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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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'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

check check 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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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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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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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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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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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.



   Tip

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm currently running W-8 and every time I shut down my Computer, it goes off for several seconds and comes back on.
The Restore function was'nt successful, so I just turn Computer off using the front switch.

Would this be ok to continue doing this ?.

What could be causing the problem ?.

T.
 

Answer:I can't turn off my Computer...

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Hi-

When I try to turn on my computer the power light remains amber and only the fan starts whirring up loudly. This has happened to me before and it was a memory problem so I switched in and out the two RAM cards that I have. Neither of this seemed to fix the problem. Also, none of the status lights in back are even flashing at all. Is it possible that both RAMs failed at the same time? One is only 8 months old while the other is ~3 years old (same age as CPU). I have no idea what to do. Any help? Thank you so much.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

wats the status shown in ur monitor.... if one ram failed also the comp will nt work ...... if the failed one nly ........ it will work... so try removing the alternate......
 

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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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Hi, my computer won't turn on. It's weird, i've tried to diagnoise it, but can not come to a conclusion of where the fault is.


I have been usin my self built amd dualcore/asus mobo computer for several months now. Works perfectly very stable with no problem.

The other day when i was usiny my computer, i suddenly smelt this burning smell from my comp, it immeadietly turned it off. I looked inside, couldn't see where was wrong, so turned it back on. A while later the smell came back, then my comp just shuts off, and will not turn on again(no twitch wat so ever when i press the power switch).

I opend the case and had a look inside, the onboard fans seem to twitch for a second when i press the power switch, but thats about it.

I suspected it was PSU problem. I had a new skyhalk 500W psu lying around so i plugged it in. Same deal as before, but however this time, the fans(cpu, mobo, vidcard) will spin up fine as long as the power is not plugged into my SATA hd. As soon as power is connected to my SATA hd, nothing moves at all as before(when i press power switch ).

So i go pull out a old ATA hd from my other comp, and plug it into this dead comp, now everything spins up, but still i can not get my bios/mobo screen to load up(monitor no signal).


Can anyone suggest what possibly could be wrong? is there a chance that the mobo or cpu is dead? but why would they just die for no reason, i mean if it always has been working really well and i have never touched the... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on, HELP!!!!!!!

Never heard of Skyhawk, which means it's GARBAGE. Yes, 9 chances out of 10, it is your PSU, and I would replace it as soon as possible, because it can (if it hasn't already) fry your other parts.

Get a quality brand name PSU.

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Well i just started going to school for PC support and I ran into a problem with my personal computer. Basically, yesterday my computer was working fine and then i woke up this morning and it wouldn't turn on at all. I tried using a different power cord and that didn't change anything, and Dont have a tester to see if the power supply is pushing any electricity. I plan on taking it to school on Monday to get some help but i was wondering if anyone knew anything i could do in the meantime to try and get it working.


-John-
 

Answer:My computer will not turn on!

Simple option (that has worked before)

Pull out the power cord (again)
Hold in the On button for 30 Secs (dispersing all internal voltage)
Push the power cord back in (really securely)
Turn on

Do that exactly! And then reply back
 

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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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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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Ok, so a few weeks ago I tried turning on my computer and nothing happened. Someone told me it's probably the power supply, so I got a new 500W one, (had a crappy brand 450W before), but the problem still remains. When I connect the power supply to everything besides the hard drive the computer turns on ok, but when I connect the hard drive as well it won't turn on. (I know it's not a problem with the power supply, since thef ans move for a sec. when I try to turn on).
Anyone got any idea what might be the problem?
 

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Last nigh the power in my neighbourhood went out. This morning it was back on so I went to turn on my computer but it won't turn on. My computer connects in to a heavy duty surge protector as well that obvisouly protected nothing... anyways

I opened up the case and seen that the computer appears to be receiving some power. There is a lit up green LED where I plug my ethernet cable in to and also 4 green LED's lit up on my motherboard while connected to the power. The PSU (450W) is about 2 months old.

What can I do and what does this sound like to you?

my comp:
512mb
prentium 4 2.4ghz
256mb nvidia
mobo: d845ebg2
 

Answer:computer won't turn on

souds like you got a surge when the power came back on. You could try taking the Cmos Battery out for a couple of minutes and then put it back .(Unplug the PC first)

If you PC is still under warranty don't remove the Cmos battery
 

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Here's my problem.

I bought a new computer and put my old one in storage (was still powering on, loaded WinXP and so fourth, but often gave me a lot of errors once on) While in storage it collected lots of dust inside.

Today I tried to put it on to see if I can fix some of it and give it to a friend.

It powers on, but does not do anything. The PSU is running ( I can hear it). But nothing else. At first I thought the power to the mother board was not working, but it does. When I remove the IDE cable from the hard drive to the mother board, the hard drive then starts to make some noises. What is the problem here? Should I get a new IDE cable????

But shouldn't it automatically boot up anyways, and then tell me that the harddrive wasn't detected if there is a problem with the harddrive IDE cable?

Any help would be appreciative
Thanks

Laura
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Remove everything except the cpu/HS/fan, video adapter and monitor and RAM. Before turning it back on again take the RAM and video card (if there is a separate one) out and reseat them.
 

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Question: Turn off computer

Using xp SP1.Last week computer decided that i had to carry out the'Start, Turn-off computer, Turn-off Computer' procedure twice in order to Turn-off the computer.Have done a SFC,checked power management and a Norton System check. All to no avail. Anyone else had this problem? No other problems whilst using the PC.

Answer:Turn off computer

Strange you should post this thread today as I have just received my Issue 127 Christmas 2003 edition of PC Answers through the door. In it, on page 6 a research team from Standord University California reckon it is better just to pull the plug out to switch off rather than go through the correct procedure?? Anyone else read this yet, and if so what are your comments. I don't have XP, so I don't have any problems shutting down.

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At any time the computer just starts all on its own day or night.Normal Windows(xp) shut down,no "wake on" enabled and modem disconnected(broadband via Alcatel usb modem)

Answer:my computer will turn its self on by its self

Does it happen at the same time every day or just randomly?With some Mesh computers (and no doubt others) you can set, in the BIOS, a keyboard key to power the computer on - got a cat that does tricks?

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At all.
Yes, it is plugged in
I press the "on" button, and NOTHING happens, no fan, no lights, nada.

One thing, there was like a red switch above my power socket on the computer, (where the lead goes into) with 230v and 115V, and I switched it, from 203 to 155, and then it didn't work. That might be the problem, I don't know. But when i switched it back to 203v, still, nothing happened.

The last time I turned it off, I'm pretty sure I just shut it down, like I usually do, instead of putting it on stand-by.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on!

Not sure where you are located but if in US, and you turned it on after switching that, then you blew out power supply though it sounds like it was blown anyway and is your issue. I hope it was blown before you threw the switch because if not you may have done considerably more damage then that. Personal;ly it is time to take the power supply out and to a shop fopr testing...perhaps the whole tower.
 

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

Answer:when I turn on my computer nothing comes onto

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

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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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This is London's mother's brother and I am in need of some assistance.
I am having a problem with getting my computer to turn on properly.
When I turn the computer on the first thing that happens is a beeping that beeps slowly and then speeds up gradually until it eventually stops beeping and all that can be heard is the hard drive fan spinning. To add on to these problems the monitor does not show anything on its screen yet its power light indicator looks like it would be on sleep mode. So there is power to the monitor, it is just not engaging when the hard drive is turned on.
Is there anybody out there that could help me with how to fix it or could point me in the right direction where to go to fix this problem?

Thanks,
London's Mother's Brother.
 

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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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No image on monitor. Power supply?

Hello, sorry to start another thread on this issue but I have had a browse through the others and found nothing that seems to help. I have also looked at some of the tutorials to no avail..

I'm fairly noob when it comes to this but I was doing my regular thing when my computer shut down randomly. It reebooted automatically and got to the asus screen where it shut down automatically again. It did this once more. After the third time it no longer rebooted (i.e. it shut down and stayed shut down).

I tried to turn it on, but nothing. I noticed the LED on the motherboard is still on, so hopefully my hardware is still good.

Are there any easy things I can try before switching PSU/Mobo etc? I've already tried different power cable and the unplug+hold power for 30 seconds+plug back trick. Still no good....
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

It would be helpful if you gave us the brand and model of computer or motherboard.

The fact that there remains a lit LED on the motherboard means almost nothing.
The board can be totally worthless and still have that light on. It only requires 1/8 to 1/4 of a volt.
 

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EACH DAY WHEN I TURN ON MY COMPUTER I GET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFO....WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
"C\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe":
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula mgrs

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process mgrs:
Process does not exist.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula avp

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process avp:
Process does not exist.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\regsvr32.exe /u ddesupport.dll
'C:\WINDOWS\regsvr32.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula EXPLORER

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Process EXPLORER killed.
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\wait.exe 2
Waiting ..
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>del /F /Q C:\WINDOWS\__adware1__.dll
Could Not Find C:\WINDOWS\__adware1__.dll

C:\Docum... Read more

Answer:Turn On Computer I Get.....

Hi JWHITE. Someone must have installed pskill.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ies/pskill.mspxSomehow a startup entry was created to run this utility. This could be in a startup directory or in various places in the Registry. Use the utility below to locate and remove this entry. It looks in all possible startup locations. Search thru all the tabs.Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel

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Hey everybody

When I got into work today, one of the computers here at work would not turn on. When plugged in, I hear a high squealing noise, not really loud, but a high pitched noise. When I hit the power button, nothing happens. No lights or anything.

Any ideas on what is going on here? And is it feasible to fix?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

The noise you hear may be a power supply failing OR if could be an alarm for a no fan / low fan speed. The first thing I would do would be to open the case and see if your fans are spinning when you power on. Once you are sure you have all fans running and it still will not boot, I would try swapping out the power supply with a known good unit.
 

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About last week, I was just browsing on the internet and suddenly the computer shut down unexpectedly. The computer restarted shortely after that, and about 5 seconds later, it shut down again. It kept on restarting and shutting down 5 seconds later.

After 3 hrs, it finally started up and I was able to go on the desktop screen. At first I thought it wasn't going to happen again, but suddenly, after an hour or so, the computer turned off without any warning!

Then it kept on restarting and shutting down after 5 seconds and kept on doing that. Sometimes it doesn't shut off after 5 seconds and manages to go to the desktop screen, but it always shuts down unexpectedly.

It's been happening over a week now, and today, my computer wouldn't start at all. I pressed the power button but it wouldn't do anything. When I unplug the power cord on the back of my computer and reconnect it, the computer turns on, but it shuts down after 5 seconds.

I read some articles about why this could be happening. I thought it was the heating problem so i opened up the computer and cleaned almost everything. I know it can't be a virus because I scanned the computer when I was able to use it for a short period of time. I don't know whats going on! Please help me!!!

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On!

Usually the first thing that I would check would be the power supply. If there is an led on the back of the computer, near where the power cord plugs in, let us know if it blinks rapidly when you try to turn on the computer.

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Answer:Can someone help me my computer just won't turn on I tried c...

So something is wrong with my computer it just won't turn on I tried charging it but the light won't turn on id everything to make it work but nothing so just please help me

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Hi guys, recently I bought an e6600 (got it for 60) and a foxconn 662mx motherboard along with 1gb of some cheapy value ram. Now when plugging everything in it went ok, but it kept turning off, I had a 420w power supply at the time so I wasn't surprised but I noticed I didnt push down the heatsink and fan properly, before I knew this though, I was moving it around to check the little knobs were pushed down, with everything in place, it wouldn't turn on at all.

Now to make things even worse, I foolishly changed the input from the standard 230 odd volts or whatever it is, to the american one, 113 odd. Which made the psu explode. I was shocked and annoyed, but bought another one the next day, probably for the same price, a trust one (probably crap) with 570w. Still no sign on life as before the explosion, the only sign is that the cpu fan apears to move a tiny tiny bit for less than a second before it stops, you hear the psu click into gear for a milisecond too but other than that, no sign of life thanks to the lack of motherboard lighting. No beeps, no going into the post or bios screen, nothing.

I tested my graphics card which survived the pop, but I'm not sure if anything else is alive, I'm really worried it took out my cpu, and I have a feeling it may have taken my motherboard. But the odd thing is that you can see it twitching when trying to turn it on. I've tried everything I can think of, clearing the cmos/bios with the jumper, pulling out t... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

Heh, this isn't my first motherboard and cpu upgrade I've done, but I'd say it's the one that's been the most problematic.
 

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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

try plugging the charger in and removing the battery from the bottom then try turning it on again as you normally would
 

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I have this computer that I'm working on and it won't turn on. I swapped out the PSU and still no luck. I inspected the mobo and saw no blown out capacitors or burns or anything that would suggest a power surge or fried mobo. I have even tried jumping the switch by touching both pins on the mobo together. All I get is a little twitch of the fans starting to spin for a split second and then they quit. It acts as if the mobo is being grounded out, but I suspended the mobo away from the case and it's still doing it. Is the mobo bad or what?

Edit: The motherboard is an Epox EP-8K9A1. AMD Socket A (462).

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

if you have replaced the PSU it sounds like the mobo you dont have to see signs of damage for it to be bad little bit of ESD will do the trick.

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Just tried to turn the computer on after idle for a few hours and no longer able to turn on. The power light does not even turn on when I press the power button. When I plug in the charger, the charging light does come on, but when I press power, nothing - screen does not turn on. 

Answer:Cannot turn computer on

Hi @lcmark, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that the laptop cannot be powered on. There is no LED lit up after power button is pressed. Please follow this troubleshooting document: HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10) Let me know how it goes. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards,

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Well I recently tried to turn my gaming computer on and nothing happened.

It has been working fine for months. Everything appears to be connected correctly but when I press the Power button nothing happens.

There was a power cut this morning but the computer was not on then.

Specs,

Antec 900

Corsair 620W HX Modular Power Supply

Gigabyte Core 2 Duo GA-P35C-DS3R, Intel

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Corsair 2 x 1024Mb DDR2-667

Please help I really want to use it

Thanks

btw i tested the power supply and it works fine on another computer.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Hold the power switch <ON> for 20 seconds to release all the voltages. If it still doesn't work, it can be one of many things.
Any lights anywhere. Does the fan in the power supply turn only 1/4 to 3 turns? Can you boot in SAFE MODE?
CPU fan failure; One memory module dead; Video card dead; power switch failure; cable or wire to the board from power switch has fallen off; Some device in a PCI slot has shorted out, such as modem, audio, usb, or firewire card failure.
Let us know how it turns out.
 

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I have a dell demension 4700 and it won't start i push the power button all that happens is the power light blinks once.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

More than likely you need a new Power Supply.
 

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I have a computer that is a few years old. after moving it, it won't turn off. it will go through the shutdown process, and power down for maybe half a second, than come back on. at first i figured it had to do with one of the cables connecting the front power button to the motherboard, but i checked those and it was fine. any ideas on why this is happening?

Answer:computer won't turn off

Check your drive for malware spyware viruses this may not be the problem but you wouldn't be out anything checking this.

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Title says everything. My computer was working at my cousins place yesterday at around 7:00pm and connected it at around 10:00pm and it wouldnt turn on. My connections are in the right place and my internal connections arent out of place from what I have seen so far. I had just solved the problem with my computer not to long ago with my HDD issues. Now its fixed to the point of how i want it to be but it wont turn on. Please help.

Bloodyskullz
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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Whoever is out there please help....My main Desktop PC Compaq Presario S5300NX won't turn on....There power to the power cord and the light in the back stays on but when I push the power button there's no power....I've checked the troubleshooting and there's nothing that Ican find that's wrong with it....I don't have the money to send it out for repair but if it's not too expensive I can fix it here.....PLEASE HELP ME....!!!!!

Answer:NEED HELP.....Computer won't turn on...!!!!

Remove the power cord from the back of the unit and then hold in the power button for 10 seconds. re-apply the power and attempt to turn the desktop on again

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Hello everyone,

Well my name is Nick and I've got a problem and I hope this the correct section to post it.

I don't use any antivirus I just run malwarebytes once a week. I ran it a couple of days ago and it found a virus but said it couldn't delete it so I tried but was told I couldn't either because the file could not be read. So I ask some people what to do and someone recomended to run the malwarebytes in safe mode. So I tried but could not get into safe mode from start up so I googled it and found a way to open Run and type MSCONFIG and tell it to always open in safe mode. So I did and it prompted me to restart so I did and now my computer won't turn on. Everytime it tries it goes to a blue screen and turns off. Then it turns on and gives me a list of options and eveyone results in the blue screen and restarting. What can I do to fix

Sorry if this is hard to read but I had to type it on my iPod.
 

Answer:Can you help me turn my computer on?

It could be the virus or you may have some corruption on the HD. If it's the HD, boot the WinXP installation CD and at the first screen hit R for the recovery console. You may have to select which drive or partition your Windows installation is on. At the prompt type "chkdsk /r" without the quotation marks and hit enter. This will run an extensive test on the HD and make any necessary repairs. It could take a long time depending on how many problems it find and how big the HD is.
 

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Hi,everyone...
My computer automatic turn off by itself while I went to bathroom.
Then, I tried to turn it on again, it won't turn on!!

After that, I open my main system, I see the green light on my motherboard.....it seem the power supply is fine.

I tried to turn off my power supply and turn it back on, I saw the CPU fan turn on and I heard some "system loading sound"(the sound that you may hear when you turn on computer) as well.
but after 1,2 second, it shut down by itself again.
I repeat this twice time, I finally turn my computer on, then I enter to safe mode and scan my computer with AVG anti virus to see there any virus cause this problem. But when it scan like 800 file, my computer appear "Window shut down screen"(which is the thing you see "Saving your setting", "Window is shut down", when you turn your computer off) then, it shut itself down again.

What is going on with my computer? It is virus cause it happen?
What can I do with it?

Thank

Answer:Computer cannot turn on....

I would check for heat. Is the Cpu Heat sync durty. How long have you had this copmputer and what are your specs?

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Hello everyone,

I have a 5 year old machine, a gateway, with an Intel Pentium 4 - 3GHz. Windows XP Pro SP3.

Here's the problem: A few days ago, I noticed that my computer was off, when I thought I had put it on "stand by", but then it started normally when I pushed the button. This happened a few times, then I noticed the clock was off by an hour. And then it wouldn't turn on at all, I checked that it was getting power, and it was, I plugged it back in, pressed the button and it booted up normally.

OK so I thought the battery was on its last leg, so I replaced it. I thought the problem was solved, but it isn't. With the box open, and the power on, I noticed a very high pitched sound maybe coming from the motherboard (I can't be sure). there is this green LED on the motherboard, and the only way to start the computer is to disconnect the power for a few seconds (until the green LED goes off) and then reconnect the power and push the button.

So I wonder if I should replace the motherboard or the power supply. I ran a benchmark with the CPU at 100% for ten minutes and everything stayed cool (thanks to the 13.5 Cm. cooling fan) and the voltages stayed normal, so I don't think its the power supply.

Is there any other way to diagnose this problem? I know the power supply is usually the first suspect, but the on/off switch goes to the motherboard, so it controls the PSU.

Thanks in advance for your advice.
Aloha
 

Answer:My Computer won't turn on

power supply even when it keep voltage. change battery on motherboard the clock after replacing should stay at all time. Why power supply?? tell me the brand. check brand and google feedback about it propably is the cheapest one
 

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My computer won't start, and this is why I'm posting today. My computer worked fine up until this one night it stormed and the roof leaked. It didn't seem to touch my computer (the water), it didn't seem anywhere near it or inside of it from what I've observed. So, the rainy night "could" be coincidence, I hope.The gist: ever since that night it hasn't worked.I've noticed some things that do work still like the Cooler Master fan works, and tends to be incredibly fast, loud and cold. The "on" button won't illuminate when I go to start for some reason at all. The CD disk drive opens and works, and the monitor works fine ???? I think, according to the fact it lights up and (notifies me on screen) as it goes into Power Saving Mode. The green light in the back of the computer by the other fan seems to light up (I'm assuming that is good?)Could it just be a dust problem? Besides the fact my monitor is LG, everything that came with the computer is still intact.Please help, thank you! P.S if you need more information, let me know. I'm sorry if this is somewhat confusing. Or maybe it's easy, I just genuinely don't get this.

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Hey my brother installed this computer temperature monitoring thing, and it beeps if it gets to hot and stuff. But now it seems to go off even if the temperatue is a cool 70 degrees, usually when Im playing video games. Is their a way I can disable the noise?

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Hi Casual,The 70 degrees you report is probably celsius - a lot hotter than 70 degrees F. Different CPUs run at different temps and have different maximum temperatures. The Heatsink Guide has cpu temperature listings for the various cpus. Take a look.I would make sure all fans are running smoothly and are clear of dust. Also check to make sure the fan and heatsink are firmly against the processor and have a good amount of heatsink paste on them.Hope this helpsrigel

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I have an older Dell that I decided to add more memory to and to update. I turned it off and after I added the RAM, it won't turn on! What could be the problem? I opened up the case and when I plug it up, there is a light that comes on the motherboard but when I push the button to turn on the computer, nothing happens.

Answer:My computer won't turn on

What happens if you take out the RAM. Does the computer turn on?

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My Dell Desktop with Windows XP will not even restart anymore.  The windows xp loading screen opens, then the screen goes black and a blue screen appears.  On the blue screen it reads "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down...".  It also says that "the video driver failed to initialize".  And on the bottom under technical information it has the codes 0x000000B4 (0x832853B0, 0x8321C000, 0x8322E000, 0x00050000).  Also Safe Mode will not start up.  It just returns to the blue screen when I press F8 during restart.I figure it has something to do with the video driver, but I have no idea what the video driver even is. haha. I really do not feel like taking my computer to a computer expert only to spend $100's on repairs, since its only a $400 computer.  I was hoping someone could help me out. I also don't want to completely erasing everything on it and starting from new, if its possible.  I have a lot of documents on it I'd like to be able to save.Thanks!

Answer:Computer won't even turn on.

Have you tried the "last known good configuration" startup option? Tap F8 on startup and select it in the menu that appears.

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I turned my computer on! Turned it off to move the computer and it won't power on at all now! No changes were made to my computer! I don't understand what could have happened.

Answer:Computer won't turn on...HELP!!!!

Possibly something got jarred loose when you moved the PC. RAM, CPU, display card, power connection.

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Hey all! I've had this problem ever since I got this computer back in 2004, and I know I should have done something about it before, but I just always hoped it would have fixed itself. (Ugh, I know, I'm dumb!) Here's what I'm using:

Shuttle I 8600B
Windows XP professional
Intel Pentium 4 3.40GHz
3.42GHz, 1.00GB of RAM

And the problem is that my computer doesn't turn off all of the time. I go to Start --> Turn Off Computer --> Shut Down (I am 100% positive I am selecting Shut Down), and it goes through the normal process of shutting down. It gets all the way to "Windows is saving your settings..." and then the monitor goes black (like it should!), and it sounds as if my computer turns off. Except it hasn't - everything has stopped running except, apparently, the fan and the process light.

I've waited over 12 hours for the computer to turn off in this stage, and it never does. The only way to get the computer off at this point is to cut the power entirely. Holding down the power button on the computer itself won't turn it off. Only pulling the plug or turning off my surge protector that my computer's plugged into will, and I know that can't be good for it.

I've researched this a lot, but I've always given up. One person with a related problem found that the problem was because of the ethernet cable, but even if I unplug that before shutting the computer down, it still doesn't turn off all of th... Read more

Answer:Computer Won't Turn Off

Interesting Problem.

Have you tried running any type of virus or spyware scan?? perhaps you have a virus emulating the shutdown sequence and then keeping the computer running, (although it is pretty unlikely).

Have you ever tried running the computer without the surge protector??? perhaps the surge protector is faulty and is supplying some sort of abstract current that is keeping the computer running.

The next step would probably be to test some of your hardware, run a check disk scan to see if your Hard drive has any problems, test the computer to see if the PSU is faulty and is supplying power when it isnt supposed to be, and finaly test with another motherboard, perhaps the connects on the board are dodgy.

I think the person with the Ethernet problem would have had a problem with the computer booting even if it was told not to not shutting down, as the otpion in the BIOS is to allow boot on LAN activity.
 

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I just built a computer for my friend, and it won't turn on. When I hit the power button, the fans that are connected directly to the power supply turn on for a few seconds, than off for a few seconds, than back on for a few seconds and keeps repeating. nothing plugged into the mobo turns on. I have a new antec TruePower Trio 650Watt so i am pretty sure thats not the problem. It is a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 motherboard with a Core 2 Duo Extreme Proc. I also have a nvidia 8800GTS videocard, and 2 gigs of corsair memory.

Does anyone know why it isnt turning on correctly? any ideas would be greatly appreciated. thanks.

Answer:New Computer Won't Turn On

that's normal for the DS3 mobo when you first use it, it`ll continue to turn on and off its all in the manual . It should stop doing it the next time you boot.

I worried when it first happened too but it all works fine after awhile, I would also recommend turning off the fan controls because if you watch, it`ll stop and start and that just worried me too much so now it goes full speed.

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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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Question: Turn off Computer

I used to have my computer set so that it would turn off automatically. Now, I have to hold the button for 5 seconds to shut it off. How do I change it back, I can't remember?
 

Answer:Turn off Computer

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Ive tried doing everything on here and nothing is working. I used my computer last night turned it off and now it come one at all. It sounds like it's trying to but won't. Ive only had this computer a year and it has only been used to put my pictures on it and movies... What can I do... I can't lose all my pictures of my kids ?

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Ive tried doing everything on here and nothing is working. I used my computer last night turned it off and now it wont come one at all. It sounds like it's trying to but won't. Ive only had this computer a year and it has only been used to put my pictures on it and movies... What can I do... I can't lose all my pictures of my kids ?

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I was using my PC a couple of days ago when it suddenly turned off out of nowhere! When I tried to reboot it wouldn't switch on.My main suspicion is that my computer has been overheating for a long time. I have been meaning to get it fixed but kept putting it off. The CPU temp starts off OK, but then quickly rises to 50-60 degrees. I'm not sure what it's supposed to be, but I know it's not supposed to be that hot!I'm not really sure what caused it to overheat so much, as a couple of months ago it was fine. I haven't added any new hardware, but I have recieved a lot of errors and a massive system slowdown ever since I got the internet, which was about the time my system started overheating too.Is there any way I can find out what's causing my computer not to turn on? It could be a blown fuse, but I don't know how to check.Please let me know your advice.

Answer:My computer Won't Turn On! - Help Me!

check your CPU fan to see if it's still working efficiently. ie check to see if it's working at all, and not ceased up maybe?

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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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I built the computer with all new parts about 3 weeks ago. It had been running fine on a daily basis. I get home one day and go to turn it on. I touched (did not press) the power button and it starts to power up, fans and lights come on but then it stopped and turned off. Now the power button does nothing. The light on the motherboard is on. If i turn the power supply off and then on the lights and fans come on and then turn off. I tried clearing the CMOS and nothing.

I am thinking I must have static shocked the power button and fried that part of the MoBo.

Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Power Supply has gone bad? Borrow another power supply, or a power supply tester to check it out before you mess with other stuff. Having brand new power supplies fail is fairly common... and it is the first component to check.
New motherboards also fail. But I doubt what you proposed with the power button... They are protected from this unless it is a very crummy case.
After power supply, strip down to the most fundamental install... a floppy drive, perhaps, or another drive with a simple install. Disconnect everything. See if you can get something to run with just the power supply and a floppy disk or USB thumb drive.
Prepare a check list and run down all the possibilities as you go. Be sure to look for other failures that can cause this... bad memory, bad cpu fan, cpu fan not connected exactly right, CPU heat sink hold-down has slipped....
Do this with plenty of rest and a check list. Your enemy is frustration and panic. Just calmly go back to basics.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
 

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Press the power button, no go.

It's plugged in. I don't know why this is happening.
 

Answer:Why won't my computer turn on?

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Okay, this is basically what happened two nights ago:

The computer won't turn on or off. I can't explain it well since I'm not much of a computer person when it comes to this stuff. Press the power button, and all the lights and fans come on, but it doesn't seem like te CPU is on at all...? Sometimes it'll come on, but after about 5 minutes later, it shutdowns on me.

Which brings me to the next problem, whenever I try turning it off, it'll do all that "Saving settings" stuff, but at the very end, when it tries to turn off, all of a sudden the CPU (?) light on the tower and the E: drive lights will start blinking, and something inside the tower starts turning on and off and goes with the lights. The only way I've been keeping it off was unplugging it.


Now here is an explanation of things that happened tonight:

Now the computer won't even turn on. Whenever I plug the cable back in, the CPU light flashes, and something in this box makes a noise that goes with the flashing. The cooling fan does turn on. Those are the only things that turn on as much as I can see.


I also found this at the bottom inside the computer tower. I put it on a peice on lined paper for size comparisons. Any chance this may have something to do with it?



I have a lot of family photos on the computer, what are the chances of recovering them, if possible?

Please ask me questions for clarifications on things. I appreciate the help.

Computer is an eMachines T2245 desktop... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on or off....???

ummm maybe its the psu?gone hay wire...

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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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Computer will not turn on.  Sounds like it is starting, but screen won't turn on and computer stops making noise, doesn't sound like it running anymore.  But the power light stays on.   Already plugged and unplugged all power cords and power strip, still nothing.  Worked fine yesterday.

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Computer will not turn on. Sounds like it is starting, but screen won't turn on and computer stops making noise, doesn't sound like it running anymore. But the power light stays on. Already plugged and unplugged all power cords and power strip, still nothing. Worked fine yesterday.

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Hi, I recently built my first rig and now when I press the power button the computer won't turn on. However if I remove the power cable from the back for about 20 seconds and then reconnect it, it does turn on. Anyone have any ideas about this? Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

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I am running an e-machine at work and it has started turning itself on during the night at some point. I have run several scans ie: Panda, f-secure, adaware, avast, And have found no problems. I have checked the Bios and there is no power setting for powering on with LAN activity. Soo I am posting this Hi jack scan in hopes maybe someone can help. My OS is XP SP2. THANK YOU!!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:39:07 PM, on 12/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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Answer:How do you turn off your computer?

How to turn off the computer?Start --> Turn Off Computer

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I re-formatted my HD then I tried to boot off of the windows 98 cd to re-install windows and now my computer won't turn on... all of the cables are connected and the computer is plugged in and nothing turns on, no lights, no beeps, nothing...

PLEASE HELP!!!
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on....

Well, that certaintly maens that something in the power department got tripped. Check all power connections, make sure power supply is switched on, ATX (assuming your board is ATX) power is in, etc. There shouldn't be any other reason why your computer doesn't turn on, if something else was bad, it'd make a big fuss about it with the harmonios tune of your PC speaker.

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Just remember, i could be wrong.
 

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I have connected everything, the stand offs on the p35 ds3p the fan, with thermal paste, the 8600gt, the drives, and all the plugs, with the power supply. after pushing the power button, it flashes on for about 1 second, the fan in the supply moves slightly, and then it stops. its happened about 3 times now. what could be the problem? could it be a faulty power supply? do the wires touching the case cause a short? or is that negligent? also, could it be the motherboard being shhorted? thanks for any help...
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

Could be many things. I'd say could be a short. Also, this happened to me and it was because the processor was fried.
 

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Hello, My computer will not turn off. The only way it will shut down is if I Hibernate. In the last couple of days there is a blank window for add or remove programs. Hope you can help. Roy.

Answer:Cannot turn off computer

You could hold down the power button to turn it off but that's not a very good idea. Have you tried running a virus scan or something similar to that? AVG is free if you want to give that a go. There are some other good programs too like spybot SD and ad-aware that are also free. Those could help too if it's a virus or something.

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For whatever reason may be, my computer won't turn on. Every time I go to power the computer on the Motherboard does nothing. And I see nothing on the screen. I can hear the DVD Rom powering up as well as the Hard Drive. But the fans on the CPU don't turn on. I know the CPU is getting power because I can feel the heat that emanates from it. Its strange because I was having problems with my computer for the past few days with defragmenting.

I was using Ultimate Defrag to try and make my computer faster by moving files around the disk, but it ran all night and never completed, in fact the time estimation kept increasing not decreasing. I then quit it and ran Defraggler for all night long and discovered that my computer would not show anything on the screen.

Did I leave my computer on too long and screw up the CPU?
Or is my Motherboard just Fried?

I did check to make sure that it was clean inside my computer and while there was some dust its nothing too bad, just a few spots here and there, and that was mostly in a corner away from the components.

I tried unplugging everything from the Power Supply except the Motherboard. Also I am hearing no bleeps or other sounds and the computer and the screen stays blank. No Bios screen or anything.

On a related note the computer is a cheap Lenovo that me and my brother bought, he had his own. His died out a while back, but that was because of the cheap Power Supply, although a week later it quit worki... Read more

Answer:My computer won't turn on

Could be the motherboard but test or replace the power supply first. Always start with the simplest, least expensive solution. Hopefully that will solve your problem.
 

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I have an emachines T3256 windows XP that won't turn on.
I don't remember the make of the computer, but it has been 2 weeks now.
The power in my house had completely turned off (computer was on at the time), and when it restored the next morning the computer had no sign of life.
Please let me know what I need to do.
I checked all the cords and power switches...
 

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