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Cpu boots for first time and turns off and doesn't boot agai

Q: Cpu boots for first time and turns off and doesn't boot agai

So here's the problem I'm facing from a month, my cpu boots for first time every time i try to start it then it turns off in a few seconds and then when i try to start it again,i press start button and cpu show power , fan works, psu according to me is working fine but the screen remain blank and cpu doesn't boot or **** beep codes

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its not not workin at all when the antenna set to wireless client but it works for few seconds when i set it to repeater(after that few seconds it disconnect), and connect again when i change the IP of my PC . , and when i connect with the antenna with another device(PSP) (when its repeater ) (wifi) it connect and works fine,, but still doesn't work on ma PC. HELPP

before that it worked fine , but the setting in the antenna was (wireless client) , then i tried to make it (repeater) so i can connect with ma PSP to the internet , thats when the problem started . before that i worked fine but somtimes , somtimes it didn't work, I changed the ip too, then it works again, 4 more time,, not seconds like now

4 example when change th Ip , from TO

i use XP and Windows firewall is OFF

A:Solved: Internet works every time i change the IP for seconds then it disconnect agai

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I have a lenovo laptop its about a year old and it when I turn it on all the boot lights come on then after about 10 secons it turns off nothing boots to the screen. ive tried to boot with just the battery and the same thing happens. The charge lights on the battery show it has a full charge. I would really like some help with this before I have to take it in if its just something simple to fix.

A:Laptop boots all boot lights come on for 10 seconds then turns off

Which model of Lenovo? What is the configuration? Hard drive brand and size, memory, connection?
Has it had any impact while the computer was powered up?
Lenovo laptops are usually among the most reliable, but there are a couple of models that need work.
Try booting to safe mode to see if there is a difference. As soon as you press the <ON> button, press the <F8> key repeatedly once per second. If it works, you will boot to a low resolution screen that is a bit difficult to read. That will tell us a few useful things about what do to next.

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When I press the power button the loading screen comes up but it doesn't boot up.

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Hi guys,

My PC recently started BSOD on boot, I then restart and it will boot fine if a little sluggish.
I'm not sure what to do I've tried uninstalling the video driver as some other internet threads suggest that that might be the issue, but still it persists.
I have attached the files from dm log collector.

Basic info for PC Intel i5 processor
AMD Radeon HD 5800 series.
12GB Ram

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:BSOD on boot, boots ok on the second time

All the three dump files you have uploaded all show the same bugcheck code 0x116, this is specifically a gfx related issue and all dumps are blaming ATI drivers
First thing to check would be temperatures of the card to make sure its not overheating, reinstalling drivers or upgrading/rolling back to different driver would be next

Heres some more info on things to look at/things to try STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

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

A:Computer turns on but doesn't boot up

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

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

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


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

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

A:Computer Turns On But Doesn't Boot Up

Hello Turco17

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

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


A:Computer turns on but doesn't boot

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

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Hello, lately I have been building a computer, this is my first time in doing so and i am very close to finishing. However, when I turn it on all my internal lights turn on and all of my fans start spinning but for some reason the BIOS wont show up on my monitor, (and I have made sure the monitor is plugged in correctly, etc.)

Does anybody know what might be the problem?

A:Newly built PC turns on but doesn't boot

Something not connected or seated correctly would be my guess. Can you list the hardware you have?

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My computer turns on (fan lights turn on and keyboard/mouse turn on) however the monitor isn't powering up I've checked all the cords are connected and it's still not working its windows 7 Ive also tried with a different monitor to no prevail if you could help that would be awesome

A:Computers turns on but monitor doesn't boot up

OK, first of all no one [other than you] has any idea what we are attempting to fix/troubleshoot. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card [if used] exact pw supply, etc, etc. Note do not post 8gig of ram; post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.

If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

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I'm having some trouble with my HP Envy 15" 1099 eo laptop.
I'm running Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation, build 9200.

When the laptop has been turned off, my usuall boot experience looks something like this:

Booting normally, crashes with a BSOD near the end. Usually a "DPC_Watchdog_Violation", but I've seen a "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED" as well. Memory dump created, followed by Automatic reboot.Booting again. Crashes with BSOD near the end. Almost always a "DPC_Watchdog_Violation". Memory dump creatd, folowed by a automatic reboot.Windows figures out something is wrong, and attempts to fix it. It may suggest memory tests, windows repairs, etc. In one of these menus I can tell windows to reboot to windows normally again. So I click that.Windows boots normally, and finally starts up with no BSOD.

Sometimes this whole process has to be repeated a few times before it finally boots properly.
On two occations, I've had to use system restore to get back to a bootable state.

Once windows actually boots, I've not seen a single crash.

I've attached bootlogs etc.

Any help would be much appriciated.

Edit: Formatting.
Edit2: Corrected laptop type. It's an 1099eo, not 1090. To any laptop designers out there: Don't hide information like that under the laptop battery. That's a horribly inconvenient place to look it up.

A:BSODs at boot time, usually boots normally after 3 reboots and repairs

Welcome to Eight Forums gaspodeagain.

If your laptop has been running stable for a while will it shutdown and re-start with no issues?
Two of your crashes are 9C.

Usual causes: Hardware error (similar to STOP 0x124)
OVERLAPPED_MODULE: Address regions for 'dump_iaStorV' and 'dump_iaStorV' overlap
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9C_GenuineIntel
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x9C_GenuineIntel_nt!KxMcheckAbort
Usual causes: Device driver, BIOS bug, hardware defect
Probably caused by : Unknown_Image ( ANALYSIS_INCONCLUSIVE )

For reference: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Have you checked your CPU temps?
Use Real Temp , to check the CPU temps when at idle, under load and/or testing.
Let us know the minimum and maximum temps you get, post a snip of RealTemp.

For posting the information , type 'Snipping tool' in the Start screen. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Eight Forums

After checking your CPU core temps we can run a CPU test.

System Event Logs.

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Processor-Power
Date: 2012-09-03T19:29:18.239
Event ID: 55
Task: N/A
Level: Information
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-18
User Name: NT AUTHOR... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Can you explain this in more detail please?

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Hey thought i'd just start by saying i dont know much about cpus but here are afew of my specs if that helps at all?

I turn my computer on but wont boot up or send signal to monitor, headset, keyboard or mouse (USB ports)


Aspire X5810

4096 Ram

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 at @2.50GHz

Direct X 11

Thanks in advance Travis.

PS if i get really annoyed and restart it afew times it starts but now i dont want to turn it off lol.

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I'm pretty sure some one here would be able to answer this. My PC is a pretty old(~7 yrs) one running a MSI MB with intel Core2 Duo Processor. Two RAM Sticks(2+1) of 3GB. No external GPU. For a month or so, it had some problems, like it would restart just after it shut down and the like. I thought it was some problem due to dust in Fan and did not pay much attention to it. Now, when I power it on, it would give 2beeps and restart, 2beep, restart and on and on. Upon opening the case, I noticed that the fan stopped for an instant as well.

After leaving it to restart for a few minutes, it finally posts and goes to bios, but the bios screen looks pretty much like the monitor was faulty(with blue lines, visible refresh lines, random dots..). After going past the BIOS, random 0(zero)'s start appearing on the screen with a funny error message that reads some thing like:

ebbob *enknog
endebing beecee mode..
beecee filecisdem

Reading the error, I could deduce some thing related to filesystem, but can't exactly get what it means.

Here's what I've tried so far:
1. Unseat both RAM sticks, boot with one of them(even with none )
2. Unseat the heatsink, then the processor and replace them
3. Disconnect the monitor, hard disks, cd drives, external peripherals and then try booting
4. Reset CMOS by both removing and reinserting battery, Jumper reset.

I'm seriously hoping someone will help.

Thanks in advance,
Sriram R.

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Hello everyone!

About 2 years ago i bought my Satellite L50-B-1K3 and it worked perfectly fine until today.
I was using my computer on battery as normal and suddenly it turned off completely, with no notification - like you would remove power cable of standard PC from wall plug (immediately)...
I tried to turn it back on, but nothing happened. Then i removed battery and performed BIOS reset (holding power button down for 30 sec with battery and psu disconnected) and than i plugged in only PSU and booted my PC. I was able to log in to my OS and use computer for a few minutes... then it turned off again, no warning... i tried to turn it back on, but nothing happened until i made another BIOS reset... Then I entered BIOS and waited a few minutes in the main menu of BIOS and computer also turned off...

I have no idea what else to try... Did anybody have the same issues or any kind of idea, what could be wrong?

Thank you for your help!!

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Hi folks, I'm getting BSOD 0x1e every time I try to boot, can boot into safe mode with or without networking about half the time, get BSOD at the end of the screen that shows which .sys files are being loaded when safe mode bsods.

I'm currently bed bound following back surgery and not being able to use my laptop is killing me.

I've tried
Scannow, got message "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them"
Scannow, tried to review cbs.log to find/replace corrupt system files but couldnt understand it
msconfig selective startup - system services only, didnt help
Nvidia graphics card, rolled back driver, didnt help
system restore, rolled back to previous system restore, didnt help
startup repair, unable to fix errors
startup repair memory check, no errors found after multiple passes
repair with win7 bootable usb iso, gave message that it was the incorrect disc and unable to use
If anyone is able to help me with this i would greatly appreciate it. If i can avoid doing a clean install I would appreciate it as all of my vpn work connections and email accounts are set up on this laptop which I will need once I've recovered from my operation and its a PITA to get them reconnected.
Have run the DM Log Collector and attached results, please let me know if there is anything else which would help diagnose the issue,

Thanks in advance,

A:BSOD every boot 0x1e, safe mode boots ~1/2 the time, scannow errors

Anyone have any suggestions or know how I can manually replace the corrupt files found by scannow or how to get windows installation repair to accept my disc?

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Hi there!
Here's the thing, sometimes, whenever I power on my PC, it doesn't boot up. The LED ring around the power button of my PC case is on but the PC doesn't boot up. I have to press the small reset button under the main power button of my PC case just for it to boot up. It doesn't happen all the time, but I'm still concerned.
Also, whenever I restart my PC from Windows itself, after shutting down, it doesn't turn back on again. I have to press the reset button for it to power on.
(Again this only happens sometimes)
Anyone knows what's causing this?
Thanks to all who will help

A:PC doesn't boot up the first time

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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I have an older computer running Windows XP and Xubuntu. I don't think it matters which OS is running though for this particular issue though.

The computer works great (for it's age), it's been relatively stable since the day I got it. I can keep Linux up for weeks at a time. The last few months, it's been having trouble booting up. It will freeze right after it says something like this:

Primary Master: <Stuff Here>
Sec Slave: <Stuff Here>

It often freezes up at that point, right after listing the slave and master info. You know, when you can push DEL or F11. It will not enter the BIOS setup, however it does acknowledge that the key is pressed. (It will say ---> SETUP or something instead of DEL: SETUP, I can't remember exactly)

The first few weeks it only took one or two reboots to get past the freeze, which was a slight inconvenience that I lived with since I only reboot every few weeks. Yesterday it took at least 10 reboots to get past that screen and boot up my OS. I then had to reboot later that day, and it surprisingly didn't freeze up once when booting.

Any idea what the problem is? Once the computer boots up, it works fine.

A:Computer doesn't boot up every time.

When was the last time you blew out your pc with air? It helps to keep old machines as dust free as possible

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I am using Compaq Pressario P4 PC with ?Windows XP Home edition? Operating System installed on it. The issue that I am facing is as follows:
- One day, audio was not working with PC. My hard disk drive was close to full, so, I thought of uninstalling couple of unnecessary programs. While doing so, I stopped uninstallation in middle by pressing back button, then, uninstallation process hanged. After that I also tried rollback of soundMAX digital audio driver and again I selected back button and this also hanged. Please note that I had inserted the restore CD in upper CD drive to search the audio driver file. Then, I started the computer through hard reset. After that first it went in restore mode, exited that, Windows Logo came and after that there was just a blinking cursor at top left corner and nothing would happen after that.
- Then I called one PC technician for data recovery from my hard drive. He took my hardrive out of the PC and connected it via USB adaptor to my laptop. The hard drive could be detected and we started data copying from hard drive to laptop. However after every 3-4 minutes, hard drive used to hang and then we had to take out the hard drive cable, again reconnect. This we repeated multiple times to recover the important data from my hard drive.
- After that, hard drive was re-inserted in the PC. Since, after restart PC was not booting up (Windows Logo came and after that there was just a blinking cursor at top left corner ... Read more

A:PC doesn't boot in normal mode even after OS reinstallation,though,boots in safe mode

Yes, the hard drive may have become faulty and unreliable and therfore will soon fail completely. For confirmation, test it with the drive maker's diagnostic software for DOS.
The links are here: Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

In Safe Mode, no third-party drivers are loaded. In Normal Mode, all those extra drivers being accessed on an already flakey drive is causing it to crash.

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I have an emachine comp that has always had trouble restarting. If I try to restart it it gets stuck at the e machines logo. I have always just shut it down and then rebooted to avoid this. Now it gets power after I turn it on, all fans working, hard drive running, cd drive running and everything but the monitor gets no signal. I tried to start it many times but just ended up with the same results until now. It is running fine again all of the sudden with no change at all so obviously it is not the monitor. Does anyone know about what causes this to happen? I am afraid I will be stuck with it just not starting at all at one point if I don't find out what is wrong.

Thank you so much for your help!

A:Comp has power but doesn't boot every time

I had a long reply and it got lost completely so to narrow this attempt down...
Check for connections at the terminals, also dust and corrosion over time, as well as spotty HDD things like reading errors via blemishes on the discs surfaces can cause delayed reading. It's the same as most other electronics's symptoms in this regard.
That's my opinion because you can't see what the CPU and computer are actually getting stuck on, however, if the HDD light is constant, assume it is a read error.

Also, you will have extra AGP or PCI only slots, add a back up video card to insure you have a fall back! The onboard video connections can fail due to the cheap overall construction of eMachines' Mobos (TriGEM)

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Hello smart folks,

My Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop used to boot up in under a minute. Now, it takes several minutes and any time I run a program it takes a long time for them to boot up. And, heck, I see delays in programs while they're in use.

I just upgraded from 512MB to 2 GB of RAM hoping that would help. It didn't.

I've followed your steps and I think my computer is a lot safer now. Thank you.

I run Norton antivirus.

I feel like the biggest contributor to my laptop's slowness is Enterprise Office 2007. Some little searching magnifying glass seems to always be on and my computer's hard drive seems to grind a lot even when the computer should be sitting there idle.

If I open a Microsoft Office 2007 program like Word, Excel, or Outlook, they open REALLY slowly.

Also, can you please recommend a good registry scrubber? I like freeware, but I'll buy it if I must. That RegCure program seems like a scam. Below is my HiJack This log. I've also included the start up log below it since my start up is so slow.

Thank you.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:11:01 PM, on 10/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:Laptop boots up super slow and runs slow too...programs take a long time to boot up

Hello again. May I bump this up?


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So each time I start up my computer, my mouse, keyboard, and headphones get recognized. My mouse is the only device of those 3 to use usb. My blue snowball microphone and my hawking directional antenna don't get recognized until I unplug them and plug them back in. It take 2-4 times of unplugging and plugging in for it to recognize my snowball. Any help so I don't have to do this? Or a fix or something?

A:Each time I boot up my computer USB stuff doesn't get recognized.

Are these devices connected to a usb hub or directly to the mobo?

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I have an unusual problem with my home-built system. When I turn off my system, the next time I turn it on, it powers up but doesn't boot up. All the fans (CPU fan & two case fans) are spinning, as is the hard drive, but there are no beeps, no images on the screen -- nothing. I then turn it off using the power button and turn it back on, and it boots normally. If I leave it on for a day or more, as I usually do, it runs just fine - no indications of problems at all.

I've replicated this sequence -- turn off, turn on, power up but no boot, turn off, turn on, boot up -- several times. My hardware configuration is:

- AMD Athlon 64 3000+
- Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 GeForce 6100 Micro ATX Motherboard
- 4 GB Kingston ValueRAM PC3200 RAM
- Hitachi HDS722525VLAT80 250 GB Hard Drive(7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/100)
- Integrated Nvidia GeForce 6100 (256 MB)Video
- Syba USB/FireWire Combo Card
- SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtreme Music Sound Card
- Lite-on IDE DVD/CD-RW
- Iomega Internal 250MB Zip Drive
- Sony Diskette Drive
- Antec Case w/ two 120mm case fans (front and rear)
- Antec NeoPower 480w power supply
- Windows XP Pro w/SP2

I don't think it's a power issue. My Antec NeoPower 480 worked fine with my old motherboard, and I had a lot more separate peripherals, including a FireWire card and ATI X700 Pro video card, each of which required separate power connections.

I downloaded the latest BIOS update and drivers for my motherboard, so I'm not certain that's the i... Read more

A:Solved: System powers up, doesn't boot...the first time

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i have a new asus p7p55d motherboard with a I5 760 CPU and well the motherboard light for cpu is on indicating there is something wrong with the cpu and i have no display from my Sapphire 5830 are the two linked or should my motherboard post my H50 was connected properly cuz my paste from my h50 pump is on the cpu now and i can hear the water running through but my mobo light is on should i RMA the cpu or take it to a store any ideas from you guys....

BTW my 2 hard drives vibrate like aeroplanes and my dvd drive opens my red hard drive led on the case stays on doesnt blink and my gpu fan spins my psu spins and my motherboard lights up so is it the cpu i reseated it like three times have no idea what to do

A:PC boots, motherboard CPU led goes red, everything else turns on

Do you have the AUX 12Volt CPU connector from the power supply connected to the motherboard?

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Radeon 7870
2x2GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
Antec TruePower 650w

Hey. I was concerned following a random shut down and subsequent inability to boot.I had initially been given an error message in POST after reboot stating that my PC had been shut down by ASUS anti-surge protection and I had assumed it was due to my power supply and/or lack of surge protection (surge protector, UPS).

However, after doing a quick hardware check it seems that my RAM might have a hand in my problems. Initially, when I tried to boot my computer it would turn on, but there would be no display and it would turn off after about 10 seconds without POST/BIOS. After checking my hardware and finding out that the D-RAM LED was flashing red I removed both RAM sticks which allowed me to boot and the conputer stays on however there is still no display.

My temperatures seemed fine and I've tried using both RAM sticks in all 4 DIMM slots and completely without to no avail. I've replaced my older GPU, CPU and motherboard and I'm still having the same problems. Also just bought a new PSU because it seemed to be the most likely culprit but I'm still having the exact same problem.

I'm honestly stumped and would greatly appreciate any advice whatsoever. If I've missed out any info please don't hesitate to ask!

A:PC boots but turns off without POST

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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Hi all,
I have a Symbol bar code scanner that plugs in via usb cable. When I push the power button on my pc the scanner turns on, but as soon as windows loads the scanner turns off. If i unplug the scanner and replug it in it works fine. This happens everytime I reboot. Any suggestions????

A:USB device turns off when Windows boots

Hi there,

On some machines, with certain motherboards, the USB ports are sent power immediately when the computer turns on (which yours does), but then Windows will shut that power off when it boots up so that it can load the drivers for all your devices, and then turn back on again. When Windows cuts power to the USB, your scanner shuts down.

Unfortunately there is no way to fix this that is documented. I would recommend trying going into the BIOS menu and enabling "Legacy USB Support" and seeing if that works. (That keeps the power alive to the USB all the time, as long as the PC is plugged in.) If that doesn't work, then there is no solution except for what you are already doing.

Hope this helps.

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I built a computer and it worked fine for months but now it won?t start. I?ve replaced every component but the processor with no luck. (Bought new mobo new ram new psu but no luck) it has a speaker and does not beep on startup. Is this a symptom of a bad processor? I don?t want to buy aNy more parts till I know the problem.

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I have Windows XP running on a machine in a store that i look after.
Last night we had an electrical issue and tested an appliance and it involved turning on and off the mains multiple times.
The computer is set to automatically turn on. Ideally we should have taken the pc off the mains.
This morning when we turned on the power we noticed it consistently kept reloading.
What happens:
System boots up
Ask what mode i want to run in
Then goes to XP splash screen followed by brief blue screen
Then return to Boot
I've tried selecting the other modes and none work.
Click here to see a video of the issue
From research it sounds like it could be hard drive issue but then i came across RAM issue? So no idea what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:XP boots to XP Splash screen then reloads time and time again

Hello, and Welcome to BC
Tap F8 at boot and select "Disable AutoRestart on System Failure. What stop code does the blue screen show. It should also list a file causing the problem?

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Hi everyone.

This question is regarding my girlfriends laptop. I'm usually pretty decent with computers but I'm at a bit of a loss on this one (I usually removes virus and malware). I was wondering if someone can help me out.

One day my girlfriend shut her computer down and Windows did one of those automatic update. When she turned her computer on again the next day Windows applied the updates and the laptop made it to step 3 and stopped at 98% and stayed that way for hours. Eventually she shut the computer off and when she rebooted it it did a system recovery on startup (before a login screen). She's done this a few times and every time she shuts her computer down it does the updates again even though there is no indication that updates will be installed when she shuts it down. This has happened for a while.

Today the computer was working completely fine and she shut it down and this time the computer didn't update but when she reboot it it went to the system recovery procedure....but it never started. Sorta got stuck in limbo. Naturally, she shut the computer down again but now the computer boots get passed the BIOs and the Windows start-up screen, but now it just goes completely black with just a mouse icon. It's sat here for a few hours now with just a black screen and a point. The pointer occasionally goes into a processing animation but nothing happens. I've tried booting safe mode, nothing. Same thing happens.

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A:Laptop Turns on a Boots but Won't Get to Windows/log on Screen

Well, if you don't want to install a fresh OS over the old one, why don't you give system restore a try. Check and see if you still have the restore point that was created, before that troubling update was installed. By default, system restore keeps only 1 or 2% worth of your hard disk space for its restore points, anything pass that, it will delete the older restore points.

System restore should be located in the system recovery options.

If the restore point was deleted, then i suggest you should just install a fresh OS over the old one. Its perfectly safe, just make sure you don't delete the partition. During the installation process, just straight install it over the old one, a screen should pop up saying "The partition you selected might contain older files....etc..etc....you'll be able to access these files in windows.old file"

The windows.old file should be located in you C: drive after you install the fresh OS.

These are probably you're only option.

From your problem, i;m thinking you either installed some updates that weren't compatible with your laptop, or you might of had a firewall that blocked the installation. And windows just didn't know how to handle the situation. That may explain why it was in that repeating updating state and also why that system recovery screen popped up at start up.

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Today I ran into an issue I can't seem to be able to track down (strictly speaking, it happened once a couple of days ago, but after rebooting it disappeared).

I turn the computer on, and it goes through POST; no problems there, both disks are detected. Then the computer starts Windows (8.1.1) proper, however all I see is the blue Window icon at the top of the screen. At this point the computer just shuts down entirely. I have no idea what's going on; it has been working fine so far. Also, this is a fresh-ish install (1 week old or so), with all drivers installed correctly.

Any ideas what's going on?
I'd rather not have to reinstall the whole OS again.


A:Computer boots to Windows Icon, then turns off.

Can you get a picture of the Screen you are seeing? If it is a big smiley (frown) face, it might be Blue Screening. If that were the case, you may want to jump over to the BSOD forum.

Was the system activated?

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I have tried EVERYTHING from the website, but whenever I push the power button the screen stays black, the power light is on and the f12 key stays red. I have hard reset, bought replacement AC cord, replaced CMOS battery and no help.

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Hi people, hope everyone is well...

I just noticed a strange buzzing noise coming from my computer a few days ago in the middle of the night so I pulled the power cable out and that fixed it, or so I thought.
Now when i start it up, it powers up, goes through post etc, but doesn't even start booting windows, then a sort of like dull click is heard and it turns off. Then when I turn it on again, it asks if I want to boot using last know safe config etc, and using the last known config is the only way I can get it to boot. Works absolutely fine other than that.

This leads me to believe its probably not a hardware problem but I have no idea what it could possible be...

Any Ideas?

Thanks in advance,


A:Computer starts up but then turns off, but boots up as last safe configuration

buzzing noise? Was it a bios beep? Was it an overheating alarm? Is your PSU failing? have you done any hardware diagnostics?

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I have a packard bell easynote laptop with vista and a couple of weeks ago it blue screened saying something about a page fault in non paged area, i turned it off and on again and it comes on and goes to the windows loading screen and loads for a while then turns off. It does the same if i try starting with windows repair or start to last good configuration. I can access my bios. It also wont load in safe mode either!

I have lots of important data on there which i dont want to lose and i dont have a recovery disc either.

Any help would be great


A:Laptop boots up and then after loading screen turns off, desperate for help

How old is the hard drive. If over two years old, you might want to buy a new drive just to preserve the data on an old one, which you can then rescue in a hard drive enclosure on a USB cable.

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Hi Guys,
I am new here - I am quite technical, but I have a bit of a weird one where my HP 8470P laptop fires up, goes past the F1 setup screen and then appears to show another screen (much like the screen that asks if you want to resume startup - not sure what it says) but then turns off.
I initially thought it was a power adaptor or battery as when I connect the battery it begins to fire up then turns off.
I have tried an alternative power adaptor, with the same results.
I'm not quite sure if it could be CMOS or motherboard issue?

Many Thanks in advance.

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So I had to troubleshoot a ProBook 6460b about 3 weeks ago. The issue was that the laptop was EXTREMELY hot right where the charger connects and the laptop did not boot (of course...). So after letting it cool down for a few days I tried powering it back on and it was still dead. Being that it's out of warranty I gave the user a different laptop. I saw it by my desk a few minutes ago, and decided to give it one last try, and who would have thunk it... IT BOOTED! So my question is: Do I trust this laptop? Will it be stable? And what could have been the initial problem in the first place? It was using the original charger that came with the laptop, and at the time if the initial issue the charger itself seemed to be ok (no frayed wires, cracks or anything else...). The area that got very hot was about a 2 inch by 2 inch square right where the charger plugs into the laptop. It's hard to truly see what's there unless you really disassemble the laptop. Could the charger be the issue? Inquiring minds want to know...

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Pc seems to be booting but doesnt post anything to the screen. I bought a new ddr3 ram and a used motherboard.
What I tried
-clearing cmos
-removing battery/replacing battery
-plugging to the motherboard and gpu
-checking the sticks one by one on different slots

The psu, cpu, gpu and the monitor are fine because I checked if they worked on my old mobo so it seems like its the motherboard or ram. Any ideas on what else I can do before taking it to the repair shop (trying to avoid that due to covid).

Pc specs :
-q9550 cpu(cooler master hyper tx2)
-gtx 750ti 2gb
-gigabyte ga-g41mt-s2p
- 2x 4gb 1333 mhz ddr3 (cmx8gx3m2a1333c9)
-mx500 ssd
-corsair cx 450

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I have a HP/Compaq nc6000 laptop that is a few years old running Windows XP. All service packs, etc are up to date.

Sometimes the laptop boots up normally and works fine and sometimes it doesn't. After pressing the power button, the power light comes on, the fan starts, (I think I hear) the hard drive spin and then it all stops. The power light goes to amber (charging) and then it turns off.

Typically when it boots properly, at the very beginning, the number lock, caps lock, and a third light all blink together, then turn off and it boots. When it's not going to boot, these lights don't even come on. (That's when I know it won't work.)

I've tried re-seating the memory. That worked twice but now I think it was just luck.

The first time I opened it, I also pulled a huge dust bunny from the fan. The rest of the insides were pretty clean and dust free. I blew everything out anyway.

Before this started happening, the machine was having some weirdness waking up after hibernating.

The problem happens sometimes after I shut it down properly and sometimes not. It's also booted up fine after a crash.

I've tried setting all the power controls to everything always on and leaving the computer on. But sometime in the middle of the night, it powers down. (I don't know whether this is a gentle power down or if it just shuts off instantly.)

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A:Sometimes my laptop boots, sometimes it doesn't...

Does it do the same with and without a battery connected?

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I am not Even Sure if Its Freezing

There is a computer of a friend of mine. We took every single piece out and cleaned the dust on the pieces. After putting everything back together, it doesn't boot up properly. I see the bios screen than it asks me if where to boot, I choose HDD option. Then windows xp asks me what type of start up i want to go with. I chose normal, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt but whatever i chose didn't matter, it didn't started up.

When loading with safe mode option, it always freezes while loading amdagp.xxx file. When loading with normal mode option, i see gray bar at the bottom progressing and when it gets fully gray, there suppose to be a windows logo but instead i get a black screen.

I thought it might be the hard drive damaged and replaced it with another hdd of mine which also has xp professional on it. But it had the same problem. What are the possibilities? What can be wrong? Computer is HP Pavilion XT928.

Thank you

A:Boots but doesn't start up

hey man i have a similar problem i brought a new MoBo and a New Processor. But when i Hooked everything Back up it Shows me AwardBois Screen then takes me to the Start Normaly,Safe Mode(Networking, Command Prompt). Then i click Normally and it Shows me my WIndows XP Pro screen for about a Split Second then Turns Blue for A second then Starts ALL OVER AGAIN and it does that with every Setting i choose! so PLZ help us

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Hey guys, this is fairly long so bear with me...

Came back to my PC the other day, and it was turned off, when I had left it it was still on. To cut a long bit short, I discovered it was the fuse in the plug for the PSU power lead. So I replaced the fuse, turned on the mains, and BANG - PSU blew up (while it was still installed in PC).

Took it out, replaced with other PSU - started up PC and it would boot OK, and give me the single beep, but then would stay on a black screen and not proceed to the Windows splash screen.

So I tried booting into safe mode, this gave varied results - sometimes it would freeze when loading the various files at that black screen, other times it would actually let me log into Windows but then freeze straight away and I had to reboot.

So I booted from the windows cd-rom, and it would get as far as saying "Setup is loading Windows" or similar, then freeze.

Next, ordered another hd, removed old one - installed the new blank one, ran the Windows bootable cd, and this time it installed Windows fine. There I was thinking everything was now OK - not so. The PC was very unstable and kept crashing while installing new programs and using programs etc. I've gone back to it today, and now I am having the same problems as the previous hard drive. Windows won't load either way, and I can't even re-install from the Windows cd-rom as that freezes like before as well.

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A:PC boots, XP doesn't load

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I have been having a problem with my computer for a few weeks now. I have Windows Vista on my computer, and have Webroot Virus Scan. When I go to Google's search engine and click on the link, it gets redirected. Sometimes when I turn on my computer, the volume doesn't work at all. Also, sometimes when I turn my computer on, the computer doesn't load, and it says there is a problem with DellDock installation (which I have no clue what that means). I never had any of these problems before this virus showed up. When I run Webroot, it catches the same virus everytime, some type of virus in Java. I have tried researching this virus, but as I said, Google links don't work. Thank you for taking the time to look at my problem.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Danny at 16:22:20.01 on Sat 07/24/2010Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3060.1698 [GMT -4:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\W... Read more

A:Google Search Gets Redirected; Volume doesn't load correctly, Vista Doesn't start right all the time

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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If I am in the wrong forum, please let me know.

About a month after I started using it, the Say the Time clock program I bought stopped launching the management menu when I right click the date/time field in the task tray (notification area).

Therefore, I can't use or edit the program.

Neither the touchpad nor the cordless mouse works.

Other than this problem, my computer works great. Every single item that's meant to be right clicked works for me.

Is there a way I can generate a log to show the software manufacturer (Provenio) that it's their problem and not mine?

I am a novice user but I can follow instructions.

However, I don't want to put my computer at risk if I make an entry error.

Or is it obvious that it's a software problem?

I've been using computers for 18 years and I've never had this problem until I bought this software and used it for about a month.

I just wanted a conclusive way of putting the ball back in the manufacturer's court.

Thanks for any suggestions.


A:Say the Time Date/Time Field in Task Tray Doesn't Launch Menu

You can use VEW by Vino Rosso http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
and save it to your desktop

Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.

Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left

Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).

Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run
Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad

Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply

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My machine boots to desktop but nothing will open or work. Start button, volume, firefox, task manager, etc. It does this in safe mode as well. It's not frozen as the screensaver will come on and I can move the mouse, I just can't open anything even with keystrokes. I can't restore or run any diagnostics. What can I do?

A:Windows 7 64 boots but doesn't work

Quote: Originally Posted by Stu1018

My machine boots to desktop but nothing will open or work. Start button, volume, firefox, task manager, etc. It does this in safe mode as well. It's not frozen as the screensaver will come on and I can move the mouse, I just can't open anything even with keystrokes. I can't restore or run any diagnostics. What can I do?

Did it always do this?

Where did you get the win 7 dvd from? Was it downloaded or purchased?

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When I turn my computer on Explorer.exe doesn't autorun. For some reason My Documents opens up with all the text of the files written in a blue font. I have to do the whole Ctrl+Alt+Del thing and run it manually.

Things I have already tried:
1. Made HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon > Shell: "explorer.exe" through regedit

2. Made HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon > Userinit: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe," through regedit [Made sure comma was there]. [see above screenshot]

3. Ran the script from http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...ydocsopens.htm that is supposed to fix registry.

4. Ran CCleaner and fixed all registry problems.

5. Googled so much that I used up all their bandwith :[ j/k

I can not find any other information out there other than setting shell to explorer.exe which it has been the whole time. It was never c:\windows\config\lsass.exe or anything like that.

Someone said they fixed it by running msconfig, unchecking explorer.exe, restarting, then rechecking explorer.exe [at least thats how I read it.] When I run msconfig.exe I do not even see the words 'explorer.exe' to uncheck at all. If that is a way to actually fix this, could someone tell me where to uncheck? It's not under the startup tab or any tab for that matter.


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A:My Documents boots, Explorer.exe doesn't.

Hi -

"Explorer.exe" is probably in thousands of registry keys in English, binary and hex form. Not knowing how Explorer got this way makes finding a fix all that more difficult. I have a feeling that you may have done additional damage with the registry cleaner(s). I will just say that you really never need to "clean" the registry unless instructed to do so. They are not errors that were "fixed", rather lost file associations that account for about 0.1% of the total registry keys.

If the registry cleaning was not to long ago, it is likely that you still have a system restore point on hand and can restore the system back to that time. I suggest that you do so. Then run the system file checker/ repair utility - SFC and see if it helps with Explorer.

START | type cmd.exe into the start search box | right-click on cmd.exe | select run as Administrator | the black command prompt ("DOS") screen will appear | type the following:

sfc /scannow
Upon completion re-boot to allow files in use to be repaired.

Regards. . .



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Okay, I've fiddled with this for a while now, a couple days ago when I turned on the computer I would get an error message saying how system/config (something like that) was corrupt. I then googled this and did not really find a solution for it. Almost all of the people that encountered this problem did not know where the source of the problem was. I figure I would give reformatting a shot. After formatting, I figure that I can now use my computer with no worries about more problems but then now different problems appeared.

When I turn on the computer sometimes it would boot up nicely with no problems at all but sometimes it would not boot. The computer hangs right before the windows xp flag appears with the loading bar under it. What I see instead is a different loading bar (DOS style) that spans the entire width of my screen. I thought maybe this was just a problem with my installation of XP, so then I go and boot into my Ubuntu installation (I use grub bootloader and the two OS's are on their own partitions on the same physical drive) and the Ubuntu freezes at the loading screen as well. I went through testing each component of my computer afterwards.

I figure that my processor should be okay since I managed to get this far while loading the computer (I could be totally wrong on this part). I also tested the RAM with memtest86+ that was on the Ubuntu disc. I finished one pass with no errors so I guess the memory is okay. The graphics card should also be okay si... Read more

A:Erratic behaviour -- sometimes boots, sometimes doesn't

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