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Question: Computer does not turn on

Hi. Recently, my younger brother, told me that his computer could not turn on. So, the first thing I did was to check if it was his charger's issue. It seems like it wasn't. Then, I decided to try again with my computer's charger instead on his computer. Well, I noticed something. When I plug my charger into the power outlet, there would be a light to signal power is flowing. And when I plug it into my own computer, it stays on. However, when I plug the charger into my brother's computer, the light vanishes. Is there something wrong with his computer? Thank you !

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Answer: Computer does not turn on

Sounds like his charger is bad. If your charger works, and his doesn't, it's bad.

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more

Answer:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010320058+50001379&name=Thermaltake
 

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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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I just put together my first computer 6 months ago. It abruply shutdow in the middle of writing a paper for school. I couldn't turn it back on right away. after trying a few times, it turned on. All the fans are working even the fan on the power supply, the motherboards lights are on. My graphic card in on the motherboard. I think it might be my power supply because when I first put it together I didn't plug in the smaller power connection to the motherboard and the same thing is happening, black screen. It's like my computer isn't giving my monitor any feed. I will have more info when I get home. I can't get in to bios or safe mode.
 

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How to find computer turn on time off time. I want to know during last month how many times my computer was turned on , when it was truned on & when turned off.

Answer:How to find computer turn on & turn off time

Have a look in the System event log. Normally a few events are logged at shutdown and startup.

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I am using a client computer that is connected to a modem via a LAN cable which is in a neighboring house as far as about 50 meters. The host computer is there. The host computer is only using Internet Connection Sharing (without a router) to share its Internet connection with me. Within this network there are only two computers, the one I use (as client) in my house and the other one is the host computer as I mentioned earlier.

How do I know that the host computer is being turned on or off?

The purpose is to know so that I can use all the bandwidth from the modem when the host computer is not turn on. Because there are no restrictions on bandwidth from the host computer, and I just wanted to use all the available bandwidth only when the host computer is not turned on.

Both computers use Windows 7.

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after serching all night to find out why his computer is in limbo, i leave my brother's house without finding needed help. his computer won't turn off...the fan, a couple little lights until he unplugs it from the wall. first, the computer did a restart all by itself, he said, then it would not turn on, except the fan and little lights inside that won't turn off. he took out the hard drive and it functions in his other computer...he puts the hard drive back into the new computer and it will not turn on or completely turn off that fan. he tried the "hold the on/off button for at least five seconds" step and nothing changes. he has had the computer for a year and a half, so he really wants to figure this out. how can he even get it to turn on so he could do a safe start up? so far we cannot find a way to troubleshoot. he have checked the cords, perhaps there was a freeze up that began this loop and that's why the fan stays on? please say this is something you have heard of and there may be a solution. the advice we have found usually goes back to buying a new computer. thanks in advance, tea
 

Answer:what's a girl to do when her computer won't turn off, or turn on?

Welcome to TechSpot

I'd unplug all drives and add-on cards (such as soundcard if there is one), and try booting then.
 

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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??.

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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Hello guysI am beginner on computers and recently my computer obtained a problem and i think its on hardware the problem.When i open pc it is open for 4-5 seconds and its turn off and few seconds later it's turn on automatically without me pressing the power button, also it;s doesn't send signal to my screen.Can anyone please help me?  Sorry for my english, its not my native language.

Answer:My computer turn off and turn on automatically

Could you please share the make/model number of the computer? Also if this computer is new and under warranty have you considered returning it under warranty replacement?

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I've had this message on screen, alternating with "Installing update 2 of 2.." for well over 6 hours now!

How long can it take? At some point I'm gonna have to bite the bullet - what should I do?

(Windows XP, SP3. I think the Windows update is something to do with the .NET framework?)
 

Answer:"Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

Re: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hr

If you have got an XP install disc to do a recovery if it goes bad, i'd just hit the reset button, and boot into safemode straight away [press F8 as it is booting] then schedule a chkdsk and restart.

to schedule chkdsk...



Go to "my computer" and right click on the drive windows is on.

Select "properties" then go to the "tools" tab and click "check now" on the error checking section.

It will tell you that it cant perfrom it and ask you do you want to schedule it for next time...
click "yes" and reboot.Click to expand...


 

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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?

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, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you
 

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

Answer:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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so recently i took everything out of my computer to clean it..i put eveything back where it was but when i turned it on its starts making beeping sounds and the screen stays black.. fans and power run but dont know whats the problem.

i also recorded a video of how its sounds like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_2mdNJFWxU
so please help/B]
 

Answer:Solved: computer beeping sounds when i turn on computer

There are three possibilities here, all related to your memory.

1) You have forgotten to fit your memory back in.
2) Your memory isn't properly seated in its slot(s)
3) You have killed your memory because of not following antistatic procedures.

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.
 

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Ok well, my computer is pretty old, but its not THAT old, it has always worked very well, and all of a sudden one day it froze and i tried turning it off but when i went to press the power button it wouldnt turn off, no matter how many times i pressed the power button. so i had to turn off the power switch in the back of the computer. it did this consistently so i decided to format my computer and delete the partition stuff like that, but it still did it, and i even virus checked and there were no viruses.

my computer freezes out of nowhere at random spots (startup, windows, my desktop, etc) and when i try to turn it off the power button doesnt work so i have to turn it off by turning off the switch at the back of the computer, please help me, i don't know whats going on!

Answer:URGENT PROBLEM: Computer freezes, but can not turn computer off

Try holding the power switch in for at least 4 seconds. There is a entry in BIOS for instant off and 4 second delay. Yours is probably set to 4 seconds. Delay is good as it prevents accidential power offs from hitting the switch by mistake.

If you are hiolding the switch in and it isn't powering down there are two possibilties. Switch is defective or connector has came off the header.
Charlie

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As the title said, my computer freezes during games. When it freezes the screen just stop at the last frame (so no black screen or anything like that) and I can hear the game for about a second before it turns to a low clicking sound. At which point I have to manually shut down the computer and restart it. Nothing else works. Then I get the usual question of how I want to start the computer, I always pick “start normally” and it’s like it never happened.

I think it’s because the GPU is overheating, because that’s the only component that’s really hot. When I check the temp while playing it’s usually building up to about 60C (24-30C on idle) and stays around that number. And it fells really hot when I touch it after it’s happened. The only problem with that theory is that I can play every game out there usually on the best setting (haven’t tried every powerful game out there) and not a single problem with lag or such. Then again, I’ve never had that problem with MW3, and the temp stays around 50C on that. Not to say that the GPU is really that great. It’s average at best, but I’m not a hardcore gamer or anything so figured I didn’t need the best.
I built the computer myself in June 2011. And it went fine without any problems until maybe 6 months ago, not really sure when it happened.

Here’s what I’ve done so far
I’ve... Read more

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Had problem message on Microsoft edge that computer could be corrupted.  Now can't turn on computer even though power is going to it. What can I do

Answer:Microsoft edge crashed my computer and I can turn computer o...

Hi Method 1:Run the apps troubleshooter and check if it helps with the issue. Refer to the following article and run the Apps troubleshooter:Run the troubleshooter for Windows apps If the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 2:Try to run a System File Checker (SFC) scan to check for any file corruption. SFC scan will scan for corrupt system files on the computer and repair them.Press Windows key + X, click Command Prompt (Admin).In the Command Prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:sfc /scannowIf the issue still exists, try the next method. Method 3:You may check the same issue with the new user account. Try these steps to create a new user account and check if it fixes the issue. Refer to the steps below to create a new User Account:Go to Settings.Choose Accounts and then select Other User Accounts towards the left.Select Add an Account.Enter a user name and hit Next.Click on Finish.Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.Check if issue persists. 

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First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

But after some time, the flickering got worse. It went from 1-2 second interval flickers to a whole 10 seconds of blackness before it showed anything.

Now,Iv'e got a new cpu but still using the old monitor. After a day or so, the monitor exhibited the first symptoms of my first cpu, so I just dismissed it. But after a week, It got a hell worse, before I even start-up my computer, the monitor doesn't show Analog/Digital at the top-left corner of the screen. PLUS my cpu keeps restarting after I pushed the ON button after 10 seconds or so.

My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.

Answer:My Computer monitor doesn't show anything when I turn my computer on.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pokeman5


First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

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My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.


Welcome Pokeman5 to the windows 7 forums.

The graphics card might be your culprit. Please update your system configuration settings under user cp so that others can maybe help you.
Usually the monitor won't stop your machine from booting. The graphic card most likely be the cause.

There is also the possibility that your power supply could be defective or going bad. Lots of possibilities.

Rich

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.

Answer:BSOD after I turn Computer NEW Computer on, or whilst sleeping

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


New computer keeps blue screening during or after my computer goes to sleep. Was told to upload this, and also it says part of the reason is in the Minidump folder or the Temp folder.


Hi TheRealDanny.

The crash dump (a Stop 0x3B one) is not saying anything in detail about the probable cause of the BSOD).

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.
If it does not show any error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Run Driver Verifier for 24 hours or the occurrence of the next crash, whichever is earlier.



   Information
Why Driver Verifier:
It puts a stress on the drivers, ans so it makes the unstable drivers crash. Hopefully the driver that crashes is recorded in the memory dump.

How Can we know that DV is enabled:
It will make the system bit of slow, laggy.



   Warning
Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.



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Ok so my computer was using 2 rams and after some time i update my motherboard bios or something like that and later some days it started to work weird like i turned it off and the next day it would just turn on and off after i took one of the rams out it worked fine and it might be from avast to because i did a virus scan before the ram problems and i had 2 blue screens of death so what is the issue with my ram or the motherboard. plus i use to run 4 rams but it would keep restarting my computer after like 1-2 hours of using it so i went back to 2 and now i have another problem i have alot of bad luck with computers  so please help me because i am taking it to a person to check it out tomorrow if you could please give me some advice on how to fix these plz help. PS this is a 3 month old computersystem specs CPU  Intel? Core? i5 Processor       Motherboard Intel? Desktop Board DP55KG   Memory X2 Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 XMS3 4 GB                                            Graphics Card     XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB Hard Drive     Western Digital 500 GB               Power Supply    ENERMAX INFINITI EIN720AWT 720W         windows 7 64bit   NOW it cant run on one stick keeps turning ... Read more

Answer:computer will turn on and off when i turn it on need help

Is that RAM on iNtel's Supported Vendoe List for that MBoard ? ?<akes a difference with the higher speed DDR3 RAM....

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Just got a new to me P3 computer up and running. Sometimes during star up it does not recognize the PS2 keyboard. Which makes it hard to go into my password protected User ID. When trying to shut down it will keep a few things running like some fans and the CD drive. But it does not sound like the Hard Drive is spinning.

If I use the XP to shutdown it goes into this limbo stage of neither off nor on, same goes for the power button on the front of the computer. It will either start up the computer or turn it to the limbo mode. Upon starting up, I can use the mouse to get it all the way into a non password protected XP users screen but can't do anything without the keyboard working. In the process of setting up I have had everything working earlier today but this keyboard and limbo status has been an intermitent problem. What should I try?
Thanks
 

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Hi everyone,

While turning on my computer the it turns on, fans are starting to move, but screen won't turn on, and the beep of the bios is not heard.

pressing the sleep/reset button next to the turn-on button computer goes off, pressing it again turns on the computer without any problem. (now I'm working with the same computer) i thought maybe it's the power supply that gives me problem but changed between computers, this still gives me trouble and other computer works good (besides its many problems ). any idea what to do?

Thanks in advance
Chaim.

BTW, while trying to write this thread I got all this terms that i didn't know how to call in English, like power supply - is that the box which connects to the power and to all the m-board and drives? is there an English computer terms dictionary?
 

Answer:Turn-on won't turn on my computer...

try wikipepdia for translations or google
 

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I just got this HP pavilion 762n last year. Now whenever I turn the computer on it won't respond(Goes to a Blank Black Screen) and the only way I can make the computer respond is to go to safe mode and UN-install the Graphic Card, then restart the computer back again. Once I've done that the computer would work, but I can't watch Videos or play Video Games on the computer. There also would be these little blue lines on the computer screen (Sometimes their would be alot of the lines and sometimes the lines would be made by the trail of my mouse).

I've tried lots of ways to fix the computer. I've tried:

- Un-installing and re-installing my graphic card (Nvidia Geforce4 MX420 graphics card with TV-Out) that came with the computer.

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

- I've tried using a program that test my computer and tells me whats wrong with it. It said I got a problem with something like the VIDEO MEMORY CARD and I don't know what that is.

Is the Only way I can fix this is to buy another Graphic Card. I do not want to waste $200.00. Please Help Me!

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]
 

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Hi,
i pluged in my hard disk to another computer to format it. Now when i was finished i pluged my hard disk back to my pc. Now when i turn on computer monitor just go to sleep and nothing happends. I dont have any OS right now and i cant modify anything. Maybe i did something with my hard disk wrong i dont know. please help me.
 

Answer:My computer monitor doesn't come on when i turn my computer on

Why did you take it to a different computer to format?
Do you have the o/s cd in the drive to boot from?
 

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My computer is maybe 2 years old, and this problem only starting occuring recently. I turn on the computer and all is well until it gets to my desktop when the screen just goes black. I tried blowing the dust out and my computer worked again for a couple of hours, but now blowing the dust out doesn't work. I can login to safe mode, but I cannot get into my regular settings. What do I do to fix this!!
 

Answer:When I turn on the computer, the screen just goes black but the computer is on!

Hi and welcome to TSG try using your install or recovery disc to run a repair http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CB0QFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vistax64.com%2Ftutorials%2F91467-startup-repair.html&ei=jjkZTLHJM5z60wTm4MDQCw&usg=AFQjCNFF8Qw4KfElupT6ouPZpnIehttTTw
 

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Hi all.
I moved out of a 14-year-old case (Gateway) and into an Ultra brand Gladiator mid-tower.

I have an EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard, and a "Power Up" brand 450-Watt power supply.

The setup worked fine in the old case, though Windows was freezing regularly after 15 minutes. I figured that was related to the hard-drive, since it wasn't tightly mounted, and I wasn't using enough cooling fans. So I got a new case and cannabalaized a fan from an old computer.

The power outlet and cord are good, and I swapped out the power supply with a 230 watt unit, and pulled the switch from the old case, but neither powered on the computer. Nothing seems out of the ordinary with the switch on the case I bought.

Did I buy a defective unit? Is there something I'm missing or should try again? Something else? Thanks for the help.
 

Answer:Changed computer cases, now computer won't turn on

Have you considered that going from a 450 psu to only a 230 might have something to do with it?

Is the motherboard shortening out by any part of it touching the case?
 

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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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Hello there, recently, I've been having an issue with my PC. Randomly, all peripherals (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, etc.) turn off, but the computer stays on, and I need to turn it off by flipping the power off, and once I turn it back on, it boots normally and such. Like I said, the times this happens seem to be completely random, though I believe it has only happened at night, but that may be just coincidence. I have used virus scans, and nothing has come up, so I don't believe that's the issue. I haven't made any significant hardware changes recently either. Does anyone have an idea of what could be happening?

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

Get into the motherboards bios by pressing a key noted when you first power up the computer. Look for "hit F? for setup" or something like that. Reset the bios to defaults
 

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Anyone have any idea how or if it's even possible to turn this into a gaming computer (MMO's mostly). The cheaper, the better (but I plan on doing this over a long period of time as opposed to quickly).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
PC: Compaq Presario CQ5300F
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295192 MB, Free - 253458 MB; D: Total - 9949 MB, Free - 1497 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, NARRA5, 5.00,
Power Supply: 250W
 

Answer:Would it be possible to turn my computer into a Gaming Computer?

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My computer was working just fine, then one day, I couldn't turn it on.  The fans work but there is no image on the monitor and no power to the mouse or keyboard.  The "on" light is on, but the fans seem to be the only other thing working.  Another site told me to reset the CMOS by pulling a piece off of two pins then putting it on another two, then putting it back but that didn't work and I hope it didn't screw it up even more.  Can anyone help me? I really don't want to take it to the repair shop if I don't have to.  Thanks!

Answer:My computer won't turn on!

Also, if it helps, it is an HP Pavilion from about 2008.

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I just got a brand new computer without a OS installed. Came home installed XP installed drives restarting the computer after each. But when i came to shut down my computer it would shutdown but then restart up again.

I have tried to fix the problem thinking it must be software but i am now not sure.

I Restored the system to the moment i first installed XP

Checked all Micosoft.com help pages which listed way to fix the problem - no help

shut down in the command promt so the "its now safe to turn off your computer" came up and turned off the computer manully (pressing the button on the front of the computer) but it just starts up again. (it does work if i use the switch on the back of computer but what a hassle)

I have no other problems with the computer or windows except this

Im lost, any suggestions, think i mite send back the computer if they let me.
 

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I have windows XP. I recently found out that my computer does not turn off when I click the "turn off" button. I end up using the off button on the tower to turn it off!! When I click "restart" button it restarts the computer. Is this a virus problem? or a hardware problem?
 

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I just assembled a system on Tuesday for a friend. It's an Athlon X2 3800+, 2GB DDR2 800, and a single Geforce 7900 GS. Today, it was left running for a while and went into sleep mode. It would not turn back on. So he pulled the cord to the power supply and plugged it back in and now it does nothing when the power button is pushed, no PSU fan or case fans or lights or anything. I figure either the power supply is bad or the signal is not getting from the power button on the case to the power supply.

A couple of thoughts... Maybe the power supply that came with the case could not handle the 7900 GS; might be helpful to know that 3DMark was running at one point (we did use the computer under a load for a short time), and when the computer stopped working, it was not under a load. The PSU is rated at 400w; the video card recommends 450w (500w for SLI). The power supply, however, has two 12V lines wtih 20A on each. The combined rating says 25A. (Pretty good I thought for a power supply that comes with a case.) One of the newegg reviewers for the 7900 GS said the following:

"I have this baby in a Shuttle SK22G2B XPC, which only has a 240 watt ps. People, please do some research and don't assume half these kids know what their talking about. Don't let the two additional molex connectors needed to run this baby scare you into buying a gazillion watt power supply. A solid 350 watt ps from a reputable manufacturer should be sufficient." (Is this true?)

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Answer:computer won't turn on, PSU bad?

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I had somebody that was going to upgrade my desktop for me, deal fell thur, but he had already taken the RAM cards out. I put them back in, but when I turn on the computer nothing happens but the fans turn on and the yellow light flashes and the dvd drives cycle thru, but nothing else. I can turn it off and on but it refuses to boot up

Answer:when i turn my computer on

Pull the RAM sticks out and then power on.If you get beeps, that's good. That means your motherboard/bios is working and has detected the missing RAM.If you plug in the RAM and do not get a display, and do not get any beeps, the motherboard/bios is not working. One of the RAM sticks is bad, or you are not inserting them correctly and it's stopping the motherboard from operating..The three most important things in computing:1. Backups, 2. Backups and 3. Backups.

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for some reason my laptop will just shut off after using it for 5 minuets or so and some times longer but i cant figure out whats causing the problem. any suggestions?
 

Answer:why would my computer turn off

Sounds to me like a faulty or overheating CPU! have you checked the fan or the battery might be shot!
 

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I'm not sure if this is where to post this, but I think I may have downloaded a virus. I don't really know, but the other day my computer started freezing up every second and continually restarting itself without me doing anything so i shut it down for alittle while and when I tried starting it it wouldn't load up. It was all a page of 01's and then it said enter a disc and press enter so i just pressed enter anyway and it was a half page of just 01's. I restarted it again and pressed DEL to exit setup which went to some fail safe setting and I started looking at some setting which said disabled and I clicked enabled and then the computer just shutdown automatically and won't even turn back on at all. When i try to turn it on it shuts off immediately. I don't know if I just screwed it up even more or if I had a virus that just wiped out my OS or hardware failure or power failure. I know absolutely nothing about computers besides pretty much going onto the inernet so i have no clue what is going on. I just basically want to know if it can be fixed without me losing everything that I had stored on my computer or if it is totally fried. Someone please help me. I go to school online and need my computer to do school work and I have alot of things on my computer that I don't want to lose, namely all of my son's baby pictures and some important documents. I really don't know what to do right now and don't want to take it into a... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on

It is difficult to tell the problem from your post, however I would surmise that your hd has failed. To check this use the computer you are using now to download the hard disk mgf's utility for checking the disk. You will need to know the mgf of your hd ie Western Digital, Maxtor, etc.

There are two ways to try and recover data.

Method 1
Remove your hd from the failed computer and install it as a slave in another computer. You may be able to copy data / files from the drive. Note I would scan the drive with AV software. If unable to copy data, there are data recovery programs that can SOMETIMES recover files from failing drives.

Method 2 Boot with your win2k cd. Choose repair from the first menu; once in the Recovery Console type "chkdsk /F" without quotes. See if it repairs / finds any errors.
Restart and see if you can access your system. If not you can try a repair install of win2k. Boot with the win2k cd and choose install at the first menu. Next menu will show any previous win2k install and offer to repair it for you. Let it do so. If the repair install is successful, you will need to reapply all updates, patches, hot fixes, service pack 4 and any updates to IE.
 

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I get the dialog box telling me to "click 'Turn off' to install important updates. Then it invariably goes on to install updates 1 t0 3 after which it goes on to shut down the computer. Are these the same 'updates' I am installing?

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What operating system XP vista 7 or 8?

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Hello Everyone , I am using dell computer and my PC not turn on yet. What can i do now ?

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On ?

As you are a member of the Dell forum why not ask there.

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Hello,
 
I have an Acer Extensa 4420. It's a really old computer, but it has been working up until about 2 months ago. I had put it away in storage due to not having a need for it anymore. (It was a bit slow.) Well, I went to turn it on one day, about two months ago, and it simply wouldn't. Now, this pattern does change. (I have the cord hooked to it to ensure that it is not the battery. The charging light comes on.) Sometimes the power button will turn green and then instantly blink back off. More often, though, the power light will turn on, the fans will start whirring, etc., and then it will shut back off. It will then turn back on, as if rebooting itself, and then shut off entirely. During, this process, the screen never turns on. There are times when pushing the power button will not turn the computer on at all.
 
The screen on the Acer is beaten up. It appears as if there is a nick in a small black cord on the right side of the computer that connects to the screen. I just replaced the screen about a year ago, though. I have also already tried to reseat the ram modules by popping them out and putting them back in. This did nothing. I then tried replacing the CMOS battery. This also caused no change. I did put electrical tape on the nick in the screen cord, but I don't know if that is even helping much at all.
 
Does anyone have an idea as to what the issue could be? I don't have any on the information on this laptop backed up. I've had it for about 6 years... Read more

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Hi,

I recently re-installed windows 7 on my computer, and after i installed all of the drivers, i realized my computer wouldn't shut down.

I mean, it says its shutting down, then the screen goes into standby mode, but the computer keeps running.
I don't understand why or how this could happen.

It's weird, i even tried rolling back on some bios changes i made, but nothing. I don't even know how to troubleshoot this. I tried googling it, but everyone that has a different problem on which the shutting down screen persists.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Alex.

Answer:Computer won't turn off

Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

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I have a problem with my computer. It just won't turn on! Its an eMachines desktop with a Celeron D at 2.93 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM, and a 80 GB hard drive at 7200 rpm. It can't be more that 13 months old, and I think the model number is something like T4010.

Yesterday evening I went to turn it on only to find that it was totally unresponsive. Nothing happens, *at all*, when the power button is pressed. No sounds, no lights, no internal activity.

The computer and all accessories are plugged in. No wires/cables are damaged.

The only thing I can think of - and quite an obvious cause of damage - was the giant lightening storm we had here. But the computer was plugged into a UPS battery back up and surge protector, a very expensive one (Sigh). It was working and fully charged during the period I was away form the desk. Further, the power to the house never went out and the lights never even flickered. I tried another PC (which was also on and running during the storm) with this PC's cables and the UPS, it works.

It is completely protected by Norton antivirus, and supplemental AOL protection. (Not conflicting.)

I opened the case and didn't observe and physical damage. The power button is mechanically functional. (A small green light is visible on the motherboard when plugged in, but everything else looks totally dead.)

Any ideas what this might be? Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on.

You could trace the power button wires back to the motherboard and make sure its seated on the pins securely. There is a tiny chance that it somehow worked loose (heating/cooling cycles). The switch also could have gone bad. To test that figure out what 2 pins it goes to and short those out with a flathead screwdriver, it doesn't have to be a continous connection (in fact that won't even work) just needs to make a connection between those 2 pins for about the same length you leave your finger on the power button.

If that fixes it then there you go. But it probably won't, in that case your power supply or motherboard could be screwed up. Check the cord plugging into the computer to make sure its getting 110-120V that little green light won't always indicate a good power supply.
 

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Hello everyone:

Yesterday, I went to turn on my computer and the minute I hit the power button to turn on the computer, the computer came on, but then turned off right away. Then it turned on again on it's own and ran for a few seconds this time but then it turned off. And then a third time it turned on again and stayed running until I turned it off.

Now, when I turned it on, once the power LED light would light up, that was when the computer turned off right away. When it came on both the 2nd and third time, none of my LED lights would light up. Also, nothing would come up on the monitor either.

Yesterday, what I did was unplug all of my power connectors such as the LED's and switches. Unplugging them and plugging them back in fixed the problem usually.

Come to today. Went to turn on the computer, did the same thing as yesterday. unplug the power cables again and plug them back in and it worked right away.

Since it did this again, I decided that I need to look into this problem further to see what was going on. First off, I blew out what I could of dust that was in the computer because the can of compressed air ran out and I don't have anymore at the moment. Then I started doing some more looking around to see if anything looked abnormal which it didn't to me. So then, I hook up the computer after unplugging it, go to turn it on, does the same thing again that it did yesterday. However, this time when I tried unplugging and plugging in the LED and sw... Read more

Answer:Computer Does Not Want To Turn On

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My laptop isn't turning off after I click the start button and then click turn off. The "logging off" screen appears but thats as far as it gets. To turn it off, I have to take the battery out or hold the power button down. Any reasons why it's not working?

Answer:Computer Won't Turn Off

I assume this just started. What happened between the last time the system shut down properly and the first time it did not (new hw, sw, virus, error, etc)?Boot to safe mode. Can you shut down normally from there?

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My computer will not turn on at all. I tested the power supply unit with a power supply checker and it was fine. People have told me it is most likely a motherboard failure. Is that the only thing it could be? What would I do or how would I know if the button to turn the computer on off is shot? Is it worth it to take it to Best Buy and have a diagnostic which costs about 70 dollars. HELP! Is there any other tests I can do? Is there a way to check if your motherboard has failed?

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kat3teresi,Welcome to the CH forums. In order to recieve the help you seek i direct you to the very top posting in the forum.Please read and then continue the thread and help will follow.truenorth

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My computer was working perfectly fine last night, I put it in sleep mode, which I do rarely but I had things pulled up and I was exhausted, and the lights were all flashing like normal when I woke up, but went to use it tonight and it wouldn't turn on.Model: 15 - n211dxProduct # F9H22UA#ABA

Answer:My computer won't turn on

Sometimes 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 we'll move to the next step.  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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Hello everyone. Got home today and my computer would not turn on. Press the power on button and nothing happens. Only when I unplug it, and plug it back in does it start up, the lights turn on inside the PC and the fans start to go, but after a second or two it just shuts off.
I have done some minor troubleshooting (making sure outlets are working, checking power supply connections, etc)
My first thought is that the power supply is faulty. Thoughts?

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Hellow guys, i'm also currently have an issues where, when i switch on the main switch, the computer turn on itself, i didnt even press the power button! And after a few second, maybe 2 to 3 or 4, it turn off itself again. When i press the power button myself, there is no more power. I cant turn it on.

So, i do the same thing again. This time I switch off the main switch and turn it back on and the same thing happen again, the computer turn on and off again, and i also cannot switch on the computer after that. The same thing happen the next few time, so i assume there is something wrong with the hardware, or something loose? Any idea anyone?

And, to be more specific, when i turn off the main switch and turn on immediatly, there is no power and the computer is not running. But if i wait for maybe a few minute after turn off the main switch and turn back on, it run itself, the same process as i mention above. So is it weird? Hardware problem?

Answer:Computer turn on and off itself? Help

did it just start doing this out of the blue? Did you do something before this started?

The first thing I'd check is the power button on the case, as you say it does not work and if it's jammed on the ON it could give similar issues.
Open the case and remove the power button connector from the motherboard's pins, and if you can install in its place the connector of the reset button. Both buttons are the same under the hood so it's not going to hurt the board.
Now try using the reset button as if it was the power on/off button.

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When I turn on my computer, its running but no screen appears??

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Since I can't read minds, is it a laptop or desktop.

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i just got all my parts, put them together, configured bios, installed xp and updates and everything was running fine

i didnt do this in my room so i turned off the computer, unplugged everything and moved it to my room (next door...25 feet...not far) and when i plugged the comp in, there was no power

i tried using the same cable on another computer and it worked fine
i turned the power strip off and on again and still no good....

(and i didnt drop the drop the computer or do nething to damage it)
 

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I've just gotten the last part (The RAM) of a new computer that I was building myself. I put everything in its rightful place (I think), and I've gotten quality parts as well... But my computer won't turn on.

When I hook it into power, the light on the motherboard goes on, so I know it's getting power, but when I press the power button, the light goes on on the front of the computer, but the computer doesn't come on. A fan in the back flashes on and off (LED fan) - it looks like it's getting power for a little and then not... But the light on the mobo stays on the whole time... Aaaaggghhh - I've checked every connection, etc.

Any idea what my problem could be?

Antec True Power Trio 650w PSU
Intel D975XBX2 (975X Express chipset) Mobo
Intel Conroe E6600 Core 2 Duo Processor (LGA 775)
Two Radeon X1950 Pro (Crossfire Internal Interconnect) GPU's
1GB Pair of Kingston ECC DDR2 PC 5300 RAM
Some misc. PCI cards and 4 fans (+4 for individual things - PSU, CPU, GPUs)
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn on...

Talinok said:



I put everything in its rightful place (I think),Click to expand...


Well thats encouraging to start with, if your not sure if you did something right, then start from scratch, check everything is seated correctly and that the front panel wires are in their correct place on the board, make sure that the hardware such as video cards are working OK and that the RAM is the right type, make sure any jumpers on the board are in the right place, especially if you have one that resets the BIOS to defaults, some mobo makers leave the jumpers in the reset position.

Regards
 

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In a nutshell, my desktop computer won't turn on anymore.

This is a system that I have built. It has been working with the current CPU and Motherboard for over a year. The last hardware upgrade I made was a new power supply and an extra stick of RAM, but it's been working fine with those things for a few months.

Last week, I when I was trying to plug something else in near my desk I somehow pulled on the other cords and my system all went off. I pushed all the plugs back in, and everything else powered on - speakers, monitor, etc. but not the computer. I wiggled the cables, unplugged them and plugged them back in, all that stuff, and it still won't come on.

I don't think it's the power supply because I noticed that when I flip the power supply's switch to "on" my optical mouse lights up.

I'm just not sure what else I can try or how to test what else it might be. Any suggestions would be helpful. thanks!

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

hmmm...

does the computer turn on, and you just have no video?
Are fans turning?
Green Light on Mobo?


~CRaZY

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I have had some issues with my computer. Supposedly all is fixed says the tech I was using. Sadly this is not the case. He said my mobo was bad and it was still under warranty so got it replaced. He said my hard drive was bad and it was still under warranty so am getting it replaced. In the meantime I am using my back up slave drive now as my master drive. I try installing win2k on it but no go. After it says it is installed and reboots I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor. Tried that several times. Now when I turn on the computer I get a high pitched whining sound. This tech guy has taken up close to 6 weeks of time and as far as I can see with no resolution. So I have come here to see if anyone can give me any suggestions or directions to procede. Thanks.
Debbie
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

That's a weird one..I couldn't tell ya. I've never heard of that problem. It can't be a video issue since you do have a visual. Sounds like you'll have to wait it out until you get a new hard drive.
 

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I don't know if this problem is already in here but I wasn't about to look through 50 pages of topics to find it if it is.
Last night the power went out at our house, my computer was on, and obviously it went off, I had a surge strip hooked up to it and all that stuff, but for some reason my computer won't turn on. When I press the power button the lights will flash on and the fans will start and will seem to turn on but there are no external beeps. Then I can't get it to do that again unless I flip the power switch in the back a couple times unplug it and press the power and restart buttons again. Then maybe I will get it to flash but not always.
I have a pretty powerful computer with a nice video card which uses up a lot of energy, I was wondering if it maybe was my power supply. My brother is very good with computers and I called him he said that maybe I need a more powerful power supply. Mine is 370.5W and he said maybe put in a 400W one. Is he right? Or is it another problem?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

if you had a power surge, it could have goofed up your computer. just beacuse you have a power strip doesn't mean you have a surge protector. it probally is your psu but the psu could have burned out somthing int eh computer.(no likely, but it could have happined) and if you do get another psu, jump up the wattage a bit more than just 370W to 400, go for at least 450, if you decide to upgrade later you will be happy you got it.
 

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I got this 15-inch touch screen HP from Walmart only about 10 weeks ago or so. Worked fine until now....all of a sudden it just does not turn on! Never had any issue with the charger....charger still lights up at computer port when plugged in. Tried turning the computer on with battery out (read about this somewhere) but nothing happened. Could the battery have just all of a sudden died? Is there any "hard boot" option to try? HELP!

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My hp laptop with vista will not turn on. the battery is good and it is plugged in (the battery light is on). It has been giving me problems with turning on, sometimes it takes awhile to turn on or the cpu will turn on and the monitor will not. does anyone know if there is a simple fix or has this happened to anyone else. i thought i'd check here before i paid a bunch of money to a place like best buy. thanks for the help.

Answer:my computer will not turn on

How old is this laptop ? ?If it's less than a year i would be taking advantage of the Warranty immmediately.

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Alright, so I'm new to this forum, so please excuse if I'm doing something wrong. But a few months ago I purchased a custom-built desktop from someone. My intent was to use it for minor-gaming, and so I did. It worked for a month or maybe a little more than a month and all of a sudden one day I got home from school and I tried to start it up, and it didn't turn on. It was working fine the night before, and the next day, nothing. I don't know what could have happen, but my father unplugs things every morning before going to work, maybe that could have done something. I opened it up to look around. One thing was unplugged, that was the power LED, the other thing is the ATX SW however, that was plugged in. I messed around with it for awhile and nothing seemed to work. I then shifted the wires a bit, and what I got from it was a blue LED light on the power button when the system is powered on. That didn't happen before from what I recall. I also took out the PSU and tested it using the paper clip method, and the method worked, the PSU fan was spinning, but when I plug it back into the MOBO, it doesn't work, nothing turns on but that blue LED light on the power button in the front. No sign of power, no fan, or anything. I also tried to remove my 4gb of ram memory, that did nothing. I don't know what else can be done, help please? I spent a decent dollar on it..

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

When you say the "power LED was unplugged" do you mean the front panel headers? E.g., the 2prong wires for the power switch, reset switch, power/hdd LED's, etc? If so, are you sure those are all on the right pins?

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Hey, looking for some help here.

Recently while I wasn't home the power went out, and when I came back, my computer won't turn on. The light on the computer just flashes between orange and being off. I do have a surge protector. I tried plugging the computer power cord directly into the wall, but that didn't help. Is my computer fried? Are any parts of it likely still good? Does it probably have nothing to do with the computer? Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Welcome to TSG, DaTrusHurtz.

Multiple Postings - It is simply not acceptable to post your question more than once, or to post it in more than one forum. Choose the forum that your question or post best fits in, and place it there and only there. If, after posting, you feel it should be in another forum, use the "Report Thread" button at the bottom of the post and we'll move it. We also reserve the right to move posts to other forums and delete duplicates.
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http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/822629-computer-wont-turn.html
 

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Hello,My old computer will not turn on no matter what I do. The power button is pressed, and absolutely nothing happens. I recently replaced the power supply to remedy this problem but that didn't work either. The power supply is on, the motherboard's light is on. Nothing power's up however. What could be the issue?ThanksSpecs:Gateway Desktop running Win XPRecently replaced power supply: OCZ StealthXStream 500WNot sure what other info I can even report on, it's an old computer. (6-7 years I'd say)

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Recently, I switched the cpu fan's connector and it seems to be running now... It still does not seem to boot however. The power supply is on, the cpu fan is on, the motherboard light is active, but I am getting no response from the system, not output through the vga port. nothing. Any solutions?

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Hey Everyone,I have an old HP Pavilion a815n. The only upgrade I have ever done to it was Ram about 2 years ago. I just recently returned from Iraq and the Computer needed a restore. I did a back up of all the nice stuff, pictures and what not, and reset it back to the factory settings. My wife and I both have Laptops so this computer was not our everyday user. I got my wife a new desk for Christmas the other day so I unplugged the computer and everything else on her old desk and set it to the side. After completing the new desk I hooked everything back up the way it was before I had started. The desktop wouldn't power up. I pulled the side of and blew years of dust out of every little place, then checked all the connections. Nothing was unplugged, out of place, and there was no leakage of any of the capacitors. The light on the power supply blinks randomly. I live in Germany, and the power in my house is 110 and 220. The power supply has settings for both. At first I though that there was not enough power going to it so I tried to turn it on plugged in to 220. The light would still just blink. Its funny, because when I unplugged the power cable, then unplugged the motherboard, the green light was solid. Do any of you have any other suggestions as to what else I could try? Like I said before, it is not my main computer, but I had my set up to just brose the internet and message and stuff. All my tech buddies from the Army are home in the states or on leave for the Holida... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

I would borrow a known good PSU of the same or greater wattage and swap it in there...This will let you know if it is the culprit.

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My computer is a 3.2 p4
512 geforce graphics card
1 gig ddr ram
intel pcie motherboard

the green led light is on..the computer will only turn on when the power going to the harddrive is not there. When harddrive is connected nothing..fan turns on a split sec then turns off. without the harddrive plugged in the cpu seems to run fine. Ive test the power supply by replacing it and also bought a new harddrive. Same problem occures when i interchange the powersupply and the harddrive......
 

Answer:My Computer will not turn on

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my son has a toshiba satellite L55-B5276 he charged it and when he went to turn it on all we get is flashing green lights. We tried removing the battery holding down power button for 20 seconds and re-installing battery but it still won't turn on . Please help. Thank you
 

Answer:can't turn computer on

Remove the battery and connect to an electrical outlet with no battery in the laptop. What happens?
 

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I got up to change the YouTube on my computer had it connected to my TV and when I went to unplug the charging wire and hdmi cord the computer shocked me and turned off and won't turn back on when I press the power button it just flashes and then goes off. I tried to put the charger in it to charge it and the light on the side doesn't turn on saying it is charging 

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Grandson brought us his friends computer yesterday to look at. He said when the problem began that he was sleeping and it just turned on and off by itself. I asked if it had been left on and he said NO. So I have never heard of this before, but now there is no power to it at all. My hubby has all sorts of meters etc to check if there is power to a specific thing. He checked the switch and it is ok. He checked the power supply and it does not measure up to what it should, so it could be the power supply which is what I suspected. But before we buy a power supply, how can we be sure it is not the mother board? Is there a way to know that for sure? It is an E-machines, windows XP. I know that E-Machines are not the best, so that could be a problem in itself lol..

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Your best bet is to borrow a PSU of the same or greater wattage and swap it in there before spending the money on 1...

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Recently my computer would turn off if it wasn't plugged in to charge, so I would have to always keep it plugged in. Whenever I would disconnect it to move the laptop to a different location it would shut down. All of a sudden when I moved the laptop, it shut down like always, but i plugged it in to charge but it didn't turn on at all. The charger light turns on but the laptop won't turn on. What could be wrong with my laptop and could i loose the files saved? Please any help is welcomed.

Answer:My computer Won't turn on?

Seems like it needs a new battery for starters.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Everything is OK, but it's failed to turn on. I can't enter BIOS setting. No problems with power. Is this problem from BIOS or not?
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on.

What pc is it?? Emachine by any chance??
 

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The light near the charger keeps blinking but the rest of it is off. What does that mean?

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HP 19 All IN ONE PRODUCT NO. G4B06AA#ABAMOD NO. 19-2113w  I have a all in one desktop computer for my business. Probably not the best one to have for the job, but it works! Until we put it to sleep one night. Came in the following day moved the mouse to wake up and nothing happened. So I unplugged it held the power button for 30 sec to drain the power and do a clean reset but still nothing. However-  the back light comes on when plugged in, the top power button comes on and when I do pushthe power button I can hear the fan come on as well as the hard drive work. But agin nothing else power/lights to mouse or keyboard lights to the Ethernet port even back to my switch! I've since bough a new computer but would like to get this computer back up and going just for the hell of it! Anyone out there know what's going on with it? 

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I was on youtube and the browser (mozilla firefox) started going a little slow. Even the fully loaded vids kept freezing sometimes. So I restarted and I got those options, Start Windows Normally, Safe Mode, Safe Mode With Networking and Stuff.I tried "Start Windows Normally". Immediatly when it got to the screen with the windows logo and the little loading bar (http://www.bartdesmet.net/images/bootlogo_xp.jpg) it displayed some white text in blue background and it restarted again. It was fast so I coulnt read anything. I tried "Last Known Good Configuration" and the same thing happened. Right now I'm in Safe Mode. Whats wrong. Any Ideas? I'm using Windows XP sp3.

Answer:Computer cant turn on

While in safe mode go to System Properties - Advanced - Startup & Recovery Settings. Now uncheck "Automatically Restart". The next time that blue screen appears it should stay there until you hard reboot. Copy the error message on that blue screen and post it here.Note - if you still get a reboot at the blue screen it is probably a hardware problem.

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So recently my computer would not turn on. So I automatically thought it was either my psu or my mobo. Since I was already going to buy another psu I just went for it and bought one. I installed it, and upon pressing the power button it fired up, I was happy.About 3 minutes later, after I was already on the internet, it shut down again. I pressed the power button to try to turn it on and nothing happened.So I tried changing sockets on the wall for some reason, and it worked. Computer came back up, I checked the bios for overheating but I was running at 34 degrees so I continued starting up, only to find the computer shut down upon window's startup.I tried plugging the cord into a different socket and every time it fires up again for only 2 seconds now. If I dont change the plug then nothing happens whatsoever.If I leave the computer alone for long enough, then I am able to use it for longer without it powering off, which I would believe would be linked to overheating but the temps are completely fine.Any Ideas?Please

Answer:Computer Won't turn on?

Could be a short in the power cord.Try another one.

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Okay, about two days ago, I decided to thoroughly clean my computer, in and out. I kept a log on which connection go where so that when I put everything back i dont screw anything up. The majority of the cleaning was with just blowing air or lightly wet cloth for the tower. Only thing i didnt clean was teh power supply cause i didnt wanna bother opening it but i cleaned the vents.

After I put everything back together i let it dry for a while and tried to hook it up that same day. As soon i plug in the power supply to the wire, high pitched noise came and later a funky smell. In response, I immediately disconnected it. I thought maybe its still needs to be dried up, so I left it as it is overnight. Next day I try again. Same thing happends and this time, same noise happends. I try turning it on and it didnt. I checked all my connections, everything seems to be in place.

What went wrong?!?!? Whats is that high pitched sound?!!?

The PSU cant be broken cause i was working normally before i cleaned it.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on!! Help!

Hi
Sounds like something is/has shorted out, where does the noise come from, if its the PSU its possible that it has failed, and will require a replacement, if it came from the PC speaker, then check you have everything wired correctly.

Regards
 

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I got up this morning and tried to turn on my computer, and I got a blue screen with grey letters and it said something like "STOP" only I wasn't doing anything at the time. How can I make my computer work again please, I need it to work so I can make money. I'll be very graitful if you can help me.

Answer:Help with my computer, will not turn on.

Can you post any error codes that are displayed on the blue screen? Did you recently install new software, update drivers, install any hardware? Was the machine shutdown from a power outage?

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Hi everyone, I realize many people have asked this before, but none sounded like mine.Here goes.WindowXP Custom made computer, 6-7 yrs oldNot sure of the restMy mother's computer was having trouble. It would turn on, but wouldn't boot past the windows screen. She got my cousin to look at it, and he apparently did Recovery Console twice. This enabled her computer to boot into safe mode, but not normal mode. All of her information was still there in safe mode, so my cousin said everything was fine and turned the computer off. Then it wouldn't do anything. It acted just as if it had been unplugged.I went over there to make sure no wires had jiggled loose, made sure the video, sound, network cards, etc were all in tight. Nothing seemed damaged, nothing was loose. Put it back together and plugged in the power cord, now there's a whiny/low pitch hum without even touching the power button. The computer is still 100% dead and lifeless, no fans/lights/etc, just this weird hum that has never been there before.I check the wall outlet, that's not the problem. I switched the power cord with a new one, still nothing. I unplugged everything except the monitor, still nothing. There's no AC switch on the back that could have been bumped. I don't know what else to do? Did my cousin delete the system or something?Please help, she's really upset she'll loose all her pictures and stuff.Merry Christmas!

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Quoteso my cousin said everything was fine and turned the computer off.Haha, that's a lot like asking the mailman to check our your refrigerator and he tells you to up the freezing temperature even though the thing's on fire.. Where do you people get these ideas from?Try switching the Power Supply Unit with a known working one.Inspect the mainboard for burst capacitors

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The store I work at has a computer they use for company e-mails and whatnot.
When I went in yesterday one of the managers told me it wasn't turning on and he though the PSU was dead.
They already ordered a new one, and I'll probably have first dibs on it to cannibalize, but wanted some opinions.

All the connections are secure, but when you push the power button it doesn't turn on.
I sniffed the PSU and it doesn't have that electrical short kind of smell.
But there is a really high pitch tone coming from the PSU (or at least I believe from the PSU), almost too high to hear.

I'm going to cannibalize it anyway, just trying to figure out if it is the PSU or not.
If I bring in a spare PSU then I can DBAN the HDD and take it too, otherwise they will destroy it (sensitive info).
Would rather get it with the HDD as that is the most useful component to me.

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Did you try reseating the RAM, CPU, GFX (if any)?

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  Hey guys and Gals... okay heres the situation... Earlier this morning my computer would not start. I then Unplugged it etc... messed with it. The somehow it started. After I sent it to Hibernate it NEVER came back again. I've taken off the battery etc.. nothing. The blue light where the power cord connects turn on when i plug it in. Which makes me think its not totally dead! What else can I try??  is there any form of reset??I should also add it is an HP Pavilion dv2000 with a Vista O/S

Answer:MY COMPUTER WON'T TURN ON!!!

Does it work without the battery, only running on AC? (I'm guessing this is a laptop)

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My daughter's computer (which I work on) won't turn on at all.
the computer is 2.0 gig processor, 128 meg ram, Radon 9000 video card, on board sound. Creative labs modem, windows 98.
For about a week or two, every time she turned it on, the computer would go into safe mode. she would have to reboot about two to three times before it would go into normal mode.
she checked the device manager and no conflicts.
Someone said it could be the CMOS battery needs replacing and someone else said maybe the power supply. The power supply is only about 3 months old.
Can the CMOS battery being dead cause the computer not to turn on at all. I have never encountered a dead CMOS battery before, so not sure what the computer will do if it goes dead.
Also, Can a virus keep the computer from coming on at all.
(when she pushes the button to turn it on, nothing happens at all...dead)

what do I look for?
thanks
Barbara

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/t151169/s958874f4ee290f774bd4ce045dc6236a.html
 

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A couple of days ago I turned on my computer as normal, it started up, made the usual beep sound, but then I realized something wasn't right.

After switching it on it came to the usual start up screen with packard bell on, then I waited and waited for over half an hour but to no avail ? I'm just wondering what is wrong with it, it has never done this before.

Any help or guidance would be grateful.

Many thanks

Answer:Computer will turn on but won't

Hi,

Try performing a checkdisk repair and fixing the master boot record. Boot the computer to your windows xp cd and follow the on-screen instructions. When you get to the main menu make sure to choose "R" for repair. Then the computer will take you to a black prompt screen which is the recovery console.

The computer will ask you to choose the operating system so I believe, choose #1 for c:windows. The computer will ask you to type in an administrator password but simply press enter to skip the process if you don't have an admin password.

Then type in "chkdsk /r" and make sure there is a space between "chkdsk" and "/r". This process should take about 1hr to 1hr 30min. After the checkdisk repair has been done, type in "fixmbr" to fix the master boot record. Then after that type in "fixboot". Fixmbr and fixboot should only take seconds. Restart the computer and see if your computer is able to boot up.

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My acer aspire will not turn on at all. it was working fine last night and then i accidently let it go flat during the day. I plugged the main power in but it would not turn on. The power light at the front lights up but that is all. How can i fix this? the battery works because without it not even that light will work. I seen a couple of tricks on the net to fix this with acers but it does not work with mine. i can not really affort to do a big repair so is there a way i can fix this?
 

Answer:computer will not turn on

I have moved to hardware forum

take the battery out and the power lead off and hold the power switch on for 60 seconds
 

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Hi Guys,
I have a Compaq D510 SFF with 1.8 P4/256RAM/80Gb IDE HDD , which isn't turning on, no motherboard light, no sound, no nothing, just blank.Then a few hours later everything would be fine, its been doing this for about two weeks now. If any of you have any suggestions it would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

Sounds like a Power Supply issue. Try to remove the power cable, wait 15 seconds so it can drain the power, move the voltage switch (red switch on back, you will need a pen or flathead) to 230, wait 10 seconds then move it back to 115. Plug in the power cable and test it.
 

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Question: turn off computer

Over the last week or so I have as always gone to start and then to turn off computer only to find that it wont, can anyone help me with this please, I have an Evesham machine with XP.Thank youColin

Answer:turn off computer

Have you tried a system restore?

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HI everyone.

Recently i bought a new custom made computer from the online store Nirv Australia through ebay. I used it well for 1 day just installing anti virus and a few games and such nothing major, and then last night i went to dinner with the computer on and when i came back 20 mins later it was off. I cannot turn it on now. Although everytime i hit the reset button on the motherboard or turn the power off and then on and try to start it up all the fans and the blue lights will start up for a split second, (the lights flash blue and the fans move a tiny bit).

I've contacted the maker through email but they havn't replied and i was wondering if it was a small issue that could easily be delt with from the help of someone on here.

Has anyone ever encountered such a problem or can anyone help me with it?

Thanks so much.
 

Answer:New Computer won't turn on!

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I'm having a problem with my T40.  Sometimes it turns on fine.  But normally what happens when I press the power button is that I get a low-level humming sound.  No lights come on and the monitor remains blank.  I have the same problem with the computer plugged in or running off of the battery.  Any thoughts? Thanks!

Answer:T40 computer won't turn on

Well, the worst case scenario is that the graphics chip has worked loose with flexing.  Reflow the GPU ($150) or replace motherboard ($100-$200).  Hopefully, that's not the problem!





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First hello everyone. My problem is this. Just a few days ago I tried to turn on my computer and it seems like it tried to start up but went dead on me. I have taken the side panel off to get a better look at what was going on and here is what I notice. When plug in, there is a power light on the motherboard that is light up. When I press the on button, for a few seconds, the cpu fan, psu fan and case fan come on and then shuts down. Pressing the on button again will do nothing unless I shut the PSU off and turn it back on, press the on button once again and the fans come on for a short second. Nothing else happens, the hdd will not spool up.I have metered the power supply and there is 115 v going to it. Could anyone help me in trouble shooting this problem, thanks.Specs,The computer is about 6-7 yrs old.Intel 3.0ghz450 w power supplyWindows XP80 Gb hard drive1 Gb DDR2 ram

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

I am thinking age here - and possible failure of one or more PSU rails.I would wish to remove plugs on supply rails from their respective devices and see if all give feeds - looking for 3.3v, 5v, and 12v.  The mobo LED suggests I think 5v present but if something else is missing you possibly won't go beyond fans.Check this out first - seems you know how to use a meter, which helps.  If PSU is OK then maybe BIOS - wonder if BIOS battery has expired.

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Question: Computer Turn off

My computer won't automatically turn off, am using XP, go to shut computer off and it stops at a blue screen. Have to hold the button in for 10 seconds b4 computer turns off

Answer:Computer Turn off

Try a virus scan and use a program like "registry mechanic" to see if there are any problems in the registry!!!Also look at the "power" management to see if anything looks abit "iffy" (I know that last one is a long-shot, but you will never know!!!)

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My daughter's computer (which I work on) won't turn on at all.
the computer is 2.0 gig processor, 128 meg ram, Radon 9000 video card, on board sound. Creative labs modem, windows 98.
For about a week or two, every time she turned it on, the computer would go into safe mode. she would have to reboot about two to three times before it would go into normal mode.
she checked the device manager and no conflicts.
Someone said it could be the CMOS battery needs replacing and someone else said maybe the power supply. The power supply is only about 3 months old.
Can the CMOS battery being dead cause the computer not to turn on at all. I have never encountered a dead CMOS battery before, so not sure what the computer will do if it goes dead.
Also, Can a virus keep the computer from coming on at all.
(when she pushes the button to turn it on, nothing happens at all...dead)

what do I look for?
thanks
Barbara
 

Answer:computer won't turn on

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So I turn on my computer, and it turns on, but then it stops at a windows page and the fan goes on forever. Once in a while it will actually turn all the way on, but otherwise this is the normal behaviour. What can I do to make it turn on?

Answer:computer does not turn on

What is new or different since the last time everything worked properly (ie, new hw, new sw, virus, error, etc)?

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My resolution is turned to the lowest. I'm not sure exactly why, is it an issue?

My video card failed not long ago, I replaced it (Nvidia 9800 GT) and when it failed one of the symptoms of it was the resolution turning low, but there were a lot of other symptoms and I haven't experienced them.

Does anyone have an idea why this is occuring?

My drivers are up to date, on Windows Vista, it's a Gateway computer.

Thank you for any help you might be able to give me,

Drailing
 

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A couple days ago. My computer froze while windows was loading start up programs. When it froze, I did a manual shutdown (holding the power button until it shut off.) I went to turn it back on and nothing happened. I get nothing but a flashing orange light on the power button.

It's a Dell Dimension DM051 with a second hard drive and 4GB of ram instead of 2.

I tried putting in a new 500w power supply, but the problem remains unchanged.

So really my question is... Is it dead? Or is it a simple fix?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on.

assuming that the power supply is properly installed, remove all RAM cards, power it on and see if the motherboard will still beep. If there's no beep then your motherboard has gone bad.
 

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Hello my name is ichitaku,
my computer is a windows xp service pack 3 and it won't turn on this all started the day I wanted to speed up my computer so as usual for a mental spazzing like me I went to google an type in speed up my pc..... Well to my luck there was a program called speedupmypc which I downloaded it and as my luck begins I ran the program when the clean up finished my computer was way faster I mean like 40% faster so I ran the program again and came back to it an It was all ok so I decided I was bored and began to play my mmorpgs and then around 1 hr later my game froze and when the game turned off I was really mad and then 15 mins after that my computer said that a important file was missing and it prompted me to restart so I did and then when I turned my computer on it wouldnt go all the way.

P.s. When you turn on my computer you have to press f1 and then it goes to the logg in screen not like an normal computer.


Well anyways so I go to press f1 and let m computer go to the logg on screen. And it just restarts when it gets to the logg in screen it's been a month and 3 days and my computer is still broken and I'm wondering if it's a virus or the hardware magnetic felds demagnetized and should get a new computer or should I delete all the files and reinstall my software I have all the CDs and I know how to do it too.


Please respond fast asap please I'm going crazy and I'm sorry for the gramaical errors I'm usin my iPod to do this

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Hello! Recently, I experienced a storm and my power went out for a good almost 17 hours. At the time my power went out, my computer was shut down. When my power came back on, I went to go turn it on but nothing happened. It's plugged in and there's a tiny green light at the back that's solid on.

I have an HP TouchSmart 300 PC. Which I'm not a computer expert or anything, but that probably means it's old - which it is. The computer and monitor are built into one. I unscrewed the back of it to take a peek and there's no physical damage that would suggest that it's been fried, but I know that's not always the case.

I tested the outlet with other devices and it's completely fine. I'm mostly certain that it's my computer.

Currently, it's unplugged and I'm just letting it sit, hoping that it'll somehow be resolved by time.

What should I do? Any expert advice? Thanks!
 

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2 days ago my computer was working fine, i unplugged all the monitor, and power cord from the computer, so my mom can clean the room for her job.
When I connected everything back together my computer wont turn on,
the monitor worked fine, the darddrive would not turn on. I opened the case to see if there was power, and there was, there was a green light beside the power supply connection, so
i thought it was the panel for the
Reset , power led, and all the hdd connections, I unpluged them and tried to see if that was it, nothing worked, i tried plugging them in different slots but nothing worked,
the computer wouldnt turn on, no sound or anything.
so whats the problem??

If its the power and reset and led connections, what the order are they connected ??
My motherboard i believe is Intel d915 gav

Please help, im not much of a tech person, so im really scared.
i dont want to pay 100 dollars or something just to get someone to fix it
and its just about the connections that was wrong with it.
thank you.
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on

you probably just didn't hook everything up exactly the same. the easiest part to mess up is to reverse the mouse and keyboard if they're both the PS2 type and one isn't usb. The next easiest to mess up would be if the PC has onboard video and a card and you put the monitor to the onboard connector instead of the card. Really take a close look in the back and quit messing around inside, you didn't change anything in there for her cleaning did you?
 

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