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Thinkpad S1 Yoga: HDD stops and starts spinning on...

Q: Thinkpad S1 Yoga: HDD stops and starts spinning on...

Hi guys, I've got a Thinkpad S1 Yoga 8GB i5 with a standard HDD 500GB and what I've notice is:one barely notices that the HDD is spinning when starting up or when left idle after booting.I can move the laptop around and the HDD is always as quiet. I bought another Thinkpad S1 Yoga 4GB i3 with the same standard HDD 500GB and I'm noticing the following differences, so wondering if there's some kind of a problem with that hard drive?As soon as you power it up the HDD starts spinning and it's quite loud (compared to the laptop above, ie, it's not really loud as such, but compared to my 1st one you can definately notice that it's spinning whereas the other one is almost always quiet).It keeps continuously spinning once it's booted up, even when idle (and even though the task manager and resource monitor doesn't indicate anything using the disk, it's reported as 0% usage a lot of times)then when I move the laptop the most minimum, the HDD stops spinning and then starts again, so if I'm using it in on the move, you can notice that the HDD is continuously stopping and then starting, which seems quite weird to me. I had never noticed that before. I've tried Win 7 pro, Win 8.1 pro and Win 10 pro and it's happening in all of them. The Lenovo diagnostics for that HDD don't report any problem either.... Any idea if the 2nd HDD is behaving correctly? or anything I could change to make it work like my 1st laptop? Thank you!

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My IBM Thinkpad 770 has started to power on......and shut down...on its own. Would the internal power supply unit by the issue? Or may it be just the on/off switch going bad? If anybody has experienced this before, I'd appreciate you fix info! Thanks!
 

A:Thinkpad 770 starts/stops on its own

I don't see how it would from OFF, but if you have the notebook on Standby or Hibernate, then yeah its possible.
 

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The machine stops at the ThinkPad screen. I have replaced the RAM but no luck. I have not the removed the CMOS battery. Any clue what my next step should be?













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It was a problem with one USB port. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-L-R-and-SL-series/ThinkPad-hangs-on-boot-stuck-at-Thinkpad-scr...

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I have a problem with my Thinkpad Yoga 460 which started to occur about 2 weeks ago. Sometimes after bootup the keyboard does not work when I have to supply my passphrase for the hard disk encryption. The solution I have in this situation is to turn the battery of in the UEFI setup. Then pressing the power button for 10 seconds and then enabling the battery again with the power cable. This works reliable to fix the issue, but it is very annoying and when I am at the university there is no socket to enable the battery again. Is something broken or is there a workaround for this issue?

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Hi, I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 260 two weeks ago and it has this annoying problem that touchpad stops responding time to time. It can happen during working with laptop for few seconds or just completely goes off that I have to restart the machine. Also sometimes when it wakes up the touchpad does not respond. Please advise if I have to send it back or there is a fix for it. I have all drivers updated and lenovo companion does not find any issue regarding driver date or hardware defect.  I am really disappointed for this price tag receving such a poor quality device.  Parham

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Hi, I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 260 two weeks ago and it has this annoying problem that touchpad stops responding time to time. It can happen during working with laptop for few seconds or just completely goes off that I have to restart the machine. Also sometimes when it wakes up the touchpad does not respond. Please advise if I have to send it back or there is a fix for it. I have all drivers updated and lenovo companion does not find any issue regarding driver date or hardware defect.  I am really disappointed for this price tag receving such a poor quality device.  Parham

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A friend of my wife that works with her called and said her computer won't turn on, I looked and this is what it is doing.
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I experienced a bizarre problem today and although I've resolved it now I thought I'd post it here just in case someone else experiences the same issue. The issue was in regards to WiFi not working properly on my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1. After a restart my computer's internet (with WiFi on) would work for a few minutes then it would stop. Long story short, I tried various things, and even uninstalled Norton and other software which I thought may have been a culprit but still the same issue. I also used a USB to Ethernet port (since there is no built in Ethernet port in the ThinkPad Yoga) and connected my computer with a cable and disabled the WiFi to see if it was the wireless hardware not working. Unfortunately still the same issue. Finally I noticed in the Windows Task Manager a process called "Discover.exe". It turned out this was using some noticeable amount of CPU and wondered what this was doing as I hadn't seen that before. I found out that this was a piece of software bundled in with my computer called Lenovo EMC Storage Connector. I'm not sure why it was running but I ended this process. Viola, suddenly my internet was working again! This time no problems.I uninstalled this software utility to make sure this doesn't cause this issue again. I can't understand why Lenovo bundles this software but this seems to have a serious defect and has cost me hours of trying to work out what was going wrong. I hope this is hel... Read more

A:WiFi on ThinkPad Yoga stops working after a few minutes [Solved]

I had tha same issue and noticed 'discovery.exe' was hosing my internet. Killed the process and then uninstalled and everything seems back to normal. Apparently LenovoEMC was iOmega...so this is no surprise that is sucks. Thanks for the help!

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Hi, my PC had this problem for quite a long time now. Sometimes the HDD just stops spinning randomly and starts again after a while, maybe 5 sec or even up to 30 sec of freezing time. During this time every thing on the PC freezes, and the HDD light is not shining.
I have thought about several problems, but I can't decide which one is the real one.

1. PSU supply insufficient
This is quite impossible since I've got a 550W PSU with 80 Plus Bronze, which means my PC's max PSU supply is around 600W. But my PC only got a GTX 460 OC edition and no other PSU requiring hardwares.
CPU is i5-2500, 8GB RAM with two HDD. The max usage should be the most 400W.

2. Main/Secondary HDD
I accidentally made my old 160GB HDD as the main HDD while the new WD Caviar Black 1TB as the secondary HDD. I highly suspect that it's the 1TB HDD that is not spinning, since most of my stuff are stored on that HDD, but not the 160GB one. Im wondering if setting a disk as a secondary storage will affect its priority and performance. I also got the Intel Rapid Storage thingy on my PC, but it can only detect the 160GB HDD, and not the Caviar Black.

3. Sandy Bridge MB Flaw
Well I bought my PC in Jan 2011, that time Intel just released the Sandy Bridge. The P67 and H67 motherboards at that time had flaws, which had problem in the SATA ports on the MB. The problem will cause slow degration in the hardware connected to the SATA ports overtime. But the flaws only occured in the 3GBps port... Read more

A:HDD stops spinning randomly

You didn't list "faulty hard drive" as a possibility (even new hard drives have been known to be faulty).
Whether you configure a drive as your main (system) drive or just for storage wouldn't cause the problem you describe or affect it's performance generally. I would test the Caviar Black drive with WD's Data Lifeguard for Windows diagnostic software. Get it here: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=613&sid=3&lang=en
 

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Hi guys,

Someone brought me their laptop yesterday, not usually my kinda thing to do repairs but I thought it was gonna be a software issue but no
Anyway, the problem was constant BSoDs on Vista so I figured I'd install 7 which worked fine for a bit but it was still playing up given it was a fresh install and then some more blue screens! I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic and it said there were errors within seconds but I couldn't get back onto 7 to view them. This morning I cleaned it out and swapped the memory to the other port but the screen wouldn't even switch on then, so I put it back and made sure it was seated properly and ran memory diagnostic again and no errors! Success! The only thing is, the fan isn't spinning it spins for about 5 seconds but then nothing and I imagine soon enough it'll overheat.
If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful!

Thanks

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Check temps -

- Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
- Download Speccy 1.14.288

The fan on my HP dv7 laptop is on for a few seconds after boot-up, then reduces/ turns off (??). When temps get high, it turns on; variable speed as needed.

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My PSU Fan stops Spinning and my PC freezes, doesn't crash or shut down until I force it to shut down. All my other case fans and Cpu fan keep spinning. Is my PSU dying and do I need to replace it?
 

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Hi there, I'm in the middle of my first PC build and I've come across a problem that I need some help with.

My GPU appears to be working fine until I insert it into the slot on my motherboard the fan instantly stops spinning. The rest of the motherboard doesn't appear to hinder at all.

CPU: Intel i5 2600K
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-VLE
GPU: Gigabyte ATI HD6770
PSU: SilverStone 750W SST-ST75F-P

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if there is any more information needed to access the problem.
 

A:GPU fan stops spinning, first PC build

You shouldn't be installing a graphics card (or any card) while the PC is still on. It's risky to the heath of your components. The graphics card needs to be connected to external power before it will work anyway. Connect it while the PC is off, then power it up.
 

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Hi, the fan in my T470s started making grinding noises when it starts spinning. There are no noise while spinning constantly or spinning down. I made a video, the noise starts between second one and two. Please excuse the static noise, they come from the mic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhBZWOzSBDw I am definitely calling the support hotline. I have a tech coming on wednesday anyway so I'm trying to fit this in the same appointment. I was just wondering if anyone has the same noise? As often as the fan starts with the i7 7600u, this drives me nuts. Regards, Adriano

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I built a computer, and I am using a Core™ i5-3570K Processor w/ Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H Motherboard, and I am using the stock CPU Fan (that comes with the Processor), I noticed that the CPU Fan only spins when the computer is booting, then stops spinning when it has finished booting (when windows has fully loaded). When I go into my BIOS Settings, the CPU Fan still spins. But when it boots Windows, it suddenly stops. I have tried unplugging my CPU Fan from the motherboard and plugging it in again, but that doesn't seem to fix it. It is in the correct socket... does anyone know how to fix this? I'm quite sure it's a BIOS Settings Issue (please let me know if it is not), if it is how to do I fix it from the BIOS?

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Hi. I am using XP OS. My taskmanager indicates that the CPU usage % is usually between 2 - 28%, but the hard drive never stops, resulting in a frustratingly slow response. Any help will be appreciated. Dion. BTW, the Mem Usage seems to be hogged by svchost

A:HD never stops spinning causing pc to be slow

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

How much space is on the HDD?

Make and model number of your PCs components?

Have you tried running CHKDSK?

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Then as soon I pause, it starts again, making loud noises, for hours on end without stopping.. And here and there it will really slow down the computer... I got a new Thinkpad T530, it started happening with this.. I checked the process list when it's spinning but it doesn't show anything taking up process. As soon as there's an operation on the HDD (like watching a video or copying a file) it stops making loud noises and starts running normally..

I hope someone can help..
Here's the sysinfo;
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
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Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 1717 Mb
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A:When external HDD is connected, it starts spinning loudly until playing a video

I can only think that:
The head is parking when not reading/writing and that is when the noise occurs.
 

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I installed my new Hyper 212 EVO cpu cooler yesterday. It was fine, 40C idle etc. 53C load.

Then I started getting crashes in the middle of playing games. Basically, my PC seems to stay on.. the GPU fan is still spinning. But as soon as my monitor screen turns black, my cpu fan stops spinning and the light from my top exhaust case fan stops, so I assume the case fans stop too. I recall seeing my back exhaust fan not spinning as well..

When turning on my PC, sometimes the cpu fan will still not work. I have to unplug the fan and plug it back in to fix this issue.

Windows 8 gave me a notification that told me that my drive had issues that needed to be repaired, so I went to cmd and ran chkdsk to see what's up and it told me I had corrupt 182 attributes along with an incorrect volume bitmap and a snapshot error. Defraggler tells me my drive health is GOOD, though.

After running a chkdsk /scan on boot up and all, my Windows 8 did not load after the loading screen. Just a black screen, numlock blinking, mouse cursor flashing. I tried doing a system restore, it tells me my anti virus might not be allowing it to function correctly. I tried diagnosing the problem with a recovery usb stick, it tells me it can't fix the issue.

I can get into safe mode, but the problem with it randomly not spinning still persists.

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Hmm, sound like you might have shorted out a few things on your MB installing that big boy. At the same time your hard drive is crashing.
Fan Speeds are controlled by your MB BIOS or any 2nd party software you might have installed. Check all your connections

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My computer is a Gateway 200 series laptop (aka crap-I-should've-never-bought). I'm running on Windows XP Pro, and I've just had to reformat my computer because I've been getting "Operating System Not Found" errors. That's not the problem though, the thing is that the hard drive randomly just stops spinnning and the whole computer just crashes, does a memory dump, then restarts. Sometimes it stops spinning and starts again and stops and starts until the whole thing just craps out and I have to reformat it again because when I restart the computer, it does the whole "Operating System Not Found" thing again. I can't download service pack 2 or install anything because of these random hard drive stops. Is it a problem with the hard drive disk or is it a problem with whatever controls it?
 

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It all started when I was running Pro Tools on my computer. I was using a lot of CPU (not more than normal) and suddenly my computer froze. The keyboard/mouse were useless so I had to restart. But after restarting the hard drive was not recognized by my motherboard. In fact my motherboard barely could boot up the bios. I couldn't access the bios. Eventually I let it sit for a couple of hours and when I restarted I could boot up and as soon as Windows loaded I got the blue screen of death.

So 3 months later and multiple dead ends, the ending is the same; the computer freezes and then the HD stops spinning.

I tried another hard drive, installed Vista, got the blue screen once but it seems to work ok. Granted I haven't run any programs that require a lot of memory. All my sticks of RAM work, I tried updating drivers and that didn't solve it. I removed my video card so now am using the on board video card. I disabled the sound card just in case. what am I missing.. Um...anyone have any suggestions? Is this a software or hardware glitch? Could it be my power supply? The power supply fan is running and so is the CPU fan. The case has been off since this happened so plently of air flow. I think the case temperature said 84-83 degrees F. The bios is loaded as FAIL SAFE defaults.

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Hello

Just switched of pc,Switched it back on and I get a page with,safe mode etc and to choose a setting.

Which ever setting I pick the computer goes to the widows xp window then goes back to the black screen then to the xp startup screen again.It does this all the time.

It was all working well until switching off.

I am on laptop now as unable to access pc.

Any ideas please.

Many thanks
 

A:Computer stops,starts,stops,

Hi try.
Repair Master Boot Record.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314503/en-us

Boot from CD
When prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for a password.
Press Return [Enter]
Type
bootcfg /list
Enter.
Then type
bootcfg /rebuild
Enter
 

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Hello,

okay so for the past 2-3 days my computer has been crashing, and it's almost the same thing every time: the screen glitches with pink, white, and green tiles and lines, the cursor disappears, the screen goes black, and the hard drive stops spinning. All the lights on the front of the computer stay on, the fans stay on, and the monitor doesn't say anything about not receiving a signal. The first time it happened I tried turning it on right away and it booted up and let me sign in, but as it was loading the desktop and icons it glitched again, and froze. after I shut down and let it sit for a while it worked just fine until the next day when it did the same thing again, but twice in one day and with a shorter time between freezes. Today I had a WerFault.exe error pop up and when I clicked ok on it the bottom half of my screen turned pinkish and the computer froze when I restarted the pink tone was still there but it did not show up on any windows that I opened and when the background changed it went away.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

P.S. half of the time it has happened I have been playing StarCraft2 if that makes any difference.

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A:Screen glitches, goes black, and hard drive stops spinning.

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I'm running Vista Home Premium SP2. My computer is a Gateway GM5410E, Intel Core2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86 ghz, 2 gb RAM - 32 bit
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Welcome aboard Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt.Attach the file to your next reply.

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A:cpu fan starts then stops!

Shouldn't happen. I'd first make sure it's securely plugged in, look for any frayed wiring to it, not a lot of debris building up around it, and then I'd be looking to replace it pronto!
 

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I just bought a new mobo, processor and ram for my PC, kept the PSU, DVD, Video card and HDD.

After replacing everything, I started it up and got the failure no bootable system found. Since I replaced so much, I thought it possible this could happen but I planned ahead to reinstall the OS anyway.

I put in the windows disk, installed windows, restarted and booted into windows. Put the mobo driver CD in, ran the multi-driver installer, installed all the drivers and restarted and got the no boot disk error again.

Went into BIOS, made sure HDD was detected and the primary boot device. Everything A-OK. Then I restarted and now it starts and within 3 seconds powers down. Holds about 5 seconds then tries to start again, but powers down after 3 seconds. It did this about 4-5 times before I shut it down.

Not really sure where to go from here. Originally I had 3 HDDs all hooked up, so I took all them off and only left the main OS and DVD drive, so everything but the core hardware is installed.

A:PC starts, stops, starts, stops, etc...

I've made some headway. After posting this, I took about an hour break and came back, hit the power button and booted right up. Did some more installs, restarted a few times, good to go.

Then I started hooking devices back up. I had 2 more HDD's, one SATA and one IDE. Sata worked fine, but then when i hooked up the IDE I get the boot failure error again. HDD boot order is correct, but still nothing. It's the only IDE component I have but never seems to work.

Also, after I started trying to hook it up I got the power on/off again. Sometimes it never starts, some times it powers up/down once or twice then boots on the subsiquent one. Seems to work fine when it's finally up though. I don't think it's a power issue since I can keep the IDE HD powered up, I just can't connect the cable, but it would seem to be.

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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I am experiencing a constant and most annoying issue with my new computer with a new Ultimate x64 Vista install.

The thing just "Hangs." I can be going along, often in a browser, either IE7, now 8 and Firefox, or in other programs and such, and the thing just stops. The sidebar CPU meters will be slowed and the graph drops to the bottom, the Network Meter activity drops to the bottom too. Often the background stops but not always and the same for the second hand on the clock. The circular Aero spins and the windows are unresponsive, often the window is reported as "Not Responding" and if something does respond to a mouse click only the button moves but any corresponding program action doesn't happen.

The thing will then just sit there like this for half a minute, a minute, sometimes a minute and a half, and then suddenly eveything starts running again and zooms right along. Till the next time which could be the next time I click on something or a few minures later, or longer or shorter.

I am coming to my wits end. I am almost beginning to believe the Mac guy on the commercial.

I have downloaded and run the System Info program.

Can someone please help?
Thanx,

A:Vista Starts & stops

Have you scanned your computer for viruses and spyware.

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Dear Support. I have Windows XP Pro with a Pendium 4 Dual Processors, 80 Gig Hard Drive. 1 Gig Ram. My problem is Pogo games. I can start them then they freeze up but the background noise is still running. Used to run perfectly. My Java is up-to-date and I installed MS Java this morning. No help. Now I don't know what to try and I did clean out the caches. Can you suggest something else please. Thank you so much.
 

A:Pogo starts then stops

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Ok, I have been looking all over and been at it now over 6 hours so I am pretty ticked off right now. Just got a new desktop today with Windows 7 and a WRT610N Router along with a WUSB600N V2 dongle as the tower had no room in it for my PCI card. Anyways, after figuring out the CD rom that came with the dongle was nothing but fail, I found the latest driver on the linksys site, that got me futher, all the way to the same problem I am having with the ralink driver. I pick up the networks and what not, when I go to connect however the green slider makes it just to the end and stops moving, and nothing happens no matter how long you wait patiently.

I am never prompted for a pass. I tried turning off that secure thing on the linksys router, it made no difference, I am frustrated and out of ideas, any suggestions? I called linksys support and the douche on the other end of the line insisted on getting me the drivers again, and put me on hold for 10 minutes when I finally hung up.

A:Starts to connect and stops....

Get the best driver. Try different ones if you need to.

Set the router to 100% transmit power, beacon interval=500ms and change the wireless channel its radio broadcasts on.

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Hello all,

I tried to install office 2003 professioanl onto a notebook that had a 60 day trial of office on it. Now Outlook 2003 professioanl starts, then disappears and stops after a few seconds.

The event viewer tells me that "
"the MOF file created for Outlook service could not be loaded. The error code returned by the MOF compiler is contained in the record data. Before the performace counters of this service can be collected by WMI the MOF file will need to be loaded manually. Contact the vendor..."
I have tried multiple install/removal.repairs with no sucess. Deleted the pst files, etc. I'm stuck. Has anyone been here?

Thanx in advance
Peter Maxfield
 

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please I have a battery issue on my HP 14 notebook PC.. suddenly yesterday stopped charging and on checking the battery icon,it shows plugged,not charging... am really worried about this cos it actually worked yesterday but a friend used it till the battery went off totally. on getting home to charge,i noticed it didn't charge and the charging indicator was always changing from the orange to white...

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I am working on a Toshiba Satellite M45-S169 running Win XP It keeps shutting itself down. Basically, it will shut itself off with increasing frequency, and then, at some point, it will shut off and refuse to restart. When I try to start it, the fan turns on, but nothing else no hard drive, no monitor. If I hold down the power button, it will just continue to restart and do the same thing. It takes sometimes 20-30 tries to get it up and running again. Once it's on, it's okay, but obviously something is messed up. I have checked the hard drive with CHKDSK and all is ok. I used a program from Toshiba to check the memory, hard drive, video, audio etc and all is ok. The heatsink is not blocked and I don't see anything fried on the motherboard. Any suggestions would greatly appreciated. I am about to pull out my hair on this one. I forgot to mention I did a defrag and virus scan while the computer was up and running. I also checked msconfig to see if there was anything running that I could eliminate to correct the problem. I looked in control panel to be sure there were no unrecognized programs loaded.
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Laptop starts and stops

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I've got a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro motherboard with a AMD Athlon 64 2800 processor. The heatsink fan stops and starts during bootup.

At first I didn't notice the pattern so I got a replacement fan from my supplier because I thought the fan was failing.

The pattern is that the fan starts when I power up the machine. During the BIOS screen the fan shuts down. Finally, just after the the "Windows XP Startup.wav" plays the fan restarts and stays running for the entire time I've got the machine on.

I don't know but perhaps the fan has always done this and I'm just now noticing.

Has anyone ever heard of something like this?

This setup is about a month to a month and a half old.

TIA
 

A:Solved: CPU fan stops and starts

I figured this out. In the BIOS there's a setting for "CPU Smart Fan Control". I changed it from enabled to disabled and it solved the problem.
 

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i have a hp g62 notebook and the warranty expired 2 months agothe problem is that the pc gets chargex for x period then it stops for a while, it starts again or not, dependssometimes may charge a littleit is not charger as i have tried a new oneit is not battery as i tried without itit is not software related (i think) because even when it is powered off it happens, also i have restored default battery settingstoday i did a bios update and still no result.please help mei byed the pc on greece and i live in albania, so in albania is not a specialized laptop service or there arent hp centers.please please help, i have 2 months like this 

A:not charging, starts then stops

Here is a solution that has worked in the past, so it's worth trying.

 

1. Turn off your laptop, unplug all wires, and remove the battery.

2. Hold the power button for thirty seconds.

3. Afterwards, reattach the battery and connections.

4. Boot the notebook up and see if the battery will charge now.

 

Let me know if that solution works for you or not. Best of luck!


 

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So I have a HP CQ60 215dx. When I first plug it in its starts to charge the battery and then stops cold. The battery monitor shows charging and the l.e.d. on the front shows charging then goes out.Two different adapters and the same thing. If I unplug it it will charge for a second and stop. Flashed the bios. Did the unplug adapter remove battery and press start button deal and still same thing. If I keep doing it for a long time the battery will show a charge improvement. Think it's the M.B.? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks to those who tried to help with my last comp. But it was the hard drive like you said. This si the newer model I acquired and still having computer issues H.E.L.P.
 

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I have a problem I can't solve.

The netsh.exe file starts and stops each 4. second and the CPU useage goes up and down between 0-10% all the time. I didn't do any thing to start the netsh.exe file, but I've found out that if I stops the npfsvice.exe file it stops.

As far as i know the netsh.exe file is a systemfile and npfsvice.exe is something for the Norman Personal Firewall

I have a 3year free support on my computer.
So I've tried to contact Norman about this, but they won't help me since the program was preinstalled on my computer. So I tried to contact Fujitsu Siemens, but the computer was older than 6 months. Then I tried to contact the shop I bought it in and they told me to call a number that cost $4/min

A:Netsh.exe starts and stops

I would be glad to help you.

Sounds like your tech support people are playing the old hot potato game with you. Shame on them. Well, it doesn't matter. We will help you here.

netsh.exe is a Windows utility for command line operations.

See below for more.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...NoWebContent=1

But lets take this from the beginning.
It would be very helpful if you could post a HiJackThis log for us. HiJackThis is a diagnostic and repair tool that tells us some very basic information about your computer, including OS, internet browser version, and service packs, which helps us to analyze your problem. So please download HiJackThis and post your log. It is important to have the most recent version of HiJackThis. The most current version is v1.98.2.
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HijackThis instructions (~157KB) Download HiJackThis (written by Merijn Bellekom) from
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html
Save HijackThis.exe into its own permanent directory, NOT in a TEMPorary folder or on the DESKTOP. Temporary folders get cleaned out periodically and are often destinations for viruses and spyware. So you don't want it there. If you place HJT on the Desktop, then all of your logs and backups will get spread out over the desktop. That is not efficient. For simplicity, I recommend c:/program files/HJT/
Close all windows, programs and especially internet browsers.
Doubleclick Hijack... Read more

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Help me please
I am using a Checkpoint VPN securemotre client.
I can authenticate my user name and password, exchange few hundred bytes, and .... it stops working.
Same happens on both my 98 and XP machines.
One is accessing from the ADSL and other from a cable modem.
Other internet sites which are not connected over the VPN are working perfectly.

Any ideas?
Thanks,

 

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