How To Fix Computer doesn't power on, then powers on and monitors reamin in standby.

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Recently after installing a new radiator in my computer, I attempted to turn it on, but was unsuccessful. I do not recieve any BIOS beeps whatsoever. Also, my HD begins spinning and the water-block on my CPU (Intel Pentium D 945 3.4GHz) begins to warm-up. This time my computer booted successfully only to shut off again a few minutes later.

Sorry for the long-winded explanation, I am just trying to be thourough. If anyone needs additional information please contact me. It appears you have the knowledge to think this through and get it up to speed. I then checked all my power connections on my MB(P5N32-E SLI PLUS), GPU(Palit 8800GT "Super+ 1GB"), and PSU and tried again.

I then dug around in my closet until I found a PSU (Hipro 350W) to try. I then took out my XMS2 RAM and put in one stick of Corrsair 1 GB value select RAM. One thing I have noticed is that when I press the power button my case lights and fans all come on. Make sure you are rested, then make a lot of notes.  

This was also unhelpful. I switched off my PSU (Hiper 730W Type-R) and then switched it back on, but was once again unsuccessful. I will be very thankful for any suggestions you may have so feel free to contribute. I am using a non-conductive fluid so the only thing that should be affected in my nearly dust free computer is the PSU right?

Anyways, I checked for leaks and saw/felt none. Once again my computer would not power on so I again checked all connections and powered it up once more and it booted up again. I then reseated my RAM (4x Corsair XMS2 2GB) and GPU and tried again, but was unsuccessful.

I am worried because the heatsink on my GPU isn't warming up like usually. I plugged that one in, pressed the switched and my computer came on, but this time my monitors remained in power-save mode. About five minutes later it shut-off and then wouldn't turn on for anything. You probably have two or three problems which will not make it easy to trouble shoot.

I first suspected a leak might've sprung and damged my PSU.

What causes Computer doesn't power on, then powers on and monitors reamin in standby.

If you received this error on your PC, it means that there is a malfunction in your system. Common causes are incorrect or unsuccessful installation or removal of software that could leave invalid entries in the Windows registry, the effects of a virus or malware attack, an incorrect system shutdown due to a power failure, or another factor in which a person with little technical knowledge accidentally deletes the required A system file or registry entry, as well as several other reasons. The immediate cause of "Computer doesn't power on, then powers on and monitors reamin in standby." is a failure when one of its normal operations is properly started by a system or application component.


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StandBy / Hibernation off - Computer still powers off.

Tha last line of this output catches my eye and I do suppose that instead of doing a normal StandBy, the system goes into hybrid standby. This is confirmed with Event 42, Category 64, Keyword 4 (Information)

- Provider
[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 42

Version 2

Level 4

Task 64

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000004

- TimeCreated
[ SystemTime] 2012-08-21T18:37:47.977391000Z

EventRecordID 101705


- Execution
[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 68

Channel System

Computer *** deleted ***

- EventData

TargetState 4

EffectiveState 4

Reason 7

Flags 0
If I do
powercfg -a
I get (roughly translated)

Mode S1 not available
Mode S2 not available
Standby has not been activated
Hybrid Standby-mode. Regards,
P. We cant deduce from the above !!

I noticed, that the computer still powers down (not shutdown). This, however, is astonishing, since it is stated that
powercfg -h off
disables normal standby just as well as it does disable hybrid standby. Does anyone have a clue as to why my system still powers down? I occasionally use
powercfg -h off
to disable Standby / Hibernation.

Most often if I am running some long-time activities in the background where I am away from the screen.

3 computer monitors go straight into standby at one house but not another

I mean why else would it work here and not there? The only thing I could think was maybe there is an electrical problem at his house not pushing enough power to it. I am really needing suggestions about my brother-in-law's computer. Now he has the idea that I did something wrong to it, even though he saw for himself it works fine both times at my house.

Everything was working fine when he left here with it. I am at  a loss, it worked fine at my house not once but twice. We tried changing monitors out with two other monitors all with the same results. If so maybe something is wrong with his mouse and/or keyboard.

He had gotten a really nasty virus and asked me to fix his computer. At his house he has tried 3 different monitors all with the same problem. He picked it back up today and took it back home, plugs it in and still has the same problem. So I took his computer back to my house with the same original monitor, plug it all in and it all turns right back on as if nothing had ever happened.

It all worked just fine. Any suggestions would be so very appreciated.  Quote from: amikkwe on July 18, 2011, 08:49:40 PM He had both his tower and monitor at my house, but I had to use my own mouse and keyboard. When He got home he calls to tell me that he can't get his computer to turn on, so I drive over there and determine his computer is turning on but his monitor power light is going green for only a moment before going into standby. <...

Wireless USB IntelliMouse doesn't power on after standby

This had never been a problem with my wired mouse, which was also a USB device. When it works, its tremendous. If you disable that option it may resolve your issue.

I restarted Windows, but the receiver still wouldn't register.

I took my former mouse out of the cobwebs, and it worked fine in every USB port. I tried plugging the receiver into different USB ports, and nothing happened. I like to put my computer in S3 standby every night. Have wireless mice given you similar problems when returning from standby?

Yesterday, I picked up a Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer 2.0 to replace my aging wired IntelliMouse. Were you able to resolve these issues?

If you go to device manager and look at properties for the USB ports there is an option to power down the USB port when needed. A cold reboot was required to restore functionality to it.

When I started it up this morning, the mouse's IR receiver wouldn't power on.

Computer only sometimes powers on, sometimes doesn't

Before replacing the power supply I would try a new battery. I had an old Dell that needed a fresh CMOS battery or else I had similar symptoms to yours. This occurs without me touching the machine at all.

Is this a problem with the power supply then? It's an IBM NetVista. Problem is the machine only sometimes powers on. Runs beautifully.

Batteries are available at most big drugstores/supermarkets or Radio Shack for under $5. It's either/or. You can check the number on your battery but most are the same as the pic CR2032 type.


I've swapped out the power cable, but this still happens.


Some machines seem to really need a good CMOS battery to boot properly although most boot fine with a bad one but just give an error about having lost some basic time/date settings. I've opened the box and all cables seem to be seated correctly. Sometimes it will boot up to Windows XP just fine, with no weird noises or hums or beep messages or anything. Other times it's completely inert, no lights, no attempt to power on.

Our relatives gave us an old computer to use for our kids. It was one RAM stick which is seated firmly, and like I said, sometimes it powers on. It seems to be more likely to power on if I leave it alone for a while; however, I have never had the machine on longer than a minute or two, so I don't think it's overheating.

Computer Powers Up but OS Doesn't Load

Any ideas on what the problem might be or what my next steps might be? I was transferring files to a USB memory stick to load onto my new HP Media Center PC. Thank you for any advice you can provide.

Now it's stopped working completely.

Tried unplugging everything and rebooting. Same thing -- powers up but the OS doesn't load. I have an IBM Aptiva E590. When I power up, I get he Aptiva splash screen but the operating system won't load.

Tried using the Aptiva recovery disk, but nothing happened.

Hoping you guys can help. Each time I removed the USB stick from the Aptiva, it would freeze the computer and I would have to reboot.

Computer powers up, but doesn't boot

Its all assembled, however, the computer is not powering on. I am running an Elitegroup RS400-A MB, and a 3.2Ghz Pentium 4 Processor. Any beeps coming from the PC speaker? I have checked all my connections and everything seems ok.

What could the problem be?? I am building one for a friend right now and am having problems with it. The issue is that the CPU fan and PSU fan are both powering on, and will stay on, but I am getting nothing else.

New to boards, have a problem as well!

A BIOS update can normally fix this. I am fairly new to building computers, though I have successfully built a few. Everything seated properly?

The PSU is 500 Watt, however, I tried a 350 Watt out of my personal computer and got the same results. The Hard Drive is not spinning, and the lights on the CD/DVD RW Drive are on, but hitting the eject button gets no result. I've seen some issues where the board doesn't support, for example, a prescott CPU and the same thing happens. I have done searches with no luck to the exact problem I am having.

Does that motherboard support the latest Intel CPU's?

Power save sometimes doesn't turn off monitors

Anybody experiencing a similar issue or have any ideas what might be the problem here? Windows 7 home ultimate 64-bit
Athlon 64
NVIDIA GeForce 6800

I think I found the problem - it's the Google Photos Screensaver included with Picasa 3. either both will power off correctly, or both will fail to power off), so the problem isn't monitor-specific.

If I don't use that screensaver, the problem never occurs.

I have an NVIDIA GeForce 6800 with a dual monitor setup - HP LP2475w connected via DVI, and a Samsung Syncmaster connected via VGA.

I just did a fresh install of Windows 7 home ultimate 64 bit and I am pretty sure this problem started right away... I started with Windows standard drivers but them installed NVIDIA's drivers, but it made no difference.

Both monitors show the same behavior at the same time (e.g. Back when I had XP on this same setup, I didn't have this problem. The problem is that when the system has been idle long enough and the monitors are supposed to power off, about half the time (unpredictable), although the monitors go black, they don't turn off (the backlight is on and the power LEDs show they are on).

Computer powers up, Monitor doesn't begin

- Old Mid-Tower ATX Compaq Case
- ASUS M2A-VM mATX motherboard
- AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor (Socket AM2)
- OCZ 2x2GB ram
- NVidia GeForce 9600GT
- BFG Tech ATX12v 450Watt

What is the problem? After building the entire PC from scratch, when I power up the computer, everything inside the tower is functioning properly(that I can see). The monitor works with other mobos, graphics card works, and it just seems that the monitor is just not "being turned on" the same time as the computer

I tried another monitor with this mobo and the same thing happened. does anyone know wat could be wrong?

EXCEPT, once I power up the computer.... I think?) so I believe the computer is fully working. EDITED: Also, I am able to turn off the computer by holding the power button for 4s. Anyways, so I was doing some more research online and was looking through the mobo manual.

CPU fan spins, system fan spins, LED lights on, and the HDD LED light flashes in the front(determining that data is being processed... it works.

the monitor remains "quite/sleep" the power button is yellow on the monitor.

EDITED: to readdress the problem.

Hey Everyone,

My name is Luka, I'm new to the forums and could use some help with a PC I am currently building. The VGA on my OnBoard works but the VGA on my Graphics Card doesnt.

I SOLVED IT! Than I read its good to start with o...

Newly built computer powers up but doesn't POST

However, still no post. I built my own gaming computer earlier this year and had no problem. My ideas:
I talked to a few of my friends, and some of them believe that the motherboard may be DOA. He RMA'd his motherboard and it solved his problem and he got his POST.

What I have tried:
I am fairly certain I put it together correctly, and all of the connections that need to be made are made. I have tried taking the motherboard out and re-seating it to make sure it isn't being grounded by anything. After putting it back and starting up I still have no luck.

All the other symptoms were identical to mine. One suggested I reset the CMOS by powering off, removing the motherboard's battery and moving the jumper over to reset for a few minutes. Everything seems to be working fine - the CPU fan, case fan, hard drive, optical drive, graphics card, PSU, are all powered on, and there isn't any automatic restarting or shut downs. I removed the ram and tried putting in a couple of working sticks from my own computer, using both, and then just one, but still nothing.

I checked the heat sink/fan, and re-seated the processor to make sure that is in correctly and that there are no bent pins or anything like that and it still didn't post. Can everyone post like you?

:grinthumb Excellent Post

By the way, can you try this insy bitsy lil idea

Please unplug the CPU fan, and turn it on
(Note: we're taliking 5 secs here, just to see if it...

computer powers up as soon as it recieves power?

I turned it off on my system because whenever the power would "flicker" it would shut off and just start right back up. Maybe it'll stop the auto-starts.
Another quick flicker, another restart.

any suggestions? This might be a long shot, but you could try turning off the "auto-restart" option in bios.

my IBM is always plugged in to power, as is my dell both on the same power strip, the Dell doesnt do this but when as soon as i turn on the power strip the IBM turns on on its own, i don't know if this is part of that jumper strip that you connect various wires from the power switch to the motherboard or what but this is annoying because i don't want to have to wait for the computer to start up and i dont want to fry it by turning it off by holding the power for 6 seconds.

Computer Will Not Power Up/Powers Up For Only A Fraction Of A Second

So yes, I have absolutely run out of ideas of what could be wrong, if anyone has the smallest idea please let me know. I haven't tried it with no CPU yet, because I figured even if that was shot I should at least get to POST, but considering by this point I am clueless I'll give it a go when I'm done posting. Once it does that once I have to kill the power source to even duplicate that effect.

Okay, here's the issue.

It's not the motherboard, I've actually replaced the motherboard and I get the exact same issue as I did with the old one. I've tried unplugging the HD and booting, same problem, unplugging the disc drive and booting, same problem, unplugging the video card and booting, same problem, removing the ram and booting, same problem. The sooner the better, and thank you in advance for your help.

Also, if this helps, it will only power up for that fraction of second on the first try.

It's not the PSU, I've tried different PSUs from working computers, 4 in all, and I duplicate the same thing everytime. It's not the wiring to the switch, if I try and trip the power with something metal instead of using the switch the same thing happens. I have a case that when it powers up the lights and fans spin for a fraction of second (if you can even call that spinning) and then nothing.

Computer powers off after a few seconds and keep trying to power on

It comes on for a few minutes, it even after multiple times made it all the way on, however after about 10 minutes it cut off again and it hasn't gotten to that point since, now it just powers on and shuts it self down after a few seconds. I pressed the power button and it started again and it did the same and it has been doing the same ever since. Please I need HELP
Armena, limited Computer Knowledge!

I read in other forums that it could be the motherboard or the CPU, what do you guys think?

I get other forums and try all the external cords and clean out all the dust, I also purchased a surge protector power strip and reconnected all the cords and when I tried to power on again I got the same. I was using my computer the other night and it shut down and I had to restart it. That night it powered down normally and when I went to use it the following day it powered on and after a few seconds shut down again.

computer powers off event 41 kernel power

cpu fx 8320
gpu r9 280x toxic
mobo asus m5a78l
ram 2 x hyper x fury 4gb
psu quiet ace 750w
computer turns off when playing games and sometimes ramdimly event 41 kernel power happens 2-4 times a day

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overclocking / memory / power supply / overheating can all cause this problem

Power supply powers up when I plug in the computer!!

So I unplug it and turn off the power switch on the back of the PSU...plug the main power chord back in, and ofcourse nothing happens so I flip the PSU power switch, and again...same thing!! Hook up the mobo connectors and plug'er in and boom...same thing!! Matt

So I put in another spare, aftermarket PSU I had laying around, that has a power switch on the back of the PSU.

I've done several motherboard replacements/builds, and I've never encountered this issue.... Put the new board in and plugged in the PSU to both of the mobo connections, the 20 pin and the 4 pin. I have checked and double checked my front panel connectors...made sure the CPU is in properly and reset the CMOS battery a couple of times now!!

I'm replacing a motherboard for a freind in his Emachine. I never even hit the power button on the front panel yet!! Roger

There is a setting in the bios that does this. So I hold down the main power button on the front panel, for atleast 5 or 6 secs trying to get it to power off...but it won't!!

Connected the front panel connectors (pwr switch, hdd led, & pwr led) thinking all is well, I plug the power chord in and the powers supply fires up, along with the CPU fan!?!? its to set whether the computer boots up after a power failure. BTW...The new board is an Intel D865GVHZ, if that helps any!?!? And I've even tried a third PSU!!

I h...

pc powers on automattically from standby ?

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Solved: Asus EEE PC powers off during standby

What happens when you turn it back on? Is the battery charged?

Although I NEVER power off my regular laptop and it does just fine.

If it's powering itself off, there's a problem with the power jack on the motherboard or the AC adapter. Could this be a safety measure for overheating?

I've searched randomly online about this issue, but they all refer to the battery going dead.

My daughter's Asus EEE PC is powering off during standby, even though it's always plugged in. This only concerns me because I assume it's not going thru the proper shut down process, so I'm afraid it might cause problem's (not to mention, it's just annoying).

She keeps her netbook plugged in ALL the time, I have a screen saver set, etc., but when it is not in use, it goes into standby mode with a black screen, and then eventually (I'm not sure how much time passes), it powers off completely if not woken up in time.

XP Pro: Standby in Power Schemes turns computer off ...

Is that correct? I read that the computer should wake up in response to a mouse movement or a key press on the keyboard. If so, will the shortcoming be in Windows or in the computer?Click to expand... which is not, as I understand it, the same thing.

... In the Power Options Properties box, make sure Hibernation is disabled (see attached).

Is that correct?

which is not, as I understand it, the same thing. If so, will the shortcoming be in Windows or in the computer?

dmb06851 said:

... I read that the computer should wake up in response to a mouse movement or a key press on the keyboard.

PC Powers on but No Signal to Monitors

One red wire got ripped out somehow. I pushed the USB ports back out, put everything back in place, and turned my PC back on. I stuck it back into the connector and now it only works off and on. In order to reach them, I had to remove the hard drive and two sticks of RAM.

When I tried to plug the headset into the second port, the whole thing got pushed inside the case. But only the fans are connected to it, nothing else. If I move it at all, the fans turn off. The only issue I found is that the adapter that connects two of my case fans to the power supply is faulty.

I figured I must have jostled something when I took it apart to fix the USB port, but everything appears to be in its place and connected.

This all started last night when one of my cats became entangled in my USB headset and pulled the cable out. Here's what I've tried so far:
Restarted the computer multiple times
Re-seated the RAM multiple times
Disconnected and reconnected the hard drive
Removed the CMOS battery and put it back in
Checked all of the connections to the power supply and motherboard

I'm completely at a loss as to what the problem could be. And I don't think it overheated because the temperature read 32C when it froze, and it's been around that temperature many times without an issue.

One minute, it's working fine and the next it's not. The other monitor is VGA and there was no signal to that either. Here are my PC's specs:
CPU: Int...

My computer's monitor goes into standby right after i push the power button on the pc

I don't know if the problem is in the power supply, hard disk or a connection of the cables. Seeing this problem happen with this motherboard i put the original motherboard of my hp pavillion 6330. I used the same HDD, Floppy drive, cd rom, and the same power supply.

If anyone can help me... try this.. Thank you. I would appreciate.

go to control panel and then power options, then power schmes..
Then, when i turned on the computer with the used motherboard it didn't work with that motherboard because the computer didn't even start up and it just didn't boot and the monitor started to go into standby. I tried to put a another motherboard that was used. Now when i turned on my hp pavillion 6330 the monitor goes into standby mode immediatly after i press the power button on my computer.

Computer wont turn on after standby - power light blinking

I've also tried unplugging it and pressing the power button a few times before plugging it back in. I accidentally hit the standby button on the keyboard. I just can't get it to turn back on.

I've tried unplugging all peripherals before plugging the power back in. I couldn't turn it back on at all.

I have an HP desktop. Nothing works.

It started to put my computer into standby but seems to have completely powered it down. There is a green light near the power cord in the back blinking and that's it. I've tried hitting the power button and unplugging the computer.

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