Computer shut down - CPU Light went from "green (on)" to "orange/yellow"

By leese29 ยท 4 replies
Sep 26, 2005
  1. Last night when I turned my computer on, it came on and was running scan disk--I think someone shut it down without logging off. I hit the "enter" key and all of the sudden the computer went dead and the off/on light went from green for on to orange/yellow. Does anyone know what this means?
  2. jarvis

    jarvis TS Rookie Posts: 83

    I have no idea, but I bet someone else on these forums does. But if I were you, while I was waiting for a response I would look on google...
  3. leese29

    leese29 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I've searched Google, but can't find anything specific to my problem.

    Thanks for the help though.
  4. leese29

    leese29 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    CPU Shut Down

    Anyone have any idea what would make my CPU shut down during a "scan disk" session? I can't even turn it on now. All I have is a yellow light (on/off button) which is green when turned on, but now just yellow. Does this mean my computer crashed?? Don't know whether or not to have someone take a look at it or just forget about it. Unfortunately, I haven't backed up my files in a long time.

  5. meatologist

    meatologist TS Rookie Posts: 134

    Have no idea why it crashed during a scan disk.

    If you are feeling competent - open up your PC - re-seat the memory and unplug then plug back in the hard drive.

    turn it on and see if it boots.

    if it just went off without warning and now wont come back on - it could be a problem with the power supply unit.

    if you're not technical, then I suggest having someone take a look for you
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