning dump of physical memoryPhysical memory dump complete"First time i had seen it. then throughout the next few weeks it was doing the same thing from time to time.When i restart the computer, usually it boots up fine. Sometimes during boot up it stops and reads:following file is missing<Windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exeand over time, occuring more frequently, when i turn my computer on it will not start. I see and hear all the fans working and dvd drives working, but my screen displays nothing. My computer wouldn't even beep. I would resolve this by turning it off and back on. Now, since yesterday it will not start, no matter how many times i try. This all started about a month ago. The only new things I have added in the past 2 months are a new Acer monitor and a Wacom Tablet.I appreciate any help i can get since i need this computer for school.I built the computer over 1.5 years ago. I use Windows XP SP2.CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 2.2ghz2GB DDR SDRAMAsus ATX AMD MotherboardThx again for your help ~Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Answer:My Computer Wont Turn On :(

Is the computer showing any signs of getting power, LED lit, fans spinning, hdd spinning? It could be a bad PSU.

When was the last time that you cleaned inside the case?

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hello,
i have a Compaq windows xp home edition and i went to turn it on but all it does is show the Compaq loading screen and nothing more and if i press the power button on the computer and it just turns off.
please help

thank you

Answer:My Computer Wont Turn On

Have you tired using Last Known Good Configuration or Safe Mode? Do you have a Windows XP Home cd, you may try booting to this and preforming a Repair Install

Perform a Repair Installation

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My computer won't turn on (not this one I am posting from a laptop) I have tried connecting and connecting all power sources made sure everything was on. The monitor which is plugged in is flashing green so it is definitely receiving power. I fear it may be the power supply or a hard drive failure but have no idea.

I am worried about losing data as well. The irony is I had just purchased an external hard drive and was going to back up that computer in the next few days.

any help would be appreciated
 

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I shut down my computer that was running fine and now it wont come back on. What could be wrong?

Answer:my computer wont turn on

More information needed.

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Ok well I have a biostar mainboard. It is only like 2-3 years old. I just installed a wireless card. After installing the wireless card my computer would not turn after i hit the power button just once it takes multiple presses to get it to turn on. It also would not send a video signal to the monitor after installing the card although after starting and restarting eventually I could get the video signal. Now it will not even display the bios for the video card like it always did when I turned on the computer. But yes is it a bad video card or bad mainboard? The video card is a geforce 6600 256mb pci-e. Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Computer wont turn on

The reason why a computer would not turn on would usually be associated with a problem with the power supply or wiring. What kind of power supply you got? What all you got hooked up to that power supply?

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Im using my laptop because my desktop wont turn on. Well actually it does but it wont display anything. I installed a evga 9600ggt about 3 weeks ago. I also installed a 500 watt power supply. About a week ago my computer ran into some issues turning on. It was the same as its happening now. Although back when that happened I would just turn it on and off until I got a display. I would get on on about the 6th time i turned it on. Now i dont get it on at all. Any Ideas on what i can do?I would like to be able to turn my desktop on.Also if anyone thinks they may have a solution. I will try to be on the chat for about 30 min after i make this post. I may be on even longer.

Answer:Computer wont turn on

If you could borrow a known working monitor and hook it up on your computer to be able to check that its not your monitor that's haviung the problem.

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Hello, I built a brand new computer and things were working fine at first. I was getting BSOD's occasionally though. One day i went to go on the internet and the computer just shut off. I tried turning it back on and it would boot for a second, then turn off. And Now it doesnt even do that, it just does not start up.. I thought i did something to the power supply so i returned it and received a new one. I put it in today but it STILL doesnt turn on... no fans start up or anything, just the power button flashes for a quick second. The motherboard has two lights on it when i have the cpu, motherboard and 1 stick of ram plugged in, which the colors are blue led and yellow led. I dont know what to do or how to find out whats wrong with what... Its not the power supply, but maybe the MB itself?My Specs Are:Motherboard - Nvidia 780iPower Supply - Antec 650WRam - two 2gb Gskill DDR2CPU - Q6600Gfx - 9800gtx

Answer:My computer wont turn on

I would make sure the Cpu/Heatsink and fan are properly in place and seated correctly, and that you have used some thermal paste between the Cpu and heatsink.

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Hi, the last thing i did with my computer is that i had the message that tells you that the computer has been changed or is unworkable, so i was in the bios setup trying to fix it. not sure what i changed, except i remember i also changed the cmos passowrd to on, after that the computer booted perfectly, so i wanted to check the password thing, so i turned off my comuter and now pressing the power button does nothing. i hope someone can help me, thanks.
 

Answer:computer wont turn on HELP!!!

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My computer specs are:
Intel Pentium4 660 Hyper Threading 3.6
Gigabyte LGA775
G5 looking Case with Enermax Noisetaker 485w ATX12v v.2.0
1GB ddr2 Dual channel
XFX Geforce 7600GT
2 Dvd drives
320GB
Zalman Heatsink/Fan
2 80 mm Fans

A week ago I added a 120mm fan to the outside of this case(on the side) http://www.epcbuyer.com/products.asp...ase-qtec-14452 screwed it to the bottom vent, the fan is pluged to a 4pin cord. I didnt didnt have time to test it until the next day to find out that my computer wont turn on, no lights, no fan movement, monitor is black but asks about monitor connected? when i unplug it from the PC. I dont know why there is a problem because theres a 80mm fan in the fan rack in the case plugged into a 4pin cord too, which ran fine.
People tell me its the PSU(485w should be plenty of power to support a extra fan thats 120mm right? ), motherboard or both. I searched the net and read about shortcircuts, and using anti static bags. Which at the time i was sitting on carpet when installing the fan but would any of this be related to the computer not turning on I need to find out why it wont turn on, whats causing this and whats the solutions. It will be Greatful if someone teaches me hows the right way to install a fan.
 

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Hey there, and welcome to Techspot.

Yah, opening up and working on your computer on a carpet is really a dangerous thing to do. So much static electricity in carpets, that there is a chance you may have zapped something.

Can you give us some more details?

When the computer is OFF, do you see any LED lights lit up on your motherboard?
When you hit the power button, what EXACTLY happens? Fans spinning? Beeps?

Also, just to be sure, remove and re-seat your PSU connections, ram, video card, HDD connections etc. Something may have simply come loose.

Good luck!
 

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I need help asap! 2 days I came home from school and went on my computer. I clicked on my mouse and keyboard to get off sleeping mode but it didnt. My monitor was on standby and something didnt feel right about all that. My computer was on but I didnt heard none of the fans running. So I turned it off and tried to turn it back on anytimes but nothing happen.Next time I did was disconnect all the plugs for like 5mins and plugged it back but still nothing. After that I took a long in my computer and there were A LOT of dust built up so I tried my best to remove them especially the fans. I havent bought a can of air yet but im goin too. The computer isnt turning on and each time I connect the power plug the green light on the back is turn but when I press the turn on button is goes away. This happened before but I let it rest and cleaned the inside, soon it worked again.

SO I NEED HELP ASAP! I have important files in them that I need soon! ALSO CAN I GET A LINK OF REMOVING THAT HARDWARE TO ANOTHER TOWER.

THANKS!
 

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Good afternoon.
I have a Lenovo G570 laptop. I have installed windows 8 and it automatically updated. The thing however is that after a couple months I was typing a document and It told me that there wasn't enough memory to save even though there is nothing on it. I restarted and it reached to the folder that said Welcome and blinks, turns off and repeats this... I am without a Lap top since February. HELP
 

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computer wont turn on please help me!!

i had just build a new computer, and at first it worked perfectly, i was able to play games and all, but after 2 days when i quit a game the computer suddenly shut down and when i try to turn it on it appears all is going to work but in just a few seconds all shuts down again, i don't get any messages of errors, i can only see the message "off mode in 5 sec." in the screen, but this will appear even if i disconnect the screen from the computer

can this be a power issue? or could it be that it overheat because of the game?
 

Answer:computer wont turn on

Could you please give your computer specs? this will help sort out a problem
 

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i built my computer myself, specs will coem later if needed. i formatted my hard drive and upon starting it up again, it wont load. it powers on, the hard drive spins and then just shuts off. everytime i try it. i have gotten my power supply tested at comp usa and it is fine, i tested my hard drive on another computer and it is detected, i have un plugged everything, like video card, sound card, usb , etc that could be the cause and still nothing, i have tried different memory and nothing. im waiting on a new p4 chip thinking that it could be my chip. ive replaced the mother board and still the same thing, please advise

Answer:computer wont turn on !help!

You will have to wait on your new CPU to arrive.Are any sounds being played whilst attempting to boot?

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i just bought this system for 15 bucks from a local pawn shop sorta...anyway, it had no hard drive... i put one in and tried to turn it on...all that happend was the front light went on, nothing else. power didnt even go to the hard drive, and the power supply was makin a low noise....and then i tried another power supply, same thing happend...but this time it didnt make a noise...so i tried ANOTHER power supply and the same thing happend...im not sure wats wrong, i dont kno if the motherboard is fried, but i think one of the capacitors is blown, cuz the top of it isnt flat, the top looks round and bloated, can someone help me out?
 

Answer:i need help i need help i need help..computer just wont turn on...at all.

The top of many capacitors are rounded... what you look for is splits and bulges on the side... or reddish brown powder or dust sprinkled around. But if the capacitors near the cpu are bulging in an uneven way, you have a dead machine.
What you neglected to tell us was the brand and model of computer, or in lieu of that, the brand and number of the motherboard.
Motherboards seldom fail, unless it is an eMachine or Tri-Gem board, but somebody could have become reckless with gaming or whatever, and fried it.
Do some simple things like carefully examine the cables, and the wires between the power switch and the motherboard.
Does the CPU fan look OK? You will get the signs and symptoms you report if the CPU fan is bad, or poorly connected. Look for loose heat sink.
Look very carefully for a rainbow-like look on the mother board... If it has been fried, you will see an uneven color or a rainbow moire pattern sometimes... Look closely at the larger chips. See if any of the tie-downs or clamp-downs have pulled out of the board. Give it the sniff test to see if anything smells burned or strongly odd.
 

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Hi I have a HP m640n series computer and today i went to turn it on but when i pressed the button nothing happened. I noticed that the green light on the back of the power supply that is usually turned on when it is plugged in was not lit up. I figured that i need a new psu. Does anyone else know anything else that cuold be wrong with my computer?
 

Answer:Computer Wont turn on

The power cord can become lose from the computer, on PC's it has to be pushed in really hard. Also confirm the plug in the wall is OK (plus confirm that outlet is working too - ie switchboard relay may be off)
 

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Not exactly. It does turn on... Just not always. Details - Intel E7500 CPUIntel DG35EC MbdXFX Nvidia 9400 GT graphics2x HD's(1 tb + 500 gbs)Windows XPThis is how it starts... 1. I try to turn it on. It doesn't. This goes on for about 10 minutes, in which I turn the plug on and off a few times and pushing the power button. Keep trying.2. I open up the cabinet, pull out the CMOS jumper and Battery. Re-position the jumper. Check for the MBd's LED for power. Check connections, any loose cables.3. Once it feels like it.. It turns on, but won't do anything. Just powers up. The hard-disk have powered-up (I can hear them humming) bu it doesn't boot. No monitor signal either. 4. I repeat Step 3 and plug out my Hard drives and DVD drive...and try to power on. If I m lucky, it will power on and then I'll have to set things up and again. And then try starting it this time again...With HD's and hope it boots which, after a few 'non-booting' power ups and tries, it does.So basically...There's like a 15-20 foreplay before it starts up. In which, I have to check things, watch it power up without Boot and eventually..Power up normally.I have changed the CMOS battery. But tonight, it showed up an error of CMOS Battery checksum error when it booted. I hit the reset button and next time it booted fine. Any idea why its being moody like this? Been happening for about 2-3 weeks now.

Answer:Computer Wont Turn on ...

Disconnect everything from the motherboard, except PSU, graphics card, monitor, & keyboard.  See if it will POST.

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So I went into my BIOS to overclock my processor. I overclocked it from 3.4ghz to 3.6ghz I saved the changes and it restarted the computer. Everything turned on, CPU fan is running too. But nothing comes on screen and the startup beep isn't beeping. I have a biostar a880g+ with a Phenom II 965 BE

Answer:help! computer wont turn on

Reset your BIOS settings to defaults. Do this by turning off the computer, unplug it from power, and press the power button a few times to drain any remaining power. Then on your motherboard, remove the silver coin battery for about 15 seconds. Place it back in, plug your computer back in, and turn it back on.

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So here is the problem. Whenever my computer is completely disconnected from a source of electricity (ie. Power goes out or I unplug it) it will not turn back on. After it looses electricity and turns off, it doesn't come back on automaticly like other computers have done for me in the past. And, when I push the I/O button nothing happens. What I have to do is turn the power supply switch off then back on, then I push the I/O button again. Most of the time when I do this, again nothing happens. Somtimes when I do this the lights and fans will turn on for a split second then turn back off. Last night, the power went off and I layed on the floor next to my computer for 30 minutes pushing the I/O button, flicking the power supply switch off and on between each attempt. Finnaly, it just turned on, like nothing was wrong.

The computer will now run fine for as long as it is connected to a power source. I can turn it off, restart, all of that. But I can't unplug it.

Just this led me to believe that my power supply was bad, but there is one other problem. Once the computer finaly does turn back on, the keyboard doesn't work. I must restart the computer several times and in some cases replug it back in to get it to register.

This led me to believe that it could possibly somthing wrong with my motherboard. But i'm not sure and i don't want to waste mone on somthing that is not the problem.

If this has happend to anyone else or if anyone knows what the problem is, please ... Read more

Answer:computer wont turn on?

List the specifications of your setup. If I were you, I would invest in a UPS - Uninteruptable Power Supply ( http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question28.htm ).

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This morning I turned my computer on and went through start up....did a little in my email and then started playing a game that I play everyday. All of a sudden my computer shut down and I can't get it to turn back on. Help what do I do.

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It might be a virus, seeing as how it shutdown all of the sudden.

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My computer won't shut down, after you closed all the program on the screen, as soon as you click on Shut Down, it will have this timer glass coming on for hours, there is nothing running on the desktop. I have to use power button to turn it off, Please help

Answer:my computer wont turn off

WINDOWS XP SHUTDOWN & RESTART TROUBLESHOOTINGhttp://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnx...http://www.pcbuyerbeware.co.uk/Wind...

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i have a computer that i got from an old friend so i wanted to c if it works, i plug it in and it turned on but it gave me an error and it ask me to press f1. i cannot type in c: or a: so i installed a hard drive that i had into the computer and turn it on again and it gave me another error turn it off and i just went back downstairs and try to turn it on and the monitor or the tower wont turn on.. can someone help me with this problem
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on

Yes. Give us the brand and model, and what you have for software... we will c if we can hep.
 

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When I try to turn off my computer it goes through computer logging off then comes back on.

Answer:why wont my computer turn off

Maybe help here ----http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...Windows XP Restarts When You Try to Shut Down Your Computer

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Hi Folks, A friend of mine asked if i could help, He has a compac presario f500 laptop 64-bit with vista, He said it was working fine,He came home from work plugged it in, pressed the on button, It comes on for about two seconds then shuts down, I said it sounds like maybe a loose connection, We unplugged the memory cards and then seated them back in, unplugged the only other connection we could find and plugged that back in, still the same thing, comes on for about two seconds then shuts down, can anybody point us in the next step we could take, thanks.

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Im sorry Patch
Mabye this will help
How To Troubleshoot a Computer That Won't Turn On

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M< friend cant turn off computer. when she clicks on "turn off" nothing happens. she must turn off by holding power button for 5 seconds.
i checked hijack this log and everything is fine. there is no faulty process. we run spybot and other programs and everything is fine.
what can be the cause of that?

can i use shutdown.exe to by pass it?

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when you click shutdown, does it look like its about to shutdown, like the whle desktop disappears then reappears?

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I was playing a game when all of a sudden my computer just shuts off.  I try to turn it on again but it wont work.  After a little while of messing with it i see that when i plug in the power the green light goes on but then when i try to turn on the computer the light goes off.  Anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

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