Comp. powers on, shuts down three times then goes into powersave
My Dell Inspiron 530 desktop: i turn on the power button and the computer powers up, then shuts off, then powers up, then shuts off and the third time it powers up, it stays on and the screen comes up. after about a week or so of this behavior on the third attempt that it powers up, it stays on but the screen goes into powersave mode and i cannot access the computer.
Re: comp. powers on, shuts down three times then goes...
I had a similar problem...I'd turn on my Inspiron 530 and it would power up and shut down by itself several times and then finally finish booting up but nothing would show on the screen.
Turns out, it was a bad video card. Since there are two ports for hooking up a monitor -- I ended up hooking up the monitor through the VGA and completely removed the video card (just used the built-in device on the motherboard). This solved the problem and it booted up straightaway.
Dell is sending the replacement video card and I will just use the built-in until it arrives.
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What is shutting down, the monitor or the computer. Check the power light on each for proper diagnosis. You either have a bad monitor, a bad video display card or a bad PC, specifically a power supply or motherboard. This is a classic symptom of something getting too hot and shutting down. One way to test the monitor is to plug it into something else for an a period of time and test. If you're PC is shutting off, try unplugging unnecessary peripherals, i.e. CD/DVD drives, floppy drives, external USB peripherals, etc. Start with just the video adapter, keyboard, mouse and monitor. Let us know what is shutting off, for further diagnosis.
hello, i don't know from wher u can get a button but u can try somthing else; try to see if your cooler it is working properly ( look in bios and see what's your CPU temperature is after 15 minutes of working; if it is over 60-70 celsius degrees then u need to change the cooler)
I assume you use Windows Vista..... In vista the default action of the power button is configured to sleep mode.. So to shutdown the PC you can press "Start - right arrow - right arrow - right arrow - Enter", or you can navigate to the same using the mouse & selecting shutdown from the list besides the lock icon. You can also change the power button configuration this way goto " Start-Control Panel-System and Maintenance-Power options-change plan settings (under the current plan you are using) - change advanced power settings - Power buttons and lid - Start menu power button" click on settings and select shutdown, apply & save the settings and close this window. Now you can just click the power button to shutdown your computer.
Sounds like it could be a virus. Or, a heat buildup problem - are all fans inside machine working? Is the fan inside the power supply operating? Was there any work done inside the computer recently? If the hdw is all ok, go out and buy yourself a copy of Norton Internet Security 2009 - 1 user lic - $49.99 @ Staples. Do *not* buy any earlier vers. of this software! Install, update it, run computer computer scan - probably will find/remove some/many viruses.
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Try hitting the "Windows" key on your keyboard to bring it out of sleep mode. The "Windows" key is generally found on the bottom row of the keyboard, near the Alt and Ctrl keys, and it has no letters on it, just the Windows logo. That key brings my Windows Vista machines out of sleep mode when other keys won't.
As for the power button, anytime you need to force a computer to turn off, you can press and hold the power button to do so. Usually, you need to hold the power button for 5-10 seconds and it will shut down. Use this option with caution, as it turns the computer off without running through the shutdown process and can cause you to lose data.
my inspiron 530 giving me trouble. Blue light is on, but the computer goes no where. Try to start by shutting down and restarting but the start sound keeps coming fora long time and nothing happens. So to say having trouble starting and sometimes it shuts down but the blue light stays on. Sometimes I cann't even turn off the computer by pressing blue light - trouble trouble trouble