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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

    Jul 11, 2006
    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


    Mar 30, 2002
    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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