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System will not turn on after i put into restart mode to let some updates install

I got home saturday morning and use my computer about four hours after work, when i got ready to read my e-mail some of them did not show completly. this happens with aol so I did what I nomally do is set it to restart. I lay down for a while, my wife wanted to use the computer to play a game. She woke me and told me the computer would not turn back on. I immediately thought that the power cord had pop the circuit breaker, but this was not the case because when i got up and looked the moniter and the speakers lights were still on. Next I took off the case and looked at the power supply for the system, but the light was still on for the motherboard so it was still being supplyed power. the only thing I could think of was the switch. I took off the front case and try it manually. that did not work either. I use a set of jumper wires to by pass the switch and it still did not come on. I'm at a lost now any othere things that I could try STLChange for St Louis . It a e-machine T2984 intel celeron I brought about 5 years ago.

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  • afgrider May 15, 2008

    Every time i turn on my computer (emachines) it turns on for a second and shuts off but the pc stays on while the moniter turns off. i tried to change the battery, check the cords, power supple, the switch, nothing worked.

  • choochoopj Dec 07, 2008

    I removed the power supply and shorted pins 13 black and 14 green together. This is on the big connector coming out of the power supply. This will start the power supply. Measure the gray pin 8. It should be +5vdc. Pin 8 @ 5 volts is telling the mother board that the output voltages are ok. As expected mine was ok . So I guess the board is toast. I also tried shorting out the power on pins 8 + 6 on the header. And just to be sure tried a different PS.

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I will try this thanks STLchange

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Try changing the CMOS battery on the Motherboard.

Let me know if this helps.
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After automatic updates and a restart, diagonstic lights A & C were yellow and D & B green, nothing comes up on screen, this happen before after an update but i got it to start after several a


If all diagnostic lights are on, then that means that it has something with the software of your computer. The update has affected some of the programs inside your computer thus it's booting up fine.

I suggest that you access safe mode and do a system restore from there. If you don't know how to access safe mode, then follow these:

1. Turn off your computer.
2. turn it on and keep tapping F8 until you see the options. You should see safe mode.
3. Use the arrow keys to select safe mode, then press enter.
4. Your computer should boot up to safe mode.
5. Access the system restore. You can find it in accessories, system tools, system restore. or you can search.
6. restore your computer to the known good date where your computer was still working fine.
7. After completing the on screen procedures, let your computer restart by itself (it may take minutes or more). It will restart and it should boot to the normal windows.

Good Luck!

I hope this helps.

Carlo

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Black screen with blinking cursor on my dell 8250 with windows xp


Hi luisgo66...

Start your computer in the Safe Mode.
To start in Safe Mode.
Turn your computer on.
Keep tapping F8 while the computer is starting up
When the computer starts select Safe Mode
1. Uninstall any softwear you may have put on the computer before the problem started.
2. Do a complete System Restore: Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
This will bring your system back to a time before you installed the softwear or Microsoft installed drivers,etc.
Note: Just be sure to use a date in a darkened box, that is before your trouble start date.
When you have done the above, restart the computer and if your still having the problem, then the installed drivers,updates,softwear,etc might have
corrupted the Operating System.
If that happened then that means either repair or reinstall the operating system.
You will need to do the following:
1...Repairing the Operating System...
A...You will have to have the Operating Dics that came with the computer.
Note...If you do not have the disks that came with your computer or the ones you should have made when you first got your computer...then you will have to go to the manufacture's webpage and see if they have a recovery disk available for your computer, if they do not a recovery disks available then you can also try ebay to locate the recovery disks.
The original disks will have your product key number that came with the computer, you can also find it on the tower, or under the bottom of your laptop, or maybe the piece of paper that the CD orginally came in may have the number on it.
You can also download a small program and it will tell you your product key number.
Go to the following webpage to download your FREE key finder.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
B...You will now insert the disc into the CD/DVD player
C...Restart the computer
D...When the window opens that tells you to press "Any" key, you will press any key you want to press.
E...If you do not receive a message that says "press any key to boot from CD", then then the computer is not ready to boot from a cd.
To correct this problem you will have to go into your computer's Bios and change the computer to boot from a CD.
To get into the Bios, shut the computer off,restart, while the computer is starting up keep tapping F1 as the computer is starting up.
When you are in the Bios, select to boot by CD by moving the cursor with the direction arrows on the keyboard.
Once you have selected to boot by cd the exit and restart the computer...the disc is already in the cd/dvd player.
Your system will then boot from the cd.
F...After a minute or less it should ask you if you want to Quit Repair, or Continue.
You will select Repair this time, but you may have to come back here and select Install if the repair does not work.
It will ok the agreement document if it asks you too.
Tap F8 on your keyboard to pass it when ready.
It will ask you if you want to Install, Repair, Delete Partition, or Quit.
Select Repair
Inside the box there will be one or two partitions.
Choose the largest partition.
After you have chosen the largest partition, you will then press the "r" key to start the repair
After the repair is complete, then you will need to restart your computer.
G...Computer Restart
After the repair is complete, shut the computer down (the computer will shut down a few times during the installation of the operating system
that is normal).
Then restart your computer, when the computer restarts it will have a box to put your product key...put the product key in the box and click.
The computer should start up and run as if it was a new computer.
You do not need to re-register
You can now remove the disc.
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If this fails to clear your problem then you may have a hardware problem.
It could be faulty ram
If you still have the same problem, then you have two choices.
1.Reinstall the entire Operating System and you may have to update some drivers.
This will require you to go back to the start of the repair info and select Install instead of Repair.
2..Take your machine in to have the hardware tested.
Keep in mind that if you do a complete reinstall of the Operating System you will lose all the information on the computer,such as pictures, programs, videos, everything you installed will be gone.
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Sep 13, 2011 | Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop

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Error 0197 unauthorised change. error 0198 security system . Cannot enter setup. m51 8141 42s. 3.0 gh P4 , 1GB ram


Hi albant1...

ERROR 0198: System Security - Unauthorized BIOS update attempted.

Error message 0197:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/194397

I would suggest you to do a restore or reinstall your operating system follow the instructions below.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Start your computer in the Safe Mode.
To start in Safe Mode.
Turn your computer on.
Keep tapping F8 while the computer is starting up
When the computer starts select Safe Mode
1. Uninstall any softwear you may have put on the computer before the problem started.
2. Do a complete System Restore: Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.
This will bring your system back to a time before you installed the softwear or Microsoft installed drivers,etc.
Note: Just be sure to use a date in a darkened box, that is before your trouble start date.
When you have done the above, restart the computer and if your still having the problem, then the installed drivers,updates,softwear,etc might have
corrupted the Operating System.
If that happened then that means either repair or reinstall the operating system.
You will need to do the following:
1...Repairing the Operating System...
A...You will have to have the Operating Dics that came with the computer.
Note...If you do not have the disks that came with your computer or the ones you should have made when you first got your computer...then you will have to go to the manufacture's webpage and see if they have a recovery disk available for your computer, if they do not a recovery disks available then you can also try ebay to locate the recovery disks.
The original disks will have your product key number that came with the computer, you can also find it on the tower, or under the bottom of your laptop, or maybe the piece of paper that the CD orginally came in may have the number on it.
You can also download a small program and it will tell you your product key number.
Go to the following webpage to download your FREE key finder.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
B...You will now insert the disc into the CD/DVD player
C...Restart the computer
D...When the window opens that tells you to press "Any" key, you will press any key you want to press.
E...If you do not receive a message that says "press any key to boot from CD", then then the computer is not ready to boot from a cd.
To correct this problem you will have to go into your computer's Bios and change the computer to boot from a CD.
To get into the Bios, shut the computer off,restart, while the computer is starting up keep tapping F1 as the computer is starting up.
When you are in the Bios, select to boot by CD by moving the cursor with the direction arrows on the keyboard.
Once you have selected to boot by cd the exit and restart the computer...the disc is already in the cd/dvd player.
Your system will then boot from the cd.
F...After a minute or less it should ask you if you want to Quit Repair, or Continue.
You will select Repair this time, but you may have to come back here and select Install if the repair does not work.
It will ok the agreement document if it asks you too.
Tap F8 on your keyboard to pass it when ready.
It will ask you if you want to Install, Repair, Delete Partition, or Quit.
Select Repair
Inside the box there will be one or two partitions.
Choose the largest partition.
After you have chosen the largest partition, you will then press the "r" key to start the repair
After the repair is complete, then you will need to restart your computer.
G...Computer Restart
After the repair is complete, shut the computer down (the computer will shut down a few times during the installation of the operating system
that is normal).
Then restart your computer, when the computer restarts it will have a box to put your product key...put the product key in the box and click.
The computer should start up and run as if it was a new computer.
You do not need to re-register
You can now remove the disc.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If this fails to clear your problem then you may have a hardware problem.
It could be faulty ram
If you still have the same problem, then you have two choices.
1.Reinstall the entire Operating System and you may have to update some drivers.
This will require you to go back to the start of the repair info and select Install instead of Repair.
2..Take your machine in to have the hardware tested.
Keep in mind that if you do a complete reinstall of the Operating System you will lose all the information on the computer,such as pictures, programs, videos, everything you installed will be gone.
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When I log onto into my window account the computer will freeze and never loads windows. It seems to be a windows update that is causing the problem, but I have another computer w/ windows 7 that does not...


Your computer seems to have a virus problem.Try getting in to the safe mode and run the full system Anti-Virus scan....then put your Genuine Wndows CD in the drive....restart boot with the CD...and run a System repair...this will solve your problem..

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Virus computer g spot has in my computer. i"ve to kill that virus with loka anti virus but i cann't. what i have to do ?


iwan_setiawa,

Your computer has a small piece of software that someone else has remotely installed, most likely the software installed itself. It's call a virus, malware, etc. To use a computer online surfing the internet or checking email this day and age, you must pay for and keep paying for a good quality security program or your computer will always have issues like this or similar. Follow the steps below. If these steps do not work and if you needed to ask this question to begin with, will need to take your computer to a computer technician for repair.

1) Backup all of your personal files and only your personal files. Do not backup anything else. You are trying to save your personal items from loss and hopefully whatever is on your computer does not reside within your personal items. If you do not have a external hard drive or flash drive, its time to get one. They are sold everywhere.

2) Go to the following link and install the ccleaner software:
http://www.piriform.com/
It works great and its free!

3) Go to the following link and install Malwarebytes software:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Also great and free!

4) Go to the following link and install Auslogics software:
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/
Again great and free!

5) Go to the following link and download but do not install Comodo Internet Security:
http://www.comodo.com/home/download/download.php?prod=cis
Free and include the anti-virus and firewall in one-

6) Search online and find out how to start your operating system in its non-networking safe mode.
http://www.wikihow.com/Start-Windows-in-Safe-Mode
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/force-windows-to-boot-into-safe-mode-without-using-the-f8-key/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434

7) Disconnect your connection to the internet; unplug the wire, turn off the wireless card, etc.

8) Restart your computer in safe mode.

9) Once in safe mode, do not start any programs and do not look around, do the following:

A-Run ccleaner. It has a computer cleaner and a registry cleaner. Run both cleaners repetitively until they stop finding anything to clean.

B-Run Malwarebytes. Do a full system scan. Delete and/or Quarantine anything it finds. Keep running the full system scans repetitively until it no longer finds anything. This could take a while.

C-Run Auslogics. Select all of your drive and click defrag. Keep running the defrag repetitively on all of the drives until it defrag's each drive in less than a few minutes; if after 5 or 6 time it still takes forever, your drives are just messed up; just continue. This also could take a while.

10) Restart you computer in regular mode. Do not start any programs or look around , do the following:

A-Install Comodo Internet Security. During the install process, restart the computer as need by Comodo.

B-Run a full system scan. Delete and/or Quarantine anything it finds. Keep running the full system scans repetitively until it no longer finds anything. This could take a while.

C-After the last scan, restart the computer.

11) Once in back in regular mode again, run each of the four programs you have just installed and run their update feature. Follow what it says to do except for running any scans.

12) Update your operating system. Search online if you do not know how. This is one of the most important steps of this process. Run the update repetitively until it stops finding anything to update; only update what needs to be updated. If you are not Chinese you do not need to update the Chinese language! Restart your system as the update ask as this is important to do so. After the last update cannot find anything to update, restart your computer.

13) Once in back in regular mode again, do not start any programs and do not look around, do the following (Yes, just do it all again. It will take less time this time around):

A-Run ccleaner. It has a computer cleaner and a registry cleaner. Run both cleaners repetitively until they stop finding anything to clean.

B-Run Malwarebytes. Do a full system scan. Delete and/or Quarantine anything it finds. Keep running the full system scans repetitively until it no longer finds anything. This could take a while.

C-Run Auslogics. Select all of your drive and click defrag. Keep running the defrag repetitively on all of the drives until it defrag's each drive in less than a few minutes; if after 5 or 6 time it still takes forever, your drives are just messed up; just continue. This also could take a while.

14) Restart the computer ahhhhhgain.

15) By know you should notice a difference.

Please rate this answer if it helps!

Thanks,
-Chris

Feb 05, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Everytime I go to internet explorer a message pops up telling me to come to this web site. an after a while the computer just shuts down


pammie819,

Your computer has a small piece of software that someone else has remotely installed, most likely the software installed itself. It's call a virus, malware, etc. To use a computer online surfing the internet or checking email this day and age, you must pay for and keep paying for a good quality security program or your computer will always have issues like this or similar. Follow the steps below. If these steps do not work and if you needed to ask this question to begin with, will need to take your computer to a computer technician for repair.

1) Backup all of your personal files and only your personal files. Do not backup anything else. You are trying to save your personal items from loss and hopefully whatever is on your computer does not reside within your personal items. If you do not have a external hard drive or flash drive, its time to get one. They are sold everywhere.

2) Go to the following link and install the ccleaner software:
http://www.piriform.com/
It works great and its free!

3) Go to the following link and install Malwarebytes software:
http://www.malwarebytes.org/
Also great and free!

4) Go to the following link and install Auslogics software:
http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/
Again great and free!

5) Go to the following link and download but do not install Comodo Internet Security:
http://www.comodo.com/home/download/download.php?prod=cis
Free and include the anti-virus and firewall in one-

6) Search online and find out how to start your operating system in its non-networking safe mode.
http://www.wikihow.com/Start-Windows-in-Safe-Mode
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/force-windows-to-boot-into-safe-mode-without-using-the-f8-key/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316434

7) Disconnect your connection to the internet; unplug the wire, turn off the wireless card, etc.

8) Restart your computer in safe mode.

9) Once in safe mode, do not start any programs and do not look around, do the following:

A-Run ccleaner. It has a computer cleaner and a registry cleaner. Run both cleaners repetitively until they stop finding anything to clean.

B-Run Malwarebytes. Do a full system scan. Delete and/or Quarantine anything it finds. Keep running the full system scans repetitively until it no longer finds anything. This could take a while.

C-Run Auslogics. Select all of your drive and click defrag. Keep running the defrag repetitively on all of the drives until it defrag's each drive in less than a few minutes; if after 5 or 6 time it still takes forever, your drives are just messed up; just continue. This also could take a while.

10) Restart you computer in regular mode. Do not start any programs or look around , do the following:

A-Install Comodo Internet Security. During the install process, restart the computer as need by Comodo.

B-Run a full system scan. Delete and/or Quarantine anything it finds. Keep running the full system scans repetitively until it no longer finds anything. This could take a while.

C-After the last scan, restart the computer.

11) Once in back in regular mode again, run each of the four programs you have just installed and run their update feature. Follow what it says to do except for running any scans.

12) Update your operating system. Search online if you do not know how. This is one of the most important steps of this process. Run the update repetitively until it stops finding anything to update; only update what needs to be updated. If you are not Chinese you do not need to update the Chinese language! Restart your system as the update ask as this is important to do so. After the last update cannot find anything to update, restart your computer.

13) Once in back in regular mode again, do not start any programs and do not look around, do the following (Yes, just do it all again. It will take less time this time around):

A-Run ccleaner. It has a computer cleaner and a registry cleaner. Run both cleaners repetitively until they stop finding anything to clean.

B-Run Malwarebytes. Do a full system scan. Delete and/or Quarantine anything it finds. Keep running the full system scans repetitively until it no longer finds anything. This could take a while.

C-Run Auslogics. Select all of your drive and click defrag. Keep running the defrag repetitively on all of the drives until it defrag's each drive in less than a few minutes; if after 5 or 6 time it still takes forever, your drives are just messed up; just continue. This also could take a while.

14) Restart the computer ahhhhhgain.

15) By know you should notice a difference.

Please rate this answer if it helps!

Thanks,
-Chris

Feb 05, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I loaded Windows Internet Explorer 8, and it installed it as an update in May 2356 (the year!). I am now having all sorts of windows is not working messages and would like to know how to fix this. Thank...


Hi I suggest you go to system restore but beware that some program installed prior to chosen date will not appear. To proceed, go to start menu, choose accessories, choose system tools, then choose system restore.

Another way is to run your computer on safe mode to fix some error in your computer because of faulty driver or multiple driver installed with the same driver or faulty installation of software that make your computer to run slower and appears some errors. Here how it works, just restart your computer and when booting press F8 and choose safe mode to fix the errors run your computer on safe mode. Then defragment your computer to fix some errors also by going to start menu, choose accessories, choose system tools, choose disk defragment. After finished, restart your computer and check if it runs faster that before.

If you have, systems back or recovery disk, install it by insert the CD/DVD to CDROM and rebooting your computer. Run the CD as installer and it will install the systems back up. It will go back your computer to normal before.


I hope it helps you.

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Downloaded windows automatic update stuck on 3 of 3 for last few days. tried last known good config does nothing, i always return to updating 3 of 3 cannot get my comp to do anything else. help desperately...


An issue has been identified by Microsoft that, after installing Windows Updates, a Computer displays a Configuring updates: stage 3 of 3. 0% complete message, reboots, comes back to that message again, and repeats the cycle. This problem occurs when Windows Update is attempting to install update 937287.

Follow this procedure to resolve the error:

1. Remove all connected peripheral Devices from the Computer.

2. Press and hold the power button until the Computer completely shuts down.

3. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

4. Leave the Computer without any power for at least 30 seconds.

5. Reconnect the Computer to the power supply and then turn it back on.

6. Allow the Computer to start normally.


NOTE 1: Once the Computer has completely started into the Operating System, Windows Updates should automatically finish installing the update. If the update again fails to install completely, restart the Computer in Safe Mode (by tapping the F8 Kay at Start-up) and use the System Restore feature to return the Computer to a time before the issue started.

Click the Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.

NOTE 2: To avoid this issue, obtain and install update 937287 from the Microsoft Download Center separately from all other updates on the Windows Update site. Install the update that applies to your version of Windows Vista so that you can successfully install future updates.

For more information about this error, refer to the Microsoft KB Article ID 949358.


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What,s the deal with windows updates in Windows XP,i have a dell laptop with XP home edition.How shoul'd i configure automatic updates,does it need to be turned on automatic download and update 24/7,or...


What I'd do personally. If you have a broadband connection. Just enable the update program to update during the early hours of the morning. Say somewhere between 1AM and 6AM. This can be set so windows will automatically download, install, and configure the updates for your system. Remember, for it to be able to do this; the computer must be on.

This way it won't be a hinder to your every day internet usage, and it will do it's business while you're not using the computer. I have mine set up the same way and it's really nice. A simple reboot on some mornings is all I ever have to worry about and my PC is always up to date.

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I updated windows automatic updates and it kept telling me to restart the computer so i postponed it for 4 hours. i then left the computer not shutting it down correctly. now windows will not start...


Turn on PC or restart it if it is running and keep pressing F8 during restart.

On screen that will appear choose to start it in "Safe Mode"

When it starts go to Start - Accessories - System tools - System restore - Restore my computer to an earlier time - choose restore point before the date and time when update was done.

Restoring can take a lot of time so be patient even if you think that progress bar is stuck it is still working. Make sure you choose the restore point older than update time.

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