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fraufreda

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#1
when i switch off the plug and then switch it on, my pc starts to operate itself for a moment. this is also happens when the electricity is cut and back again. and in both cases the computer is already turned off from the start menu.
and just today, my pc was turned off, i switched the plug off and then on and the same thing happened but this time i couldn't operate my computer it doesnt work anymore.
actually i dunno much about computers so ill just mention some info and hopefully will help you diagnose the problem
i have xp sp2
250 ram
pentium III
sata connection
thanks in advance
 
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Wolfeymole

#2
Hi Freda

Welcome to Free PC Help

Are you saying that besides turning the pc off in the normal manner, ie Start, Shut Down etc that you are also turning it off where it plugs into the mains supply in the wall?
 

fraufreda

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#3
1. i turn the pc off from the start menu
2. sometimes i need to use the plug on the wall so i just turn that plug off and remove my pc plug
3. but when i put my pc plug and turn it on again (not from the power on the case just from the main supply) the fan or something else starts to work for a moment
4. yesterday the same thing happened but now my pc doesnt work at all
* i have another computer and when i switch it on from the main supply nothing starts to work but only when i press the power botton on the computer's case so i dont think it's a problem with my house electric connections
 
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#4
Some computers will do this when you plug them in, what make is you computer ?

If your computer is not supposed to do this, I would suspect a power supply problem.

Unless you are happy going inside your pc, this may be one for the repair shop.

Dave
 
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Wolfeymole

#5
Try and make sure that your pc has a constant supply of electricity Freda, it may well be that your motherboard battery has died.
When shutting down a pc just shut it down in the normal manner and if your power supply has an On/Off switch the leave it On.
This is a similar scenario to leaving your TV on Standby.
Never switch it off at the mains or via the power supply.

Obtain a new motherboard battery and try that.
This is what it looks like;
http://www.totalsem.com/images/discbattery.jpg
 

fraufreda

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#6
thank you very much. yes it was the battery