Well, I Have an HP desktop and it shuts down randomly after fully loading windows XP, the fan runs at a very high speed and is noisy. Is there anything I can do to fix this?
Topic by cambob97 | last reply
I've got a problem, and I'm hoping you all might be able to help. My laptop has shut down on it's own three times. Each time it shuts down, it's as if the battery was removed--instantly off. I've also been watching video each time. Twice on hulu, once was vimeo. The first two times were one day after another, and the third just now, was a week later. So if anybody has any ideas on what might be wrong, I'd really appreciate it. The laptop should still be under warranty but I'd love to not leave it with best buy for four weeks. Thanks!
Topic by Weissensteinburg | last reply
While using my computer upstairs I randomly get shut down. Mostly all I am running is iTunes- not much else. It will shutdown when playing a movie for about 5-10 minutes without pausing, and sometimes (but not nearly as much) while playing music. Its on Win XP Pro, 3ghz Intel Pentium 4, 1gb of RAM (SDRAM?). Computer gives no error/overheating messages. I have no active internet connection, but I have some temp. monitoring programs installed (speedfan + intel software) and I can get programs on it with a USB flash drive. Computer did have an overheating problem, but I attributed that to the broken PSU fan. Replaced the PSU and it ran a lot cooler, except for this new problem. Any ideas?
Question by astroboy907 | last reply
In IC's there is a term used that the ic ic capable of thermal shutdown .... what is it in detail also when an IC goes under thermal shutdown does it damage it self??? or it damages and makes the circuit open circuit to prevent other components from getting damaged?
Question by UmerJavaid | last reply
Hi everybody I am improving my robot ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Blu-Media-Robot/) with a 12v battery I made a switch panel to turn on off the arduino board and the raspberry pi . If I turn on everything in same it s ok . My question are: Why if I am using my raspberry and I turn on my arduino board ; why the rpi reboot? (battery trouble) And can I fix it ? Thanks for your time
Question by LaurentP30
This is for when you accidentally or on purpose start a shutdown or restart. It will stop it immediately. I used it a couple days ago, having stumbled on it some day on the intertubes, and it saved me from having to restart.Press the Windows key on your keyboard and R, or open it from the Start menu. Type shutdown -a and click OK/ press enter.
Topic by Aeshir | last reply
I have an old palm treo 700 that I got from a friend a while ago. I wanted to mess with it but when I plugged it in, it gives me a low battery warning and shuts down. The battery doesn't work and wont charge and this even happens when there is no battery plugged in. is there any way to turn this off or get around it? thanks
Question by tvsamuel | last reply
My laptop has been recently shutting down fequently. It is not heat related because I have been watching the temp and it has not gotten over 145 degrees F. The pc consultant and my university said it was a hardware problem but I'm not sure. It suspiciously started after I accidently went to a website that was labled 'this site may be hacked.' I have does full scans with malwarebytes and Windows Defender but they didn't find anything. I also did a Microsoft memory diagnostics and it did not find errors. I can't find a consistant way to make it shut down, sometimes it is a few minutes or an hour. Since its a Dell, I ran a Dell diagnostics test and it found BSOD errors but didn't have a solution. Any help is appreciated.
Question by Arya42 | last reply
I mean it said 503 error. Server was not able to be connected with. What does that mean? I was in a corner in the fetal position crying from instructables withdrawal. What was wrong?
Question by mg0930mg | last reply
I find every where, but I didn't. I know only the direct link this website give. It is https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easiest-PC-Prank-anywhere-anytime-if-You-Hav/
Question by Alex Mercer | last reply
We dont want power on usb port after shutdown we connect it via molex molex after shutdown doesn't have power too? if we dont want to supply 5vdc from usb after shutdown, why are we connecting it to PSU which doesn't supply 5vdc after shutdown either?
Question by w477s | last reply
Just like the question states i am trying to remotely shutdown a computer on another network . basically: MY computer (192.168.0.2) ---------> my Router-------> Internet--------> other router (24.36.64.xxx)--------> other computer (192.168.5.7) I would not like to use vpn or port forwarding. Any Help is appreciated. ps both computers are running windows 7/10 (dual boot)
Question by Genius 470 | last reply
Hi everybody. I've been trying to unbrick my sony PSP, but I'm having a little snag mid-way through. I push X to install firmware 3.71, it begins the installation, says "Formatting Flash0...", and then it shuts off. Does anybody know why it is shutting off rather than continuing with the installation? The pandora battery is fully charged. Help would be much appreciated.
Topic by gimmelotsarobots
hi, my computer has been doing this weird thing where it shuts down randomly. Ontop of it shutting down randomly, the power doesn't turn off even when you unplug it, it takes about 10-30 seconds for it to turn off. I have a WIndows XP can anyone help me please? I need it to stay on.
Question by wrenfacedoggy123 | last reply
So I'm making a funny virus prank with .bat and I was wondering how to fix it so it will actually shutdown the pc after 5 seconds on the fake bluescreen Code so far: @echo off @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo All Files Deleted. Reboot to Restore. @echo Press Enter to Reboot ping 126.96.36.199 -n 1 -w 5000 >NUL @echo C: Drive Deleted @echo WARNING! All Files Lost! Virus Detected @echo Contact Administrator @echo WARNING! FIREWALL BREACHED! pause @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 5! ping 188.8.131.52. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 4! ping 184.108.40.206 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 3! ping 220.127.116.11 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 2! ping 18.104.22.168 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 1! ping 22.214.171.124 -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo Man are you easy to fool! @echo Do you REALLY think I would make a virus to delete all files on your computer? @echo Well, I might. But not this time. @echo This time. @echo THIS TIME. @echo Press Enter to End ping 126.96.36.199 -n 1 -w 4000 >NUL @echo SIKE! Im deleting everything now! @echo Now I will give you a REAL countdown! pause @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 5 ping 188.8.131.52. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 4 ping 184.108.40.206. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 3 ping 220.127.116.11. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 2 ping 18.104.22.168. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 1 ping 22.214.171.124. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL pause color 2 :start echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% ping 126.96.36.199. -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo All Files Deleted pause @echo off echo ^^^BSOD^ > bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^> bsod.hta echo applicationname="BSOD" >> bsod.hta echo version="1.0" >> bsod.hta echo maximizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo minimizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo sysmenu="no" >> bsod.hta echo Caption="no" >> bsod.hta echo windowstate="maximize"/^> >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LES_OR_EQUAL^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer, If this screen appears again, follow these steps:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Technical information:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000C,0x00000002,0x00000000,0xF86B5A89)^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^*** gv3.sys - Address F86B5A89 base at F86B5000, DateStamp 3dd9919eb^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Beginning dump of physical memory^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Physical memory dump complete.^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta start "" /wait "bsod.hta" del /s /f /q "bsod.hta" > nul shutdown.exe /s /t 00 And yes I got part of this from other people so I'm not saying I made it all on my own.
Topic by Someperson1234
So, as a school prank, I want to find a way to shutdown my teachers' computers with my phone. I have the Galaxy S3 in case you need to know. I see there are things that allow me to do it with a software installed on their computer, but I would prefer to avoid that if possible. Are there any apps or programs I can use to find local computers nearby and simply shut them down? Any and all help is welcome. Thanks!
Topic by adam72 | last reply
My laptop is a VPCEE3WFX Sony vaio that I have abused with a few force shutdowns. Now it won't show the password enter box. I looked at a few forums and they suggested that the only way to fix this is to insert the installation disk and boost it up. The problem is that I don't have the disk.Is there any way to do it without the disk?
Question by i_am_a_felt_unicorn | last reply
Specification EG7500 Inverter Drive Board. PWM freq 40kHz. Overvoltage shutdown 15V +-0.5V. Low voltage buzzer beep 10.5 +-0.5. Undervoltage shutdown 9.5 +-0.5. Overcurrent shutdown 48mV. 1A Output current drive. Carry out a test by varying DC between 9V to 15V. Resulted: 1. At 10V to 10.5V buzzer beep. "OK" 2. At 9V to 9.5V or below 9V the unit shutdown. "OK" 3. At 13V to 13.5V ran into off and trying to restart the unit (Board marked A). "NG" 4. At 14.5V to 15V ran into off and trying to restart the unit (Board marked B). "OK" Refer to above test how to improve "Board Marked A" overvoltage shutdown? Which part of the schematic to begin troubleshoot. What component I needs to change or improve? Once power up. This unit draw ~0.5A on standby. How do I minimize the standby current? There are no temperature control since P3 "S8550" was not on board. Can I just put "S8550" on board and use PTC for temperature control? As proposed by schematic online, pin 4 fan control feet to ad 100uF to ground. How do I change this part to enable fan control once the temperature rise? How many FET this unit can drive with 1A at 40kHz? How to test the overcurrent shutdown? Thank you
Question by GearUp | last reply
I was wondering if any one could tell me whats wrong with this batch file?@ echo offecho Would you like to format C:? Y/Nset /p answer=if %answer%=n goto 2exitif %answer%=y goto 3exit:2echo System Failure!shutdown -s -f -t 10pause:3echo ERROR!!shutdown -s -f -t 10pause
Topic by eragon44111 | last reply
I have a basic administrator account on my computer, but I can't access everything for some reason.. Even if I run as administrator. For example.. I can't use the remote shutdown tool because access is denied, then I try "Shutdown -i" the program comes up and all that, but it says that the program is not supported when I try to use it.. Please help.
Question by Mossi
I want to get a macbook, but i have other things i want to buy, should i get a macbook or Dell mini 10?macbook> http://www.apple.com/macbook/features.htmlDell> http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/laptop-inspiron-10?c=us&cs;=04&l;=en&s;=bsd
Question by led235 | last reply
I was online in the morning and was replying a message when suddely the command promt window showed up and then it disappered automatically...My anti virus gave a warning and it shutdown....It then restarted and froze......so i had to call the pc guys and get a new replacement....The guys said that it was Instructables.com.
Topic by arylic | last reply
A file that loads at start up pops up a screen that warns time remaining to use the computer then 10 mins before warns to save work then shut down the computer
Question by mike60orso | last reply
The -t function (timer/countdown in seconds) for my cmd prompt is not working properly, is it just me, or is there something wrong? here is the command I was trying to use: shutdown -l -t 15 but when I hit enter, it logs off immediately. Any suggestions?
Question by dangerUXO | last reply
HI, the idea is to control a power outlet when the OS is booting. And even more important, when the OS shuts down. the outlet should turn off before the PC goes in shutdown.A master/slave socket (which i have) only switches off when the PC goes into OFF modes which results in a big bang on my Active Speaker setup. (behringer B2031A with B2092A).So, in short. i need a circuit thats being controlled ON after a driver has been loaded during BOOT.and that cicuit needs to power down when the Driver is being offloaded during shutdown.AC being controlled by a solid state relayThank you for anyone who can helpbest regardsmarco
Topic by marcoNLD
Cursor on screen also blinks. This happens after "updates" which are usually automatic. After about 5 shutdowns/start ups, the blinking stops????? Anyone know what to do to prevent this? Also, is there a way to block updates in windows xp? Thanks. Cman
Question by Creativeman | last reply
Why some CFL Inverter circuit will broke under no load? I buy a UV Tube with CFL Inverter. When I pull out the UV Tube the circuit were shutdown. I want to know what's wrong in this circuit if I run it on no load
Question by james34602 | last reply
In my instructable.....List Of **FREE STUFF** For your projects about 2 weeks ago I was adding a couple places to the list and saved it I then exited Firefox, shutdown my computer and went on vacation for 2 weeks. The new editor must mixed something up.... Because now step 3 and 4 are the same as the intro......Anybody got any ideas ??
Topic by littlechef37 | last reply
Hi all, It seems that whenever I restart my Windows 7 64bit box MySQL gets corrupt. I just wanted to make this bug known as it's a serious issue. Are there any special settings I need to setup (task scheduler) to prevent this from happening? Is there a way to inform windows to shutdown MySQL? Thanks for any help.
Question by norbertosolares | last reply
I would like to build an automatic starter for my generator for my travel trailer. I would like for it to start automatically when the temperature reaches a preset level and then, shutdown when the temperature lowers to a preset level. The Air conditioner would be on when the generator is on and also, the battery charger would be on to charge the batteries. The batteries would power an inverter so AC would be available when the generator wasn't running.
Question by PAPADOC | last reply
Well,I was thinking about the media keyboards with their control for sound,sleep,next-back and all that. And I was wondering can I make that with a bit more options thrown in like shutdown,maybe make it wireless with blue tooth and stuff like that. There are no devices like that in the markets where I live,and anyway I like to make my own stuff. Any and all help is appreciated.
Question by muheeb | last reply
Hey guys I was using ramps 1.4 for a CNC project of mine.When I was trying to upload a code for repatier when the ramps 1.4 was already connected to a 12v source, this forced my laptop to shutdown as well as forcing the mega to get heated up bad. Now I think the laptop ram is fried cause the display is not working and mega (even though the lights are blinking),the code cannot be uploaded
Question by chrissunny94 | last reply
I have setup CrunchBang Linux on a flash drive with PenDriveLinux.com with persistence setup, but I can't get it to save my changes every time I shutdown. If anyone could help me, that would be great! If you need any additional information about my system or setup/flash drive, feel free to ask me. Thanks to all you Instructablers for everything!
Question by account3r2
Here it is:MsgBox("virus detected") MsgBox("windows will now perform system format to attempt to get rid of the virus")MsgBox("formatting system...") MsgBox("warningram = failedhard disk = failedsystem firewall = failedplease shutdown the system and seek proffesional advice") it says terminated string constant can someone please point out my mistake?
Question by sharlston | last reply
Hi, i'm new here and i have a little problem. I want to make a soldering iron because mine is broken. I have a ATX PSU, but when i short circuit the 12v(16a) output the PSU shutdown. I want to remove the short-circuit protection from my psu, how i do ? I'm begginer in the electronics, so please help me step by step. BTW, Sorry for my crappy english, i'm just a romanian guy :P
Topic by GFXMihnea | last reply
In my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, the radio isn't working. The antenna ran through the passenger door and one day, the exposed wire in the antenna made contact with the door, immediately shuting off the radio. I am assuming it did this because the body of the truck is grounded by the battery. The antenna is no longer attached to the radio, however every once in a while the radio turns on but when I try to play a cassette or a CD it blinks on the screen and will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. If I don't try playing a cassette or CD, It will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. The radio generally shuts down when turning. Once, the truck was parked overnight and the next day, the radio read "8:30" telling me it had been on for either 8 or 20 hours. Recently, it has been not working at all, turning on maybe once a day. It is a radio with a cassette player, and then in the back there is a 5 disc CD changer. I checked every single fuse, and just in case replaced the "Radio" fuse, but still nothing. I also checked in the radio to see if there was an internal fuse, or one on the back of the radio, however I found nothing. Help would be appreciated, Thanks.
Question by jacobdlyon | last reply
It seems to only shutdown when i play games that require a lot of power like borderlands or SC2. It seems like it is from either an overworked GPU or it using too much memory. its got an AMD athelon x2 64 bit processor, an ATI radeon intigrated graphics card, and is running Windows Vista... and please no linux users telling me its because im running windows... i would rather be running ubuntu but i need more hard drive space. this is really annoying and any help that could be given would be appreciated. Thanks!
Question by Thor007 | last reply
Whenever I come to this site, I always have to sign in, even when I click the "remember me", this is not recent, been going on for 3 or 4 months. I am using windows 7 with FireFox and am accepting cookies. It's just plain annoying to have to sign in every time, even if I don't shutdown my computer it still forgets me. I like to click on an instructable and have to set to show all steps on one page, and when I sign in it does just that, but when I open a new tab to have another instructible open, it forgets me again. Any fix to this? It also does it on the Seamoney and Chrome browsers on my laptop.
Topic by scob89 | last reply
Got a really old Palm III and Palm VIIx. The Palm VIIx has wireless capability, but the network was shutdown in 2004. As far as I know it should be able to connect to wifi, but can't for some reason. Anyway, anyone have any ideas for these besides as paperweights? I would really like to use them for something. I can't really use them for data storage since I only have around 8MB of room, but I heard something about linux for them?? The IR function could be useful for something too I suppose. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!
Question by transistorguy | last reply
Apperantly I have got many issues with my pc. first the ram, now i've got blue screens about my pc 'failing' at recover from a driver or something.. I decided to clean up my pc From dust ( Graphic card & my computer fan) we screwed the graphic card apart to clean. When we were done, my pc began making a weird and annoying noise ( a mini chainsaw?) I tried to run CS:GO (game) and the annoying sound got louder. Suddenly my pc just went black screen And turned off without warning. What could have caused the problem??
Question by flemjack | last reply
This is what i have madet but i cant se why it wont change color echo off goto 1 :greens color 0A goto 1 :1 @echo.1) Crasher @echo.2) just for fun @echo.3) shutdown @echo.4) spiral color 0A @echo.5) matrix(g) @echo.6) matrix(r) @echo.7) matrix(b) @echo.8) change color @echo.9) not done @echo.10) not done @echo.11) not done @echo.12) not done set pass= choice /c 123456789 /n /m "Choose a task" set pass=%errorlevel% if errorlevel 1 set goto=crash if errorlevel 2 set goto=fun if errorlevel 3 set goto=3 if errorlevel 4 set goto=spiral if errorlevel 5 set goto=matrix(g) if errorlevel 6 set goto=matrix(r) if errorlevel 7 set goto=matrix(b) if errorlevel 8 set goto=color if errorlevel 9 set goto=done if errorlevel 10 set goto=done if errorlevel 11 set goto=done if errorlevel 12 set goto=done goto %goto% :crash start Crashthecomputer.bat goto done :fun start fun.bat goto done :3 shutdown -f goto done :spiral start spiral.bat goto done :matrix(g) start matrixg.bat goto done :matrix(r) start matrixr.bat goto done :matrix(b) start matrixb.bat goto done :color cls @echo.1) green @echo.2) red @echo.3) blue @echo.4) gule @echo.5) cyen @echo.6) purpel set passs= choice /c 1234567 /n /m "Choose a task" set passs=%color% if color 1 set goto=greens :done @echo thanks for using my creation pause
Question by Emil ØmarkJ
Hey there, it is I, Daredevil499. I am having a bit of trouble with the internet, and I was hoping someone could help me. first of all am using a Windows Vista, home premium.. my problem is this: When I start my computer everything boots up ok. then I can get on the internet right away. But after a couple of minutes(or just a few seconds) nothing loads and I can"t use the internet. I shutdown the computer and reboot it and the same thing just repeats. The internet works fine on all the other computers in the house, a windows 7 laptop, a windows xp laptop, and the game consoles. This has been happening for about 1 1/2 months. that is why i haven't been on instructables latly. I really want this to work again so pleas help. thanks pleas help. thanks daredevil499, signing out.
Question by daredevil499 | last reply