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Computer turns off, can only turn on when battery removed and put back in?

Q: Computer turns off, can only turn on when battery removed and put back in?

I have a HP Probook 4730s and it has an i7 processor, 8gb ram, 700GB HDD. I have this new software program called Corel Videostudio Pro. I am in the middle of rendering a large 20GB HD video and all of a sudden the computer shuts off. And the weird thing is that I cannot turn it back on, even when plugged in. I can only turn it back on when I remove the battery and replace it.
What can I do to finish this rendering of my video without the computer shutting down?
James

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A: Computer turns off, can only turn on when battery removed and put back in?

Install this software CPUID Hardware Monitor and check your system temps when you are rendering the video, I suspect an overheating issue.

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Yesterday, I spilled a little bit of coffee on my laptop. It got on a few keys but not a lot at all. It worked fine, then I didn't use it for a few hours. Went to go do some school work and it wouldn't turn on and hasn't turn on since. When the charger is plugged in, the light comes on and it charges but no other lights come on and the computer won't turn on. I tried a hard reset but that didn't work. I really don't want to lose everything on my computer, I need it for my classes. I took it to my colleges tech department and they cleaned it and said there didn't seem to be water damage to the motherboard so i'm not sure if he just missed it or if something else is the problem. SOS

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Hi,

I recently purchased Dell Inspiron 3542 (Nov14), and I'm getting a battery error when my house is a bit cold.

"Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature"

This message shows up at bios check and only option is for me to press f2 to enter bios, which doesn't give me any other option. This occurs very frequently, and I never saw such an issue with any other laptop I have owned.

To test, I removed the battery and ran the PC plugged in -- and it worked just fine.
Is there a way to prevent this message from showing up and allowing me to use the laptop?

Thank you.

A:Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature

Hi samuel120607,
I would suggest you to update the BIOS on the system. Please enter your service tag # on the link below, select the OS, then download the BIOS from BIOS section onto the system and install it.
http://dell.to/18r60nI

In addition, I would suggest that you run the diagnostics on the computer by following the steps mentioned in the video below and check if there is any issue with the hardware on your system.
http://dell.to/164l6g4

Please let me know the findings.

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After getting a couple blue screens I am having the following issue:

When I turn my computer on, the fans and drives all start up. After approx. 2 seconds the computer shuts itself off. After another 2 seconds the computer turns itself back on again. This time it stays on but i have no monitor output. I don't hear a beep which tells me it is probably not posting.

I have read a few other threads that have a similar issue but not the same. I am thinking it is either the mobo, GPU, or PSU.

I would like any guidance and assistance that you guys can give me on this specifically what i should look at first and how to diagnose. Thanks. system specs below:

ASUS P5Q Pro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896-P3-1265-AR Video Card
Antec EA650 650W Power Supply
OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Memory
 

A:Computer turns on, turns off then turns back on but has no video output

Motherboard Short

I have helped somebody who had a similar issue and it was the motherboard being shorted out by the case. We took the motherboard out of the case and it booted up just fine. Something you might want to try before purchasing new components.
 

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Basically, the laptop was working fine. It was mine, i had to hand it down to my mother as she wanted a laptop and i got a new desktop, it was cheaper that way.

However there was quite a lot of junk on my laptop, and not a lot of space on the hard drive so i formatted the hard drive using the system/recovery discs that came with the laptop. It was working fine, the windows XP thing came up that runs you through naming the computer and saying what keyboard you want ect. but my mum wasnt available at the time so i put the computer in standby. Later on my dad switched it off, by holding the power button down. When it was switched back on it seemed to be ok, came up with the same windows XP beginning thing. BUT the slightest bump, movement ect. and it switched itself off. Sometimes it does it withjout a bump or movement automatically. We did get through the windows XP thing and install microsoft office but thats as far as we could get.

When it switches off when you try and switch it back on, the "media activity" light comes on which apparently means the hard drive is active but thats all. Nothing else. You switch it off again by holding down the power button for a few seconds and try again and its the same. You have to leave it for hours before it finally switches back on, and then after 10 minutes or so, it switches off and the cycle begins again.

Please help!

Its an Acer TravelMate 240 laptop.
 

A:Laptop turns off, won't turn back on...

Almost certainly a hardware problem, and I would guess unrelated to the reinstall of Windows.

Software problems do not cause such "movement sensitive" issues.

Mind you, about the last thing I would ever do would be to try to invoke Standby before Windows was fully installed! But thats unlikely to be the problem. I would think that service is needed, unless you have microsurgery and microelectronics skills.
 

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I have a brand new LG W2261VP connected via DVI which turned itself off at random intervals and I had to turn it on from the power button, only to have it turn itself off again after a while. Worst thing is that once the OS tells it to Stand-by, it turns itself off and I can't even get it to power back up via the power button. I have to remove its power cable, let the power drain, put the cable back on, turn it on, only to have it go to stand-by and have to reset my computer.
computer details: windows 7 x64
intel i7 core 920 not overclocked
msi pro-e motherboard
mushkin 2gbx3 1600
ati sapphire hd 5700 ddr5
the ati drivers is up to date.
the monitor is recognized by windows 7 tried both with hdmi and dvi connections.
i noticed the memory cards are a bit hot maybe because they work on 1066 mhz due to not overclocking i7?
i tried switch the memory postions not helped tried take off the graphic card and no luck.
the monitor sometimes can work few hours with no error and sometimes its repeated one after another.
thank you for any help possible.
 

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product number t6c49ua#aba ive tried everythng i can think of please help me

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hi,

everytime i put my laptop on it tells me that my windows firewall is off etc etc and i have to turn it on manually everytime.

i have vista and avg antivirus and registry mechanic and spybot

any ideas? thanks

A:windows firewall turns off when i turn laptop back on

Is your AVG firewall on?

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hi
last night i was working on my laptop, i realize my battery is low. so, i put it for charging..after a while i realized the battery is 75% charged so I disconnect it. and my laptop switches off.
later the laptop refused to turn on...so i reconnected the charger and the laptop turned on with the light that displays charging status (white light near the  screen-keyboard intersection) starts flickering in a cycle of 5 times...4 times orange and 1 time white...and this cycle continues till i use the laptop.
and this message is displayed when i go to BATTERY HEALTH option "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature" my laptop is outta warranty...what should i do ? kindly help

A:Dell XPS 15z : "Your battery is temporarily disabled. Please turn off your computer and try again when the unit is back to the operational temperature"

hchentanshankar,
Welcome to the community.
I am sorry to read that you are having this trouble.  The battery failing is the most likely culprit but you should check to see if there are any problems with either the notebook or Ac adapter before rushing out and replacing the battery.
I would start by checking the bios, start the system tapping F2 to enter the bios, you can also tap F12 and choose bios from the menu.  Once in the bios look for the option for AC adapter warnings, if they are disabled enable them and save changes. If there is a problem with the adapter you should start getting errors about the adapter.
If the Adapter seems alright, disconnect the battery from the system and power down the notebook.  Wait an hour or so and then replace the battery and restart the system and see if you continue to get the message.   If you can run the notebook on battery only allow the battery to fully discharge and then charge it again and see if the problem returns.
I know that this may not be possible short of buying a new battery but if possible try a power adapter and battery and see if the problem continues.  This way you can find out if the problem follows the battery the ac adapter or the notebook.
Please let me know what you find out.
TB

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when the laptop was new , I never saw the option to go for batteray conservation mode ( was windows 7 then ) ; the laptop used to sense it's plugged in all the time , a pop up came to accept battery saving mode - things were good.I upgraded to windows 10 64 bit & things remained good : " battery conservation mode work ".Lately , it stopped - I turn it on , it turns itself off ( from Lenovo vantage ) ! what to do ? I redownloaded the original power managment driver , & many other things , no use :-(

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Hi, There seems to be a problem with the power management on my T570. I have two batteries, and I think the main one to be used is the battery 2. Sometimes, I'll be working unplugged, and my computer randomly turns off. Not the usual "Windows turning off" sequence, but an immediate blackout with no feedback. When I turn the computer back on, I see that Battery 2 is at 0% and Battery 1 is now in use. It does seem to be a problem in the power management, no? Thank you,Fred

A:My computer turns off immediately when Battery 2 reaches 0%, even if Battery 1 is 100%

Sounds like power management or battery reporting status wrong.  Are you still under warranty? If yes, call support first.  Can you get (borrow) another battery to try?

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Ok so I'm having a problem with building my computer. I used to have a working gaming pc but i decided to upgrade so i upgraded my case my motherboard and my PSU. After i re-built everything and was planning on turning it on, all the fans started spinning and the Led's turned on but only for about 3 seconds. it then turned off. What i figured out is that whenever my CPU cable is plugged in this happens but when it is unplugged it doesn't shut off but also no Bios shows up. The HSF always spins very slowly and slowly stops working. My Motherboard doesn't have onboard graphics so i need a GPU. Pleeeeeaaaase help me!! i really want it to work and sorry for the nooby question.
I have seen similar problems on other Forums but i didn't quite get it and i thought with my specifications it would be easier for me to understand.
Here are my specs:
Motherboard: gigabyte 990FXA-UD3
PSU: Corsair RM 850
Processor: AMD FX
GPU: AMD radeon 7850 vtx 3d
and case (probably unnecessary): thermaltake level 10 gt snow edition.

And ps: Pleeeeaaaase help!!!!!
 

A:computer turns on and then turns right back off

Processor: AMD FXClick to expand...

You didn't fully describe the AMD FX processor you have. Here is the supported list of FX processors for that motherboard.
 

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I don't know a lot about computers in general. Lately I have been having problems with my Toshiba laptop that runs Windows 8.1. my first problem was that the brightness wouldn't change. There was a windows update that fixed it. Then yesterday my computer said it had a virus (it was Windows Defender I think) it said that Pokki was a virus. Pokki has been on my computer by default and it is just now finding out it was bad? Then yesterday when I tried turning my computer off, it turns off then it turns on 5 seconds after. I don't have any virus protection besides the default one. I just want to be able to turn off my computer.
 

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Hello,

I have an EMachines GenuineIntel 1690 mhz processor, with Windows XP PC. One day the computer shut itself off and would not come back on and, since I was in the middle of taking online job training and could not afford to miss even one day, I rushed out and bought another pc. I put the non-functioning one away in a closet. Recently, I took it out of the closet and plugged it into a power outlet with a new power cord. To my surprise, it turned on, but it turned off by itself after about one hour or so. I kept pressing the on button but it would not come back on. Also, I think I detected a funny chemical smell. The fan is on, by the way.

Any idea of what could be wrong? Windows loads perfectly and runs perfectly while it's on.

Thanks - Jose
 

A:Computer Won't Turn On/Turns Off

Take the side of the machien off an with a bright light look at the capacitors. The capitors are the small can like objects on your motherboard. See if any have swollen bulging tops, or are leaking a brownish looking fluid. If you see any with these characteristics this indicates bad capacitors. You may also smell a amonia like smell.

You can look here to see what you are looking for.

http://www.badcaps.net/pages.php?vid=5
 

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Hi all,

For a while now, my parents computer has been switching itself back on, but only as long as its connected to the net. Can anyone think of a reason its been happening? They're running XP with SP2 or 3 (Not entirely sure which)

Thanks,
Matthew

A:Computer turns itself back on

Have them download malwarebytes anti spyware and also spybot and run them.
Eliminate malware, by then someone may have another idea.

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My PC has decided to turn itself back on straight after I shut it down, as if shut down counts as restart. I've looked in the BIOS, power options etc, and see no reason for it doing this. Wake on Lan is disabled, 'reboot on error' option is disabled.
I get the same problem when holding down the power button to turn it off too.
This has been happening to months, and i'm sick of it now. The amount of power that it must have drained from being left on is ridiculous.

Any ideas?
 

A:Computer turns itself back on

Courtesy of Howard, take a look at this - http://aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php
 

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Hi,

As the title says, if I turn my computer off, wait for every hard drive to stop spinning, then turn my subwoofer off at the switch on the back (not stand by mode) it will turn the computer back on again...

I thought it was some kind of WOL or something, but i've turned all that off and it still keeps waking it up.

Any ideas?

WIn 7 Home Premium x64

A:When I turn my speakers off my computer turns on...

Hm, very cool poltergeist material.
I've never used subwoofers or had any nice speakers for that matter, but how are the speakers set up? Do any other speakers have power buttons, if so this doesn't happen when you turn them off? How many plugs are there going from the speakers to the computer, and what exactly are they? I remember in my old computer's BIOS there was a "wake on mouse input" and/or "wake on keyboard input", could you have something similar to that enabled in your BIOS?

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Ok i have a problem, i recently replaced my mobo in order to use a dual core i have, while installing it, everything seems to go fine, i do not see any loose connections or anything of the sort. So i hooked it all back up and turned it on, then i waited for a couple secs and no display came up, so i tried to turn it off but the power button will not turn it off and the reset button does nothing, i do not know what could be causing this but the cpu is running and everything i just cannot get a display and im hoping i did not fry anything...any ideas what can cause this/ and how to fix it?
 

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hi i have a amd64 bit 4000 processor and a msi model number ms-7100 motherbroad and when i go to turn off the computer it turns it self back on.
could it be the power sluppy or what
 

A:computer turns itself back on after i shut it down

Check in your BIOS under "Wake On"/"Wake Up" events ("Wake" being the key word), probably under Power Management heading.

You may have it set to bring the system to life if there's any activity detected from a certain device like your mouse, keyboard or LAN connection etc.
 

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Hi you guys I'm having horrible computer problems. This happened "after" I loaded up the new driver booster. I've used Advanced System Care for a few years and I just would hate not to have it. I upgraded to the Advanced System Care 7 and it asked if I wanted the driver booster. I did and it loaded up a couple of new drivers. After that my computer started locking up on me. Then I turned it off and turned the computer back on and it came on just fine but after the welcome the screen goes black for about a minute, then comes back on to windows. It takes a long long time, like fifteen minutes to get everything warmed up so that I can go on the web. My web is plenty fast, plenty, but it locks up if I am more than one page. I use to be able to have three or four tabs open doing many things this is driving me nuts. I've tried uninstalling the driver booster and also I've done a system restore and other things trying to fix this. I don't know what driver it installed and I'm no expert on computers I don't know what to do.

A:Computer Comes On and then turns black and comes back on

Hello Ivvy.. Welcome to the Forums, I would use a restore pt and go back to when it worked.

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About 80% of the time when I shut-down my computer it will immediately boot right back up as if I turned it back on. As soon as it does I shut it down again and it stays shut off. This doesn't happen every time but when it does the second shut-down does the trick. Why does it do this and how can it be fixed?

Windows 10
Dual monitors
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8099 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (192-bit), -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 908 GB (652 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., G10AC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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I had my daughters computer serviced accouple months ago...she went to turn on her computer this morning and she said it was "glitching" so i went and turned her laptop on and it does turn on but it goes to the hp screen and then cuts off and does this repeativly without even touching the power button...how do i fix this?

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A few months ago i built a system through a popular computer company, ibuypower, and was initially pleased with the performance of my PC. I was then forced to take a few months away from the system due to work, during which it was stored in a safe dry location. Upon returning the system had the issue stated in the title. I have replaced the power supply with a far better one (went from 450w to a 700w) and the same issue peristed with the new power supply, which works with the tester it was shipped with. I've read about it possibly being the Ram, so i have ordered a 16gb ddr3 ram upgrade (2x - 8gb sticks) and they should be here within a week. I also read that it may be the CMOS battery but those are unable to be shipped through the mail so im having trouble tracking those down here in Japan. If somone could help me figure this out i would greatly appreciate it. I've cleaned and tested everything i can and i can't find an issue other than it physically wont function. Also, in case anyone was wondering this thread was written from my laptop, not the PC.

Much Apreciated
 

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Is it possible to make a specific software that i have downloaded on my pc turn on automatically whenever my computer turns on without me having to do anything?

A:How to have a software turn on automatically when my computer turns on

You can add it to the starup programs. Here is how:

1. Make a shortcut of this program on the desktop.
2. Press Start and type shell:startup, then press Enter
3. Drag the shortcut of your program into the folder that just opened
4. Close the folder

With the next boot, that program will start automatically.

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Background: The desktop is about 14 years old. I look at old files from time to time and it has worked fine (but very slow) up until the other day. I can get into BIOS, which I reset to the default, but not into safe mode.

When I turn the computer on it starts loading as usual. The Windows logo comes up then it goes into a black screen while it loads. After about a minute, when it should start populating the icons it appears to shut off and then immediately turn on again and repeats this cycle over and over. Any ideas what it could be?
 

A:Turn Computer On, then turns off, then on. Repeats cycle.

Power supply...
 

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I had my daughters computer serviced accouple months ago...she went to turn on her computer this morning and she said it was "glitching" so i went and turned her laptop on and it does turn on but it goes to the hp screen and then cuts off and does this repeativly without even touching the power button...how do i fix this?

A:Computer turns on and loads to HP screen then turn off

Hi @dukedevil74, Welcome to HP Forums! I have read your post and wanted to help. I understand that when you turn on the laptop, it loops at the HP logo screen. In order to better assist you, can you provide the product number of your laptop? If the computer locks up at the HP or Compaq logo screen or the Windows loading screen, try cleaning the computer vents with compressed air. Restart the computer. If Windows 10 opens, you are done. If Windows 10 does not open, go to Troubleshooting other issues with computer not starting. Let me know how it goes. If this helps you to reach a solution, please click the "Accept as Solution" button down below in this message. If you wish to say "thanks" for my effort to help, click the "thumbs up" to give me Kudos.  Regards, 

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This has happened to me a few times already. The first time was in February. Then it happened yesterday. Today it happened again. The symptoms are always the same.

The computer would suddenly shut off without warning. The power light would go out completely, but then it would turn itself back on. The computer would make a weird noise. Hard to explain. It's like it's trying to run something. But it's not the usual "whirrrrr" sound I typically hear when it's busy. I wish I could explain it better.

Looking at the Event Logs, I noticed this for each of the 3 times it blacked out like this:

ACPI thermal zone ACPI\ThermalZone\THRM has been enumerated.
_PSV = 323K
_TC1 = 4
_TC2 = 3
_TSP = 6000ms
_AC0 = 323K
_AC1 = 0K
_AC2 = 0K
_AC3 = 0K
_AC4 = 0K
_AC5 = 0K
_AC6 = 0K
_AC7 = 0K
_AC8 = 0K
_AC9 = 0K
_CRT = 393K
_HOT = 0K
_PSL - see event data.

Could this be an overheating issue? Or maybe a power supply issue?

A:Computer shuts off and turns back on suddenly

please follow the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I try to power up my laptop and it pops up the HP logo, sits there for a few seconds, then goes black and pops the HP logo back up. This is a continuous loop. I've tried a hard reset, no use. Please help.

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Not sure if this is the right section... but maybe someone can help.
 
My PC has been fine for years to start if that matters (no new hardware)
 
It will power off completely and then restart shortly after. This only happens while playing Dota 2 (It could just be coincidence, I also play it a lot compared to other games, but it has never done this in any other circumstance. And it's happened about 20 times now.)
 
Apparently Dota2 is a CPU intensive game so maybe that helps.
 
Anyway, I took a peak inside all the fans seem to be functional. As far as my limited knowledge goes it doesn't seem like anything is overheating, but the software I'm using (HWMonitor) doesn't seem to save anything if the computer crashes, so I never get to see my heat levels before it crashes.
 
This is my current idling HWMonitor dump if this helps.

CPUID HWMonitor Report
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Binaries
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HWMonitor version 1.2.9.0

Monitoring
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Mainboard Model SABERTOOTH P67 (0x000003D8 - 0x7F5194DA)

LPCIO
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

LPCIO Vendor Nuvoton
LPCIO Model NCT6776
LPCIO Vendor ID 0x5CA3
LPCIO Chip ID 0xC3
LPCIO Revision ID 0x33
Config Mode I/O address 0x2E
Config Mode LDN 0xB
Config Mode registers
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A:Computer Powers off, then Turns back on shortly after.

Apparently the edit post thing isn't working.
 
Anyway, to add - I also did a stress/burn test on RAM (allocated all memory) & CPU/GPU and after 10 minutes at 100% nothing crashed.
 
I'm no expert (at all!) but it kinda sounds to me like a PSUP problem but apparently testing this would require a special device so I'm wondering if anyone here would be able to help me figure this out.
 
If you have played dota2 you know how bleepty it is to crash in the middle of a game.

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Hi there,
I've got a bit of an odd problem and am at a total loss...

When I attempt to power up my system, it turns on, then it turns off, then it turns on again and stays on. However, it never POST's. (i.e. Blank screen.) Here's the system specs:

Asus P5K Deluxe Motherboard (Intel P35 chipset)
Intel Q6600 CPU
2GB of RAM
XFX GeForce 8600 GT Fatal1ty
Antec P182 Case

The motherboard, CPU, and memory posted at the store. (The store mounted them for me.) I have no hard drives or CD drives hooked in at the moment. I've tried using a graphics card from another machine that I know works and it doesn't change what happens. I've tried a different PSU. All I can think of is that I somehow screwed up the mobo/CPU/ram when I installed it, or I've hooked something up wrong. Could hooking up a power switch, or a bad power switch on the case cause any of this?

I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts you guys can offer.
 

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Hi, My battery seems to hold a charge very well. However, the problem is when I try to move my laptop on battery power; it suddnely turns off. It also shuts down when jostled or bumped. The battery is great when the laptop is stationary. I noticed this problem when I move from one class to another: The Aspire V works great during class, but the moment I shut it and put it in my backpack it shurts down and I need to reboot it for the next class. The laptop is great when it is plugged in. This seems like a hardware issue but I don't know what to do. Thanks for your help!

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when i turn on my computer the LED light doesnt turn on so my webcam and my mic think my computer is off so they don't work.
 

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Sorry about wall of text but its a pretty deep problemThis problem started about 2 weeks after I built my PC. One day, it just went poof and turned itself off. 3 seconds later, it automatically turns itself back on. I went into my windows and turned off the setting that means it automatically restarts after power loss, but it will still turn on on its own. I managed to fix this issue for about a month by opening it up, just fiddling about (things like pushing cables like CPU power and mobo power) and then I unplugged it from my surge protector and into my wall socket. It was absolutely fine for a month, I could play the most intensive games, temps are not a problem and nothing would happen. However, a month passed and then one day it turned off and turned itself on again. I am stumped.My educated guess would be that it's the PSU acting up but I am not sure why I fixed it for a month. I have noticed that every time I open up the computer and fiddle inside, I seem to hold off the shutdowns for a week or a few days. I have run memtest for about 2 passes with no errors, and I have not yet seen it shutdown when not in windows. It hasn't shut down in safe mode or in the bios (however I havent tested it for very long)My motherboard was already replaced before the build as it was DOA, and I have run stress tests on the GPU and CPU. (nothing happened)Any help is greatly appreciated, my main question is why was I able to stop the shutdowns for a month, and why is it that... Read more

A:Computer randomly shuts down and turns itself back on automatically

Hi,
 
Based on your information, you may have an issue with your reset button. As you built the PC, you're aware of where that is connected to your motherboard. Please disconnect it completely and see if that makes a difference.
 
I'm not sure by your description if when you "shut down" the PC yourself, if the PC stays off. Could you verify that. I'm guessing that what you're describing is the PC is not shutting off, but rather doing a restart or reset.
 
You haven't indicated if the Windows is giving you any BSOD or other message, or if it just goes black, and restarts. Please provide that as well.
 
Let me know,
 
Kurt

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Hello team,

About since the beginning of this week. My computer would, without reason, turn off (the screen goes black) and reboots. This has happened about 5 times now this week, but prior to that, it has never done this. At first, my primary suspect in my mind was Firefox/Flash Shockwave because the time the shut-off happens, it's when I was online. I updated all software and reduced hardware acceleration in response. However, the last time this has happened, I was not online, so I'm ruling Firefox and Shockwave out.

I ran some heat tests with SpeedFan and my cores and GPU seem optimal (unless occasionally exceeding 60 C is a problem) so I can probably rule overheating out (it's not like the fans roar before the computer shuts off). I did virus scans and they came up clean.

I have a Dell Studio XPS 435MT that has approached its 5th year this summer. All of its hardware is stock except the power supply, I had it replaced around May of this year because the original died out unexpectedly. However, since that time, I had no problems with the new one. I could give the name of the power supply but I don't have it on-hand at the moment.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

A:Computer Shuts Off And Turns Back On (black Screen)

Hi Welcome to PCHF,

The following will help gathering some more information from the system...

Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:
List last 10 Event Viewer logList Devices (select Only Problems)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Minidump FilesList Restore Points
Click on Go.

Post the resulting log in your next reply.

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Hi support guy forum users,
Quick, question: I recently ran across scenario with a friend. His computer, during operation, randomly shuts off and the cmos resets back to factory default.

Specs:
CPU: AMD 1700 XP
MOBO: Elitegroup (ECS) K7S5A
RAM: 2.0 gig
HDD: Maxtor 80 gig w/ 8mb cache
PSU: Antec True Power 400 Watt

The only testing I performed was taking it home and set it for full operation for 3 days as a mini file server. There was no problem, seem to be only happening in his area. Could it be an outlet problem or should I just switch the PSU? Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

Mark
 

A:Computer turns off and CMOS reset back to default

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As far as the CMOS reverting back to the factory defaults, it sounds like the Battery may be going dead on the motherboard. I would look into getting a replacement.

The randomly shutting of could be a multitude of things, although with it running fine at your place, I'm leaning towards a power problem, not with the PSU but with the actual power feeding the unit. It sounds like the power is spiking high or sags low... whenever it sags low it is shutting down the machine. I I would suggest a UPS (universal Power supply) also known as a battery backup... a small one would condition the power enough to regulate all of the spikes and sags.
 

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My computer keeps turning back on immediately after shutting down.  I have tried many fixes but none of them are working.
I went to the command prompt window and typed in "powercfg -lastwake", it didn't find anything.  I also typed in "powercfg -devicequery wake_armed".  It only displayed NONE.  I checked if there were any wake timers active, but there aren't any.  I've made it so that my mouse, keyboard and network adapter can't wake the computer.  I also had a look through the BIOS, and it doesn't look like wake on lan is active.
I have no idea what to do.  Please help!
My specs are:
motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0
Processor: amd fx-8350
Ram: 16gb
OS: windows 8.1 64 bit
If any additional specs are required, let me know. Thank you in advance.

A:Computer turns back on immediately after shutting down, windows 8.1

I just tried unplug my power supply and I plugged it into a different outlet and it works now.  Not quite sure why but I guess it's fixed.
Thanks anyway!

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A few days ago, my computer stopped sleeping. When I press the sleep button, my screens will fade to black, and then just turn back on again after a few seconds. I can't think of anything that changed to cause this. I have tried:
Sleeping from the command line (same result as button)
Closing amp WinOFF (had this for a while, but just to be sure)
Disabling Wake-On-Lan
Unplugging nonessential devices
System restore - Failed
Unplugging my DP monitor, in case it was that weird power issue I've heard about
The only think I can think of that might have caused it is a system update. Does anyone either know how to fix this, or a place I could find an error log? I couldn't find anything myself in Event Viewer, but I'm not an expert at it. Also I doubt this is worth noting, but it sets my Skype to offline. System specs are relevant. Any ideas?

A:Computer turns back on 3-5 seconds after pressing sleep

Tried this? Lastwake Command

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I am running Vista 64bit and every time i put my PC on sleep mode, it would turn back on automatically in a matter of seconds. How can I fix this?

A:Whenever I put computer to sleep mode, it automatically turns back on immediately

Anybody?

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well i had just got done installing windows 7 64bit and i seen that it said i only had 4gbs of ram..... there was to 4gbx2 ripjaws ddr3 sticks in there... so i shut it down and pulled them out and put them back in.... now the computer fans and stuff turn on but there is no picture and the is a little red led that is by the ram that is always on now.... i hit the memok button and it flashes and then stops and goes back to solid red.... i tried just putting in one stick to see if it was the problem but one of the sticks when i put it in makes the led flash every so often.... any help will be much appreciated.

system specs asus m488t-m
and phenom at 2.8 ghrz
nvidia evga 560ti 2gb
600 watt thermaltake
 

A:removed ram put it back in now computer wont boot

It's unclear if you have tried each of the sticks by itself or just one of them, if only one, try the other one by itself as well.

Also, be sure to use Slot A1 if only using one stick, and slots A1 and A2 if using two sticks.
Your motherboard also has a "MemOK" button, have you tried using that? It's full use should be detailed in the motherboard manual.
 

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The XP recovery spywares was removed, but I can't used the internet explorer to asset to the internet. And all the stuff from my computer is gone, please help to solve this promble. many many thanksEdit: Moved topic from Introductions to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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This morning I came to my computer and it had a BSOD from my wireless adapter driver. This has happened a few times before. But when I turned it off and tried to turn it back on, it wont start! As soon as I press the power button, the lights flash and the fans get one jolt of power causing them to spin and die out immediately and then everything stops in under a seccond. What could be causing this? I did add a new new hard drive to my computer yesterday, but it has restarted fine a few times since then, and unplugging it didn't fix the problem. Other than that, I can't think of anything that is different that would be causing this. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Computer turns off immediately after pushing power button when I turn it on

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Somtimes I turn it on and it stays on for about three seconds then turns off then on for another three seconds somtimes the lights are very dim red and the fan barly spins and most of the time it dosnt even turn on. Will this happend to me about three month ago and one day it just started working normally but now its been broken for a while and I tried to fix the power button I seen that was the problem on some forums but that didn't work I tried alot of things but nothing seems to work and just turned it off one day and it stopped working so i dont know if its the power source but just give me something to try please.
 

A:My comp turns on for 5seconds and turns off or dosnt turn on at all

Have you tried checking on the fan/ ventilation? i use to have this problem with my P3. fan was jam with debris/ dust. when i boot up, it was fine, once i go in to window it freeze. After i got the fan moving (cleaning the dust) it works fine.

Hope it works for you.

Oh, Zenosincks mght have a point there too. Thought my experience was on the CPU. Cheers,
 

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I HAVE READ OTHER SIMILAR THREADS ------ My PC actually has the fans / lights AND can't even get anywhere on the BIOS.

4gb ram
7950 GT
3.44 GHz Intel Pentium D
250gb HD
1 CD ROM
Foxconn P35A (mobo)
My mom took my PC away from me, I got it back and it is retarded now.
I start the PC, the fans come on, lights are all good, then about 2 -10 seconds it shuts off and then comes back on by itself.

When I turn the power on, the monitor does not show anything at all.

I have tried many of different things:

Different PSU ( problem is not the PSU )

D/C the CD ROM / HD ( so it can't be one of those as a failure )

1 stick of RAM ( my memory is fine )

Checked ALL of my cables, they are connected properly ( checked many of times, unconnected, then reconnected alot )

Replaced the grease between heat sink / CPU ( can't be my CPU or overheating problem )

Heat sink / Fan is properly mounted ( not loose at all and is flat )

All of the aluminum capacitors on the mother board are perfectly fine ( not leaking / and are on proper )

Reset the mother board a few times....

well thats MOST of the stuff I have done, there is probably more but I can't think of what else I have tried at the moment.
And BTW, can't access BIOS so don't ask if I can get into it.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:PC turns retarded, shuts off after few seconds, turns back on

Reset the mother board a few times....Click to expand...

Do you mean you have tried resetting the bios jumper, on the Motherboard?
If not do that.

Also, have you tried disconnecting all HDD; Floppy; CD data cables (from the motherboard end (actually I'd do case fan too and front USB connection to motherboard)
If this works, you will need to put one back in at a time, until you find the problem

Usually this fault is related to faulty Ram or CPU
 

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Hey guys I need help, during startup Windows Firewall turns off upon system startup and then turns back on a few minutes later, then network connections open up to finish up my bootup process. I have SP3, and this little problem is causing my computer to startup slowly significantly. I have tried scanning for viruses and spyware and have found none, so I really don't know what's causing this to happen.

A:Firewall turns off and upon startup and then turns back on

That's normal, in my experience.

Not just with Windows firewall but any other firewall I've played with...the network connection is the last line of system defense when the system boots.

The firewall won't allow contact with the Internet...until the system is totally setup and out of danger. The firewall activates (along with the other startup items), then the network connection is made.

Louis

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Seems I have the same issues as "someonedying" had,

here's my spec.

CPU - Intel Core i5 760 - LGA1156
MoBo - ASUSTeK P7P55D-E LX
RAM - 2pcs of Corsair Dual-Channel DDR3 2GB
VidCard - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
PSU - Fortron/FSP Everest 80Plus 800

when I turn my computer on, all the lights, the fans together with the MoBo lights turns on for 1 second, then it turns off for 3-4 seconds then turns on again until the OS loads..

when I restart my computer, this doesn't happen anymore.. It only occur when I completely turn the computer and UPS off..

I bought this system a month ago. I have to option to bring this to the shop where I bought it but I want to know what the possible issues are.. Most of computer shops here in our country replaces some parts w/o the owner's knowledge.. >.<

Please help.. Thanks =)
 

A:My PC, turns off for 3 seconds after turning on then turns back on

Seriously, I'd take this back to the shop and have them fix this at their expense. I would also take note of the parts you have now and compare them when it is returned.
 

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Hello!

I'm looking for some advice and guidance.
I am not a technical expert on computer hardware. I understand the basics and that's about the extent of it.

My current PC is a Dell desktop/tower; it runs Windows 7; it uses an Intel Core Duo processor. It is a few years old (I'd estimate 3 or 4 years old). I plug my PC into a Belkin surge protector/multi-outlet device, which plugs into the wall electrical outlet.

My problem is that recently the PC randomly has been instantly powering-down and then a few seconds later powering-up again and rebooting. This happens twice or 3 times a day, on average. I have no explanation for it. I do know that it's highly annoying and I'm concerned and want to do something to fix this problem before any permanent damage occurs to my PC.

Last week, I searched the internet briefly for advice, and the two possible causes that popped-up in search results were: A) overheating, or B) issues with the power cord. Given that, over the past week, in my spare time, I have totally rerouted all the cords and wires behind my computer desk, to ensure that no wires were tangling, pulling, or weighing-down on the power cord for my PC. I also totally dusted out the cabinet and backside of the PC tower, and gently vacuumed the "fan" area on the back of the PC, to ensure it was free of dust and lint. I removed some random objects from the PC cabinet (CD's, mice, keyboard, etc.) to ensure that there was plenty of "ai... Read more

A:PC randomly turns off then quickly turns itself back on

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