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Q: Computer does not turn on

Hi. Recently, my younger brother, told me that his computer could not turn on. So, the first thing I did was to check if it was his charger's issue. It seems like it wasn't. Then, I decided to try again with my computer's charger instead on his computer. Well, I noticed something. When I plug my charger into the power outlet, there would be a light to signal power is flowing. And when I plug it into my own computer, it stays on. However, when I plug the charger into my brother's computer, the light vanishes. Is there something wrong with his computer? Thank you !

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A: Computer does not turn on

Sounds like his charger is bad. If your charger works, and his doesn't, it's bad.

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I have a bit of a strange issue with my computer. Forgive me if I'm a little too descriptive, but I'm not sure which details are relevant and which are not for such a problem. First, the specs:

Model: eMachines T2984
Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel Celeron D Processor 340, 2.93 GHZ, 256K L2 Cache, 533 MHZ FSB
Power Supply Unit: Bestec Model: ATX-250-12E REV: P7
Motherboard: I can't tell, but it appears to be an Intel motherboard by the number of Intel labels on it
RAM: 512 MB DDR SD originally, added 1 GB a couple of months ago
Let me know if you need anything else...

Yesterday, I got home from shopping around 1PM, and I tried to start the computer. I pushed the power button, and nothing happened. I checked all of the cords, and they were all plugged in. Not knowing what else to do, I opened up the case to see if there was something obviously wrong. The only thing that I noticed (other than a bunch of dust) was that the power supply unit was still hot. I shut the computer down about 5 hours earlier after about 20 minutes of use, so it seemed strange that the power supply was still hot. I unplugged the computer just in case there was some sort of fire hazard.

At this point, I called a friend who suggested that the problem might be with the motherboard or the power supply unit.

A few hours later, I plugged it back in to try to get it to work. As soon as I plugged it in, the entire unit suddenly started "running" by itsel... Read more

A:Computer Doesn't Turn on, Fans and Some Lights Turn on Automatically

I would suspect that the Power Supply Unit (PSU) is going south. If you have a spare one laying around, install it and see if the problem goes away.
You can buy a new,better PSU from Newegg for about $40.00. I have used a Thermaltake 430 watt in one of my machines for some time now and it works well.
You will have to check the size of your PSU to be sure a new one will fit into the eMachine.
Here's the page with that PSU on it. It's the last one on the list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both computers use Windows 7.

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after serching all night to find out why his computer is in limbo, i leave my brother's house without finding needed help. his computer won't turn off...the fan, a couple little lights until he unplugs it from the wall. first, the computer did a restart all by itself, he said, then it would not turn on, except the fan and little lights inside that won't turn off. he took out the hard drive and it functions in his other computer...he puts the hard drive back into the new computer and it will not turn on or completely turn off that fan. he tried the "hold the on/off button for at least five seconds" step and nothing changes. he has had the computer for a year and a half, so he really wants to figure this out. how can he even get it to turn on so he could do a safe start up? so far we cannot find a way to troubleshoot. he have checked the cords, perhaps there was a freeze up that began this loop and that's why the fan stays on? please say this is something you have heard of and there may be a solution. the advice we have found usually goes back to buying a new computer. thanks in advance, tea

A:what's a girl to do when her computer won't turn off, or turn on?

Welcome to TechSpot

I'd unplug all drives and add-on cards (such as soundcard if there is one), and try booting then.

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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Just got a new to me P3 computer up and running. Sometimes during star up it does not recognize the PS2 keyboard. Which makes it hard to go into my password protected User ID. When trying to shut down it will keep a few things running like some fans and the CD drive. But it does not sound like the Hard Drive is spinning.

If I use the XP to shutdown it goes into this limbo stage of neither off nor on, same goes for the power button on the front of the computer. It will either start up the computer or turn it to the limbo mode. Upon starting up, I can use the mouse to get it all the way into a non password protected XP users screen but can't do anything without the keyboard working. In the process of setting up I have had everything working earlier today but this keyboard and limbo status has been an intermitent problem. What should I try?

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Hi everyone,

While turning on my computer the it turns on, fans are starting to move, but screen won't turn on, and the beep of the bios is not heard.

pressing the sleep/reset button next to the turn-on button computer goes off, pressing it again turns on the computer without any problem. (now I'm working with the same computer) i thought maybe it's the power supply that gives me problem but changed between computers, this still gives me trouble and other computer works good (besides its many problems ). any idea what to do?

Thanks in advance

BTW, while trying to write this thread I got all this terms that i didn't know how to call in English, like power supply - is that the box which connects to the power and to all the m-board and drives? is there an English computer terms dictionary?

A:Turn-on won't turn on my computer...

try wikipepdia for translations or google

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

i also recorded a video of how its sounds like:
so please help/B]

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

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

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

I'm suspecting it is either 2 or 3.

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First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

But after some time, the flickering got worse. It went from 1-2 second interval flickers to a whole 10 seconds of blackness before it showed anything.

Now,Iv'e got a new cpu but still using the old monitor. After a day or so, the monitor exhibited the first symptoms of my first cpu, so I just dismissed it. But after a week, It got a hell worse, before I even start-up my computer, the monitor doesn't show Analog/Digital at the top-left corner of the screen. PLUS my cpu keeps restarting after I pushed the ON button after 10 seconds or so.

My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.

A:My Computer monitor doesn't show anything when I turn my computer on.

Quote: Originally Posted by pokeman5

First of, my monitor exhibited signs of flickering during start-up, but only minor ones and would just stop at the 'Welcome' screen of windows so I didn't give it much thought. Iv'e been using it with the cpu the same time I bought the monitor.

My question, Is the monitor responsible for the restart and what could be the reason for the flickering?

Thanks for a fast reply.

Welcome Pokeman5 to the windows 7 forums.

The graphics card might be your culprit. Please update your system configuration settings under user cp so that others can maybe help you.
Usually the monitor won't stop your machine from booting. The graphic card most likely be the cause.

There is also the possibility that your power supply could be defective or going bad. Lots of possibilities.


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

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

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

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Ok well, my computer is pretty old, but its not THAT old, it has always worked very well, and all of a sudden one day it froze and i tried turning it off but when i went to press the power button it wouldnt turn off, no matter how many times i pressed the power button. so i had to turn off the power switch in the back of the computer. it did this consistently so i decided to format my computer and delete the partition stuff like that, but it still did it, and i even virus checked and there were no viruses.

my computer freezes out of nowhere at random spots (startup, windows, my desktop, etc) and when i try to turn it off the power button doesnt work so i have to turn it off by turning off the switch at the back of the computer, please help me, i don't know whats going on!

A:URGENT PROBLEM: Computer freezes, but can not turn computer off

Try holding the power switch in for at least 4 seconds. There is a entry in BIOS for instant off and 4 second delay. Yours is probably set to 4 seconds. Delay is good as it prevents accidential power offs from hitting the switch by mistake.

If you are hiolding the switch in and it isn't powering down there are two possibilties. Switch is defective or connector has came off the header.

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by TheRealDanny

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

Hi TheRealDanny.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


A:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Rolling Back My Graphic Card.

- Updating My Drive from Windows Update.

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

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

Thank You.

Dang Le

Email: [email protected]

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

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

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

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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:


I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

Can some one please help me out here, much thanks; i am running windows xp

A:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.


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Anyone have any idea how or if it's even possible to turn this into a gaming computer (MMO's mostly). The cheaper, the better (but I plan on doing this over a long period of time as opposed to quickly).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
PC: Compaq Presario CQ5300F
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1300, AMD64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1918 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 295192 MB, Free - 253458 MB; D: Total - 9949 MB, Free - 1497 MB;
Power Supply: 250W

A:Would it be possible to turn my computer into a Gaming Computer?

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Hello there, recently, I've been having an issue with my PC. Randomly, all peripherals (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, etc.) turn off, but the computer stays on, and I need to turn it off by flipping the power off, and once I turn it back on, it boots normally and such. Like I said, the times this happens seem to be completely random, though I believe it has only happened at night, but that may be just coincidence. I have used virus scans, and nothing has come up, so I don't believe that's the issue. I haven't made any significant hardware changes recently either. Does anyone have an idea of what could be happening?

Thanks in advance

A:Computer peripherals turn off but not computer itself?

Get into the motherboards bios by pressing a key noted when you first power up the computer. Look for "hit F? for setup" or something like that. Reset the bios to defaults

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I was JUST on it last night before bed and had no problems.. I woke up happy just knew it was a start of a beautiful morning then.... my computer won't come on. I have a HP computer with a Pentium 4 processor by the way..

Here are the symptoms:
Computer won't turn on
LED light on the motherboard flashing approximately 2 times per second

I don't think the lights went out last night which produced a power surge but i'm dumbfounded right now. Can someone help me out or at least point me in the right direction of WHY this happened?? What happened last night.. >=O

A:Why won't my computer turn on!?

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I have a second computer which has a 478 chip,video card etc. For a longtime I have noticed when I go to and run pcpitstop it says my video card is performing badly...56 pixel while the average is 124.

Recently it wouldn't start properly and my monitor would flicker and die so I changed the monitor but got the same problem.

I had already changed my power supply so I took it back and asked if they would check my video card.

They said they had found a problem with my motherboard and solved the problem.

Although it starts up ok initially, after about 15 minutes it blacks out .

However the thing is still going even when I try to turn it off with the switch.

If I hold the switch in, it does go off after about 15 seconds, but when I let it go it immediately starts again but nothing appears on the screen. Eventually I get it going again and it boots up perfectly only to crash again within 10 to 15 minutes.

Video card is a nvidea 9700 GT driver is right up to date as are my other drivers.

I have virtually nothing on the computer as I transferred everything to my new one.

2ND PROBLEM: I have two separate drives C and D, I had windows xp and ubunto onmy D drive and Windows xp on my C drive.

I decided to re-install windows on both and while I was doing it remove ubunto.

I fixedmrb formatted my hard drive "D" not a problem.

When I went to reinstall XP in C by booting from the disc I got the normal "press any Key: Next page show... Read more

A:Computer won't turn off

I have seen many times where the BIOS did not see a USB keyboard.
if the MB has PS2 ports i have used them to move on
I have seen also that if you wait like 2 3 minutes it will find it

AS for the shutdown there must be a background service windows is waiting for

Good Luck

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Hello there. My computer can not normally turn down. I have to push the power button to turn it off. When I use the mean>turn off. It will keep loading, I have been let it load for one day. Still loading. So everytime I have to push to turn it off. I tired to restore to early backup, But all backup is gone. I don't know why. Please help. Thanks!

A:Need Help! My computer can't normally turn down!

Diagnostics Test

 System File Check

Please try following:Open an admin command prompt
Copy/paste "sfc/scannow" (without quotes) and press enter
If sfc/scannow says "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them" after the second SFC, please upload the cbs.log file located at {windows partition}\Windows\Logs\CBS\, if the file is too large try a 3rd party uploader like dropbox, onedrive, google drive, mediafire etc.
System File Check(SFC a.k.a. Windows Resource Protection) needs to have your system rebooted in order for sfc to try to fix the problems that it finds.

Make a photo of the result and post it.

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A:Can someone help me my computer just won't turn on I tried c...

So something is wrong with my computer it just won't turn on I tried charging it but the light won't turn on id everything to make it work but nothing so just please help me

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My business computer froze up on me tonight at work. I own a Liquor store and this is the PC that has my cash register software, prices, and inventory on it. I turned the computer off and when I turned back on I got nothing. I unhooked all my cables and tried again. Thinking it may be my moniter I brought the pc home and tried. Now when I plug it in and turn it on the lights come on, the fan starts to run and then a couple of seconds later it shuts down. Just like you unpluded it.
Any ideas?

A:My Computer will not turn on

Time to start troubleshooting, and, given this may be very valuable info, you might want to take it to a shop.
1. Check the outlet at work. If it starts at home it should start at work. Maybe it cooled off by the time you got home.
2.This could be a power supply or a heat issue. Clean out any dust/dirt and get the PS tested.
3.If you don't have a backup plan, now is the time to get one and implement it.

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i turned on my laptop for a second then when i plugged in a sync cord for music it just shuts off it does not have any red or green light on it when i press the power button on please help me!

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Hello, My computer will not turn off. The only way it will shut down is if I Hibernate. In the last couple of days there is a blank window for add or remove programs. Hope you can help. Roy.

A:Cannot turn off computer

You could hold down the power button to turn it off but that's not a very good idea. Have you tried running a virus scan or something similar to that? AVG is free if you want to give that a go. There are some other good programs too like spybot SD and ad-aware that are also free. Those could help too if it's a virus or something.

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I have had some issues with my computer. Supposedly all is fixed says the tech I was using. Sadly this is not the case. He said my mobo was bad and it was still under warranty so got it replaced. He said my hard drive was bad and it was still under warranty so am getting it replaced. In the meantime I am using my back up slave drive now as my master drive. I try installing win2k on it but no go. After it says it is installed and reboots I just get a black screen with a blinking cursor. Tried that several times. Now when I turn on the computer I get a high pitched whining sound. This tech guy has taken up close to 6 weeks of time and as far as I can see with no resolution. So I have come here to see if anyone can give me any suggestions or directions to procede. Thanks.

A:Computer will not turn on

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

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

Thanks for any help

A:computer won't turn on

System manufacturer and model?

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

Is there any evidence that the monitor is working properly?


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

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

Thanks All.

A:Can't turn Off the computer

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

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

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

System Restores can be "undone" if not helpful.

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Yesterday i tried installing a new video card (ati radeon 9550, to be exact) and after installation and hooking everything back up my computer wouldn't turn on. i figured it was my power supply, seeing how it was only 250 watts, so i went and bought a 400 watt power supply. so i hooked up the new power supply and it still won't turn on, i'm thinking it might be a problem with my motherboard or something.

pc specs:
hp pavilion a420n
AMD Athlon(T) XP 3000+ 2.167 GHz
512 ram
160 hdd 7200 rpm
crappy onboard video card (reasoning on bying a new video card)

if anybody has any suggestion on repairing my comp, please tell me. thanks.

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did you try the old video card again?

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

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Hey guys, hope you're all doing alright tonight.
Here's what happened:

I had formatted my computer earlier today, and noticed that my copy of CoD: MW2 was lagging a lot. After determining that it wasn't a hardware/driver problem (it was running just fine in the morning), I decided to try formatting again. I left my computer unattended, and when I got back, it was off.

I checked all the connections, tried a different power cord, different plug, tried removing and putting back the RAM sticks; nothing. What happens is this: When I plug the computer in, the PSU indicator light at the back turns green, as it usually does. Once I press the power button, it (the power button LED) flashes and both the PSU and the power button lights turn off. I have no idea what might've caused this without a single warning. Can anyone please help?

Thanks in advance.

AMD AthlonTM 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4600+ , 2.4GHz
nVidia GeForce 8600GT
320Gb Hard Drive
X-Studio 5.1 Sound card (installed about a week ago)
Windows 7 32-bit

Other than the GPU and the sound card and 1Gb of added RAM, everything is default: HP a1730n

A:Computer won't turn on

If you checked all the connections and are good i would suspect the power supply.

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Hello everyone,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for your advice.

A:My Computer won't turn on

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

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Hey. So it looks like I'm back with a more serious issue this time.

I moved over the weekend and transported my PC with me. I went to plug it in today and the PC won't turn on. The monitor is fine and the LCD light on the front of the PC is glowing when it's plugged in, but when I click the button, nothing happens.

I have an E-machine model T2896. It's about 4 years old, I believe. I didn't have any problems with the computer prior to the move. All components are the original.

I took the computer apart and looked at it. Came to the conclusion that it had to be a power source issure or a switch problem. Bought a new power source- no dice. Then I tried tricking the switch into believing it was being pushed, by wiring the two wires together. It's still not working.

Both my dad and I are at a loss. We have no idea what it could be. We tried reseating everything. That didn't work either. Any ideas?

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

A:Computer won't turn on.

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

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Press the power button, no go.

It's plugged in. I don't know why this is happening.

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My additions to the quote....

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

Mod note: split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic353444.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any ideas what this might be? Thanks.

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

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

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C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula mgrs

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process mgrs:
Process does not exist.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula avp

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Unable to kill process avp:
Process does not exist.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\regsvr32.exe /u ddesupport.dll
'C:\WINDOWS\regsvr32.exe' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\pskill.exe /accepteula EXPLORER

PsKill v1.12 - Terminates processes on local or remote systems
Copyright © 1999-2005 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com

Process EXPLORER killed.
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>C:\WINDOWS\wait.exe 2
Waiting ..
C:\Documents and Settings\NEW USER>del /F /Q C:\WINDOWS\__adware1__.dll
Could Not Find C:\WINDOWS\__adware1__.dll

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Hi JWHITE. Someone must have installed pskill.http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ies/pskill.mspxSomehow a startup entry was created to run this utility. This could be in a startup directory or in various places in the Registry. Use the utility below to locate and remove this entry. It looks in all possible startup locations. Search thru all the tabs.Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel

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Hi All - I'm hoping this is something I can do myself, but my desktop computer won't turn on. After pressing the power button I here a quiet high pitched squeal leaving me to believe that the power source is bad and the fan doesn't spin

Can you please let me know what my first step would be to try and get the pc back up and running.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

A:Computer won't turn on.

I'd try another known good power supply in this PC, try one from another PC if you have one otherwise you will need to borrow one or take it into a repair shop to be tested.

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

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

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

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

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

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