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Post Failure, cpu and case fan on

Q: Post Failure, cpu and case fan on

I get a failure to post when I switch my computer on (I put it together in December 2004, I

have not added anything in the last couple of months or so, although sometimes the computer

would shut down by itself at night for reasons I could not figure out). No beeps (as far as I

can remember the computer beeped once when it used to start correctly), the MB light comes

on,the fans come on and in the beginning the HDD light just came on and stayed on. I started by

taking off all the pci boards. I reset the CMOS by unplugging the computer, taking the battery

out waiting for 15-20 secs, resetting using the jumpers and putting the jumper back in the

original position. I even tried booting without hard drive and optical drives and floppy drive.

As a last ditch I took out everything except cpu and tried to boot. I have tried to push down

on the power connectors and everything I could imagine no luck, no beeps. I strongly suspect

its the Motherboard. It could also be the memory or the PSU or the CPU. I don't have spares of

either. I have tried the graphics card in another computer and that seems to work. Here is my

system configuration

-Aus P5P800 865PE with AMI bios
-Coolmax True power 2.0 550 Watts power supply
- P4/3.2 Ghz 800MHz LGA775
-Mushkin pc3200 DDRAM - 3-3-3-8 timing (not a verified vendor by Asus but it has worked fine

for close to two years)
-3-hard drives - 2 PATA and 1 SATA and 2 Optical Drives and floppy drive
-Radeon 9000PRo graphics card (the fan on the card does not come on. But the card works on

another computer without the fan coming on)

Any ideas? should I get one of the computer stores diagnose components? should I just buy a new


Please Help

A: Post Failure, cpu and case fan on

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Sys: W2K, SP4; IE6, 512megs SDRAM, 1.2 gig AMD Athlon CPU, ECS K7SEM mobo, Award 6 Bios.

Problem: Upon system startup, power comes on, but nothing else--no beep to indicated the system has entered POST. After several tries, it will finally beep and the harware will come to life.

Once working it will usually keep working as you'd normally expect as power cycle to work. It's mainly after sever hours of being off and now always, over night that the error occurs--no power to the hardware, until several tries.

History: Recently been hit with many Trojans & viruses. They've made it past my NAT router, past my software firewall and have taken apart my McAfee AV program. But they have been contained, before they could do any damage, so I hoped, except I just got a bounced email yesterday, that shows I have been spoofed and my address book copied and is being sent to. So a Trojan got in.

I have SpyBot S&D, Ad-aware, McAfee VS8, two firewalls going. I have cleaned all the viruses/Trojans off the system, out of the registry with S&D, Ad-Aware, VS8, Trendmicros VS and Pandasofts VS programs. As well as using CWShreeder, MRU Blaster, BHO removers, HiJackThis.
The system is clean. no hidden files, every thing ok. It doesn't seem to be an OS problem.

A week ago, my power supply went out.
I replaced it.
It's since replacing it and getting all the viurs/trojan hits that the problem has begun.

I thought it might be the new PS, so I put in another, ... Read more

A:pre-POST failure. no beep, sys doesn't go to POST

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Ok, I'm in the process of updating my MOBO and Processor. I have bought a new powersupply to accompany it. I've got everything hooked up. Push the power button on the case, now all of a sudden:
- the LED light on the front of the case is 'Red' (use to be green).
-Along with this, the 2 cd drives dont power up, (no lights, tray-open buttons dont work).
-The HD starts to spin
- Heatsink for the powersupply turns on

Now, I have found that if I unplug the IDE cable from the MOBO (which is connecting the 2 cd drives, because the HD is SATA) the 2 cd drives are now working. I am able to open the treys.
-But, computer still doesnt get to the POST
-I have taken the processor out and tested, same thing
-I have taken the MOBO out of the case, same thing.
-I have taken the RAM out of the MOBO, same thing

So, I thought it was the MOBO. Called the place I bought it from, they sent me a brand new one. got everything hooked up, same thing.

It is a GEFORCE 6100-M9 MOBO, accompanied with a AMD 64 3700+.

Has anyone had this problem before? If so, I would really like some insight on what I could try next.

A:Case wont get to a post

Hello and welcome to techspot.

Did you use the riser pins under the motherboard to separate it from your case?

Please list your parts in detail. Are you using the integrated graphics or a graphics card? What are the details of the ram you are using? What power supply do you have (watts and how many amps on the +12v rail).

More details please.

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I am really hoping someone else has already had this problem and has an easy fix!

We just bought a new Antech Nine Hundred case today and carefully and painstakingly transferred everything from our old home-built (which was only built this year - not really OLD). After carefully checking and rechecking everything, we hit the power button and get no post sound and no video. Everything appears to power up, all fans come on and everything seems to have power though we get no post beeps at all and no video. The video card fans come on, so I am sure it has power and we tried moving it to another slot with no luck. We removed non-essentials as well, but since everything worked this morning I don't think there is actually a defective part here.

The video card was replaced just 2 weeks ago, and everything worked perfectly this morning before transferring to the new case. We have checked and rechecked cables and pins and cannot figure this out.

We are running a 500W power supply, and an evga 9600 GT video card on a Gigabyte S-Series mobo.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: No Post After New Case

I would pull everything out of the case. Do an out of case build to make sure you have not damaged something. Once you are sure the system posts outside of the case, then install the mb, pw supply, and video card only.

Again check to see that it posts. If it does, then shutdown and connect/install parts one at a time. Checking post each time.

I am assuming you marked the places to install standoffs and checked the board fit before installing.

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In the last 8 hours I've among other things, upgraded my computer case and tossed in a few more fans. The only difference in hardware configuration is that I removed a crappy PCI modem, new heatsink/fan/grease, PSU (350W Antech SmartBlue), switched the normal order of cards in PCI slots and altered the way I had my HD's n optical drives chained.

In my original configuration it was :

moboIDE2--->HD2 5400 rpm (slave)---->DVD burner(Master)
moboIDE1--->CD-Rom (slave)--->HD1 7200rpm (master with c: on it)

Never had any problems with it previously. DMA was enabled and I burnt DVD's in the proper amount of time and it never ever crashed when I opened up a folder with an ton of jpgs.

So today just due to the new case and convience reasons, I changed the config to :

moboIDE2--->CD-Rom (slave)--->DVD burner (master)
moboIDE1--->HD2 (slave)--->HD1 (master)

It booted up conflicts, everything looking great... Then I decided to surf a bit and see if the stability holds up. Well it was incredibly sluggish. In both IE and Firebird at first.
Thought it might have been my connection (but I know it wasn't) and decided to open up a folder with a ton of pictures and toss it on thumbnail view. That made the fan crank up(temp sensitive on processor) and hard lock.

I've tried unplugging certain things n rebooting but the only thing that I believe is wrong is that the small fan (i think its on the n bridge) is toast. It looks as if it... Read more

A:Post case upgrade - serious issues

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Hi, I have a problem with my pc. When I start it, it takes ~30 sec until post/bios, it just shows a black screen, after 30 sec I can hear the beep and everything runs fine. When I noticed that I decided to check if all the cables are ok and if everything inside the case is fine. But when I tried to touch the back of the case I got electricity. I switched off the computer so I can open the case but I still couldnt touch it, so I unplugged it, switched off the PSU, and checked the insides. Everything seemed to be fine, rams, video cards all plugged properly. What do you think is the problem? Unfortunately I can't find another power supply to test it. Fortunately the system is on warranty so probably I'll solve it soon. I just want to hear your opinions. Sorry for my english

A:Pc needs some time until post and case electricity

Welcome to Tech Support Guy.

Fortunately the system is on warrantyClick to expand...

Just check that this is the case.
You might be fortunate, but most warranties are declared invalid if you tamper with things, and opening the case to check every individual component and connection almost certainly crosses that limit.
If so, my advice is that you do absolutely nothing to the machine until you take it in.

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I recently purchased a brand new case

I transferred my current computer guts to this new case from the old one.

Corasair 750w CMPSU
Asus p5N72-T Premim
Corsair 240 pinn 1066 x2 Dominator
Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E7600

After three hours of carefully taking out the parts from the old case and placing them into the new one, I try to boot. Everything turns on with the exception of the fan on the GTX280 card. I’ve had problems in the past with the card booting up so I kept trying to boot up over and over trying to see where the problem was from. The problem was not in the video card, I was able to make the fan start a few times, and for good measure also tested with a working Geforce 8600 GTX which had no trouble.

The main problem is I have yet to make the computer POST. After day two of trying to make the computer work through booting attempts with combinations of with bare bones parts, the power supply begins to make a electrical crackling as if there was sparks flying around. This power supply is now completely dead, each time it booted the crackling got worse until it died. I have no idea why this recently purchased quality power supply started doing that.

I’ve since put in another 680W power supply that works well and this successfully turns on all the components but still has the same exact problem, the computer wont post.
I have tried 3 different sets of working RAM, all compatible.
I have tried two different power supplies (both... Read more

A:Computer won't POST after case transfer

The power supply failure might have taken out the board.Have you tried a out of case test? Use only 1 stick of ram> video hooked up to monitor> cpu & heatsink> keyboard & mouse>power supply connections secure. Short the power pins to start to see if you get a display.

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I'm completely lost no hardware was changed at all the dam this wont post or give me beep codes it just sits there with a blank screen

This is what I?m running
Mobo: p5n32-sli Deluxe
cpu: pent d 3.2
psu:550 watt sli
two sticks of 1gb ddr2
two gforce 6800 Xtream 256 in sli mode
donno if you need any other info seeing as it wont post

I'm completely lost I didn?t damage any parts wile transplanting the system

Any ideas???

By not posting the monitor just sits there in sleep mode and nothing happens any beep codes no nothing

A:transplanted my comp into a new case and it wont POST

Probably just missed a PSU connection somewhere.

Do you have two connections to your motherboard? Both the 24pin and the 12vATX connector?

Did you connect your graphics cards to the PSU (assuming they need a PSU connection, some don't)?

Did you use the riser pins to separate your motherboard from the case?

Take out the ram and expansion cards and re-seat them to be sure. In fact, do this with all your connections.

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I just moved to a new case with a larger PSU (300 was old, 350 is new).

When I powered on the comp, I don't even get a POST. As far as I know, everything is plugged into the correct spot. I used to mobo manual for all the correct headers and I can see the power on LED illuminated. The HDD LED illuminates briefly too. The reset switch works, as well as the power switch (obviously). The CPU fan and Northbridge fan is turning. I did discharge the CMOS memory too using the jumper, but that didn't solve my problem. Any ideas? Could something have gone wrong when I moved all the components? Actually, obviously something did go wrong, but anybody have any ideas?

Athlon XP 2100
ABIT KR7A mobo
512 266DDR Mem
40 GB Maxtor HD
couple CD drives
Netgear NIC

thx for any help

A:mobo wont POST after moved to a new case

Disconnect everything except the cpu, fans, memory, and video card with monitor and see if it will post. If not I would start by checking the standoffs to make sure one is not shorting the motherboard to ground. To do this you could even take the board loose and put it on a piece of cardboard to insulate it and see if it will post.

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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Well im going in to get a pc built for me in a few days time but the problem is this. The cases they have in there look really old fashioned! (bad spelling) and just plane yukky! Soo i have decided to buy my own case off of e-bay. So my questions are this

1: Are all the cases the same? please say they are! other wise im screwed and damned to live my hole life with a really horrible tower ..

2: THis is a really stuiped question but please..dont laugh.. if i went to and brought a computer..then i went to a smallish shop in town (which are very cheap) Do you think that the little shop would be cheaper? Just the computer i want off of dell is like £1,800. yet im only aming to pay £1,500 - £1,600. (with monitor) This would be for a good gaming computer. So which is it?

3: is it possible to get a great gaming computer for £1,500?

thanks for any help you can give - from Adam-knox

A:Case questions, new computer question (sorry if this isnt the right place to post)

1. No. Well not technically speaking. But the one used in the majority of motherboards today (I mean a large majority) is the ATX form factor. If you could prvide the mobo. name and model I (or someone) can tell you for sure. But its almost definitly an ATX.

2.Normally local shops cant compete with big retailers. I have found you will be paying more for the same "specs." at a local shop But take into acount that most PC shops use higher quality parts. ANd not to mention you have someone to actually talk to, instad of a phone number.

3. You bet. If you would like us to help you pick out parts, just say the word, its not as hrad as you think, and will save a lot of money.

Hope this helps


BTW-excuse any bad spelling, its late and i just got off work

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 I have to buy a UPS for my new system. I have been doing some extensive reading about the Active PFC power supplies and am now totally confused.  Some UPS manufacturers say you must purchase a Sinewave UPS and others say not.   As the manufacturer, I send my question to you.  I have contacted HP Support chat twice, and neither one knew what I was talking about.  One wanted to know what a UPS was and the other one wanted to know why I wanted to run on battery.  One said to buy the basic one and the other suggested the Sinewave unit. I'm hoping you can look at the specs of the power supply and tell me precisely what I need. I need to know if I can purchase the standard, inexpensive UPS (such as: APC Battery Backup & Surge Protector (BE550G) - 550VA 8-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply or if I need to purchase a PFC Sinewave UPS (such as CyberPower CP850PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS 850VA 510W PFC Compatible Mini-Tower )  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

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Hi, I am getting repeated failure of installation of the above package, necessary for the Windows 10 update next month. Every night the package tries to install, and then fails, reverting the changes and restarting a few times in the process. After Windows finally boots, in "Update History" it is shown as failed, however when I look at the list of installed updates it is there! But still regardless of this Windows Update tries to download and install.

What I have tried so far:

1) Uninstalling the update from Control Panel > Windows Update > List of Installed Updates
2) Uninstalling and re-installing .NET 4.5.2 (I saw this advice on a previous post)
3) After this Searching for updates again and installing

Unfortunately the same update failed and the same error code was reported.
I have downloaded the update file from Microsoft and was considering doing a manual install after uninstalling it again, but I'm not sure this is going to work, and it is frustrating seeing as the attempted install/failure/revert process takes about 30 mins. So I thought I would post here for help.

Here is a dropbox link to the CBS logs zip. (it's too large to attach)

In addition, here is a link to the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file should you require it:

Any help would be gratefully received!



A:Another case of failure with update KB2952664 - Error Code 8004402F

In addition, here is a link to the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file should you require it:

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I have Windows 7 Professional running on an MSI X48C Platinum motherboard. Has been working fine till receintly. Keyboard & mouse would periodically be disabled forcing a manual reboot. Problem:When uninstalling NERO 9 the MSI boot splash screen appeared locking up keyboard & mouse. Hard reboot resulted in signal failure to monitor and continuous on & off cycling of computer power every few seconds. POST sees CD drive but will not read restore disk. Keyboard & mouse remain inactive. Computer continues to power on & off indefinitely.

A:POST failure

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Alright, so I am building my girlfriend a new pc.

Right now, I have the mobo mounted.
The cpuy & heatsink installed.
The ram in place, and all the jumpers and stuff hooked up.

I think what the problem may be, are the front panel jumpers.

My mobo's pins look like this for the jumpers...

[ ][ ][ ][ ]
[ ][ ][ ][ ]

There are 4 plugs coming from the front panel..
[][] - HD LED
[][][] - Power LED
[][] - Power Switch
[][] - Reset Switch.

This means, the Power LED is missing one pin..
So when it's hooked up it looks like so...
[x][x][x][x][ ]

If you notice, there is an open pin above^
This is because there are only 2 pins for the Power LED.
But the plug has 3 places for pins..

I'm not sure if this is the problem, but it was my first guess..

My system seems to power up, Fans run and all Leds flash.
Even my 250mm fan on the side powers up and its Led's burn.

I don't hear a system beep, and there is no visual.
So I am not sure what's going on right now...

Here are the specs and information..

ATX Case,
WinFast Mobo
Amp Memory (1gb x2)
AMD Socket Am2 4200+ Processor
500w Power Supply

I made sure no metal was touching the mobo, and used insulators.
These came with the mobo, they are plasic screw type things.
Anyway, if anyone has any ideas of help please do!
This is urgent this is supose to be a birthday present.


A:Failure to post, please help~!!

WinFast what model mobo?

What make and model ATX case?

Do you have both power plugs connected to the mobo?

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I'm not new to PC building as i have been doing it for nearly 7 years, but i have a problem right now I'm unable to figure out and hopefully i can get some help as i am getting rather frustrated.
So about 2 weeks ago my parents started up there computer and it would not Post, in fact it would only beep repeatedly forever, well i swung by and picked it up and tried to figure it out i tested all the parts in another computer to see if they worked everything checked out except for mobo and CPU as i didn't have the means to test those.
Well i figured it was time for an upgrade for them anyway, so i ordered a new Mobo, CPU and Ram which arrived yesterday and after installing all of it into there case turned on the computer to find it still isn't posting but now instead of beeping, everything turns on, the fans will spin the lights turn on, but after 4seconds it shuts down, then it starts back up on it's own and then again after about 4 seconds it shuts down again, on, off, on, off and so on. I tried running with only the Mobo, CPU, Ram, and Vid card still nothing, i tried running it outside of the case and still nothing, (figured the case might of been shorting it) I reseated the Ram, and Processor, and video card several times reset the bios using the jumpers and removing the battery and nothing is working.
Any Ideas or help would be great thanks.

A:Failure to Post

Pretty sure you covered 99% of everything there, as stated in the: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)

The only other possibilities are:
CPU Fan: Yes I have seen faulty fan wiring, cause no post, try temporarily unplugging the CPU fan
Ram: This really falls under hardware compatibility, but some Ram cards (manufacture wise) just don't work with some motherboards
Bios: You didn't actually state that you reset the Bios, from the motherboard jumper
Power Supply: Even a seemingly, working power supply, may in fact be faulty

My first choice (other than CMOS reset and fan ) would be Power Supply
Also try one stick only of Ram

Last option would be DOA parts

That would just about cover everything

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Recently my systems failed to boot and the repair utility started. It repaired the system and the pc booted into Windows. This has not happened before and I was wondering if there is a logfile somewhere that could tell me what the problem was, and the repair made?


A:POST failure

Go to search
type event viewer and then check out administrative and system. It can be sorted by day and time, which will helpl
In addition, perform and SFC to correct any system problems.
System Files - SFC Command

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Here's an interesting problem, that I never though possible and I've been involved with computer support for many years.
I just purchased a Samsung 19" Syncmaster 930B, which is a beautiful monitor. However, it's caused problems ever since I connected it to my Dell Dimension 8250 with 1 Gb of RAM (38% used) and two hard drives (boot PATA and secondary SATA). My graphics card is an ATI All-In-Wonder 9000 with 64 Mb RAM.
Upon boot, and before Windows loads, the computer displays the following message after beeping twice:

"F1 to Continue, F2 to Enter Setup"

If I hit F1, the computer continues to boot into windows - slowly. However, once booting is complete my optical drives are not visible. Neither my CD-RW, not my DVD-RW is visible in Windows Explorer, or Device Manager. No error conditions noted.

It's as if no optical drives are installed. When I reconnect my old CRT monitor, the computer boots normally and the optical drives are visible. When I switch back to the Syncmaster 930B, it boots abnormally, as before. This is true whether I have the 930B connected via a VGA cable or a DVI cable.

If I hit F2 and enter the setup utility, no optical drives are visible there, either.

The 930B display is set at Optimum (1280 x 1024 60Hz), as recommended by the manufacturer.

Samsung's second level tech support hasn't a clue. This has never been seen before and they recommend I return the monitor for exchange.

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A:New LCD Monitor Causes POST Failure

got into to your bios and set it to default settings then reboot.I have had that several times and setting bios to default solved it.

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I have an issue with my computer booting up past POST Boot, it seems like it just sit there once powered on, front light just blinks over and over again but nothan happens on screen any additional info i can post as questions are asked. also have video of the pc doing its hickup.

Not sure if i explain it right and i am at the moment uploading video what this computer does. i haven never seen this happen



Originally Posted by Noixion

I have an issue with my computer booting up past POST Boot, it seems like it just sit there once powered on, front light just blinks over and over again but nothan happens on screen any additional info i can post as questions are asked. also have video of the pc doing its hickup.

Not sure if i explain it right and i am at the moment uploading video what this computer does. i haven never seen this happen

VIdeo of the PC
PC issue - YouTube

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New system Dell 630i - 2 weeks old. Has been running fine but for the last two days all of a sudden it sounds like all the fan are running at top speed and it is non responsive. I shut it down and it starts up the same way- but sometimes it starts with the normal sounds and the screen tells me -setting has failed to POST- enter setup to adjust oc/ou. ?????? The event viewer shows nothing. What is going on???

A:[SOLVED] POST failure

It's possible the battery inside your computer is going bad. Since you have a DELL it is likely still covered by warranty. If I were you I would just send it in and request they repair it.

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System 1.1 celeron, 80G hd, OS 98se, 128M ram.

My son removed his faulty CD writer and now I have been unable to boot the system to install a new dvd writer. When I switch on, the power supply fan comes on - the dvd writer light pulses for a while - the key board lights flash - the monitor's power light comes on and then goes off. The floppy driver's light does not flash - the screen remains blank and the system does not bleep. Does this mean it has not passed the POST TEST.

This is what I have tried:
* checked all leads and plugs to make sure they are in the right place and are tight.
* tested the graphics card in another pc - working
* tested the hard drive in another pc - workig
* tested the power supply in another pc - working
* checkerd the ram is secure.
* tested monitor on another pc - working

I was hoping to install Xp and 512M of ram once the sysem is up and running. But as I cannot even get into the BIOS I am completely lost as what to do.

Please help


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IE 11 will not open the home page upon its start; nor will it navigate to other sites. Here's what happened.

Last night I was updating programs (java, flash, etc.) on a friend's laptop at the behest of Update Checker "Filehippo". I decided to download Ccleaner directly from as I usually do. I got to the site, clicked to download the latest version, but a page from Filehippo appeared instead. I clicked the download link, but nothing appeared to happen.

I repeated the process twice more, then just downloaded the program from the original alert I got from Filehippo. Later that evening, I was reading a blog when a video ad popped up advertising a well known product, but also inviting me to join skipit, a service that allowed one to “skip over” web advertising for a fee. I declined the invitation, closed the ad and continued to read the article. The same invitation and similar ads popped up thrice more in the ten minutes it took me to finish the article. At that time I assumed it was just that blogger’s way of monetizing his site.

This morning the ad-vids and invitations continued on all web sites and in all four of my browsers (IE, FF, Chrome, and Pale Moon). I searched both Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs list and Revo Uninstaller’s as well, but did not find any software listed that I had not installed prior to the CCleaner incident.

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A:IE Failure Post Malware Removal


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II N850 Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 411104 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1442
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

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AMD 2800+
Soltek SL-75FRN-RL Mobo
nVidia GeForce 2 Ti
768mb DDR333 ram
Samsung 30gb HDD

Hi I just upgraded my computer and put my old parts (above) into a new case for my parents and added their old HDD (above) to the system and now it wont boot. I just keep getting a blue screen which flashes up so quikly I cant read it. I checked the Bios and from what I can see everything is normal i.e. boot sequence correct detecting from the right IDE channels.

What I did notice howver is that their HDD is partioned with another OS on it (98 Pro I think), would this cause the prob? Any suggestions? Coulds this be a driver prob?

Appreciate any help you can give

A:Post Upgrade Boot Failure

You need to do a new operating system for new hardware...

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IE 11 will not open the home page upon its start; nor will it navigate to other sites.
Here's what happened.
Last night I was updating programs (java, flash, etc.) on a friend's laptop at the behest of Update Checker "Filehippo". I decided to download Ccleaner directly from as I usually do. I got to the site, clicked to download the latest version, but a page from Filehippo appeared instead. I clicked the download link, but nothing appeared to happen.
I repeated the process twice more, then just downloaded the program from the original alert I got from Filehippo. Later that evening, I was reading a blog when a video ad popped up advertising a well known product, but also inviting me to join skipit, a service that allowed one to “skip over” web advertising for a fee. I declined the invitation, closed the ad and continued to read the article. The same invitation and similar ads popped up thrice more in the ten minutes it took me to finish the article. At that time I assumed it was just that blogger’s way of monetizing his site.
This morning the ad-vids and invitations continued on all web sites and in all four of my browsers (IE, FF, Chrome, and Pale Moon). I searched both Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs list and Revo Uninstaller’s as well, but did not find any software listed that I had not installed prior to the CCleaner incident.
I then checked the extensions and plug-ins of all the browsers and only FF had an unfamiliar one that... Read more

A:IE Failure Post Malware Removal

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom™ II N850 Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 411104 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1442
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

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My systems been playing up a bit recently. The main problem is the system is failing to post.

I began by removing all un-necessary hardware, still no help, started to remove the ram, removed 1 ram stick, and the system posted no problems, reporting 1GB ram installed. At this point i figured a bad ram stick, so i removed the other, replaced the "faulty stick" and the system booted fine. So i tried both ram sticks in the 2 different slots and individually they both work fine, However, the system will not post using Dual Channel when both ram sticks are installed. Theres nothing, it just wont post at all.

Looked about but im very confused, anyone shed some light on this problem and maby a soloution. I can live on 1GB of ram for a bit, but im not happy

System Specs

Gigabyte G41M-Es2L
2 GB Kingston RAM 2 x 1GB
Intel Pentium D 2.8Ghz

A:Failure to post in Dual Channel

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I have a Dell Insprion Desktop 537 that I got from work and it will not boot up. At first it would just power on and do nothing else. The power LED lights up, the CPU fan spins at a very high RPM. Then I unplugged everything from the motherboard (memory sticks, cd rom drive, hard drive, usb ports, video card) and only had power connected to the board. That's when the 5 beeps began. I found Dell's support page with the owner's manual pdf links to download Here but they don't work. I did find the manual on this website and states that 5 beeps is a Real Time Clock Failure and to replace the battery. I swapped out the CMOS battery with another known good battery from a second tower that runs just fine. Still the motherboard beeps 5 times. I have turned the battery to make sure the contacts are cleanly touching. There is no corrosion anywhere and no blown out capacitors. I have even removed and reseated the CPU. What else is there to do?

Motherboard: G41T-DM Rev. A00
Service Tag: 9N906J1
Regulatory model DCME and DCMF

A:CMOS Failure 5 Beeps no POST

The motherboard has gone bad

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I have just swapped out my mobo for a foxconn NF4K8AC with Athlon64 3000+ cpu and geforce 6600GT 128MB PCI-E graphics card. The graphics card, cpu and mainboard fans spin up as do the CD/DVD drives and harddrive but the system simply emits a series of single prolonged beeps . I have swapped out the RAM in all the various slot combinations and bought a nice 500W Ultra X-Connect PSU but to no avail. Should I buy new RAM as my current PC2100 RAM is supposed to be compatible according to the manual but it touts itself as a DDR 400 compatible board or should I get my machine checked over by an (expensive) professional ? Any advice would be much appreciated.


System specs:
Mobo: Foxconn (WINFAST) NF4K8AC-RS-1.0 nVidia nForce4;Phoenix-Award BIOS
CPU: Athlon64 3000+ socket 939 (Venice core, ADA3000DAA4BP)
RAM: 1GB DDR PC2100 Infineon
Graphics card: Expertvision Geforce 6600GT 128MB PCI-E
OS:Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Hard drive:Seagate 80GB
LG DVD rom drive;CD R/RW drive;Floppy;Audigy sound card;modem card;TV tuner card

A:POST failure on nForce4 MOBO

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POST halts at "detecting IDE drives" or similar verbage.

Asus A7V400 - MX motherboard
Integrated ethernet
Integrated audio
Integrated Display

Tiger 350W power supply


512 MB & 256 MB; 512 MB stick added Sept 2008

WD, 7200 Caviar, 80 GB HDD; IDE; installed Sept 2008
MSI CD player, IDE
Generic CD player / burner, IDE

Diags run, all of which have passed.
MemTest86, on each stick, each diag run > 8 hrs
WD diags
" The troubleshooter" by Smart Certify Direct, from bootable FD. Motherboard diags run.

Friend's PC
The problem began Sept 2008, but did not halt for me.
Dec 2008, same scenario.

Mar 2009, friend could not get beyond POST.
At friend's home, I could not get beyond POST.

At my home, no problem x multiple boots.
FINALLY, at my home, POST halted.

POST halts at "detecting IDE drives" or similar verbage.

Halts at my home, with only PS2 mouse, PS2 keyboard and VGA monitor to integrated video chip. During the past 72 hrs, of close to 30 boots, it has halted only once. On a cold boot. I turned the PC off. Turned it on, same problem. I removed the data & power cable to optical drives. Turned PC on; booted successfully. Connected data & power of optical drives; booted successfully.

SOMETIMES, but not related to successful or unsuccessful POSTING, CPU fan begins slowly, then at full rpms. Most of the time, immediately full rpms.

OS is Win XP Pro SP2.
I ha... Read more

A:Solved: Intermittent POST failure

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asus m4a88t-m


hynix hmt125r7tfr8c

the board does no beeps, but it features MemOK! and has a dram_led... the dram_led is blinking red continuously... this is the ecc memory and the said board is supposed to support ecc... i tried reinstalling / reseating the memory - same result... i'm going to buy some other memory, but what could be the problem here? any help is appreciated

A:Mobo + memory = POST failure

Assuming the board and system is powering up...
Have you tried resetting the board? Clearing CMOS ?

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This issue just arrived when I got a new headset, Azio GH808 Levetron. I plugged in the headset and the 7.1 surround wasn't working right so I went to their site and downloaded the windows driver, installed the driver and computer started acting up and kept going unresponsive so I restarted my pc and it shows the asrock screen then the Windows Error recovery pops up and says "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause." Which is clearly my headset. With the headset unplugged I start windows normally and it blue screens and restarts to the same screen. When I do startup repair, it does now I'm stuck. I don't have any points that I can restore to it seems because I get an error when I try that option. If there is any way to remove the driver it would be appreciated.

A:Failure to boot/post BSOD

Hello and welcome .

If you're able to access your desktop, please follow
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
If you're unable to follow the instructions rules, please report back.
What is the bugcheck code you're getting?

Follow this tutorial and select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure that way it won't restart
right away and you can snap a picture of the BSOD.
Advanced Boot Options
Upload it here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Did you try a System Restore?
How does it act when you try to logon into Safe Mode?

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My machine won't boot! When I turn it on the fans start, HDD light comes on and the process starts. I get the single POST beep and the screen displays the CPU details - but then it stops, no memory count, no nothing. repeated attempts to start resulted in a short period when everything was fine - except I was nervous that I didn't know what was wrong and that it would happen again! Then it did and nothing will move it.

I am running XP - but it doesn't get that far! It's an Athlon 64 X2 4400 CPU on an ASUS A8NE motherboard with 2 x1 gig DDR400 memory. The BIOS is Phoenix Award v6.00PG with the ASUS ACPI BIOS rev 1010 -

any ideas? I am a little nervous about poking round inside but it looks like I might have to!

A:Early boot Failure (POST?)

Some computers have this issue if a USB thumb drive is plugged in at boot time.

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Recently I moved my XPS 8900's internals to a bigger case. When powering on, it appears to all work but when it gets to the dell screen, it goes black. I can press f2 or f12 for the setup menus but it never gets there. It appears to be a POST problem, with blinking power button and keyboard capslock and scroll lock LEDs. It blinks in a pattern of 3-7-1-6. I cannot seem to get it to boot. Anyone have a clue what the problem might be?

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I have 2 laptops that ran windows updates last night and now are stuck flashing between a Blue screen and the Windows 7 logo screen. Any one else seen this?

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After upgrading from 4gb to 16gb RAM my Adobe Illustrator files are still crashing with "There's not enough memory. ID=-108"
I also wiped my hard drive and reinstalled Windows 7.
My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 2 GB.
This problem started a little while ago when doing image traces into Illustrator.
I was hoping this would fix it. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I built this computer a while back and it has been giving me trouble a good amount of that time. I've finally decided to try diagnosing which hardware part or parts I need to replace. There are a couple basic problems which I believe are interrelated. One on windows it BSOD's a decent amount with SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION. Two it will also freeze sometimes(screen stops updating, hard drive light goes off though since I updated the BIOS the hardware light sometimes locks on). This happens on Window 7 and Linux(Sabayon). The only way I've found to fix this is a reboot, and that leads us to problem three. Sometimes it fails to boot. The after-POST beep never sounds and the hard drive light just flashes on for about a quarter of a second as you press the power button. The CPU Light on the motherboard stays on, meaning it is probably a CPU or motherboard problem I think. This only seems to happen when it is still hot from running as if I let it sit for 30 minutes or so it always comes on right away.

Here is some data from trials I ran.
Trial1: Idles at ~45C. Froze when running prime95 after about 30 seconds. CPU Temp 67C. Hard drive light turned off
Trial2: No crash after over an hour of prime95 averaging about 68C the whole time
BIOS Update to latest
Trial3: Freezed at 64C running prime95 about 30 seconds. Hard drive light stayed on
Trial4: Freezed at ~68C running prime95 about 2 minutes. Hard drive light stayed on.

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A:BSOD, freezes and failure to POST when under load

The crash dumps are blaming Intel VTune(TM) Amplifier. And it appears that you are not alone.

See how the computer behaves minus it. Let us know.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff880124c7b5d, fffff8801b74cd80, 0}

Probably caused by : vtss.sys ( vtss+db5d )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff880124c7b5d, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8801b74cd80, Address of the context record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, zero.

Debugging Details:
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%p referenced memory at 0x%p. The memory could not be %s.

fffff880`124c7b5d 4c896808 mov qword ptr [rax+8],r13

CONTEXT: fffff8801b74cd80 -- (.cxr 0xfffff8801b74cd80;r)
rax=0000000001130000 rbx=00000000004a0025 rcx=... Read more

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My old HP pentium 3 vectra pc got messed up when I was trying to re-install (repair) XP professional after getting warnings that some of the files were replaced by unrecognisable versions. I had bought the PC second hand and without its original install HP disc so I used a different XP professional disc that I owned, obviously with a different serial number from the original one. After an unsuccessful reinstall (which hung up), when I restarted the PC it halted to a dark screen after the POST screen in which it correctly recognised the memory and details of hard drive.
Now if I use HP recovery disc meant for my 2nd more modern PC, it correctly detects that there is an operating system on the drive but obviously states that it is not meant for that installed version.
I have tried to boot from the with XP disc in my CD Rom after making boot from CD my 1st priority in the BIOS but
1- Neither does that kick start the existing XP
2-Nor does a fresh installation of XP start; simply a black screen stares at me!
I have tried all options in the order of priority of devices to boot from ,but no effect.
F2, F6,F8 dont work.
Could microsoft/HP have a role in preventing re-install from a different disc than originally on the hard drive?
What may I do
1-to reboot into this hard drive
2- Or at least to re-freshen the system files so that i do not loose the existing staff on drive by a total format
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A:XP re-install failure and screen of death after POST

1 - 'I had bought the PC second hand and without its original install HP disc'

You should contact MS$ and advise them of the purchase and the CoA on the computer and register YOU as the owner and then order a replacement XP disk from HP or MS$.

2 - You cannot repair or install different versions over one another. (you can do a complete wipe and reinstall BUT require a new disk)

3 - 'If I remove a hard drive with system pre-installed on it from another PC and stick it into this PC then is that likely to work'


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Hey guys,

I have got a fairly serious boot problem which has left me stumped. The system is a self-build - my third in the last few years, so I'm fairly good with these normally. However, this has really killed me. If anyone has any ideas, I would be hugely appreciative. I'll post any updates here, as it does seem that others may also have related issues.

The system is roughly 6 months old and I have used it usually every day for extended periods without issue. However, almost since it was born, it had issues waking up from sleep, then soon after booting at all - in both cases, the power would go on, the components would start to work, but nothing would output to the screen. Even the reset button had no effect - it needed a full power cycle to turn off, then try again from boot. In a normal boot, the GPU fans would spin audibly at full speed for about three seconds, then go quiet and it would post first the NVidia info, then the BIOS post screen. However, on occassions when it didn't work, the GPU fans would remain at full speed and no output would be posted. Previously it needed a power cycle or two until it worked - it has now (for no discernable reason) become permanent.

I do not have a system speaker, so I haven't ever had beeps.

As a possibly important side note, on the times when I turned off the PSU and removed the cable, once it did start working, the BIOS settings were wiped, and I had to enter all the details again.

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A:Sporadic Failure to Boot or Post - Now Permanent

Just to give an update, I am pretty sure that my PSU is to blame. I've built quite a few systems over the years but I've had a bit of a blind spot for power supplies and I think this time it's caused some issues. All the reviews of the PSU I had were along the lines of "GAAAAHHH IT'S EATING MY MOTHERBOARD!!" so I've ordered a new Corsair one which I'll install tomorrow. I'll post how I get on.

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Hi guys

My PC was running fine this morning, but about 5 minutes after turning it on, I was hit with a bsod whilst browsing the web. Annoyingly, I had it set up to auto-restart, so the blue screen disappeared before I could see the error (it literally just blinks up). On restarting, I get the bsod again within a few seconds of windows loading (not giving me enough time to get the bsod error to hang around longer). I tried loading in safe mode, no luck. After a few restarts, the bios would occasionally fail to post, and occasionally the PC would freeze up right after POSTing or during the vista loading screen.

Now I can't seem to get it to POST at all.

With a ton of work to be getting on with, this is a pretty huge problem for me, and I can't think of a solution short of getting a new drive, installing windows fresh on it, and shifting everything across. To make matters worse, though, I've left my vista install cd at home (while living at uni), and there's not going to be anyone there for a couple of weeks...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:BSoD on start (even in safe) has become failure to POST

You'll probably have to find someone with a stand-alone boot disk to run some diagnostics on your 'puter.

The bios fail worrys me, though. You may have a hardware problem underlying the issue. Can you access the bios? If so, have you reset it to factory defaults and made sure boot from hard drive is the last option? You might also consider adding boot from USB between the CD/DVD and hard drive options.

'Nother thing to check is the temp and dust level. Both should be as low as possible. If there's a lot of dust, it maked it harder for the fans to cool the components.

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I've had this desktop with really old configuration which turned bad a really long time ago but now i need a desktop and really need to fix this....
The problems are like this,
First we start experiencing POST failure, that is we turn on the pc, the power is supplied, the the cpu fan is running but the system does not start running that is the bios is not loading... after a few trials it does run.
And when its running, at some random time and more frequently now at booting, the screen turn to some color or blocks of some color... if its booted, then the windows screen turn into something like that of a disturbed T.V screen. Its frozen there, its doesn't change and nothing is functional.
We have already formatted the drive partition(because of some important data in other partitions) having the OS. But it yielded to no use..... Same crashes and POST failures...
I think it started with some virus infection. I installed another antivirus removing the existing one(installed bitdiffender removing Kav) but that only worsen the situation... more crashes. Now i have McAfee after the fresh installation of windows and its alerting me of buffer overflow from svchost.exe.
About the POST error, i did a full diagnostic of it, reading abt it in a forum. I dismantled the whole pc and checked it with only the mother borad, only processor, only ram, graphics card... But couldn't really figure out what was causing the problem. I even changed the power supply unit of the comp... Read more

A:Frequent System crashes, POST failure

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Hey guys.

I've had this rig (with an ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard) running perfectly for a long time, when suddenly, yesterday, the graphics went from the scenery in the Black Temple (World of Warcraft) to diagonal red, blue and green stripes across the screen, followed by a lockup and the sound repeating the same 1-second loop. Naturally I switched off the power and waited a little -- tried to boot, no luck whatsoever. There was absolutely no stability issues prior to the crash, graphical or otherwise.

The fans start spinning, the drives start spinning (including the DVD drive), the LED on the motherboard glows, everything seems to work perfectly, yet there is no display, no mouse or keyboard (albeit USB, but they are usually probed during the first BIOS screen anyway), and nothing suggests that it gets past the booting process, e.g. drive noise from loading Windows, or even POST.

The nature of the sudden crash and the funky monitor colors lead me to believe it was a problem with the graphics card, an Nvidia Geforce Ti-4600. However, reseating that, completely disconnecting, or even replacing it with an FX-5200 that I am positive is functioning, didn't remedy anything. The computer still does not seem to get through POST, does not output any error beeps, and I'm feeling a little helpless. Even trying to boot without any graphics or RAM didn't yield any error beeps. Surely, that'd yield error beeps.

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A:ASUS P4P800-E, Sudden failure to boot/POST

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Mirror to Mirror Ghost drive, in case of HD failure:

I want a secondary drive in my PC such that,
it is exactly Ghost copy ( mirror to mirror ) of my primary drive including programs and all operating soft wares )
and it copies every once, in a month, to keep it updated
so that when the primary drive has crash / fails,
I can simply replace with the other one,
and computer will start working normally without any problem.

How this can be achieved?

Is it possible that Norton Ghost Utility can do that?

What is the best program for this? Anyone has done it?

The copy program should not use any window utility files
in order to make mirror to mirror copy of the primary drive.

I am dying for this kind of facility.
Pl. suggest me this remedy, about how it can be achieved, and which is the best software for this.

HD are pretty cheaper now a days.
Pl. narrate yr experiences in this regards.


A:Mirror 2 Mirror - Ghost Copy of a HD, in case of a failure !

Why not buy a RAID card -- unless your motherboard already supports RAID. You can run two drive in RAID 1 configuration (mirrored), and if one drive fails you can continue to use your computer. After you replace the failed drive, you can have the RAID array rebuild (re-mirror) to the new, empty drive.

Using a RAID 1 configuration, you are always backed up. The only drawback is if you have a file corruption problem or a virus -- then it would be on both drives.

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I have a Win XP Home edition that fails to boot; the POST screen loads, then a choice of operating system configurations (see later), and selecting  one of them (the last on the list) returns can’t find hal.dll.
The other two options, one of which I have set up in the course of trying to sort this out, both end up with a blank screen.
Safe mode hangs up in the middle of the driver list.
The problem started after a power cut.
I have fairly exhaustively investigated and tried to fix this as follows:-
Seagate 250Gb disk in four partitions, C,D,E,F. Using a partition tool confirms that the active and primary partition is C. The files on all the partitions are all visible using file explorers on bootable recovery CDs (ERD Commander and HIRENS). I have been able to back up the important data. The operating system files are on C partition only.
Run disc diagnostic – passed, no errors
Run Memtest86+ - passed
Run chkdsk /f – fixed a couple of errors
Via recovery console on original disk
          Run fixmbr, reboot, not fixed
          Run fixboot, reboot, not fixed
          Run bootcfg /rebuild fixboot. Reboot, not fixed (this is the most recent listed configuration)
Tried repair install from recovery console. Copied files etc, then automatically tried to reboot but stalled at same place.
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A:Failure to boot, blank screen after POST screen

I would clone the drive, then do a clean install.

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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure outlook 2003 to automatically change lower case i to auto upper case I whilst typing my emails

It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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Ok, now I have a new build that has All new parts, brand new case and everything, it works fine when it's partially screwwed in or outside the case, but once I put everything else in (pci devices) it doesn't turn on? What could be the problem?

A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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I created a list of companies & phone #'s etc. in access 2000. The letters are upper case. How do I change upper case listings to lower case?

A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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this is my case and i want to get a motherboard that is compatible with a Intel Core I5-4460 3.2GHz (Quad Core)

list all of them and there price thx

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - 4773952302 which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case.  Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.  Regards,MayureshVery poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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Now another question comes up regarding modifying the cooling of my case/ computer etc.

I was wanting to carve two 3 1/2" holes in the top of my case, for two 12cm fans. Now I know fully how to do this, however, I was wondering which direction the air flow should go. Should the fans blow into my case? (Like I suspect) Or should I have them blow out?

The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - [edited] which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. 
Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.
Very poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - [edited]

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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I am trying to put another hard drive in this dell opitplex 260x of mine. It is becoming nothing but a pain in the rear cause the case uses them stupid green sliders and the case is too small. Could I use another computer case like remove all the parts and transfer them over to the other case.

say a case like this

A:use another case instead of the dell optiplex case

thats a nice case but if ur willing to blow that kind of money i would get this its a full tower so lots of room or this this one has some of the best airflow and fan capabilities i would buy this one if u have the money
or if ur low on cash get this which is really beautiful and cheap (recomend if u dont got cash lol)

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I am having the one of the worst pc problem i have faced.....
It all started with my pc restarting(it was a power failure) to show boot device failure, insert system disk, i tried everything, from unplugging usb devices to re inserting sata cables but to no avail, now when i try to reinstall windows the setup recognizes all my partitions but refuses to install into any of them, ubuntu only recognizes one of my hard disk and partition( i have 1 big 500 g hdd as 1 part, and 2 250 g hdds in raid 0). I tried booting from my bart pe created windows live cds but they dont detect any partitions what so ever, windows 7 dvd's repair utility can access my file structure when i browse for drivers, but it wont repair the problem, nor will it install.
Please Help!

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I gave my old Athlon XP 2800 to my mom. I built it myself and it has an Epox 8RDA+ motherboard.

A week ago she said when she turned it on it beeped and nothing came on the screen. I had my dad look at it and he said the CPU fan wasn't running. This was the fourth or fifth time we had turned it on to troubleshoot it (I live 500 miltes away) so I'm not sure if it stopped running when he was messing with things, or if it hadn't been running the whole time.

Anyway, they sent it to me and I've tried troubleshooting it to no avail. When I first turned it on it got to the bootup screen before freezing. At this point I noticed the CPU speed was listed as 1100 Mhz. Now when I turn it on it doesn't show anything on the screen (what would cause this, a heat issue?)

First I was getting a C1 error, so I tried switching out and trying to each memory stick individually. No luck. Eventually I ended up with a wide array of post codes, including:

C1: Detect memory
26: Reserved
29: Program CPU internal MTRR, Initialize the APIC, Program early chipset, Measure CPU speed, Invoke video bios

Sometimes it would boot up to 29 and then go back down to 26

It seems 95% certain to me that either the CPU or motherboard (or PSU?) has gone bad. Is this correct? If so, how can I find out which one it is so I don't buy the wrong thing? Thanks a lot.

A:2 year old computer won't post; gives seemingly random post codes

well.. the best way is to try each single part in a different system to see if they do work or not...

i always use the thought that Electronical Stuff does WORK or NOT... they dont "kinda work"...

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I have a virus. Whenever I try to access a website that has the virus name on it the virus does not allow the page to load. I've already posted once on this page requesting help. Thankfully someone answered but unfortunately I was unable to reply to the post. Instead I sent a private message describing the problem.

I'm not exactly sure due to the virus whether or not he/she actually received the message. therefore I've taken the initative to see if I can fix this problem by starting a test thread. If I can access this new thread while signed in I'll inform the tech of the breakthrough (somehow) and maybe we can move my thread to this new one.

A:this is a test post. Virus making it hard to sign in and post

reply test

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Here are my logs.  Please refer to my post found here:  for my explanation of my problem. 
Please note that I ran this log without turning off peerblock.  I am nervous that the instant I do, it will make things much worse and I will not be able to see any of your answers until I do a second reformat, and then probably will need to do a third at that point.  If I need to redo this with peerblock turned off, please let me know, and I will make the attempt to do so. 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Celia at 15:23:58 on 2014-06-17
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3835.1803 [GMT -4:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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i had recently built a new computer. after installing windows 7 everything was fine, except for during start-up it'd say 'no keyboard deteced'. which it wasn't detecting it because i couldnt acess bios during this. once i came to the windows log in screen, it was then reading the keyboard.

a few days ago i had a power outage during a thunderstorm and now a screen appears when turning on my computer giving me 2 options somehwat like 'continue start up' and 'enter a set up'. these are extremely general ideas of what it says but its not the usual 'start windows normally' screen. i would look but i'm currently at work since i cannot access the internet at home due to these problems lol.

the problem with this screen appearing is that since it is not detecting my keyboard at post, i have no where else to go. i've tried every usb port, as well as a ps/2 keyboard.

i either a. need to figure out how to get past this screen or not have it appear at all or b. figure out how to get it to detect my keyboard.

if you have any suggestions or info i'd really appreciate the help.


A:odd post/bios screen, plus no keyboard detected @ post

you could try removing the CMOS battery on the motherboard and using the jumper to reset the BIOS to factory defaults.

Always us a known good PS/2 keyboard. USB is OK after you have everything setup but unless you enable Legacy USB support in the BIOS the USB keyboard may not be seen by the BIOS (I've had this exact problem).

If the PS/2 keyboard is not seen when plugged into the keyboard PS/2 port move it to the PS/2 mouse port.

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This is my first post other than my intro.
I am posting this from an uninfected (I hope) netbook.
My Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 computer is exhibiting the symptoms of AntiSpyware Soft or one of its related malware brethren.
I see the instructions posted for removing this abomination under the "Spyware Removal" tab of this site.
On the other hand I see elsewhere that first I should create some logs and post them.
On the other hand the idea of downloading software (rkill, etc) that is required to do either is freaking me out.
On the other hand I saw this site mentioned on PC Mag so it's probably trustworthy - aren't you?

So do I attempt the procedure under Spyware Removal first, or do I do the log thing first?
I hate to even turn on the infected computer, so I want to do the best thing first.
Thanks for being there.

A:Remove AntiSpyware soft and THEN post log or post log first?

This is my first post other than my intro. I am posting this from an uninfected (I hope) netbook.My Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 computer is exhibiting the symptoms of AntiSpyware Soft or one of its related malware brethren.I see the instructions posted for removing this abomination under the "Spyware Removal" tab of this site. On the other hand I see elsewhere that first I should create some logs and post them.On the other hand the idea of downloading software (rkill, etc) that is required to do either is freaking me out.On the other hand I saw this site mentioned on PC Mag so it's probably trustworthy - aren't you?So do I attempt the procedure under Spyware Removal first, or do I do the log thing first?I hate to even turn on the infected computer, so I want to do the best thing first.Thanks for being there.I got up my nerve and followed the procedures under Spyware Removal for How to remove AV Security Suite and it worked! I see now at the very end it says that if this doesn't work, do all the logging stuff, so I decided to proceed. Thank you so very very much.

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I did a forum post in the i think iaminfected area which this post is linked to you can read this post here at this link this post is my hijackthis log reports for my pc Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 17:09:41, on 23/09/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2008\bdagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\RocketDock\RocketDock.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\infocard.exeC:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2008\vsserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = Read more

A:Post Linked To Generic.virtob Post

So has anyone got any ideas of what to do as my system really needs to be fixed and soon i hope thanks

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Thought i post an hijack this post.
I just see some files missing that needs to be removed...
Have been searching for rootkits with other tools, but havnt found anything.
Here is from hijack this:

Log removed. ~ OB
There. Anyone seing anything suspicious?

A:Hi. Just thought i post an hijack this post..

Hello,Please describe the problems you are experiencing with your computer.  What "missing files" are you talking about?  I have removed the HiJackThis log as we rarely use it any more and then only in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum. If it is determined that you need specialized malware removal assistance for your computer problems, you will receive instructions for posting in that forum.Orange Blossom

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Hey there, i am having a problem with my Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - the microphone doesn't want to work... oddly. I have tried the sound setting but it doesn't seem to work.
I started of by going to Sound > Recording > then it says three thing:
Microphone .... with a tick beside it ... working
Microphone FP .... Not Plugged in (When it clearly is)(Headset comes with detachable Mic)
Digital In... working.

Also when i try fiddle with the setting to enable the microphone it does not let me "configure" it .... and when i try set up the microphone it doesn't want to start up unless i disable the microphone it would say "Wizard could not start"

My Microphone is not on mute and the the jacks are correctly colour coded in place.
My sound Cards is : Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic
Headset: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Noise Cancellation Microphone with Gold Plated 3.5mm Jack
It the one with the detachable microphone -
The microphone is defiantly working when i configure the speakers, so that i can speak through the microphone and hear out the speakers but i can't record
Thank You, look forward in reading your replies

A:Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset - Microphone Problem Reply to this Post Post Reply

i have the same headset and i havent had any problems, i dont think the issue is with the headset itself but rather it being with the soundblaster, any chance you could take a snip of the sound inputs for me to try and establish a bit more information?
(select snipping tool and window snip, highlight the input window and left click)
example below.

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First of all, I thank you for your attention.

I cannot perform any "Windows update" issue since the 23/08/2016.

Each time I reach the "Windows Update" screen, I get the following error message :

In french : "Redémarrer l'ordinateur pour installer d'importantes mises à jour"

In english: "Restart the computer to install importante updates"

Then, after rebooting, nothing change.

After further investigations, I get the following error message:

In French : "windows update ne peut pas actuellement rechercher des mises à jour car vous devez tout d'abord redémarrer votre ordinateur afin de terminer l'installation précédente."

In English : "windows update cannot research update because you must first restart your computer in order to finish the previous installation".

Then, I've recreated a new catalog by executing these commands:

net stop wuauserv

ren %windir%\SoftwareDistribution SoftDist.old

net start wuauserv

Now all services are running but I still cannot perform updates.

Please find below the new "ReportingEvents.log":

{01BE2198-E0D2-430F-9299-BBD2100A83F8}    2016-10-22 19:03:27:466+0200    1    148    101    {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}    0    8024a005  
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I've been browsing the site and the internet for a sollution to my problem, but can't seem te find it. There are similar postings, but they're always just a little different. So that's why i posted the new thread.

Since a couple of days i've been experiencing troubles shutting down my PC and using my USB ports. It started when i tried to log onto my work from home. It failed and the IT guy from work told me to reinstall citrix reciever. So I did and I was able to work from home. After finishing and logging out (to get back to my own PC) I found that my USB portst didn't work anymore. I tried rebooting, but af 10 minutes of "shutting down" I got a blue screen: Driver Power State Failure with code 1000009f.

I did the following:
- tried system restore - it failed with different time stamps
- update drivers - they were all up to date the system said
- Malware Bytes, CC Cleaner, MS Essentials, Hitman pro - Did them all, had some minor stuff, fixed that, problem remained.
- SFC/scannow - no problems
- Memory check - no problems

As it is now, the only update I have left is the update to WIN10. However it has tried and failed during a few of the reboots, so that doesn't seem to be and option.

After try all different kinds of things from a lot of posts I decided to refresh my windows install. Did a lot of updating and still the problem remains. Although I now found out that USB devices that are plugged in upon startup work. Once I unplug en replug them, t... Read more

A:BSOD Driver power state failure when shutting down /failure USBports

Are you still having BSOD problem?

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As I try to boot my laptop (a different computer than the one on which I have a malware thread ongoing) - IBM Thinkpad T41, I get the message: ERROR - 0200: Failure Fixed Disk: 1. Press F1 to setup, which brings up the IBM bios setup screen - with which I do not know what to do.

While I do have the backup of my user files, I do not have boot/recovery disk, I think. Am searching for something like that...

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Failure to boot: Error 0200 Failure Fixed Disk 1

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HI Techies,

This is my first post here. I am doing my first MOBO build and am having some issues. Here are my specs:

PC Chips A13G+ Motherboard
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ 2.0GhZ
200 GB SATA Hard drive
80 GB SATA Hard drive

Now when I first turned on the computer I got the following error. I have seen posts with this error before and I tried some of the things but they didn't work for me. The only thing I didn't try is replacing the Lithium battery, which I will do tomorrow. But in the mean time the error I got was the following:

PXE - E61: Media Test Failure, check cable

Now here is what I have tried so far:

- Reset CMOS (by placing the jumper in the CLR_CMOS mode for about 30 secs)
- Unplugged Video card, HDD cables
- Switched RAM around
- tried booting a Win XP cd
- taking out the lithium battery and placing it in again.

I would appreciate any help from you guys.

Thanks in advance.

A:Media Test Failure, check cable, disk boot failure

Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your optical drive first.

Or you have a SATA hard drive and controller and are trying to boot from an unpartitioned drive on a controller that you haven't provided a driver for.

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hi there,below is the error message I received - with hard disk test -- What does this mean? Testing Drive: 1SMART Check: FAILEDFAILURE ID: 9C06TT-5B762N-9XL02K-60BV03 

View Solution.

A:SMART hard disk failure FAILURE ID: 9C06TT-5B762N-9XL02K-60B...

Hi, The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook. 500Gb Hard Drive The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 43 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Once done, simply use your Recovery DVDs to reinstall the Operating System on the new drive. If you don't have your Recovery Discs, you can order a replacement set using the link below. If you have any problem with this link, order them directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here.?Regards, DP-K

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Hi there

Recently, I upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, but randomly, I get lots of BSODs, either Kernel Security Check Failure or Video TDR Failure igdkmd64.sys . However, these do not happen at the exact same time, ie when I log in, or boot up a certain programme (I think). They just occur out of the blue (no pun intended ).

Any help/advice/fixes would be super helpful, as I am completely lost

Attached is my bundle of files that were requested in this thread here; BSOD - Posting Instructions - Windows 10 Forums

PC Specs
CPU: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
GPU: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
RAM: 16GB DDR3 Dual Channel memory @2394.3 MHz

A:BSOD - Kernel Security Check Failure + Video TDR Failure igdkmd64.sys

Are you using 361.43 version of nVidia driver ? If that is correct, rollback to 359.06 version and report back.

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Hello All Computer hardware wizards,
My Dell Notebook a Vostro 1500, 1.6Ghz 4G Ram, 250GB Hardrive and OS: Vista Home Edition, suddenly acted up yesterday.
1) At first my screen displayed random horizontal color lines (sort of blinking randomly). When that did not change after a few minutes, I 'hard' powered off the Laptop.
2) When I pushed power on, it dispalyed the LED's for Num Lock, Cap Lock and Scroll Lock. The Cap Lock LED was blinking and the Num Lock, Scroll LocK LED's remained continously on. SCREEN was completely display!
3) After about 30 seconds all 3 LED's shut off and computer went dead.

I repeated this several times. Took battery off, tried unplugging from 110V power etc. Still does the same as described in paragraph 3.


A:Screen Failure & Startup power failure. After 30 seconds laptop powers off

That doesn't sound too healthy!

How old is the laptop? If it is under warranty I would get it checked that way.

My initial thought, although not a certainty, would be a problem with the graphics card itself from your description.

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So I have a pirated windows 8.1 which I have been using for more than a year now. Since the past one week my drivers ( especially the internet driver) keeps crashing and stops detecting any networks. Upon an attempted restart I get the Bsod for which I have attached the files ( All the minidumps.) I run a Dell 5521 R and have updated the drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled them too. Kindly help ASAP as I require my wifi urgently tomorrow.
Note: After restart the drivers get refreshed automatically and start working for sometime. And then the same issue. Please

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Hey, I got some BSOD problems. Do you got time & experience to help me?

I got Windows 8 at the moment, I will install 8.1 shortly. Had 8.1 before i re-installed OS when the first BSOD showed up, so I doubt that 8.1 will fix things completely.

My problems ATM!

- Driver Power State Failure
- Video TDR Failiure (nvlddmkm.sys)
- Screen freezes at start up or when I get to the desktop
- Have to Disable my NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M to use the CPU (Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43).

Got two other kinds of BSOD before I re-installed windows but don't remember what they said, I just felt like "Hey I need to re-install my OS anyways so w/e". But apparently that didn't solve the problems.

I also gained "NVIDIA Windows Kernel Mode Driver, Version 340.52 stopped working While playing CS:GO" but that was before I re-installed windows. And now to use my CPU I need to go into Device Manager and shutdown my NVIDIA card to be able to use the CPU and use the Intel card instead. If I don't shut it down my CPU will freeze the screen for days, til I restart or I get a BSOD.

I will buy a can of air and open up my laptop and blow some dust away, perhaps that could help? Perhaps the NVIDIA card is burned/broken and I have to buy a new PC?

I've tried a few different driver for my NVIDIA card also, nothing works.

I'm no computer expert and thats why I'm here begging for help, so if someone could help me out here I would appreci... Read more

A:Driver Power State Failure,Video TDR Failure(nvlddmkm.sys)

Hi Markmsigt60 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Fri Sep 26 06:15:51.972 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\092614-55906-01.dmp]

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9200 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9200.16912.amd64fre.win8_gdr.140502-1507

System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:07.738

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for ntoskrnl.exe

*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for ntoskrnl.exe

Probably caused by : ntoskrnl.exe ( nt+5a540 )

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa800892b880, fffff8800326a7f0, fffffa80089c3e10}

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa800892b880, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff8800326a7f0, nt!TRIAGE_9F_POWER on Win7 and higher, otherwise the Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa80089c3e10, The blocked IRP



CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz"

MaxSpeed: 2400

CurrentSpeed: 2395

BIOS Version E16F3IMS.50R

BI... Read more

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Trying to fix my dad's PC that has been on the the decline for a few weeks. He had a tech dude look at it for a few hrs one night, couldn't fix it and said it was a virus or malware. I got a hold of it and have run a few bootable AV's to no avail ie. kaspersky, AVG, Hitman Pro. 
The oldest issue I could find was the failure to update the .net framework 4.5.1 update for maybe 3 months. this had been tried multiple times.
I'm unsure what the cause is, any help would be appreciated, some of the symptoms that I can think of are;
Internet browser failure - Internet explorer will only get to a white screen then shut down and sometimes take the PC with it. Chrome (before I removed it) was loading, but giving the 'aww Snap' blue screen.
Windows Update is failing, mainly on the .net framework update - I tried resetting update with the same results.
User Account control is not functioning correctly - tried to create a new administrator account in case of corrupt user but the button to create new account is not responding.
There are some other issues but I think they mainly tie back to these primary failures. As a result of these failures I haven't been ab;e to get any solid programs installed to do any good. All installations come up with different faults, either "error 1719", or "invalid picture" or "windows installer not installed correctly".
I know I have spent almost a week of evenings trying to solve this with now joy, any help or advice would be greatly ... Read more

A:browser failure, windows installer failure and uac restricted control

Welcome aboard
Same issue with browsers in safe mode with networking?
How to start Windows in Safe Mode

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OK so i went to do a system tune up on my compaq laptop and it says short dst failed with the failure id gw5xww-5k9848-xd003f-60xu03. does anybody know how to fix the problem?

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i have  been having this challenge on a system that i support, and have tried 3 different hard disks to replace but i keep getting the same message. any suggestions on how to resolve?

A:"2215-eit failure VA boot record read failure "on hp dc7800...

Somebody could help us regarding this annoying error message tht keeps my desktop computer not to work.

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2215 EIT failure. VA recoad read failure.ensure drive with VA image is not installed correctly

A:2215 EIT failure. VA recoad read failure.ensure drive with V...

Hello 8022, I understand you are getting the "2215-EIT failure. VA boot record read failure. ensure drive with VA image is installed correctly" error. I would be happy to assist you, but first I would encourage you to post your product number for your computer. I am linking an HP Support document below that will show you how to find your product number. As with this we can provide you with accurate information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please re-post with the requested information and I would be happy to provide you with assistance. Thank you for posting on the HP Forums. Have a great day!

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First ever Post I think (memory at 77 not brilliant): with updates first received error 0x8024402C.
Tried lots advice from different sites: regarding Proxy etc.; CHKDSK; Repair from installation CD; SFC /scannow; produced sfcdetails.txt;today ran KB947821.
following 947821 tried updates again this time Code 66A unknown error.
Produced but it's 19.3MB so I'm attaching (I hope!) an SFC which I hope, in my ignorance, contains the uncorrected Corrupt files.
Hope I've everything correct only at my advanced senility .....

A:KB2604121+KB2468871 update failure+ SFC /scannow failure to repair

These are not errors as such - MS says they are the result of miscoding the files in a couple of updates as being static rather than variable.
You can either leave them alone, or uninstall the updates concerned - KB3022345 and KB3068708

As far as your WU problems are concerned, we need at least the CheckSUR.log and CheckSUR.Persist.log files, together with the C:\Windows\windowsupdate.log file.

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A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure of a component not covered by the other LED error codes. Contact HP for assistance.

A:A general system board failure (Blink code 5) is the failure...

The notebook is not booting. Showing error. Blinking light caps and nums 5 times. Please help.

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Hi Guys,

First post here. I'm very discouraged with my new pc. I just built my first rig from scratch and have been having lots of problems ever since a recent thunderstorm. I made the most idiotic mistake of all time and forgot to plug the PSU AC supply into the surge protector and had it right in the wall. When I came home the day of the storm I noticed the PC was in a strange reboot loop. It would try to power on, the fans and lights would activate for a few seconds and then it would power down. I was very concerned by this but managed to quit the loop by turning off the power supply completely.

The computer worked as normal for 2-3 days but then i started noticing it would hang at odd times when the cpu should not have been under particular stress. Eventually, by the next day the bootups were failing and trying to run startup repair unsuccessfully. I also got messages that files were corrupted. I was unable to boot up in start mode or run a system restore.

I then proceeded to use a Ubuntu Linux Live disk and was able to get to my files and back everything up. After this, I ran a clean install of the OS.

A day or two went by and I noticed similar problems, system instability eventually devolving into boot failures/startup repair failures etc. I gave up at this point and resigned myself to the thought that some part of the hardware itself had been damaged by a power surge and I needed to replace it. I took it in to my nearby Canada Computers who ran a diagnostic and ... Read more

A:Bootup Failure/Repair Failure/Corrupted Files

Hello !! Welcome to SF !!

What I think it might have damage the PSU. The low voltage to the Motherboard and other devices might be causing the crashing and freezing. See if you can get a spare PSU replaced it and test it and see if it works. If it works then we know. Honestly i think it hardware.

Good Luck,

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The other day I was workigna t ym computer, when it started to show tell tale signs of HDD failure, and then would not boot, could hear thrashing and clicking etc when trying to read it.

I was pretty annoyed about that but I thought oh well its all backed up just need a new HDD.

So got a new one ordered all specs reccommended by the computer manufacturer, installed by a preofessional too.

*** was going well, new OS flying along nicely so I went to my external HDD to transfer some data. Uppon trying to open my 1.5tb external HDD I realise windows cannot read it, although it is shown in "device manager" as a usb sotrage device. My other lapotop wont read it, nor a mac, nor linux even with force boot command.

I then go to my emergency backup 320gb hard drive with a small fraction of my important stuff on it. this 320gb hard drive WAS readable when I installed my new HDD with OS on it, but I went to the 1.5tb first as it had more on. But now even the 320 GB hard drive cannot be read, by a selection of computers.

I then plugged by 8GB Nokia N95 in and now it cannot even be read.

Complete disaster.

I have tried chkdsk, macs reading all drives, linux force boot commands.

I am quite scared that my new 500gb OS hard drive will fail soon too but I dont know what is causing this please any help much appreciated.



A:Hard Drive failure + External HDD Failure Similtaneously

What OS?
Look in Event Viewer/System for any red marks that may provide clues.
I understand the initial drive failure. but the subsequent failures suggest a major problem with the computer itself. Power supply, memory IDE controller, motherboard?
A virus could do this. There may be some rogue file on the external drive.

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Hi - I have a small program called Voicemail Recorder which will not work using Windows Vista sp2 - Outlook Express v6.

The program functions correctly - loading, recording but when I click on send it either freezes or tries to send but delivers a message "sending mail failure! General MAPI failure [2]"

Can anyone understand the problem and knows how to fix it. If anyone can help I would be grateful if your instructions to a solution is very simple to suit my limited knowledge.

Many thanks.

A:sending mail failure! General MAPI failure [2]

It may be worth running the program in compatability mode and seeing if this stabilises your problem.

Compatibility Mode

It is a starting point at the very least.


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Some information about my system:
Motherboard: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor AD775ZWCGHBOX
Video Card: EVGA 896-P3-1257-A1 GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI ...
RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-6400C5

I've read a few threads here on these forums and have found a few similar situations but nothing that really matches what i'm dealing with. Here goes:

I was playing a game when my PC made a short strange muffled hissing noise and then popped. The PC completley shut down like someone has pulled the plug. Almost right away it smelled like an electrical fire. I figured this was the power supply (NZXT 550W) since it is around 4 years old and has been through a lot.

The following day I went to best buy and picked up a Thermaltake TR2 600W PSU and installed it. After plugging in the main power cord from the wall outlet I switched on the PSU itself. Inside, the SB PWR light on the MB lit up. I thought this was good news. I hit the power button for the whole system and
the CPU fan moved slightly and the front LED light quickly flashed on and off. Then nothing. I checked to make sure all connections were snug. Same result.

I can't remember why but I unplugged the 4-pin Auxillary... Read more

A:Power Supply Failure, Possible Motherboard Failure

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My SMART data reports pre-failure and old age in each category. It says overall health as "Passed". What do these mean and will a simple overwrite help it repair bad parts/sectors, or is this drive headed for failure in the very near future?

Is there anything I can do in the interim to mitigate the failure?

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

A:Pre-failure and Old-age questions -Drive headed for failure?

Smart is quite unreliable, i have a machine running an SSD that has failed smart since the day i put it together (all new components)

My advice would be to play safe and backup all data on the drive immediately then run some other tests/diagnostic software on the drive
Crystal disk can give some good info but personally i always go to the hdd manufacturers website and download their specific software for their brand of drive which IMO is going to give accurate results
Not knowing what disc you have i cant point you to any specific software but for example if you have a seagate drive you would need seatools which you can find here SeaTools | Seagate
You can also try running a windows disk check on the drive Disk Check

Have a read of this for a bit more info Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Some tests can be run from within windows others are bootable programs that will run at boot up

If your not sure or have any questions feel free to post back

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Hey guys and gals. I was trying to backup some files (yet another issue). My external hard drive enclosure appears to be malfunctioning. Or it could be the SATA drive itself. You see when I try to turn it on the computer can't read it. Perhaps it was a power surge or something IDK. Does anybody have any suggestions or recommendations?

Tomorrow I'll try to take the computer apart and test the drive itself; I have a limited number of SATA interfaces on my motherboard and one of them is connected to the OS HD. I hope it is o.k., there are some recent backups I don't want to lose. Would be a pain to ask for those last few documents at work and rescan them. Guess I am going to need 4 external backups.

It is a Manhattan USB / EATA Enclosure 3.5 (large internal HD). Model Number unknown.

I knew I should have invested in 'more' storage . Well, my weekly backup was today even though I normally backup files right after.

A:Possible Hard Drive Enclosure failure. Possible HD failure.

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Hi i have a Dell xps 400 that i purchased in 2006, , got a message on a black screen saying,
"Keyboard failure"
Floppy diskette failure
press F1 to continue, or F2 to run SETUP

I cant do either since my keyboard and mouse will not work on my pc but will work on another pc (MAC). Tried using a ps/2 keyboard and mouse with a converter still no luck. I also took the battery out and held the power button for 20 seconds after, also did the RTCRST jumper reset on CMOS still no success. After replacing the lithuim battery more messages popped up along with the keyboard and floppy, Alert! previous fan failure. Alert! System battery voltage is low. Invalid configuration information-please run SETUP program. Please help me figure out what is wrong with my desktop i have alot of info on there that i cant afford to loose that is why im trying to restore to satisfactory condition. Thank you in advance. Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving.

A:keyboard failure, floppy diskette failure,

Since this is happening during POST, I'd say that your mobo is bad. Since your keyboard works on a different computer, that's definitely not the issue. Here's what I'd do:

1) Remove all components that don't need to be there (i.e. RAM, floppy drive, NIC (if it's not integrated), CD/DVD drive(s), and any non-essential PCI cards

2) Boot the PC.

If it makes it past POST without error,

3) Start reintroducing components one by one. Booting each time to see if it still passes POST error free.

If not, I'd say that your mobo is definitely dead.

[edit - Be sure to power off and unplug the PC when removing and reinstalling components.]

Once you find the bad component, you know what to replace. Or it could be that one of the components, such as the RAM, just needed to be reseated.

Let me know how this goes.

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I am an ex-pat Englishman living in Cyprus.
I am using a Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo on Vista 32-bit.
I recently downloaded a programme reputed to provide me with a UK ISP ident so I could access various UK programmes. I understand there is a similar facility for US citizens abroad.
The programme I downloaded was ineffective. I uninstalled it.
Since then my 3G connection will not connect (Error 720 A connection to the remote computer could not be established. You might need to change the network setting for this,)
In my innocence I tried System Restore. The message received was (System Restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on this system. Incompatible version of the serialising pattern.)
An online advisory dite advised uninstalling and re-install the 3G driver. I did.
I have since had notices that the driver was not installed correctly and two advices that it has been installed correctly.
I am now receiving Error Code 680 - No dialling tone.
Any assistance that anyone could give to this 70 year old re-cycled teenager would be most gratefully received - particularly if offered in very simple language!!

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My other computer running XP has a Keyboard failure on boot up and does not allow me to enter safe mode. Please offer advice. Thanks

A:Keyboard Failure and Mouse Failure on Boot Up

Did you change the mouse and keyboard on that PC from the normal PS2 (Green & Purple round plugs) to USB or wireless ?

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So, I had gotten up this morning and was on my computer fine and dandy for a couple of hours and left for class at around 1:30 PM. When I return at around 4, I turn on my monitor and there's a blinking underscore on the top right of my screen. I went ahead and made a startup repair disc for Windows 7, but it could not find anything wrong with the system. I then went into the ACER factory settings utility on the same disc and both options:

> Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults
Restore your PC to factory default status. All data on C: drive will be deleted.

> Restore Operating System and Retain User Data
Restore only the operating system of your PC to the factory defaults. Files from your user accounts will be transferred to C:\Backup. This option will not remove persistent viruses or malware.

Are grayed out. I assumed that this could only be because it wasn't detecting my hard drive? I went into the setup menu in the BIOS, and I see:

> IDE Primary Master [Not Detected]
> IDE Primary Slave [Not Detected]
> SATA7 [Not Detected]
> SATA8 [Not Detected]

However, when I start up the computer it says it's automatically detecting my SATA drives. I honestly have no idea what the difference between IDE and SATA mean, or if my computer not detecting the IDE drives even means anything. Maybe I never had IDE drives? I am a total noob in the hardware department.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Hard Drive failure or Boot failure?

Please post the complete computer model,details or specs. next time. Did you try loading default settings in your BIOS configuration?

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Heres the basics: I had my digital camera connected to my computer via usb. Through an unfortunate series of events, my computer was on standbye and the camera got unplugged without telling the computer to disconnect it first. The computer told me a file was corrupt then shut off, and it won't start anymore. When I turn it on, the harddrives start working, but my master cd drive starts clicking. Neither cd drive works at all. I tried removing all the RAM and starting the computer to listen for beeps, but I heard none. From what i've read so far, that indicates a motherboard failure, but the no output points to a video card failure. I'm not sure what steps to take next, so any help will be very appreciated.

My computer: Dell Dimension 4600, Windows XP Pro, 1gb RAM, 200 gb and 80 gb hard drive, 2.3 ghz pentium 4, sp1

A:Motherboard failure or video card failure?

What you can do is plug out everything just leaving you Ram, MB ,processor display card, power supply and turn on the machine once done and evrything runs smoothly and disply is shown than its none of the above device problem if there was a problem in that stage than you can narrow down try interchanging the ram module into different sockets. If you have another diaply card you can try that too. IF that worked try hooking up all devices one by one .See which one gives you problem.

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My mom's PC didnt want to start up earlier today, so i looked up what may have caused it, and i came across a page that said that a boot failure along with beeping (which it was doing) could be the RAM, and just re-set it, so i did and it booted fine, it got to the desktop and shutdown and said the /system32/config file was missing or corrupt, i attempted to do a standard PC recovery and i got:

\minint\system32\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. Error Code 18

Im looking around online now on what to do, my mom really doesnt want to have to format her entire PC, so if there is a way to fix this without having to do so, would be great...if its the only option, ill do the format.

A:Windows Xp Boot Failure/recovery Failure

Try booting from your XP CD into the recovery console and run the system file checker (sfc /scannow).

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For some reason my windows update has about 14 updates, and 4 of them always fail and it pretty much doesnt install any of them. Ive tried doing it manually but I cannot get it to work. I also play Everquest, and whenever I go to enter the game and it starts going into game mode I get the following error: "The instruction at 0x309195c referenced memory at 0xfffffffc. The memory could not be read" I have no idea what this means, any suggestions?

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