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Computer won't stay on, not sure if windows issue or computer

Q: Computer won't stay on, not sure if windows issue or computer

A few months ago my husband started having issues with his computer, it started with the screen not coming on, he would turn the computer on but it wouldn't give a signal to the screen, mouse or keyboard and he would have to force restart numerous times in order to get it to come on.  Then he got a blue screen of death at one point, which escalated to the computer randomly shutting off(if I remember correctly he was usually playing minecraft when it shut off). After a while windows would no longer load, and he would get a screen with options for system restore, check for memory issues etc(can't remember the other options, but there were a few). He had tried to do a system restore but he wouldn't work, at that point he gave up. The other day(Wednesday) we lost power for a few hours and when the power came back on his computer started and I was able to successfully do a system restore back to 8/10(which was probably right before the computer stopped working. It was working fine until last night, it started shutting itself off again and when I try to do a system restore I get an error, which I will attach a pic of. I was able to get the computer started in safemode, but it still gave me the system restore error after it loaded. I have no idea if this is an issues with windows being corrupted, or if it's an issue with something else with his computer, or maybe a virus issue, so please move the topic if you feel it's not a windows issue. I just figured with the restore issue, this was the most logical place to post. Thank you!
ETA: computer is an HP Pavilion (this one to be exact http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FW5DIG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )
Hard drive crashed and was replaced about a year ago(can't remember exactly when) and we had to buy a new windows disc for it, we installed windows 7 home, 64 bit I believe.
ETA again: Just looked at this computer and there was a few graphics card errors it seems but computer is not connected to the internet(safemode?) so I can't view message details, and I'm scared if I try to start the computer in regular mode I won't be able to get on again.

Preferred Solution: Computer won't stay on, not sure if windows issue or computer

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A: Computer won't stay on, not sure if windows issue or computer

You can always do things to fix it, and some people might reply and tell you what things you can do, but I would just back up my files and reinstall windows fresh, formatting the drive in the process (which will destroy all your old files).

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Windows xp sp2--my page has been hijacked or something, my home page won't stay in where you put it in internet options, I have winpatrol and it keeps popping up saying

Winpatrol say

A change has been detected in your Internet Explorer start page
Your page is ---------------------
If this is ok, then click yes or press enter
Click no or press ESC and well restore your page to http://www.msn.com

and this is what keeps going into the internet options where my home page should be


I have ran adware, spybot, spyblaster, cwshredder, buster, ran panda virus scanner earlier and did not catch anything, another person on a forum was helping me a couple of days ago cause my computer was running slow and he took out the start page and all those other pages from the hignjack log and then never came back to help me, so thats probably the problem, I couldnt evern get internet exploerer to come up until I rebooted and then it came up, obviously this is my hijack log and as you can tell I am missing a bunch of stuff I think but it worries me about my home page and it keep getting stole. Please please help me

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 8:47:06 PM, on 10/22/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\W... Read more

A:Solved: Windows XP SP2 someone please help hijacked don't know how long my computer will stay

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Hi all!

I am about at wits end when it comes to this computer. I just built it like last week, and everything runs beautifully about it; that is, except that the dang thing won't stay turned off! I tell it to shutdown, and it turns itself back on after about two or three seconds. Let me clarify: the computer itself does NOT randomly shutdown, nor am I having problems with sleep or hibernate (haven't used them yet).

Ok, so I have tried about everything on every help forum I've read from here to knittingforums.com. I have disable all wake events, including the ones in regards to network adapters. I have disabled automatic restart, and even fooled around in the BIOS, disabling all wake events. I've even flipped around between BIOS commanded and OS commanded event wakes in the BIOS. About the only thing I can do is log off of my user account, and then do a hard shutdown. Even did the thing where you specifically set what the power button does.

So... please help! I will be most gracious, and will give any more information if necessary. The only thing I have NOT done is flash the BIOS; it won't recognize the USB device I have the updated drivers on.

A:Computer Won't Stay Off!

I will take you up on giving more information. Like filling in your system spec's in your user cp so we know what your system is to start with. Thank you and welcome to sevenforums. Fabe

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My screen froze up and I tried to exit by ctrl,alt, del. That didn't work so I had to shut down manually. When I restarted the computer it made loud squeeking noises and then the fan was extremely loud. Again I had to shut down manually. The loud noise is gone, but when I try to start the computer it will go as far as the windows screen and shut down. It's a Dell Dimention 8400. I am computer challenged, so any layman terms will be appreciated.

A:Computer won't stay on

sounds to me like a harddrive crash.. do you hear the harddrive spin up at all? do you get the POST beep power up self test Beep???

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I found out it was bad capacitors you can buy them at radio shack from 20-60 cents per capacitor so if you have the same prob them look at your capacitor if it look bubbled then you need a new capacitor.

A:Computer won't stay on

Can you give us some more details?
What hardware do you have in your computer?
Did you build it or was it purchased?
How old is this computer?
Was it a short beep or a long beep or several beeps?

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When I turn on the computer it automatically turn off even if it plug in to AC??? In one moment a couple time ago she show a message that say something about the fan that it's probably damage and she's going to turn off for the computer safety but now I try to turn it on and happen what I say earlier!!!Somebody can help me,please!!! 

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When  I  turn my computer on it gets as far as the windows logo then cuts off before I can do anything else. any ideas how to fix this? I  have tried several times but can never get it to come up completely to wher and can choose what I want to do.

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Hi Guys and Gals

I currently have a Dell Dimension 8100 - Intel Pentium (R) 4 CPU 1300 Mhz - 256 RAM.
It is moving slowly and showing the "flashlight" during opening certain programs. Microsoft Word may take up to 20 seconds to open a file. Running two programs together will really slow the works, etc. We have XP.

Should I add more memory and double it to 512? Would that help?

Should I buy a new computer such as an HP? I do basic things on the computer: web browsing, email, photography stuff and some minor game playing (Poppit). Any suggestions on a new computer hardware? Should I buy from Walmart or go to HP.com if the suggestion is to buy.

Thanks for your help.
Transformer Man

A:Should I buy a new computer or should I stay with the old one?

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hey guys

So i got my new machine all built I connected everything up, I hit the power button, the heatsink/fan comes on, the computer starts whirring, and it look as though it is about to start up and then it switches off after a split-second.

I've double checked everything, I'm using an Antec truepower 550watt PSU

The configuration of my box :
Mobo :: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe
CPU :: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Dual-Core
CD/RW/DVD/RW :: Plextor PX-755SA (SATA)
Video Card :: Asus GeForce 7600 GS 512mb
RAM :: Samsung Dual Channel DDR2 533 PC2-4200 (four 1GB chips = 4GB)

the green light on the mobo is on, i hit power she powers up fans spin then it just doesn't hold the power

what i have done so far to see whats wrong:

I checked the PSU with my other machine, i know the PSU works fine.

I made sure the mobo wasn't touching the case anywhere.

I took it all apart and checked connections, then just put one stick of RAM in and the video card, plugged the mouse and keyboard in and powered it up. same thing, it gets juice the fans roll then it just goes out, it won't hold power.

could it be the RAM?

A:Computer Won't Stay On

I don't think it would just shut off if it were ram. Did any pins or jumpers get bent or shorted?

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My computer will not stay on. My wife moved it now it starts and stops. The fans will start and stop.the motherboard is a nivdia 630i. Tried a different power supply same thing and a different power switch and the same thing. I an lost and need help. Thank you.

A:Computer will not stay on

What are the complete specs of this computer including PSU model/make etc.?

Do you hear any beeps?

Please ensure that there is no dust inside the casing, if you haven't cleaned it in a while do so by using compressed air. Also check that all cables are correctly attached, and RAM is seated properly.

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My system is an Asus P5AD2E Premium mobo with 3G RAM, a BFG Nvidia 6800 250MB video and a RADI0 HDD array. The OS is Windows XP Pro with SP3

Recently, I switched from using a wireless network to a wired one, using the onboard port plugged into my D-Link DI624 router.
Suddenly, I have this problem: My computer will not stay off.
When I shut down normally, the system shuts off, but within about 5 seconds, it starts up again, booting normally.

I did some investigating, and found that if I have "Check LAN Cable on POST" (this may not be the exact wording of the option) option in the BIOS enabled, the problem does not occur.
This option had always been disabled, and I now recall that I had trouble before, perhaps when I first installed the DI624 router and had the computer connected via the same LAN port.

There is no server or any other computer that is issuing a wake-on-LAN command, so the power up is not a legitimate action.

The computer is connected to the DI624 via the onboard port, then the DI624 is connected via one of it's LAN ports to another router, a DI720U which is then connected to the cable modem.

I tried switching patch cables at one point, but it made no difference.
Also note that when looking at the LAN cable status in the BIOS, I see that pins 1-2 and 3-4 indicate "Normal" with no length specified.
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A:Computer will not stay off

Check your adapter 'advanced' settings in Dev Manager for power up options.

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Ok, my best friend has requested my help and I've been doing all I can to figure out the problem, but I can't find anything by searching on google. Alright, the problem is this. His computer has been completely turning off, freezing, or sometimes the keyboard doesn't even work. It's been needing to be turned off to be cooled lately too, but he does and it cools down and is fine. In fact, since he took Yahoo! messenger completely off his computer, it's been doing a lot better. In the past few days, his pc was working better than it had in a long while because the messenger was gone. The other morning, he woke up and couldn't get it to work, he'd been shut down completely. I guess he was fed up or something because he did a factory reboot, and now when he tries to turn it back on, he can stay on for five to fifteen minutes to tell me information about how to help him, but then it shuts off again and has to be unplugged to get to working. It does those loops where it will go to the log in screen and then back out to restart again, and that's why he has to unplug it. I told him that he should go and write down the BSOD error numbers the next time it happened and I got them, and they are:



He has Windows XP Home edition, I'm sure. See, he never paid for any virus blocks on his pc, but he downloaded some that he'd bee... Read more

A:Computer Won't Stay On...

You said after it cools down it's fine, have you opened up the case and blown out any dust with those canned air things? If he's over heating that could be part of it. Also check to see if all the fans are working, PSU, cpu, video card if there is one.

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So one of my desktops at home stopped working while I was deployed. Now that I am home I am trying to fix it but can't figure it out. The desktop is a s5113w. Ok so when I plug it in to the wall the green light on the power supply turns on. The computer then turns itself on for 6 secs then shuts off. You can't turn it on again until you unplug the computer and wait til the green light on the power supply turns off. Then in order to turn it back on you have to plug it back in and the cycle starts all over again. All I can tell so far is that its not the cd rom drive, . Any help would be great.

A:Computer will not stay on

Disconnect all internal cable.... Only the Power Supply Connect to MB with CPU and RAM... If boot Up OK then check one of device you disconnect before ... that device may cause the problem. if still same issue then will be MB / CPU / RAM / Power Supply

STEP 2: Take out the ram .. and start the computer ... normally it should give long beep..... if it don't give long beep and shut down .... will be the Power Supply or the MB..... if it give the long beep long enough over 15 second ....... then better check with the RAM...

STEP 3: if only left is The MB or CPU or the power supply.... We need another power supply to test or a power supply tester..... Also make sure the CPU is at good contact with the CPU FAN.... CPU Over heat will cause this kind of problem

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hi im very new at this and found this site with googlesorry if im not doing this correctlymy problem is when i start the computer it starts up then within a few seconds turns itself offim only able to start the computer in safe modehere is the Hijackthis thing...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:22:15 PM, on 7/03/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Telstra\Cable Login\bpcable.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.msn.com/spbasic.htmR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?p...amp;ar=iesearchR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Pag... Read more

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Hi,This is a very nasty log... and some entries in your log suspect that you are dealing with the pe386 rootkit as well which causes the BSOD in normal mode everytime.Problem with this combination of infections nowadays is, it causes a lot of damage. Even if we clean the malware off your system, I can't guarantee that your system will be clean afterwards, because these infections/bundles leave a lot of leftovers behind that most scanners won't even recognise and logs won't show.Also, I can't promise you we can repair all the damage it caused... Even after cleaning the malware, you can still get errors afterwards because of the damage. Solving these is not always possible since it will be searching for a needle in a haystack to find the right cause and solution.So, we can try to clean this up and do what we can, but keep in mind that we can't solve ALL problems this malware already caused.Please perform next steps in the right order without missing any step.. I can't stress how important this is, because logs won't make sense afterwards.* Download Killbox.Click killbox.exe.Select the option "Delete on reboot".Click the button: All Files (!important!)Now it should flash green.Now copy the next bold part:C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Settings\winsys2f.dllC:\WINDOWS\system32\a3dxq.dllOpen 'file' in the killboxmenu on top and choose Paste from clipboardThen press the button that looks like a red circle with ... Read more

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o/s windows 98 2nd my son in laws computer came on by itself this am
he asked me to take a look and i could not get it to stay on. it would come on shut down before windows, try it again and stay on to do scan disk but shut down before finishing. it came on in safe mode (with only the time in the tray) the wallpaper was washed out totally the icons were huge. there were no yellow exclaimation or question marks in device manager because of the washed out wallpaper i wanted to check the display adapter i hi lighted and the computer shut down it tried to start up but shut down in seconds. i unpluged it, help what is going on and how do i fix it

A:computer will not stay started

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when you install windows 7 customly? or do you have to redownload it? microsoft won't let you download it if you're not a genuine user, so i want to keep it, if possible, so i can use aero.

A:does directx 10 stay on your computer...

also, do i need to back-up drivers or just download new ones via windows update?

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every time put my computer asleep,after 10 sometimes 30 screen lights up and errow shows up on its own.it just wont sleep.but if i turn it off it will take hours to start back up.what do i do ?

A:computer will not stay asleep

Hi nibared,

Welcome again to Vista Forums!

Please check out the following tutorial and see if it helps (it almost always does - though which method works varies from case to case): Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems.

I hope this helps. If not, post back and we'll try to see what else we can do to track down and eliminate the cause.


In the meantime, if your computer "takes forever to startup" (a different problem, but since you mentioned it I thought I'd address it), I recommend a little cleaning and maintenance as follows:

Here's my little blurb on improving space and speed in Vista systems (and it also suggests other things of value that you can consider or ignore - the choice is entirely yours). All of this is your choice, actually - I'm just presenting some options that may help and that have helped many others (and that I pretty much use myself though sometimes I do procrastinate I'm sad to admit and there are some things I won't do no matter how beneficial - for example, I refuse to delete my cookies (but that's a personal choice as I prefer the benefits of having them when going to previously-visited web sites over the limited amount of space recovered and speed gained given their small size)). Much of this should be part of normal maintenance, but that includes some other things (like creating periodic system restore points - probably at least weekly as they don't necessarily improve sp... Read more

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Whenever I put my HP Pavillion into sleep mode it only stays there a few minutes and then pops wide awake again! What can I do to get it to take a longer nap?

A:Computer will not stay asleep.

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Why won't my computer stay turned off?

A:My computer won't stay turned off.

Can you be more specific? Are you saying that it turns itself on during the middle of the night or something?

Go into BIOS, you can enable or disable a time to turn your computer on or off automatically.

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I have done everything to keep this computer off and it keeps turning its self back on after I turn it off. Please help. I have up graded from windows 98 to windows XP hoping that would fix the problem. I even got a new internet provider.

A:Computer won't stay turned off

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Beginning a few days ago, the computer would freeze for short intervals (20 seconds or so) while I was using it...and then go back to normal. Occasionally it would happen bad enough that the PC would crash and reboot itself. By yesterday this was happening much more frequently...and today, the PC will barely boot. It's VERY slow to boot...the 'freezes' are MUCH more frequent and longer...and in fact now I'm lucky if after a fresh boot I'm able to even open a program at all without the PC crashing first. I've even had it crash and reboot itself while still in the process of booting into windows (ie it hadn't even made it to the windows login screen before crashing).

I've already ruled out the system memory....I have 2 sticks of 512mb RAM installed, so I removed 1 stick and then took turns swapping to each one, yet the problem persisted. I once had a similar problem (PC would APPEAR to freeze, but not reboot) that turned out to be the graphics card, but this too seems unlikely as when I try to connect to the PC in question from another PC here on the home network, my Explorer from the other PC will literally just crash itself failing to connect to the troubled PC (and I doubt that would occur if it was a problem with the graphics card). I feel like I've ruled out everything expect what would be the worst case scenarios (dead/dying HD, mobo, processor) but I was hoping perhaps you guys had more ideas?

Thanks in advance...

A:Computer won't stay running :(

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I found this post from 2013:

Quote: Originally Posted by britny

you have to follow this tutorial to solve your problem
TRY this - Read Event Viewer Log

Hopefully it will be helpful for you........

I tried this and got the information. However under "wake source" it said unknown every single time. I am unable to tell what is causing my computer to wake. Does anyone know why the "wake source" would be say unknown everytime.

A:Computer won't stay sleeping.

Try this method, and see if you can get the HID\VID

Lastwake Command

Then see if you can find the device

Hardware Identification

Or driver lookup via Step 5 here:

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

A Guy

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computer will only power up if the button on the outside supply is pushed ...Computer ran fine then one day this ...I have check all the wires inside ..i'm lost

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This is my first time here on the forums, and i have a question. Obviously.

I have a Dell 540s that i have had since 08 and it has never given me any real problems. Recently, however, it has started to blue screen and the message said something about how the bios will not work with the acpi. I forget exactly what it said. I ignored it for a while as it would only blue screen occasionally and i would rather play my games than try to fix it. lol. The problem has gotten worse and it is now to the point where i had to run startup repair because windows is failing to start. I tried the system restore option that it gave me during the repair and windows started, but soon after i got a blue screen that said PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. This blue screen was only available for precious seconds while i snapped a photo so i could actually see and comprehend what it said before it rebooted.

I booted from the cd and ran a memory test. I got to the third one down which is the WCMch Test and received a "memory compare error"

I then ran the full computer scan but nothing was wrong except i could not hear some of the audio it was playing.

Anyone have any idea as to what i can do to fix my computer? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

A:Computer will not stay online

Oh and i posted in the windows vista because i run vista

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Im having lots of problems keeping my computer cool.
Here are my specs:
P4 3.0ghz
80gb HDD
1gig RAM
Ati Radeon 9600XT
Soundblaster Live! 24bit

In my case I have 2 fans on the back pulling out, one on the top pulling out and one on the side pushing in. All fans are 80mm

When im idle my System temp is around 40C, and CPU at 55C, but when I play games the System temp is at 44C and the CPU at 60C. This is too hot for me. Im looking for a solution that would cost me less than £50 if possible. Anyone recommend anything for me? Im thinking new case which has good airflow and some decent fans maybe? Please link me to any items if possible


Andy Booth

A:Why won't my computer stay cool??

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I am trying to run malwarebytes. My computer will not stay up long enough to get to the program, which is already installed on the computer. My computer ends up at the blue screen. I am on a different computer now. I was out of town, so I don't know what the kids did to it to make the computer do this. I do see that I have a screen that comes up "personal antivirus". Is this what I need to get rid of? Is there another way to run the Malwarebytes?

A:Infected computer will not stay up

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.alternate download linkNote: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files ... Read more

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Computer keeps shutting down by itself. No blue screen, no error codes, no warning. Just shuts off and gives goes to the safety saving mode. Takes a while to be able to turn it back on, only to have shut back off by itself again. Time varies as to how long it runs before shutting down. Please help...

A:Solved: Computer won't stay on

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I have a brand new Dell desktop (got it Friday) with Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP1 on it. The problem I'm having is that I'm not able to shut the computer off.

I'm going to the start menu, using the right arrow to display the full list of options (sleep, change users, restart, etc) and selecting Shut Down. Vista goes through the normal routine (shutting down, please wait, etc). After a couple of seconds the fans and hard drives shut down in the CPU and my monitor goes into sleep mode because it's not getting a signal. HOWEVER, in another second or two, the fans and hard drives spin back up, just like I'd pressed the power button on the CPU and the PC boots back up!

It was happening before I applied SP1, so that should not be the problem. I can't say for sure that it has been happening from the very beginning, but I think it has been. The first few times it happened I thought that maybe I had put it in sleep mode by accident (I typically hit shut down and leave the room before it's done). I haven't had time to reinstall any of my software yet, so it is pretty much as delivered from Dell.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? And more importantly, does anyone have any suggestions on fixing it? Right now the only way I can shut off my PC is to catch it on the reboot and hold in the power button on the CPU until it powers off.

Thanks for your help!

A:My Computer Won't Stay Shut Down!

Disable Wake on LAN (WOL) in BIOS. Make sure the power management setting are also disabled.

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ok here goes my computer worked fine this morning but then when I got home from work it had like shifting of the words on the screen now well I tried to run avg and my computer shut down and now it won't stay on so I can't even get on there to send you a hijack this log it won't even start in safe mode I do have something that says start in safe mode with prompt or something like that please can someone help me Thanks

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For the longest time, now, my computer has been unable to stay in sleep mode. Any time I put it in sleep mode, it will stay asleep for maybe 3-5 minutes, and then it pops back on. It didn't do this at first, and I can't really think of anything I had installed or changed that would cause this to occur.

I had given up on solving the issue, because I just couldn't figure it out. But now it's annoying me again. Earlier today, I looked through some of my installed programs that run in the background, and I made sure to close all of them, thinking one (or more) of them might be causing the computer to continually wake up, but nothing changed...

I don't suspect I have any kind of malware, as I've had this issue for a long time, now, and I haven't had any other problems or issues (not to mention, I do frequent virus scans on my machine). I just can't figure out what it keeps doing this...

A:Computer won't stay asleep?

I would guess at a software program running in the background or maybe an update service for a piece of software. Is your mouse getting moved while the computer's asleep? Go into Control Panel and Power Options and recheck your settings for sleep and hibernation.

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At the end of last month I bought a new computer and for some reason it will not stay shut down.

I started the system on Vista, but switched to Windows 7 RC at a friend's recommendation and have the problem on both OS's.

To elucidate, when I go to Shut Down the computer turns itself off normally, then after perhaps 3 seconds the fans will kick back on, usually for a second or two, shut down, and then a couple seconds later will turn on again and the entire system will boot itself up.
Likewise, if I tell the computer to Sleep, it will go into Sleep mode, but the fans will kick on, run for a few seconds, switch off and stay off for a few seconds, then turn back on, turn back off, over and over and over again infinitely as far as I can tell until the power switch to the supply in the back is flicked. I cannot turn the computer back on from Sleep mode (with mouse, keyboard or power button on the tower), by the way, while it's doing that. I have to cut the power and turn it back on from there.

I have looked up this problem in many other forums and have seen solutions such as disabling all reboot effects in the BIOS (which I have done to no effect), unplugging all of the front tower buttons from the motherboard (no effect), and also wiping the hard drive in case of some sort of faulty installation?also, much to my chagrin, to no effect.

My hardware follows:
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
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A:Computer will not stay shut down

Make sure you dont have the reset and power adaptors switched on the motherboard.

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For the past few months I've been having an issue with sleep and hibernation on my PC. Just wont stay sleep or stay hibernation for any longer than 5 minutes then it automatically wakes back up on its own. I'm assuming this is a software issue but I looked through all my processes and can't figure out what is causing my CPU to wake back up unexpectedly.

HJT File:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:12:35 AM, on 8/8/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18928)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:Computer will not stay sleep

Bump for help....

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This is my first post here, so i will try to explain as much as possible. My friend bought a used desktop computer from a guy i don't know much about it but it will not stay connected to the internet, he reformatted it before he got it and he came over 3 r 4 time's and said it was in the cable of the wiring. I put the driver to the modem in the computer and it connceted but then stop's and i have to shut down the computer to get connected again. The cable guy came by and used his computer and it worked fine so i know it can't be the cable, i don't know the name of the computer but it isn't name brand. It has window's xp on it it has intel in it 4 i think really didn't have time to check it out. How do i find what processor it has? I did look and it has a mark beside the ati hardware do u think it need's a driver?If anyone can help would greatly appreciate it alot thank's for ur help God Bless.

A:computer will not stay connected

It might also be the firewall. Maybe the settings are too tight.

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I am having a problem with a Gateway computer here at work.
This morning I turned it on, it went all the way to the start up page that has the Gateway emblem on it the progress bar across the top got past 3/4ths of the way to start up, then the power just shut down. I tried to power it back up again but no luck, so I checked the power strip that I was using to see if it was good and it was. Tried to power up again but nothing finally decided to shut down the power strip and disconnect the power cord into the tower to check to see if anything was loose inside, nothing loose, powered everything back up again. Started up like before then the power just shut off again. The fan will run while the power is up but soon as I loose the power it will not work anymore, nothing inside the computer is getting hot at all. Not even the processor, it barely gets warm. I have thoght about changing out the power supply but do not know if that is the problem or if it is something else. If any one out there knows what might be the problem or some suggestions to what to look for please let me know, I need to get this computer back as soon as possible, Thanks , Roger.

A:Computer wont stay on

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Sometimes when I shut down my computer it turns back on a few seconds later. Does anyone know what could possibly be wrong? I guess its better than not being able to turn my computer ON, but this is so annoying! It doesn't happen every time I turn my computer off, but most of the time (strangely, always at night).

Thanks for your help.


A:My computer won't stay turned off!!!

lol it sounds like u have ghosts, but it could be your power supply

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having nothing better to do, i decided to take apart my computer and finally install a new hard drive i have kept for almost a year. so i decided to give myself a challenge and take the thing apart completely, taking almost all the things off of the motherboard and stripping the shell of everything except for the motherboard. i then used an air duster on everything, but as i dusted the geforce driver, some of the liquid inside sprayed on it but then quickly evaporated. i pieced all the pieces as they were(or so i think), and turned the computer on, but my monitor did not turn on at all. i unplugged the monitor, and it said it was searching for a signal(after i unplugged it from the computer.

i am not very experienced with computer hardware, and right now all i know is that it is a refurbished hp compaq desktop.

A:Dell computer won't stay on

That liquid is most likely duster propellant and it won't hurt anything. You probably didn't attach the front panel wires properly back to the motherboard and hopefully you didn't damage the motherboard with a static electricity discharge. Take the computer to a friend or someone that knows how to repair computers. If you have damaged something by doing all this yourself, chalk it up to experience

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OK. Heres how it went. My old motherboard or processor was shot and i wasn't sure which one it was so i replaced both of them. I had a processor sitting around that was fairly decent and the mother board was brand spanking new. I bought 2 gbs f RAM for it and i had a awesome graphics card from teh old computer. So i gets my new Motherboard stick it in (got everything plugged in at this point. I boot it up and everything looks good. Saw my desktop which i hadn't seen in FOREVER and all these install new driver windows pop up and BAM! teh motherboard's cd wouldn't be recognized by the computer.( i was using a IDE/SATA adapter for it. CD drive works fine plugged it in with my hard drive and it can boot from cds now. And teh hard drive looks good. So i boot up again and BAM! it turns off. No error messages, no warnings nothin. So i thought "huh weird" and turns it on again shuts off again. My tech friend thought it was the power supply so i replaced my old 288w with a 580w. And boots it up again and it shuts off again. So here i am trying to figure out whats going on in my computer. And i really feel bad cus its been about two months since my gaming compy has worked so here i am begging y'all to help.
(If you need more specific info just post for it.)
Thanx, ~R

A:My computer won't stay turned on

Did you clear the CMOS on the new MOBO (motherboard)?

Test the CPU under stress
Test the RAM under stress
Test the Video under stress
Test the HDD under stress
Test the MOBO under stress

There is free software that you can run in the pre-windows before Windows load. MemTest was one you can test the Memory. Sounds like one of your components is not functioning. If the PSU is new right. If everything checks out you should blow out the OS wipe the HDD then install a fresh copy as sometimes what had worked prior might not work with the new hardware. It should work. I had a system where it run 24/7 installed a new PSU. I would come back after 12 hours and the all system would be shutdown. The issue was the new 550watt Green PSU. Gone faulty!

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I put togather a new socket A system. Mothrboard is a foxconn K7S741GXMG-6L. Ram is PQI 333 512 Mb stick. Harddrive Seagate 7200 rpm. The thing will only stay turned on until the foxconn logo appears and then it shuts off. i tried different ram ( Micron ) no difference. different Hdd 9 Maxtor ) still same thing. Can't get into bios to change boot sequence to format Hdd. Any ideas?

A:new system: computer won't stay on

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We have a compaq running windows xp, I tried restaring it several times and I keep getting different results. Sometimes it will cut immediately off and I hear one short beep, sometimes it makes it to the start up screen, so i have tried to start it in safe mode then it cuts off, one time I was able to get to the setup section by pressing f5 only to have it cut off, and once it got all the way through the windows xp start up to the login screen and cut off.

I have cleaned it out and checked the fans, all of which are running. I also checked for any possible shorts in the wires and could not find any.

I have no clue.

A:Computer will not stay powered on

Also check that one of the tabs on the CPU cooler hold down bracket isn't broken. I have replaced a few of these after the plastic was old and brittle, and the tab just broke off.

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I have a a new computer and everything is hooked up correctly but the computer tuns on for half a second then turns offf

A:New Computer wont stay on (please help!!)

If you bought it at a store/exchange it.

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hello the computer will not shut down properly , if i say to shutdown it does but then re boots straight away , ,it has a fingerprint security , it use to upon start up i would have to do finger print befor it would even boot up and then if i had left it for awhile , but now it only does it before window opens once only

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Business, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2971 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1294 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 217192 MB; E: Total - 57256 MB, Free - 8084 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Pico
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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I have not had this problem before. On my old Gateway everything was working fine until I turned it off one day. Now, to turn it on and to keep it running, I have to get inside the computer and unplug the Power SW wire then plug it in which makes the computer start and then I have to unplug it so that the computer continues to run. If I leave it plugged in, after 5 seconds the computer shuts down. This just started one day after turning off the computer. No changes were made to the computer other than adding RAM.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!


A:Solved: Computer won't stay on

The front panel power button is stuck, holding the switch engaged all the time. See if you can jiggle it free, or try to remove the front bezel and free it up.

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Hello, last night I was on my computer and it just shut off. I think thats because I push some wires under my desk by streching my feet. I turn it back on then it shuts off almost emidetly. I reconected every thing but still wont stay on. Could it be a bad PSU?

A:Computer Wont Stay On

you have'nt replied to raybay's question about the beeps in your system from your previous thread & you made new one.is your computer still in the same status particularly keeps shutting down & those beeps?

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Ive had this 'new' pc since early September and around the last week and a half its occasionally turned itself off, now the last few days it got more and more regular with it now being itl turn on for about 20 seconds max (wont even reach the windows desktop). An error message does appear just after the mother board screen saying CPU is too hot "press f1 to resume". Ive opened the case and turned it on to make sure the fan is working which it is and it still wont stay on. Any idea's on whats going on? any help appreciated!

A:Computer wont stay on.

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Computer won't stay in standby, it jumps back to the log in screen after breifly staying in standby for a few seconds.

I folowed the preperation instructions for posting this hjt log file. I ran Adaware configured as suggested, Spybot S&D, a Trend online virus scan (came up clean)
and finally ran hjt with all programs shut down in the startup tab of msconfig and all browser windows closed. Then I produced the following HJT analyzed log:

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 9/28/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:25:22 PM, on 10/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\DOCUME~1\Lisa\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 7 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/yco...search/ie.html
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A:Computer won't stay in standby

Hi joec999 and welcome to TSF.

There are definitely entries in that log that we can help you with, however we need to see everything that is running at startup. Please make sure to allow all programs to boot at startup and run the scan in Normal Mode.

You are running Hijack This from a temporary directory. It needs to be in a permanent folder. Please go into Windows Explorer, click on C:\ then click on File > New > Folder and call it HJT , or another name of your choice. The program creates backup files that we may need to use later. If the program is in a Temporary folder, files may be deleted by you or automatically if your system is set to empty temp files.

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Over the past couple days when I put my computer into stand by, it pops right out within a matter of seconds. If I go ahead and shut down at that point it gives me a message about other users being logged on.

Sometimes when I am online a new explorer screen opens redirecting me to some other site, it has some musuem art type picture and will say that it is redirecting me here or there, it changes. I always close it before it goes any farther.

I have ran my virus scan, spyware doctor and spybot search and destroy. They have turned up nothing. This is windows XP.


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