My Win7pro desktop was left on overnight last week and in the AM it would not wake up. It was still running but dead. I powered off at the switch and restarted... nothing. No flickers, no sound, just an occasional red HD active lamp flicker. I did this several times with the same result. I unplugged everything, took the box to "The Computer Guy" for some diagnostic help, and as soon as he powered everything up, BOOM, the system was alive and well. "That's a head scratcher." says I. "Did you unplug the power cord from the wall?" says he. Well, no, I didn't. Isn't OFF off? Apparently not. Something apparently stays powered when the fans etc are not running and keeping things confused. Who knew.
The next day I went to burn a DVD and some CDs for my "old" friends. The burner was seen by windows and will respond to eject commands but none of my burning apps was able to see any media. They just keep running in search mode till I kill the program.
I fumbled around unloading and loading the driver that Windoz says was running and current. I did some searches on the intertubes for the problem but nothing matched my situation. My next move is to haul it back to "The Computer Guy" and see what it is that I'm obviously doing wrong.
ed to add: In the shop we didn't even open the case. Before I took it in, I opened it and powered it up to see if a fan was dead or if there was some where obvious indicating that the smoke had gotten out. All seemed as it should be... after I cleaned it up a bit with some canned air. Canned air, what a concept!
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Edited by DPaulku, 01 August 2015 - 04:07 PM.