Solved

Computer reboots after start up.

Almost immediately after starting up my computer, it will shut off and then continue to turn back on by its self. Nothing else happens, once it goes through this loop it's completely fine, although it is a little slower for a short while. It's a Lenovo Thinkpad Y410p laptop with windows 8, less than 5 months old.
3 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about computer reboots start
  1. Are you sure it's not just blacking out right after the BIOS screen and then after it is done loading the OS from the hard drive Windows starts to load you see the screen again?? Then it is slow because all the regular start-up programs are loading while you can see your desktop. Sounds like a regular computer to me. You have a typical 5400 RPM HD that is notoriously slow for start-ups. You can always upgrade to an SSD if you want to speed that process up significantly! Your computer will always seem to slow down a bit as it gets older, that is why it is important to use utilities like CCleaner and regular defragmentation.
  2. avjguy2362 said:
    Are you sure it's not just blacking out right after the BIOS screen and then after it is done loading the OS from the hard drive Windows starts to load you see the screen again?? Then it is slow because all the regular start-up programs are loading while you can see your desktop. Sounds like a regular computer to me. You have a typical 5400 RPM HD that is notoriously slow for start-ups. You can always upgrade to an SSD if you want to speed that process up significantly! Your computer will always seem to slow down a bit as it gets older, that is why it is important to use utilities like CCleaner and regular defragmentation.


    The computer actually has an SSD and a terabyte hardrive. I'm pretty sure it's turning off again, because the screen goes black and all computer function ceases: fan, sound, screen. Everything.
  3. Best answer
    OK, that is "likely" a problem like I had with my Samsung 830. Samsung had a firmware upgrade that solved the problem, so you may want to see if your SSD also has a firmware upgrade available. My Samsung was my second SSD ( it didn't seem to boot any faster than the older 50Gb OCZ Vertex 2 ) , and I am not sure I noticed it at first, but eventually I realized that my system would show the BIOS screen and my HD light on my Asus MB would stay on, indicating that is was not "seeing" the boot device. Then the screen blanked out and the BIOS screen showed up again, only this time the HD light would go off ( as it was supposed to ) and the windows animations started and everything booted up from there. It was just more apparent with my system ( large windowed desktop case ) as I can see my MB and all it's indicator lights. So for whatever reason the SSD simply was not turning on early enough, so by the second try the SSD was ready and it worked. After the firmware upgrade, I think it may have happened once or twice, but rarely. I don't know if there is something actually defective, but it only takes an extra 15 seconds to reboot the BIOS and the OS is up 7 seconds later anyway!
Ask a new question

Read More

Computers Systems Windows 8