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[SOLVED] computer will turn on for about 5 seconds... and if i get lucky 10 min then

Question: [SOLVED] computer will turn on for about 5 seconds... and if i get lucky 10 min then

ok so i have this computer that likes to turn on somtimes but not long enough to boot into windows and sometimes not even long enough to boot into the bios screen... this computer had windows vista in it and then when it started turning off randomly i tryed installing windows 7 onto it i was able to get 50% threw of "expanding windows files" and then it just turns off... i tryed taking out 1 of the ram card to see if one of them was defective somehow but nothing.. i swapping ram cards and everything...but what could be causing this... like i said sometimes it starts up for like a min or 2 and then turns off (doesent even shut down just turns right off) and once it turns off i will try and turn it back on and it doesent even last a second ot two... i tryed removing that battery on the motherboard (forgot what its called) just to see if that would do anything cuz i remebered i did that on my friends computer and it gotting working again... and yes i obviously tryed different outlets and pretty techy so throw me what you think is wrong... heres a video and specs of the laptop

o.s windows vista (but got cleared when i was trying to install windows 7)
3gb ram
nvidia geforce go 7150m
i have no clue what kind of cpu is in it but im sure you can find out its a hp pavilion dv9910us notebook (sorry doing this for a friend and he doesent no anything about it he only used it for internet)

and i forgot i was ganna try a live disk of unbuntu but that obviously dident work as you can see in the video... and all the fans and everthing are going on so i dont think its over heating

YouTube - 101_1315.MOV

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] computer will turn on for about 5 seconds... and if i get lucky 10 min then

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Answer: [SOLVED] computer will turn on for about 5 seconds... and if i get lucky 10 min then

ok i fixed it noticed if i aplyed presure to a spot on the computer it would work so i took it apart and took a heat gun to the motherboard to reconnect what ever soldering broke and its working now

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My custom built computer,once turns on, gets into a startup loop and never gets into the post screen.
What is the problem?
Here is the video of the problem:

Computer Specs:
Windows 7
core i5 2500K (overclocked to 4.5ghz)
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 motherboard
Gigabyte HD 6850 Graphics Card
OCZ ModxStream-Pro 600W power supply
8gb cosair DDR3 vengeance RAM

Answer:Computer turn on/off in seconds

I'm no expert but i had this problem a while back and it was because my hard drive was failing..

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When I plug in my computer and flip the power switch on the back my pc try's to turn on the fan's run and it sounds like it's trying to power up and then shut's off 3-5 seconds later. And when I try to turn it on from the power button in the front it doesn't do anything. I've sent it back to the place I ordered it from(CyberPowerPc) 3 times and they send me it back with the same problem happening they have replaced the motherboard and 2 stick's of ram and it say's on the invoice they tested it before they shipped it to me so is something happening in shipping or am I being screwed.

WesternDigital 740AD RAPTOR 2x74GB SATA2 10000RPM Hard Drive
EVGA GF 8800 ULTRA 768MB PCI-E Graphic's Card

Answer:My Computer shuts off a few seconds after i turn it on

Hi Millurn welcome to the site.

seem odd that they Would BOTH not work. Might be the CPU might be at fault here. I am surprised that it does not work as everything is compatible.

It also sounds like it might be the PSU. Can you get hold of another 400W plus PSU and see if that works. If so then you know what the Issue is.

hope this helps


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For these last couple of months i've had issues with BSODs. I blamed it on the RAMs and returned them to the store. While i was waiting for them to return, i borrowed my brother's RAMs, and it turned out i still got the BSODs. Anyway, i fixed the problem a few days ago when i updated most of my drivers.

Today i got my RAMs back. I switched them out with my brother's RAMs and booted the computer. it looked fine the first 2-5 seconds but then it turns off and boots again by itself a few seconds later.

I've had a similar issue before, and it turned out it was my heatsink which wasnt proberbly mounted. I checked it, and it might have been loose but i managed to fix it and now it should be mounted correctly. Still, the computer reboots after a couple of seconds.

Ive checked all the cables to see it any of them were loose
Ive tried to plug the videocard into another plug
Ive taken the CPU out and back in
Ive tried to switch out the RAMs one by one

Do you have any suggestions ???
Thanks in advance.

Answer:My computer keeps rebooting 2-5 seconds after it turn it on.

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What's up with this thing?

It turns on, everything works, fans, HDD spools, then it turns off..

any ideas?

Answer:Computer turns off 5 seconds after I turn it on

My other post

If anyone could help me, or give me any kind of idea why this is happening.


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Hello... let me state the problem.

Problem: Computer shuts down randomly. I press the power switch, but it does not turn the computer on. I have to wait a while and press power switch, and it turns on, or I switch the voltage switch (red switch) on the back of the PSU a few times, press power, switch voltage switch back to 110V and then power switch and it turns on normally. (Probably not good for it) It then runs for like 1 hour --> 1 day and turns off randomly again, where i must repeat.

Reason?: I use to never leave my computer on for longer than a day. I never downloaded anything large for it to be left on overnight. During chirstmas I got a Dual Layer DVD-Burner and installed that. I have been leaving my computer on for weeks at a time downloading large files now. Everything was fine for about 3 weeks. Near the end of Janurary it first happened. I didn't think much about it, just turned it back on and it worked fine. About 2 weeks after that it occured again: Now it happens pretty much every day with the added bonus of the power switch not responding for about 1 --> 5 mins.

Possible Problem: The thing I find most insteresting is the fact that after it shut's down, it will not start up for about 1 mins (power switch doesn't respond for a little bit). I can not tell if it is because:
1) I started leaving my computer on for weeks at a time and now Mobo is burning out or PSU?
2) Because I installed the Dual Layer DVD-Burner, and ... Read more

Answer:Computer doesn't turn on for a few seconds? PSU Problem?

Sounds like it could be the PSU. I had similar problems in getting the bugger to start up and swapping out the PSU seemed to fix it. I've also had problems with the powerup button getting stuck and causing similar symptoms, but with it shutting down my guess would be PSU. Good luck!

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built my computer over 4 years ago, woke up one day and my computer would only turn on for a couple seconds before shutting down. stripped it down to:

MoBo: Soyo Dragon Plus 2 (ATX, 478 socket)
PSU: 350w w/ X-dreamer case
CPU: 2.6Ghz Intel P4

still had same problem. replaced PSU w/ 400w, same problem, replaced CPU w/ 2.4Ghz P4, same problem. thought it was a bad CPU because when start it up w/o the 4 pin connecter plugged into the motherboard, it runs the fans w/o powering down.

what am i missing?

appreciate your time.

Answer:the old computer starts for 2 seconds then turn off problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Providing you used fresh thermal paste and the heatsink is properly attached, I suspect a faulty cpu.

Regards Howard :wave::wave:

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I recently removed my video card then put it back in, changed nothing else, and now when I turn on my computer, I get no display on my monitor. And it makes a 2 second beep every 10 seconds or so. Im not sure what to do in this case, so if anyone could help that'd be awesome. Thanks in advance

Answer:Computer makes 2 second beep after I turn on every 5-10 seconds

That means you either have an incompatible card
or it's not plugged in right.
Read you Motherboard manual.Did you buy the right slot type ?

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Alright I may not be the most computer savy person around but I've always managed to find and repair computer problems (with the exception of crashed HDDs) but this problem is odd and is driving me NUTS!

Gaming HD

When I'm just on the desktop (no high demand programs/games) the computer cursor freeze (stutter) for 0.5 to 2.0 seconds every 5 to 10 seconds. Additionally the USB mouse occasionally disconnects/reconnects (with windows notification sound). I have moved USB mouse to different ports with no change. This makes it almost impossible to do anything. However youtube, netflix and DVDs (VLC) play without interruption during the stuttering.

The same occurs when playing any game only the screen freezes as well.

The same stuttering occurs on a completely separate HD which is in no way connected to the pure Gaming HD. (points to more of a hardware problem I think)

This started late last week and the only major change I did was installing homeworld remastered however I really don't think that is the cause as the separate HD also stutters.

Attempted Troubleshooting:
-The CPU and Vid Card were both pretty dusty so I took them out, cleaned and re-applyed thermal paste on the CPU --> no change to stuttering

I have an inferred temp gun and cleaning the dust did improve the temps (slightly) but no effect on the stuttering.

-Memory Diagnostic --> no problems

-Event Viewer --> WHEA event 20 error (not sure what this means but it only... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer Stutters Every 5-10 seconds for 0.5-2.0 seconds

Complete new HD

Installed Windows 7 Premium

Still Stutters

Must me the hardware no? But which component?

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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:


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
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.


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So I had a problem with my T500's backlight initially and long story short, disassembling the computer has now caused the problem in the title. Whenever I plug in the battery/charger and push the power button, the fan will spin and the hdd will whirr a bit, but then after about 3 seconds, the fan will stop and the hdd will click off and cease whirring. The computer will no longer respond to the power button regardless of how many times nor how long the power button is held. I'm looking directly at the wires that carry power. Everything seems to be plugged in. I did the lenovo power trick (IE the 10 one second presses followed by the 30 second long press) and the computer does the 1-3-3-1 beep when I take out the RAM. The monitor is not plugged into it in any way, shape, or form. I do not know if this affects it. However, I have tried attaching the monitor and it still does this. Is there a piece that may have been knocked loose or something? I'm willing to try anything right now because at this point it's a literal brick now.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T500 will turn on for roughly 3 seconds, then turn off and stay off.

Hi npesina, welcome to the forums,
there could be different reasons for the system behaving the way you describe, my suggestions;
remove all hard, SSD and optical drives to see if you experience the same,
remove all RAM, without replacing the drives, and test to see if you receive a system beep code,
remove all components which had previously been removed to test again.
The ultimate test would be to remove everything attached to the mainboard including the CMOS (BIOS) battery excluding the power socket, CPU and the fan. When you attach the power cable the system should come to life, the fan should run and beep codes sound.  After that its really just a case of putting the system back together one component at a time testing inbetween each component replacement, leave the main battery and CMOS battery until last to save having to always connect / disconnect the keyboard in order to turn the system on.
If at any point you experience the same issue as now it may well be that the component you replaced at that point or it's attachment socket on the mainboard  is the culprit.

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I had it for nearly 2 years,Lenovo Y50-70 Touch -2 days ago while playing games on it, I smell a chemical smell coming from it so I immediately shut it down just in case. The next time I turn it on, it was fine the backlit keyboard glow red as usual but no display, and now it shut down after 4 seconds (with the fan running) whenever I turn it on except, sometimes It stay on (but still no display and no fan running).I got no experience into opening pc and such, I I tried opening it up and remove the dust that built us by quite a bit and tried to locate where the chemical smell was from, I though it was probably from the Fan or Coolers as it seems more strong there but not sure. After trying to turn the laptop on a few time the strong smell kind of dissipate a lot, and smell weaker.I been having a hard time trying to pinpoint just which part of the laptop is needed to replace. So if anyone could help me in the right direction it would be great. I just hope it wont have to buy a whole new motherboard x.xAlso idk if thats helpful information, but the first year playing games was fine, but the 2nd year and the laptop kind of overheated so I tried to cut down a bit and the fans were making more noises than ever. Especially when opening a new game or google chrome.

Answer: Laptop turn on for 4 seconds (No Display, Fan noise) and then turn off

A chemical smell to me tells me it's likely a failing/burnt out capacitor...It would be best to have it checked out at a shop...

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I had it for nearly 2 years,Lenovo Y50-70 Touch -2 days ago while playing games on it, I smell a chemical smell coming from it so I immediately shut it down just in case. The next time I turn it on, it was fine the backlit keyboard glow red as usual but no display, and now it shut down after 4 seconds (with the fan running) whenever I turn it on except, sometimes It stay on (but still no display and no fan running).I got no experience into opening pc and such, I I tried opening it up and remove the dust that built us by quite a bit and tried to locate where the chemical smell was from, I though it was probably from the Fan or Coolers as it seems more strong there but not sure. After trying to turn the laptop on a few time the strong smell kind of dissipate a lot, and smell weaker.I been having a hard time trying to pinpoint just which part of the laptop is needed to replace. So if anyone could help me in the right direction it would be great. I just hope it wont have to buy a whole new motherboard x.xAlso idk if thats helpful information, but the first year playing games was fine, but the 2nd year and the laptop kind of overheated so I tried to cut down a bit and the fans were making more noises than ever. Especially when opening a new game or google chrome.

Answer: Laptop turn on for 4 seconds (No Display, Fan noise) and then turn off

A chemical smell to me tells me it's likely a failing/burnt out capacitor...It would be best to have it checked out at a shop...

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im having a problem with my pc that i mostly used..heres the situation :
my pc is working fine suddenly 1 day it slows and slightly hanging so i restarted it after restart problem occurs it powers on(all running: fans,hdd,dvd rom,cpu fan)then after 2 seconds it goes off then i open the case and reseated all components(i know some basic troubleshooting) i tried to power on again and same things happen turn off after 2 seconds. i remove the gpu and connect my monitor to the onboard, so it starts finally and get me to "loading windows "then it go black screen, i restart it again by pressing the restart button and i boot trough enable vga mode by pressing f8.then it boots and it loads the windows and i can use it normally only on vga i downloaded the latest driver of my gpu's onboard and external.i uninstalled the drivers through vga mode then restart,again loading windows then black screen,restart againd and boot through vga mode install the updated drivers then reboot,loading windows then black screen with some pixelate flickering cursor on screen. (to make it short it only boots on enable vga mode..then i go replacing my psu with working from another pc and same thing then i reformat my pc and didnt installed any gpu including the onboard i disabled it..and its working fine with that..

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
with my onboard gpu enabled it gives ... Read more

Answer:Pc turn on and immediately turn off after 2 seconds(with external gpu)

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
with my onboard gpu enabled it gives black screen after loading.
i also tried the other working external gpus and samething happens..
--so maybe its my mobo is bad suspecting my pci slot section..anybody can help me ??2 days trying to fix but still i cant..thanks in advance..Click to expand...

Can you post your computer specs,along with your operating system,your external gpu name Is this an external gpu or an internal PCI-E video card?

Can you also post the wattage of your power supply.

At a guess I would say your power supply isn't powerful enough to run the card. "2 seconds off" Is this a new card and what was the reason for the change? On the black screen error this sounds like a basic driver error.

In either case remove 'external' video card from your computer, download the latest drivers for your os and internal video card from the manufacturers website go to; control panel,programs and delete ALL video card related drivers then run this program.

Delete ALL drivers.

Turn on your onboard video card in bios

Now install the downloaded driver for your on board video card,does your onboard work now?
EDIT OOPS! Welcome to the forum!

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im having a problem with my pc that i mostly used..heres the situation :
my pc is working fine suddenly 1 day it slows and slightly hanging so i restarted it after restart problem occurs it powers on(all running: fans,hdd,dvd rom,cpu fan)then after 2 seconds it goes off then i open the case and reseated all components(i know some basic troubleshooting) i tried to power on again and same things happen turn off after 2 seconds. i remove the gpu and connect my monitor to the onboard, so it starts finally and get me to "loading windows "then it go black screen, i restart it again by pressing the restart button and i boot trough enable vga mode by pressing f8.then it boots and it loads the windows and i can use it normally only on vga i downloaded the latest driver of my gpu's onboard and external.i uninstalled the drivers through vga mode then restart,again loading windows then black screen,restart againd and boot through vga mode install the updated drivers then reboot,loading windows then black screen with some pixelate flickering cursor on screen. (to make it short it only boots on enable vga mode..then i go replacing my psu with working from another pc and same thing then i reformat my pc and didnt installed any gpu including the onboard i disabled it..and its working fine with that..

note* with my external gpu installed it goes off after 2 seconds it power on.
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Answer:Pc turn on and immediately turn off after 2 seconds(with external gpu)

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My E-system laptop automatically turn off in five seconds after turn on without displaying?

Answer:my E-system laptop turn off in five seconds after turn on

Possibly overheating because fan on CPU has failed. You will need to open the back of laptop and see if fan is spinning.

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The "Turn Off Computer" window pops up every few seconds (this is the window that you normally access from the "start" button - bottom left on the monitor). When this happens it only stays up for half a second and then it flashes off and all the icons on the desktop disappear for about 4-5 seconds and then they reappear. In addition to that my Norton Internet Secuity 2005 self shutdown (or don't start) at the beginning. I didn't download/launch any suspicious file but I begin to think it's a virus, and if so, how could I deal with it?

Thank you in advance.

Answer:"Turn Off Computer" window pops up every few seconds

Edit: If I run in safe mode I got some control over my computer but still I'm clueless

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My AVG scanner picked it up. (This is sounding familiar, looking through the threads here.)

These are the offending items:

Python - 2.2.3.exe Trojan Horse PHP/MPack.B

Of course, the program simply finished and didn't do squat with the files. It claims it can't do a whole lot with them, actually. Great. And I'm not sure if getting rid of Python-related material is wise.

This is what my HijackThis! file reads:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:11:15 PM, on 7/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Answer:Solved: Lucky me. I might have the PHP/MPack.B Trojan. too.

There has been a recent update from AVG re this issue. Those experiencing this Trojan have been advised to download it ASAP:,104806,backpage=,sv=

This update seems to have come out in the early afternoon, around 12:30 or so Eastern time. So if you did just a morning update and you found MPack, you might want to take note. Hopefully, yours is a false positive, too.

This is good news, although a bit embarrassing. Still, I'd rather be embarassed and just wasted a bit of time for nothing than actually having a fried computer.

So unless someone looking through this long and winding thread finds something else, my new scan is now clean, and I am marking this problem solved.

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bascially my computer is slow, and if im lucky enough it starts up and acts so slow as if something is running in the back ground. everytime it starts up or play any sounds its cracky and not clear, if i open programs it takes forever. in the windows start up screen the bar moves for about 5 min then starts, and sometimes when im in the password log in screen it frozes there. dont know what to do, i got avg, search and destroy and i dont know wt else, heres the hijack this log, please help me thank you.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:11:04 PM, on 2/18/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.e... Read more

Answer:Hijackthis Log Computer Is Slow And Doesnt Start Up, If Lucky It Does

my computer is really slow, and im afriad someone is hacking me or spyware is effecting it, there are no signs of spyware pop ups or anything, and the latest thing i remember is installing a window media player plugin from one of those sites inorder to play videos and thats all, and the last thing i opened was windows cardspace.. please help me

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I've Got This New Pc And Had A Major Problem.When I Push The Power Button,It Turns On For 2-3 Seconds Then Turn Off,I Repeatedly Turn It On, But Like Always It Turned Off.I Know For A Fact That It's Not The PSU. And That My Computer Is Getting Enough Power;Like Making Sure All The PSU Cords Are Plugged In There Corresponding Locations. I Dont Know Whats Wrong With My Pc.

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer Powers On,Then Off In 2-3 Seconds.

Did you build it your self? Or did you buy it from the store?

Does the computer post?

Make sure your RAM and CPU are seated properly.

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Hi people, ive recently built my new pc that i used my xmas money on! Since i'm such a n00b something has gone wrong, as expected from me I set it all up, plugged everything in, set up the bios to the best of my knowledge (and by the manual), installed my operating system (Win98, only thing i could get my hands on). I installed all of the drivers onto my pc, graphics, motherboard, onboard sound.

Now, i started to get games crashing after about 5 minutes of playing them.

I tried installing all the drivers i could for my motherboard and graphics card, but something went wrong when installing my lan/network drivers. It asked for the win98 disk and when i put it in it told me it couldnt find any of the files needed, i cancelled it and restarted as requested.

On start up i received three errors, all saying i had missing files, one of them was vnetup.vxd, the others ended in .vxd too. After this i then got a message saying Windows Protection Error, leaving me to restart my pc. And again it all happened the same as before.

So now, thinking a new install of the operating system (win98) would help, i reinstalled it.
All fine, but now i get the computer freezing after about 10 seconds of loading my pc, also the occasional crash.
I know this seems alot, but it all happened this afternoon!

Not sure if anyone can help, or whether ive given enough information.

Answer:Solved: Computer Crashes After 10 seconds :|

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Okay, so here's what I know. I am running XP Pro on an MSI motherboard, with a 400 watt 385 peak watt SL-8400btx Allied power supply. My graphics card is an ATI 128 Mb.

When problems first arose, my computer just cut off. I am used to this as I leave my comp on ALOT and usually wear out the power suppiles I'm using. I for this reason, belived it to be the power supply. I went and got a new one, and my problem reacurred. After running both power supplies through a tester, they both came up good.

Here's what happens:

After hitting the power button, everything runs correctly. Fans spin, display comes on, HD boots, everything is great. But no matter what I try, the computer suddenly just turns off after a short period. I have tried to go into safe mode, but if I manage to get to the list before it cuts off, the load to safe mode seems to freeze till my comp turns off again. If I do nothing, I usually get to the login screen.

My Guess:

It's not the graphics card as display is present till then.
It's not the cpu overheating as the fans spin fine and are mounted right.
It's almost certian to not be the power supply as two get the same result and come up good on my tester.
And it's not a program hack as I can't even get to safe mode.

So perhaps it's the Mobo? I've heard MSI Model N1996 was discontinued.
Any help is greatly apperciated. I'd rather not spend alot of money on parts I don't need. I don't have a grea... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer shuts down after a few seconds




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Right now im on my fathers computer but unless i boot into safemode, my pc automatically restarts every 2-3 seconds. I think i got the virus from installing Daemon tools, since that is the last thing i installed before i started geting the virus. Here is my hijack this log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:08:17 PM, on 9/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Safe mode

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashSimpl.exe
C:\Program Files\ZyXEL\G-302v2\G-302v2.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Family\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
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Answer:Solved: Please help my computer keeps restarting every 2-3 seconds.



Just found out i hadnt completly installed Daemon tools all the way, so it screwed up my pc. I reinstalled it and everything works fine now thanks!

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I have a Koolance PC2 601 watercooled case that just started this bit of weirdness: When I push the power on button on the case front, the computer starts up and runs for 3 seconds then turns off. If I continually push the power button at 2 second intervals, it stays on. Any clue as to what may be causing this to happen? Nothing has been added to this computer for at least 6 months. I'm perplexed

Answer:Solved: Computer turns on for 3 seconds

When you say it stays on, does it just stay on or does it actually work properly and boot up?

Could be that the front case power or reset buttons are sticking, what happens if you disconnect both of them and just short the two power pins on the motherboard with a screw driver?

It could also be a loose CPU heatsink, if its come loose or broken off then the CPU could be overheating and causing a shutdown. If its not booting but just staying on it could also be a faulty power supply.

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So I've built countless computers and you always gotta have that one problem that keeps you down! I built my first I7-930 last night. I turn it on and it goes on for maybe 20 seconds or so and shuts off, reboots and then goes off. I know it could be a lot of reasons. I have a good quality antec PSU and a good Evga X58 motherboard. I had 3 sticks of ram in and then tried all 3 separate in and same problem. Now, I think it could be the cpu overheating. with the 20 seconds i had, i was able to get into bios and check the status of the computer. I noticed the temp of the cpu was 85 Celsius. that seems wayyyyyy too hot. I removed the stock thermal paste and applied arctic silver 5 which i always do. Maybe the heat sink isn't on tight enough? It's pretty snug. any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Computer shuts off after 20 seconds or so

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First off, let me say that I'm fairly competant with computers. I've been building my own rigs for about 6-7 years now, and usually am able to problem solve my own issues. Recently, however, I've come up against something I can't even diagnose, so I'm coming to you all here and TechSupportGuy because you've been very helpful in the past.

The Problem:
Yesterday, while playing a game that doesn't require any heavy graphical or processing power, my computer crashed (straight power-down), and this made me concerned about perhaps some issue with my cooling systems, so I reinstalled SpeedFan and CoreTemp to get some solid readings off the similarities of both. However, the temps were reading around 50c under full load (Memtest95) for my processor. I let this run for a while to make 100% sure of my readings. Other temperatures on my mobo were around 35-40c, and my video card was running around 40c idle (I'm pretty sure that memtest doesn't utilize any graphical processing power, right?). My next step was to test the video card under full load, so I loaded up Battlefield, and instantly crashed. This was seriously concerning, so I tried the test twice more. Both times, when my computer had to render anything serious, it immediately crashed.
However, on the third test, the computer wouldn't restart. It would start up, the LED's would turn on inside the fans, and on the mobo and video card, and then immediately shut down. I... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer Shuts Down after 1-3 seconds

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I have a Compaq Presario 1000. When I press the button it starts and last about 5 seconds and the noise stops. and thats it. The 3 fans still keep running with no problem. when it was going I still had plenty of Ram left and only a third is used on my HD. It always ran cool enough. I have struggled with it long enough.I am going to look at one of the Acer small Tower desktops. But I am curious as to what can lead to this breakdown . I have looked inside and there doesnt seem to be a switch contact problem. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Computer starts for about 5 seconds and thats it.

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Hi, I have a very frustrating problem that just reared its ugly head last night. My computer started hesitating every few seconds, freezes, then starts the cycle all over again. It's difficult to do anything: browse the internet, use applications, or even type this post. I have not added any new hardware or programs recently except I upgraded Firefox last week but it has been running fine up until last night. Plus I uninstalled Firefox and it is still doing the same thing. I have Windows XP home version. So far I have deleted several programs and many other things from my computer that I could do without, I've checked my page file to see if it was correct and it was at the suggested amount, I scanned it with Norton's and it found no viruses, I scanned with Malbytes Anti-Malware and it found nothing infected, I opened up my hard drive case and cleaned/blew out the dust however it wasn't that dirty since I do this on occasion, I made sure my memory was not slipping out, I tried to defragment but my computer said that I do not need to at this time, I restored my computer back to a previous date. None of these things have made a difference. I was sure at least restoring it back would do the trick but it did not.
I'm confused to what the problem is and through my research can't seem to figure this one out on my own.
Does anyone have any suggestions or has anyone had similar problems?

Answer:Computer hesitates every few seconds and freezes a few seconds then starts this cycle over again

Run hard drive diagnostics: (or sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.=======================================================================================A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option AB. If you have only one RAM stick memtest...1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)2. Unzip downloaded file.3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.4. Download, and install ImgBurn: Insert blank CD into your CD drive. 6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:10. Once the C... Read more

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Asus M2N-E
Amd X2 6000
Thermaltake Tru 550
Evga 8800g

All of that is pretty old...haven't had any issues with it really.
I installed a SATA HD yesterday, dropped Win 7 on it and have been smooth sailing.

So about an hour ago my wife asks me to charge her MP3 player.
I already had the charger cord hanging from the front USB port so I just plugged it in.
The second I did that my KB/mouse lights shut off and everything froze

So, I do a hard shutdown wait a few seconds and hit the power button.
Everything spins up but thats all it does. No post codes, nothing.

I hit the reset button and a few seconds later it just shuts off.

I tried messing with my ram, one stick, no sticks, one stick in another slot, etc.
Same thing, computer turns on for about 2-5 seconds and shuts right back down.

I unhooked my HD/CD, same thing.
Reseat my GPU, nothing.

I even check all the capacitors to see if any where blown, you know, the cracked dome look.
All looks fine.

It has to be something to do with when I plugged that MP3 player in.
Granted, this was the first time I plugged it in since Win 7 , but im still tinking
it shorted somehow..

Oh yeah, awhile back one of my rear-usb ports just stopped working.
If that means anything to anyone..

I already cleared CMOS and battery (redundant, but hey!)

So, thoughts? Suggestions?
Im leaning towards PSU or shot mobo..
mobo power status light comes on, as well as on the PSU...but shrug


Answer:Solved: Computer shuts off seconds after turning on..

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Hi, I'm having trouble booting my desktop.

I drove home for the holidays and brought my desktop with because my sister has two hard drives that need data recovery due to corrupted FAT tables, and I need to fix a windows issue that I don't otherwise have time with...

Anyway, this build is recent--from late September. I still have the box that the case came in, so I packed it up in that Friday. Then I drove to my fiance's parent's house for two nights, and drove to my parent's house today. In-between my house and my parents house my desktop was in my car and obviously was subjected to cold weather. However, I think the most extreme temperature would have been no lower than 0F. (The high/lows have been about 18/5F) This should rule out any problems due to low temperatures, as the power supply is rated for storage down to -20F and the mother board is either -20 or -40.
The problem is I can't get it to POST. 2 or 3 seconds after I turn it on it shuts off for about 2 seconds and restarts, and continues this process indefinitely. I have everything disconnected except the motherboard, cpu, ram and video card and it does the same thing.
These are the relevant specs:

PS: Zalman ZM500-HP (500W)


CPU: Core 2 Duo E6750 OC @3.5Ghz

Video card: Gigabyte 8600GT Fanless (GV-NX86T256D)

4GB DDR2 800 GSkill
73GB Raptor
2x 1 TB Seagate

I have no idea what could have changed from point A to B. The only thing that makes ... Read more

Answer:Solved: can't post -- computer restarts every 3 seconds

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I am using windows 7 and when I press any key on my keyboard for the first time windows makes a beeping noise. I can continue typing perfectly fine without any noise but then once 30 seconds is up it beeps again, even if I have been continuously typing.

If I watch a video for a few minutes or do something that doesn't require the keyboard it will not beep until the first key press again, then the 30 seconds until it does it again. I can walk away for an hour and it will not beep at all until the next time I press a key.

I checked my system tray and the only program I have open is Comodo (the free firewall).

Active process;
That's all, it is a recent installation so pretty much nothing is installed, I reinstalled over windows XP. I never had this beeping problem in the time I used XP.
The first few minutes of use wasn't too annoying but now it is painful hearing the beep every 30 seconds.

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer beeps on first keypress every 30 seconds

anyone got any ideas?

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Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I wasn't completely sure where to put this topic.

My desktop (running Vista x32) has started to freeze every so often for about 2-6 seconds. It seems to happen more often when playing some games (such as Warframe) but never happens when playing others (such as Dark Souls), and also never happens when watching a video on VLC. It also tends to hang when I open a new internet page or tab, or when I try and to browse through my computer (such as my C: folder), or even when I right click to try and copy and paste something. I have tried dusting out my tower but that didn't help. I ran Cupid HW Monitor, and nothing is overheating. I looked at my processes in Task Manager and nothing is hogging the resources. I also made sure all of my drivers are up to date. I ran scans with my Malwarebytes and Microsoft Security and both came up clean.

I'm not sure what to do from this point. Any help is much appreciated.

Here are my specs (taken from dxdiag):

Dell XPS 420
Vista x32
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @2.4GHz
3326 MB RAM
Direct X 11

ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series

Thank you

Answer:Solved: Computer Intermittently Freezes for a Few Seconds

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Hello and thank you for your help again!
There are lots of "my computer reboots" threads up here, but this one is probably a hardware problem and is pretty remarkable.
My friends system recycles after about 3 seconds. Turn it on...then within 3 seconds it reboots, and this repeats over and over again. Never gets to a video prompt. Never gets to reading a drive.
The system is a 2 1/2 year old HP running Win 7 with 4 GIGs RAM. I have removed every non-essential card (except the video) with no effect.
I have swapped out SATA cables. No effect.
I have swapped out effect.

What else might it be? Power Supply?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Solved: Computer reboots after seconds repeatedly

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Since about March I decided I wanted a new computer. I went ahead and ordered this pre-built computer from Newegg and it worked for a few months but it was pretty slow when it came to new games. I wanted something that I could play new games on and do decently well with. So I decided I would over time replace all the parts.

I just got done doing an entire overhaul on my system. I bought everything brand new including a new case. The only thing I didn't replace was the hard drive.

Here are my current specs:

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz
SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
Windows 7 Home Premium
Antec HCG-750 750W ATX12V Power Supply
1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD

I am pretty new to building and tinkering with computers. So this has been a learning experience for me. I installed everything and my computer seemed to start up fine. I can get to the windows startup screens and select to start it up normally or go into startup repair. But then the computer will just shut off.

My power supply seems to be working alright its spinning on the inside fine I'm getting the LED at the front. I don't think it's a problem with the power supply.

Every time I get the option to start windows normally and I hit it it will get to the beginning of it and I'll get a brief blue screen and the computer will shut off. Whenever I try to use the startup repair it will begin repairing and then it will shut off. Other times I... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer won't start normally, shuts off after about 30 seconds each time

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i need help urgently, i was surfing the net yesterday when it just hang. so i restart my pc using power on/ off and then my pc just give me a 5 secs continous beep and stop and a 5secs continous beep and it just continue

my monitor screen is blank and i was unable to boot up to windows at all.

my motherboard is Abit I-N73HD

i have open my casing my powersupply fan and cpu fan is working
my motherboard led light still light on
i only have 2 slots, 1 ram, so i took out the the ram and use eraser to clean it and put in different slot, but the problem still persists.
i took out the battery and put it back after 5minutes but it still not works.
my graphic card is built in, so it could not be the problem too.
i have search all the forums and tried most of the methods.
the beep sound was a continous Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu sound for 5 seconds and stop and it repeat again.
Any one can help me. Please

Answer:Solved: computer beep continously for 5 seconds , Help needed

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I have seen a lot of similar threads to his on the web, but none seem to have the same set of circumstances as me, please help!
My problems started after a windows update which required me to restart my system. Now it barely boots up before showing a message USB Over Current Status Detected, Computer will shut down in 15 seconds.

I have tried unplugging all the USB devices to no avail. I am unable to boot into BIOS using Tab or delete as instructed on the opening screen, it just boots a little further before coming up with the same message.

I have not opened the case or connected any new devices so I am pretty sure it's something to do with the upgrade.

How can I correct this when I can'teven boot into Bios?

I am running Windows XP SP3, the computer is not home built, but a generic box bought on-line which has been running good as gold for the past 18 months. Thanks

Answer:Solved: USB Over Current Status Detected, Computer will shut down in 15 seconds

After doing some Googling, the common consensus is that you may have a short circuit somewhere.

Personally, I would remove the cover and check all cables.

Ensure the motherboard is not in direct contact with the case.

Also, give it a (gentle) shake and ensure there are no loose screws roling around inside your case.

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Hey guys and gals,

I just built my new system and am getting a strange skipping or buzzing noise every 5 seconds when playing music, the files were fine on my old computer, and I have tested it with the onboard sound and my sound card, sadly to say it happens with both.

My system is:
Intel Core 2 duo 2.4 gig
2 gig 800mhz
Asus board with the P35 chipset.

I checked the task manager an my cpu useage isn't spiking, I really don't know where to begin, occasionally the mouse will stutter as well.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Answer:[SOLVED] Getting a 'buzzing' like sound every few seconds, fresh install new computer

Dear Curt2k1 ,
A few questions first:
1. from where are you getting the Buzzing noise? try to follow it.
are you hearing it from the speakers? maybe the speakers are broken, need external power supply.
2. there are a few things that can make buzzing noises othen speakers: fans (CPU, Tower, power supply), HD, CD, that's it- things that move.

wish you all the best.

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Hello all. As the title might imply, I am writing this while my computer is in safe mode. After I click on an account when I boot normally, it will freezes a few moments later on the desktop. I'll post my information below and follow the instructions given. Thank you!
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3836 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294513 MB, Free - 170121 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: AntiVir Desktop, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Solved: Computer freezes seconds after log-in; Safe mode works perfectly well

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SL510 was running and went to sleep. Upon wake, desktop appeared as it was left before sleeping, then machine turned off (hard off).  When power button is depressed, power light/fans/optical light turn on as normal but then shuts off within 3 seconds.  Twice when attempting to turn on machine, it displayed splash screen and began to load windows then shut off suddenly and went back to ~3 second on before off again.  Took battery/AC power out and held down power button to drain, no change.  Also no change with just AC power/no battery.   Have not pulled CMOS battery to reset BIOS, will try that next.  Any suggestions or keys to depress during power-on for troubleshooting would be greatly appreciated...


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Answer:SL510 will not turn on.. on for 3 seconds then off.

I figured it out.  After trying everything (complete power drain, RAM out, one DIMM in either slot, HD out, with or without battery, etc.), I unplugged the fan and turned it on and it worked, displaying a "FAN ERROR" message.  I plugged the fan back in and it's working solid.  Power cycled it many times, sleep mode many times, fan is working as it should too.  Hope this can help someone else  :0)

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Pc starts and turn off after 2seconds

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I have powerDVD 9 ultra edition.. was playing ok..
Now when I try to play a movie turn off by itself, I try many things, I reinstalled and nothing happen.. Some one tell me is my NOD32 antivirus.
Any thoughts..

Answer:PowerDVD 9 turn off after 5 seconds

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My Y50, which isn't even a month old turns on for a few seconds, well at least I hear the fans start up and then the computer turns off a few seconds later. No display either. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Answer:Y50 turns off a few seconds after I turn it on

One thing to check:  bent pins in the USB ports.

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Hallo everybody.

I'm trying to repair this Satellite A60-712; it came to me without power supplier, but I've found a compatible one and it seems to work: CC IN LED lights up and battery starts to charge.

My problem is that this notebook starts for a while, heatsink begins to rotate, all LEDs light up normally but, suddenly everything turns off after 2-3 seconds. I've observed that this machine has only a free RAM slot and have been noticed that it has an integrated on motherboard memory module; could be this the problem? Or is possible some other reason?

Could someone help me?

Answer:Satellite A60-712 - Turn off after 2-3 seconds


> it came to me without power supplier, but I've found a compatible one
Can you please test it with an original Toshiba AC/DC adaptor? Does happen the same?

If the notebook has already integrated memory on mainboard there is no problem there. You can also use the notebook without additional RAM module.

In worst case you need professional help from an authorized service provider. :(

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My relatively new Yoga 3 Pro (4 months old) inbuild screen goes blacl/turns off after 30 seconds unless I am activity typing or moving the mouse around.  The screen still seems to be on and I can see the back-light but the screen is completely black.  I have to hit a key or click the trackpad for it to come back on.  This happens no mattter what program/app I am using or even if I am just displaying the desktop.  It will even happen when viewing youtube videos or reading a pdf.   While I have not tried it, I am pretty sure it it will do this when doing a presentation unless I move through the slides within 30 seconds.  I have adjuster the timer for the screen to turn off in Power & System settings (tried everything from 2 min to never for both battery and plugged-in) and have disabled Harmony Paper Display (using the Fn+Esc)  with no effect.   The screen just goes black after 30 seconds no matter what I do.  Does anyone know how to stop this from happening.This is really annoying and pretty much makes the computer useless for work.    

Answer:Yoga 3 Pro screen turn off after 30 seconds

Did you ever find a solution to this?  I have the same thing happening and nothing I do in the power settings make any difference.  It happens to laptop display or if I am plugged into an external monitor.

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The computer is constantly stopping for 15 seconds and then continuing for 10 seconds.

My computer was new mid-May '03 and when I installed Roxio Easy CD Creator 6.0 I began to have a lot of problems... and ultimately uninstalled it.

The Roxio program caused about 20 Windows XP (looks like backups) in the Control Panel add/remove program (one of them I cancelled).

I have XP -30 GIGs, 4 drives (32FAT a portable pocket drive & NTFS) plus I have a portable pocket drive.

Does anyone have problems with XP and Roxio Easy CD Creator?
Thanks for any help.

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Can someone tell me if there is something wrong with my X240. It has always done this so I am not sure if it is normal, but I never had this issue on older X series laptops. When I press the power button, if the machine was either shutdown, or hibernating, it takes 20 seconds before the Lenovo logo shows and it starts doing anything. Then it boots windows in seconds (I have an SSD) and I have no issues. Is this normal? It does not seem normal to me. I already upgraded the BIOS to latest. It doesn't matter which operating system I have installed. The BIOS is also set to quick boot. Enabling or disabling secure boot or UEFI mode does not do anything. Thanks

Answer:Lenovo X240 - 20 seconds to turn on to logo

HiCheck out SSD firmware upgrade on the Lenovo support site and the drive manufacturer one.

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Just aquired an Inspiron 5759 which is great and does everything I want apart from one thing - it takes an eternity (10 seconds) to show anything on the screen and as it doesn't have a power light I thought it wasn't turning on the first few times I pressed the power button so obviously pressed it more times than I should have!
I have seen the thread about switching the light at the front to show the HDD activity but as you have to press the fn and H key every time you turn it on it doesn't really help.
 This is a real issue for me so is there any way to make it boot quicker?

Answer:5759 takes 10 seconds to turn on-is that an issue?

* Are you booting with the AC adapter connected to the 2015 laptop?* Disconnect all external peripherals (USB hard drive, USB keys, printer, etc.) from the laptop to see if the boot time is faster* The front left LED also indicates power and battery status. You can also turn on Caps Lock LED to verify that the system is on

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I've had this computer for a little over a year and never had any problems with it. It was working fine this morning and I shut the lid to go do stuff but when i returned and tried to turn on the laptop it started beeping about every five seconds. The screen is black and I am unable to turn it on or off. It just stays at a black screen beeping every five seconds. I've tried holding the power button to turn it off but it wont do anything. It just keeps beeping every five seconds. Help!!  There were no error messages before I turned off my laptop and nothing like this has ever happen. 

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i have wireless as well as wired connection. in both of them my internet connection does not work after working for 10 minutes. In mozilla it says server not found in internet explorer it says diagnose internet connection.... problem persist for 30 seconds
whereas my networking is working fine no problem in that, I am facing problem only in Internet Connection
i do not know what to do . i have formatted my computer but problem is not resolve
have gone through in-numerous blogs thread you name it.

Answer:internet connection turn off ever 10 minutes for 30 seconds

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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:
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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Hey guys, I really need some help here! My laptop is not turning on. The power light turns on for a few seconds but then it turns off again. The fan doesn't turn on either. I know it's not the battery because I switched the battery out with my brother;s and it's still not working. I also tried to just put it on the charger and it doesn't work then either! Of course my laptop is no longer in warranty so please help me out!!

Answer:Laptop won't turn on but the power light stays on for a few seconds

Hi E. Trader,
Welcome to the Community.
Remove any peripheral devices that are connected to the computer.
Please unplug the battery and the adaptor, press and hold power button for 10 seconds and then plugin the adaptor and turn on the computer. If you get light on the power button, we would be able to run a test on the computer to isolate the issue. Instructions on how to run the test are mentioned on the link below:
During the test you would get a screen with solid colors and that time please press “Y”. The test result should be an error code or beeps (if nothings come up on the screen).
If there is no light on the laptop, system board needs replacement.
Thanks & RegardsManshu S#iworkfordell

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as above, wont turn on just vibrates.

Answer:lumia 800 wont charge or turn on, just vibrates every 20 seconds.

When was the last time you charged it?
If the battery was severely depleted it can take a good 2-3 hours of the vibrating before it actually starts up. Just leave plugged in using a wall adapter (not computer)

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Hello,From several days my Lenovo Z500 has a strange issue. When i push the turn on button, laptop starts and turns off after few seconds when windows logo appears. When i push again the button it starts properly without any problems.I have a Windows 10 Professional, everything was ok for a long time and now i don't know how to solve my problem.I will aprreciate any ideas.I thought about reinstalling Windows, but maybe you know the solution to fix it. P.S. I have the latest BIOS installed. Kind Regards,Albert


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Answer:Lenovo Z500 turns off few seconds after turn on. It starts for the second time.

Since the Z500 is not supported and by the fact that Win 10 might run at one time. The issue might be due to a recent update of Windows. Try restoring to a previous date where you think you do not have any issues at all.

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Please help me. The power light turns on but the laptop is still not turning on. I have also tried solutions from dell replies on forums but still got nothing. Can you please help me with this? Ive also noticed few days ago, my laptop beeps when I try to turn it on but turns on after several beeps.  I got single beep for every 5 seconds I think

Answer:My inspiron laptop won't turn on but power LED lights up and stays for a few seconds

You have a bad mainboard you'll need to replace.

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I have a Gateway 504 GR running XP. It will not turn off, even after unplugging if I plug the power cord back in it turns on instantly. I just replaced the heat sink cooling fan because it had stopped working and overheated the processor to the point of pc shutting off. Now I can't get to turn off. Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Computer will not turn off

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My computer won't turn on. It's not gettingany power. The computer is plugged into a power bar & everything else on the bar works. I've also tried turning off the main power, but that doesn't help either!

Answer:Solved: Can't turn on computer

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So, the other day workers came to my house to change light bulbs. My computer was plugged in at the wall outlet during that time but not turned on. Suddenly, I heard the flickering sound from my computer and i unplugged. Now when i tried to turn the computer on, it won't turn on... No power at all and i have tried several outlets but didnt work. What should i do?

Answer:Solved: Cannot turn on computer...

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I am having a problem with another computer. It was working fine until one day I tried to turn it on, and it wouldn't turn on. The lights flickered on, but that was it. A few minutes later I tried again, and it turned on just fine. After I used it I shut it down, and now it won't turn on at all, just the lights flickering. The computer is hooked up to the same power strip as the monitor, and the monitor gets power. I tried using a different power cord, but the same thing happened. Is the button broke, or is there something else wrong?

Answer:Solved: Computer won't turn on

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Recently installed PCI Multimedia combo card ( 2 USB2 Ports and 2 FireWire Ports). Whenever any externanlly powered device like my printer or 7 port USB2.0 hub is plugged into the new ports my computer will not turn on. I can solve the problem by disconecting those devices, but I am running out of ports. Currently printer pluged into USB1.1, USB2.0 all used up by WebCAM and memory card reader would like to plug in 7 port hub to USB2 but every thing goes haywire.

Answer:Solved: Computer won't turn on,

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had a thunderstorm storm last night - was unable to turn off computer before the lights went out. this morning tried to turn on and it will not turn on - the blue on light will not come on - HP a6244n - - is there a reset button anywhere? ore any suggestions - I have not had this problem before - I've had them not boot up but never nothing. my other 3 computers are fine. there is a green light that is blinking on and off in back of the computer - when I unplug the electrical it will slowly stop blinking and in about a minute go dark. help?


Answer:Solved: computer will not turn on

also ... I have plugged other devices into the powerstrip and they work - so it is not about getting power to it

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I was away for a week and plugged out my computer. When I came back and plugged it in, it wouldn't boot. I opened the side, and there's a light on the motherboard, so power is getting to the computer. However, I can't hear the harddrive spinning or the fan.

Is there a fix for this?

Thanks for hour help in advance,


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Recently, or should I say, half a year ago, my computer's power source experienced some problems, and so I had to replace the power source. After everything was plugged in, my computer looked like it was ready to be turned on. However, it didn't. The power button didn't seem to do anything. Inside, though, I saw that the little green light on my motherboard was lit up (if that helps).

I tried constant time to check what the problem was but couldn't fine anything of notice, until just a few days ago, when I told myself to stop being lazy, and fix the damned thing. I noticed that whenever I insert the power cable, and try to turn on my computer with the main switch on the front of the computer tower, I saw how there was a slight twitch of the fan on the power supply. This was the only thing in the whole computer that moved, but the twitch didn't do anything "good", and my computer remained off.

Just today, I gained the courage to lurk on a few forums to see if anybody had the exact same problem as me, and had theirs solved. There was big hesitation due to knowing about my previous attempts at having help on a forum about some software, but having no prevail at all. Just some failed solutions, and advice on what I should have done for the problem not to appear. The problem got solved, however, by not using said software at all.

Finding no help by lurking, as nobody seemed to have the same problem as me (even though I may have not checked har... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer won't turn on at all

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I'm using Windows Vista btw. I was wondering if it was possible to set my computer up to turn itself on at a particular time. Is this actually possible or am I just a crazy man with a dream?

Answer:Solved: Will my computer turn itself on?

Turn on or wake up? If it's actually turned off then I know of a way but don't recommend it. Basically it involves 'crashing' your PC by turning the power off without shutting it down. Probably 80% of the time it'll be OK but if you keep doing it one day the odds will catch up with you. (You'd need to set the BIOS for the PC to come back on after a power outage, too.)

If you leave it on, just in standby, then you should be able to do it with a scheduled task.

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I was running malwarebytes on my computer. It came back with the results, and said that it had 10 infected files. I clicked on view results, as I was about to delete the infections the computer turned itself off. I tried to turn it back on, but it did not turn back on. I have waited about 30 minutes, but still would not turn on. What should I do/try?

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My wife has a Compaq Presario V5000 running Windows XP Home. It will not turn on.

Here is the sequence of events as relayed to me:

My granddaughter (age 6) was playing on the computer;

She tried to download a game;

The Norton Anti-virus popped on with a warning;

She went ahead and tried to download it anyway;

It did not load but a virus may have downloaded;

When my wife tried to the computer back on, it turned on for a minute or so then shut itself off and would not turn back on;

I have tried to restart it with both the power cord and the battery, battery alone, and power alone... nothing!

If I could get it back on, I could reset a restore point, or even reload the whole system.

Do you know if there is a reset button or some other way to get it turned on?



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This problem had happened in the past; unfortunately, it has become more severe today. I usually just push the power button a couple of times and it would turn on, but today it has completely failed me.

I usually leave my computer on 24/7, so I decided to shut down my computer today before I head out. When I got home, I pushed the power button of my desktop, and it wouldnt turn on. I can't remember the last time that this occured cause I rarely turn off my comp. I opened up my case to see if any of the cables were loose, but none were. I even checked the connectors to the power and reset button, but still no cookie.

When I push the buttonr on, I realize that none of the fans spin, the motherboard light is ON. I'm suspecting that it's a PSU issue, can somebody please shed some light?


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When I hit Start-->Turn Off Computer-->Turn Off nothing happens! I cannot restart or anything. This worrys me because I need to restart my computer to upgrade my version of SpySweeper. HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:03:34 PM, on 3/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\Program Files\Stickynotes\Stickynotes.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
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Answer:Solved: Help! Can't turn off computer!

Well, your options are to just wait and keep trying, or do what you will have to at some point> restart the computer.

There is a keylogger installed on your computer, did you realize that?

Do you think it was doing something, updating Windows, etc?

Has the problem happened before?

Can you start up in Safe Mode? Or, Safe Mode with Networking, which has Internet access...try that.

Try CTRL+ALT+DEL a few times to restart or to try to, it still may not.

If the computer has a "Reset" button, use that to restart, and make sure you boot to Safe Mode, with or without networking....

To get to Safe Mode> Press F8 several times just as you see anything on screen when you start should then get a menu to select things from, use your keyboard up/down arrow keys to move to Safe Mode and press Enter to go there.

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I pressed the power button on my computer one day, and nothing happened.. What's wrong with my computer? When I press the power button, there is no response whatsoever. There are no beep codes, there are no fans spinning, nothing seems to happen at all. I've found that a green light on the PSU is lit up, and there is a yellow light shining on the motherboard. My PSU is Bestec ATX0300D5WB, motherboard is 0RY007 from an Inspiron 530 computer. This is a list of things I have tried so far:
Replace power button
Replace processor
Replace processor fan
Remove all but one RAM stick
Remove all but the necessary components
Clean inputs to the motherboard with a toothbrush
Reset BIOS (removing and replacing battery)

I could try replacing the PSU, I have 2 available, but I don't know for sure how the wattage works. Can someone explain what this green light and yellow light mean?

Answer:Solved: My computer won't turn on =(

Ok, so I replaced the PSU and now the fans come on, but there's no output to the monitor.
I replaced with my newer processor and it worked! sorry for the pointless thread i guess..!

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Hi there,
My friend's Sony computer seems to have dies as it will simply not turn on. She tried removing the battery to reboot that way but it did not work. The computer is under a year old (no warranty though ) and is running Win Vista.
Thanks, Lynne

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One of the computers here at work will not turn off. It's the strangest thing. Choosing shut down through windows will turn it off, but then it just turns itself back on. Pressing and holding the button does the same thing.The only way to turn it off is by the power supply switch. Anyone ever hear of this most bizarre problem?

Windows 2000
P4 1.2GHz
768 RAM

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I am helping my uncle out and he wanted to switch to a new case. I have everything in, but it won't turn on. Power cable is in, power supply is connected to mobo, and everything is plugged in somewhere except for a few extra power cables. The case my uncle bought has five fans so I had to go out and buy some power cables but thats it.

When I press the power button nothing happens. The fans don't turn on, no beeps or anything else. I know the power supply & mobo are fine because everything worked in the other case.
Case is a Raidmax Quantum if that helps.

Answer:Solved: Computer will not turn on =(

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Hey guys,

Had a powercut the other day and now when I try to turn my computer on, all I get is a fast blinking light at the front. NOTHING else. Took me a while to even realise anything was happening at all.

I think I've had a similar problem before, and I had to get a new power suppy or something. I've also browsed similar threads and found this advice:

1> Open Case and Re-seat CPU...
2> Re-seat the CPU and Fan Power Connections...
3> Buy a New PSU...

I was wondering if anyone could help me out, by confirming this or providing an alternative. I wouldn't know how to "re-seat" anything, I'm pathetic when it comes to hardware, but I don't particularly want to fork out the money for a new power supply.


- Danjb

Answer:Solved: Computer won't turn on at all!

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the computer is a dell d 3000 i went to turn it on and nothing happened. i switched the power supply with a known working one out of my other dell. still nothing happened. I tried takeing the power switch apart but none of the wires seem to be in bad shape. i should also note that there is a little green LED on the board that comes on when ever i plug the power chord. I am thankful for any help that is given i am stumped i read somewhere that you could take a screw driver and touch it to the pins on the board and power the machine up but that didn't sound like a good idea. also, i noticed that the CMOS battery was unusually warm when power was plugged in.

Answer:Solved: computer will not turn on!


If you are afraid to do the screwdriver thing (also works if you contact the 2 cables of the power switch) try replacing the power switch with a new one. In most cases the power switch is identical to the reset switch. So you just need to remove the plug from the reset slot of your m/b and place it on the power slot. If done correctly the reset button will turn on/off your PC.

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I need some help here. My PIII 500 machine died. It began restarting itself at odd moments, now it will not turn on at all. I have an ATX M/B, case, everything....I replaced the power supply, no luck, replaced the M/B, no luck, had the switch tested, it tested good, still nothing. My power supply has a switch on it. If I plug it in, press the switch on the front of the machine and then flip the switch on the power supply, I see the CPU fan try to turn on, then stop. I have tried to start it with and without a load, disconnecting everything first, then plugging in a HD, then the floppy. I am at my wits end here, I would appreciate any and all help.

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer won't turn on at all

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I have recently moved into some new apts, I set my computer up and it ran for a little while and it suddenly turned off. I unplugged everything and opened the computer and dusted inside. Plugged everything back in, turned it on, and same thing happened. Now, the busy light stays on, the fans run but the blue light wont turn on and nothing appears on the screen. Note: The computer is setup on the other side of the wall where the washer and dryer are, would that be part of the problem?

Answer:Solved: Computer won't turn on

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i am trying to start my Inspiron 1721 dell laptop/Vista, i keep getting a configuration message that says not to turn off my computer, this continues over and over with the computer keeps turning itself off and turning on only to see the configuration message...can someone please help me?

Answer:Solved: computer will not turn on

Can you enter safe mode by tapping F8 continuously after pressing power button until you see a choice of options and then choose safe mode with networking. If you can see those BTW, you might want to try "last known good configuration" first, and see if that does it.

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A friend has a gateway computer running Win XP. While playing a game, the computer suddenly went into normal shut down and will not turn back on. All I get is a yellow light instead of a green one and no sounds from the computer. help! Could it be a power supply problem? How do I get it to start.


Answer:Solved: Help! Computer will not turn on

bboeri said:

A friend has a gateway computer running Win XP. While playing a game, the computer suddenly went into normal shut down and will not turn back on. All I get is a yellow light instead of a green one and no sounds from the computer. help! Could it be a power supply problem? How do I get it to start.

BobClick to expand...

G'day BOB, which light are you describing the monitor or the mini-tower?
It sounds like you may have a simple power lead or connection problem to the mini-tower if you are describing the Monitor led.
Cheers, Qldit.

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OK, I opened my computer to upgrade the CPU cooler. I had to take everything out and then i put it all back together, The first time i booted it up, it turned on correctly but it didn't boot. Then, i moved it back to my desk and plugged it in again. Now, when i try to boot it, it only stays on for a couple seconds and shuts off again.
CPU- AMD Phenom x4 2.4ghz
Motherboard- Asus M3N SLI 750i
GPU- EVGA Geforce 460 GTX 768
PSU- CoolerMaster GX 650
RAM- 2x1 +1x1 Kingston DDR2

the cooler i added was a deep cool ice blade pro. Yes i took everything out other than the DVD drive and the HDD.

Answer:Solved: My Computer Won't Turn On

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My wife has a Toshiba Satellite and it will not turn on. It starts then stops, the screen starts to light up then it just shuts down. It does that with battery and with the electrical cord. What do I do?

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OK, call me a dummy but I don't care. The cat knocked over a speaker that turned the power strips off...the battery was completely dead. Its up and running again thankfully!

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I am working a Dell Dimension 4550 for a friend. The problem with the computer is it will not turn on. I push the power button and nothing happens no post, no fans turning, nothing. I have tested the power supply and reseated the CPU and checked the cord between the button and motherboard. If you have any ideas how to fix the problem i am open to all suggestions.

Answer:Solved: Computer will not turn on Help!!

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My whtsapp screen turns black for around 10 seconds whenever I exit a chat window!

Answer:Why does my Whatsapp screen turn black for around 10 seconds whenever I exit a chat window?

Which phone? which build number (OS)?
Did you try simply uninstalling and reinstalling?
Please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hello everyone!I have a Dell optiplex 780 (DT) with these specs:
cPU E7500320gb hdd2x2GB RAM 1333GPU HD 5450 Low ProfileWindows 7 professional.
I received it from a friend without hdd and I reformatted with a new one.Now presents a strange problem:1. I turn off the PC.2. I turn off the power strip.3. switch on the power strip.4. the pc Auto start for 2 seconds, then turns off. (No video on the monitor)5. I turn on my pc by the key "power on" as usual, and everything is working normally.
I do not understand why when I give the current through the power strip, the computer will automatically start for only two seconds.
So I tried to reset the bios (CMOS), but has not changed anything.
I tried to format the computer and install Ubuntu = problem solved!I tried to format the computer and install "Another operating system" = problem solvedReformat and install windows 7 Professional = the problem is back!
Thanks to anyone who can give me some suggestions! 
ps: sorry for bad Inglese!

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A week ago, my Nokia Lumia 925 completely stopped working, out of the blue. This was in no way due to low battery, as it was charged above 50%
When trying to reset or turn on, I get no response, and charging only results in the Windows logo lighting up for approximately 7 seconds.
What can I do to fix this?

Answer:My Nokia Lumia 925 won't turn on charge, when charging logo lights up for 10 seconds, nothing else.

did you get any solution? I'm in same situation and Microsoft it's ok :S

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A friend of mine owns a Gateway SX2840-01. It came with a 220W power supply, so when he wanted a new video card (a Nvidia GTS 250 512MB GDDR3), he obviously needed a new power supply. And, because it came with a micro tower, he needed to take it out of the case to fit the video card.

So he connected it to a Corsair 650W power supply and put it into a different case. This "new" case was an older Compaq midtower that his parents used to own. The Gateway and Compaq power switch connectors were both quite weird compared to the computers I've built for myself. Rather than having individual PWR SW, PWR LED, etc. plugs, all of these were sandwiched together into one giant, stupid, proprietary plug. And, naturally, the posts on the motherboard aren't labeled, so plugging alternate ones into them was a nightmare. We tried using the one from Compaq case and that worked only as far as getting the power LED to light up briefly without the computer ever turning on. Which makes me very nervous.

So, getting frustrated, we put it back into the original case, hooked it back up to the original power supply, and removed the video card.

It still won't turn on.

How? Could there be a problem with the power button? Could there be a problem with the motherboard now?

I don't know the model of the original PSU, but the motherboard model, FWIW, is MBSD101001005010E9EK00.

Answer:Solved: Computer suddenly can't turn on

He put the computer back in the new case again this morning, seemingly the exact same way as last night. Now it works with the new PSU and GPU. For some unfathomable reason.

I'm still curious about what went wrong, but at least it's not a problem anymore!

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I have recently purchased a computer from a freind in hope to refurbish it and sell it on. When I bought it it had not RAM no Hard Drive and what they said was a broken PSU. I have changed the psu and added some ram and a hard drive but when I plug it in and try to turn it on nothing happens. I have checked that all the leads are in correctly and even tried to just use a jumper instead of the power button to turn it on. The little green LED comes on at the top of the motherboard but other than that it is completly dead. I have tried two different powersupplys and changed the bios battery aswell. Any other idea why this could be. I hoovered the computer out to clean the dust but I dont see as how this would damage it because I have done it to many other computers. Any Ideas. Could I be bad capacitors or something like that.

Answer:Solved: Computer Wont Turn On.

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Hello ..
I clean my computer with many programs and still doesn't turn off.
here is my HJT.. I infected ????
Thanks for your help
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:15:56 AM, on 5/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
F:\Program Files\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
F:\Program Files\LogMeIn\RaMaint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
F:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeIn.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Soft4Ever\looknstop\looknstop.exe
C:\Program Files\GhostSecuritySuite\gss.exe
F:\Program Files\LogMeIn\LogMeInSystray.exe
C:\Program Files\GhostSecuritySuite\gss.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\TrayServer.exe
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Answer:Solved: Problems to turn off computer ...HELP !

Problem resolved !!!

Thanks ...

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My cousin brought her computer over for me to check. I just got through playing with it. It's a HP pavillion elite e9220y. I can turn it on but can't get into BIOS or restore, safe mode etc. It will boot from windows 7 disk but gets to the place where it is getting into windows and just freezes there. If I don't try to boot anything I finally get a screen that says file:\boot\BCD status oxc000000f.
error occurred when trying to read boot CD. I tried using ultimate boot cd etc also. I also used a windows xp pro disk I had and it goes until it loads everything and then when going into windows it stops & I get the blue screen. I had a little problem with it showing sometimes on the screen and have that taken care of that with another video card I had. I have tried another hard drive and no different.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: computer crashed....can turn it on, but nothing much else

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i have a computer that has a hard drive problem, software related i believe or maybe a bad sector on disk but i can't run scandisk and you can't really install new programs b/c you get read memory error or save mem error etc...

anyways this was a month ago and the computer had not been turned on since and just recently i turned it on to look something up on it and the computer won't turn the monitor on. everytime before it always booted up and had no problems except that read mem error every so often.

i replaced the video card and that didn't help, i put in a serial to pci card and plugged the monitor in that way and that didn't help. i plugged the monitor into a number of other computers and it turns on and works fine. it's just this one computer that won't turn it on. computer has winxp pro sp2 the motherboard is brand new but i'm wondering if maybe the sockets on the board went bad, but how? it's sat there for a month with a dust cover on it and haven't had any surges or anything, it has not been moved or dropped or anything, just a big paper weight. any ideas or suggestions? btw no hardware/software changes on the computer so that would not be a factor. anything to help is appreciated.

tia - Tag.

Answer:Solved: Monitor won't turn on with this computer

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I recently bought a GeForce2 graphics card from PNY. After I installed it I turned on my computer and nothing comes up on my monitor. I have another computer that I used to test the monitor and it works fine. PLEASE HELP ME!!!

Answer:Solved: I need help!! My computer won't turn on my monitor!!

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When I push the power button the light on the front will blink one time but not turn on. If I hold the button the fan will half way run but as soon as I let go of the button the computer will turn off. If I put a paper clip in the port hole in the plug on the MB from the power supply I run a jumper from the green wire to the black wire and the power supply will turn on and run until i remove the jumper any ideas on what this could be?

Answer:Solved: Computer wont turn on help!!!!

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