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Power Option Sudden problem..

Q: Power Option Sudden problem..

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my HP 6910p Laptop. The power plan options were working absolutely fine, but suddenly it has started to act weird. When I used to select a power option For instance , when I click High Performance: The brightness used to be full (As I Configured this plan to have max screen brightness) and when I used to switch to Power Save: The brightness used to be lowest (As I configured this plan to have lowest screen brightness)
However, now, when I switch between the plans, nothing happens. For instance, if I click high performance, the brightness remains the same as clicking the power save plan. Also, If I choose High Performance power plan and lower its brightness, and then click on power save the brightness remains same as the high performance. So, Apparently, there is no change.
Can anyone suggest me what to do?
I have also Battery-Care software installed if that helps.

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A: Power Option Sudden problem..

Using this tutorial and reading the links below should help you in getting the right power options for
your laptop.
Power Plan Settings - Change

Welcome to 7 Forums.

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I have compaq presario cq 40 317 tu notebook
Problem is that whenever i use it with windows xp home edition it never give me options to manage battery. also it all time show icon of Ac power on the task bar even the laptop uses battery. no alarm or any other option to change the battry settings or dont get any idea how much battry is available to use
but the on vista everything works fine.
Please help

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I have a Gateway NV79 laptop. In the past couple of weeks I have been experiencing a problem where the computer randomly powers off. It happens most often when watching videos on the internet, but has happened once or twice in other circumstances. I am running Windows 7. Any thoughts on how to identify the cause of this problem would be appreciated.

A:Sudden power off problem

This is usually caused by overheating. Blow out all fans with a can of compressed air. Make sure the bottom of the laptop is well ventilated. Do not use the laptop on carpet or a bed. Consider a laptop cooling pad.
Try a Clean Boot. If that solves the problem, add one startup item at a time till you find the culprit.

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This has been updated since my original post from the other day

I am having problems with one of my pcs.
The one in question is an old computer but very reliable.
It doesn't like being turned off.
This has been happening for about a month now and because it's noisey it has to be turned off when someone stays with us in our spare room.

Everything powers up except the monitor
So far the only error message I get of any sort is on the monitor 'no signal check cable connections'

So, I've bought new cable connectors for monitor into pc,
replaced power cables,
exchanged 3 sets of vga wires
Tried 2 different monitors ( Blank screen for both )
Swapped hard drives
Took out ram, cleaned it and reinstalled it
Swapped 3 different agp graphic cards which all work on my spare machine
Tried 2 monitors, 1x CRT 1 x TFT ( Both work on other pc)

So it can't be the power unit (?) because the hard drives are booting up
It could possibly be the mobo but perhaps something is wrong with the agp slot (?)
This pc's stats are
Soltek DDR Motherboard P4 2.6mhz (Mobo has no ID on it and Soltek No longer exist)
Nvidia gt 6600 256mb agp
DDR 2100 ram 184 pins with 1 gb installed (More ram can be added)
300 watt psu
80 gb hdd
Xp Pro sp2

Any help greatly appreciated.

A:Sudden Mobo/ monitor power problem

Squiggey, don't know if this will help any but have you tried hooking up your monitor to the vga port to see if anything shows on your monitor?

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guys i have a problem in power schemes tab as you can see.i cannot edit it..

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Hi guys

I have my power setting to shut my monitor off after 15min
of inactivity, it has been set like this for months and all of a sudden
the last couple days I noticed my display wasn't shutting off.

Any suggestions

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Hello,In my power option settings i have selected NEVER to turn off my monitor.But for some reason the pc decides to keep switching the setting from never to 20 minutes.
Any advice would be nice to cure this real pain.
Example,,,I can be watching a film then the screen goes black and no picture,when i check the settings it reads turn off monitor after 20 minutes ????????
I have no idea why this is happening.

Please help

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say i make a new power custom plan and save it now i am useing it as my defult plan here is the probelm eveytime i use the modem the second i click connect the power plan automatically bounces to high performace. and when its done dialing the number sometimes it will auto switch back to the custom plan and sometimes not. what is causing this to happen its very annoying especially if im using the batter however it happend even when the plug is used or vise versa. what is makeing it auto bounce between plans like that. I re partitions the hard rrive and re-insdtalled windows and even did a master recovery from the factory cds and this still happend after 4 new fresh installs. I heard someone say this is a vista64bit bug but they was not to sure on it. or if ti was even true. is there a fix. patch etc
note i do have service pack 1 and 2 installed and all the window updates done this did not resolve the problem in the least bit.

A:power option problem

Hello Microvista64, and welcome to Vista Forums.

As a workaround, you can use one of the default power plans and adjust it's settings to what you need and use it instead. Hopefully that will work better for you.


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I am running XP Pro with SP/3 and have lost my power option function. Everything under "Power Schemes" is grayed out so I have no setup options..
Can anyone help, I've not seen this problem before.


A:Power Option Problem

Try this:

Line 204 - Right

Download the file. Double-click to install.

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AOA frnds

i have hp notebook with windows 8 OS.
when i plugged in the charger the display totally disappears and the screen has black for only 1, 2 seconds. and the same situation is when i removed the charger. but this is not happened when i was using windows 7. is this a problem or a feature of windows 8. if this is a problem plz tell me how can i resolve it ,

A:Windows 8 power option problem

This link may get your started on solving the problem, but I have no confidence in what anyone said. Check out the links though.

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I have a power scheme problem on my computer running XP Home. I stupidly deleted the power schemes on the Power Options Properties window, thinking I could enter my own custom ones. However, XP did not permit this and now all the options are grayed out and I can’t get back the original. I don’t want to go through a reinstall of XP. Can anyone tell me how to reclaim these power options?

A:Solved: Power Option Problem

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I've done a lot of searches using variations of the above title and came up empty or just plain missed the answer.

I'd like to know, if it is not asking too much, the following points:

1. What exactly is the function of Link State Power Management in the Power Options Advanced Settings, PCI Express?

2. What are the implications of using the options available:

a) Off.
b) Maximum power savings.
c) Moderate power savings.
d) Which option is the best selection for my Dell laptop.

I'd appreciate a feedback on these points.

Thank You for Your time and patience.

A:Power option PCI express Link State Power Mgmt

The function of that power management feature is to manage the power consumed by your PCI devices. PCI components require constant streaming of data when in use so configuring power management to shut them down, or reduce the data stream, when not in use can save some power, which really only has a substantial effect in laptop power savings. The wireless card is usually a PCI component in a laptop, so configuring it for maximum power savings might shut it off when it's not in immediate use. This might introduce some lag into your wireless connection upon first use of the wireless or even during use (if the system decides to shut it down between connections). It's hard to say what impact it will have for you. If you're not extremely worried about getting that extra small fraction of life out of your laptop, I'd leave it alone and configure it not to use power management (keep them on all the time). Otherwise, you can try out the different settings and see if you notice a difference.

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All i have on my 920 is balanced, no option to change to a different setting like power saving or performance, is this correct ?thanks

A:Lenovo yoga 920 no 'power saver' option under power settings

AIUI, Windows 10 comes with Balanced. You can create as many other power profiles as you like and name them anything you want. It's a great way to experiment as you can always go back to "balanced." 

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Can I use switch user option on power option list or on start menu list ?

A:switch user option on power option list or on start menu list

Hello jk22,

If you like, you could already use either option in the tutorial below to natively switch user. OPTION ONE is the closest to what you want.

Switch User in Windows 10

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My PC shuts down randomly when playing GTAV,sometimes during the day it can stay on for 2-3 hours without going off,sometimes lets say during the same hour it shuts down every time i start the game (like 1 minute or 5 after loading the game) and sometimes it never shuts down like it has it's own mind,so far i have tried the following:

Checked all cables.
Removed DRAM's(have 16GB,used only 2 then switched with the other 2).
Removed OC profile in BIOS.
Disabled Anti surge from BIOS and used a power plug protector(electricity is very stable)
3 clean OS install.
Tried different Nvida driver versions including all settings.
Everything is up to date.
Cleaned all components.
Tried another wall power point.
Changed the cable connector between the wall and PC.
Non heat issues.

This is what i see after the shutdown

"Power supply surges detected during the previous power on.
Asus Anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable power supply unit!
Press F1 to Run Setup"

The way it shuts off is as if someone pulled the plug out of the wall,i've posted about this some time ago thinking that the issue is gone but it has come back now,is there any way to fiind out the cuase for this ? thanks.

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Windows has suddenly changed the way the computer powers down and boots. I am the only user of the computer and do not use accounts. In the past, when I click "shut down" I was prompted with three icon options (shut down, stand-by/hibernate, and restart. Now I am prompted with a pull-down menu with these options plus "log-off" with my name as a user account.

Similarly, in the past, when booting, the system went right to my desktop. Now it either prompts me for a (non-existent) password, or brings up a welcome account screen with my name on it and asks me to load my settings.

I've tried changing settings in user accounts (unchecking use welcome screen) and also change the setting in power options that requires a password in recovering from a stand-by. None of this helps. I also note that there is an account called "ASP.Net Machine A" alongside my account and Guest account in User Accounts. I don't recall seeing this before. What's going on?


A:Sudden changes in power down and boot up

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Good Day Everyone!

Hello here am i on my everyday life using my desktop at home this never happened to me before, so the case is I am playing a game and suddenly my computer monitor went off (but the cpu and avr still has its lights on) and after a while the computer have no life(lights) too and so does the avr. So what happened here? this never happened before and no matter where i plug the avr or cpu it wont turn on? (and i also tried plugging directly the cpu to a wall plug but i guess it needs AVR) I've read some information on internet tried finding some other guys that has the same situation as mine and some say it must be the power supply or i need to replace the avr. But Im not really sure what to test first? or buy? Hope you can help me.

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I have recently upgraded my motherboard, fan and processor as my last one broke, some how all the pins were bust. My new spec is shown in the picture on the right:
Only trouble is when i was running my HP printer install it seemed to be installing and then when i came back to my pc it had gone off completely. I thought maybe it had shut down and not restarted after the install until its been doing it a few times not only when im installign things but just randomly, it doesnt run a shutdown it just goes off like ive pulled the plug, ive tried different sockets etc, and i am just not sure if it is liek i have read on other forums do i need to replace my power supply, i am not experienced with any of this, please help.


A:Sudden Power off for no reason

I think it is the power supply. If you used the one that came with your case than that is probably the issue.

Try to replace it.

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Hi all!

Recently, my pc started to shut down for no apparent reason, No blue screen, No messages, No overheating

I have attached a event log to what i believe the problem to be but if i is not that i can easily do another log

PC Specs:
Processor: Intel Core I7-4770K CPU @3.50GHz
Ram: 8.00Gb
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
Graphics: NIVIDA GeForce GTX 670
Power: 750w Psu

And sorry if this Thread is in the wrong area!

A:Sudden Power Failure

Sounds like the usual poor quality power supply. Brand and model of your Psu please?

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I'm putting together a computer for my dad out of a few parts I no longer need and was creating a new partition on the hard drive in preparation for a format and installation of Windows.

However, whilst the the partition was being created the power died. Now the machine won't switch on. There is a red LED on the motherboard that lights up when the power button is pressed and the processor fan twitches, but doesn't start turning. There's no power to the CD-ROM drive.

I've tried disconnecting all disk drives, removing/switching position of RAM etc, but nothing seems to work.

The case and power supply are new and the machine was working fine for 30/45 minutes prior to this happening.

I'd appreciate any thoughts - I'm afraid it might be a problem with the motherboard, but am not really sure.

Thanks in advance, Jake

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I'm having a problem at the moment, whenever i run a program or programs (for example MSN Messenger, IE, WMP and Adobe Photoshop) that is dependent on allot of CPU the power cuts out and the PC goes dead to get it working again i have to unplug the PC from the mains wait 10 secs and plug back in.. simply pressing the power button does not work, nor does unplugging then plugging back in quickly.. any suggestions?
Win XP Pro SP2 (5.1, Build 2600)
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ MMX, 3DNow, ~2.1Ghz
Page File: 429MB Used, 452MB available

A:Solved: Sudden Power Outages

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Dear community, Recently my Yoga 3 14" seems to randomly lose power while working on it, even while plugged in. Charging is working fine and the sudden loss of power/shutdown doesn't happen always. Is there anyone that knows how to resolve this issue? When it loses power the screen goes black and the only way to get it back on is to hold the power button for a few seconds and force a shutdown. The power of the USB ports dies as well since my phone won't charge after the sudden black screen.

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My PC isn't new. That said, I've kept it alive and reasonably healthy, sometimes with the help of the fine folks here, with high rate of success. Enough preamble, the new(ish) problem follows.

Periodically, with no warning signs and no error messages I've been able to locate, my PC will just shut completely off. I once investigated this same problem with the thought that it was originating from the power supply. Ultimately, even though I couldn't prove it to be the power supply as the source of the issue, that's what I replaced. This didn't fix the issue.

After watching the event happen for some months more, I began to suspect possibly a graphics driver issue. I play quite a few games, and I use AMD and ATI rather than more popular chipsets. The crashes almost always happen when I'm gaming, and seem even to happen more reliably playing some games than others, and even some VERSIONS of games than others. I've tried replacing the drivers with the latest suggestions, no improvement at all was noticed.

TSG SysInfo follows.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 16383 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5570, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 16394 MB; F: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 637994 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 890GXM-G65 (MS-7642)
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Hi everyone!

Recently, my pc started to shut down for no apparent reason. No message, no BSOD and no overheating. Just like I'd pull the plug.

Any idea on this? I got a desktop with a phenom x4 9850 cpu, with windows xp sp3, a geforce gt 460 768mb videocard, a 650w psu and 4gb of ram ddr2. If another precision is necessary, just ask.

Thanks a lot for answering!

A:[SOLVED] Sudden power failure

Hi joseph7179,

Can you let us know of any errors in red that show in your Event Log:-

Windows Key+R and type eventvwr.msc into the box and hit Enter. Click on 'System' on the left and then click on the 'Type' tab at the top to sort the errors into their

categories. (easier to find). Where there are ones in red that relate to the time/ date area of the blue screens/ freezes/ power shut downs, can you tell us the EventID and

Source for each one (most regular ones)

Or attach them to you next post by doing this: When in the Event viewer window with the System error logs showing, go Action (at the top) and choose 'Export List' called it System Errors or something like that and attach that file to your next post.

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i have an emachines w047, with xp. i am going to give a series event that i have no idea if they are related or not. first, 2 days ago, my computer lost its network connection while it was in use. after restarting a couple of times, it worked again. the following morning, i lost my network connection again. after some effort, i got it back. then last night, the computer lost the internet connection while i was using it. i tried to restart, and it froze up in the middle of booting up. i kept trying to reboot, and eventually got the BSOD. the error said something about NV_4. (unfortunately, i did not write this one down) i tried to do a system restore, but it froze in the middle of it. when i got up this morning, i tried starting it a few times. sometimes, it would seem to boot up, never with a network connection, then i got the BSOD again. this time, the error was PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. i got this error a couple of times in between it almost booting, then it would not even start. when i turn it on, the fans cut on, and the yellow standby light comes on, but it never goes any further. now, that is where it's at, in a coma, or on its deathbed.
any suggestions on what to do? i have thousands of photos on there that i need to retrieve.

A:sudden death of power supply???

Emachines are notorious!!!! They are cheaply made with the cheapest components!!!! If the psu (power supply unit)has died then it will almost certainly blow the mobo (motherboard) too!!!!

If it is still under warranty then get Emachines to fix it, if not, it's probably gonna cost!!!!

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My HP envy 15-u111dx won't power on all of the sudden

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I?m having problems with my Lenovo T460s Yesterday, I closed the lid as usual. When opened it back up a few minutes later, the machine didn?t wake up properly: the ?mute? and ?mic mute? LEDs on the F1 and F4 key were lit, but the LED on the power button was still pulsating (as it does when it?s sleeping), and neither the screen nor the fan would show any sign of life. I then forced it off by holding the power button and tried turning it back on a couple seconds later. This time, it took forever to do something, then quickly showed me some error screen and threw me into the BIOS ? I didn?t catch the error message, but I think this all happened without showing the POST screen with the Lenovo logo. I was able to exit the BIOS and boot normally, which worked fine, except for Windows Hello somehow not working. The fingerprint scanner was on, recognized me, and the screen said ?Hello?, but then it prompted me to enter my Pin. I entered it correctly, but it failed with a message saying ?Something went wrong and your pin is not available? and error code 0x8007139f. As annoying as that may be, it?s not the main problem. I then closed the lid again and opened it back up today, and it didn?t respond at all. I again forced it off, but this time, the power button would just not do anything at all ? everything kept dark. After some research, I unplugged it, pressed the emergency reset button on the back, plugged it back in, pressed the power button, and... Read more

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After looking around the internet I've noticed this problem is quite common but...
As long as I am not playing a game my computer runs fine for hours this Critical Error only occurs when I'm running a game usually after few minutes. Most solutions suggested reinstalling audio driver/making sure there is only one. Well I only have one, it's up to date with one audio device running and was reinstalled a couple of days ago. It occurs in pretty much every game but the times before it happens varies for example Bad Company 2 runs for about 10 minutes where Just Cause 2 and Team Fortress 2 run up to about an hour. Critical error is always the same and always a shutdown even though Restart On System Failure is unchecked. Here is the entire error

BODY{font:x-small 'Verdana';margin-right:1.5em} .c{cursor:hand} .b{color:red;font-family:'Courier New';font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none} .e{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .k{margin-left:1em;text-indent:-1em;margin-right:1em} .t{color:#990000} .xt{color:#990099} .ns{color:red} .dt{color:green} .m{color:blue} .tx{font-weight:bold} .db{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;border-left:1px solid #CCCCCC;font:small Courier} .di{font:small Courier} .d{color:blue} .pi{color:blue} .cb{text-indent:0px;margin-left:1em;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;padding-left:.3em;font:small Courier;color:#888888} .ci{font:small Courier;color:#888888} PRE{marg... Read more

A:Sudden shutdown Kernel Power 41 63

People PLEASE I need help on this I've tried everything I could possibly think of. I am extremely short on money so I have to be absolutely sure what to buy if it's a hardware issue. I need to find out what's causing this.

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Hi there, I am posting here because I have run out of troubleshooting methods and steps to solve this issue. I have a Lenovo Y50-70 which fails to stay on with battery power on. It actually fails to even start windows when left with batter power only (no AC adapter plugged in). What's really surprising is that this is a brand new battery (not original but the ones that are very much the same). The first time around I thought that the battery was defective so I sent it back. Now with a new unit I still have the same problem. What's even more strange is that if I put back the original Lenovo battery, the problem goes away. I hope you can understand this is a 4 year old laptop and the original battery is compoletely depleted (lasts about 50 minutes max). Things i've tried: Bios, reflashing, rollback, set to defaults.Windows, power management, looked and changed everything.Lenovo Power Management software (reset battery gauge, set different power plans, no luck.MSI battery calibration, does not work on this laptop for some reason.Laptop is spotless inside, applied high pressure air everywhere, not a spec of dust obstructing air flow.^temperatures are fine, no problems there.  Anyone knows what could be the issue here? Is Lenovo really like Apple preventing us from using 'aftermarket' parts? Please any help would be much appreciate it, this is driving me crazy! Thanks!

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Hello, I am using my girlfriends HP 530 laptop to write this. Basically, the problem is that since installing Windows 7 from Windows Vista, the laptop has been cutting out without any warning. It isn't going into standby or any other power mode, as it starts from bootup when pressing the power button afterwards. This occurs even when the battery is almost fully charged and plugged into the mains.

I have tried flashing the BIOS to the latest version. Recently, the laptop was displaying these symptoms from overheating, but the laptop was also making a really loud sound. We had to dismantle it and found that a large amount of dust had clogged up the vents, which we immediately removed and then put back together. This was only two months ago, since then we have not been leaving the laptop on soft surfaces such as duvets etc.

I have no idea what this could be, I have changed the power saving settings and updated all the drivers.

Does anyone have any experience of this problem?

A:HP 530 with Windows 7 (sudden power-downs)

Quote: Originally Posted by Sheepdisease

Hello, I am using my girlfriends HP 530 laptop to write this. Basically, the problem is that since installing Windows 7 from Windows Vista, the laptop has been cutting out without any warning. It isn't going into standby or any other power mode, as it starts from bootup when pressing the power button afterwards. This occurs even when the battery is almost fully charged and plugged into the mains.

I have tried flashing the BIOS to the latest version. Recently, the laptop was displaying these symptoms from overheating, but the laptop was also making a really loud sound. We had to dismantle it and found that a large amount of dust had clogged up the vents, which we immediately removed and then put back together. This was only two months ago, since then we have not been leaving the laptop on soft surfaces such as duvets etc.

I have no idea what this could be, I have changed the power saving settings and updated all the drivers.

Does anyone have any experience of this problem?

Hi and welcome

Being a cat owner yep. can you go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search) go to th windows logs>application tab. You need to look for things around the same time as the problem. It migh be a good idea to wait untill the problem happens then go to limit the amount of info to look thru. You are looking for errors (they have red in the left column) that relate to the problem they will either be in... Read more

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hi, I was on my computer tonight when it suddenly just died. No power to the tower. I hit the power button and it started to power up for just a split second then went dark again. Tried unplugging, turning off power supply, then reconnecting. Still no good. I'm guessing power supply...any thoughts? BTW, there was a thunderstorm going on but at that time there was no activity and nothing else seemed to take a hit..no flickering lights or anything. And it's plugged into a heavy duty power strip with surge protection.

A:Solved: Sudden loss of power

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A couple weeks ago, the wife was using her Dell Optiplex 780m Windows 7 Pro when the power suddenly went out.

After this episode, there are two problems that I have noticed:
1. Down next to the clock, in the little "Show hidden icons" menu, when I click the little "Safely remove hardware" icon, there is no response whatsoever; then, about ten minutes later, a notification box appears saying that the "safely remove hardware" program is not responding, with a "Close the program" option.

2. If the machine is left ON and unattended with no activity for a few hours, the screen will be bluish-black and there is no response whatsoever to anything I do, at which point, I have two options --- either disconnect the power, reconnect, and then start it up; or, hold the power button for many seconds, until it powers down, and then fire it back up.

So long as some activity is going on, it seems to work fine, other than the "Safely remove hardware" problem.

Any advice and input would be appreciated.

Thanks for reading.

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I bought a new Yoga 500 15IBD 2 Months ago and since a view weeks the Laptop had several power breakdowns while in battery mode. All of a sudden the Laptop turns black, all lights and the hdd turns off and I have to connect the power cord to get it started again - although the Battery certainly isn't empty according to the OS-Battery indicators AND often having the Laptop fully charged less than half an hour ago. (The Yoga runs for at least 3 hours if the bug does not appear). Now this is no driver issue, I have the problem while running Windows 10, Linux Mint and Backbox Linux. I suppose it's either a battery issue or a faulty architectual design. Since  I see a lot of similar power-off related messages accross the spectrum of lenovo devices, could someone finally publically explain the source of the problem so there is a chance to get rid of it ... especially in future products?

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I have a HP DV4170us notebook computer. I have used various programs to edit and encode video on it in the past with no problem.

When I run ConvertXtoDVD 2 and attempt to create a DVD from an avi, it works fine for anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour and my computer instantly and without warning powers off. Upon reboot, I get no errors from windows, and there is no information in the system event manager. The log file for ConvertXtoDVD contains no data since the shutdown occurs instantly.

I have used QA+ 32bit to run a complete system test, including a rigorous memory test and HDD test, and have no problems detected. I formatted and re-installed windows about a month ago, and so I should have the newest drivers for all my hardware. I also used Perfect Disk to defrag and optimize my HDD.

The laptop does not seem any hotter than usual when it shuts off, and the problem happens regardless of the 'priority level' I set for the encode process in the ConvertXtoDVD options menu.

My system is a Centrino with 1GB of DDR2 RAM and an on-board Intel video chip-set.

If any more information is needed for proper diagnosis, please let me know.

Thank you very much for your help.


A:Convertxtodvd Causes Sudden System Power Off

Ok, I have now tried in Nerovision Express as well and it does it there too. Must be a hardware issue?

I will repost in the hardware forum.

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Hi, i really need help with my problem before i go to tech shop and get drained all my money

My laptop, windows 7 ultimate x64. Acer Aspire 4738zg suddenly shut off like the power been cutted off .

I recently got bsod with my graphic card and managed to fix it by updating the driver and with a clean format. Now another problem came up. After formatting my laptop works fine for about 2 days.

Then it suddenly shut off by itself whem im watching hd videos, surfing web or anything else within a period of time.

Ive been monitored the temp. The cpu temp were in normal temp (60c-70) even when multitasking with Hd vids, hd youtube, but the gpu is slight hot when im stressed it with multi tabs of hd youtube and vids (up to 95c) but it doesn't occur yet .then i closed all the task and surf the web or doing anythg else, then it shutt off with no restart,error,bsod

Btw my battery is out (consider replacing your battery).
Driver up to date.
I went to event viewer. It say kernel id 41 task 63 level critical.

Excuse my english and writing. Im a newbie and Im typing with smartphone right now as my laptop got this problem. Sorry

A:Sudden Shut Down. Kernel power id 41 task 63

Those temp's are high. Inside may need some cleaning.

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Hey Guys - I was ripping some CDs to my moms computer, and suddenly the computer just shut off- Mother said that is has done this a few times before while she was just web surfing- or on facebook ,nothing demanding on cpu power.The first thing I did was check the CPU fan and Temp,and all was fine.I have no idea what could be causing this- any suggestions? It is a Dual Core processor 3.00 Gigs and 4 gigs of memory installed. I have never heard of a virus causing this,but I guess it is possible? I am perplexed!

A:Sudden Power shut -off for no apparent reason!

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 been plagued by sudden restarts of my system for over a year and it is just getting worse. No blue screen and in event viewer i just get a generic Kernel-Power error (all BugcheckCode values are 0) it just restarts It used to happen with mostly very GPU demanding games so i suspected it was just my GPU overheating. And the temps on my 780 under full load got in the high 80s and if not for my system restarting i was sure it would go even higher (My new 1070 has never gone over 70 during full load still restarts so not a overheating issue). after capping my frame rate with RTSS lowering settings and keeping and eye at all times on my GPU temps i was able to reduce the problem at the time but it would still happen from time to time sometimes even when i was just watching a video. It also often happens 5 minutes after i am done playing a game and just browsing the web which seems to indicate it has trouble adjusting the power down or something?

Usually, it restarts in a second but sometimes it takes up to 30 mins for it to reboot again. (no fans spinning just seems dead then it eventually wakes from the dead) I suspect it's waiting for the capacitors to discharge. After the pc has been off for the night it can also takes 15-30 mins for it to power on (usually not when it's hibernating just when i turn it off) so I'm not so sure what that's about.

It has gotten worse recently and I'm pretty clueless about this stuff and i dont trust my own assessm... Read more

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Hi please bare with me as I am not the most technical sounding but I try to be thorough. I am not exactly a noob with computers neither. I have an issue where I will be on the computer and then suddenly the computer loses all power and reboots. The only indication I have that something is happening at first is that I hear all my fans in the case stop (just silence) and then the computer is off. Then my computer restarts and states that it did not shut down correctly the last time and asks how I would like to start back into Windows (Safemode or not).

The only thing I can think of is the latest change to my computer which was a month ago now. My friend Dave talked me into putting in a different Motherboard for minor improvement since he got it for free and wanted to gift it to me.

I went from a Asus M3A78 Pro ATX 780G Motherboard (Chipset : AMD 780)
to a Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz.


As far as I know that is all that has been changed recently.

No BSOD recorded in the last month or so.

Occurrence of the "power outage" was just yesterday.

My current specs:
System Information
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz
Processor Information: Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Number of Physical Cores: 4
Number of Logical Cores: 4
Installed System Memory: 4 GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Graphics Information: ATI Radeon ... Read more

A:PC sudden power loss and don't know why. No error codes.

Let me get this straight... you went from a motherboard with an AMD chipset and presumably an AMD processor to a motherboard with an Intel CPU and chipset?

Assuming that you reinstalled Windows and all the appropriate Intel chipset drivers and all your programs from scratch, the only other thing that occurs to me is that the power supply may not be working properly.

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In the documentation I see a reference to:

For optimal performance, set the Power Option of the ATA Lightweight Gateway to High
Where do I go to to set this option?


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Hi all

is there any way to show the power plan in tray like in winxp so i can change between plans (balanced, power saver...)


A:Power Option

Right click on your task bar --> Properties --> Notification area tab --> tick power.

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My computer won?t turn on even after I?ve switched the power supply I?m in need of some serious help I?m kinda new to this pc stuff

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I've had two sudden restarts in the past week. The first time my screen went black, but the indicator light was still on my monitor, and my computer was still running. Sound was still coming through normally. However my fans picked up speed like crazy. I've never heard them that loud. I finally shut it off manually, and it started back up fine.

Now just a few minutes ago my computer shut off completely. It would not power back on for several minutes, even when I pressed the power button. I opened up my case to make sure nothing had come loose. Also I unplugged my PSU and plugged it back in. Afterwards it started up normally.

The only recent change I have made is an update for my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670. It was only a day afterwards that the first error occurred.

12/14 I tried to turn on my computer after putting it on standby last night, but it would not start. All I could hear was the fans running. I had to turn it off manually and turn it back on for it to resume.

Any ideas?

A:Sudden restart without warning, no BSOD, no power for several minutes


Maybe high temperatures are causing this issue;check your temperatures with some software,like HWMonitor.

I would also check voltages,just to make sure you're getting enough volts (with HWiNFO).
You can download it here: HWiNFO, HWiNFO32/64 - Download ,64 bit version.
Open it and click on sensors.Scroll down until you find voltages.
Report back here.

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HP Envy 15 3xxx
i7-2670QM | AMD Radeon HD 7690M | 15.6-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD | 8GB 1600 DDR3 "Vengeance"| 64bit Windows 7 | 500GB Hybrid HDD

I seem to be having crashes on my laptop as of recent, but the patterns they follow are very strange. It's almost like i'm getting a BSOD while it being used, but instead the screen just go black and all power cuts. It then reboots and starts up as usual. As far as I can tell there is no conflicting software causing this, and it happens without any pattern. Since there is no Blue Screen, I cannot give a dump file. However, on the even
viewer, I see an event labeled

"Critical 8/22/2012 8:29:48 PM Kernel-Power 41 (63)"

under the critical category. Now this seems like the CPU or other internal component is overheating, But when i look at HWMonitor Pro, the CPU stays under a steady 84C under load and 60C idle. This happens in a range of occasions such as rendering videos with Handbrake to simply browsing the web. I will say this, I recently swapped out my RAM cards because the OEM one's were causing BSOD's about a month ago.

If you'd like more specific information on the laptop, visit my old thread. All the info is up to date, but i will re-do any tasks if you ask me to. Thanks in advance!

A:Strange random and sudden power cuts on laptop

I have almost this exact problem, but on desktop PC. I get the kernel power log, although in my case I think this is caused by the hard re-set I have to do to get the computer working again.

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I accidentally erased the default settings in Power Options (in the Control Panel). Now, when I try to enter a power option and save it, I get the message, "revision levels are incompatible", and I cannot apply the setting.

If any know the names of the original default options originally available , and the settings of each, perhaps I could enter the values, save, and start from scratch? Or, what settings ARE compatible?

A:Power Option Defaults For Xp?

Hello spike404,The following may be helpful -- first try the fix recommended under "Method 1":"Power scheme options are unavailable on a Windows XP-based computer":http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913622EDIT:There is also the following article, which may apply to your situation:"Error Message: Power Policy Manager Unable to Set Policy. Indicates Two Revision Levels Are Incompatible":http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302713

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I am using windows XP home sp3, w/IE 8.I am 79 yrs old & could always set the monitor power option to shut down the monitor after 10 min. if not being used. It doesn't do it anymore. I have reset it & restarted the PC, but it stays on. I am stumped.

A:monitor power option

I've always had the problem where after a day or 2 or maybe even less my monitor will not go into standby or go into standby and a few seconds later come out. Different computers, different monitors and everything so it seems like a bug in XP. This has been going on for years...maybe 10. It's only guaranteed to work after a reboot but it doesn't last.

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I’ve got my Sweetie’s Acer 2300 Travelmate’s display set as follows:

Turn off monitor after 25 minutes
Turn off hard disks after 25 minutes
System standby never

Her screensaver starts after 5 minutes. It runs for a while, and then disappears. Monitor returns to the desktop and just stays that way.

Any clues as to what may be causing this?

Better yet, how do I fix it?

A:Power option problems

Try not using a Screen Saver.
25 mins. isn't going to hurt it to sit there,
because then it will turn off.

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