Report Hibernation and/or power problem. in Networking and Hardware Posted August 26, 2006 Well hopefully you folks can help me out here. Ill first start by telling you the problem. I have an emachines desktop thats about 2 years old. Strongest computer I have ever had, never acted up until now. I left my computer on overnight the other night and no problems. I woke up and checked my email and went to school for a few hours. I came back and instead of the green light on the front being it was amber color. I tried to make it come back on but it would not respond to anything I did. So I held the power button in and it turned off. I turned it back on and started going to websites. Within a few minutes it happened again, again nothing I did would bring the computer out of this "sleep" state. I would be working and out of nowhere it would go to the sleep stage and the amber light would come on. So I restarted it and tried to run a virus checker. Well it didn't finish before it shut down again. It made it near the end and no virus found. I figured might as well run a restore with the disks that came with the computer. I managed to save all of the important data I could before it shut down again. I ran the reformat no problems. I let it restart and it started to run the windows set up (setting, time zones, etc etc). I left for about 15 min and came back and it was back to the hibernation state. Note that I never used hibernation before and it was disabled before this all started to happen. So I turned the computer off, checked all of the cables, pulled off the hardware I had installed over the 2 years (nothing recent though). I took a can of compressed air and cleaned all the dust out. Reinstalled everything tightly and turned it back on. Withing a few minutes SAME thing. Fed up yesterday I took it to best buy for them to look at it. He pulled the side cover off and said that on the motherboard the "capacitors" were going bad. Some weird color on them. He said that could be my problem or a bad power supply. I pulled the power supply out in hopes to find a new one cheap. I wont spend money until I get some more opinions. Up till the incidents I had no known viruses, I haven't installed hardware in quite some time, and the computer was running like a dream. I did try and install a program called "Object Dock" but it was working fine for days before the incident. But since I all but cleared the harddrive I'm thinking it really is a hardware problem. The night before the incident we did have some thunder, but I am protected by a surge protector, but who knows. I did change the surge protector to see if that was the problem and it did the same thing. I am running Windows XPsp2. I have installed about 712MB of ram, radeon video card, netgear wireless desktop adapter. Those items have been installed for a looong time though. Any ideas on what the problem could be? Anyways to confirm power supply? They are cheap to replace but money is tight and thankfully I have another computer to use. Please, any suggestions or insight is greatly apprecitated. Thank you for your time!!