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Computer won't turn on

Question: Computer won't turn on

What could this be ??? I tried a new power supply and zip. Is it the board?

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Answer: Computer won't turn on

Boot up failure

There are many reasons that could cause this problem. It could be a faulty power switch, solution, find where the power switch connects to your motherboard and trip the two pins with a screwdriver. Your motherboard could be grounding out somewhere. In that case you can take everything out of your computer, set it all up outside the case and try it then. It could be the motherboard which means you would have to replace it. Try those things and get back to me if it still does not turn on.

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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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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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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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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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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

If yo... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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i tried to turn on my computer, but it makes three beeps...and the fan sounds like something's stuck on it...then the computer turns off. >.< what's wrong? i checked the fan but nothing was stuck on it..everything was plugged in properly...e-mail me at [email protected]

Answer:Computer won't turn on

go here and check what the bios beep codes are telling you
www.bioscentral.com

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I am using Windows XP and cannot turn off my computer without pulling the plug. I saw the other thread about this, and followed all directions, but it didn't work. I went to desktop, right clicked to properties, etc. Didn't work. What else can I do? Thank you

Answer:I Cannot Turn Off My Computer

This sometimes works and sometimes doesn't tell us if it doesn't.
Start
Run (Winkey+R)
type 'cmd' without quotes
then type 'shutdown -s' without quotes

You should then see a dialog box appear telling you that your computer will go down for a shutdown. Let the timer stop and see what happens.

**To abort shutdown**
Start
Run (Winkey+r)
type 'cmd' without quotes
then type 'shutdown -a' without quotes.

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At first when I turned my computer on, I saw yello stripes on my screen and then the computer died and wouldn't start. I replaced the power supply and and the computer now turns on but does not load. Can it be the motherboard? Can anyone please help?
Thanks
sono123
 

Answer:My Computer does not turn on!!

this is either faulty graphics driver / card - or your CPU is toast.
 

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Have had the problem of not being able to access the internet despite everything being in perfect order, according to the tech support. got fed up and called up again yesterday and was advised to uninstall service pack 2. since then my comp will not start. it just keeps rebooting over and over when it get to the bit where it usually shows the blue "welcome" screen.
I am besides myself. some one please help me!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:I cannot turn on my computer

Boot into safe mode.
When starting your computer up Press F8.
You will then arrive at a black screen with white text.
Press Enter Safe mode
Then press enter to confirm that OS (Operating System aka WinXP)
Does this work, are you able to get into WinXP?

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Hi I was hoping if anyone can give me an answer to a problem I've been having.  I bought the Lenova Ideapad S10 from Hong Kong about a month ago, and it's been working great, until last night!  I fell asleep with it on for a few hours, and when I woke up, the thing was powered down and would not turn on!  When I press power, the led light the right turns on, but it's not blue (more like a purple color)  When it is plugged in, and when I press power, the two led lights to the right turn blue, but the thing does not turn on!  The notebook is relatively new, and the battery is new so Im not sure why it's acting up this way.  I've tried the method of pressing the power button 15 times and holding onto the power button, but when I plug it in after it still doesn't turn on.  If anyone can give me any input it'd be great.  Thanks!













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Answer:Help! My computer won't turn on!s

Take out the battery and AC charger, and press the power button for 10 seconds 3 times, then 30 seconds a 4th time. Put everything back in, and see if it works. If not, i regret to say that you may be facing a shorted motherboard.





X41T: Dead from a power surge during a BIOS Flash!

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A game that I play froze Alt-F4 didn't close it down and Task manager wasn't coming up so I presses the off button on my computer. When I turned it back on it acted normal it took me to the windows xp page where it loaded and the Dell page were it also loaded but after that it took me to the black page that said windows did not start successfully and that I should choose a startup option so I chose Last know good configuration, upon clicking that the load screens come up and Im back to that black screen and no matter what startup option I choose it goes through that cycle and I end back up on the black startup screen. What can I do to fix this?

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

We need some information to help you so please fill in what you can about your computer.

Computer: Brand Name & Model #

Age of system and relevant components if different :

CPU: Brand, speed

Ram: Type, amount, speed

PSU: Make and model (wattage)

Operating system: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, XP Home, XP Pro, Vista or Other

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Video Card: Brand Name, type, speed, Chipset, driver version and date

Video settings: resolution, advanced settings

For Internet problems:

Modem: Brand name and date of driver

Type connection: dial-up, cable, sat/DSL, other

Browser: IE, Netscape, Firefox, Sea Monkey and version #

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LAN or ethernet card(s) or adapters: Brand, # of cards

Router: Brand name, type

# machines on network

Network settings and IP configuration
Please state your specific problem and when it started

Did you change anything, install any hardware or software before the problem started?

List any recently installed software

List software running in background ie: anti-virus program, mail programs, backup software.
(Run,msconfig,ok,startup) and what is checked

Any power disruption or incomplete shutdowns

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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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I have a 3 year old Dell desktop and it was working fine except for the fan which sometimes made a lot of noise. Monday my son connected his ipod to it and the computer froze. after that I turn it on but only the fan turns on and nothing else. Any suggestions...

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Check that the CPU fan is spinning correctly, as well as any other fans.

You said it was making noise, which is almost always a stuck/dusty fan. If your fans aren't working properly, things overheat and then things don't work. What may have happened is that your power supply fan jammed up and the PSU overheated and died. If the CPU fan isn't spinning, that would mean that the system isn't turning on to prevent damage.

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My computer won't turn on it was working fine but i decided to give it a rest and shut it down. When i pressed the power button the enxt day my fan lights came on the power light came on and the cd drive lights flashed/ came on for a couple of seconds then my HDD light stayed on and the computer jstu sat there... The fans were running.. but the monitor stayed in stand by mode.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn on.

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OK, so I was playing some earthbound via SNES emulator on my old XP. I was playing it for a little under a half hour when suddenly my PC went out. It sounded like it was off but the power LED was flashing like it was in sleep. I hit the power button to try and wake it up and nothing happened. I mashed buttons on my keyboard and nothing happened. So then I held the power button to turn it off, and after what seemed like an unnaturally long time it shut off.

After that I tried to turn it back on and nothing happened. I tried different outlets and power cables and nothing happened.

I have no idea what to do, somebody please help.

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Most likely a power supply failure. Replace the power supply and test the system again.

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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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Last night my computer froze up, so I turned it off, waited a few minutes & tried to reboot again. It came to the DELL startup screen, but after that went to the black screen... but the computer was still on, the fan & drives were running. I decided to wait it out and I left it off for the night. I woke up, turned it on and it did the same thing. I let it sit for about 2 hours and it is still running and on that blank screen. Anything anyone can tell me to get it to reboot fully? Or anything that could possibly have gone wrong?

It's a Dell Optiplex GX280 running Windows XP Professional.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on...

Hi Welcome to TSG

Always hard to tell with those logo splash screens, but I'm not sure exactly where you are getting a problem. Can you get into BIOS and look for an option to turn off the splash screen?
 

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When I try to turn it on it won't even bother. I checked of all wires are plugged in and when I look in back there is a light so I'm guessing that means its getting power but just won't turn on. Also i tried unplugging it and holding power button then plugging it back in. Please Help as soon as you can. Thank you

Answer:The computer won't turn on

Hi @deathknight,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the computer not starting . I will be glad to help you.Please post the full operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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I moved from Florida to New York and decided it would be better for me to keep my computer with me (desktop). So I checked it onto the flight I was on, but when I got to New York, it won't turn on. The power light don't turn green, it stays orange as if it's in standby mode. But the fan and the light inside the CPU turns on and the CD drive works.

Is there a way to fix this? I asked around and some people think it might be my hard drive. Could someone please help me with this problem.

Gateway Computer
Windows XP

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Hi,

Better scan that case closely, sounds like a wire may have come loose or a card may have come loose. Might also want to check to make sure you memory is "down in" like it should be with the little clips straight up.

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hi i have an acer aspire and it quite new, but not vista, and i have noticed that i cant turn it off through start, turn off computer. It'll load for a while and then just stop. can someone help me

Answer:cant turn computer off

hello ,

this is just for starters to help diagnose maybe even fix !!

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


also


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

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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?

Answer:Computer will not turn on

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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I recently bought a brand new case, and put my old computer into it. Everything seems to be connected right, and when I turned it on everything runs for a split second and turns off. Any suggestions? The motherboard is an ABIT AT7-MAX2. I believe the Power SW and Reset SW are the only ones neccessary, so I took out the LED's until I can figure this out. Both Power SW and Reset SW's were put in the way other friends has told us, but the same problem occurs. Any suggestions?

Thank you,
Ross
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Powersupply may not be strong enough... unplug things like CD drives and floppy and see if it still does it.
 

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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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When I click on the "Start" button, then on "Turn Off Computer" then "Turn Off", it doesn't turn off it reboots.

What gives?
TIA
 

Answer:Computer Won't turn off?

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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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when i plug my computer to the wall it turn on by itself and doesn't turn off. can you give any idea what wrong thank you.
 

Answer:my computer turn on by itself

Check your BIOS settings, which power management options. The feature you stated is desireable, for example for a kiosk so it would recover automatically when a power outage ocurred.
 

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This is the first time I have posted here, so I would like to give an advance big thanks for any help you can give me. The computer I am working on will not turn on, checked through the forum, and tried these tricks, PSU, patched in a new one, did not help, bought a new CPU, (socket type) Did not help, Cleared the CMOS ( reversed the battery). no help. removed the ram, no help... in other words, I left the CPU,PSU, removed the periphials. and the ram,, all that happens is, If I hold the power button in, power lite on the motherboard comes on and "the fans" give a small movement. I have tried a new powercord... Is there anything else I should try? the CPU is and AMD, I am not sure what the Mother board is, I have not had it out.. I am at a loss, so anything I can try would be a great help,, Oh by the way, this was one of those " you turn the computer off and go to bed, and get up in the morning, and it would not turn back on things.... so it was working.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on..

Hello, and welcome to Techspot!

Take a look at your motherboard's capacitors. Any of them swelling or leaking?

 

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i have a HP 522N and for some reason the computer is not turning on. when i plug in the power plug the green light lits on in the back, and then i push the on button in the front the button turns orange (isnt' it suppose to be green?) and the fan starts but the computer is not on, i can not see anything on the monitor. what's happening?
 

Answer:computer does not turn on?

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I go to turn it on, the fans start up and the computer seems asif it's going to boot for 6 seconds, then for 4 seconds it stops and tries again... It repeats this process over and over. It also makes a clicking noise which i don't know where is from whilst it is trying to boot.

I think my PSU might have just broke but i'm really not sure. I haven't added anything to the computer for it to need more power. One thing i WAS thinking was that, i filled up my hard drive, but even when it was full i had turned it off and on and it worked, just 24hours after that... Is the problem likely to be a PSU because i don't want to buy one and not be able a refund?

Help me please as i'm really needing my computer back to apply for jobs and other research.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

well, first thing first, u can provide us with some details about your computer specification.

and, maybe this small article may help you identify the root of the problem:
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/wizards/noboot/
 

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So when I got home from work the other day my computer was turned off. (it is always on) I went to turn it back on and it will not turn on. Well it turns on in the sense that the lights come on and the fan in the back starts up but that only lasts for about 3 seconds then it shuts off again. After that it just keeps trying to start up but it's the same thing only for about 3 seconds. Does anyone know what the cause of this might be?
 

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Question: Turn off computer

runnnig XP SP2, the Turn Off Computer window takes about 2 minutes to appear. I had a file to fix that but I did not know where to put the file. Now I've lost the file.
I'd like to be able to click START, then click TURN OFF COMPUTER and have the TURN OFF COMPUTER window show up right away like it used to do.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Turn off computer

Why hasn't Windows XP SP2 been upgraded to SP3 - which was released over 4 years ago?

What's the model number of that HP Pavilion?
If you don't know for sure, advise what the product number(P/N) or model number(M/N) on the sticker is.

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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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Hey all, I just got home from school to find that my computer won't even start up. If I unplug it from the power and then reconnect it then when I press the power button the fans light up for 0.5secs and then it is off again.

I have no idea what to do, when I shutdown last night everything was working fine.
I am in desperate need of help, please if anyone has any suggestions what the problem could be then tell me.
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

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I recently bought a Biostar M7VIG 400 motherboard and it worked great for about 8 hours. I turned the computer off and went to bed, got up in the morning and my comuter won't turn on.I checked the power supply and changed all cables but still nothing. Anyone have any other ideas?

Answer:My computer won't turn on

make sure the actual cable to your powersupply works, try to use that same cable to power on your monitor (same connections) in any case, try to pop out the CMOS battery(looks like a BIG watch battery onyour mobo) for about 5 minutes to reset your mobo, is nothing else works, you may have a misconfigured connector leading from the actual button TO the mobo, try there. Cheers and I hope you get up to speed again.

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I always leave my laptop running, when I leave the house for a few hours. The other day when I came home my computer was off. What or who could have done this?

Answer:Why did my computer turn off?

For the what part, check your sleep settings. As for the who... Casper the friendly ghost ??

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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 !
 

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 can't seem to get my computer to turn off...  unless I turn off the battery box or unplug it.  I tell it to shut down and it goes through everything (I think) but doesn't complete the process.  It won't even shut off if I try to turn off the CPU.  Any ideas on this one?  Oh, It is an older (5 ir 6 years) Dell that is running Windows XP.  Thanks!

Answer:Can't turn off my computer

Go to Start, Run....  Type "CMD" hit enter, a black window will come up, type "shutdown /s /t 00" and your PC should shutdown immediately.

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Sometimes when powering down for the day, after selecting turn off Computer, nothing happens. The screen doesn't freeze but the computer doesn't turn off. I've checked applications with CtlAltDel but nothing is running. I've even tried restart computer but still nothing. The only option is to manually switch off using the power switch. This doesn't happen daily but can be a couple times a week.Will it hurt the system if the PC doesn't power itself down? Any info appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Can't turn off computer

click here See my post at the bottom of the page. That's what can sometimes happen if the power is cut suddenly before the hard-disks have parked the heads and powered down. Try configuring the power button action to initiate a shutdown if it is not already set like this. You'll know if it isn't because you'll probably have to hold the button in and then the power cuts off.R-click anywhere on the desktop, select properties, screensaver, power and advanced.

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This problem is completely baffling me. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Here's what's happening. When I switch the power supply on, leaving the off position, the computer instantly comes on, regardless of the on/off state it was in before. The fans all come on, the GPU fan is at full blast (I've never seen it on so high). And it will remain to stay like this appearing to do nothing, appearing to be "locked". And then, if the power button on the front of the computer is pressed the fans go back to normal, and the computer sounds as if it's booting a normal boot.

Then most recently, after trying to debug this problem for a while, if after being in this "locked idle 'on' state", the power button on the front is pressed and the computer starts "booting", the mother board's speaker starts beeping. 3 long beeps, a pause, then a continuous repeating long beep.

What I've done to debug this is take out then video card, switch on power supply. This results in the computer instantly turning on into this locked state. Then I tried taking out the RAM, switch on the power supply. Locked 'on' state. Take out every single other device, keyboard, mouse, all SATA ports, and miscellaneous PCI cards. Power supply on. Locked 'on' state. And all leads to the same thing happening after the power button on the front is pressed.

Here are my system specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3G
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Answer:Computer Won't Turn Off

Continuous beeping typically signifies faulty hardware...motherboard or power supply depending on the BIOS brand.
 

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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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Hi! Computer was running fine, then one day...nothing. I ordered and installed a new power supply, but still nothing. There is a light lit on my motherboard. Any suggestions????
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Unplug all cards and cables from the motherboard and only leave in the video, memory and CPU. Power on again and see if it starts.
 

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It all started with my motherboard not picking up any IDE drives, so i turned the pc off, took all ide cables out and stuck them back in, and the pc began to boot and i had windows loaded. After restarting it, the motherboard told me no IDE drives were being detected again. So i shut the pc down... done the same thing, this time around though, nothing will boot/power up.

If i take the bios battery out for 5 minutes or so, the entire computer will have power running to it as soon as i put the plug into the back of the powersupply, this is without pressing the power button on the front, all fans and mobo lights are up, but the PC will not turn off unless i flick the PSU switch or simply unplug it, after doing this though it wont power up normally.

I guess this is a problem with the motherboard and will probably need replacing, i just want to really be sure this is the case before ordering new parts.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on, help

You do not need to replace the motherboard, but you have work to do.
First, we need the brand and model of computer, brand and age of hard drive, and other details about your system... OS, power supply, memory, age of components.
Did the failure to detect the hard drive happen suddenly? What antivirus and antispyware programs are you using. It appears you have some infestations or corruption that needs attention.
Have you tried replacing your cables?
As I understand your message, you have two issues: Your hard drive is not detected, and your computer will not turn off when asked to do so by Shut down in Windows.
 

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When trying to turn off computer, my wallpaper goes to black and white, but won't go off. I try hitting the button on tower to turn off, but that won't work also.

I then have to unplug the computer to get it to turn off. It doesn't happen ALL of the time, but A LOT!

Can you help me with this problem?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Can't turn off computer!

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My computer shut down on it`s own, i thought it was up-dateing, but when I turned it back on a black screen came on saying about a cpu fan, but before I could finish reading it ,it went back off an now I can`t get it to turn on...my computer is windows 7 and it`s a compaq.it was a year old in may....what can I do to fix it?
 

Answer:My computer will not turn on

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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

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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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my parents recently shipped me their old computer (that I boxed up in Dec. 2004 and that was working when I boxed it up) and it won't turn on.first, when i plugged it all in, the green light on the back would come on and as soon as i would push the button on the front, it would click off.so i opened up the case. and i cleaned it out -- there was a lot of dust and dog hair in i took it all out of the fans and stuff (it was bad, they live in the west and there was tons of dust).when i plugged it back in and the green light came on and i pushed the front button, it actually came on. i was very excited and there was an error about some fatal error or exception or something. (silly me--i didn't write the code down...)so... i thought all was great. until i attempted to turn it back on after it being off for about 2 weeks.now the problem is back--green light comes on .. but nobody's home..does anyone have any suggestions? i would be most grateful! thank you...

Answer:computer won't turn on

Quick question...  When you push the power button does the fan kick on also?  Let us know...

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My computer, running Windos XP, reboots instead of turning off.

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I'm building a computer for my parents for christmas to upgrade their archaeic thing they call a computer and i put everything together and it won't start up. Everything is connected right to my knowledge and i think it could be a bad mobo. Its technically my first build although i replaced nearly everything when i customized mine, so i'm not completely ignorant. I thought it might be the PSU so i swapped out the 420 watt psu that came with my old computer that worked fine with the 350 watt psu that came with the case... same results- An interesting note both PSU's make a high pitched hum when the switch is turned on and the cable is connected. No juice tho. I have reseated the cpu twice, all the pins are straight- its my old cpu from my computer that i upgraded and it worked fine the day i took it out. I have checked all the cables to make sure they are secure, and the PSU is set to the proper voltage on the back. I'm stumped- i ordered all parts from newegg and the packaging was fine- no dents and everything was brand new. I removed the soundcard-and left everything essential connected and tried powering up but still nothing. Does anyone have any ideas on what i could do or what i havn't tried?

-Syn

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Why dont you put all your specs so we might better be able to help.Did you put the motherboard in a new case.If so try to take it out with everything still on the mobo and lay it on some static wrap without the drives hooked up and see if it powers up.It could be grounding out on the case.

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My computer went off in a storm was on a power strip. Wont come on. HP has green power light on back lit while plugged in but does nothing

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have you tried to change the fuse in the plug socket ? .. make sure its the same amp as the one that is in ther or you could have some problems

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Hi last night my son was on the computer and when he was finished and back at the desk top he pushed the windosa key and uu . this mon=rning we tried to use the computer and it is dead won't do anything ... any help suggestions? we have tried all the power tricks and still nothing
any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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"We have tried all the power tricks and still nothing"...

What exactly were the "power tricks" you tried? No lights and no fans at all? You can't "kill" a PC by using any keyboard sequence. You can corrupt a hard drive, but this "dead" system needs a new power supply first... after you check all on-off switches and power cord connections
 

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Hello there. My computer can not normally turn down. I have to push the power button to turn it off. When I use the mean>turn off. It will keep loading, I have been let it load for one day. Still loading. So everytime I have to push to turn it off. I tired to restore to early backup, But all backup is gone. I don't know why. Please help. Thanks!

Answer:Need Help! My computer can't normally turn down!

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:Open an admin command prompt
Copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
If sfc/scannow says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

Make a photo of the result and post it.

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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. 

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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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My father's Dell won't turn on. They have tried different power cords and still no power. No lights turn on, nothing. It's like it's not plugged in. Any ideas?
 

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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

Thank y... Read more

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Hi, my computer, a better one, cant even turn on! i press the power button but nothing happens, its like it doesnt even feel it. I see 1 light on the bottom and no fans run so it just shows a tiny light. Ok, this is wut happend, after school, i ran up stairs to turn my comp on, it worked, then my dad came up and said i bought u a new fan, so i shut my comp down and installed it. I turned my comp back on and nothing happened, just like what i said above. I removed my fan and still, it will not turn on! Can some1 help me whats wrong with my computeR? Could it be the motherboard or powersupply? i have K8V Se Deluxe for mobo and a generic 500w for power supply, i do not smell any burned smell and it was working perfectly fine before...
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on!

It could be a lot of things. Is the "small light on the bottom" the LED on the MB? What kind of fan was this?
 

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Another problem. Most of the time when I go to turn off my computer, I click the Turn Off button and nothing happens. But when I click a shortcut it says it cannot be opened because the computer is shutting down, but it isn't. My computer also freezes a lot, I have tried several Disk Defrags but with no luck. Could it be a problem with the hardwarew or something. My pec is the following:Pentium 4E 3.0GHzIntel D865 PERLKingston 1GB ram, 2 sticksMaxtor 250gb hddHIS radeon 9550Thanks

Answer:Computer won't turn off.

Have you done a scan for spyware and viruses

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About a week ago my desktop (win10) entered some strange state where nothing would open. None of the applications and none of the system services. Just stuck at the desktop. I clicked google chrome, other applications, games, steam, etc. and nothing worked. Also, the start menu and task manager would not open. Even ctrl alt delete wouldn't do anything. I was forced to re-install Windows (I kept my old files). Today, I was playing a video game and google chrome was open in the background playing music. The game suddenly started to stutter and then stopped completely. I tried to alt-tab out of it and then everything started to respond really slowly. I closed the game and uninstalled it, but my computer would still be very unresponsive. CCleaner helped a little bit, but it was still impossible to use. If I clicked anything, everything would freeze up for about 15 seconds and then the programs would respond with a huge delay. I decided that maybe this was some kind of hardware issue so I took it apart and cleaned out all of the dust and put it back together, but then after I entered the screen where I needed to type in my Microsoft account password to log into my user, the loading icon spun for a very long time after I entered my password. This went on for about 20 minutes and I could do anything about it, so I turned the computer off with the button. I turned it on again, and the same thing happened. I decided to enter recovery mode by turning the computer on and off 3 time... Read more

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It says preparing automatic repair*
 

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I have a bizzare computer problem.

When I tried to turn on my computer, the power light came on momentarily and then shut off. I opened up the case to investigate and shut off the power supply and turned it back on. The motherboard stand by light was illuminated and I proceeded again to try and turn on the computer. Both the CPU fan and Video Card fan momentarily fired up and then shut right down again. Nothing.

I have detirmined for certain that it is not a power switch problem, or a power supply problem.

I'm assuming it somehow motherboard related or there is a breaker that has tripped somewhere, but I have no idea.

Any suggestions, cause I am stumped. HARD.
 

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My computer was working perfectly fine. I was moving and put my computer in storage for 1 month. After getting it out of storage I hooked it all up and went to push the power button and nothing what so ever happens. No green light turns on. Basically, it's as if my computer is not pluged in (and yes it is)...lol. I tried switching the power cord but that was not the problem. Someone had told me to try the reset button that didn't do anything either. I don't know much about computers, just the basics. I do not know what to do to fix this situation.... someone please give me tips on what I may be able to try and do.

Answer:My computer will not turn on.... Help!

Could be a few things....I would start with checking the power supply. Some come with a switch on the back to shut them off.....next I would replace it.

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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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We were just in the middle of a big storm and finally the electricity is back. I tried starting up my computer and it didn't even boot up. My monitor - which is plugged into the same outlet set - is turning on fine. Before power went out, my dad disconnected my computer from the wall and nothing was plugged in.
I assume it got surged somehow, which would suck so bad since I have no money and it was a $1,000 computer. How do I check and how do I see what works and what doesn't? I've tested the computer in multiple outlets and I'm sure it's the computer itself. I've heard about rebooting the PSU or something but I have no idea how to do so. I built it myself so I can easily get in the computer.
Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Please help, computer won't turn on

ok, if the computer was disconnected from the wall there is no way possible to blow the psu. i would check that the switch on the psu wasn't turned off by your father when he unplugged it. next i would try resetting CMOS. i'll be back in a second with a link to a guide on doing so.

edit: here you go How to Reset Your CMOS

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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

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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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:hotbounce Hey I need some help My copmuter does not want to turn on. I changed the the power supply from 115v to 230v and every thing was fine for a several seconds but than it shut down and now it want turn on. Some help would be helpful.
 

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isatippy said:



:hotbounce Hey I need some help My copmuter does not want to turn on. I changed the the power supply from 180v to 230v and every thing was fine for a several seconds but than it shut down and now it want turn on. Some help would be helpful.Click to expand...

Some system specs and a little background information would help us to help you.

What do you mean by 180v to 230v ?

BTW Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Regards Howard :wave:
 

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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 have a Dell Inspiron 15 3542. It was working perfectly then all of a sudden the screen went black and the computer shut down. I plugged the charger in which the light on the adapter stayed green but the computer light didn't show it was charging. I also tried removing the battery, holding the power button for 20 sec, then plugging in the charger to turn on but it still didn't work. I ordered a replacement battery and charger and it still will not come on. Could it be the charging port needs replacing or could it be the motherboard?
 

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