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Can't turn comp on b/c of games?

Q: Can't turn comp on b/c of games?

Well basically a few days ago my computer screen would go black in the middle of playing a game and it would force me to restart my computer because I couldn't do anything. I thought it was a bug with titan quest since it hadn't happened in half life 2 or WoW. Sadly this morning after 5 minutes of playing WoW the same thing happened so I restarted and tried half life 2. The game almost immediately did the same thing and when I tried to restart my computer won't even turn on properly. It sounds like it is running fine but I get no picture and the 3 lock lights dont come on when I try.

My luck with my computer has been nothing but bad in the past year. I am now on my third hard drive, 3rd Graphics card, 2nd motherboard, and almost needed a new sound card. If anyone is able to help me, please do because all of this money I have pretty much put down the drain has led me to think I should just forget about fixing it and sell the parts and spend my money on something else.

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A: Can't turn comp on b/c of games?

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My computer is all AOpen parts running on Windows ME. It was acting funny one day and the next it wouldn't start up. When I press the power button the processor fan starts to run for a few seconds, then the CPU speaker beeps a few times and the whole thing just shuts back off. I'm thinking its the power supply, I've had that problem before on a different comp but it was different symptoms. I have a few spare power supplies from my comp graveyard I dont know if they're interchangable or how to tell if they are. Help?
 

A:Comp Won't Turn on!

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First things first, i'd like to say hi! First time posting here.
Now on to my problem. a guy at work asked me to take a look at his comp for him. I got it home and it won't power up. I unplugged everything but the mobo and tried to turn it on. No dice. The light on the mobo is on, which i assume would mean it is getting power. I switched out the power supply. Still nothing. Am i correct in assuming that eather the MOBO or the CPU has gone bad?
PS. if this is in the wrong forums please move. i wasn't sure which forum to post it in.
 

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my computer do not turn off if I'm connected to the internet during start up. When I discconnect to the internet and start up my comp, then it will be able to shut down properly later on.
It will show as "shutting down" (something like that)nd will just stay there forever.
PCcillin cannot detect any virus infections. I'm suspecting it to be something wrong with a program?
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A:Comp don't turn off

Hi What OS are you running?

Have you tried any of the following:

On Windows XP try running windows defender in case of spyware etc, or try one of the others searchanddestroy etc.

Check you have all latest updates.

Make sure you have no programs running when you shut down. try doing control + alt +delete viewing task manager and then seeing if you have any hi mem usuage programs running.

Has everything closed properly before you shut down?

Has this problem arisen recently and may you have installed something to cause it.
 

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hey, i just finished putting together a pc for my grandpas office, ive checked like 81239812 times, everything is connected properly. When i hit the power button, nothing happens. Not even an attempt to boot, no fans turn on, nothing.

any suggestions??
 

A:New comp wont turn on

Don't worry this happens all the time! Remember to power off before disconnecting anything. Do you get any beeps? 1 beep is good - more beeps is bad and can tell you what is going wrong.
First take out the motherboard and make sure that there not too many stand-offs; any extras can short out the board.
If this is OK, check you have all the front panel connections on the right pins - an LED connection on the reset button for example will stop it booting.
If this still does not sort it, disconnect everything and take out all the cards except the front panel and power supply cables. Does it boot? Reconnect one thing at a time and that will tell you what is causing the problem.
Get back to us!
 

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We have a comp plugged into a surge protector, and when you flip the switch, it won't turn on unless you flip it on-off for about a minute (literally) We tried plugging it into the wall, and a different surge protector, and same problem. Is the relay switch inside the comp going bad?? If so, how do we fix it?
 

A:Comp wont turn on!!!!

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Hmm so the computer wont turn on, it's not frequently used either and i know it had a few probs in the past... someone plz help me! Yes i did try to switch power supply from 115v to 250v and nothing happened so i turned it back. And when i plugged it in, i can hear like a.... idk high pitch noise coming from the tower but it wont turn on.
 

A:Comp won't turn on. And im not technical

It might help if you listed your PC specifications. You shouldn't change that switch on the back. You adjust that according to the wall socket current. In the USA the default would be 115V. Changing it to 250V could blow the power supply. If nothing happened when you did that, your power supply might be dead already. The other thing is when the power supply blows, it sometimes takes out other components. That didn't necessarily happen but I bring it up only as a possibility.
 

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I think my poor computer has contracted some spyware or viruses or some crap and uh, now after the first 8 seconds after I turn it on, it just freezes up, I probobly could fix this if I could get to the system restore, but it freezes up before I can get to it.
 

A:comp isn't responding after i turn it on

Do you get any Beeps ? Screen display ? Error message ?
 

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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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Hi there! I've a problem with my computer. After I'd updated the BIOS (my mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-S3) the machine stopped turning off. I mean, the fans still worked, the monitor stopped responding, the led on chassis was on. But someone helped me on IRC - told me what to change in the settings and it worked. Unfortunately after I'd updated the BIOS again I deleted the backup and it doesn't work. In Gigabyte they said to flash the BIOS to the new beta, and when it didn't help - to change the mobo in the shop. Can someone please help me?
 

A:The comp doesn't turn off

You will have to replace the motherboard at this point
 

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whenever i turn off my computer, it always say that. how can i make it not appear when i shut down my computer? thanks
 

A:It is now safe to turn of your comp.

1) Check that your system is ACPI compliant
- in "Device manger" expand the "computer" icon and check if states Advanced Power management

2) Test in safe mode - If the problem is not present in safe mode, then mostlikely the issue is releated to a 3rd party application hanging the system during the shut down process.

If the problem is still present in safe mode, then you may need to toggle some settings in the BIOS (power management etc..)
or you may need to update the system BIOS

Please post results
 

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THe Hard Driver i think is the problem.

the yellow LED on the front is flashing. Whatever I do to the computer it wont turn on, so I pulled the power cord out to stop it(the led that was flashing). When I plugged it back in today, it just started flashing again. The computer is off but it still flashes, . instead of turnign on It just flashes this yellow light. Any ideas? i am runing windows Xp home and a 71GB hard driver
it worked fine when changed the hard driver to another hard driver(20GB Windows Xp media center). i pluged the 71GB as slave and it steal wont turn on.
i really need to access that hard drive my entire website data is in there.
PLease if some one can help me

Thanx in advence
 

A:HELP MY COMP. Wont turn on

Hi Igli and welcome to the Techspot Forum :wave:

First its a Hard Drive not a hard driver, from your post I can only guess that the 71GB Hard Drive has failed, either mechanically or electronically.

Suggestions, go to the maufacturers website and download the test tool for the drive in question and test it, sorry to say if the test tool finds it faulty then all your data is gone.

Regards
 

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I was on my computer i got a bright flash and now my comp wont turn on is this just my power supply or worse
 

A:Comp wont turn on

Where did the bright flash come from?
If you're lucky it's just the power supply. Worst case scenario? Everything in it is fried.
I'd try a different power supply first, then take it from there.
 

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I have the ecs k7s5a motherboard with a amd xp 2000. Everything is connected but when i hit the power button the cpu fan turns for 3 seconds and stops. Thats it, nothing else happens.
Does anyone know whats going on?
 

A:[SOLVED] my comp doesn't turn on

are you just putting the computer together or has it worked before?
if your just now setting it up it could the motherboard shorting out. like if one of the mounting screws for the motherboard is touching something on the board it could cause it to short out. try and see if you can remove the board from the case so that its not touching anything metal and see if it will boot up.
 

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ok, so lets start like this: i dont know too much about computers, but i did a little research. i know what the motherboard is and i know that the actual power button on the tower just sends the signal to switch on or off to the power supply unit... And i havent done anything to my computer recently just have gone online. So All i did was shut my computer down last night, and it WOULDNT TURN ON this morning.
- i already tried unplugging and plugging back in, and changed the the power bar. everything else on the bar works (my light, the monitor, the dsl box, and the speakers) except the computer base.
PLEASE HELP!!
- erika
 

A:I Really Need Help. Comp Wont Turn On, No Idea Why

It could be a power supply issue, have you made any hardware changes lately? Also, is the power button wire correctly placed in the slot on the mobo (could've been loose)?
 

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hi, i just recently change my computer case, and i plug in everything right, but now, it won't turn on. I plug the jumper and everything right, and it still won't turn on. any help would be grateful. thanks
 

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I'm running a Prescott P4 3.2 gHz, 1.5 gigs of ram, nVidia 5500 card, on an ASRock Motherboard model p4v88, running WinXp sp2 and every single update...

Last night I shut down the system before I left with no problems. I haven't had *any* problems with it, really, as long as I've owned it. I take great care of it and it's been devoid of viruses or disk error or anything since I've had it (only 5 months). Also no BIOS updates in a long time, and no windows updates in a few weeks.

This morning I pushed power and the fans whirred up for maybe a half a second before the system turned off. I pushed power again and the same thing happened. I unplugged everything from the back but the power, same. I opened it up (unplugged) and pulled out the ram - same. Uplugged the harddrives - same. Cdroms/pci cards/video card/ etc., until the only thing that was plugged in was the motherboard. I'm still having the same problem. The little green LED on the front of the case remains lit even tho the sys isn't on. I think the PSU is okay... what the hell could the problem be? The computer was plugged into a surge protector so I don't think it got a shock. I haven't like spilled water on it or anthing.. ahh...
 

A:Comp Wont Turn On - No Symptoms!

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Well my computer doesn't turn on anymore. It was working fine and then the power cord of the surge got unplugged from the outlet. Needless to say the comp wont turn on anymore. I was wondering if its the psu or the mobo that has messed up. When I plug in the comp the steady power light turns on, on the mobo which i assume it means it receiving some type of power. But when I press the power button the led lights of comp flash on and then turn back off. So does anybody know if its the psu or the mobo that is damaged?
 

A:Comp Wont Turn ON is it the PSU or the Mobo

Probably Power Supply (hard to say really)

Just for a quick option:

Remove the power cord
Hold the On button in for 30 secs (releasing all internal voltage)
Put the power cord back in (securely)
Turn on (I hope)
 

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How do i turn comp. in safe mode?THANKS
 

A:Do not know how to turn comp.to safe mode?

Windows2000 and XP, you can press the F8 key before it starts to boot and select Safe Mode.
 

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*note to moderators: i don't need to fix my computer. this specific section if just for general security discussion.
 
can someone/malcious program fizzle, turn off, or temporarily dissolve your firewall so that they can get in?
 
i am trying to figure out more about security and what malicious stuff can do to your computer.
 
does anyone know the answer to this question?
 
sincerely,
thank you

A:can your firewall be temporarily turn off so that someone can get into your comp

Rather than fizzle the firewall malicious hackers would be far better off opening a random port for their communications, which would remain open. As to a malicious program doing this it would be a far more complicated scenario. i know webcrawlers constantly hit my work server firewall looking for open ports, but they would be unable to modify these settings from the inside if they did get in. (despite all the chaos they would cause). As to software firewalls on workstations being temporarily compromised on workstations... someone else can jump in here

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Hi
i just installled a watercooler for my comp, but as i was removing the retention clips from my mb, my screw driver slipped and hit the back of the mobo and made a small mark, i was hoping it wasnt serious and so caerried on with my install. i have now installed everything and motherboard and all wires are back in their places.
BUT NOW WHEN I PRESS THE START UP BUTTON, NOTHING HAPPENS I WANA CRY LOL, is it because i damaged the motherboard? even though i cant turn all the lights on the inside of my mobo are on and so is the display on my tower but it still wont turn on
PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:My 3.6ghz Comp WONT TURN ON :(!!! Please help

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This morning my computer auto-shutoff (before I woke up). When I went to turn it on, the box light and fans blinked on for less than a second and then nothing. I opened it up, it's clean (dusted it with air about two weeks ago), all lines look and feel to be securely in place, and the motherboard light is on, which I think rules out the power supply. So what is wrong with my system?

System Specs:

Power Supply: 470W Thermaltake (Silent Power Edition)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz (1066MHz Front Side Bus) (4MB Cache) (Conroe)
MotherBoard: Asus P5N-SLI (Chipset: nForce 570 Intel) (SLI Compatible) (Conroe)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 Super Talent at 800MHz (High Performance)
Hard Drive: 80GB Western Digital (8MB Cache) (7200 RPM) (SATA)
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB (By: XFX) (PCI-Express)
Cooling: Air Cooling (Certified Digital Storm Heat-sink and Fan) (Stage 1 Cooling)
OS: Windows XP ME 2005 SP2

I do plan on calling Digital Storm Tech Support this morning, but since they're a west coast company I have to impatiently wait for them to open at 9am. Depending on the problem, they may not be able to fix it either, so I come to you guys.

Thank you, in advance, for any light you can give to this problem.
 

A:Solved: Comp Won't Turn On, but MB light is on...

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My windows 7 comp won't turn on or charge the light won't even turn on and I tried a different charger and it still doesn't work helllllp!!!!

A:Comp wont turn on or charge?

Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of your pc or if a custom build the make and model of the motherboard,cpu,gpu,ram,and powersupply

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hi i have an old compaq with 8mb video/385sdram/400p2 and iam just thinking what are some good old games i could find to put on it that might work
 

A:fun games for old comp

Doom 95
 

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-I have an HP laptop, bought from a year ago. I tried repairing the my Win Xp operating system because my computer was a little slow and i thought it might help. I followed all the instructions on the manual. After it was done repairing, it restarted.

-However, this is what came up. And if you can't see the pictures, then there's a description on the bottom. (I'm a computer newbie)

[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\Yunpeng Luo\Desktop\Laptop\P1010265[/IMG]

Then...

[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\Yunpeng Luo\Desktop\Laptop\P1010263[/IMG]

Then...

[IMG]C:\Documents and Settings\Yunpeng Luo\Desktop\Laptop\P101062[/IMG]


After that, the computer just restarts. I tried doing a disk check in BIOS, I booted the computer with and without the OS repair CD, is there something I'm missing?

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ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THANK YOU!!! Sorry for such a long thread!
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Description:
1)The computer turns on, then it goes to the screen that says Windows didn't start successfully and gives you the different options to boot up (like safe mode, ect).
2)No matter what I choose, it goes to another screen that says "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent any damage." The other parts say, "Check your computer for viruses...run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption..."
3) Then, the computer restarts. HOW CAN I CHECK FOR VIRUSES WHEN I CAN'T EVEN TURN MY COMPUTER ON!?

A:OS Repair didn't work. Comp won't turn on. Help please!

I guess the pictures didn't work, but #2 is the "blue screen" just to be more clear.

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Hey, I just built a comp and when I hit the power button it turns on and I see the fan go and everything but then it turns off .. like 2 seconds later. No beeps or anythig... anyone know what is wrong?

thanks
 

A:comp turn off 2 sec after hitting power button

okay so now it stays on but it beeps.. The monitor does not turn on it just has a steady beep... anyone know??
 

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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
 

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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Ok I have no idea what is going on with this computer and I am very very tired of trying to figure it out.

I've the following programs and have used them often: CCleaner, IOBIT (Advanced Care, Smart Defrag, etc), Microsoft Security Essentials, UnLocker, SuperAntiSpyware

I have the following browsers IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera

When using a browser (pick one) it....."stalls" I guess is what you call it, it just won't go to a page, always looks like it's loading, etc. I close it and when I try to reopen it says that the browser is still running and can't open another. When browsing I also can not play games like on I-Am-Bored.com, I can't get drop down menus to work, etc. After this, I also can not get the computer to shut down or restart (have to press the power button) and occassionally it gives me a pop up error about NsAppShell:Event something.

Please help me solve this problem once and for all.

I have tried uninstalling browsers and reinstalling.

Thank you in advance!

^Sorry about that post being so sloppy, I posted this about 3 minutes before my workplace closed and my boss was in a hurry to get everyone out and lock the doors. This problem is on my computer at work.
 

A:Browsers Stalling, Comp Won't Restart/Turn Off, etc.

Can you post the full error that it's giving you?

I found that Firefox's add-ons can be causing the issues you're experiencing, but I'm not sure if that's the case with your PC...

Try booting into "Safe Mode With Networking" to see if the problem persists.
 

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problem is in subject. here is the log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:02:50 PM, on 9/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\issearch.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\COMPAQ\Easy Access Button Support\StartEAK.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark P910 Series\lxbymon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark P910 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\CPQEADM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\TPPALDR.EXE
C:\Compaq\EAKDRV\EAUSBKBD.EXE
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A:comp. shuts down and wont turn on most times

Issue being addressed here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?p=643093

Thread Closed.

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Hi, i just registered to this site, and have a ?

i have a ASUS M3N78 PRO M/B, was working fine and the other day i turned my comp. on and it said USB Over-current detected....shutdown in 15 sec, now it just doesnt turn on at all, i dont know much about the internals of a computer and would really appreciate help/advice. right now the comp doesnt turn on, the green indicator light on my M/B lights up when the power switch is on, but when i go to boot up the comp. my led fan lights flash and does nothing, and the green indicator goes dim.

thanks in advance
 

A:USB over-current detected/comp wont turn on

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So every time I log onto my computer my internet opens up automatically, first thing, and it always shows me this page called hits4pay.com or something like that...
its really annoying...like this is the first thing that happens when i turn on my computer..I dont even go on the internet ..this just pops up and I dont know why..
Does anyone know how I can get rid of it??
Ive never even heard of this site..its so weird..I have no idea why this happens..

Is there anything I can do to get rid of this..? I didn't even do anything...I just want to get rid of this..and I just finished scanning my comp. with an anti-virus program and an adware program and a registry mechanic program and it didn't find anything..
and I still get this pop up..

How can I get rid of it..?
Can someone help me out.?

-Thanks=)

A:I keep getting this weird pop-up every time I turn on my comp. and after it loads..

Hmm well its definitly a virus/addware. What anti virus program are you useing? PCTools I believe is good protection but this thing could be going pretty deep. Look up Spyware Doctor.

Also,
Take a look at you startup config. There should be something there telling it to do so. Im not at my home computer and my work comp doesnt allow me to edit setting but I BELIEVE this can be done by clicking START>RUN> MSConfig. There should be a startup tab there.

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how do i change the programs that start loading up when i turn my computer on?
 

A:how do i change what programs load when i turn my comp on?

You can change what loads on startup in the System Configuration Utility. Go to Start > Run, and type in "msconfig" without the quotes. Click on the "Startup" tab, and this provides a list of programs that run on startup.

Be careful with this tool though. It would be best to post what programs are on this list, and we can provide info on what is OK to disable.
 

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I just replaced my old board, processor, and memory in my backup comp with an MSI K8T Neo-V board, AMD Athlon 3800, and 1gb memory. I got it all set up, and powered it on, but the fans kicked for a sec, and the power LED flashed on, but went off almost instantly. I re-seated everything, and unplugged all unnecessary devices (HDD's, etc), and it still did the same thing. I'm thinking it might be power supply, but it worked immediately before the upgrade. Any thoughts?
 

A:Just replaced Mobo, now Comp doesn't turn on

Do you have the 4-pin molex connector connected from the power supply to the plug near the processor on the motherboard?
 

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i cant seem to figure out this problem..i have been good with computers for a while and its bugging me.

ok i turn my laptop on get the normal screens but for some reason there are streaks of lines going through it. after the xp logo the moniter seems to turn off completly.

safe mode works fine, i tried upgrading drivers, changing the resolution and nothing seems to work.

im going to upload a video i took on my cell phone that might help
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=07IABDXT

any help is appreciated
 

A:Turn comp on, XP logo then black screen

'i tried upgrading drivers'

As in uninstall and reinstall or what?
 

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I had 6 dumps within 20 minutes (each time my laptop reboots). I have attached them all in a zip file. Please help me! Thanks so much.

A:BSOD every time I turn on my comp after about 5 minutes

Please remove or update these older drivers that were loaded at the time of the crash. Don't use Windows Update or the Update drivers function of Device Manager.
Please use the following instructions to locate the most currently available drivers to replace the one's that you uninstall OR remove:





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How To Find Drivers:
- search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.


- - The most common drivers are listed on this page: Driver Reference
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html

Here's the older drivers. Please pay particular attention to any dated 2007 or earlier:

Code:
000.fcl Fri Sep 26 09:11:22 2008 - CyberLink FCL Driver - http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html#000.fcl
adfs.SYS Thu Jun 26 16:52:37 2008 - Adobe File System Driver - http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html#adfs.SYS
enecir.sys Mon Dec 29 23:18:39 2008 - ENE Consumer IR Driver for eHome - http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html#enecir.sys
IntcHdmi.sys Mon Sep 22 09:49:56 2008 - Intel High Definition Audio HDMI D... Read more

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My computer froze, and I turned it off. I then turned the computer back on, and the Windows XP logo that comes on at the beginning will not appear. I can keep the computer on for an hour, and all I get is a blank black screen with a blinking white cursor at the top lefthand corner of the screen. Is there any way to fix this?
 

A:comp froze turn on blank screen

Have a look here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503
 

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The game I'm working with at the moment is the sims 2 with 3 expansions. I just got a new PC and put vista on it. When I first started playing the sims 2 it was running perfectly, no skipping or anything. Now its already starting to skip, like when you fast forward time you can see the time skipping minutes like 10:50-10:54, it wasnt doing that at first.

Questions: Does custom content affect the speed of the game? How can I optimize my computer so there is no skipping in the sims 2 (its not horrible but its not perfect anymore). I have 2 gigs ram, geforce 9500xtreme vid card, 2.13 ghz core 2 duo.
 

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Looking for some good games that would work well, no slowing down, with this computer:
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X 2 Dual-Core Processor 1.9 GHZ
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon X1200
This is also a laptop computer.
Both free games and commercial games.
 

A:What are some good games for this comp?

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hi everyone,

whenever i play a game on my computer after a while it crashes saying (gamename).exe has encountered an error and must be closed, i have no idea what this is. I'm not even sure what to check for, or what info to give but basically every game i run crashes after a while. Eq2 can take hours to crash, but as soon as i hit the "stress test" option on countstrike source it does this.

My video card is nvidia geforce 6600
2 gigs of ram
windows xp athlon 3.2

When it crashed last with EQ2 it said it would include a file frmo my temp folder called 6191appcompat.exe. If thats relevent tell me and ill get more info on it.

Tell me what info you need i'll check back tomorrow.
 

A:Games crashing on my comp

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hello

I've recently had problumes with my computer while playing games such as WOW and Fable. the game would randomly freeze like someone hit the pause button and the only way to fix it is to turn the computer on. but even then the game would still freeze. i know i have the min system requirenments for both WOW and fable and ive even had it freeze with games that only require 256Mb of ram.

my comp specs:
512 RAM
128 Vid RAM
2.66 core 2 duo

plz help....
 

A:comp freezes during games

Hi

Have you upgraded any hardware recently? The most likely problem is that your graphics driver has not been upgraded. I remeber oblivion kept freezing in the exact same circumstances as yours untill I upgraded my graphics driver... What chipset is your graphics card?
 

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Just for nostalgia value, I tried to play mechwarriors 2 mercenaries, one of my favorite games growing up. I have a much faster comp than the last time I played this 1900 amd, 512 ram.
I installed it and I tried to play it, but I get a black screen for a moment and then it immedialty closes. Is there a way to play old games on a fast comp?
 

A:Playing Old games on a new comp.

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When I put in my Battlefield 2 CD into the ROM, it auto plays the way it should, then it asks what language, and then I press install, the installation wizard opens the BF2 install screen, then the bar loads, then the screen blinks a greenish color then nothing happens.

Keep in mind I had BF2 on my comp before, but uninstalled it to move it to a new HD. And help would be appreciated. I just can not figure this out!

Thanks.
 

A:My Comp will not let me install a few games >:(

Did you install correctly the drivers??
 

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Got a new comp, games won't work... please help

I recently bought a new computer, has 512 RAM, AMD Anthlon 2500+ (1830 MHz) and a 70 GB Hard drive, video card is an onboard one, an SiS one: Plug and Play Monitor on SiS 650/651/740/661FX/741/760 Series.


Now here is my problem, I've tried a few games : Alien vs Predator 2, Warcraft 3 the Frozen Throne, and World of Warcraft.

The games either get an error, or the computer just restarts itself all together without any notification, and I try the game again, few mins into it, happens again... This really frustrates me, I contacted the comps technical support and I haven't got any answer yet, so I'm trying here because this is my bros new comp and I just feel really bad for him right now.

I need to know what can cause this, can it be the card? I tried to look for updated drivers, but I don't know what model it is and I tried the site and just coundl't figure it out, I also got dirext x9c. Anyways can the restarting and errors be from the video card? Could it be because the drivers arent updated, if there is an update? Can installing a new video card fix this problem? I really need some help guys...Thanks in advance. All suggestions are welcomed.


Also, now when I try and run World of Warcraft it says:

This application has encountered a critical error:

ERROR #0 (0x85100000)
Program: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
File: C:\build\buildWoW\Storm\Source\SFile.cpp
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A:Got a new comp, games won't work...

Download video drivers here http://www.sis.com/support/
But onboard video, especially SIS, is useless when it comes to playing games that have come out in the past few years. You need to get a video card. Hopefully your motherboard has an AGP slot. You can get a decent card for about $60.
 

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Hi, I would firstly like to apologize for not being able to update my user CP or tell you what my CPU/Mobo is. I can't get my computer to turn on and can't access the info.

This happened while I was trying to reset everything on my computer (because there was a problem with my NIC). I unplugged everything and replugged them into their respective places, and now I can't seem to turn my computer on. Everything was working fine (except the NIC) prior to my resetting. Now the problem is when I turn on the power, there would be a small delay before it would turn on, and when it does turn on, the lights in front of the computer (for the on switch) flash, the flashing intervals are synchronized with the rate the CPU fan turns on and off. The case fan is running constantly however and it is blowing out cool air. I have done some searching on the forums, and I have heard that it was because I unplugged the 12-20 wire that connects the power button (in the front) to the CPU. I unplugged this wire and the fans still turn on and off, except the front LED's can't flash. If anyone can help me, that would be most appreciated.
 

A:Lights flash, fans turn on and off, comp remains off.

You gotta do some more diagnostics.
But before I'll start listing them, I have one question:
Before you've removed components from your computer did you un-plug it from AC outlet? Cause if you didn't you may've damaged motherboard or any other component for that matter. I know it sounds silly but I'm just making sure.
Anyway, do as follows:
Unplug the power. Open the case and re-sit you memory modules and if you have to re-sit your CPU chip. Re-sit all your add-on cards (sound, video etc.) Make sure you re-install the CPU heatsink properly. Make sure that all cards and modules are snug and properly sitted in the motherboard.
Note! Dont' ever operate your CPU without properly installed heatsink, ever!
Plug it back in and the try to boot. If it's still no go:
Unplug it. Pull all the cards out except for the video card. Disconnect all your drives: hard drives, cd/dvd-rom/rw drives, floppy drive(s) etc. Actually disconnect everything from you motherboard except for: CPU, 1 memory module and video card (and of course power supply - make sure the 12V+ cpu plug is in the motherboard!). Plug in and power on. See what happens. If it's still no go move the memory module to a different slot; power on; still no go - pull the video card out: plug-in power on; still no go:
- Your power supply, motherboard, memory module or CPU has gone bad - you gotta swap them out with differnt component to test if this fixes the problem; star... Read more

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Please i need help i cant afford to pay more money to fix this comp , just last week i paid for the power suply , 3 days ago as soon as u would press the keybord it would not type and it would make the mouse freeze too .Now the comp turn on but not the monitor i get blank screen . by the way i have a sony vaio model pcv1154 .

A:1st the keybord and mouse would freeze now the comp turn on but not the monitor

Does the monitor display the BIOS information when you boot to BIOS ?

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I have a Lexmark all in one printer, scanner, copier X 1150 and I have it connected to my computer via USB cable and when I try to turn on my computer my computer won't like boot up or anything it just turns on and stays at some black screen so I was wondering if I could get some help
 

A:My Comp Wont Turn On When My Printer Is Plugged In Via USB Cable

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