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Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

Question: Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

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

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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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Hi guys, I live in Croatia and I am looking to buy myself a new gaming mouse.
I was looking at some web sites like Amazon and Ebay but prices there for a mouse I want(Razer Deathadder) are simply stupid so my question is where can I buy PC peripherals for a low price and they can be shipped to Croatia?
Thanks in advance.

 

Answer:Where to buy computer peripherals?

I think Amazon is the best bet. I am not sure how the policies change for you since you are in Croatia (return policies for example). But overall, I think they are the best option.
 

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Help! I am an avid Mac user, but have a couple of older windows PCs . I also have experience repairing computers. The computer I need help with is a HP Pavilion m9000. It used to have Windows Vista but I put Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It has worked since I bought it in 2009, but a couple of weeks ago, I tried to turn it on, and the tower booted, but no externals worked (I use a wireless mouse, plug-in keyboard, and HDMI/VGA monitor). I have opened the tower and cleaned inside, as well as looked for loose wires and other problems, but it still does not work. If I could get the keyboard and monitor to work long enough to boot to USB, I might be okay, but the keyboard does not do any input and the monitor does not receive a signal.

What can I do to fix my computer?

Thanks
 

Answer:Computer Peripherals Don't Work

nothing works in the back of the computer ???
how long ago did U install Ubuntu ????
I would say to try to print something but U can't get it to show anything on your monitor------
I would say its either something to do with Ubuntu drivers
or somewhere where the I/O ports block is soldered to the motherboard is cracked / broke----
and if the solder is cracked / broke then that would be a repair shop fix----
U could look on the motherboard to see if any of the capacitors are leaking or swelled
look burnt-----anything on the motherboard around where the I/O port block is looks wrong--

I'll leave it to the Linux guys here on the site to check Ubuntu with U-----
James
 

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Forgive my ignorance but is it possible to connect a USB scanner or USB printer to a computer without a USB connection, merely the usual serial and parallel ports. If so, how?Can you connect a USB peripheral to a SCSI port? If so, how?kwang

Answer:Connecting USB peripherals to old computer

Not as far as I know.What you may be able to do is insert a pci usb controller card. This would give you 2 or 4 usb connectors. they can be bought for as little as 10.They certainly work on win 98 and above and I think they will work on win95b.click hereclick here

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Answer:Upto 15% off Computer Peripherals!

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So I ran virus scans I doubt this is the problem, but the monitor goes black in a middle of a game most the time when playing leauge or hearthstone. Sometimes when browsing I think one time while doing nothing. Usually happens anywhere from 1 to 5 hours and happens frequently 3-4 times a day, some days once or twice.
Monitor goes black I sometimes hear a loud buzzing sound through my headphones that seems to go on for a long time. The fans are still on and I'm force to reboot and I end up starting up the computer back up in normal mode.
Not sure how to pinpoint the problem or where to find logs of what happened prior to the monitor going black.
My guess is either graphics card, power supply or motherboard. I'm willing to check components and see if any pieces are rusted or damaged. I could use on tips on what parts to look at and what to look for.
But yeah helping me first find out what the problem is first seems whats best.

Answer:Peripherals Shut Down with computer still on.

The good folks here will need your system specs to proper guidance.
Use this tutorial by Brink to help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Please also list your power supply, security programs in you system specs.

Could you also put in a post any Tuneup, Cleanup or Registry programs you use.

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Hello,

Since about 4 months ago I've been having a constant issue with my computer. I would be playing a game (dirty bomb, csgo, arma, runescape) and randomly my mouse and keyboard will lose power and the lights will start flashing. The only solution I've found after this point is restarting the computer. My mouse also randomly drops out every now and again.
Any solutions will be greatly appreciated.

Here is a video:
https://youtu.be/nFPHp0SJP0I
 

Answer:Computer peripherals keep breaking/cutting out.

We know nothing about your computer, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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So i recently built a new computer and it didnt turn on. After i unplugged the peripheral cords to the hard drive and the fans for the system, leaving only the cpu and motherboard plugged into the psu, it does work. It starts and i can see the cpu and psu fans running. For some reason if i plug the peripheral cord in for either the case fans or the hard drive, nothing works
 

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Hello,

For several weeks now, upon start-up, I would get a message that USB device was not working correctly. If I clicked on that message window, a larger one opened that was supposed to show which USB device was being bad, but it was always blank.

And.....everything worked, for the most part.

But now, if I insert a disk into my CD?DVD burner, the second the door closes the computer shuts down to a blue screen with lots of writing.
Same thing happened when I plugged in my external DVD burner.
Same thing happened when I plugged in both my Rio MP3 player and my wifes MP3 player.
However, my Wacom tablet and printer, both USB, work fine.....

On the above mentioned blue screen one particular file was mentioned.....
tfsnpool.sys

I have previosuly checked the archives and found a message instructing a person to remove all USB devices, uninstall all USB software and then reinstall after 2 reboots. But my internal DVD/CD isn't USB, or at least I don't think it is...

Also, a few times, the system shut down with a simple mouse click on a link in a web page....

Now I realize that Mercury has been in one bad-*ss retrograde lately, which supposedly screws with all things electronic (do I have stories...) but I need to get this thing working so I can get stuff done...

Please help

Oh....

My system is.............

3.2 ghz Pentium
1 gig of ram
200 gig HD (raid?)
256 meg NVidia
Win XP home
The CD/DVD internal burner is an Optorite or something like that.....
Internal USB ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Peripherals shut down computer:-( Help...

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I hope someone could make sense of this problem. I had severe malware/virus issues on my desktop a couple of years ago, and after cleanup my internet connection no longer worked.  Desktop wouldn't recognize router so I bought a wireless adapter, which it didn't recognize either.  I tried further cleanup/disinfection thinking it was some residual problem but still no luck until last month when someone on the networking forum told me to run the tweaking.com utility, and lo and behold, finally my computer recognized the adapter.  I installed it and things were smooth sailing for about a week.   Then the computer stopped recognizing the adapter again.  I ran the tweaking tool again and the adapter worked again.  However this lasted for only a day.  Since then the computer no longer recognizes the network adapter, no matter how many times i ran the tweaking thing.  And I ran the ipconfig thing too without any change.  But not only does it not recognize the network adapter, the computer also no longer detects my printer as being connected (wired) nor does it recognize any flash drive I connect, though interestingly it does recognize my android tablet. I am so fed up I don't know what to do.  I did have issues with my browser redirecting spontaneously during the week I was able to access the internet, so i suspect I may have a new infection on hand, but not sure if it's related to this issue.

Answer:Computer not recognizing peripherals, browser redirecting

For the connection try these...Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.Now check if the internet is working again.ORGo to Start ... Run and type in cmdA dos Window will appear.Type in the dos window: netsh winsock resetClick on the enter key.Reboot your system to complete the process.If needed : type these one line at a time, press enter after each line. See if it works after each.netsh interface ipv4 resetnetsh interface ipv6 resetipconfig /flushdnsWIN7.. Please Download this file, Click MeRight-click on winsockfix.bat and click on Run as Administrator.If no connection try Safe Mode with Networking.If connected now run these.. If not you need to download off another PC to a Flash Drive and run from that.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip... Read more

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Any ideas how to fix this.

He had to reinstall windows 10.From a start.

I had asked him to make sure to run virus and malware scans.

Came up clean in the scans.

windows 10 no peripherals audio is coming up on system.I have all ready had him try to update the drivers and it did not seem to work.
Motherboard
Manufacturer HP
Model 2B28 (SOCKET 0)
Version 1.01(ECN1)
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Bay Trail Host Bridge
Chipset Revision 0E
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model Bay Trail LPC Bridge
Southbridge Revision 0E
System Temperature 43 C
BIOS
Brand AMI
Version A0.10
Date 1/15/2016
Voltage
CPU CORE 2.035 V
MEMORY CONTROLLER 2.035 V
+3.3V 1.804 V
+5V 3.142 V
+12V 8.140 V
-12V -8.140 V
-5V -8.140 V
+5V HIGH THRESHOLD 2.513 V
CMOS BATTERY 1.441 V
PCI Data
Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation Mini Card Slot
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 0

Would like some help ASAP on this.He needs this stuff for DJ.
 

Answer:Friends Computer Saying Windows 10 No Peripherals Audio

Never mind we fixed it.
 

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Good afternoon:

My computer won't recognize any of my external drives (flash drive, memory card, external device storage). I got the Vista Recovery Virus last month and this is one of the remaining problems I have not be able to solve on my own.

Any suggestions?
 

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I am having difficulty getting USB peripherals (keyboard and mouse specificially) to work on a Windows 7 image on a M715q Tiny. The SCCM package has been added to the Deployment Workbench but the keyboard and mouse don't get recognized by the computer. I've also tried installing the USB 3.0 drivers found on the Lenovo website (though I haven't found a link with an .exe that is specifically for the 715q) and run through the AMD driver install wizard.  I'm hoping someone has encountered this issue and has a fix for it.

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I have a late 2012 iMac that was working mostly fine running Windows 8, but I wanted to do the free upgrade to 8.1 now that Apple has released drivers for it. First, I updated OS X (just to be safe) and then I downloaded and installed the new Boot Camp software/drivers for my computer directly from Apple. Then I booted into Windows 8, went into the app store, and upgraded to Windows 8.1. After the upgrade was done, my installation was mostly the same (it had to reload Office 2013 and it lost some of my folder view settings, but mostly everything seems okay).

However, after the upgrade, I am no longer able to wake the computer from sleep by clicking on the keyboard or trackpad as I was able to do before. They are the default Apple Bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. Windows is the only OS I use on the computer and I always put it to sleep, so this is a major hassle for me. I've gone into Device Manager and both devices are set to wake the computer from sleep, but that's obviously having no effect.

Can anyone help me with this? Thanks
 

Answer:Bluetooth peripherals no longer waking computer from sleep after Windows 8.1 upgrade

As a test, I brought home a wireless mouse (2.4Ghz, with dongle) from work and that wakes the computer just fine. It is only the Bluetooth devices that are no longer waking the computer since upgrading to Windows 8.1. Hope that helps narrow it down.
 

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* Components*
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus
Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W
Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core
Overclocking: None
Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache
Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black
Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS
After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black with a "cable not connected" notification on my monitor before restarting itself. My mouse and keyboard then stop working for moments.
I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.
At this point it seems more likely to be a PSU issue but I really don't know. I bought a cheaper version that I was told would break just outside of warranty. (Its a week outside of it now but i cant find the order anyway)
Maybe more noteworthy is that it seems to work for several hours before going through its reboot and if i fully turn it off for a while (read 40 mins - 1 hour) it then works for hours again before rebooting. Yet if i try to reuse it after it reboots it will reboot again much easier than before, when web browsing for example... Read more

Answer:PC reboot w/black screen, Peripherals turn off.

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* Components*

Case: Zalman Z11 Plus

Power Supply: Corsair CX500 500W

Processor: AMD FX 4100 3.6Ghz 4 Core

Overclocking: None

Processor Cooler: Xigmatek Loki

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600Mhz/PC12800

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0

Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB (Replaced with GTX 750ti)

Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB Hard Drive 7200rpm 16MB Cache

Sound card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Optical Drive: Sony 24x DVD/CD ? Re-Writer Black

Network card: Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps

Wireless Card: Asus N15 300MBPS

After replacing my faulty GTX 660 with a GTX 750i (budget issues, dont ask) it was all running smoothly, until the last few days. Seemingly at random my screen will go black and the PC restarts itself. My mouse and keyboard also turn off temporarily.

I've checked my CPU and re applied thermal paste. Sorted out drivers and reinstalled clean ones for most stuff.
 

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


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


Hi TheRealDanny.

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



   Tip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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.

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

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

Welcome to TechSpot

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

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

Answer:computer turn wont turn on

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

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

Answer:My computer turn off and turn on automatically

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

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I 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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Hi all,  I'm new here.  The other day I was on my computer and it was freezing up.  I shut it off and when I turned it back on, it would get to the windows screen with the green dots running across and then wouldn't go anyfurther.  I shut it down again and sprayed it out with canned air (as I have done b4).  Now it won't turn on at all.  The green light on the motherboard is on and that's it.  I have a Dell Dimension 2400.  I did go out and by another power supply.  Still doesn't do anything.Can anyone help?  What more do you need to know.Thanks for any help!

Answer:computer won't turn on, need help!

Dell happens to use their own design of PSU's...you may have wonked your machine  by just throwing any old PSU in there,Can you post some specifics ? ?

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

Thanks,
London's Mother's Brother.
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

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Last night I left my computer on when I left for work. When I came home, I found it turned off, I thought it was no biggie, maybe my dad turned it off. But when I pushed the power button to turn it back on, nothing happened. No lights turned on, no fans or anything. I then unplugged everything and opened up the case. I plugged the power supply back in, and tried powering agian. Agian nothing happened. The only light that was on was the standby powerlight on the motherboard.
My intitial reaction is that it's a power supply failure, or a power on switch failure. However looking through some other posts on similar problems says there is a chance it is a motherboard issue.
What can I do to narrow this down to a single problem.

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we just moved and now when i turn on a few secs. it turns off?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

because of the move, first thing that comes to mind is loose conections and/or overheating
 

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Hi all I have computer question when the computer will not turn on no moise no fand moving its more likely a power supply is gone .I found out some computers that if every thing in side not firmly connent it will not turn on some computer like if power cable to flopping or CD ROM is not firmly connent it will turn on . why is this is this some kinda fail-safe mode ??
 

Answer:computer will not turn on

double post
 

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

Answer:My computer Won't turn on?

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

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I was having problems with my computer today, but then again what else is new. I shut it down and it froze on the shut off screen. I turned it back on and was waiting but only saw a black screen. I then realised that the little yellow light that tells me the computer is on, was not coming on. The monitor however, seems to be working fine. I tried unplugging it, plugging it back in. Pressing all the buttons on the tower. Did my system clock go out? Any suggestions on what could be wrong? I know it is hard ware related. Thanks guys.
 

Answer:Can't turn on computer

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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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Answer:How do you turn off your computer?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

hmmm...

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


~CRaZY

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

Answer:Computer does not turn on

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

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My computer was working until I moved, when a dent on the front left side appeared. At first I could get the comp to turn on but nothing would happen, no startup sequence at all, just a black screen. Now the power won't even come on. Hopefully someone will have a suggestion on how to fix this, other than hiring a diagnostics guy because that's the obvious ultimatum.

Answer:my computer won't turn on

A dent appeared, or it was damaged? That sounds like the case, but you, or someone else will just have to open it and have a look inside to see what the problems are.

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

Answer:My computer will not turn on

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Does anyone have any ideas what to do? Everything else plugged in is on but the computer itself won't turn on.
 

Answer:computer won't turn on

What brand or model of computer, and how old is it? Give us the information off the label on the back. Desktop or laptop?
Are you good with a screwdriver?
Do you live in a big city, or a small town, because we need to help you find parts or a tech help.

Did you do something different? Like add a new video card, or memory, or other component?
Do any lights come on anywhere? Red, orange, blue. Is the screen totally dark at all times.
Can you get it into a position where you can see the back of the computer?

Usually, the problem is one of these:
Failed or dirty power supply.
Failed or dirty power switch
Failed memory module
Failed video graphics port, if PCI
Failed hard drive, though most will give you something on the screen
Failed or dirty CPU fan.
In some cases, a failed audio card or modem, or usb card in a pci slot, if it fails electrically, will cause everything to stop.
There can be other problems such as a bad CPU or bad motherboard, but they are exceedingly rare.

To begin checking it, it is helpful to look at the back of the machine. At the top of the back is a power supply with a fan. Get somebody to attempt to turn on the power while you watch with a bright light.
If you see the fan blades turn 1/8 turn or up to 3 turns, then stop, that usually means your power supply is bad.
Next, are you sure that wall socket is good? Strange things happen. Plug something else in there to be sure it is working.
You can buy and replace the power supply for $30 to $50. But if... Read more

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Hello all,My roommates computer will not turn on.  He can not remember the last thing he was doing on it or when he turned it off last, but now it will not turn on.I do not have another PSU to check but their is a LED on the motherboard that indicates when the power is connect and it is light up.  Still, when I push the power switch nothing happens.  I have taken a switch out of an old computer and tried that, which doesn't work either.It is a custom built PC:COOLMAX V-400 ATX v2.01 400W Power SupplyAMD Athlon 64 FX-55 ClawHammer 2.6GHz Socket 939 ProcessorEVGA 123-K8-NF47-AX 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 ATX AMD MotherboardTwinMOS 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop MemoryGECUBE GC-HM13GE2-D3 Radeon X1300 512MB(256MB on Board) 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video CardWindows XPI have no idea what could be going on here.  Maybe burnt out mobo or CPU?  Any ideas??Thanks!!

Answer:Computer will not turn on

That tiny LED on the MBoard is no indication of the health of the PSU...i would borrow another PSU of the same or greater wattage and start from there...

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

Answer:why would my computer turn off

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

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Hey guys, hope you're all doing alright tonight.
Here's what happened:

I had formatted my computer earlier today, and noticed that my copy of CoD: MW2 was lagging a lot. After determining that it wasn't a hardware/driver problem (it was running just fine in the morning), I decided to try formatting again. I left my computer unattended, and when I got back, it was off.

I checked all the connections, tried a different power cord, different plug, tried removing and putting back the RAM sticks; nothing. What happens is this: When I plug the computer in, the PSU indicator light at the back turns green, as it usually does. Once I press the power button, it (the power button LED) flashes and both the PSU and the power button lights turn off. I have no idea what might've caused this without a single warning. Can anyone please help?

Thanks in advance.

Specs:
AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4600+ , 2.4GHz
3Gb DDR2 RAM
nVidia GeForce 8600GT
320Gb Hard Drive
X-Studio 5.1 Sound card (installed about a week ago)
Windows 7 32-bit

Other than the GPU and the sound card and 1Gb of added RAM, everything is default: HP a1730n
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

If you checked all the connections and are good i would suspect the power supply.
 

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Hey guys I hope this is the right place to post this problem! Also, thanks in advance.

Background of the computer
I built it two years ago, here's the specs:
Asus P8P67 motherboard
Nvidia EVGA Geforce gtx 570 geforce GPU
Corsair TX 650 PSU
Corsair Vengeance LP 2x4GB ram

Yesterday, I noticed my computer turned off and I didn't know why. I had turned it on and left it to eat dinner. Now when I hit the power button nothing happens. I took it apart vacuumed the dust, took off the CPU to check for damage and there wasn't any. I cleaned up the thermal gel and put new gel on. I plugged everything back up and tried to power the computer again.

The CPU fan and chassis fans start spinning but then stop because the computer won't turn on. I checked the power source and it looks/smells good, and even the LED lights on the motherboard are on when plugged in.

Recently before this all, I had been getting warnings that my CPU was reaching high temps (90+ degrees) so my initial thoughts are the CPU. However, I don't think it is the CPU because they're probably the most durable part of the computer. Also, the computer would turn off if it got too hot.

My second thought is the motherboard, and since I don't have spare parts lying around I can't test this theory. I've also eliminated the thought it's the PSU because the it looked fine, LED lights on the motherboard are on and even the fans try to power up.

I hope someone can shed some lig... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on!

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

Answer:Computer Won't turn on?

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

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I turned off my computer Flex 10 after usage of about 1 hour. Prior to working,when I had switched on,there was a message that it is overcharged. After completing the work I again put it on for charging,and it remain connected to charging for more than 24 hours. Now when I am trying to switch on it is not turning on. The built in LED is off.And even after holding the Switch pressed for >10 seconds it does not turn on. what could be the reason and the remedy?

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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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

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My computer is refusing to turn on. It's not the power source, because I dragged out this old computer and it worked fine on the same power outlets. I think the connection is broken by a stripped wire or something but haven't got a clue how to fix it. Is there some easy solution to this problem, or do I have to take it to a store?

(The power button sticks if that helps)
 

Answer:Computer won't even turn on

When you say it won't turn on do you mean nothing comes on. No fans, LED on the Motherboard ( if it has one). It's just completely dead? Some more info
on what you mean stripped wire or something. Is this a guess or do you actually see a problem.
 

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

Would this be ok to continue doing this ?.

What could be causing the problem ?.

T.
 

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

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My computer won't turn off. What I've been doing is sitting on the off botton for 4 seconds, which works. syrk
 

Answer:computer will not turn off

Hi Syrk,

You don't say what OS you are running. In most all the 4 second shutdown is standard and can be altered in CONTROL PANEL, POWER OPTIONS. Leave it alone and just tap the Power button. It should shut down same as if you went through the Shutdown procedure. Easiest way.

Good Luck, Jim
 

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I just got a new motherboard, cpu, case, and memory i connected everything and plugged it all in when i turned it on it booted up ok except it said floppy drive failed
so i turned it off and turned off the power switch on the back of the power supply. I put in a new floppy drive, and turned the switch in the back on, and pressed the power button, but nothing happened except a green light on the motherboard went on and there was a blue flash inside the power supply, because of the blue LEDs in the PSU fan. How do i get it to turn on?

By the way, I have a Soyo Dragon minitower case with the side window
with a P4I845PE V1.0 Socket 478 motherbboard
with a ULTRA 400 watt ATX power supply with 120mm Blue LED fan
and a Celeron 2.7 Ghz 128k 400Mhz FSB with a ULTRA FIRE petium 4 CPU fan
I also have 256 MBs of PNY PC2700 DDR 333 RAM
a GeForce 4 MMX graphics card with 32 mbs of memory
and a 40 gig maxtor hd
 

Answer:my computer won't turn on

also i forgot to mention when it try to turn it on the computer on the fans twitch. i have windows xp pro installed on the hard drive.
 

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

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

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

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Hello everyone. Ok, here is the deal.... Today a bad storm started rolling in, so I shut down my computer and unplugged the surge protector from the wall.

After running into town and back (approx 1.5 hours) I plugged everything back in, and my computer would not start. EVERYTHING else plugged into the surge protector powers on: speakers, monitor, router and hub, external HD, desk fan, everything except my computer powers on. The only thing that is on is a little green light on the motherboard.

I have tried the following:

Flipping the reset switch on the power strip

Flipping the power supply switch on and off

Reseading various hardware

Checked, rechecked, and rechecked any / all cables inside and outside of the computer

Unpluged the computer's power cable from the surge protector and plugged it directly into the wall.

Nothing is working.

Now, I did not unplug the ethernet cable from the computer, but if it had been hit by lightening, wouldn't the cable modem, hub, or heck even a TV have gotten fried?

The only things I can think of doing is A) Buying a new power supply, or B) a new motherboard. What do you guys think? Please help, this is just super frustrating....I have a two thousand dollar footrest.
 

Answer:My Computer Will Not Turn On, Please Help!

The motherboards NIC (network Internet Connection) could have been fried... Do you have an on-board NIC or a separate PCI NIC?
 

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

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I fear that I've done something extremely stupid to the CPU. The CPU cooling fan has been extremely noisy, so I was wanting to change it. I'm living in Kenya and finding a fan to replace it was not as easy as in the USA.

Someone suggested using WD40 on the fan. So I removed the fan (No I didn't spray WD40 inside the computer!). Wiped the fan dry and allowed it to sit for a few hours. Then I connected the fan to the MB (only the electric connection, I didn't put the heat sink or fan on the CPU) and covered the fan in a paper towel to catch any WD40 that might spray out. I turned the computer on for maybe 30-60 seconds maximum to allow the fan to spin. The computer shut itself down. It never did begin to boot. It gave me an odd one line message that I can't remember. It seemed to mention something about pooling.

Now it won't restart at all. Sometimes when I push the on switch, it lights up briefly and the internal fans begin to spin, but for 1-2 seconds is all. Then nothing as if there is no current. I've checked all the electrical connections, the UPS, etc.

Could I have ruined the CPU? Any other possible sources of this problem?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on - CPU?

Um, well i can say unless you ran it for hours you shouldnt have damaged the cpu. I acidentally ran a P4 for 1 1/2 hrs with the fan off because of a bad fan port on the mobo didnt hurt it just really bad performance. Try clearing the CMOS by pulling the battery or moving the jumper that is around the battery over and back.

and wd40 attracts dust its like a film of dust grabbiness, i put it on my ceiling fan to see if it worked and it attracts dust...
 

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Hi everyone,

Just got some new components for my PC after a failure. I have got an ASUS P4V8X-X motherboard with a 2.4GHz Celeron D and 256MB RAM. I connected everything up (inc. BOTH ATX connectors) and plugged in the power. The little power LED on the board was lit showing power, but when i pressed the switch, nothing happens??? Connections are right, and i believe the switch works. The PSU is also brand new.
Can anyone help???

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Answer:Computer won't turn on!

Did you install the pegs that go under the mobo when you install it in the case?

Also, try using a screwdriver to touch the 2 pins that turn the computer on. If that works, then something is up with the connection or the button

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Hi,

I recently built a new computer, and everything was working perfectly fine. I shut the computer down properly and then the next day I tried to turn the computer back on and it did not turn on. I checked all the connections, and made sure all the connections were connected on the motherboard....Right now I am running out of ideas...please help!

Specs:
AMD Athlon FX-60
Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLI Motherboard
2 gig DDR
512mb GeForce 7900 GTX
120 gig Maxtor

Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer will Not Turn On

Unplug the computer and strip off all the components except the CPU. plug it in and power up. you should get beeps. continue the process adding components until you can boot or you find that a piece of hardware is what is causing the problem.
 

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Please help, i can't actually turn my daughter's computer on!

I'm sorry if i've posted this in the wrong area, but i just don't know what to do! I thought i'd see if i could get any help of you guys before shelling out 60 at the local computer place.

The problem is pretty basic the computer won't turn on. I've checked power cables by using ones of other computer and I've checked fuses etc. but i'm still lost!

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Confused mom x
 

Answer:I can't actually turn my computer on...

If the cables are good and the voltage is right. You might need to switch out the power supply.
 

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Im geting this problem, i press the power up button but it wont turn on, fans are spining , lights is working, but no beep . And the monitor is showing me nothing. I tryed reseating the memory RAM,still nothing. Need your help guys. And geting strange sound from my HDD. and red LED light indicator wont flash . was wondering if its the hdd or something else broken. Thank you for your answer )
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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Have a newl built computer. It starts when I plug it in but won't POST. Can't turn it off with the On or Restart buttons, only when I un-plug it.

Answer:Computer won't turn off..

Please start here

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

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

Does anyone have an idea why this is occuring?

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

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

Drailing
 

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Ok, here's the deal:

I had to update my motherboard back in May, along with my video card and chasis. Everything was well and good until one day in July, my roommate was playing LotR: BfME and all of the sudden it just froze. Nothing happened whatsoever, I tried everything. So, I resorted to a hard reboot. Next thing I know it won't boot up. Nothing happens on the screen.

So, I took the compy back to the shop that I had worked with before to get the new mobo and such, and after some testing they claimed that my mobo (socket 478) went bad, so they got a new one under warrenty. Next thing I know I get a call from them claiming that it was not the mobo, it was my processor. Evidently a bad chip, though I have been using it for the past three years (P4 3.0ghz, 800fsb, HT).

So, because I really had a hard time finding an affordable chip for the 478 socket, I found a deal on newegg that gave me an AMD mobo and chip combo. So, I just got it and replaced it tonight. I hooked everything up correctly, and hooked the external parts up. Nothing on the screen happens, though all the lights and fans work fine.

I tested my monitor by hooking it into an old laptop, works perfectly.

I do not get a POST beep until I just have CPU, RAM, and IDE1 (CD / DVD drives) hooked in, yet still nothing on the screen when I turn it on (the new mobo has onboard video, I have tested with both my video card and this). The beep is just a regular one beep.

Any ideas?

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Answer:Computer Will Not Turn On

First thing, clear cmos, either by jumpers if you know which ones or by simply pulling plug on power supply and removing m-b- battery for a few minutes, i guess your ram may not be compatable with your new board, and possibly your power supply. ide 1 or primary is for your hard drive, secondary is for dvd-cd rom. ed
 

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I am trying to figure what is wrong with my computer. It is an older Windows XP PC. It doesn't turn on. Everything is connected power cords and other connections. The monitor LED light is on. When I plug in my system unit, no lights come on and there is a beeping. It beeps in a 3 beep sequence repeatedly until I unplug it. I am thinking there is a problem with my power supply unit. Any suggestions?

Answer:Computer won't turn on

I had that EXACT problem the other week. try reseting the BIOS with the jumper on th motherboard. It fixed mine. :-)

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

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

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Originally Posted by s0up


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

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




Can you get it to start in safe mode? During reboot hit F8 and choose Start in Safe Mode.

Lydokane

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Hello everyone!I have a very serious problem, and I need help:I have an (old) computer:Asus p4p800-VMRadeon 9200 se Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE SB0570The mouse, keyboard and screen, are connected to the computer through a switch (Edimax).The computer had problems before, and tried to fix them. I saw that the connections from the front panel of the computer case to the motherboard were faulty. I rearranged the connections to the motherboard according to the board's original user guide, which I downloaded from the original ASUS website, they are now set well.Having done the connections (and there for also the case speaker, which was set faulty), I began to hear a series of beeps (six) form the BIOS every time I turned the computer on.The beeps were irregular and did not match any of the tables on manufactures site (not uniform and differently sounding beeps (.Other than the beeps, the computer worked great.One problem it did however had, was that it would not return from standby mode (Windows XP). After the computer would go into standby mode, any and all clicks of the mouse or keyboard would not bring it back. The power LED on the front panel would blink, but it would not return from stand by.The only way to restore it was to press the power button; it would cause a computer to reboot (POST, BIOS, etc...)After several attempts, hoping to bring the computer out of standby, I hit reset - nothing happened, then I tried to press the power button - nothing too, a bli... Read more

Answer:Computer won't turn on

if this computer had problems before, which you didn't specify, then it sounds like your power supply is dead, I know you said it looks like it's getting juice but it may only be enough to turn the led on and maybe have a small amount to something else. All your components use different voltages and there is one thing you can try and that is to replace the cmos battery that would be the coin battery on the motherboard that looks like a coin if this is faulty then you computer won't boot or it will be erratic at best. If that doesn't fix it then I would get a power supply you know is good and hook it to your computer and see if it powers up.  The standby issue is probably set in your BIOS you can change that if you can get it to turn on. Try the CMOS battery first you can pop it out and go to the store and match it with another fresh one after you install that try turning on the unit.............gettingthere

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I am rebuilding my little bro's computer and it decided that it does not want to turn on? I installed a new geforce 7800 gs video card two dvd drives and another hard drive. I made sure that one was a slave and one was a master. It is an older comp. it is a pentium 4 with a 300 or 350 ps, think its socket A, 1 gig of ram. I know the power is working because the motherboard has a light on it which lights up whenever i turn the ps on. I have tried to disconnect both the dvd drives and it still did not trun on???? I neeed some help!!!!!!
 

Answer:Computer Will Not Turn on

Are the front case switches correctly placed on the motherboards front panel connector? Did the system power up before you applied the upgrades?
 

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My pc was turned on when i had a power cut and it obviously switched off. It now won't turn back on. All the lights are on but nobody seems to be at home! Could something have blown? I'm not exactly a computer genius so not sure where to start. Please help!
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

Ok, If your PC works well before the deadly power cut, and now 'died' after that, there's no need to think much.

& what do you mean by that 'power cut'? do you mean it's a lightning strike that cut the electricity power of your house? If so, maybe the lightning sent a powerful source of power from your house's electricity to your pc (that your pc power supply couldn't afford to bear the overwhelming power sent by the electricity flow (wire). This is also possible to kill your pc. I hope you understand what I mean (fheww.. english is sure tough to 'perform')

1. Turn on all power, push the 'ON' button of your CPU. This won't turn your computer ON but the purpose why I ask you to do this is to check your computer power supply. Give a sharp attention to your power supply fan (usually visible from the back of your CPU). While the 'wall' power is on, try to push the ON button continuously while checking whether your power supply fan is spinning.

2. Does it spinning? No right?? If not spinning, then you don't have to use that power supply again since it's 'dead'. Try replacing it with a new one. This surely solve the problem. (I think).
 

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Had my pc for 18 months when all of a sudden it won't turn on. I know it is getting power as there is a little light that flashes on the back. And....about once a month it will turn on for one to 2 days only then shuts itself off again and won't turn on for the next month. I need this computer, not sure I can afford to fix it since I don't know the issue. HELP. Anyone else have this issue?

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

Answer:computer does not turn on

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

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Okay, so this is a little embarrassing, but my desktop won't turn on. It was working fine yesterday, so I opened up the side panel and after blowing out a little dust, making sure things were connected, I tried again. It looks like the power source is working just fine as there's a light on it when it's plugged in, so I don't think it's the problem.

I don't know what else it could be. Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Computer won't turn on

is there a led lit on the mobo? this would confirm a proper connection to the Mobo.

could start re-seating devices. there could be a short somewhere.

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Ok, this problem was created by me messing with something I shouldn't have been so none the less "lesson learned", anyway this is how this debacle got started:I use my computer in my car alot for work, GPS, paperwork that kind of thing so instead of tying up my power outlet with my computer I thought I would install a permanent power supply (Genius). Lucky me there was already a power cord in my car from a previous computer but the connector tip was not compatible with my computer, so I applied logic, right? The obvious thing to do would be to get a cord that would fit my computer replace the cord in the vehicle with it and WHALA!! Right? WRONG! The resulting damage was this:- With the power cord plugged in the battery would hold charge but would NOT charge, nor did the battery icon indicate that the power cord was plugged in. With the power cord unplugged the battery ran off what remaining battery power it had until it went dead, and now.....nothing.......nodda........zilch! What have I done? Is my $1200.00 computer fried? (by the way....the waranty.....expired.....LAST MONTH!!!) Have I really F'd up this time? I guess the obvious thing do to do would be to find away to charge my battery and just use the A/C plug all the time but I would rather fix the problem if possible and put this embarrasing incident behind me! Any help you guys can provide would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!Thanks!!!The sy... Read more

Answer:Computer will NOT turn on! Please HELP!

will it boot up off of AC power? if so you may have just fried the battery and purchasing a new battery may solve your diliemma. If it wont boot off AC power it may have done a lot more then that.

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Question: Computer Turn off

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

Answer:Computer Turn off

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

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Question: computer turn on.

My computer don't turn on and the light I blinking yellow.

Answer:computer turn on.

My computer don't turn on and the light I blinking yellow.

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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:My computer won't turn on

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

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