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Computer Shuts Down By Itself

Okay, so I wanted to reformat my Acer Aspire 5040 laptop with a windows xp installation cd. So I booted with the cd and deleted the partitions and created new ones, I went to format the main drive to NTFS and during the process the computer shuts down. The computer tends to shut down very often and now when I try to format again the windows xp cd can't be read. So I've tried several times now the Acer Recovery Disk and the computer shuts down every time with only minutes left to completion.I don't know what's wrong, i can't seem to figure out how to edit my BIOS to see what my computers tempurature gets up to. The fan works perfectly fine, i tried taking the battery out and putting it back in. The laptop does get quite hot quickly though.

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  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    FYI i have the same exact problem and the same model of computer. i guess i'll get an external drive and try dimo's method to save the data and maybe just get a new comp. contact me at jasonwwall at gmail dot com if you have any other ideas!

    thanks.

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It sounds like the heads that read your hard drive are deteriorating. If you have data that you need on the hard drive hook it up as a slave drive to another computer and save your data now. Because eventually you will no longer be able to access any data on the drive. Then you will have to send it to one of those data recovery places that use clean rooms to recover your data. That will be very expensive.

Or you might have a bad sector in bios. In that case, I am not sure what to do.

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