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Not able to access programs or shutoff correctly

This happens only when the computer has been on for a number of hours. When I try to open most programs, a red sign comes on saying I do not have "correct permissions." Then when I try to reboot or to shut off, the computer gets stuck in one of the phases, and I have to push and hold the start button to force a shutoff. When I turn it on again (even if immediately), a screen says the computer didn't shut down normally. But then I tell it to "open windows normally" and it does, and everything is fine..all programs work, shutoff works, no problems....for a few hours.
This happens every day, even when the programs which I have been using during the day are different from those of the preceding day. Help.

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Have you opened the computer case and cleaned out all of the dirt and lent lately? The way you discribe it happening after a period of time leads me to think the CPU is overheating . 

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