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Computer powers off about 2 times during a session

My computer powers off sometimes when i open no particular programm. It coud be any programm. For example i tried opening itunes, outlook express. I tried plugging my monitor and my computer in another outlet but I am having the same problem. I tried scanning for viruses but the scan does not show any real threats. Can you help me solve this problem?

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Re: computer powers off about 2 times during a session

Look for a heat problem first or RAM problem second.
For the heat problem, blow out the case, fans, processor heatsink and fan. for memory testing get memtest and run. If these dont work look at the power supply.

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Clear cmos how to;'?

What type of computer and motherboard ?????
WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. - rules

Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.

Power down the system and disconnect the power cord.
Wear an anti-static wrist strap to avoid electrostatic discharge damage to the Asus motherboard or CMOS chip or other sensitive components.

Remove the cover and locate the CMOS coin cell battery and remove it from the system by gently pushing on the retaining clip and popping the battery out although on some motherboards cmos batteries are soldered in

Discharge the CMOS chip by leaving the battery out of the system for up to an hour, depending upon the particular chip and motherboard combination.

Replace the battery and replace the cover on the system. Connect the power cord and boot the computer.

Save changes if prompted by the BIOS for system memory, drives detected, and other settings, and set the date and time if prompted at this time, or alternately set the date and time when the operating system finishes loading.
If your computer does not have a CMOS battery or you're unable to find it you'll need to do a hard reset on the CMOS using a jumper or dip switch on the motherboard.Information on finding these can be found through your computer or motherboard documentation.
or you might set failsafe or optimised defaults
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

Dec 03, 2013 | Motherboards

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Problem with asus motherboard p5klp-am asking a password


If a password is requested during boot, it means a password has been set in BIOS. This means you need to enter the password in order to enter the BIOS and change any settings there.

If you do not know, or have forgotten the password, disconnect the pc from the electricity, open the side panel, find the small, flat silver battery on the motherboard and carefully remove it, using a screwdriver to safely click the clip holding it down.

After, 2 miunutes, replace the battery, making sure it clicks down in exactly the same position as before.

Use this opportunity to clean out any dust and dirt that may have accumulated inside the PC, then close it and reconnect the power cable.

When you restart the PC, you should find that the BIOS has been reset to factory default settings and the password is no longer required. You might also have to re-enter the time and date, one time only, to reset the PC's clock/calendar.

If you enter another password, make a separatexe note of the password by e-mailing it to yourself and/or saving it in your cellphone.

Hope this helps.

Aug 02, 2011 | ASUS P5KPL-AM SE Motherboard

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My computer is in power safe mode

if you want to get your computer out of power safe mode
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup
Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
During the boot process tap the f8 button three times this will boot into safe mode where the only things working will be your mouse and keyboard enabling you to attempt to repair your computer
Also you might try
Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
hope this helps

Jul 01, 2011 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

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I have A desktop motherboard model asrock m266a,when i start it it will have 3 long beeps and stops for a while and another 3 long beeps


3 long beeps means there's a problem detected with the keyboard. Remove the keyboard and turn the computer on and see if it boots up. Also a good idea is to make sure the system memory is seated properly in the slots.


May 03, 2011 | Motherboards

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Help please! My computer crashed during a power failure and I had to reinstall Windows XP after reformatting the hard drive as nothing else would work. I was then unable to connect to my BT Broadband and...

depending on the brand of coputer/motherboard
it should the one with large letters /numbers closest your cpu with a version no.
hope this helps

Sep 05, 2010 | Dell Motherboards

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My pc keeps restarting everytime i play online game or lan game

Most often restarts during games or other heavy duty tasks are from the following reasons

1.) Lack of power. If your Power supply unit is less than 450W then this is highly likely.
2.) Overheating. If your PC's bios has temperature reading sensors then after it is warmed up open the BIOS by press <Delete> after the logo disappears and go to the entry that informs you of temperature... If your seeing a Temp ove 45-50 degrees Celcius your runnin too hot. Get a better heatsink or other cooling apparatus (ie... liquid cooling or peltier) depending on your budget and your technical skill.
3.) Video card over heating/power issues run the PC with the cover off. Watch your Video card. is the Fan on it spinning? Does you Video card have a seperate power adapter? If so is it Fully seated.
4.) Mismatched memory. the memory adapter you installed does it have the same specifications as other memory that is also in your system. Sometimes if their slightly off and the computer sets the timing for the faster memory instead of the slower memory then the system chugs along at a speed that the slow module cant handle and it fails momentarily.
5.) Driver conflict error. Sometimes an older driver just gets in the way of other devices that want the same resources. (Particularly if you are using the drivers that came with the Video card) Go to Nvidia's website download and install the latest drivers for your card and Operating system combination.

Hopefully these tips will help you get you Fragging in no time.
Good gaming
and godbless

Nov 17, 2008 | Foxconn 865G7MF-SH Motherboard

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Formatting problem


Put your hard drive as a slave on another system and delete the desire partition with hard disk tool called Partition Magic or Power Quest. It is Microsoft utility.

This will solve your problem. I am doing same thing when I got problem in any hard drive. It is powerful tool.

Oct 31, 2008 | Intel CELERON 2.66Ghz CPU AND MOTHER BOARD...

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Boot up takes too long

This happens when the computer gets full of "junk" (this happens with any computer over time) and can be remedied with a fresh windows install.

If you don't plan to reinstall windows in near future I suggest you go to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and uninstall any software you don't use/need

Also tweaking the system registry migh help speed up boot time:

1. Click ‘Start’ then 'Run’
2. Type in ‘Regedit’ then click ‘Ok’
3. Navigate to ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Cur rentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\ ‘
4. Right-click on “EnablePrefetcher” and set the value to ‘0′
5. Close 'Regedit'
6. Navigate to 'Windows\Prefetch' folder (usualy drive on C:) and delete all its contents
5. Reboot.
7. Enjoy greatly improved boot time ;]

Hope this helps!

Oct 01, 2008 | Shuttle MS51N Motherboard

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USB Ports Stopped Working

Check in and see if there is a firmware upgrade for that particular motherboard.

Jul 14, 2008 | MSI RS482M4-ILD Motherboard

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