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computer turning itself off...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by hyperpringle, May 17, 2007.

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  1. hyperpringle

    hyperpringle Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2007
    running xp on it. was having problems before so restored to factory settings doing a hard disk format in the process. problem still occuring.

    any idea of problem.

    could it be ram/overheating??!?!

    any help would be appreciated.

  2. spdabbs


    Feb 23, 2007
    I would lean towards overheat if it just powers off and doesn't auto-restart. Check this by booting to BIOS and checking the Hardware Monitor or PC Health section - CPU Temp is what you're interested in. Leave it in the BIOS for about 30mins and see if the temp is stable or if it shoots up. If it does, power down and give all the system fans (especially the CPU one) a good clean.
  3. robby28


    May 17, 2007
    Ive had that happen to me for the last 6 months, finally got it fixed 2 days ago...
    simple as this....
    go to your local computer shop or ring them to come out and install a NEW FAN... they cost about $30.00 max to buy and then install yourself, otherwise i paid a man $50.00 to come and do it for me...
    Very simple operation, if i knew it was such a little thing i would have done it ages ago..
  4. hyperpringle

    hyperpringle Thread Starter

    Mar 26, 2007
    sorry. it's restarting.

    i was a bit unclear.

    have run memtest86+ and it found no probs with the RAM. Run a driver scan and apparently 32% of drivers are "bad".

    could this be the problem?
  5. bonk

    bonk Banned

    Sep 8, 2005
    Turn OFF Automactically Restart so you can see the error message.

    How to turn off Automatically Restart

    Click Start then right click My Computer choose Properties
    Then Advanced tab
    Under Startup & Recovery click Settings
    Under System failure uncheck Automatically Restart
    Click OK.

    Now the Error message should stay up so you can read it.
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