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My new comp shut down while gaming, won't turn back on!

Q: My new comp shut down while gaming, won't turn back on!

Hi all. Hope one of yahs can help me out.

2 wenesdays ago I constructed my first comp, and to my amazement I managed to put it together flawlessly.

I'm a heavy gamer. Lots of FPS, and WoW. I play around 3-10 hours a, day depending on the day.

This morning I wake up and boot up my comp. Everything is fine. I log into World of Warcraft and play for around 5 minutes before suddenly my comp just shuts down. Almost like as if someone pushed the power button.

I'm thinking "WTF?", so I check my monitor and speakers and sure enough they are powered on, and responding. I tried to turn the comp back and on and nothing happened. I checked inside the tower and the motherboard LED light is on. The orange enet light is also on.

At the moment I don't have the hardware to test swap (I will on monday). I was hoping that some of you may have overcome this problem before. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Here are my comp parts in case they may help.

MB Asus P5ND2-SLI NF4SLI 775
VGA Asus N EN6800GT/2DT/256MB R
CPU INTEL P4 630 800M LGA775 2M R
MEM 1GX2 Corsair VS2GBKIT667D2 R
HD 250G WD 7200 SATA2 16MB WD2500KS
DVD BURNER PLXTOR PX-740A
Liminator Case with 550W PS

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A: My new comp shut down while gaming, won't turn back on!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Check all cables/connections etc.

Try a different psu. If that doesn`t help, then it`s probably the mobo or cpu that`s died.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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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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A:Laptop shut down and won't turn back on

What is the make and full model ID for that laptop ? Should be on a label underneath.

Try powering it up with just the battery (assuming it has some charge), charger alone and changer and battery together. Any change ?
 

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A:Laptop shut off...wont turn back on :(

Try switching it on with the battery out first and if the problem persists then check the adaptor for power output (ie volts)

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Can you identify the beep code from this webpage, and post the result ? After seeing the video and checking the chart myself I think you will have to return it under warranty, unless customer support can identify the error as user fixable issue (I doubt it).

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There is no water damage, I had Mcfee security, antivirus and malware protection on my laptop, so I don't believe a virus has infected my computer. I didn't have anything plugged into my laptop at the time that it shut off.
ANY HELP, WOULD BE APPRECIATED.
Thank you in advance
 

A:Windows 8 computer shut off, will not turn back on.

Sometimes it's as simple as the power adapter has failed, it ran on battery until it drained, and then shut off. If you have access to another Dell compatible power adapter from a family member or friend try that first.

Is it less than a year old? If so you could try to get warranty service on it from Dell.

Definitely don't go and buy a new laptop without at least taking it to a service center to have it checked out.
 

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Hey guys, I just built my computer. When I shut down my computer and turn it back on the next day. I get a blue screen saying "Check to be sure you have adequate disk space."

I notice that when I shut down my computer, I need to turn off my power supply and the next day my computer will work. I must have did something wrong. Can anyone help me?

System Components:
Asus P7P55D-E Pro
Intel Core i5-750
Noctua NH-U12P SE2
XFX Radeon HD 4890
G.Skill F3-12800CL7D Eco 4GB DDR3-1600
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA2

Thanks!
 

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Greetings, Today I was playing a game called Overwatch and I noticed that my laptop was getting pretty hot. This had happened before so I didn't think much of it. Then, suddenly, my screen went black and there was no signs of life for the laptop, even when it was plugged into the AC adapter. I let it cool down for a little while and upon plugging the AC adapter back in, i noticed that the power brick was making a ticking noise. I suspect that either the laptop just overheated or there was some sort of power surge to the computer, seeing as it wont turn back on. Help me please?  Thanks 

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Hi there, Filip ?
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Any error you are getting on running hardware test?
 
Secondly, Overheating is a common issue in laptops, especially on gaming, because there is only 4 possibility for overheating of laptop,
 

There may some software or malware that is taxing your CPU.
Problem with PSU itself.
Problem regarding Heatsink/Fans/Thermal paste.
High ambient or room temperature.

Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
Regards,         
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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This is as good as any. That is a great old classic laptop but has to be about 15 years old. I have to conclude it has passed on. Where do you live (country)? We could probably find you an nc6000 on eBay for less than $50 and you could put your hard drive in and boot it up and at least get your data off. You could also use another computer, remove the hard drive from the nc6000, get an inexpensive usb adapter and get your working files off the nc6000 and go on down the road. 

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My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug cord and plug back in! I know there are many things it could be but I will explain a little of the situation. It started about a little while ago when I came to turn the computer on. It would not start. I unplugged the computer and pressed the power button and it started. I have been doing some experimenting and found this out.
On the mobod there are three little blue lights. When I push the power button one of the blue lights will come on and not the other two and it won't start. I then unplug the cord and the blue light goes out after about 5 seconds. I plug it back in and push power and it starts. It runs fine when on.
It is and Epox mobod with an antec case and a 350watt smart psu.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?
 

A:My computer won't turn on after being shut off until I unplug it & plug back in.

Hey

I'm just a newbie but I had that problem tonight and I found a solution buy putting my new PSU in
 

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Hi,

I was using my computer and everything was going great when all of a sudden, it shuts down. Totally shuts down, no power, can't turn it back on, when I press the start-up button on the front of the computer nothing happens. I run AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition and Wondows Firewall, and the last anti-virus scan that I did (one was done that day) showed no viruses and no problems.

When I plug a power cord into the back of the computer, a light underneath the outlet on the back of the computer flashes for a second and the CPU fan also turns on just for a second. I have tried two different power cords, same story, when I try to turn the computer on nothing happens.

Could it be the power supply in the computer, that it needs to be replaced? What do you guys think?

Thank you.
 

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It is extremely unlikely that this problem can be solved on this forum.
Your analysis is more than likely correct.
It is either a power supply unit problem or another major hardware failure.
If the computer is NOT a laptop, the first thing to do is open the case, without the power connected and check if the fan to the CPU and other cooling fans are full of dust. Are the fins of the CPU cooling blocked. If so the processor may have fried.
I would urge caution, if you are going to attempt repair yourself, as I have known people buy a PSU to find that this was NOT the problem and then a processor to establish that the CPU was not the problem etc etc etc.
You need if possible to run tests, however that requires in most cases special euipment. Testing a PSU with a voltmeter is sometimes extremely unreliable, as some PSU`s do not output voltage until there is a load.
 

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HP Pavillion dv2000 (dv2025LA)

It was full of viruses, so I removed the HDD, put it on my computer and cleaned it up. Put it back on the laptop, started up fine, but I decided I should better format it. During the windows installation, it did not detect the HDD, so I pressed the power button until it turned off.

Now when I press the power button, the only that happens is that a little lightning bolt LED next to the HDD and Power LEDs flashes twice and nothing happens.

I removed the battery, let it sit for 10 minutes, tried again, same results. Removed the HDD, tried to boot it like this, no luck. What is going on here? What does that little bolt mean, and why does it flash twice?
 

A:Solved: Manually shut down laptop, now it won't turn back on?!

Oh wow... The power connector wasn't properly connected to the power outlet, and I didn't know the battery was completely drained!

Sorry guys! (It's always the simplest solutions that take forever to find out)
 

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In February while using my laptop (Alienware M18x r2) it turned off immediately without any warning while it was plugged in to charge. There wasn't any notice that the laptop was going to turn off or that I should plug in the laptop to avoid losing any unsaved data. It won't turn back on with or without the charger. When the charger is plugged into a socket the charger light comes on but charger light it goes off when I plug the charger into the laptop and the laptop won't charge or turn on. I should also mention that the first time I tried to plug in the laptop with the battery still inside there was a spark. I removed the battery, plugged in the charger to the laptop and it sounded like the plug/jack short circuited. I was not using a surge protector at the time. I have no idea why this happened or how to fix it. One recommendation was to replace the spark plug but I'm not convinced that is the problem.
 

A:Laptop shut off without warning while charging and will not turn back on.

without any warning while it was plugged in to charge. There wasn't any notice that the laptop was going to turn off or that I should plug in the laptopClick to expand...

If the laptop was plugged in, why would you get a notice to plug it in?

plugged in the charger to the laptop and it sounded like the plug/jack short circuited.Click to expand...

That is probably what happened. The port on the motherboard shorted out. It needs to be replaced. Some are easy an some re hard to replace.
http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN170758/EN

The ac power jack is in the rear. I'm not sure if it is soldered to the motherboard or is attached by a cable.
oops looks like it is soldered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8VTQAkEN9A
 

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kk well got this comp about a year or 2 ago and havnt really put anything into it at all sept some fans and video cards. But now I am starting to notice how slow my comp is and wanting to speed everything up quite a bit. Im not as much into hardware as I am with software so bare with me on that. I got the cash but not enough to go crazy with. I just wanna know what i should be upgrading first and formost to get my comp sped up and running at better fps in games and such. What is most important to be upgraded first and what is least important, Also asking for suggestions on upgrades if possible =D.

AMD Athlon XP 2600+
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BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
250W power supply

Also should i be worried about running x850 on only 250Watt power supply?

Thanks for the feedback all!
 

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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?

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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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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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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?

Thanks!
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I run XP and and when my computer fails to shut down I get the following message in my event viewer:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: Userenv
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1517
Date: 9/11/2005
Time: 10:44:11 PM
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer: SWEETIEPII
Description:
Windows saved user SWEETIEPII\Owner registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.
This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.
I haven't a clue as to what this means! Please help!
 

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those it fails to shut down all the time or only sometimes also did you installed anything prior to the problem ? when was the last time computer was working ok
 

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every time i go to shut laptop down it reboots in stead

A:my comp will not shut down

Hello jemima999

A lot of computers with shutdown problems do this. It's because Windows XP has a default setting to reboot the computer in the event of a system crash. When something goes wrong during the shutdown event, Windows may think that it crashed and restarts your computer.
First thing to do when this happens to your computer is configure Windows so that it doesn't automatically restart after a critical failure:

Click the start button, right-click "My Computer" and select properties.
Click the "advanced" tab.
In the "Startup and Recovery" section, click the "settings" button.
The "Startup and Recovery" dialog appears.
In the "System failure" section, deselect the "Automatically restart" checkbox.
Click OK.
Click OK

After doing that if something is going wrong during shutdown you should get an error message

Another thing to check is this registry setting
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows NT\current version\winlogon
PowerdownAftershutdown should be set to 1

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Alright, we, as a family are getting a new computer before 07 ends, and for once, I'd like to have a decent computer for gaming.

Anyway, with games made these, days how many are actually for/put onto mac? Any of the popular ones? Would I be able to find mac games in walmart, or these days, do games just work for both OS's? I'm highly unexperienced with new macs, the closest thing I know about is those old, huge macs from the 90's.

I also heard that when used for gaming, a mac's specs are more powerful than a PC's?

Like, for example. 800mhz Mac = 1.5ghz PC? Equal or greater to?

Any help with this decision is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 

A:Getting a new comp - PC or Mac for gaming?

Most games are designed for PC's. Some of the more heavily developed engines are cross-platform, but the majority are designed for PC's, as well as newer gaming hardware, like new video cards. If you are seriously interested in gaming, I would go with a PC, but if you really want a mac, you can, a lot of new games are available for it, as shown here. And places like Wal-Mart would probably have them for sale, probably in a separate Mac section, or any store that sells Mac's.
 

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Please don't tell me to build my computer, aside from that, I don't care if you whip me cause of my stupidity.

I have a 1k budget, but I think if it's a major improve I can squeeze maybe an extra 50 bucks into it. I also plan to OC the processor to 4.0GHZ.

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/Store/Configurator.aspx?mid=72&c=1774923
 

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Im building a gaming computer, with a budget. I wanted some input on the part i chose.

Motherboard

ASUS M3A78-T AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 150$

Processor
AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HD960ZWCGDBOX - Retail 120$

RAM
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5D - Retail 40$ after rebate

Video Card
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail 255$

Power Supply

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail 120$

Hard Drive

I'm not too sure about a hard drive i would appreciate any suggestions.

Please comment on the hardware i am intending on using. If you think i chose the right one, please let me know if I can get any better deals anywhere.

Thanks,
Neil
 

A:New Gaming Comp

Neil,
here in the US the $ goes before the dollar amount like this... $120
 

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Ok here is the deal, I am wanting to buy a computer that will be able to keep up for several years. This is the spec list I am looking at right now:

Intel® Core™2 Q9450 (12MB,2.66GHz, 1333FSB)

4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 4 DIMMs

nVidia GeForce 9800GX2 1024MB

750GB - Seagate 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive +
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer (D) Sound Card

This system should provide many years of serious gaming shouldn't it ?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Gaming Comp

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i bought a barebone pc a k7sem mb and an amd athlon xp 2000 with a cpu fan. About a week after it just shut off while i was a playing a game and it didnt turn back on after that. i think its the power supply but i dunnno

if any1 know whats up leave a replay

thx
 

A:my comp all of a sudden shut off

Does anything come on when you press the power button?

Try reseting the power supply manually. There should be a black switch in the back of the power supply. Turn it off, wait a few seconds then turn it on again. Then try the power switch in the front.

If nothing happens, check the power cord. Make sure it's firmly in. Try plugging it in a different wall outlet too.

If still nothing comes on (no fans, no harddrive spinning up, etc.), then it's probably the power supply.
 

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I was playing T.F.C for about 30 minutes when i switched servers. when I finished loading this server and got into it, a few seconds after joining my computer shut off. No warning or error messages or shut down messages, just poof and it was off.

Did I run out of memory?
Was my friend right about the video card overheating?
Did it overheat?
Add Your Own Question Here?
 

A:Curious as to why comp shut off

I suppect it the CPU is overheating. You can usually set an alert to be given when it happens in BIOS Setup. Check your PC manual for instructions.
 

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Hi all, done all sort of checks (adware, spyware), ran registry checkers & fixers, defragged etc everything, Rolled back drivers still no luck.

Thought that it may have been something hardware related, dust clogging etc so cleaned the inside of the comp out made sure everything was securely fitted, still no luck.

Anyone else got any ideas? Any advice welcome. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Comp wont shut down :S

I assume you've tried the tower button? Held it in for the count of 10?
 

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I saw a similar post in this forum so I thought I would ask for help. Thank you.
The last two days, when I press my 'Function, F2" keyboard shortcut to put my computer to sleep, a few minutes later I hear my computer shut down and I get a Bluescreen notice when I turn it on again:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA80080D9060
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C518
BCP4: FFFFFA800770E6B0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\011312-20685-01.dmp
C:\Users\AWDesktop\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-54943-0.sysdata.xml

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
C:\Windows\system32\en-US\erofflps.txt

I saw in the other post that it got diagnosed by posting the .dmp files in the minidump folder. So I did that...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Shut Down when I put my comp to sleep

Please provide info requested in below link:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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Please help! My computer shut down during reformatting! What to do or expect now??
Thanks for advice!
 

A:Comp Shut Down During Reformat

G'day gregor304!

Welcome to TSG!

Just try and re do it again. What happens if you turn computer on after shutdown?
 

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Hello, I need some help please.

When I try to burn a DVD using Nero 7 or VSO convertor about 5-10% of the way through my computer just shuts off. This also happens alot when I have been playing an old CM game. I have checked the power options and everything is set to 'Never'.

I have checked whats in the 'Windows Task Manager' and the CPU Usage is at 100% when burning and the fan gets louder, the commit charge(k)?? is rising and i have 63 processess running. Does this offer any insight?

This is using my E: Drive as my D: Drive does not respond anymore with CD's or DVD's. Can anyone give me some suggestions?

Thanks for any replies, they are appreciated.
 

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I am running windows 7 ultimate and am having a problem with the computer shutting down. When I click shut down it acts like its going to work but all it does is shut off the monitor the fans andeverything else keeps running and unless I hold down the power button it stays that way but if I restart the computer and don't log into a user name I can click shut down and it works fine any suggestions?
Processor is a qs9650
Asus p5kc motherboard
4gb ocz ddr3 memory
Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit (gave up on 64 bit nothing but problems)

A:comp wont shut down

Have a spare PSU around...to temporarily swap in/out of the system?

Louis

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When i power down my computer, it turns off like normal, but then it powers back up for 1 or 2 seconds, then powers off, then on again, then off....over and over and it won't stay turned off. This happened a week or so ago and i kept pushing and holding the power button til it finally came back on, then it powered down ok after that. I have a new hard drive that i purchased about 5 weeks ago but i'm guessing it's somewhere else in the computer(Dell Dimension 4600). Anybody come across something like this? Before i left for work this morning I had to turn it off on my power strip so it would stay off. I'll play around with it again when i get home tonight.
 

A:Comp turns on off, on off...after I shut down

two words ,,, power supply
 

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Hi everyone. So I've had this problem for quite a while now. Tried quite a few different things but mainly just living with it at this point. Getting this out there to see if anyone might have some ideas as to what the culprit is.

PC specs:
Intel Core Duo 2.7ghz
3gig ram
Windows XP (with sp3)
Nvidia Geforce 9600GT

PC was custom built myself a few years ago. At the time I made sure the power supply was sufficient to run everything well. (But i'm not convinced that its not the problem)

On to the Issue. It only happens while playing a game.

At seemingly random times, my textures in game will go bonkers, sometimes buildings will turn bright white and other strange translucent colors, sometimes weird textures will appear randomly everywhere. such as a 2D image of a building or character just sitting on the ground somewhere, replacing the ground texture. It's quite a trippy experience to say the least.

This problem I can remedy everytime by opening the video settings and changing my texture quality. I usually go back and forth between low and medium as the problem presents itself.

While this is slightly annoying the real problem is that randomly (sometimes once every two days and sometimes twice in twenty minutes) my computer will freeze completely and can only be fixed with a reboot. This occurs differently depending on the game and other unkown factors. Sometimes I'm able to remain on skype with my friend and talk to him about how stupid it is that my PC j... Read more

A:Comp crash during gaming

do you have your video card under warranty? if so, change to another card if possible.also, your card is hot, and you could bring down the temp a lot. also, the 2nd to last posthere by adamantforce may help?

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Whats up guys as you can see im a new to PC gaming. Im ready to buy a gaming computer but wanted to know if it is really necessary to spend the extra money for a dual processing card (i was gonna go with the AMD anthlon 64 X2 4200) Will this make a impresive improvment in the gaming perfomance of the comp? Im not into multitasking. The computer will be more for gaming or surfing the web and a little music downloading. It will have the NVidia nforce 4 sli chipstet MB w/ dual 16x pci express and (2) NVidia Geforce 6800 xt 256mb DDR3 Powered by Xmdia. What Processor would you recomend. Mater of fact its Cyberpowerinc's Gamer Ultra SLI Elite computer its in the new "Computer Shopper" magazine on page 40. All answer will be appreciated.
 

A:Gaming Comp Processor Q

hi

if you are only going to use it for gaming then there is no need to buy a dual core CPU (yet, eventually all games will probably be coded for multicores)
So you are probably better of getting a FX-55/57... if you can afford it of course.

Personally I bought a dual core, though I am a gamer, I thought that the processor would stay with me for a while so wanted to make it future "proof" (if there is such a thing) also my thoughts was also that there is always something else, apart from the game, using up processing power like teamspeak etc so it is still a good idea to have dual core.

But back to your original question, no it wont make any difference to the actual game
 

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Yes i do realize this is a repost and im deeply sorry, but i could not find answers anywhere else when it was too late.

In WoW, I'm getting very little FPS in Dalaran. Need video improvement

System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Emachines
T5010
Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.93 GHz
2.93 GHz, 504 MB of Ram

I was recommended http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814187041
It's now unavailable, but i recall Geforce 8400 being in the name.
I think it was a 256mb video card, am i only limited to that, or can i go find something else with Geforce 8400 in the name with more memory and better stats and be able to equip it into by computer?
 

A:Old Comp, need gaming improvement

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256 MB video memory makes no difference for WoW (if you don't play on 1920x1200 resolutions). That card will improve your performance quite much. And it isn't unavailable, BTW.
 

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can you tell me if this is a good gaming comp and a good comp overall for like playing battlefield 2 and other games and is my powersupply and case going to work and will i be able to replace the powersupply in the case with the one i am going to buy

here it is

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103547

Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127221

Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141212

hardrive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822135106

dvdplayer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131410

videocard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814127187

soundcard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102175

powersupply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103457

case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1185224&CatId=1509

1389 without shipping
 

A:can you tell me if this is a good gaming comp

anybody going to answer
 

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Title says it all. I have no idea what would be the best for the price.
I don't even know if i should go AMD or Intel. (i was thinking intel i5?)
Help.
that budget is for everything except monitor, mouse, keyboard.
Idk if i'll need a sound card but that's your suggestion.
I have a 600W power supply so i don't think i'll need a new one (i bought this bout 1 year ago works fine) but if you think ill need more put in suggestion please.

My first (and probably last) build so let it be something that will last please
 

A:Help me make the best gaming comp for 750-900

Your last thread was better.
 

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I am currently on a low budget and this is what i came up with for a new machine. Here are the current spec's.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811156063

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817104954

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822144417

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130056

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820150053
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128017
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131032

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115005

Fan/heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16835185038

I am not sure about which ram would be better thats why i listed both. I am unsure about the ram voltage difference because the standard is 1.8. Also my budget is around 750 U.S Dollars. Also not sure if the fan/heatsink I chose is the best choose. Feel free to tweek this build.
 

A:Building a gaming comp for about 750$

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hey im wanting to upgrade my current computer. i was thinking about getting:

EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600 GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail Link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085

and

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail Link:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115052

so my question is what new motherboard should i get? I already have 2x 512mb sticks of ram but i would like a total of 2-3 gigs of ram. So if you could help me out by telling what is a good mobo and some ram that would be greatly appreciated. I would like to keep the price not to expensive. if possible under $120.

Thanks for your time.
 

A:gaming comp help, quick

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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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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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