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Q: No post sound when computer boots up

Monitor is on, sound is working but there is no post beep on a new build. I would like to remedy this because in the event of a problem I won't have the beep codes to help diagnose the problem. Thanks for any help. stream

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A: No post sound when computer boots up

Make sure the case's speaker hasn't come unplugged from the socket on the MOBO.

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It's an oddity.

I have some new computers I'm setting up, and was getting ready to configure wake on lan, to test implementation. You have to usually find something in the BIOS to configure, before configuring it through Windows (if I've rady right).

I can't get into the BIOS, because I have no POST/splash screen from the vendor for hit DEL or F12 or whatever the key is. The computer boots all the way into windows just fine, though.

Where's my BIOS? And how do I get back to it? I don't think I've ever seen a computer (Macs excluded) boot without the option to get into BIOS on boot. I must have missed something...

A:Computer boots without POST?!

Computer make / model?

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Hey all,

I've been having trouble with my computer for a while now. It will boot up thru bios but right after the Win XP loading screen it goes black and freezes. It makes a noise, sounds like the hard drive. Its almost like a failing noise, maybe has something to do with the power supply. thats what I had first thought until somebody mentioned it might be the mobo failing. Then when I restart it it makes the same noise, only this time alot sooner.

I've went thru three hard drives iirc, all Western Digital. That was when I thought the hd was the problem. Each one had the same problem after a certain amount of time.

Could it be lack of cooling? I dont have sufficient cooling in there, I only have about two small fans.

Heres my specs:

AMD Athlon XP 2100+
SOYO KT400 Black Edition
512MB RAM
ATI Radeon 9800 Video Card
Award Bios not sure of version, I upgraded it about five months ago to the newest version but cant say offfhand

I'm not sure of the power supply wattage, though I figure around 350.

Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

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I have some very old (probably at least 10 years) Monsoon computer speakers consisting of two small mid/high range speakers and one subwoofer. Volume and muting is controlled via an analog switch. I've always liked the sound they produce, so have kept them thru at least 4 replacement desktops. However, they've always had one annoying problem that I attributed to Windows: The speakers frequently don't automatically come back on after the computer comes out of sleep or hibernation; I have to juggle the sound control in the systray or some sound has to be very pronounced to make them wake up.

I just got the Micro Express desktop described at the bottom of this note. The sound-doesn't-wake-up problem with this new desktop is worse than with any of its predecessors; it doesn't even come on with a cold boot. I'm beginning to think that the problem is the speakers, not Windows or the RealTek integrated sound.

Anybody have an answer for why the sound doesn't come back on without being "cajoled" by manipulating the volume.
 

A:Solved: Getting sound to come on when computer boots

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Hey everyone, I'm in dire need of some help with my PC. The computer turns on fine, and boots up (can hear the windows start up tune) but I can't see anything on the monitor. Here's the details:

I was playing a computer game on friday, and during that it crashed. I have no idea if this is when things started or not, but I restarted and it was fine.

On sunday I had another crash, only the screen flickered once or twice and there were green pixel lines going from top to bottom of the monitor , about 2 inches apart in a perfect pattern. When I restarted, there were no graphics on the monitor. The light was flashing indicating it was on power saving mode.

I took the computer apart, unplugged everything, and put it all back together, and for whatever reason it worked fine for about 6 hours.

The next day I turned the computer on, and it loaded fine, but shortly after there was the return of the green pixel lines, with the added addition of the top left corner of the screen being filled with green pixelated triangles in a perfect pattern. These were flickering furiosly.

I tried restarting my computer, and again I got no graphics posted to the monitor. However the computer booted up fine, and I heard the start up tune, and 5 minutes later I shut it down by pressing the "Power Off" button on my keyboard.

I tried another monitor and again, got nothing. I then tried taking the computer apart and putting it back together again, only this time it didn'... Read more

A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.
 

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Hi I am trying to help a nieghbour with a problem, he has a HP Pavilion 403se pc, the M/B is a MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6367, his OS is XP Pro and his problem is he does not get the Bios post at boot up,the PC RUNS PEFECTLY, no other probs. I have had a look inside and can not find a case speaker and no spare connection for one. I have tried to find a manual online but no joy.
Any advice will be appreciated, thanks.....sam stuart
 

A:pc boots but no bios post

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07585&lc=en&dlc=&cc=us&lang=&product=238585
 

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Hi all.... another perplexing problem..
PC is just over a year old: elite k7vmm mobo, Athlon 1900xp, 256 ddr333, 40gb maxtor, cd-rom, floppy.
It's not exactly overused or abused but the other day it would not 'turn on'..
It POST's no problem but won't display anything to do with windows (xp)..just sits at a blank screen.
So far I have tried:

safe mode
last known good
vga mode
different psu
reset cmos
run memtest
run powermax
different monitor
different video card (mobo has onboard - tried agp, ati rage pro)

All thats left is to run around screaming and drooling unless you can help..

I have noticed the cpu seems to run very hot and fluctuates.. between 55 and 65. I know thats fairly safe but it still seems very hot and unstable. Heatsink doesnt seem clogged and bios reports fan running at over 4000 revs..

So.. any ideas oh great ones?

cheers!
 

A:What could this be.. boots, post but no display

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Specs:

i5-3570k
Radeon 7870
2x2GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
Antec TruePower 650w
ASUS P8Z77-V LX

Hey. I was concerned following a random shut down and subsequent inability to boot.I had initially been given an error message in POST after reboot stating that my PC had been shut down by ASUS anti-surge protection and I had assumed it was due to my power supply and/or lack of surge protection (surge protector, UPS).

However, after doing a quick hardware check it seems that my RAM might have a hand in my problems. Initially, when I tried to boot my computer it would turn on, but there would be no display and it would turn off after about 10 seconds without POST/BIOS. After checking my hardware and finding out that the D-RAM LED was flashing red I removed both RAM sticks which allowed me to boot and the conputer stays on however there is still no display.

My temperatures seemed fine and I've tried using both RAM sticks in all 4 DIMM slots and completely without to no avail. I've replaced my older GPU, CPU and motherboard and I'm still having the same problems. Also just bought a new PSU because it seemed to be the most likely culprit but I'm still having the exact same problem.

I'm honestly stumped and would greatly appreciate any advice whatsoever. If I've missed out any info please don't hesitate to ask!
 

A:PC boots but turns off without POST

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Pc seems to be booting but doesnt post anything to the screen. I bought a new ddr3 ram and a used motherboard.
What I tried
-breadboarding
-clearing cmos
-removing battery/replacing battery
-plugging to the motherboard and gpu
-checking the sticks one by one on different slots

The psu, cpu, gpu and the monitor are fine because I checked if they worked on my old mobo so it seems like its the motherboard or ram. Any ideas on what else I can do before taking it to the repair shop (trying to avoid that due to covid).

Pc specs :
-q9550 cpu(cooler master hyper tx2)
-gtx 750ti 2gb
-gigabyte ga-g41mt-s2p
- 2x 4gb 1333 mhz ddr3 (cmx8gx3m2a1333c9)
-mx500 ssd
-corsair cx 450
 

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Win7 home edition, boots through the POST then to a blank screen with a blinking cursor.

Have tried the repeair disk, tried to roll back from the last restore point and it won't accept, tried repair boot and nothing. Did the bootrec /fixMBR nada.
cannot get to the option of choosing to boot to safemode <F8> it will not go there.

what else can I try? the puter is still under warranty (dell insperion).
 

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Computer keeps booting up then flashing a blue screen quickly, and does it over and over again. I let it sit for over an hour and it keeps doing it
 

A:Computer boots then blue screens then boots again

Hi, let us have the make and model number of the pc and is it a desktop pc or a laptop.
 

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A7M266 bios 1.07 512 RAM Win XP Home - Sometime ago my machine started acting up I.E. the screen started falshing and while in Windows the bios screen appeared. My keyboard stopped working. Through the batteries had died. Hit the reset button while replacing the batteries. Now when I boot the screen remains blank until the Windows welcome screen appears. After that the machine seems to function. I get all the beeps/FDD noise. During boot I've tried the "delete" key to access the bios - no go. Tried a floppy with aflash.exe & latest bios drop - no go.
I think I might have a boot virus in the MRD sector of my HDD but that is a guess from a novice.
Anybody heard of this problem?

Thanks for any help
 

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I just built my dad a new computer and I'm having trouble getting it to work.

Specs:
AMD Athlon II X3 445 3.1GHz CPU
AsRock M3A770DE Motherboard
XIGMATEK ACXTNRP-PC402 400W Continuous PSU
G.Skill 4GB (2x2gb) Dual Channel DDR 1333 RAM
Seagate 1TB Sata Hard Drive
Lite-On 24x Sata Dvd-Burner

And I'm currently using my Powercolor 1gb PCI-E 2.0 Radeon 4850 video card since the one we ordered didn't arrive yet.

After assembling the computer, I tried turning the computer on but nothing appeared on the display and there was no post beep. I could hear the hard drive and dvd drives spinning, so they appear to be working. The case fan and motherboard fans came on, so the motherboard seems to be powered and the power supply must work.

Afterwards I disconnected both the hard drive and dvd drive and turned the computer back on but it still didn't work. Then I tried removing both ram cards and after I turned the computer on, I heard 3 beeps. beep-beep-beep-pause and this repeated. I then tried each ram card individually and in different slots. But this got me back to where I was having no post beeps.

I put my video card back into my computer to make sure that it was still functioning and that I didn't shock it or anything, and it worked. I put it back into my dad's computer and then took turns trying the dvi and vga ports (both my video card and my monitor have both) but this didn't work either (and no the motherboard doesn't have integrated vide... Read more

A:Solved: New Custom-Built PC. Boots, No Display or POST Beeps

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Hi,
I have a Dell Vostro 3460 purchased several years ago. It shows the exact same issue and behavior as described in http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/20003103.
If the machine starts up, everything is fine. But it takes a reasonable numer of power-cycles until POST comes up. The problems arised several months ago and the effect seemed to increase over time. At first, the machine was occasionally not booting. Currently, it is the other way round. It occasionally boots up only.
At one time beeing lucky and getting the machine through POST I ran the diagnostics with Fn+POWER. No issues found except that it complained about the missing battery, which indeed wasn't installed at this time.
I also tried
- Disconnecting the hard drive -> no change
- Replacing the RAM -> no change
- Removing the RAM -> beep code (as expected)
- pressing D+POWER -> display test runs (I see colors) -> no POST
I would very much appreciate your assistance. Thank you!

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I gave my old Athlon XP 2800 to my mom. I built it myself and it has an Epox 8RDA+ motherboard.

A week ago she said when she turned it on it beeped and nothing came on the screen. I had my dad look at it and he said the CPU fan wasn't running. This was the fourth or fifth time we had turned it on to troubleshoot it (I live 500 miltes away) so I'm not sure if it stopped running when he was messing with things, or if it hadn't been running the whole time.

Anyway, they sent it to me and I've tried troubleshooting it to no avail. When I first turned it on it got to the bootup screen before freezing. At this point I noticed the CPU speed was listed as 1100 Mhz. Now when I turn it on it doesn't show anything on the screen (what would cause this, a heat issue?)

First I was getting a C1 error, so I tried switching out and trying to each memory stick individually. No luck. Eventually I ended up with a wide array of post codes, including:

C1: Detect memory
26: Reserved
29: Program CPU internal MTRR, Initialize the APIC, Program early chipset, Measure CPU speed, Invoke video bios

Sometimes it would boot up to 29 and then go back down to 26

It seems 95% certain to me that either the CPU or motherboard (or PSU?) has gone bad. Is this correct? If so, how can I find out which one it is so I don't buy the wrong thing? Thanks a lot.
 

A:2 year old computer won't post; gives seemingly random post codes

well.. the best way is to try each single part in a different system to see if they do work or not...

i always use the thought that Electronical Stuff does WORK or NOT... they dont "kinda work"...
 

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I had a bunch of malware (Total Protection? and System Protector? I can't remember these generic names)..

Anyway, I used MSconfig, Malwarebytes, and combofix (the only one that actually took care of anything because the infestation somehow blocked all other scanners from running and reinstalled itself when I did get them to run. AVG8.5 and Spybot search and destroy were present but didn't help much.

THE GOOD: no more popups taking control of explorer.exe.
Networking works via wireless and ethernet.
I can use everything fine and didn't lose any files.

THE BAD:
No sound at all (Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > reports "No Audio Device"
- but clicking on hardware says "device is working properly"

No BITS service:
I can't run windows update, or ONEcare or install anything from microsoft in iexplorer (no security updates)
(the windows update site, and many other virus scanners complain that they can't run in safe mode)
I can't turn on BITS manually from services.msc
Error "Could not start the BITS service on local computer.... Error 1084: service can't be started in safe mode"
Current State:
I can change bootup options in MSCONFIG but even when I choose "normal startup" XP boots up fine, but doesn't start explorer.exe (or anything) except a window with the c:\Documents and Settings\Username dos prompt.
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A:Malware Gone, but No Sound, No BITS, XP boots to CMD prompt only

Reading another forum: http://www.petri.co.il/forums/archive/index.php/t-23032.htmlmakes me think its something about 'SafeMode" in registry. searching "safemode" in regedit reveals many keys like this: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\1127B7095AA567A4DB7A87865C78A357 4F57260AB42358E4596E782BDC274910 02:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\WinDefend\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\52795F2371BD01F42A6775BF9209C842 4F57260AB42358E4596E782BDC274910 02:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Network\WinDefend\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\59251E4271B80F94B91D0035114F0805 4F57260AB42358E4596E782BDC274910 02:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\WinDefend\ HKLM\system\controlset001\safeboot AlternateShell cmd.exeHKLM\system\controlset002\safeboot AlternateShell cmd.exeHKLM\system\controlset002\control\session manager\environment SAFEBOOT_O... Read more

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My computer, early in boot-up, freezes up randomly, mostly when firefox is used for more than 5 minutes (sometimes even before firefox shows up), and in some boots, Vista won't even open anything, then later freezes,Theres pretty much a 1/50 of a working boot up, but I've been trying since about 3:00 AM EST (posted this at 1:28 PM EST) today after it eventually froze up from printing from Acrobat Reader, with no luck (and even one boot, didn't even show the Compaq splash screen), previously, on working boots, I've done virus scans with Malware Bytes' Pro, with no results, never (this computer only got a virus once).I'm forced to boot in safe mode for the computer to work, im afraid its some sort of virus thats unknown by Malware Bytes', so im posting a HiJack This log (later, when i try to run normal mode again) with my DxDiag (please note, my brother installed a facemoods.com thing on this computer, since i think its spyware, i deleted all the traces of it i spotted). I'm using a unmodified Presario CQ50 209WM on the lastest version of Vista, which had already had one reinstall after getting hacked while a relative was using it.Please hurry i just rented a 3 Day Elite weapon in Battlefield Play4Free yesterday which set me back over 100 games worth of getting credits for.

A:Computer freezes up randomly, mostly when using firefox, some boots, computer refuses to open up programs

First of all, MalwareBytes is not an anti virus app. Do you have an av installed? If so, have you run a full scan with that? If not, and since you think it's malware related, you should probably post in the Am I Infected forum.

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Hi Tech Support Guys and Gals,
I was using my Hp laptop and the screen randomly froze. I manually powered off the computer and now when I turn it on, I hear one longer beep followed by two short ones. In addition, the screen doesn't work. If I let the computer keep working and boot up, I eventually hear the welcome screen theme play so it seems like the computer keeps functioning, but the monitor won't work. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
 

A:Computer froze, now when computer boots up monitor doesn't work

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Hello! I have a Sony vaio laptop I bought may 2012. Runs windows 7 home premium. Turned on and vaio logo appears along with a busy signal sound and only black screen white text "operating system not found" and flashing cursor. I got into Bios with F2 - only thing odd I see is under Hard Disk Drive it says None. I'm not very good at the terminology IN BIOS and would love a little assistance! Please. Thank you!
 

A:Sony vaio boots to black screen operating system not found also makes a busy sound

Hard drive crashed. Or your laptops sata cable to the hard drive has went. Either way you will need to have it repaired.
 

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Took the plunge and downloaded the WIN 10 update to upgrade from WIN 7. All went well and I allowed MS automatic updates. Next day on the 11th November 2015 I setup a restore point. Rebooted on the 12th November 2015 and the speaker icon had the dreaded red x. Checked the sound driver via Device Manager and found a MS driver which was indicated as working properly. Tried downloading the latest Conexant sound driver from the UK Toshiba Support site but this would not install ... error "driver installation failed: could not find the Media device for this". Tried uninstalling the MS sound driver and reboot but no joy. Did a restore back to 11th November and speaker icon displayed OK.
Then rebooted on 13th November ... speaker icon back to Red x.
Would welcome advice or a solution to a very annoying problem.
Thank you.

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Running M2n-Sli-deluxe mobo with AMD 4200+ cpu. Last week I loaded windows 7 on it, and have been testing the OS. Mostly looking for someone here to confirm my suspicion before I go throwing down some cash to replace mobo.

I came in this afternoon, and there was no video on the screen and the computer would not wake from sleep. I proceed to depress the power button and let go, thinking if it did not shut itself down gracefully, I would go on with the one finger salute. I heard the standard shutdown music for windows, so I was thinking I would be back in business with a restart.

Trouble is, it will not start up. No video period, though everything seems to fire up when the power button gets pressed, cpu spins, lights flash, etc.. I swapped out the video card with an older one that was working fine until I upgraded, and still no video. Tried removing one ram stick at a time, still no video..

I am leaning toward thinking that the motherboard must have failed, perhaps the cpu, but it seems less likely, as you would think windows would not have standard shutdown music happen, if motherboard was fried.. Anyways, was hoping someone here might have some thoughts to contribute.

Any help appreciated!!
 

A:No video, no sound, cpu spins.. Does not seem to post.

Will add, that when I boot now, I never do here the windows startup chimes, so I am pretty certain, it is not even making it to post..
 

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So I love Windows 7 Ultimate but after installing it my sound sucks. Listening to music at any volume sounds like the speakers are blown and **** is rattling around in my on board speakers, kind of a fuzzy sound.

I know the speakers aren't blown because up until a few days ago I had zero music on this particular notebook. I've gone to the HP site and have downloaded/updated the only sound driver listed. Thoughts?

A:Sound problem post install

Provide your exact PC model number.

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Hey yall. Just a question. I dont know what I did but IM sure it was me. But the sounds .... are all messed up im not familiar with sounds terms... but ... inexample The music is MUCH louder then the people singing and if i burn the song to a cd and play it in a DvD player it plays it perfectly. Is there a turn back to like... audio defaults? cuz nothing sounds like it should
 

A:Dont know where to post (sound issue)

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Hi folks!Unfortunately, my 2 year old pushed some buttons on my Lenovo B590 laptop and something isn't right. Upon start up (Windows 7 64), I get a black screen with a moving cursor. Ctrl+alt+del doesn't bring up the task manager.I double checked the boot order in BIOS and that looks OK.Restarting in Safe mode works.I also updated the video drivers, and (strangely) I was able to restart in normal and everything looked fine. However, when I restarted again after that, I was back to the black screen in Normal.I've been Googling all morning, and done what I've found. If anyone else has any other suggestions, I'd be grateful for them. And if you have any questions for me, please don't hesitate to ask.Thanks!

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Hello,

My computer has been self booting during the night without me setting it up to do so. I noticed the issue when I first plugged in a couple of my external hard drives from when I used to use P2P sharing (nearly 5 years ago). I'm worried that my external hard drives are infected and if that has possibly spread to my gaming computer.

I've checked the BIOS to see if the PCIE setting was enabled and it is not. I'm very sorry if this turns out to be a hardware or BIOS issue.

Just in case: I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, Intel i5-4670, and a Asus Z-87 Pro Motherboard.

DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18163 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by Jonathan at 9:48:32 on 2016-01-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8131.4573 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B7ECF8CD-0188-6703-DBA4-AA65C6ACFB0A}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0C8D1929-27B2-688D-E114-9117BD2BB1B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\syst... Read more

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Hello All

I have two situations on a Dell PC GX2 270 with WIN XP Pro SP3.

The machine works fine but boots to the my computer screen I have tried in folders options "Remember screen settings" to stop this but all ways returns toi this screen. How can I stop this please.


Also when I start windows explorer, within the folders list on the left hand side of the screen I can enter the folders but in the main display panel all I get if I click on a folder to open it, is a balck mini screen with the CMD prompt. How can I stop this.

Regards

Peter

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Well, hi again.
For some odd reason, sometimes, my computer boots into 16-bit. And when I go rightclick the background and do the properties thing, there is no 32-bit.

So I have to restart...
Anyone know why?

A:Computer Boots To 16 Bit

The choices are 16 bit and 24 bit...There is no 32 bit color scheme...There is an advanced function to set to 256 color scheme for games and the like but it won't affect your desktop.

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My computer will boot normally, usually has that thing in the beginning when you restart it chkdsk thingy. lol. everything will load, but then all of a sudden the computer shuts down, but the thing is the keyboard and mouse still lights up, it's like its in hibernation mode and it can't be turned on again. and i have to reboot it everytime (holding down the power button until it shuts off). turning back on. Sometimes it will work until it does it agian, it various, surprisely it hasn't shut off yet. LOL. any help would be grafetful. thanks.

Isaac

A:Computer Boots

Hi isaacb

Sounds like malware activity. I notice you have started a thread in the Security forums: let them help you get things cleaned up, and then if you need to get Windows back on its feet a bit better, they'll send you back here. You can post again in this thread, & we'll see it.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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My apologies if this is in the wrong forum, I'm quite happy to get it moved if it is.

My PC is around 6 years old, maybe older, and for the last couple of months, mostly during the night (which to be honest scares the hell out of me), it will turn on randomly. Sometimes it's when I move the mouse, which I know had something to do with a setting in the BIOS, but sometimes it's for no reason at all. It just...boots. Sometimes straight after I turn it back off. I've had to unplug it at night.
I always shut it down properly - no standby or hibernation.
Could someone give me a hand?
 

A:Computer boots itself.

Are you turning it off or are you putting to sleep or Hibernation?
 

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well, my computer boots up for about 1 sec (this has happened twice in the past 4 days) when i hit the on button and then shuts off as if I only "imagined" turning it on. then if i try to turn it on again, nothing happens at all.After I keep trying every couple of secs for 30 seconds or so,it will start up and stay running just fine,sometimes ill leave it on for several days before I shut it off with no probs at all.
Im getting ready to power down and check all my connections and prey it starts back up. so if i can, ill post right back up if all my connections are good.While i did build theis comp a bit less than a year ago, im not real real good in the hardware catogory so try not to get to techy when asking me to check stuff.
im guessing its the power switch,supply,the cord from the switch to the board, or......the dreaded MOBO AHHHHHHHH , i realy dont feel like messing with changing that out. thanks for the help if you can
 

A:computer boots up for about a sec and then goes off sometimes.

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Hello,

My computer has been self booting during the night without me setting it up to do so. I noticed the issue when I first plugged in a couple of my external hard drives from when I used to use P2P sharing (nearly 5 years ago). I'm worried that my external hard drives are infected and if that has possibly spread to my gaming computer.

I've checked the BIOS to see if the PCIE setting was enabled and it is not. I'm very sorry if this turns out to be a hardware or BIOS issue.

Just in case: I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, Intel i5-4670, and a Asus Z-87 Pro Motherboard.

DDS Log:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18163 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by Jonathan at 9:48:32 on 2016-01-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8131.4573 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B7ECF8CD-0188-6703-DBA4-AA65C6ACFB0A}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0C8D1929-27B2-688D-E114-9117BD2BB1B7}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
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A:Computer Self Boots

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I'm not seeing any sign of infection in your logs so far.

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**Note - Please do NOT upgrade your OS to Windows 10 until your machine is clean, and we have uninstalled all our removal tools. Thanks.

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It appears that you have two antivirus programs installed and running, avast! and Security Essentials.

While this may seem like better protection, they can actually conflict with one another and cause system instability or even system hangs.

Please choose one to keep and uninstall the other via Programs and Features in your Control Panel.

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Please download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.Run AdwCleaner and select Scan
Once the Scan is done, select Cleaning
Once done it will ask to reboot, please allow the reboot.
On reboot, a log will be produced. It can also be found at C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C#].txt
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My computer (XP 64-bit - see my computer specs) was working fine yesterday but this morning it started acting strangely. When it is booting up, all the white spaces are replaced with apostrophe characters and there are lines across some sections of it and the Windows logo. These are consistant every time it happens, so it's not the monitors or interferance. After it has finished booting, my moniters just say "No signal input", where the login screen should be.

It works fine in safe mode which is a good sign, but I'm not sure what to change in safe mode to make it work in normally. All I have done this morning to change it is change around the VGA and DVI cables of my other computers to put them through a KVM switch, so it should not have affected my main PC. Yesterday I removed the cover for a minute (would that make a difference?)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:XP Computer boots up but won't run

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Here is a strange one... maybe -
When I first turn on my computer the monitor remains blank and the computer just flashes the CD & DVD lights and I think the HD light is also on but that's it. I tried to press the reset button but nothing happens. If I turn off my power strip and then turn it back on and turn on the computer it boots ok. What is going bad on my machine, the HD, power supply, or could it be the mother board?
 

A:computer only boots on second try

Hi,

It would be difficult to say specifically....you'd have to run some tests, switch out components most likely in order to rule out each individually.

I've run into damaged motherboards, some that would boot up OK intermittently, but there was no set pattern....it might take 4 starts to get one that would work for a half hour but then it would blank out or restart itself. That one was bad capacitors on the board....no fixing unless you are good with a small soldering gun.

The caps swell at the top, become rounded, leak, etc and that's the telltale sign, usually the row of capacitors alongside the processor are the culprits.
The symptoms you describe are exactly what you would have, with a partly damaged motherboard (badcaps) ...no video, lights and fans work, you'd think the monitor was just turned off...but you get no video, even if you add a nice new known good video card, nada......

I've not run into the pattern you are seeing, where exactly 2 boots works OK....

And there are surely several other things that can cause the issue.
 

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My friend has a IBM laptop computer with a major problem. it doesn't Boot. When ever it powered up a white screen with the word Error appears. does anyone know what the problem might be. i think he just needs a new computer, maybe not.
 

A:Computer Boots to nothing

1. read the NO POST guide in the guides forum
2. Ensure your BIOS is ok
3. Ensure your HD is not corrupted and the boot sector is ok
4. Read the rules for newcomers regarding posting messages. In the future you need to be more specific with issues in order to get help.
 

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Can someone help me with this please.

I've had a Vudo trojan on my computer for about a week now, I've tried to run various programmes to kill the blighter but it keeps coming back. Up until this point my computer would work however I'd get the odd pop up here and there so I downloaded Kapersky Labs last night as a forum said that it would finish it off once and for all. Unfortunately that seems to have been the final nail in my computers coffin and it boots up now and just freezes. The only way I can access stuff seems to be in safe mode.

Can someone take a look at my log or advise me on a course of action? I hoping I don't have to reformat my hard disk, however I've lost a lot of patience with this and am very close to doing so.

Thanks in advance

Ash

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:51:34, on 27/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2008\bdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:Computer boots up and then... NOTHING!

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy the entire report and paste it in your next reply.
Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
 

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Ok.. I have seen it brought up here a couple times but my situation still seems a bit different.

I also have no sound coming from my Hdmi out after upgrading to RC 7.

I have a Dell XPS 1330 notebook. Audio is Nvidia HD Audio and IDT HD audio codec, both have latest drivers.

When i open Sound mixer and set HDMI to default device and default com device i see sound coming from source and registring on the volume bar graphs.

It seems to stop right at the cable. My computer (unlike a couple of other posts i saw) does recognize the cable and seems to be doing everything right.. just no sound through my reciver.

Anyone have any ideas? i really dont want to go back to vista. beh.....

A:Another No HDMI Sound post RC7 upgrade - Dell XPS

Nothing huh?

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So, Im VERY new here and Im not exactly a novice, but its been awhile since I tangled with windows. Im fixing an old PC I have to gift to a friend, and its totally infected with a ton of malware. I remember a friend recommending ComboFix and before I could join, I ran it. Worked Beautifully. So a few machines from family and friends later, and all of a sudden this happens. 
 
 
It's a windows xp pro SP3 system with a Realtek sound card. It was loaded with malware, and I used combofix to get rid of most of it. The sound disappeared and Im being told the computer has no audio controller installed, and to install one. 
 
In device manager, it says my Realtek HD audio card is working. 
 
Ive tried uninstalling the driver and rebooting, letting it reinstall, Ive tried installing it manually as well, but every time, I get this error:
 
Error Code: -5009 : 0x800706ba
Error Information:
>Ctor\ObjectWrapper.cpp (407)
>Kernel\Component.cpp (1163)
>Kernel\CABFile.cpp (389)
>SetupDLL\SetupDLL.cpp (1541)
pAPP:Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
PVENDOR:Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
PGUID:f132af7f-7bca-4ede-8a7c-958108fe7dbc
$11.50.0.42618
@Windows XP Service Pack 3 (2600) BT_OTHER 0.0
 
When I try to adjust the volume, Im told I had a violation and it will now close. 
I even downloaded a hotfix from Microsoft, but windows update wont run. 
 
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A:Lots of Malware, post-Combofix, No Sound now

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop RogueKiller for 32bit or Roguekiller for 64bit Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+===Search and delete the AdWare, PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on your computer.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double clic... Read more

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I installed Windows 8.1 earlier and had this (apparently common) watermark error on the desktop about SecureBoot having a problem.

I went into my BIOS, made sure it was enabled, and then set up some kind of "key" that the directions said to do. I clicked save and exit, and after that instead of booting into Windows, I'd be at a black screen, everything running inside my computer, and with my keyboard and mouse both turning on at the same time, then turning off at the exact same time 3-4 seconds later along with a quiet sort of clicking sound inside the computer. Over and over, looping endlessly.

I opened it up, checked connections, removed parts and tried booting with each thing moved. It only finally booted when I removed my graphics card and plugged my monitor into the onboard DVI port.

After that I shut down, put my graphics card back in, booted with the monitor still plugged into the onboard DVI, and it booted without issue. I then plugged the monitor back into the graphics card DVI port and rebooted. Went back to the clickly flashy no-POST cycle. After repeating this whole process a few times, I realized that when it's in that cycle, if I just plug the monitor into the onboard DVI port, I get the POST beep and everything boots up.

Eventually I just did some messing around in the BIOS, turned SecureBoot off as well as disabled onboard graphics and then booted the PC back up with the monitor in the graphics card DVI port. It boots fine no... Read more

A:Suddenly no POST and clicking sound. Weird!

Suddenly no POST and clicking sound



Personally, I would backup all important data and even try to create a system backup while you still can because it really sounds like your hard drive may be going south. Unfortunately you can run diagnostic until the cows come home but that clicking sound is indicative of an impending mechanical failure and the only hardware that sings that song is your hard drive (based on my experience). Good luck and I hope those clicks do not return anytime soon.

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I just pulled out my old laptop (hasnt been used in a couple of years) everything else is working fine besides the sound. The windows loading sound plays fine but post that no sound when I want to play any media files. I am using an HP pavilion dv5223om with XP Home edition OS. Any suggestions? Also which is the best sound driver for this configuration?
 

A:No Sound post the windows loading sounds

Hi Richard,

Welcome to TSG.
What's the fromat of the file you are trying to play as well as the player you are using.
Let's start with updating the sound drivers and the player and will move forward.

Cheers
 

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Not sure I'm in the right place but...We have an HP Pavillion a1540n desktop. It used to take 3-5 minutes to boot up now it takes about 10 minutes. We run all the pre-loaded things like scan disk, defrag, etc about once a month. We also have Norton SystemWorks and Norton Internet Security. This computer is about 2 years old. My husband place his games like Far Cry 2, FEAR, etc.
Any suggestions on what we can do to speed things up?
 

A:Computer Boots up very slow

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My computer Boots but then nothing loads at all. For example my discord won't open or Google will open but the browser won't load. My internet is not the issue. This happened after I tried to install an m.2 ssd and another stick of ram. During this process I unplugged a CD drive as it was useless and now this problem occurs. Since then I have plugged back in the cd drive but nothing has worked since.
 

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Hello,

Basically I put together this PC today, all should work fine, the MOBO supports the RAM, CPU etc.

Problem I am having is when I turn the computer on, after a few seconds I get one beep (Which I believe means everything is OK) But the monitor just displays 'No signal'. I've tried using a DVI monitor and a D-Sub monitor, each one has been tried in the Gfx card slots and mobo slots, yet no success..

I've done so many searches on google it's unbelievable, but nothing I have found has worked.

I've tried placing each stick on ram individually into different slots etc, that doesn't change anything. (One stick at a time). All fans are definitly working, light on mobo shows power to board, HDD's are working and DVD Drive is too. The gfx card has power to it as the fan is going (There's no slots on the card to provide power, it draws it from the mobo it seems).

Any ideas?

Motherboard: Asus M4A88TD-M EVO/USB3 AMD 880G AM3 Motherboard
CPU: AMD CPU Athlon II 640 Quad Core Processor
RAM: Corsair Memory XMS3 Classic 4GB DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333) Dual Channel Desktop
Power supply: Corsair TX CMPSU-650TXUK 650W
Graphics card: Zotac 1GB GeForce GT 240 DDR3 NVIDIA Graphics Card

Thanks,
Dave.
 

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hope someone can help.I'm using windows XP professional and installed an internal card reader but since then we had several power cuts in the space of two hours.The computer boots up to the windows log on page but I can't move the mouse.I tried and succeeded once by using the keyboard as a mouse(left Alt,Shift and Number lock) and managed to get into Device Manager and an exclamation mark showing Mouse,Keyboard and Joystick on the HID in the USB section.I'm still trying to get there again but in all truth I'm not sure what to do then if I get there. need to get there first moving the mouse pointer and then what to do to solve the problem.Hoping You can come up with any ideas,Kind Regards,Mr.E.Lorriman,Thankyou.

A:computer boots up to log in page

Do you have an old PS2 mouse laying in a drawer? or one you can borrow? See if you get anywhere using that....

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The error states:

Error loading C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\MWSBAR.DLL
The specified module could not be found.

How do I correct this?

A:Error when computer boots

MWSBAR.DLL is a file related to MyWebSearch, one of many browser toolbar add-ons (to include MyWay, MySearch) created and distributed by Ask Jeeves. It is often bundled with "free software" such as wallpaper and screensavers offered by third party software vendors and part of the Fun Web Products suite of utilities (Smiley Central, Cursor Mania, FunBuddyIcons, FunWebProducts, MyFunCards, My Mail Stationary, My Mail Signature, PopSwatter, Popular Screensavers, Webfetti, My Way website portal, etc). The toolbar is also aggressively offered via annoying banner ads and pop ups advertised on third party web sites that target kids. For a more detailed overview, refer to the Ask Jeeves Software Review conducted by Sunbelt Software Research Center.MyWebSearch and MyWay were pre-installed on new Dell computers starting in November 2004 as reported in The Pharmer In The Dell. Dell had a link to "What is the Dell MyWebSearch Home Page?" but it has since been redirected to The "Dell My Way" Home Page. Dell now uses the "Dell Search Assistant " where they address many of the same concerns previously addressed in the redirected link.Although MyWebSearch is not technically spyware, the program uses tracking cookies and transmits information regarding search requests performed through the toolbar's search facility. Some anti-virus and anti-malware programs detect the toolbar as a non-viral threat (i.e. not-a-virus:AdTool.Win32.MyWebSearch) or Poten... Read more

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HELP not computer savvy at all! I got an old PC from word a Intergraph TD-225 well what a bummer that was when plugged into a monitor i get a black screen.
The PC itself seems to be booting up by the sounds of it...however the monitor light blinks off and on green? I tried changing video cards but no such luck any suggestions would be great!
 

A:Computer boots up no display? HELP

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The new CPU fan not working..........The computer boots.The sound of burning thermal paste hears...........
When it occurs,he unplugs his PC to protect his processor from dying................
The CPU fan of my brother's computer never spins................but it is a brand new one which bought today.
The old fan suddenly stopped working so he bought a new fan but it even not spins............
The CPU fan has 4 pin connector and his board also has a 4 pin connector.
What went wrong?
I also connected it to the 3 pin chassis fan connector but nothing happens...............
The fan is checked and bought.It worked fine..............Why now it isn't spinning?
The fan sometimes tries to spin but stops immediately.................
Trying to spin clockwise,but stops without spinning...........
His motherboard : Samsung Altair-40 r1-06g ..............What is wrong???
Now his PC is cooling from my emergency CPU fan which working from a power pack.
Please answer soon to resolve that mysterious problem.......................
 

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