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Q: my system does not shutdown unlsee i long press the power bu...

my laptop does not shutdown unless i long press the power button

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recently bought a Dell Inspiron 14 5459 on June 12, 2016 and first thing I noticed is that to turn on the laptop I need to press and hold down the power button at least for 3 seconds in order for the laptop to boot up, this seems strange, I brought up this issue at the Dell Store where I bought the laptop and the sales people there told me that they noticed this in most Inspiron models.  Is this normal?

A:Dell Inspiron 14 5459 power button needs 3 seconds long press to power up?

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
This is unusual we would suggest you to check with another system to see if the same happens.
Kindly provide us with the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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When I started to repair PC problems from that date till now I'm getting one common solution for most of my 90% of problems that was "TURN OFF PC , REMOVE BATTERY LONG PRESS POWER BUTTON FOR 20 SECONDS THAN PUT BATTERY AND TURN ON PROBLEM SOLVED"
But this solution works for me only few times. So please anybody say what this really means? What happens to PC if we do this? Why Are they posting this same solution for most problems?

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Is there a way to change how the power button works? In order to turn on my laptop, I have to long-press the power button for about 2 seconds instead of just a quick press like normal. It's really annoying.
The laptop I'm using is a Latitude 7275, but I also have several Latitude 5175 laptops at work that do the exact same thing.

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Hello I recently aqcuired a Dell a Inspiron 13542 laptop and have noticed that i need to press the power button for about 3 seconds when I am initially powering it up. Afterwards a quick press will power the system up? Is this normal?

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Title says it all really. I haven't been able to shutdown my PC for a few months now without holding down the power button for a few seconds. I used to just leave my PC in sleep mode but, when this first started, it would often turn itself off instead of sleeping or enter sleep mode instead of turning off. It's not a major issue, granted, but it is still an annoyance that I would rather have fixed. If aynone knows the steps to attempt to remedy this I would be very grateful!

A:PC will not shutdown without continued power button press.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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hi dearsafter i install a ssd nvme m.2 on my ip 700 laptop and transfering my windows 10 to SSD (with best tool) my system boot and works perfect BUT after update windows 10 to newest version 1709I MUST PRESS POWER ON BUTTON 2 time TO STart powering on laptop , it means in first power on laptop AUTOMATIC POWER OFF occure suddenlyPLEASE HELP ME IT IS VERY important for ip700thnk u

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Hi, I have got a major problem with my system. When I'm playing games (recently Lock-on) my system will shutdown when i click one of the icons on the options page. When it crashes out it shuts down completely but then a beeping sound comes from my motherboard. When i launch the system again it comes up fine. I have to take the power lead out of the system for the beeping to stop. It is not only lock-on that this happens to?? Please help I haven't got a clue,

I have the latest Catalyst drivers. Latest Bios for MB.
AMD 3000+
9600XT
1Gb Memory 333
Win XP Sp2
A-Bit NFS-7S MB

Cheers
 

A:System shutdown on icon press???

I have rolled back my Catalyst drivers back to 4.12 instead of 5.2 and this seems to work... Will post if it happens again for another cry for help

Mac
 

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Please I need help, my system power light comes on and goes off immediately after I press the power button. Please what should I do?

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Recently I had to re-install XP onto my sisters PC and now after re-installing it, whenever the PC finishes the shut down process the fans keep spinning and the power light remains on for about 5 minutes before eventually powering off (or if I hold the power button down for a few seconds).

The initial shutdown process goes fine, it removes the output to the monitor and you hear the sound of the PC powering down but the fans keep spinning. I thought it maybe a ACPI problem but the device manager lists the PC as a ACPI Uni-processor PC (It's quite a few years old). There were no problems with this before XP was re-installed. Does anyone know why it is doing this?
 

A:PC takes long time to power off after shutdown

I have heard that some fans stay on until your pc is cool after shut down some power supplies have a built in thermostat that keeps the psu fan spinning until the psu cools down.. Not sure if this is the problem or not tho
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3992 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1804 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476587 MB, Free - 296012 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1841
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

A:pc takes long time to power off after shutdown

To pinpoint the cause, which can be a driver problem, boot into Safe Mode which only loads basic drivers and see if it shuts down properly from there.

Use the first method here to get to Safe Mode :- http://www.howtogeek.com/107511/how-to-boot-into-safe-mode-on-windows-8-the-easy-way/
 

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Hi, this is my first time posting here in this forum because I am in desperate need of help on my computer. My computer gets at least ONCE BSOD every time I turn it on after a long period of shutdown. It also sometimes randomly just shuts off or give me additional BSODs. It has got to the point that I can't even load to windows recently, which lead me to reformat my computer. I know the drivers here are not the latest ones, I am trying to use only the drivers from the CDs that came with the hardwares because the last time I used all the latest ones it still caused BSODs. I am not sure what other information I need to post up. Please help with any advices possible, very much appreciated.

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - fresh reformat
ASUS M4A77TD Pro
AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.9Ghz Socket AM3 95W
Crucial 4GB DDR3-1333 (PC 10600) MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4H1 (It's a 2x 4GB set, but I'm just using once at the moment to filter out problems)
SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4850 1GB 156-bit GDDR3
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM SATA
Antec Trupower 650W

A:BSOD after long period of shutdown on startup, random power shut off

Download and install the new version ofDriver Sweeper
Download the most recent software\driver for your ati AMD Graphics Drivers & Software
Uninstall ati software\driver,restart in safe mode,run driver sweeper,choose only AMD-Display andclean,restart in normal mode.
Install the new ati software\driver,restart.

Update DirectX

Read carefully the instructions and run http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/160729-
nvidia-amd-video-card-test-occt.html post here the results.

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Someone read my shutdown log and told me this.shutdownProcess name="spoolsv.exe" shutdownStartTime="4908" shutdownEndTime="24938" processEndTime="-1" shutdownDuration="20029"My shutdown went from 10 seconds to 30 seconds after I installed my printer's drivers from the disc it came with. He told me to get rid of the driver and install the newer ones from the HP website, but after I uninstalled the printer and it's drivers the shutdown still dragged even when the printer wasn't installed. I went ahead and got the newest driver and the problem still remains.I tried to do a system restore to before I installed the printer, but I kept getting this error message. I tried it again in safe mode too, but to the same result. Here's the error message. http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo213/Flaming-Pencil/Systemrestore.pngHow can I fix the system restore or just get rid of this service so I can replace it with the newer driver's one?Thank you guys all in advance and I appreciate every one of your answers!

A:spoolsv.exe taking long to shutdown/ System restore 'broken'

Hi. Nice desktop.

From the message displayed, it looks like the file(s) in that restore point are corrupted. Have you tried a different restore point, or do they all give the same error?

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I'm not sure what site it was, but some site implanted a fake antivirus downloader into my desktop, removing my background. I'm an extreme novice, so I left it there for a while, thinking it would be gone when I restarted. First came the google redirects, then I watched a Seinfeld/Bill Gates video on microsoft.com. All I did was run spybot and then shut down the computer. I logged back on a few minutes later, and the redirects were mostly gone, but windows firewall and zone alarm virus scan were oddly disabled. After that I began to hear strange glitchy sounds in my speakers and when I turned up the volume I realized I was listening to the highly distorted audio of the video I'd watched minutes before. I was like an intruder was hovering over me like "look what I can do, and you can't do a thing about it."

Now I have ad-aware, rsit, hijackthis, currports, and I ran combofix in the recovery console. I ran all these in safe mode, but the system seems just seems "wrong" to me, and I don't feel secure. Here is a rsit log. Please, any help at all would be great.


Logfile of random's system information tool 1.02 (written by random/random)
Run by PJ Hines at 2008-09-22 19:42:40
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
System drive C: has 40 GB (58%) free of 70 GB
Total RAM: 247 MB (30% free)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:42:54 PM, on 9/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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A:Google redirects and hearing past audio in speakers long after a system shutdown!!

new rsit log:

xcrewt457ComboFix 08-09-25.05 - PJ Hines 2008-09-26 19:26:37.5 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.61 [GMT -4:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Eric Hines.YOUR-W04GTXLD67\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\Documents and Settings\Christopher Hines\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\.lnk
D:\Autorun.inf

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-08-26 to 2008-09-26 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-09-26 05:07 . 2008-09-26 05:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\New Folder (2)
2008-09-25 23:28 . 2008-09-25 23:28 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\PJ Hines\Application Data\Lavasoft
2008-09-25 22:28 . 2008-09-25 22:28 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\PJ Hines\Application Data\MailFrontier
2008-09-24 04:07 . 2008-09-24 04:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Eric Hines.YOUR-W04GTXLD67\Application Data\MailFrontier
2008-09-24 03:57 . 2008-09-24 21:14 <DIR> d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\MailFrontier
2008-09-24 03:57 . 2008-07-09 09:05 75,248 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\zllsputility.exe
2008-09-24 03:57 . 2004-04-27 04:40 11,264 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\SpOrder.dll
2008-09-24 02:47 . 2008-07-09 09:05 1,086,952 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\zpeng24.dll
2008-09-24 0... Read more

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Hello DELL COMMUNITY,
I can't believe this is an unsolvable issue...
my Studio XPS1340 isn't that old...
and my battery was replaced by warranty a little over a year ago...
it was charging fine...then suddenly, when I rebooted, I got:

WARNING: The battery cannot be identified.This system will be unable to charge this battery.Press Any Key to ContinuePress <F2> 2 times to enter SETUPPress <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu
Do I just need to replace the battery?

A:WARNING: The battery cannot be identified. This system will be unable to charge this battery. Press Any Key to Continue Press <F2> 2 times to enter SETUP Press <F12> and Any Key to enter Boot Menu

Hi,
I apologize for the inconvenience caused to you. You can follow the steps below:
Drain the residual power of your computer and recaliberate the battery by following the steps below:

Power off your computer. 
Remove all the external peripherals  (printers, scanners or any other USB device) connected to your computer.
Please remove the AC adapter and battery of your computer. 
Press and hold the power button of your computer for 10-15 seconds to drain the residual power. 
Release the power button
Keep the battery out for atleast 2 - 3 hours.
Then insert the battery and charge it overnight with the system powered off.
Insert the battery in and connect the AC adaptor.
Then power on the computer and see if it works.

If the issue still persists, you can update the BIOS of the computer.
Note: Make sure the ac adapter is connected and the battery is charged 10% or above to update the BIOS. Also, disconnect all the external peripherals before updating the BIOS. All the programs should be closed and documents saved.

Click on the below link: http://dell.to/Th8z4k
Click on “Download File”.
Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
Click on “Download Now”.
Save the BIOS on your desktop.
Once the BIOS is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

 Please reply with the findings.

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Hello,
 
Ive been having some strange problems with my computer, they only started a couple days ago, November 8th, when windows 7 wouldn't boot. I haven't done anything or downloaded anything strange, that I can think of, that would cause this...
 
My computer has Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, I did the repair process and that seemed to fix it. Everything would boot again but now it takes Windows 10- 15 minutes to start. (It used to take only about 2-3 minutes tops)
It will generally sit on the Welcome screen for 5-6 min, then go to a black screen where my mouse is visible.
I can move the mouse around but clicking does nothing. After another 5 or so minutes on the black screen, windows will fully load and everything is fine, except I discovered that avast is somehow disabled whenever my computer starts now.
 
The shutdown process is doing something similarly strange. When I select shutdown the computer hangs for 3-4 mins then says a program is still running in the background and asks if I want to force close it. Sometimes the stated program is explorer.exe "log off sound" or "task host window" or nothing at all will appear. After I force it to shutdown, windows will go to the logging off screen and sit there for 10-15 minutes before actually turning off.
 
Not sure whats going on so I searched around for some solutions...
I tried to do a system restore but all of my restore points had somehow vanished, no luck there.
I tried disabling all the start-up p... Read more

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Hi guys,

I have an annoying problem where my usb/ps2 devices are still on after I shutdown my computer. I have a AMD 3000+ thats on a fairly all integrated foxcomm motherboard (integ. video, sound). I don't know if this issue is with my mb or my power supply.

I have a ps2 optical mouse and a usb mp3 connected to my computer...and I want them to be off when I shutdown my computer (WinXPSp2).. ..I see their lights on all the time. I never had this problem with my old computer. I know a friend of mine that alse has this issue. So basically if I turn of the switch (1, 0) on the back of my power supply, every thing turns off...I don't want do that all the time though....

If I change the power supply will that make it behave differently? - or is it a motherboard design?

Thanks
 

A:Power still supplied to USB/Ps2 after system shutdown

Motherboard model number?

Either a BIOS setting or jumper on the motherboard, this is OK and normal most times and why there is a +5VSB.

Do you have PS/2 or USB device power up enabled? Wake on LAN or similar settings?
 

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Actually, that's not quite true.  Sometimes, it shuts down properly... and sometimes, it hangs.  Everything appears to shut down normally; programs close, logs off, shuts down, monitor loses signal... and then the computer just sits there humming, all night if I let it (the front power button/light remains on). 
 
I usually force power down with the button on the front (held for 5 seconds), but I hate doing that every single day.
 
I thought it might be due to certain peripherals plugged in, but it doesn't seem to be because even with or without these, I cannot predict what it'll do, and >90% of the time it will not shut down all the way.
 
Any quick n' easy fixes?  It's a newish system, bought back in January.  No updates waiting to install - that I can see - or anything weird going on that would prevent a complete shutdown.    And as I said, it gets almost all the way there, just needs a bit of help to get all the way off.  :-(
 
Any help much appreciated!

A:Win 7 (Dell) System won't power down at Shutdown

Better scan your whole computer and go to control panel> default program and manage or change the actual setting means from there we can change our setting as our requirements. If not than check the boot system of the computer.

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My HP 440 g2 power off automatically while i am away from it for 30 minutes. power options have been set to never but still facing this problem. any solution?

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Dear all,I'm unsing a new lenovo x1 carbon and I have a shutdown issue. When the lid is closed, while on battery, even if I had 40% at 2200, 6-7hrs later the battery seems to be drained and I need to plug the system in order to start it. When I did it today- I had 6% in the battery (which shouldn't prevent from waking up the system from sleep and not hit the start button and reset it).I pulled a system power report and realized that basically every day the system enters to an unknown sleep type which is followed by an abnormal shutdown (attached).I believe that this is the nidus for this issue but didn't find any solid way to solve this.I'll appreciate any assistance.Best 

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Hi, so I have had a powering issue with my previous power supply which was the Corsair CX600W so i purchased a newer power supply - the EVGA SuperNova G2 550W. I unhooked my old psu, hooked up my new one and the PC turned on and I turned it back off from the power button on the case. I also hava a boot drive problem so I unplugged the sata cables from my SSD and wanted to try to turn on the PC with only my HDD. I did this with the PSU switched off and the power cord unplugged. When I tried turning the PC on again the PSU made a clicking noise and nothing turns on. The motherboard Led's are lit up so it is definitely getting power but when I go to turn the computer on it just makes a quick clicking noise and nothing turns on. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Power Supply makes clicking noise when I press power button

You may just need to drain the power off from the power supply and try again. Unplug the power to the power supply, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in and try to turn on the computer again. If that doesn't put the old power supply back in and see if the PC works, or was the old one dead? If the PC works with the old one and not the new one then you may have gotten a faulty power supply.
 

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Apps such as facebook that allow you to long-press a "like" link which pops up "like, love, wow, sad and hate" icons do not work with the touch screen. You can use the touch pad for those but not the touchscreen. Kind of ridiculous since dell has had this functionality for years. I contacted support who gave me the typical runaround about installing windows updates, running the lenovo advantage system update, yada-yada. Which of course made absolutely no difference. Do they even test this stuff??? Does anyone know a solution? Does it work with a pen? (i don't have a pen yet)

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Hi All, I'm new to this forum, I'm a novice and I'm frustrated so please excuse any 'please repeat' or 'walk me through' requests. I have an HP pavillion x2 with 2 problems:1. if i long press the arrow keys, it sets my keyboard to perpetual unchangeable -unless I restart- uppercase. And from thereon if i access the internet, instead of openning a  new tab -for any search- it will open a new window. this leaves me with multiple windows instead of multiple tabs. this can only be undone if i restart.2. If i shut off or 'sleep' and access later, a small  light on (I think the wifi)  key flashes red. I will press the start button (on the outside), long press, which will then shut off the laptop (red light turns momentarily white and the off completely) and then i would have to press the start button again , the light on the key (i think wifi key) would now flash white and the laptop would start. (displaying tha the laptop was not shut of correctly before)  Any advise what to do. No warranty as i bought second hand)Thanks a mill,

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Having shutdown problem with Lenovo T420 Notebook. Lenovo T420 default come with OEM Windows 7 Pro and we upgrade it to windows 7 Ent After upgrade, join domain, install bitlocker and perform windows update. Normally user sometime won't shutdown their
notebook on 2-3days because they using it on production environment. when try to shutdown windows 7 after 2-3days, it can shutdown windows 7 and LCD screen blank but the notebook power indicator light still on. I need to press the power button for few second
to power off the notebook. Any solution to solve? Called to Lenovo they request me to just get the patch from Microsoft, Lenovo support did not give me what is the patch i need to install. Any one having this experience? Already do the fresh installation of
the windows but the problem still remain on many unit of our T420 Notebook

A:Windows 7 Enterprise on Lenovo T420 Shutdown Issue (can suhutdown system but can not power off notebook)

Have you tried to update the BIOS yet?  If not, that would be a good place to start.  You can also try pulling the battery out while having the laptop plugged in and see if you get the same results.  If so please let us know.

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I tried to deactivate the long-press feature on my Thinkpad Yoga 370 for the pen.It just didn't work (Even when I manually changed the setting in the registry.)After some time of trying different stuff I finally figured out that I can deactivate the right-click on long press in the "Pen and Touch" settings found in the Control Panel.However:Only the settings in the "Touch" Tab actually get applied; for both pen and touch!The settings on the "Pen Options" Tab don't have any effect on anyting. I would like to configure my system to allow long-press for right click for touch input but not for the pen input.Is there a way to do this (maybe through manual registry configuration)or is this a driver bug?(Should it be the latter; would you mind fixing it @lenovo?)

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I have dell vostro 3300 brand new. when I press shutdown the laptop restart, I could not fix
I think mp laptop is not normal.I tried to install another operating system
I changed OS to XP but I got the same problem...
 

A:When I press shutdown the laptop restart

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I have dell vostro 3300 brand new. when I press shutdown the laptop restart, I could not fix
I think mp laptop is not normal.I tried to install another operating system
I changed OS to XP but I got the same problem...Click to expand...

You might of voided the warranty by putting another OS on it,but you might contact Dell & see what they say.
 

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when I press Shutdown my computer still working do nothing ,can anyone help solve this problem?​
 

A:when I press Shutdown my computer still working do nothing

Hi and welcome.

Are you doing shutdown from the desktop?

If so, can you shut down in safe mode?
 

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Hello! Part 1: After the latest drivers update (Wacom develops driver for Lenovo Active Pen 2), the long press of the top side button leads to activation of screenshot event (kind of Snip and Sketch). It interrupts any drawing activity. For example, Sketchable application has a color picking assigned to this button, which is interrupted by screenshot triggering. Note: There are 2 side buttons on the Active Pen 2, and the top side button leads to the issue. It's not about usual top button at the end of the pen, and it's not about long tap of the pen itself (that "issues" were found in a huge amounts in the internet). I found that 1. Working driver version: Lenovo Pen Service (Wacom provider) 7.5.1.21, 2. not working: 7.6.1.29.Now, community, I ask you how and where to report the driver issue? Part 2: I reported the issue to Wacom support. Wacom supports stopped support me when they realized that I have Lenovo Active Pen 2, so you can see "Lenovo" there, not Wacom, that's why it's not Wacom's problem. Not really clear situation, because drivers has been downloaded from Wacom site and developed by Wacom. Ok, then I went to Lenovo support. I managed to communicate to USA Lenovo support, and they redirected me to my local Lenovo representatives (not USA) because of the laptop warranty location. How the laptop warranty is linked to Wacom driver bug? After that destructive finger pointing, I came here. Perhaps, could you suggest... Read more

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One out of three times When I Press Shutdown the windows explorer restarts, I have Win Xp pro SP2, 384 MB SDRAM, P4 1.7Ghz processor. What should I do? Not that the problem's fatal, but its VERY annoying !!

A:When I Press Shutdown the windows explorer restarts

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One out of three times When I Press Shutdown the windows explorer restarts, I have Win Xp pro SP2, 384 MB SDRAM, P4 1.7Ghz processor. What should I do? Not that the problem's fatal, but its VERY annoying !!




Are you pressing shutdown as in Start>turn off computer>shut down

Or are you pressing your power button on the computer?

I'm confused between "press" which makes me think of button and "click" which makes me think of mouse. ??

What type of computer is it?

The shutdown is started by a windows signal, but the motherboard actually does the shutdown.

JB

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Been doing some reading and ther are other people seeming to have something similar.  The Thinkcentre screen waits a long time to go away and I have made sure there are no USBs in the boot options and I just installed the latest BIOS ending in 60.  Also there is a long wait after the MS XP scrolling green bar goes away.  I hear the scanner recycle and there is still a long wait of maybe a minute or two before it continues.  Watching the disc light on the CPU, it flashes maybe 1 each second througout that whole time until finally windows continues.  I have not unplugged my external USB external discs yet.Any thoughts?ThanksCarver Smith

A:Long wait time for "System is Starting" to go away long black screen after MS XP logo

Well this is sad to hear that you are having similar problems.  I had hoped it was simply a power issue for mine. My system also seems to start extremely slow very similar to what you describe.  This seemed to happen after I installed a new PCIe graphics card.  I thought it might be that I am just pushing the power source to its limit and had hopes that it would go away when I upgraded.





----------------------------------ThinkCentre M51 (8143-WNV): Intel Pentium 4 (HT), 4 GB RAM, 40 GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD, PCI Tower (4x5), Intel GMA 900, 48x32x48x16x CD-RW & DVD combo, Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet, Win XP Pro, US Robotics voice/data modem PCI, USB 2.0 PCI card

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Hello! Chapter 1: After the latest drivers update (Wacom develops driver for Lenovo Active Pen 2), the long press of the top side button leads to activation of screenshot event (kind of Snip and Sketch). It interrupts any drawing activity. For example, Sketchable application has a color picking assigned to this button, which is interrupted by screenshot triggering. Note: There are 2 side buttons on the Active Pen 2, and the top side button leads to the issue. It's not about usual top button at the end of the pen, and it's not about long tap of the pen itself (that "issues" were found in a huge amounts in the internet). I found that 1. Working driver version: Lenovo Pen Service (Wacom provider) 7.5.1.21, 2. not working: 7.6.1.29.Now, community, I ask you how and where to report the driver issue? Chapter 2: I reported the issue to Wacom support. Wacom denied to support me after they realized that I have Lenovo Active Pen 2, so you can see "Lenovo" in the title, not Wacom, that's why it's not a Wacom's problem. Not really clear situation, after all drivers have been downloaded from Wacom site and they are developed by Wacom. Then I went to Lenovo support. I managed to communicate to USA Lenovo support, and they redirected me to my local Lenovo representatives (not USA ones) because of the laptop warranty location. How the laptop warranty is linked to Wacom driver bug? After that destructive finger pointing, I came here. Perh... Read more

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Hello

Suddenly pc doesnt boot up we change with new psu and from that time pc power up by the time we connect the psu with power ,

i remove all cables i left connection psu with motherboard but still the pc power up by him self , i remove the cpu and then didnt power up ...
what the problem

A:Pc power up without press power button

Go into the bios and find something like "Self Power on" and disable it, then it shouldn't happen anymore.

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so my computer started unexpectedly shutting down about 60 seconds after loading windows today. No BSOD, no error message, no warning, just a hard shutdown. It happened consistently every time I started the computer, unless I was in safe mode, then I had no issues. So I went into msconfig, and eventually tracked the problem down to a specific system service - "power". If that process is stopped, no hard shutdown. But that process seems to be responsible for Windows Audio Endpoint Builder, so I have no audio if it is stopped. Can anyone think of any reasons for this process to cause an unexpected shutdown? and how do I go about fixing it?

A:Unexpected shutdown if system service "power" is running

Sounds like a driver power state failure.
Turning on driver verifier may cause a bsod we can then read the minidump for and get some more direct answers. Anything right now would be pure guesswork.
Instructions for activating driver verifier follow
Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
(Please read all instructions for driver verifier before using as it's possible it will make the machine behave badly and you need to know how to undo it.)

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I have a custom built computer, been working fine for two years. Comes last week, a storm passed by my house and power went out. When I come home from work I try to turn it on and no joy. I remember that I had 7 years warranty on my corsair AX1200i PSU. So I did a warranty claim, comes today and put new PSU and still no joy. Things I have tried are, re-seat the RAM also CPU, only 1 RAM. And no joy. When I press the power button theres nothing. No lights no leds. When I press the self test button several times, once in a while I see lights and fans working. I tried Memok on motherboard and no joy. One thing I did notice was when I remove the 4 pin CPU cable from PSU, the self test works instantly but the power button still doesnt work. Nothing, also did jumper on power l, reset CMOS. Could this be my CpU fried? Or the motherboard? I still need to take it out from case and check for capacitors etc..

Specs:3930k i7 CPU LGA 2011 6 core.
Asus x79 TUF motherboard.
G. Skill sniper ram 32GB{4x8Gb)

4TB storage drive

258Gb Samsung pro ssd

Corsair AX 1200i

Corsair H100i Cooler.

I think ill just send in the mobo tor replacement since it has 5 years warranty. I hope its not my CPU...

Thanks for the help in advanced.

 




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Ok so here's the situation :

my friend's PC suddenly stopped working something like a month ago. He took it to some local computer repair shop who diagnosed a dead mobo and PSU.

They told him his mobo was now impossible to find and since I could get my hands on one fairly easily he asked me to repair it for him.

So basicly I changed his PSU and ordered a new INTEL D865GLC Socket 478 (his mobo)... I just received the damn thing and even with the brand new mobo the PC does the exact same **** :

I press the power button and absolutely nothing happens, nothing! Even the fans stay idle . What could be the cause? I even tried shorting the POWER SW pins with a screwdriver to make sure it wasn't the case Power Button but in vain.

I tried swapping mem sticks, changing PSU, tried removing HDD, DVD drive and GPU... no help there either.

Could it be a dead CPU?
 

A:Nothing happens when I press the power button! Need help!

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It's early in the morning and I'll post the specs after class, so bare with me for a second.

I have a problem shutting down my computer. It takes a very long time for me to turn off my computer. After clicking turn off computer, it takes about 5 mins. for the "Stand By, Log Off, Turn Off Computer" window to pop up, another 5 mins. to log off, and another 5 mins. for the computer to actually shut down.

If I just log off, then shut down, it takes only a couple mins. to log off but it still takes a while to shut down from there.

It should not take 15 mins. to turn off a computer, what could be wrong?

A:Shutdown....too long

welcome to tsf
start=run=type- msconfig to see whats running in the backround to slim it down

are you using norton?

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I have 5 pcs here at my house. 3 of which take a long time to shut down. I have tried everything I can think of from driver updates to uninstalling programs. I have even played around in the services w/ one of them. I have included the startuplist of one pc. This pc does not have too much on it so I figured maybe it will be easier to find the culprit. They all do have norton anti virus. However, I did remove norton from this pc, and also deleted all reg entries of it. Has anyone else had this problem? Maybe you see something in there? Thanks, KK.

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StartupList report, 3/31/2003, 5:27:21 PM
StartupList version: 1.52
Started from : C:\Documents and Settings\Barret\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for startuplist152.zip\StartupList.EXE
Detected: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
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Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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Hello, I have a friends personal computer here, a one year old HP pavillion that quit on her one day while she was at work. She left the machine running 24/7.

When you press the power button, absolutely nothing happens.

I took the side off and though there were no lights on the motherboard, a green LED on the power supply meant to me that the power supply was at least getting power. I unplugged the PSU and then unplugged the 24 pin connector from the power supply to the motherboard. I then took a multimeter and found a ground pin and checked all the other pins for power. On a couple pins there was 5 or so volts, but there were none with 3 volts or 12 volts..., just a couple with 5 volts on them.

My questions are...

1. Did I test the power supply properly?

2. Will testing the system with a different power supply possibly put the different power supply at risk if
there is a problem now with the motherboard or some other peice of hardware in the dead system?

3. If it is completely apparent that the power supply is in fact dead, how do I determine a replacement?
 

A:Dead machine, press power and nothing.

Testing the PSU directly like that isn't 100% as when the power is drained off the PSU, the levels may drop because of fault. But its a good start.

Have a look on the motherboard for bulging or leaking capacitors before you try with a different PSU.
http://www.capacitorlab.com/visible-failures/ see there for examples.

If you are happy to try a different PSU, ensure it matches the right output enough to power the components.
 

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I set my Dell Inspiron laptop (Windows 8) to sleep after 15 minutes (never to hibernate) whether on AC power or battery.
This allows me to take out my laptop from my bag, open the lid, enter my pin and get to work quickly.
One thing that baffles me is that when on AC power, I have to press the power button to "wake" the laptop out of sleep
instead of just pressing a key on the keyboard. The power button is this tiny chicklet metal button that is awkward to press.
Any way to set Windows 8 to wake on keypress when on AC power?
Thanks

A:power button press to come out of sleep

You do not find it in Power Options to change power button from doing it? Only know ways if using an external USB device. Should be a sleep button or one of the F buttons or Fn.

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I want to make the hot key, such as F11, when power on, if press it, it can boot the winpe, then i can do something, such as recovery os. I remembered changing the boot file via bcdedit can do it, but now i forgot it, anyone can help me? thanks.

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Hi All,

I have a computer that I use as a server with an Asus motherboard (P5GC). that recently hung,
and I had to turn off the computer using the power supply switch on the back.

Now, when I try to turn on the computer, nothing happens...the motherboard has a green light that
turns on when I switch the power supply on, but other than that nothing....
Does anyone out there know what I can do to get this computer working again????

Very desperate....any and all help is most appreciated.....thanks in advance.
 

A:Press Power button on Computer & nothing happens.

Check your motherboard for blown caps: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
 

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HP updates icon alert pop up, I opened the alert and selected all to updates. While updating, the computer suddenly frozen and shut down. When I try to press the power button, nothing happened.  Can someone please help to solve this problem.  

A:Nothing happen when I press the power button.

Use the troubleshooting tutor at the following document. HP PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10, 8)http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-Phoenix-860-Desktop-PC-series/8499708/model/8680786/docu...

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hi all i have a shut down problem, at random (not everytime) when i try to shut down my pc it can take upto 15min at the blue windows is shutting down screen but then i get a bsod popup and my pc reboots.. so i got my 550d out and set it recording after 14min i got a bsod and this is it... i hope this will help you help me to solve this problem ive had for some time now, thank you

HERE IS THE minidump + msinfo32 zip
http://rapidshare.com/files/441073282/Desktop.zip

and here are the information details that another forum tried to help me in before referring me to this forum

shutdown problem (new information please help) - Guru3D.com Forums
last two shutdowns gave me a problem - Guru3D.com Forums
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...then-bsod.html
please help me in any way you can as im really struggling to find help anywhere else

A:long shutdown followed by BSOD

I AM VERY SORRY I DINT KNOW THIS SITE PREFERRED ITS OWN METHOD OF FACT FINDING IM RUNNING THIS AS I TYPE FOR YOU GUYS

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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Hi. My computer shutting Down has been staying on longer than it used to. Please let me know what I need to do to make it run faster again like when after I first bought it. Thanks, Janice
P.S. I have a Dell Studio 1555 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, and I am running Windows 7 Home Edition.
 

A:Shutdown taking too long

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I have a problem shutting down my computer. It takes a very long time for me to turn off my laptop. After clicking turn off computer, it takes about 5 mins. for Logging Off window to come, another 3-4 mins. to log off, and another 3 mins. for the computer to actually shut down. It wasn't taking this much time before. What could be wrong? Below is the HiJack This and Combo Fix logs. I have ran virus scan, ad-ware scan to improve the shutdown process but nothing helped. Please advice.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:47:05 PM, on 7/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
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A:Shutdown taking too long........

can anyone please help me with this issue.....

Thanks,
Jigs

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My W7 shutdown is extremely long - about 3 times the boot time = 60 sec. Does anybody have a good recommendation for a shutdown tracing program that works and you have used yourself - I know how to Google, LOL.

A:Extremely long shutdown

You'll need to get Cluberti to read it although he'd gladly teach you if you ask: Trace Windows 7 boot-shutdown-hibernate-standby-resume issues - MSFN Forums

You can also get a good idea of problem startups (which are often problem shutdowns) by installing Soluto – Anti-Frustration Software which provides a less complicated trace and how to use Soluto to remove unnecessary apps from the boot : Soluto Support

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