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My Compaq Presario computer does something very strange. Every day, several times a day when I am online computer light turns amber and it starts screeching. I can not continue using Internet when it occurs. The page I am on becomes non responsive. When I try to close the page I get the messagethat the program is not responding and I should end the task. If I don't close the page, computer can continue screeching for hours, and yellow light stays on. But even when I close the page, it continues for quite some time. It happens at different times during the day, but I noticed that this thing always occurs at 3 AM sharp, like a clock. I don't know what to do. Can you, please, help me?

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Sounds like it is overheating. Pull the side panel off of it, clean the fan blades and vents. 3am may be the time that it looks for updates.

You may also want to download a free version of Super antispyware as well as malawarebytes, just to make sure you are not infected. These two programs together will remove problems that other virus software will miss!

Posted on May 07, 2014

  • PowerUP27 May 08, 2014

    Hwllo it sounds like you may have a 3am bug it is a virus that is dormant then becomes active at 3am

  • PowerUP27 May 08, 2014

    you should run a antivirus program and choose deep scan if possible

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Sounds like the PC is running into a hardware failure and the Compaq splash screen is probably hiding some additional information. It?s been a long time since I've owned a Compaq, however, what you need to do first is eliminate the Compaq screen to show us whatever boot details it may be hiding. I seem to recall on my old Compaq (and most Dells) I had to disable the Compaq screen in the BIOS settings. Hitting the F10 key as soon as the Compaq screen appears I believe will get you into the BIOS program, however, be warned if you change anything in there by accident you will be causing yourself a world of trouble. After you get into there you want to look for the Boot selection of the menu. In there somewhere will be a setting referring to something similar to ?reveal boot details? or hide splash or Compaq screen?. If it isn?t obvious let me know, I?ll have access to an older Compaq with a similar BIOS and can give you more details. If you are able to disable the splash screen reboot the PC and watch for errors. Based on the age of the machine and past history I suspect you?ll find a boot disk or read error.

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Both solutions given to my problemon this website as soon as I posted it was right on the mark. I replaced the CR2032 battery on the mother board and reconneted all the wirings and rebooted it and every thing is back up and running. Thanks to FixYa.com.

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it seems that your memory card is out of place. open the pc, reseat the memory, and that should be ok.

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  1. See if you can start in Safe Mode (hit F8 before Windows loads - best way is to keep tapping F8 after you power it on. You should get a menu with "start in Safe Mode" as an option.
  2. Once booted in safe mode go to Control Panel, System, Advanced, ;Startup and recovery'.
  3. Click the Settings button and remove the tick from the "Automatically Restart" box.
  4. Click all the OK's to get back to Control Panel.
  5. Reboot as normal and the system should display an error code. Post that error code here and we can have a look at it.

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Vaughn it sounds like the power supply is going bad, try another known good working power supply. If that doesn't work then the motherboard would need to be replaced. If the power supply isn't giving the correct voltages that could cause the computer not to turn on. If the motheboard isn't able to convert the voltages properly then the motherboard could be faulty.

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