HP/Compaq :: Every Time I Shut Down My Pc It Restarts Itself Like 5 Seconds After It Turns Off

Jul 9, 2009

For some reason every time I shut down my pc it restarts itself like 5 seconds after it turns off. I looked it up and someone said try unplugging the Ethernet cable. So I did and when I unplug when I shut it down it doesn't restart itself but only when I leave the Ethernet cable in it. Why is that? Also down on my currently connected icon by the clock why does it show that i'm connected to two networks? I had xp pro before and it only showed me connected to one network but on this new computer it shows me connected to two networks. Network 2 and Network 3, is that normal?

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Acer :: Travelmate 5520 Turns On & Off Every Few Seconds

Apr 12, 2009

Acer ASPIRE 5520 Model ICW50. When I press the power button the light comes on and the fan spins but it shuts down every few seconds and repeats this action continuously. I have narrowed it down to a faulty motherboard. Has anyone been able to isolate the cause of this problem to a component or components on the motherboard?

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HP/Compaq :: DV6000- Lights Turn On For 2 Seconds, And It Shuts Right Off

Nov 11, 2009

I have a HP DV6000 Laptop. Im aware of the problems these models have. But this one I have not yet heard of. When I attempt to power it on, the lights turn on for 2 seconds, and it shuts right off. Its not like the Video card issue everyone speaks of. I have extensive technical background, and I have tried taking everything out, and trying each part one by one. I have tried swapping the power button ribbons, I have tried removing the bios battery. I guess im wondering if anyone else has ever been able to figure out whats going wrong with this setup? copuld it be a lack of contact between heat sync and CPU? please give me whatever input you can. I would like to not have to spring for a new Mobo. I can solder, and I am thinking of trying to heat the soldering points with a heat gun maybe. I dont know if thats the problem tho. and also, when the AC adaptor is plugged in, the blue LED surrounding it is on.

I also tried all this (of course)

1. Remove battery.
2. Remove AC power.
3. Remove and reseat your RAM modules.
4. Replace your RAM modules.
5. Hold down your power button for 1 minute.
6. Replace your AC power (not battery) and turn on
remove the small bios cmos battery for 15min and then put it back in

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HP/Compaq :: HP G60 Turns On-Black Screen

May 26, 2010

I have an HP G60-247cl Laptop that will turn on, and the fan is running. However, the screen is blank and there seems to be no response from the keyboard or mouse, and an external monitor will not work either.

If it is the switch, where is it located, and how much trouble is it to get to?

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HP/Compaq :: DV9000 Backlight Turns Off

Jan 18, 2009

I have a DV9000 and just yesterday it started where the screen will go black but I can see what is going on on the screen but it is extremely faint. When I close the lid for a few seconds and open it back up it the screen appears like normal but only for about twenty seconds and then returns to the black. If I hook it up to an external monitor and I can see what is going on.

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Dell :: When I Do Hibernate => Restarts

Aug 8, 2009

First of all i want to say i have a dell xps 1530, Vista.
Recentrly ive reinstalled vista and now i have something strange going on.

When i got to start (i dont use button) and click on hibernate, notebook save data and when he is about to shut down, it just starts all over, the data doesnt go loss, so it starts the same as i did leave it in hibernate.

The strange thing is that, when i after this try to shut down it restarts again, so the only thing left to do for me to push the button so it just manualy shuts down.

One more thing, when i start again, and i direcly try to hibernate or shut down then it does his job, everything happens as it should be.

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Apple :: Ibook G4 Freezing Up & Asking For Restarts

Mar 7, 2010

I'm having issues with my Ibook G4. I'll start it, it'll run fine for a few minutes, and then freeze up to where no matter what I do, nothing happens, and then I restart it only to have the same thing happen again. I'm thinking it's a software issue, cause when I ran the hardware test, no issues showed up.

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Dell :: Fn + Z Combination Somehow Stops And Restarts The Fans

Jun 27, 2008

I don't know if this is something I did or that came part of the bios in the m1710, but I have the A03 bios and I had just installed and uninstalled I8kfangui , then, after I had rebooted and tried to clean out as much as I could, I was pretty exhausted and laid my head on the keyboard. I noticed the fans stopped then came back on. I did this a couple times before figuring out that this fn + z combination somehow stops and restarts the fans, even at gaming temps. sooooo, I'm wondering, is this by chance screwing up my normal fan control, my temps, etc? Did I do something to cause this? Is it normal? or did I8kfangui do it, and why can't I get rid of it.

Another note, it doesn't work right when I boot up, only after windows is running for a couple minutes.

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Sony :: Vista Restarts On First Cold Boot

Apr 9, 2009

I have a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ483N with Windows Vista Business Edition SP1. For some reason, everytime i first boot up my laptop Vista will automatically restart with no error messages whatsoever.

I disabled the automatic restart option in vista and the same thing happens. However, once it's done the initial restart everything works normally and therefore i dont think it has anything to do with over-heating. I used to have windows xp pro sp3 and this did not happen

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HP/Compaq :: Shut Down During Vista Clean Installation

Aug 27, 2009

I have a HP Dv2700 Cto Notebook with the following specifications

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.1 Ghz,
3 GB RAM,
250Gb Harddisk,
GeForce 8400 Graphics Card
OS - Windows Vista Home Premium

I had followed the Steps in notebookreview.com for "Clean install of Windows Vista" and installed Vista on my Laptop 6 months back and it worked perfectly fine.

Last week, i started facing issues with Vista and the system would automatically Hibernate.

The screen would go blank automatically even while its been used.

So, i decided to clean install Vista again.

I ran the Vista setup CD and using the Vista partition utility, formatted the Primary Parition c: (i have 3 paritions).

I started the setup and after copying 66% of the files. The system automatically shut itself down.

I Had to re-start the setup.

When i restarted the setup, the setup doesnt even start copying files. it shuts down during the initializing setup screen............

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HP/Compaq :: Won't Shut Down Unless Leave Screen Open Dv5

Feb 9, 2009

dv5 will not shut down when start>shut down>shut down is selected if screen is closed before entire shutdown sequence is completed, if screen is left open, shut down does complete, dv5 is running Vista Home Premium x64

On my other notebooks running XP, as soon as shut down is initiated I can close the screens and the notebooks complete the shut down and turn off while the screen is closed.

Is shut down hanging? Is it this way on all Vista notebooks?

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HP/Compaq :: DM3 Excessive Battery Drain When Shut Down

Dec 11, 2009

I last used my DM3 about 2 1/2 weeks ago. When I shut it down the battery was at 100%. When I powered it up today, I had only 58% battery charge. This drain seemed excessive to me so I called HP and they seem to have agreed with me as they are sending me a new battery for free under warranty.

Anyone else notice excessive battery drain when the unit is shut down?

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HP/Compaq :: HP HDX 16Touch Buttons Faulty- Adjusts Volume/bass And Turns Off Wireless Randomly

Jun 10, 2009

if anyone has had the same problem as me with the HP HDX 16. Randomly, even as I am typing here, the volume bar (with treble, bass etc) will appear on screen and will increase/reduce very quickly as if im pushing down on the touch buttons, this stops me being able to type, sometimes crashing the computer.

At the same time, this fault also occurs for the wireless LAN button to the far right, which will randomly disable (turn red) as if i'd touched it, sometimes causing the desktop to crash but more importantly causing me to lose connection and have to reconnect on a frequent basis.

I've had the notebook for over 6 months, and while i did have this occur on very rare occasions, since a couple days ago it has increased to a point where it happens all the time, including after a restart. I have tried searching through google to see if the problem is known, and i have seen a similar account on a customer review website. I have used HP health check and followed the updates supplied including that for the touch smart buttons and a BIOS flash.

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Dell :: Hard Drive Clicks From Time To Time

Jan 22, 2009

My laptop is an inspiron 1520, about a year old now. Ever since I've had it, the hard disk drive has been making a loud, random click from time to time. Sometimes, it will click twice in the space of two minutes, sometimes it will click only once in two or three days.

Typically it's simply a loud snapping sound, like if you get a pencil and snap it against a wooden desk. It doesn't make any other sounds besides the usual hard drive sounds.

For about a quarter of a second, the system pauses. I think it's related to heat, as it happens most often while playing a graphic-intensive game.

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Dell :: M4400 Freezes For 1 Second Every 10-20 Seconds

May 5, 2009

Because of various problems I was having with my M4400, I decided to reformat and reinstall Windows (Vista Ultimate SP1).

Immediately after reinstalling, it started to freeze for up to 1 second every 10 to 20 seconds, which is really annoying. However, it doesn't miss any keystrokes or mouse movements, as it catches up after the freeze. I'm wondering whether it's got something to do with some unrecognised devices that it has yet to find the drivers for:

PCI Serial Port
PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller

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Dell :: E1705, Freezing In Games After About 20 Seconds

Dec 28, 2009

I was playing a game of borderlands online and its started off running fine and then after about 20 seconds started lagging badly and then froze.

I assumed it was some kind of network connection problem considering i was playing the game fine a few days earlier. Well i forgot about it for a few days.

I just downloaded the battleswarm beta and was playing it and noticed it did the exact same thing, ran fine for about 20-30 seconds started lagging badly then just froze. I went back and tried borderlands in single player to confirm the problem and it also did the same thing.

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Apple :: Bootcamp - 60 Seconds Pause On Boot - Black Screen White Cursor

Aug 14, 2009

Just installed Visa 64 , everything went fine , but every time i boot into Vista i get a black screen with a white cursor in the top left have corner flashing very fast and it does this for almost 60 seconds and then Vista boots normally.

I have tried unplugging everything from my Mac , but i still get the same problem.

It looks like Vista is wating for something then it gives up, I have not installed any software only the bootcamp driver.

Anybody know what is wrong, I had Xp on previously and did not have this problem on fat32 , Vista only works on NTFC if that makes a difference.

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HP/Compaq :: Laptop Plugged In All The Time (hp's)zd8000

Mar 23, 2009

We have some older hp zd8000 laptops, where the battery stopped charging at one point.. granted, they were pretty old, but in one case, we ordered a replacement battery, its been "ok".. in another, the replacement stopped working (stopped charging or holding a charge) after 3 months..

Now i'm about to get a new hp dv7t.. I'm wondering if i should avoid leaving it plugged in (and charging) all the time, or has the tech changed so that this wont hurt the unit..

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HP/Compaq :: C500Bios Time/date Froze

Jul 22, 2009

The notebook is a compaq presario c500.The seconds are not counting in the bios setup screen.Obviously the clock is wrong whenever the pc is turned off and or restarted.I have already replaced the battery(cr2032 3V)twice to make sure it is not that.I also updated the bios.That did not work. What controls the time?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Laptop Losing Time And Date

Apr 16, 2009

I own an HP Pavilion dv6000.

I am constantly losing my time and sometimes date. I have checked that I have selected the correct time zone many times. The clock always jumps backwards, not forward and it is never a set amount of time. However it is usually between 30-45 minutes back. Very rarely the date will randomly jump back several years. I'm not sure what the problem is.

Some friends have told me it could be:
1)Virus or such, but i have done several scans already.
2) Dying CMOS battery
3) Or something about BIOS time being off, I'm not sure what it meant.

I guess if it is the CMOS battery, is there anything i should know before replacing it (like saving some settings or something?) or can i just unscrew the back of my laptop pop out the battery and pop in a new one?

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HP/Compaq :: HP Notebook Won't Calculating Battey Time Remaining

Jun 10, 2009

On several notebooks, I have seen a feature which tells you how many hours and minutes you have remaining until the battery dies.

Like, if you click the battery icon, you can usually see it there.

Do HP notebooks have that?

However, I'm not after the third party programs. I'm looking for the HP software to do it.

If anyone knows anything about the HP time remaining thing,

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HP/Compaq :: DV7-1023 Takes A Long Time To Burn A DVD

Mar 30, 2009

I have a DV7-1023 that is less than a month old. I finally got around to burning some dvd movies from files I copied to the local hard drive. The total process time to burn a movie from start to finish takes 23 minutes at 8x speed.

On my old laptop the process time from start to finish took about 15 minutes at 6x speed.

The machine has the vista 64bit version that came with laptop. I am using Nero version 7.

Is there anything I can do to speed up my burn time?

There are no other apps running, and I tried burning right after rebooting.

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HP/Compaq :: Excessive Time For Pavillion To Recognize A Blu-ray/DVD Disk

Jan 8, 2009

I have a brand new DV7, and I've noticed that when I insert either Blu-ray or DVD-ROM disk, the computer gets very bogged down for about 5 minutes, and there's no recognition of the disk being there. There's no disk driving "whirring", and I can't explore the contents of the drive. Then, 5 minutes later, the drive whirs up and and the computer seems completely normal. This is bascially an out-of-the-box problem in terms of possible spyware, virus, etc. It's as if the insertion of the disk puts it in a coma for 5 mintues.

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