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My Computer Keeps On Turning Off After 1 Minute to 30 Minutes of Power On.

Q: My Computer Keeps On Turning Off After 1 Minute to 30 Minutes of Power On.

First of all:
1. This computer has NO VIRUSES and NO WAREZ and NO INTERNET EXPOSURE.
2. This is not a laptop.
3. My Brother from Michigan sent it to me by mail, and I am guessing that is the reason this computer is so ****ed up.

Ok, well this is a very expensive computer (would be able to play half life 2). And well, after my brother sent me it (by mail), it seems to act like a god damn 80 GB Ipod (low battery life in under 1 hour etc.....). But of course, I plug in the device with all sorts of computer cables, and the same results happen. After a few minutes the god damn computer turns off!

When I set it to 115 V this happens!
(BUT I HEAR A REPETITIOUS BEEPING NOISE)

So I set it to 230 V and well the BEEPING miraculously disappears! But then the monitor doesn't turn on.

*****!!!!!!! I am so mad!!!!!! And I am not a computer genius.

PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME WHY HE SENT IT BY EMAIL. IT WAS MY REQUEST and WELL I WAS SUCH A DUMB*** FOR TELLING HIM TO DO THAT.

Can somebody help me resolve this?
Do I need a new powerbox?

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A: My Computer Keeps On Turning Off After 1 Minute to 30 Minutes of Power On.

setting the wrong voltage on the PSU will fry your system.
NEVER mess with voltage settings. If you're lucky - all you will have to replace is the PSU. Please do not CURSE in techspot. Not only is it a sin, but some (like myself) find it offensive.

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Hi,

I know this has been asked a million times on the web already but its seriouslly annoying me now.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) keeps turning the monitor off after 15 Mins of in-activity.

However - before it does that at 14 Mins and 30 Seconds it sorta does a quick flash - then at exactlly 15 mins does the turning off.

All the power options are set to Never. (I have even created my own power plan for this)

I have never had this problem on this PC before - this is a new install - and since then it has been doing this.

(That makes me reluctant to think its the BIOS or Video Card)

Any ideas would be most welcome?

Thank you in advance.

Timez

A:Monitor keeps turning off after 15 Minutes(Power Options are on Never)

Hi I think it might be your monitor's setting. Also check in the monitor's menu if you have any power saving options enabled.

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These freezes seem to be random in length between 10 second and a minute. During this time the only thing that I can click on are explorer tabs and the start button. All other programs appear as no responding but do come back most of the time. I can still move the mouse.

On a couple of occasions the computer has been like this for over a minute and eventually frozen. The HDD light is on constantly while things aren't responding but the system hasn't completely locked up

HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 03:27:40, on 18/04/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16722)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Users\danlaptop2\AppData\Roaming\Mikogo\Mikogo-Host.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.uk.msn.com/CQNOT/2
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://g.uk.msn.com/CQNOT/2
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://g.uk.msn.com... Read more

A:Computer freezing up for 10s to 1 minute every few minutes

48 hr bump
 

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hi
i'm going to make this quick before my computer crashes again

basically my taskbar stops responding and i can't bring up the task manager to perform any functions and my apps perform very slowly even though the processor is only working at less than 20%, but if i bring up the task manager before the crash happens i can turn off explorer.exe and have the applications work normally without explorer but my internet does not work any more

i don't know if it's related but recently my firefox browser just keeps crashing and then asking me if i want to restart (it does this about 3-4 time before i can actually use it)

i try to run anti-virus but when the taskbar stops responding everything else stop so i can never get through a scan, so i don't know if it's a virus or something similar, which is why i'm posting it here

please can you help

thanks

A:Explorer Crashes After 10 Minutes of Turning On Computer

its possible your cpu is overheating check for dirty heatsink and clean it if clogged with lint. or a sign your power supply may be failing or failed. post back with results

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I have recently done a system restore to a factory state. After reinstalling all of the programs I noticed that right after restarting my computer it actually is pretty fast, which can be especially seen by rght clicking on desktop or opening folders. However, few minutes after running it suddenly slows down simple things like right clicking on the desktop make me wait few seconds. Right now my computer has been running for few minutes already and I can see the text lagging a little as I type.
I have Avast, and I did a quick scan with malwarebytes just to make sure, but it didn't detect anything.
When I check the task manager I noticed that before it starts lagging, the CPU is below 10% if im not doing anything and even when when using some programs its pretty much always below 60%, however after it starts lagging, it jumps to 100% if I do as simple things as right click. I disabled most start up programs, but it didn't help. Any help would be appreciated.

***UPDATE***
I began to suspect overheating and so I decided to clean out the fan. So far no problems with lag anymore. ^^
 

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The Wave volume keeps muting itself every minute or so. It's been happening for the past few days. I'm not sure when it exactly started. I tried a system restor but all the restore points were gone besides the one from the day before, so i restored it back to that day anyways and nothing changed. I have tried unplugging the interent connection and running antivirus programs in Safe mode without networking as well disabled safe mode before doing it so the virus cant reintroduce itself to the system through system restore. I've Ran Maleware Bytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and AVG 12 after doing this. Also lately I've been noticing a lot of windows updates that are prompted for updating. I've also used TddsKiller and HitmanPro while in normal Windows mode. I seen in another topid very similar to this one they said to d/l OTC and run that which I did(still to no prevail). I've also noticed when I run the Antivirus/Antimalware programs they are taking very long to run in safe mode. SAS took 7 hours, Malware Bytes took 5 hours, and AVG even took longer. I'm not sure what else to do. I use my computer for work and school and need the sound for many things, It's not only a distraction but it's putting a damper and time crunch on my work and school because of this problem. I would be very appreciative if someone would be willing to help fix this problem. I'm not what you would call a computer genius but I do know my way around a computer. I usually am able to fix it myself but this time has ... Read more

A:Wave volume keeps turning down by itself every minute or so.

I highly recommend starting a malware removal topic.
 
The guide on how to do so is here
 
Good luck.

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The Wave volume keeps muting itself every minute or so. It's been happening for the past few days. I'm not sure when it exactly started. I tried a system restor but all the restore points were gone besides the one from the day before, so i restored it back to that day anyways and nothing changed. I have tried unplugging the interent connection and running antivirus programs in Safe mode without networking as well disabled system restore before doing it so the virus cant reintroduce itself to the system through system restore. I've Ran Maleware Bytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and AVG 12 after doing this. Also lately I've been noticing a lot of windows updates that are prompted for updating & I will look over the names of the updates they say i need and the update them. After I turn my computer off and back on it tells me I need the same exact updates. So I've stopped the updating the last few times by manually stopping them in task manager. I've also used TddsKiller and HitmanPro while in normal Windows mode. I seen in another topic very similar to this one they said to d/l OTC and run that(it worked for the other person), so I downloaded it still to no prevail. I've also noticed when I run the Antivirus/Antimalware programs they are taking very long to run in safe mode. SAS took 7 hours, Malware Bytes took 5 hours, and AVG even took longer. I'm not sure what else to do. I use my computer for work and school and need the sound for many things, It's not only a distraction but it's... Read more

A:Wave volume keeps turning down by itself every minute or so.

Hello E.rummel, I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same... Read more

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Hi,

Last night we had a power outage for a few minutes, the lights flickered off and on, it was crazy. I live in NYC and it happened all over the place. This morning I went into work, (I am the bookkeeper) and found the computer off, we keep it on 24/7, because it is networked, and accessed from other places. I figured since we had the outage it shut off, and never powered back on. I pushed the power button, and it makes a weird noise, doesn't sound like its booting up from the hard drive or from anywhere. It's almost like a hissing sound. The power LED does not go on, but the USB hub lights up neon blue. The monitor doesn't go on either. I tried unpluggin the power cord, replugging it back in, resetting the power supply with the switch, and still nothing working. Is there any help or ideas someone can give me? We've backed up every day our quickbook files, and "My Documents" was backed up about a week ago, I'm not sure how much changes were made, but we can't loose our Hard drive, and I highly doubt it's the harddrive, I believe it has something to do with the PSU.

Should I try removing the harddrive and putting it into another available computer we have? Any different solutions I can try?

I think I will loose sleep over this tonight LOL. Thanks in advance!

Laura
 

A:Power Outage, Computer not turning on!

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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I don't know what happened! My PC has been crashing and the boot up time has increased by so much. My PC speed is still fast it's only the boot up time that really is affected. I don't really download anything on this computer so I highly doubt that it's a virus. I have a separate computer for all my downloading needs. Is anyone else getting this? Is there a way to fix it or should I just re-install windows, even though I just did like 1 week ago.

A:Start-up time was 1 minute, now it's 5-10 minutes?!

There are many contributing factors to slow boot time. Installed software, startup applications and services, drive fragmentation, USB devices + drivers (that you didnt have previously). Just to name the common possibilities.

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Hi, I'm not sure why the computer is doing this, but whenever I plug in the computer, the power supply starts buzzing, and the LED light that shows if the computer is on automatically turns on once I plug in the power. And if I push the on/off button the computer doesn't respond to it at all. Not sure why this is happening, but please help.

A:Power Supply buzzing and computer not turning on

Sounds as if the Power Supply has gone out, or the MotherBoard has shorted and is gone. The easiest way to check would be to find a replacement Power Supply and install it.

Has the computer been plugged during an electrical storm without being plugged into a surge protector?

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OPERATING SYSTEM
Windows XP professional Service Pack 3

PROBLEM
If I run an AVG scan of my computer, the computer turns itself off. It does not close down - it is as though I had turned off the power.

I have tried running AVG in Safe Mode, but the result is the same.

This can also happen when I am updating Windows although I can usually get the update installed by retrying, sometimes several times. The last occasion when this occurred was installing Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2478658). This is now installed OK

I have also tried Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2011 (KB890830) this also caused a shut down

I have approached AVG who have suggested various things, none of which have worked and their suggestions are going round in circles. Among other suggestions, they asked me to a Gmer scan. This also resulted in a shut down.

I have checked to ensure the box in AVG to close down the computer when scan is complete is not ticked.

It may not be relevant, but I am constantly getting the following message.
VISUAL STUDIO JUST-IN-TIME DEBUGGER
Just-In-Time debugging failed with the following error. No installed debugger has just-in-time debugging enabled. In Visual Studio, Just-in-time debugging can be enabled from Tools/Options/Debugging/just-in-time. Check the documentation index for 'Just-in-Time debugging errors' for more information. The path quoted does not seem to exist ... Read more

A:Computer turning off power when scanning discs

Hello,And welcome to BleepingComputer.com, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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As the title says, my PC will go from Windows Aero to Windows Basic 1 minute after being switched on. I have tried to turn aero back on from settings, but the option for peek is greyed out and the option for aero isn't in the performance tab. DWM is running and restarting it doesn't fix anything. I can't play any games as this issue also makes games stutter to the point of it being unplayable. Uninstalling and reinstalling the graphics drivers also didn't fix it.

Basically, Windows boots up, everything loads that needs to load, then the screen flickers and it switches to Basic.

A:PC changes to windows Basic 1 minute after turning on, aero forced off

Have you tried running WEI (Windows Experience Index) again? Sometimes when a driver has been updated or changed, Windows may require you to run it again.

This guide should help: Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score

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Running XP - Start up is nominal and can check Outlook Express, Firefox etc for a few minutes but then they freeze (with constant hour glass). Control/Alt/delete shows programs running but is otherwise unresponsive in closing them. Dont believe it to be an overheat problem because bathing the computer in fast cold air from a room fan does not alter the symptoms.

WORD, notepad , Excel will not open after freeze although the mouse can still open a printer icon, for example, and open Advanced System Care (but the latter then also freezes}. Also, I can open lists of my saved files but it I then open them in WORD etc the panel freezes!
Have tried booting up in "last known good config." but no joy!

Help would be very Welcome!

Bromhouse
 

A:start up ok for a few minutes then freezes and hve to switch off computer power sup

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I am getting a BSOD mostly when I turn the computer on from sleep mode during sleep wifi will be on and most probably 1 of the browsers would have been working.

Reinstalled Windows 7 on Oct 8 and downloaded some drivers from the net.

I have uploaded the SF diagnostic zip file

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:BSOD after turning computer on from sleep DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE

Welcome aboard. Is there any reason that you haven't installed service pack 1?

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My PC keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes without any warning or anything and I can't turn it on for 5 minutes after it turns off and it doesn't save anything, I don't get the BSoD or the overheating message so it's not crashing or overheating, I don't know what to do please help me. PC Specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 MHz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.28, 7/25/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
BIOS Mode UEFI
Baseboard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.89 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.41 GB
Display adapters, Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Batteries Microsoft AC Adapter, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
 

A:My Laptop keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes

Have you checked your power settings? Also either download Speed Fan or Hwmonitor. In order to check your temps. Sometimes you will not see a warning for your laptop over heating. It will just shut it's self down.

Both softwares can be download here at Techspot. Under downloads.
 

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Hey BP

Is there a utility to stop my monitor from turning off after a certain of minutes?

i know i can change the power options to never but its hassle

any body know off any?

A:How to stop the display from turning off after a certain minutes

I believe that you are refering to the screensaver that clicks in after x amount of minutes.Go to control panel,click on personalisation,click on screen saver.Their you will see a wait till probably ten minutes.Alter it to what you want.I have mine at twenty but the option is yours.This was more for the older type of monitors to prevent a image being burnt into the screen.

Hope thats what you are refering to.

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Hi There, Every time when I am using my all in one as an external monitor connected to other computer, after 10 minutes it turns off, even when I'm using the computer. So I have to press the power button again to turn it on. Is there a way to fix it? Kind Regards,

A:HDMI-in turning off after 10 minutes - Acer Z1 621

maybe it's not related but....press windows logo key + xclick on Power optionsclick on change plan settings on the select power plan click on change advanced power settingsclick on Sleep - Sleep afterselect neverclick on Hibernate afterselect never click on applyclick on Save changes if availablereboot and then try if it turns off after 10 minutes.

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Hi All, A couple of weeks ago we have a strange behavior with our Lenovo Flex 2 Pro. The notebook is turning off at exact 30 minutes, in the BIOS or in Windows this is make no differents.Now i googled a lot and found a lot of the same problem and all replaced the mainboard. I hope offcourse that we don't need to do that because the mainboard is around 350 dollar. Specs of the notebook:Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 80FL (I7-4510U) Already tried:- BIOS updated- BIOS resetted- Intel ME Firmware upgraded- Windows repair - Virusscan + Malware- Monitored the heat of the laptop- Replaced the cooling paste to be sure of the CPU and GPU- Removed a lot of components to test what the problem is (SSD, Audio, SD reader, Battery, CMOS battery) Hope one of you have a solution.

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Whenever I turn on my computer, the internet doesn't work for the first 15 or so minutes. It used to be able to work right from the start, but now it doesn't. Is there anything I can do? I tried looking to see if my drivers were outdated, but can't tell if they actually are.
 

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A friend of my brother accidentally broke his Laptop the other day, and I'm trying to see if there's anything I can do to repair it. I'm not exactly sure what he did, but when he broke it, it apparently broke the monitor and killed the hard drive. Replacing the hard drive isn't that big of a deal, and he says he doesn't mind using an external monitor for it (though the monitor does still work, though it has a large crack through it now... which you can see here http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo151/Superbark/Photo-0009.jpg ).

Unfortunately, whenever I try to turn on the computer and run some things like diagnostics and whatnot, the computer keeps randomly shutting down. I think the fan is still working (since I can hear it), so I don't think it is overheating or anything (I could be wrong though, but the bottom never feels scolding hot or anything). Here's the strange thing though; whenever I plug in the Laptop and I have the battery in, the computer will turn on just fine (though it will shut down in a couple of minutes, like I mentioned up above). If I try to turn it on when the battery is out, but still plugged into the wall... it won't turn on. If it is not plugged in, but the battery is placed in, it'll turn on (then shut down in a minute or so). If I have both the battery in and have the Laptop plugged into the wall, then I remove the battery... it'll still work, but still shut down again in a few minutes. What'... Read more

A:Solved: Laptop shuts down minutes after turning it on

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Specifications
CPU-AMD ryzen 3
Motherboard- asrock ab35om pro 4
RAM- ballistix sport lt 8gb ddr4
Power bank- AD-E750AE 750W
Graphic card- asus directcut 2

will switch on but not power up on the monitor then switch off and will keep doing that.
any help would be appreciated.
 

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I have had my Hp laptop for 3 years now. It has been working perfectly, up until 2 weeks ago. It would not turn on when I clicked the power button. After clicking the power button, 15 minutes later I noticed it just came to life. Sometimes it doesn't turn on at all for days, but sometimes I click the power button and it boots within 15-30 minutes. When i click the power button, nothing happens at all for that duration. No fans, no lights nothing. The only light on is the power cord button that is always on when i plug it in. I did replace the power cord, and tried cleaning out the insides, it did nothing. Should i just replace the motherboard?

Ps. Hp pavilion dv6-6c43cl

A:Hp laptop takes 15 minutes to power on after clicking the power button

See if your mobo has a power switch on the actual board itself. Power it on that way and see if the problem persists

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Here is the issue, when my computer goes to sleep after it's on for a while when I move the mouse to get the screen back up it shows the backround no icons or anything to click.
Same if I turn it off and turn it back on. I have to turn it off and on many times then go to safe mode and shut down then turn it on again for it to work. Just now I had to turn it on/off 4 times for it to show the icons and task bar. Usually it is left blank with nothing to click having no choice but to turn it off.
Norton says no viruses.
My computer is HP with windows 7. I bought it in 2011.
This problem has been happening for a long time. Please help.

A:When turning off computer & turning it back on again screen is blank

Hello squirrels and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think I'd start out by trying to do a startup repair. It's been suggested that the startup repair be done 3 times (regardless of what the notifications say) and the computer rebooted after each repair.

Startup Repair

If this doesn't fix the problem one of the Forum experts has prepared these troubleshooting guides with some additional suggestions.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

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I am running Windows XPSP3 with AVG Free, Spybot, Adware, Winpatrol and ZoneAlarm Firewall. Recently my computer has been running very, very slow. My anti-virus scans have increased from 40 minutes to 90 minutes. My anti-virus scan finds Adware.RogueSuspect and Adware.WhyPPC each time it scans and lists these are "warnings". Also, when I run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defrag recently, computer spends about 30 minutes compacting files (never had this much times spent compacting). Any idea about what is going on here?
 

A:Computer slowed / AVG Free scan increased from 40 minutes to 90 minutes / AVG Warning

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Long story short, My computer suddenly shut off, And when i pressed the power button it would attempt to turn on then just fail and shut down completely[no signal to anything, only fans]
I cleaned out the pc and cleaned out the power supply, reassembled and it turned on as per normal. i used it for about 35 minutes, set it to sleep for an hour or two, turned it on, used it for about an hour and a half then it suddenly turned off again. When this happens it either powers on for 2 seconds then powers down, or it powers up all fans and mouse led but no signal to keyboard or screen whatsoever i assumed it was the power supply so i purchased a new one today and installed it, It turned on first try, i assumed it was fixed, i used it, set it to sleep as per normal and went to turn it on again and it turned on all fans but once again no power to anything else, just fans it seems. I tried everything[I have two sticks of ram so i switched them/used them singularly tried running without fans, Oddly it didn't beep even without video card or ram but nothing made a difference. I just borrowed a single 2gb stick of ram from a friend and it successfully powered on and I am using it normally.. But i just can't imagine the problem was just the ram and i expect it to power off again soon, Can anyone help?

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help me plz, virus has been detected almost every second or so in AVG scan and it keeps making copies of itself....i'm now running hijackthis and here are the specs.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:50:16 AM, on 4/6/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgwb.dat
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\avgvv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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A:HELP VIRUS LOP every minute(found in AVG evey minute) using hijackthis HELP!!!PLZ

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from Here or Here
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
Copy the entire report and paste it in your next reply.
Extra Note:

If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
 

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Ok, I just installed a heatsink for my computer, and when I start it, it powers for about 7 seconds, and then power is cut off, 2 seconds later it restores power, then 7 seconds it cuts off, and it will do this eternally, it never makes it to a post screen, or BIOS or anything. The motherboard speaker is not making any beeps, thus not giving me any indication of a problem. This is really baffling to me, and truly something I have never come across. Anyone know what's up? It was working perfect before the heatsink was installed.
 

A:Solved: Power turning off.

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In theory powered USB sockets (maybe USB2 and later) can control the power if the hardware supports it.

I don't know if my H/W supports this function, but that's a mute point as I've never found any S/W that implements such control. Has Windows7 made any advance over XP in this arena?

This issue comes up once a year, at about this time, as I have USB powered desk Christmas Tree. OK, it has a switch on the bottom, but I'd really like to be able to control it with an application if possible.
The tree sits on my windowsill, and it's not easy to reach over my monitors. And yes, if this is the worst of my problems, I'm obviously doing OK.

A:Turning USB socket power off and on

Hello Swiftie. Welcome to the forum.

What a wonderful, weird problem. I love it!
So, a USB Christmas tree. What does it do? Can you control it, do a light show to music?

Does the "New Device" icon appear in the Taskbar when this thing is plugged in?
If you go to Devices & Printers, does it show up there?

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Hello,

thanks in advace for help.

My Satellite has a weird issue : the notebook doesn't turn on but has the power led always on (since days now) but won't turn on if I press the power button (the led doesnt turn off even if I press the power button for 10 seconds). I tried also with power cable in and with another power cable but nothing happens.

Is there something else I can try?

Thanks

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Installed a Corsair cx650m into an otherwise barebones dell inspiron 3650. Used the attached 2x4 cpu connector to connect to its respective port and used a spare 2x4 which can be split in half to attach to the 2x2 by the cpu. No power received on depression of main power switch. Advice?
 

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The internet comes and goes. I'll have pages load instantly for a minute or so and then the next click the pages times out. A minute of page refreshing and more time outs and then I'm back to blazing speeds again. This repeats again and again. Restarting the computer, cable modem and router seems to make no difference. I've tried IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari, and again, no difference. I have 4 computers on my home network. This happens on all of them but for the sake of troubleshooting this I have physically disconnected 3 of them from the network. I've reset and reconfigured the router. I've removed the router and connected straight to the modem. No problems. Blazing connection. Added the router back in the loop, reboot and problem occurs immediately. So router problem, right? Yes, except I had the same problem with another router and replaced it with this one. What the...?Here's what I'm running:HP Pavilion Slimline s3200nAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.5 GHz3454 MB RAMNVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet CardWired DLink EBR-2310 RouterMotorola S85120 Cable Modem (Comcast)Windows Vista Home Premium 32-BitAlso, a friend said I should run HijackThis and post the log file here. So here you go!****************************BEGIN LOG FILE*******************************Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:05:23 PM, on 8/28/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning process... Read more

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Hello there, recently I've been having a few problems with my PC. When I try to turn it on, the lights will start up, as will the fans, but nothing appears on my screen, my monitor showing a "no signal" message. However, if I keep turning the switch on and off at the back by my power supply, and pressing the power button it will -eventually- turn on.

When it's on it seems to be slower than how it was before I encountered this problem, about a few weeks ago, sometimes programs would randomly stop responding for example.

Is there any simple troubleshooting I can do, to find the issue?

Sorry if this is in the wrong area by the way, mods.

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Hello, I have a Toshiba Laptop (2005).

I am going to be gone for 12 days and I am planning to turn off the power strip.

Will my modem be okay if the power strip is off?

Will I encounter any problems when I get back, i.e., starting my computer back up?

Should I notify CenturyLink, if at all?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Turning Power Strip off

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I have side panel off and see the fans working, after a few seconds PC turns off. Power button won't work, will only come back on after plugging it into outlet and then only for few seconds.

A:PC turns off seconds after turning on power

Hi.Welcome to the forum Skulllady48.Computer Overheating PreventionRead the information of the following link:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/my-pc-keeps-turning-off/td-p/431...

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Hello All,Last week I had issue with my laptop hinges so hp service center had replaced top and bottom cover and yesterday I got my laptop back. Now after getting it, what I observed is whenever I try to run my laptop without power cable the display is switching off. When I plug in the power cable it is turning back on. I see that the laptop is fully charged and power options in balanced mode. I'm not sure whether it is hardware or software issue. Can anyone suggest me? Do I need to get the laptop back to service center. Aditya

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Hello. I have a question that I hope some one can answer. I have a APC Uninterruptible Power Supply with my PC, monitor and Logitech cordless Duo plugged in to it. Whenever I have to clean all the dust bunnies under my desk I plug my vacuum into the same wall outlet as the UPS. When I start up the vacuum I usually get a Electronic Noise Warning saying the my UPS turn on for approximately 4 seconds.

Today, during vacuuming my PC didn't give me the message, but turned itself off. When I restarted I went into my APC Powerchute and there was no log of any power problems or the battery backup turning on.

Can someone tell me if this is a normal thing a UPS does? Thanks for any info.
 

A:Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) turning PC off?

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Ok, I just bought a new HP PC with a 24 pin mobo connection,but the included power supply is rancid;a 300 watt max Bestec model ATX-300-12z.

I have a much nicer 450 watt Antec I'm putting into it but only has the 20 pin instead of the 24 pin. the 4 pins missing are #'s 11,12,23, and 24 and are there to provide extra power to the board which i will need for a PC-Ex16 vid-card I'm putting in and extra hard drive.

Can I just use a spare Yellow 12v,red 5 v,Orange 3.3v, and black ground that are comming from my antec PS and stick them in the last 4 pin slots? im pretty sure it would work, but wanted a few more opinions on it first to weigh my options carefully.

also,my antec has the white -5v in slot 20 but the bestec ps that came with the new PC has slot 20 left empty. I'm guessing i should remove it from my antec ps?

Thanks for any help/opinions(i know the smart thing to do would be buying a shiny new power supply,but I'm all tapped out on cash)
 

A:Power Supply Turning my 20 pin into a 24 pin connection??

You can buy the proper adapter cable for the job: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812189061
Its not the best way to do it but since its replacing a 300 watt unit I can't see it being any worse. Normally its a bad idea because it takes the amperage from the other rails and splits it up to provide the additional 12 volts needed by the system.

You can leave the -5 volt wire connected, it just won't be used.
 

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power on problem with acer aspire z3-615

A:my acer aspire z3-615 is not turning on, the power...

Sorry to hear your Aspire system is not powering on. You can try a power reset by pressing and holding the power button down for 10-12 seconds. It should come on at that point. If not, we would recommend repair. At that point please contact the Acer support number for your region/country from http://www.acer.com/worldwide/.

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My mouse light is still on after I turned off my computer? Previously it was not like this. How can i turn it off after my computer is shut down?

A:Mouse got light even before turning on power.

(I assume your mouse is connected via a wired USB connection to your desktop PC?)

Does your power supply have a on/off switch on the back of your computer.

If so, this is normal and is nothing to worry about really but you can turn that switch off if you wish, just remember to switch it back on before turning your PC on.

This happens because some USB ports allow power to continue going through to them which is very handy if you charge a mobile or MP3 device using the PC, this way it can carry on charging those devices whilst the PC is off.

If you unplug you mouse after the pc has shut off and then plug it back in again, in some cases it should'nt turn back on till you turn the PC back on but if it does turn back on then again, like i said, don't worry.

Hope this helps to explain your query.

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Hey Community -
Today, my laptop wasn't booting up at all. I tried with AC connected and no AC connected. I am on a Dell XPS 13 9350, I've had it only around 8 months.
When I press the power button, the white LED on the power button would light up for maybe 5-8 seconds and then shut off. I would never see the "DELL" boot logo or anything. It never started up. The battery was 100% charged (I confirmed with the battery indicator button on the side of the laptop). I used the laptop last night with no problems, it was fully charged, shut it down like regular...and then this happened this morning.
I did some reading and heard that it could be "Flea Power." From my understanding, its static electricity that is caught in the computer?
I didn't have the screwdrivers needed to get the back open, nor do I have experience taking out battery, etc. So I took it to a PC Repair store, and he opened it up, disconnected the Battery, BIOS Battery, took out the SSD, grounded the computer, and held the Power button down for 30 seconds and let the Computer sit for 10 mins. This was to "drain the power." We tried to boot it up after that without the SSD, and it didn't work. We popped the SSD in and then booted and it booted up!! PHEW!
He said this is probably going to keep happening. Why is this happening? I paid $1400 for this machine and its less than a year old. I got off the phone with Dell tech support and since the PC boots now, they aren't w... Read more

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Hi,

Despite "turn hard disk after" set to 10 minutes (or less for testing) in Power Options, HDDs won't turn off at all. They used to until yesterday. I have made no changes to the system only updated NVidia driver, but I can't tell if the issue started after update or not.

I've checked disk activity via performance monitor and there is small (approx. 100kb/sec), but constant activity on drive C: which is SSD. Most of it comes from System PID4. Again, I am not sure if this is causing the issue.

Any help would be appreciated. I am super sensitive to sound and HDD not being turned off makes me very tired in very short time.

Thank you.

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Hey Community -
Today, my laptop wasn't booting up at all. I tried with AC connected and no AC connected. I am on a Dell XPS 13 9350, I've had it only around 8 months.
When I press the power button, the white LED on the power button would light up for maybe 5-8 seconds and then shut off. I would never see the "DELL" boot logo or anything. It never started up. The battery was 100% charged (I confirmed with the battery indicator button on the side of the laptop). I used the laptop last night with no problems, it was fully charged, shut it down like regular...and then this happened this morning.
I did some reading and heard that it could be "Flea Power." From my understanding, its static electricity that is caught in the computer?
I didn't have the screwdrivers needed to get the back open, nor do I have experience taking out battery, etc. So I took it to a PC Repair store, and he opened it up, disconnected the Battery, BIOS Battery, took out the SSD, grounded the computer, and held the Power button down for 30 seconds and let the Computer sit for 10 mins. This was to "drain the power." We tried to boot it up after that without the SSD, and it didn't work. We popped the SSD in and then booted and it booted up!! PHEW!
He said this is probably going to keep happening. Why is this happening? I paid $1400 for this machine and its less than a year old. I got off the phone with Dell tech support and since the PC boots now, they aren't w... Read more

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Hello. I have a question that I hope some one can answer. I have a APC Uninterruptible Power Supply with my PC, monitor and Logitech cordless Duo plugged in to it. Whenever I have to clean all the dust bunnies under my desk I plug my vacuum into the same wall outlet as the UPS. When I start up the vacuum I usually get a Electronic Noise Warning saying the my UPS turn on for approximately 4 seconds.

Today, during vacuuming my PC didn't give me the message, but turned itself off. When I restarted I went into my APC Powerchute and there was no log of any power problems or the battery backup turning on.

Can someone tell me if this is a normal thing a UPS does? Thanks for any info.

A:Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) turning PC off?

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Originally Posted by Chip718


Hello. I have a question that I hope some one can answer. I have a APC Uninterruptible Power Supply with my PC, monitor and Logitech cordless Duo plugged in to it. Whenever I have to clean all the dust bunnies under my desk I plug my vacuum into the same wall outlet as the UPS. When I start up the vacuum I usually get a Electronic Noise Warning saying the my UPS turn on for approximately 4 seconds.

Today, during vacuuming my PC didn't give me the message, but turned itself off. When I restarted I went into my APC Powerchute and there was no log of any power problems or the battery backup turning on.

Can someone tell me if this is a normal thing a UPS does? Thanks for any info.





its very simple answer.



What your computer expects to get from the power grid (in the Unites States) is 120-volt AC power oscillating at 60 Hertz (see How Power Distribution Grids Work for more information). A computer can tolerate slight differences from this specification, but a significant deviation will cause the computer's power supply to fail. A UPS generally protects a computer against four different power problems:

Voltage surges and spikes - Times when the voltage on the line is greater than it should be
Voltage sags - Times when the voltage on the line is less than it should be
Total power failure - Times when a line goes down or a fuse blows somewhere on the grid or in the b... Read more

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Hello!

Here's my problem:
Thirty minutes after power on of my computer (after log in) my computer seems to be having a crazy issue. It starts lagging like there's no tomorrow. My mouse seems to be moving at a normal rate, but evrything else has almost a 5 second time lag. If you move the mouse over the task bar, it shows that spinning circle, and whatever you click takes a while to open....
Also, all my desktop gadgets freeze (ex: my cpu usage gadget, Network meter shows no internet, etc...)
Internet does work, and ive restarted my computer several times to see if the issue persists. (and it does) No matter what im doing, around 30-40 mins after i turn the computer on, it goes sluggish.
Quick specs:
Intel i-5
6gb DDR3
1Gb Ati Graphics,
1 TB HD
Windows 7
Had this computer for 2 years now, still has warranty.

*note* I recently got internet on this computer and had to install about 130 updates, during which my computer froze (for 24 hours) and I had to restart the comp in safe mode and use the windows updater application to finish the install. (Could I have messed something up when i turned the computer off?)

The seems to have started yesterday, after I installed 3 updates for my computer, but I'm not a 100% sure...

Thanks!

Xaivius

A:Extreme Lag 30 minutes after power on

Hi xaivius,

Try performing Check Disk Repair and see if that helps alleviate your computer issue. Here is the link on how to perform a check disk repair: Check your hard disk for errors

Hope everything works out well for you and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

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Using windows xp-pro, isign on to AOL, and within a few seconds the messege comes up
LSA shell(exportversion) encountered a problem and needed to close.
status code 1073741819
sys
32\saaa.exe
then the computer shuts off and goes through restart mode. how to fix?
 

A:my computer gives me 1 minute to get off aol

Sounds like the Sasser infection, is this an unpatched, non-updated version of Windows XP?

Look at this MS site for help.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-011.mspx
 

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