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Windows 7: Computer turns on and off rapidly non-stop

24 Nov 2009   #11
Qdos

 

Everything runs fine until it starts to fail...


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24 Nov 2009   #12
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I've read a fair bit about that error and it seems to occur often with that particular mainboard and chip. Is your PC under warranty?
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24 Nov 2009   #13
Zinic

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

OK it turned back on BUT.

When I turned it back on, it turned on for about 2 and a half seconds. Then it shut off. Then it turned back on again and the screen said "CMOS error, loaded defaults" or something. I entered the BIOS and exit it and my computer shut off again for about 3 seconds, then it turned back on. In Event Viewer, Everything seemed normal but for the critical error and warning error saying that my computer shut off expectantly. I still get those warnings: Event ID 35, Kernal Processor Error. I shut off my computer myself. Now its off.

EDIT: I don't think its under warranty. I built it.
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24 Nov 2009   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

You have a hardware failure of some sort (PSU or otherwise) We can't help you other than to say, unless you have the skills, to put it in for repair.
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24 Nov 2009   #15
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zinic View Post
"CMOS error, loaded defaults"
Turn the pc off. Look on the motherboard for a circular silver disc in a plastic holder/container with a metal clip you can push on slightly. That's the cmos battery. Carefully remove it from the motherboard for at least 10 seconds. Place it back in and try to boot. Adjust bios if necessary but try to boot after putting the battery back in and not altering anything.
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24 Nov 2009   #16
Zinic

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zinic View Post
"CMOS error, loaded defaults"
Turn the pc off. Look on the motherboard for a circular silver disc in a plastic holder/container with a metal clip you can push on slightly. That's the cmos battery. Carefully remove it from the motherboard for at least 10 seconds. Place it back in and try to boot. Adjust bios if necessary but try to boot after putting the battery back in and not altering anything.
How important is this? I can't get it out. Too much cords in the way making it impossible to reach it with my hands.
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24 Nov 2009   #17
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Clearing the CMOS won't solve your problem. If you don't have the skills or the tools, you need to take your pc to someone that does. Seriously, you have a hardware problem and need to work out which component is failing
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24 Nov 2009   #18
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zinic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zinic View Post
"CMOS error, loaded defaults"
Turn the pc off. Look on the motherboard for a circular silver disc in a plastic holder/container with a metal clip you can push on slightly. That's the cmos battery. Carefully remove it from the motherboard for at least 10 seconds. Place it back in and try to boot. Adjust bios if necessary but try to boot after putting the battery back in and not altering anything.
How important is this? I can't get it out. Too much cords in the way making it impossible to reach it with my hands.
Probably the difference between a working machine and not. Do what you have to.

(We can pretend the post above me is not there and give this a real shot of being repaired easily.) Also unplug the machine from the wall while doing so.
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25 Nov 2009   #19
Qdos

 

Absolute nonsense and fiction. The CMOS battery will not produce the symptoms the OP describes, it's already been discussed sufficiently to show that the problem has shown every indication of being a PSU issue.

Depleted CMOS cells do not cause the PSU to shutdown spontaneously as the OP reports. A flat CMOS battery would not cause a five second delay in the PSU kicking in after the power button has been pressed either...
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25 Nov 2009   #20
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Absolute nonsense and fiction. The CMOS battery will not produce the symptoms the OP describes, it's already been discussed sufficiently to show that the problem has shown every indication of being a PSU issue.

Depleted CMOS cells do not cause the PSU to shutdown spontaneously as the OP reports. A flat CMOS battery would not cause a five second delay in the PSU kicking in after the power button has been pressed either...
The reasons I would like the OP to try my suggestion out is apparently over your head. This is not an insult and is fact.

Could it be a faulty psu? Of course. I have never spoken against it. My attempt to do something here in this case is extremely simple and should be followed by all means.
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