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Q: Ideapad Z410 starts, fan starts, then quits- no sc...

That's the description. Power light goes on, No sounds other than momentary sound of fan. Fan on about 5 seconds, then computer shuts down. Novo button doesn't do anything. No video. Can't get into Bios.

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That's the description.  Power light goes on,  No sounds other than momentary sound of fan.  Fan on about 5 seconds, then computer shuts down.  Novo button doesn't do anything.  No video.  Can't get into Bios.

A:Ideapad Z410 starts, fan starts, then quits- no sc...

Some hardware problem, but no way to tell from that info.You could try removing the main battery and AC power to it. Press the power button for 30 sec. Plug AC in only and see if you get anything happen. Could be as simple as the AC adapter is defective but all guessing with technical tests

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I have a windows xp professional computer which is a couple years old. The computer starts up, everything seems fine and right beofre the login screen loads it shuts down. It used to just restart the computer over and over again but now it just turns off completely. This happened once a couple months ago but it started working after a couple days, and everything was working fine. I don't want to lose all my files and I want it to work again! any tips!? help!

A:My computer starts and then quits!?

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Both usb and ps2 keyboards work when going into bios or using a OS on a disk, yet will not work after windows boots. Every other thing works great... usb mouse, joystick, etc. I have uninstalled keyboard in safe mode, then rebooted. I tried a repair with OS disk. No software problems. Running lots of mal-ware protection. Using on screen keyboard is getting old fast. Has been this way for awhile as I keep expecting other problems and then I'll have to do a OS reinstall...last resort. But no other problem have surfaced, so I keep putting it off.

Would really appreciate suggestions. Scott

A:keyboard quits when XP starts, both usb & ps2

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Hi...I've got this weird problem:

Whenever I try to start acrobat reader (both with a pdf or just the app) the program loads (apparently normally) but then immediately quits without any error message !!...it used to work perfectly normal...I do not remember making any change that could have caused this problem. What's more strange is that I tried uninstalling completely the reader and reinstalling but the problem is still there !!!!...the first time the problem appeared was when I tried to open a pdf within IE: the reader loaded but then i got the error "Couldn't find Acrobat Reader"

btw I'm running windows xp...and thanks to microsoft, windows is refusing to restore my system to a previous date !!!!

please help me solve this problem its really really important coz I need to open very important pdfs

thanks a lot

A:(Resolved) Acrobat 6 starts and quits !!

Here ya go...http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/31e12.htm

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I am setting up a new computer for my sister. I have an ASRock K7VT4A Pro board with an AMD Sempron 2800+. My problem is after it is all hooked up it will start (sometimes) and run for 2 seconds then quit. Sometimes it will make it long enough to post and other times not. I've replaced the metal spaces for the board with the plastic ones and I don't think there is a metal on metal short. I put the processor in my computer and it worked fine so I know that the processor is good also. There are spots to change jumpers depending on what FSB your processor is and I have those in the right spot. Has anyone had this problem before or could anyone shoot me some pointers to try?

A:new computer starts for 2 seconds then quits

check the power switch hookup. there could be lots of causes, so if youre still stumped, taking it to a local pc repair shop would be a wise move.

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So, I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and the installation went smoothly. Everything worked, it installed fine, and then it restarted for the, or at least what I assumed to be, the last time. When my PC turned back on, it ran just fine, went to the boot screen [Windows logo at top center, loading circle at bottom]. Then, after a few seconds, my screen flashed black for a second, then turned back on. It kept loading, then it froze and then the monitor turned off and gave me the [POWER SAVING MODE] screen. But the most weird thing is that the computer itself never turned off. The fans kept running, it never shut down. It would also not respond to the power button to shut it down. The only way to "turn it off" is to switch the power supply off. But also, very odd, at least with my limited experience, was when the power supply was turned back on, the computer didn't immediately start up. I had to manually turn it back on, and it did the exact same thing.

I have no idea what is going on, and I would really like some help.


A:Windows 10 starts, then quits running. Help?

Have you looked through the Common Faults and Fixes List?

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I have a myriad of problems:
1. I get a message "file name or assembly hpqfmrsc or one of its components was not found
2. When using uninstall programs I cannot uninstall any programs and not all of the programs are there.
3. Media player sometimes starts automaticaly.
4. The sound on my laptop hp dv6000 is not working .

Here is my hijack this file: (Thank you for all of your help!)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:21 AM, on 3/15/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
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A:Error msg when Windows starts, no sound and Media Player automatically starts

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Basically what the title says. I have a new computer which I spent about 1300 dollars on. I built it myself and everything ran fine for about 6 months until I tried to overclock it. The bios and overclocking are pretty ***** proof since the motherboard is fairly new. You literally hit one button from normal to overclock. Since then when I boot the computer up the computer comes on for about 3 seconds, the monitor doesn't react at all, then it shuts itself off for another 3 seconds then boots up normally. Any ideas what the problem is or how to fix it? I've seen some similar cases on here but they aren't exactly the same.

A:I overclocked now my computer starts, turns itself off, then starts back up fine

Yes, turn off overclocking!

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Hi, I just finished building my first system. Everything works well, temps are low. System:
E6600, ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, 2 GB Kingston Hyperx, Antec Neohe 500w, Antec Solo case 120mm rear exhaust fan, 2 front 92mm fans, Sapphire x1900GT, 2 Seagate sata hard drives, Win XP Home v.2002, Kaspersky security suite. All drivers are up to date. The system can be started by clicking the usb mouse, or by turning the monitor on/off. In BIOS restart PCI, PCIe, etc are all disabled, No restart after power failure, power switch is set to on/off-hold it down for a few seconds. What am I missing? Thanks, in advance.

A:Solved: Weird starts: pc starts from monitor on/off, mouse

Wow That Is One Messed Up Computer Idk It Might Be A Bios Problem Such As It Being Out Of Date Try Flashing The Bios And / Or Try Toggling The Power Options In The Control Panel I Know There Was Something About System Shut Down Modes There Somewhere.

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When i press the start button, it turns on for a moment, then shuts down and starts beeping. I have counted 8 continuous beeps, then a pause, then another 8 beeps, and so on. What is happening?
Also, my model is a Dell inspiron 15 5000 series.
Thanks in advance.

A:My laptop starts beeping when turning it on, but never properly starts

The system isn't detecting the display panel.
If the system is under warranty, call Dell. If not,
Check the connection between the display cable and mainboard.  If it's loose, reconnect it.
If there's evident damage to the cable, and it's a non-touch model, replace the display harness.
If it's a touch or tablet screen, the cable isn't separately replaceable.  In that case, the screen assembly needs to be replaced.
If that doesn't solve the problem, the mainboard is the faulty part and will need to be replaced.
If you need a reference to the service manual, please post the full model number (i.e., Inspiron 5521, etc.).

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I bougth new Notebook Acer 5741G which has Windows 7 X64.
When I start computer it always starts up automatically WiFi adaptor.

Do you think is it possible to disable that function?
I have tried to do that in many ways but I cant.

Thank you in advance

A:When computer starts wifi starts automatically?

Quote: Originally Posted by fett400


I bougth new Notebook Acer 5741G which has Windows 7 X64.
When I start computer it always starts up automatically WiFi adaptor.

Do you think is it possible to disable that function?
I have tried to do that in many ways but I cant.

Thank you in advance

don't you have a WiFi button on your laptop to disable WiFi?

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the problem is that when i open my computer, rundll32.exe starts aswell and then my explorer.exe keeeps on restarting. i think the problem is rundll32.exe so i am wondering how to fix it.
If you need any information, just tell me how to get it and i will do it ;)
If you have any ideas or want to know further please tell me.

A:When The Rundll32.exe Starts, My Explorer.exe Starts To Restart

Hello Are you running XP or another?
What antivirus and spyware tools are installed?
What firewall are you using?
Have you performed a scan with these from safe mode?.....thanks

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I don't like that. I use trillian for my im programs. How can I stop this? What a pain. I don't want MS Instant Messenger to run on it's own.... I don't really like the program; I only use it because a couple of friends do.

While we're at it, MSIM contacts automatically show in the address list. I never email these people! How can I get rid of them there?


A:MSIM Starts when Outlook Express Starts

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Hi -

I'm a beginner so bear with me please. I have a Sony Vaio Desktop which is probably 4 or 5 years old. It has Win XP. Last night I tried to do something I wasn't capable of - I went into the registry and I crashed the computer. I lost everything. This morning. I loaded my back up system disks and application disks. No problem. Then I started loading my own software and a few off the web like WordPerfect, Mozilla Firefox, AVG, etc. The last thing that I loaded was AVG anti-virus and I swear that before the computer went blank AVG said something about detecting a virus. Now the machine can't be loaded. It loads the first couple of screens that say Sony and then Microsoft XP (it gives the beep) and then the computer and monitor shut down. About 30 seconds later they power up and start the process of trying to sign on again. If it's a virus then I can't get on the computer to do anything about it. I tried to get in safe mode with no luck but I really don't know what I'm doing there. I have a call in for my computer expert friend, but he's no where to be found. I know the answer may require some complicated manuevers.

Any help that you can suggest is greatly appreciated. I use the computer for personal use and for volunteer work that I do. I really wish I had the bucks to just by a new one. Best Buy's interest is just too high.

Thank you

A:Computer starts to Load, shuts down, then starts Again

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I tried to install a second harddrive on my pc last night, i did this before with no problems, i plugged it in, then the power came on for maybe 2-3 secs then turned off, then turned on again, i dont have any picture either, i checked the cords and hardware to see if they're loose, nothing. i have a presario, running xp home, please help, thanks.

A:No Picture, PC starts, shuts down, starts again

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when my windows is loading an error comes up "msnmsgr.exe", like 15 of them pop up. Then i went to the Task manager ans there is 15 programs called "X" running...i can end the process of them thenon my pc then everything is fine, but whenever i restart my pc or turn on my pc and the windows load the same thing happens. Can anyone help me ?

A:Porgram that starts when windows starts...

start>run>msconfig.exe>startup tab>click hide microsoft things>then disable all

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Hi,I am having some problem with my HP Compaq NC600 laptop. When i press the power button, the laptop starts, the cooling fan starts and then after about a few seconds the laptop turns off. When i press firmly on the silver bar above the F11 and F12 button and press enter, at that time the screen comes and the laptop turns on completely, but it stays like that if keep on pressing the silver bar. If i let it go, the screen again goes black and processes are stopped. Now, anyone please help me asap. This laptop is very important to me and i will really appreciate that a lottt...... Again, to summarize, my laptop turns on, the charging light and the bluetooth light turns on as well as the fan, but then after a few second the laptop turn off..Thanx

A:HP NC6000 starts, fan starts, and then it turns off

I am having sort of the same issue...
I have an HP Pavilion DV6000 ...
the blue touch lights go on, then the fan kicks in and then it shuts off. It just does that continuously until I take the battery out.
[text removed] Any ideas?

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I was trying to remove Windows Defender this morning as I'm running MS Security Essentials. I thought the two programs might be conflicting with each other. MsMpEng.exe was using over 260K of physical RAM which I thought was excessive. At one point I suspended the MsMpEng.exe process while in Resource Monitor. My system immediately crashed. After rebooting, I discovered that I couldn't start Windows (7) again.

Thinking that I damaged one or more critical system files when I suspended MsMpEng.exe, I booted to Safe Mode with networking and restored Windows using a system restore point from yesterday. I was able to log into my user account after the system restored. Everything worked fine. However, my relief was short-lived: I wasn't able to log in again to my user account after re-booting without waiting fifteen minutes or longer. There are no earlier restore points I can use. Starting with the last known good configuration didn't work. I tried rebooting and running Startup repair. That didn't work either. The message it gave was that my problem booting was probably due to a change in configuration.

Shortly before the crash I ran Malware Anti-Malware Bytes and AdwCleaner. All instances of malware and adware were removed. After the crash I ran MS Security Essentials. No viruses were found.

Please advise if I need to upload a system configuration file, and if so, what program I can use to capture it to a file. I haven't done this for a while since before today, my system has b... Read more

A:Windows starts very slowly, when it starts

Well you can't really 'remove' windows defender per se, but you can disable it. Also, windows defender is not an antivirus, but anti spyware. Essentials is anti virus.

1) open windows defender

2) Click Tools, and then click Options.

3) Click Administrator, select or clear the Use this program check box, and then click Save. Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

also uninstall essentials after this. See if there's any improvement.

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I have an Ideapad Flex 4- 1570 with Windows 10.   When I left mouse click the mouse pad on the scroll bar or some parts of an applications window, it starts Windows 10 Search Window. I've updated the mouse drivers to the latest version with out success. Any thoughts on how to fix. Thanks.

mitch aronson

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A friend of my wife that works with her called and said her computer won't turn on, I looked and this is what it is doing.
You turn it on and the green light on the tower comes on and you can hear it starting up the green light on the monitor is on the key board lite is not. nothing ever comes up on the screen because you can listen to it and it starts then I think before it can really do anytning it sounds light it shuts itself off, then right away it starts up, then shuts down, then you can hear it start, then you can hear it shut itself down, you can hear it doing this and will keep doing it till you shut it down by the tower, could a cd being stuck in the cd unit make it do that or any idea's?? pleae help this lady needs it for her business, Thanks

Also if it makes a difference--you can get I think it is a white box with red trim on it you can get it on the monitor screen and it says something like saving power 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,and counts down and then goes to sleep

A:windows XP home compter starts then stops,starts,stops PLEASE HELP I use it for work

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I have an Ideapad z410  Model 20292 with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz The notebook spends an lot of time at 100% CPU usage, and is pretty sluggish with multitasking at design. is there an upgrade path for it? 

A:Possible to upgrade CPU in Ideapad z410?

That machine wasn't delivered with any cpu that is significantly faster

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Dear everyone, i am using lenovo ideapad z410. i have a problem when i charge my notebook. My z410 notebook charger is not detected (i'm use original adapter) so my notebook battery can not be recharged. but when I try the conservation mode feature in lenovo manager, my notebook battery can be recharged. is there anyone can solve the problem on my notebook? do i need to update my energy manager software?or is there a hardware component that should be replaced?thank you..

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I have to replace the battery in my Ideapad Z410.  Lenovo customer service tells me to contact product support, but my machine is out of warranty.  The model number on the back of my computer is 20292. I have tried entering my model# on the Lenovo website, so I can find a compatible replacement, and I get a message that they have no info for my model number. I have tried major retailers, and their customer support cannot tell me what is compatible. I just want to buy a %$#@ compatible battery, and it seems like no one can tell me what will be compatible.  Help! Thanks.  

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A:what replacement battery for Ideapad Z410?

Here is a snapshot of the batteries for your unit taken from the hardware maintenance manual.  From Ebay this battery seems to fit the third list from the top. Note it is of the 41.6 Wh capacity.

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Im new here. So yesterday instead shutting down my laptop what I did is sleep mode it. When I got home I tried turning on it but it didn't so I plugged my charger but my laptop didn't light up (showing that the charger is plugged in the laptop). Please help?

Thanks in advance

A:Lenovo ideapad z410 w8.1 not booting up after sleep

this is happening to me too.
Currently I disable bluetooth device,then renable it and it works till next time computer sleeps.
Last update did something to bluetooth.

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Windows Media Center always starts when Vista starts. I go into Control Panel -> Startup Programs and remove it, but the next time I start up, there it is again. I've run AdAware and Spyware Blaster and found no malware. Any suggestions for how to keep this program from running on startup?

A:windows media center starts when windows starts

Start > Run > msconfig

go to the "STARTUP" tab

uncheck it if it is there. APPLY and restart

on reboot check the "Don't show me this again" message that pops up and hit OK.

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I have had my Lenovo IdeaPad Z410 since around January, and I have just recently expierienced the problem of the battery dropping to zero. What happens is my battery will be draining at a normal pace then all of a sudden my laptop will shut down and will not go back on as it thinks the battery is dead. If it is plugged when this happens then the orange battery low light will begin flashing and the message goes from saying "Fully charged (100%)" to "1% remaining (plugged in, charging)". This is quite annoying as I cannot take my laptop anywhere without fear of it randomly dying on me. I would assume I wouldn't need a new battery after only having the laptop for a few months. Also, if you are not familiar with this model, the battery is built in internally so I cannot try removing it and putting it back in myself. Any advice would be appreciated; I'd rather not deal with Lenovo's customer support unless I absolutely have to.

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Z410 Battery Suddenly Drops From 100% to 0%

hi LordMothim,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Based from your findings, it's possible that:
- the battery circuit inside is not working to unload the charge, or
- one of the battery cells have already reached its life span
- the chip that handles how the battery gets charge/discharge and checks the charge level of each battery cell (both are controlled by a firmware) is malfunctioning.
Batteries degrade overtime due to heat and daily use. If you're still under warranty, I recommend you contact lenovo and report the issue as you most likely need a replacement battery.
More info:
How Lithium-ion Batteries Work

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I recently wiped my hdd and reinstalled 2kpro. It installed with no problems. I then installed my ati drivers, no problems. Then my cdcreator 5 platinum - again, no problems. Then I installed my sblive software. After I had installed it, I saw that there was another cd that indicated it was for windows 2000. I ran the setup on that and it uninstalled the "older version of the software" and installed itself. When it was done, the computer went through the usual restart stuff, got past the black screen, went to the windows 2000pro screen, the status bar went to the end, then instead of opening to my desktop, the computer flashes a blue screen without a message and restarts again. It continues to do this. AAAARRRRRGGGGGGG....... Help?????? Rod.

A:win2kpro starts, reboots, starts, reboots...

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My PC sometimes starts by itself. I would turn it off, and it really is off. And after 30 minutes, an hour or more it turns itself back on!!! I have posted related questions here, which I thought had solved the problem:

It used to be the case that the PC would reboot immediately after shutdown. Turning on the power states seemed to have solved it, but normally I don't turn off my PC for a long time. Now I do, and I see that it turns itself on after a time (not immediately after shutdown).

The problems really started when I swapped a bad motherboard, and installed 2 SSD's for dual booting Win 7 + 8.1. Not sure if EFI setting for Win 8.1 are causing probs for the non EFI Win 7.1.

Is this the power supply, can it be a cable, the motherboard, CPU, etc?? Or could it even be the powerlines of my house?

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16322 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN

A:PC Starts by itself

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Hi guys, I have a Compaq Presario CQ5500Y with an integrated NVIDIA video card solution. Ever since I used Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate, my Dell E772c monitors video resolution drops to 640 by 480 when ever I boot my PC. If you know anything about this please let me know. It is really annoying! (PS: I have the latest drivers for my video card)

A:PC starts up at 640 by 480

check your BIOS settings, also check your graphics properties, in control panel or right click on desktop. also you can try to factory restore your monitors settings

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This will sound familiar -Windows did not start properly - select from 4 options
- safe mode
- safe mode with networking
- safe mode with command
- last known setting
- start normally
When start normally is selected the unit starts and runs fine - till the next start-up (cold boot). suggestions? - I'm still a bit green with win XP pro. - Thanks

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I need help. When i turn on my pc after about 14/15 minutes it's starts to use all resources even if nothing is turned on, and temps go up, reinstalling windows helped for almost 2 weeks now its the same again


A:Something starts using almost 100% GPU

Probably have to use Process Explorer from Microsoft to see which process is eating up the GPU.

Once you open it, you can click on View ? Select Columns ? Click on the Process GPU tab ? and select all the boxes. Click OK and sort the list by GPU. Hopefully you can pinpoint what?s utilizing the GPU so much.
Also the driver installed just came out 5 days ago, is this when the problem started?

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My H50 desk top with windows 10 starts on it's own.  Every night when I shut down it self starts anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours so that it is always on and waiting for me in the morning.  How can I shut it down and know it will stay off until I want it to come back on?

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Hi, my pc starts up by itself apparently in a random fashion. I am running XP Proffessional version and have checked the event viewer for the times that it starts by it self and get the message "EAPOL service has started successfully". Any help would be appreciated as the only way I can stop it switching on is to turn it off at the wall. I used to be able to turn my PC off from the screen but am now prompted to turn it off using the on off button. thanks

A:xp starts by itself

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My pc doesnt start most of the time,when it does its after several trys ,I always have to hit the F1 buton then usualy get a desktop without the icons.this is one of the 1 in 4 trys that got the pc working.
Oftem I get no response when clicking on something.. I cleaned with malware bytes ,and antspyware 2 days ago so I dont think I'm infected. My pc has been taking to long to shut down ,and sometimes it says it is but in the morning its still not shut down so I have pulled the power cord out several times. I have a feeling thats when trouble started. I was refered to this site by geekpolice who told me to come here and get combo fix.I used to have it but when I just now tried to run it I got a message saying it had errors or was corupted or something like that.I have my xp cd and registration number but the cd drive has been not working for a year or so ,so I cant re run XP .Where do I download combofix?

A:my pc starts only in F1 and only sometimes

Hello and welcome to the forum!

Please DO NOT download an run combofix unless specifically requested to do so by someone on our Malware Response team! Combofix is not designed to be used as a daily scanner.

This sound more like a possible hard drive issue to me.
Please post the make/model of the system.

Since the system is now booted up, I would take the time to backup your files for safety sake.

What does the prompt say before you hit the F1 button?

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Hi, I have just fitted a motherboard in a compaq presario M2000. It turns on ok, but on screen it reads PXE-E61 MEDIA TEST FAILURE CHECK CABLE can anybody tell me What does that mean and what cable Thanks ivanhoe.

A:starts but not

Most likely it's not seeing the hard disk, and it's trying to boot across the network, that's what that error message is telling you.

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I am new at this so please be easy on me. My problem is that everything starts up when I start up my computer. I have a hewlett packard pavilion with microsoft windows xp. I did go to "run" and typed in "msconfig" to stop the things that I know, like aol msn etc. When I do that and restart the computer a message appears and tells me to go back and restart in normal mode. Then everything starts up again. I do know some things about a computer but alot I do not know. How to stop all this stuff starting up when I turn on my computer is about to make me want to choke the screen. Please help me. Thank You.

A:everything starts up

It is not telling you to restart in normal mode, it is telling you that you are in a Selective Startup Mode and is just warning you. You can ignore that box when the computer reboots.

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I recently bought a refurbished Dell OptiPlex 7010 SFF 3rd Gen Quad Core i5-3470 4GB 250GB SSD DVDRW Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit Desktop PC from MicroDream.Upon arrival, having connected it to the mains in the correct order, the pc switched itself on. I was too happy recieving it to care, but everytime since that I switch it off, 4 seconds later it starts back up.This was friday afternoon, Microdream tech support have failed to resolve the problem.Won't word this in detail, but I've performed every update imanigable, done the bios thing by switching the pc off and pressing F2 to disable something that was already disabled. I've gone through every device manager setting to uncheck/disable anything that could allow the pc to switch on. Power options, power management, you name it, i've probably checked and/or disabled it. I've tried pressing down the on button to switch pc off, didn't stop it.
It's been suggested on another forum that it might be something to do with the event logs and errors. I don't understand this. I've just done a windows diagnostics test, nothing wrong.
What am I missing?

A:My PC starts up by itself

You're not making sense. F2 only works when the PC is first powered on and it opens BIOS setup. It doesn't "disable" anything.
Sounds like the seller should be handling this, perhaps by wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows and all Dell's drivers for the specific hardware in your system.
What version of BIOS? The latest is A25.
You can try clearing BIOS by powering off, unplugging and press/hold power button for ~15 sec Then open case and remove the motherboard battery, and press/hold the power button for ~30 sec. Reinstall the battery and see if that helps.

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I was bored one day, and I had an Internet Explorer window open, so I resized it to just the bar on the top, and closed it. Now, all Links open like this, and it's very annoying.

Also, I'm Running Windows XP.
Any help Is greatly appreciated!

A:IE Starts as a Bar

Go back and do the same thing....with only one browser window open, resize it and close. It should return to normal.


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When i start my pc everything is ok and when i look aroung the net after a while IE Starts using Using 100% CPU. When i go to do a restart sometimes i have to End Task IE 3 times.

I have a P4 2.4, 512DDR ram, 64mbDDR vid card, 80 gig hard drive, and windows xp home with all the updates from MS.

Anyone know how i can fix this.

Thanks alot for any help.

A:IE 6 Starts using Using 100% CPU

It seems like a Trojan Virus of some sort to me. i have come across this type of thing before and it was related to a Trojan, Run your Anti virus software if you have one, make sure the latest definitions are installed.

Hope this helps

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it seems to freeze, the small circle icon is going round but it won't go any further and I have to turn it off at the wall-plug and then switch on again.

When I switch it back on I do so in 'safe mode' and then 'system restore' which gets the computer working again with no problems all the time it's switched on.

Next day I have to go through the whole proces again!!!


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A:PC starts then won't go any further.....

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My friend has a pc with Win 2000 installed and told me after shutting it off for an hour or so it will turn it's self back on. Anybody have any idea why this would happen? Any help is greatly appreciated?

A:PC starts all on it's own

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I had a P4 based computer given to me to practice my as yet untried PC building "skills". It all worked ok when I got it home. I decided to take it completely apart and rebuild it from scratch, having never done anything like it before...and hey presto it actually worked. Then for no reason on switching the power on at the PSU , without touching the power button the PC starts up i.e. fans start but no bootup,even when I disconnect the switch etc. it still powers up. Has anyone any ideas please.
Thanks in advance

A:PSU starts PC

Check in the BIOS setup for "power on after power fail"
and disable it.

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i have a problem.
My pc doesn't start properly: when i switch it on, it starts to run but it starts to make weird beeps and nothing happens, just those noises.
What could it be and how can i start to fix the problem?
thanks a lot!

A:when the pc starts....

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the problem is the cpu fell to the floor 1 ft from its place. so when i connected the cpu to the monitor and power it up. the fans are okay and it seems normal but the monitor don't detect any signal from the cpu so i can't see anything.

i tried to check the inside if some parts are loosen or not in its right place, they seem to be okay.

what should i do now?

before this happened, i was having a problem with the windows itself because it crashed when i downloaded something, it might be a virus. but the bios was okay and then the cpu fell to the floor now im not sure if the mobo is still fine. help me please...

A:Can't see anything when cpu starts?

Is the monitor getting any power? If not then try and reconnect everything again. Check that everything is well placed in the mobo.

If your monitor is getting power and still displays nothing it means there's a problem with the video adapter. If you have a video card, try and plug in the monitor tightly.

If nothing works, you may have damaged your CPU mate.

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