Computer Booting Issue

May 16, 2009 at 12:57:32
Specs: Windows Vista
I have this Compaq brand computer with windows vista, it was working perfectly but just recently it has stopped.

What it does is when i turn on the power button, the moniter begins to load and puts small text on the top left corner of my screen that says info about my graphics card (it normally always does this) but then the fans get real loud and the screen says going to sleep/power save mode.
I cant get into safe mode or anything.

Hope you can help!
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#1
May 16, 2009 at 17:56:13
It sounds like the computer may be overheating. Can you get into the bios and check temperatures-system and cpu ?

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#2
May 16, 2009 at 19:49:39
How would i get into bios?

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#3
May 16, 2009 at 20:25:59
It depends-at the bootup screen, it should show you which key to hit to get into the bios. If you don't see that, keep repeatedly hitting F2 or F10 or DEL. One of those should do it.

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#4
May 17, 2009 at 07:23:57
if this happens seconds after powering on then I doubt it is over heating (it doesnt sound as though its been powered on long enough to get hot). I'd open the case and check to see if there is a build up of dust, fluff or anything else that could hinder the spinning of the fan.

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#5
May 17, 2009 at 09:05:05
tap F8 key @ boot-up select Safe mode

then change Power settings to "never" sleep

Grrrr
"...pentathol makes you sing like a canary"
... got brain freeze


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#6
May 17, 2009 at 09:35:24
AbdrewD: "if this happens seconds after powering on then I doubt it is over heating (it doesnt sound as though its been powered on long enough to get hot). " Except that maybe the HS/F is not attached correctly or the thermal paste wasn't applied correctly-then the cpu may overheat quickly and the cpu fan may spin loudly. It wouldn't hurt to check the temperatures in addition to "check to see if there is a build up of dust, fluff or anything else that could hinder the spinning of the fan."
mavis007: I don't think this has anything to do with the power settings-it happens at boot up before getting into Windows.

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