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Q: Problem switching on CPU

Hi, I have a current issue with my Acer Aspire M7720 desktop running on W7.

This problem started last saturday. When I pressed the power button, it doesn't respond. Only after much going through the process of plugging and unplugging all the usb and power supply, together with much spamming of the power button, then it would switch on. Anyone can help me cause I don't think this is a good way of trying to switch on my computer.
Thanks

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A: Problem switching on CPU

Can you explain what happens when you press the power button please? Do you get any lights appear, can you hear the computer doing anything?

It sounds like it could be a faulty power switch, but need more information to confirm.

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What model Belkin?
 

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A:problem: monitor switching itself off

Simple way to troubleshoot this problem is to swap monitors first. A blemish on the LCD screen cannot be fixed... If you can't clean it off
 

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A:Problem with display when switching Pc on.

Check all your hardware and cable connections to make sure that they are all firmly seated. Next, what type of cable are you using to connect the monitor to the PC?

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A:Problem Switching Users

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A:Problem With Switching Users.

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A:Switching User problem

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A:switching users problem

Fast user switching can block a number of items although I have never heard of your problem.Does this key combination work with FUS turned off. If so turn it off ,then check Microsoft to see if there is a work around .You may not need it anyway,I have found it isn't worth it.
 

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A:Fast User Switching Problem

Hi,

Do either of these apply?

Only users with a computer administrator account on a computer can turn on or turn off Fast User Switching.

Fast User Switching cannot be turned off while multiple users are logged on to the computer.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/fast-user-switching-problem.626702/
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Please try to follow the microsoft kb article id: 910337 and 905999 for the complete troubleshooting steps of Error 1083 and 1068.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/fast-user-switching-problem-in-xp.816214/
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A:Fast user switching problem

atrac said:

I log on as administrator. When I try to switch to my wife's account (the only other one) it starts logging on but freezes. It doesnt complete, and the only thing you can do is ctr-alt-del and log her back off. I noted that norton ghost was not loading properly so I disabled the tray icon using msconfig, but the problem remains even when the tray icon doesnt load up, so I think something else is the problem. Has anyone had anything similar? What could be causing this? If I log off, then log on as her, it's fine - the problem is when we use the switch users command. The problem, I think, started when I updated my via drivers after having problems with one of my sata drives (I am NOT running any kind of raid array).

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Hi Atrac,

If you create a "dummy" account (just some generic local user account) log onto it once, then log off and log back on as Administrator and try to switch to the dummy account, does the same problem occur?

I only ask because it would rule out your wife's User profile as being the source of the problem.

Also, do you have Service Pack 2 installed?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/fast-user-switching-problem.422065/
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Have you tried system restore?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-setup-problem-while-switching-on-my-pc.141211/
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What happens when you boot into Safe Mode?

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/82836-boot-problem-after-switching-off-restarting.html
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The "beeping" you are hearing is a diagnostic code being produced by your motherboard.. What is the exact make and model of your board?

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/113123-please-help-serious-problem-when-switching-graphics-card.html
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Is it something to do with drivers? Or is the hard drive just not compatible? Should I just buy a new hard drive?Click to expand...

Yes,yes, and yes to buying a new hard drive. Odds of what your trying to do with that Vaio HD is next to impossible.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-switching-to-a-new-hard-drive.1081237/
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Fast User Switching won't work in every situation.

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/switching-user-accounts-problem-369731.html
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A:Solved: Problem with Arabic Switching

Hey guys, I got it done thru a short cut, dont worry about this anymore.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-problem-with-arabic-switching.418847/
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A:Strange Problem after switching to Wireless

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

The name of your ISP and country of residence.
Make/model of the broadband modem. If dial-up, please specify.
Make/model of the router (if any).
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-problem-after-switching-to-wireless.621640/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/switching-users-locking-xp-problem.106730/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-switching-identities-in-outlook-exp.235486/
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Are you using the Optimus toolkit? And specified applications in particular to use the high performance GPU?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problem-switching-back-to-onboard-sound.847213/
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Only in Excel 2003 I have a strange problem. If I happen to open an excel file ( Workbook) with multiple excel sheets, then I don't know for what reason the computer always pauses and takes some reasonable time in switching the views between worksheets. This usually happens when I try to click via mouse or less often in when i switch the worksheet via keyboard (Ctrl+Shift+PgUp/PgDn). It is not affected by the auto calculate settings in the options which automatically recalculates all formulas/values when switching sheets and hence taking time.

I am wondering that has anyone else got the same problem and a possible cure for it.

Thanks in Advance.
 

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MexyqenPlease download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the contents of the C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang.

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A:Solved: Problem switching from wireless internet to cabled

Try a dynamic connection for the ethernet ...

To configure a dynamic IP address on your Windows Vista or 7 computer:

1. Click Start.
2. Select Network, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Manage network connections or Change adapter settings from the list of tasks.
3. Right click the connection of interest and click Properties.
4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list and click the Properties button.
5. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
6. Select Obtain DNS Server address automatically.
7. Click OK.
8. Click Close.
 

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A:Solved: Problem with switching back to dynamic IP - My other computers cannot see network now

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A:technika mp3 switching off after switching it on

Instead of NTFS try formatting it to FAT32.
 

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A:switching from VIA to NF2

changing motherboards is nearly always call for a reformat seeing as just about everything (IDE, AGP, System, USB etc) drivers are replaced. You might be able to unistall the VIA drivers but other than that a reformat is best for speed and stabilty.
Hope that helps

Steg
 

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A:Switching over HDD's

I recommend doing it the way that you want to

I can't tell you how many thousands of times I have plugged another HardDrive in internally, then backed up, without issue. (as long as not set to boot from the secondary harddrive )

It is possible that Windows (not the boot part though) may assign different drive letters to your CD\DVD drive or new HardDrive
This is normal
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And Windows starts up again (with the original HardDrive)
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Note: C: will not change drive letters (but external USB drives may <- eg just for the sake of the argument)

Go for it :grinthumb

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A:switching from HDD to SSD

You can clone your HDD to the SSD with Acronis TrueCopy from OCZ website:
http://ocz.com/consumer/download/acronis-true-image-hd-software
 

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A:vid cam switching

Your video software is probably looking for the camera on the serial port now.

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If not, you will have to reinstall the software.

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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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A:Switching PC's

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A:OS Switching

The only way you can switch between OS in windows is how you already mentioned virtually.
To dual boot it is better if both the OS's are on the same drive in separate partitions.
This way through a boot loader the default will OS will load unless you choose a different OS at startup
Another way is two pc's and switch between using a kvm switch, which is what I use here also good for backup
 

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A:Switching over from Win 8 to Win 7

Hiya pal and welcome to the forums ...

OEM is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale.





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Use of this OEM System Builder Channel software is subject to the terms of the Microsoft OEM System Builder License. This software is intended for pre-installation on a new personal computer for resale. This OEM System Builder Channel software requires the assembler to provide end user support for the Windows software and cannot be transferred to another computer once it is installed. To acquire Windows software with support provided by Microsoft please see our full package "Retail" product offerings.


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That topic has been subject of several painful headaches for me. I have tried searching the forum but can't seem to find the answer.

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1 : where do I get the software. I have a genuine 32 bits.

2 : how could i backup my whole system ?

3 : is there a free upgrade (or discount) for Windows 7

thank you !

A:Switching from 32 to 64 !

Unless you recently purchased your computer and have a coupon to upgrade to Win 7, you're gonna have to buy the OS.

Backup info:

Windows Vista: A Guide to Windows Vista Backup Technologies

Purchasing info:

you can purchase with educational pricing if you qualify.

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Hook up the Sony Network adapter to your PS2, plug the cable into your router, and fire it up.

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A:Switching to 64 Bit?

Hello there.

The easiest way to go would be to upgrade to 4GB or 6GB, but 5GB? it's kind of senseless (no offense, senseless in a "weird" way) because you'd have to buy a 2GB module and a 1GB one..

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