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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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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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Answer:Upto 15% off Computer Peripherals!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.
 

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

Thanks!

Answer:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny


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


Hi TheRealDanny.

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

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

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



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

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



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

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



   Tip

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

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

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

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both computers use Windows 7.

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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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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My additions to the quote....

I will caboose on to the end of this thread. I left the laptop unplugged with the battery out, which is shot anyway, for probably three months. Now at start up it beeps three times and that's all. Blank screen, fan runs. Tried to boot from a OS cd but the optical drive doesn't start. Ideas, other than chewing my hind end for leaving it unplugged....


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Hello,
 
I have an Acer Extensa 4420. It's a really old computer, but it has been working up until about 2 months ago. I had put it away in storage due to not having a need for it anymore. (It was a bit slow.) Well, I went to turn it on one day, about two months ago, and it simply wouldn't. Now, this pattern does change. (I have the cord hooked to it to ensure that it is not the battery. The charging light comes on.) Sometimes the power button will turn green and then instantly blink back off. More often, though, the power light will turn on, the fans will start whirring, etc., and then it will shut back off. It will then turn back on, as if rebooting itself, and then shut off entirely. During, this process, the screen never turns on. There are times when pushing the power button will not turn the computer on at all.
 
The screen on the Acer is beaten up. It appears as if there is a nick in a small black cord on the right side of the computer that connects to the screen. I just replaced the screen about a year ago, though. I have also already tried to reseat the ram modules by popping them out and putting them back in. This did nothing. I then tried replacing the CMOS battery. This also caused no change. I did put electrical tape on the nick in the screen cord, but I don't know if that is even helping much at all.
 
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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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I have had some issues with my computer. Supposedly all is fixed says the tech I was using. Sadly this is not the case. He said my mobo was bad and it was still under warranty so got it replaced. He said my hard drive was bad and it was still under warranty so am getting it replaced. In the meantime I am using my back up slave drive now as my master drive. I try installing win2k on it but no go. After it says it is installed and reboots I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor. Tried that several times. Now when I turn on the computer I get a high pitched whining sound. This tech guy has taken up close to 6 weeks of time and as far as I can see with no resolution. So I have come here to see if anyone can give me any suggestions or directions to procede. Thanks.
Debbie
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on

That's a weird one..I couldn't tell ya. I've never heard of that problem. It can't be a video issue since you do have a visual. Sounds like you'll have to wait it out until you get a new hard drive.
 

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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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Hi.
Every time i wanted to shut Off the computer i used to click "turn off" icon and it used to turn the computer Off, but the last few days when i click "turn off" the computer icon, it doesn't shuts off , but restarts the computer, so i have to shut it off manually.

I'm using Win.Xp, and my comp. is: AMD Athlon[TM]XP 2500+

Thanks All.
 

Answer:Can't turn Off the computer

Did you install any new hardware or software just prior to this happening?

A quick fix might be to try a System Restore to a date just prior to the problem.

Start > Run: msconfig > Launch System Restore and select a date before this was happening.

System Restores can be "undone" if not helpful.
 

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My daughters computer tower is blinking green and orange and it won't turn on. Is it just overheated>

Thanks for any help
Lisa

Answer:computer won't turn on

System manufacturer and model?

You say it won't rurn on...but it's turned on if there is power to the system. Do you mean it won't boot into Windows?

Is there any evidence that the monitor is working properly?

Louis

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

Answer:Computer will not turn on!

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

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hi I've got a machine with an intel 810 chipset, pcchips motherboard, and 466 processor running win2000prof and it doesnot turn off.

What happens is that you shutdown and it goes to the now safe to turn off your computer screen then just stops without turning itself off.

That I wouln't mind but when you hit the power switch on the case it does nothing the only way to turn it off is to switch it off at the wall.

After switching it off on the wall when you turn the wall switch back on it behaves as normal (that is it doesn't start) and when you want to start it again just hit the case power button and it starts, but of course wont fully turn off.
Any ideas? Motherboard; Bios; (Powersupply ok newish)
 

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Hellow guys, i'm also currently have an issues where, when i switch on the main switch, the computer turn on itself, i didnt even press the power button! And after a few second, maybe 2 to 3 or 4, it turn off itself again. When i press the power button myself, there is no more power. I cant turn it on.

So, i do the same thing again. This time I switch off the main switch and turn it back on and the same thing happen again, the computer turn on and off again, and i also cannot switch on the computer after that. The same thing happen the next few time, so i assume there is something wrong with the hardware, or something loose? Any idea anyone?

And, to be more specific, when i turn off the main switch and turn on immediatly, there is no power and the computer is not running. But if i wait for maybe a few minute after turn off the main switch and turn back on, it run itself, the same process as i mention above. So is it weird? Hardware problem?

Answer:Computer turn on and off itself? Help

did it just start doing this out of the blue? Did you do something before this started?

The first thing I'd check is the power button on the case, as you say it does not work and if it's jammed on the ON it could give similar issues.
Open the case and remove the power button connector from the motherboard's pins, and if you can install in its place the connector of the reset button. Both buttons are the same under the hood so it's not going to hurt the board.
Now try using the reset button as if it was the power on/off button.

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Earlier today after my wife had been gone for a little while she got back on her laptop to find it was double typing letters, she'd go to type r and it would respond with rt for example. While i was trying to fix that we ended up removing the battery on the bios screen due to it freezing up on us. Ever since then I have not been able to get it to turn back on. I've tried holding the power button for 30 seconds unplugged battery removed, windows plus b key and power key for 1 second, unplugging the cmos battery to no avail. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Its a HP pavilion g7 notebook with windows 8.
 

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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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Hi

I'm wondering if there is someone that has patience here with someone who knows hardly anything at all about computers. I was trying to install my norton anti virus but it wasn't installing properly so I tried un-installing it and re-installing once again. I continued to do this about 5 times and in the end gave up and turned my computer off. When I tried to turn my computer on the next morning all I could get was the "set up utility menu" . Any help you can give would be so much appreciated.
 

Answer:please help, can't turn computer on

Couple of questions:

1. What version of windows are you running?
2. Can you get into safe mode?

What do you mean by "setup utility menu"? What options are you getting?
 

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Hey, looking for some help here.

Recently while I wasn't home the power went out, and when I came back, my computer won't turn on. The light on the computer just flashes between orange and being off. I do have a surge protector. I tried plugging the computer power cord directly into the wall, but that didn't help. Is my computer fried? Are any parts of it likely still good? Does it probably have nothing to do with the computer? Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer Won't Turn On

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

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Hello, i am a new user and i would like to request i diagnosis for a problem i have.
I had left my computer off for a few days, because i was playing an online game and leaving my character logged in. I return to my computer one day to find that it is turned off, i try to turn it on and nothing happens. There is a green light on the motherboard when the powercord is plugged in, i replaced the powersupply and the problem still persists. is tehre a way to fix this?

Answer:Help please, Computer will not turn on

Hi,

Start checking for loose cords, lose wires, etc. Double check the 12 volt molex is plugged into the motherboard and make sure the heatsink fan is plugged into the motherboard.

Know way, it would really help if you would list your specs...like motherboard, CPU, video card, drives, power supply watts and brand name, etc....etc. You get the picture of what would help us.

Post back after you take a look in that case.

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I don't know if this problem is already in here but I wasn't about to look through 50 pages of topics to find it if it is.
Last night the power went out at our house, my computer was on, and obviously it went off, I had a surge strip hooked up to it and all that stuff, but for some reason my computer won't turn on. When I press the power button the lights will flash on and the fans will start and will seem to turn on but there are no external beeps. Then I can't get it to do that again unless I flip the power switch in the back a couple times unplug it and press the power and restart buttons again. Then maybe I will get it to flash but not always.
I have a pretty powerful computer with a nice video card which uses up a lot of energy, I was wondering if it maybe was my power supply. My brother is very good with computers and I called him he said that maybe I need a more powerful power supply. Mine is 370.5W and he said maybe put in a 400W one. Is he right? Or is it another problem?
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on

if you had a power surge, it could have goofed up your computer. just beacuse you have a power strip doesn't mean you have a surge protector. it probally is your psu but the psu could have burned out somthing int eh computer.(no likely, but it could have happined) and if you do get another psu, jump up the wattage a bit more than just 370W to 400, go for at least 450, if you decide to upgrade later you will be happy you got it.
 

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I just got a brand new computer without a OS installed. Came home installed XP installed drives restarting the computer after each. But when i came to shut down my computer it would shutdown but then restart up again.

I have tried to fix the problem thinking it must be software but i am now not sure.

I Restored the system to the moment i first installed XP

Checked all Micosoft.com help pages which listed way to fix the problem - no help

shut down in the command promt so the "its now safe to turn off your computer" came up and turned off the computer manully (pressing the button on the front of the computer) but it just starts up again. (it does work if i use the switch on the back of computer but what a hassle)

I have no other problems with the computer or windows except this

Im lost, any suggestions, think i mite send back the computer if they let me.
 

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Start - Turn off computer - "Turn off" and "restart" do not respond. Standby functions. Help please.

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Hello,

My custom made computer suddenly would not turn on anymore. It all started when I installed a RAM stick partially wrong. I took out the RAM stick, (there was still another 512 there previously there anyways) and kept pressing the power button to turn on. After 30 minutes of doing nothing but worrying, the computer turned on suddenly out of nowhere. From that time I guess that maybe the power just fused off inside for safety measures.

2 weeks later, I pressed the emergency switch on the back of the tower (the one with 1 and 0) and when I try to turn it on it would not work. The next morning I saw that my computer had turned on 6 hours later. So now I was guessing that pressing the switch on the back of the tower was broken and would set off an automatic switch.

Now, I came back from to school to find out that the computer won't turn on anymore. It has passed 24 hours and still no find yet.

I asked some friends and they were thinking it might be the fuse/power box. I am just wondering if that might exactly be the problem and if it is, I will take it to the store.

If you guys are unsure about the problem, I will just call GeekSquad.

Thank you TSF,
Matt

Answer:Computer would not turn on at all

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Originally Posted by dcraftjr


Hello,

My custom made computer suddenly would not turn on anymore. It all started when I installed a RAM stick partially wrong. I took out the RAM stick, (there was still another 512 there previously there anyways) and kept pressing the power button to turn on. After 30 minutes of doing nothing but worrying, the computer turned on suddenly out of nowhere. From that time I guess that maybe the power just fused off inside for safety measures.

2 weeks later, I pressed the emergency switch on the back of the tower (the one with 1 and 0) and when I try to turn it on it would not work. The next morning I saw that my computer had turned on 6 hours later. So now I was guessing that pressing the switch on the back of the tower was broken and would set off an automatic switch. No such animal!
Now, I came back from to school to find out that the computer won't turn on anymore. It has passed 24 hours and still no find yet.

I asked some friends and they were thinking it might be the fuse/power box. I am just wondering if that might exactly be the problem and if it is, I will take it to the store.

If you guys are unsure about the problem, I will just call GeekSquad.

Thank you TSF,
Matt




Since you were into the case installing and uninstalling the ram. You need to check all your connections, (you may have knocked something loose).
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A few days ago, my Acer Aspire (E5-573 series) started turning off at random times. It wasn't hot, it wasn't because of movement, and I don't believe it's from dust buildup.  I tried the battery reset thing with a paperclip- didn't work. Then, it shut off completely and wouldn't come on at all. Now it is going a glitchy screen like the one in the attached picture. Could it be a virus? I would appreciate some help.

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

Bloodyskullz
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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I was on itunes two days ago and my computer froze for two hours before I finally just manually had to turn it off. When I tried to restart it, the windows thing came up(i've got vista), but the graphics looked a bit off. Before it got to the page asking for my password, the screen turned blue with gray dots going down it. I've let it sit but the screen does not change.
 

Answer:Help! My Computer won't turn on!

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i just got all my parts, put them together, configured bios, installed xp and updates and everything was running fine

i didnt do this in my room so i turned off the computer, unplugged everything and moved it to my room (next door...25 feet...not far) and when i plugged the comp in, there was no power

i tried using the same cable on another computer and it worked fine
i turned the power strip off and on again and still no good....

(and i didnt drop the drop the computer or do nething to damage it)
 

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

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I decided to upgrade my computer so I bought:
QDI P2PE/800 Pro Pentium4 478pin DDr400 Motherboard (533FSB)
Intel Celeron 2.0 Ghz 128K 178Pin 400FSB OEM Processor
Dynatron Heavy Duty Haetsink & Fan w/ Thermal Paste
512MB PC2700 333Mhz DDR &
Dynex 300 Watt ATX12V Power Supply
Well I put my antistatic wrist wrap on and put it all together. I checked all wire connections and was good to go. I turn on the power supply (the red light on the motherboard light up so I knew I has power) then I hit the power button, the green LED light flashed. and nothing happened. I know the connection are right I triple check. So any ideas??????
 

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Question: turn off computer

Hi,
my friend has a problem:
everytime he clicks start -> turn off computer, nothing happens and his mouse turns into loading mode for about 10 minutes. after that it doesn't turn off and he still can run programs as normal.
any ideas?

Answer:turn off computer

You could try running sfc /scannow in run. Youll need your XP disk ready, otherwise it might be a program that just wont give up and end task. Does your friend happen to have Norton?

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At first it was overheating and now it can't turn on just like that.....what may be possible problems?

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HI last week my computer was running really slow and shutting down all the time. i went to turn the computer on yesterday and it tells me to hit alt, ctrl, delete, and when i do nothing happens? help

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What kind of computer - ,ake/model, RAM, hard drive size, audio and video card. Any running antispyware programs, antivirus, etc. Do all the lights come on and do all the whirring sounds seem like normal?

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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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I am not sure what happened, but this is the story. My son put together a new computer for me. I wanted to keep the old one for the kids for school and older games. He transferred some info from the old hard drive to the new, and put the old one back. I turned on the old computer and it started up and ran fine, but I noticed a rhythmic clicking the whole time it was on. The nest day we used it again and there was no clicking. The third time we tried to turn it on, nothing. No power at all. I had a feeling the computer was on it's last legs, that's why my son put together a new one. It had been making a lot of noise for many months. I don't know where it was coming from, but it was kind of a grinding sound. It did not do it all the time either. I would really like to get it running again so it could be used any ideas as to where to start? Is it the power? Is it the motherboard? Is it the hard drive? Is there a way to check these things before purchasing new ones? Thanks!
 

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It sounds like the power supply. Most computer shops will test your power supply for a small fee. If it's just going to be a beater computer, then a cheap power supply will suffice for about $30.00. Make sure it outputs at least 350W though.
 

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

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so i'm at my sisters college and i run lavasoft on it like i do when i visit... leave it on w/e all is good..
later that night i wanted to play some xbox live. i unplug her ethernet cord from the wall jack to replace it with mine.. i don't notice anything. This morning i wake up and go to turn it on and nothing. No one shut it off (i asked) and no one did anything.. except me.. idk wats going on.. i changed power cords with my monitor which turned on and nothing. i took the case off, all the leds on the motherboard are one, and the switch power wires are connected in and the switch is clicking (so i'm guessing it works) but nothing.. at all...

any ideas help **** i can do that sorta stuff.. EVERYTHING is appreciated..

-adam

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

Is there a switch on the back near where it plugs in? It should have a "O" and a "-" you want it on "-" assuming yours has one (some PSU's don't have these, mostly DELL's and HP's).

It wouldn't be a software problem, because they wouldn't affect the computer until the software loaded, so it is definately a problem with your hardware.

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

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

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

Answer:Computer won't turn on

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

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I have a problem with my computer. It just won't turn on! Its an eMachines desktop with a Celeron D at 2.93 GHZ, 512 MB of RAM, and a 80 GB hard drive at 7200 rpm. It can't be more that 13 months old, and I think the model number is something like T4010.

Yesterday evening I went to turn it on only to find that it was totally unresponsive. Nothing happens, *at all*, when the power button is pressed. No sounds, no lights, no internal activity.

The computer and all accessories are plugged in. No wires/cables are damaged.

The only thing I can think of - and quite an obvious cause of damage - was the giant lightening storm we had here. But the computer was plugged into a UPS battery back up and surge protector, a very expensive one (Sigh). It was working and fully charged during the period I was away form the desk. Further, the power to the house never went out and the lights never even flickered. I tried another PC (which was also on and running during the storm) with this PC's cables and the UPS, it works.

It is completely protected by Norton antivirus, and supplemental AOL protection. (Not conflicting.)

I opened the case and didn't observe and physical damage. The power button is mechanically functional. (A small green light is visible on the motherboard when plugged in, but everything else looks totally dead.)

Any ideas what this might be? Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer will not turn on.

You could trace the power button wires back to the motherboard and make sure its seated on the pins securely. There is a tiny chance that it somehow worked loose (heating/cooling cycles). The switch also could have gone bad. To test that figure out what 2 pins it goes to and short those out with a flathead screwdriver, it doesn't have to be a continous connection (in fact that won't even work) just needs to make a connection between those 2 pins for about the same length you leave your finger on the power button.

If that fixes it then there you go. But it probably won't, in that case your power supply or motherboard could be screwed up. Check the cord plugging into the computer to make sure its getting 110-120V that little green light won't always indicate a good power supply.
 

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Hi,

I recently re-installed windows 7 on my computer, and after i installed all of the drivers, i realized my computer wouldn't shut down.

I mean, it says its shutting down, then the screen goes into standby mode, but the computer keeps running.
I don't understand why or how this could happen.

It's weird, i even tried rolling back on some bios changes i made, but nothing. I don't even know how to troubleshoot this. I tried googling it, but everyone that has a different problem on which the shutting down screen persists.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Alex.

Answer:Computer won't turn off

Gathering a Startup, Shutdown, Sleep, Hibernate, or Reboot Trace

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I have a bizzare computer problem.

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

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

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

Any suggestions, cause I am stumped. HARD.
 

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Hey, looking for some help here.

Recently while I wasn't home the power went out, and when I came back, my computer won't turn on. The light on the computer just flashes between orange and being off. I do have a surge protector. I tried plugging the computer power cord directly into the wall, but that didn't help. Is my computer fried? Are any parts of it likely still good? Does it probably have nothing to do with the computer? Any ideas? Thanks!
 

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I have a hp pavillion 7850. It started having problems about a month ago. I would have to hit the power button a few times before it would turn on. Now it wont turn on at all. I have 120 volts coming throught the power cord. When I unplug the power cord from the back and then plub it back a green light comes on. When I hit the power button the light goes out.

Answer:my computer will not turn on

Have you recently added any new hardware, or added ANYTHING beyond what it came with from HP? Sounds as though the PSU is bad, or perhaps over-loaded. Do you see any smoke, or get a funky smell when you turn it on?

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About a week ago my mobo fried and was smoking, so I got a new one. Today I put it in, and now the computer won't turn on. I turn on the PSU's power, and the switch lights up. (No fan turns on in the PSU, is one supposed to?) I hit the power switch in the front of my case, nothing. No lights, no noise, no nothing.

I'm thinking that my PSU is dead, but I want some imput before I send it back for a replacement.

Thanks.

Answer:Computer won't turn on

mb dead may affect the processor too, if computer wont boot, there is no reason for psu fan to be on.

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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:
 

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I bought this laptop exactly 2 weeks ago. All of a sudden it will not turn on, the keyboard lights don't even blink. The orange charging light will come on when plugged in, but nothing happens. I've tried taking the battery out and draining the residual power, running it on the charger (charger light turns white), but the laptop still doesn't come on. Please help.

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Hi there @Taylar,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel.  I understand your computer is not turning on.  I would be glad to help you. Have you tried to plug into different wall plug?You can follow the document Computer does not start for Windows 10.  PLease read carefully there are many steps and options.  Thanks for participating in the HP Forums where we want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue as you have. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as "Accept as Solution" to help other community members! To show appreciation for my efforts kindly click the Thumbs Up below. Thanks.

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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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Hi Guys,
I have a Compaq D510 SFF with 1.8 P4/256RAM/80Gb IDE HDD , which isn't turning on, no motherboard light, no sound, no nothing, just blank.Then a few hours later everything would be fine, its been doing this for about two weeks now. If any of you have any suggestions it would be much appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer won't turn on.

Sounds like a Power Supply issue. Try to remove the power cable, wait 15 seconds so it can drain the power, move the voltage switch (red switch on back, you will need a pen or flathead) to 230, wait 10 seconds then move it back to 115. Plug in the power cable and test it.
 

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Hi, This morning I wake up and turn the computer on but nothing happens. My uGuru panel is flashing intermittently and so is the red light on my motherboard. I checked the power connections and they are fine. What do I do? First time I have come across this problem.

Answer:computer won't turn on. HELP!

This is a uGuru panel for those who don't know
If your motherboard led is flashing, the only thing I would think of is power going where its not supposed to. (Pins on motherboard touching metal case? Loose wire touching case? Ect)

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

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your advice.
Aloha
 

Answer:My Computer won't turn on

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

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I'm going to try to give as much detail as possible.

The PC is a P4 2.53 (I think 915E mobo)...512 ram (1 stick).

PC was running fine. I decided to install a DVDrw. I opened it up and noticed a lot of dust. I used air to blow all the dust out. All I did was put the DVDRW in and plugged it in making sure I didnt dislodge any leads or any other cables. Tried to turn it on...nothing.

The motherboard has a green light that comes on when I plug the power in. When I press the "on" button the CPU fans spins once and stops. I never hear the HD or anything else try to turn on.

I've taken out the memory and put it back in trying different sockets. I've unplugged all the cables and plugged them back in. I've also tried a different power supply which didn't work either.

Now before this happened my pc from time to time would give me the blue screen of death (xp pro system) saying that the memory was overloaded and needed to reboot. But like I said, before I opened it and blew the dust out it was running fine...a little slow but fine.

Any suggestions?

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Hello zepp1, and welcome to T.F.!

Using caned air can cause condensation to form on the surface of what your using it on because it is cold when it decompresses. Give your components ample time and ventilation to dry off. It is possible a small bead of water can be causing a short some where. If it won't boot to POST I would try flashing the BIOS. and double checking critical components. One thing you can do is take out all non essential components like sound card, hard drive, disk drive, even your ram is not needed for the thing to turn on. If it will boot to an error screen saying its missing ram then you can start plugging things back in one at a time to find the culprit. If you still get nothing. try removing and reseating the CPU.

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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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Hello,
My Dell Desktop computer will not turn on anymore. First off, it started going into sleep mode and then it finally just would not turn on anymore. Any suggestions on what could be wrong with it? Thank you.
 

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Hi Renee2014, and welcome TSG.

Was the computer displaying a message that it was going into sleep mode before doing so or was it just suddenly shutting down?

Is it not giving any kind of indication that it is trying to turn on when you press the power button?

These days, power supplies are not totally powered down when the computer is turned off. They provide a small amount of power to the motherboard, if for no other reason, than to allow the computer to be turned on using the front panel power button. Many power supplies and motherboards have LED indicators that indicate the presence of this voltage. You would need to open up the computer to see if such indicators exist and if they are lit.

What is the full model number of the computer?
 

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