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Q: computer shuts down automatically in seconds[moved from xp]

I need your help people.
My friend's computer automatically shuts itself down whenever it is opened.
It continues to load up to the desktop but then it shuts down quickly and displays the shut down message "saving your settings..." then it turns off..

it is running on a Windows XP professional..
and has about 300 MB of RAM
it also has two hard drives with 20 Gigabytes each...

Here's what happened before this..
-The last time it ran I had a problem running BitDefender and any other antivirus / anti spy softwares because the system shuts the program down. I installed Trojan Remover and scanned for malicious files but then in the middle of scanning, the computer freezes and I restart it pressing the reset button on the CPU.
-I tried restarting in safe mode but it just freezes so I repeated restarting the computer in normal mode for about five times then finally i was able to run Bitdefender, Trojan Remover, and Ad-aware.. but there came an error message saying that "RegEdit cannot be accessed" or something like that..
-When I ran Trojan Remover there were about more or less 5 files that were detected as "internet worm" I tried choosing "disable from running by changing its reference" and it says "the policy on registry editing was reset" but then whenever i run Trojan Remover again these files are still detected.. i didn't know what to do so i left that matter
-I ran Bitdefender and almost all files that are detected to be infected by virus/spyware were marked as "disinfection failed" and "moved failed"
(i attached screenshots of those that are moved to quarantine..)

-After that I downloaded the removal tool for worm Brontok here
http://www.bitdefender.com/[email protected]

-I ran it and unfortunately I was not able to read the results because I left my friend's house and told her to call me up when the scanning was done. She told me that all she could remember was that it displayed a message that it found a worm and the option was only the "ok" button. she clicked the ok button and turned the computer off. After 3 days she opened the computer and it would automatically shut down after loading up to the desktop.. it displays the shutdown message "saving your settings..." then it turns off..

I cannot enter into safe mode either.. it also shuts down after a few seconds..

Is this because of the virus or what?
I was not able to have a hijack log..


Need help badly.. As soon and as fast as possible.. Thank you!!!!

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A: computer shuts down automatically in seconds[moved from xp]

i think you may be up for a reformat i will move you to security for them to advise

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help .. my system is shutting down.. save all progresss blah balhh...

NT Authority\system

10 seconds left..

cya
 

A:computer shuts down in 60 seconds...

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html
 

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I'm trying to fix my girlfriend's computer which I'm sure is infected with some kind of virus. She has XP home edition. After the icons load on the desktop, an error comes on stating that MSN has detected an error...she also said that the Microsoft send/ don't send error comes on the screen. After she hits don't send or even send, that's when the 60 seconds start to count down and shut off her computer. Any suggestions??

Thanks,
MIke
 

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Hello,
Ive been reading several posts that look like the same problem as mine but there always about the power supply, this is not the case for me.
Here are my specs befor i get into this, my motherboard is a AN35N-Ultra/nvidia nforce 2 400ultra, 80gig HD, CD/DVD-rom, 512ram, and a really old video card. i would tell u the name of the card but my computer wont start. ok so here is what happend, i was playing a game and everything was fine, i exited the game normally and then hit the power button on the pc. it was kinda odd because everytime i hit the button it goes through a shutdown routine, this is not what happend this time. i hit the button and the pc just went off. i didnt really think anything of it so i left for a few hours. when i come back to turn it on nothing happend, so i turned off the power switch in the back and waited for all the lights to go out inside the computer. i then flip the switch back on and the computer starts up but then about 5 seconds later it goes dead. the only thing thats left on inside is the internet lights in the back but there always on. i have tried replacing the power supply, unpluging everything the HD the CD the video card and nothing happends it always shuts down after about 5 seconds. I really need some help and anything you guys have to say would be great, if u need to know any info about the problem that i may have missed just say so ill do my best in getting it for you.
 

A:My computer shuts down after 5 seconds.

try unplugging the power cord for a minute or so and then try again.
 

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Hi, my computer turns off after about 10 seconds after pressing the power button.
If i try to power up again ( after it turns off)i get nothing, so i have to turn off the switch in the back and wait a few seconds.
After waiting it does turn on for 10 seconds and shuts down again.
I'm thinking power supply ?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Hope I'm in the right place.
Joe

A:Computer shuts down after 10 seconds

Not sure this will help, but it may be useful, . .

The power button light located on the front of the computer illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states:

If the power light is green and the computer is not responding, see "Diagnostic Lights."
If the power light is blinking green, the computer is in standby mode. Press a key on the keyboard, move the mouse, or press the power button to resume normal operation.
If the power light is off, the computer is either turned off or is not receiving power.
Reseat the power cable into both the power connector on the back of the computer and the electrical outlet.
If the computer is plugged into a power strip, ensure that the power strip is plugged into an electrical outlet and that the power strip is turned on. Also bypass power protection devices, power strips, and power extension cables to verify that the computer turns on properly.
Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Ensure that the main power cable and front panel cable are securely connected to the system board.
If the power light is blinking amber, the computer is receiving electrical power, but an internal power problem might exist.
Ensure that the voltage selection switch is set to match the AC power at your location (if applicable).
If the power light is steady amber, a device might be malfunctioning or incorrectly installed.
Remove and then reinstall the memor... Read more

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Hello everyone, so as the title says I have been having some troubles with my desktop.

It started when I was playing MafiaII, when all of a sudden a blue screen came up and said that it was saving memory or something of the sort. This has happened before a couple of times randomly in the past, but all I had to do was restart the system and everything would be peachy keen.
So after this happened I went through the normal restarting process, everything was going normally, and then as the windows 7 logo was doing it's crazy startup thing, it froze. This has never happened before, so I tried to restart it again, this time it only runs for about 3 seconds and then shuts down.

So now I am stuck in this hole trying to find something to give me a clue as of what the problem is.

Here are my specs:
EVGA GeForce 7050 nForce 610iQ socket 775,
intel core 2 quad Q6700 2.66GHZ, 3GB DDR2-667 memory,
ZEROtherm/ CF900 / socket 775 / copper base / heatpipes / CPU cooler.

Here is what I tried so far...
Bought a new PSU and replace the old one. That didn't do anything, so I brought it back.
Took the CPU fan off and replaced the thermal grease. During that process I cleaned out the fan, took out the mobo, and cleaned everything. I also made sure the wiring was correct and that nothing was loose.
I've been trying all this with the bare minimals, so I'm not sure what it could be. I checked the RAM aswell so I think that's out as well.

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A:Computer shuts down in 3-4 seconds

which graphics card are you using and can you boot into Safe Mode? if so, uninstall your graphics drivers and then reinstall them. it's sounding like the graphics card or the drivers are to blame, which is a fairly common problem. Windows may not be booting because there is a problem with the driver and therefore needs to be reverted or updated. the card could also be overheating in which case you may need to let it cool off before trying to boot windows again.
 

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Woke up to notice that my computer was off. I typically leave it running all the time.

Wouldn't start. I press the power button, the processor does it's thing for about 5 seconds, beeps and then shuts off. Happens like this every time. Cleaned the fans and lubed them. Noticed that the fan over the heat sync wasn't moving. Replaced it. Still will not stay on for more than 5 secs. Even when nothing is hooked up other than the motherboard.

Had the power supply tested as this happened to me a year ago. Tested fine. Had it looked at by a 'professional' but could not figure out.

Running an Orion power supply. AMD 1.2ghz. 512 ram. 2 hard drives, a cd drive and a DVD drive. 16' monitor, Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse. Windows XPSP2.
Thanks.
 

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I was on my computer this morning and it randomly froze on me, so I went to restart it but as soon as it started, it shuts down. When it starts, there is a green and red light indicator which stays on, then it powers down. However when I hold the reset button down, it stays powered on until I let go.

I've cleaned the dust inside and I tried powering it on when removing one of my two RAM chips to test if it's the RAM. I've tried removing the hard drives and powering but same problem occurs.I have not tested the processor or the motherboard. I don't have another one to test with nor do I know how otherwise.

I did a few tests with the power supply though. My power supply can either output 115 VAC or 230 VAC. It was at 115 VAC. When I switched it to 230 VAC and powered it on, it stayed powered but did not boot up anything. It was just.... on. There was no green LED indicator by the power button. But the red LED indicator stayed lit the whole time until I turned it off.

I will post the specs tomorrow. But until then, does anyone have any suggestions? I appreciate any input. Thanks!
 

A:Computer shuts down after 3 seconds

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We purchased recently the following components, the case was ordered earlier. After putting it together the computer will only run for 5 seconds and shut down.
The programs do not get loaded. We have a new power supply with 650 W
After we reassembled everything again the computer starts with the start button led off and the reset led on. It stays on, but nothing get's loaded.
The only way to shut the computer down is by pressing the start button. We do hear very slight beep coming from the hard drive.

I look forward to your answer,

ASUS Blu-Ray Combo Black SATA Model BC-1205PT -Item #: N82E16827135158

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 -
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retai
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131142

EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130319

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model CM2X2048-6400C5 - Retail
 

A:Computer shuts down after 5 seconds

Sounds like a CPU overheating issue
Confirm the CPU fan is working
Read how to mount and paste a new CPU : http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appinstruct/as5/ins_as5_intel_dual_wcap.pdf

Or BenchTest your system

Edit:

Doh ! We're in the Introduce yourself forum, only meant for introductions.
I'll see if I can get it moved
 

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I have a s3500t HP Slimline computer that I bought from HP 1 and a half years ago. The warranty ran out after a year. The HP tech guys in India can't help me except to help me buy a brand new computer or they will fix it for $240 if I get it done by the end of March. I only paid $400 for it when I bought it. The problem I now have with it is when I turn it on then it will automatically turn itself off in 3 seconds without rebooting. I've talked to a couple of computer geeks here where I live. They say it could be the motherboard or maybe the power supply. I'm hoping that it's the power supply because then I can fix my computer for $100.00. However if it's the motherboard then the motherboard would be too costly to replace. Does anyone out there know what the heck is wrong with my computer?

Munchie
 

A:Computer shuts off after 3 seconds

Take it to a shop and have them check the power supply. The shouldnt charge you , with the idea in mind that you will then buy one from them if this be the problem.
 

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I've already replaced the PSU, added some arctic silver to the cpu, disconnected everything except for the 24pin and 4pin aux connectors. The computer turns on, then shuts itself off almost right away.
I disconnected the 4pin aux connector, so just the 24pin was connected and NOTHING else, and it stayed on. So I pinpointed it to the 4pin....what does this mean?
 

A:Computer shuts off after 2-3 seconds

asus M2N4-SLI
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz Socket AM2
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
BFG Tech GeForce 7600GT 256MB
450w psu
 

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We purchased recently the following components, the case was ordered earlier. After putting it together the computer will only run for 5 seconds and shut down.
The programs do not get loaded. We have a new power supply with 650 W
After we reassembled everything again the computer starts with the start button led off and the reset led on. It stays on, but nothing get's loaded.
The only way to shut the computer down is by pressing the start button. We do hear very slight beep coming from the hard drive.

I look forward to your answer,

ASUS Blu-Ray Combo Black SATA Model BC-1205PT -Item #: N82E16827135158

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6750 -
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retai
Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131142

EVGA 512-P3-N802-AR GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130319

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model CM2X2048-6400C5 - Retail
 

A:Computer shuts down after 5 seconds

Sounds like you didn't properly paste and attach your cpu.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm
 

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Here's the story:

1:Whenever I try to start up my computer, I hear the fan on my graphics card start to kick up quite a bit, and then it slows down, and kicks up again, and then the computer shuts off.

2:The thing is, if I pull the battery from my mobo, let the CMOS default, and restart the computer, it works just fine. Windows starts up and everything. But when I click "restart", it just completely shuts the computer down, doesn't restart, and it goes back to step 1 until I pull the battery again, and it starts up just fine.

3:I originally thought it could be windows, some virus or something, so I decided it was the best time to try windows 7, so I wiped my HDD's, and put Windows 7 RC on it. Windows 7 gets on it, but NOPE, same problem persists! So it's not a <bleeping> virus, then it has to be something to do with my graphics card or mobo, right?

4: I decide to start my computer up without the power plugged into my graphics card, but my computer still shuts down after 10 seconds, so the problem isn't my graphics card.

What the <bleep> is going on? I'm on it right now, so i'ts not like it's a powersupply problem. It has something to ****ing do with the BIOS/CMOS.

Anyone have a clue? Or what I should do?
 

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I built my PC this summer and it's had few problems with the actual windows os and not the BIOS. So it's been working fine until two days ago. I leave my computer on 24/7 basically unless it freezes for some reason. Well I left it on on Friday night and woke up to the windows start bar and start menu being frozen. I could click everything else. So, I shut it down with the PSU switch. I turned it back on to see that it turned right back off within seconds. I tried over and over but it just kept doing it. I can't get to the BIOS screen at all. The amount of time between shutting off seems to vary. Can someone please tell me what's wrong and what to do?
 

A:Computer shuts off within seconds after turning it on...

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My friend's computer decided to stop functioning recently without warning. No new hardware was added, no new software, nothing changed about the computer much at all. He just tried to restart it one day, and it wouldn't. Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of specs, but here's what I've done:

? Cleaned out TONS of dust
? Made sure fans are spinning
? Tried different power cords and outlets
? Swapped/added/removed RAM
? Unplugged all external devices
? Disconnected CD drive

After all those (not all at once of course), the computer still shuts down about 5 seconds after being turned on. It doesn't even make it to the BIOS screen before it just shuts off. About once in every 10 tries it will run properly, but fails again after turning it off. Any ideas what may cause this?

(p.s. Sorry if this is in the wrong category, I couldn't figure out where to put it since I don't really know the problem)

A:Computer fails/shuts down after about 5 seconds

I had this problem in two different pcs, only one was mine!
It was a broken heat sink bracket so the heat sink wasnt making contact with the thing underneath it.

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So I've built countless computers and you always gotta have that one problem that keeps you down! I built my first I7-930 last night. I turn it on and it goes on for maybe 20 seconds or so and shuts off, reboots and then goes off. I know it could be a lot of reasons. I have a good quality antec PSU and a good Evga X58 motherboard. I had 3 sticks of ram in and then tried all 3 separate in and same problem. Now, I think it could be the cpu overheating. with the 20 seconds i had, i was able to get into bios and check the status of the computer. I noticed the temp of the cpu was 85 Celsius. that seems wayyyyyy too hot. I removed the stock thermal paste and applied arctic silver 5 which i always do. Maybe the heat sink isn't on tight enough? It's pretty snug. any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Computer shuts off after 20 seconds or so

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BTW: My computer is brand new and i have just put it together from all brand new parts.

My spec is

Intel Pentium D 820 Socket775 , Smithfield Core, 2x2.8 GHz , 2MB Cache

Asrock 775I945GZ, i945GZ, S775, PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533, SATA II, uATX, On Board VGA (motherboard)

1Gb (2X512Mb) Corsair Value Select, DDR2 PC5300 (667), 240 Pin, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 5-5-5-15

350w Silverpower SP-350P1B thermal controlled cooling fans

256MB Gigabyte 7600GS PCI-E(x16), Mem 800MHz, GPU 450MHz, 12Pipes, D-Sub/DVI-I/HDTV SLi Silent-Pipe (dedicated graphics card)

And i have a large and a small fan that come with the case, the smaller one isnt plugged because its attached to the side pannel which i have removed in order to build my system.

And my computer starts for about 3-5 seconds then shuts down, when it starts the lights on the case work, the fans and heatsinks work, but there is no beeps when it starts and the motherboard doesnt display any lights. Is it possible that my motherboard is fried which causes the system to shut down and dispaly no lights from the mobo. Someone else told me that a smudged processor/heatsink could cause the system not to beep. And most people tell me my 350watt power supply isnt enough but couls that cause the system not to beep and could it cause the motherboard to display no lights?
And this may sound incredibly stupid (ive never built a computer before), is it suposed beep on startup if there are no speakers plugged in?

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A:computer starts for about 3-5 seconds then shuts down

Its most likely that your psu isn't up to running that lot!!!!

Go here - http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp - and see how many watts your system actually needs!!!!

The component you are on about sounds like it could be a pizzo electric speaker!! Did it come with the mobo or the case???
 

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When I plug in my computer and flip the power switch on the back my pc try's to turn on the fan's run and it sounds like it's trying to power up and then shut's off 3-5 seconds later. And when I try to turn it on from the power button in the front it doesn't do anything. I've sent it back to the place I ordered it from(CyberPowerPc) 3 times and they send me it back with the same problem happening they have replaced the motherboard and 2 stick's of ram and it say's on the invoice they tested it before they shipped it to me so is something happening in shipping or am I being screwed.

WesternDigital 740AD RAPTOR 2x74GB SATA2 10000RPM Hard Drive
INTEL QUAD CORE Q6600 2.4GHZ CPU
4X1GB CORSAIR DDR2 6400 XMS2 EXTREME Ram
C2D ASUS STRIKER EXTREME SLI QUAD 680I Motherboard
EVGA GF 8800 ULTRA 768MB PCI-E Graphic's Card
ULTRA V-SERIES 600W POWER SUPPLY
BLACK NZXT ZERO ALUMINUM Full tower
WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM 32-BIT OS
 

A:My Computer shuts off a few seconds after i turn it on

Hi Millurn welcome to the site.

seem odd that they Would BOTH not work. Might be the CPU might be at fault here. I am surprised that it does not work as everything is compatible.

It also sounds like it might be the PSU. Can you get hold of another 400W plus PSU and see if that works. If so then you know what the Issue is.


hope this helps

James
 

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My computer hard drive(ATA) was clicking and then the computer would shut down when turned on. I have just put a new Hard Drive(SATA ) in and now when I turn on there is no clicking but the the computer still shuts down after a few seconds. I did notice (when I was putting in the new hard drive) that the NBFAN1 (Northbridge Chipset fan) support system cooling fan would not turn freely (no power on) and I wondered if that could cause the computer to shut down after a few seconds?
The motherboard is a MSI MS-7125 ATX
thanks widnesian.
 

A:Computer Shuts Down after a few seconds of being turned on

do you have an extra PSU sitting around? I'm wondering if it was your HD that was the initial cause or is it possible something else like the PSU isn't causing the issues. Any burn spots on the MB anywhere - top or bottom?
 

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Hi all,

When I turn on my computer, it stays on for a couple seconds then shuts down, the monitor never activates so I cannot get into the BIOS. There are no beeps when I turn it on. The first time I booted it up since I put in the new processor, RAM and video card, there was a loud pop on the first boot, I have no idea where it emanated from.
 

A:When computer is turned on, shuts down by itself in a few seconds

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I have no idea what is causing this issue, I've already reinstalled a new copy of windows which in turn wiped my main drive, so there could still be a virus or something on the other drive, I've bought a new power supply which seemed to help the issue for a day. Previously to the new power supply my computer would barely boot and would instantly restart after turning itself back on, and cause an endless loop, I believe my old PSU was dying anyways.

Some things I've noticed so far, when I load up Symantec to do a full scan it ALWAYS will reboot itself without fail, I've left it on for hours while not home and it was still running on the desktop. It also appears to do it while I am on the web just browsing, or watching a youtube video. It shut off once while I was playing Arma 3, but I can play Day Z for hours fine.

My CPU temps are fine, and my GPU can reach about 80 at times, which seems kinda high. I tried turning up the fan speed but this seemed to make it also reboot itself like fifteen minutes later, so I stopped messing with it.

I think either it is a RAM issue, an HD issue or possibly even a virus, as it seems totally random when it wants to shut down aside from during the virus scan (which requires alot of CPU power).

I'm really lost here and this issue is making me VERY frusturated.

The event viewer also just says stuff like:

The previous system shutdown at 5:02:40 PM on ‎1/‎19/‎2014 was unexpected.

Keyword: 0x80000000000000
AND

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A:Computer shuts off and reboots by itself seconds later

Let me know what kind of system specs you need and I'll post, thanks to whoever helps out.

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I turned on my computer this morning and too my horror it shut down after about 2 seconds.

I have tried other ram and things, no difference, the hard drive is starting because it vibrates when you lift it, all the fans are starting up fine.

I tried taking out all the wires and re-seating them, and I have noticed something - you know the yellow and black came with the 4 pins that goes into the motherdrive, when I take that out the machine stays on but theres no graphics on screen, but when I plug it back in - it just shuts down again.

Anyone know what is going on? or how to fix this?
 

A:Computer starts then two seconds later shuts down

oneunited said:





you know the yellow and black came with the 4 pins that goes into the motherdrive, when I take that out the machine stays on but theres no graphics on screen, but when I plug it back in - it just shuts down again.Click to expand...

You mean the four pin plug that powers the CPU on the Motherboard?

Try having a check on the CPU fan, it may be faulty
To test it, you could unplug the CPU Fan, and try turning on the computer (do note that this will only be a few seconds test)

Other than that, I'd say Power Supply faulty
 

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I have a computer and it is doing this - https://youtu.be/_Ah2phWTjao The LED light on the fan on the front will tell you how long the power stays on, the LED is supposed to all the time. This desktop Motherboard is not the one that came in the computer. rather it one from a computer I found on the side of the street, someone had no use for it any more and set it out there.  I took the motherboard from found computer and put in in my case.  I took the Hard drive from found computer and installed it in my case.  It was password protected, so I took it to local computer tech who removed the password and was now running windows 7 on a 64 bit, an upgrade from WinXP 32 Bit board I started with.  That worked fine for about 6 weeks or so, my new hard drive failed and PSU at the same time.  So I got a new PSU, and figuring to go cheap this time and instal linux, which I downloaded, then used Imgburn to make a DVD, but when I star it it does what you see in the video. Any ideas on what I can do to get this thing going again?

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Hi,

I have an ASUS a455L and it shut down automatically all of a sudden. At first I thought it was a low-battery problem and put it on charge while I continue to use it. It was fine but after awhile it automatically shut down again even when connected to the charger. Now my laptop won't reboot without the charger but when connected to the charger, it boots for 2 seconds then shuts down automatically. Help needed as I can't afford to send it to a service centre.

Thank you.
 

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So heres the situation.

I recently purchased a new case for my computer and was succesfully able to move all my computer parts from my old case to the new one. The computer started and worked perfect. I turned the computer off and left the room. The next day when i turned my comp on it started, but the monitor would remain blank and i couldnt get to the BIOS or anything. Shocked, i attempted to fix the problem by reseating the graphics card and RAM, only when i turned the computer on again it would only boot for about 2 seconds with the computer and fans whirring normally when suddenly it shut off. I still cant figure out how to fix the problem and am beggining to think my MB might not be working any more. my MB is an ASUS a7n8x-x.

Does anyone have a clue on how to fix this problem???
Any input would be greatly apreciated.
 

A:Help! Computer starts for 2 seconds then shuts off!

This going to sound real annoying to you.

But remove the motherboard again !
Check when removing that all posts and wires (bare) are not touching eachother
If possible (better to do this) "bench test"
ie nothing connected to back of motherboard except video (onboard preferably - if pos) and power, (and ram and cpu and heatsink/fan)
Short the power pins (screwdriver will do) and hopefully it turns on.
To turn off pull the power cord (or short the power pins for 3 secs)

If that worked, do one thing added at a time
Then re-install m/b and test again.
 

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The computer shuts itself off after a few seconds. I can turn it on and get a start to the windows log on screen, then the computer shurs off

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First post here.

Basis of my problem.

-Dad was fixing some electrical powerpoints in the house and needed to switch off the main power supply.
-Computer was on, lost power once main supply was off.
-After he was done and main power was back on, i press power button on comp, starts up, then a few seconds later it shuts down again.

My first thought was that the PSU is dead and tried placing an old one from an older computer to see if that boots it up properly.
No luck, same problem occurs.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte, Model: GA-8VM800PMD-775-RH

I even tried clearing the CMOS, following instructions from the Motherboard manual.

Any ideas as to whats actually wrong with it, and what i need to fix it?
 

A:Computer shuts down seconds after power-on.

Wait so basically, you are saying that your computer wont work?

It might not be a problem with your motherboard, probably something else
 

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My friend's computer decided to stop functioning recently without warning. No new hardware was added, no new software, nothing changed about the computer much at all. He just tried to restart it one day, and it wouldn't. Unfortunately, I don't have much in the way of specs, but here's what I've done:

Cleaned out TONS of dust
Made sure fans are spinning
Tried different power cords and outlets
Swapped/added/removed RAM
Unplugged all external devices
Disconnected CD drive

After all those (not all at once of course), the computer still shuts down about 5 seconds after being turned on. It doesn't even make it to the BIOS screen before it just shuts off. About once in every 10 tries it will run without issue, at least until I turn it off again. Any ideas what may cause this?
 

A:Computer fails/shuts down after about 5 seconds

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Okay, so here's what I know. I am running XP Pro on an MSI motherboard, with a 400 watt 385 peak watt SL-8400btx Allied power supply. My graphics card is an ATI 128 Mb.

When problems first arose, my computer just cut off. I am used to this as I leave my comp on ALOT and usually wear out the power suppiles I'm using. I for this reason, belived it to be the power supply. I went and got a new one, and my problem reacurred. After running both power supplies through a tester, they both came up good.

Here's what happens:

After hitting the power button, everything runs correctly. Fans spin, display comes on, HD boots, everything is great. But no matter what I try, the computer suddenly just turns off after a short period. I have tried to go into safe mode, but if I manage to get to the list before it cuts off, the load to safe mode seems to freeze till my comp turns off again. If I do nothing, I usually get to the login screen.

My Guess:

It's not the graphics card as display is present till then.
It's not the cpu overheating as the fans spin fine and are mounted right.
It's almost certian to not be the power supply as two get the same result and come up good on my tester.
And it's not a program hack as I can't even get to safe mode.

So perhaps it's the Mobo? I've heard MSI Model N1996 was discontinued.
Any help is greatly apperciated. I'd rather not spend alot of money on parts I don't need. I don't have a grea... Read more

A:Solved: Computer shuts down after a few seconds

WINDOWS SHUTDOWN & RESTART CENTER
http://www.aumha.org/a/shutdown.htm

SHUTDOWN & RESTART PROBLEMS
http://www.aumha.org/kbshtdwn.htm

WINDOWS XP SHUTDOWN & RESTART TROUBLESHOOTING
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.htm
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.htm#powerdown
 

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Hi,

First off, let me say that I'm fairly competant with computers. I've been building my own rigs for about 6-7 years now, and usually am able to problem solve my own issues. Recently, however, I've come up against something I can't even diagnose, so I'm coming to you all here and TechSupportGuy because you've been very helpful in the past.

The Problem:
Yesterday, while playing a game that doesn't require any heavy graphical or processing power, my computer crashed (straight power-down), and this made me concerned about perhaps some issue with my cooling systems, so I reinstalled SpeedFan and CoreTemp to get some solid readings off the similarities of both. However, the temps were reading around 50c under full load (Memtest95) for my processor. I let this run for a while to make 100% sure of my readings. Other temperatures on my mobo were around 35-40c, and my video card was running around 40c idle (I'm pretty sure that memtest doesn't utilize any graphical processing power, right?). My next step was to test the video card under full load, so I loaded up Battlefield, and instantly crashed. This was seriously concerning, so I tried the test twice more. Both times, when my computer had to render anything serious, it immediately crashed.
However, on the third test, the computer wouldn't restart. It would start up, the LED's would turn on inside the fans, and on the mobo and video card, and then immediately shut down. I... Read more

A:Solved: Computer Shuts Down after 1-3 seconds

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So,

Asus M2N-E
Amd X2 6000
Thermaltake Tru 550
Evga 8800g

All of that is pretty old...haven't had any issues with it really.
I installed a SATA HD yesterday, dropped Win 7 on it and have been smooth sailing.

So about an hour ago my wife asks me to charge her MP3 player.
I already had the charger cord hanging from the front USB port so I just plugged it in.
The second I did that my KB/mouse lights shut off and everything froze

So, I do a hard shutdown wait a few seconds and hit the power button.
Everything spins up but thats all it does. No post codes, nothing.

I hit the reset button and a few seconds later it just shuts off.

I tried messing with my ram, one stick, no sticks, one stick in another slot, etc.
Same thing, computer turns on for about 2-5 seconds and shuts right back down.

I unhooked my HD/CD, same thing.
Reseat my GPU, nothing.

I even check all the capacitors to see if any where blown, you know, the cracked dome look.
All looks fine.

It has to be something to do with when I plugged that MP3 player in.
Granted, this was the first time I plugged it in since Win 7 , but im still tinking
it shorted somehow..

Oh yeah, awhile back one of my rear-usb ports just stopped working.
If that means anything to anyone..

I already cleared CMOS and battery (redundant, but hey!)

So, thoughts? Suggestions?
Im leaning towards PSU or shot mobo..
mobo power status light comes on, as well as on the PSU...but shrug

Thanks
 

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PS: It's working fine for this past week but it happened again today.
My computer has been running fine for the past 2 years plus, but recently I've had a bunch of BSODs with titles like PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION and BAD_POOL_HEADER but after reformatting the computer appears to be fine until the past few weeks.

My computer have been shutting off (not down) by itself 2-5 seconds after ive pressed the power button, sometimes it will go past BIOS sometimes not, i've tried removing and inserting both of my ram sticks individually into all of the slots and the problem remains.

Mem Test
both cards on the 1st and 2nd slot: passed 8 passes

both 1st and 2nd card on the 1st slot: cpu powers on but no display on monitor. (fans power button working)

weird, they dont work on the 1st slot and yet it recorded 4gb when i insert both cards in the 1st and 2nd slot

Both 1st and 2nd card on the 2nd slot: passed 8 passes

Both 1st and 2nd card on the 3rd slot: same thing, cpu powers on but no display.

Both 1st and 2nd card on the 4th slot: passes 5 passes.

However, if i place the 1st and 2nd card on the 2nd and 4th slot, the computer goes into an infinite loop with no display.

thanks for any help i can get
 

A:Computer shuts off everytime, mostly during first few seconds of bootup

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I had a blue screen prior to this problem (three consecutive actually) that said something about a driver issue. I've striped the computer down piece by piece and tried booting it up until i got to the, CPU, Mobo, 2GB of Ram, and my 1000watt psu (Overkill I know) still I get the same dammed problem. Thank you for any help you can provide.
 

A:Computer turns on for 2 seconds, then shuts down, repeat

Update

I took all the ram stick out AND STILL THE SAME PROBLEM! I'm not going to lie in my noobness I might have pulled a stick out earlier why the computer was on so that might of done it..... any help?
 

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My computer has been running fine for the past 2 years plus, but recently I've had a bunch of BSODs with titles like PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA, MEMORY_MANAGEMENT, SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION and BAD_POOL_HEADER but after reformatting the computer appears to be fine until the past few weeks.

My computer have been shutting off (not down) by itself 2-5 seconds after ive pressed the power button, sometimes it will go past BIOS sometimes not, i've tried removing and inserting both of my ram sticks individually into all of the slots and the problem remains.

thanks for any help i can get

A:Computer shuts off randomly, mostly during first few seconds of bootup

Someone else might have more input on this.

I would first run memtest 86. You can find a nice tutorial on the forum. I think it's best to let it run 6-7 passes without error before stopping.

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My Computer shuts down in 20 seconds with no warning or answer!

i don't quite understand it, but my computer loads up, (sometimes it will let me log on but sometimes it doesnt) and will just shutsdown within 20 seconds of using it, then it starts up again as if you have just turned it off at the mains with the scandisk.

i don't know why this is happening and i don't know what to do because i can't get onto the desktop to check for viruses or to change settings.

The computer is a
Acer Veriton 3600GT
running on windows Xp Proffesional.

I'm really stuck so anyhelp would be hugely appreciated.

Thankyou
 

A:My Computer shuts down in 20 seconds with no warning or answer!

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Only 1 time that this problem occur I'm not sure exactly why it's happening.

But after again I open my computer I got warn from Windows 8 that something went wrong with my

computer and give me decide to send an error report to Microsoft or not.

And this is my dump files,It seems occur from hal.dll+4f695.

Thanks in advanced.

A:Computer shuts down 5 seconds after starting up(Windows 8)

Try un-installing and then updating the application Coretemp: Core Temp

It's about the only driver I can see that could be out of date from the crash dump file:

ALSysIO64.sys - Driver Reference Table - ALSysIO64.sys

Of course it goes without saying make sure you have the latest drivers for your graphics card, chipset etc... I couldn't get this information from the dump file on this occasion.

Hopefully an expert can give you more information should updating the above driver not help.

-cheers

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Dear All,

I am a newcomer in this tech-support-forum. I just happened to find this site from google-search.
At the moment, i am having a problem-infiltration-, this so-called 'Trojanclicker' has infected the operating system of my computer that on every start up, my AV (NOD32, from eset) pops up a note 'infiltration found in the operating system', but i could neither clean nor delete it. As a result, now every time i connect to the internet, my computer automatically logs on to other website which i do not prefer. Could someone help me to figure this problem out?

Best regards,

Jo.

A:My computer always logs on web automatically[Moved from Gen Sec]

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there is any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis.exe there.
Make sure you close down EVERY open window and close ALL browser windows. The only thing that should be open is the HijackThis program.
Run a scan and save the log file.
Copy the text file (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste it (Ctrl+V) in a new thread in the HJT Forum (do not attach it or post it here).
Do not fix any entries in HijackThis since they may be harmless.
Make sure to include the System information at the top of the log as well.

We'll then have a look and provide instructions to clean your system, if required. Please note that the HJT forum is constantly busy, so I would ask that you be patient while waiting for a reply.

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Hi,
I hope someone here can help me, I've run into some major problems with my
computer.
First off, I am running Windows XP, SP2. For antivirus, I am using AT&T Yahoo!
Online Protection, which includes Norton Antivirus, Antispyware, and Personal
Firewall (definitions are up-to-date).
I ended up with a virus last night - got lots of messages from Norton that
appeared to be blocking outbound emails, and it also made my CPU usage go up to
100% for several minutes until I shut it off. Took forever to get to the
desktop after logging in so I started in Safe Mode.
Norton found the backdoor.tidserv virus on my computer, and even after removal,
finds it every time I do a scan on startup. Tried following some online removal
directions of deleting registry keys, but they weren't there - I assumed Norton
got rid of them.
After getting rid of the virus I found that my computer did load to the desktop
out of safe mode if I waited forever - but then as soon as the desktop is loaded
a box pops up saying that my computer will restart in 60 seconds. It also says
something like:
The shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY SYSTEM.
C:\windows\system32\services.exe terminated unexpectedly with status code
-1073741819.
I have also done some research on this and have not found a solution.
In between writing this I tried booting normally again to use the "shutdown -a"
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Hello everyone,

My computer recently has had some software/hardware issue and I need help on fixing it. What happened was I replaced a cell battery in it after I had first heard the sound. Soon after I had put on Artic Silver and the problem was still occuring. I have considered Geeksquad but they are quite expensive and I do not want to go to such lengths just yet. My computer was custom built so I'm not sure if any specific settings were added in or something. As far as my Computer specs go these are what they are:

8800GT Nvidia Graphics Card
Intel Desktop Board DQ35J0
X-Fi Sound Card
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive {Seagate}

If there is anything else needed to be known about this problem please do let me know. Also I had a keyboard malfunction where it had been typing the wrong keys if you can also help me with this please do post. I do have reason to believe its mainly a power failure but I do not know how to replace/fix it.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Computer makes sound and shuts off after seconds of turning it on

You left out a couple pieces of information... the power supply specs and what the actual noise sounds like
 

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Since about March I decided I wanted a new computer. I went ahead and ordered this pre-built computer from Newegg and it worked for a few months but it was pretty slow when it came to new games. I wanted something that I could play new games on and do decently well with. So I decided I would over time replace all the parts.

I just got done doing an entire overhaul on my system. I bought everything brand new including a new case. The only thing I didn't replace was the hard drive.

Here are my current specs:

AMD A8-3850 Llano 2.9GHz
SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB
GIGABYTE GA-A75-UD4H FM1 AMD A75
Windows 7 Home Premium
Antec HCG-750 750W ATX12V Power Supply
1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD

I am pretty new to building and tinkering with computers. So this has been a learning experience for me. I installed everything and my computer seemed to start up fine. I can get to the windows startup screens and select to start it up normally or go into startup repair. But then the computer will just shut off.

My power supply seems to be working alright its spinning on the inside fine I'm getting the LED at the front. I don't think it's a problem with the power supply.

Every time I get the option to start windows normally and I hit it it will get to the beginning of it and I'll get a brief blue screen and the computer will shut off. Whenever I try to use the startup repair it will begin repairing and then it will shut off. Other times I... Read more

A:Solved: Computer won't start normally, shuts off after about 30 seconds each time

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Hey,
This is my first post so please be gentle.

I have a packard bell imedia1429 with AMD athelon +3200 and radeon Xpress 200 display. I have recently installed Windows 7 x64. I works fine with 1 GB of Ram but if I add a second Gig ti starts up fine then when I log in, screen turns of and says no signal. Computer seems to stop aswell although the power light is on.

Have run an extended mem check from the recovery but get no error.

This has been driving me mad for weeks. any Ideas are greatly appriciated.

Thanks in advance.
 

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this is a weird thing that started happening, my computer shuts down when it gets to the account screen. It loads fine, then automatically makes a noise like its running something, and then goes to the windows is shutting down screen, never allowing me a chance to log on. It loads in safe mode, and I've tried scanning for viruses and system restore, but none of that worked. Can anyone help me out?

A:computer shuts down upon startup moved from xp

go into msconfig/startup
untick the boxes and try and start normally
then retick them one at a time and reboot normally when it fails again you have found the problem

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Hello! New here~ Anyways, I just moved my computer from my apartment over to my friends house. The computer worked fine before I moved it here but now it won't start. If I start it up normal it gets to the XP loading screen and after loading for a bit it bsod me with the error 0x0000000034 (which I had to record to be able to catch, it's faster than lightning).

I've tried to run it on safe mode but it restarts there too. Bios is the only place where it doesn't die. Now I've checked through the computer if any cables were loose or if anything was wrong. Everything seems right though.. I've had this problem two times with my old computer when moving it. It was fixed by pressing on all the cables (one must've been "glitchy")

Here I am with a brick of a computer at my friends house, disappointed by the ruined evening and not sure what to do. Any advice how to fix this? Thank you!

A:Moved computer - Now it shuts down during boot

Open the case and disconnect/reconnect all cables for PSU and drives.

Are you sure that STOP error wasn't 24, rather than 34?

Louis

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I am currently building my new computer but everytime I turn it on it shuts itself off within a few seconds. The POST Code Display reads 7F then 9.8 and then shuts itself off reading 9.9 on the display. How do I get this to stop so I can install my OS and configure my system? Here is my info:
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
MOBO: Abit AA8 DuraMAX Socket 775
RAM: 512 MB DDR2-533(PC2-4200)
HD: WD 120 GB 7200
VIDEO: GIGABYTE ATI RADEON X600 XT Video Card, 128MB DDR, PCI Express
CD DRIVES: Lite-On 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive
OS: Windows XP Pro (not installed yet)
PSU: Aspire 520W 12V Power Supply, Model "ATX-AS520W
 

A:NEED HELP. Computer shuts down automatically

You should also report the post codes to ABIT.

http://forum.abit-usa.com/
http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/kbase.php?categories=1&model=199&faq_id=642
http://www.abit-usa.com/images/AWARD_and_uGuru_POST_code.pdf
 

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Hello,

Over 2 weeks ago my girlfirned's computer was infected by Win Defrag. I had attempted to remove it, althoug hthere wasn't much information about it available. I thought I had succeeded as it was no longer reappearing, and the system seemed to be running fine.

Last night, my girlfriend informed me that the computer turned itself off automatically and wouldn't turn on. When she did get it to turn back on it said "Windows was unable to start." The computer (Dell Inspiron 1564) then ran the Windows Startup Repair utility and said it found problems to repair and attempted to repair them. She was able to get the computer up, and as she started to do a MBAM scan, it turned off again without notice. Also SOPHOS Anti-Virus detected Troj/Agent-PPD in her Temp files which according to SOPHOS has been "Cleaned Up."

The AC adapter is fine, the battery is charged. Her old desktop computer (Dell Dimension 5100c) had the same problem which was caused by many hidden viruses and overheating.

I was able to get the computer on long enough to run a MBAM scan (no malicious items found) and a HiJack This scan, and below is the log.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:55:10 PM, on 12/12/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16671)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exe
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A:Computer Shuts Down Automatically

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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The last few weeks, I have been having a problem with my computer shutting down while I am working on it. Everything will be fine and I will be typing or reading something online and all of a sudden my screen goes black and the computer is off. I turn it back on and it will be fine for a while and then it will turn itself off again. It has done this 3 times in the past 2 hours. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what this could be and how I can fix it? Thanks!

Suzanne

A:Computer shuts off automatically

Sounds like something is getting overheated.

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