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peterc1066
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Fans race & screen blanks

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DC7800 small form desktop
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

HP Compaq dc7800 small form factor PC.   runs WIN 7 Home Premium.   Boots normally but after approx 20 minutes both fans race and screen blanks and have to disconnect power. Restarts and recovers to WIn 7 but fault re-occurs continually. Have reseated RAM. Cleaned PSU and fans.  Nothing appears to be overheating. Any help appreciated..

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itsmyname
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@peterc1066 -- after approx 20 minutes both fans race and screen blanks and have to disconnect power. 

 

I think that your computer has "crashed", and the restart causes the fans to run at 100%.

 

When your computer successfully restarts,

 

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Acccess "System Properties", and click the "Advanced" tab (left side of the above image).

Further down, in the group below "User Profiles", click on the (unseen in this screen-shot) "Settings" button to see the right-side of the above image. 

Remove the check-mark from "Automatically restart", and click OK.

Tell us what you see (if anything) the next time that the computer crashes.

 

 

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peterc1066
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Removed check mark in  "automatically restart"  But it still crashed a couple of times.. As I wanted to watch the screen when it "crashed" I have adjusted the "Power Options"  So that screen never turns off(was 10mins) . That was a 2pm today and still  no "crashing"  Have rebooted several times and still ok!...  .    ??

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itsmyname
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@peterc1066 -- still OK

 

Is that bad, or is that good?

 

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peterc1066
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Good and Bad,  now it runs without crashing but when I  shut it down it reboots to start up without me pressing aything - that occurs every time. So have to stop it by pulling power plug

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@peterc1066  -- have to stop it by pulling power plug

 

It would be better if when it restarted, you would press a key to enter BIOS SETUP.

Then, at that screen, hold-down the on/off button until the computer powers-off.

If it still restarts, enter BIOS SETUP, to see if the "restart after AC power is restored" is enabled, and needs to be disabled.

 

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I can see no mention in BIOS of  "restart after AC power is restored" option.  But I can at screen power off  hold-down on/off button for a few seconds - then computer will stay off until  next  on-press, when fans initially race but slow down and computer boots normally.

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@peterc1066 -- I can see no mention in BIOS of  "restart after AC power is restored" option.

 

This option is usually within the "Power" pull-down.  The wording may be different.

 

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As computer is usable now I'll leave things as they are.  Thanks for assistance.

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