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Blinking power light

I am watching a movie on my PC, when all of a sudden the screen goes dark, the power light on the PC goes out, but the hard drive light is blinking. What is causing this?

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Computer went to sleep on you. Set movie watcher app to stay awake while playing video.

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your pc is infected of viruses.try to reformat your pc

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check both your power and video connections to the monitor, sounds more like a monitor power issue.
if the connections appear ok, but screen still blank, try connecting a known good working monitor from somewhere else and see if it works with your pc, if it does, your original monitor is faulty, if it doesn't, you have a pc video issue.

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I have the same problem, the hard drive light stays on and the system freezes. I tried making sure the CPU was cool enough but it didn't seem to help. Also, I noticed that the CPU fan appeared to be running and when it froze then it shut off. Any help would be much appreciated, Thanks!

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check BIOS if it detects a hard drive. if not, try to manually detect it. if it fails, it is a hard drive problem

if it was able to detect a hard drive. you should be able to do a system restore. Read the manual that came with your netbook for full instructions and illustrations on how to do a system restore.

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SOURCE: My desktop suddenly suspended, switched it off by

You are the owner of a desktop PC that has developed a sudden and catastrophic hardware
fault - probably on the motherboard (since even the ROM BIOS doesn't give evidence of its
existence), but possibly in the power supply.

Desktop PC power supplies are (relatively) easily replaceable, so if you have as many spare
power supplies lying around as I do, try replacing that first - if that doesn't fix the system, then
the problem is on the motherboard.

Since your power supply is alive enough to light the power LEDs on the system unit tower and
also the keyboard, the problem is probably on the motherboard - look at it - there may be an obviously burned visible component - but there usually is no visible sign of the fatal failure.

The reason I do not suspect your HDD (hard disk drive) has crashed is that ROM BIOS
executes at (power start) boot time right out of motherboard-mounted ROM, independent of
whether or not the HDD is functional - and since not even the BIOS message appears on your monitor, I therefore know that the boot sequence has been interrupted long before the computer becomes intelligent enough to find and access a disk drive, and then command it to try to find a
boot sector.

How to fix the computer: isolate the boot problem to the motherboard. Replace motherboard.

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