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PC Shuts off at Boot, then Rstarts and is OK.

Q: PC Shuts off at Boot, then Rstarts and is OK.

I Just completed my first Desktop build, and upon completion powered it up. Everthgin seemed to be fine until 10 seconds in, it shutdown. Then after a few moments it rebooted and ran fine. It runs like a champ, with the exception of this one issue at start-up

It doesn't even begin to load Bios setting before it turns off, so I'm not sure if it's an issue with any of the components, or something as simple as a short or mistake on my part with the front wiring.

Any suggestions. Here's my build:

EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR LGA1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80605I7860

XFX HD-555X-ZNF2 Radeon HD 5550 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-730SS 730W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply

Lite-On iHAS124-04 CD/DVD Burner

Windows 7 Home Edition

XION II Black Pearl Mid Tower Full size Steel Chassis Case

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A: PC Shuts off at Boot, then Rstarts and is OK.

Does it do it all the time or was it a one time occurrence ? I have done two builds and working on another. My 1st one with a ddr3 Amd Windows 7 64bit did the same exact thing 3x in a row then acted fine after that.

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When I select shutdown, the system will restart momentarily instead of staying shutdown. This happened with Windows 7 and now with Windows 10. Please help me. Thanks  

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Hello!

I have an ASUS P4S800D-E Deluxe motherboard that I recently removed my P4 2.4 GHz chip from and put in a new P4 3.0 GHz HT chip. When I turned the PC on, it immediately saw it and proceeded to boot...halfway through the boot, the PC shut off. I turn it back on, it starts to boot and shuts off even faster this time. I assumed it could be heat, so I made sure there was a good coating of compund, put the heat sink/fan back on and booted up...same problem...my old CPU still works fine.

Suggestions?

Thanks,
Brian
 

A:New CPU - Shuts down during Boot

Sounds like a power supply problem.
 

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I have removed all cards and drives. I have disconnected the side case fan. The only things connected are the power cable to the power supply, two connections from power supply to motherboard. Without memory, nothing happens at all. With PC2100 memory the fan starts up and abruptly shuts down in a matter of seconds. (2 or 3 tops) With PC2700 memory the fan stays running and the system just beeps like 5 times. This leads me be believe that the 2100 memory (which was what was in the system is the correct memory, but that there is something wrong with it. Am I on the right track?
 

A:Fan shuts off, will not boot

Look for your motherboards BIOS, Award, Phoenix, etc. Click the "Beepcodes" link in my sig, find the same BIOS make in the list and look for the beep code most similar to what you are hearing.
 

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Hi,
Pentium 2.8
160 gig hard drive
pcchips mohter board
Home built plus 450 watt power supply.
I just tried to upgrade to a new 3.0 d830 processor. Messed around with the bios settings only because the system would not stay powered up. I pulled the new proc and sent it back to tiger. Not sure that this was the problem now. Because the same issue is happening when I tried to reinstall my pent 2.8. Unit powers on for a brief moment goes through part of boot cycle but then shuts down. Give it a rest for a few hours and I can get it to stay on for about 45 seconds. Still hardly long enough to make the changes if any to the bios. I have jumpered a pin that is supposed to reset the cmos.
Not sure if this is effective still shuts down after 10 to 20 seconds.
Do you think I fried the mobo with a bad processor. Or do I need to update my bios. And if so is my system going to stay on long enough to absorb the changes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Computer Shuts Down During Boot up

As long as you didn't let any blue smoke out, the MoBo should be ok..
When you reset the cmos did you return the jumper back to original position?
Are you getting any post beep errors?
 

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My laptop shutdown unexpectedly after I downloaded an MP3 but didn't open it. The laptop was sitting on a flat surface so I thought perhaps it overheated because it has shut down before when it got hot. It has cooled down now but still shuts down when I get to the Windows Welcome Screen. It won't boot into Windows 7 Home Premium. I did get the system repair option which I tried but it shut off during that too. I have Trend Micro Clean Boot but that only runs for about a minute before it shuts off. The highest I got was 22 %. Same thing for safe mode, safe mode with networking and the bios screen.
 
Just got this laptop from my son when he got a new one. It has an issue with the fan making noise he says is from when he hit the spacebar too hard. It was kind of noisy last week so I thought either the hard drive was going or the fan. The sound has subsided.
 
I don't have a Sony Vaio rescue disk but do have a complete backup via Drive Image XML but no boot disk.
 
The laptop has slowed down in the last day or so and Trend Micro's coreserviceshell.exe was sucking up most of my CPU so I was troubleshooting that and turned off Windows Defender but didn't restart.
 
Thanks.
 
 

A:Laptop Shuts Off On Boot

After it cooled down, it booted into windows. You can close this thread. Thx.

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I'm not sure why this has happened, but here's when it happened.

One day I was watching Hulu for a while, and the computer shut down. I got a blinking green light, and i had to unplug it for a while then it worked again.

It worked for a week. The same thing happened again while watching Hulu, but this time it won't boot up.

- I can turn the PC on, get to BIOS, nothing goes wrong as along as I stay in DOS.
- If I get to Windows Loading screen it crashes.
- I was able to boot safe mode once, and do system restore
- I can't get into safe mode anymore

- I tried installing Windows but I get some CD file error now in the install screen
- I tried installing Ubuntu but I get another error.
- I tried taking out my battery and putting it back in.
- I tried removing the external 512mb video and using onboard

- PC is about 4 years old (MB/CPU/PSU)
- HDD is about 1 year old
- Ram is about 2 years old

I don't know if this is the CPU, PSU, RAM, or HDD. Is there anyway to tell?
 

A:Computers Shuts down on Boot

Visually inspect your motherboard for signs of this phenomenon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
 

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My computer boots fine until it gets to the XP loading screen. After it's finished, it usually goes to the login screen. Now, my monitor shuts off like it's on standby mode. Not sure if it's a video card problem or XP problem. Any help is appreciated.

A:Monitor Shuts Off During Boot

Try starting in safe mode. If you have recently changed any video settings, you may have the settings configured beyond the monitor's capabilities. So if you can boot in safe mode, check the settings.

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I have a PC of an unknown make, which has a board designation
of Mod.761GXM754. Installed OS is WinXP Pro. The HDD is an
80 GB Maxtor drive. It had 2 GB RAM installed. The processor
is a Celeron 2800+ as I recall.

At first it started acting up by the mouse cursor going wild. It
would be completely uncontrolled, and would open different
programs. The only way to stop this was to bring up the
Task Manager, shut down the extra programs, then close
the Task Manager.

This worked for a while, but kept getting worse. A tech at a
local shop suggested that I check the RAM to see if I might
have a bad stick. One I found appeared to be causing the
problem as after removing it, the PC seemed to work ok.
For a while, anyway.

It finally started just shutting off for no apparent reason.
This also became worse to the point now that it will shut
down before the system can boot.

Any ideas as to where I should start?
 

A:Solved: PC Shuts Down - Will not boot

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I'm running windows XP. The neighbor kid was loading a game and the system locked up.
I used F8 but none of the safe modes or last configuration etc would work. I was able to boot once from my Windows install disk and removed the offending game and ran some basic cleanup utilities.
Still won't launch windows.
When I try to boot again from the disk, it begins to load files and then when loading the keyboard, the screen goes blue and the machine powers off.
Any help?
 

A:Solved: Even Boot CD shuts down

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My PC had become rather slow after it had notched up 5 years of faithful service, a problem that wasn't helped by Norton Antivirus (SystemWorks 2002) becoming ever more bloated and resource hungry. So I decided to wipe and re-format the hard drive and opt for a complete fresh start. I didn't re-install Norton - I opted for the latest free versions of AVG Antivirus, with Spybot Search & Destroy and Lavasoft Ad-aware taking care of all the other nasties. The system is cleaned rigorously and is free of all viruses / nasties.

All went well and my PC returned to its former glory - running faster than Ben Johnson on steroids! However, an annoying problem has recently set in whereby it shuts down during boot-up for no apparent reason. Approximately 2 to 3 seconds after switch on, the whole system shuts down in an instant - just as though someone has pulled the plug. But the power supply is fine as the motherboard LED is still lit. At this point I am unable to restart the system via the on/off button on the front of the tower case. I have to pull the mains plug and wait for about 15 seconds before reconnecting and switching on.

The system will then re-start but goes straight to the BIOS setup screen where it says during the last boot-up, the system hung for an incorrect CPU speed. Yet the correct speed is displayed (1733MHz) so I press F10 to save the settings and the system will then re-boot perfectly.

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A:System Shuts Down During Boot Up

At 5 years of age, your system is past its useful age in realitive terms. Some things to try are:
1. Replace the power supply
2. Remove the CPU heatsink, clean off old thermal paste and apply new paste
 

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I've had these issues before with this PC, but this time I have no idea how to fix it. Booting into safe mode does not work anymore, as it does the same while loading; crashes. I can only access the BIOS menu safely. I don't have any CDs here either. Please help!
 

A:PC unexpectedly shuts down during or after boot.

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PC won't boot-up in the normal mode. Will run in Safe Mode. Running XP SP3.

Error logs messages:
Friday, June 12, 2009 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server: {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B 726-00C04FB926AF}
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The DHCP Client service depends on the NetBios over Tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The DNS Client service depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service depends on the AFD service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The IPSEC Services service depends on the IPSEC driver service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: Aavmker4 AFD aswSP aswTdi Fips intelppm IPSec MRxSm b NetBIOS NetBT RasAcd Rdb ss Tcpip
Friday, June 12, 2009 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the service StiSvc with arguments ""... Read more

A:PC Shuts Off During Windows Boot-up

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Thx

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Ok so I came home from school one day and my computer was off, which was strange because I always have it run, I built it 2 months ago had been running fine. I turn it on and it gets to the windows logo loading screen and right when its about to fully boot up and shuts down and restarts. I went to a friends and formatted the hard drive and tryed installing windows 7, it copys and expands the files and makes the mandatory restart, then when it's trying to set up it just shuts down and restart, keep in mind its a brand new windows 7 disk too. I went out and bought a new hard drive, still does the same problem, tryed new ram, same problem. I'm really don't think it's the mobo or processor, maybe the power supply? Help please!

Specs:windows 7
Intel i5-2300 2.8GHZ cpu
Antect gamer series 750 watt psu
seagate + WD 500gig hard drives
g skill ripjaws x 8 gig ram
ASUS P8H67-M EVO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 mother board
 

A:Computer shuts down when trying to boot up

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I have an eMachines T5254 that has Windows 7 Home Premium on it, upgraded from Vista.

We recently located our home computers, modem and router to another room. I reconnected everything with the same cables, and it came on fine. After an automatic Systems Update it did not come back on, and now when I try to boot from either the Boot Manager or Advanced Boot Screen, at every option it loads files and then, before or during the time when the lights and logo start to appear, it turns off. I do not have the recovery disk, and in any case my DVD-RW has not worked for about a year.

I have a new DVD-RW which I am going to install, but I am uncertain if that will solve the problem. Is there any way to get to a Command prompt without Windows booting up, and at least access the hard drive that way, or am I up the well known tributary with inadequate means of propulsion?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated, and possibly rewarded with virtual chocolate chip cookies.
 

A:My PC starts to Boot then shuts down

That doesn't solve the problem. When I select ALL options, system turns itself off before it boots.i
 

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I have a T530, came with Windows 7, upgraded to Windows 10. I had some software issues that I still have not resolved. Now when I hit the power button, the machine comes on, shows the ThinkPad logo, and then shuts off a second later. (And the machine is out of warranty.) I did a few diagnostics while trying to resolve the software issue and everything was fine. Any help or suggestions is appreciated. Thanks.

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SYSTEM SPECS:

HP Z800
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5650 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 44 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 24
RAM: 6127 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 303196 MB, Free - 16099 MB; E: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 582613 MB; F: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 81663 MB; G: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 2909 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 0AECh
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated and Enabled

Hello everyone.
Recently I have had an issue with my system shutting off during boot up
after the DELL BIOS screen but before the Starting Windows screen.
I then press the power button again and eventually (well, so far) it
gets past the BIOS screen and goes to the Windows Repair screen
and asks my if I want to Restore a previous version. I always say Yes,
and the computer works fine after that process finishes. But after I shut
down and come back to the computer, the same process repeats itself.
I have searches other forums and am unsure if it is a malware issue,
a driver issue, a registry issue, or a hardware issue. Norton finds nothing,
Windows Security Quick Scan finds nothing.

Here are a few of the Event Viewer errors I keep recieving:

Critical
Kernal-Power
Event ID 4
"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."
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A:System Shuts Down on Boot Up

I don't have many ideas on this. Definitely you should run a disk check (with error correction) on the "C" partition.

I would check to see if a defrag is needed (probably not, but worth a check).

Don't know if it matters, but you are using a lot of space on that partition. If it doesn't mess up your organization too much you might consider moving some data to the "E" partition.
 

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Alright so my computer has been fine forever and now it is having weird problems. It used to just shut down when I ran a game, which I also don't know why it is doing it. But now when I boot it up it's shutting of, doesn't give a warning or error just shuts off. When I reboot it I used to get this screen



Crappy picture I know took it with my phone ha

I don't know if this is possible but I had a Netgear WG111 V2 USB wireless adapter plugged in. I just took it out when the computer was out and restarted it, so far no shutdown? I don't know if it is possible for that to be the cause or it just hasn't shut off yet.

I had to resort to using this adapter because I am having another problem that can be found here http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ng-257136.html

A:System Shuts Down After Boot?

Welcome to TSF....

It might be the power supply just shutting down so that would start a reboot like you are showing. Try another power supply if you have one but be careful not all power supplies are the same.

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I have a compaq presario v5000, when i turn it on it doesn't boot up. It just give me the following message (windows could not start becausse the following file is missing or corrupt: <windows root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe please reinstall a copy of the above file.) Then after a few seconds it just shuts off. I push esc to get into the menu. The HDD self test says failed, and if i try to perform anything else it shuts itself off again. Please, any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a computer in our office. I really don't know what kind it is. It say "Lti" on the front of it, but anyways it was turned off last night for the first time in a long time and this mourning when I powered it on it started to turn on, made on beep and then shut off. I flipped the power switch in the back and tried it again same thing it just looses all power after it makes on beep. I thought it might be the power supply so I hooked up that power supply in another computer and and it worked fine. If anyone has any ideas I would appriciate it.

thanks
 

A:computer shuts off during boot

Most typically an immediate shutdown like you describe is caused by "Self-preservation" against overheating. I would open the case and see if the Processor Fan is operating. A failure there would cause the fastest shutdown. Next would be the Power Supply Fan...hopefully! Sometimes they do not cause a shutdown and just allow the PS to cook.
 

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scanned thru all the pages here and didn't find MY problem. a friend gave me his comp. to look at. says he was having trouble starting it up. i got it turned it on and nothing! the lights on the cd roms were on, not just looking. could not access them. no beeps for startup. and you couldn't shut down the comp. only with the button on the power supply. i changed mb's,video card, memory, power supply and a new case thinking it was the front panel buttons(on and off, reset). with all those switched still i get nothing on the monitor, no beeps, no video, cannot get to bios or anywhere and still does not shut off or down except with the button on the p/s. i pulled the hdd out of it and put it in my son's comp. because he has the same case. it would boot to the windows screen but then restarted and continued to restart always at the windows screen. probably restarting cause it has different hardware config. i thought it was the hdd but if it was, the reset and on/off switch would still work. even tried another chip his is a 1.3 duron and the the other one i tried is a athlon 900. the wires on the mb are hooked up right. why won't the on/off switch work and why won't it boot??? i've never seen this and can't figure it out. i've built a few dozen comps. and never come across this! i can't even get in to format it. Can anyone help me????? thanks, dave
 

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Hello.

I've had this issue for over a month now, my PC shuts down by itself, then after that, it restarts, and most of the times, it just tries to but fails, I press the power button, the fans and lights work for a sec then nothing happens.

I've tried cleaning the whole build, unplugging all cables, but the only one thing that works so far (to make it boot and run) is touching the RAM sticks and kinda moving them...
Some days it can stay on for over 8 hours, some days it shuts down over 3 times in the same amount of time.

I'd add that the graphics card crashes too, the monitor goes into Power Saving Mode but everything else is running... this not too often though.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4460 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8127 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 931 GB (293 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, H97M Pro4
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

A:PC shuts down/doesn't boot

Try replacing the Powersupply
 

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PC won't boot-up in the normal mode. Will run in Safe Mode. Running XP SP3.

Error logs messages:
Friday, June 12, 2009 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the service EventSystem with arguments "" in order to run the server: {1BE1F766-5536-11D1-B 726-00C04FB926AF}
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The DHCP Client service depends on the NetBios over Tcpip service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The DNS Client service depends on the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service depends on the AFD service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The IPSEC Services service depends on the IPSEC driver service which failed to start because of the following error: A device attached to the system is not functioning.
Friday, June 12, 2009 Service Control Manager The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: Aavmker4 AFD aswSP aswTdi Fips intelppm IPSec MRxSm b NetBIOS NetBT RasAcd Rdb ss Tcpip
Friday, June 12, 2009 DCOM DCOM got error "%1084" attempting to start the service StiSvc with argument... Read more

A:PC Shuts Off During Windows Boot-up

Whats the error id number, should state it in event viewer.

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So I've tried tje suggestions...when i try to power on it starts to whir and light up but then shuts off. No battery. Just the power cord plugged in. With the battery it just blinks to show that power is plugged in but still will not power on.

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My PC (part list below) began shutting down after boot 2 days ago. The PC will turn on and boot, sometimes making it into windows, and then shut itself off. Here is what I have tried so far:
Disconnected and reconnected all PSU wires
Removed and booted with each individual stick of RAM (8gb, two sticks total)
Set CPU_Fan monitor to "ignore" (I received a "CPU Fan Error" at one point)

Tested the system with a different boot drive
Cleaned old thermal paste and reapplied new paste
I'm at my wits end. The PC worked fine for 2+ years and now it simply will not stay on. At this point I'm guessing either the pump on my AIO cooler has crapped out or my PSU is shot. Any help would be much appreciated.

Build (self-built 2 1/2 years ago, with a few upgrades)

AMD FX-8320 (Stock clocks)
Corsair H60 AIO cooler
Asus M5A97 R 2.o Motherboard
8 gigs Gskill Ram (2x4)
Sapphire R9 280x GPU
PNY 240 GB SSD
Seasonic SS-660XP2 PSU (55A on 12V)
Windows 10
No optical drive
 

A:PC shuts down within 30 seconds of boot

Please post your system specs, To include the EXACT Make and model System if Big Box or Laptop, Notebook or tablet Include Service Tag if available. or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard
 

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Recently(today) i got a problem where my monitor goes to stand by(or sleep) whenever it gets to the windows splash screen. i use a windows Xp home and a geforce 6800 GT video card. i tried starting with VGA that didnt work. i tried starting in safe mode that does not work and i cant get to my bios. anybody know what could be causing this. i also know its not my Hard drive or mother board. any help would be really nice

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My computer starts to boot up then just shuts off. I tried taking out my vide o card and using the onboard graphics but it does the same thing, I cant even get to BIOS before it shuts off. I tried using a different power supply and that did not work either. Pleas help.

A:Computer starts to boot up then shuts off.

Is there any fans running? What is the make and model of your machine If it is an OEM, If it is a custom build what is the brand and model of your motherboard.

Was there any errors before the system shut off mainly a BOSD (Blue Screen Of Death)?
What changed before this happened? Any software, updates, drivers installed before this happened?

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I have a Dell Vostro A860 laptop (1.5 years old) Vista O/S. Two days ago when attempting to boot it up it showed a black screen and it read "Critical low battery, Hit F-1 to continue". Whe I did, it shut down. Upon hitting the pwr button again, nothing would happen. Removing the battery and re-installing then hitting pwr button allows the start up, however 4 seconds into it, it just shuts down. I have tried with the power cord plugged in, unpluged. Will not boot either way.

Here is a strange thing. I bought 2 of these Dells for family gifts at Christmas 2008. Yesturday the other A860 did the same thing. What are the odds of that? The other one I unplugged the power cord to try on the other to ensure it was not a bad charger cord, and if that was the problem. When I pluged back in the battery icon just kept discharging and then shut off. I rebboted and all came back up for a bit then shut down. It now does the 4 second atempt and then shuts down dead.

Further strange, my next door neighbor called and said that they were having a problem with thei laptop, it was, yes you guessed it, showing Critical low battery, Hit F-1 to continue. Could this be a virus? I know we and neighbor a month ago had that AV Security virus, but we both removed using malware removal tools, and the systems have been running fine. Any direction would be appreceated. Local shop said to get new batteries. I hate to spend 80.00 on a bettery to find out it is something else. Plus why would it not... Read more

A:Laptop shuts down right after attempting boot.

i will close this post - we dont like duplicates on the forum
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/941171-critical-low-battery-hit-f.html
 

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Ok, so I have been trying to troubleshoot this problem on my own for the past two days and have wound up with no solution. the basic problem seems to be power related, though I suspect that perhaps the problem may lay with my CPU/Motherboard. Let me explain in detail.

I have two computers, which I shall refer to as Black and Grey.

Black:
HP Pavillion a6200n
Windows Vista 32
http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/e...3158-12133158-12133158-80626463-81048011.html

That was updated in Jan 09 to have two 2GB DDR2 RAM, a Corsair CX400W power supply and a Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB graphics card. It has been running relatively without incident since then. This is the problem computer.

Grey:
HP Pavillion a1540n
Windows XP
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=en&cc=us&site=null&product=3184140&key=null

This computer was also updated to have two 512MB Ram and two 1GB RAM as well as the same Corsair CX400W power supply and Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT 512MB. This computer is currently what I am stuck using, though as you will see, I have used it extensively to troubleshoot Black.

For the past two weeks or so, I have noticed that Black has been freezing, sometimes in the middle of the night while it is not in use, sometimes when I am browsing a webpage or using the Magnifier tool. I would always have to manually reboot the computer. There seemed to be no pattern and the Event Log had a generic 6008 error code. I ran the usual gamut of virus and spyware checks, Defraged (e... Read more

A:Computer randomly shuts off / won't boot up

Try memory.
 

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ok heres my specs if i remember correctly.
Case - Antec 900
Processor - AMD AM2 X2 5000+ (2x 2.6MHz)
Processor Cooler - Gigabyte Pro Lite g-power
Motherboard - Asus M2N SLI Deluxe (green edition)
RAM - 3GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PCR6400
Graphics Card - XFX GTX260 XT (xtreme edition)
Sound Card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2
PSU - CoolerMaster 650W
Hard Drive - 2 X 320GB
Optical Drive - Samsung DVD-R +/- Litescribe
Operating System... windows 7 64bit

ok the other night before i went to bed i just turned my pc off without turning the psu switch off.
next morning i woke up and tried to turn my pc on, it turns on for 3-6 seconds without showing anything on the monitor then shuts off.when the pc is on everything is working led, fans etc but just doesnt boot i suspected it was the psu so i went to buy a psu 0cz stealthxtreme 700w to replace my coolermaster 650w. however the problem still there. i think its the cpu but im not too sure i dont want to go buy a new cpu and realize it wasnt the cpu like my psu.
i know some people had some success in booting their pc by constantly turning it on but i dont want to do that incase it damages the whole pc. i havent had a successful booting since that morning and now i have to go to the internet cafe.
oh and i havent tried to remove my cpu yet cos i dont know how to cant seem to find a removal guide online for my heatsink as i think its the first thing i should remove.
i am willing to call in a guy to repair my pc but they cost so much 80 pe... Read more

A:pc shuts down after 4-8 seconds(doesnt boot)

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Hi all,

I have an urgent question because the till I use for my restaurant shuts down during boot-up. It is a Radiant Systems till running Windows XP Embedded. Earlier when I would try to boot it it would shut down at different portions of the bootup and then beep 3 times (AMI BIOS) so I looked it up and it said memory problems so I replaced the RAM (SDRAM). Then I decided to take out the hard drive and try it in a different computer and it booted fine so I know its not the hard drive. It doesn't have a DVD drive so I cant run a chkdisk utility or fixmbr. This is urgent and any help at all is really appreciated.

Thanks,
-Shaun
 

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I've looked over the threads regarding the same type of problem, but havn't found anything that matches my problem exactly. For a few weeks, my computer has randomly shut off, and when I try to reboot it, at the CoreCell logo, it shuts down aswell. If it gets past that, it will shut down during the windows boot-up. Sometimes it makes it to Windows, but it will shut off within 10 minutes. Othertimes it will appear to be fine, and shut down for no good reason what so ever. My powersupply, motherboard and everything are about 7 months old, so I doubt it's either of them. I run Ewido, Clean-Up and Ad-Aware, they find stuff every now and then, but it doesn't help my restart problem one bit. Included is the hijack this log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:11:51 PM, on 8/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ycomp_adbe/defaults/sb/*http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/cus... Read more

A:Windows XP Shuts Off Randomly, and during boot up

You've got some nasty spyware there, some of which is beyond me so its probably best you wait for a security expert to take a look.

However, given the problem, I doubt its actually the malware that is causing it, more likely to be a temperature problem. Try downloading speedfan http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php and then monitor the temperature.
 

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Hi guys, I have a problem with loading WinXP, basically everytime when it loads, after the WInXP boot logo the monitor goes black and shuts down for about 5 mins, then turns on again and loads as usually. This started happening after I replaced the integrated VIA KM400 vid card with a new Radeon 9250 one.

Any idea on how to get rid of this?
Thanks
 

A:Monitor shuts down during WinXP boot

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When I shutdown my laptop and start it up it will stay on the Lenovo screen for a few seconds then it shuts off. The second time i start it, it goes past the Lenovo screen and loads windows normally. I have Windows 10, and a Kingston sv300s37a 240gb SSD, Bios version 3.0 (its not the newest because i had issues with that but that was a while ago). Not even sure when this started as i keep it in sleep mode most of the time, i had to reboot and i noticed this. The only thing that changed was  the Nvidia driver because it updates automatically, but that updated like 3 times since this problem started.

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Here are some specs on my computer (I'm doing this from memory as I can't exactly access my computer, as you'll read in a minute)
Windows 7 Professional x86 (32-bit)
ASUS A8N-VM CSM Motherboard
Socket 939 AMD Processor 2.01 Ghz
3.00 GB of Ram
Evga 9800+ GTX Video Card
Two internal WD harddrives- one 40GB (Operating System) and 120GB (Storage/Misc.)

I haven't had any problems with my hardware or OS up until now. A few days ago, I noticed that my computer started shutting down at random, without warning. Thinking that my CPU was overheating, I shut my PC down, let it sit for a few hours, popped it open and blew out dust, and tried again. This time, it would shut down during boot-up at the same place, right after the start-up beep and bios/motherboard screen- a few seconds into Windows startup graphic. Thinking it was a hard drive problem, I popped it out, put it into my boyfriends computer, fixed a few errors in chkdsk and it ran fine on his machine. Of course when we popped it back into mine, it would still cut off at that same spot during start-up. I tried Win7's start-up repair and after it loaded up the files and looked like it was starting up, it would shutdown within a few seconds then too. I then decided to back up my files and just wipe Windows 7 thinking something in Windows 7 wasn't liking my hardware all of a sudden and go back to Windows XP as a test. Installing Windows XP went fine until the end of the blue screen insta... Read more

A:System shuts down at the same time during boot?

PSU's deteriorate with usage and passage of time; and as you said you've tried replacing/switching various parts; it only leaves two things as far as i can understand from your post and they are PSU and the motherboard (check if something may be shorting it).
 

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My PC had become rather slow after it had notched up 5 years of faithful service, a problem that wasn't helped by Norton Antivirus (SystemWorks 2002) becoming ever more bloated and resource hungry. So I decided to wipe and re-format the hard drive and opt for a complete fresh start. I didn't re-install Norton - I opted for the latest free versions of AVG Antivirus, with Spybot Search & Destroy and Lavasoft Ad-aware taking care of all the other nasties. The system is cleaned rigorously and is free of all viruses / nasties.

All went well and my PC returned to its former glory - running faster than Ben Johnson on steroids! However, an annoying problem has recently set in whereby it shuts down during boot-up for no apparent reason. Approximately 2 to 3 seconds after switch on, the whole system shuts down in an instant - just as though someone has pulled the plug. But the power supply is fine as the motherboard LED is still lit. At this point I am unable to restart the system via the on/off button on the front of the tower case. I have to pull the mains plug and wait for about 15 seconds before reconnecting and switching on.

The system will then re-start but goes straight to the BIOS setup screen where it says during the last boot-up, the system hung for an incorrect CPU speed. Yet the correct speed is displayed (1733MHz) so I press F10 to save the settings and the system will then re-boot perfectly.

Having put up with this everyday for 2 weeks, I decided to repla... Read more

A:Solved: System Shuts Down During Boot Up

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1. XP Pro SP2

2. I have robust and current firewall and virus protection.

3. My problems started when I attempted to reboot my system yesterday.

4. Reboot got no farther than displaying the background image on my desktop, then hung.

5. I restarted in Safe Mode

6. Set up to run chkdsk at next boot.

7. Re-booted.

8. Chkdsk got as far as Step 4 (checking file data) then shut down abruptly--no message

9. I booted from Windows CD. Loaded Recovery Console.

10. Ran chkdsk /r

11. Chkdsk ran to completion.

12. I rebooted--chkdsk started automatically, shut down again.

13. I booted from Windows CD. Loaded Recovery Console.

14. Ran chkdsk /r

15. Chkdsk ran to completion.

16. Ran fixboot

17. I rebooted--chkdsk started automatically, shut down again.

HELP!!!

If chkdsk weren't running fine from the Recovery Console, I'd think hard drive problem. This is behaving more like a software problem.

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I run Vista Home Premium and am having the same problem. Removed RAM sticks and re-inserted...seemed to work for a while. A few times has come up with
Warning!!!The previous performance of overclocking is failed, and the system is restored to the default setting,
Press any key except "DEL" to enter SETUP.
Do that and it boots and works for a few days...then probs again.

A:Computer starts to boot up then shuts off.

Do not hijack someone else's thread. I have moved you to your own thread.
Boot into Setup (Bios) and if you tried overclocking, reverse it, set the Bios to Defaults.
Other then that, shutting down means it's either overheating or the Power Supply Unit is failing. Blow out all fans with compressed air, when you start the computer, make sure all fans are spinning. Look at the label of the PSU and report the make, model# and Wattage.

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Hello! New here~ Anyways, I just moved my computer from my apartment over to my friends house. The computer worked fine before I moved it here but now it won't start. If I start it up normal it gets to the XP loading screen and after loading for a bit it bsod me with the error 0x0000000034 (which I had to record to be able to catch, it's faster than lightning).

I've tried to run it on safe mode but it restarts there too. Bios is the only place where it doesn't die. Now I've checked through the computer if any cables were loose or if anything was wrong. Everything seems right though.. I've had this problem two times with my old computer when moving it. It was fixed by pressing on all the cables (one must've been "glitchy")

Here I am with a brick of a computer at my friends house, disappointed by the ruined evening and not sure what to do. Any advice how to fix this? Thank you!

A:Moved computer - Now it shuts down during boot

Open the case and disconnect/reconnect all cables for PSU and drives.

Are you sure that STOP error wasn't 24, rather than 34?

Louis

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help. i just want to ensure if the problem of my pc is the video card. my pc got worse. after loading windows, after showing desktop, monitor shuts down. sometimes, after right click (like refresh or in the taskbar), monitor shuts down. help pls.. this is my first time posting in a forum. tnx
 

A:Monitor shuts down after desktop boot

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help. i just want to ensure if the problem of my pc is the video card. my pc got worse. after loading windows, after showing desktop, monitor shuts down. sometimes, after right click (like refresh or in the taskbar), monitor shuts down. help pls.. this is my first time posting in a forum. tnxClick to expand...

It would help to know OS=Operating System & pc specs. Have you gone into the Control panel>Power options to see what the monitor setting are set to?
 

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Hi. I have a thinkcentre edge 72, 
Intel Core i5-3330s 3.20 GHz - Intel H61 - 4GB DDR3 - 1TB HDD - DVD/RW - Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
One day on startup (from power button) it just ran the fans for a 1 second, and then shut down, then the fans ran again after about 4 seconds for 1 second again and shut down, and repeats.
 
I took the thing apart, fiddled with connections, removed the ram and put it back in, then did the paperclip test on the powersupply.  The powersupply was giving out the required voltages on yellow, orange and red etc.  Powersupply fan runs.  Seams the powersupply is ok.
 
tried removing almost everything from the motherboard - DVD, harddisk, fans, power button (shorted the startup from the connection on the motherboard).
 
Seems to me either the RAM is no good, or the motherboard has a problem.  I don't have any suitable extra ram, so can't test that.
 
I guess before I go out and buy a new motherboard has ANYBODY ANYWHERE had this problem with a Lenovo ?   
 
Can Lenovo experts indicated what they think this might be ?
 
If Not, how can I get my hands on a replacement motherboard? I'd rather not change/upgrade as I don't want to have to reinstall windows 7 or risk data loss.  
 
thanks!
 
Guy
 
 
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A:Edge 72 won't boot, fan runs then shuts down, and ...

I see no other replies to this... I had somewhat similar problem, 3 days ago: I had Windows7 in "sleep"; when I pressed Power button, only got auxiliary fan full on until I pulled the power plug. Any subsequent reattachment of power resulted only in auxiliary fan full on.  An other forum entry's response led me to replace the CMOS battery. Problem fixed.

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Hi please could someone help:
In scenario 1 with everything as originally plugged in when I turned it on the boot menu started and a second after scanning IDE it cut out and switched off.
In scenario 2 with the IDE out the PC got past the boot menu, showed the safe mod, run normally etc options for a few seconds then cut out.
In scenario 3 with the orange flat wires from the hard drive and DVD drive switched and the IDE in (friend said this might work) it got to the part where the squares create the windows flag and cut out almost immediately.
My PC is a cutstom built PC on windows 7, please could anyone tell me what might be wrong and how to fix it?

A:PC auto shuts down few seconds after boot

Welcome to the forum. It's not clear have you just got this PC or has it worked OK before? If its a new PC have you done a clean install of windows not tried to use an old install

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This isn't a brand new build. This problem has been happening for a while now, but when I try and boot up my computer everything starts to run normally then the graphics card will stop running. Nothing else stops working, just the graphics card. I have fixed it before by just unplugging and plugging things back in until it would work, but even when it works eventually the graphics card will stop mid game if I'm playing a game.
Any ideas on how to fix this?
 

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My Notebook is shutting off when the WinXP boot screen appears, this only happens when the AC adapter is not plugged in.

When running on AC everything is fine, when running off the battery I can go to the BIOS screen, boot up linux and everything works great.

If I try to boot to XP it just shuts off at the XP boot screen.

Any ideas?
/FG
 

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Thid driving me crazy. I downloaded and installed itunes for my iphone. My system locked up and then shut off. Ion the second restart I had a power spike that shut the system off. Right now the system is at the office.

It will shut off if started in regular mode, step by step, safe mode etc. I am being told it is a corrupt OS but I have a problem believing that. It was fine before installing Itunes and I have it on on two other computers without
issue.



Any help would be great. I do not want to use the HP recovery system as that would wipe my hard drive. I should add that the system reboots by itself goes part way through the process and reboots.

A:XP media Center shuts off on boot

when you click to go to safe mode it usually offers to do a windows restore to an earlier date
restore to before you installed itunes

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Hello, I have a HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop. I have started to have some problems with it, starting in May. It would start to boot up like normal, and then after it had a few screens of text it would shut down and restart. The LED lights would turn on, I canhear the cd start up, then it dies. After 10-15 times it would start.

Well, maybe after 2 weeks of this problem happening it just disappeared for a month. I was glad, but then in mid June it happened again!!! Luckily it didn't happen alot.

Ok, after all of that, the problem has resurfaced. The lights would turn on, the fans turn, cdrom clicks, but this time the screen won't do anything, and it restarts after 5-10 seconds. Can anyone give me any advice?

I have tried pulling out the battery and not plug it in, and then hit the start button. I have cleaned out the vents on the bottom of the laptop.When I did get my pc running a couple of weeks ago, it ran flawlessly, no problems at all. I am trying to get it to boot up, but am failing. Again any advice will be helpful.
 

A:HP Laptop won't boot up, shuts down after 5 seconds

Remove any addon component (like any external USB connections)
Remove any disc in the CD drive
Try blowing out the fan again (actually you may need to really open the laptop up, and clean and re-paste the CPU heatsink - but this is difficult)
Also reseat and blow dust away from the Ram card(s)
 

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