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Power loss at reset

Q: Power loss at reset

Hello i have a weird problem every time i reset whether soft reset or hard reset my pc turns off with a clicking sound and reset at loss Power refuses to turn on again for around five minutes during which the PSU power button must be on Trying to turn the PC s power button on too soon causes the fans to turn on for a second before turning off again once Doing it again nets no result until around minutes have passed Everything else works perfectly The machine is built Power loss at reset with spare components i had stored safely which were never used before and are practically brand new mobo asrock g m-gs cpu intel core quad s ram gb ram Kingston Mhz DDR HyperX HDD Power loss at reset Hitachi Tb GPU ati radeon sapphire PSU LinQ P - W I m fairly sure i setup the jumpers and the case connectors right so i dont know what could be causing this Resetting the CMOS and running the mobo with default settings seems to make soft resets work for a while but it doesn t last Any ideas This machine is made of spare parts so i ll have to use it even if it s a cripple but it would be nice if there was a solution nbsp

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A:Random Power Loss / Event 41, Kernal-Power / no BSOD

Are you certain your PSU is OK? I'd check RAM too with Memtest86+
RAM: RAM - Test with Memtest86+ - Windows 7 Help Forums
one stick at a time eight passes per stick
Run SFC: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
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A:Windows 7 64 Bit System Power loss from Kernel power ID 41 (63)

* Event ID 41 is basically a timeout waiting for a device to respond.
There is both a description and several fixes here...
Event ID: 41

* If we had the actual DMP file we might be able to tell you which.

* Your problem may be caused by many things > RAM problems >graphics drivers > overclocking > heat issues > using more than one AntiVirus at the same time > etc etc.

* Make sure PSU is working properly

* If overclocking, restore to original

Some troubleshooting steps you might care to consider.

* How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

* Run DiskCleanup
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does it happen with both burning programs??
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A:power loss

Why do you suspect it is temperature related?

To help you need to post the mumbo jumbo so we have some thing to work with.

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For example, use MS Word or playing a game.

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It could be a bad power supply, especially if its a no name or cheap brand unit.
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A:Power loss during reboot

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Lost a semester of data a number of years back. Lost power as data was being written to the drive. It is possible that the OS was damaged. You should be able to recover however. Have you tried a restore point or possibly a system repair? A reinstall may take care of the problem also.
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it would be awesome if anyone has an idea what else i could try to fix the system..


A:random bsod after power loss

Quote: Originally Posted by athu

hi all,

i had a power loss during startup last week and since that my system stops with various random BSODs during startup (minidump attached)
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the most common stop screens are 'REFERENCE_BY_POINTER' (0x18), 'IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL' (0xA), 'cng.sys - Address XXXX base at YYYY, DateStamp ZZZZ' (0x8E) and some others like 0x7B, 0xD3 (pcw.sys)

it would be awesome if anyone has an idea what else i could try to fix the system..


Ok where to start
Ancient drivers from 2002 till present

SonyPI.sys 0x826d1100 0x00008100 8/19/2002 21:59:29 0x3d61b091 0x826c9000
tosrfcom.sys 0x94f39d80 0x0000fd80 8/1/2005 02:45:06 0x42edd302 0x94f2a000
tosporte.sys 0x983db280 0x0000a280 10/10/2006 05:33:20 0x452b76f0 0x983d1000
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nvlddmkm.sys 0x96cfb140 0x006c9140 5/12/2007 01:39:48 0x46456134 0x96632000
SFEP.sys 0x826d4480 0x00002480 8/3/2007 00:36:08 0x46b2bec8 0x826d2000
vnasc.sys 0x98316820 0x0001d820 10/18/2007 01:38:06 0x4716ff4e 0x982f9000
seehcri.sys seehcri.sys+493 0x98326f00 0x00005f00 1/9/2008 03:41:37 0x478488c1 0x98321000
fw.sys 0x98245c60 0x00221c60 1/23/2008 03:17:30 0x4796f81a 0x98024000
DamewareMini.sys 0x98246e80 0x00000e80 3/16/2008 13:41:51 0x47dd69ef 0x98246000
PGPwded.sys 0x891a0000 0x00039000 5/21/2008 12:26:29 0x48345b45 0x89167000
PGPfsfd.sys 0x89167000 0x00024000 5/21/2008 12:29:39 0x48345c03 0x89143000
yk62x86.sys 0x82699000 0x00050000 2/23/2009 09:44:18 0x49a2b642 0x82649000
ay79lump.SYS 0x8273f000 0x00038000 3/21/2009 09:47:30 0x49c4fe02 0x82707000
sptd.sys 0x88f92000 0x00101000 3/23/2009 01:38:33 0x49c72e69 0x88e91000
netw5v32.sys 0x82649000 0x00413000 3/26/2009 11:10:37 0x49cba8fd 0x82236000
spldr.sys 0x897d0000 0x00008000 5/11/2009 11:13:47 0x4a084ebb 0x897c8000
amdxata.sys 0x890fe000 0x00009000 5/19/2009 12:57:35 0x4a12f30f 0x890f5000
SYMTDI.SYS 0x94e69480 0x0002c480 6/17/2009 16:11:02 0x4a395be6 0x94e3d000
SYMEVENT.SYS 0x8ed84000 0x00025000 6/24/2009 15:14:58 0x4a428942 0x8ed5f000
These must be updated

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- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.

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Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
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A:Massive loss in wireless range after power chord fix

Have you tried updating the drivers for your wireless adapter?

What is the make and model of your laptop?

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Additional note. When the mouse stops working, the mouse seems to be receiving power, and the laptop recognizes that the mouse is connected but the mouse doesn't move the pointer. The lights flashing is how I know it's receiving power.
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I believe that there is no way to download a legitimate Windows XP. A purchased XP comes on a CD.
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A:Power loss, and Windows tools for analyzing possible damage?

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A:Hard Drive not recognized after unexpected power loss

OK, lets do some basic troubleshooting;
1 Open the case and reseat both the data and pw connectors for both drives
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thanks in advance...

A:System hangs on shut down after power loss during update installation

Quote: Originally Posted by TTRON

I had a power loss while installing a windows update about two months ago. Ever since then my system will hang either on logging off or shutting down.
I have tried making a new user (No Help)
it hangs in safe mode also.
I also do not have a list of prior updates in control panel since this problem.
The system works fine other than that.

System is DELL studio xpx 1640 x64
win 7 home premium

thanks in advance...

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A:Statup Error Due to power loss,unable to boot from CD/DVD, Black Scree

Quote: Originally Posted by Falak

I was using my computer suddenly power supply went,,,when i started again my computer it gave me an error" windows needs Startup repair",, after "windows starting logo" i could see only Black/Blue Screen with mouse pointer can move on it...
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Hi Falak and welcome to Seven Forums.

did you try to boot into safe mode?
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A:Power on reset

Alex. Check your other post. REO