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Solved: USB > IDE adapter; Power Source is for what?

Q: Solved: USB > IDE adapter; Power Source is for what?

Hi all. I'm semi-reliably informed that my main board is dead.

If my HD survived whatever traumatic event caused the above, I'd like to attempt to salvage some of the data from it. It's a Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 80GB ATA/133, 3.5 series.

So far, Ive found this adapter which seems like what I'll need to connect the HD to a laptop via USB in order for it to show up as a removable drive from which I can pull files. Note: I don't want to open the laptop & connect directly vice the DVDRW as it's still under warranty.

So, my question is ... what's the power source on the adapter for? Is it in case you want the connected drive to function as a working drive as opposed to just a storage device?

(sorry, no doubt this is a really dumb one, hardware's just not my thing )

Any advice on this specifically, or any general comments on the likelihood of success of this operation, gratefully received. TIA,

bomb

A: Solved: USB > IDE adapter; Power Source is for what?

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Hello again,

I have seen these adapters that you can plug into a cigarette lighter outlet in a car, and use as the power source for a laptop. I tried before with one, but am not sure if it was the right wattage or what not.

My question is, where will I find on my laptop to see what type I will need? What number am I looking for to match up with the adapter? Also, are these adapters good?

Thanks.
 

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Thanks
 

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They come from the PS. If you don't have them you can buy splitters. Keep in mind the total output of your PS.
 

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hi,
and thanks in advance.
got a small question that keeps bugging me.

I charge my e-cig batteries and cellphone and allot of other stuff with usb on my PC.
several months ago I have noticed that even when my PC is turned off that my batteries still keep charging.
first off is this normal? or only in some cases?
and second, does the power to charge those devices come from the wall socket threw my power supply unit or from my battery on the mobo.

that's why when I noticed this I stopped charging stuff when my pc is off because I dont know for sure
even friends that work in the IT business didn't really believe me that my batteries kept charging while my PC was off.

friendly regards,
bryan
 

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But now my problem came back.
My power source itself isnt getting hot or anything, but I do get theses infinite loop crashes in an increasing rate.
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Should I actually buy a better power source, maybe spend a lot and get a 500w one to be sure there is no problem in that sector?
Could it solve my problem definitivly?
 

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Please Help me out![/FONT]
 

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Possibilities include

a. the power outlet has no power;
b. the power cord is not plugged securely into the router;
c. the cord was damaged in transit;
d. the router is dead.
 

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A:Compaq laptop wont power, I need an alternate power source

Same problem here

I am having the same problem with my Presario Laptop x1015.

I sent it in for repair once, but it is happening again and I can't find my receipt so they won't honor the warentee. Bought it last Feb. Funny thing is that Compaq told me that this is
not a common problem and tried to blame me!!!!

If you know of an alternate source please reply or email [email protected]
 

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Hello!

I received the following message when I am booting up my Dell ATG Laptop. Does this mean I need a new power cord? If so, is there anywhere recommended to purchase or do I just go to the dell website?

The AC Power Adapter Wattage and Type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available. Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance. To resolve this issue, try to reset the power adapter. Strike the F3 key (before F1 or F2 key) if you do not want to see the power warning again.

Strike the F1 to to continue. F2 to run the setup utility, Pree F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Thank you so much for the assistance!

Baxter
 

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It may be the AC Adapter, or the internal battery has died.
 

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Best regards,
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Welcome to TSG!!

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A:Power Source

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A:Power source

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So you have to push the Power Supply fan blades to get the fan to start? If this is the case, you will need to replace the whole power supply. The intake fan is easy to replace. A computer repair shop can do this for you
 

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Need more info, like what kind of system do you have?
 

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 Has anyone tried charging this device using a usb-c to regular usb cable? If so, please report success/failures. Just asking here before buying the cable.




I am taking on a pretty big burden helping out people on this forum regularly now... Well... Lets see how this works out... (For android related questions, i recommend you post your questions/conserns on the XDA Forums instead... Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/help Click "New Thread"

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hi there,

this is more like a general hardware question.

my computer:

MB: P4S8X
CPU: P4 2.5
GC: Ati Radeon 9700 non-pro latest drivers ( catalyst 4.1 )
SC: Creative Sound Blaster live 2 player
Speakers: Creative Inspire 6.1
Ram: 512
HD: Ibm Deskstar 120gbx 80gb
Power Source: 350W

this problem happen on my both OS's Windows XP and RedHat 9 on separated partitions.

1: sometimes both OS's dont recognise the sound card. its just like it isnt there. in linux whenever i try to play a dvd the sound cames out from the speakers like "bumps" (sorry the wrong expression, but im not that good in english ).

2: in the last couple of months the power source makes sometimes a very strange large sound like a motor bike (but not as loud).

3: the hard drive makes a loud cute sound, that it didnt make at the beguining.

4: MB and CPU are allways about 50 of temperature (celcius).

the entire computer has about a year now, so it is rather new, but are all these problems due to the power source? i mean, maybe if i buy a new one with more power (say 450w or somethin), would it solve the problems?

thanks in advance.

PS: sorry the bad english.
 

A:is my power source the problem?

What is the brand-name and model of your power-supply?

Switch off the PC and clean the powersupply (just from the outside) with a strong vacuum-cleaner/hoover. It may be quite dusty inside. It may well be that it's fan is on the way out, which may cause PSU-overheating and definitely a lot of noise.
If that does not help, replace your PSU with a 400-450W from either Enermax or Antec.

If you can reach the fan-blades on any fans inside the PC, clean those up at the same time.

Start thinking about a backup-strategy for your HD and look around for a new HD. Before you do that, read this post, go to IBM and download their HD-test utilities.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7602
 

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Hello guys, can anyone help a damsel in distress?

So, I'm hoping to "update" slightly some parts of my PC this Christmas! I want more RAM and I need to buy a new Power Supply because mine just makes this huge, horrible noise every time I turn it on!

My PC info is as this:

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-MA78GM-US2H
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Can I just buy two more RAM cards of 2GB and plug them in? What do I have to do? And the same thing with the Power Supply? What do you guys recommend? I may be talking with big words like RAM and Power but I'm a bit of a noob

Help?

xoxo
 

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Hey
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I have a computer that is working fine when plugged into one of my outlets.

The computer does not turn on when plugged in at another location (different house).
I have eliminated the power cord as the source of the problem (it works at my house);
I plugged the computer directly into the wall at the person's home . . . no luck.

The computer in question is a Gateway with a Pentium 4 processor, 256 MB RAM, bus clock speed 100.

The problem started after an electrical storm. Other devices that plug into the wall socket work.

Thanks for help and advice.

Sylvia

One more thing: The tower sits in a cabinet . . . not something I would recommend because of potential overheating.
 

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Hello

I have a Windows XP Toshiba Sattilite, model is in the 1400s somewhere if that is any help. But about a week ago the computer woudln't recognise the power source.

Here's the story, if you take the battery out and unplug it, you get no power. If you use just the battery it is fine and dandy, but if plug it in and put the battery in, it doesen't say that it is plugged in, but it still works even though the battery is dead. And if you take the battery out and plug it in it still works but it either says it is running from an unknown source and unkown battery life reamianing or it says 0% battery remaing, please change to a power outlet or swich batteries imeaditly.

And, whenever you reboot it it goes into hibernate halfway through.

Please Help

Don
 

A:Not Recognizing Power Source

Chances are that you need a calibration utility that will drain your battery and reset the power monitoring software to recognize the battery's state. Check Toshiba's site.
 

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A:Possible Power Source Problem ?

Yep, could be your PS...download aida32...it will give you voltage readings.
 

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ello guys,

So heres my issue, i stupidly used the wrong power cable to power a usb hub.. which i noticed as the lights indicating power would turn off when i plugged it in. i didnt have it in for verry long but its cause my usb keyboard and mouse to stop working.

question really is it posible to revive the hardware that was "over-powered"? or is the damage irreversable? atm it is not accepting any power what so ever, both a keyboard and a mouse.

Thanks in advance for any help on offer!
 

A:Wrong power source on usb hub.

Do you mean the keyboard and mouse don't work when plugged directly into Usb sockets, without the hub ?

What was the 'wrong' power lead meant to power ?
 

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A:9800GT no power source needed?

is the 9800GT an ECO 'green version?
http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-8383-view-Galaxy-GeForce-9800-GT-green-edition.html
 

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I found one here thats decent for 150.
http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/204/p/1/pt/32/product.asp

Im looking for one that will allow my PC basically to stay up through a power failure,
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I have a 400w psu, any suggestions that are small and easy?
Im not looking for a large item, hopefully in the 100 range or less.

I love in Florida and during storms it sucks sometimes.
 

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Hello all, and thanks for taking time to look at this.

Recently I've been experiencing some crashes while playing WoW mostly, when it happens the PC sounds like it's powering down and it loses all video and audio signals (it is still running though) forcing me to do a hard reset, windows event log shows the following (Excuse me for the dutch, but the dutch parts are just standard info I think)

Logboeknaam: System
Bron: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Datum: 13-4-2010 18:36:02
Gebeurtenis-id:41
Taakcategorie: (63)
Niveau: Kritiek
Trefwoorden: (2)
Gebruiker: SYSTEM
Computer: LOLCAT-PC
Beschrijving:
Het systeem is opnieuw opgestart zonder eerst correct te worden afgesloten. Deze fout is mogelijk veroorzaakt doordat het systeem niet meer reageert of is vastgelopen of doordat de stroom is uitgevallen.
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<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-04-13T16:36:02.296875000Z" />
<EventRecordID>11345</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
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A:Event 41 Source: Kernel Power

Some aditional info: I tried to run CHKDSK but it crashes everytime there's 1 second left to interupt the test, I also tried defragging yesterday but it was stuck at 0% for several hours, combined with the error I'm getting, could my HDD be failing?

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Hi,

This is my first time posting on this forum, so I apologize if this is the improper venue.

I just built a new computer and I set up a 2 week maintenance plan. Today was the 2 week marker so I turned off all the peripherals, and unplugged the monitor.

After cleaning the computer, I went about putting my LCD monitor back in place. I plugged in the VGA cord, and then placed the power cord into the monitor.

The issue is, the power cord for the monitor was already plugged into an active power source and when I plugged the cord into the monitor, I heard a distinct crackle.

I powered up the PC and the Monitor and all seems well. But I'm curious - was I suppose to unplug the power cord from its power source first, before plugging it into the monitor? Do you think I caused harm to the monitor, because atm it seems fine.

Thank you in advance for your responses.
 

A:Monitor Power Source Question

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I dropped my laptop last night on the carpeting. It wasn't a hard fall, but immediately my power cord was no longer charging. Can this be easily fixed?
 

A:power cord source on lap top damaged

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I'd lik opinions on good & bad of using a UPS ( Uninterruped Power Source).
It seems that ours makes our computer hibernate 2x a day.
 

A:Opinion on UPS = Uninterruped Power Source

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I have a laptop that I have not used in a while. I took it out a few minutes ago and went to plug it in. I plugged it into the surge first and the green light went on in the power source of the plug for the laptop. But as soon as it made contact with the laptop the light went out giving me no power at all. Battery obviously is dead right now.
Could it be just the power supply??????
If it is weird it will happen to me
kali
 

A:Is it the power source???? Need educated guesse's

It sure sounds like the Power Supply is dead. You can check it with a Volt meter if you have one.
 

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I'm thinking about building a super rig computer that will have a top of the line CPU and GPU.

What kind of power source do I need? I was told a 500w will be enough.
 

A:Power Source Wattage Question

Go here:

http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

and select the components you are using. Works great.
 

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Greetings,

I got a new plug for my laptop (since I moved abroad and needed a European outlet plug). I turned off my computer to let it charge, and everything was fine. I turn it back on and I get the "Would you like to tour Windows XP" message, and all my settings have been deleted. So I freak out. Everything is gone, though the memory is still being used. I eventually go through the steps:
Right click on Start
Go to Explore
Find my documents and then my name
Open that, and hurrah! Everything is there. I move it back onto my computer.

I think everything is okay.

I turn my computer back on a few hours later and I get "Would you like to tour Windows XP" message. Everything is deleted. So I try the same thing, but this time, have no luck. The same steps I took last time lead to no results.

I'm in tears over here in Europe, and looking for any ideas I can get.
 

A:New Power Source deleted all my files?

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We need to repair a bunch of laptop power adapters, If you are aware of where to purchase the cables that can repair the line from the power transformer to the plug that goes into the socket in a recent HP or Compaq laptop, and some older British laptops no longer made. please advise.

We realize one needs to have soldering skills, but I am comfortable with that task. We need the type of cable that has a core, then a insulated outer line, then the woven cable that encircles it... and of course the rubberized outer sheath.

The recent HP power adapters with the pin instead of the yellow hole are failing at an incredible rate. HP charges $75 for them, and the Chinese ones take as long as 21 days to arrive... we need some cable for temporary quick fixes, and most cable is bulky and dangerous or damaging.
 

A:Source of Cable for Laptop Power Adapters

Just buy a universal power adapter.
 

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Whenever I open my laptop and it is plugged into the power source, the screen display does not turn on. When I unplug it, it automatically turns on. It does not matter what the battery percentage is. I have not recently made any changes to my display settings. It seems like everything is working in reverse. Does anyone know a way I can fix this? Thank you in advance.

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I have a motherboard thats 24 pin and a 4 pin processor connector, but the power source i ordered is a 20 pin and 4 pin for the processor, is there any way i can get a converter instead of having to buy a new power source?
 

A:Convert Power Source Motherboard Plug?

Look closely the 4 pin may be able to slid onto the end of the 20 pin connector making it a 24 pin. many power supplies now offer this feature where you are able to do both.
 

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ok, i've gone through 3 power supplies already, all of which i thought met the requirments for my video card. I have a GeForce 7800 GS OC. The minimum requirments are supposed to be a 400w power supply with 12v rating of 20a or more. I just bought a Dynex DX-PS500w, it's a 500w power source. So for those of you who may know better than me, will this power source be ok or should i look for something else?
 

A:Video Card Blows Power Source

It may work or may not... all 500W power supplys are not created equal. Dynex is a BestBuy house brand (so who knows who really made it)? If you can return it... do yourself a favor and go with Seasonic, Antec, or PCPower&Cooling.
 

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Hello !

There is an unexpected reboot on a 2003 server R2 Std SP1.

I see the following messages on the Windows Events :

Event 1001, BugCheck
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000027 (0x00000000baad0073, 0xfffff88009264038, 0xfffff88009263890, 0xfffff88003684a3a). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 082615-14913-01.

Event 41, Kernel-Power
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

I took the MEMORY.DUMP from the server and put it on my Workstation. I use BlueScreenView but it show nothing. I think it's because it use "minidump".


What should I do ? Did the Events (maybe the params) means something for you ?

Thanks for you help.

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Does anyone have a source the plug used on HP Compac laptop ac power supplies? I have several that have failed at the point where the cable is molded to the plug. I thought the connector was a size "K", but the ID is too large.
 

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I got a power source from my cousin while i was living with him in ireland for a time, and i found that it is 230V as opposed to 115V. The side of the box has a chart for each voltage but it has a sticker on the back marked AC230V. Im assuming that on most power sources there is a way to switch it, ive searched inside and out of the box and i cant find anything and i cant seem to find a manual for it on the web either, any ideas?
 

A:Finding the switch on a Maxpower pl-400 Power Source

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hi sevenforum,
i have had a BSOD during startup, i downloaded bluescreen view to have a look but it isn't showing anything.
could you good people have a look at it please

thx

A:BSOD on startup, source Kernel-Power

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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SO... for the record, yes I signed up just to do this post. -_-

Anyway. I have a Compaq Presario laptop, I've had it about 3 1/2 months. Earlier, I was working on it strictly from the power outlet (I have a habit of taking the battery out when it gets full so the battery time won't go down... I heard from a friend that doing that helps, I guess). I had just took out the battery, my dad walked into the room unexpectedly, and flipped the switch.

My problem is that when I press the power button (and I've tried turning it on off of the battery, battery and outlet power, and just the outlet power), the light turns on, I can hear the regular whirring, but then the power button starts to flash, as if it's in standby mode?

I've tried pushing a few buttons on the keyboard, tried pushing the escape button, tried pressing even the wireless LAN button that's at the top... nothing. When I press the power button, nothing happens unless I hold it down for five seconds, then it just turns itself off again.

So... help?
 

A:Laptop got the power source cut off unexpectedly, now it won't turn on?

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I didn't see any other threads at all about this issue.  So last week one  day  my battery was getting low and I plugged in the AC adapter that came with the laptop and got a message that it wasn't drawing from a 65 watt power source and wasn't charging.  I left it plugged in so as not to drain the battery further and all of a sudden, some time later, it started charging.
I have been leaving the adapter plugged in.
This  week one morning I cold booted and it stopped at a black screen saying it couldn't detect that the power source was 65 watts but to hit F1 if I wanted to continue.  I did.  It started up just fine.
There  is no arcing going  on, no shocks, it  is fully charged and plugged in at the moment.  I shut down every  night and cold boot the next time.
If this rings a bell with anybody please let me know why it would do this.  In the mean time I am backing data up  regularly because I have two huge projects I don't want to lose.
Thanks.

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Hope I posted in the right area....I don't think this is hardware related, but it very well could be.

I've looked around through other forums trying to find ppl w/ a similar problem to mine. Have been unable to find one so far. So please just redirect me if I've overlooked it.

Just built a new system this month.
Core i7-920 (overclocked to 3.42 19x180)
EVGA X58 SLI LE MB
EVGA e-GeForce 9800 GTX
12 GB OCZ 1600 DDR3 RAM
Intel SSD X25-M Drive
Corsair H50 liquid cooling unit.
Well ventilated case w/ a spot cooler on the ram.

Overclocked it and torture tested it for a full day(prime95/memtest), and it seemed very stable, so I'm not quick to throw this in as a OC problem. The random restart has happened TWICE now (total) in a matter of 1 week. The first random restart was just watching a video file in "Media Player Classic." (and shortly after a cold boot). After getting back into Windows, I could not get the same video file to make it restart. The 2nd time was today loading into world of warcraft. As soon as the loading screen finished, restart. No BSOD's (even w/ "restart" option disabled in system recovery option).

-The event lD was 41 Kernal-Power.
-No light flickers associated w/ this
-The core temps were not even above 40.
-Updated latest firmware for SSD
-All windows7 critical updates installed
-Newest MB drivers
-Newest video card drivers

And system seems incredibly stable the rest of the time. But I've read ot... Read more

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hello, my win7ult pc has worked flawlessly until i installed a new LCD cable and microphone behind the display. Then the battery would not charged....fixed that....now the pc wakes up every five minutes when it is asleep....

I found in events log that it is my power button that is cause the wake but now i need to know where to go from here to correct the problem...i tried advanced power setting already and i cant seem to find wake on LAN in bios...so any help is appreciated

A:PC wakes after 5 minutes....source power button....need advice

You can find those settings in the advance properties for your lan card via windows..
either go through the device manager or through network and sharing to get there.

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Hi,
Last night I couldn't shut the computer down normally and had to shut it off at power source.

Today I tried to open an ebook I had downloaded to Adobe reader and it is listed there but when I try to open it, I get a message saying the files couldn't be found. Can I recover it? Please help, not technically adept, I'm afraid.
Thanks, Dee

A:Lost Files When Computer Had To Be Shut Off At Power Source

Is there only one file affected?If so, I would consider it lost and download it again.You might check Event Viewer to see what errors are posted for your system...whatever caused the need for a hard shutoff...probably did some harm or was an indication that the system needs attention.Microsoft Windows XP - Using Event Viewer - http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documen...r.mspx?mfr=trueLouis

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About 2 weeks back my current desktop randomly shuts into Power Save mode and cannot be brought back. As far as I know there was no major software installation or changes in the computer. The power save mode seems to come on almost randomly. I can be working on it anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours before it kicks in The only way to get the computer back is to hold down the power switch and wait for it to shut down - then boot back up. This rig is a year old now and I'm hoping I can fix it soon with your help.

Here is my current set up:
Windows XP SP2
AMD Anthlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ 2.61 GHz
1x2GB Mushkin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400)
Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
BFG Nvidia GeForce 9400 GT
COOLER MASTER eXtreme 500W ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply

Here are somethings I have tried with no luck:
Shutting off all forms of power save mode in control panel
Updated videocard drivers/windows/etc
Rediculous amounts of virus scans with no luck
New battery for motherboard
Switch the RAM slots and reseated the videocard/Dusted the entire case
Checked that all fans are operating.

I don't think its a monitor issue as I have a dual screen setup and both shut off.

I opened up the case and put a large box fan blowing directly into it. Maybe it's my imagination but it seems to last longer on (but still cuts off). Which leads me to think an overheating issue. Though, after it goes into power save mode I have touched around a... Read more

A:Power save mode? Help me find the source of the problem!

I'm beginning to think it's the power supply failing, but can't be sure. Would this power save stuff happen if the PSU was crapping out? Anyone had any experience?
 

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Hey, I was typing an assignment on microsoft word 2010 and then I got the BSOD; I'm not the best with computers so i'm not sure what to do.

A:BSOD source: Kernel-Power, bugcheck code 209

Welcome
With the necessary information we can help.
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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This is a common problem (I see lots of posts)
The problem source is the [Dell] AC adapter.  PA-21 Family, 65W, P/N: NX061.  It is made in China.
I have an XPS M1330.  Using Dell after warranty service, replaced the Mother Board twice, replaced the battery twice, replaced the AC adapter twice - not fixing it.
Turns out the power warning message is very informative.  It states "Please connect a Dell 65W AC adapter or greater for best system performance".  So, I plugged in my Dell 95W adapter - WOW Problem Solved.
A lab test of my new Dell 65W AC adapter shows it to be 64.6 watts.  If this unit gets hot (like after several hours of use), it may not put out the full 65 watts - the system may not recognize the adapter, it may power the system ok, but won't charge the battery.
These units burn out after only a few months of use. Their cables are too fragile. If Dell's or their supplier's Quality Control can't produce a reliable 65W product - I found seveal "Made In USA" universal adapters.
 

A:AC Adapter - Alert - "AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined"

Well my solution was simple.
I just removed the battery pack and powered up my notebook. Then I turned off the notebook replaced the battery pack and VOILA. The error message was gone.

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Hi

Today i've got the 3rd BSOD this month - on a new purchased Laptop / Windows 7 64Bit.

Dump file from today's crash is attached.

Thanks!


Code:
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-01-18T19:05:46.232818800Z" />
<EventRecordID>17092</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>LAPTOP</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">194</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x7</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x1097</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x210005</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0xfffffa8007ed7e00</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
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A:BSOD - Event View Source: Kernel Power, EventID 41

Hi bilbi,

There seems to be a power issue on the kernel, however this can be caused by many things and is not solely indicative of a power loss. It's a good place to start though. I see by the computer name that this is a laptop?Was it running on batteries or power when the issue occured?
Are there many USB (or other external) deveices plugged in to it?

Head off to your manufacturers website and download the latest drivers (don't use windows update as these may not be the newest available). Update everything! note: For chipset drivers you may want to check with AMD or intel directly.

The bug report suggests that your wireless drivers are the culprit (netw5v64.sys). you may want to start with these first.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Tim\Desktop\011810-19952-01\011810-19952-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\websymbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02e0f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0304ce50
Debug session time: Tue Jan 19 06:04:55.580 2010 (GMT+11)
System Uptime: 0 days 11:17:34.281
Loading Kernel Symbols
.............................. Read more

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-Hi,

I was working on my computer and had several pieces of software open (microsoft development tools, etc) and my screen BSOD'd briefly then rebooted with the following error. I'm not hareware savy, can anyone help me try and diagnose my issue? I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks in advance


Code:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />

<EventID>41</EventID>

<Version>2</Version>

<Level>1</Level>

<Task>63</Task>

<Opcode>0</Opcode>

<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-18T08:30:12.321624300Z" />

<EventRecordID>26371</EventRecordID>

<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />

<Channel>System</Channel>

<Computer>Therese-Win7</Computer>

<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />

</System>


- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>

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A:BSOD - Event View Source: Kernel Power, EventID 41

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tperri


-Hi,

I was working on my computer and had several pieces of software open (microsoft development tools, etc) and my screen BSOD'd briefly then rebooted with the following error. I'm not hareware savy, can anyone help me try and diagnose my issue? I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks in advance


Code:

<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />

<EventID>41</EventID>

<Version>2</Version>

<Level>1</Level>

<Task>63</Task>

<Opcode>0</Opcode>

<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-12-18T08:30:12.321624300Z" />

<EventRecordID>26371</EventRecordID>

<Correlation />

<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />

<Channel>System</Channel>

<Computer>Therese-Win7</Computer>

<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />

</System>


- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>

<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data... Read more

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Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) (build 7600)
Dell Inc. OptiPlex 780
2.93 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
Board: Dell Inc. 0C27VV A00
BIOS: Dell Inc. A01 09/01/2009
319.98 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
3996 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

I have attached dump files and BSOD Dump & System File Collection

Please let me know if you need any further information.

A:Getting daily BSOD in WIN7 machine, EventID: 41 Source: Kernel-Power

  
Quote: Originally Posted by warmoor73


Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) (build 7600)
Dell Inc. OptiPlex 780
2.93 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
Board: Dell Inc. 0C27VV A00
BIOS: Dell Inc. A01 09/01/2009
319.98 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
3996 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

I have attached dump files and BSOD Dump & System File Collection

Please let me know if you need any further information.





"It's not a true crash, in the sense that the bluescreen was initiated only because the combination of video driver and video hardware was being unresponsive, and not because of any synchronous processing exception".

Since Vista, the "Timeout Detection and Recovery" (TDR) components of the OS video subsystem have been capable of doing some truly impressive things to try to recover from issues which would have caused earlier OSs like XP to crash.

As a last resort, the TDR subsystem sends the video driver a "please restart yourself now!" command and waits a few seconds.

If there's no response, the OS concludes that the video driver/hardware combo has truly collapsed in a heap, and it fires off that stop 0x116 BSOD.

If playing with video driver versions hasn't helped, make sure the box is not overheating.

Try removing a side panel and aiming a big mains fan straight at the motherboard and GPU.

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I don't know what happened but and missing the battery icon and my security alert icon from my Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 laptop with Windows XP Home. In addition I get an error that says desktop access denied. I tried to go to customize notifications and clicked always show for the icons with no results and the two are in past Items section instead of current items. I ran Malwarebytes CCleaner Glary Utilities Spybot Search and Destroy Emsisoft Anti Malware lavasoft adaware but issue is still there and avg virus scan. Any professional help would be appreciated.
 

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Well, not much more needs to be said. It just started spontaniously. I already made a topic here once, regarding the similar 0x124 errors, well guys, if you are still interested then let me say that the problem then was the antivirus and not the RAM as many of you suspected. Anyway, I am back since yesterday, spontanious bsods occured to me AGAIN. No pattern, no warnings. The bsod error code is 0x124 and the source is said to be kernel power. Well, I managed to fix it for a few hours by pushing the cables in, thinking that *power* might be the problem. Well, damn, the screens are back. There seem to be too many options and I do not look forward to messing with my BIOS until I consult the computer magicians on here. Heh. Heh. Heh.
Here are the dumps:
And thanks in advance.

A:BSOD playing Red Orchestra 2, source: kernel power, error 0x124

  
Quote: Originally Posted by PumaTheSatan


Well, not much more needs to be said. It just started spontaniously. I already made a topic here once, regarding the similar 0x124 errors, well guys, if you are still interested then let me say that the problem then was the antivirus and not the RAM as many of you suspected. Anyway, I am back since yesterday, spontanious bsods occured to me AGAIN. No pattern, no warnings. The bsod error code is 0x124 and the source is said to be kernel power. Well, I managed to fix it for a few hours by pushing the cables in, thinking that *power* might be the problem. Well, damn, the screens are back. There seem to be too many options and I do not look forward to messing with my BIOS until I consult the computer magicians on here. Heh. Heh. Heh.
Here are the dumps:
And thanks in advance.


As Jonathan_king walked you through last time it is hardware and ram is usually the first thing to check,

It could be power, it could be heat but it is a piece of hardware in distress.

Did your RAM pass at least 7 passes in Memtest?

Have you run memtest now?

Have you re-installed the OS?

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Hey guys I keep getting the BSOD. 28 times in the last week and is bugging me. Just wondering if you can help me fix this. Would be very much appreciated.

- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
<EventID>41</EventID>
<Version>2</Version>
<Level>1</Level>
<Task>63</Task>
<Opcode>0</Opcode>
<Keywords>0x8000000000000002</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-03-28T12:09:40.067611600Z" />
<EventRecordID>127656</EventRecordID>
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
<Channel>System</Channel>
<Computer>home-PC</Computer>
<Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
</System>
- <EventData>
<Data Name="BugcheckCode">78</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x2</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x1739cb</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x21f7ff</Data>
<Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x1</Data>
<Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
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A:Multiple BSOD Event ID - 41 Task Category (63) Source - Kernel Power

I will let you guys see my screen if you want. Will pay if needed.

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For the last two weeks, every time I start my Dell INSPIRON E1705 while using the power supply I am greeted with the following message. "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined. Your system will operate slower and the battery will not charge. Please connect a Dell 90W AC adapter or higher for best system operation". I press the F1 Key and everything works fine. I've read about this on other websites and most say it's a design flaw in the power supply after the cord has been properly wound around the supply as designed. Apparently a few of the cords internal wire strands become broken and cause this message. My computer is from June 2006 and shouldn't be having this issue so early...or ever. This seems like a flaw that should have created some type of manufacturers recall since so many people are having this issue. I'm of course out of warranty, will Dell replace this free of charge?
 
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A:Power Supply - "The AC power adapter type cannot be determined....."

You are correct, the failure is due toloss of the power supply ID signal. Sometimes this happens because of strain on the plug, which breaks the signal wire. Some even are so severe that the insulation breaks away from the plug; this is due to rough handling. The other cause is one or more of the power socket solder connections to the system board become broken. This also is related to severe handling. I have seen one case where all three power connections and three of four mechanical connections were disconnected. If the power supply is bad, a replacement will cure the problem. If not, then the socket is bad, and this will require a system board replacement. If you are experienced, you can try to resolder the connections. I am experienced and was not able to get my daughter's E6000 to work by resoldered. More recent Dells are using a replacable power connection board which is a much cheaper repair.

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kraftzion said:





Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.Click to expand...

There is no particular reason for this, either side of the power supply could be lengthened or shortened.





kraftzion said:





Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?Click to expand...

I'm not positive but thats what I have always thought it was.
 

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