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My Computer Keeps Turning On and Off and Now It's Not Turning on

Q: My Computer Keeps Turning On and Off and Now It's Not Turning on

Just few hours ago I was listening to songs on Napster. Then I played some online games. I had to reboot at one point since it was going slow on me.

For some reasons unknown, my computer turns off and tried to boot itself, but kept turning off and booted itself. Somehow it did that in a loop. I tried to wipe up some dirt from inside(it may not be completely wiped up). I even tried to rearrange the cables and such. Now, if I press the power button, it only shows the power indicator, but it won't boot. I'm just puttoping it to rest right now hoping that it would back up tomorrow when I turn it on.

I have Velocity Micro with Windows XP SP3 (update progression). Motherboard: ASUS. I posted this using my laptop. I appreciate any help or input.


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A: My Computer Keeps Turning On and Off and Now It's Not Turning on

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Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

A:When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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Long story short, My computer suddenly shut off, And when i pressed the power button it would attempt to turn on then just fail and shut down completely[no signal to anything, only fans]
I cleaned out the pc and cleaned out the power supply, reassembled and it turned on as per normal. i used it for about 35 minutes, set it to sleep for an hour or two, turned it on, used it for about an hour and a half then it suddenly turned off again. When this happens it either powers on for 2 seconds then powers down, or it powers up all fans and mouse led but no signal to keyboard or screen whatsoever i assumed it was the power supply so i purchased a new one today and installed it, It turned on first try, i assumed it was fixed, i used it, set it to sleep as per normal and went to turn it on again and it turned on all fans but once again no power to anything else, just fans it seems. I tried everything[I have two sticks of ram so i switched them/used them singularly tried running without fans, Oddly it didn't beep even without video card or ram but nothing made a difference. I just borrowed a single 2gb stick of ram from a friend and it successfully powered on and I am using it normally.. But i just can't imagine the problem was just the ram and i expect it to power off again soon, Can anyone help?

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Hi there, i have some issues with my monitor (awhhh).

It's working fine like 10-20-30 minutes and then it's turning off (for no reason) while the cumputer is running and the flash/button goes pink. I don't know what's this colour stands for. Blue is when the monitor is active, yellow is when the monitor is turn to sleep and when i shut down my computer, but PINK? What's that, anyone?

The monitor is turning OFF, not in a sleep mode or something.
I must remove the cable and push back in every 20 minutes. That's wrong.

Maybe it's the cabel, maybe something with drivers and stuff...i don't know.


please anyone....it's my moms monitor and she's gonna kill me, i blew it up.



A:Monitor is turning off and the button in the right corner is turning pink

It would be nice to know the brand and model of the monitor

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My other half and son were using the computer yesterday, and then left it on to do some other things, upon returning to the laptop noticed that the power button was solid blue (should be flashing orange when in standby mode), with nothing on the screen, moved the mouse with nothing happening as well as CTRL+ALT+DELETE.

Powered computer down by holding the on/off button for 5 seconds, restarted but noticed that I could hear the DVD drive power up but that is where it stops/hangs, nothing comes on the screen. Have done this numerous times, as well as removing the battery and starting with just mains power on?

Can anyone help with what might be going on ??


A:Re: Satellite A100 - Won't reboot after turning off and turning back on ?


Can you enter Bios (f2 on startup) to check if the HDD recognized. Also, try to reinstall Windows with a recovery disk or Windows copy disk.

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Let me clarify. My brother brought his computer over for me to recable it. Simple process right? Not so much. Before I get into details, let me give you specs. Keep in mind since I did not build the system, I do not have all the information I usually would.

Windows Vista
4 GB of RAM (unknown brand)
Abit motherboard (unknown serial number)
AMD athlon 64 3.0 GHZ processor
4 250GB harddrives (In raid configuration to look like 2 hard drives @ 500GB each)
Antec 550 watt power supply
Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT Video card

Okay, so when I recabled everything and powered the system on, it would not boot at all. Everything was on and running, but the bios was not doing anything, and everything was at a standstill. Not knowing if the raid configuation and the motherboard had anything to do with it, I started swtiching the sata connections into different configurations based on what I think the individual would have done. In doing this I accidentally pulled a jumper from the motherboard. Setting it aside and not thinking it was important, I plugged everything back in and attempted to power on the computer.

This is where it gets interesting. Instead of even powering on like it did last time, it powered up for MAYBE one second before shutting off. Any other attempts to power it on were futile, and resulted in nothing.

After this, I replaced the jumper where it was supposed to go, and powered on the system again. The same thing happened. I want to think the power supply is toast, but I wou... Read more

A:Computer turning on, then not turning on

Make sure that you have the 24-pin main power connector and the 4-pin power connector both connected to the motherboard.

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hello !   is it bad if i never turn off a desk-top console, or even a laptop computer, if the equipment is not going to be used for several hours ?  is it bad for a computer if the computer is left in the "turned-on mode" forever, without being turned off, ever ?  i guess that it is necessary to define "bad for the computer".  does the computer wear out faster if it is not turned off and turned on regularly ?  thank you.

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Whenever i turn the laptop on, in just 2 seconds it turns off by itself.

A:Help on laptop keeps turning off after turning it on?

Reseat Ram and HardDrive
Disconnect any externals especially USB
Test without the battery plugged in
Check for any build up of dust near where the fan is

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hey there... a few weeks ago i posted a question about my cpu that was not turning on. I went like a week ago to geek squad(rip-off) and they charge me like $70 just for telling me that they do not know what the problem is , anywayz, i gave my cpu to a friend and he checked for me, and he said that the problem is the hard drive. I changed the PSU because I though that the PSU was dead, and it was not that. I have no idea what it is. Could it be the hard drive? I don't think so.. any ideas guys?, thanks.

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When i am in a hurry i just hold my on switch to my comp for 5 secods and my computer turnsa off. My computer definitly saounds like it is turned off except my keyboard and my mouse r still on and when i press a key/move my mouse the computer turns back on. Is my computer still on when i do that? If so then does tht mean i have wasted all that electricity?
ps:When i turn my computer off (Start>Shutdown) it turns off, the keyboard and everything but not the mouse. When i move the mouse the comp does not turn back on. Wots up with that?

pss- i have an AMD Athlon1.8ghz and win xp

A:is my computer turning off?

it sounds like your computer is going into "sleep" mode instead of shutting off.

I would recomment just clicking start/shut down when ever you want to turn off the computer... its easier on the computer that way.

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Hello Everyone,

I did windows update a couple of days ago.

Now my laptop keep turning off after a few minutes.

I try reset, and clean install. No restore point on my computer so

could not set it back to a previous working condition.

Run Trend Mirco for virus and everything good there.

Can anyone help?

Please response. Thanks, Darryl

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Hi.Why dosen't Windows shut down immediately instead of going through a prolonged rigmarole?

A:Turning Off Computer

It goes through a series of shutdown procedures and cleanup processes to avoid OS and registry corruption.
The more it has to do, the longer it takes to complete.
The actual speed windows spends on each task can be tweaked but a safer way to speed up shutdown is through the individual apps that may be causing an issue.
Does yours take longer then, say, 30 sec for example?

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can some one help plz?. iam using win 7 service pack 1 iv been having problems lately with my comp it keeps turning it self off but seems to only do this when i play an online game i did a full system scan there a no viruses or bugs etc. its clean i opened it up as well to check hardware blow out's etc its all fine. plz help anyone know why its doing this turning off with out warning?

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I have a Pentium 4 1500 gateway. I turn on the computer and it starts to load.
I see the Windows screen then the computer just shuts down and restarts again.
It has done this around 40 times now in 4 days and just wont turn on.
Is this some kind of short somewhere in the computer.
I also disconnected it from the power source and tried a new one and still the same thing.
Can anyone give me advice what it could be>

Thank You

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So another problem with a computer not starting up. Basically I use this computer in my lab and when I left for christmas I shut the system down. When I returned about a week later and tried to turn it on the power would come on for about 2 sec and then shut down. It took about 5-6 tries for the system to boot up.

Two weeks later I move into a new lab and bring the computer in to set it up. Same problem occurs, where it will come on for 2 sec and then nothing. After 5-6 tries it gets into windows but I need to restart and when I do it just shuts down and will not come back on, same 2 sec power on.

So I proceed to open the case and clean out and dust in it and push down on the connections to make sure. Still nothing, so I take the heat sink off of the chip (Athlon 2800) and clean it off. I put it back on and now nothing will turn on, no 2 sec power up, nothing.

Figuring the power supply went (even though the green power light is still on the Asus A7n8X motherboard that is in the system) I buy a new Antec power supply and install it. Same issue, no power up what so ever and, but the green power light on the MOBO is lit.

So my question is does this sound like I killed the mobo/cpu? Since the loss of any powerup started after I took off then put back on the cpu heatsink/fan I am thinking something happened then. But there are no visible issues with the motherboard and the chip never was unseated, just the heat sink and fan.

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I'm wondering if you left it plugged in during Christmas even though the system was shut down and you had an unexpected power surge that fried something. I thought perhaps in your move you loosened something but after reading the entire story you have all ready taken that into consideration.
If I couldn't get a spark on the posts with a screwdriver I think I'd be looking for a new Motherboard and take the opportunity to acquire a new cpu with it. That's just my thoughts. Let us know...Jazz

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Hi, the other day i was just browsing the internet on my PC, and all of a sudden one of my fans started going crazy and it eventually started to slow down and stop. Iv taken my PC apart and discovered it is a fan on a nVidia heat sink attached to the motherboard. This heat sink has a metal rod that goes to the graphics cards of mine which are bridged 9800 GTs.

Can anybody identify this component so i can replace it/get a new fan for it if possible? Iv never seen one before, not brilliant with computers these days...

Thanks in advance for any help, heres the picture

A:Help Please, computer keeps turning itself off!

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BSOD issue originally appeared to be a hardware issue. It appears that was wrong.

I ran the Event viewer and I don't really know what it is telling me. I am concerned with the entry of Log:

'System' Date/Time: 29/08/2011 6:16:47 AM.

I didn't even get out of bed until 10 am. Is there a virus or something trying to turn on my computer?

Any other info about the log would be helpful.

Vino's Event Viewer v01c run on Windows 2008 in English
Report run at 29/08/2011 2:04:05 PM

Note: All dates below are in the format dd/mm/yyyy

'System' Log - Critical Type
Log: 'System' Date/Time: 15/08/2011 6:37:54 PM
Type: Critical Category: 63
Event: 41 Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

'System' Log - Error Type
Log: 'System' Date/Time: 29/08/2011 6:16:47 AM
Type: Error Category: 0
Event: 14348 Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMPNSS-Service
A new media server was not initialized due to error '0x80070057'. Restart your computer, and then restart the WMPNetworkSvc service. If the problem persists, in Windows Media Player, turn off media sharing, and then turn it back on.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 29/08/2011 6:16:47... Read more

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my tower shuts down every 5-10 minutes if not in use, to come back on and use it you must turn on off on off on off till voile' it is on ,is it my monitor going or computer issues, when up and running it is beyond perfectm cable says its computer, they did bring out a new modem, neighbor says monitor, pls help

A:computer turning off

   Check the POWER settings -- your computer could be configured to automatically turn off the screen after 5 minutes of inactivity.  Change the setting to match your preferences. 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor LE-1250, x64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3518 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142290 MB, Free - 35622 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5035 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RY206
Antivirus: The Shield Deluxe 2009 Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled In starting up windows I ge a black scerrn with parts of the computer listed lower left corner says to click F1 to boot and then it does doot to windows 7 Why do I get that screen? Also clicking Computer it lists a floopy drive ? I don't have a floopy in the computer.

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In starting up windows I ge a black scerrn with parts of the computer listed lower left corner says to click F1 to boot and then it does doot to windows 7 Why do I get that screen?Click to expand...

because it may have seen some hardware that is now faulty
what does the screen say exactly

I have that on a PC occasionally with an intermittent NIC LAN card fault

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my freind has a compaq presario sr1403wm and after she turned it off and unplugged it for a storm and later she tried to turn it on and nothing, there is also a green flashing light on back so can anybody please help to turn it on!!!

A:Computer not turning on!!

read the no POST guide in the guides forum. I hope she had an UPS or a surge protector.

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Alrite i was reaching behind my tower to see plugs and all of a sudden i lost power to the cpu and now it wont start up. Randomly when i press the power button the computer fans spin once along with the mobo lighting up but turns right off again. It never fulls starts up. I posted it under hardware thinking it might be the psu, but im not sure. Any help would be great to get my comp running again

A:COmputer not turning on

Open it up and check all your connections and cards to be sure they have not moved from their slots.

Be sure to run chkdsk /f to repair the damaged file system.

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I was just using my computer when it just switched itself off randomly. Now everytime i try to turn on the PC it just turns off and turns back on again.

The steps are:

1. Turn computer on.
2. Light on the Computer comes on.
3. Switches off.
4. Switches back on.
5. Switches off again....

It keeps repeating that until i turn the computer off at the mains.

I'm not really sure what the problem is and thought you guys might be able to help me .

A:Computer not turning on

How long does it stay on for?? Does it look like its trying to start booting??

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Recently my computer has been reluctant(!) to be active. When i connect my power cable to the outlet,the green light on my monitor beeps.But when I press the power button of the CPU then nothing happens i.e. the fans doesnt rotate or no images are viewed on the monitor.It looks like the motherboard isnt getting any power at all,but I believe my PSU is fine(the beeping of monitor lights as I said before) ,it looks to me that only the monitor is getting power,but motherboard doesnt. What should I do in this concern??

A:computer is not turning on

Ok, we need a bit more info.

Are you using a normal desktop computer or an AIO (AllInOne)?

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Recently a computer in a different room was giving me problems. It kept turning off on me, usually within a minute after booting up... Sometimes I got to the desktop but then it would turn off.
So I put it in my room to work on it, and I thought I fixed it. I left it on for days in my room... no problems.
I put it back in the other room and within a minute it did it again.
I thought it was the power cable but I switched it with the one in my room and still the same problem. So I tried the surge protector, same problem. The power supply is fine, as I tested it earlier. I Plugged the surge protector in a different outlet, still the same problem. Also, everything plugged into the surge protector and everything plugged in, in the room works fine.
You think the problem exists in the circuitry in the room or might there be a computer problem?

Computer Specs for the computer are pretty outdated. Its an old custom built computer, for work purposes. Its around 6 years old. But as it worked in my room, I don't think it should be an issue.


A:Computer Keeps Turning Off

I would check the CPU temp in BIOS. Just switching off is usually due to overheat.

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Sys specs

I don't understand why, but my computer is turning itself on! Just now - 6:08 PM, PST it turned itself on. Could it be someone controlling the computer remotely? Could it have to do with "Hibernate?" Usually I use "Hibernate" to turn off the computer. Please help!

If it helps, the cursor is not in the center of the screen, but about 4/10 of the way, horizontally, left-to-right, and a little bit above the taskbar.

A:Computer turning itself on?!

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How do I get my computer to automatically turn off when I select "turn off computer" in Windows XP? Right now I just get a screen saying that it is safe to turn off the computer, and I have to reach behind the machine and flip the switch on the power supply.


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i have a Dell, windows XP
When i log in everything loads like its going to work but then after the last thing loads it goes to a black screen and you can't do nothing, but you can sign in on safe mode, have any idea of what to do in safe mode to fix it???

A:computer keeps turning off

First option I would choose would be safe mode and doing a system restore to a day before this started.

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when I am playing a game (that worked before0 or watching something on HULU or Youtube my computer will power off in the middle somewheres...all at different times, I just had a new video card installed and I have done system restore and I have already defragged and cleaned the disk I want to know why my laptop is doing this...it does it when i am NOT online aswell

A:my computer keeps turning off

Hello jasontje

If this did not happen before you got the new video card, try updating the drivers for it

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When I turn on the power for the computer, the green light on the back lights up to indicate that there's power. But it wont turn on when I press the power button. I figured that something might've been wrong with the button so I took of the cover. The motherboard is a H-I41-uATX, here's a link for the specs and stuff: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01903990I tried using the trick where you stick a screwdriver between some pins, but it didn't work. I did it on the pins in F_PANEL (You can see the motherboard layout in the support-link) I don't know if It's the wrong place, or if I'm putting it between the right pins, or the screwdriver is conductive, or if my power simply doesn't work.Please tell me if I should try again, if I'm doing someting wrong, or if I can try something else to fix this.I don't know if the battery (PS-5301-08HF) has died, but I don't see why it should, it all worked like 4 months ago.Also tell me if you need any pictures of the computer.Thanks in advance-Anton

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I have Windows XP. When I try to turn off computer I get a something where I hit end now.This keeps coming up 3- 15 times before shutting down.

Please Help!

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I posted this in the Ram and Power Supply section initially but was directed here. Will copy paste original thread and attach the perfmon+sysnative
Howdy all,
Specs First:
MOBO: MSI P67A Military Class II
CPU: AMD FX 4100 Quad Core
GPU: 2x Nvidia GTX 460 in Sli
OS: Win 7
RAM: 2x 4GB Gskill 1600
PSU: Corsair TX850w
System is ~5 years old
The Problem:
My computer has recently started suffering crashes. It seemed to be a power cut to me at first but now I am not so sure. It just happens every now and then, no reproducable trigger that I know of (except the memtest discussed below)
The computer just clicks off, black monitor, no power to the tower. It does not reset itself, but I can instantly power it back on if I hit the power button.  Unfortunately this also means no Crash Dump or Error Log, since the computer is just losing power in an instant.
I am running dual gpu's in sli so first I tried disabling one of them, then the other, then doing a clean install of new drivers in safe mode. The problem continues.
I ran combofix and malwarebites and did a scan just in case it was a virus (I doubted it was) but the system came back clean.
Next I tried running memtestx86 from a usb. The computer crashes within the first 10% of the test.
I have 2x 4GB DDR3 in my tower. Called Ram#1 and Ram#2 from here.
I removed Ram#2. Only Ram#1 in the tower. Ran Memtest again.
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A:Computer Turning Off

Hi Chameleon Jim & Welcome to the forums ^_^,
There are no dump files included in the list. The way you have described your problems, it is possible that we might be dealing with a hardware problem.
First of all, are you overclocking your system? If yes, then please revert back to STOCK Settings. Also, let me know in case you overclocked in the past because components tend to degrade faster when overclocked.
I also see that you have EVEREST from Lavalys installed on your system. Have you been doing Stress Testing?
Could you please run the below  free diagnostics (Thanks usasma!) -
While performing the above diagnostics, please make sure that you keep a report of the temperatures (I have a strong feeling that your system might be overheating because I have experienced things  with my laptop like you are experiencing now). I use the free software called CoreTemp to monitor the temperatures which you can download from the below link -
Also, while performing the Memtest, by any chance did you notice the Temperature field which is displayed? If yes, then what did it say?
Oh and yea, what is the wattage and age of the power supply installed in your system?
Let me know how it goes ^_^

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Whenever I turn off my Computer for some reason I get an error stating that AIM.exe is still running and needs to be shut down. But AIM wasn't even open.. Please help me with this.

Also please tell me anything that is in there, but shouldn't be.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:46:14 AM, on 7/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Antivirus\SAVScan.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.completedestruction.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F... Read more

A:When Turning Computer Off.. AIM.exe

AIM from AOL, their stand alone Instant Message program is always running by default in the system tray. You can go into the options of AIM and disable it from starting when Windows starts. Also, you need to right click the icon in the systemtray (systray) down by the clock and EXIT it. If your problem persists, then go to AOL.com and download the program again and re-install it. It is not uncommom for a bad install of this.

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I just built a new computer today (specs are below), and now when I try to turn it on, the lights flash and the fans start and immediately stop spinning. Then, I have to turn it off and wait a few seconds before I can turn it on again. Can anyone tell me what could cause this sort of problem, and what to do to fix it?

AMD Athlon 64 3000+, socket 939
ATI Radeon 9800Pro
CORSAIR ValueSelect 2 x 512MB DDR SDRAM DDR 400
CHAINTECH S1689 Socket 939 ULi M1689 ATX AMD Motherboard
SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series IDE Ultra ATA133 Hard Drive
ATRIX CSCI-L8005-C43 ATX Mid Tower Case
400W Power Supply

A:new computer not turning on

Hey,Yo u said your com din turn on

:slurp: :slurp: Hav u checked your cables?Power Cables?Does the power,the fan inside move or do u feel the wind?Does the processer fan move? if every thing i stated fails,Your Power IS Damaged or Spoiled!

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I am having some problems with a computer switching itself off, it may be after 5 minutes or 5 hours there is no consistency in it. When it does switch off the power light on the fron of the case is on but all the fans are off and when you hold the case switch in for a few seconds the light does go out.
I have ran checks on the hard drive, motherboard and memory and all passed without a problem. I have changed the power supply thinking that may be the problem but still no improvement. I don't think its heat related because of the wide variation in times that it stays on and the hardware monitor in the BIOS is reporting a processor temp of 50 deg C.
I have checked for Adware and virus's and found nothing. I am thinking that it may be motherboard related but the check in Microsocope reported no problems, is it possible to use Microsope to differentiate between motherboard and processor faults?
Any suggestions would be gratefully received

A:Computer turning itself off

is your thermal sensor shutting it off?
what are the temps on your CPU?

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My computer keeps shutting itself down. I checked the power system under the control panel and everything is clear they're. I'm thinking something is wrong with the power supply but I played with the little red and black doo-hickey next to the fan and I turned it on, but nothing showed up on my monitor. I noticed a lot of dust on the back and maybe that has something to do with it? Well let me send this thread before it kicks off again...I'd appreciate any help I can get! BTW... I have windows xp and I THINK the computer is an HP. I got it like 7 years ago when I was 13 and couldn't figure out what kind it was...doesn't even say on the computer itself. Whatever. PLEASE HELP!

A:Computer turning it self off.

your power supply is probably failed....All manufacturers usually put the bare minimum power supply in them....get you a good 450 or 500 watt power supply and that should solve your problems....

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My grandfather handed down to me a mother board and some other parts to a computer he couldnt get to turn on, the motherboard is brand new and its only about a year old.

i used the mother board with some parts from my custom built computer but it doesnt look like the computer will turn on. Nor does it show any signs of power. i tried replacing the power cord and eventually i tested the motherboard with another power supply. the one i use has a power switch on the back, but the one tested with has a green LED to show when the power supply is getting power. It was glowing green so its getting power, just not to the mother board.

Is there any other trouble shooting i can do? i really dont want to replace the mother board or test another mother board.:dead:

A:Computer is not turning on at all

Tried looking in our Guides and solved issues forum?

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My computer (Dell Dimension E510) won't turn on at all. I hit the power button, fans turn on, it sounds like it wants to turn on but wont. I get some loud beeping that usually don't stop unless I hold down the power button. Before this started, I was constantly getting blue screen errors.

Stop 0X000007E, 0x0000008E, 0XC0000005, 0XBF802CE3, 0XB730FC78, 0X0000000.

Win32k.sys- Address BF802CE3 base at BF000000 Date stamp 49e87572

RU370 PIN 113-A62801 - 106 BIOS

(Some of the numbers may be wrong, having trouble reading my hand writing)

The operating system is Windows XP Media Center edition 2005.

Thanks for any help


A:Computer not turning on.. Help

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Im having problems shutting down the computer; a problem which started up for no unexplainable reason.

Windows XP SP2 seems to be working normally, when I click Shut Down the computer proceeds to turn off. Afterwards the harddrive powers-down, the fans stop running, etc.

Then for no reason, the computer turns back on after a brief period of time off (varied: 1hr, 15min, 8 sec) as if someone pushed the power button.

I did not install any new software, or update/added on new hardware when this problem started to happen. Im unable to trace the source of this error, and was wondering if someone could help me?

I've already tried the following:
- Updated Windows
- Defrag, scandisk, antivirus scan
- Updated drivers
- Checked BIOS power saving settings - good
- Checked Display Properties - Power Settings - good
- Checked System Restart and Recovery settings: Auto restart off - good

These are my system specs:
Time and date = 12/06/2004 19:48:39
OS.Version = Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
OS.Language = System:Japanese User:English
CPU.Description = Pentium 4
CPU.VendorId = GenuineIntel
CPU.Signature = TypeID:0 FamilyID:15 ModelID:2 SteppingID:7
CPU.Cache = L1Data:8 L1Trace:12 L2:512
CPU.Extensions = MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2
CPU.Clock = 2.393 GHz
CPU.ProcessorCount = Physical:1 Logical:1
DirectX.Version = 9.0c
DirectX.LoadDebugRuntime = 0
Display Adapter.Driver = ati2dvag.dll
Display Adapter.Description = RADEON 9600 Series (Omega 2.5.97)
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A:Turning off the computer?

Good detail but it lack the mobo or Maker -

But look in the BIOS and see if you have "wake on lan" active

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Lately when I turn on our computer it is taking forever for the desktop to appear. It shows the Windows XP background(the grass and blue sky) and after awhile the icons appear and the background is nothing. Is there something I can do to fix this?

A:Turning on Computer

You can check to see what programs are loading at Start Up by using the msconfig command in your run prompt (click Start, click Run, type msconfig in the Open box, and then click OK)

Try disabling some of the unecessary program to see if that will speed things up. Also remove any useless programs from the startup folder in the start menu. I would also look at what unecessary services are being started automatically by Windows (go to control panel>administrative tools>services) and disable any services that do not need to be started automatically.
You may also want to try a defrag on your system and check for any viruses and malware/spyware. Are you up to date with your anti-virus programs?


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should i turn the computer off when not in use?

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i do if i am away from 2-3 hrs , and definately at bedtime .....some leave there`s on all the time but windows needs a boot-up now and then .......

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Hi. I have 3 computers at home - 2 laptops connected via Wi-Fi and 1 desktop connected via Ethernet. Last night randomly one of the laptops (windows 7) turned off by itself and I lost internet connection on the other laptop (MacBook Pro) at the same time but the internet was working fine on my desktop (windows 8).
At first I ignored it and thought it was coincidental but the windows 7 laptop wouldn't turn on that easily until after few minutes when I get internet back on my MacBook Pro. Then about 20 minutes later the same thing happens and it happens one more time later that night.
I restored my router (Arris model and has built in modem) to its original factory settings and then unplugged it. In the morning when I go to plug it back in, the desktop which is connected to it via Ethernet, suddenly turns on by itself which now makes this even more complicated.
What do you think is going on? Why would the MacBook Pro never shut off but the windows 7 laptop shuts off causing the MacBook Pro to lose internet connection? Also plugging the router into AC power causing the desktop to turn on by itself as well is something I've never dealt with before. I did many virus scans using Avast, Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware on both windows 7 and 8 computers and nothing showed up. I have never messed with the BIOS or changed any settings on any computer or on the router but this problem is strange and I can't seem to understand what is going on.
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My computer turns off by itself. I hate this problem so much. I'm not sure if this goes here but I have a Windows Vista so I thought it would. At first it would turn of once in a while. Now after an hour or so it goes off. It gets really annoying I don't even want to use it. Its fairly new - like 2 years. Can someone please explain whats going on and what I can do to solve it? I'm not really that good when it comes to computers. thanks all!

A:Computer keeps turning off by itself

Sudden system shutdown is often related to excessive heat buildup. Be sure the laptop is elevated for air flow. Clean air vents with compressed air.

Use SpeedFan to check temps - http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Regards. . .



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I have an HP Pavillion slimline s3220n PC.
It keeps turning off itself aproximately every 30 minutes...
This is just getting on my nerver, i dont know what to do to it!!
please if anyone knows what could be the problem i would appretiate any help.... thanks

A:Computer keeps turning off itself out of nowhere!

Hi and welcome to TSF have you ran your antivirus and malware scanners some malware can do this,are you getting any message or blue screens

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I just built a computer and when i assembled the computer outside of the case it booted up perfectly. I was able to install windows, basically the computer worked perfectly fine. When i installed everything in my computer case it stopped turning on. Whenever i press the power button the motherboard lights flash once but then nothing happens.
Diagnoses on my own:
1. I removed the motherboard to and made sure all the standoffs were installed correctly and they were.
2. I checked all my wiring and none of the wires had any exposed wires.

System Build:
Motherboard: MSI Gaming Pro X370
CPU: Ryzen 1600x
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4
Graphics Card: GTX 1070 Zotac Mini
HardDrive: Seagate 2tb
Power Supply: EVGA 80+ 500 Watt semi-modular
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

Pls Help this is getting very annoying,
Thank you,

A:Computer is not turning on

With the board installed in the case, pull all case leads OFF. Short or jump the pw switch pins on the board. Does it POST now?
Just an observation however I built a system with the coolermaster T4 and had to replace the cooler. A MUCH better option is to use the coolermaster 212 with the adapter. Note there are two different adapters; the old one is the better one to use.

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I bought all the parts to build a pc. I put the whole thing together and turned it on, but then it just started turning on and off. I unplugged everything except for the motherboard and processor and it is still in the on off cycle. I even cleared the cmos values to see if that would fix anything. What do I do now? Do I need to replace the motherboard now or is there something else I can do?

evga supernova NEX750G power supply
Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI motherboard
Intel core i5 6500 processor
The light on the motherboard lights up. If everything is plugged in it all turns on but only for a few seconds and then it turns off again. And then back on again. And so on

A:Computer turning on and off

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I have a Compaq (fairly old) that when you push the power button, it will turn on for about 1-2 seconds and then shuts back off. During the 1-2 seconds that the pc turns on, you can see the fans for the heat sink and for the power supply turn on. It looks like they both reach the peak of speed and then that is when the pc shuts off. If you keep pushing the power button none-stop, you can actually get the fan to stay at a steady speed (Probably not good for the pc but it may help solve the problem). I replaced the power supply, re-applied new thermal paste for the heat sink, and made sure everything is installed on the board correctly and firmly. Any ideas of what may be causing this? I do not have any tools to test the hardware. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer turning off.

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