Question about Systemax Venture PC Desktop

2 Answers

Power on then off

I am running Windows XP.
When I power on, after the post, my desktop comes up.
then after about 15 to 20 seconds, my PC shuts down, then repeats the cycle again..
The ony way I found to keep the PC shut down was to press and hold down the Power on switch. . .help.. .

Posted by on

  • Loteck May 11, 2010

    Is the CPU getting really hot?



2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

If the Solution no. 1 doesn't work then maybe the gel on your CPU'S inner side has finished. Also try to replace the RAM in RAM slot.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,226 Answers

If you have not installed any new hardwares, perhaps your computer infected with virus, run your computer in safe mode and then scan your computer.

If your antivirus is potent then maybe you have installed new software to triggering your system to restart and restart to protect the system.

if non of this; maybe your system is corrupted. backup your files and reinstall the windows to repair the errors on it.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does desktop pc running win xp pro, when choosing "start/shutdown/restart", fail to restart, but if choosing "start/shut down/shut down" it works fine?

May 23, 2014 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Windows not shutting down

If there are programs (Norton, McAfee, other bigger programs) running in the background it will take a while for Windows to shut down. If you can't wait for it to shut down, you can press/hold the power button down for a few seconds and Windows will shut down.

Jul 07, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition English...

2 Answers


Hold the power button in for a few seconds it will shut down. Then unplug system and push the power button down with it unplugged then replug it in and power up again. Then do a proper shut down again to see if the problem fixed. I hope this assisted you. John

Feb 07, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

1 Answer

Hi dear, I have one acer veriton 7600gt desktop computer at my home, last night i working that pc suddenly its shut down and when i again start the pc one blue screen is coming and my hard disk is...

looks like old xp machine. power supply could be flaky,bad caps on the board,dust build up on the cpu fan or graphics card causing it to over heat and shut down

Jul 08, 2017 | Acer Veriton 7600GT PC Desktop

1 Answer

Windows XP will not shut down.

I don't know if you've tried this yet,but here it is just in case.

Click Start, and then click Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance>Power Options>In the Power Options Properties dialog box, on the Power Schemes tab, click the Power schemes drop-down list and select the power scheme that most closely matches how you use your computer.
adjust the System standby and System hibernates settings if you are not happy with the default selection. On the Advanced tab, you can adjust the default behavior of the power buttons on your computer. Click Apply>OK

Please rate this a fixya

May 21, 2009 | IBM IntelliStation E Pro 570 (689357U) PC...

1 Answer

System power won't shut down when Windows shuts down.

if same system asking about hp a1320n

drivers and bios updates

try upadating all to see if corrects

May 15, 2009 | HP Pavilion Media Center a1320n PC...

1 Answer

At about 3:00 am on thursdays, Windows XP closes and C drive shuts down. It is not a re-boot because the motherboard power stays on. When I turn the computer off and turn it back on (the 1st time)it...

Sounds like the computer is coming from sleep, standby or hibernation mode. Go to the power settings in the control panel, and disable all of these options. Disable your screen saver as well. Leave the machine on for a day and see if it happens again after this. Post your findings, please...

Mar 12, 2009 | Gateway GT5056 PC Desktop

1 Answer

When i try to shut down my computer it does not shut doen but it gets restart every time

What version of windows are you running? Also, when did this problem start and how old is your PC?

On 2000/XP: On your start menu click on Run and type the following command: SHUTDOWN -s -t 01

This will shut down windows, and then you can safely turn off your computer. You may have to hold the power button for 10 seconds before it turns off.

NOTE: This is not a fix, just a temporary solution.

Oct 02, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My home pc trouble in windows xp professional

Hi chirutha,

Which version of Windows are you running? I would suggest running System Restore to a point maybe a week ago and then trying it again. You can find System Restore from your Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools menu. System Restore for Windows is non-destructive and won't delete any data files (music, pictures, documents) that you've put on the computer. It's also reversible.

You can also access System Restore directly from booting into Safe Mode (after the system POST startup messages run when the computer is booted up, press F8 until the Windows Boot Menu comes up and select Safe Mode).

If you can't power your computer down, hold your breath and then hold the main power button for five seconds and it will shut down.


Mar 13, 2008 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Want shut down

Click Start, then turn off computer, and make sure that your computer is not set to standby or hibernate. This works if you are running Windows XP or Windows 2000. Hope this helps!

Sep 11, 2007 | E-Machines eMachines Refurbished EMA...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Systemax Venture PC Desktop Logo

71 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Systemax Computers & Internet Experts

Gareth Cockram
Gareth Cockram

Level 3 Expert

661 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4345 Answers


Level 3 Expert

824 Answers

Are you a Systemax Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides