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Solved: System shuts down

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by bizziebill, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. bizziebill

    bizziebill Thread Starter

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    Running WinXP Home.. Compaq Presaio. 2.4 AMD Athlon, 1gig ram. Resently install new cooler fans, both CPU and tower fans. The system is 3 years old, bought it new.
    Computer will shut down on its own. Have to shut off the main power then it will restart, main power meaning I have a under the monitor power supply that everything is plugged into, the type w/ computer, monitor, printer & two aux toggle switches.:confused: :confused: :(
     
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    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Hi System shutdown..most likely caused by..
    Overheating..Power supply problem..Memory or Graphic card problem..etc.
    Check Event Manager and find the last entry..
     
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    I will check the Event Manager, but how is this done.
     
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    Hi..Events Manager!!!! Sorry..Forget that..my mind was elsewhere when I added that..
    How soon after start up..does it shut down?
     
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    It varies, like right now it's been running for about three hours. Just every know and then when I'm working on something, doesn't matter what, it will just up and shut down. One day it done this about three times. The last time was last night, Norton was scanning when it happened.:confused:
     
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    Hi..you have yet to post a Hijack this log..a log expert will check it..link below.
    That will eliminate problems with running programs etc..
    D/load..install in C:\ program file..click scan and save logfile..it wll open in notepad.
    Click edit>select all>edit>copy>back to your thread>paste on your thread..
     
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    Was the CPU fan, replaced it worked great and sold the system. I told the buyer about the problems I've had. Never really like Compaq anyway.
     
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