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Computer restarts on boot up before the screen even turns on

Question: Computer restarts on boot up before the screen even turns on

well last night my computer was working just fine, I shut down, went to bed, woke up today and turned on my computer where it restarted after about 2 seconds, the screen didnt even get a chance to turn on. I have unplugged all the connections in the back and replugged them in, i have open it up and cleaned all the dust and removed all the hardware and replaced it all again to make sure there wasnt a part that wasnt fitted correctly. I managed to get it get all the way to windows once but my keyboard wasnt working so when i tried rebooting to get my keyboard working the same problem came up now i cant get it back on I am pretty sure windows xp has nothing to do with this as it cant even get the screen on before it is restarting

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Answer: Computer restarts on boot up before the screen even turns on

Hi ShikariAtryao. Welcome to TSF!

This could be a number of issues. Bad PSU, intermittent RAM module(s), bad device in your system, etc. If you have more than one RAM module, try removing all of them except for one and try booting again. Make sure that the one module you use is in the correct slot as well. Step through that process exchanging RAM modules until you've tried them all and see if you're able to boot.

You could also disconnect devices such as your CD/DVD player (both data and power cable) and try booting again. It's basically a process of illimination. Also check the power cable to the motherboard and such.

One other thing is to check the little cables that connect usually to the edges of the motherboard. One of them is for your HDD, one if for the POWER LED, etc. There are usually several of them. Make sure they are all seated correctly as well.

Good day!

Mike

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Anyone can tell me what this is, once In a while my computer just crashes or shows this screen then restarts itself. Please view the video link: dell problem - YouTube

edit: suggest category/unsure

Answer:Computer turns into blue screen with stripes and restarts itself?

id say overheating problem cause of the artifacts showing up and BIOS saving your cpu from melting. any cats / dogs around your house? when have you cleaned out the fans on the laptop?

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Anyone can tell me what this is, once In a while my computer just crashes or shows this screen then restarts itself. Please view the video link: dell problem - YouTube

edit: suggest category/unsure

Answer:Computer turns into blue screen with stripes and restarts itself?

id say overheating problem cause of the artifacts showing up and BIOS saving your cpu from melting. any cats / dogs around your house? when have you cleaned out the fans on the laptop?

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Hi,
I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.
-Chris

Answer:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen

For system #1 the problem could be from one of several like a weak battery on the board itself not maintaining cmos information or even worse "bad caps" or a failing bios eprom chip for just two there. Bad caps being bad capacitors on the board like one or more leaking or bulged out. Look for any discoloration on the board itself.

For system #2 you may have accidently blasted with too much force against the video card seeing that now raised up in the slot. Any high power dust blower is never recommended for use inside any system. This is why there are cans of compressed air called air cleaners that gently blow dust and debris out of a case.

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Hi,
I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.
-Chris
 

Answer:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen

Hi….

Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP’s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

Do you know how to RESET your BIOS to default using the onboard jumpers?

Here is a detailed link on troubles... Read more

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Hi,I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.Desktop #1 Problem:When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705WI found someone with a similar problem hereDesktop #2 Problem:I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NXThanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.-Chris

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So. I turn my desktop on today, and it sits there, the main monitor light just blinks, my secondary monitor, after showing the MSI screen, just shows this http://i.imgur.com/hCBoFyd.jpg

After that, nothing. Computer is still on but nothing happens. I was thinking maybe something is wrong with my primary monitor, so I type in my password and hit enter. no sounds. I unplug my primary monitor and restart. No change.

My computer was also unplugged all night. The only changes made yesterday was the installation of System tools. Would that screw my computer over?

Any advice, tips, suggestions, or explanations are all welcome. I use this computer for working, and I have a mountain of important information on it.
 

Answer:Help! computer won't boot? Turns on, but doesn't go to login screen.

Hi ghostlander, welcome. We need more information about your computer. This will be a good start. http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe

The only changes made yesterday was the installation of System tools. Would that screw my computer over?Click to expand...

Can you explain this in more detail please?
 

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Hi my computer/pos system restarts on boot in any os from the hard drive
40gb 256mb ram and 566mhz processor. it recently had a no operating system found error and i have been trying to get it to work by installing any os possible but it just cuts out in the boot screen and restarts. i have managed to get dsl to boot up from usb drive.
p.s. no cd drive but i could open and connect one and fix it with the case open.
 

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I'm trying to figure out my friends PC issue so I'm going to do some tests but I figured I'd post and see if anyone had any input on what it might be, I believe it could be faulty hardware but I'm gonna try to figure out what possibly..
 
- Computer is new, about 1 month old
-Windows 7
-If left idle and turned back on, it can stay on for about 15 - 30 minutes until the screen goes black and needs to be shut down again, goes into this screen
-Computer was running and had music playing, screen went black again and music was still playing in the background. So it's a display issue, but the monitor is fine working on another computer
-Says makes like an electrical noise before the screen goes black, mouse won't move

 
If any suggestions that'd be helpful, thanks

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Here is what I have:

Biostar k8m800 motherboard
Sempron 1.8 ghz processor
2 gig ddr2 ram
200 gig SATA Seagate harddrive
Geforce 6600 agp video card


It has been working fine since I've built it about 4 months ago. This morning I restarted it. Now all it does is go through the award bios screen then restarts. I did nothing that i know of to cause this. I've cleared the cmos and put back the settings i had before and it still is just rebooting. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:computer restarts after bios boot screen

Welcome to TSF....

I would suggest to replace the CMOS battery and then reboot the computer and reset the BIOS then....

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My Computer restarts after boot screen of windows xp.
I'm able to logon to windows only by selecting last good configuration and then a pop message appears telling me that the system has just been recovered from a serious error.
i've noticed that since i've installed eset smart security 4, i've been getting all sort of problem.

Please help


Server=watson.microsoft.com
UI LCID=1033
Flags=1696080
Brand=WINDOWS
TitleName=Microsoft Windows
DigPidRegPath=HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId
ErrorText=A log of this error has been created.
HeaderText=The system has recovered from a serious error.
Stage2URL=
Stage2URL=/dw/bluetwo.asp?BCCode=10000050&BCP1=A88BFA97&BCP2=00000001&BCP3=8056BB1E&BCP4=00000000&OSVer=5_1_2600&SP=3_0&Product=256_1
DataFiles=D:\DOCUME~1\you\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERb01f.dir00\Mini031909-04.dmp|D:\DOCUME~1\you\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERb01f.dir00\sysdata.xml
ErrorSubPath=blue
DirectoryDelete=D:\DOCUME~1\you\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERb01f.dir00

Answer:Computer restarts after boot screen of windows xp

Please read “Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help “

and follow the instructions
very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this
one.
Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will
answer your request as soon as they can.

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First of all, thank you to anyone who is going to help me with this. I have come to this website before to get help with the same computer about 2 years ago and you guys cleared the problem up very quickly! Sadly to say, I am back, and hopefully for the last time.

Okay, right now I am on my laptop. I am having problems with my other computer. It is a Dell, and runs on Windows XP. I have noticed some strange happenings with it over the last few weeks. I've run multiple virus scans on it when I noticed it was acting funny and deleted anything it came up with. I used Ad-Aware SE Personal, and also Spybot Search and Destroy to remove the potential viruses. The next thing I noticed, was that my homepage was always resetting itself to "http://www.bydou.com/" and everytime I would turn on the internet (I use a wireless broadband card), this would be my homepage. I would then change it, but everytime I turned off my computer and came back to it later to get on the internet it did the same thing.

Today, about 20 minutes ago, I tried to get on the computer. This is the major problem. I pressed the button to turn it on and it acted normally up to the Windows XP boot screen (with the blue loading bar), the screen went black after that was done, and I heard my computer restart! Well, this happened continually, so I turned off the main switch, gave it a rest, turned it on again and it did the same thing! It just keeps restarting itself for no reason. Needless to... Read more

Answer:Computer Restarts Itself Continuously After Windows Xp Boot Screen

Hello kneesock and to Bleeping Computer.Can you boot your computer into Safe Mode? If so, try running your antivirus and antispyware scans there.How to start Windows in Safe Mode

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I opened up my computer today and I got a blue screen that flashed and restarted immediately.

Then I decided to install Windows again then I got this message:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to yur computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or backup utilities. Check your hard drive configuration and check for any updated drives. run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer.

Stop 0x00000024 (0x001902FA, 0xFA32B5FC, 0xF9BC84F)

ntfs.syts - Adress F9BOC84F base at F9AC5000 Date Stamp 3d6de5c1
obviously i can't do what it told me because I can't even start up my computer!

Does this error message and continuious cycle mean that my disk is dead? that I need to get a new computer? or what?
Thanks for all answers,

Mack
 

Answer:Computer shows Blue Screen on Boot up and restarts

At what stage of Windows reinstallation did you get this message?

What version of Windows?
 

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Hello,

My hubby was surfing the internet when it suddenly restarted itself and went to a blue screen of death, then it went to the black screen that gave options to boot up in safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration, and start windows normally. No matter which you select it goes to windows icon and restarts again going to the blue screen:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Disable or uninstall any anti-virus, disk defragmentation or back up utilities. Check your hard drive configuration. and check for updated drivers. Run CHKDS /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

Technical information:

*** Stop: 0x00000024 (0x00190203. 0x86FC7E10. 0xc0000102. 0x00000000)

The only other thing I can do is go to the First Bios set up utility
I went to tools and checked the Hard drive, it passed all three tests. So I know this much its not my hard drive. Other then that I can do nothing else with the computer, I even tried changing the order of booting but its stuck on hard drive it won't let me choose the other options. So I have a feeling that even if I find my Hard reboot cd's it won't work.

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Answer:My computer is stuck in a loop: turn on,boot screen, bluescreen, and then restarts!!!

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I have no idea what is wrong with my computer......

Here is the problem:

I am using Windows XP

Last night i used Norton Antivirus and did a full system scan it came up with no viruses. This morning i turned on my computer used AIM (AOL Instant Messanger) and talked to no one. Next I started to play Battlefield 1942 offline. As I am playing the game freezes and simultaniously makes a noise (this noise was not a beep it was like internal parts or something). I waited and the game started to work again about 10 seconds later the same thing happened (it freezing and making the noise) but this time it did not start working again it stayed frozen. So I hit the restart button on the outside of my computer and as its restarting it brings me to a screen that asks me how i would like to start the computer safe mode, last good known configuration, start windows normally, etc. After I have selected my choice the windows xp loading window comes up for about enough time for the loading bar to scroll across twice. For a split second a BLUE SCREEN then comes up and goes away. No matter what options I choose (safe mode, last best known configuration, or start windows normally, etc.) it will always try to load, go to blue screen, and start all over again.

If anything needs to be clarified plese let me know and i will clarify it.

**Please can someone help me it would be greatly appriciated**
 

Answer:My computer is stuck in a loop: turn on,boot screen, bluescreen, and then restarts!!!

The noise you heard may be an indication of an impending hard drive failure.
If you here clicking sounds coming from your hard drive it's about to go.
Hope you had your important data backed up.

The constant boot loop may be fixable. I'm not advocating this fix just pointing it
out to you.
May someone else will come along with another solution.
Read this...look for
Windows XP Logon Screen Does not Appear and the Computer Continuously Restarts (error) !
http://www.winxpfix.com/page18.htm
 

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My computer just turns off while I play Warcraft 3 Frozen throne.  What Do I Do???

Answer:My computer turns off or restarts when i'm playing

Have you made any chnages to your system lately? Do you see a blue screen for about half of a second before the computer shuts down? Is your video card compatible?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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I apologies but I don't know alot about computers but I have desktop that runs on windows 7. There is something wrong with it because when I turn it on it will only stay on for about two minutes and will restart to a blue screen. Can you please help me identify the problem and walk me through on how to fix it?

Answer:Desktop Turns on for 2 minutes and restarts to a blue screen

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This has been happening for a while now, I have also tried opening my case up and running games such as sims/ star wars the old republic and it still happens, I have felt everything in my pc and nothing seems hot.
It does this during most games i play, sims 3, sim city and star wars old republic. I have a Radeon HD Graphics card, 8gb ram, 500w PSU, 6 core AMD processor. Does anyone have any ideas? The pc just turns off with a black screen so I do not get no blue screen or anything. any ideas? Thanks a lot.

Also -
I have tried scanning for viruses/ malware etc and i do not think its that.
 

Answer:Computer turns off/ restarts while playing games?

I just ran furmark and the computer basically turned off straight away? :/

here are some specs

 

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Hey i have a acer aspire 3000 and when i turn it on the lights come on but it doesnt have any boot beeps or any picture at all on the screen i was wondering if anyone could tell me what it is or have sugestions to what could be causeing that thanks
 

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So one day a week or two ago I turned on my PC to say that it had an issue and it needed the windows installation disk to repair it. So I put the disk into the PC and I clicked repair and it took a long time but it said all issues are resolved. I was happy as I thought I solved my problem, however, to my disappointment I was wrong. The computer reset and I saw the dell logo and the loading bar moving across and everything however after I wait the screen turns black but i can still see my mouse cursor and if I move the cursor around I can see it move but just my wallpaper is not there, the windows bar is not there, my folders and shortcuts aren't there nothing is. I tried pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring up task manager but that does not work. I didn't make a backup recently and I put the repair disk back in and I scan for issues and it says there are no issues. I'm at a loss here and I'm desperate. I have all of my photos that I have taken from my vacations over the past 4 years and I can't get to them so I was really hoping that you guys could help me fix my PC. If anyone could  help me I would gladly appreciate it.
 
Thanks, 
Jason
 
Also it is probably important to note that I am running the computer on 32 bit Vista and I recently installed a new GPU but it was about 2 weeks after I installed my GPU when this happened. I don't know if the graphics card had something to do with it but I am just saying i

Answer:Computer turns on but after initial loading screen, screen is empty???

Hey Jason,
 
Some times 3rd Party software creates conflict during the startup. 
You can try booting into Safe mode with Networking and disable unwanted 3rd Party Startup Programs and services from MSCONFIG and Task Manager in case of windows 8. You can also run a malwarebytes scan to check for Malwares.
 
Grooverism

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Help!!!! I get to the Gateway boot screen then my laptop shuts off. I cannot get to the safe mode screen after repeatedly pressing F8.

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Can you get into BIOS setup? Hit the F1, F2, or Del key (haven't used a Gateway in awhile so I'm not sure which key they use anymore to get into BIOS) as soon as you see the Gateway splash screen.

It should tell you which key to press to get into setup on that splash screen.

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After getting a couple blue screens I am having the following issue:

When I turn my computer on, the fans and drives all start up. After approx. 2 seconds the computer shuts itself off. After another 2 seconds the computer turns itself back on again. This time it stays on but i have no monitor output. I don't hear a beep which tells me it is probably not posting.

I have read a few other threads that have a similar issue but not the same. I am thinking it is either the mobo, GPU, or PSU.

I would like any guidance and assistance that you guys can give me on this specifically what i should look at first and how to diagnose. Thanks. system specs below:

ASUS P5Q Pro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1265-AR Video Card
Antec EA650 650W Power Supply
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Memory
 

Answer:Computer turns on, turns off then turns back on but has no video output

Motherboard Short

I have helped somebody who had a similar issue and it was the motherboard being shorted out by the case. We took the motherboard out of the case and it booted up just fine. Something you might want to try before purchasing new components.
 

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I have T460s, I see clear screen till it is booting (the default blue screen of the windows) and once I see the main screen of windows O/S with start button and other icons on the desktop, I can notice that the screen now has yellow tint on it. I tried to fix the issue with color management but no help. Any ideas? I could have assumed it to be a hardware problem but I am sure that when the laptop boot it does not have any tint and it is very sharp and clear. Please help.

Answer:Screen turns yellow (tint) after the boot

Hello.
I assume you have Windows 10, so go to Settings - System - Display and see if your Night light light switch isn't turned on.
 
Cheers,Atli Jarl.

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I have started booting from USB and testing that kind of stuff. But suddenly a day when i clicked restart while pressing shift the menu popped up normally but when i try to restart in any way the screen just turns black. I have tried all of the different options and all turned black: boot from device, repair startup (something like that) and bios settings (UEFI or something like that).

And i think this has happend to me before and i fixed it without removing any battery or anything like that..... i think.


BTW i am not the best at computers.

And google is not my friend, i have googled for hours.

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Hello all,

Recently I have wired to screens up as dual screens, they were working fine at day 1 but after the left screen (main monitor) has started turning itself off completely.
As soon as I boot, the screen goes black and I am greeted with the screen startup logo, then "no signal detected" Windows will only pick up the one screen (right monitor) until I restart the screen from the plug. My main monitor is connected via HDMI from the GPU into the screen, and the other DVI to HDMI adapter, again from the GPU, The weird thing is no matter what I try, it will always be the left screen, I have tried:

Swapping the screen over with another
Changing plug sockets,
System Refresh
Swapping screen power supplies
installing drivers
swapping HDMI cables

I can only assume it's something to do with Windows, but what is it?

Any help would be much appreciated,
Cheers,
Jason

Answer:Left screen turns off 2 mins after boot once every day.

Swapping the other end of the PSU of the monitors did nothing at all.

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Hello all,

Recently I have wired to screens up as dual screens, they were working fine at day 1 but after the left screen (main monitor) has started turning itself off completely.
As soon as I boot, the screen goes black and I am greeted with the screen startup logo, then "no signal detected" Windows will only pick up the one screen (right monitor) until I restart the screen from the plug. My main monitor is connected via HDMI from the GPU into the screen, and the other DVI to HDMI adapter, again from the GPU, The weird thing is no matter what I try, it will always be the left screen, I have tried:

Swapping the screen over with another
Changing plug sockets,
System Refresh
Swapping screen power supplies
installing drivers
swapping HDMI cables

I can only assume it's something to do with Windows, but what is it?

Any help would be much appreciated,
Cheers,
Jason

Answer:Left screen turns off 2 mins after boot once every day.

Swapping the other end of the PSU of the monitors did nothing at all.

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I was browsing online last night (HP laptop with xp sp 3), not running anything besides the typical firefox, messenger, nod32, etc. and all of a sudden the screen turned off... it didn't just go blank it actually turned off but the hard drive was still on

I turned the computer off, turned it back on and when the xp logo came on the screen was full of vertical stripes... after that it tried to load, and halfway through (nothing on the screen) it rebooted itself, again I get the xp logo with the stripes, but this time I get a message that xp couldn't load correctly, and gives me the option to boot into safe mode

I've booted into safe mode, selected to revert to the last known good configuration, and done a system restore in safe mode, but I always get the same result when I try to boot normally, it restarts halfway through and sends me back to the same screen

Any idea on what's happening?

edit: I haven't installed anything or done anything major in a while
 

Answer:Screen turns off, will only boot to safe mode!

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Hello,

A friend came to me for help, and I am leary of doing anything without conferring with the experts. Here is the history:

Originally the PC had a periodic BSOD - 0x0000007B. I was able to boot to the "last known good configuration", and run MalwareBytes (cleaning up a number of Adware problems), and I ran the ESET online scanner (which found nothing). I made a restore point just in case.

After one or two more boots, I once again received the BSOD 0x0000007B. Attempted to reboot using last known configuration to no avail. Now all I get is a black screen after the initial boot messages (no windows splash screen).

I have looked at your guides about running CHKDSK, FIXMBR, FIXBOOT. I'm just a little leary that I may lose data on his hard disk (he says that there is a tremendous amount of music on there). I have a few questions:

1. What will be the impact of CHKDSK on his local files (deletion, damage)?
2. I did type in FIXMBR, and it stated the following:

"This computer appears to have a non-standard or invalid master boot record. FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed. This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessible. If you are not having problems accessing your drive, do not continue. Are you sure you want to write a new MBR?"

Can I still run this without damage ?

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Answer:XP PC will not boot - BSOD turns to Black Screen

System manufacturer and model?

Louis

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I was browsing online last night (HP laptop with 1.73 ghz 1gb ram xp sp 3), not running anything besides the typical firefox, messenger, nod32, etc. and all of a sudden the screen turned off... it didn't just go blank it actually turned off but the hard drive was still on

I turned the computer off, turned it back on and when the xp logo came on the screen was full of vertical stripes... after that it tried to load, and halfway through (nothing on the screen) it rebooted itself, again I get the xp logo with the stripes, but this time I get a message that xp couldn't load correctly, and gives me the option to boot into safe mode

I've booted into safe mode, selected to revert to the last known good configuration, and done a system restore in safe mode, but I always get the same result when I try to boot normally, it restarts halfway through and sends me back to the same screen

Any idea on what's happening?

edit: I haven't installed anything or done anything major in a while

Answer:Screen turns off, will only boot to safe mode!

If the PC will boot into Safe Mode and function, then you likely just have a corrupt driver. most likely a video driver.

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I have this laptop 11 month old. Just recently upgraded to Windows 10. it won't boot into windows. when I press the power button, the LEDs light up and fans start. then the ACER logo comes up the screen, but then the screens turns dark, a few seconds later, it turns bright, then dark again. it just keeps turning dark and bright with nothing on the screen, after many cycles it shuts down by itself. I can't even access boot menu or bios. after I tried restarting many times, one time it loaded into the recovery mode, and I tried every option in the recovery mode without any success. then I can't get to the recovery mode again ever since. I've tried taken the bottom apart and disconnected the battery. no luck. please help. thanks.

Answer:Acer ES1-511 won't boot, screen turns dark and bri...

There is a high probability that the issue is with your display drivers. For further assistance, you are advised to contact Acer support through the link below as the drivers are currently not available for download on Acer website:http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service Hope this will help you.

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Starting about a few weeks ago I would wake up or start my laptop computer and it would power up, but not boot anything. A simple hard boot would fix the problem.Then last week the hard boot did not work, and I tried it multiple times. I tries letting it sit off, then sit on (i may have been too impatient) and nothing. So i took out the battery; nothing. Reseated the ram; nothing.I did notice that when it turned on, the HD light would blink a few times and then go dark. Then HP support told me to turn it off, take out the battery, hit the power swith, put the battery back, and turn it on. Like a miracle IT WORKED!!  But just 2 days later the same problem came back. I tried all the things i had done before and nothing. This time HP had me re-install my video driver - nothing.  So I did a recovery; and it was fixed, another miracle!A few times it restarted with no problem, i could let it fall asleep and had no problem waking it up, perfect.  Then this morning, it all came back, no matter what I did it just wouldnt boot. I let it stay off for a few hours and now I am on my laptop with no problems..but i am terrified to let it sleep or shut down again because i dont think it will turn back on.The power supply has no problems, the ram is seated correctly, and sometimes it boots just fine with no problems. So i dont know what the real problem could be, but i would really like to find out asap, i've studying to do!Any suggestions will be appreciated.Computer is H... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on but does not boot

Hi, I so have hp experience, what you will need to do is contact hp and see if you can have the notebook sent in, there is a recall on some notebooks that have a service enhancement, contact hp and see if you can send it in, if you dont have a warranty and the computer doesnt fall under the service enhancement than you will have to send the notebook into the service enhancement whitch would cost about $425.00

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My daughter-in-law gave me her computer and asked me to fix it. I turned on the computer, the lights came on and the fans are running. The hard drive will not boot. I tried to boot from the CD ROM drive, but no go. I then installed another hard drive I knew to be in working order, and it wouldn't boot either.

I'm thinking this is probably a motherboard problem.

All I know about the computer is that its an HP Pavillion a705w.

Please help.

Thanks.

Linda
 

Answer:Computer Turns on but won't Boot

is it making any beeps at all
 

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Since I've built my computer, booting up never seems to work right. Ive cleared the Cmos several times on the MB, followed the manual, etc. Lately, I have found a method that works for turning it on. I power up, get the 'no link' message on the monitor like always. I let the computer run for about 2 minutes. Then i turn the computer off and turn it back on before the fans on the case stop spinning and hold delete. This seems to work.... I have installed Windows XP, many programs, everything seems to be working flawlessly except for the boot process. However, this can't be a good thing for the cpu or the system in general. What is the problem here? I've heard it might be the MB battery? Enermax 550 watt PSU 2x GeForce 7600 GTWestern Digital Caviar HD 320GBCorsair Mem 2GB, 2X1GBAMD Athlon 64 3500+ (socket 939)Windows XP (without SP2)   First off, any ideas as to what the problem is before I strip down my system to the essentials and then add stuff untill the problem occurs? Is there really going to be a problem if i continue to boot up like that or can I get by?

Answer:Computer Turns on, won't boot

Well the battery is certainly the cheapest/easiest solution if that's the trouble so try that first...Following that if it does not improve run the HDD diagnostics on that HDD from WD.Still no good ? Test that RAM using MemTest...let it run for awhile. Any errors at all mean bad RAM, replace it.Still no joy ? Try swapping out that Vid card with a known working one in good shape.If all this does not help get back to us...

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I have a gateway notebook 2002 600YG2 - pent 4, 2.4 Ghz. 1 gig ram, 160 gh hard drive. computer powers up but will not boot up windows (XP pro - service pack 3), i can access bios to make changes - works fine, no error messages, no new programs or hardware or software. computer was running fine the night before. any help to get this to boot up will be appreciated...thank you
 

Answer:Computer turns on but will not boot

Can it boot to safemode?
 

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Hi, i am using my pc for 1 year. this is the first problem I had with my pc.
The DVD drive still opens, and a few lights blink on start up as usual. The screen is blank. The 3 lights on the keyboard lights up when I pressed the power on. Then it goes off. There is no lights on mouse. All of the fans seem to work. have made sure everything is plugged in, and tried plugging it into different outlets.
Thank u

Answer:Computer turns on but does not boot.

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them


check the mouse batteries

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Recently I've been having problems with my computer and it gradually have gotten worse. Now the computer will turn on but it will not boot up or post any beeps at all. Before this problem I would get BSOD of MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION while watching movies online and whenever a game is loading. I have OCed my video card and cpu but they were minor tweaks. After the OC's though i reformatted my computer I'm not sure if that wiped out my OC configurations. As you can tell I'm not very computer savvy. Could it be that I have fried my motherboard? I have taken out the motherboard and only connected the PSU,CPU,RAM's to it and I still dont hear any beeps even if I turn it on without the RAMS's. I just need to know if I should RMA the motherboard or if it's something else I need to do in order to fix this.

Computer Spec:
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 5600+ Windsor 2.8GHz Socket AM2 89w Dual-Core
PSU: CORSAIR 520w
RAM: CORSAIR XM52 2GB (2x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
VGA: EVGA Geforce 8800 GTS
 

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Gateway SX2800-03
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1
Video - Intel GMA X4500 Integrated
Optical Drive - DVD-Super Multi Drive with Label Flash
Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q8200
Memory - 4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive - 640 GB
Memory Card Reader - Multi-in-1

This problem started yesterday morning. The computer had been freezing up so I held the on button down to turn it off. When I woke up yesterday it wouldnt boot up. It would turn on, I can hear the fan but it wont' do anything else. I have tried the f8 and the Alt+FN+F10 and nothing happens. I don't know what to do as I am not knowledgeable in this area. I really don't want to buy another computer as this one is only 2 1/2 years old.

I have read other posts but can't find anything that will help me.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
 

Answer:Computer turns on but won't boot up.

farrandbek2 said:





Gateway SX2800-03
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit with SP1
Video - Intel GMA X4500 Integrated
Optical Drive - DVD-Super Multi Drive with Label Flash
Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q8200
Memory - 4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive - 640 GB
Memory Card Reader - Multi-in-1

This problem started yesterday morning. The computer had been freezing up so I held the on button down to turn it off. When I woke up yesterday it wouldnt boot up. It would turn on, I can hear the fan but it wont' do anything else. I have tried the f8 and the Alt+FN+F10 and nothing happens. I don't know what to do as I am not knowledgeable in this area. I really don't want to buy another computer as this one is only 2 1/2 years old.

I have read other posts but can't find anything that will help me.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.Click to expand...

how wiling are to open the pc case and search the things from inside??
take of the power supply out of mobo also from the plug
keep that for a while. reset the bios
then plug back the power to the manboard plug it to the wall
and try to boot

if it fails
remove all hard drives optical disk
any cards in the mobo and try to boot with that

if it fails
do you have any graphic card to test??
maybe the onboard is dead thus you can not see anything when you open it

if it fails
check the memory
if it is 2 modules start with each one to see if it will boot... Read more

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Problems began arising when I got my new videocard. An ATI Radeon 9550.Recently, I put in an additional 512mbs of RAM. I believe I seated it wrong because my computer IMMEDIATELY shut off. I reseat the RAM and it appeared that the monitor quit responding. The LED for the power doesn't turn green anymore, but oddly enough the reset button LED comes on and the monitor still won't display anything.I tried replacing my PSU, that didn't do anything, I took out the new stick of RAM and that didn't help either.Any help is appreciated. =]

Answer:Computer turns on, but won't boot

If you seated it with the computer on....Bad News.Is that what happened?

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Hi! I'm new here, just registered in hopes I could find some help, thanks in advance : )

My computer worked just fine last night. Tried to turn it on this morning, and it turns on fine but it won't boot up, no power or anything going to the monitor. Also, the disk drive is making loud short whirring noises at a rhythmic rate, and the green light on it flashes on and off with the sound. Put in a new disk drive, same problem. Monitor works fine on laptop.

Leaning towards mobo but really hoping it's not. Computer is over 5 years old, can't imagine it would be very easy to find a decent replacement that could support all of my old components since everything is sata now :(

Anyone every had this problem? Some insight would be wonderful : )

Answer:Computer turns on but won't boot

Never no man, you said the computer is over 5 years old correct ?
Check your video card first to make sure it is getting a signal to the monitor.
Matter of fact,take it out for now, and if you have onboard graphics try that first to see what happens.
Your motherboard should be able to autoselect to it when their is no default PCI or AGP graphics card in the socket.

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Hi all, hope you can help me with my problem;

I have a Dell Dimension E520 which started having problems this morning and is now practically dead.

Firstly the PC crashed whilst running a game. Not unusual but the usual Ctr-Alt-Del had no effect and I had to manually power down the computer.

I then turned the PC back on but no video was displayed, and instead the orange standby light appeared on the monitor. The PC itself sounded like it was booting as normal.

Next, thinking that the VGA cable must be loose I removed and re-inserted all the wires back in but still no video and the orange light remained. However this time the PC whilst booting emitted 2 quick beeps.

Looking on the dell website for the beep codes of the E520 no explanation is given for the quick 2 short beeps;

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime520/en/SM_EN/adtshoot.htm#wp1054148

I opened up the PC, removed and replaced the video card and the memory modules and again started up the computer. The computer started for about 3-4 seconds (no video) and then promptly turned itself off.

Does this sound like a power problem? dead graphics card or motherboard?

I really am at my wits end, I back up my work regularly but my uni project I've completed in the last couple of days is now stuck on there.

I've also tried a second monitor to no avail.
 

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Model: Emachines T5088

I pushed open the cd-drive and then my monitor turned rainbow. So, with this I powered off the computer. When I tried to turn it back on it would turn on, beep 3 times and the fan would run loudly.

I tried to call emachines tech support, but they are all a load of bull. They said they know exactly what is wrong and can help me fix it but they would charge me.... I just hung up after that....
 

Answer:Computer turns on but will not boot

Try this helpful post: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
Sounds like it may be something quite simple
Good luck, and ideally reply with the results of any found and fixed issues
 

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I have an older Compaq Presario desktop computer that will not boot up. When I turn the computer on I can see the Compaq logo on the screen and it has a f1 for setup or a f10 for system recovery. I can't select either one. The computer just makes a beeping noise. The lights on the keyboard are not lit up either. The computer has an Intel Celeron processor.
 

Answer:Computer turns on but will not boot

Have you got the keyboard in the correct port? Often people swear blind that they have and in reality they have plugged it in the mouse socket... Have a look and report back to the forum.
 

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Hi,

I am running XP SP3 on a Core2Duo E6600 machine. I am the only user, and I only use this machine for work. The last few days when I turn it on, it starts to boot and then turns itself off. At first I thought I hadn't pressed the button right, because it would work the second time. Then I noticed I was getting the message that there was a hardware incompatibility or it was improperly shut down --can't remember exactly what it says but its the screen of white lettering where you can choose which mode to start in. When I hit "start normally" it was fine. Now when I hit "start normally" it shuts off. So I restarted it in safe mode and ran virus scans. Clean. Restarted it, everything has been fine all day. Temps for CPu 39, MB 42 etc--all fine after a day of work (and during work). Fans are running fine, I haven't added any new hardware or new programs. Haven't done anything unusual. Just work. I went to the add/remove programs section but nothing is dated recently that I can see. Updates aren't automatic, at least for windows, so there is nothing to roll back there. I'm stumped--can anyone help?

Answer:Computer turns off on boot

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

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My laptop is a Gateway 450 ROG and it has had this problem for the last week. It will run for roughly 40 minutes, and then (even when small programs are running) it will freeze up. My mouse wont move, no command will respond and i am forced to hold the power button and shut it off.
2nd Problem, occasionally when i turn on the computer it wont boot up. The screen will turn on and stop with a dash blinking in the top left corner, not proceeding to any boot up of any kind, and just recently while i shut it down from this sort of freezing up, little pictures of pixel hearts and dots started appearing until i shut it off. This problem has gone on since i bought this computer from my brother but the pictures havent until this last week .
Here is my Hijackthis log:


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:36:40 PM, on 10/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE ... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing entirely, odd pictures popping up on screen while computer turns on

Hello snow_yehti and welcome,

Unfortunately, there is nothing readily apparent in this log. We'll run a few tools and see if any malware is revealed.

Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

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Download AVG Anti-Spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.
This is a 30 day trial of the programOnce you have downloaded AVG Anti-Spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run AVG Anti-Spyware and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on " Recommended actions" and then select " Quarantine".
Under "Reports"Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close AVG Anti-Spyware. Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.


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Hey Guys,
I'm having a hard time trying to fix a Compaq Armada M700 Laptop with XP OS. Turns out that whenever the computer system is booted up, windows XP restarts right after the Windows XP Boot screen just before the welcome screen. Boooting into safe mode doesnt work as the same problem occurs, using last known good configuration doesn't work either as the computer always restarts. My initial guess was that some critical boot-up files had been deleted or something relatively similar to that had happened so I tried booting from CD to see if I could repair the XP installation. Surprisingly the damn thing won't boot from CD. Went into the BIOS & checked that it was configured to boot from CD first. Made Sure 'Notebook Multibay' was first boot device and 'Notebook hard drive' was last, but it still won't boot from CD. What could be wrong? And what can be done??? Help Needed Please.

Answer:Xp Restarts After Boot Screen

It could be that the CD drive in the laptop is bad - and that could cause problems with Windows booting.
It could be that the CD itself is bad - trying another bootable CD would tell you this (or trying to boot from that CD in another computer would do the same).

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My PC constantly restarts whenever I turn it on. It runs it's BIOS thingy and proceeds to a windows screen that asks me if i want to run windows in safe mode, last giid config., etc. As soon as I pick an option it starts loading windows. after about 6 seconds it restarts and continues to do so for as long as i leave the computer on. I decided to pop in the xp cd and do the recovery console. when it starts it asks what partition i want to fix but it doesn't list my harddrive. I went to the part of BIOS that tells you what harddrives are detected and my harddrive was listed.What do I do to fix my computer?

Answer:Computer constantly restarts at Windows loading screen (logo screen)

Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.

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Hi,

I'm started having a weird problem that I don't even know what caused it. I was using my PC and it fine, no problem then a friend came over and I left my PC for about an hour. When I came back I noticed that my screen was turned grey and PC was not responding so I reset the PC manually. After bootup, it went fine but then again after 5 mins my screen turned white and it stopped responding, and that's how it behaves whenver I try to bootup now. Sometimes it asks for Username/Password and then after 2-3 mins it goes white or sometimes it doesn't even present me with the Login screen. It works fine in the Safe Mode. Another weird thing that I found is the problem perishes when I remove the Nvidia driver in the little time that I get between the 2-3 mins before the screen goes white and if it succeeds in removing the driver and asks me to reboot, now here's the catch. If I remove the driver and don't reboot, the system works perfectly, no matter how long I use it. Hell I upgrade it to 1607 through that. But if I reboot after the driver uninstall, I can see that driver has been removed because my resolution turns to 640x480 but after sometime it automatically gets the driver, almost instantly restoring the resolution and the same problem with white screen.

Right now, I'm writing it using the safe mode. Any idea how can I debug or solve this issue?

By the way, I'm running Windows 10 x64 and have Nvidia 970 with Intel i7 4770 (not K).

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I have lenovo z470 model...For the last one month it works fine but from the last two days, after the booting process the screen gets off for nearly 70 seconds before  login screen comes,after the login also works fine....Anyone pls help me???

Answer:Screen turns black for long time after boot

hi there! power off unit and hit the One Key Recovery button. Perform the One Key Antivirus Feature and select full scan. Make sure unit is plugged in- Since Unit is new, this would be a good time to create Recovery Discs- this is very, very important. When discs have been created, your safe. Run the One Key Recovery Option and post back if issue persists. Cheers! 

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I have a lenovo laptop,Z580 Today out of nowhere the whole screen turned white. I shut down the laptop but when i tried to reboot,The screen was still white.Something told me to just remove the battery and see if that would at least get it to boot and here i am,However,the battery is currently out. What could be the problem?Will it happen again? I only have a month left until work starts again,Can't have it breaking </3

Answer:Lenovo Laptop Screen Turns White Upon Boot?

Hmm sounds like you may have a monitor problem mate - can you get into safe mode?? if you can run these
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Disk Check < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

NB SFC best run for about three runs

if no go then do these
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

One last thing try leaving the battery out unplug form the power source and hold down the power button for around 10-20 seconds and then power up again.

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Sorry im new at this but i have been building a computer. I have had it all put together and it worked fine. I went and got a new case, and hard drive for it. but ever since that i cant get it to work. I figured the power suppily went bad in it and replaced it with a 650w cheifmax . The computer will turn on and run but for some reason wont boot up? i have a Asus P7P55D Deluxe Motherboard with 6gb (3 different sticks) of DDR 3 Kingson ram with a Intel Dual Core I5 Processor! the Case is a Xclio Night hawk idk if thats really important to know but any advise will help!!

Thanks!!
 

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So.. I was just sitting down, watching a gaming stream online when all of a sudden i hear a beep! My monitor goes blank but my computer still appears to be on. I then decide to try and restart my computer, it gets as far as the windows (XP) loading screen and stops, so i try to restart again.. This time it manages to get past the loading screen but then a small blue box with nothing inside appears on my screen. I restart again and this time i get a blue screen with text, detailing the issue and that i should restart before more damage is caused. I restart and this time nothing happens. The computer turns on, but nothing else, It sounds as if the psu fan is speeding up and slowing down continuously. It's a hard noise to describe It doesn't feel like the psu fan is blowing any air out when i put my hand next to it... am i right to think that i have a dead psu or is it something much worse? :S

thankyou for anyone that can provide advice and thoughts on this situations )

*EDIT*

I'm beginning to think it is the graphics card, the sound which i originally thought was coming from the psu, seems to be coming from my graphics card. It would make sense, seeing as the monitor went blank but the computer remained on.

Now the question is, is my graphics card dead? : /
 

Answer:Computer Turns On But Doesn't Boot Up

Hello Turco17

My name is Gagandeep and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
I regret that you are having problems with your system. I would be glad to assist you.
As mentioned earlier by you the system does not goes past windows xp.
Try booting the system in safe mode.
In safe mode go to msconfig and try disabling the services to check if the computer boots up in normal mode or not.
To go in msconfig:
Click Start and go to Run.
Type &#8216;&#8217;msconfig&#8217;&#8217;
Under msconfig go to the &#8216;&#8217;services&#8217;&#8217; tab.
Please let me know the findings. Glad to help.
Thank you for choosing Dell.
Thanks & Regards
Dell_Gagandeep_k
Dell Social Media Responder
You can reach us at:
https://www.facebook.com/dell
http://en.community.dell.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/dellcares
 

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My family had that computer for 8 years now and about 6 mouths ago, we turned the computer on and only the fans, lights, hard drive and etc were on accept the display. So when you turn on the computer, it doesn't even boot up. 

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When I turn on the computer it boots to the part of the windows XP screen where the little bars are going across the screen then it stops. Its stops as in the power cuts off.

This may help but when it cuts off i can't press the power button to turn it on again. I have to unplug the cord from the outlet. Replug it. Then i can use the power button to turn it on.

Thinking it was a Windows thing i tryed booting off a Knoppix CD. It still would cut off before it finished booting.

I haven't tryed safe mode for Windows but i dont think that is going to help much.

So do I need a new power supply? I've tryed different cords, and that doesn't work. I have tryed the cord in different outlets. I have even went as far to unpluging the USB/Firewire/two moniters thinking they were taking a lot of power.

My computer is about 4 years old so could of the power supply just died?

Stats:
Windows XP
RAM 256
200watt PS
1.7GHZ Cerlon Processor
Random motherboard.

I went to freetechsupport (website chat) and asked that question. They said it was most likey the power supply.

Help
 

Answer:Computer turns on..then off. Unable to boot.

shootingmypc said:

When I turn on the computer it boots to the part of the windows XP screen where the little bars are going across the screen then it stops. Its stops as in the power cuts off.

This may help but when it cuts off i can't press the power button to turn it on again. I have to unplug the cord from the outlet. Replug it. Then i can use the power button to turn it on.

Thinking it was a Windows thing i tryed booting off a Knoppix CD. It still would cut off before it finished booting.

I haven't tryed safe mode for Windows but i dont think that is going to help much.

So do I need a new power supply? I've tryed different cords, and that doesn't work. I have tryed the cord in different outlets. I have even went as far to unpluging the USB/Firewire/two moniters thinking they were taking a lot of power.

My computer is about 4 years old so could of the power supply just died?

Stats:
Windows XP
RAM 256
200watt PS
1.7GHZ Cerlon Processor
Random motherboard.

I went to freetechsupport (website chat) and asked that question. They said it was most likey the power supply.

Help Click to expand...

Yep most likely power supply
 

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My PC has began turning off during the boot process. It gets so far and shuts down. Then when you reboot it just about turns itself off before even getting started. If you wait for half an hour and turn back on it gets going but then shuts down again during boot. I have checked fans and are working ok. I tried getting into "safe mode" after waiting a while but it tried to go into safe mode but then it shut down again.Help ??

Answer:Computer turns off half way through boot

Are you using a video card or onboard video?  What is the make/model of the computer?

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Gr... I need help. My computer doesn't boot up. It turns on, fans running and HDD turning, but nothing pops up on the screen. I can leave it running for hours and nothing happens. No beeps, fans are running, lights are on, DVD drive will open and shut, but no screen. I've tried everything-- removing RAM, different GFX card, etc.-- and nothing seems to work. At first, all I had to do was remove a CD and it worked, but after that the keyboard and mouse didn't work so I shut it down and now it won't come back up. I'm suspecting the motherboard or the power supply unit, but I'm not too sure. I can't check the PSU because I don't have access to the items needed. The computer is a HP a1712n with a PNY 8800GT and PNY 4GB RAM (both of which were installed a couple of months ago.) I hope you guys can help. Thanks.

~Burke
 

Answer:Computer turns on but doesn't boot

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ok well i'll start by giving the type of computer i am messing with it is an HP pavilion A705W and heres the problem....a couple of days ago my girlfriends family came to me with a computer problem it turns out that her sister was rough handling the computer while it was plugged in and completly ruined the power supply the input on it was broken and knocked loose and they said when they turn it on it starts up the fans run for a second and then it cuts off....so i brought it home with me switched out the power supply with an equal 250w Bestec power supply....i booted the computer up fine numerous times with no problems at all. Well they bring it home and plug it in only to run into the same problem it starts up the fans run and then it cuts off numerous times before i unplug it. Now i am a little knowledgeable on computers ive built many of my own and i have never run into this problem. I have even gone as far as unplugging the chasis fan the hard drive as well as the disc drive and any media ports on the front of the computer to see if wattage was the case and as far as im concerned it isnt. Now the funny thing is the fans do seem to run a little weaker here than they do at my house. Now it is a 24 Pin mother board and i was messing around with it and when i bring it down to just 20 Pin it runs about like it did at my house the fans dont seem to be running weak at all but it still wont boot up it just keeps running in a cycle it starts up runs for a couple seconds and d... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on but doesn't boot up

Bestec power supplies are not good at all. The original supply could have taken out the motherboard with it. The CPU is probably ok
 

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After taking apart my homebuilt computer yesterday for some routine cleaning, I reassembled it and it no longer boots. When I press the power button all the fans come on, and my Hard Drive LED blinks 3 times but nothing displays on my monitor. The LED continues to blink three times every ten seconds or so, but I haven't been able to find any information on blink codes for my hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Does anyone have any ideas for what I can try to fix this thing? I hope this is enough information, but if not just tell me what you need to know.
 

Answer:Solved: Computer turns on, won't boot.

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Hi guys
My desktop computer started acting weird after the move
first it started freezing after around 30 sec of playing games.
Then it started freezing after about 30 sec after start
I removed all the viruses and malware, and it got better, but once I opened a game, the problem returned
and now even better, the computer will turn on, but not the screen
sorry, I'm a computer noob, is it a video card failure, or something?

Win7 64bit

Thank you

P.s motherboard ASROCK FM2A85X EXTREME6 is showing the error code 99
 

Answer:Computer turns on, but not the screen

If you can, open the case and remove the video card if it is removable and re-install it. If you can't do this have a friend help you do it
 

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My operating system is Windows XP Home Edition Service pack 2. When I turn on my computer it will turn on normaly and show Windows XP is loading like always but at the sign on screen it would hibernate but I finally got in once and disabled hibernation but then it started turning off instead of hbernating. Please help.
 

Answer:computer turns off at log on screen

Have you tried booting into SAFE MODE?

Regards,
Rollin
 

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Hi,

My computer's screen recently turns off once in a few hours. Sometimes days.
Before it turns off, the computer gets stuck for 2 seconds.

I wonder if it's overheating of the CPU or something else.

What do you think?
 

Answer:Computer screen turns off

I've connected another screen to my PC and it just turned off, so the PC itself is the problem.
Any idea what can cause this?
 

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Hi, i have a strange problem with my friends computer and can't figure it out. As i said the Pc screen turns off but the pc still running.

I changed the power supply a couple of weeks ago but he told me that it happened again. I tested all the hardware and everything seems fine. Could it be the monitor? Because i left it for two days straight at my place and nothing happened! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Screen turns off but computer still on

Welcome to TF!

It might be his backlight in his LCD is flickering.

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Ok so my brothers computer will turn on but there is no screen, it says "no Signal".

heres the story. When I unplug the computer from the wall then plug it back in, it will turn on automatically. The computer will also not show anything on the screen..I've tried changing out power supplies, video cards (the current video card he is using is on board, I switched to after market) I also tried changing all power cords and display cords. I'm not sure what else it could be other than maybe the motherboard or harddrive? Its a Dell with windows xp I don't know much more about it other than its not a pavilion is a custom build from a local dealer. Any and all insight/advice would be helpful, thank you.

-Dan

Answer:Computer Turns on but no screen?

Try clearing the CMOS. There should be a jumper on the motherboard labeled "CMOS CLEAR". If you can't find this jumper, then remove the battery, unplug the computer from the wall, and push the power button. After this it should boot. If it does not boot make sure that the PC Speaker is plugged in to the appropriate jumper and pay attention to the code coming from it.

Report back with your findings as clear and concise as possible.

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Whats happening is that when i turn on my computer it starts but theres nothing on the screen....says its not connected. the num lock light also turns on but the wierd thing is if i turn it off and on a couple of times it works...anyway i bought a video card a while back but its been working fine up till now and also a new power source. and aparently when the comp doesnt turn on and you start to turn locks (caps ect...) they freeze and stay either turned off or on. and when it does turn on okay its really slow at first. Help would be much apreciated....really >.<

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Ok, I've been going through some of my old stuff and found some old computers, and i've been trying to build a system from different parts. These are the following:

Videocard: 7600gt
Motherboard: P4 Titan 533 GA-8SR533
RAM: 1gb PC3200 DDR HYNIX
CPU: Pentium 4. (im 99.99% sure, but the written stuff has been rubbed off =(..)
PSU: Codegen 300W

I've built this system, took it apart, dusted it all off did EVERYTHING i can to try and fix it. When i try and turn it on, it turns on, (i can tell by the fans spinning and lights turning on the MB) but nothing comes up on the screen. I know its not the monitor because when i plugged the monitor out of the videocard, it says no signal on the screen. When i turn the computer on im pretty sure its not the videocard because the screen's power is blinking with green? (thats what i read from the internet )

So i tried my best to fix up this old computer, and the last option i need is anything involving MONEY, (Im veryyy short on money atm...)

Thankss =]
 

Answer:Computer turns on but nothing on screen

Have you installed the drivers for the 7600GT ?
That is probably not the problem, but the card may be defective... How do you know the video card is good? If not working, it may not show anything on the screen.
Can you test it in a friend's machine?
 

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the computer turns on then the screen turns black and it does nothing

Answer:my computer turns on but goes the screen bla

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MOTHERBOARD: M3N-HD HDMI
CPU: AMD 6400 duo core
RAM: 4gigs
Video: Geforce 8900

I was playing a game when the system just turned off. Prevously, I had a few times it reboot. The system will turn on ( fans and leds' ) and HD loads and CD loads but I get no video on monitor nor do I hear any system beeps or seems like it is getting past the BIOS load. I took the machine to a shop and they said my PSU was bad... So I purchased a new one online since nobody locally carries anything above a 450w same one as I had before 700W. I installed new PSU but I get the same simptoms.

I took out the motherboard out of the case and put only 1 stick of ram in it reseated the cpu with heatsink and fan with new heat paste. Plugged in the VGA adaptor for onboard video. Plugged power into the motherboard at the main adaptor and the cPU 12v. I short the power swt to turn it on and I get the same thing. Fans turn on LED on. No beeps or video. I tried a 2nd speaker and tried again no change. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Computer turns on but no screen

It's possible you let your computer get too hot and it burnt up the motherboard... that or possibly the graphics card... if it's getting power but not posting, then it's not your power supply, although it may have been bad too. It's either going to be your motherboard, graphics card, or processor... a failure in either three could cause it to not show up... You saying it doesn't have any bios beeps leads me to believe it's either the motherboard or the processor, not just the graphics card.
 

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HI all,

recently i am unable to load in to windows, the loading screen appears with the XP logo and then a very quick blue screen of death appears followed by a restart.

I have tried booting in to the recovery console using:
chkdsk
finxboot
and fixmbr to no success.

Does this mean my only other options left is to perform a fresh install?

Is there any way of being able to back up files i have on my hard disk without being able to get in to windows?

Smitherz

Answer:can't boot in to XP, restarts during loading screen

Have you tried booting "From last know configuration" or "Safe Mode"

When you say you have tried chkdsk did you try chkdsk /r

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hi, my pc wanst giving any display on my asus p5k-vm mobo so i replaced the board today with gigabyte ga-g31 esl. now my pc starts and goes to bios but as soon as the win7 sign appears it restarts itself. pc goes to startup recovery and searches for the problem but doesnt find any problem. ive tried system restore but it doent work , if i try to run it in safe mode it does the same freezes at win7 screen for half a second and then restarts . pls tell me what should i do and is it a possibility that my windows are corrupt.
these are my specs:
mobo= gigabyte ga-g31 esl
ram= 2*1gb kingston ddr2 [email protected] 667
processor= dual core [email protected] 1.8 ghz
gpu= xfx 9600gt 512 mb
psu= g7 620 watts

Answer:pc restarts on win7 boot screen!!!1

Given new mobo, I suggest that you reinstall Windows 7.

Be sure to validate new OS install - www.microsoft.com/genuine

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I was trying to connect my laptop (running Windows 10) to a screen via HDMI. The problem was that i couldn't get it to run regardless of the settings i chose in the display options. I must have chosen the "show only on" option for the screen i thought was the HDMI output screen.

Side-note: It's important to note here that before plugging in any external video ouptut of any kind, Windows 10 was already "registering" 2 screens, one the laptop, and another which just had "Disconnect this screen" in the bottom. When i connected the HDMI a third screen appears, but it also has just the "Disconnect this screen" option in the bottom.

Neither Dubplicate nor extend screen worked. Like i said, I must have tried to select the "show only on" option for the screen i thought was the HDMI output, but my screen just turned off. I tried restarting with HDMI unplugged, but the laptop screen turns off the moment it boots. I'm certain the HDMI problem is on Windows 10's side, since HDMI works fine on Linux mint, which I dual boot, the cables are fine, the screen is fine, and I had used HDMI on windows a few days prior with no changes to the settings and no updates in the mean time.

The problem now is that i can't access windows 10 at all, because the laptop screen stays off. How can I bypass this( keep in mind i have dual boot linux, so i can access windows files from there) and how can i fix the HDMI problem, once I get back in?

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Hello,

System: Win732 bit SP1
CPU: Intel dual core E-2160
Ram: 2GB

When I boot regularly my screen just turns black prior to logging into windwos, i can hear the log on/off sounds.

It works in safemode with network drivers.

I ran antimalwarebytes and I had one infection by some "Rogueware.lnk".mp3 on my desktop which I removed with mab.

As of right now I'm running ESET online scan in safe mode and it found one infection "Win32/Opencandy".

I can assume that all hardware/drivers are working properly.

Why is my screen turning black all of a sudden when booting and how to get rid ofit?

Any help is welcome.

Thank you.

Answer:Likely rogueware infection win7/screen turns black during boot

A quick system restore to a point before you were infected may do the trick ... however, getting into the habit of imaging your drive, is IMO, the number one step in any security policy ... its a lot easier to restore an image than it is to re-install the OS and all of your applications ... let us know how it comes out ...

This will show you how to do a System Restore to restore your Windows 7 system files to an earlier point in time. It's a way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal user files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos.
System Restore

This will show you how to create a system image (clone) backup of the entire hard drive or partition that Windows 7 is on, and any other selected drive or partition. You can use this image to be able to do a system image recovery to restore the hard drive or partition at boot back to the way it was at the time the backup image was created.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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So I have a Lenovo Y580 Ideapad I bought circa 2013/14. I've kept it pretty updated and all since then. It had Windows 8 last time I was able to use it (a few months now sadly). Before this incident, it had already happened before but it would come back on after a few tries. One time it took a whole week of trying to turn it on and off and finally it just popped up again. But this previous time I accidently let it die (I always had it charging once this issue began because I was afraid it would die and do this) and it hasn't been able to boot. I've researched this issue and I've not been able to find one specific answer. So I decided to come here and have some seasoned techs look at my issue personally. I uploaded some videos on youtube in order for you all to get a look at it and what it does when I poke around at it. Also, Idk if it would be of any relevance, but before it died it had had a long standing issue of the touchpad not working. Occasionally it would twitch or work for a few minutes but it was mostly dead (the touchpad I mean). I was never able to fix it (also I just got lazy and bought a mouse).Here is video #1 so you get a basic idea of **bleep** it's doing: https://youtu.be/FwVumwp7MFAHere is video #2 of me poking around on it and doing the restart power thing (thass tha technical name right?) so you can see what it does and doesn't do:https://youtu.be/FwVumwp7MFAIf there is any more info I can give please let me know. I want to try and fix this myself, and am ... Read more

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Hey all,I've had my T420 laptop for a few years now (over four years) with no issues whatsoever up until a few hours ago. I tried turning on my laptop and the power button went green, but the fan was not as intense as it usually is. Further, the screen refuses to turn on. It appears that my laptop doesn't want to boot up at all. I've tried plugging in my laptop via VGA to a screen to see if maybe just the laptop screen had died (wanted to challenge my assumption of boot-up issues), but alas nothing showed. I was wondering if there was anything I could do? I'm thinking of waiting until the morning. Maybe the laptop just finally needs a little rest LOL. If nothing can be done, is there anyway to access the files on my harddrive or do you think those are screwed (like maybe the harddrive died or something)?

Answer:T420 issue: turns on, but does not actually boot and screen doesn't work

Hi todoland,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Well that?s funny, I don?t think so your laptop needs rest, however I would like to assist you with few more troubleshooting steps, try your luck.

Try performing power drain I.e. hold the power button for 10 to 15 seconds and release it and check whether the laptop works. It happens because of the static power sometimes on the motherboard. So, to release static power we perform power flew.
Try powering on the laptop only with battery and check whether it works?
Try powering on the laptop only with adapter by removing the battery and check whether it works.
If possible try swapping the battery and adapter to check whether the issue is with the battery or adapter?
If none of the steps didn?t work, toggle the caps lock key and check you can see the LED indication.

 
Please post back whether the above steps helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Did someone help you today? Click on the ?upper half star? at the left side of the post to thank them with a Kudo!
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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Let me start out by saying that I'm not as knowledgeable as a lot of the people on here. I can hold my own, but please be patient with me if I ask for definitions of terms or elaborations on what steps to take and/or how to take them.

I can't boot my ASUS PC past the BIOS screen. I have reason to believe some sort of electrical situation occurred, because the PC is in a shop that I own in a strip mall and the neighbors were also calling electricians this morning. Looks like the power went out for a little while, or maybe there was some type of surge or thunderstorm overnight.

Anyway, attached is a picture of the message I'm getting. I can't boot the computer past it. I press del, nothing happens, I press TAB, it just scrolls between the ASUS screen and the BIOS screen, and if I press F9 like the BIOS screen asks me, nothing happens. It shuts down in 15 seconds, unless I hit the pause/break button, which....just pauses it indefinitely. I also tried mashing F8 while it was booting, but to no avail.

I've been researching on these forums and I'm thinking maybe I have a motherboard issue? If I have to take the casing off I'd need exact instructions on how to proceed. It's been years since I took a computer apart and messed with the inside. But I am more than willing to do it, if that is what I need to do.

I'm a tattoo artist, and I have my hard drive backed up except for the last 2 week's worth of photos, which is a big deal to... Read more

Answer:Can't boot PC past BIOS screen, turns back off after 15 secs

Try disconnecting the USB connector on the motherboard FROM the case

Where u plug in USB' s. On top or on the side of the computer case
 

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My mom's laptop has a problem with the screen. It turns off after the boot screen. I figured it was a driver problem so I went into safe mode, uninstalled the display adapter (Mobility M3), and reinstalled it. When I restarted it didn't fix it. I'm certain that it's a driver problem because it was working earlier and she tried to use a USB storage device to put programs from my computer to hers, but it didn't recognize it and drivers were missing/corrupted.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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computer turns on but won't boot up.  caps lock light blinks and wifi light stays on.  the screen is black. 

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Hey, I just built myself a new computer. This is my 8th computer I have built myself and for the first time I have built one that is having some sort of problem.

Computer Specs:
Intel core i7 920
650watt PSU
gigabyte ga-ex58-ud3r (Motherbard)
HDD: x3
1. Raptor 150 GB
2,3 Seagate bar... 300GB
ATI Radeon 5770
OCZ DDR3 1333 6GB of ram

Now the OS is installed on the raptor the other drives are just storage drives I keep nothing but movies, music, installers Ect.... I was able to install the OS and boot up for he first 8 hours. In that time I downloaded PC mark a few other bench... MSN, ventrilo, the works. I did a burn in and after restarted the compuer. Perfect. Everything is working fine. I played some BF2 and world of warcraft for about 2 hours and everything was running great. I downloaded Alcohol 120 and installed it (To run an ISO files installer of a game) and then I had to restart the computer so I did. At this point When it loaded back up it loaded Past bios, past windows screen, and to the point where I could see the mouse in the middle of the screen. It then stopped there and did not go any further. I restarted the computer again. This time it went all the way into windows. I was able to play games again.

Now, I restarted the computer about 40 minutes later and now this time it stopped again at the point where the mouse first apears again like the first time it had froze up, right before you can see windows desktop so, I restarted the computer again and this time it... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on but will not boot past bios

The first thing that springs to mind that you have not mentioned is the PSU
You don't mention the make or if it is new,
I have had new psu's fail within the first couple of months of building a new system, this is why I always use Thermaltake or Antec
 

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Hi all and thanks in advance for any help you can offer me!

Iīll start with my system specifications:

cpu: Intel p4 3.0ghz
motherboard: Asus p4p800 SE
2x512 ddr 333mhz
2x 120gb IDE hdd
1x 160gb sATA
360 W power supply
rad 9800 SE with hacked DNA drivers

The problem:
Computer suddenly turns itself off and after that happens the power on button wont respond, i can pull the cable and put it back in then power on will respond by starting fans for about 1-2 seconds then die out and power on wont respond again. The only way to get it back on is to pull the cable and wait about 15 minutes then turn it on.

I thought about this and figured it must be a problem with heat. The graphiccard tended to get very hot and therefor I bought arctic cooling for it and now it doesnt get hot at all. Well that didnīt help..

The power suply also got pretty hot so I bought an extra fan and taped it on the frontside of the power suply, blowing into the power suply and out from the boxīs backside. Didnīt help either..

Next thing Iīm thinking about is to replace the CPU fan, even though its only like 1 month old.. But the processor doesnt go hot.. itīs at about 50 degrees celcius when I check in bios.

Any advance to solve this problem is greatly appreciated!

Best regards,
Jens
 

Answer:Computer turns itself off and wont boot up for 15 minutes

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Computer worked fine, I shut it down.  Turned it back on and when I did it stayed on for a minute and then shutdown.  It now just goes on and on at about minute intervals.  It won't boot up and F8 key brings nothing.

Answer:computer turns on and off by itself at about minute intervals, won't boot up

How far does it get in the boot process? Could be a failing (or failed) power supply.

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Hey guys, I just upgraded my PSU today from a Thermaltake 430W PSU to a Corsair 850W HX Modular PSU. It's all fine and dandy, the only problem is, is that my computer isn't working properly.

The computer turns on, the fans are spinning and the case lights are lighting up as they should be. However, there is no signal from the monitor, mouse or keyboard. The computer does not boot up at all, it just turns on and that is it.

I have checked that all the cables are plugged in properly, I have tried releasing the stored electricity by switching the PSU off, turning the PC on so it runs briefly for about half a second, and turning the PSU back on and turning the computer back on. To no avail, that does not work. I have also tried unplugging the power cord into the PSU, that does not work either.

Although, I have noticed, is that when I try to hold the computer down for the 5 seconds for a safe shutdown, that doesn't work. When I first installed the PSU, the PC could shut off from the 5 second shutdown sequence, but now it just doesn't do it anymore. I also had a half glance at the keyboard with the lights lighting up, it did it briefly and now there is no signal from my monitor, mouse and keyboard. I cannot get into BIOS or anything, no splash screen or anything comes up, no lights from the mouse and keyboard either. But my Thermaltake Mousepad lights up when the PSU is switched on from the back.

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Answer:Solved: Computer turns on but does not boot after new PSU installation.

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well i have a Windows Desktop, recently my monitor, keyboard, and mouse all stopped working. i thought that was the problem but all of them work if i plugged them into another computer. The hardrive still turns on but it wont recognize anything i plug into it. What could the problem be?

Answer:my computer turns on but the screen stays bla

Why don't you reboot and press F8 until the boot up rescue screen comes on and choose last known best confiuration and hit enter and see where that gets you.

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Hi

I have a compaq computer running on windows vista home basic, I have a problem when I start the system, the desktop loads ok but then after about 30 sec the display turns white and I am unable to get the desktop back, I have restarted the system a number of times but the same thing keeps happening.
When the display turns white there is a strange message on their which you would get if you were trying to load a web-page but had no internet connection.
I have 2 users on the computer one works fine I can go in there and use the internet but the other is where I have the problem, and this is where all my work files are.

Can anyone give me any tips.

Thanks

Rick

Answer:computer screen turns white

Looks like you got a virus, I've had this one before, it opens a fullscreen internet browser which you cant click away and it whants to give you something where you have to pay for. I'd suggest you'd go to the virus removal section of this forum and repost it there.

Good luck!

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My screen seems to have a loose connection. It turns off when tilted back. Just a gentle touch to the back of it turns on again but then shuts off. I have to tilt it forward for it to remain on. The computer remains on, just the screen goes blank.











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Answer:Screen turns off, computer stays on

 Hi @HPEnvyuser1, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums!  You have come to the right place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! You said your HP ENVY 17t-n100 Notebook is having issues with the LCD screen connections. Here is a link to your service manual, page 19 to check the connections of the Display screen.  If you are in Warranty, please call us.  Please get back to me how this goes.  You can say thanks easily by clicking the Thumbs Up below!  Thanks.  

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Ok... So i have a Compaq Presario cq3020an and yesterday i walked in and it had a BLUE SCREEN OF DEATHHH...not taking much notice of it i restarted my pc only to find that the screen would be on...but completely blank...the light on the screen is solid, and my mouse laser is red...theres alot of clicks on startup and all the good stuff...but nothing comes on the screen...please help me
 

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So, obviously I don't know whats wrong with my computer. I play WoW and that shouldn't be to hard on my system. Whenever I play, my screen goes all wonky after awhile, sometimes its 10min, sometimes it'll last an hour. There will be bars going across the screen and the graphics will be all screwed up. Sometimes my monitor will just shut itself off and won't turn back on, I'll have to restart to get it to turn on again. Other times my computer will beep and shut off completely, sometimes a blue screen will come up with a bunch of writing, but it turns off so fast that I don't have time to read what it says. Its usually fine doing anything else, browsing the net or even watching a movie, its when I play a game it gets all screwed up. When I'm not even touching the computer it occassionly turns off! Well idk if it actually turns off but my tower will go completely silent, then it will start up again but it'll be on the exact same screen it was on to begin with, it doesn't restart... idk what it does. But when that happens a msg comes up saying 'usb device not recoginized' and i have no usb devices plugged in that are not recognized. The unknown device is apparently 'Universal Serial Bus controllers'... idk what that is, but when i look in my device manager thats the only unknown device. Hopefully someone can help me!

Answer:computer screen turns off and other things

Don't use short form text words in public forums... you may know what "idk" is but a foreigner may not.Can't help you but someone else may be able to unravel your post

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Hello. I've come to hopefully find a solution to a boot up problem I'm having with my computer. There are several factors that I'm honestly not sure will play a role or not, mainly because I'm not very understanding when it comes to computers.

The problem is that when I push the power button of my computer, it sends no signal to my screen. I can't tell if it loads anything or not either. I can think of a few things that might have some effect on this, but I'm not sure.

About three months back after cleaning my neglected tower of dust and such, it started to shut off rapidly after boot up. To inspect the problem, I had a friend look at the computer. He removed the cooling unit on the Processor revealing that my 8year old computer had next to no thermal compound. So after putting of ordering some for about three months, we had applied some about 2 days ago. The computer then booted up fine, but seemed to have an excess amount of lag. So I wiped the computer and reinstalled XP tonight. When it was booted up, it worked fine, so I went into IE to download firefox as it's my preference, then started reinstalling my drivers. First I installed my Videocard, then kept my computer booted up for my sound drivers which I got from the Compaq homesite. After doing this, I rebooted my computer. Not I wanted to get simple things such as AIM and and Java. So when i go to boot up Firefox from it's default homepage, my computer shuts down. when I go to reboot it, it doesn't start and I'm ... Read more

Answer:Computer turns on but only black screen.

Ok, so after further testing, hooking my monitor to my onboard video card gets no results either. I've tried removing my memory sticks one by one, also leading to no results. I've tried a different power supply as well, giving nothing new.

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Hi, at first I thought this might be virus related. I went through with help from Howard_Hopkinso, and removed all virus' and malware. But my problem persists.

I have an Alienware Area 51 m7700, 120 Gig HD, 3 Gig memory, 3.8 GHz Pentium 4 HT duo processor. NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra.

What happens is when i try and playing a source game for little while the screen goes black, sound skips, but the laptop still runs. Also happens when i click on certain internet links.

I assume that i need updated drivers, which i did. but that didn't work either.

I am lost, any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Screen Turns Black, but computer still on

Try doing a system restore... If this doesn't work, you will have to wipe the laptop's hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows
 

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A friend asked me to look at her Toshiba Satellite L455 Laptop. Apparently her dog chewed the power cord while her daughter was playing on it. The computer shut down. I replaced the motherboard thinking that was it and that didnt help. I replaced the screen inverter and the backlight and neither of them worked. The computer does turn on but the screen is black.. What could be the problem? If I replace the screen would that work?
 

Answer:Computer turns on but screen is black

hi,.is the screen totally black or is a flashing curser showing, will it boot into safe mode?. how many sticks of ram is installed, remove one then try startup, try different sticks in different slots.
 

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Resets almost immediately after boot hardware peripherals do not turn on when plugged in(except usb devices)

Answer:Computer Turns on with blank screen

Also, no beep code to indicate successful start up

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MY COMPUTER TURNS ON BUT THE SCREEN DOESNT SHOW NOTHING, BUT THE SCREEN WORKS BECAUSE I TRY IT ON ANOTHER COMPUTER AND IT DID WORK... I TRY PUTTING ANOTHER DDR2 BEAUSE IT HAD ONLY 1GB SO I ADD ANOTHER 1GB RAM, AND IT STILL DOESNT DO NOTHING. ANY SUGGESTION PLEASE HELP ME

Answer:COMPUTER TURNS ON BUT SCREEN DOESnt

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I was wondering what was wrong and how can i fix my computer. When i turn it on its a blank screen and it just shuts off by itself. Then it turns on by it self with a blank screen and then turns off again repeatedly. How can i fix and whats the problem?

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