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Battery Charge and shut down

When I turn the comoputer on the battery charge light goes on until just before windows boots up. Then it goes off.
The fan runs for 3 seconds when I first power up and then never runs again unless I turn the computer off and then turn it on again then it runs for three seconds again.
When I run any memory intensive application the computer seems to shut down due to overheating.
I'm really at the end of my rope on this.
Please help.

pete@tzgroup.com

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  • pete268 Oct 10, 2008

    Frenzy,

    How do I do that.



    And thanks.

  • acruz8489 Mar 12, 2009

    This happens to mine as well. I'm running on BIOS ver2, the most recent one.

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There's is some problem with the bios setting set the bios setup to default setting to get back to its stable settings

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

  • Efren Javier
    Efren Javier Oct 14, 2008

    during the computer startup,press del or F2 then a blue screen appears that's the bios setup and find bios defaults then hit that then reboot and check if the problem still occurs

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