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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bogo, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. bogo

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    recently I was tinkering with the program system mechanic 6, I hadn't used it in a while because I only used a couple of the tools it offered but anyways my trial was up and I clicked the button to take me to their site in the middle of surfing the site my computer says it needs to shutdown and proceeds to do so. When I tried to boot up again it only starts for maybe 2 seconds before it shuts off by itself. since my computer doesn't boot up I can't give you guys the exact specs on my computer but its a compaq running windows xp sp2, any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Hi and welcome. Sounds like it could have been overheating. Let it sit for awhile and see if it will start up in say, 10 minutes.
     
  3. bogo

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    yeah I've given it days since it takes a while for me to find another computer to use for a extended amount of time.
     
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    Time to open it up and check out the interior. If the cpu fan isn't spinning, that could account for the immediate shutdown.
     
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    So I don't know what I did but when I tried to turn it on after checking to make sure the fan was spinning it booted fine. thanks for the help
     
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    Thanks for the follow up. If everything keeps working, feel free to mark the thread solved using the THREAD TOOLS drop down menu.
     
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