After a power outage, I can no longer power off/on my PC. I was in the middle of burning a DVD when the power in my building shut off. When it came back on, the green light in the front and back of the PC was flashing. I have a blank screen. I can't shut it off by CTR-ALT-DLT, holding in the power button or unplugging/replugging it. The screen is totally blank and nothing happens at all except the blinking lights. Any help? Thanks.
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The flashing power switch and power supply LED on the rear in conjunction with a power failure or surge indicates that there is a defective component; typically the power supply, motherboard, memory, processor or modem.
-Disconnect all the power supply leads, drives, and motherboard as well as any USB, firewire and other external devices.
-Plug in the 115v power supply cable and look at he LED on the back of the power supply. If it is still flashing the power supply is bad and needs to be replaced.
-If it isn?t flashing then unplug the power supply plug in one device, plug in the power cord and watch for the flashing LED again. If it?s flashing you?ve found your culprit, if not move on to the next component and repeat the process until you?ve found it. Don?t forget your plug in cards could also be the problem.
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Find what circuit it is on and shut that down at the breaker or see if the unit is on a GFI outlet and see if that tripped. Then reset the breaker. A power outage can be from a surge and it may have burned out the control board.
Before following the suggestions given below please make sure that you have the latest firmware for your DVD burner drive. Please contact your vendor or visit the manufacturer's website for the latest updates.
Please follow the steps mentioned below to resolve the issue:
1) Empty the contents of the C:\Windows\temp folder and C:\temp folder, if you have one. Then empty Recycle Bin.
2) Defragment your hard drive. DVD video files are very large and can quickly fill your hard drive to capacity. A fragmented hard drive can cause problems during DVD burning. Make sure to defragment your drive(s) regularly.
3) To avoid any compatibility issues, please close all other software and utility applications including virus scans, screen saver and instant messaging software before you launch PowerDirector.
4) Increase Virtual memory :
1. Right click on "MyComputer" 2. Select Properties -> Advance 3. Click on "settings" under Performance. 4. Select "Advance" 5. Click on "change" under Virtual memory. 6. Select "Custom" and enter initial value as "512" and Max value as "3096".
NOTE: If your existing settings are higher than recommended then leave them as before.
5) Please check whether the drive where you have installed Power Director software has enough space on it. At least 15 GB of free space is required and recommended while burning a DVD.
Now, try to burn the DVD at low burning speed.
If the issue still persists, try to uninstall other CD/DVD burning software like Nero, EasyCD Creator, Direct CD etc. Two burning software installed on same computer are known to cause conflict due to common files in them.
Also disable the XP built-in burning software. To disable the Windows built-in burning software: - Open My Computer. - Right-click your CD-RW or DVD drive and click Properties. - Select the Recording tab. - Remove the check mark from the 'Enable CD recording on this drive' check box. - Click OK.
Also make sure that the total size of the video does not exceed the disc limit. (It is recommended that the total size should be less than 4.3 GB)
Now, close all other software and utility applications and then try the 'Create a DVD folder' option in the burning options screen and let us know of the result.
If the DVD folder is burned successfully, then the issue is burner specific and not software specific.
If the issue still not resolved, you may need to reinstall the Power Director software. Uninstall other burning softwares and then reinstall Power Director.
Follow the steps given below to reinstall your PowerDirector. Before installing your program, please close your MSN messenger, since we found that MSN messenger my lock some installation programs.
If you have some experience in opening up the PC. remove the main cover & unplug the power connector & the Data Cable from the DVD Drive. ( the conputer power has to be switched off) Replug back the cables as it were & start the PC.
Hi there. The reason you can smell burning plastic and why its shutting down after a short time is because its overheating. This can be caused by a build up of dust on the CPU fan, overtime with dust build up computers struggle to keep themselves cool and tend to shut down unexpectedly, chances are this is the problem with your machine, my advice would be to remove the power cord, open the side panel of the computer and clean all the dust away from inside the tower, do this with a soft, clean paintbrush making sure you remove the dust carefully and gently, also make sure the CPU fan and the heat sync behind it is completely free of dust or any other foreign objects. Once you are happy that its clear of dust, close or return the side panel, plug in the power cord and turn the PC on, you may find that the PC will stay on for longer with the smell dramatically reduced.
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It looks like from error codes that yoi may have a hardware error, or a disk format problem, if this is only burning problem you have on pc and it worked before, then uninstall and reinstall Nero, info gathered from here, http://www.isobuster.com/help.php?help=305
sense code 5 ASC 2c= 5 / 2C / 00 COMMAND SEQUENCE ERROR
5ASC2700=5 / 27 / 00 WRITE PROTECTED Please give good rating if this helps you or points you in right direction, thanks