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Vista Ultimate x64: turn off display, will not turn back on

Q: Vista Ultimate x64: turn off display, will not turn back on

Running Windows Vista Ultimate.

Display turns off after about fifteen minutes regardless of whether I am actively using the computer or not. The only way to turn the display back on is to close and then open the lid. This disconnets me from AOL, so I have to sign back on again, and if I was emailing, I might lose my current email.

Under Power Options, I have 'Turn off the display' set to Never for both On Battery and Plugged in. Under 'Put the computer to sleep' I have both On battery and Plugged in set to never. Nonetheless, the display still shuts off while I am working.

What do I need to do to prevent the display from turning off at odd intervals?

Preferred Solution: Vista Ultimate x64: turn off display, will not turn back on

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Vista Ultimate x64: turn off display, will not turn back on

sounds like your display drivers are crashing.

Do not rely on windows update drivers - go to graphics chipset manufacturer website and get latest drivers

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Okay, I have my power settings so that the display and hard disks turn off after x-amount of minutes. Sometimes when I come back after it's been like this for a while, I run my finger accross the touchpad and nothing happens (normally the desktop comes right up as with a screen saver). It's like the display just won't come back on. I've tried pressing keys, pushing the Fn+F10 button that switches to an external monitor, pressing Windows>U>S (the sequence of keys that puts the computer on standby), Ctrl+Alt+Del... Nothing works. Every time, I've had to do a hard reboot by holding down the power button.

The rep. from the reseller I bought from is trying to tell me that:

"Go into you power options and ensure turn off monitor and hard
drive are set to NEVER, otherwise you will have to do a hard re-boot
every time it happens"


"When Windows shuts off the monitor and hard drives it is permanent until
you re-boot. It is different than hibernation or stand by, turn
off is completely disengaged from Windows so no other programs can turn
it back on, or unauthorized users etc..."

Which is absolutely not true, as I have been doing this same thing for 3 years on my previous laptop.

So.... any ideas?

A:Display won't turn back on after idle

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I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and all has been great except one thing. When I leave the computer for about 10 minutes or so, the display turns off like it is supposed to. If I want to turn the display back on though, I find I'm unable to with the mouse, keyboard, or power button. It's like it is stuck in limbo and I have to restart the PC. What's wrong with it?

A:Display won't turn back on after automatically turning off

IS this a Dell? Some Dell computers will go into some damned low-power mode, and the power light will change to Orange. The only way I have been able to fix it, was to put in a new power supply. I've done this for 2 workstations already.

Check your Power Light, is it Green or Orange, or blinking? If the computer is in sleep mode, it will Blink on and off once a second. Other blinking patterns are error codes. Sometimes a system will just get stuck in Sleep mode and you have to force it back on.

When you are trying to wake the system, does the Monitor come back on? I've had computers stall like this.

Try changing your advanced power settings:

Usually you can get to it by Control Panel, Power, Power Scheme, and open your scheme and go into Advanced. Try changing the values for "hard Drive Power Down", change it to 45 minutes. Also, try setting it so that the Monitor does not turn off, just enable toe screensaver after 15 minutes or so, then test it, make sure it recovers from Screensaver.

I don't know if you are just telling your monitor to go off or if you are allowing the computer to go into Sleep mode, I would change the Monitor Off to "Never" and just tell it to sleep after an hour of non-use.

Just try different variations, with the monitor turning off or staying on. You can always choose a Blank Screensaver.

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I just installed a new water cooler for my CPU. But now when I turn on my computer it will stay on for 2-4 seconds, shut off for 2-4 seconds and turn back on, with no display on the monitor. No beep code given at start-up. Everything I've seen online is saying that there is basically a short somewhere in the computer, or the new part. I have tried disconnecting the new water coolers cables too. And drawn the same reset solution. If anyone could help me out with this I would really appreciate it.

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So I have already tried the solutions such as boot up the pc and press shift and such to get a menu and then download somthing on a usb and get into an administrator account.The Administration account I can at least log onto as it's not password protected but I still can't turn on Wi-Fi which basically defeats my whole purpose of using the computer as I use it for gaming. So regarding me not being able to log into my actual account, I've tried resetting my password multiple times without success. I think it's due to the fact that I am not able to connect to any Wi-Fi spots (which I assume is because of safe mode which I can't turn off for some reason) And that brings me to my next point, of I can't connect to Wi-Fi die to safe mode. I have tried to turn off safe mode in the settings but when I press the button for it to turn off it slides back over to the on side. Please let me know if you have any other solutions that I have not tried yet, Thanks !

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Hello Microsoft team,
We need for an application to unplug and replug usb3 - not physically but with a program.
We checked a lot on the internet but did not find answer how to do it in windows 8.1 pro (in c++).
We know that hibernation creates something alike, but how can we only turn down the power of usb3 and return the power back on back via program (in c++).
Thank you for your help.

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Along with the Vista x64 pc we also have three other pc's at home (two are Vista 32 bit, the other is XP), one xbox360, two Wii's, and one ps3. They all connect to the internet with a wireless connection. The Vista x64 pc I have tried both a wireless connection as well as a hard wired ethernet connection.

I have two Cisco/linksys wireless routers that I have tried and the problem is the same regardless of which one I try to use. I have a WRT54GL and a WRT160NL. I have tried various firmware versions for both.

The problem involves the Vista 64-bit pc. It is the only Vista 64-bit device we have in the house. The internet runs fine as long as that pc is turned off. As soon as I turn it on, none of the devices I listed have internet access any more. On the Vista 64-bit pc I have tried both hard wired as well as wireless NIC's. Doesn't matter. I have tried putting in a static IP address as well as DHCP, neither makes a difference. Also, I installed Vista Business 32-bit on another hard drive for this pc and as soon as I did that my pc no longer took down the internet. It is obviously a problem with Vista 64-bit.

I have spent hours googling this. Apparently it is a common problem with 64-bit OS's and a lot of people are having this problem. So far I have formatted and reinstalled Vista on the pc in question to rule that out. I have disabled IPv6, turned down the speed on the NIC to 10mb Full Duplex, disabled the Firewall, disabled wireless security on the router... Read more

A:Everytime I turn on my Vista Ultimate x64 pc, it takes the internet down for all

I would say that it that it is a program running in the background as i once had a trojan that was not strong enough to kill my computer however just by running in the background and sending out its messages it would overload the routers/modem.

What I would do it turn on the Pc in question.

Start task manager

Click Netowkring tab and see if the network usage is high.

if it is then click the Performance tab and then select resource monitor.

select network and see what process's are using the network if not then it very well could be a settings issue and I would not know which.

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Didnt really solve my problem. Found out it's the problem with iMac bootcamp which Apple will likely fix. Something to do with the headphone in-put on iMac, windows can't sleep when it's plugged in.
Thanks all for help and viewing.

I've been trying to Turn off my display using the power settings in Vista 64 which didn't work for me. Tried using different programs like Mon0 1.1 etc, i downloaded from Cnet just to turn off my display but all failed. Display keep turning back on, even when there's no programs running. Tried all sorts of ways, running powercfg with code :
powercfg -Change -monitor-timeout-ac 10
powercfg -Change -monitor-timeout-dc 10

But doesn't seem to have any effect. Nothing.

I think there are programs running at the background which i don't know what is it, keeping my display or my computer from going to sleep mode. But seems too complicated for a novice like me to understand how PC and OS works.

Is there anyway to put the display to sleep mode? Any settings, powercfg code or anything? Basically i just want my display to be in sleep mode, not my computer. Can anyone please help me? Thanks in advance!

I am running bootcamp vista 64 on my iMac Quad Core i7.

A:Can't Turn off my display Vista 64

Go to search type cmd. Right click on CMD, run as administrator. In that prompt type this
powercfg -lastwake.... from CMD It will tell you what is waking your computer. Then we can fix it.

Do all this as administrator user, and after you have the sleep problem

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I've been trying to Turn off my display using the power settings in Vista 64 which didn't work for me.
Tried using different programs like Mon0 1.1 etc, i downloaded from Cnet just to turn off my
display but all failed. Display keep turning back on, even when there's no programs running.
I think there are programs running at the background which i don't know what is it,
keeping my display or my computer from going to sleep mode. But seems too complicated for a novice
like me to understand how PC and OS works.

Is there anyway to put the display to sleep mode?
Can anyone help me? Thanks

I am running bootcamp vista 64 on my imac.

A:Unable to turn off Display in Vista

Didnt really solve my problem. Found out it's the problem with iMac bootcamp which Apple will likely fix. Something to do with the headphone in-put on iMac, windows can't sleep when it's plugged in.

Thanks all for help and viewing.

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hey i bought a computer and it came with vista 64 bit awhile back and its super laggy ome people say 32 bit runs better and i was wondering if im able to turn my 64bit into 32bit or back to xp without rebuying

A:Is it possbile to turn vista 64bit back into 32bit

Hello Soldier,

Yes, you can turn the 64bit OS into the 32bit one. What you need is the Vista installation DVD, if you dont have one you can always borrow one from your friend and during installation use your activation key to activate the new OS. The activation key which you got with the computer is good for both, the 64bit and 32bit Vista.
Now few words about downgrading to XP, I think it is possible as long as you can find needed XP drivers for your computer. Before you do anything look around for drivers, it apply for the Vista 32bit version as well.
Hope it helps. Cheers...

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If I turn the laptop off and back on again, like next morning etc the dongle doesn't connect to the internet, but if i then restart it, the dongle connects.

Why is this? anything else I can do?

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Hello  i am writing my  mother laptop for some reason it acting very odd brand new not even few months old  Ok yesterday her laptop she could shut it down with no problem this morning she going out she turn it off bout close it.. but it decided turn back on not going thru booting it up with hp Icon no went straight away to windows 10 automaticaly.  So i decided to check some program see if anything conflicting it nothing  so i decided to shut it down thru windows 10  power shutdown but still turn back on..  i shut down it with power button but even still turn back on please help me   

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Once again the computer impaired one comes to the table of knowledge...

I shut down my PC, fans stop, lights go out. About 6-8 mins later it starts up again, been doing this for four days now. I ran a virus scan which came out clean. The only way to keep it turned off is to unplug it. The only tinkering I've done lately is to try to open a port on my router (which I didn't get done, forgot password and reset button doesn't work). I don't think my PC is set to hibernate, I have never used that feature.

Is there something I should check?


Athlon64 X2 5000+ BE @3.2ghz
2 gig G.Skill DDR2 800
120 gig Maxtor sata
RaidMax RX-530SS PS
XP Home sp3

A:Solved: I turn PC off, it comes back on, turn it off, comes back on...

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Is there any way to turn off "Test Mode" in Vista x64 Ultimate?
Once upon a time I disabled driver signing through bcdedit /set nointegritychecks ON or bcdedit -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS (don't remember anymore).
Now I would like to enable it back on, but can't.
As suggested; bcdedit -deletevalue loadoption or bcdedit /set nointegritychecks OFF/NO didn't work.

Also atempt to remove only the "test mode" watermark by overwriting user32dll.mui also didn't work. I managed to overwrite the file with changed files in bots system32 and syswow64, but nothing changed.

Can anyone please help?

A:How to turn OFF "Test Mode" in Vista x64 Ultimate

Hi Estugarda,

Did you do this to turn on driver signing check again?

1. Right click on CMD and click Run as administrator.
2. Type bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks ON and press Enter.
3. Restart computer.

You can turn off Test Mode by typing bcdedit /set testsigning off in the elevated command prompt above to.


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I've set Turn off the display setting in my power plan to 15 minutes and my monitor does turn off after that period (sometimes it doesn't!), but then, sometimes, it turns ON by itself after few minutes.

I've been Google-ing these days trying to find some solution and I came across suggestions which recommends that Allow this device to wake the computer option, located in the Power management tab, in the Properties window of the network adapter, in the Device manager, should be disabled. Also, there were suggestions that Wake on Magic packet property in the Advanced tab should be disabled, too. Unfortunately, all that did not work in my case.

Does somebody know what can cause this problem? Has anyone ever encountered such phenomena?

Thanks in advance.

A:Monitor turn on by itself after "Turn off the display" starts

Hello alokin87 & welcome to Sevenforums,

Sometimes the computer Wake from standby because of a program's updating itself. Sometimes it does wake, sometimes it does not!

Therefore it could be the Windows Media center as explained in this Hotfix from MS. You could give a try:


Look at post #1:

"-Do you find that your Windows 7 Computer wakes up from sleep unexpectedly at a particular time every day? If so then you might to check up if any scheduled tasks are waking your PC up."

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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy.  Please help

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I have 3 Benq XL2720Z monitors for gaming. XL2720Z LED Gaming Monitor | BenQ 16:9 LED Gaming monitors

I would like to know if it's better to turn off all 3 monitors by pressing the power button on all the monitors when not in use for over 12 hours or just let my computer turn the display off which I currently have a way to do to it by pressing a certain key.

Personally I would prefer to just let my computer turn the display off since I only have to press 1 button on my keyboard rather than have to press 3 power buttons on the monitors which don't really work that well.

However my final choice goes down to which is better for the monitors themself. I don't want to end up damaging the monitors.

Anyone know which way is safer? I can't seem to find a clear answer.

A:Turn Monitors Display Off or Fully Turn Monitors Off?

I got a UPS 1500 battery backup that has 1 plug that controls 3 others that makes the decision for me when the 1 plug is using no power or the machine is powered off

Prior I just used the button on the monitor seems more reliable than counting on a feature to work before windows even boots.

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I recently installed GTX670 SLI in my machine and run some benchmarks to test it is all working.

Afterwards, I did a clean format complete re-install with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 with updates. It appears now when I shut down my machine, windows turns off the display and seems to shut down but does NOT turn off the fans/LEDs on my computer.

I then re-installed a clean windows 7, installed my drivers ONLY (no windows updates) and it shuts down/turns the computer off fine.

Not sure what is going on, some update must be causing this? Can anyone help me?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 shut down not turn off after updates

Another install, something strange is happening.

When I shut down. Sometimes it works sometimes it don't.

If it don't then I have to hold power button 10 s and shut down. Then when I turn pc on it turns on for a few sec and then turns off, and then turns on again by itself and proceeds to continue to load up Windows.

Am now reinstalling and going to continue to test this.

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I'm baffled.

Had to reinstall Windows XP. It appears there are issues with SP2 involving the video graphics card and the sound. Now I'm stuck. I thought that if I chose "do not use this device" under "Device usage" on the display adaptor tab, that it would pick the right adaptor.

Anyway, my screen went blank and I tried to reboot in safe mode and it sticks at mup.sys. I disabled mup and it now sticks at "nid" something or other.

I got the bright idea to use "Windows Narrator" to try and reenable the adaptor but I think the reinstall or the SP2 killed my sound.

Now I'm really stuck. Is there a way to reenable VGA adaptor from the command prompt in recovery mode?

A:How to Turn VGA back on?

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Last night, my computer turned off while I was using it. It wouldn't turn back on, and everything else on the surge protector was working fine. Since I've had problems with power supplies before, I turned the switch to the off position, removed the power cord, and let it cool off, in case it had overheated. When I tried to turn it back on, the power light and the LEDs on the inside blinked on and then back off. They were on for maybe a tenth of a second. During that time, there's no sound of my computer trying to turn on or anything, just the lights. Does anybody have any idea what this might be, or where to begin to troubleshoot??

btw, I know I mentioned LEDs, but I don't have any extensive mods, no overclocking, etc. Just pretty lights.

TIA for any help!!

A:pc cut off and won't turn back on

It sounds like the PS went out, or is going out. If you can get your hands on a volt/ohm meter you can test it, or just replace it and see what happens.

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My laptop seems to have a lot of CPU problems, always running a noisy sound, it's running really slower.

My friend has the same laptop with XP on it and it's pretty fast, It's like i am using dial UP and he's using DSL :P I need a lot of time to open a folder and view anything...

So how can i turn back to windows XP? I have the XP DVD.

Thanks !

A:Turn back to windows XP

Well if you want to keep your stuff then back it up if not then How to Downgrade Windows 7 to Windows XP

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Hello, I recently got a Thinkpad P51(about a month ago). I was working on battery today and the laptop just turned off - no warning about low battery either. It won't turn on again. I tried the following- plugging in the AC power and use the power button to turn it on- Removing AC, battery and hold the power button for 30secs and plug them back in But the laptop won't turn back on. I don't see any lights(even the little red thinkpad LED doesn't blink) nor hear any beeps.  Can any one suggest a quick troubleshoot for this?  Thanks

A:P51 turned off on it's own and won't turn back on

You probably have a warranty.  This sounds like the time to use it.  In U.S. 1-800-426-7378

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My pc runs just fine untill i try to play a game, then after 5-15 minutes the pc crashes as if it has lost power, and tries to turn itself back on only to crash again instantly. I have to wait for about 10 minutes before the pc will start again. I have an i5 4690k CPU @3.50 Ghz and a GTX 980, as well as 16 gigs of RAM and an MSI "overclocking" motherboard. My CPU temps have been quite high at times, up to ~80 ish degrees celsius, but the crash has also occured at ~65-70 which should be fine as far as i know.

Any tips are greatly appreciated.

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Everything was fine, laptop unplugged, battery ran out, replugged adapter and restarted, crashed as it reloaded so I went with a surprise reboot, the laptop won't turn back on now.  Can not remove the battery on this model. Have tried unplugging and holding the power button for both 15 and 30 seconds then replugging. Have tried the same but pressing 15 times in 1 second intervals. 

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Hi, a few weeks ago I came home a few hours after having used my computer in the morning to find it off. It would not turn on. I unplugged everything and took off the side panel and found the PSU still warm. I read around on similar postings on this forum and decided it was my PSU. I bought a new one. Still didn't turn on. However, the f-lock led on my keyboard was lit up when the switch on the PSU was flipped on. So I e-mailed my motherboard company, Epox. I recieved some directions that would get rid of electricity still in the board such as holding the power button down for 10 seconds, setting the cmos to 2-3 for a few seconds and putting it back onto 1-2. One of the directions was to remove the round cmos battery, which i did not do because I was unable to reach it enough to remove it. I also took it completely apart and replugged everything in. No such luck. So, I bought another mobo, one just like it but the chipset was nforce3 250 instead of nforce3 ultra. Supported the same hardware, though. Still will not work. So, now i'm wondering if it's the power button on my case. I am probably going to plug my friend's case's power button into my mobo and see if it turns on.
>>>>To summarize-
1)Computer mysteriously turns off.
2)Buy new PSU.
3)Fiddle around with old mobo, but end up buying new one.
4) Still will not turn on. And when I say won't turn on, i mean nothing turns on, moves, makes noise, or lights up.
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A:Been trying to turn my comp back on...

Verranuce said:

So, now i'm wondering if it's the power button on my case.Click to expand...

An easy way to troubleshoot the case power switch is to completely disconnect it from your motherboard. Then take a regular screwdriver, and just quickly touch (short) the two pins that the case's power switch usually connect to.

Hopefully your system will fire up, and you'll know you have a dead power switch!

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I have a new PC with Windows 7 ultimate 64 and want to turn off the annoying pop up messages telling me 'I can back up' etc. I have no schedule in place , un-clicked in the Notification Area and in Action Centre.
Can anyone please tell me where else I must go to get rid of these messages.

A:Back up Advisory pop ups - how to turn off

Hello Walkage, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you turn off (uncheck) the Windows Backup message option in Action Center and click on OK like below?

Action Center - Change Message Settings

If so, then please post a screenshot showing the pop-up message to see if it may be for something else.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Just got upgraded to Fiber, they needed to turn the firewall off to do the installation and now it won't turn back on. Using the windows firewall that came with my XP SP2 machine. Error message is 'cannot start Internet connection sharing services'. any help would be greatly appreciated. Installation guy is not a tech.

A:Firewall won't turn back on!

Open Services...
Start | Run | Type: services.msc | OK |
Are these services set to Automatic and started >>>
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Network Connections
Windows Management Instrumentation
Event Log

[[What services Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) needs to
function properly:
Network Connections
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Windows Management Instrumentation
Event Log
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) ]]
Open the Event Viewer and see if there are any errors related to
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
To open the Event Viewer...
Start | Run | Type: eventvwr | OK
Double click the event in Event Viewer | Click: the button below the second
arrow (looks like two pages) [[Copies the details of the event to the
Clipboard.]] | Paste into Notepad | Click:
For more information, see Help and Support Center at
Read all info | Copy and paste to Notepad | Click the [+] Related Knowledge
Base articles | Follow any links that might be useful
HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP

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I took pictures last night & this morning, but this afternoon - when I turn the camera on the lens goes in and out 3 or 4 times then I get a message on the screen that says turn camera off and back on. I have done that repeatedly, took out the battery, plugged the bettery into its charger, nothing works. I got this for Christmas just a couple years ago, so its not that old. What is going on? I need an answer ASAP. I have flown across the coutnry to see my brandnew grand son for the holiday weekend for the first time & now I can't take pictures! HELP! Please write sallies2 at the yahoo.

A:My cybershot won't turn back on

Sony camera problem.

This could be happening for several reasons. The camera could have a software /firmware fault, or it could be a problem with something preventing the lens from moving as it should.
But it's just as likely to be the Li-ion battery not holding a charge as it used to.
If you have a mains adapter, try that instead of the battery, see if it works then.
You may need to buy a new battery, as they don't last for more than a couple of years, especially with heavy use.
If you can get the screen on using the mains adapter, go into the menu and do a 'factory reset'. Take the memory stick out first.
All faults are repairable, but you would do well to get a quote first, as a new camera may be cheaper, (unfortunately).
The pictures on your memory stick are not affected by camera faults, as a rule, but if you have another one, try it, just in case there is a problem with the edge connector on it.

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avg turned off and can't turn it back on. Can't delete it or download the new version 9.0 that is supposed to automatically delete 8.5

A:Avg diabled and can't turn it back on

and welcome to the Forum

It sounds like you need help with cleaning out malware, please follow the instructions here, and post the logs in a new thread in the malware removal section.


After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi. I have a Epson Workforce WF-3640 printer. I was in the middle of printing out my son's term paper, when I heard it stop working. Noticed it was off. Tried to turn back on. Nothing. Check cord to make sure connected securely at back of printer and at outlet. Also check for a tripped breaker. And nothing. I just bought this brand new from Best Buy in February. Please help.

A:Printer won't turn back on

If the printer is getting any power I would try:

A different outlet.
A different power cord.
Checking to see if the printer is still under warranty with the manufacturer and/or Best Buy.


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Hi! My HP envy laptop is turned off in the middle of use and will not turn back on. I have tried purchasing a new charger and that still work as well as taking the battery out and the AC adapter and holding the power button for 30 seconds. Any advice?

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Hi guys!

New here, just put Windows 7 on my laptop on Sunday. I'm really liking it thus far.

One thing I noticed maybe just today. When the screen shuts off due to time or the lid being closed, it doesn't seem to want to turn back on. I can put into standby and bring it back out and it works just fine. But, I'd rather not have to do that all the time.

It's a Dell Inspiron E1505 with a ATI Radeon X1400 video card if that helps at all.

If you need more info, let me know. Thanks!

A:Screen won't turn back on

Hi daroga and welcome,

This tutorial from Brink will show you what the power option settings are and from where to access them.
Sometimes coming out of standby, etc doesn't work right. You can turn all of it off if you desire to.
Power Plan Settings - Change

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Before I found all of the USeful info here on the
MSblast virus I was trying to fix the problem of the RPC restarting my computer..

It got to the point where I disabled the RPC in the COMPUTER MANAGEMENT Tool under services for my one and only hardware profile.. DOh..not a smart move...

Now when I start up, either in normal or safe mode,
most of my critical windows services just dont run.

My question is this :

Is there a way to get these services started up or enable them again so I can run windows normally and apply the MSblast fix.?

Basically, I think XP needs the RPC service to even consider allowing me to enable it again..
Thanks for any help.

A:I disabled RPC ..doh...any help to turn it back on..

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I've just recently had this happen, but I've been here enough to know I may have contracted a nasty.

Last week my system started hanging up and plain not responding. My wireless aircard refused to work in a manner like it was telling me that it was already in use, when it wasn't even plugged in! I couldn't get much to work right so I rebooted in safe mode, ran a couple of scans, which found nothing, rebooted in normal mode and my aircard was working again. Yay.
It worked normal except for the Windows pop up box that says you are offline kept popping up, and I couldn't close it unless I connected to the net via my aircard. Now my AVG has been switched off and I can't get it to turn back on, and my surfing via aircard is noticably slower. And, my power icon in the tray has gone away.

I have a Toshiba Satellite P-105, 32 bit processor, Vista Home Premium, SP 1.
I also have A Squared, AdAware, AVG (free edition), Malware Bytes, Spybot, SuperAntiSpyware installed.

I use this laptop for work and now I'm afraid to put in passwords, account numbers, etc.


A:My AVG has been turned off and I can't turn it back on!

Just an update.
I downloaded + ran the Kaspersky scanner and it found nothing, but yet I've lost the power icon and the internet connection icons in the task tray.
It still get a black screen for a long time on start up from sleep mode.

I'm not sure if I'm infected, or have something going wrong.

Any thoughts? Ideas?

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I wonder what I've done, and it just turn my cap lock "off" key to "shift" key. Just to make it more clear, I put my caplock on with caplock key, and I need to off it with shift key, do anyone know hwo to slove this? To change back to default.

A:HELP!!! How to turn back the cap locks key?

can't you just press it again to bring it back to default?

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I am adding to this forum because this is May 4, 2016 and the problem has been noted on the forum since October 2015. If I had read the forum prior to purchasing, I would not have purchased this laptop or I would have investigated to be certain the problem has been fixed. I am sooooo disappointed in HP.I really don't know what to do now.

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Recently when I installed the GTX 750 Ti into a pre-built PC (HP Compaq 6000 Pro MT) the PC would not boot. After leaving the power supply plugged in after I tried many times to turn on the PC the fans started to run at max power. Now whenever I plug in the power supply the fans run at full power the disk drive works and whatever is plugged into the PC like a keyboard or something it works. But when I press the power button the computer does not boot. I've tried to uninstall the GPU and it won't boot. I've unplugged everything from the MB. I never shocked the computer either.

A:After installing GPU PC will not turn back on.

The GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphic card uses 60W and requires a minimum of a 300W power supply.
The HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower PC has a 320W power supply.

I don't believe insufficient wattage is part of the problem.
It's my guess you damaged something or didn't properly seat the graphic card or didn't properly connect it to the monitor.


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Was playing ark survival evolved and my pc just shut off I think it may have overheated because I only have one fan. When I turn it on nothing happens but on the gpu (rx 580) a red light flashes once when a blue light usually comes on.

Anyhelp would be great thanks.

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So I was just playing some TF2 and in the midst of an awesome match my PC promptly shut off, and is not able to turn back on. I checked the power cords and changed slots on the power bar but nothing. My external HDD on the other hand is still able to get power from the PC through USB. I don't know what information will be relevant to my problem so if someone would let me know I'll do what I can to get the information for you.

A:PC Shutoff and won't turn back on

When you try to turn on the PC, do any green lights come on?

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My laptop  (Dell Inspiron 15 model 3531) turned off and will not turn back on. I've tried removing the battery and using the power cord, however, every time I plug the power cord in the light on it turns off. I've tried removing the battery and pressing the power button down for 30 seconds and then plugging the power cord back into it, with the battery in.....same, no beeping or anything. I don't know if it's under warranty as I got it from school and they are now closed (ITT TECH). I have an older inspiron, but this one had all of my programs from school. Thank you for your help.

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Recently my laptop was infected by some malware and I used various programs to remove the infections "Malwarebytes, Eset online scanner and AdwCleaner" but now I can't turn back Windows Defender (I'm on Windows 10) and each time I try I get the message "This app is turned off by group policy". What should I do?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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System Protection is turned off. To turn it back on so you can use System Restore, see Turn System Restore on or off. 
I went to turn System Protection on, and this is what the screen looks like:
How exactly should I turn it on, to be safe? (I was recently infected by malwares.)
Also, I never upgraded to Win 7 or anything or using anything like dual-boot. It's a Dell desktop, if that matters.  

A:system restore - how to turn it back on the right way?

Click on OS (C:) (System)
Click on Configure
Select Restore settings and previous versions of files and click ok
Click on Create and enter a name for the restore point and click ok

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All  of a sudden I lost the camera at startup on my Omen Laptop Gaming 15t.    I used the eye scan for logging in, and it now longer comes on when the machine is turned on.  I looked at everything, but can not figure out how to turn it on.   it boots up with the message  like:   can not turn camera on, use password.  Any help would be great.

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Good afternoon,   I was browsing the Internet when my laptop shut off without warning.  Now, considering the spectre x360's infamy for running very hot, and that it was pretty warm in room at the time, I initially put it down to it overheating. It is worth noting that other than the laptop switching off, there was nothing amiss.  There were no beeping noises, error messages or burning smells as others have reported in other similar threads with similar issues.  I left it it to cool completely and tried to switch it back on, and nothing happened.  The fans don't spin, and none of the LED's  anywhere on the machine light up at any point.       I read through troubleshooting guides, checking the adapter is undamaged, the wall socket works, etc. I was unable to find any problems via the troubleshooting, and the only thing left it recommended was a hard reset.  After much searching I found a thread on here with instructions on how to perform a hard reset on my particular model. These were as follows; -Switch off laptop-Unplug all peripheral devices-Unplug power adapter-hold power button for about 60seconds-plug supply back in and boot up I attempted this with no success, I still can't elicit any response from my laptop.  At this stage I am utterly stuck and can't fathom what to do next.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.   ThanksSam

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Hi Guys,

Running windows 10 with the build in windows defender.
recently (in the last few days) a message keeps popping up that no virus software is running and that I should turn it back on.
I tried, but the option to turn it back on is greyed out, I ran a Microsoft antivirus scanner and it came back clear.
I obviously need to turn Defender back on, but have no clue how to

Can anyone point me in the right direction please?

Cheers for reading


A:windows defender won't turn back on

found the problem

I installed Spybot S&D. because of that Windows thinks there is another anti virus software installed and disables Defender. Uninstalling Spybot S&D automatically enabled Defender again

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I own a conpaq windows 7 laptop. My problem is that my vomume used to turn on but now it wont. it keeps saying no adio output installed. can anyone plz help me because im make videos and stuff but i need my volume.

A:The volume wont turn back on help

Did this computer come with Windows 7 preinstalled, or was it an upgrade?

Reason I ask:

If it came preinstalled, then the driver has become corrupted.

If it was upgraded, maybe the driver isn't compatible with Windows 7 and needs to be updated.

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