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8100 runs 1 hr blue screen shut down flashing power button restart

Q: 8100 runs 1 hr blue screen shut down flashing power button restart

Dell 8100 runs properly for about an hour, then a blue screen shows. I power off the system. When I try to reboot the power button flashes amber and will not boot. When I leave the system off for a few hours, it will restart.

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A: 8100 runs 1 hr blue screen shut down flashing power button restart

Sound to me you have a over heating problem.

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This may end up being some sort of software problem but it started to occur after I upgraded my CPU, RAM, and MOBO. I cannot shut down or restart my computer through the start menu anymore. I have to hold down the power button every time I want to shut it off or restart. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I'm not sure if there is another thread about this or not, but...

I'm having serious problems with my laptop. It was working completely normal the night before, but when my sister used it the next day, it was running very slowly. She said Internet Explorer kept opening up a blank tab, and I turned off the computer to try to fix it when it stopped responding. When I tried to turn it back on, I was taken to a black screen giving me 3 different safe mode options, a last configuration, and start Windows normally. I tried each of these, but it says there is an error, flashes a blue screen too fast for me to read it (something about my anti-virus software?) and then restarts itself to the same black screen.

I don't know what's wrong with it and cannot fix this problem. Can anyone help me please? Note that I am entirely ignorant when it comes to computers, so try to put everything in simple terms.

Also, I have some files on my computer I don't want to lose! It's very important. I can't access my username to back up all my files, but I don't want to have to have to get rid of everything.

My laptop is a Compaq, Windows XP.

Thanks in advance.

A:Flashing blue screen and restart??

Please help me? I really want to fix this problem, but I don't know what I'm doing... =(

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I open up the Laptop and the screen is blank with the power button blinking. I press the power button but it continues to blink and the screen stays dead. Help!

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When i go to restart on shut down my computer, I always get the same error.

I get a blue screen with the following on it

A problem has been detected

Technical Info
* STOP 0x00000000A (0X0000002DC, 0X00000000, 0X80523912)


I have windows XP home, on a athlon 1800+ system

I am a total novice, can anyone explain in simple terms what the problem could be, or how to fix it.
Everything seems to work fine when the computers running, just this error when turning off

Many thanks

A:blue screen on restart / shut off

sorted !!!!

roxio easy cd is the problem

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Hello everyone,

I haven't been able to find any information about an error similar to this online so I'm posting this question here, hope you guys can help.

I recently fried my motherboard over some 512 DDR 2100 that I bought. I think purchased a SOYO Dragon mobo (P4VTP) which was compatable with 2100-3200 ddr ram and any P4 system.

Everything ran fine, (1x 512 ddr 2100, 1x 256 ddr 2100, 1x 256 ddr 2700, P4 1.6ghz) then a few reboots later I got a bluescreen with somethign to the effect of "hardware malfunction contact manufacturer" this happens after it checks my ram and starts to load windows.

Now the odd thing is if I reboot once more it skips this bluescreen completely, loads windows and everything works fine. I've been doing this for a few days while I check for a solution but I'm afraid it's not goign to work forever =\.

I have no idea what could be causing this, software side drivers or something or literally hardware problems. This is a brand - new board as of 2 weeks so I can't return it and I'm hoping since it runs fine after reboot its something connected to the board causing problems.

The only thing I can think of is - excuse my ignorance as I explain this - my ide connection to my cd-rom... on my older boards I've connected my CD-ROM to an ide slot below my PCI-slots... except on this board the slot is | yay big| while the ide cable that is required for my DVD rom is about | yay big | ... so I used IDE-slot ... Read more

A:Blue Screen: Hardware Malfunction... yet windows runs fine after restart!?

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It happens randomly, my mouse freezes then my screen and I'm forced to restart my comp by the power switch, whats goin wrong?

A:Screen freezes forced to hold power button to shut off!

Quote: Originally Posted by kurt1212

It happens randomly, my mouse freezes then my screen and I'm forced to restart my comp by the power switch, whats goin wrong?

Could we get your systems specs and some more about the problem?

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My brand new desktop with Vista Ultimate 64 bit SP1 installed has been having blue screen crashes when any USB hub (eg the USB hub of my Dell 2408WFP monitor or a Belkin external powered USB hub) is connected - but crashes only on shut down or restart only- outside of that- it works as expected- but cannot use it properly for not wanting to have these crashes every time I shut down/restart

I get the blue screen error message which includes:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005, 0xFFFFFA6003D52709, 0xFFFFFA600CFAB878, 0xFFFFFA600CFAB250)

*** usbhub.sys - Address FFFFFA6003D52709 base at FFFFFA6003D37000, DateStamp 479199e5

and then dumps memory

the minidump files indicates it's a USB device- & through trial & error I have proved it to be USB hub specifically related, though ultimately a fault with Vista

these USB hub devices are listed as 'Generic USB Hub' in Device Manager and these devices don't have these problems when connected to my old Windows XP Pro machine I'm trying to move on from - please help- this is still happening after installing the OS twice & Service Pack 1

I tried installing these files (Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB941600):


but wouldn't allow me to do so as it says 'the update does not apply to my system'- why not? it's for Vista 64 bit?

I hoped this would work as it mentions fixing problems with standby- which I also have- I ca... Read more

A:blue screen crash when USB hub connected (on shut down/restart only)


I have the same problem, except my vista crashes when I'm using the computer for hours at a time, not on shutdown/restart. Can't help with that.

However, you said you can't bring the system from standby by moving the mouse or pressing any key. Go to control panel and then power options: on the left panel you can modify the settings for how to wake up the computer from standby etc. and also "require password on wakeup" The default is that you need a password! You can just turn it off.

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Hello BC stuff:I have Inspiron 1520 Dell laptop. Recently when i try to turn off Windows XP professional-SP2, it hangs at the "Windows is shutting down" screen. I have to manually turn off the laptop by pressing the power button. When i restart the laptop right away, i got a blue screen (blank desktop with no icons). I press CTRL-ALT DELETE to shut down the laptop. I usually get a normal restart and normal shutdown when i try for the third time. Please adviceThanks ALOTKhaloudaPS: Please note that in Mid November 2008, i had an issue with my laptop (Blank desktop with no icons). I posted the problem and got help in this Thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/179635/blank-desktopno-task-bar-after-start-up/In November, i did not have the problem of windows hanging during shut down.

A:Windows XP-SP2 hangs during Shut down & Blue screen at Restart!

Here's an outstanding shutdown troubleshooter: http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.htm

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I was coding on Excel VBA, I ran a Range("cell").End(xlDown) line on 1 row (mistake) and it hang my laptop for 30 seconds.After that I closed the excel file and my laptop started acting weird. My battery was low with 20% battery at that time, so I plugged my USB C charger BUT it didn't charge (first time happening). Then I decided to restart the laptop, but it became stuck on the "Restarting" orange screen for around 1 hour. I hold on to the power button for 3minute and it doesn't do anything. Now, the screen is turned off, then 15min laters, the keyboard backlights turned off, now only F1 mute button is lit up. I suspect my laptop's process is still running... and my power button still doesn't work to turn on/off the laptop. What should I do?

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I have a dell dimension 8100 that has been powerleaped from a 1.7 to a 2.5.  I recently upgraded the RAM from 256 PC 800 RDRam to 512.  I also have upgraded from a GEForce 2 Ultra to a GEForce 4 Ti4600 quite a while back.  Everything has been working great until the last week or so and I am at a loss here.  I used to leave my computer on all the time 24/7 with reboots here and there when I needed to.  Well, after I lost the fan on my Video card I started to turn it off.  After about six months of this it decided that it doesn't like to boot up after a night or two of being off.  What happens is when I push the power button you can hear it power on but the monitor says there is no signal being sent from the computer.  The other weird thing is that the power button light is amber instead of green.  I turned off the computer and unplugged all power from it and tried again.  This time it booted up.  The last time it happened, unplugging it didn't even work so I pulled the case apart and cleaned it out.  I yanked the Video card out of the AGP slot and reseated it and turned it on and presto it fired right up.  What gets me is when I leave it on and have to reboot it, everything works fine.  It only acts up when I leave it off over night or longer and then start it.  Could this be the battery on the motherboard?  My clock doesn't seem to be losing time in windows or anything.  If a... Read more

A:Dimension 8100 not booting up and has amber light on power button. Please HELP?

If the power button is blinking amber, it is probable that the power supply needs to be replaced.If the power button is solid amber, the power supply should be fine. At this stage of bootup, memory has not yet been tested, and is not a factor in this type of failure. Check the CPU and ensure that it is properly seated.

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Hey guys, just a shot in the dark question, but:

I put a fresh install of windows 7 64-bit on this PC I built for my sister, and everything appears to go fine. However, after updating the bios, and installing the gfx card drivers, she tells me that when she presses the power on button, she gets a blue screen, the computer reboots, and then everything is fine.

Ideas as to what that might mean? If this is too little to go on, I'll head over there asap and go through the whole process, I just want a starting point.

Thank you for your time

Small edit: the system specs of my profile are the ones for her computer.

A:Press power button, blue screen after beep, then fine.

Check for a dump report. If you have one post it.


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I just bought a new mobo. And i installed it.
At power up it beeps once. Then it asks me if i want to load windows in safe mode or last know or normally. Either one i try starts loading windows then it goes to a blue screen with text i cant read becasue it restarts right away.
I tried boot fomr cd and formatting my hd but the cpu restarts also once i get into the windows xp install blue screen.

What to do?

A:Beep at power on, blue screen restart at windows

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My g570 laptop is 4 years old, so probably time for a new one...BUT I'd like to get some more life out of this if I could.  Currently I'm running only on battery power. The power button (upper left right above the F1 key) is solid white however when I plug it in...it'll start charging for about 10 seconds and then it stops charging and the power button starts flashing white.  I've tried the shutting down, taking out the battery and pressing the power button and also holding the button to discharge. Still the same outcome. I've also tried turning it on with the battery removed and just the AC power source and it turns out and makes it past the Lenovo splash screen but loses power before getting to the windows loading screen.  Any other suggestions? Or should I just assume the charging circuit on the motherboard has failed and I should rescue my data while I can?

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EDIT 20/01/13: Okay so I have left it a while to see if I still ran into problems and unfortunately I am.

I THINK it must have something to do with my wifi driver or something as this is how it goes:
- Connected to internet
- Suddenly lose connection
-Computer tells e no networks are available, nothing i do changes this
-Restart computer
-Sticks on restart loading circle
-Blue screen

For the last two days when restarting my laptop (Aspire V3-571G) it hangs on the restarting spinning circle and then crashes to a blue screen saying to search online for DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE for more info.

On successful boot I am greeted with a message asking if I want to send the info to microsoft troubleshoot and that a .dmp file hasbeen created in my mindump folder.

I have honestly no idea what could be causing this.

Can anyone offer me any help? I would really appreciate it.

I have ran the tool provided and hopefully the .zip file will help shed some light on my problem.

A:Blue Screen on Restart ( DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE)

Your mini-dumps seem to be pointing at the driver file: vwifibus.sys which is your Virtual WiFi bus driver:

Driver Reference Table

Please make sure you have all the Windows 8 Updates until you can install no more.

I have found a number of drivers you should update or un-install/remove if un-needed as these can also be the cause of your BSODs:

iaStor.sys - Intel Storage Drivers - Driver Reference Table
mwlPSDFilter.sys, mwlPSDVDisk.sys, mwlPSDNServ.sys - EgisTec Inc. Fingerprint Biometrics: Driver Reference Table
bScsiMSa.sys - Broadcom Memory Stick Driver: bscsimsa.sys - What is bscsimsa.sys ?
b57xdbd.sys - Broadcom xD Picture Card Bus Driver: b57xdbd.sys - What is b57xdbd.sys ?
b57xdmp.sys - Broadcom xD Picture Card Miniport Driver: b57xdmp.sys - What is b57xdmp.sys ?
ETD.sys - ELAN PS/2 Port Smart Pad: Driver Reference Table
UBHelper.sys - NTI CD &DVD-Maker or NTI Backup NOW! or NTI CD-Maker by NewTech Infosystems (usually in Acer Empowering Technology): Driver Reference Table
NTIDrvr.sys - NTI CD-ROM Filter Driver by NewTech Infosystems (likely a part of Acer Empowering Technology): Driver Reference Table
IntcDAud.sys - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Driver: Driver Reference Table
TurboB.sys - Intel Turbo Boost Driver: Driver Reference Table

You might also want to make sure your Acer is fully updated to the Windows 8 64 bit drivers. This includes chipset/motherboard and others: http://global-download.acer.com/File...iveUpdater.exe

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Greetings all, Shaun here, new to the forum.
Thought I would post this, so someone somewhere may see it one day, and it may help them. Also, maybe someone here has an idea as to what may be causing this, as I don't believe i have fixed the underlying issue, just allowed myself to continue using my machine for the time being.
So, got up this morning, made my coffee, went to the desktop - Dell Dimension 9150. Hit the power button, NOTHING. Looked at the button, and it was flashing amber, probably once every 4-5 seconds.
Great. Opened it up, checked all connections. Unplugged, held power button for 20 seconds or so, until the green LED on the MB went off. Unplugged all peripherals, plugged back in, same deal.
Opened up spare, non working PC, that has a known good power supply (700 watt), threw that into the Dell. Sane deal. Started reading different forums. Decided to try jumping the green wire on the main power cable (24 pin), WHILE PC IS PLUGGED IN. I found, that as long as I would hold the jumper into the green / black wires, it would start the fans up, everything sounded like it was starting up. Problem is, I was nervous, as I didn't know if this was going to damage anything, so i didn't want to sit there and hold it for any longer than I needed to. Well, as soon as I took out the jumper, the PC would go right back to being OFF, indefinitely.
Original power supply back into the Dell.
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A:Woke up to No Power Up, Flashing Amber Power Button

Replaced the motherboard battery lately?

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I tried to turn on my PC but when I press the "power" button, the screen doesnt show anything. nothing seems to happen except that "power" button keeps flashing!

does any1 know why this is happening to me?!

and how to fix it plz?

i need to get on really quick.

A:Flashing "power" button

Does the light on your monitor turn on?

Do you hear the hard disc starting?

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I have a 3-4 year old Compaq Presario SR2017CL desktop and recently (maybe a month or so ago) the power-on button (green) began flashing when the computer goes into hibernation. I saw this a year or so ago and there was usually an update to Adobe, Microsoft, iTunes, etc. that needed installing. I've checked all those and can't find anything to explain the infernal blinking! I even downloaded an update to the BIOS and that didn't do any good, either. Can you think of any reason for the light to blink? It's actually the lighted power on button and not an indicator inside the box. Other recent changes I've made to the system: removed Norton Antivirus using the registry since there was no uninstall for the program (also a puzzle to me????) and uninstalled my Kodak printer for reasons I won't go into right now. Would appreciate and help you can give.

A:Flashing Power-on Button

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Hi guys, the last 3 days I have not been able to shut down my pc, when I press the shutdown/restart button nothing happens. I also get no response from anything if I right click on the start button and try to use any of the options in the menu the device manager, control panel nothing from the right click menu on the start button reacts when I press it. Even when I press power from the right side on the settings menu from the charms, shutdown/restart nothing happens. I have not made any changes to the pc recently. There is nothing in event viewer its just nothing happens the computer keeps working like I never pressed anything...I tried to do a search on this and I really didnt come up with anyone having the same problem. The only way I can shut the PC off is by holding down the power button... Thanks guys...

A:no response from shut down/restart button

When choosing Shutdown from the charms Power setting, does holding down Shift Key make any difference?

From what I understand, by default all the settings are set to make the computer sleep, rather than doing a real shutdown, for speed. Supposedly if you hold down Shift when choosing shutdown, it will really shutdown as it does on older Windows versions.

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Just bought an ATC-710. When I put it into sleep mode, the power button keeps flashing bright white, and it driving me up the wall. Is there a way to stop the blinking in sleep mode? Thanks,

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Why does shutting down the computer, removing the AC Adapter, removing the battery (if it is a laptop), and holding down the power button for 30 seconds fix problems in one's computer. I was recently corrected in a post of mine that this does not actually do anything unless one removes the 3 volt battery from the motherboard, but I know this is not true from experience. Here is the correction I am referring to from a more experienced member:

Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen

I'm sorry, but I feel I need to correct misinformation. Lots of folks read these posts.

The motherboard has a 3 volt battery installed in it. This battery provides just enough power to retain all of the BIOS settings regardless of the state of the main power or the power supply. Following the steps above will not reset the BIOS or the CMOS chip.

You can reset the BIOS defaults by selecting that option from within the BIOS settings. Usually on the Exit menu.

To reset the CMOS (Clear the CMOS chip) there will be either a jumper on the motherboard to perform this function with, or newer boards have an actual reset button.

The above procedure will work to restore the BIOS defaults if you add the step:
2b - remove the 3v battery.
But it will not clear the CMOS.

The reason I know that doing the hardware reset I described initially works:

1. I have a laptop that occasionally suffers from a USB Device Error issue. Every port gives me th... Read more

A:Shut down computer, remove all power sources, hold down power button

Further information; this is what my manufacturer of my laptop suggested for my USB issues View Document. After step B. of the power cycle directions, my computer works fine.

Edit: I have skipped all the steps prior to the power cycle, and it still fixes my problem. It is not a software update that is fixing the problem.

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Power button keeps flashing.I went to the shop.I think the worker replaced my RAM, because this new ram has a SAMSUNG sticker on it.Is there any thing that can help me recognise my RAM card.My laptop's 1.5 year old.At first I had this boot device problem 3f0 (still not resolved).Tried reconnecting hard disk.My hard disk works fine.Then the screen got worse.And now no display just this power button flashing.The shopkeeper said he would be replacing some parts from the motherboard.What 2 do now.Thanks.

A:15 n 210se HP Notebook power button flashing

Hi @AbdulSami1,Welcome back to the HP Support Forums!  I understand you are having an issue with the computer not starting. I will be glad to help you. Please go through the step from Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10).Please keep me informed of how things went.  If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks. 

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My X1 carbon (Generation 2) power button flashing continuously.  The current battery even though it says 100% it drains in 40 minutes, then keep getting battery is very low (even though AC power cable is plugged in).  I have to shut down and leave the AC power cable plugged in to charge the battery again.  It takes a couple of hours to charge 100% and if I start using it drains in 40 minutes (only browsing lightly).  So, I bought a new battery, replaced it, when I turn on the power, it says the battery is critically low and immediately shut down.  I left an AC power cable plugged in to charge the new battery for 10~12 hours, still unable to boot with a new battery, but able to use with old battery for 40 minutes per every 100% charge with power button keep flashing.  Any help/suggestion?

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Sometimes my laptop doesn't shut down or wake up when hibernated before.The screen is dark and the power button starts flashing rapidly and I can't do anything but shutting it off by pulling the plug.I haven't found a pattern when that happens yet.Do you have any advice on what to do?

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Hello - I have about 50 Lenovo P series Laptops running in our comapny and within the last month, 2 - P51S same make and model has had power up issues.Users reported that they "control +alt+ Del" to lock out their laptops and when then returned the laptop was DOA. The signs are that the power power light is flashing every second ( Indicates in sleep mode)- FAn attempts to start but does not.I have tried plugging in different AC power adapter, disconnecting both external and internal batteries. No change. I have openned laptop and disconnected SSD, Wireless card, ROM battery, fan, speakers etc testing and no difference. I have tried to discharge by removing all power and and tapping power button 10 times and hold in for 30 seconds. No change.  I find it strange that 2 identical laptops would suffer the same issue at the same time?? Looking on internet - this looks like hugh problem that maybe linked to the motherboard issues on this make and model.I have called Lenovo and since out of warranty - sorry.So please help if anyone has any other ideas to try. Thank you in advance 

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I recently bought 2 Toshiba Satellite Pro L300D-138 laptops; one for me and one for my parents. I have been setting both of them up. They both came with Vista, and as Toshiba instructs, I made recovery discs, and then I downgraded to XP.
It appeared to go smoothly enough, but then when I shut down either computer, they would automatically restart. The only way to shut either down completely is to hold my finger down on the power button. What I have taken to doing is allowing it to shut down, then as I hear the fans re-activate, I then hold down the button and it shuts down properly.
At first I thought this was a Toshiba problem, so I checked their website, and I rang them a couple of times. They talked me through a couple of different options, and in 'Toshiba Modem' in the Device Manager, I unchecked a box that said 'restart on standby' or something...
This didn't solve the problem. I rang again, we did other things (sorry for lack of information, but as I now believe it is a Windows problem, I don't really think anything they said or did for me was of much help.)
Anyway, both computers still restarted when I shut them down, so I googled it, and on a Microsoft forum came up with: Right click on My Computer, go into Properties; click on Start up and failure, uncheck box that says 'automatic restart'. I don't claim to know much about computers, but I imagine the point of that little system is that when something is going wrong, the comp... Read more

A:Computer restarts on shut down OR blue screen- 'stop windows has shut down to protect' screen

Hi .Ati2mtag.sys is a video driver, installed for any system possessing an ATI video card/chip.http://www.file.net/process/ati2mtag.sys.htmlHaving possessed various ATI cards previously...I can attest that yours is a fairly common situation. I suspect that the driver has been somehow damaged and needs to be replaced by an undamaged version.What I would do is, once the system boots, remove the installed video drivers (using Device Manager)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers.How to update a Windows hardware driver - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-update-a-windows-hardware-driver/ The STOP0X0000007A noted in the error message...indicates that this is a hardware error. Component drivers are considered hardware, so I would try the uninstall/reinstall for the video drivers.As for shutdown problems...every version of Windows has those. Some have solutions, others are more obtuse. You might take a look at Troubleshoot XP Shutdown Problems (MS) - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=308029 AND Troubleshooting Windows XP Shutdown Issues - http://www.theeldergeek.com/shutdown_issues_in_xp.htm If you read through the links provided, you will see that the suggestions made by Toshiba personnel...followed a known, logical sequence.Louis

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Have just come back from holiday and powered on my XPS 8500 PC and instead of powering up, I heard 4 beeps in a row and a flashing orange power light. I have searched for the same issue and found a few similar for this model but they were dated back in 2012 and nothing more recent. The machine is significantly out of warranty having been purchased in 2012 and would appreciate any advice as to how I can boot this machine up. HAve never built or opened up a PC before so if that is needed, please can you give some simple guidance,

Many thanks for any help!

A:Dell XPS 8500 orange flashing power button, 4 short beeps

mobile73,The 4 short beeps refer to RAM Read/Write failure Memory failure   Reseat the memory or replace it.Dell xps 8500 Online Manual

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Hello Dear Lenovo community!  I have an issue that maybe anyone can help me with. I have Lenovo B50-30 Serial:CB34504693. It's about 4th year of usage and perfect so far, but approximately these 2 months I noticed power button starts flashing all of a sudden. Upon flashing battery stop charging. I was unpluging and pluging back again and it worked normal. Unfortunately during these two month this occured more and more often and it needed to do plug operations after every hour, after every half hours, after every 15 minutes and now it's dead. As soon as I plug charger power button immadiately starts flashing. I thought it was battery first, but laptop turned off after couple of mniutes working on charger without battery.  I noticef this was occuring during gaming on laptop. Generaly DOTA 2. CPU temperature maximum heat was 82 and video card 74-76. I tried different chargers result is the same. I tried different battery result is the same. I tried power shut down, like removing battery and pushing power button for 60 seconds, but no possitive result.Here's the vide on my google drive of laptop and how it behaves. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1308AVwDsP9pt4hxM0zVOny68e_H5UYPW/view?fbclid=IwAR2GseZw5-cZjC291CZI... Please share with your opinion hoqw can I fix this.  Thanks in advance. 

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I have a dell inspiron 8100. It's giving me the blue screen and last time this happened I just "repaired" windows xp using my cd. This time, when I go to the setup screen, in page 2 "Boot order", at the top of the boot devices it says "Configure Setup is disabled." The boot order is Internal HDD, then CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive, then diskette drive, then modular bay hdd, cardbus NIC, APR NIC and last Mini-PCI NIC. I just want to move CD to 1st but I can't.

"u" and "d" to move devices up and down is locked. Up and down arrow does not move the highlight up and down like it should so I can't hit enter, or spacebar, on the one I want (CD). Right and left arrows do nothing. The only commands that do anything on this screen are Esc, which obviously escapes out of the setup, and Alt-P changes to the next page, but that doesn't help. And PgDn and PgUp which just moves the right side up and down which is just for information purposes.

It is a Dell Inspiron 8100 1200U Setup and BIOS Version: A11

Any suggestions?

A:dell inspiron 8100, blue screen, can't boot from cd

any ideas?

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I just received my replacment AC adaptor. I put my battery back in and plugged the laptop in, but when i push the power button the battery indicator light flashes red four times. There are no lights on. Does this mean my battery is fried. Originally i thought the jack needed replaced, but the guy told me it was just my cord which Best Buy confirmed. So after getting the new cord i have this new problem. Usally there is a battery indicator light on when the battery is in and it is plugged in. I tryed taking out the battery, unplugging it and holding the power button down, but that didnt work. I also tryed it without the battery in. Is my battery just bad? Thanks for any help.

Thank you,

A:Solved: battery indicator light flashing red when power button on my laptop is pushed

Try plugging the laptop in and then push the power button. I have had the same thing happen to me when the laptop would only work when I had it plugged in. I had to replace the battery.

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My Dell laptop has suddenly started doing strange things!  I try to open an email attachment and get the circling arrow and nothing happens; I try to open IE, same result;  I try to open Adobe, same thing; I try to shut down with Start button, same thing; ALT+CTRL+DEL does not open task manager.  After forcing restart, all is okay until I open and close an attachment or IE, then it starts over. I have used system restore to go back out last to MS updates and a video card driver update to a time when all was working without solving the issue.  I did a full scan using MS Security Essentials and no virus found.
If you have any suggestions, please let me know.  AM contemplating doing a Windows Repair, but consider that a last resort...

A:Can't open IE, Can't shut down w/o using power button

Download Minitoolbox - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
Start the application.Set ticks everywhere.Click GO button.After is done a log will appear.save and attach it here.

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My notebook has had a lot of trouble shutting down lately. When I go to Start-TurnOffComputer-Restart it goes to the Windows XP screen and says Windows is shutting down, but it won't ever restart. I lose my patience and hold down the power button after waiting for over 10 minutes.

I've also had trouble with my USB devices. I have a printer connected as well as a Kensington Pocketmouse. These devices randomly shut off, yet the mouse never has problems when connected to my desktop.

I sent the notebook off to Circuit City's national repair center about year ago under warranty. They fixed a burnt out backlight. Ever since they touched it, I have had problems with booting up and shutting down. A tech rep told me to re-install XP and I have several times, but it never solves the problem. I've run CCleaner, Norton Anti-virus, CWShredder, Ad-aware and Fixwareout. What else can I Do? PLEASE HELP!!

A:Won't Shut Down - Have to Hold Power Button

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Hai,  I've shut down my laptop, the screen turn black but the power button still on. After this happen, my computer also did not recognize any device that i connect to it such as external hard disk and pendrive. I did not install any new software.  Please help me  Thank you 

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My faithful 8100 (W2K sp4) has developed an irritating fault. If you press Fn-F5 (Display control), the system promptly crashes.

It's quite hard to see what is said 'cos the BSOD message flashes by very quickly.
However, it looks like Stop 0x00000050 (0xF000FF54) Page fault in non-paged area.
Address 0045AB9F base at 20400000 DateStamp 45069e6e ntoskrnl.exe
Beginning physical dump of memory blah blah

Now I have no idea whay this has started. In case it was software I re-imaged the boot partition back to a stable image from 12 months ago but it makes no difference.

Its something to do with windows for sure. If I press Fn-F5 before the Windows has loaded there is no problem.

I'll try it in safe mode tomorrow to see if that helps but if anyone has any experience of something similar I'd love to hear it.

Thanks for any info

A:Tecra 8100 W2K: Fn+F5 produces Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

The bad thing about those Blue Screens is, besides they are really annoying, that their error messages are just good for nothing. Never found out what Windows wants to tell me with this ;)

At the moment it is a bit hard to say what this has caused, but you could try to install new display drivers. They can be found at the Support & Downloads section.
So, safe mode seems to be a good idea for testing, because most of the drivers are not loaded, including the graphic card one's.

Perhaps this helps.

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Just when I thought everything was cool. I have tried all that I know. Can anybody figure this out?

Symptom: When I go to shut down or restart it goes to a blue screen and stays there. I've even let it sit all night. It's not a BSD with a message, just a blue screen. I invariably end up pressing and holding the power button to cold boot the computer. There must be a better way!
One more note: I have trouble entering text into forms sometimes. Don't know if it's related or not. I don't want to confuse the issue.

Thanks, Eric
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:02:15 PM, on 8/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5296.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1122338067\ee\services\sscFirewallPlugin\ver1_10_3_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltpspd.exe
C:\Program Files\IOGEAR\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
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A:I can't restart without holding the power button?!

Can you restart in safe mode and see if it will shut down normally from there?

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I am using windoows XP. When I click of the start button, then turn off your computer and subsequently click on turn off. My PC does not automatically shut down or power off.

A:The Shut Down button doesnt power off windows XP

Welcome and hello-
Try pressing Ctrl + Alt + Delete. Windows Task Manager will open near the top of the window you will find the Shut Down button. As for shutting down automatically, ask someone more geeky.

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Hi, I recently installed a new 500w power supply, a stick of 1gb ddr2 ram, and a used 8600gt nvidia geforce graphics card about two weeks ago.

My computer has been fine until today - it boots up (there is a single beep after it is turned on) but there is no video. I made sure the dvi cable was secure, but there still seems to be no video.

When I tried to shut it off by holding the power button, nothing happened, except for the processor fan stopping. The only way for me to turn it off was to hit the power switch in the back.

I've tried googling this problem, but I have not found any problems identical to mine, so thanks for the help in advance!

A:Computer won't shut off using power button, no video

Hi there!

Have you check you bios settings? there is an option in the bios setup for you to chose what display to be initialized first, it should be set on PCI-E or PCI-Express.


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Hi. I have bought an IdeaPad 520 notebook. On my previous laptop (Lenovo G580), I was used to pressing the power button to shut it down. But it seems the power button on my IP 520 can only be used to power on the laptop and force shut down by holding it for a few seconds. Is this a normal behaviour and it's meant to be like that or is there a setting somewhere which I can check out to enable the power button to shut down the laptop by pressing it once? Thank you.

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My laptop generally has some freezing problems, but it has reached a new low. It froze up tonight after I brought it back from idle mode. The mouse and such froze, so like I usually do, I was going to manually shut it down and reboot. However, holding the power button for no matter how long will do nothing. Nothing I push on the keyboard responds at all.

The weird thing is, the computer itself continued to go through the process of going to the screensaver and then back into idle mode. Any idea what I can do?

A:Holding power button won't shut down computer

Unplug the AC, and remove the battery. Wait 10 minutes. Insert the battery, plug in the AC and try to start the laptop.

Press the "F8" key repeatedly immediately after turning the laptop on. At the menu screen, select "Safe Mode".

If you can get to Safe Mode, navigate to

Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager and click "show hidden devices".

Report any flagged devices here.

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I think my problem is when I touch my regedit and I don't know what I touch.. After few days.. It stopped working.. Btw, I'm using ACER Laptop.. Pls find a solution here.. Thanks :)

A:When i shut down/ restart.. it turns blue

Do you have a restore point you can go back to?

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Bought this laptop with no power supply, I ordered one now when plugged in I get flashing blue light around the power supply but will not power up 

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Hey guys, new to the forums. Ive recently had a problem with my computer. I would be playing Guild Wars, or doing w/e (most of the time when GW was up) and a blue screen would show up, saying some kind of memory dump or something. It would restart my computer and then go to windows xp and say windows has recovered from a major error or something. But today it happened, and then it restarted, got to the windows boot screen and just stopped. So i hit power off and now it wont even power on!

When i try to hit the power on, the LED's inside flash, the fans start for like half a second, and everything just goes dead again. The lights on the NIC work, but it just wont start up now. I had a similar thing happen to me once before with my previous mobo and it just blew something in the circuitry. Was wondering if it was that maybe because it had similar conditions, but it would keep flashing, instead of just once. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

A:Blue screens, then flashing LED's, no power up!

ouch sounds like you fried something you could try and stick your computer in the freezer for fifteen minutes or so and see if that works for you that would be my best guess.

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I have for a long time, used the chassis's power button to shut computers down; there's nothing wrong with that, Windows has be designed to do this for a long time.

What I've noticed though, is that every time I use the power button, I get a critical error in event viewer: Event ID: 41 Kernal-Power 'The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly'.

Thing is, the system appears to shut-down perfectly fine!?

Any help would be much appreciated!

See system spec for config.

A:Critical error when I press the power button to shut-down?

Can I Just clarify, I don't mean holding the power button down, just quick press.

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My pc has recently developed this problem: when I go to the start menu and shut down it behaves as normal but the LED on the power button stays on indicating it has not shut down properly. When I put it to sleep, it behaves as normal with a pulsing LED, but eventually the LED stays on. I am having to shut down the pc by holding the power button down for the 5 seconds. My last laptop developed a similar fault and was eventually diagnosed as needing a new mother board which was cost prohibitive and condemned the computer. I have looked for updates and restarted the computer etc etc but need advice. Any ideas?

A:Satellite L50-C-244 LED power button indicating not proper shut down

My pc has recently developed this problem: when I go to the start menu and shut down it behaves as normal but the LED on the power button stays on indicating it has not shut down properly. When I put it to sleep, it behaves as normal with a pulsing LED, but eventually the LED stays on. I am having to shut down the pc by holding the power button down for the 5 seconds. My last laptop developed a similar fault and was eventually diagnosed as needing a new mother board which was cost prohibitive and condemned the computer. I have looked for updates and restarted the computer etc etc but need advice. Any ideas?

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Is it possible to open shut down menu by pressing power button only?
Any work around?

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Ok so my vaio has been gret to me till recently. My computer will randomly shut off and has a little bar that flashes at the bottom of the screen, this flash is about 1/8 of the height of the task bar. The computer can be fine for days and then will randomly shut down and then sometimes even do it a number of times even when I try to turn it back on.

The following is from my event viewer administrative events upon the most recent start-up:

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\Installer\{67E03279-F703-408F-B4BF-46B5FC8D70CD}\WksWP.exe". Dependent Assembly msadctls,processorArchitecture="x86",type="win32",version="1.0.1801.0" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

A timeout was reached (30000 milliseconds) while waiting for the Roxio Hard Drive Watcher 9 service to connect.

The regi service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.

Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

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A:Random shut off's and flashing bar at the bottom of the screen

DMICall is not a Windows core driver but a Windows signed driver. It is actually a Sony driver. If you haven't done so already go to Sony's website, find your exact model # and update all drivers for your system, especially the chipset drivers.

A BIOS update may, notice I said may, be in order as well.

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