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    David Preston May 11, 2010

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    What is the Model number of your ACER PC? What if any new Hardware/Software have you added recently.



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Check if your cpu fan is running if not get a replacement

if you have another hdd put it in and install OS ON IT to see if it will behave the same way
when it does change your hdd

if all this fail change the power connector of the hdd or replace power supply

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1. The Mouse o There are two examples of a computer freezing up. One is when a single program on the computer is frozen, while the other is when the entire system freezes up. To determine which type of problem a computer is experiencing, attempt to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse pointer is visible and moves, the issue is with a single program. To determine which program is frozen, bring up the Windows Task Manager. This can be done by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and selecting "Task Manager," or by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" and selecting "Task Manager". The program or programs that are frozen will show as "Not Responding" on the Applications tab of the Task Manager. Click the frozen program and click "End Task" to close it. Visit the program's website for specific troubleshooting tips if the program continues to freeze. If the mouse pointer is stationary on the computer screen, the entire system is frozen.
Unfreezing a Frozen Computer o If the entire system freezes up, it will need to be rebooted. To do so, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys. While holding both keys down, press the "Delete" key twice. This should shut down the system and automatically restart it. If the computer does not respond, try the keyboard shortcut once more. If it remains frozen and does not reboot, you will need to perform a hard shut down. This simply means pressing and holding down the power button until the computer completely shuts down. Once it has shut down, leave it off for a few minutes and then turn the power on once more.
Continuous Freezing o A frozen computer might be a one-time occurrence, or it could be the sign of a more serious problem. If the computer continues to freeze up, there are several items that should be checked out. The first step to take is looking at any recently installed software. Programs such as freeware or shareware often contain malware that can damage the system. Even reputable software can contain a damaged file. Uninstall recently added programs and determine if that was the cause of the computer freezing up. To uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows XP or earlier, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. In the list of installed programs, select the one to be removed and click "Uninstall." Follow any prompts and restart the computer when the process is complete. Next, update and run both the antivirus program and spyware removal program installed on the computer, or use the link provided in resources. Check the Windows website and download any updates.
System Tools Finally, you will want to check the available space on the computer's hard drive and use the built-in error checking and cleaning tools. Go to "My Computer," right click "Local Disk (C:)" and click "Properties." On the "General" tab, make sure there is sufficient free space. The "Disk Cleanup" tool will free more space by deleting unnecessary files. Click the "Disk Cleanup" button to run the tool. On the "Tools" tab there are more tools that can solve the problems causing a computer to freeze up. The Error Checking Tool finds and corrects hard disk errors and the Defragmentation tool will reorganize system files, helping the computer run better.

Jul 24, 2013 | HP PC Desktops

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Computer shuts down unexpectedly


Your Computer is overheating and is shutting down to protect it's self from damage. Your Computer needs to be serviced/cleaned of any and all dust. Pay special attention to the CPU cooler and graphics card. Install as many fans as possible.

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Nov 26, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My computer freezes and/or shuts down whenever it wants to.


Sounds like you may have a virus, or your hard drive is failing? Get Combofix, SPFix Hijackthis and run them... in that order, work through them. If this doesn't help, well before actually scan your hard drive for errors, Defragment, run Disk Cleanup. Check you have lots of hard drive space too. More than 15% of total.
Using Start>>Run>> Msconfig go to startup tab and disable all and then reboot re-enable one by one rebooting in between & see if that helps.

Feb 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Emachines w2828 keeps shutting down reboot/Screen Freeze


I dont thing this is a virus problem but a heat problem. if you dont mind getting inside the box see how clean it is and put your hand on the power box case .. then unplug all the hardware except the mother board then turn the unit on, if it goes on then plug 1 hardware at a time.

Sep 04, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Frecquent shut downs on both computer s with vista home premium


check your ac power voltage input maybe low. chek the cpu fan. scan all your pc virus causing pc to reboot by it self.

Jun 03, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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Dell Optiplex GX260 will not shut down.


Could possibly be virus/malware issue. Try running a full scan to see if anything is found.

Mar 30, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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My friend calls us on skype and after a couple of minutes chatting her computer freezes and her computer shuts down. Can you please suggest what we can do to fix it. When I try to call back the line has...


Normal 0 How much memory do she have installed in your computer? It may need to be, increased, as this is likely to be the cause of your computer freezing, rebooting, times out, or shutting down.
Hope this is of some help. Bud

Jan 21, 2009 | PC Desktops

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E-machine computer will not shut down


When you say "it will not shut down", are you referring to clicking on start and then shut down?

You could try forcing a shut down by holding the power switch down for about 5 seconds.

Jan 18, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Computer freezing


The shutting down as well as the freezing issue could have been caused by any one or all of the hardware you replaced.......the trick is to change one thing at a time to help narrow it down

Assuming the Ram/HD/PS are new and ok I would look at overheating problems.... is the computer dusty ...look at the Heatsink on the CPU is it clogged with dust and are all the fans working ......use an Air compressor or a can of air from a computer shop to blow the dust out....

Another reason could be a Virus or spyware/malware ....run a full Antivirus/Spyware check ........

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Dell Dimension 2400 Freezes frequently


check inside the case of the computer to make sure that the interface cable between the hard drive and the motherboard are fully connected. Also check to see if the RAM modules are fully inserted into their slots. If not, they try removing them one by one, until the computer starts up faster. If this doesn't fix it, then try a new hard drive, and interface cable.

Feb 21, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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