Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Problems after pressing the power button.

10 Jan 2013   #1
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 
Problems after pressing the power button.

Somehow I have pressed the power button of the computer while it was running, and then I am facing some problems.

All the programs takes a time to react .... not less than 15 seconds. Browsers take a bit more.
If I try to open a HDD partition in windows explorer, after double clicking on the partition, it takes a time. Then I am getting a sound from the HDD, as it it starting, and then the new window appears. Slowly the icons and thumbnails load, and during all the time, I cannot click anything. The situation is the same for both the HDDs.

I restarted two times, if it becomes normal. But it did nothing.

What went wrong? What I am to do?

Please suggest me.

EDIT: I am getting the same sound when shutting down the PC from the HDDs. A sound like you are accelerating the motorbike


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Jan 2013   #2
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

What kind of sound are you getting from the HD?
I'd run the HD Manufacturer diagnostics.

Maybe pressing the Power Button caused a power spike?

You can also try a SFC /SCANNOW and a DISK CHECK to look for issues.

Your specs say you don't have a PSU.
I don't understand how that is possible???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #3
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Just saw your edit about the HD sound.
HD's making noise is usually a sign of a HD going bad - not good.

Are all HD's making this noise, or can you isolate which one is?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


10 Jan 2013   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have had ram make a loud motor boat sound when not working properly but it always set something in event viewer and sometimes BSOD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #5
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

About the PSU, one technician made it for me using my inverter's connection and some junk parts of my damaged PSU. It works, but I really dont know the details. I think I should get one, as early as possible (I have one, came with iBall case, but that is a weak one).

Checked with WD Data Lifeguard, Seatools for windows, and SFC scannow. All passed, but the sound is still there, at startup and shut down.

I am planning to reseat the computer. May it work? And, also planning to use the iBall power supply.

When I will open the computer, I will try to determine the source of th sound at first, by removing the HDDs, one by one.

To Layback Bear, Sir, I will run memtest this night, for the first time actually
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
About the PSU, one technician made it for me using my inverter's connection and some junk parts of my damaged PSU. It works, but I really dont know the details. I think I should get one, as early as possible (I have one, came with iBall case, but that is a weak one).
I would tend to agree with you there. I would consider purchasing a good quality PSU and use that instead of the cobbled-together unit you are currently using. As it has been made from parts from an already damaged unit, it is quite possible that the cobbled-together unit has started to go bad. I would also consider not using the affected computer until you have replaced the PSU, just in case it takes more of your system with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Dwarf, the iBall power supply that I have unused is 450 watt only. May I use it for the time being before I get a new one?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Sure, so long as you don't put too much stress on it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

OK, opening the computer now Will report back when it is done.

EDIT: All done
Reseat the entire computer without the processor. Sounds are gone. Everything works fine now. The sound was actually coming from the 1tb one. Probably that disk is going to be damaged slowly, I need to replace it I think.

Installed the power supply, too. Shortly I will get a new one.

Thank you all for your help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Jan 2013   #10
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You got the wrong thread, Jack.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Problems after pressing the power button.




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD after pressing the Shut Down button. W/DUMP
Yesterday I got 2 BSOD's after pressing the shutdown button on the start menu. Sys specs: -GPU: Nvidia GTS450 -CPU: AMD Phenom 955T -MOBO: Asus m4a88t-m I hope you can help me with this! It's so annoying!
BSOD Help and Support
Could pressing power button(Hard shutdown) damage laptop in this scena
Basically when I went on and click troubleshoot "Display Aero desktop Effects" my laptop displayed the blue screen of death(BSOD) and the laptop turned off itself, so I had to press the power button to turn it on. I had found out the problem which caused it which was the anti-virus software...
General Discussion
Laptop restarts when pressing shut down button.
Hello! I have a DELL XPS 17 Laptop. Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Recently my laptop has been restarting itself when I shut it down. It would shut down normally but after 1 second, it turns on by itself. I've checked "events" and I have "Event 41 : Kernal Power" . How do I fix this? PLEASE and thank you...
General Discussion
Computer turns back on after pressing and holding the power button
Hello I been fighting with a computer for about a month. Here the problem. When the computer is on and most of the times I always shut it down by pressing the power button. But after about a minute it turns it self back on. I've replaced the power supply. changed hard drives out. Also changed the...
Chillout Room
Pressing any keyboard button = url.dll "open with prompt"
Hello, Today I was sick and tired of Firefox 3.6 because it kept having mini freezes every few minutes and reinstalling it didn't fix it so I decided to try Opera which I didn't like for missing out a couple of features I can't live without, removed that and tried Chrome which reminded me of the...
Performance & Maintenance
Pressing restart button could damage MOBO or other Hardware Devices?
1st of all sory if posting to wrong thread which i cant find for suitable for my topic. I have a computer that is used my friend which he always press the reset button the a badluck happen which my desktop computer has no monitor appearance. It was working fine only after he reset the...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App