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Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot

Q: Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot

Issue I unplugged and replugged my two monitors Now when I turn the computer on it does not boot up Instead the CD drive clicks and nothing happens If I attempt to Boot Monitors, Now Won't Unplugged Computer shut it off by holding the power button it turns right back on again While it still worked external memory devices USB flash SD cards in USB adapter etc Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot did not work All other USB devices did Sims would only run with severe graphical glitches see thread in Games subsection for details Latest Changes Idiot ex installed Windows Ultimate on my machine assuring me it would take care of all driver needs I was unaware of his habit at the time but looking back I believe he may have Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot been operating under the influence of marijuana And he intends to do this sort of thing Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot professionally in the military in a life-and-death situation I hate my life Specs Compaq Presario SR NX Desktop Windows Ultimate -bit SP AMD Athlon tm Processor GHz GB RAM AsusTek EAH graphics card Update I unplugged the computer and then plugged it in again for the third time and now all of a sudden it recognizes both monitors now and can boot up again Now my question is quot why quot Oh and it s back to the previous two problems now nbsp

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Issue I unplugged and replugged my two monitors Now when I turn the computer on it does not boot up Instead [SOLVED] Monitors, Computer Unplugged Boot Now Won't the CD drive clicks and nothing happens If I attempt to shut it [SOLVED] Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot off by holding the power button it turns right back on again While it still worked external memory devices USB flash SD cards in USB adapter etc did not work All other USB devices did Sims would only run with severe graphical glitches see thread in Games subsection for details Latest Changes Idiot ex installed Windows Ultimate on my machine assuring me it would take care of all driver needs I was unaware of his habit at the time but looking back I believe he may have been operating under the influence of marijuana And he intends to do this sort of thing professionally in the military in a life-and-death situation I hate my life Specs Compaq Presario SR NX Desktop Windows Ultimate -bit SP AMD Athlon tm Processor GHz GB RAM AsusTek EAH graphics card Update I unplugged the computer and then plugged it in again for the third time and now all of a sudden it recognizes both monitors now and can boot up again Now my question is quot why quot Oh and it's back to the previous two problems now

A:[SOLVED] Unplugged Monitors, Now Computer Won't Boot

Was the PC on when you unplugged the replugged the monitors?
If so not a good idea as you now know.

Have a look in device manager for any yellow or red call outs.

To open "Device Manager", Hit Start type/paste device manager in the search box and hit enter in Device Manager, if you see any yellow question marks/Red callouts, right click on the device and select properties, on the Details tab select Hardware IDs copy the PCI/VEN and DEV numbers and post them on your next post.

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A:My computer won't turn on unless I have it unplugged for at least 10 hours before I can boot it up

Replace the power supply if the computer is a desktop computer
 

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A:Computer almost doesn't boot after suddenly being unplugged. Help?

The most likely thing that happened was that the BIOS/UEFI reset itself to defaults. Some of those default settings could be different than the ones set before this happened.

A typical one is if the SATA mode is IDE as default but was set to AHCI to install Windows. But that change usually results in a bluescreen error. Do you know what your preferred BIOS setting were?

Also, System Specs would be nice. Just whether this is a laptop or desktop can make a difference.

In any event you will need to check and see if all is OK at some point. You will most likely need to restart to make any changes anyway.
Start by backing up your data, finishing any important work, and then restarting the PC from Windows Start Menu. If it restarts normally then shut it down and then start it back up.

I'm guessing you will be fine. If any hardware was damaged it can be replaced, but you've got to take the plunge at some point.

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Guys, this is what has happened.

(1) A few times, when I get home from work, my computer had unexpectedly turned itself off
(2) After pushing the ON button, the light turns on, but it doesn't BEEP and doesn't boot up
(3) The monitors are blank
(4) The fans are on

I've tried taking out all the components and wires and putting them back in, but nothing is doing the trick. The funny thing is that this has happened many times recently, but when I turn the computer on, it's fine. Now, this time, it just won't boot up, even though the power is on. My computer was behaving normally prior to this event.

I have an Acer AM5630-U5209A with upgraded 600mw power supply.

Thanks a lot for any help guys,
Josh
 

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A:Won't boot unless unplugged for 30 mins

The ONLY way I can get my computer to turn on, is flip the master power switch in the back, unplug it from the wall, and leave it for 30+ minutesClick to expand...

Try power cord out
Push the ON button in for 30secs
Put the power cord back in
Turn on

Also this sounds like a faulty Power Supply
But you might want to blow out all internal dust (including inside the power supply by high preasue air)

Reseat the Ram, and even try Memtest for 7 Passes
It is also possible, that something (usually USB device) connected to your computer is causing this HardWare issue.
 

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If you want to save your current Win7 install, please post back a screenshot of your full maximized Disk Management drive map with listings, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

Because you left all the HD's connected there could be multiple complications besides the unwanted Dual Boot. We can help you remove the Dual Boot and make any other necessary changes.

Frankly to get the cleanest install you should unplug all other HD's and wipe the target HD first, as formatting erases nothing and can leave infected or corrupt code on the HD. SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

But if you want to test performance on the current install after extricating the Dual Boot and any other issues, post back the screenshot and we will give you the steps.

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Something you might overlook. There's a switch on the PSU. Did you accidentally switch it off ?

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A:Accidentaly unplugged computer without shutting down. Computer will not start.

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A:Unplugged and Moved Computer, Now it will not turn on

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Just try starting the computer with just the mains cable and monitor attached.

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HELP! computer was unplugged while being logged on and doing work. now my hard drive has disappeared. What can I do?

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A:Unplugged computer and now can't connect to Internet

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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I believe that, in order for anyone to be able to help, they need to know a few more things.
At the very least , which Motherboard or which BIOS does your MOBO have?
To quote from the website pcapprentice,"Computer beep codes run in a sequence and need to be identified as such. Whether they
are long or short beeps you have to determine where the sequence ends and the next begins. While the
sequence is continuous there is a slight pause between the series of computer beep codes"
You can buy a POST Diagnostics Card to get a readout, if you can't determine the number of beeps.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815158065&Tpk=bios post card
It might also be helpful to know what else is connected to the MOBO--graphics card, RAM, etc.?
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A:Computer showing Ethernet Cable Unplugged When it really is not.

First thing would be to check that you have the most up to date drivers for your lan connection. Typically you go to the manufactures website and look up your model and check to see if they have new drivers available.
 

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and i guess my charger is working fine, because when i had win7 Home in same laptop, i never came across this kind of situation.

thanks in advance,
with best regards,

A:Computer freezes when charger is plugged or unplugged.

Hi,

is this happening only after you upgraded to windows 7? if so maby have a look at the manufaturers website for a power utility maby? Also i'd recommend checking your charger with a multimeter to check its giving the correct output.

It sounds more like hardware rather than a software issue but checkout what I said first n let me know how you get on.

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Hi Lisa and welcome to TSF !

Go to start => run and type devmgmt.msc. Expand network adapters and give us the names of all the devices you see there. If there's some kind of warning sign next to one of the network adapters then tell us about it.

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A:Computer doesn't start if it is unplugged for some time

I'd suggest taking the side off and looking at the motherboard. Look at the capacitors (cylinders with silver tops) are any of them bulged/domed?

If not, I'd suggest replacing the power supply.

Can you supply more information about your computer, such as make/model or specifications?
 

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Lighten up on your Mom, you only have one.

As for your crash,


Code:
ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000185 - The I/O device reported an I/O error.

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c0000185
Looks like you need to do some tests on your hard drive.

Please perform the following tests,

chkdsk /r

SeaTools for DOS and Windows

This is a good idea as well,

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know the results.

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A:Network cable unplugged on 2nd computer, no lights on

just replace it they are only a few dollars

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A:No sound from speakers or headphones, computer shows them as unplugged

You can try going to your device manager. Right click the audio device and select disable. Wait a minute, then right click again and select enable. See if this works for you.

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A:Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes [From:Mac]

Being a Windows issue, I'll move this to the Windows forum, we don't know Windows. The Mac forum is for Apple PCs running Apple's OS.

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A:Unplugged Monitor From Computer, Now No Signal/Input Not Supported.

If its a resolution issue you need to try and boot into safe mode. Do you get anything onscreen at start up or does it go immeadiately into unsupported mode?

I've never tried to get into Vista safe mode so I don't know, is it still done by tapping the F8 key or the F5 to get the boot menu? Anyway, once booted into safe mode you will be able to see the screen and reset the resolution to a supported one if that is the problem.
 

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A:Wifi cuts out when laptop is unplugged then computer crashes

A normal XP install on a laptop would probably require a driver update for your wireless, but since you are on a Mac, You might get a better answer if you post this in the Mac forum section.

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ello
my computer :
foxconn motherboard
intel celeron 2.9 ghz
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while i was working on it suddenly it shut down when i tried to turn it on again
it just went well till Winxp logo shown then a blank blue screen and it turned off again
it's always z same except if i left it for 2 or 3 hours unplugged it works well till i shut it down if i tried to turn it on again the blank blue screen appears again
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A:I need help my computer wouldn't work until left unplugged for 2-3 hours

Something needs to cool off until it will work again. You could start with a PSU upgrade. When it's running (next time you get it running) have the side off and feel around from part to part (carefully) and try to find a really hot component.
 

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A:Sound disappears when computer is unplugged from electric supply.

Sorry about posting in the wrong forum I didn't see the AV forum.

I thought I should post the fix I have found. I've been trawling google for the various error messages and somehow happened upon this page: http://forums.cnet.com/7723-6122_102-340889.html While I was not getting a "code 10" error I thought I'd try it and it worked!

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Removed the Audigy 2 card, switched on and went to "C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM" and double clicked on suhlp.exe and selected "run anyway" when it said a disc was missing from the D:\ drive. Shutdown and switched on. It worked! I've unplugged twice and it is still working. I wonder if doing this would have solved the original error message "Sonic Focus driver must be loaded for this application to work"...

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A:Solved: "Network cable unplugged" message although it isn't unplugged

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-network-cable-unplugged-message-although-it-isnt-unplugged.684243/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-monitors-have-no-display-if-both-plugged-in-during-boot.1129248/
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The Video card by default, considers the Right DVI port as you look at the back of the computer, to be the Main DVI port and the one to the Left to be the Secondary.
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/dual-monitor-os-boot-split-over-2-monitors-1106809.html
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A:Problems With Dual-Monitors in a Multi-Boot System

Hi ranger, welcome to VF, it is a bit of a problem, I assume you've updated your drivers from Nvidia's site? I've not come across a problem like this for a while, but it does sound like Nvidia's drivers at fault, have you tried switching the dvi ports around, might fix it, and have you also tried reverting back to WDDM drivers and see if it is Nvidia's fault? I often find also that when you try and adjust a setting on nvidia control panel, you need to set the resolution to low to get results, however that may just be me :-)

MrNeeds

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A:2 monitors on one computer

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You need a dual head video card. A splitter will not work.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/2-monitors-and-1-computer-311028.html
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Buy a computer that has 2 video cards in a "Crossfire" configuration with Windows 7 installed. This system should be able to run 4 monitors. As far as the monitors go, just choose the size you want in quality brands like Samsung
 

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A:Two Monitors - One Computer

the software that comes with nVidia cards has a "switch to next display device" setting, which you can bind to a hot-key. I use the key combination CTRL+SHIFT+T to switch.

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A:2 monitors and 1 computer

You need to install a 2nd graphics card
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/2-monitors-and-1-computer.766872/
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A:I cant use two monitors for my computer

Hi and welcome to TSG.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-cant-use-two-monitors-for-my-computer.1096335/
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A:Questions about Computer Monitors

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Hello there, 
 
This issue might be related to Adobe Flash. Can you turn off hardware accelerator in flash and see if the issue still persists?https://forums.adobe.com/thread/891337  
 
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/is-it-possible-to-have-two-monitors-hooked-up-to-one-computer-242247.html
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A:Computer stats but monitors don't...

Do you have onboard video, if so make sure it is disabled,
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/computer-stats-but-monitors-dont.384624/
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Nothing to do with the computer, in my view.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-my-computer-frying-my-monitors.736115/
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A:Monitors going black, computer still on?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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A:No monitors work on computer

did you format your p.c ? try it once this might remove the virus from it , format all the drive after taking the back up of data.

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A:Two Monitors in One Computer Not Extending

ralf206 welcome to the Seven Forums.

A VGA splitter will do nothing but mirror/clone each, you need to use VGA and DVI (assuming your card is one that has both, which some do, where others have two DVI ports) to be able to use extended mode. Using the DVI port shouldn't be a problem as those monitors have both a DVI and VGA port on them,

Documentation

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/198493-two-monitors-one-computer-not-extending.html
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A:how do i hook up 2 monitors to the same computer

I'm looking at a dual monitor setup as I type. I'm watching a movie on one and typing this on the other. Since my vid card has dual heads and a TV out I can switch my secondary monitor between my CRT and my TV with the press of a button.

Pretty easy to do. You either need a video card with dual heads (two outputs), or two single head cards. Since you already have one AGP or onboard video you can get a PCI video card for the second monitor. Keep in mind that you cannot use an onboard video and AGP card together.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-do-i-hook-up-2-monitors-to-the-same-computer.333656/
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Hi, first things first. I'm assuming you have a laptop. Try taking out the battery, keep just the AC adapter in to eliminate the possibility of a dead battery.

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Display Properties - Settings - Drag the monitors to side-by-side position with the mouse, it thinks they are one obove the other.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-monitors-cursor-changes-monitors-vertically-instead-of-horizontally.503264/
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A:Computer Monitors to Television Screen

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A:my computer does not recognise external monitors

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/my-computer-does-not-recognise-external-monitors.1101039/
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Did you turn off the onboard graphics card (in the BIOS)?

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A:Suddenly no monitors will work with my computer

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

I don't fully understand your problem. Are you recieving video on the computer with the monitors? Have you tried moving the monitors to a different video card? Are you just missing the drivers?

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