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My HP Pavillion won't shut itself down.

Q: My HP Pavillion won't shut itself down.

Hello fellow HP customers,For the past few weeks I've started experiencing an issue with my laptop. When I turn it off it seems like it works just fine. But once the blackscreen kicks in it won't actually turn itself off. The on/off button keeps on aswell and I could still hear the fan blowing.(It actually seems like it's sleeping).I've tried changing my on/off button's settings, so that once you click the button it'll shut itself down. But this did not solve the problem.Neither did turning off the 'quick-startup' option.(Option that creates a backup when shutting down your computer, so it'll start up faster when turning it on).Can anyone help me solve this problem? Because now I have to hold the on/off button for about 5 seconds to shut it down manually. This move can't be good.Sincerely,Jorden

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A: My HP Pavillion won't shut itself down.

Hi, Try the following. Open Settings and select System. Select Power and sleep, then click on Additional power settings - in the following window, click on 'Choose what the power button does' in the left hand pane. In the subsequent window, first click on 'Change settings that are currently unavailable' ( near the top of the Window ) and then remove the checkmark from the box against 'Turn on fast start-up (recommended)'. Click the Save Settings button, then close any open windows and restart the notebook. When windows has reloaded, download the IMEI driver directly from Intel on the following link, unzip the package and run the installer. When the installation has completed, restart the notebook. When the machine has reloaded, re-enable Fast Start-up and reboot the notebook once again - let Windows fully load for a few minutes before checking. Regards, DP-K
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That is an over heating problem - - set the fan to always run and at full cooling.
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Now, I know that the CPU is compatible with the motherboard; the fact that my laptop actually runs proves this.

I'm wondering what the issue could be?

My main suspicion is heat. The laptop is running at about 50-55 degrees on average; is this normal? I've cleaned out all of the airways and the fan; it's all running normally and the fan varies in speed depending on workload and temperature. This leads me to believe that the problem might lie somewhere else.

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Sounds pretty much as heat issues to me. I have also once upgraded a laptop cpu and even tho the clock speed increased by only 300MHz it got heat issues. I had to have a separate notebook cooler for that to run.
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A:HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?)

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A:No sound found on HP Pavillion dv6618ca

It almost sounds as though Windows no longer detects a sound card....

Check your BIOS. Is there any setting Enable / Disable Onboard Audio?

Report on any BIOS settings, then Generate a Problem Device report

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
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It could be any number of issues. What are your system temperatures? Sudden shut-downs can be caused by an overheating CPU.

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When you plug in the headphones are you plugging them into a front panel jack? Try removing the speaker plug from the green jack at the back and plug in the headphones there. If you get sound through the headphones, your sound card is probably okay but your speakers are not.

Because it just doesn't make sense how the speakers could be perfectly fine one moment, and be spoilt after a shut down.Click to expand...

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If you can, go back to the way it was setup before you started overclocking and underclocking...
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Have you tried restoring the laptop to the original purchased state? Or even doing a Windows Restore to an earlier time?
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A:All out shut down (under video stress)

It is always hard to analyse these problems without being there, so if I say anything that is clearly wrong, I apologise in advanced.

First off, the temperatures you stated were taken when your computer was idle, right? The difference between idle and load temperatures is quite staggering. Since modern gfx cards like to cause a lot of heat, when it is under load (when gaming, for example), your computer can really heat up.

You should check your bios to see if you have enabled your computer to automatically shut down if it reaches a certain temperature. If it isn't enabled than chances are that it isn't a heat problem.

I can't think of anything more to contribute than that for now.
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-- Andy
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Make sure you dont have the reset and power adaptors switched on the motherboard.
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Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)

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Welcome to TechSpot!

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Actually what concerns me more is, I wonder if you have deleted files in your recovery partition.
It's usually hidden from inside Windows, so I expect no. But by chance did you receive a Windows CD or just a recovery partition (because the recovery files may now be gone)

As for the location, think of it this way, it will show all areas that you can backup to. I think even the floppy drive (if you have one) this is to give you the full choice, instead of putting restrictions on your own computer (which most don't like)

That's why.
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Most likely trashed. That model is one of the 14 most failure prone eMachines...

The motherboard is a copy, and it is made in Korea under license.

It has a failure rate fare in excess of 50 percent.
The motherboard fails, and that also causes the power supply to fail... you will see reports that the power supply is the problem. That is not the case.

Your hard drive, cpu, cpu fan, memory, optical drives, and modem remain good, but the power supply and motherboard will never work again.

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Motherboard probably shorted out...
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Can you give us your computer's specs? And what kind of beep is it? Also, see the 'beep codes' bit to the right of the page here:
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Found some people with the same problem and here were their fixes

1) I seem to have fixed this problem by doing the following: Right-click on My Computer, select Properties Click on Network Identification Click on Network ID Then, follow the wizard to adjust your log-on settings. Hope it works for others!

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Clicking? where did it come from?
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Sounds like a new psu is a must there.