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Question: cant turn computer off

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

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Answer: cant turn computer off

hello ,

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

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

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

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

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

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


also


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

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

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

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

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

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

--------------------------------------------

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

now a scan will start , have your (Windows XP software disk ready ) your pc may ask for this disc when it starts or during the scan( so you must sit with the pc while this scan functions ) , if it does then incert the cd into one of your cd/rom/player's , your pc will then reconnize it and continue , you will then have to minimize the splash screen for the cd to see the scan , when the scan is finished you will need to close the cd and all open windows , then remove the cd

you will then need to do a ( Disk Cleanup ) , then empty the caches & temp files thru the (Internet Options) , then do a defrag

restart your pc

then do a defrag again after the reboot

then get back to us

Mike

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi!
I have this issue that when I turn on my computer, the power LED does not turn on but you can hear the fans working properly. I don't the issue and I'm not much of an expert with computers. Please help me solve this issue because I'm completely clueless.
 

Answer:Try to turn on my computer but only the fans work and the power led does not turn on

How old is the computer, what was the last change you made to the computer and when you last shut it down did it shut down correctly?
 

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

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

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

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

Answer:My computer turn off and turn on automatically

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

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

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

Welcome to TechSpot

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

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

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

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

Both computers use Windows 7.

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I was playing counter strike then all of a sudden the screen went blank then the fans started to make loads of noise so i turned it off and now when i turn it on the fans start the dials move and light up but it makes some beeps then nothing happens just the fans spining, its happened before and i sent it back and they put a new motherborad in but the company has gone bankrupt so carnt send it back is there any way i can tell for sure its the motherborad and help choseing a new one??.

Answer:computer turn wont turn on

1) Punctuation.2) More info on your system, OS and what happened prior to this and someone will be along shortly to assist.

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

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

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

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

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

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

to schedule chkdsk...



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

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

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


 

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

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

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

check check HELP?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.
 

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

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

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

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

Thanks for a fast reply.

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pokeman5


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

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

Thanks for a fast reply.


Welcome Pokeman5 to the windows 7 forums.

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

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

Rich

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


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


Hi TheRealDanny.

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi everyone,

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

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

Thanks in advance
Chaim.

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

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

try wikipepdia for translations or google
 

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

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

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

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

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

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

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

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

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

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

Louis

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

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

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

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

Gateway Computer
Windows XP

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Hi,

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

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

Answer:Computer will not turn on

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

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Hello, I'm having some trouble with my computer. I know this has been posted before, but my computer will not turn on. Well, it will for a split second, then it justs shuts back off. I know its not the PSU, because after the computer messed up, I bought a new one, but it still did not work after that, it did the same thing, turn on for a second, then shut back down. Could it be a motherboard issue?
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

We need some more info before we can help you.

Go HERE and read my post.

Obviously changing the psu hasn`t helped. When did the problem first start? Had you installed any new hardware/software just before the problem occured?

Please let us know.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hi

Wondering if anyone could help, I have an emachines 220 PC. One night I woke up and a yellow LED on the front was flashing. Whatever I did the computer would do nothing, so I pulled the power cord out to stop it. When I plugged it back in today, it just started flashing again. The computer is off but it still flashes, I can press or hold the power button or any button for ages and it will not do anything. It just flashes this yellow light. Any ideas? :s

Thanks

-Tom
 

Answer:Cannot turn computer on

Check the power supply. tester's are relatively cheap, or take the PSU to a repaior shop and let them test it. if you have another PSU available you could try hooking that up.
 

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ok waht5 happened was i was all night yesterday, i turned off my computer and went to bed, this morning i got up and i wanted to check my email so i went to turn on my computer and all that came up was a black screen (my actual computer was running) so i held the power button and my computer turned off, when i tried to hit the power button again it wouldnt turn on at all!

please help me! i think it is the PSU but even if it is, what caused the black screen in the first place? Jeez im so woried i got this computer in apri...pretty much new desktop pc..

Amd 4800+ dual core
Nvidida 7800 gtx
Western Digital 74g 10,000 rpm

sorry cant really rmemeber much more bout my hardware, im at school atm, thanks alot! hope you guys can help me
 

Answer:Computer won`t turn on.

Just for fun try and and let the computer run from the time you get up to the time you come home from school or work. If that does not help try and see if you can run the PC in safe mode.

Also note if the PC shws any text on the screen.

Did you do something out of the ordinary the day or two before the PC problems started? (played with bios, installed a new software, new hardware, played with cables, replace some stuff, got a wierd message from pc,...???)
 

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alright, so i'm running XP SP2
and the past few weeks were the best my computer has ever run
it has normally sucked, but it randomly started doing amazing

so the other day, i think my brother's friend was downloading some porn and i noticed my firewall and antivirus were both off, and i restarted and scanned and it said i had 3 viruses or something
and i did avast antivirus and it did its thing, and it still had i think one virus
did it again, and same result
now i had to start booting in safe mode b/c my computer would freeze up if i started normally

but the other day i get home from college and this is what happens

i start the computer, select safe mode and all that, and it goes to the light blue XP screen right before the desktop shows up
it says loading your personal setting, the desktop will show up for about 15 seconds (explorer.exe will not even load. no taskbar or icons) and then say logging off, saving something, then it will say loading your personal settings again but this time the desktop only flashes for a fraction of a second. and then it repeats but it repeats faster and faster each time

i don't know how to even get on my computer to get a hijack log or anything else.
please help guys. i know you guys are the best at any of this and i hope you can help me. thanks


EDIT: i think the virus was Vundo something. it kept appearing as different names on windows defender

Answer:computer won't turn on

Please :/

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

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Hola. I recently bought a new computer. I set it up last night, installed windows xp, and even played a bit of Oblivion.

Today, I brought it to a friends house. It wouldn't turn on.

We checked the switches, tried several different power sources and cables, and have checked to see if anything was loose inside. We've tried 2 different houses so far, and it still won't turn on. Whatever shall we do?

Please help us! :<
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on (tried everything)

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Answer:How do you turn off your computer?

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't even turn on.

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on

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

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Hello!

My computer was struck by a power surge that came in through our cable connection. Now my computer will not turn on/post, basically no power at all. I know it probably fried the NIC card I installed, and since it will not turn on, I guessed it fried the MB too. Well, lucky for me, I found another Mother Board- same manufacturer and model number- Biostar M7NCD. (I know its old- lol) Well, I switched out the MB's this weekend, and still no luck. I did take care when installing, always being sure to ground myself before touching anything, etc. I then thought perhaps the power supply was to blame. So, I removed the PS, and tested it in another computer I know works. The power supply is working fine. The outlet I was using when doing all of this is working fine as it turned on the computer I was using when I tested the power supply. I also attempted to bypass the power switch on the tower by touching the two prongs on the motherboard with a small flat head screwdriver, still no luck- though quite honestly, I may have not done that correctly. I touched the two prongs that correspond to the power on/off switch, and I also did this with the reset prongs as well. Still no power at all.

Now that I know the power supply is ok, and bypassing the switch is not working, could this be anything else other than the Motherboard? I just want to make sure I am covering all my bases before I tell the person I bought the motherboard from that is was DOA.

Thank you for your help!
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Answer:computer will not turn on

It could be that the CPU has been fried as well. Among other components. A power surge can take out anyhing attached to the power supply or motherboard.
 

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My computer has been dead since yesterday, I was playing games on it and suddenly just froze completely. I shut it down by force, and when I tried to turn it back on, it wouldn't work.
When I turn it on, the fan spins for a second and then stops and the whole computer is shut down for another second, and restarts itself, but this time is fan is spinning a lot slower...
It is a second-hand computer...I've used it for a year now but it has been perfect until yesterday.
Please help!? What could be wrong?

Specs:
AMD Sapphire HD 7950
ASUS PSQ SE +

Thank you!!
 

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built new computer but it won't turn on

Hi i'm new to this board.
I just built a new computer, all parts were new, and all tested to work.

It has a an ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard

XFX PVT42EUDE3 Geforce 6800XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model

2 GB Memory

TV Tuner

500 Gb HD SATA

Antec Sonata Case with 450 w PSU.

I built everything, and hooked it up. When I press the power button a small zap noise comes from the PSU and then nothing happens. The green light turns on so the motherboard is getting power.

-I have built computers before and have never come across this problem.
*This is my 2nd motherboard and 2nd PSU (I thought they were the problem so returned them and got 2 new replacements but same thing is happening). I've tried everything and don't know what to do.

PLEASE HELP ME
 

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

Answer:Computer will not turn on..

Hello, and welcome to Techspot!

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

 

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Recently, when I turn on my computer (cold) the power supply starts running, but it does nothing else, no beeps, no display. It generally takes a few rounds of flipping the switch to get it to bootup normally. The fact that there aren't any beeps tells me that the cards are working ok (ie. video). It seems like this might be a motherboard issue. Any suggestions?
thanks.
 

Answer:Turn on computer --> NOTHING

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Hi.
I'm getting a new computer later this week and decided to purchase a new computer desk. I set the new desk and set my computer again. When i tried to turn the computer on, nothing happens. When i turn the computer on, a orange light is at the front and nothing else happens. i can also hear the fan working.
all wires are correctly inserted and it still does not work. i dont really mind that the computer doesn't work but it has many files that i need and files that i was hoping to copy to my new computer.

If anyone knows how to turn the computer on, i would be very greatfull.
and if anyone knows if it is possible to take my hard drive out and put it in the new computer.
i dont know too much about computers so please be nice.

Thanks.

p.s. sorry about the title of the topic. my mouse moved to it whilst i was typing and i forgot to edit that. =/
 

Answer:Computer does not turn on.ows how to

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

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
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Hi,everyone...
My computer automatic turn off by itself while I went to bathroom.
Then, I tried to turn it on again, it won't turn on!!

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

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

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

Thank

Answer:Computer cannot turn on....

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

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This is freaky. I have a computer that won't turn off. It runs Windows XP. So you do your start turn off computer thing, and windows shuts down and the whole thing turns off.

But then, anywhere from 10- 30 seconds later, it turns back on by itself!

What the heck could be going on?
 

Answer:? My computer won't turn off!

Look in the BIOS and disable everything that refers to "wake on" (Wake on ring, wake on lan etc).
 

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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

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Hey everybody

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

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

Answer:Computer will not turn on

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

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Ok so I decided to listen to some music while I took a nap, so I played music and shut my moniter off and layed down. When I woke up I noticed the music wasn't playing so I went over to check, and the screen was black and nothing happened if I moved the mouse or pressed a key. I reset the computer, and it worked fine for like two minutes and then it went black again. Now it won't even turn on. The light on the computer turns on, and usually it lets out two beeps, and now it just stays silent. I haven't changed anything, what could be wrong?
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Hi
Have you unplugged the system from wall power and let it set overnight?
Is there any way to test the psu and other parts in another system? If the cpu is dead that will keep one from booting or hearing any beeps. As well you might look into resetting your bios. Do you have a manual for your system?
Just throwing some thoughts your way.
 

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

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


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


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

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i turned on my laptop for a second then when i plugged in a sync cord for music it just shuts off it does not have any red or green light on it when i press the power button on please help me!
 

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Hello, I recently installed my new PSU(Corsair RM 1000) and GPU(GTX 970). I have experienced some problems with it but today my pc didn't turn on at all. You can read more about the previous problems in my Corsair's forum thread: http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=135737
I just thought I would post a thread here as well since in Corsair, there is only one person helping me and he isn't always online.
I checked all the wires and they look properly connected.

Here is a couple of images of my pc:
http://imgur.com/RZRFcpH
http://imgur.com/CnCwOCr

Should I try and return my PSU? Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer does not turn on

Have you attempted to overclock anything (CPU or GPU)? If you are improperly overclocking, it could cause issues.
Just like mentioned in the other forum, you should look at getting at least 2 fans into your case. One in the lower front to intake air, and one in the back (by the cpu / power supply) to exhaust air. There are arrows on the sides of the fans to show you which way the air flows through the fans, so make sure you pay attention to that when installing. Without knowing for sure (would need to know what kind of computer case you have), I believe you could put two 120mm fans inside. Once you know for sure that you have the fans installed correctly, I would test it and see if your problem persists.
 

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

Answer:T40 computer won't turn on

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





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I have an Acer 1-431 Chromebook 14 I took my computer to a computer repair because I was having problems when I went to re install windows. It stopped around 50% and would not go no further to continue reloading everything. I am not a computer whiz sorry. Anyway not only are my PCI controller drivers missing now I have to turn my computer on and off again to get it to boot on up. When I turn it on the first time it just shows the Acer window and sits there. so I turn it off and then it will cycle through and boot up. I have tried and tried to load the PCI drivers also from the windows update cannot find them went to the Acer site and didn't see the PCI driver but seen Chipsets? Even if they had the drivers i do not know how to Zip them are what the heck you do to get them on your computer. I am 66 years old. I live alone and this computer is the only thing I have for entertainment, Can anyone help me with the booting problem and help me to find the PCI Controller drivers I have searched on my computer and the windows update and the web. No luck since I am not to smart I need away I can just push a button and Poof Poof they are loaded. Is that possible. Thank you so much for helping people it is a blessing to me.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3060 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1966 Mb
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ive done something to my computer to screw it up i think i unplugged something i wasnt supposed to. . this is my last option before sending it in to the shop. and i dont have the money to afford that.

ive tried to fix it. but i had no luck. help me plz. i know few things about computer hardware so the more information the better
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

I bit more detailed info would help to narrow down the problem
 

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

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

Answer:New Computer Won't Turn On

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

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

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

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On ?

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

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Okay, this is basically what happened two nights ago:

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

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


Now here is an explanation of things that happened tonight:

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


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



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

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

Computer is an eMachines T2245 desktop... Read more

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

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

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Was infected with msblast. Ran the patch, then ran the removal tool. After that I Norton kept popping up saying that it had detected a virus. Msblast. Well this kept going on for awhile, I finally just shut off the computer went to bed. This morning tried to load up the computer and it will not even turn on. Any thoughts? Never had this happen before. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Welcome to the forum fantasyrain.................:D

What exactly does happen? Any lights or fans does the power supply fan run?

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Upon returning home from work, I noticed that my computer tower was off. So, I pressed the power button. Nothing happened. The power supply is working just fine, because the motherboard light is on. What could be the problem?

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

Just because the green led is on doesn't mean the power supply is good.

Shut off the machine with the switch on the power supply and unplug it. then plug it back on and turn on the switch and try powering up the PC again.

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Hi, I downloaded the vista transformaion pack from windowsx.net or something like that. Then I downloaded the seven transformation pack from the same website. First I got a criss cross of seven icons and vista icons. Then a few weeks later, I pressed the power button of my computer, it was booting when the vista sign came up. The "working" light on my computer didn't light up. And was frozen there.

p.s I am writting this on a different computer.:haha:
 

Answer:My computer won't turn on

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic53866.html
 

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I just recieved my new computer, but am unable to turn it on.

When I initially got it, I plugged in the power cord and the monitor and attempted to see if the thing worked. After booting up I turned it off and proceeded to attach the rest of my stuff (mouse, keyboard, ethernet cable, sound system), but when I tried to boot it back up again, the computer didn't turn on.

When the computer is plugged in, there is a little green light indicating that the power source is recieving power, but beyond that, no other signs of life.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
 

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Hey
I have a computer here. It turned on earlier. I attempted to install Windows and while "Windows is loading files" it just turned off.
The motherboard is 8s661fxm

When I press the power button it doesn't doa thing. I have tried all sorts of things with no luck whatsoever.

Any ideas? other than the Mobo is dead?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

If you are getting no fans or anything when you hit the power button the first thing I would look at would be the power supply. Do you have access to another that you know is OK, that you could swap in to test with. If you do test, do it with the minimum possible hardware (CPU, 1 stick RAM and Video) just to see if it starts powering up.

Check, then double check that all the cables and connectors are securely in place.
 

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Get a quality brand name PSU.

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

Answer:My computer won't turn on

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

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

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

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everytime i turn on my computer, it will not load my desktop and crash.
I've done a system restore but it still wont work.

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On Normally

"10 things you can do when Windows XP won't boot"."What to Do When XP or 2000 Won't Boot"."How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting"."Langa Letter: XP's No-Reformat, Nondestructive Total-Rebuild Option".

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

Answer:computer won't turn off

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

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

Answer:computer will not turn on

I have moved to hardware forum

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

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

Answer:Computer cant turn on

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

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HI everyone.

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

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

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

Thanks so much.
 

Answer:New Computer won't turn on!

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

Answer:Can you help me turn my computer on?

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

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

Answer:Computer will not turn on

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

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

Answer:Cannot turn off computer

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

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

Answer:can't turn computer on

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

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

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Last night I was using my computer and I accidently pressed the switch to turn off my power strip with my foot. I had to get off anyways so I left it off. This morning I went to turn my computer on and it wont turn on, no lights, fans or anything is turning on. Please help!!
 

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after 3 hour watching cantonese movie online, I turn my computer off, but then when I turn it on again, it doesn't work. The yellow light of the monitor stay for 1s and turn to orange, and the CPU start running so loud like it gonna explode. Can I get any help here?
 

Answer:I can't turn on my computer

Have a look at this guide
Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
 

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alright well my computer won't turn on.... I was playing gunbound and then my dsl modem turned off on accident... gunbound shut off and then there was an error in explorer.... So i turned it on and it said something about put in the windows startup thing and i didn't know what to do so i put in my hewlett packard restore cd's (crappy premade computer!) and then it said it couldn't read a file in it for some reason when the other day it worked perfectly fine. Now when I turn on my computer it just says put in a restore cd that works and the cd isn't even in the driver

Answer:computer won't turn on

put a windows install cdrom in and boot from it, then theres gonna be an option to restore ur system... follow the directions

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

Answer:Computer won't turn off.

Have you done a scan for spyware and viruses

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Okay. Here is the deal. My laptop was un-plugged and I didn't notice until I came to it and saw it was shut off. I knew it was because the battery died so I just pugged it in and waited about an hour. I came back to turn it back on, but nothing happened. I left it for a bit longer and still it would not turn on. Any way I can fix this?

Answer:My computer will not turn on?

Remove the battery and AC power cable, leave the battery out and reconnect the power cable, try powering up.

Most laptops tell you if the cable is providing power via a light, check this if your laptop has this feature.

If your laptop doesnt have a light or the light isnt on and it doesnt power up, I'd suggest checking the power adapter on the cable it should have a light on the brick, if it doesnt check the fuse on the plug.

What make and model if your laptop?

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im concerned someone is trying to use my computer, how can i know if my computer was turned on? is there some log or something somewhere that i can see, or a program i can use? i have a bios password so computer wouldnt make it to windows if turned on and no password is accepted.

Answer:how do i know if my computer was turn on?

Well, if you have a bios password you don't really have anything to worry about.  If you have to know wether it has been powered on, you can always dust it for fingerprints...

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

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

what do I look for?
thanks
Barbara
 

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

Answer:My computer won't turn on

Sometimes electrical components needs to have all power sources removed and reintroduced to work properly.  Try performing a hard reset first, if it doesn't work then we'll move to the next step.  To Perform A Hard Reset Shut down the computer by going to the Start menu and selecting shut down. (If you have no display, hold the power button down for  5 seconds); (if the computer doesn't power on, move to the next step)Disconnect the AC Adapter from the notebook.Remove the battery from the bottom of the notebook.  There will be a switch/button to eject the battery.Wait at least 1 minute with all power sources disconnected.Re-insert the battery and reconnect the AC Adapter and then attempt to power on the notebook.

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

what do I look for?
thanks
Barbara

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

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