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Computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off [loop]

Q: Computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off [loop]

So, I installed Vista yesterday and it was working like a charm and last night I turned the computer off.

I woke up this morning, pressed the power button, lights/fans/computer came on for a few seconds (3 seconds approximately) and then the computer just shut off instantly, then another 3 secondsish later it turned back on and did the same thing, and it keeps doing it.
The only way I could fix it was by unplugging the power cable and turning off the switch at the power socket, I thought it may was a one-off thing.

I left the computer on, got back about 6 hours later and the computer was off (nobody turned it off, no power blackouts etc), I turned it on and it did the same thing. So I had to turn it off at the power etc and it boots up fine and it works.

This wasn't happening until I installed Vista.

Thanks in advance.

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I just realised, I haven't been shutting the computer down, just been clicking the power button in the Start Menu (which I have just realised isn't shut down - hovered over it: Keeps your session in memory and puts the computer in a low-power state so that you can quickly resume working). I'm fair sure this is "Sleep" (Vista noob).
I just went into Power Options and saw that Sleep was set to 1 hour, so I'm assuming:

* Last night I put my computer into sleep
* Today it went into sleep by itself (after 1 hour)

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A:computer turns on for a few seconds then turns off

Try resetting the bios on the motherboard.

You can do this by opening up the computer and remove the battery and then reinstall. There are also a jump to do the samething, but you have to look at your motherboards manual /user guide to see where it's located.
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Maybe a faulty power supply or some bad RAM? Does the PC beep (POST) when attempting to boot back up?
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A:PC turns retarded, shuts off after few seconds, turns back on

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

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

Also, have you tried disconnecting all HDD; Floppy; CD data cables (from the motherboard end (actually I'd do case fan too and front USB connection to motherboard)
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Usually this fault is related to faulty Ram or CPU
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Welcome nabbed_clones.

Could you mention the make and model of your laptop please and explain what the odd beeping noise is (e.g., is it a quick one beep noise, or long beep noise, or many different beeps?) Any other sounds?

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A:Turns off after about 30 seconds

Likely hardware failure... either hard drive or memory or cpu fan
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A:HELP!! CPU fan turns only for 5 seconds!!

It sounds like a faulty PSU. It may be worth swapping it into another system to check.


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Hello pinoysw1mmer, welcome to Vista Forums!

That sounds like it's an app added by the PC manufacturer that starts when the PC is started, look around in "msconfig" to see if there's anything that looks like a "hibernation" manager; have a look at the tutorial at the link below to get some ideas; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

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Welcome to Eight Forums, cygnusx1. Good to have you.

Seems to me to be a conflict with 8 and the Samsung Easy Settings. Have you searched the Samsung site or forums?

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Hi to Bleepingcomputer!

This sounds like an issue with the battery, does your battery hold a charge? Also be sure that your power adapter is not injured or has been dropped or damaged.
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A:PC turns on for about 5 seconds then shuts off and repeat.

What you are describing is a classic hsf [heatsink fan] installed incorrectly.

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A:Machine turns off and then back on a few seconds later

- only use the laptop on a hard surface - with nothing blocking any of the vents.
- use a laptop cooling pad if possible
- blow out all vents with canned air (DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner or an air compressor, they can damage the components).
- ensure that the fan comes on and is blowing air out of the vent (may not happen at startup, but should happen after using it for a while).

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A:Vista laptop turns off seconds after turning on

Can you boot into Safe Mode?
Start tapping the F8 key immediately after pressing the power button.
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SDFix: Version 1.177
Run by Owner on Thu 05/01/2008 at 02:06 AM

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Running From: C:\SDFix

Checking Services :
Restoring Windows Registry Values
Restoring Windows Default Hosts File

Checking Files :

No Trojan Files Found

Removing Temp Files

ADS Check :

Final Check :

catchme 0.3.1353.2 W2K/XP/Vista - rootkit/stealth malware detector by Gmer,
Rootkit scan 2008-05-01 02:31:13
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 NTFS

scanning hidden processes ...

IPC error: 2 The system cannot find the file specified.
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hidden processes: 0
hidden services: 0
hidden files: 0
Remaining Services :

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last time this sort of thing happened was when my ram stick was not attached properly, but that time the laptop will turn off straight away so I know it's not the ram sticks.

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Originally Posted by AbdulSami1310

last time this sort of thing happened was when my ram stick was not attached properly, but that time the laptop will turn off straight away so I know it's not the ram sticks.

Check the ram sticks anyway.

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A:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen


Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP&#8217;s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

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A:Computer turns off

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I erased the hardrve, formated and then installed a fresh copy of windows. so that must rule out a software problem, right?

This is probably true - but there are a buch of "maybe's" associated with it. For example, there's an Asus driver that will cause these problems on a fresh install of Win7.

So, let's start with these free diagnostics/stress tests and we'll move on from there:



H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

Then, if the above tests pass, I'd try these free stress tests:


FurMark download site: FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
NOTE: Set the alarm to go off at 90?C. Then watch the system from that point on. If the system doesn't display a temperature, watch it constantly and turn it off at the first sign of video problems. DO NOT leave it it unmonitored, it can DAMAGE your video card!!!
If the temperature gets above 100?C, quit the test - the video card is overheating.
- Click "Quit" to exit


Prime95 download site: Free Software - GIMPS
Prime95 Setup:
- extract the contents of the zip file to a location of your choice
- double click on the executable file
- select "Just stress testing"
- select the "Blend" test. If you've already run MemTest overnight please run the "Small FFTs" test instead. (run all 3 if you find a problem and note how long it takes to error out with each)
- "Number of torture test threads to run" should equal the number of CPU's times 2 (if you're using hyperthreading).
The easiest way to figure this out is to go to Task Manager...Performance tab - and see the number of boxes under CPU Usage History
Then run the test for 6 to 24 hours - or until you get errors (whichever comes first).
Monitor the CPU temperature and DON'T let it exceed 85?C. If it does, then you probably have a CPU cooling problem.
This won't necessarily crash the system - but check the output in the test window for errors.
The Test selection box and the stress.txt file describes what components that the program stresses.
More details on the use of this test: Torture test your CPU with Prime95


More Video Stress Tests:
1. Thanks to VirGnarus for finding this test:
2. Two other video stress tests (may be more stressful than FurMark):
NOTE: I have had reports that some ISP's will block this website
Video Memory stress Test - ???* NVIDIA / ??????? / VMT
Artifact Locator - ???* NVIDIA / ??????? / Artifact Locator
Sorry, but I don't read the language that this website is made in.
3. Another interesting test that came to my attention: Download - OCCT Website english
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Check that the cpu heatsink is still properly attached. If that is a 775 cpu the stock heatsinks are VERY HARD to attach properly.
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Sounds like your processor is overheating or a hardware failure, probably a bad capacitor on the motherboard.
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A:Computer turns off by itself

Hello & welcome to TSF,

when was the last time that you cleaned the inside of this pc ?

do you know how to open the case to look inside of it so you can see if the fans are turning , there is one on the motherboard that you have to open the case to see !!

it sounds like it is overheating and needs to be cleaned with a can of compressed air , when cleaning it make sure to look at the fan that is on the motherboard for there is a heatsink behind it and it might be plug and preventing the fan from turning or preventing it from cooling the cpu properly

make sure that when useing the compressed air that the liquid inside of it dose not come out and get on any componets / also you can use a 1" soft bristle paint brush to help with the dusting process ( just be gentle )

if this dose not help get back to us

also how old is this pc for your(psu ( power supply unit may be dieing on you ) to which is not that complicated to fix but you may have to buy a new psu to which may cost from $50 to $150 depending on the systems needs

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A:computer turns on by itself

Hello djmt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to set your network adapter to have it's Allow this device to wake the computer box unchecked may stop your computer from being woken up by it anymore.

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

Hope this helps,
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A:My computer turns off by itself

Is this computer a laptop or a desktop computer? if it is a desktop computer, the power supply may be going bad
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A:Computer turns off itself

Listing all your computer specs including make, model and wattage of PSU would get you better help here. Also go into your BIOS and report back what the temps and voltages are.