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New computer that powered up at first, but will not power up now.

Q: New computer that powered up at first, but will not power up now.

Ok, I just built a new computer that I ran for about 2 hours give or take then it powered down completely during my OS installation. Now it won't even power up at all, I switch on the power supply and the green led on the motherboard lights up, pressing the power button however does nothing.
My worst fear at the moment is that I have fried the CPU by applying too much thermal conducting past between it and the heat sink. (I didn't apply the thermal conduct myself, I had my room mate helping me, I wasn't aware of how much was supposed to be applied.)
Now the question I have is, would that be the reason why nothing happens when I hit the power button even if the green light is on?
Another thing to note is that the cpu heatsink fan I bought already had a small amount of Thermal paste on it which we failed to notice right off.

Computer specs:
Asus M2R32-MVP Motherboard
Asus EAH3850 ATI Radeon Graphics Card
4 GB Kingston 667 Mhz RAM
dual 80 GB Seagate SATA HDDs
AMD Athalon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 ghz Windsor Core
430W power supply by Dynapower

Let me know if anyone needs to know anything else. Thanks.

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A: New computer that powered up at first, but will not power up now.

Dynapower is not a brand that I recognize, if it is a low quality PSU then that is probably the issue.

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Hello,

System Specs:

Motherboard - P5N-D
CPU - E6700
Memory - 2x2GB Corsair XMS2
Video Card - Radeon HD 5870
PSU - Thermaltake 750W

Problem:

Computer powered off while in the middle of me using it. Tried to power back on, but nothing happens when the power button is pressed. Tried unplugging the power supply and back in, still would not power on.

Troubleshooting:

Hooked up my PSU to a PSU tester I have = Good

Replaced Motherboard = no change (indicator light is on, on the motherboard)

Checked power switch = Good

I also tried taking out my video card, left one stick of ram in, and still nothing.


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The only thing i haven't checked is my CPU, I have just ordered the E8400 in hopes this will fix my problem, but I was hoping to get a little feed back on my situation as I have come up empty when searching online for a simlar problem.

I appreciate any feedback I can get!

Thank you!
 

A:Computer powered down, will not power back on

how about checking the mouse or keyboard? it happened to me once pc won't boot because of a faulty mouse
 

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Hi there

Intuitively one might think using Powered (from the mains) external USB HDD's would require more power from the computer as well compared with those small self powered units.

I've no way to measure this but I'm sure the small units might consume MORE power as the computer has to supply all the power for Disk rotation and the USB I/O controller.

I only ask this because I need to put two large powered USB units (both with 2 X 3 TB Raid 0 HDD's in each unit) on to a USB 3 Hub.
The two HDD units seem to perform perfectly well whether connected to the chargeable port on an HP laptop or the "non chargeable" ones.

The RAID 0 is powered by the HDD itself (internal Hardware RAID) --used RAID 0 for speed -- don't need to mirror etc - I've enough backup if the whole thing goes bonkers. !!

The files on these HDD's are serving music and video so not intensive used -- don't seem to have any problem streaming media from the laptop.

Any engineers out there - curious over what is the actual load (power wise) on the computer if a POWERED USB HDD is used compared to a Self powered one. Note the Hub I'm using is not also powered.



Cheers
jimbo

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Was browsing a website when my pc just powered off,tried to turn it on but the blue light flicks for a sec and it wont turn on,i have a usb ext hdd plugged in and the light on it is green,so think this rules the motherboard out,also take 1 stick of ram at a time out and tried to power up,still no power,took sound card out,still no power,im thinking psu,but why would the usb lightup the ext hdd,anybody any ideas before i take it too the pc shop in the morning,they fitted a motherboard for me 3 months ago,so if its the motherboard it should still be under warranty~?

Many Thanks

A:PC powered off and wont power on?

Try disconnecting everything non essential 1 at a time. If you disconnect 1 thing and the computer comes on, you'll know what is caysing problems. Just because a light lights up or a fan spins only means the PSU is putting out some power. It does not mean that it is putting out enough power to run a computer. If you have access to another known good power supply, try connecting that and see if it comes on. If needed, see if you have afriend that will loan you one to test with. The PSU you have is one of the better PSU's you can buy. They rarely give you problems. Try those things and let us know the outcome.

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Hiya Guys.

Something strange has been happening to the USB section of my computer and I wondered if anyone could shed some light on it for me.

I bought a USB powered 1TB external hard drive (ie: the one USB lead gives it power and data transfer). I connected it directly to a computer (XP Pro - SP3) and it found it, installed it and I was up and running but when I connected it to a 1 metre USB extension lead in the same port on the computer, it failed to install and the drive started clicking which we all know is a bad sign.

After re-connecting it directly without the extension lead, it went straight into it and worked like a dream until out of interest, I connected it via the extension lead and again, it failed. I don`t think the drive is at fault as it works every time when it`s a direct connection and fails every time it`s through the extension.

In case you`re wondering, all ports are USB 2.0 rather than 1.1 and as I have access to a few other machines, I`ve tried the `test` on those with various leads and directly, ending up with the same results.

My question is ... Can a USB extension lead take just enough power that it tips the balance and not give the drive enough to initialize itself?

Regards Jenny
 

A:Solved: USB powered HDD - Low power ?

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Thanks for the happy birthday i wouldn,t have found u otherwise. I downloaded "Demo Version" Jv16 Power tools 2005 from a link to find duplicate files and clean my registry, I thought that programs I had uninstalled and reinstalled for varius reasons were all duplicated with missing files. The download didn't have the handbook which i found out later i needed so now after running dup. file finder, reg cleaner. I have a very unstable system nothing stays stable and there is a mass of backups I don,t know where to start. The forum there won,t help. supposedly I got a old Beta version. My backups don,t look anything like there's. I would like to go back to before i installed with system restore point but i dont know if it can retrieve files from Jv16 backup or what. logitech, hp, msn, registry changes, no cd drive, I have never deleted any backups from spybot or AVG free if they would help. I am a novice at forums and i'd like to show you what I did but you would have to tell what to link or paste. it sure looks bad. Even if I minimize this window and look for something I lose you. It took me 2 days to post this hope it works!
 

A:Power PC Tool over-powered me

Don't worry Summer is coming and the snow will finally be gone.....I would try System Restore before you download this tool it will put you Registry back to what it was before.

Let us know how Restore goes

Use Windows Restore not any other
 

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Hello Community I've got a brand new P52 with a Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock. Unfortunately the system is not getting enough power to keep it running. If I attach the power to the system the battery is getting charged, but as soon as I boot the system up, it reports that it is not getting enough power to run the system. It doesn't matter if I attach the system to the workstation dock or to any of the power supplies directly (170W or 230W). As soon as the system is booted, not enough power is being supplied and the system runs on battery. I've already installed the latest drivers to both the system and the workstation dock. Any idea how to fix that? I've tried to open a ticket at this brilliant eService Ticketing, but this won't let me create one. The Link to the video regarding possible causes seems to be broken as well. https://support.lenovo.com/vidoes/VID100760 I'm realy pi... off spending half a day failing to fix it and unable to open a support case. RegardsChristian  

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Hey, I'm using a Lenovo T430s (Windows 10) . Recently, my DVD RW Drive showed it's powered off, and it wouldn't turn on saying that a specified module of Power Manager wasn't found (see the pic 1). Moreover, the battery icon has dissappeared from the toolbar on the right bottom. Any particular solutions for this?I tried downloading the Desktop Power Manager for this from https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds003852. The installation fails saying there's an older version already downloaded (see pic 2). I'm not able to find the older version also to uninstall it





Rashaad Mirza

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Does such a thing exist?

I sometimes find I need my external drive for like 5 minutes on the road without a socket in sight so it'd be great if I could just have it suck power from my computers USB port.

Or even solar power.

Obviously I wouldn't power something for a long time with it.

Or it'd be great if only one plug is available like at a coffee shop

Anything like this on deal extreme?

A:USB to electrical power plug? / or solar/AA powered

I think the best solution for you would be a portable hard disk that don't need external power supply. I've been extremely happy with Western Digital products, using this 640 GB as my "on the road" drive. It fits to my jacket pocket.

Kari

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I am using a D-link 4 port usb powered hub and occasionally get the message "power surge on port" and it disconnects it from the computer.

I am using the usb hub to switch a USB relay board to which using a volt free switch to send a signal and power a LED traffic light in a sequence.

I have external power supplies powering the LED lights.

It started intermittantly and I need to restart the computer to allow it to work again or turn off the d-link hub and unplug the usb.

I can get it to error sometimes with just plugging the usb powered hub into the computer with nothing else connected to the hub other than its own power supply.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Hi all!
I've got a strange problem that I've never encountered before. I had a power supply go bad and I replaced it with one I know to be good from another pc. In fact, I bought a new one also.
This happens with both power supplys.
The pc is a Emachine T2882 w/Celeron 2.8G running XP Home.
Anyhow, when I power the pc down I noticed that the heat sink on the processor was really hot and I also notice that the little light in the front that tells you the HD is working was on AND I noticed that the fan in the power supply was running. All this when I powered the pc down via the START>Turn off computer>Turn off
This could be what burned out the power supply in the first place.
Has anyone ever heard of this? Can someone help me out with this strange scenario?
Thanks so much and may God bless,
Peter
 

A:Solved: Power Supply Continues To Energize Mb When Powered Down...

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Hi, the old girl is generally still going. My issue is now that when the x1 is powered up and plugged in it does not permanently recognize that the power cord is plugged in and alternates every second between battery power and cord power. As a result it does not charge sufficiently and runs out of battery at some point. When powered down and plugged in the battery charges over several hours and the laptop can be put back in use. The cord seems fine and the green light on the side of the computer when plugged in does not flicker.. Thanks for your ideas.  

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I've recently built a machine and whenever I boot up, a message is displayed saying: "The Nvidia system sentinel is reporting that Nvidia-powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power.

To protect hardware from potential damage or causing a potential system lockup, the graphics processor has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operations."

I am not sure as to why this is happening. My PSU is 420 watts, which should be more adaquate for my Athlon 5X-53 and my AGP GeForce FX 5200. I have the molex attached to the video card and the video card is seated properly in my mobo. Any ideas on what the problem is? Are we looking at replacing the PSU, motherboard, or video card? Or am I missing something? Thanks.
 

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i have a computer built from scratch. if i have the pci card in the bottom slot it works fine. but any other pci slot , the moment i activate the card it freezes. at least for the following cardsit freezes adaptec Videoh pci 2010, sound blaster live, wintv pvr 250.

i suspect power but not sure. i have:
in a case from compusa
300watt powersupply
K7v dragon+ mobo (onboard lan)
amd 2100+ polomino core
768 pc 2100 ram
48x cdrom
memorex dvd+rw drive
80 gig samsung hd
ati radeon 9000pro 128mg
soundblaster live
adeptec videoh pci 2010

i have disabled the com port and printer port and the game port on the sound blaster.

the videoh card worked when it was in the bottom slot that the sb live card is in, now it is in the mid slots and dont work.

(i installed the sb because the video captures are jumpy from the videoh and thought it was sound related from the onboard sound card)

the sb live card is in the bottom slot now and works fine
 

A:under powered computer???????

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We have a compaq running windows xp, I tried restaring it several times and I keep getting different results. Sometimes it will cut immediately off and I hear one short beep, sometimes it makes it to the start up screen, so i have tried to start it in safe mode then it cuts off, one time I was able to get to the setup section by pressing f5 only to have it cut off, and once it got all the way through the windows xp start up to the login screen and cut off.

I have cleaned it out and checked the fans, all of which are running. I also checked for any possible shorts in the wires and could not find any.

I have no clue.
 

A:Computer will not stay powered on

Also check that one of the tabs on the CPU cooler hold down bracket isn't broken. I have replaced a few of these after the plastic was old and brittle, and the tab just broke off.
 

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I hope this is not going to be a problem. I leave my computer on except when I go to bed at night so it gets its 8-hours of sleep. Normally I have my screen saver kicking in after 15 minutes of non-use. But tonight after I was away from the computer for about two hours, I came out to the computer room and the computer was turned off, except the computer light was ON on the tower case. I had to reboot (or boot) the hard drive, ran Check Disk and it booted up normally.

Power Settings show no power turn off modes to be in effect and all other operations are excellent. Computer is healthy and malware free. I wonder if we had some sort of quick power outage in the house or something? I recall this happening with my Gateway when I had it years ago. (A power issue in the house.) Will watch and keep posting.

Jack
 

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Hey guys,

I came home today to install a new monitor, did a reboot--but when I pressed the power button to restart the computer it would not boot. Just dead. There is power going to the motherboard because I can see the SLI LED turn on when the plug is inserted. I've tried a replacement power button that I had laying around but the computer will still not boot. I don't have another power supply to test if it's the cause (but the SLI led still turns on, even so could it still be the power supply).

Where do I start trouble shooting in a situation like this?

AMD 64 3200+
Gigabyte 8INXP-SLI
Antec Neopower 480 Powersupply
2xGeforce 6600GT
1GB ram
 

A:Computer powered, but not booting.

The power supply is the first thing I'd be trying. You don't have one in another computer to pull out?
 

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I go to a few lan parties with a few friends and I'm relied upon to bring and set-up my netgear router. Is it possible to plug it into a PC's PSU? As in, take the side off and attach it to one of the CD/HDD power leads? I have a few fans lying about to getting the plug isn't an issue, just, is it possible?
It's a netgear and runs on 12v 1000ma.
 

A:Computer powered router

Well, if you rig up a cord that runs from the disk connector to the router's P/S plug, it should work. Those supplies are just DC supplies. Make sure you get the polarity correct, or it'll be a short experiment.

Radio shack has a variety of the connectors used on those P/S models, if you can't find an old wall-wart to hack the cord off from.
 

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Hey, having a few problems with my pc (to say the least).

My pc won't boot up -
I turn it on, it brings up the purple packard bell screen, it goes through all the motions you'd expect untill the "windows XP" screen usually comes up..its just black..nothing there.
It will also not allow me to boot from my windows XP cd,so i dont know how to fix this!
Any Ideas?
Thanks
 

A:The computer is powered up but XP will not boot

Boot to safe mode. If that works ok, then you know you've got a problem with the startup hanging at some point likely due to corrupt files.

Review the event viewer to see any errors or warning (system and applications).

Booting from your CD is typically a function of the BIOS? check to ensure your CD drive is selected as 'one' of the bootable devices, and it's BOOT ORDER is set to boot before your hard disk.
 

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im not sure what this means, but im shocked to learn that windows 7 just restarted my computer or crashed and i dont know why. can anyone help me? im using build 7077. and heres the stuff from event viewer relating to the restart:
the main one:

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 5/21/2009 2:15:53 AM
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
User: SYSTEM
Computer: MCKAY-HQ51
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-05-20T23:15:53.418420900Z" />
<EventRecordID>10897</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>MCKAY-HQ51</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
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A:Windows 7 powered off computer for no reason!

When did you install 7077?
Did you verify that it was Activated?
Did you install with a KEY or without a KEY?

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I dont know if this is in the right Forum as its a strange one.

Just before i was playing on Counter Strike and the computer crashed.

The power was still on, on the CPU, and also on the Speakers and Monitor.

But the Monitor isnt picking up the Computer, ive tried a different monitor but to no avail.

Ive basically just swapped all the wires over from the computer onto one of my old computers which im on now, and there was no problems what so ever.

So clearly its something wrong with the other computer, but it still powers up and is running, but just nothing appears on my screen.

Does anyone have any idea as to what could be going on.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank You
 

A:Computer Powered Up, But Not Connecting To Monitor

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I have Powered usb hub



plugged with usb device like Android phone for charging. IT is also plugged into front of usb front of computer.
I have usb power hub plugged into ac adapter to ac outlet.


When I click My Computer icon on my dekstop of my computer there is flashlght icon searching for contents in My Computer and it cannot display the usual c drive, dvd-rw icons and others until I unplug the powered usb hub.

So does this mean the usb powered hub is draining power from my computer
so I can't even display contents of " My Computer ", like it freezed up ?
Is this normal or is there something wrong with my powered usb hub ?

I thought that by using usb powered hub this would have prevent it from happening.

My powered USB hub is able to charge android device. Though very slowly
even when plugged in with ac adapter.

Thanks

A:Powered usb hub searching for contents in My Computer

The Flash light icon searching is the computer "thinking". The USB port is not providing enough power to get the devices that are plugged into the Hub recognized.
Plug the hub into the Back USB port of the computer, not the front as that port is weaker. Plug the power adapter for the Hub into a wall socket directly and not a surge protector or extension cord as this diminishes it's power.
Do not plug in any USB Mass Storage drives to the Hub (eg) USB HDD, Flash Drives, Memory card readers etc. Only plug in light USB powered devices like USB Keyboards, Mice, Printers etc.
If you continue to have problems, replace the Hub with a known good brand.

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Hello. I encountered an odd problem yesterday, and I was hoping I could get some help as to why. I had turned on my computer, and a few seconds after, the computer had turned off on its own. I turned it on again, and the computer powered up, but there was no activity; no display, and the light on the power button also would not go on. Also, the "thinking light" (as I seem to not remember what it's called) turns on and stays solid. My computer has no PC speaker, so I'm unable to hear any beeping (if there would be any). I was able to determine that the RAM is not the problem (swapping, changing ram did not change anything). I'm in the process of testing other parts, but I was hoping that someone with some experience with similar problems could help me out. Thank you very much.
 

A:Computer Powered down after turning on, now there is no response

You need to post your system component specs. Motherboard; EXACT make, model and revision (if applicable). Processor; EXACT make, model and stepping. Memory; EXACT make and model. Graphics Card (if installed); EXACT make and model. Power Supply; EXACT make and model. Provide links to the components.

If the machine is a mass produced machine such as Dell, Gateway, HP, etc. post the EXACT make and model as there may be known problems with certain makes and models.

No one can diagnose a problem without knowing the EXACT components you used in the build or the EXACT make and model of a mass produced machine.
 

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I don't know much about the computer, since it is my sister's computer, but I can at least give you guys the basics. By the way, younger sister says there's no use in posting here, but I'm doing it anyway.

So, my sister has a seagate HDD. Recently, a month or so ago, she started having problems with blue screens. The computer would be fine after for a few days, or even hours, until it happened again. It eventually devolved to where it'd ALWAYS want to perform a check disc. We allow it to do so, but a LOT of files would come up as corrupt. And even after that, the computer would still not work.

We've done almost everything. We've done seatools multiple times, we've checked the RAM, and we even wiped the HDD to see if it were some kind of virus buried deep within the HDD.

The last thing we're trying is using a spare power unit that has more wattage than the one she currently has. If that doesn't work, I'll post about the results here.

But I would like instructions on what you guys need in case it doesn't work.
 

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when i start up my computer ( dell ) every thing quickly lights up. except for the monitor. and with in seconds of starting the computer the fan in the back turns on and is very loud. and so nothing turns on. my keyboard or mouse no longer light up. and my monitor just says no signal. i dont know whats going on and what to do. all that i hear is a very loud fan. please some one help me.
 

A:Computer doesn't start when powered on

Ahh Dell.....famous for its fail often power supplies.. from what i can remember of these machines they used a PSU built specifically for Dell machines...it has to be the same one as that which is in the machine or it wont work.
 

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  I have a HP Pavillion 23 all-in-one desktop running Windows 8, I believe. I haven't used it in about 2 months. I powered it on today and started running updates it missed out on; Apple Itunes and Norton. I opened a board on Chrome during the process but got nothing. I saw my bookmarks there on the screen, but nothing came on the page- black board. All of a sudden, mid install, the computer sort of powered off. The screen went black for about three seconds, then on for three seconds, then off for three, etc, etc. The power light remained on as well as a power light on the back, as well as some internal lighting that could be seen from the vents. It made a sound every time the screen went black like it was powering off, but I could still see all the lights on. I unplugged it from the wall for a few minutes and tried again. It will no longer power on, but I still see lights on internally. Not sure where to go from here. Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated 

A:Computer was running updates and powered down for good....?

  I'd try over in the Internal Hardware forums for some more expert advice:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/7/internal-hardware/ 
My only suggestion is to unplug it and hold the power button down for 30 seconds.  Then plug it back in and see if it works.
Good luck!

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  I have a HP Pavillion 23 all-in-one desktop running Windows 8, I believe. I haven't used it in about 2 months. I powered it on today and started running updates it missed out on; Apple Itunes and Norton. I opened a board on Chrome during the process but got nothing. I saw my bookmarks there on the screen, but nothing came on the page- black board. All of a sudden, mid install, the computer sort of powered off. The screen went black for about three seconds, then on for three seconds, then off for three, etc, etc. The power light remained on as well as a power light on the back, as well as some internal lighting that could be seen from the vents. It made a sound every time the screen went black like it was powering off, but I could still see all the lights on. I unplugged it from the wall for a few minutes and tried again. It will no longer power on, but I still see lights on internally. Not sure where to go from here. Any thoughts or feedback would be greatly appreciated 

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Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 RTM

Okay, so I accidentally hit the power bar switch as in place upgrade rollback started.

When I rebooted, it came up with a few * is corrupt, rollback cannot continue messages, and then was greeted with a command prompt window.

Then, I inserted the Windows 7 install disc and chose "Repair Your Computer". It said it was fixing some hard disc errors.

I tried to boot into the rollback again-no luck, just a command prompt window.

The corrupted data wasnt very important, just some YouTube videos.

Is there anyway to manually start rollback? Please help!

Thanks,
BlasterNT
 

A:Accidentally Powered off Computer right as Rollback started--Please Help!

Why bother? The Win7 RTM (if it is the Release To Manufacturing) would only be functional for the next month or two, anyway. Just bite the bullet and get a real Win7 commercial version.

When you go to install that, it should search your hard drive(s) and tell you what volumes you have and ask what you want to keep.
 

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Recently my laptop displays innaccurate time (loses time)when starting up after powering down 8-10 hours. . I always have to correct the time setting every day. I have the internet time setting correct, I upgraded the bios and reinstalled the cmos/clock software in windows per hp support yet the issue persists. I was wondering if the cmos battery is the problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Computer loses time when powered off. Always have to resync ...

Hi, The RTC (or CMOS) battery should last much longer than 2 or 3 years (the age of your machine), and machine will sync its clock when you connect to internet, no need to reset. I don't believe this is a RTC battery problem. But please try the following methods first       http://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c01853713      http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-reasons-windows-computer-loses-time-date/ Regards.

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Every time I power down my PC, it says "Installing update 10 of 16" and will never get past 10. I have left it on for 5 DAYS and it did't get past it. I have tried everything simple, such as restarting it, and it won't budge. This wouldn't be a big problem, because I don't really need those updates, but whenever I try to install something, such as Photoshop, it gives me an error saying "An installation is already in progress" and will not let me install what I want to. Does anybody know why this is happening, and how I can fix it?

A:Computer won't finish installing updates when powered down!

  
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Every time I power down my PC, it says "Installing update 10 of 16" and will never get past 10. I have left it on for 5 DAYS and it did't get past it. I have tried everything simple, such as restarting it, and it won't budge. This wouldn't be a big problem, because I don't really need those updates, but whenever I try to install something, such as Photoshop, it gives me an error saying "An installation is already in progress" and will not let me install what I want to. Does anybody know why this is happening, and how I can fix it?


I believe your firmware is corrupted, I would just backup important files and FDR it...

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:bounce: hey i recently purchaced a PCChips m8llu motherboard, and an AMD Duron Processor.
I replaced my old mobo and kept the same ps... the first time I booted the mobo, the boot screen came up and the bios setup was loading... then for no reason the computer just shuts off... the heatsink feels hot and the mobo also feels hot... is this overheating?
I powered everything up again after an hour, and no video... I just hope i didnt fry the mobo or cpu... I've tried many troubleshooting and the ps works fine... please help someone... thanx
 

A:computer powered, but no boot screen or video

Shutting down immediately is not a good sign.You either strip down to the bare minimum and try to get to BIOS /or take your parts in for testing.
Did you use Thermal paste? Heatsinks are always hot to touch so hard to say if you burnt it. until you can atleast swap out some parts/test.
 

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This started happening after I did updates. Every 30 minutes PC was set to go to sleep. Since I dual boot Ubuntu the PC was always running ubuntu after 30 minutes. Go away for an hour, come back and ubuntu was running.
So I tested by telling it to sleep, and it goes back to the bios and does a reboot.

I have turned it to never sleep. But I would like sleep to work.

So what to do?

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I have a WLI- CB HP 54 Buffalo wireless network card and it is supposed to reach further than regular wireless G cards, but my internal wirelesss on my laptop spans MUCH further.

I am using Windows XP SP2 and installed the driver and software about 3 times. I have found that windows configures it better than the software that came.

My question are a couple.. First. when i go and set up wireless zero configuration service to automatic, it keeps going off the next time i restart and when i search for networks it says "make sure your switch is turned on " .......

I called Buffalo and they said that it was my internal PCI adapter interferring with it. It is an A/B internal card. Within close range, the wireless card works fine.
I also wanted to know if there are dangers of having my internal A/B card and a wireless G card running at the same time.

Also the Buffalo says it is B/G, but doesn't pick up B networks well.

Thank you for your help.
 

A:Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

Is your router A, B, or G? Also, I can't think of any danger, per se, of running both cards. This is a process called Multi-homing. If you plug in a LAN cable, you'll actually have 3 network connections, 3 IP Addresses, etc. Some apps may get confused & blow up, otherwise you're just using some resources unnecessarily. If it was me, I'd turn off the internal card if I had a G card I'd rather use...

Regards,
Emmett
 

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I wanted to know if there has ever been a case where one has designed and/or created a fully-functioning computer(processor, memory, some form of screen display, and/or RAM)that is handheld and battery-powered(like a cheap version of a computer).

I want to know if it's ever been done and heard of officially(from scratch, meaning no pre-made parts were used, no "wiring" business ... all parts were developed manually and/or put together on a circuit board as well).

If this has never happened, is it legal to create one yourself and sell it, manufacture it, and/or get it copyrighted and patented?

I am talking no "major" OS here, no high-technology software, and no modern-age hardware.

Just one battery, one miniature processor at over 50MhZ a second, only about 8-28MB of RAM(no permanent memory storage), and a display device and adapters to blit just tiny applets made of 4 or 8-bit pixels(ones that are never stored to any disk drives, and that only run when the machine is on, and all data lost when off).

Something simple like that, doable by maybe one or two people manually and individually.

Has it ever been done ... and how hard would it really be to assemble all the parts?

PS: This is assuming the person(s) are very skilled in electronics(engineering, too, possibly), computer programming, technology, and hardware. Or at least somewhat skilled.
 

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.

Hi,

 

The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.

 

Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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The other day I shut my computer down from Windows, and shortly after it shut down I pulled the plug from the computer, not from the wall. A few hours later I went to plug it back in and press the power button but it wouldnt power on at all.

I dont know what it could be, Im not to savvy with hardware.
Any help would be much appreciated, im really not interested in buying new parts right now so Im hoping its an easy fix, if not..then that sucks.

Thanks
-brandon
 

A:Computer won't power on after pulling power cord out from computer

Pulling the plug after it had shut down should not have been a problem.
You may like to check that you pushed the plug all the way back into the socket and that the switch on the back
of the computer is on and the mains plug is switched on (most common causes of computers not starting)

If you pulled the plug during the shutdown,that could have damaged the hard drive and the operating system.
In that situation the computer will still usually power up,but not load the OS.

Please confirm that it doesn`t power up at all,no lights no sound or that it does power up,but nothing loads up.
Then we can maybe suggest more things.
 

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Please help it worked fine for a while  after my daughter knocked it of the side but now it won't power on
I've tried different power adapters and still does the same thing
No power makes it to the computer at all, the yellow/ green light on the power transformer just goes out when it touches the computer  is there a safety switch on the mother board ?? I've tried it with everything disconnected
Ram
Harddrive
Processor
The battery
And still nothing
Does anyone have any suggestions ???

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Hello!

My Toshiba Satellite P755-S5265 has not been able to turn on at all. That's because the AC adapter would not be charging the battery nor would it operate the computer.

Whenever I would plug in my adapter, a weird clicking noise would come out from the computer. Also, the AC adapter charging light would blink continuously as well. I

took apart my laptop and discovered that the end my of DC power jack was the source of the clicking. When I mean the end, I don't mean the area where I plug in my adapter, it's the other end that's connected to the motherboard.

Does anybody have any advice on what I should do? Is my laptop dead and done for?

Thank you so much in advance!
 

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Why does shutting down the computer, removing the AC Adapter, removing the battery (if it is a laptop), and holding down the power button for 30 seconds fix problems in one's computer. I was recently corrected in a post of mine that this does not actually do anything unless one removes the 3 volt battery from the motherboard, but I know this is not true from experience. Here is the correction I am referring to from a more experienced member:








  
Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen


I'm sorry, but I feel I need to correct misinformation. Lots of folks read these posts.

The motherboard has a 3 volt battery installed in it. This battery provides just enough power to retain all of the BIOS settings regardless of the state of the main power or the power supply. Following the steps above will not reset the BIOS or the CMOS chip.

You can reset the BIOS defaults by selecting that option from within the BIOS settings. Usually on the Exit menu.

To reset the CMOS (Clear the CMOS chip) there will be either a jumper on the motherboard to perform this function with, or newer boards have an actual reset button.

The above procedure will work to restore the BIOS defaults if you add the step:
2b - remove the 3v battery.
But it will not clear the CMOS.


The reason I know that doing the hardware reset I described initially works:

1. I have a laptop that occasionally suffers from a USB Device Error issue. Every port gives me th... Read more

A:Shut down computer, remove all power sources, hold down power button

Further information; this is what my manufacturer of my laptop suggested for my USB issues View Document. After step B. of the power cycle directions, my computer works fine.

Edit: I have skipped all the steps prior to the power cycle, and it still fixes my problem. It is not a software update that is fixing the problem.

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I received the new Power Cord Recall Replacement.. After now using it, my computer freezes everytime I unplug or plug in the power cord. I feel like the recall should have included a new Power Adapter as well, becaues of the damage the power cord has already done, it makes the power adapter fault and danger.. Right? Anyway, does anyone know why this is happening or why HP is only replacing the power cord instead of the whole "power system."Thank you in advance,Kyle Vasquez with ListOrSwap.com

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Recently I installed a new game on my computer (Far Cry 3), and after a while playing it, my computer suddenly shut down, just like a power outtage (except the power was not out).

After debating with friends, I went more towards a hardware problem rather than a software problem, so I thought something could have too high temperature (CPU, GPU, the HDD, etc.).

I have two HDD's, and they used to be together, but I decided to separate them, to reduce their average temperature.

I installed a software called CPUID HWMonitor, and it shows me these values (when browsing and not playing the refered game):



Note that this has happened before with previous games (Neverwinter and Guild Wars 2), and I'm still not sure whether this is a hardware or software problem, since separating both HDD didn't solve the problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Computer shuts down like power outtage, Kernel Power Error ID 41

Some error relates to Sentinel/SafeNet products.

Code:
Event[33197]:
Log Name: System
Source: Service Control Manager
Date: 2013-05-07T09:32:28.187
Event ID: 7000
Task: N/A
Level: Erro
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Cl?ssico
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Description:
O servi?o Sentinel64 falhou o arranque devido ao seguinte erro:
O sistema n?o consegue localizar o dispositivo especificado.
It is some data protection mechanism, so it may cause some real failure there. And the driver is appearing as too old.

Code:
Sentinel64 Sentinel64 Kernel 01-02-2007 11:39:44
Update Sentinel products from Technical Support - Drivers and Developer Kits.

Also, the just predecessor events of the Event ID: 41 are ....

Code:
Event[34173]:
Log Name: System
Source: avkmgr
Date: 2013-05-09T23:33:45.440
Event ID: 17
Task: N/A
Level: Informa?es
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Cl?ssico
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Description:
avkmgr.sys version 12.0.20.2 successfully loaded

Event[34174]:
Log Name: System
Source: avipbb
Date: 2013-05-09T23:33:45.549
Event ID: 17
Task: N/A
Level: Informa?es
Opcode: N/A
Keyword: Cl?ssico
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: David-PC
Description:
avipbb.sys version 12.0.50.34 successfully loaded

Event[34175]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 2013-05-09T23:33:45.549
Event ID: 41
Task: N/A
Level: Cr?tico
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i Have Z50-70 . i bought it from 2 yearsi have now this problem when i plug charger in it this messege appered and charge icon say that( plugged in .not chargeing ) when i shutdown lap it charge . some times when i remove battery laptop not work . replug charger more times to work i try hold on power 30 sec . and load default Bios . and Wipe all Files . what is probleme please ? motherboard or socket charge or adpter ?  

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When I got home from work tonight, my Win7 desktop appeared to be asleep, which is normal. I hit the power button to wake, it, walked away, and when I came back, it was not up as I'd have expected.

I looked more closely and something really weird was happening.

The fan would turn on and the power lights would come on. Not sure if I heard the HD (there's an OS C drive, and mirrored data D drives). Three seconds later, it would power off, without anything ever displaying on the monitor, no bios screen, nothing. This would just keep repeating.

I managed to get the CD drive open and put a boot disk in, but the whole sequence happens so fast that it doesn't even recognize the CD or try to boot from it.

Right now I have the computer turned off and unplugged, and hope that this will rectify itself with the passage of time.

A:Computer gets power, shuts off, gets power, repeats, never boots

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 450125


When I got home from work tonight, my Win7 desktop appeared to be asleep, which is normal. I hit the power button to wake, it, walked away, and when I came back, it was not up as I'd have expected.

I looked more closely and something really weird was happening.

The fan would turn on and the power lights would come on. Not sure if I heard the HD (there's an OS C drive, and mirrored data D drives). Three seconds later, it would power off, without anything ever displaying on the monitor, no bios screen, nothing. This would just keep repeating.

I managed to get the CD drive open and put a boot disk in, but the whole sequence happens so fast that it doesn't even recognize the CD or try to boot from it.

Right now I have the computer turned off and unplugged, and hope that this will rectify itself with the passage of time.


Have you done any overclocking?

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Last night my computer blue screened about 3 times then it just stopped turning on altogether. Wheni plug the power supply into the motherboard the neon fan turns on for a milisecond but that seems to be the only way that i can tell that there's power going to the motherboard.

I've tried 4 different power supplies, different processor, different BIOS batteries, different RAM, etc, but no matter how many times i try to turn it on it just wont turn on.

I do recall doing something innthe BIOS last night which seemed to start this dilemer. I went into power management and did something to the power switch option, then set everything back to default settings.

This is when things started to happen then my pc just wouldn't turn on at all.

It's a socket939 MSI CoreCell.

Could something i did in the BIOS really be causing this problem and is there a way to fix it?

Like i said there does seem to be power going to the motherboard but it simply wont turn on (i even tried different power switches just in [email protected]

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I just don't want to buy another 939 motherboard as most shops don't cell them any more and it means i'd have to buy a new processor too.
 

A:Computer wont turn on with power switch but there is power going through it?

If it is a BIOS setting, removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes should clear it. Since you've already changed the battery more than once, it would seem that is not the problem. Considering what you already tried, it might be the motherboard itself or possibly the graphics card but my money is on the motherboard. Just to be sure do you have another graphics card to test with?
 

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I have a ECS P4.945GCT-M/1333 (3.0) 775 mATX Motherboard and I installed Intel E2180 cpu and put memory stick on it. The computer won't boot - the cpu fan moved a second when I plugged in the power, and the stopped. If I disconnect the auxillary power cable, the CPU fan just can start, but of course it won't post. If I also disconnect the cpu fan, the power supply fan starts and I can see keyboard lights turned on for a second.

I measured the power on auxillary cable and it is ok: 2 12v and 2 GND. I am pretty sure that the power supply is good: I put on another power supply there and it is the same thing.
 

A:Computer won't power on when auxillary power cable is connected

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I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. When I power down the system from the menu, my computer does not completely turn off. The procedure I use is described below:

Click Windows_Start_button > Power > Shutdown

The system closes applications and appears to initiate a shutdown procedure. Everything appears to be shut off, but my mouse is still lit up. I do notice that the fan stops and everything else appears to be completely shut down. When I was running Windows 7 before my upgrade, my system completely powered down.

I have a dual boot system with Linux, and when I power down from Linux, the shutdown is complete, so I don't think I accidentally did anything to the hardware or BIOS.

Has anyone else experienced this? I'm pretty sure there is some tweak in Windows 10 that would fix this, but I haven't found it yet. Thanks for any suggestions you might be able to offer.

A:Power down button does not completely turn computer power off

I found the solution on another thread. If you have this problem try the following:
1. Log in as an administrator.
2. Right click the Menu button.
3. Left click -> Control Panel > Power Options > Choose what the power button does > Change settings that are currently unavailable
4. Uncheck the box next to Turn on fast startup (recommended)
5. Make sure Hibernate is unchecked.
6. Left click Save changes.
The next time you shut down the computer, it will be completely powered off. At least this worked on my machine.

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