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Monitor doesn't wake up on boot/unsleep (have to power off/on) - Really annoying!

Q: Monitor doesn't wake up on boot/unsleep (have to power off/on) - Really annoying!

OS: Windows 7 SP1
MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: HD 6850
Monitor: Hanns-G HZ281HPB

My monitor won't wake up when waking up my computer from sleep. It also won't initially turn on when booting the computer. I am forced to turn the monitor off, then back on in order for it to turn on.

I've tried everything I could think of, so I am coming here, hoping someone can help me.

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A: Monitor doesn't wake up on boot/unsleep (have to power off/on) - Really annoying!

OS: Windows 7 SP1
MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3
CPU: i5 2500k
GPU: HD 6850
Monitor: Hanns-G HZ281HPB

My monitor won't wake up when waking up my computer from sleep. It also won't initially turn on when booting the computer. I am forced to turn the monitor off, then back on in order for it to turn on.

I've tried everything I could think of, so I am coming here, hoping someone can help me.

Forgot to include the fact that I am connecting the video card to the monitor with a HDMI out (from video card) to DVI in (to monitor)

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Hello and thank you for taking the time to assist me, I'll get to the point. But before I begin, I'm running Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3. Yesterday I was loading a YouTube video in Firefox (with nothing else open besides AVG Anti-Virus and Advanced SystemCare), but as soon as it finished loading and I was about to play it, the computer completely froze up and ALT+CTRL+DEL wouldn't open the Task Manager.

I manually shut off the computer via the power button and waited five minutes before turning it back on. But after I pressed the power button, The fan & monitor failed to turn on & after five seconds the computer made a loud & continuous beep noise with a faint mechanical ticking, and the CD drive light stopped flashing. I waited a few minutes before turning it off and trying it again multiple times with the exact same results each time.

I'm clueless. I have tried taking out all uneccesary cables such as the Ethernet Cable & USB Connecter Cable, but it has not changed. I have had no virus related problems recently, I run both an AVG and Advanced SystemCare scan daily. I haven't any other ideas and would truly appreciate anyone who is willing to offer advice. Thanks.

A:Computer fails to boot, Monitor doesn`t power on and constant beep follows

Seems your system is signaling an equipment failure at the POST (Power On Self Test). Is the beeping a single continuous beep that never ends, or a series of individual beeps that just keeps going?

Also, knowing the brand and model of the computer, or if it's a generic build, details of the motherboard, video card used, will help in diagnosis.

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Lately my monitor will not wake up when it goes to sleep. I have to turn my monitor off then on via the power button to get it to wake up. Anyone know why it keeps doing that?

My monitor is a Hanns-G 28" LCD and my video card is a Radeon HD4680 1GB.

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Ok First of, I have Hp pavilion, Windows vista Ultimate, the problem that i have is at random times my monitor goes to sleep mode and never does wake up, I get frustrated over this because I have to end up pressing and holding the power button down which is unsafe for my computer. Please help!! Thank you

A:Monitor goes to sleep and doesn't wake up

Usually if the monitor goes to sleep in means that there is not a video signal.  However, if holding the power button down on the monitor? will wake it then the issue is the monitor.  If you are holding down the power button on the PC then you have another issue.  Which power button are you holding down? What model PC and operating system are you using?

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I think after this update:
Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB968389)

?my dual monitor video card:
PNY VCG86GTS5XWB-OC GeForce 8600 GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

?sometimes does not bring the second monitor on after waking from S3 sleep.

It?s still in dual screen mode as I can see a taskbar window fly to the second monitor. But I have to sleep and wake again to get it to come back on.

Anyone else experience something like this? I don?t remember it ever happening before and was wondering if it could be the patch.

A:Dual screen second monitor sometimes doesn’t come on after S3 wake.

according to micrsoft its an XP patch


anyhoo it could be a driver issue , you could reinstall your gpu driver or better still update it to the latest

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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Once every couple of days when my monitor goes into power-saving mode, it will not wake up, no matter what keys I type, or how many mouse clicks I do. My power-saving settings within Windows 8.1 is set to No hibernation or sleep, so the PC is running while my monitor is in power-saving mode. I need to do a manual restart on my tower in order to re-start Windows. I suspect the OS may have something to do with it.

There are no BSOD errors that I see.

My hardware is as follow:
AMD X4 630 (OC)
256GB Crucial MX100 SSD
and a few other HD's.

Thank you!

A:Monitor Will Not Wake From Power-Saving Mode


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What is the name of the feature that make a monitor(dysplay) to turn back on after loss of power.they do not show that feature on the specs. I know most monitors do but i need to be sure.At the moment i am looking at the HP25er-inch Display thanks

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Hi All Recently our company purchase a bulk of x1-carbon and P27h-10 monitors. However we are expericing issues when we try to connect the laptop back to the monitor after some time. It does not wake up from the power saving mode. Even restarting the laptop does not solve this issue. We need to keep restarting multiple times and by chances it will be detected. This happens only with the x1-carbon laptops and we have no issues with other brand laptops like Dell. Just to note we have already update the firmware and drivers for the x1-carbon. The Lenovo on-site engineer have also replcace out display ports and motherboard of the notebook but the problem still exist till date.

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Hi all

I recently clean re-installed Win7 Pro 64 and now the Power Options keep reverting to High Performance every time I re-boot and even on wake up. If I set it to a power plan every time it works fine that one time.

I didn't make any changes to hardware/bios from previous install. The only change is that I first installed XP x86 to a separate redundant HD to enable a legacy scanner for which no 64bit drivers are available and I only boot into XP on an occasional as and when basis. I didn't make any changes to Windows boot manager & can only boot into it from F8.

I also downloaded a legacy game from Steam which is running happily on Win7. I rapidly decided that I hate Steam so I set it not to run at startup, only play offline and kill all associated process after closing the game. Again, I'm not running the game on a daily basis so it's unlikely this is affecting this persistant behaviour.

Grateful for any ideas.


A:Power Options change on Boot/Wake Up

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.

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Hi everyone,

as the subject says, I have a problem with my computer: the display doesn't turn off after the configured time set in the active power plan. The screensaver works fine, so it's not that (for example) a mouse is giving random input. Also, when I shut down the computer, the display jumps to powersaving, so the display works fine.

I've already tried a lot of things to solve it and I hope that someone can help because I don't know what to do know....

Things I've tried:

- Set a different time in the power plan, set time time to disabled and enabled again.
- Disable all wakeon devices by using powercfg
- Install a generic monitor driver instead of the Samsun 204B one.
- Use the secondary DVI port
- Update to the latest Nvidia drivers for my 7600GT
- Run Vista with all programs disabled (both tried msconfig and safemode)
- Use the latest BIOS for my motherboard (S3 mode is set to enabled according to powercfg).
- Installed the latest Intel INF files
- Create a new power plan
- Tried a different screensaver

So what can I try now?


A:Monitor doesn't power off

Hi Peekstra,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check to make sure that the monitor is set to shutdown at least 1 minute before the computer is set to sleep in Power Options.

Hope this helps,

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Yoga 720-12-IKB 81B5, setting up as remote machine for elderly parents with dementia, needs boot-on-timer and wake-on-AC-power options in BIOS because elderly parents can't be counted on to keep it running. BIOS is 5GCN20WW, no auto-boot options are visible. Machine is otherwise perfect for the task, but auto-boot capability is a must-have for the intended usage.

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I have a Dell E310 with XP in which I just installed a VisionTek X1550 PCI graphics card. The card seems to work fine. My issue is that since I installed the card, the monitor will not turn off when my computer tries to go to Stand-by mode. Instead, the Dell Self-test Feature Check just slowly migrates across the screen. I believe the OS is sending the signal to turn off the monitor because the STFC would only appear when the monitor no longer detects the graphics card. So it's like the OS is shutting down the graphics card, but the signal doesn't reach the monitor to power it off (change the power button from green to amber and set the screen completely black). I would really like to get this working again. Does anyone know how to correct this? Thanks!

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I salvaged this monitor from the dump.  I hate seeing electronics going to the land fill.   It is in excellent condition other than not working.  I would like to see if I can make repairs. When I push the power button on the monitor it turns blue for about 3 secounds and then goes out for 1 secound and then back on...  Over and over.  It doesn't responde when I push the menu or any other buttons. I have connected other monitor to PC using same cables and it works fine. Any ideas on what I should consider in attempting to make repairs? Thanks.

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I have screensaver off in Win 8, now 8.1, but in power options (high performance) I've set the monitor to turn off (go black) after 20 minutes of inactivity. Normally, when I come back to the computer, tapping the Escape key brings back the desktop in short order. However two times lately, one about a week ago in Win 8, the other just now in 8.1, there's been no screen response and I've had to shut down the computer and reboot. It's the monitor not responding, not the computer, which for example just now was still playing music at Spotify when I came back. I assume it has something to do with power options, but I can't figure out what. Any ideas? Thanks,

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I'm running Windows 8.1 desktop with 3 monitors. They are set up to show password-protected screensaver after 5 minutes of inactivity and then to turn all screens off after 30 minutes. It used to work great until ...

I installed Windows updates yesterday and noticed today that one of the screens doesn't go into power saving mode. It is weird because two other screens do. I noticed today when I walked into the room and saw this bluish glow.

I tried changing the setting in the CP under display to turn off screens after 1 minute and it still did the same.

Any idea how to fix it? Roll back the updates?

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Hey there everybody.
I have a 2 year old desktop running Windows 7. It's worked perfectly, and was working perfectly when I left it last night. This morning I was surprised to find it shut down. When I turned the power on, it lit up like it's supposed to, the fans engaged, but I don't think I hear the hard drive spinning. The hardware on the desktop itself is functioning (the DVD tray opens, for example) but there is no output to any devices, so the monitor doesn't come on, the keyboard isn't on, etc. I've tried the obvious fixes (removing and resupplying power, checking external connections).
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to look. Sorry if I haven't included required information, I'm very much a layman.

A:Desktop has power but doesn't boot

The first step would be to eliminate any plugin cards and the drives.  Both 12 and 5 volt supplies are needed, but the 12 volt is mostly for the hard drive and optical drives.  With just the MOBO, onboard video if available, and keyboard to start.  If no display, the CPU is not starting.  I suspect the power supply is faulty.

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Would appreciate suggestions as to what may have failed and why?
First the background: My infrequently used, 7 year old Dell Dimension XPS T500 desktop computer and Trinitron monitor have been plugged into an APC surge protector for a while now. When I'd go to use my PC, I'd simply power on the surge protector and then press the power buttons on the CPU and monitor to turn them on and boot up the computer.
Now the problem: Earlier this week, I turned on the surge protector and the computer powered on automatically (didn't need to press the power button) then proceeded to run through it's usual sequence - checked the DVD drive then the CD drive but stopped there. The light on the floppy drive didn't come on and the computer didn't boot yet the harddrive light came on and stayed on for about 30 seconds then turned off. The CPU fan ran OK. Though I had no problem powering the monitor on or off, I am unable to power off the CPU or get it to boot - it isn't responding. The only way I could power off the computer was to unplug it. Initially I thought the surge protector was the problem but plugging the CPU and monitor directly into a wall outlet has produced the same results. I also attempted to boot the PC using my MS Windows 98 boot disk and Dell Dimension support CD but the floppy drive isn't responding/reading the disk.
I've read some of the other threads in this forum and am thinking I may have multiple problems - floppy disk, power... Read more

A:Desktop doesn't power off or boot!

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Hey everyone,

My computer powers up, but nothing happen from there. The screen stays blank.

I took a look around and everything seems to be connected correctly. However, the CPU is stuck to the bottom of the CPU Cooler (Not sure of this is normal, or if the CPU has overheated and melted).

I've tried switching RAM, so that's not the problem.

Does anyone have any ideas what it could be? Also is it normal for the CPU to be stuck to the top of the cooler?

A:Computer power up, doesn't boot

Yes, the heatsink/fan assembly can be "stuck" to the top of the cpu by heat transfer compounds.

Re non booting, do you have any more detail, such as odd things which may have been happening prior to the pc failing to start. Also, confirm nothing is appearing at all on the screen - no post text. Has anything been changed prior to this happening.

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Good day everyone! So a few days ago my desktop computer started restarting for no reason (no bsod or any other errors). Then I stopped the computer so it can "rest" over the night. At the morning, when I tried to start it, it wouldn't start. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7-vd73d2XQ&feature=youtu.be This is what was happening. Then, after cleaning up the whole computer case, every little fan and making sure that everything is in place (the cables in my computer case are really messed up though), the computer started. But the monitor didn't. It just didn't recognize the computer. So I left it like that for some time. Then I noticed that there is a second VGA slot in the back of the PC and plugged the monitor cable there. It worked, but I guess it was an onboard card or something. In Preferences it was recognized as "Default Monitor". So I couldn't play any game and the resolution was bad. [Could only watch movies and browsing. So I thought that I can just watch movies for the rest of my life. Or wait until we can get the computer to an IT specialist. Well, due to some issues, I can't get the computer to anyone. So I thought that you guys might be able to help me out?] So I was browsing the internet, when suddenly a wild BSOD appeared in front of me. I thought that I should just restart the computer and it'll work. Well, it didn't work. The monitor would go "No video input, etc. etc." like the cable is not p... Read more

A:Can't boot/monitor doesn't recognize pc/more.

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If anyone could help me out with this problem it would be greatly appreciated:

My power supply automatically turns on when I plug the power cord into it. As soon as it turns on, the fans and LEDs both on the motherboard and on the front computer panel light up. However, the front computer panel lights just STAY ON, they aren't blinking as if they were a result of the Harddrive actually doing anything. I don't hear the harddrive spinning, and I don't see anything on the monitor. So if I hit the power button on the front panel it doesn't do anything. It won't turn off either if I hold it down for 5 seconds like most computers shut off.

I did some trouble shooting and unplugged everything to boil down where the problem was exactly coming from and it seems like it is somewhere between the power-supply and the motherboard because it still does this when I unplug everything (ram, IDE cables, graphics card) except for the power supply's 20pin connector to my motherboard.

I did some research online and it talks about how power supplies automatically shut down to prevent any damage in abrupt changes in the voltage going through the circuit, but it doesn't say anything about why the power automatically turns on.

I then replaced my new computer's Power supply unit into this computer and it does the same thing so it isn't a power supply unit problem, however it could be a power supply to motherboard problem (which it most likely is, but do... Read more

A:PSU distributes power, but computer doesn't boot

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I have an emachine comp that has always had trouble restarting. If I try to restart it it gets stuck at the e machines logo. I have always just shut it down and then rebooted to avoid this. Now it gets power after I turn it on, all fans working, hard drive running, cd drive running and everything but the monitor gets no signal. I tried to start it many times but just ended up with the same results until now. It is running fine again all of the sudden with no change at all so obviously it is not the monitor. Does anyone know about what causes this to happen? I am afraid I will be stuck with it just not starting at all at one point if I don't find out what is wrong.

Thank you so much for your help!

A:Comp has power but doesn't boot every time

I had a long reply and it got lost completely so to narrow this attempt down...
Check for connections at the terminals, also dust and corrosion over time, as well as spotty HDD things like reading errors via blemishes on the discs surfaces can cause delayed reading. It's the same as most other electronics's symptoms in this regard.
That's my opinion because you can't see what the CPU and computer are actually getting stuck on, however, if the HDD light is constant, assume it is a read error.

Also, you will have extra AGP or PCI only slots, add a back up video card to insure you have a fall back! The onboard video connections can fail due to the cheap overall construction of eMachines' Mobos (TriGEM)

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BTX Pentium D running XP Media Center activates fans but doesn't boot when powered on. Was running fine, turned off overnight, now will not boot. 4GB ram installed, tried with 1GB, 2GB and 0GB. No beeps when powered up with 0GB.
-Tried integrated video connected and video card connected with no luck.
-Replaced motherboard, same issue.
-Also tried different processor when new MB installed. Same results. Went back to original Pent D.
-Fans run full speed all the time.

It was the power supply & the MB.

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Apologies if this belongs in a different forum - I'm think this is primarily a Vista issue, but may be a hardware problem, as well.

Laptop: Toshiba Satellite P105
OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (no service pack)

Windows 'recovery' information:
Problem Signatures
Event name: BlueScreen
OSVersion: 6.0.6000.
LocaleID: 1033

Additional Info
BCCode: 116
BCP1: 87879D58
BCP2: 8D4BF9A0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000002
OSVersion: 6.0.6000
ServicePack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Gleaned from the blue screen:
Attempt to reset display driver and recover from timeout have failed.
.... (lots of text displayed for 3 seconds while physical memory dumps)
STOP: 0x00000116 (more numbers)

Events leading up to the problem:
Playing Thief II (patch 1.18) - an older game that would freeze up on occasion. Would have to reboot when this occurred, but no problems otherwise. Upon rebooting this particular time, the screen remained blank, though I could see some light along the bottom edge of the monitor - so it was getting power. Everything was working fine right up to that point.

Tried resetting several times before hooking up the monitor from another computer to the laptop. By this point, the boot procedure would ask if I wanted to start windows normally or go to safe mode. All attempts to boot normally resulted in the Blue Screen, while Safe Mode was accessible.

I attempted to restore the system from Safe Mode, to no avail. Even goin... Read more

A:Vista Won't Boot & Monitor Doesn't Work

Update: Currently attempting to wipe the hard disk and reinstall everything.

Still using the desktop monitor - I hope that is not going to mess the installation up.

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My computer turns on (fan lights turn on and keyboard/mouse turn on) however the monitor isn't powering up I've checked all the cords are connected and it's still not working its windows 7 Ive also tried with a different monitor to no prevail if you could help that would be awesome

A:Computers turns on but monitor doesn't boot up

OK, first of all no one [other than you] has any idea what we are attempting to fix/troubleshoot. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact video card [if used] exact pw supply, etc, etc. Note do not post 8gig of ram; post the exact brand and model# Do that for all of your parts.

If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, post the exact make and model# If you have a service tag# post that as well.

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I have a HP G7 series laptop.Several months ago the motherboard went out.  I finally got around to ordering a replacement, then had to order a replacement amd chip since the new motherboard had a different socket type.  I put it all back together and now instead of the caps light blinking, the power button will blink once for half a second and then nothing will happen after that. 

A:hp g7 laptop power button blinks once, doesn't boot

Hi @elMusso, Welcome to HP Forums! I understand that your laptop still does not work after you replaced the motherboard. I want to help. The document below may help you diagnose the hardware issue of your laptop:HP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start and Emits an LED or Beep Code Let me know how it goes. To say "Thank you", click on the "Thumb up" icon. Regards, 

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Hello Everyone,

So today I go to turn my computer on, and all of a sudden my monitor displays "No Signal". I thought the connection wasn't in all the way, but it was, and everything seemed alright. After a second boot up I realized my computer didn't make the boot up sound it normally makes when you turn it on. I also notice my DVD drive stays at a constant green light as if its trying to process something. My indicator lights for my CPU case aren't blinking like they normally do. I asked around and people were telling me it could be the PSU, or the motherboard that went bad. I decided to switch the PSU, and it still resulted in the same problem. Any suggestions? or tips? Thanks.

Here are my PC specs

ECS 945P-A motherboard
Intel Pentium D 805 Processcor 2.80ghz
1GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
120 GIG Maxtor Hard Drive
256 MB Nvidia Geforce 7800GT
550W Ultra Connect ATX Power Supply

A:CPU Doesn't Make Boot Up Sound, Monitor gets no signal

The first thing I would check would be the ram ( download and run memtest) the second would be the Hard drive. ( download and run yur hard drive makers diagnostic software.)

if you have moved the case around recently or added components then make sure both the ram and the video card are fully seated.

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Hello! I have two computers that I turn on/off with a breaker switch.

When I turn the switch on, both computers power-up fine, however, one computer's monitor doesn't power up with that computer. I switched out the monitors and that the other monitor doesn't power up when attached to that computer either.

This leads me to believe that maybe I'm missing a startup program or something that tells that monitor to automatically power up with the rest of the computer.

Could anyone shine a light on the subject? I'd sure appreciate it! Thanks in advance!

A:Monitor Doesn't Automatically Boot Up With Rest Of System

A couple of questions to help answer your problem?

Is the monitor plugged into the switch or the computer?

What operating system(s) are you running?

Are you shutting the computers down by going to start/shut down, or just turning the power off? If the later, this can be very hard on the computer.

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Everything turns on, fans and everything. It's a completely new build. No input detected from a Samsung monitor.

I've swapped ram sticks to see if one of them is dead
I've reseated the video card

Don't know what to do.

Gonna pop my 4870 X2 into the computer to see if the video card is DOA. If not, the motherboard?

A:New Computer Build: Monitor doesn't turn on / Monitor doesn't initalize

your vga could be causing the issue, but that's only if you dont have onboard video as well.

Next time you post with a problem, make sure you give us detailed specs of your rig, when you dont its like saying "Hey, I have a red car, and it wont start."

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Tonight my computer died, RIP. The power went out for about an hour and when it came back on my computer wouldnt post, didnt beep, but all the fans start up fine. specs:

e6600 - big typhoon
2x1gb patriot ddr2 pc2-850
bunch of seagate satas
thermaltake 430w

ths computer has been working great for about 10 months, and now tonight it doesnt work. i'm sort of perplexed, as i've got it on a surge protector (not one with a connected devices warranty though).

I have tried pulling out cmos battery - i then used the reset jumper as per the manual, no dice. i tried messing with the ram sticks, nothing. when i pull the 2 sticks out the computer beeps (it has a great beat to it , but i digress) I pulled the thing apart and rebuilt it, no dice.

I've read around, people have had the same symptoms, but noone has really produced a solution. I dont have any other ram , cpu or mobo to test with, which is too bad. I hope it's not the ram, cause it cost much more then the mobo.
any ideas or clues ??
edit - the system used to double-post , where it'd turn n, and off quickly when i started it up, but now it doesnt do that, it just spins up, powers on, but nothing happens.

A:ASUS P5B wont boot, doesn't beep - power surge?

Go through this first:


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I have the Toshiba Satellite S55D-A5383 Laptop and I have a problem with battery, i think.
Laptop doesn't boot without power supply. This is happening since last week.
Actually, from April 2015 battery doesn't last as it did when I bought it(May 2014).
I have'nt registered the product and I think I am out of warranty.

So, what can I do to fix this problem?

A:Satellite S55D-A5383 doesn't boot without power supply

You'll probably just have to get a new battery that's what I did. Try Amazon.

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Hello everyone! Its been a while since I've been on here. I have a Lenovo yoga 2 11 that won't come out of sleep. What happened was that my girlfriend didn't shutdown her laptop but just merely closed the lid. Apparently, she does this pretty often. When she went to turn it on, it wouldn't come on. Anything I can do to make it come out of it? And the battery on these things are non detachable.

A:Can't unsleep it...

You are pressing the power button?

You may have to hold down the power button until the system totally powers off then restart it.

Hope it did not get over heated while in stand by mode.

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My Dell PC doesn't boot up. I turn it on and the green power light is on. The monitor I use doesn't respond nothing pops up like it should. The tower beeps at me after a short amount of time. Typically in this kind of case I would think the MB is messed up but I dont know for sure. It would be great to hear some feedback. Thank you

A:Optiplex 755 wont boot up, beeps, doesn't connect to monitor

That beeping is an error code, theres also diagnostic lights that Dell uses, see here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/op755/en/UG/HTML/trouble.htm#wp1302445

In most cases the issue is with the RAM or video card.

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My system specs are
Windows Media center edition SP2
DELL XPS AMD Athlon 64*2 Dual
1.9GHZ and 1.00GB RAM

My computer was showing the blue screen for last couple of days after I installed Oracle db and had problems and had to install multiple copies and deleted the old copies and kept only one database. I had clened up registry related to Oracle software.

It worked good for few days and then started showing the blue screen.

I did defragmentation. I did chkdsk /f and /r both but still no improvement and I was thinking to restore to original time but could not do it and now computer is not booting . The monitor also does not turn up (stays yellow light)so I can't go to safe mode now.

Computer powers up well and I can hear fan.

I don't have boot CD. As this computer was built up by someone taking some parts out of my original DELL computer, I notice there is option for CD and no diskette drive.

Please help. I saw the sites like bootdisk.com and ultimatebootdisk but don't know which one should I go for and what should be step by step procedure.

I am not comfortable with trobleshooting with computer so want help .


I just found the paper where I wrote the message one time after one of the BSODs and it says

Faulty or mismatched memory

STOP: 0*0000007F

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A:Windows XP does not boot and monitor does not power up

I just found the paper where I wrote the message one time after one of the BSODs and it says

Faulty or mismatched memory

STOP: 0*0000007F

May be whole problem started because I modified the registry but before that i was getting some other error ( ithink it was isqlplussvc.exe) which made me to delete multiple copies of databases and hence all the problem.

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I have a circa 2003 Pentium 4 HP Pavilion desktop. It won't boot, recognize an XP disc in either the CD or DVD drive, or send a signal to the monitor.

Let me tell you how it happened, which may clue you in as to what might have gone wrong. Yesterday morning upon starting up, the system froze after the desktop had already come up. There was no signal to the mouse or keyboard. Several hard reboots resulted in the system freezing each time, sometimes earlier in the boot process, sometimes later. I finally decided to do a chkdsk /r from the recovery console (via XP disc). Afterwards, the computer started fine and did not freeze -- at first. But perhaps an hour later, it froze again.

I decided this time to try a System Restore. From safe mode with command prompt, I started System Restore and selected a restore point from two days ago. The restore was nearing completion when the system froze. After waiting a bit to make sure, I had to do another hard reboot. But now the system seemed truly screwed. It powered on (somewhat more loudly than usual), but nothing happened. No signal went to the monitor. It wouldn't even boot from or recognize an XP disc. Repeated boot attempts failed.

The personal data is backed up, so that's not a concern. My question is, what's next? What's probably wrong (or how do I find out what might be wrong), and how can I get the old system running again? It's worked fine until now. Thanks for your time.

A:Doesn't boot, reognize disc in drive, or send signal to monitor

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Hi Folks!

Each time I wake my system from Sleep, I get at varying times post-wake the following BSOD:


Any thoughts?

Any idea what that means? If you need the technical info, I can include it next time. Or, I can include data from the "Windows help finding solution" window.

Running Vistax64. System specs in profile.

A:Annoying, Recurring BSOD After Sleep Wake - Help Appreciated!


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Hi there,

We've got 3 Dell precision towers 5810 that work great, except for a possible bios bug, which I can reproduce on all machines:

I'm using the installed NIC: Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1.
Our computers go powerless every night (mains power) after a normal pc shutdown. Every morning, when the power is back on, I want to wake up all computers in our building with Wake On Lan (WOL) by sending a 'magic packet' over the network.
This normally works well if the machine has been switched on and off with the power button / windows shutdown. But when I unplug the machine (mains power), wait and plug in the mains power again, the computer does not respond to the WOL packet. (Maybe the PCI-E NIC does not get power on plugging in the mains of machine for the first time).
It works well on the integrated (motherboard) NIC. BIOS / power / sleep state settings seem to be ok.

A:Wake On Lan (WOL) not working on Dell precision tower 5810 with Intel ethernet server adapter i210-t1 at first power up / after no power

Hi paulnotebaart,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful:http://dell.to/2gh5oM6

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Got a slightly annoying problem with my PC.

On boot up the monitor does not power up until the WIN98 'select user' screen.

During normal usage this is not a problem, but if the PC crashes and on restart goes into scan disk, as I can't see what is going on, I have to hit return/esc randomly to get through it!
It also means that I cannot re-boot into DOS mode, even from a warm re-boot, as the monitor is powered off straight away.

I suspect that this may be due to the graphics card, but would like to hear from anyone who has had a similar experience or other ideas of what to do to prevent this from happening.

I have already tried this with another monitor and the same problem exists.

rig details:
PII 400
256 MB RAM
40GB HDD (partitioned to several drives, lots of space)
Matrox Millenium G200 gfx
3D Blaster Voodoo 2 gfx
Sound Blaster Live!
Dell 17" monitor

A:Monitor slow to receive power on boot up

mine has started doing the same it is dammed annoying at least if i reboot the screen catches everything from the begining my video card is only a few weeks old

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Thanks in advance...

1. I was given a newer PC from my neighbor. Gateway P4, 160gig hd
2. Gateway PC's Power Supply did not work so I ordered another.
3. New PS worked, but the monitor won't boot up.
4. I reformatted the 160hd w/Windows XP Pro and it works fine in my old PC.
5. I put the reformatted HD into the Gateway...same thing, monitor won't boot, but it works fine with my old PC.
6. I went over all the PS connections and for the life of me, I think I have them all connected correctly. Still no boot to monitor. Green monitor power light just blinks. Also, no juice to the keyboard (no green lights)

I really want the PC upgrade with the Gateway...it is a better PC for sure, but how to get the monitor working.

The MAIN reason why I am wanting to upgrade is I have an Internet DSL speed of 3.0 piped into the house but only get half the speed. My current PC is VERY old (733Mhz)...not even a gig processor. I need a new PC, and hope the newer PC will boost all performance and if not, I need to change my AT&T service.

Any suggestions?

Sorry if I wasn't clear above...hard to really nail things with words sometimes.


A:Changed Power Supply--Monitor Won't Boot Up

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Hi every one, i'm new here just wanted to throw a question out for ya. My girlfriend bought a computer online. When we got it and tried to boot the moniter was always in a power save mode. I do not get to any screens befor this happens it just starts that way.

So so far i checked if it was plugged in correctly. I then tried a different monitor on that pc , still the same thing. I grabbed an old crt monitor as well and still same. I then opened it up, and played with ram (two sticks) took one out nothing, tried other one alone nothing, tried them in different slots nothing, and also i took them both out assuming i would here the beep at boot up but DID NOT.

Other then that the only thing i read about is bad power supply , processor or the vid card is going bad. Although these are all possible it is brand new so i thought i would try my luck here maybe there are a couple of other things you guys know of. here are a couple things about it.

ASUS M2n SLI am2 NForce 560

NVidia 8600 gt 1gb pcie

1gb ddr2 pc6400 RAM


windows xp home

500 gb sata II 3.0 gb 16mb 7200 rpm

and i believe a 550 watt power supply

That is all i can tell ya from what I have at this very moment, if ya need more info just tell me and i will try to get it. Thanks for your time guys.

A:New computer (monitor in power save mode) cannot boot

it sounds like the monitor is not receiving a signal from the pc and so stays in power save mode. the usual cause for this is a graphics card problem. do you have another pc you can swap graphics card with to test?

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Firstly, thanks for all the experts here, i have found some very valuable information!

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40 Ghz
Asus P8P67Pro
Harware & software build around 6 months old
BIOS, Windows updates and Driver updates applied regularly.

A couple of weeks ago i had a BSOD. Since, when trying to boot, most of the time my monitor turns ON, OFF, ON, OFF, etc...for some time, very rarely leading to a successful boot. No problem accessing Recovery options or BIOS.

Sometimes (very rarely), it does boot up normally.
I have tried everything i can think of (with my limited knowledge).

I hope the logs will be meaningful to someone and will allow you to identify the problems and help me fix them!

Thanks in advance!


A:BSOD causing intermittent power to monitor on boot

The first half of your syslog shows nothing but the same thing: that the Server service failed to start, and therefore the Computer Browser service it depends on is failing. It is smothering your syslog with this.

Anyways, that's not the problem. The problem is that you have several unexpected system shutdown events in your syslog, but only one mentions it being caused by a BSOD, which is a single 0x124 WHEA error. There was no crashdump produced so I cannot tell exactly what the fault was, but WHEA errors are most commonly hardware-based failure.

Given the symptoms you're experiencing, I'd chalk this up to either a failed mobo, power supply, or video card/controller (if it's video controller, then it's a bad mobo). CPU can also cause it if it is overheating or there's serious instability issues due to drastic overclocking. Check to make sure that's not the case.

Since this system is 6 months old, and it's an OEM, it's best to simply put the warranty to use and have the vendor take care of it, since you will end up needing to do that in the first place anyways. If you speculate it may be the video card (that could explain the monitor flipping out), then try switching to onboard video (provided it exists) and removing your video card from the motherboard and see if things stabilize using that. If not, it's evidently not the video card.

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I had a power surge while my PC was turned on. Everything died. At first I thought nothing worked because when I pressed the On button, nothing happened at all with the PC or the monitor. I went through some forums and found that I should check the power supply. I changed the 5Amp fuse in the power supply. As soon as I did this and plugged it back in, the monitor which is powered by the PC clicked on and showed the test screen. But still, when I press the On button on the PC nothing happens at all. As you can tell from this email I have minimal expertise with PCs. Can anyone advise?

A:power surge - now pc wont boot but monitor works

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Hello there, im new to these forums and all that jazz.

Anyways, last week my computer was running completely fine. Then a few days ago it just stopped loading up properly. I have a 2004 Dell of some sort, and im 99% sure the video card is an Nvidia, not sure what make. I have had the video card in my computer for about 2 years, and it has worked perfectly fine.

Here's the problem: The computer loads up, because i can click caps lock, etc on the keyboard and see the lights change, but the monitor just stays blank. The light is orange, and when i click any of the monitor buttons a message on the screen comes up saying "In Power Save Mode, Press any key on keyboard or move mouse". When i click any of the keys or move/click the mouse nothing happens. I need help figuring out how to solve this annoying power save problem

Also, i have tried hooking my monitor up with 2 different towers and it runs perfectly. And i have tried hooking my tower up with a different monitor and i get the same problem as with my regular tower

A:Monitor staying in power save mode on boot

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Hi,I have a huge problem with my laptop Lenovo Y530 Legion: Y530 i7-8750H 15.6" / 16GB DDR4 / OS 256GB SSD M.2 PCIe + 1TB HDD / GTX1050 / Win10P.I cannot un-sleep my laptop. After un-sleeping I have always a BSOD with one of these errors: memory management, kernel in page error, `critical process died` and maybe more because BSOD disappears very quickly so I can never be sure if I've missed something.The laptop has up-to-date drivers. I updated it using driver booster 6 and Lenovo vantage. Windows 10 Professional is up-to-date too.I tried:* disabled/enabled intel virtualization on bios options* I updated my bios (I have up-to-date bios)* My drivers are up-to-date (nothing helps)* I used Lenovo diagnostic tools and each report finished with success* I used the memtest (test was OK)* I checked my hard drive (test OK; smart OK)* I tried sleep/un-sleep on battery mode and power mode - the same situation*enabled/disabled fast bootI'm also attaching a few minidumps and log events. Maybe these files can help. You can find them here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ddua7d7qahie81y/AACZn5-VJBdtQwcqyg-eIqOTa?dl=0I have this problem from the beginning. Could you help me? It is really annoying ;/ 

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I was working on my computer when the monitor spontaneously went into Power Saver mode and turned off. I was forced to do a hard shut down using the power button. I tried restarting the computer and got to the Windows logo before the screen went into Power Saver mode again. After another hard shut down, I restarted and only got to the Dell screen before losing the monitor again. A few more tries produced various results – in some cases, the monitor continued to go out from the Dell screen, while in some cases it would just sit on the Dell screen indefinitely, there was even one time through that it reached the auto-chkdsk stage, but promptly died a few minutes into that. I can select F2 or F12 from the Dell screen – but it doesn’t actually enter the BIOS setup or the Boot menu before the monitor dies again. It seems as though it sometimes finishes POST and other times it doesn’t, though I don’t hear any beeps in either case. (Yes, there is an internal speaker connected.)
It strikes me as being a problem with the BIOS or the video card – but it is really hard for me to tell. There could be a problem with the OS on the drive, but it doesn’t seem to get far enough in the boot process for me to think that’s the problem. I’ve read a number of posts with similar symptoms, but they don’t seem to ever run into the problem of not even being able to get into the BIOS setup or Boot menu, so it’s hard to know if they&rsquo... Read more

A:My monitor keeps going into Power Saver mode and my computer won’t boot.

Nobody can possibly help you unless you post the exact PC model and version of Windows.

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I have an Acer laptop with a fingerprint reader and Windows 7 and don't like the way the Sleep/Switch User options work.

My family and I all use the laptop and usually several of us are logged in at once. When one of use wants to use the laptop, they fire it up, log in, surf the net for a bit (or whatever), then send it to sleep. The next person to use it, unsleeps, logs in with their account, uses it, then sleeps again. So now 2 accounts are logged in and available to continue work... etc. That way any work or websites we had open are available immeadiately from where we left off if we log in later on. Yes, this does mean that occasionally we lose our work if the laptop has to restart for an update or another user manually reboots, but we rarely sleep without saving work and usually it's just websites up, so staying logged in is more a convenience thing, rather than critical thing, so we're willing to live with that.

Anyway, I have a slight annoyance with how this works:

When we unsleep, Windows 7, goes to the log on screen for the last user - "helpfully" assuming the last person to sleep the computer is probably the person who is unsleeping it and allowing them to log on quickly. This is often not the case for us and in fact, since we all usually use the computer each day at some point, more often than not it's actually a different person waking it. If it's a different person using it this time, he/she has to click "Switch User" button t... Read more

A:Unsleep straight to switch user screen

Try the modern Hibernate function which is perfected in Win7 andd may solve the issue for you since it does everything sleep does but writes the desktop to the HD (instead of just RAM) and shuts down the PC. But it starts up twice as fast to the Log-In page.

If fingerprint reader bothers you, turn it off and use strong passwords.

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I have my monitor set to go to sleep after 15 minutes of inactivity. Once it goes to sleep, it doesn't wake back up unless I either restart the computer or power cycle the display. Being that the BIOS wakes it up with no problem, I assume my computer just isn't sending the wake signal. By the way, the monitor is a Hanns-G HH281.

I have PCI-e link state power management turned off and input auto-search on the monitor turned off. No matter what I try I can't seem to get it to wake up normally. Once it goes to sleep, I have about 10 seconds to move the mouse or press a key to get it turn on, but once the light turns orange and it displays no signal, I have to power cycle it.

Can anyone offer some insight into this issue? Thanks!

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