I moved my computer (an eMachines, not yet six years old) from one room to the other this morning (long story), and when I went to turn on the CPU, it wouldn't. It was working fine up through yesterday evening, no sign of any trouble at all. (This includes a total absence of any of the kind of grindy or whirry noises that suggest a fan going bad.) The monitor, together with a lamp and a small calculator, are plugged into the same power strip that I used for the CPU; all turn on. The tiny green light on the back of the CPU blinks on very quickly when I first stick the prongs of the plug into the strip, then blacks out again. I tried it in another socket and the same thing happens. I have a suspicion it's the power source that has died, but can anyone tell from this whether I'm right? And if I am, what can I do about it?
95% of the time when they do that the power supply is gone could be a weak component in it.but unless you are a technician i would just replace it with the same type or same wattage this can be located on the sticker on the Power supply unit...
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If it's a desktop it may not have a wireless card installed on it. I would recommend going to the eMachines website and look up the model of your desktop to see the information on what was included in it. You may need to purchase a USB WiFi adapter to add wireless to the computer.
You may need to check to make sure Windows XP was installed properly, if the computer had crashed, you can do a repair, I am a computer technician, and I can tell you, that replacing the power supply will not do that.
Possible solution If this is an i/o problem then i would suggest that you clean the computer out. Go to the computer store and buy yourself one or two cans of compressed air. When you get them you are going to want to shut down your computer and disconnect the power from everything since the next step involves opening the computer case up. Remove the screws on thew back of the unit that hold the cover on, you will be able to see which screws do what. Open the cover up and take a look, the cpu cooler plugged with dust etc. Take the air can and styart blowing the dust and dirt out of the computer, also make sure that you clean out the poiwer supply as well. This will be the place where the plugin connects to the computer. There are fans and other things in the computer as well that you should blow out. If this problem is i/o this may just fix it for you. Hope this helps
Is your hard-drive out of room? Perhaps there is no room for your computer *to* install whatever it is. In your computer there should be a defragmentation option to make more room. Otherwise I'd recommend A: a seprate storage device or server to place everything in. B: A new computer. C: and if all else fails, I'd just try deleting useless software and old files you won't need.
First of all remove ant cd from drive when booting up uinless you are using a bootable windows disk. if the problem still persist when then computer starts booting up keep pressing f8 until you get the choice to go in to safe mode. Once in safe mode choose the option when prompted go to system restore points and restore the computer to a date availabe wich is before the date of the problems.
1. Remove the cover
2. Check to see if dirt and dust have collected on the CPU fan
If dirty move to step 3
3. remove the heat sink assemboly
4. wash it under warm watter , use a little windex if you need to , scape off the old thermal compound
5. dry it off , make sure it's dry
7. use some thermal paste from the computer store or radio shack or online , to replace the old thermal compound.
8. reattach the heat sink fan assemboly to the processor
9. start the computer.
10. if you have no farther errors , that means you did a good job pat yourself on the back and have a snack cake.