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Why won't my computer turn off all the way and why can't my computer stay on power saving mode?

Question: Why won't my computer turn off all the way and why can't my computer stay on power saving mode?

I use my laptop for school and, by keeping it on power saving mode, usually get through two school days without charging my laptop. Ever since I've downloaded Windows 10, (1) my computer doesn't shut off all the way when I close it, which drains the battery, and (2) every time I charge it, it turns off the power saving mode, which is really annoying. This is especially annoying when I don't notice it isn't on and my battery drains even faster. Is there any reason it won't turn off? Is there a setting I can use to keep the power saving mode on at all times?

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Answer: Why won't my computer turn off all the way and why can't my computer stay on power saving mode?

Your system might have a virus, try to scan using Malwarebytes, Superspyware , Trojan-Killer. Restart your system then try to download Hitman Pro then Run it. Then optimize your system using Ccleaner. Hope this would help.

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hi im using dellE178FPC monitor its working nice till yesterday by today morning while the computer boots screen pops to power save mode.i check with ram slot changing powersupply and change ram reseating the pci slot even i change with different monitors and vga cable as well as tooo can any one help me to resolve this problem
thank you
 

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Hi,

I have been battling this problem for a while. I use XBMC media centre to play TV & movies through my pc. I'd like the monitor to turn off after an idle period. XBMC has a feature built in to turn the monitor off.

However when the monitor does go off it always comes back on a couple of seconds afterwards, flooding my bedroom with light.

I have tried writing a small batch script to turn the monitor off that i can control from my remote control. The problem still happens.

I have a laser mouse that i thought was the problem. However the issue still occurs when the usb cable for the mouse was unplugged. I have also tried turning off both of my external hard drives & all other usb devices.

The problem still occurs when XBMC is closed & I am on my desktop. I have closed all other software bar my AV & firewall.

What else could cause the pc to come out of idle mode. I'm stuck on what to try next. Any suggestions? I'm using Windows 7.

Thanks
 

Answer:My monitor won't stay off when in power saving mode?

I've tried all of the following to no avail...

Disabled Wake on LAN in bios & in Device manager.
Disabled software being able to wake.
Stopped all devices (except the keyboard) including the mouse from being able to wake the computer.

It's a very odd problem. :/
 

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My computer has recently started freezing after being left idle for several hours. The black screen (power saving) is shown...but if I press a key or move the mouse, nothing happens. I have to turn the computer off and back on. Help.
 

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Whenever my computer enters power saving mode by itself (through the power saving properties), I can't get it to wake up. When I put it on stand by or hibernate manually, I can wake it up fine. I need the power saving mode so I'm looking for an alternative other than just setting it to "never".

Usually the monitor would be off, but sometimes it's on but it's only a glowing blank screen. The mouse doesn't show and none of the buttons work (i.e. if I press the wireless radio button, it doesn't turn off. If I press the button to turn off the mouse, it doesn't work). In the end, I have to turn off the laptop and turn it back on. I can also hear the fan working and the disk opens up (it doesn't when it's completely off). If I insert a CD, it reads it but doesn't awaken the PC.

This only happened recently, about 2 days ago. Before it would wake up fine from sleeping. I don't recall changing anything significant in the past couple days.

I Google'd it and updated drivers as well as the BIOS. I haven't left the computer alone yet so I haven't tested if it works. But anyway, does anybody know of any other possible solutions?

Compaq V2650CA (around 10 months old)
Windows XP Home SP2
AMD Turion 64

Answer:Computer won't wake up from power saving mode

Please help.

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The problem is after 10-60 minutes of gaming or a long time idling, my computer freezes. The monitor goes in to power save mode and won't wake up, so the only way to stop it is to forcibly shut it down. Whatever sound was playing skips, like if someone said "ahhhhh", it would loop "a-a-a-a-a-a" until i shut it off. The only things I have done was to check temperatures with speedfan, and clean out all the dust in my computer. The temperatures seem fine, and cleaning the dust out changed nothing. If anyone wants more info, I will post it. My computer is a little more than two years old. Heres some more basic info:

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System Information
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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Alienware
System Model: Aurora-R3
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/25/11 09:41:30 Ver: 04.06.04
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 8174MB RAM
Page File: 3121MB used, 13225MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
 

Answer:Computer stuck in power saving mode after gaming for a bit

Could be hardware, software, or drivers.

Check Windows Event Viewer and see if Windows is logging any errors.
 

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What could be causing the following situation- When restarting my computer (Windows 7 64bit) after the "starting windows" screen appears the screen will go dark and display "power saving mode". After about 60 seconds the computer will restart from the "starting windows" screen and complete the restart process. Once it completes everything the computer runs fine. Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:During restart computer enters power saving mode

Could be a boot sequence problem. Under the BIOS, make sure you're booting in the usual order (1. CD/DVD Drive, 2. Hard Drive, 3. USB, 4. Anything else). If that does not work, go into the BIOS and click the option to reset to defaults, save, and exit. If the previous methods still do not fix the issue, update your BIOS.

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For last few days i had a problem where in my computer would load perfectly boot-up and whenever i used to click on a user account to log-in it used to just shut down or you can say become un-responsive...

I then re-installed my win7 sp1 again and to my amazement this problem again showed-up....

I then used microsoft's fix it tools and it then somehow....managed to fix a few problem and win7 started to boot properly again yesterday....

Now, today my account would load normally, but after few minutes screen would show "entering power saving mode" and it would just restart...

I am enclosing details of PC and recent memory dump...

Answer:Computer Enters Power Saving Mode and Restarts with Error

any help?

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hi all, the title states what my problem is, when i switch my pc on the monitor goes straight into power save mode, no chance of doing anything, tried the cable and monitor with another pc, worked fine, i have 2 disk drives, tried booting from a windows disk but whichever cd drive has the data cable plugged in doesn't work. Fast reples will be hugely appreciated

Answer:Computer won't give display, monitor instantly goes into power saving mode

Please post computer(CPU) specs that your having trouble with. How old is your CPU? Does it have any history of unwanted performance such as virus or malware infection, thermal/heat condition(s). Have you access BIOS setup utility on power management setup and hardware monitor setup?

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hi, please my pc has turn to power saving mode , i tries to turn it on but still the power is on but cant boot, the the monitor turn to power saving mode , any help please on levono pc?message edited by kofffyyy

Answer:how to turn off power saving mode?

Go to "Control Panel > Power Options" then change plan settings so that the drop-downs are set to "Never".Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Any time I restart my laptop and I go to performance settings power saving mode is turned on. If i set to high performance, then it doesn't recognizing it and turns power saving back again after restart. If i change advanced settings under power saving mode and set everything to high performance, then it saves the settings, but there are no changes in use. Youtube lags when scrolling or when watching videos. What is the problem? Anyone had similar problems?
My laptop has i7 intel 2,2 ghz, 8gb ddr4 ram and 256gb ssd. Windows was installed a month a go.

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Hey. I'm using a Lenovo laptop and I've been having trouble with the power saving mode. At first when I got the laptop it worked fine, and the power saving mode turned off when the power was above 20% or so. But now it has been on for months, and does not shut off even when it should. I've tried a few ways but none of them seem to work. Do you have any tips on how I could fix it? I'm pretty bad with computers but it's frustrating how some of the features etc. are limited with the power saving mode on. message edited by gofresh

Answer:How to turn off power saving mode on laptop?

in the start menu look for "change when the computer sleeps"You can change options like dimming the screen when on low power, time afk before the laptop goes to sleep & moreSimple solutions are often the best

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Any time I restart my laptop and I go to performance settings power saving mode is turned on. If i set to high performance, then it doesn't recognizing it and turns power saving back again after restart. If i change advanced settings under power saving mode and set everything to high performance, then it saves the settings, but there are no changes in use. Youtube lags when scrolling or when watching videos. What is the problem? Anyone had similar problems?
My laptop has i7 intel 2,2 ghz, 8gb ddr4 ram and 256gb ssd. Windows was installed a month a go.

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My LCD turn himself to "power saving mode" after a few minutes.I scanned for virus etc... all seem to be OK.What should i do to fix it?Thanks.

Answer:LCD (monitor) turn himself to Power Saving Mode after a few minutes.

That is completely normal. After a set amount of time, the monitor should turn off (by default).To wake it up, just move the mouse or press a key on the keyboard.You can change the time for this or disable it completely if you go to Start --> Control Panel --> Power Options.

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This happens whenever my computer encounters "Bootmgr is missing". After fixing up that problem, when I let my computer around 5 minutes, it goes to "Power Saving Mode". I have checked the settings at power management, and I never set my computer into that mode. I also replaced my monitor with another one, but it appeared the problem is still persist.

Appreciate your kind advice and solutions for this problem.

Thanks.

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Hiya.

So, after a good's night rest, I was all fired up to go on the internet again (computer was on hibernate during the night), but sadly enough, it wanted to be an arse and not work.
I'm running a Dell Dimension 9150, can't get any specifics since I never bothered looking, and obviously it's a bit hard to go to run dxdiag when the computer doesn't even boot..
It's 3 years old.

Anyway, the problem, specifically, is that when I start up the computer, firstly the computer gets stuck in something (noise from computer doesn't change, it is silent) and doesn't boot (the first time i started it up I heard some fast repeating sounds, which, when I looked up, meant suposedly that there was something with the harddrive, but I cannot be sure on this, I might have misinterpreted the sound), and then the screen tells me that it is in Power Saving Mode. This is basically it, and it doesn't do anything beyond this point.

I've cleaned up the inside of my pc a bit (gotten rid of the dust), but i've never reseated a piece of hardware, so i'm not quite sure of the process. Also, I cannot quite tell which piece is which either. Simply put, when it comes to hardware I have absolutely no clue of what i'm doing. This is also the first time in my life that i've opened up the inside of a computer, so please understand if I cannot quite grasp what you're saying.

Also, if I posted this in the wrong section, please forgive... Read more

Answer:Computer won't boot- "Power saving mode"

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For 3 days now I have had this problem. I turn on the computer and the monitor has green lights then goes directly into "power save mode" and the mouse does not light up. 1st day what i did was check that all the wires were securely attached. After moving the wires around the monitor went on and so did the mouse.2nd day the monitor wouldnt turn on with the mouse agaain..a friend told me to clean out my tower..so I blew the dust out of the tower and turned my computer on and the monitor went on with the mouse.3rd day was the same senario. I opened the tower moved stuff around and turned on the computer and the monitor and mouse went on.  I have also noticed that after the 3rd day there is a wirling noise coming from a fan that usually turns on just as the computer is being turned on then turns itself off..but this fan seems to be staying on (hense the wirling noise sound) What r some of the things I can do at home before i take it in for repairand spend a fortune?Ps. I swaped my monitor out for another monitor  just to see if the monitor was bad. Its not the monitor.Ps.

Answer:Monitor goes into "power save mode" when I turn on computer

Same in Safe Mode?If not, most likely video driver.If yes, most likely video card itself.

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Over the past couple days when I put my computer into stand by, it pops right out within a matter of seconds. If I go ahead and shut down at that point it gives me a message about other users being logged on.

Sometimes when I am online a new explorer screen opens redirecting me to some other site, it has some musuem art type picture and will say that it is redirecting me here or there, it changes. I always close it before it goes any farther.

I have ran my virus scan, spyware doctor and spybot search and destroy. They have turned up nothing. This is windows XP.

Thanks!
 

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My computer wakes from sleep mode every 15 mins. The only way I can keep this from happening is to use zone alarm and stop all internet activity. It will still wake one time after I lock the internet, but the second time I hit the sleep button, it will stay in sleep mode until I go back online.

This problem started after I backdated my computer clock, about a year ago, (hoping to get information out of a program that had expired). Since then I have used the system restore disks and restored my computer to no avail. I've checked everything that I can think of that might be trying to access the internet, but can't find what it is. I would appreciate any help.

HP pavilion a730n, pentium 4- 3 GHz, XP Home SP2, 1.5 G DDR 400, 200 G SATA HD, on board video and sound, AVG free v.7.5.432, Zone Alarm v.6.5.737.000, DSL internet connection.
 

Answer:Computer will not stay in sleep mode

I'm afraid sleep mode was the wrong term. It should have been Standby mode. Sorry.
 

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How can i find out what is keeping my computer from going into sleep or hibernation mode? I have the power management set to turn the monitor off after 10 minutes of no use and to put the computer into sleep mode after 30 and hibernation after 1 hour. It does turn the monitor off, but then when i wake up the screen is on like the computer has been in use the whole night. How do i find out what the problem is?

Answer:Computer won't stay in sleep mode

Some devices have the ability to resume/bring the system out of hibernation. Most commonly it is modems or network adapters that are setup this way - but it could be almost anything doing this. But I would start by checking your modem/network adapters settings

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I'm on Windows 7, and just recently, I've been unable to keep my computer in sleep mode. It only stays in the mode for about a minute, and then it randomly pops back on. I'm not sure why it's doing this. It's been staying in sleep mode just fine up until recently. I haven't installed any new programs, or changed anything like that, so I can't imagine that's an issue... So what the heck is the problem?

Answer:Computer won't stay in sleep mode...

Hi -

Check Reliability Monitor for recent installation/ update activity -
START | type perfmon /rel

Event Viewer - see what events lead up to the system waking 1 minute after sleep -
START | type eventvwr.msc | Custom Views | Administrative Events

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I used an HP Recovery Disk to reinstall Windows Vista Ultimate on my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. After six hours or so of shutting down and restarting to add software, the computer continued to constantly boot up for about 5 minutes, then shut down, then repeat over and over for the rest of the night. Now when I start Windows normally, the computer stays on for a few minutes, then shuts down and restarts. I'm using it now in Safe Mode with networking, and it stays on and accesses the internet. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer won't stay on except in Safe Mode

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Hey,

I've got a brand new (4 days old) Intel DQ35j0 MB and it won't stay in sleep. It will for about three minutes then it "wakes" up again. I tried unplugging the mouse and keyboard thinking maybe either one was sending a signal and causing it but no luck. Also, I need to update the BIOS. Is there anyway to do that without a floppy disk?

Thanks
 

Answer:Computer Won't Stay In Sleep Mode

Why do you "Need" to update the BIOS. Usually, you want to leave the BIOS alone unless you know of a solid reason to update it. Updating the BIOS is a risky procedure that can sometimes destroy a computer, unless you have experience.
Usually, you can fix the sleep issue by changing your settings in the control panel, or updating the driver.
 

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Whenever I put my computer into sleep mode, it goes to sleep normally, but then about a second after the fans stop spinning, the whole thing comes out of sleep mode as if a button was pressed or something. Power cfg -requests gives me

DISPLAY:
None.

SYSTEM:
[DRIVER] \FileSystem\servnet
An active remote client has recently sent requests to this machine.

AWAYMODE:
None.

EXECUTION:
None.

PERFBOOST:
[DRIVER] Legacy Kernel Caller

I have checked my network adapter to make sure that it is unable to wake the computer, so I am kind of stuck right now. Any ideas?

Answer:Computer Won't Stay in Sleep Mode

If you're still having problems with PC staying asleep check the settings here:
Have you checked the settings here:
PowerOptions>Edit plan settings>change advanced power settings>Sleep>Change settings to disable.

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Neither of my computers (Dell Inspiron 530 & Dell Inspiron E1705),which are linked by wireless router, will stay in the sleep mode. I have set the BIOS for each computer to disable being awakened, but neither computer will stay in sleep mode.

Answer:Computer won't stay in sleep mode

Its either mouse, keyboard or nic card. It is usually the nic card that causes the problem
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems.

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This problem happened to me shortly after I got my computer, but I was able to fix it by disabling my network connector from waking the computer up, so only the mouse and keyboard would do it...but it's starting again! I've checked, and the settings are still the same as far as power management is concerned; I have no viruses or malware, so what could make it start back up only a few minutes after I set it on Standby?

Computer is an HP Pavilion a6803w running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.

Answer:Computer won't stay in sleep mode

Hello,

HP still does not have full driver support for their Vista Supported laptop line, thus the reason for this bug. It's nothing to worry about, though.
~Zane

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I followed the instructions supplied in the article by typing powercfg -lastwake and what came up was:
Wake history count- 1
Wake source [0]
Type: wake timer
Owner: [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe
Owner Supplied Reason: Task Scheduler will execute '\Remediation\AntimalwareMigrationTask' Task.

Answer:Computer won't stay in sleep mode

I just tried to open task manager and about 50 task files 'are corrupt or have been tampered with'. I upgraded to Windows 10 awhile back and didn't care for it so I went back to Windows 7 and that's when the trouble started.

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I just bought it yesterday and installed only Adobe Flash before it stopped staying in Sleep Mode. It will stay in Sleep for a few minutes and then come back on.

Computer is an HP Pavilion a6803w with Windows Vista Home Premium SP1.

Answer:Help! -- Computer Won't Stay in Sleep Mode

Make sure that the mouse is not getting moved or anything of the sort.

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My computer doesn't stay in sleep mode when I put it there. After a variable amount of time (usually less than 2 hours), it wakes up without any stimulus. It will also immediately wake up if I turn off (off only, not on) a peripheral device such as the moniter or speakers. I would like to have both problems fixed, but most important is the first example (wakes up without anything done). It does this even attached to different peripherals (changed keyboard, mouse, speakers).

To be clear, I put the computer to sleep by myself. The settings don't allow the computer to do so by itself.
Thanks for your help!

Answer:Computer doesn't stay in sleep mode

Make sure this is set to disable.

Also, check your bios for anything that will allow it to wake from sleep and disable it.

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Hi,i have noticed my computer will not sit in sleep mode for longer than one minute.Its just started doing this and i have looked in power options but cannot resolve this..Win7....64 bit..

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer will not stay in sleep mode.

Seems to be back to normal again..

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A day or so ago, my computer started to wig out, it was typing all ```````` non stop, I ran a virus check with Malwarebytes and the ````` changed to 11111111. It would stop after I rebooted, but after about a half hour, it would do it again. I've ran a Norton check, malwarebytes and spybot search and destroy and so far it hasn't wigged out anymore, but now when I put the computer is sleep mode, it just pops right back on within a few seconds.I've included my hijackthis log.Thanks for any and all help.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:05:32 PM, on 10/11/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Security Suite\Engine\4.2.0.12\ccSvcHst.exeC: ... Read more

Answer:Computer wont stay in sleep mode

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I got a new computer and it is a HP m1070n Media center computer. I want to put it in sleep mode at night but after not even a minute the computer just comes out of sleep mode. I do not touch anything. How can I get my computer to stay in sleep mode?

Answer:Computer wont stay in sleep mode...

Sing to it.

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I leave my computer for hours at a time and instead of turning it completely off, I've tried either setting a time for it to go into standby mode, or just selecting:

Start > Turn off Computer > Standby Mode

It sometimes stays in standby mode for a long time, sometimes just a few seconds or minutes. But it will never ever stay in standby for longer than an hour.

I don't know what else to say

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer Won't Stay in Standby Mode

Hi,
Is this a laptop or a desktop? Can't tell from your post. (Or your 'My System' for that matter.)
Thanks.

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When I put my Vista Home Premium computer to sleep, it unexectedly wakes up 15-20 minutes later for no reason. I have made sure that on all my devices including the network adapter (except the mouse) that the "allow this device to wake the computer" is unchecked. I have also tried removing Sidebar gadgets to see if one of those was the culprit. I also thought maybe it could be Windows Live Messenger but I set it to not start with Windows and the computer still popped out of sleep mode. I am running (Counter Spy's new) Viper program for anti-virus and anti-spyware and NetNanny 5.6 for as a parental content filter. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Jeff

Answer:Computer Won't Stay Asleep (in sleep mode)

Hello Jeff, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might alse check these items in this tutorial to see if it can help you.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Shawn

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my computer keeps turning on after sleep mode
any help would be great.
I know its not the mouse because i turn my mouse off(its a battery mouse-laser).

Answer:Computer Won't Stay Asleep (in sleep mode)

There are numerous people having problems with shutting down and/or
sleep mode, but there aren't any fixes out yet except for disallowing
hardware to wake up the computer from standby (for instance your
network adapter).Frop said:Control
Panel -> Device Manager -> Network adapters -> Right mouse
click on your network adapter -> Properties -> Power Management
(tab) -> Uncheck 'Allow this device to wake the computer'.You
might have to repeat these steps for additional network adapters or
possibly any other hardware which supports this Power Management
function and might be responsible for waking up your system. Good luck!

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My computer will only stay in hybrid sleep mode and/or hibernation for about 1-5 minutes before waking up.

My computer is a custom built desktop running windows 7 home premium.

What could be waking up my computer and how do I fix it?

Answer:Computer does not stay in hybrid sleep mode...

It is most likely seeing network activity which causes it wake. You can change this by going to Network and Sharing Center, click on Change adapter settings, right-click on the adapter you want to change and select Properties. Clik the Configure? button then the Power Management tab and clear the checkbox for ?Allow this device to wake the computer?. Click on OK.

Some times this happens when there are background tasks that are set to be run at specific times. Have you checked your task scheduler to check if there are any background tasks set there? These tasks are not necessarily set by windows, they can be set by third party programs.

Another possibly In control panel -> administrative tools -> Task Scheduler ? find under Windows -> media center ? find mcupdate_scheduled in the history window. Click on the ?triggers? tab and then click on ?properties? in the actions window and DISABLE the automatic update.

Another Prevent a Mouse from Waking Windows 7 up from Sleep Mode

Give those a try and let us know

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helping a friend out, he has a Tiny with a MSI 6340 M/baord AMD Athlon 1.2GHz 100 FSB, WinME, GF2 32 MB AGP x1/x2x/x4 card.You can boot the computer into WinMe, after about 2 mis from a cold boot the display goes off putting the Monitor into standby. The Computer is still on, but no control can be gained by using the Reset switch on the case. Also the HDD, and other DVD & CDwtr drives seems to be dormant.I have tried my HDD and it does the same so its not the HDD, i unplugged the CDwtr and the problem still continues but this time I mangaged to get into the Device manager and found a Yellow exclamtation mark against "Programmable interupt controller"1 thing tells me the Motherbaord is faulty another the 32MB GeForce 2 AGP card.Has anyone seen or have any ideas on this probelm. I am on holiday and was hoping to sort it out quick, but its bugging me now.

Answer:Computer display will not stay on, Power will ?.

Try the monitor on your pc, if that works fine you could, if you don't mind the hassle (after all it's not your pc), try his graphics card in your pc. If that works ok, then you have eliminated the card from the prob, so it is likely the mobo is at fault.

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I have a computer that has been working fine for the last year, but recently I've been having trouble connecting to my network.

My OS is Vista 32bit.
My router is a Versa link 327w.
My Network card is a Netgear WG311v3 (pci)

The drivers for the network card and router are up to date.


When I put my computer into sleep mode when it wakes up it says connected but I can't get on the internet, or access my local network, even though the settings are to automatically connect. Sometimes when I do try to connect (15-20%), it will say no networks found, and the only way I can get online is to reset my computer. Also, I'll get disconnected randomly, but that is very uncommon. My signal strength is 80%, and no other computers have this problem, so I'm going to assume its my network card, and ideas to try to fix this problem. If not, I'll just buy another card, but I would rather not if I don't have to. Thanks.
 

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Feel really supid here.  I changed the powersetting on my display.  this is what i did:opened display, clicked on screen saver then powerClicked on UPSchose APC then back-upsthen hit configureand then when i saved it the computer started shuttiing down and I couldn't get it to stop.  Now the coputer will start then start shutting down.  I don't know what to do.  My start up disk doesn't work.  I get an error message when I try and use it.  My computer is a Compaq presario with 60GB hardrive, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo drive.  The system is XP home. Thanks for any help you can give me.  You know the old story, money is tight and I don't want to have to spend it in a shop if I don't have to.  Thanks again for reading this.

Answer:Changed UPS power settings and now can't get computer to stay on

Do you actually have an APC UPS?

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My son's Sony desktop computer will not come out of the power saving mode. We have disconnected and reconnected everything but no luck. Anyone have any ideas?
 

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I recently did a google search and when I had entered a website from the search in the upper left hand corner it had something that looked like it was downloading something onto my computer that read PROMPT SCRIPT.
Worried about what it might be putting on my computer I unplugged the power cord. Now it remains in my history cache and won't delete.
If anyone could please help????
My computer also seems to be running funny and won't stay in STANDBY mode.

Answer:cannot delete history item and computer won't stay in standby mode can anyone help?

Try this:
Download CleanUp! ( Alternate Link if main link don't work) and install it.
Open Cleanup! by double-clicking the icon on your desktop (or from the Start > All Programs menu). Set the program up as follows:

*Click "Options..."
*Move the arrow down to "Custom CleanUp!"
*Put a check next to the following:
Empty Recycle Bins
Delete Cookies
Delete Prefetch files
[X]Scan local drives for temporary files (Please uncheck this option)
Cleanup! All Users
Click OK
Press the CleanUp! button to start the program. Reboot/logoff when prompted.

Also run these programs:

Please download Trend Micro? Anti-Spyware for the Web Utility (by clicking the "Scan and Clean your PC" button).Save it to your desktop.
Double-click the new icon on your desktop (tmas-web-scan.exe)
It will say "Loading TrendMicro definitions".
Once the definitions are loaded, the program will appear to close then re-open.
Click "Start Scan"
After it's done scanning, click "Scan Results"
Make sure all items found have a check next to them, then click "Clean Threats Now".
Click Exit.
Reboot your computer.

Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK t... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello,

I have my computer's power saving feature set to turn off my monitor after 15 minutes of inactivity, and to turn off hard disks after 30 minutes of inactivity. However, I often have the following problem: when I come back to the computer to work again, the hard disk will come back on, and all the normal lights, etc. will indicate that the CPU is on and working, but my monitor remains in standby mode, with an orange light or a blinking light but no power. I've got all the most updated drivers, and I've replaced my monitor recently for other reasons, and I still have this problem. I'm not using hibernate at all, just the power saving features located under the screen saver tab and then under "power saving" (I use Windows XP). Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Cory Jordan

SPECS:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
1 Gig of RAM
Windows XP Home, Version 2002, Service Pack 2
GeForce FX 5500 Display Adapter
All the latest drivers as far as I know
PS - let me know if more specs would be helpful
 

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Hi!
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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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\Mini082010-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERf7f2.dir00\systdata.xml

I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
and
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

Can some one please help me out here, much thanks; i am running windows xp

Answer:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.

Louis

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For the last few weeks I've been experiencing troubles with powersaving. Whenever my PC is entering powersaving it BSODs, and shutsdown.

My system specs:
Alienware Aurora ALX
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (full), Service Pack 1

System age is about 1.5 years
OS install is less than a year. reinstalled windows on SSD disks.

The wierd thing is that my Laptop, and old Fijitsu Siemens Amilio Xi2550, started having the exact same problem at the exact same time. Only common thing is that both run Win7 x64 and have ATI gfx cards. But I want to solve my main computers issues first, so leave the laptop for now. =)

Answer:BSOD when computer enters Power Saving - 0x0000009f

Hi -

Update your Broadcom NetLink Gigabit Ethernet driver -

Code:
k57nd60a.sys Fri Oct 16 06:29:38 2009 (4AD84B12)
http://sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=k57nd60a.sys


Regards. . .

jcgriff2


`



BSOD SUMMARY

Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\112411-12136-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Thu Nov 24 09:35:49.508 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 16:21:06.476
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for k57nd60a.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for k57nd60a.sys
Probably caused by : k57nd60a.sys
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x9F_IMAGE_k57nd60a.sys
Bugcheck code 0000009F
Arguments 00000000`00000003 fffffa80`0a35c060 fffff800`00b9c518 fffffa80`0e89d8e0
BiosVersion = A10
BiosReleaseDate = 04/06/2010
SystemManufacturer = Alienware
SystemProductName = Aurora
MaxSpeed: 2670
CurrentSpeed: 2673
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\112311-10046-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Debug session time: Wed Nov 23 09:59:05.995 2011 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 15:52:34.338
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for k57nd60a.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols coul... Read more

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I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:

Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown

The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.

I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm pretty sure there is some tweak in Windows 10 that would fix this, but I haven't found it yet. Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.

Answer:Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
1. Log in as an administrator.
2. Right click the Menu button.
3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
6. Left click Save changes.
The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.

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I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:

Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown

The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.

I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm pretty sure there is some tweak in Windows 10 that would fix this, but I haven't found it yet. Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.

Answer:Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
1. Log in as an administrator.
2. Right click the Menu button.
3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
6. Left click Save changes.
The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.

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Last night my computer blue screened about 3 times then it just stopped turning on altogether. Wheni plug the power supply into the motherboard the neon fan turns on for a milisecond but that seems to be the only way that i can tell that there's power going to the motherboard.

I've tried 4 different power supplies, different processor, different BIOS batteries, different RAM, etc, but no matter how many times i try to turn it on it just wont turn on.

I do recall doing something innthe BIOS last night which seemed to start this dilemer. I went into power management and did something to the power switch option, then set everything back to default settings.

This is when things started to happen then my pc just wouldn't turn on at all.

It's a socket939 MSI CoreCell.

Could something i did in the BIOS really be causing this problem and is there a way to fix it?

Like i said there does seem to be power going to the motherboard but it simply wont turn on (i even tried different power switches just in [email protected]

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to buy another 939 motherboard as most shops don't cell them any more and it means i'd have to buy a new processor too.
 

Answer:Computer wont turn on with power switch but there is power going through it?

If it is a BIOS setting, removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes should clear it. Since you've already changed the battery more than once, it would seem that is not the problem. Considering what you already tried, it might be the motherboard itself or possibly the graphics card but my money is on the motherboard. Just to be sure do you have another graphics card to test with?
 

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when my screen goes into power saving mode it sometimes doesn't power back up, i have resolved this by stopping it from going into power saving mode but this means i drain the battery a lot faster help!!!

I'm sure as it's just the screen as i can hit the power button and it appears to shut down, (it also crashes when coming out of standby and i have only managed to get it to go into hibernation once successfully (it complains about there not being enough resourses but it has plenty 33gb free on the hard disk! that's plenty to store the 2gb of ram) this is really annoying and i haven't even had the laptop more than a week!!!

Is there any way of finding a fix or a way of finding what is causeing these problems?

-
Garthark

Answer:Portege M400: screen doesn't power back up after going into power saving mode

update - i found a post about upgrading the chipset drivers from the toshiba ones to the intel ones and this seems to have fixed the problem (i'd still like to be able to update the graphics card drivers tho as the intel ones seem like a lot higher revision number)

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Hello, yesterday my friend was trying to install amd overdrive at my computer and now i am getting this error: system_thread_exception_not_handled aoddriver2.sys
I cant even get in login page, it just restarts and keeps black screen, or shows error again and restart. I am using win8 or win8.1, not sure. I would rather delete this program via safe mode because i have files that i havent backup. But if i have to do something else i will, i just want the laptop to work again.

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I restart my computor and hold f8 . the computor show bios setup utility . but I can't find safe mode or turn on safe mode .

Answer:how to turn on the computer to safe mode

try after the POST Screen, so wait for the computer to get past the first black screen before trying the F8 button. if this does not work try using the F10 button sum systems are different.

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My computer goes in energy save mode as soon as I turn it on. There is nothing on the monitor. I tried the monitor on another computer and it works just fine. help

Answer:my computer goes into sleep mode as soon as I turn it on. Nm

Did you look at the power options in the control panel? You should be able to reset it.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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I need help fixing this. Right when I turn on my computer, the LAN switch is on for maybe a minute, and if I'm quick, I can use the Internet for that minute. After that minute, however, the little light goes off. I clicked on diagnose why it can not find a connection, and the computer told me the LAN switch is turned off.
If I shut the computer off and restart it in Safe mode and networking, the light remains on and I can go on the Internet.
I have tried to see if perhaps it was some setting I messed with that resulted in that, but can not find any cause for the problem. It just happened out of the blue- one minute Facebook, the next, nothing.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
 

Answer:LAN will not turn on without computer in Safe mode

Have you tried going into device manager and see if the network adapter has any yellow shield/exclamation marks beside it?
If there is , right click on it select properties>remove then reboot the computer and windows will reinstall it.
vicks
 

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I have a cyberpower pc with win 7 that i got a few months ago. It has been running perfectly until today. I was playing world of warcraft and all of the sudden everything froze and there was a sound like the audio got stuck like eeeeeeeeeeeeee. Since everything was frozen I tried to alt=f4 to get to desktop, wouldn't work. I hit the reset button and that didn't do anything. So I shut the power off, turned it back on, all the computer lights and fans came on but the monitor stays black and a box pops up saying power saving mode. There are also no lights on my keyboard. I tried unplugging the monitor and plugging back in, it stays the same. I tried a different keyboard and no lights come on it either. I have no idea what could have gone wrong with this, I play WoW nearly every day and have never had a problem. Hopefully someone can help. Since I cannot get into the BIOS or even to the desktop I can't give you any system specs. Hopefully I can look up any info you need. I am on another computer in my house so I will check back to see if anyone can start helping me. Thanks!

Answer:PC crashed seems to power on but monitor in power saving mode?

After turning off the power once again it finally came back on. I would like to see what actually happened or if there is something wrong in this computer that caused it. Please let me know what sort of log files, etc. you need to see.

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I thought the power supply unit to my emachine T1840 was shot when the cpu would not turn on, so I replaced it with a new one, and it was still dead. What next?
Don
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on, no power

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Ok I know this sounds ridiculous, but after kind of a harsh shut down last week, the computer will not turn on anymore. I checked the power strip - its fine. I plugged it into an alternate outlet - nothing. I bought a new power cord (thinking I blew it out!) - and still no juice! The green light in the back flickers a bit but won't stay lit. What happened?! And more importantly how do I fix it?

Answer:No Power; Computer won't turn on!

What do you mean by "harsh shutdown"? Also, it sounds like your power supply has just gone bad. Gather information such as the power supply wattage, etc. and go buy a new one.Flame

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have a HP dc5000 SFF
with windows XP Professional

When I push button to turn on, the green light comes on, then blicks green and a beeping starts, any ideas?
 

Answer:computer has power, won't turn on

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When i leave my computer on and it switches to standby mode after i left it for a while it wont turn back on the fans are off and wont switch on and the power led just blinks and the only way i can get it to resume is to switch off the power supply and turn it back on

help would be appreciated, thanks

Answer:after standby mode my computer wont turn on

Have you pressed the power switch in the Front of the Case? Then go into Control Panel/Power Options/Choose what the Power Buttons do on the left side.

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I have a problem with my desktop computer. I turn the desktop on and my monitor button turns orange instead of green and says in sleep mode press any key. I hit any key and nothing happens. I've made sure the cords for the monitor are pulled into the desktop but still have same problem. Now I unplugged the monitor cord from the desktop and it has another message that pops on the screen I forget what it said it was green and red. But when I plug the monitor back into the computer it goes back to blank screen. Does anyone know whats wrong? If so can I fix it? Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Turn on computer but monitor says sleep mode

Is this in the wrong area?

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I wasn't doing anything out of the ordinary, merely playing a game on my computer, when snap, the screen goes black and looses signal and the computer starts rebooting. It seemed to start rebooting normally, but i regret to say i stopped paying attention to the computer, and 30ish seconds later i hear it completely power off.

When i went to turn it back on, i got a flash of the blue case lights and all the fans twitched but it immediately powered off again. This now happens every time i try to turn it on. After getting the power flicker, i have to either unplug the computer or hold the power button for a few seconds in order for the computer to flicker again when pushing the power button. It's literally less than a tenth of a second worth of power before it shuts off, the fans just bounce back to thier same location. The green light on the mobo is always on while power is connected.

I've unplugged the hard drive and both cd drives, reseated both ram sticks, unplugged and replugged all the power cords to the mobo (A8N SLI).

Any ideas on what can cause this type of behavior is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on. Only a power flicker

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Sounds like your psu might have failed.

Try another psu and see if that helps.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hello,

Is there a way to have a computer turn on immediately once power is reaching the computer without having to press the chassis power button (ie. I turn on a power strip and the computer immediately begins booting)?

Thanks,

Zach
 

Answer:Turn On Computer Without the Power Button

Yes.
The setting is usually in the BIOS.
It's common with servers.
 

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MY COMPUTER POWER STAYS ON AFTER WIN XP SERV PACK 3 SHUTS DOWN . I HAVE CLEARED TEMP FILES, CLEANED COMPUTER INSIDE & OUT,DEFRAGED,UP DATED ALL DRIVERS, INSTALLED THE LATEST UP DATES FROM MICROSOFT, RAN VIRUS SCAN. I'M OUT OF TOOLS, PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN. ALSO, MY COMPUTER TAKES A LONG TIME TO BOOT-UP 3-5 MINUTES.

Answer:WIN XP DOES NOT TURN POWER TO COMPUTER OFF UPON SHUT DOWN

"MY COMPUTER POWER STAYS ON AFTER WIN XP SERV PACK 3 SHUTS DOWN"

It either shuts down or it doesn't!

What is it you mean here? XP is somehow restarting? There is still power to the motherboard?


??

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I have a very old Hewlet Packard Pavillion (over 7 years old) desk top computer.  About 2 years ago a friend upgraded the computer and software and installed Windows XP.  I moved to a new apartment and was plugging the computer in and there was a surge....the surge protector didn't seem to work and now the computer won't turn on.  My question is can I recover the data on the computer.  If not is it safe to recycle w/information still on the hard drive.  Thanks!

Answer:Computer won't turn on/power surge

If you have another Desktop Computer (laptop will work too), you can plug the hard drive into the good computer as a Slave Drive and access the data as if you were reading a Flash Drive (usb drive)

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I replaced power supply unit, motherboard and hard drive. My computer still won't do anything after power surge. The green power supply light stays solid green, but nothing else comes on at all.

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Hello friends,

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

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

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:XP Doesn't turn power off my computer

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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 fried......you 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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Something wierd going on, I can shut my windows XP down like normal, and I get all the way thru the shut down screens, the LCD screen goes blank, the keyboard lights go off, but the power supply in the computer remains on, powering the fans and lighting up my front panel fan control Assy. In order to turn off the power supply, I need to switch the switch on the back of the computer (power supply switch). Then, to turn if back on, I need to turn on my Power Supply switch, and open the case, and lightly touch/push the area near the CMOS battery, and without even touching the front panel power switch, the computer comes to life and I am able to load Windows XP and go about my bidness as normal! I SUSPECT this was caused from a lightning storm a few nights ago, it wasn't near me, but it caused the power to go out and come back on rapidly like three times. What gives? Power supply, Motherboard?
 

Answer:I cannot turn my computer's power supply off!

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Hi guys.

I'm having an issue where the computer will not shut down unless I turn it off at the PSU/power supply (I've had the issue for about a month now).

Windows 7 will run through its normal shut down procedures, then the screen goes black, but nothing happens apart from the fans going really loud for a few seconds before they quiet down and nothing else happens.

The computer restarts fine, but does not shut down at the power button.

I suspect a faulty motherboard (Asus M2N68-CM - pretty old now), or maybe a service/process is not finishing after shut down.

Would greatly appreciate some expert knowledge on this one!

Thanks,
Josh

Answer:Computer will not shut down/turn off power

Could you do a shutdown trace by following this article: Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

Please download the latest Windows 8 SDK here, it works flawlessly with Windows 7: Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8

Once you run the setup, choose the install location, hit next and select ONLY "Windows Performance Toolkit" and click install. After this, you HAVE to restart the system, then follow the given tutorial.

This can help forum members and even me (I'm not much of an expert in analyzing these results ) identify if anything is stuck during shutdown.

OR

There might be faulty driver or some bad setting in the BIOS. Try resetting the BIOS to the defaults.

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Can someone please help me. Take in mind my computer skills are just average. This isn't a problem yet, but would like to get a fix before if possible. Here it is. This laptop is only 5 to 6 months old. Windows 8. My power button that turn,s the computer on, sticks some. I have no money to take it to a shop, I was wondering if there,s a trick to fix it? Or another way to turn it on? Thanks, Chuck

Answer:to turn computer on ( power button )

Is your computer new and still in warranty? if the power button sticks there may be a known issue with the casing. Have you tried to reach out to the manufacture to see if there is a known issue?

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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 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.

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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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Power button will not turn on computer HELP!! I just put together a FX8520 with an ASUS M% A97 R2.0 and I remember something about possibly selecting the power button to turn off the computer. Now the only way to start it is to manually push some buttons on the MB and then push the power button for 3 seconds, then one push and it boots. Can someone tell me what is going on? I am running Windows 7 with a Corsair AX 750, 1TB, 4gig RAM, and HD5850. I already made sure all connections are okay.Thanks

Answer:Power button will not turn on computer but MB will HELP!!

Correction, M5 A97 R2.0

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It's actually a little stranger than that.  I got a new power supply and case today.  I thought my old power supply had died so I replaced it.  The new PSU works fine prior to installation in testing.  However, the PSU will not turn on once I connect the motherboard.  There is a very real chance the motherboard is dead since it is old, but I want to make sure I'm not missing anything here before getting a new one.  There is no power getting to the motherboard at all, and once I disconnect the PSU from it, the PSU starts up just fine again.  Any ideas?

Answer:New Power Supply, But Computer Won't Turn On

Your front header jumper to the power switch on the front of the case is hooked up backwards...

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I have a Emachines T2958 and one day the circuit breaker at my house flipped and the power went out. About 5 hours later when i tried to start it up about 20 seconds injto the boot after the windows logo it would restart itself and just keep doing that repeating the process until i would turn it off. Can someone plz help me fix this?

My comp has
512mb Ram
64mb integrated nividia graphics
2.66 Ghz processor
Intel Celeuron Processer

Someone plz help.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on after power outtage

Which came first, the chicken or the Emachines....?

Well...you didn't exactly say if the box blew the breaker or vice-versa. You might try resetting the CMOS. Hang loose, wait for a another opinion
 

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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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My son's computer wouldn't shut down, it would close down the OS but the computer lights and HD would still be running. I did a scan, Ccleaner with its registry fix, and degfrag.. that made it work maybe twice. Now it is doing it again.
It refuses to turn off even with the power button (it shuts off then starts again, on its own - I am NOT pressing the "restart"). I have to unplug it from the wall to make it stop re-starting itself.
Any ideas?

Thanks,
CzarinaOz
 

Answer:Computer won't turn off, even with power button.

hello,
What Operating System your son's computer is? Is it Windows XP or Windows Vista?
 

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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.

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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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I recently turned on my DELL laptop with Windows XP and I the boot menu appeared. I pressed normal startup. Nothing happened and eventually I got a blue stop error screen with "STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7B08528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)". I turned the computer off and back on and tried Safe Mode. The blue screen appeared again. I shut down, tried Last Working Settings mode. Blue screen again. Same with Safe + Command Prompt, and Safe + Networking. If I can't turn on my computer to fix it, what am I supposed to do? I went into setup with f2 and there was nothing there. Tried running system tests and didn't find anything useful.

What else should I try? How will I fix this without logging on? Is there a way to fix this that is not drastic (like starting computer over from scratch, or backing up all files)? What should I do?

Please advise.
 

Answer:Stop Error: 0x0000007B (Can't turn my computer on in any mode) HELP!

On a different computer running XP, format a floppy and copy CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to it. They're both in the root of C:. Stick the floppy in the computer that you're having problems with and go into the BIOS and set the boot order to floppy first.

If you don't have another computer on XP, you could try using NTFS4DOS and choose the chkdsk option after booting from this.
 

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Here's the deal:I got a virus, so of course, I tried to open the couple anti-virus programs that i have installed.The virus prevented these programs from running so I turned off the computer and attempted to boot in safe mode to run the Anti-virus software.  It wouldnt boot in safe mode.I have gotten this computer to boot in safe mode several times before so I assumed the virus was preventing me from doing it this time.So I booted normally, ran MSCONFIG, and set it to boot in safe mode (i think this was my big mistake).Now, the computer will not boot at all.My assumption is that the virus is preventing me from starting in safe mode.  and the configuration settings i changed are preventing me from running in normal mode.The big question is: How can I turn off safe mode without being able to boot?I also began the process of doing a repair install of XP, but it wont install in safe mode.  I have all my important data backed up so Im not totally against a clean install but i would like to prevent that.  I just want my laptop back!!

Answer:Computer wont boot. How can I turn off safe mode?

Welcome to the CH forums.QuoteI also began the process of doing a repair install of XP, but it wont install in safe mode. From the above can we assume that you have an XP install disk?  If so you can boot from that, after setting bios to boot from your optical drive first, then edit or delete Boot.ini from the Recovery Console.Please read this.

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Hi i have been experiencing this problem since i first built my PC. It seems to wake up from sleep at random times in the nite(very disturbing). I have already turned off all the devices that wake it up that are not USb interface and I have no idea how to proceed to trouble shoot this issue, please help if you can.
Thank you,
J
EDIT: It goes back to sleep on its own(sometimes)

Answer:Computer will offten turn back on when in sleep mode

have you turned off the waking from lan of your network card? also, there are some power management settings in bios which deal with auto waking up from sleep. see if this is the case, as windows settings might be over-ridden by bios.

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I just reformated my old system to install fresh Win2K, got all the service pack updates and just found out when first turning off the system I have to push the power button just like using Win95 or AT motherboard. I look in the bios, old DELL computer, it doesn't have the "soft off" feature.

One thing I notice in the bios is I didn't turn on the Plug and Play OS, set it back but nothing changed. How to fix this problem? It's very annoying when I have to wait Win2K doing the routine to turn off and have to push the button when the message "It is now safe to turn off your computer".
 

Answer:Need to push the power button to turn off computer

There is a setting in the BIOS setip to enable or disable ACPI support. If enabled, Windows should install as an "ACPI Uniprocessor PC" (look in Device Manager) and will handle IRQs automatically. Shutdown also works the way it is supposed to.

If ACPI is disabled in the BIOS at the time Windows was installed, the CPU will show in Device Manager as a "Standard PC", IRQ assignments can be modified by the user, and Shutdown doesn't really work. You just get a "It is safe to turn off your computer" screen.

Unfortunately, enabling ACPI support in the BIOS doesn't work after Windows is installed. You have to change the HAL (very tricky) or reinstall Windows.
 

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I have recently bought a new Asus machine running Windows 8.1.

I have set my own custom plan for power settings in the control panel and have that selected. However when I turn the computer off then later turn it back on, the power plan has changed. It seems to do this every time. But it's usually one of the ones preset by Asus (Power4Gear).

Any ideas and help would be really appreciated!
Cheers

Answer:Power Plan changes each time on turn computer on

maybe a program with automatic startup is changing it.. what does it always change back to??
**EDIT** oh i guess you answered that.. yes exactly see, its a program switching it for you.. so start looking into your startup and services to see what is set to automatically start..

do this by command prompt and then typing "msconfig" and then "services.msc" and then press "Ctrl, Shift, and ESC" and look at (startup tab)


*old* for example i have samsung magician installed on my machine and that created a samsung power profile and luckily it hasn't so far, but it could somehow set itself to always use that power plan if i wasn't careful in choosing my settings correctly when i installed it.. etc..

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

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

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

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Power button turns on but computer won't turn on. Black screen only

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Have an issue with my computer not turning on. A couple of days ago it shut down on me in the middle of web browsing. It would not turn back on. I noticed my power button LED light stayed lit. I completely unplugged the computer, and then plugged back in. The LED light was now off. I then pressed power and it turned on. After 10 minutes, the computer shut off again. LED light came back on. I waited til the next day to try again but was unsuccesful. I thought that I had blown my power supply. I replaced the power supply with a new one and the computer would still not turn on. At this point, I am puzzled by what it would be. I just so happened to have another MOBO, and I swapped the two MOBOs and still nothing. There is a small square light on the MOBOs themselves that come on when the power supply is connected. Not sure what it means.
Since swapping the MOBOs didnt do anything, I bought another CPU. After installing it, I get nothing.

I really need to get this fixed fast. Any suggestions? Why would the power LED light stay on. This is happening with both mobos.



FYI
Its an Intel 865PERL mobo with an Intel Pentium 4 HT processor. Socket 478
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on, power supply is brand new

call the company
 

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When I turn on my computer it says enter power on password

Answer:When I turn on my computer it says enter power on password

@Buddyreid11 When asked for the password just hit enter 3 times. Post any halt code you receive. REO

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I have a Gateway 700x or something like that, I bought it back in '03. A week ago I went on vacation and booted down my computer (or thought I did), anyway when I came back and went to turn on my computer the power light was orange (which usually means sleep mode) so I held the button down to power it down. It wouldn't shut off, no fans or anything or going though and if I hit buttons on the keyboard it doesn't boot up either. - It's like it's stuck. I tried unplugging my computer but whenever you plug it back in, the light comes on orange and stays that way. I tried the test button on the PSU but that didn't do anything.
After reading a couple posts here, I replaced the internal battery and also the PSU. Still no response and the light is still orange. I tried the test button on the PSU and it started up the fans and what not but still can't get it to boot up.
Since my computer is kinda old I'm not sure what's going on with it and if it's worth trying to take it to a repair shop or to just buy a new one and slap my hard drive in it.
HELP!!
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on, yet power indicator is orange

When you went away on vacation did you actually unplug the PC?

And when you have tried to boot up the PC how long have you left it plugged in but not attempted to turn the PC on?

It is possible that leaving the PC plugged in for a day (say) before attempting to boot might be all that's needed.
 

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





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

Answer:Power Button Doesn't Turn Off Computer

Does Fn+F12 still work?

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Tried to start computer after downloading update previous night.  It came on and ran through updating sequence, then monitor went crazy with broken blue lines.  Would not accept input from keyboard or mouse.  Used power button to shut down.  Now when I try to start the computer, the power light comes on, but monitor shows searches for signal, then displays "No signal" for any of the input options, then goes to sleep.  Tried the monitor with a different computer and it works fine.  How do I get this thing on!?!?!?! Thanks for any help you can provide!

Answer:After recent update, computer will not turn on, though power...

Hi @bigjer1948,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with upgrading to windows 10. I will be glad to help you. Please look at Recovery options in Windows 10. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks. 

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This is my sister's cpu i'm talking about so i have no idea if there was an error message before the following happened:

She was booting the computer and it just shut off. There is no response from the power button. Yes all the cords are plugged in inside and outside the box. The computer is kinda old, has had major problems with XP, so is back to 98. PII 266, 312 MB ram, GeForce 2 video card, 2 WD hdds. On a possibly related note, the problem with XP was that the registry was corrupted every shutdown. Could this be an issue with the mobo? I know the ram is good, and the power supply seems okay.

Another mobo-ish issue: The comp will only go past bios loading area with 2 devices on IDE 0. It hangs as if there is no hdds in it if there is only one. Yes i checked the jumpers and such. Either hdd on IDE 0 fails boot if there's one, but passes whether it's master or slave if both are in.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer Will not turn on (no response from power button)

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