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Q: computer shuts down upon startup moved from xp

this is a weird thing that started happening, my computer shuts down when it gets to the account screen. It loads fine, then automatically makes a noise like its running something, and then goes to the windows is shutting down screen, never allowing me a chance to log on. It loads in safe mode, and I've tried scanning for viruses and system restore, but none of that worked. Can anyone help me out?

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A: computer shuts down upon startup moved from xp

go into msconfig/startup
untick the boxes and try and start normally
then retick them one at a time and reboot normally when it fails again you have found the problem

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

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

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

A:Moved computer - Now it shuts down during boot

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

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


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I need your help people.
My friend's computer automatically shuts itself down whenever it is opened.
It continues to load up to the desktop but then it shuts down quickly and displays the shut down message "saving your settings..." then it turns off..

it is running on a Windows XP professional..
and has about 300 MB of RAM
it also has two hard drives with 20 Gigabytes each...

Here's what happened before this..
-The last time it ran I had a problem running BitDefender and any other antivirus / anti spy softwares because the system shuts the program down. I installed Trojan Remover and scanned for malicious files but then in the middle of scanning, the computer freezes and I restart it pressing the reset button on the CPU.
-I tried restarting in safe mode but it just freezes so I repeated restarting the computer in normal mode for about five times then finally i was able to run Bitdefender, Trojan Remover, and Ad-aware.. but there came an error message saying that "RegEdit cannot be accessed" or something like that..
-When I ran Trojan Remover there were about more or less 5 files that were detected as "internet worm" I tried choosing "disable from running by changing its reference" and it says "the policy on registry editing was reset" but then whenever i run Trojan Remover again these files are still detected.. i didn't know what to do so i left that matter
-I ran Bitdefender and almost all files that are detecte... Read more

A:computer shuts down automatically in seconds[moved from xp]

i think you may be up for a reformat i will move you to security for them to advise

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Whenever I run Internet Explorer or mozilla firefox and go to a few pages my computer freezes. I cannot click on the start menu or switch to a different window. Could you please tell me why im having this problem and what I can do to get my computer running normally again. Thanx in advance.

heres my log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:48:44, on 3/7/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\AcroRd32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Updater5\AdobeUpdater.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Exp... Read more

A:My computer freezes up minutes after startup[moved from xp]

Does it work normally in safe-mode?

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I was playing COD4 demo the other day (played it a few times before with no problems) when it just shut off. I tried to reboot and after a few seconds of booting it shut off again!
Its almost a BRAND new setup:
xfx 8600 gt xxx
Xion 600 watt psu
evga 680i mobo
Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 x2
The only thing i thought it might be was that i had the processor overclocked at 1.9ghz, which it ran fine at for about 2 weeks prior to this ( and i had played cod4 when it was overclocked)
I reset my bios (removed battery and waited for a few minutes) and it still shuts off!
If you need me to provide more details i can, please help!

A:Computer shuts down on startup!

This is most likely a video driver problem... or your system board might have been damaged by overclocking

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Hi, this has been going on for a few weeks and ive looked everywhere for an answer but have not found one yet. When i startup my computer and log in a black box pops-up titled c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe. Inside of it it starts spamming c:\windows\system32>shutdown -s -t 2 and then it shuts down. I have no idea how to fix it and it is really beggining to bug me. If i close it before it starts spamming then my computer will run completly normal. I am using Vista ultimate 64-bit - not sure if it matters or not but yeah. PLEASE HELP

Here is my HijackThis report

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:37:02 PM, on 1/16/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Portrait Displays\HP My Display\dthtml.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer_Pro_Solutions\razerhid.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer_Pro_Solutions\razerofa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\ieuser.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

A:computer shuts down on startup

I have 023 in my report, i have not seen people use this in their logs but im not sure if it's just because they dont have vista, I will post it anyways.

O23 - Service: @%SystemRoot%\system32\Alg.exe,-112 (ALG) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\System32\alg.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager (ccEvtMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Lic NetConnect service (CLTNetCnService) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
O23 - Service: COM Host (comHost) - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VAScanner\comHost.exe
O23 - Service: @dfsrres.dll,-101 (DFSR) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\DFSR.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Portrait Displays Display Tune Service (DTSRVC) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\DTSRVC.exe
O23 - Service: @%systemroot%\system32\fxsresm.dll,-118 (Fax) - Unknown owner - C:\Windows\system32\fxssvc.exe (file ... Read more

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Hi all

For about 2 weeks my computer has started to play up. Alot of freezing and taking very long to start up also games were crashing. As the week passed by my computer started freezing completely (e.g once booted up.. The mouse would not move etc.) The only way to fix this problem was by holding the power button for 6 sec to turn the computer off. Then I started getting random restarts that I did not initiate. And finally the computer is at a point where it just turns itself off. It used to be able to last a while but now only a few min after startup sometime only a few seconds it will turn itself off. Also sometimes freezes on the black startup screen thingy. I got this computer in early 2009.

At first when it was goin slow taking a while to start up programs and freezing more Often and programs not being able to respond I thought it might have something to do with the hard drive (only 500gb). as I only have 1 for the past 2.5 years. I have never formatted it or anything since I got it. It has plenty of space though.

Any ideas and possible solutions?

A:Computer shuts down after startup

The two most obvious causes would be overheating or faulty memory.

You have not stated what type of PC this is, laptop or desktop.

I would start by removing the RAM and then try to startup the PC with just one of the RAM sticks fitted, if there is no improvement swap the sticks and try again.

Giving the inside of the PC a good clean with compressed air may also help if it is being caused by overheating. Desktops are easy to get into but not so with a latop. Blowing compressed air through all the vents on a latop is the easy way as taking it apart can be complex.

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When I start my computer after it seems to get done with the start-up items it starts to shuy down and turns off. I was thinking that it was a power save issue since it did seem at first to go into hibernation and when I fiddled with the power save controls ( before it shut down) it now just shuts down. I can only get it up in safe mode now.

This seemed to happen after two things, a power failure and/or i alowed a registry change when I was on a site stupidly by not paying attention.

Let me know if anyone has any ideas or if I need to post in hijack this ( I did a while back but got no relpys.)

A:Computer shuts down on startup

right clk My computer>properties>Advanced>Startup and recovery : settings>uncheck automatically restart.just go and see control panel>administrative tools>event viewer for any error reported.

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Recently I installed a program called Partition Magic 8.0 to create a partition on my portable hardrive because XP cannot partion drives as FAT32 format. So I tried to partion the portable hardrive several times and I wasn't sure how it worked. Anyway I found out that the computer has to go into boot mode for the process to function and now everytime I try to startup it can never make it to windows and it shuts down. The computer sounds really busy and all the fans go overdrive and after it shuts down I have to unplu the computer and wait 10 seconds or so before I make another attempt. I tried doing PC recovery but it did nothing.

I have run out of options. I want to avoid formating my hardrive since I have no backups save for the PC recovery backup. Actually this all happened because I was trying to make a backup on the portable 160 GB drive but I wanted it compatible with mac.

Anyway I have a AMD3800 Processor and 1 GB of RAM and maybe 250 GB of hardrive space.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Computer shuts down at startup.

Did Partition Magic ask you to make two disks? (floppy disks) one of them bootable just in case something goes wrong.

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I have an Acer computer running XP pro, SP3. Not sure on the SP, might be SP2.

I installed an update to Adobe Acrobat & needed to restart. On restart, it gave me one beep code and started to bring up Windows. Got to the splash screen with the small boxes moving right to left. It sat there for a while & powered down.

I had created an Acer restore disk when we first got the computer.
I restarted and change the boot device to DVD ROM.

Acer disk went into recovery mode. I walked away.
Came back to the message "Copying files, this could take a few minutes"

Walked away again. Came back to a message box telling me to restart computer.
On restart, one beep code, I got the blue screen you see when doing a clean install,
the one that walks you through all your choices.

This didn't give me any installation choices, it closed and went to the Windows splash screen, but instead of the small boxes moving right to left, I saw "please wait" for a while and then it powered down.

Thanks for your help;

A:XP shuts down computer in mid startup

Desktop? Laptop? What model?Check the temperature of the CPU?Check the system for cleanliness?Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ Cases, How to Avoid Overheating - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/142 Check connections?Check essential cords for damage, wear?Louis

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Starting last night, whenever I start up my computer, it takes substantially longer to load than normal, but that's not my issue. Immediately after all of my start-up programs finish loading, my computer shuts down. I have tried restoring, resetting, and repairing Windows, but it says something about not being able to find a certain file to repair? I'm somewhat new to this stuff so please help if you can. Thanks.

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okay so i got all the parts for this computer a few months ago then was gone for a while and i just got it all together and running.

everything works fine except that for the first 10 minutes are so when i first start up my computer, it shuts off right after windows loads... just like somebody unplugged it. just shuts off completely... its fairly cold in the room the computer is in (50 to 60F), but i doubt that could have anything to do with it.

but, if i start up my computer, go to the bios screen and let it sit there for 5-10 minutes, then restart, it works perfectly fine.... its like my computer has to warm up or something....

its not the power supply, i had a 380w raidmax PSU, but once this started happening i went and got a 450w rhino and the same thing is happening. then i flashed my bios and still same ****. everything in my computer is basically brand new. i am running XP.

ECS geforce 6100sm-m
AMD Athlon 64 6000+ X2
BFG Geforce 7800
Maxtor 160GB SATA HD
Rhino Panther 450w PSU
ASUS Arctic Square Heatsink(big *** heatsink)
One case fan w/ LED.

thats it. no cd rom. no floppy. no other HDs. nothing.

i really doubt all that would use more than 450w.... and even so why would it work fine after a few minutes of running? Also i dont beleive this is a heat issue as it seems to run better when i am doing more. It has never turned off while i was playing a game. it has, however, powered off a couple times while browsing the internet, but those ti... Read more

A:Computer shuts off at startup like it needs to warm up

Power issue, I dont like where it lists power 12.v then says 4.86volts.
Then underneath 12v then 11.04. Looks pretty suspect to me.
Rhino power what is that? How much did it cost you?

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Here's the story:

1:Whenever I try to start up my computer, I hear the fan on my graphics card start to kick up quite a bit, and then it slows down, and kicks up again, and then the computer shuts off.

2:The thing is, if I pull the battery from my mobo, let the CMOS default, and restart the computer, it works just fine. Windows starts up and everything. But when I click "restart", it just completely shuts the computer down, doesn't restart, and it goes back to step 1 until I pull the battery again, and it starts up just fine.

3:I originally thought it could be windows, some virus or something, so I decided it was the best time to try windows 7, so I wiped my HDD's, and put Windows 7 RC on it. Windows 7 gets on it, but NOPE, same problem persists! So it's not a <bleeping> virus, then it has to be something to do with my graphics card or mobo, right?

4: I decide to start my computer up without the power plugged into my graphics card, but my computer still shuts down after 10 seconds, so the problem isn't my graphics card.

What the <bleep> is going on? I'm on it right now, so i'ts not like it's a powersupply problem. It has something to ****ing do with the BIOS/CMOS.

Anyone have a clue? Or what I should do?

A:Computer shuts off during startup after 10 seconds.

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I have a 10 year old HP Pavilion notebook that has served me quite well over the years. I use it exclusively for Excel these days. My problem for some time now is that the computer will shut off upon startup after about 4 minutes. If I don't use the charger cord, it will not turn on at all, which obviously points to a battery issue. I have sometimes been able to get the computer to stay on for extended periods but these occasions are becoming more and more rare. Tried about 10 times today with no success.....shut down after 4 minutes each time. Before I bring it into the shop for some sort of fix, is there anything else I can try? Would a new battery make a difference, as the unit has no stored power to fall back on. Any ideas?



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Hello,When I turn on my computer, it shuts down and restarts, sometimes multiple times. Sometimes, a screen appears that indicates that new software may be causing this.Eventually, the computer then starts and I can proceed to open and use various software programs.However, it will occasionally shut down and restart while I am working on something. There is no standard situation that seems to cause the shut down. Sometimes, the screen just turns fuzzy and I have to turn in off and restart it.Also, a blue screen has started to appear that says win 32k.sys was the problem and includes the message:PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREAI have also received a pop-up window that said there was a problem with Generic Host Process Windows 32. It was one of those pop-ups that ask if you want to send a report to Microsoft.I have run adAware, Norton, and ccleaner. I have uninstalled Norton.The problem started a few days ago.(Please note: I originally posted this in the Windows XP forum but was advised to repost it here because the original Hijack This log was from an old version of Hijack This.)SpecificationsWindows XP Pro2002Service Pack 3AMD Athlon 64 x 2 dualCore Processor 5600 +2.90 GHz 1.96 G of RamHere is the Hijack This log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:10:33 AM, on 1/27/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\... Read more

A:At startup, computer shuts down and restarts, win 32k.sys message

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My computer (dell e4300) shuts down when windows start, when it load some driver I think.
There is no BSOD.
It works fine in safe mode and with a ubuntu live CD.
I tried to reinstall windows on a spare hard drive because I noticed some smart errors on the other one.
But I get the same shut down when windows tries to load desktop during the first bootup.

I would like to find which hardware windows tries to activate when the computer shuts down, how can I do this ?

Thank you

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Ok, first off, this is my first attempt at building a new system. Ive had experience in the past with 'em but havent actualy built a system from the ground up before.

Here is my setup:

ASUS P5GD2 Premium Motherboard (775 Socket with 915 Intel Chipset).
Intel 3.0Ghz Processor w/Fan.
1 Gb DD2-400 RAM (Single Channel Setup).
X600 Pro E-PCI 256Mb Videocard.
450W PS w/24 Pins.

My computer shuts down about 10-15 secs after I turn it on. I sometimes have enough time to go into BIOS and play around with it for a few secs and then shuts down.

First I thought it was a PS issue, but heard 450W is good enough for my setup.

Now I think it may be the CPU overheating (80C last night) and Im hoping its that. I havent added that heat disipation liquid, so could that be the problem of the sudden shutdowns?


A:Solved: New Computer - Shuts down 10-15 secs after startup.

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I'm new here, but first off my Vaio desktop VGC-RB44G has encountered a problem.

Prior to the computer crashing on startup, the computer froze while I was away at work. Given that I had no control over the computer including the task manager, I had to manual hard reset. As the computer turned on, the VAIO logo and Windows loading screen seemed a little fuzzy around the edges. Then at the Welcome screen or Desktop, the computer just turns off.

To my thought, I did verify and did the followings in order:
-Opened the casing of the desktop to check if all wires and chips were not loose.
-Air dusted and cleaned any dusts in the case and all areas.
-Checked BIOS to make sure Motherboard was not fried.
-Safe Mode, Networking, VGA, BOOT logging works.
-Ran Checkdisk (CHKDSK) in safe mode including chkdsk with F parameter and R parameter. (Now this is where things gets weird. -The common applications like iTunes, AOL, Quicktime, McAfee Virus Scan, all failed to boot and start and I tried reinstalling the programs, but I was given a error message that the files are damaged.)
-Installed the Vaio Recovery Media Kit to restore the computer to factory settings and including the partition. (so all data is clean)
-Started safe mode again to re-check in CHKDSK and with F and R parameters. The disk came up as clean.
So then I went to VGA mode and the Sony Application installer booted and reinstalled all Sony files. Then I went to connect with the internet to download the new Window... Read more

A:Computer shuts down on startup but maybe hardware issue.

Is this the one you tried:http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-downl...52&os_id=16

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My computer randomly shuts itself off. It can happen after 15 minutes or up to 12 hours.

When I turn it on again it always freezes when the Windows logo appears, (Win7 and the part where the four dots become the logo).

If I wait for about 10 minutes, the computer will start up again, and we're back at the beginning again.

(Edit: A new symphtom is that sometimes when I reboot, without it crashing, it freezes on "Starting Windows" as well.)

Any ideas?
/Svante Paulsson

A:Computer shuts down randomly, startup freezes, works later

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I use Windows XP

Since I have found out of this problem, I can only send this and do anything with my computer only in safe mode.

All attempts in safe mode to obtain SP2 have failed if that will solve the problem. (I have just found out about SP2, and have been trying to get it, but the DL pages won't load for me.)

The Problem in the best detail I hope I can give:

After Computer starts up, when I can see my desktop and see my firewall and other various programs that usually start, begin to open, A DOS window with the title

comes up with just black inside, followed immediatley by its 'shutdown' window which reads: (Title) 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem

(inside) The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal obstruction. CS:0dbd IP:01a3 OP:63 6f 75 6e 74 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

Choosing 'Ignore' doesn't work, so i have to choose 'Close'

I'm thinking the following problem is related to this: after that window gets 'Close'd A 60 second timer to shutdown window comes up. It says:

C:\Windows/system32/services.exe terminated unexpectadly with status code 128. The system will now shutdown and restart.

Please help me. I have ran all my virus scanning software and spyware programs, they found things and got rid of them but this problem still persists.

Like I've said I'm not in "Normal" mode long enough to get anything accom... Read more

A:A certain 'Critical?' part of startup crashes, then my computer shuts down. Help me.

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pls can someone assist me i installed windows home basic 32bit in a cpu that has 1ram and also 300 seagate hard drive and it was working fine with xp but when i upgraded it to vista home installed and came to start menu but then when i tried to clink on something it just froze and shut off and now when i power it up it goes to the lil loading bar to vista and then after like 2 min just shuts down and does nothing else .

A:installed vista home basic and at startup computer shuts down

Try Re-installing Vista, and reloading drivers. You may have hardware/driver incompatibility.
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista

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I have the Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 5521). I bought it back in April and from the beginning it has randomly shut off, but I overlooked it because it did not happen very often. For about the last month, the shut offs have happened almost every time I shift my computer to a more comfortable position. I have checked online and the general consensus appears to be loose components on the motherboard. I have a one year limited warranty. Can this problem be fixed under my warranty and how do I go about sending it back to Dell for the repairs?

A:Laptop shuts off when moved

Hi naturalTAN,
Please provide the complete error message received for the hard drive while running the diagnostics.
You may also run the diagnostics specifically on the hard drive from the main menu. Pressing the Esc key while the diagnostics are running will redirect to Main menu page.
Also, try the system performance in ‘Safe Mode’. Try working on the system for some time in ‘Safe Mode’ and try moving it to see if it shuts down. The steps are given below:

Restart or Power on the system.
Tap <F8> at dell logo until ‘Advanced Boot Options’ appear.
Choose ‘Safe Mode’ and hit ‘Enter’

Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you further.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 900 that **bleep**s off whenever tapped hard enough or even when bumped or shifted. I've googled some solutions and sounds like it could be related to the sw2 on the Lenovo  Yogo s3 14. Anyone know where that sw2 is on a Lenovo yoga 900?  I've already done a system reset and tried opening the laptop and disconnecting and reconnecting and tightening everything to no avail. I've googled some solutions and sounds like it could be related to the sw2 on the Lenovo  Yogo s3 14. Anyone know where that sw2 is on a Lenovo yoga 900? Here is the reference post regarding sw2 switch : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Re-Thinkpad-S3-Yoga-14-Random-shut-offs... 

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My Hp notebook keeps shutting down on its own. This happens if it is moved or shaken. I just feel so bad right now because i use it for everythiing. Bought it on groupon frefrubished. Warranty expired. Please help. 

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Hello,My lenevo yoga 14 thinkpad shuts down instantly if you move it or bump it in the slightest when its not plugged in. Any thoughts on this?

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OK I have been looking into this problem for a little while now and I already got a little bit of info.
It is a compaq presario 1500 notebook, OS is windows xp home. I took it into a computer place and had a tech look at it. When it shut off, the power light went off. He said that it is more than likely shorting out, and it is getting shut off to keep it from frying. It made sense to me. I'm not a computer genius but I do know a lot about electric circuits. Anyway, I did a search on the net about it and it came to a thread in these forums. Someone was having the same problem, and someone else gave the same answer. It was probably a short.
One thing came up, but I didn't think of it when the tech was looking at it. A long time ago, months before it started shuting down, it might of thrown a fan blade. I could pick it up and lightly shake it and I would hear something bouncing around on the inside. Now it doesn't make that sound anymore, and I didn't do anything to fix it. It is right where the fan is so I am guessing it is the fan blade. But, could that have gotten lodged somewhere, or broke something to cause the short? I'm positive its not overheating because the fan works fine and I can feel the warm air blowing out.
So here are my questions. What could it be that is possibly shorting? What could cause it? Could being dropped cause it? It started happening after I let someone borrow it, so it may of been dropped. What kind of... Read more

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about a week ago I was given a used Sony Vaio desktop model RS310 with XP, 256 ram, 2.8hgz, and a 80gig HD.
The owner had the PC (layed on its side) in a box in the garage for maybe 2 years or less. The PC outer case was pretty dirty, but the inside had your typical dustiness. But I took the whole PC apart and cleaned it like new. Used only liquid cleaners on non electronic boards and such.

Ok, here are the issues
XP boots fine, but when the tower is moved around the Sony Vaio Monitor would shut off, along with the keyboard and mouse. But both fans, and DVD drive were still functional (maybe HD too, but I cant tell). The PC would reboot automactially, sometimes it wouldn't.
I checked the Sony monitor/keyboard/mouse on my other PC to make sure they weren't faulty and they worked perfectly. When the Sony Vaio was up and running normal, I moved the back ports around, the monitor/keyboard/mouse/internet cables and were functioning perfectly.
But this time when I slightly tilted the Tower back, these issues returned. After having the PC on for about 30mins without movement the PC would of all of a sudden do these problems again, sometimes reboot other times not.

Now the PC stays on for hours, sometimes restarts, other times it doesn't. I don't even bother moving the PC around Im too scared. I been able to do all important updates on XP, with SP3.

So the question I have, what do some of you guys think it might be? I personally think the Power Supply might ... Read more

A:Solved: Sony Vaio PC Shuts down when tower is moved

I think its he Power supply unit, but i want to get a second opinion. Also how do I edit my post, so I can ask which PSU I should buy. I dont want to make another thread.

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As you can see I have a dell 5547 and whenever I moved it it shuts off. takes a while to turn it back on. its probably something messed up in the wiring.


A:Dell inspiron 15 5547 randomly shuts off when moved

Did you try cleaning battery contacts ?

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This might be weird but when I bend the lid of my latop screen or try to move my laptop, my laptop suddenly turns off without warning then restarts (sometimes it doesn't), this also happen when i play heavy load games like rise of the tomb raider, after 5-10 mins. in the game my laptop turns off. During a light load activities like browsing or watching videos it works fine, I've tried cpu and gpu benchmarking it also works fine, so its not heat problem. I thinks it's motherboard problem but im not sure. I've tried these:
removing the battery and  holding the power button for 30 secs.
running the diagnostic (It says the system's fine).
booting in safe mode.
My laptop is an dell inspiron 15 7566. I just bought it last month. What do you guys think?

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Whenever I play a movie or a game, after about 20 mins or so the display stops working. On some occasions the computer will just shut off. I have ran a AIDA64 benchmark test on my machine with all hardware devices and the system performs well. (Test ran for 5 hours +) I also checked my cpu temperatures and when I do play a movie or game temps rise into the 75C + range. I have replaced my power supply with a(thermaltake 600w tr2) and even bought a ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB cooler to help but still no solution to my problem. I also tried putting in a pci-express video card and the problem still happens.

A:Computer display shuts off/computer shuts down. During video tasks.

75c isnt hot hot, but is a little hot for watching movies.

what cooler do you have on your cpu? and what are the idle temperatures?
also how long do they take to recover from the highest to the lowest temp?

this could be something as simple as poorly applied thermal compound.

im not saying it is over heating its just one possibility.
especially if youve a cpu with a built in apu and not a discreet gpu.

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It all started when i opened some foreign file and it mustve been a virus or something. That triggered my computer to make these weird whirring clicky noises. Then my computer shut down. That day, i tryied to turn it on, it worked. However, the monitor didnt display anything. The computer was running but something to do with the bios just wasn't working.
Later on, my father fixed it.
However. NOW, the computer randomly shuts off by itself.
I'd start the computer on, and usually, the computer would start to make these noises similar to that of a computer reading a disc.
after the noises, the computer shuts off, and restarts by itself.
Anyone have any ideas?

A:Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

Your hard drive may be faulty. What is the make and model of the system and what is the brand of the hard drive inside the computer?

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So this time the problem started out as a simple issue. Whenever I bump the desk or move the keyboard out with too much force, the computer shuts off. Everybody told me that it could have been a loose connection so I checked it all and replugged everything back in. The computer starting working fine for about 5 hours then it just shut off randomly while I was playing a game. This time, though, it shut off without me bumping into anything. SO, is this a power supply issue? I'm using a 550-watt supply while running a 7800 GT. This is the right power amount so that's not my concern. And now the problem has gotten worse to the point where I turn on the computer and nothing shows up again. Windows doesn't load and the screen is on too. You here the fans and everything but nothing will load. All my parts from my old issue were replaced EXCEPT the power supply and CD-drive. I don't think it could be another loose connection b/c now nothing even shows up. Please help!!!

A:Power shuts off randomly, and any movement around computer shuts it off

Have you tried plugging into a different surge protector and different outlet?

Sounds like you need to swap the power supply to me.

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Hello Everyone,

l am still stuck with de Acer Laptop dat l uninstall an expired Norton Antivirus.

Couldn't be able to load any other antivirus in place of de Norton since dat time. Now l seem to be infected with virus l don't know much about and de system hangs at startup.

l have tried repair and restore facilities of Vistas and non seemed to be assisting in this instance.

l am confused.

Can anybody help?


A:Hanging at Startup [Moved]


I am shifting this topic to the Am I Infected forum from the AV forum.

What indications do you have that you have a virus?

Orange Blossom

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When i start my vista machiene i get the "Documents" Window and just a black background..
I can fix it by Ctrl-Shift-Esc and running "explorer" Then closing th e"Documents window.
Please Help With this, Thanks

A:Windows Startup/ Moved

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS unless a log is specifically requested.

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When my computer is booting up at the Windows 7 picture it looks like it is becoming unstable almost if it is looking for the installation disk. Within seconds it passes this process and then boots up normally. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Any thoughts on how to fix or correct?

A:Startup problem - moved

Not sure what you mean by becoming unstable, please give us more details of your problem.

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hi people..
i have a problem with my computer startup. Each time i boot my windows, i get a startup error saying "cannot find c:\windows\fonts\explorer.exe" due to which my computer starts slowly... So please try helping me finding a way out...


A:startup error (moved from 2k/XP)

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I got a new computer for Christmas, so gave my grandmother my old one to use. Having used it only once or twice since Christmas, it is now broken. Last week, she told me it had stopped working and then described what I think was a BSOD, but when I switched the computer on it worked fine. This week, the same happened again, however now I can only start in Safe Mode (or Safe Mode with Networking, hence I have managed to do all steps mentioned here. I couldn't run perfmon successfully, but I seem to recall it only works out of safe mode). The requested zip folder has been attached.

The computer runs an OEM version of Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit), which is the OS that was originally installed (although I did once need to re-install, perhaps a year or so ago). I can't remember the exact age of the system, but I think I got it shortly after Vista was released. All of the hardware is the factory-installed stuff it originally came with, and the only change recently is an update to iTunes/QuickTime.

Thanks for any help.

A:BSOD On Startup [moved from Vista/7]

Update: I've just managed to boot into Normal mode, so it must be an intermitent problem. The perfmon report is attached, and I forgot to mention that I've ran Startup Repair, SFC and System Restore, all to no avail.

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I am trying 2 different OCR Programs, Abby Fine Reader and Omnipage.Every
time my Computer starts now since Installing them it shows 2 menu pop ups
while the PC is loading Programs that show Device Connected for my Intel
Webcam Storage with a choice to Select a Program to use, showing  Abby
Fine Reader or Omnipage as the choices. Why I get 2 Menu Screens I have no
idea. I don't wish to use either I click Cancel on each Menu each time.
There is no choice in the Menu to choose none or dismiss it so it doesn’t
come back again on the next Startup. I have checked all My StartUp and
Start Menu Folders and have been unable to find any reference to them. I
think they may be in Registry but so far searching registry hasn't turned
up any reference so I can delete it to prevent them from starting up. Does
anyone know where I can find a reference to them or a way that I can add
Select none to the Menu's to choose.?

A:hard to find startup ..MOVED to WIN 8

I have checked both Abby Fine Reader and Omnipage Programs for an option to stop the menu's on startup no luck.

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I can start up my computer, when it loads and i log on, these messages pop up;Does anyone know what these messages mean, or how to get rid of them.Also, i was on my computer earlier today and a message popped up saying something about another computer on this network has the same IP, does anyone know what this means and if anythign needs to be done.Thanks-Lockd00-

A:Startup Problem [Moved from XP forum]

The entries in the path statement (dibfkib) look suspicious, so I would suggest starting with some scans for malicious software:Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware detection programs:Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/They can be uninstalled later if desired.

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I just purchased an hp pavilion HPE h8-1234 desktop model.  When I turn off or restart my computer the USB host power also shuts off.  I would like it to stay on even when the computer is shut off.  One concern I have is that I have an AVID M-Box connected to one of the USB ports and I don't think it is good for it if the power going into it is always going on and off.  Also I like to use the USB host power to charge up one of my video cameras and not have to have the computer on to do that.

A:USB port shuts off when computer shuts off. I would like to ...

Try going to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options.Click "Change plan settings" next to whichever power plan is currently selected.Click "Change advanced power settings"Click the plus (+) sign to expand "USB settings"Click the plus (+) sign to expand "USB selective suspend setting"Set it to Disabled This might only keep the USB ports powered if the computer is in sleep mode--I'm not sure if it works in shut down mode.

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The question was how to keep the computer's usb ports on while the computer is SHUT DOWN.Not on sleep mode.I have an usb audio soundcard that must absolutley remain turned on for a long period of time. I had one. Is there a way to make it act like normal ? That when u turn it off it doesnt cuts off the power supply.It may have something to do with Energystar.I would love to find a soultion to this problem.I have an Hp Omen desktop. I paid 1500Euros.Thank you.   

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hey guys! got a PC that shuts down on windows startup... I've backed up all the files but don't really want to do a full format as i need a lot of the software present... THE PROBLEM:
switch PC on... Bios Loads fine... memory checks out fine... windows splash screen and loading bar come on fine... windows switches to high-res big blue "windows is starting up" screen... and BAM! it shuts down...
I also tried loading it up in safe mode and it gets to the user log in page... i go to log in as usual but as soon as i try to log in... the computer switches itself off and restarts again... any ideas?

(i've got access to the hard drive in another PC, if the problems with a windows file?)

A:XP shuts down on startup


Tap F8 during startup >> choose "Last known good configuration".

Also - if this is a desktop PC, check the power connections inside the case. (with the computer unplugged from the main power)
Remove dust with canned, compressed air.

Include the system specifications (PSU too) in your next post.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 893 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 , 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147213 MB, Free - 68989 MB; D: Total - 9852 MB, Free - 3985 MB;
Motherboard: ELITEGROUP, MCP61SM-GM, 1.0 ,
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
Every time I boot the pc up it shuts down after about 20 seconds - I then switch it it back on and the same thing happens again. It takes about 6 or 7 times before it will start and then there is no problem. Today it took 13 attempts. If I just put on the base unit and not the monitor, the base unit will stay on but as soon as I put on the monitor the whole thing shuts down again - any ideas?

A:Shuts down on startup :(

My first thought would be a failing pw supply. Swap in a test pw supply ie known good unit and see if the system will complete post. Note you do not have to fully install the test unit; simply connect the atx, aux, and video pw [if used] Since it looks like you have onboard video, there will be no video pw lead. Now pw ON and see if the board will post. If it does, then shutdown and fully install a new pw supply.

If it does not post, then most likely a failing mb since you have an ecs board, they are known for poor quality.

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hi. first post here so i dont really know where to ask this. first off: im using a borrowed laptop to post this because my PC wont stay started at all.

system specs that i can remember off the top of my head:

geforce 9600 gt
8gb ram
acer motherboard
5 fans (all are working..including the powersupply and processor)

my pc was working fine till yesterday. I bought an hdtv (31inch sanyo) and tried to use it as my monitor (probably stupid i guess). it worked fine for a few hours then my pc just shut down on its own. i tried to restart it a few times but it kept shutting down(sometimes it got to the loading screen with the vista symbol and shut down, sometimes it got to the options screen to boot in safe mode and shut down, sometimes it got loaded all the way and just shut off) i removed the TV from my pc and hooked my normal monitor back up (samsung symchmaster 226 bw) but the pc still wont boot up.

I did update windows yesterday though, too. there was a .net framework update that i installed, but i did a rollback the one time my pc stayed started long enough to because i kinda thought that might have caused a problem, but the rollback didnt help. my pc just wont stay started very log at all, it wont even get past the vista logo before shutting down.

could using the hdtv have corrupted my video card drivers, or is my power supply dieing? or something completely different? please help..this pc isnt even 3 months old yet and i cant afford to buy another one

A:pc shuts down at startup

Originally Posted by needhelpquick

hi. first post here so i dont really know where to ask this. first off: im using a borrowed laptop to post this because my PC wont stay started at all.

system specs that i can remember off the top of my head:

geforce 9600 gt
8gb ram
acer motherboard
5 fans (all are working..including the powersupply and processor)

my pc was working fine till yesterday. I bought an hdtv (31inch sanyo) and tried to use it as my monitor (probably stupid i guess). it worked fine for a few hours then my pc just shut down on its own. i tried to restart it a few times but it kept shutting down(sometimes it got to the loading screen with the vista symbol and shut down, sometimes it got to the options screen to boot in safe mode and shut down, sometimes it got loaded all the way and just shut off) i removed the TV from my pc and hooked my normal monitor back up (samsung symchmaster 226 bw) but the pc still wont boot up.

I did update windows yesterday though, too. there was a .net framework update that i installed, but i did a rollback the one time my pc stayed started long enough to because i kinda thought that might have caused a problem, but the rollback didnt help. my pc just wont stay started very log at all, it wont even get past the vista logo before shutting down.

could using the hdtv have corrupted my video card drivers, or is my power supply dieing? or something completely different? please help..this pc isnt even 3 months old yet... Read more

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In trying to connect a secondry hard drive to my computer, it didn't really work (wouldn't recognise it) but there was an unusual side effect.

Now having removed the second drive, during start up, the windows 7 logo with moving coloured lights - is now towards the bottom left of the screen, how can I get it back to the centre of the screen? It's really annoying.


A:Solved: windows 7 logo at startup has moved...?

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