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When I turn my laptop on...It starts up but then when I try to log on it shuts down automatically. It's happened about 5 times now (in a row)

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Try starting it in Safe Mode, by pressing F8 when the computer boots and selecting start in Safe Mode. If this lets you log in without shutting down then it is a problem than can be fixed relatively easily. Everything will appear bigger on the screen when it is in Safe Mode don't worry about that for now.

If you have installed any new hardware recently that may be affecting your system then uninstall it while you are in safe mode by going to Control Panel>system>device manager and right click on the hardware that you installed and uninstall it. Reboot the system and see if this solves your problem. If not reboot the system in Safe mode again as explained in the first paragraph then go to Start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore and choose a date when you know that your system was working with no problems and press restore. Once the computer has restored it will reboot. If asked choose start windows normally.

I hope this helps you resolve your problem.

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hi , Reuben

I would suggest you try safe mode.
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