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My computer boots up most every morning but sometimes later that day if you turn it off and go back to it later the same day it wont boot up . it searches through the normal process but wont boot up it comes up on the screen that its going to sleep and then goes through the whole process again. how can i fix this problem?

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  • cactusdas Nov 06, 2008

    i have a hp pavillion a1370a 2006 mod   intel pentium d processor  3.0ghz  1 gb ram and running windows vista home premium i have nortons 360 internet security and running nortons firewall

  • cactusdas Nov 06, 2008

    could it have been that my power settings were set to high performance ??? i will replace my battery today and let you know also but it has restarted properly so far since i have stopped so many start up programs and set my power settings to power saver 

  • cactusdas Nov 08, 2008

    could it be the arctic silver overlapping between the cpu and the heatsink i have recently bought this pc and i have watched a bit on youtube stateing to use very little artic silver , my pc,s cpu is running at between 55 deg cel and 56 deg cel so i pulled the heatsink off and there was a heap of arctic silver so i have cleaned this off and applied very little arctic silver and so far my pc has restarted everytime????

    cheers chris 



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Which OS, antivirus, firewall & Other utilities running on your PC. Please let me know some detail from your PC, to narrow down the problem and fix it.

You can try this:

After bootup, Once you get in the Desktop, Go to Start --> Run --> MSconfig -->

Uncheck the entries from " Start Up " Tab

Then restart the system, check the status and let me know.

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    Puneet Jain Nov 06, 2008

    Are you able to access the machine at all? When does the problem usually occur?

    Did something change around the time this started happening, such as installing new software, an update, or a new device?

    Try unplugging all unnecessary devices such as printers, network cable, usb devices etc. and see if anything changes.


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    Puneet Jain Nov 07, 2008

    Certainly NOT !!

    You need to check the things already mentioned by me and if that fails, then go to BIOS after pressing DEL, ESC or the Func. Key setup on your MoBo.

    Then check the power setting there and try the option one by one and then press F10 to exit with save and see if it works in your PC.

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    Puneet Jain Nov 08, 2008

    Please change immediately the SMPS (Power supply unit ) from the CPU cabinet to solve the temp. problem and if possible replace the other fan too.


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I may need more info to properly solve the problem, but my first guess is that you have whats called a CMOS problem.

CMOS stands for Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor, which is a chip that stores the settings for your BIOS (Basic Input Outpus System) and there is a battery on your Motherboard that makes sure this chip keeps its memory even when there is no power to the system. This battery will most likely be a silver disc much like most digital watch batteries. If you change this battery it may solve your problem, be sure to look at the battery for its number, many look alike but can be quite different

If you feel this is NOT your problem please tell me more about your PC (ie manufacturer, model number etc....) so I may research the problem further.


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