System will shut down by itself requiring re-boot. Also when starting up each day, requires multiple tries with verticle or horizontal bars appearing before successful booting up. When asked to diagnose resolutions to these problems by microsoft, there are no solutions ever found or identified. Have installed PC tools regkey screening with some improvement in boot up speed but still the start up and auto shut down issues persist. I use verizon security system since purchasing this PC 18 months ago. Problems started within first 6 months after purchase and have gotten worse over time.
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Re: Automatic shut down and slow boot up issues.
This is an issue with the ram memory ...take a look inside and if it
has more than one units of RAM memory ..remove them one by one ..and
leave only one at the time inside and see which one is making
troubles...You will see that soon after you remove the issued one the
booting will go on smooth ...You may try to reinstall windows in it
..but the booting trouble with strange lines and colors...and the
sudden blue screen and shut down is a clear sign that some of your Ram
memory is issued...Also try just to remove and place it back if it is
only one bar ...and remove the Bios battery for a few sec to reset it
...After that will ask to go to bios set-up and set the clock again and
the date ..but this can be done much easier from windows...You just go
to bios when asks and press F10 to save the settings like they are
..and after you boot set the time from the task bar ..do not forget the
date cause a wrong date will give you troubles with the other programs
...and the browser's..license..and such ..
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Step 1: While many problems with Compaq Presario computers can be solved by less drastic means, there are times when the best course of action is to set the computer back to its original factory default state. Issues with persistent viruses or spyware often require this drastic step, as do problems with a corrupt operating system. Learning how to restore your computer to its original state is an important troubleshooting tool.
Shut down your computer and restart it. Watch for the Compaq logo, then press the "F1" key to enter setup. Press the right arrow within setup to go to the Boot menu. Press the down arrow to access the "Boot Device Priority" option. Change the first boot device to CD-ROM by pressing the down arrow until "CD-ROM" is displayed. Eject the CD tray and place the recovery CD that came with your computer into the tray. If you do not have a recovery CD, you can order one directly from Hewlett Packard. Shut down and restart the computer. The Presario will automatically boot from the CD and begin the recovery process. Select the operating system your computer shipped with. Many Compaq recovery CDs support multiple operating systems, so be sure to choose the operating system your computer shipped with. Insert the operating system CD when prompted. Enter the license key for the operating system when prompted. The license key is typically found on a small tag located on the top or side of the computer.
First - re-seat the hard disk and reboot the computer. If the computer does not boot up then reboot and go into the BIOS configuration to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. If it doesn't detect the hard drive then it could be faulty. Then the hard drive needs to be replaced in the computer/laptop, Windows installed and the computer or laptop's device drivers plus your programs etc. to get a functioning computer/laptop again.
that message is from the automatic updates windows makes from time to time ...and this message usually appears after a fresh install with the operation system out of date ..and if you have the automatic updates ticked for to be made automatically ..The thing to be done is either let it install the updates...and it will shut down by itself...or ..start windows..and go to control panel ..and on the automatic updates...stop the updating process..This will cause a message to appear in the tray system every time ..to warn you that your computer is out of date ..and so ...but it has no real distress cause it will run like a charm even without the updates...(probably even faster ..cause if your computer is a little limited in resources the updates will slow it down a little .. So ..this message is not a pest ..but the windows updating your operation system ..the only issue is when it is in error and takes more than the time it should ...usually it should not take more than a couple of hours for all 55 updates to be installed ...and this in case you have a slow computer...
This usually means an error somewhere in the critical operating system files. whether this is software problem or hardware remains to be seen.
Assuming that you will, sadly; not be able to access the operating system again, you can still access the files and get a back up using a hard drive adapter: http://www.coolmaxusa.com./productDetails.asp?item=CD-350-COMBO&details=overview&subcategory=converter&category=converter
This does involve having another pc to load the files onto. Once the data is backed up a format will indicate if its a hardware issue but hopefully the format will manage any bad sectors. Once the format is complete the hard drive can be placed back in the laptop and an OS can be reloaded.
This all is if you wish to backup, you can just load in an OS cd/recovery disk and let it format the drive and just Install rewriting over any data and formatting around any potential bad sectors on the drive.
So many resion for system slowness,firsly depends on your system configuration,
booting depends upon your system RAM,how much RAM you user in system,min 1GB RAM require for smoth booting.second one is overload (tmp,recent,temparary internet files,cooks),delete all the files and restart the system.
check it issue will be fix,otherwise there was a problem with OS.
backup all the C drive data on anohter drive and reinstall OS in C drive.
Just about any system can be forced to shut down by holding the Power key/button for at least 5 seconds, some may require 10.
This is not a good way to stop a system since stupid Windows has to unload in an organized manner or it can get hopelessly confused.
You might try running the Restore routine and back-date your system to an earlier day:
Open the Start menu, click on Run, enter "rstrui.exe" (no quotes) and click OK to start.
You should get a calendar showing which past days are available to run.
You won't lose any of your work but any updates installed since that past day are null and void so you may get messages from your AV program or from Win itself.
If there are no speakers connected and you still get the protection message, there is a problem internally. Exchange the unit while you can. The typical parts required to fix this problem will be over $75 US.
remove the CPU side door and check Fan is rotating on Processor if not it may not rotate due to heavy dust inside. ( clean it and refix it)
Check SMPS Fan is rotating or not..
If fans or not rotating Heat Builds up then computer shuts down itself.
If both fans are working...Just Open BIOS window by press DEL button continuosly while startup and wait for 2 to 3 minutes If the computer shuts down Itself in BIOS Window also then we can confirm issue with Hardware.
If Computer not shutting down in BIOS Window then issue with Operating System Boot files corrupted.
While Turn ON the system press F8 to enter in Safe Mode.
Open command prompt by clicking on
Start >. RUN >> type cmd >> then press enter.
now type chkdsk /f
now press Y
then reboot PC it fixes the Boot files error then your PC works perfectly.
Start the computer in safe mode (tap F8 immediately after turning it on until you see the option of how to boot)
If it successfully boots into windows, you have an issue with either driver conflicts and/or viruses. If it still restarts itself, you most likely have a hardware issue (bad hard drive, motherboard, etc)