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Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

Q: Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

So I turn my computer off one day only to find it wont start the next day. I open the case up and see the led is on. I flip the switch on the power supply off then on and quickly press the power button. My computer starts but the following time I shut down the computer it again wont start and now the led is blinking. I've never had any issues like this before, any help would be appreciated.

I don't routinely use many usb devices, only my mouse and keyboard and every now and then my ipod. I figure the issue is likely either the power supply or the motherboard. The ps is almost two years old while the motherboard is only about three months old.

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A: Computer wont start, power supply wont start, blinking led

It sounds to me like your PSU is the problem, get a hold of another and plug it to your computer and see if that will make it start, if it doesn't it might be BOTH your motherboard and PSU. A bad PSU will burn a motherboard.

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My HP 255 just turned off while i was using it and wen i press the power button it blinks once, ive tried to remove the battry and start it on AC and it doesnt blink....left it on charger fo an hour an stil nothing buh instead u feel heat on the  battry.please help 

A:MY LAPTOP HP 255 wont start just blinking power button

Dear Customer, Shut down the notebook, unplug the AC Adapter and then remove the battery.  Hold  down the Power button for a full minute.  Plug in the AC Adapter ( leave the battery out for the moment ) and see if the notebook will start. Can you match the sequence of 'blinks' to those shown in the table below.     Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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So I just recently purchased a new desktop as my laptop fried. I bought this desktop with getting a new video card and power supply in mind. I purchased an ATI Radeon HD5750 which requires one of those 6 pin power cords. The new power supply had what I need.

When i switched out the old 250W for my new 500W, I received no results. The computer would turn on, all fans would run but I would get nothing on my monitor. The motherboard green light would also turn on. When i swapped back to the old power supply, everything still works great. Any troubleshooting tips? Im told that this might not be a great power supply either. Thanks in advance.

New computer - http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/prod...spx?path=16f1dedaa8b88d00226d17a47618e773en02

New power supply - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketf...pply/9648492.p?id=1218137446385&skuId=9648492
 

A:Solved: New HP with new power supply wont start!

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I have a pc that's been sitting for about 2 years now, worked great before. Went to plug it back in and it won't start. I assumed the power supply was at fault at first. The green standby light is lit on the motherboard, but just to test I jumped the green and black cables on the 24 pin connector and everything worked great. Reset the CMOS, still no luck. Then I went to check the power switch by jumping the two PWR SW prongs with a screwdriver.

Now here's the weird part, it started up fine the first 2 times. Went to connect the monitor and start it back up with the screwdriver...nothing. I used a different tool to jump the switch, and strangely it worked just fine again. Now, its back to not working, tried several different metal tools and nothing. I have no idea why the switch is only working intermittently? I just tested everything again by jumping the 24 pin connector and that still works just fine.
 

A:PC wont start with pwr jumper, power supply fine

Update:

Even more weird, I've found if I jump the green and black wires on the 24 pin, pc starts, remove the jump, pc shuts down, then I'm able to jump the PWR switch and the pc starts as its supposed to. I've tested this 3 times and it never fails
Why would the switch only work after jumping then removing the jump on the 24 pin???
 

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I am running Windows 7 (64bit) and I did ran norton full system scan. Once completed it said I had a compadibility error and to run the Power Eraser. It finished sucessfully and told me to reboot and when I did it will not start up Windows normally and I can not get it to start in safe mode. When it starts it says there was an error to run the system tools, but they cannot fix it, not even the restore. Then when I try to boot normally, it goes to a blue screen and reboots. Please help I am needing my computer very bad. Thanks!

A:Computer wont start after running Norton Power Eraser

Let me ask a malware response team member to assist yougood luckMod Edit: Narenxp added to Unbootbles List - Hamluis.

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After running norton power eraser computer wont start tried system restore, startup recovery (all option that were available) safe mode and will keep bouncing back to system recovery. It is a Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit OS

A:After running norton power eraser computer wont start

Hello retraceoj,Welcome to the forum.For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.Restart your computer.If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.Click Repair your computer.Choose your language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account an click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand Prompt[*]Select Command Prompt[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash... Read more

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Hi!My Lenovo E320 wont start, the only thing that happens when i connect the charger is that the fan start spinning and the red light on the ''Thinkpad logo'' starts blinking?Tried to hold the powerbutton down for 30 sec, nothing helps.Anyone got any ideas?

A:E320 Red light blinking, wont start?

Did you also removed the battery and disconnected the AC before pressing the button for 30 seconds?
 
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Hi!My Lenovo E320 wont start, the only thing that happens when i connect the charger is that the fan start spinning and the red light on the ''Thinkpad logo'' starts blinking?Tried to hold the powerbutton down for 30 sec, nothing helps.Anyone got any ideas?

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My daughter has an HP Pavilion DV6, that I have fixed the symptoms of a problem but would like to get to the bottom of the cause. The problem was that it wouldn't start, when you switch on you can hear the fan, the led on the caps lock bilnks continuously, and the led on the wifi key is orange. (It is normally white when working properly.

Having trawled numerous forums including HP I could not find a resolution, many suggestions such as reset the power, clean the memory and slots etc etc, followed by loads of entries from people trying all of these without succes

I eventually came across a post that said he had fixed it by simply wrapping the laptop in a blanket, switching on, leaving for 20 minutes then switching off and on again. This post was followed by dozens of people saying this worked for them.
So, rather sceptically, I tried it and amazingly it worked. The laptop now starts every time without a problem. So aparantly problem solved.

However I would like to get to the bottom of this before it happens again. I want to find the actual reason for the failure and if necessary replace any faulty componants. I am thinking of selling the laptop but don't want to sell it to someone knowing it may fail in the near future.

My guess is that this must be heat related as wrapping in a blanket stopped the laptop cooling and it was very hot when I removed the blanket.
The laptop now starts OK regardless of the temp, I left it overnight and restarted OK.

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A:HP Pavilion DV6 wont start, blinking caps lock led

I Googled and found a number of posts that speculated this is a bad solder problem and the heat re-flows the solder.
Some say this is only a temporary fix.
Here's one Post.
I hope this doesn't happen to my DV6
 

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I disassembled my dv7 to clean out the cooler and i got everything back together and now all i get when i press the power button is a black screen, working fan, flashing caps lock button, and an amber f12 key.I tried to hard reset (take out the battery, hold down the power button, etc) but that didnt work. I've tried to reseat the ram and reconfigure the modules in different combinations but to no avail. Ive tried to boot without a hdd but nothing different happened. Ive also tried to reseat the cpu but still nothing new happened. I also tried to reflow my motherboard with an oven (twice)! But again, to no availVideo of the blink code: https://vid.me/EpHO

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Hi I made a thread yesterday regarding a minor PC problem I had while trying to install windows XP on my uncles PC the problem was solved thankfully.

I now have an even bigger problem of my own with my PC.
I turned my PC on in the evening and the monitor screen was blank and displayed a blinking orange light, the fan does come on. I doubled checked the wires to see if any were loose but everything is inserted correctly.

What’s weird is the PC that I was installing windows on yesterday was doing the same thing but once you turn it off and turn it back on it would be fine and load windows.
But my one is not even doing that, there is nothing wrong with the monitor has I have brought it recently and I also checked the PC using my brother’s monitor and the same thing happens.

Once I finished installing windows on my uncles PC I turned my PC on and watched highlights of a soccer game so it actually was working last night. But I have no clue as to what has happened?
Can someone please help me?
 

A:Monitor Blinking Orange Light, Windows/PC wont start up

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guys,

my computer wont boot and still it wont display.
i already changed a video card and stil it wont.
it have no beep at all and it will not display.

what should i do?
 

A:guys my computer wont start and wont have a display

does it beep any. if not this will indicate more major problems. (unless you dont have beep speaker installed) a mother board is programed with a set of beep to play if there is a problem like such as three beeps if the ram is not working, 1 long beep if the vid card is not working etc etc. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOUR BEEPs WILL BE. if you are not getting these then you need to find out why. see if you have a speaker inside your case. if you do and all of your fans spin but still no action from you pc then you may have a larger problem such as mother board or processor.
 

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No matter what option i pick in the safe mode list, the computer will not start. when i choose any of the safe modes, (safe mode, safe mode with networking etc) the computer displays a list of random commands (i dont understand any of it) and then restarts. If I try to Start Windows Normally, or use last settings that worked, it seems to start loading, and then restarts.

Any ideas?
 

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Nothing will load on my Compaq Presario 700 notebook. It wont even turn on in safe mode.
When I go to turn it on it sounds like the hard drive attempts to spin. I don't hear the fans, but all the lights come on. The battery is fairly new and everything is plugged in properly.
All this began when I was running Macromedia Dreamweaver MX and it locked up forcing me to shut down.
Any ideas?
 

A:XP wont load/Computer wont start

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I have an HP desktop. I accidentally hit the standby button on the keyboard. It started to put my computer into standby but seems to have completely powered it down. I couldn't turn it back on at all. I've tried hitting the power button and unplugging the computer. Nothing works. There is a green light near the power cord in the back blinking and that's it. I've tried unplugging all peripherals before plugging the power back in. I've also tried unplugging it and pressing the power button a few times before plugging it back in. I just can't get it to turn back on.
 

A:Computer wont turn on after standby - power light blinking

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Hello, i tried to add an extra graphics card into my computer, but after when trying to turn it on, the power button just flashes white. I tried unplugging all the cables, checked all connections and everything seems fine. My computer is asus k5130. Please help:/
 

A:Desctop pc power button blinking, computer wont turn on

The ASUS K5130 desktop appears to come with an Intel Core i3 processor and Intel integrated graphics and a 250W power supply.

Is yours using the Intel integrated graphics or does it have a dedicated graphic card?

What's the brand name and model number of the "extra graphic card" that you installed in it?

What's the brand name and model number of the power supply in it?

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Help,

having to use the works computer to post this. My home pc is failing to startup.

Before it had gotten this bad, I had experienced crashes and reboots whilst it was working. They became more frequent and now the computer wont start at all. The power comes on, the fans all whirr, but the computer doesnt even get to the point where it displays the introductory bios screen.

Any advice?

Computer is a little old now. Intel 2600k inside.
 

A:My PC wont start - Even the BIOS start page wont display

Hello leicestersq,

Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if a brand name, provide the model name or series number (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, the RAM (including the amount) add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.
 

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i really have no idea, i believe its a problem with the actual start up button instead of the computer itself, ive pried the thing open, seeing the generator is on, everythings in place and there are lights on, showing there is power. any ideas?
 

A:powers in, but start button wont start computer

Does it boot?
 

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I posted this in the hardware section because i know its gotta be hardware related. On one of my older computers, which is a HP(bought in 2002), wont start at all. Not even the Compaq logo will display, which means BIOS wont start either. so i cant boot at all, or operate the computer in anyway. This happened right after i installed a gig of RAM, i was upgrading from 512 mb to 1 gig, they were 2 different cards, 512 each, and both had 189 pins. I installed them, booted up and nothing.

I really dint think there is a solution for this though, because after that, i put the 512 RAM back in and it still didnt work. Im thinking the motherboard was fried, by static electricity maybe. if thats the case than ill just get a new computer. which leads me to my next question.
How do i access my Harddrive? I have a lot of valuable data on there and an expensive music collection, as well as a bounch of backed up movies.
Any help is really appreciated guys, thanks in advance.
 

A:computer wont start, not even BIOS will start

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Hi all,

I just bought a new Stealth-S 375w case...and I want to know, should the fan power up when I switch on the main power switch (at the back)?. I noticed FrontPanel cables and I dont know if this should power on the machine if they are connected.

Thanks,

GuybrushNivek
 

A:Case power wont start...

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Hi guys.

I am experiencing trouble with my server. There was an overnight power cut while the server was running.

I attempted to restart the server but there is no luck. A few things I have tried:

Disconnecting the hard disk and trying to boot the computer gives it power and the computer stays on, as opposed to when the hard disk is connected, the power of the machine comes on but immediately turns off (the LED's on the front panel blink very briefly.

It was running Windows Server 2000 and I am not sure what the next step is to take in restoring (if possible) the computer to its normal state.

Any help will be greatly appreciated and I thank you all for your assistance.
 

A:Power Cut On My Server, Wont Start

Considering there was a power interruption I would be looking at the power supply first. Try a new power supply.

As a question, do you ever see anything on the screen?
 

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im using a Lenovo Laptop running Win 8
 
today i tried logging into  my other account from this laptop, and it displayed a screen that it is installing new files... the laptop lost power during the process... 
 
now the laptop starts, loads the lenovo logo and then shows the blue Restart screen and restarts..
as it restarts it shows the Lenovo logo and Preparing Automatic repairs below, and then blacks out, but still runs...
 
i keep trying to restart and hard restart, yet the same happens.... 
i even tried pressing Shift/F8/F11/F10/F12 but nothing happens
 
please Help as soon as u can
 

A:Laptop wont start after it ran out of power

Win 8 or Win 8.1?Do you have another laptop or PC with the same OS installed?

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Hellooo all,
i am having a little problem i have rebuilt a pc new mb,RAM but the cpu is not new but it worked in my last pc o also new hard drive iv plugged it all in and double, triple checked it but nothing is in wrong place.
so here is my problem i switch it on everything starts spinning ect but i get nothin on the screen it just says cant find any connection or what ever.
so im getting frustrated so please help
 

A:rebuilt pc wont start, power but nothing on the screen help!!!!

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I have an hp pavilion dv5 w/vista, when I try to pwer it up it starts and I can hear the fan but after about 15 seconds it all stops. the lights on the keyboard stay on but nothing happens.

honestly I already gota new laptop I just want to get the music and files off that computer. luckily I already got my pictures off of there before it went down.

I do not have any disks etc... I found the paperwork it came with it said I should have downloaded them.. oops

I tried unplugging the battery and restarting but it still does the same thing

any ideas? thanks.
 

A:Solved: laptop wont start up but has power

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After un packing the brand new probook, and completeing the intial setup wizard i have placed it with out use for one week.When i tried to power on the computer wont start and the Battry or power light shows an amber light on that lights in constantly when power cable is pluged in and blinks together with power and wifi light when power button is pressed. Your kind assistance is very much appreciated.

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My parents pc is meant to bring the monitor out of stand by when it powers on, but since the other day it hasnt. I took the side off the other day meaning to test some components with it but didnt bother testing them so put side back on, and since then this problem has occoured.

I have tried the monitor with 2 laptops and they both work, powering it on out of standby when they start. Monitor has been a bit dodgy for a while now, it would have the screen tinted a red or blue/green colour (its just old I'm guessing, doesn't seem to be a loose connection) and it would be ok if you de-gaussed it a few times until you got the right colour, so its not perfect but it does work

I have tried 2 different motherboards in the PC, and 2 different video cards, both of which have worked in this PC in the past, its always the same.

If the monitor is on, but not connected to anything it will turn on and give a message on the screen "no signal, etc" but as soon as it's connected whether the pc is on or not it will go to standby.

Thanks,
Matt
 

A:Monitor wont power on with system start.

Different RAM with the different MBs? Do you have a spare Power supply?
 

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i got a message on my pc that it was going to restart. It went off nad never turned on again. I tried pushing the power button, changing the outlet, removing all of the devices connected to it, but i can not get it to boot up (not even a POST). There is power going to the back of the all in one indicated by a light next to where the power cord connects to the pc. I looked and looked and cannot find a number to contact HP support....why is it so freaking hard to contact them ???

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Hi,

This is a problem I had since a few months, but back then it wasn't that irritating. Sometimes when I tried to start my computer it would start up mechanically, so to say; all the fans were working and so were the HDDs, but not the BIOS. Nothing would happen, and the monitor was ever idle. A simple cold reboot usually solved the problem.

Now, like I mentioned, the problem got serious. The computer won't start at all, i.e. nor the fans, nor the monitor, nor the HDDs will ever start up. It just keeps restarting itself every second without any enhancement. I also found a solution for this problem by setting the power supply to 0, and then back to 1 after a few hours(!). Restarting after just a few minutes doesn't work. What's the matter? Have you ever encountered such a problem?
 

A:Computer won't start, power-supply problem?

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My hp pavilion 17 wont start. I have tried a hard reset and two ac adapters. So far nothing has worked. Any suggestions?
 

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Hey,

my U400 shutted down without any reason and won't start any more.
My first idea was a CPU damage but even if the notebook is plug to power the power led does not light.

1) Do U400 notebook normaly work when the battery is removed but pluged to power? Because if not maybe only the battery is broken.
2) Any other ideas? :)

Warrenty is over 1 month ago :(

A:Satellite Pro U400 wont start - power problem?

The notebook should work when only AC power is plugged in. You dont need the battery inserted.

Does the DC IN LED light up when you insert the AC Adapter?

If it doesn't light up, then either the AC Adapter is faulty, or the Mainboard or another component needs replacing.

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soooooooooooooooooooo... im pretty much about to kill my self. i have had my xps laptop for about a year and had minimal problems with it, a missing file here, a failed prossess there, but this is annoying and no one at dell support can help me!!! i hope you can...
ok enough over reacting, whenever i turn on my laptop with the power cord in everything is just peachy, but when i try and go portable and unplug my laptop from the wall somthing happens with my display. it starts up fine shows the whole dell loding screen with the boot options, then the screen goes black and i here the same old ding da ding that all microsoft programs make on start up but i dont see the vista logo it just stays black. i tried leaving it there at nothing happens, so then i typed my password like i was going to log in and pressed enter, i heard myself log in and all my apps start up but my screen remains black. my fan dosent work, but my lcd lights still do. but like i said it works fine with the power cable.

PLEASE HELP ME!

A:[SOLVED] My Laptop Wont Start Without Power Cable!!!!

Check your power settings (while the 'puter is on AC, of course).

two other posibilities:
the battery contacts might not be in full contact - to fix: remove battery, clean contacts and make sure they still have a little spring or bounce to them. (if they don't bounce a little, they might not make full contact)
the battery may no longer be holding a charge - only fix for that is a new battery.

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I can't get my computer to boot at all, not into CMOS, not anything. It doesn't power up. And the green LED light that comes with the power supply is constantly flashing.

This has happened before, normally when I wait a while before trying to boot, I can get the fan inside the power supply to spin just a little bit. The last time it happened, I fixed it by taking out one of the memory sticks.

I have no other power supply to test, so I don't know whether it's a problem with the motherboard, or the power supply. However, I notice that when the 24-count connector pin isn't connected to the motherboard, the light doesn't flash, it just stays lit green. When I plug it in, it starts flashing again. Maybe it's the motherboard, maybe the pins are bad, I'm not sure what that suggests.

Is there anything I can do to diagnose this clearer?
 

A:Computer won't start, power supply light flashing.

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Hi everyone- This is my first time here and I need help!! I'm a newbie and not real technically advanced, but here's my problem... A few days ago I was trying to connect my scanner to a USB port and I noticed my mouse got stuck. I hit the power button on the front of the computer to turn off. I rebooted and then I couldn't enter my windows password because my keyboard didn't work either! I then turned off the computer from the reset button in the back. Then I flipped it back and tried to power on my computer and it has never turned on again! I should mention that when I try to turn on the computer there are no sounds, no fans moving. It's just silent and dead. It doesn't try to do anything. Could it be the power supply or motherboard? I tried using different outlets, and changed out the computer cord that runs to the outlet. My friend helped me build my computer about 2 years ago. I have left it running mostly 24/7, which I guess isn't good. Could I have worn out my computer faster? I don't even remember what kind of mobo I have or really anything (I have to look and my friend ordered the parts 2 yrs ago). The only repair I've ever had to do on it was replace the fan about 8 months ago. My friend instructed me to open up the computer and see if the wiring from the power button to the motherboard looked ok and it looked fine. I just wonder if the keyboard/ mouse problem first gives any hint to what could've happened. There wer... Read more

A:Computer doesn't start Motherboard or Power Supply?

It sounds like there was a short in the USB port and it damaged the motherboard. There is electrical current running through the USB port.
 

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computer for a few days you would press the start button on the tower and it wouldn't start right away but then after a few sec would come on. Yester day I tried it twice I pressed the start button on the tower and you could hear the power supply try to start but would die and the computer would not come on. so about the thired time press the button and nothing, would even try to start. I figured it was the power supply. I put a tester on the power supplyh and it said it was bad, so I bought a brand new one put it in and it still would n't do anything just dead.I tested the new one and my tester sasid it was bad, I changed it for another one and the store I bought the 1st one from tested the 1st one and there tester showed it was good, so my tester must not be working. Anyway I plugged the 2nd new power supply into just the motherboard and the harddrive and the little line that goes to the cpu and then plugged it in and still nothing , the computer just acts like it is dead, Can anyone help me with what else I could check? I checked the cords and the wallplug in etc is there anything else I can do or is it the mother board? the computer is only about 3 years old, its dell, can anyone help?????

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I put another brand new power supply in it and pressed the power button on the tower 2 or 3 times it acted like it wanted to start then did. I am on line like nothing is wrong now. When it first started out when it started I caught a line that read the previous shutdown wa... Read more

A:Windows XP Home sp2--Computer won't start, new power supply did not help, can someone

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Here is my story,

First off all I am building computers for a couple of years now and I know what I am doing, but This problem arrived the other day after changing my case. 2 Days Ago I bought A new Case and a new Burner for my Computer.
I unintalled everything and installed it in my new Case. I plugged everything back up and was on my computer again without any problems.

I used the reset button, but it was behaving oddly, the computer was still running but the monitor turned itself off. So I though that maybe I had installed the reset Switch the wrong way. I couldn't stop it anymore so I closed it with the Power Supply Switch. So I opened my case to see if everything was ok, Everything was as it was supposed to be. I played with the connectors a little bit to make sure they were well connected. I tried running the computers again, but it wouldn't start. It didin't make a noise, no fan running, no BIOS, nothing. I was very afraid to have killed my Power Supply or MOBO by closing it the wrong way.

I though that maybe it was just the power button of my new case that was the problem, so I connected the Reset Switch connector in the Power Switch. I tried turning it on and it worked. I was very releaved that it was just that problem. So I left it opened all night and went to work, I also accesed my computer remotely from work almost all day. But Last night when I finally came home the computer was closed, I though it was weird but opened it again and wen... Read more

A:Computer won't start anymore after closing it with Power Supply Switch

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If after trying your other psu it`s still dead, It`s got to be either the mobo or cpu.

I think for whatever reason, you`ve had a short circuit of some kind and it`s fried either the psu/mobo/cpu.

You`ve seem to have tried all the right things, so I can`t really suggest anything else.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hi,
None of my internet browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, mozilla or the new one that comes with Windows 10 will open or load. Also when I click on my Windows start button it does nothing as well as the dialogue next to it that says I'm Cortana ask me anything. I have run Malwarebytes anti-malware and it has identified 0 threats. I have adware antivirus but it won't run. Any help would be appreciated thank you!

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Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

A:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 86.8

Hello,

Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.

Thanks,
adub2b23

A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I got a new p4 3 gig with hyperthreading pc. For a while it was working like a charm, on overdrive. But only after a week of use, I started to have problems. While playing very visually demanding games (Battlefield 1942, Medal Of Honor) I would keep gettin those dreaded blue screen of death thingies. I would get one of 3 errors. One said, "IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_TO_OR_LESS_THAN" another said, "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" although im not quite sure about the NONPAGED part, i know it said non something. And the other one I think I only got once and cant remember exactly what it was, it had something to do with IRQ.

Now on all of them it said it was shutting down my pc to avoid hardware damage. Which it did, I had about 3 seconds to read the screen before my pc shut down. After a while, It got so bad that I would get an error while just browsing the internet with explorer. I tried taking out my vid card and using the on-board video, didnt work. I dont remember if xp stopped starting or not, but I decided I should format my hd to fix the problem. I only have the xp upgrade cd so I had to install win98 first. Win 98 installed fine, except that on the first startup after installation my pc resarted itself and I got the "failed startup, choose an option" thing, I chose normal start up and it worked fine. So then I tried to install xp again. I got to the part where it restarts to install xp from the files copied from cd. During that installtion phase, It said... Read more

A:BSOD errors, xp wont start, reformatted, xp wont install.

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I have a DELL XPS laptop that makes beeping sounds and the screen is still black after I pressed the power button.
It makes 5 beeping sounds per interval and goes on until it shuts itself down. What should I do and who should I contact to help me fix my laptop?

A:My Laptop Makes Beep sound when I press power button and it wont Start

Hi AhLong
Thanks for writing to us. 
5 beeps usually means CMOS failure, now it could be the battery failure or the motherboard failure. If your system is under warranty we can get it repaired or else you can check with a local Dell authorized repair center and get it checked. 
You can try another CMOS battery if available.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message.

Regards

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Ok i recently posted abt that my laptop is shutting down automatically and heating up etc..!!Now this problem has raised to next level now my laptop is totally shutdown and it's not turning on. When i try to turn on the power button blinks in orange for 2 secs and won't turn on...? This is my new laptop and it's not been even one month after i bought it I'm worried a lot

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I need some help with my puter...I have a costum built puter, the specs are as follows:
gigabte ga-780g motherboard
8 gbs ocz ddr2 1066 gaming memory with heatsinks
rosewell 600 w psu
amd phenom II x4 3.0 cpu
wd 500 gb hdd
tornado case w/ clear side panel
after I had everything connected properly, I went to turn it on for the first time and nothing happened. Can someone please help me?
 

A:HELP computer wont start

make sure its plugged in, and the switch on the back of the PSU is set to on

also double check the cables for the power button, as well as the motherboard power connection
 

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My desktop has had a screwed up start-up for a while now, but its getting to the point where its entirely unusable, so i thought i would ask for help on here.

Basically, for around a month now, my computer has been failing to start up on the first attempt, sometimes the fans could be heard, sometimes what i think is the hard drive could be heard, sometimes nothing. However it used to work if after the first failed attempt, i unplugged the power, left it for a while, re-plugged the power, let it fail again and then it would work about 5-10 minutes later.

Now however this no longer works and i've had everything from silence to normal sounds coming from it without it working; and even more annoyingly it gets a variety of different problems e.g. sometimes it keeps restarting itself with nothing showing on the monitor, its complained about the boot device before or on the occasions I can get it to start up it will freeze a few minutes after windows loads.

EDIT:
Heres what i know of my computer specs:
Windows 7 64 bit
Intel quad core Q6600
Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTX
8GB RAM
ASUS Maximus 2 republic of gamers motherboard
FSP Epsilon 800w PSU

If anyone could help I would be most appreciative.
Thanks
 

A:Computer wont start

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I'm running a Dell Inspiron E1505. My wireless was having a problem. I followed the steps outlined in this post.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/586274-wireless-network-detected-but-internet.html

Mainly I went into command prompt and did the following:

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log
When I went to restart my computer wouldn't turn on! The power light is illuminated, the CD drive clicks once, but other than that nothing happens.

As I was typing this post the Inspiron suddenly booted up (it had been sitting there for 45 minutes at this point with the power light on). It seemed to run fine until suddenly the screen went black (it was backlit now where as before there wasn't any light) and thats the end of the story.

I tried restarting it again and it still hasn't booted up. Its just sitting there with the power light on.

Help Please!
 

A:Computer Wont Start Up

Do you get anything on the screen when you turn it on? If so, start pressing F8 right away. If you succeed in getting to the boot options, choose "last known good configuration". See if it boots all the way up. If not, you could try the Dell utility partition and run diagnostics. This can be accessed by choosing F12 almost immediately after pressing the power button, once the menu loads choose Utility partition and run all diagnostics. Hope this helps solve your issue, let the forum know if it does.
 

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Ok i got a little 466 computer, im not to sure about anymore info, but it wont start up, i have no clue whats wrong with it, and one know what could be the prob?
I took out everything except the mobo, hd, and memory.
 

A:Computer wont start up!

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