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My PC is haunted or has narcolepsy!

Windows XP Pro os. I can be just sitting here doing nothing or playing a game or doing a search or just typing or just reading emails and POOF! my machine just shuts off. No notifications; no error messages. Zip, nada, zilch.

Whatsamatter with this stupid thing!

Thanks, Pam

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Check your power supply unit, if that's ok, see if your processor fan is working. most common sudden shut downs are caused by overheating or defective power supply

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It's probably over-heating you might think about getting a laptop cooler this usually sorts this kind of problem

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