|Good morning. I have a problem maybe someone can help me with. So bought this emachine a couple months ago out of a pawn shop. Cleaned it up, added 2 gig ram and everything has been all peachy keen for a couple months. I had it set in the power save modes to shut off the monitor and the hard drive at about 2 hours. At one hour the the screen saver would come on. Actually the system would hybernate. But starting about 2 weeks ago. I would come to the comp. after coming home from work and it wouldn't come out of power save. It used to just fine. I would have to shut off the computer manually and restart. So, gradually things have progressed from here. When I reboot, the comp. starts running, high speed, not sure what it is I'm hearing but its loud. Sounds like a fan. The cd module runs through its checks and such, but the monitor comes on for a sec. then goes into power save mode. (amber light). the comp. just runs continuously. I have to keep hard rebooting it over and over and finally it will catch and start normally. So I turned off all the powersave options except the screen saver and I've had no issues since I just leave it on all the time. |
Tonight, I did some updates and had to reboot, and of course it won't reboot. So I turned it off and walked away and went to watch some tv.
I used to have an old computer that was doing the same thing. I took it over to circuit city and the guy told me I had some settings wrong and he reset them and it worked fine after that. But I don't know what he did. It wasn't a power supply problem( someone told me it was, and wasted 50 bucks on a new power supply). Apparently it was strictly a software issue.
So if anyone has any ideas whats going on here, I would greatly appreciate it. T^hanks. Mitch