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computer randomly shutting down

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by zellit, Jul 11, 2006.

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  1. zellit

    zellit Thread Starter

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    for the past couple of weeks my computer has been shutting down randomly.

    I'm running XP and right before the computer shuts down, the tower will make a small clicking sound, the screen screen/mouse freezes and the taskbar reverts to a windows 98 format (yellow squares for the different windows, different font).

    It will then boot as normal.

    one funny thing that I've noticed is that even though I am running firefox, in the task manager processes internet explorer will be in the top 2/3 processes taking up the most memory.


    I've run adaware, spybot search and destroy and hijackthis.

    any help/ideas are appreciated.
     
  2. driver_uk2001

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    Mine has just being doing that and then i started getting missing .dll messages upon boot up. Which to me said the Hard Drive.

    Personally i would say its your hard drive on its way out, but if anyone else has any more ideas on what it could be listen tothem before me, as a new HD is money where Adaware programs are free, well trils of them anyway
     
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