My hp was shut down inccorectly (someone pressed the power button) while another person was surfing the net. Now the pc won'w power up at all. The model is a hp Media Center PC m7664x. I've tried two different power cords and removing all the other perificals and no such luck. Not even a power light on the front. I do however get a light glowing green light on the back directly behind the power pack. Any thoughts?? All are welcome...
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If your HP computer refuses to power down, this means that there are still programs open that Windows can't close. Normally when you select the "Shut Down" button from your "Start" menu, Windows closes all open programs, then closes itself, and your basic input/output system (BIOS) turns off all of your hardware. If Windows can't close all open programs, your computer won't be able to power off. This means that you must close these programs yourself.
Right-click on the window of an open program on your Windows taskbar (Bottom of Screen) Click "Close Window." Windows manually closes the program. If a window appears on-screen indicating that Windows cannot get the program to close, click the "Force Close" button in this window to have Windows force the program to shut down. Repeat "Step 1" for any additional programs that are open on your computer. Click "Start." Click "Shut Down." Hope this helps.
Hi, try..... it worked for me. Power Button Lockout is displayed.The
monitor's Power Button Lockout function is enabled. Press
and hold the power button for 10 seconds to unlock the power
To wake it up,first try just quickly pressing the power switch on front. If worse comes to worse,just turn it off by holding the power button in until the pc shuts down & simply power it back on. Then you'll be able to get into windows & make the proper adjustments for the power settings you want & be able to configure the keyboard to put the pc to sleep or wake it. The above link is straight from hp,reguarding the same issue. I gave it to you for reference.
Try this: Go to Control Panel-Display-Screen Saver-Power-Advanced tab and make sure that after the statement "When I press the power button on my computer" choose Shut down. Then turn off your pc with the power button (if it does not work unplug it, then try the button after Windows complete it's boot-up. Let me know how it went.
If you are turning off your computer by pressing the front panel power button, it is probably just putting Windows to sleep but not shutting the computer off. If your computer has Windows Vista, the default is to hibernate and not shut down even if you shut down through Vista. The "power save" message you see is coming from the monitor, which is letting you know it isn't getting a signal from the computer anymore but the power is still on. Windows will start up again from sleep mode if someone or something moves the mouse or presses a key.
The solution is to make sure the computer is actually shut down. In Vista you can do this by clicking the arrow near the power icon on the Start menu. This gives you the option of shutting down instead of hibernating. In XP, shut the computer down using the start menu shutdown option instead of the computer power button. Then the power will shut down completely.