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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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. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26127/Intel-Management-Engine-Consumer-Driver-for-Intel-NU... 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-Khttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/My-HP-Pavillion-won-t-shut-itself-down/td-p/5745412
hi all I tried taking battery off tried just charger etc but wont turn on could someone help on where to start to try find problem its got no hard drive in it as I bought it 2nd hand with out a hard drive in it .. thanks in advance
Do you see anything on the screen when you switch on? Any fan noise? It should start briefly then find the hard drive missing, as long as there is power(?)
I have got a new desktop PC, which works fine with Ethernet but I am not able to connect through wireless.When I tried to connect to the broadband, it says error connecting to the Broadband connection
Error 651: The modem (or other connecting device) has reported error. However, same comnnection works very well with my vista home premium Dell Laptop.
Thanks in advance
How to reset TCP/IP by using the NetShell utility
My Samsung R510, the fan run fast and its causing the fan to start roaring and the vents to get hot, the laptop will suddenly shut down.. I would appreciate any advice from any one!
That is an over heating problem - - set the fan to always run and at full cooling.
I recently upgraded the CPU in my laptop (the specifics aren't important). It runs better than it ever has before! Well, at least it does for around 30 minutes. It's developed a lovely habit of randomly and unexpectedly shutting off.
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.
I've searched nearly every forum going but everyone just yells about overheating. Could someone please advise me to any theories they may have and help me fix the problem
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.
Anyways, the specs would help us to find what sort of temps your comp. should run on...and does it just randomly die when you idle or does it die after you have been using it for a while?
Greetings folks I have my new ram in no? or down/off To shut my To shut down/off or no? computer and it runs GREAT So I was thinking here at work we leave our computers on ALL the time in fact the To shut down/off or no? only time I ever shut it down is when I go on Vacation I dont even bother for weekends Today at work the IT folks gave me two sticks of ram and said your welcome I looked and it was two gig ones So my computer at work went from gigs of ram to But my real question is do you all shut down your HOME computer I do simply because I feel its a waste of energy I will leave it on if I am back up to the cloud or downloading a large file If you leave it on all the time is there a good reason to do so like less wear on HDD or personal preference As an addendum to this question is there a benefit to leaving it on or only in hibernate Thanks much nbsp
Personally, I leave mine on all the time. The only time its off is when MS updates shut it down. Its basically up to the user.
My father is having issues with his computer and shut down The computer turns on and runs fine It shut downs successfully as far as I can tell Fans stop spinning power LED turns off but then starts itself about or seconds later POST beeps are one short then about a second later a somewhat longer beep at a different tone deeper if I remember correctly I then get a quot Power Surge Detected possible faulty PSU quot warning The computer continues to boot to windows properly if I allow it I haven t tried holding the power button when windows is running I don t want to either but all other attempts to shut down from windows lead to the same end result I can shut down from BIOS Shut Down and Power Supply by pressing the power button and the system does not restart itself I m not sure where to look There have been no problems with the computer during usual use It runs fine I don t see any signs of a PSU issue although I m not terribly experienced there Temps are between and degrees C OS and drivers are fully updated I m not entirely certain if BIOS is fully updated or not Any ideas on what the issue could be Do I need to look into a new power supply I m going to try replacing the CX M with the Silencer MkII W from my gaming computer Power Supply and Shut Down this weekend to see if that resolves the issues Specs Intel i - Stock cooler Asus P Z -V LK Rosewill Line Glow Only of the blue LED fans are installed WD Caviar Blue GB Crucial Ballistix GB Asus Blu-Ray CDD Corsair watt CX M Running Windows nbsp
A faulty PSU can cause serious damage to other components. My first advice is do not start this PC up again especially in light of the warnings you are receiving. If you know of anyone who has a multimeter to test this psu it please have them do so.
Corsair is known for their quality power supplies but even they can ship out faulty ones. Let us know how the switching of the psu works.
So, a few months ago I bought a Dell inspiron 5552 laptop and in the past month or two I have been dealing with problems which are becoming VERY frequent. At random times, especially when I'm gaming, my laptop switches off - even when my laptop is cool. I downloaded Piriform's Specci and here are the results I got for the following hardware (Celsius): CPU 51, Motherboard 52, Hard drive 38 - These are the results on balanced and Dell battery life extender enabled. I've seen videos of dusting a laptop's ventilation system however their temperatures didn't seem to make a significant difference so I didn't try it. Any ideas?
Most probable issue is still the cooling and secondly too much power drain via graphics adaptor.
I powered down the machine yesterday (Shut Down) and now this morning the computer will not boot.
When I try to boot the machine the BIOS screen does not appear, the HD light flickers on but then stays off. All other lights on the machine are on as normal. The fan kicks in within 30 seconds and sounds like it's running at maximum revs.
I did a hard reset and reseated the HD and the RAM and replaced the RTC battery without fixing the issue.
I will disassemble the unit and make sure the fan is not clogged, in the meantime does anyone have any thoughts ?
The motherboard has probably failed do to consistent overheating over time...
I have a 11yr old Dell Inspiron 8100 Notebook computer. It started shutting down mysteriously while working, and sometimes shuts down a second or two after powering on.
I was planning to scrap the thing, maybe try to sell it for parts on Ebay, but decided to take one more look.
Today I found that the CMOS battery (reserve battery) is bad. It is leaking but has not damaged anything.
Could the fact that this battery is bad (maybe shorted) cause the computer to shut down as I described?
Since I have the whole thing dis-assembled I can replace the battery easily. I found them on Ebay but not sure I should buy one there, since it could be an old battery that is no good.
The CPU cooling fan may be worn out and the thermal pads and paste may be seriously burned and dried out. I doubt if the laptop parts would be worth much because of the age...
If you can help me solve my problem I will be more than happy to compensate you for your time! (PayPal)
Okay so to be precise, it is a Toshiba Satellite A305-S6857
The problem is that the computer will completely shut off at any given time. It will sometimes boot into windows but it will be a black screen with only the cursor until a blue screen pops up that I never have enough time to read through. It won't stay on trying to install a new OS or in the Setup Manager.
What I've tried:
Removing hardware one by one to see if it was the problem
Completely cleaned heatsink
Removed battery and ran only with power cord
Replaced motherboard with a used but working one
Let me know if you need anymore information.
Thank you in advance for your time!
The blue screen should produce a minidump file. Locate this file on your pc and upload it please.
Usually in c/windows/minidump.
We hve an acer laptop and we bought it last oct.2009 since last mnth until now when we are using it ,it will suddenly shut down.what do u think is the problem of our laptop. please can you help us?thanking you in advance. we are soliciting an opinion from you...your opinions are highly requested and apreciated!
It could be overheating because the CPU thermal paste or pads are dried out or burned. The laptop can be repaired by a qualified service person
I was playing GTA 4 when the machine completely went blank. No shut down screen or anything of the sort. Now I'm here flabbergasted because that's never happened before and because I don't know where to start looking for the cause.
I checked the Event Viewer but I'm pretty much clueless there. Any suggestions?
Does it just randomly black out during gaming, or at any other time?
If it is only during gaming it is possibly due to overheating. Have you ever cleaned the inside of the PC?
Install this and watch the temperatures: CoreTemp
hai i really need you help..my laptop is acer aspire 4736g i used almost 2 years now..my laptop can't turn on..it always shut down at the windows logo..i can access to bios tho..can you tell me what the prob is?
This could be one of several things. First, attempt to get into safe mode. When you start your computer, shortly after the POST (the black screen with white letters) press f8 until you see a message with several options. one will be safe mode. use the arrows to get to safe mode and hit enter.
If you get into windows, then check your startup folder. Also read up on how to do a clean boot through the MSConfig command. Then try getting into windows normal.
I have a HP Pavillion dv5000 and would like to replace the cmos battery due to charging issues. I can't find the darn thing. I removed the keyboard and the wifi card and NO battery. I removed the ram sticks also to see and still no battery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Seems easy but you try lookin in this machine lol
Section 5.8 RTC Battery, page 5-16
this started a few days ago. i was watching a movie on my laptop and a virus reminder came up,it says to remove the virus,so i clicked the remove button. then all of a sudden my laptop was logging off. when it went on again all the icons were huge and it just logged off again. why is it like that? can anyone help me solve my problem because it's quite annoying. futher more i need my laptop to do my work!
Your Anti Virus is telling you that you have an infection and it is trying to remove it. Some infections need further attention to remove infected files so you should open a thread in the Malware forum to get help from one of the Malware staff.
I have a Hp Pavilion with a 4.2 score, AMD Turion II P560 Dual-Core 2.50GHz, 4gb ram 300 gb storage, and a AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. I can play games like minecraft well on High performance and HD, 3D graphics but I want to play more games like Battlefield and Black Ops, MW2 MW3 -Beta. I use Game booster but it only seems to end my processes, how can i run my laptop to be faster for gaming without lag?
go into battery settings and change to high performance, also most the time with laptops specs dont handle like there advertised due to battery and "saving space" issues. On top of that just try doing the normal, clear off empty hdd space, and use a good defrag program like auslogics and optimize to read the data faster. Trust me gaming is hard enough with just BF2 on my dinosaur of a laptop stuck to windowed resolutions of 800x600
it possible to place a ATI Radeon HD 5750 in a HP pavillion slimline?
I want to know because i just bought just cause 2 for pc and i dont have the right Graphics card so im planning to buy the graphics card.
btw im 13 so i cant afford everything.
thanks for your help
UPDATE: the version of the PC is S3330f
From the information I could gather 8800GT is 9" long and roughly 4.7" high. Whereas, this XFX HD 5750 is 7.9" by 4.4". So if these measurements are true to your existing system, you should be ok with this card.
This is the strangest problem some Pavillion work don't TX2500, keys HP that I have ever run into The computer is less than years old the motherboard has been replaced once already Some of the keys on the keyboard do not work The keys that do work output in all caps when the caps lock is off and output in lower case when caps lock is on This HP Pavillion TX2500, some keys don't work is what I have tried already Uninstall the keyboard and drivers in device manager Scanned for viruses and malware-Negative Tried the battery removal power cord out press power to discharge the capacitors and still no good Tried a USB keyboard and a different set of keys don t work Tried the keyboard on my HTC Thunderbolt while connected using Gmote and even less keys work Tried a system restore and a clean install of Ubuntu Same nonsense Removed the keyboard from the laptop and re-seated the connector Now my head hurts Does anyone have any ideas that I have not tried I m thinking it s the motherboard keyboard controller which means I am not replacing the motherboard in this thing again UUGGhh Thank you very much in advance nbsp
Bought a replacement keyboard and it did not work, which I expected. The keyboard was $56 from HP. I am returning it and they are charging me $25 restocking fee! Almost 50%...
HP sucks! I think it's time for a Macbook!!
Hi guys - I recently bought a new HP DVD 1135t writer since my old CD-Rom (DVDRW IDE16x) wasn't reading cd's anymore. After installing it, I first received an error message saying ATAPI incompatible, press F1 to resume, and carried on.
When i tried to load a CD my PC shut down and does this every time i try to load a cd.
I tested the power supply and all looks fine, the fan seems to be working fine, tried changing the jumpers, even returned it to the shop and got a new HP DVD writer, and it still won't work!!
I'm running out of ideas. Anyone have a clue what I should do - other than return it and get my money back?
So I was watching a video from my Nix box mobo no shut PSU down, Computer reason, fans new and no spin, last week while running some pretty heavy CPU intensive apps and the computer froze on me twice My CPU never freezes so I thought that it was odd but the PSU and GPU were running a little hot so I thought I would tone down the usage as I Computer shut down, no reason, no fans spin, new PSU and mobo had just installed some new cooling fans a day before and a new CPU about a month earlier Then the computer shut down and wouldn t start back up I replaced the PSU originally thinking that since it had been running hot maybe it just died Installed and no power no fans nothing Replaced the mobo with the same results I m at a loss right now as to what the problem could be I even switched out the push button in case that burned out somehow and nothing Any ideas where to go from here Update just an update after posting I found the POST walkthrough and followed it step by step and still nothing Would a bad CPU cause there to be no power through the whole board I replaced the CPU fan as well to be sure and I can t seem to find any other possibility nbsp
Yes a bad CPU would cause the board not to function, but bad CPU's are very rare unless they are damaged by handling or installing. What type of CPU is it? The socket type can matter for damage
I built a new pc and about ten hours after running fine i plugged a flask drive into the usb slot and the computer just turned off, everything is running correctly from what i can see inside, fans, hard drive, graphics card and power supply was tested to see if it was enough power, through all the tests I have only come to the conclusion that the Motherboard might be a dud because it was the only piece i was not able to test in my friends computer swapping parts though the lights are still turning on in the motherboard if that matters or not, not sure what to do as far as fixing the problem or why the computer would just suddenly turn off right when i put the flash drive in the usb any ideas what to do?
When you power on, what does happen now?
* Any image on screen at all? Black screen with white cursor top left?
* Does the monitor light come on, then message 'no input' ?
* Can you hear the hard drive working, and LEDS flash on DVD drives?
Hello Today I experience the oddest thing I have ever seen on my PC This morning the power on button would not start my PC I checked the cable and the wall socket and popped the case to look inside Nothing seemed out of the ordinary I turned the case on its shut no start - random downs Sudden side to get better lighting inside and the PC started right up I Sudden no start - random shut downs was surprised at that so I stood it back up and it shut down I hit the power button and nothing happened so I tilted it on its side and hit the button and voila power So I let it boot and after its all done and windows is up I can use everything normally with no issues I turned Sudden no start - random shut downs the tower back up and it stayed on Not minutes later it shut off again and immediately restarted The second time it did this it ran a disk check Im assuming because of the sudden shut downs and it turned out fine Right now the PC stays on like nothing is wrong when its laying on its side As soon as I stand it back up it shuts down within a minute and restarts Its a Dell XPS Intel Core Quad Q ghz gig ram bit OS Windows Vista I have installed Nvidia Extra Case fans This PC has worked flawlessly since I bought it a year and a half ago and immediately installed the card and fans This is the first issue I have had and it feels like some sort of power short rather than an actual PC issue Any ideas Thanks in advance nbsp
Sounds like your switch might be faulty what I would try is jiggling the wire to the power switch to see it shuts down.
A few hours ago why running a few programs and things nothing that taxing like a game or anything my computer randomly shut down Now when (BIOS/startup loop malfunction?) dv3150nr HP Pavillion boot I tried to reboot it or when it restarted itself im not too sure It would flash a blank DOS window with a blinking quot quot for - seconds then go to the HP BIOS screen and remain there for a few seconds HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?) At HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?) the point in which it would normally go to the next screen and start loading windows it instead started the booting process all over and went back to the BIOS screen and would do this continually until i pressed the power button and shut it off I have no idea what is the problem and how to fix it I ran the memory and other daignostics in the bios and they did not come up with any errors My antivirus expired not too long ago but i dont think a virus could do this I did at one time get a message something like this quot Primary internal Battery storage capacity of battery very low replace battery But that make have been a fluke caused by me trying to perform a quot hard reset quot by removing the battery and draining the remaining power in the notebook I am no longer under warranty By days Doesn t this always happen and I m at a loss for what to do I may still be able to boot from a disk but before I try anything like that I need to understand what is causing the problem and how best to fix it Any help would be appreciated Notebook stats pretty much the only thing I m able to access in the bios besides diagnostic tests Notebook model HP Pavillion dv Notebook PC Windows Vista SYSTEM BOARD ID PROCESSOR TYPE INTEL CORE DUO CPU P GHz Total Memory MB BIOS Version F nbsp
The primary internal battery might be the motherboard CMOS battery. Sounds like the hard drive may have gone bad... Once you get the laptop to boot, you can address the weak CMOS battery. Can you get into the boot devices in the bios at all?
My computer has been messed up for about a year i got a virus from downloading a program called fire letters or something and my computer shut down right after i installed it i turn it back on and found out i can t go on the internet As soon as i try to open internet explorer random down Monitor shut show after won't anything an error message comes up and the browser closes i tried with firefox and the same thing happened I start playing games on my computer and in the middle of playing the computer would shut down randomly not very often and then later unbearably Monitor won't show anything after random shut down often i tried a virus protection software something like norton antivirus for at best buy i would try to scan my computer it would say that it is scanning but the files scanned would always say zero After a while i just gave up on the computer A couple days ago i wanted to try and use it again It didnt shut down randomly but still no internet i used it for about days when after being gone for a while came back and notice it randomly shut down I turn it back on it starts to run for about a minute and shuts down again when it shuts down a red light starts flashing on the monitor I looked up online what i could do about the shutting down problem and someone said overheating and for some reason i thought dust could be the problem i open up my comp and see tons of dust I then use compressed gas duster to blow all the dust out of the computer i i plug everything back in and try to start it the computer starts up i hear the fan lights on keyboard turn on ect but my monitor stays black There is the little red light blinking in the monitor corner i turn off the monitor and then back on i hear the static thing in the back the green light comes on but then right away switches to the blinking red Please help nbsp
What are your computers specs? Make and model? Operating system? You may have to reformat the hard drive and re-install Windows fresh, if you can't restore to factory settings
Hi I need to replace a screen on the above laptop - however I am unsure which screen I need - there seems to be one with a dual back light - and a 17.3" screen size as wellas the 17" - any ideas how I could find out which part I need ?
Look on the back of the screen itself there should be some numbers on the back of the screen type model number from the back of the screen into google or eBay that will give you the correct screen.
I have a Windows on forever won't Laptop background down, shut hangs screen XP laptop that has been giving me problems recently when Laptop won't shut down, hangs on background screen forever I attempt to shut it down What will usually happen is this I ll try to attach a USB device to one of its ports and it won t recognize it I ll then right click the quot Safely Remove Hardware quot icon from the taskbar to see what it has listed there The quot Safely Remove Hardware quot window never comes up even after waiting several minutes I ll check the task manager and it will say everything s running fine nothing quot not responding quot I ll then shut down the computer which will prompt a window to come up saying that quot rundll quot something-or-other isn t responding and I ll select quot End Task quot which will take me to the log off screen It will hang on the log off screen for several minutes saying it s shutting down and then change to just the background I get when I log in with nothing but a mouse cursor It will stay like this and never shut off Ctrl alt delete does nothing when on this screen I ll eventually have to manually power it off by holding down the power button After that when I turn it back on again it will usually be able to locate the USB device when I plug it in again and will act just fine until the same thing happens later on and I have to go through the process above all over again So is there any reason why this is happening and is there anything I can do about it Any help would be much appreciated thanks nbsp
Your hard drive may have become corrupted. You may need to try and re-install XP, or have the hard drive replaced
my lap top freezes when i turn it on. the only thing i get is a black screen with hp invent in the middle. i put a disc in with windows xp home edition on it to try to swipe the computer but when i turn it on i cant even get to boot from disc. any ideas?
That unit is old enough to have begun some problems with the hard drive... or heat from dust, dirt, fiber...
Clean out thoroughly with canned air and denatured alcohol.
Can you put the drive in an external USB enclosure to see if you can access the data on another computer? If so, look for the SMART test results.
HP has used in that model Hitachi, Samsung, Western Digital, and Seagate... so it would be helpful to know more about the hard drive installed.
Luckily hard drives are very low cost nowadays... so I would look for another at Frys, NewEgg, Directron, CDW, Zipzoomfly, or other supplier and see if you can install windows to it... If you need help, let us know.
But there have been a lot of system board failure reports... due to excess heat.
What is the age of that laptop and components.?
Hi to all I have this one problem i have an emachine t3304 computer that the fans will not shut off after it powers down, the on and off button led remains on ,then all of a sudden it powers back on like it was in sleep mode but it isnt i checked the settings and they are in the off position. I changed the processors because it was turning on and off by itself this solved the problem, now before i did this work the computer would shut down and start normally, by the way I installed windows xp in this computer and then i had to run the repair procces from the installtion disk , the computer runs like a charm now but the fans will not shut down.
The power supply might be dieing... hopefully not the motherboard too
Just recently my old Vista Computer that I've had for about 4 or 5 years started to make a real racket when using it, at the time we didn't know, from it's motherboard fan.
Well, one day I clicked it on, it loaded up and after about 8 or 9 minutes of running the computer shut itself off. *It did not restart itself, it just simply shut off. I tried it again, and it did the same thing.
We popped open the side, and found the motherboards fan's lock had broken and the fan was no longer secure to the motherboard.
I wanted to know if this is the reason it was shutting itself down, or if there is something else going on?
any help would be great, thanks.
You're talking about the CPU fan. Obviously since the locks have broken it does not have adequate contact with the processor causing it to overheat. Once a threshold temperature is reached the computer is set to shut down. This may also permanently damage your CPU if you don't quickly have it replaced.
i have an hp pavillion dv 6 entertainment notebook ? can i enhance it with new 3 d card?? it has a built it mobile chip set !
General speaking, you cannot upgrade the video card or GPU in a laptop.
my laptop stopped picking up wireless network, it wont' recognized the wireless assistant, I tried every possible solution online (updating bios, reinstalling the drivers, changed the network card) and still nothing. any suggestions? will buying a usb wireless adapter give me the option to connect to wireless networks?
Welcome to the club and I don't say that sarcastically; I feel your pain. This is quite a well known problem with HP's DV 6000 series; a series that had MAJOR failures with their motherboards due to poor cooling. Their 9000 series also had epic fails. One tech guy that I know told me that in their shop the wireless card failing was the beginning sign of motherboard issues.
Its not your wireless card per se though. I speak from personal experience as my daughter's wireless connection died as well. I even replaced the card and it still didn't work. I also did everything you mentioned plus I followed HP's instructions. I even contacted them and the cost to fix was rediculous. They even said it most likely is a motherboard issue after I did everything they instructed to resolve the issue.
So to answer your last question: Yes, a USB wireless adapter will work. It did for my daughter and we hope this system will last us till she graduates this coming May.
Hi all this is my first time here so hopefully i will be able sound on HP found dv6618ca Pavillion No to be successful for what i am here My problem is with my PC NOT having any SOUND at all The sound symbol No sound found on HP Pavillion dv6618ca on the right hand corner of the screen has an X mark over it and when i move the mouse over it it No sound found on HP Pavillion dv6618ca says quot No audio output device is installed quot This is what i tried to fix from reading all the other similar posts on net -I tried to restore my Pc to an Earliest point or b this problem occured and it didn t seem to fix the problem at all -I went to the HP software hardware site to install the audio software and it didn t work either once the installation was about to complete it would display a message saying quot Installation failed no MEDIA device is installed for this driver - I also read people saying go to Device Manager and update the Audio sound n so on thing BUT there is no Such thing as audio or such similar terms to click on and install update it -so i decided to REFORMAT my PC maybe that will fix it I even reformatted the PC BUT STILL NO SOUND -so i tried to go back to the HP s website to install the audio software and it gave the same message again I recently spend alot of money trying to get the fan fixed and new battery now i dont wanna end spending more on this sound I am hoping someone would really help me out and i really appretiate it thanks a bunch in advance nbsp
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)
I own a Hp Pavillion dv6700 laptop and recently it wouldn't turn on for more than a few seconds. I tried troubleshooting by removing the battery and turning it on just with the powersupply, no difference. Vice versa.
I purchased another charger to see if that would help. Despite trying different combinations with chargers, batter in/out, the computer still only turns on for a few seconds(nothing comes up on the screen) and then turns itself off.
Reading some other forums similiar to this problem has yielded no help.
Another thing - the port that I plug the power supply into it seems like the cord can move around a bit.
I am at my wits end with this computer We received it yesterday at pm and tried Pavillion on "new" disconnected Winsock error/media HP refurbished for hours to get it connected to the internet with no luck Winsock error/media disconnected on "new" refurbished HP Pavillion We have another laptop ipod touch PS and Wii all connected to the same router with no problems I have tried just about everything you can possibly imagine I even tried downloading a program that says it fixes winsock errors and it couldn t find anything wrong The computer has nothing on Winsock error/media disconnected on "new" refurbished HP Pavillion it so any scans I have run turn up no problems The computer shows that the wireless card is working correctly and the computer can find all available networks just cannot connect When I try to go to a website and then troubleshoot I get this info Error attempting to validate the Winsock base providers Not all base service provider entries could be found in the winsock catalog A reset is needed already tried a reset When you try ipconfig it shows quot media disconnected quot I don t know what to do anymore nbsp
We figured it out finally. We had to reset the router to factory settings and then connect the hp laptop first and now everything is online.
Hi guys, I have this PC with this spec:
RAM - 2x kingston 2GB DDR3
VGA - NVIDIA GeForce GTS250
MB - GIGABYTE S-SERIES GA-P41T-ES3G
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
PSU - SimCool 430W
My problem is that my PC starts to give me sudden shut down problem. no warning, no nothing, just shut down like when we pull the power plug.
I went to the shop where I bought this PC to check for any hard drive error, and they said nothing is wrong with it. they gave me a new power cable, the PC lasted for a 1 or 2 days without the problem.
And then now it started to give me this problem all over again.
Any comments or speculation on where the problem is?
anything i need to know to fix this?
Thanks for the help guys =)
It could be any number of issues. What are your system temperatures? Sudden shut-downs can be caused by an overheating CPU.
Use HWMonitor to check your temps. If they're under control then it may be a problem with the PSU.
Hello I m having a little problem with my speakers down No after got) (headphones from shut sound speakers As written in my title my speakers has no sound I have No sound from speakers (headphones got) after shut down went through almost all the related forums on this kind of problems but it seems that almost everyone has problem with the speaker s sound AFTER they installed something or upgraded their software after i shut my computer down at night and on it back the next morning the speakers weren t working and when i play a mp avi rmvb or even youtube there is no sound at all However if i plug in my headphones they work just fine Everything else is working fine - The light on the speakers is light up - The wire is plugged into the green hole It hasn t been moved since about a year ago so i don t think thats the problem - The sound card is working fine There is sound through the headphones - There are no conflicting drives - There are no exclamation marks or crosses in the device manager - My audio isn t mute I m suspecting that my speakers is spoiled But i m hoping that someone could help me with it Because it just doesn t make sense how the speakers could be perfectly fine one moment and be spoilt after a shut down I can t use systerm restore because when i tried it it says that it couldn t return to the specific time and to solve that problem i cancel the system restore shut down and then enable it again Edit My speakers does have those buzzing sound those kind that signals the speakers is on when i on it and when i off it Which i presume means that the speaker should be able to work Or else it wouldn t be making noises like that right and there are really faint buzzing sounds when the speakers is on I m only able to hear it if i put the volume to the max and stick my ear to the speakers which also shows that it should be able to work right Please help and thank you nbsp
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...
But isn't that the nature of a component failure? It often works fine up until the moment it doesn't. You don't always get a gradual failure. When it fails, it fails.
Issue Help me narrow down if its CPU MOBO or something else I have a computer which I have had for years now and it s always had this issue of it randomly shutting off of the time it happens when I am playing high downs shut dying CPU? Random - PSU? MOBO? graphics games Random shut downs - dying CPU? MOBO? PSU? but of the time it happens while the computer is idle As any pro would first guess it might be a due to your PSU then someone will say oh its probably your RAM try refitting or replacing And them someone will say oh its probably a Random shut downs - dying CPU? MOBO? PSU? bad Motherboard then one will say its a bad GFX card So like all of what any new person might think I have replaced a few parts since I Had an Identical System with similar specs just sitting there being used as a regular home computer But mine is more a Gaming computer My System specs Operating System MS Windows Ultimate -bit CPU AMD Athlon FX- C Toledo nm Technology Core Core Speed MHz Multiplier x Bus Speed MHz Rated Bus Speed MHz Temperature C Thread APIC ID Core Core Speed MHz Multiplier x Bus Speed MHz Rated Bus Speed MHz Temperature C RAM GB Dual-Channel DDR MHz - - - Type DDR Size MBytes x Manufacturer Corsair Max Bandwidth PC MHz Part Number CMX - C Frequency MHz CAS Latency RAS To CAS RAS Precharge tRAS Voltage V Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC A N-SLI Socket Graphics DELL FP x MB GeForce GTX BFG Tech C Hard Drives GB Seagate ST AS ATA Device Unknown Interface C GB Seagate ST AS ATA Device Unknown Interface C GB NVIDIA STRIPE G SCSI Optical Drives NEC DVD RW ND- A ATA Device PSU DUAL PSU Setup W Ultra x A v rail - Running to Motherboard ONLY W Cooler Master x A v rail - Running Hard Drives CPU Fans Optical Drive and GTX GFX Card As you can tell there is enough power to the Computer - my KillWatt meter says im only drawing Watts out of the power socket As far as the replaced parts go I have replaced the Memory from CMX - LLPRO to CMX - C Video Card from GT to GTX OC Went from PSU to PSU setup Went from XP to Windows Same issues With XP Pro Vista Ultimate and Windows Ultimate Also replaced old Motherboard from ASUS A N -SLI to ASUS A N-SLI BIOS updated from ASUS site from for A n-SLI to Beta So guys Any other suggestions I have also overclocked and underclocked a bit on this CPU - Its native is ghz I brought it down to Ghz and now its at Ghz CPU Voltage is still v Voltage Readings below Sensor Properties Sensor Type ITE IT F v ISA h GPU Sensor Type Analog Devices ADT NV-I C Eh Motherboard Name Asus A N-E A N-SLI Series Chassis Intrusion Detected No Temperatures Motherboard C F CPU C F CPU Core C F CPU Core C F GPU C F GPU Diode C F GPU Memory C F GPU Ambient C F Seagate ST AS C F Seagate ST AS C F Cooling Fans CPU RPM Chipset RPM GPU RPM Voltage Values CPU Core V V V V V V V V Standby V VBAT Battery V GPU Vcc V Debug Info F FF A Debug Info T Debug Info V D BE BC BF F nbsp
If you can, go back to the way it was setup before you started overclocking and underclocking...
this problem can be one weak component, or using memory modules that are not matched or not the best for your machine...
I would make a log and keep track of what is going on when it fails... because it is difficult to track down... can be anything... hard drive, memory, CPU cooling, poor quality cables or connectors, too much or too little thermal paste...
The age of your computer is a clue that you need to start upgrading components anyway
ok so i have a dv hp pavillion with win vista home premium actually the laptop is a series but that shouldnt matter to much just for some of you to pinpoint the problem more accurately First of all thanks for reading and trying to diagnose this wierd problem Problem is as states i originally found a problem with my laptop shortly turning it off one day the problem was that when i closed the lid on the laptop shortly after it would shut down as in not sleep but i could hear the hdd awkardly turn on hear the fan then it would kick off and power problem hp pavillion Laptop lid dv9000 i could hear the hdd loose power like if you were to unplug a from a usb connection passed it as a power issue and quickly went into the power settings to make sure that hybrid hybernation was turned off that sleep was the only option for lid Laptop dv9000 hp pavillion lid power problem closings and there were no timers on and everything is how it should have been and dismissed the problem once again shortly after noticing this problem it the power issue when i close the lid became more of an instant thing like it would try to sleep only to have the computer go into a state loosing power all together as i shut the lid or something to that effect so i thought that the lid option or some sys driver may have failed or became corrupt over several years of using my laptop so i decided to venture into the old manual and box get the system restore disks and proceed unfortuantely this didnt fix the problem either so i have elimenated several things so far one itts not the power options two its not the OS itself so i thought it may be something else and started to just shut the computer down when i had to close the lid but to my suprise even if i shut the comptuer down via the Fn Fx button or the start shutdown option and waited untill the computer fully shut down and then closed the lid it still did the same thing as i would close the lid it would power on only briefly then shut off as if it would totally loose power so now i am at a standstill and am asking for some help as i have no idea what this is other than the lid switch or something more familiar with these laptop models and it being something more of the internal hardware any help will work and i can post any type of diagnostic data needed thanks ps the laptop is officially a dv cl with a C D ghz processor gb of ddr mhz two hdds one has been replaced the os drive a gb wd black mb cache and the second is the factory installed hitatchi gb storage drive both independent from each other nbsp
Have you tried restoring the laptop to the original purchased state? Or even doing a Windows Restore to an earlier time?
Base System Device
PCI BUS2 Device 5 Function 2
PCI BUS2 Device 5 Function 3
PCI Bus 0 Device 1 Function 3
Thanks In Advance
Please give a lot more detail as to computer, configuration, and problem.
Hey thanks for checking out the thread. I'm having some trouble with my Dell xps 400, hopefully someone can help.
The issue I'm having is that my monitor, keyboard, and mouse all go dead at random times at the same time. I can hear the fan running and the on light is still green, so I assume there is still power. It doesn't restart nor does it shutdown. I'm at a loss what this could be.
Here are my specs
Dell XPS/Dimension 400/9150
OS XP professional sp 3
Intel Pentium Dpu 3.00ghz
Nivdia geforce 6800
2x 512MB, DDR2, 533M, 64X64, 8, 240, 1RX8 Memory Module
160GB Hard Drive, SATA2
Dell DXP051 Motherboard
mouse & keyboard connect through usb
The Dell is about 4yrs old. I've checked all the connections and usually dust out the case every cple months.
I'm not sure what other information would be helpful.
Thanks in advance to any help.
new symptom. When i turn on the pc the monitor, mouse, and keyboard do not come on. Strangely enough it will come on if i turn on the pc first then turn on the monitor, if the monitor is on while I'm turning on the pc nothing works.
Anyone have any ideas or can point me in the right direction, this whole random cutoff thing is getting annoying.
Hello all first I d like to say I have been browsing these forums for quite a while and just signed up today finally Normally in the past I stress) down All out shut video (under have been able to solve all my own computer problems as they have stemmed from software issues but this time I am at a loss because its finally All out shut down (under video stress) hardware issues I ll get right to the point I have had this computer since may of I was using it to mainly play WoW and Combat Arms as well All out shut down (under video stress) as waiting for a few other select games to release and this rig has played them all fantastically temps have All out shut down (under video stress) all been great never any errors or random shut downs days ago I bought wait for it cause its been in several other threads Call of Duty Modern Warfare it took me tries to get it to install properly thank you steam for your infinite suckage and after it did install I was able to jump right into the game on multiplayer and play it for like - hours that night when all of a sudden my computer inexplicably just turns off No warning no error no problem or so I thought I had to pull the plug out of the back of the power supply wait a few seconds for the remaining juice to drain then plug it back in for the thing to even turn back on I started the game back up played maybe another mins and it did it again It was late so I decided to just go to bed and say screw it I ll look into it after work Well when I got home after work the comp would turn on start to load windows then just shut off before making it to the desktop I replaced the power cord thinking just a minor fix might be all it needs No go did the same thing I took the comp to a friend and bought a new w PSU replacing the old W PSU I had but the problem was still there We started pulling the plugs out and adding one by one the comp stayed on Till we got to the of all the damn things CD DVD RW that was tripping the system and shutting it back down Now with my new PSU I thought all was well took my comp home and started the same game back up as soon as I loaded in the damn thing crashed again After researching for the past - days I have come to the conclusion that its A a heat issue or B a Voltage issue or scary thought C Fried video card CPU mobo one of those The specs of my system are GIG PC MHz tested with memtest for over hours not a single error GIG SATA II GB MB cache RPM HD ATI Radeon HD PCI-E X GB GPU Gigabyte ga-ma x-ud p AM DDR crossfire mobo AMD Phenom II quad core GHz processor and a brand freaking new watt PSU and in - days a brand new watt modular PSU Windows Vista Ultimate bit Like I said I ran MemTest and no errors I also ran CPU-Z GPU-Z and SpeedFan here are the Temps SpeedFan lists if you need more let me know and I will post them accordingly Temp C Temp C Temp C HD C Core C All of these temps are under the manufacturers temperature warnings Thus i have pretty much ruled out heat as any of my issues Here are the Volatges SpeedFan lists I have no idea what any of this means Vcore V Vcore V V V V V V V - V - V - V V V V Vbat V I hope that makes sense to any of you who are more computer savvy than I am What I need to know is am I right thinking that its a power supply cause some of those voltage deficits are pretty marginal or could it be something more along the lines of a fried GPU I like I said have been browsing not just these forums but lots of other sites and what no one has said is that before my system shuts down there are some funky sounding electrical clicking sounds coming from either the PSU CPU or GPU I can t narrow it down any more than that sorry After it starts to click like that The entire system goes down like I said no errors no blue screen makes me think its not the CPU start it up it runs fine for hours in fact I ve been on it now since about PM its now AM It ll play those stupid facebook games like castle age and farmville I can also watch youtube video s or brows to ... Read more
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.
You re gonna love this one no ANY 6000 now HP display of gone. Disabled recognition driver, Pavillion graphics Lots of quirks along the way So get a laptop from my mom HP Pavillion 6000 display gone. Disabled driver, now no recognition of ANY graphics It was her old one It had been wiped clean It came preloaded with Vista she put XP on it and got frustrated and gave it HP Pavillion 6000 display gone. Disabled driver, now no recognition of ANY graphics to me All the drivers worked great except the graphics driver From searching it appears to be an NVidia Go series Believe I tried the full install from NVidia and the short driver install from HP the only one for this laptop no luck Keeps telling me no drivers are HP Pavillion 6000 display gone. Disabled driver, now no recognition of ANY graphics recognized In my hissy fit I turned off the vgasafe in properties gt Settings gt Advanced gt Monitor Okay no graphics at all Runs great still I use narrator and go into the same settings but as I go through I hear my monkey man speak out that the resolution is x x with no options I continue to advanced where there s nothing The advanced button no longer works So I head to the run command and bring up the Device Manager to enable that way Display Adapter is gone completely I even did a walkthrough to enable from the display Device Manager I try all the boot modes my BIOS has no area for graphics settings Safe with out command sticks at mup sys The other modes leave me black screened I go back in try to install basic and NVidia drivers from a CDRom with Narrator s help again Still says no hardware for NVidia found and the other kept erroring out Here s the quirks I have no Win CD I just got it Ma trashed the disc when I took the laptop and it s XP Home which meant I needed to burn a disc before it died Even so it seems the Recovery solution hasn t worked in the very limited info I ve been Googling for the last hours Display adapter is completely missing Advanced button in the desktop settings doesn t go anywhere I would install my copy of Win XP Pro to get it going but from again the limited info this does not fix the problem either Is the only solution at this point to completely reformat with my own Win XP From there it still seems that the drivers never worked with XP even though HP says they do Am I stuck forever in cheesy blur mode if I stick with XP Thanks in advance hopefully there s some more detailed advice here than what I ve been able to find nbsp
it seams to me what you need to to do is reinstall windows vista and then go from there, if you have some money then go buy windows 7
When ever I turn off my HP printer my Windows Vista computer shuts down and when I notified HP about the problem they alleged my chipset needs updating, yet my computer is only 9 months old I upgraded it to 4GB three months ago and according to Dell my chipset is compatible to the HP. What other things could cause a computer to shut down whenever the printer is turned off?
and you didn't mention that you actually updated your chipset drivers or not. Did you?
I am attempting to install Windows XP on my HP DV5000 series laptop. The computer has no operating system on it but I'll get through about the first few minutes of the setup (when files are first being loaded at the bottom of the screen but mostly everything is solid blue), a sound occurs like the CD drive is speeding up and then the laptop shuts down (all in all, about a 3 to 5 minute process). It would also do this everytime I'd put in a CD of any kind when there WAS an OS on it, whether games or just music. I was told this could be either the drive or the motherboard; I'm hoping for the prior. Thanks for any and all help, guys!
Uninstall the CD\DVD drive in the device manager, and reboot the laptop. Let Windows reinstall the CD\DVD optical drive. See if this fixes the problem. If not, the optical drive may be bad
my custom build system ADM phenom II X processor with stock cooler gb G Skill DDR memory turned back on PC shut again once, never but off, sticks Western Digital HD LG x dvd burner GIGABYTE GA-MA X-UD P mobo Rocketfish W PSU EVGA GT GPA Windows home premium PC shut off, turned back on once, but never again All the parts are brand new except for the GT and the W rocketfish PSU which I extracted from my old build and it has been working fine all along until it shuts off when it was idling left it on before I went to bed woke up and PC was off I was able to turn it back on once the PC worked fine for a week then shut down again while I was browsing the web I tried to turn it back on the lights came on and fan spun for seconds then everything shut down again Then I wasnt able to boot it at all no power no fan no light I tried disconnecting reconnect each part including the power cord still no boot Then after couple of tries I was able to turn it on again I dont know what did it Couple of days later PC shut off again and now it wont turn on no matter what I did I tested the PSU by shorting the pin with paper clip fan spin for a second then stops the PSU is not plugged into anything So I thought it might be the motherboard thats defected But after I connected the PSU to another PC the mobo uses pin connector so I used the pin gt pin adpator the light on the mobo came on but no power cant boot and the light at ethernet port was not on If the PSU was fine why wouldnt my second PC boot Now I dont know if the problem is the PSU or the mobo My other PSU only has pin connector so I cannot test it on my mobo I would like to know if the source of the problem is the mobo or PSU before I buy a replacement thanks Update I did another test on the power supply with everything plugged in except the pin everything light up and PSU doesnt shut off Does this mean PSU is working fine Is it the mobo thats defective or is the PSU not giving enough power O O Im so confused nbsp
Power supplies are less expensive than motherboards. For this reason, try another power supply first
I m running a lenovo T thinkpad and it s relatively new - that is I bought it last winter - but recently I ve been having what seems to be a hardware problem Or at least that s what the guys over in the Virus and Malware removal section are telling me Because from time to time my laptop has decided it s just going to go shut T500 Random Thinkpad: downs? Lenovo ahead and shut itself down Completely No lights no Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs? nothing - pressing the power button doesn t do anything I almost always have it plugged into a socket and that light won t show either - I ve found that taking the battery out of the laptop and Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs? letting it sit for a little before putting the battery back in usually gets the laptop to work again It s only happened recently but it s happened twice in the past week - which is a little more than bothersome since Lenovo T500 Thinkpad: Random shut downs? the antivirus I have runs a full scan when it happens I ve noticed that my laptop gets a little hot - not too hot that I can t touch it - but as far as I know I ve never had a problem with overheating or anything similar which leaves me in the dark about this entire thing I m really hoping that this doesn t turn out to be a hardware problem I should still be on warranty but I m a little - okay that s a lie I m pretty damn - scared to try and open up my laptop and fiddle with anything Hope this is enough information for someone out there to give me some sort ve idea of what s going on - and maybe how I could go about fixing this Thanks so much in advance guys nbsp
Under warranty = dont mess with it
send it back under the warranty and report the issue.
hi my name is thomas has anyone come across this fault
hp pavillion dv 6500 blank screen
It is an issue that has been reported before. How old is your DV6500? And what is the model number from the label on the back?
My HP Pavillion Laptop has stopped booting. I only get the blue powerlights to flash briefly once. I have tried removing the battery, disconnecting the bios battery - all to no avail.
Following hp's troubleshooting guides, this points to a cpu failure - is it worth replacing the CPU (AMD) - or does the whole motherboard need replacing.
There have been huge issues with that series of HP laptops... I suggest you call HP and discuss the problem. HP has recently admitted some of these problems and has accommodated some owners with repairs, even out of warranty repairs.
It is my understanding that it is a motherboard problem, and the CPU is fine... but my info is all second hand... so call HP and be persistent.
Hi everyone Last week my computer was running fine as it had not HELP! will down on and turn Computer shut been since I built it last year However one day I left it running while I went take have some coffee and when I returned after about hour the system was shut off and I could not turn it back on The fuse in the plug had blown and I can hear a faint static-like crackle when the power lead is connected to the machine My first assumption was a PSU problem but I have tried HELP! Computer shut down and will not turn on an alternate PSU and power cable in all combinations with the existing units though I did change the original fuse and it makes no difference - there is absolutely no evidence of any disc spinning or fan whirring or any power getting through at all whatever is used So Motherboard problem HDD problem No idea Current system is as follows Gigabyte MoBo W PSU GHz dual-core intel CPU x GHz OCZ RAM x EVGA GT HELP! Computer shut down and will not turn on GPU x IDE HDD main with O S x SATA HDD sencondary x IDE DVD drive Sorry it s vague but I m at work now and can t remeber exactly what HELP! Computer shut down and will not turn on I put in over a year ago Thanks for any advice Gav nbsp
You didn't mention if you replaced the fuse. I presume you did.
You eliminated the PSU which would be the most likely culprit in this case.
It's not the HDD as there is no power applied at all, as BIOS would start and is independent of the HDD.
It's looking like the MoBo is fried. You will need to take it to the local comp store.
I just got back home from a trip, and went to use my acer aspire 8930g laptop. It worked for about 5-10 minutes and just shut down on me. I can't seem to get it to start back up. I plug in the charger and it doesn't seem to appear to be giving any charge to the laptop. Any help would be appreciated.
One of my friend had a similar problem once with his laptop. It turned out to be a battery fault. The best thing to do is get it replaced or the problem with persist. But keep in mind with new battery that whenever you new battery, pls allow to fully charge and Discharge of the battery. Otherwise the life of battery will be shorten if it is not fully utilized.
My monitor and computer shuts down after approx. 20 minutes. I have narrowed down the problem to the digital cable; if I unhook that cable, the computer will stay on. Once I hook in the digital cable to the video card, the computer shuts down after approx. 20 minutes. Help, please.
Get into the power/ display settings and reapply them. What Operating System are you running?
At the end of last month I bought a new not stay Computer down will shut computer and for some reason it will not stay shut down I started the system on Vista but switched to Windows RC at a friend s recommendation and have the problem on both OS s To elucidate when I go to Shut Down the computer turns itself off normally then after perhaps seconds the fans will kick back on usually for a second or two shut down and then a couple seconds later will turn on again and the entire system will boot itself up Likewise Computer will not stay shut down if I tell the computer to Sleep it will go into Sleep mode but the fans will kick on run for a few seconds switch off and stay off for a few seconds then turn back on turn back off over and over and over again infinitely as far as I can tell until the power switch to the supply in the back is flicked I cannot turn the computer back on from Sleep mode with mouse keyboard or power button on the tower by the way while it s doing that I have to cut the power and turn Computer will not stay shut down it back on from there I have looked up this problem in many other forums and have seen solutions such as disabling all reboot effects in the BIOS which I have done to no effect unplugging all of the front tower buttons from the motherboard no effect and also wiping the hard drive in case of some sort of faulty installation also much to my chagrin to no effect My hardware follows GIGABYTE GA-EP -UD L LGA Intel P ATX Intel Motherboard SIGMA ZEN ZEN-WDP diamond pink SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Thermaltake Purepower W RU W ATX V Power Supply EVGA -P - -AR GeForce GTX Core MB -bit GDDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card G SKILL GB x GB -Pin DDR SDRAM DDR PC Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F - CL D- GBPK Intel Core Quad Q GHz LGA W Quad-Core Processor Model BX Q As for my HDD and DVD drive I m not sure I believe the HDD is a Western Digital about three years old GB rpm with MB cache Both these drives were in my old computer and were just moved into the new one to save money I hope this doesn t seem uselessly verbose but I wanted to try to be specific and I would like to find out why my computer is behaving this way nbsp
Make sure you dont have the reset and power adaptors switched on the motherboard.
I recently had to replace the mother board in my HP Pavillion a620n because of a nearby lightning strike. The replacement was done by a certified technician. Now when I shut the PC down I must turn off the powe strip it is connected to, turn the power stip back on and then press the power button on the top right of the PC case.
Prior to the replacement all I had to do was press the power buitton. I have checked all power settings etc and they are correct.
When I turn the power strip back on the hard drive accesss light flickers, the DVD drive light flashes and the fan start. I then pust the power button and the computer boots.
The power supply is the first piece of hardware to be hit by a power surge. it also may have been damaged
Hi I ve recently had problems with my laptop and Hibernate, - problem Restart Toshiba Shut by Stand A100 with Satellite Down, 225 The probem is that it can t complete a simple automatic function wich is Trying to hibernate standy by shut down or restart I am using windows xp home edition For example say I want to shut down the computer I normally follow these steps start menu gt turn off computer gt turn off Then evetually it gets to the screen with the blue backround that says quot Windows is shutting down quot and just stays there and doean s shut down so I have to press and hold the power button until it switches off So basically it doesn t complete the function The same thing occurs when attempting to Hibernate stays on the screen saying quot Prepearing Toshiba Satellite A100 - 225 problem with Hibernate, Shut Down, Restart and Stand by to Hibernate quot Stand by Toshiba Satellite A100 - 225 problem with Hibernate, Shut Down, Restart and Stand by quot Stanting by quot something like that and on restart it goes to the quot Windows is shutting down quot screen Toshiba Satellite A100 - 225 problem with Hibernate, Shut Down, Restart and Stand by I don t know exactly why this is happening but I m assuming some sort of windows problem or a harware problem I tried to do System Restore but that didn t work because it goes to the same screen again as I mentioned above I read somewhere that it might be something to do with my profile being to large but im not too sure about that I asked my uncle about it and he said I should save everything I need and format my computer and then I would have install windows on it Im thinking that there should some other solution but I don t know Please help Thanks nbsp
do you experience any problems working with applications after booting? Does your system perform too slow running normal appications in windows? What about when booting, does it take much time too?
Hope this is the right section Hi I m quite new here and I wanted to know if I could upgrade the CPU and maybe the video card of my laptop Any help would be appreciated thanks My specs Time of this report Machine name OWNER-PC Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium Build Service Pack vistasp gdr - Language English Regional Setting English System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard System Model HP Pavilion dv Notebook PC BIOS Ver PARTTBL Processor Intel R Core TM Duo CPU T GHz CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM Page dv6700 I Pavillion upgrade Can my laptop? HP File MB used Can I upgrade my laptop? HP Pavillion dv6700 MB available Windows Dir C Windows DirectX Version DirectX DX Setup Parameters Not found DxDiag Version bit Unicode Card name NVIDIA GeForce M GS Manufacturer NVIDIA Can I upgrade my laptop? HP Pavillion dv6700 Chip type GeForce M GS DAC type Integrated RAMDAC Device Key Enum PCI VEN DE amp DEV amp SUBSYS CC C amp REV A Display Memory MB Dedicated Memory MB Shared Memory MB Current Mode x bit Hz Monitor Generic PnP Monitor Driver Name nvd dum dll nvwgf um dll Driver Version English DDI Version Driver Attributes Final Retail Driver Date Size bytes WHQL Logo d Yes WHQL Date Stamp Device Identifier D B E E- - CF- E-C C CA Vendor ID x DE Device ID x SubSys ID x CC C Revision ID x A Revision ID x A nbsp
I have found from personal experience that HP is decent on responding to upgrade questions. They should be able to tell you what can and cannot be upgraded and then buy the parts from a cheaper source.
New here any help would be ridiculously appreciated!!
Here's my issue, I have a laptop that trys to boot then comes back with an error of an invalid partition table.
I have tried to re-format it with the operating system (XP Home) it gets to a point and the machine just shuts down. Won't re-format.
I have tried to run memtest86+ on it and it does the same thing, runs for a bit but then the machine shuts down. I did notice while running memtest that one of the categories.. Chipset stated it was disabled, is that a sign of a dead motherboard??
CAN I FIX THIS AT ALL??????
Microsoft's Windows XP Home Repair Install step by step (* Including Delete Partition)
* Warning deleting the Partition will remove all User data and Windows system files
Can be done on HP or Dell as well Actually any Windows computer
Oh I removed your not required reply on the memtest guide too
My son's system was working fine until 1 week ago. It started to shut down for no apparent reason and my son needed to restart it. Now, when I turn on the system, the system and the fan start working for 3 or 4 seconds before to shut down. I tried to reset the bios by changing the jumper position without any success. I read I might need to update the BIOS version (in one of the post) but the system does not have time to read the startup diskette. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
We need specs of the pc to further help, thx.
Problem is that my PC doesnt shut down on shut down button. It just shut monitor of but all cooler fans and HDD led stays active (i canīt wake him up). Shut down button in my OS (vista 64-bit) is red and adjusted to turn of cpu, but it just does not work. I must turn of CPU by holding turn of button on my case for 4 sec, and that realy gets on my nerves!
I beg for help and apologise on bad eng!
I may be wrong, but the "shut down button" you are referring to in Vista might actually be for standby/sleep. When you click on your start menu and see what looks like a power symbol and a lock there should also be an arrow to the right of those. Click this arrow and then choose the appropriate action there, such as "shut down".
Help! I've got a problem with my laptop keyboard. The touchpad works fine but every time I try using the keyboard, everything freezes. Even the volume control buttons on the side of the laptop won't work. Right now the keyboards are disabled, saying that they've been disabled since the drivers may be corrupt or missing. I've been using the on-screen keyboard, but it's so hard to type documents. I hope you can give me advice on how to resolve this. Thanks much!
BTW, my laptop's model is ze4908us (i mixed 8 & 0 on the title) ==sorry!
Hi rhaiven29, please first confirm that all your System Drivers are up to date
You can do this by going here and clicking on "Start Detection" button http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
I read the posting CM Lanman, explaining basicially the very same problem I'm experiencing with HP Pavillion zt3000 laptop. When I boot the computer up, all I get is a black screen, any help out there.
Can you boot all the way into Normal Mode at all (if there's a problem you may have to wait like ten mins) ?
Can you boot into Safe Mode successfully ?
Motherboard - Asus A n x-x Processor - AMD Athlon ghz Memory DDR - mb - video card - Gforce pci mb HDD DVD drives watt power supply Windows XP sp I have my computer hooked up to an APC that leaves it powered on for a few minutes enough to have the computer shut down One morning the power went out and I wasn t around The computer just shut off This computer has had hard shut downs before with no probs Most of the computers I build usually do well Regardless I turned my computer back on when I noticed it was off It sounds like everything is booting up I hear the HDD spinning the lights on the DVD drives light up the fans go and the monitor turns on The problem is the monitor is blank down after before bios shut hard Screen Blank NOTHING comes up I don t see the bios nothing it turns on to a blank screen When I shut down the power the Blank Screen before bios after hard shut down monitor displays the usual quot no signal quot The computer does one beep and sounds like it normally does when it starts to boot What I ve done to try and resolve this issue I tried a different power supply with just the motherboard plugged in I tried switching and removing the memory I put the video card in another computer and it worked fine Tested monitor on another comp was fine I reset the CMOS I removed the battery overnight I removed the memory and started it up to constant beeping which I believe rules out the processor being bad I did everything I could think of to attempt to find the problem Is the mobo dead cuz it sounds normal to me even the mobo power led lights up I get all the normal sounds The computer had no issues with the vid card to begin with and I tried it in various PCI slots Anyone wanna give me ideas or options If you think my mobo is dead or processor please tell me so I can just stop tinkering on this thing It d give me new reason to build a new pc However I d like to keep this running and not spend the money when this does what I need at the moment Slainte Drew nbsp
Is the CPU connected properly and CPU power applied?
My PC shut off with no warning, And will not boot up, it will "turn on" but the monitor doesn't show the bootup screen or anything, it stays blank as if the comp was still off.
The Keyboard & mouse don't light up/turn on either.
Computer is a Compaq Presario. but I am unsure what the motherboard is because we had to buy a new one. PC was used, motherboard was fried, bought new one & new RAM, HD's, everything.
Motherboard and ram are under a year old.
As are the hard drives. [two 160 or 180 gb HD's one is SATA, other is SATA/IDE]
Windows XP SP2.
Haven't been having any PC issues prior to this happening.
So far everyone is telling me its probably the power supply box. but I'm unsure.
Thanks, I will post more specs when I find out what they are.
Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On Self Test)
But I'd say Power Supply issue as well
Standby does not work since I installed the latest XP SP3.
When the 1230 goes into standby, the screen goes blank and the keyboard is locked. It will not quickly resume with an active screen regardless of which key is depressed. In order to recover, the power must be turned off, and then back on in order to continue. In effect, standby works like hibernate, even though hibernate is not enabled. Any ideas about the cause of this type of problem?
Does the BIOS have to be updated??
You could try removing SP3 and see if the computer returns to normal
Hi there I just happened to stumble upon this site thanks to Google It seems that this problem with the DC adapter jack is quite common on these computers which puzzles me when I try to - jack adapter HP pavillion bad DC zv5000 figure out why HP doesn t have the XC cable no longer available I have a zv series notebook and although it s done it s work it is still quite reliable for the kids If I knew about the XC cable years ago when the problem started I would have bought one in a hurry The problem initially wasn t a broken solder connection it was due to the jack HP pavillion zv5000 - bad DC adapter jack being tapered so I made a paper thin sleeve to go over the adapter end so it would prevent it from touching the plastic tip at least it lasted for a while - years Can anyone out there please let me know where I can obtain a XC cable or dock for this HP pavillion zv5000 - bad DC adapter jack computer Thanks in advance nbsp
Try Ebay. The problem with laptops is the fact that the metal/plastic connector that is around the power input gets shaved, bent, or broken. Your situation seems to be the shaved. The contacts arent touching fully and is not able to provide the correct ammount of power to the laptop. This could be either INSIDE the jack, or INSIDE the power adapters port. If it is the port, you should be fine going to walmart and picking up a universal power adapter for about 20 dollars. If it is the Laptops port, then you need to go to a radioshack or possibly order it from the manufacturer to re-solder on. Let us know what you can observe.
I just bought this HP Pavillion ZV5000, I knew there was trouble with it, but didnt know what, so here is whats happening, I turn it on, I can hear the HDD spin up, then it stops, all power lights stay on, then after about 4-5 seconds it spins up again, but I get nothing on my screen, no post at all, I've also tried using a regular monitor hooked into the back, still nothing, I've changed the RAM with known GOOD RAM, still getting the same result, anyone have any Ideas?
Welcome to TechSpot!
Take it back to where you got if it brand new as you said it is... Or call up HP and tell them the problem you're having. They might give you 48 hour swap out or overnight you a new system. Depends on where you got it from?
I got a Toshiba Satellite 1800-100 dose any know how I can get the power supply off, as it stays on when I turn off laptop? and I have to keep removing the battery.
get into your computers power settings and set them to their defaults. I suspect that this green led is just a status light for the battery charge condition. It is normal
First my parents unplugged a few things out of anger one day That was a year ago they ve keeps HP Pavillion to going sleep My monitor finally given me my computer back and I hooked everything back up inside no problem I went to turn in on and the monitor will start and then say going to sleep then start itself up again given you the option of normal mode or safe mode If you go into safe mode My HP Pavillion monitor keeps going to sleep you re fine if you go into Normal mode it goes through that process of monitor going to sleep and starting up again I thought maybe it was the tower because of me maybe missing something small in it that would cause something big Well I took it to a friend who went to school for that and he took the memory card out put it back in and hooked it up to his monitor and it ran perfectly fine in normal mode Woohoo Well I took it home and it s still doing it on my monitor so I can come to the conclusion that I narrowed it down to it s the monitor not the tower well I looked at the settings and it shows a recommended setting for a thousand some number x a thousand some number can t check at the moment or I would and then it says GHRZ when in safe mode the first numbers are smaller than the recommended but it meets the GHRZ it s actually so would that mean in normal mode it s not meeting that and that s why it keeps restarting the monitor like that When I restored the other day I was given an option of installing hardware for the monitor I clicked continue anyways I m now in the process of restoring and seeing more details about that and maybe trying no this time to see where I can t get But even if it were to fix the problem or it weren t could anyone suggest anything or explain anything more to me Thank you for taking your time to read this and thank you if you were to reply I really appreciate it nbsp
I completely restore the PC to it's original self from the manufactoror I can't spell. And it's fine.. nothing at all wrong with it. Now. I installed my linksys wireless card fine, but when I put it in. that's when the monitor keeps restarting on me. when I take it out, it loads fine. BUT when my friend plugged it into his computer, it worked fine, with the lnksys card in it?
Hey all I don t know much about computers but have been buying parts to build a new one lately nothing special expensive it s only been missing a graphics card and has ran fine without it but it came today and when plugged in the computer just shuts down about seconds after I switch it on I ve looked for threads about this before but the problems all seem slightly different to mine When I remove the graphics card again it works perfectly so I think I can safely conclude causing New help? switching seconds several on, card after graphics it shut down that it s the problem it has an independant power supply which I don t have a cable for yet but the instructions imply that it s optional It also said something about disabling the motherboards graphics utilities if it has any built in which I was told mine does but I don t know how to do that Maybe the cable is mandatory maybe I New graphics card causing shut down several seconds after switching it on, help? just need to disable something or maybe the graphics card isn t compatible I m hoping for any suggestions so I know what to do next The card is an Inno D Nvidia GeForce series MB DDR PCI Express and the motherboard is a Foxconn CM-S Thankyou for your time nbsp
you need to plug in the 6 pin power connectors for that card and if i remember right you can disable your on board graphics through device manager, try doing it through safe mode.
My computer is less than a month old--so that is the good news The bad news is that upon turning it on last night the monitor is so dark that I can barely see the images I checked the brightness all says it is functioning well I have it hooked up to a regular monitor--which is actually how I intend to use it most of the time but this is nuts I haven t found anyone else with this problem I bought a second of these for my boyfriend who is taking it to Germany--his is fine and we compared the two computers settings--they are identical - Super-dim monitor HP Pavillion dv6910us There is no explanation other than the monitor is not working I hope it is something minor such as something I did and don t realize it otherwise I ll be taking it back and getting another computer since I just got the darn thing Any thoughts would be appreciated Thanks in advance Carolyn nbsp
If you tried another monitor on your computer it's fine, then there's something wrong with the new one. All computer manufacturer have a default 90 warranty on all hardware. Take it back to the store and either have them test it or replace it.
finally something to contribute a few years ago i bought one of those after thanks giving walmart laptop specials don t get me wrong its been a good one only paid mobile sempron gig hdd upgraded immediately to gb ram only burns cd s and plays dvds but ill soon fix that along with hdd found i may be able to upgrade CPU a Hp pavillion ze2000 little too maybe someone can confirm that anyway apparently some of these overheat and they recommend Hp pavillion ze2000 a new bios flash sp some how they think that the CPU fan running slows Hp pavillion ze2000 the computer down and somehow makes it overheat i did the flash because they recommended it and told me that it would make it work better after the flash the CPU fan hardly ever came on did it twice to make sure i did it right tech support told me to clean it I m very meticulous about my computers did it anyway as suggested and took a vacuumed cleaner to it which was kinda fun but wondered if i was going to zap it with static electricity from the vacuum it would get so hot that the palm rest would be more than just warm but kinda hot the touch pad would become very erratic but it never shut down on me i got a cool pad just so i could use my computer good investment though i do like it finally installed cpucool so i cold see what temp it was getting up to C with cool pad man searched around and found older bios sp ran the flash eureka it works now still a little warmer than i would like but fan on at approximately - C off at around C under regular load with cool pad much lower temp mid to high s they tried to get me to buy a new fan also works fine I ve only had one laptop but it seems that they run just a little warmer than equal desktop probably air circulation limitations sometimes i think they just go down a list of things that s why i was so happy to find this site experience but if anyone else has one of these its actually a ze wm if you look on the tag they did have one thing that did some good for me sp core speed adjustment download raises clock speed from multiplier x to like almost mhz multiplier x cpuid it fluctuates from one to the other I m thinking it lowers the clock speed to force cooling right anyway hope this helps someone out that is wrestling with tech support i wonder if i can put a fan in it with its own temp sensor can you do that with a laptop hmmmm thanks nbsp
Find your computer and bios here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
I have a PCCHIPS M810 Motherboard in the machine.
All goes well when I install Windows XP Professional.
On shut down ....Windows goes through the shut down process to a blank screen but the machine does not switch off.
Can anyone help, please.
Please have a look at this page:
There are a few M810 versions, please scroll down the page and choose your correct Version
Then proceed to confirm all "Drivers" are up to date
If you are confident enough, you could also update the BIOS (if you do decide on this, take note of all warnings regarding this)
Let us know how you go
I was working on my computer when the monitor suddenly shutoff. I did a manual reset and now the monitor will not turn on and the BIOS will not post. After trying several things, the BIOS posted once, and now will not post anymore. I reset all items. Booted the computer with only the CPU, RAM and Video card, still no post. I tried a different power supply, still no beeps or posts. No keyboard or mouse lights either. Any help ASAP would be great! Thanks!!!!
P4 3.4 Ghz
Gigabyte GA-8KNXP motherboard
3 GB RAM
X800XT video card
Once I needed to remove the addon Video card, and then disperse all the computers internal voltage. By holding down (the non powered) computer's ON button for 30 secs.
Then plugging in the Vid card and power again, and turn on
Good afternoon I could really use some help im no expert but I think I have a big problem A week ago my system started acting strange the CPU usage would be at - with nothing running In system manager under processes everything looked normal with the system idle at - with the task down then now usage High wont shut cpu restart manager taking the other or so but if I look under performance it constantly shows the CPU usage at or more I ran AVG anti virus ad-aware ad-watch zone alarm and Amust registry cleaner and they High cpu usage then shut down now wont restart cleaned out some files but did not fix the problem I then used system restore to bring everything back a month which seemed to help a little but not much So i then de-fragmented the drive which took almost hours and after i searched the drive for errors which took another hours This High cpu usage then shut down now wont restart went on for a little over a week with a few shut downs here and there As if this was not bad enough nights ago I was trying to get on the net and open winamp at the same time and again the CPU usage went through the roof only that this time the computer shut down and will not turn back on at all I opened it up and all I see is the green light on the mobo but thats it no fan no noise nothing I would need some suggestions and maybe some ways of testing the individual components Im hopping its the power button or the PSU and not the mobo cpu or HD Please get back to me soon Thanks in advance Josh nbsp
Replace the power supply first... Then you could try disconnecting the hard drive and see if the system posts. Don't concern yourself with the CPU yet. If you still get no response, the motherboard might have died
Over the last 2 weeks out of nowhere my PC kept shutting down when i was playing games. It started with the same game i have played for years. I tried another game and same thing, always about 2 mins into the game. I needed a format so i thought i would do it. Same thing after a fresh install of windows, I updated my Video cards drivers radeon X800 XT. Now instead of shutting down, the PC beeps constantly while playing the games, and stops as soon as i finish.
Is the graphics card to blame?
I have tried speedfan, the Temp holds at about 39/40c, while it beeps
Thanks in advance
Dell Pent 4, 3.4gig, 1.5 RAM
Download, run and report on temps and voltages from Everest Home.
I have a HP Pavillion DV1000. Since last 2 days, it is giving me starting problem. When it does not start, then i remove the battery out and then put it again, repeat this process several times and sometimes that works.
I have 2 batteries, sometimes i keep changing on batteries and that also works. My both batteries are working fine, the only issue is laptop does not start by pressing the 'on' button the first time.
Once the laptop starts, then it will not shut down till i give shut down command.
What can be the problem?
how does it behave if you start with power supply only - no battery?
I have a Dell XPS 720 running a high def golf simulator... it is randomly shutting down on me...sometimes this can occur three times in an hour.. sometimes it can go for three days... no error messages...no logs.... I returned my first one because I thought it was defective...now I have another brand new machine and it is doing the same thing!!
The Dell likely cannot handle the temperatures generated, nor the power supply demands, nor the Video Graphics, and may not have adequate memory. You will have to experiment with replacesments to each in order to figger out which is the cause. If you have 2 GB of memory, then it is one of the other three... starting with thermal paste on the heatsink, better heatsink fan that is not held down by plastics hooks. If you already have the memory, I would start with a better video graphics card.
Hello you techy peeps I hope I won t have to Down. all. Laser Shut Will At HP DVD640v's Not bother you a whole lot I will say quot hi quot real quick Hello I m Agnium and pleased to meet ya So my HP DVD v burner Which I was pretty fond HP DVD640v's Laser Will Not Shut Down. At all. of one day decided to up and malfunction completely out of the blue One day I was just trying to do some crap with RecordNow and It just did stuff Basically the laser will just not turn off Contacted HP there s no warranty and what I need is to find a way to shut it off using software Dug through quot My Computer quot found nothing the only way to turn it off it to turn the whole thing off The moment it goes on so does the laser It s just stuck I can t find another burner Or DVD player for my computer for that matter and I m pretty much out of ideas Help a fellow human being nbsp
dvd burners are ubiquitous. I don't buy that you can't find one. You can get them dirt cheap just about anywhere. Look on ebay for starters.
Hello I would appreciate any tips.
My daughter has a HP Pavillion a1210.uk desktop. I have upgraded my machine and have donated to the HP my spare ram, processor and pci e Nvidia 6600gt.
The ram and processor are fine but.
I have updated the bios.
Disabled the onboard Ati ane enabled PCI e. I have loaded the latest drivers but am unable to get anything but the very lowest resolution .
Any Ideas. Have put it back to onboard graphics for the moment to make it usable.
I have a presario 700 it shuts down after a couple of minutes. I tried just booting to BIOS and same thing happens. It's probably a heat issue but is there anyone with a suggestion to remedy the situation?
Fan works but it is mostly on high. The BIOS stinks doesn't have much to choose from and temp is not an option. I am going to try the dusting hopefully that will be a quick fix. thanks for the response.
I have pretty much the same problem everyone else has been having in a few of the thread i have read about before posting this one but if anyone forgets how it goes here it is i ll start a d game A During Monitor Being Off Shut Problem With Game 3D then about - minutes later it varies my monitor will shut off and go into it s off mode the video Problem With Monitor Being Shut Off During A 3D Game card i have is a RADEON X Pro i think and it works for every other NON d program on my computer I have tried everything everyone has stated on this subject including the MEMTEST program and just wanted to get a fresh breath on this the only thing i can t really do readily is replace the card i am a little fund-negative at the moment so any new fresh fun ideas would be a welcome thing also i do NOT have the net at home there fore it will take me a day or two to reapond nbsp
Are you sure it's the monitor shutting down and not the video card? It makes no sense that the monitor would shut down when you're playing a 3D game, the monitor doesn't care, the video card would. My guess is that your video card is overheating, so you should clean your case of all dust and remove and clean the video card thoroughly. Clean the fan of the video card and CPU cooler. If you have to, remove the side of the case and put a house fan blowing on the PC and start a 3D game. See what happens then.
third attempt to post I recently bought a brand new Hewlett Packard computer It prompts you Hewlett Hp full." error Packard "recovery Pavillion drive message dv2500 to back up your files and gives you the option of selecting the backup drive d or writing to dvd I selected writing to the backup "recovery drive full." error message Hewlett Packard Pavillion Hp dv2500 drive The system "recovery drive full." error message Hewlett Packard Pavillion Hp dv2500 tried to backup my files but sent an error message recovery drive full It continues to prompt me to backup my files I solved this problem by going to the HP website clicking on troubleshooting and entering the details of my computer I then found an FAQ somehow The page explained that I had been wrong to select the d drive to back up my files how foolish of me to choose one of two options "recovery drive full." error message Hewlett Packard Pavillion Hp dv2500 offered It said that the D drive was only small I must delete the file already created there and then change the settings to create a backup onto a dvd drive instead You delete the backed up copy of the file by going to start computer HP recovery d where the first folder you will find will be one with the name of your computer eg in my case Anna-PC You then delete this file You then go to start and type backup in the search box Select backup and restore center then change settings then change backup settings then give your permission to continue then select DVD rw drive e which describes itself as on a hard disc cd or dvd I wondered if there had been some sort of design error Why did they give me that option if it was not a good place to save a backup I would have thought there was little point of making a backup on the same pc you are backing up anyway Had they intended people to back things up there but not allowed enough space gb is quite a lot of space after all Many people must have stored less than gb there in blissfull ignorance that it is the wrong place I am rather mystified nbsp
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)
I have an eMachine W2646,I shut it down last nite and when I went to turn it on this morning, nothing, The only thing that happens is the green light is on by the Estart button, Any help,,or is it trashed, Thanks,
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.
You will have to replace the motherboard with a genUine eMachines motherboard or your hard drive will not work. If you put it in another machine, it will not work in the other machine, and that action will make it not able to boot in the emachines replacement board either.
I got my hp pavillion dv9419us like 3 months ago and two days ago i spilled coke on it it worked for like 2 weeks but now it turns on then off again
The acid, not to mention the sticky sugar, isn't good for your computer and has probably eaten through some of your metalwork (printed circuits, tin-solder, etc).
ok, I just built a comp. turned it on, everything is cool, loaded xp, played around a bit then shut it down for the night. I unplugged all the cords in order to put it up on a shelf. The next night I pull it down to plug it in to show the wife her new comp and nothing, it wont turn on, I mean nothing, like it wasnt even plugged in. Not even a green light on the mb. I've switched the power supply, and nothing, tested both power supplies, they work, but nothing on my comp. I've checked all connections, I switched the power switch wire with the reset, still nothing, even tried an old power switch wire and nothing. I'm starting to worry the mb somehow got fried. The mb is an asus p5n32-sli deluxe, cpu pentium D 3.4 with 1 gig ram, 250 gig hd, 450 watt power supply. So? any ideas?
Motherboard probably shorted out...
I have it plugged in but it won't power on?
On the back of tower is a small flickering green light
If that light is flickering, it is likely that the power supply has burned out, and must be replaced.
Hi A few months ago I started having mildly annoying issue with my PC Any time I try to shut down my computer either by going to start -- gt shut down or just by trying to manually power down the computer by pressing and holding down the power button my computer instead reboots PC Shut Won't Down For these past few months I ve had to power down the PC by flipping the switch in the back I ve reformatted my hard drive a couple times since then and the problem still persists so I ve pretty much isolated it to it being a hardware issue A friend of mine found somewhat of a solution to the problem Apparently PC Won't Shut Down if I open up my PC and disconnect the DVD drive manually I can shut down my PC normally without any problems however this isn t really a viable solution for me since I use my DVD drive fairly often Also I know the problem can t be related to the DVD drive since I ve tested this with two different DVD drives and the problem persisted with both of them My friend thinks it may be an issue with the hard drive Any thoughts on what could be causing this nbsp
Well if it keeps turning on try checking your BIOS for WakeonLan options or wake on modem etc and try disabling them.
PC operating properly, was watching a DVD, left computer for 20 minutes, returned after hearing a beeping sound. PC will not boot back up, only beeps when power is turned on! what happened?
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:http://www.bioscentral.com/
Hi, about a month ago my computer stopped shutting down properly. I click shut down from the start menu then it does what it normally does then Windows shuts down but everything inside my case (fans etc) is stilll running and i have no video input to my monitor. It wont turn off just by hitting the power button i have to flick the switch on my PSU to get everything to shut down. The only thing i can think of is that it is my PSU being a tad lame. Is there anyway i can determine the problem so i don't have to go and get a new one when it can be fixed?
any help would be great, Thanks
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!
2)I had the same problem and I fixed it with flashing my BIOS. That's all. try it, hope it helps to you also...
Please Help I just built a AMD X with off but comp won't shut after light start Mobo on random an Asus m n-e mobo and gigs patriot ram and a Geforce gt vid card with a gig maxtor hard drive The computer started upfine the first time and I was able to use it without a problem A few Mobo light on but comp won't start after random shut off days later when I turned it on I noticed a slightly wierd noise that was like a ticking sound but not very loud I thought a fan was catching a wire but when I took it apart I found nothing So I let it continue to run and after playing a game for hours it just died The comp completly shut off as if the power had gone out I turned the power on again and it started up fine so I continued to play for awhile The next day it randomly died again after playing COD for maybe minutes and then it would not turn back on The mobo green light is on signaling power but nothing will turn on I have mm fan running to the mobo and it will not start nor the CPU fan However the mm fan I ran straight to the power supply and that still turns on so I don t think the power supply is bad Any suggestion or comments would be greatly appreciated note I did buy the Asus m ne as a refurbished mobo so I am thinking that maybe it is a bad one and I should just return it but I wanted to see what you guys think first nbsp
Clicking? where did it come from?
I'm having a strange problem with my PSU. After doing a regular shutdown like any other computer, the fan on my PSU stays on. It doesn't switch off after about 10 seconds after I turn off the computer at the mains (after it's shut down). I hear a little sound like some static discharging or something (it's hard to describe). Anyway my computer will not turn back on until I have turned it off at the mains for about 10 seconds. It hasn't always done this, and I can't think of anything that would have caused this. It is a Hiper HPU-3S350. Also I built my PC (that probably explains a lot!) Any help is appreciated.
Sounds like a new psu is a must there.