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Keep crashing had window Xp for 3 years running well, now it is keep crashing after using it for about an hour, it just says system shutting down

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Hi,
Maybe your computer was infected by virus, if the cd installer is still with your have it re-install back-up your important files copy it to a dvd or cd before it become worse were all your important files will be lost.

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I have windows xp home edition and it won't load up. The windows logo comes up then it freezes up and the red light on the tower goes off. There is no way to shut down so I have to unplug it and try to...


Hello
Hold down the f8 key while starting or booting up.
Choose start up normally.Once started,Select disk cleanup from your program accessory system tools area.
Then choose disk defragment and let it run,this may take an hour or two to complete.If your using an anti virus program do a full computer scan.If not then get one AVG is free and works well for anti virus.

Last,yo may need to clean out any dust or dirt from the inside of the pc case with a vacum or a rag check the fans for proper operation.

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Is it safe to download SP 3?


Im using xp and wront load s p 3 in because of the problems, some think its pack 3 is the problem ,not configgered right ..say no more, its your choice

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PC crashes when i switch user


reboot to safe mode using f8 right before the windows logo screen at boot comes on. after on this, run a virus and spyware removal program. i recommend www.superantispyware.com for this.

this problem is mostlikely due to a virus or spyware. If all else fails, put your windows xp cd in and when this loads, select install windows then let it detect installed windows. select "repair" as your option for a repair reinstall, this will fix damaged or mising windows files.

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Blue screen in xp & system shuts down


Friend,
It is an indication that Windows is about to crash. You must do the following immediately:
1. Back up all your data if possible to a different drive. Or at least out of C:\Windows folder where MY Computer resides.
2. Go to www.ccleaner.com. And download CCleaner, the registry cleaner. What happens is that all programs registry themselves with Windows Registry. When yo uninstall the some do remove their traces from the registry, most do not. And the registry keeps bloating. This not only slows down the PC but also can cause a crash when a lot of junk is there. So use this CCleaner and remove all the junk from the registry. And you may not have to reinstall Windows. And if you have to then you have to and are prepared for it by having taken a backup of your data.

Dec 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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PC keeps shutting down and then re-boots automatically about every 20 minutes .


Shut it down.
Remove the power-cord.
Buy a can of compressed air ($3 to $5).
Remove the side panel(s).
Hold the can of air vertically (do not tilt it),
and blow away the dust from everywhere: inside the power-supply,
between the "blades" on the heat-sink & fan on top of the CPU.

Replace the side panels.
Reconnect the power.
Start it up.
Click Start
Right-mouse click on My Computer
Choose Properties
Choose Advanced.
Under "Startup and Recovery", click "Settings".
Click to disable "Reboot Automatically".
The next time that it crashes, what error-messages _stay_ on the screen?



Oct 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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What happen if computer hard disk overload


your hard drive would eventualy crash and seeing that the drive is overloaded there wouldn't be sufficient space left for System Restore to run as it needs a fair amount of space to run. My advice is to always keep about 10% of your HDD size open for System Restore to run properly in case of a HDD crash or system crash.

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Windows shutting down


You should probably use something like CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com) to clean up your temp files. Also, uninstall any old software or stuff you no longer use. Run a scan for viruses and/or malware to make sure you are not infected.

Mar 19, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Long booting up in takes 2-3 hrs. before my OS start


Two to three hours is a long time! It sounds like your hard drive is getting ready to crash.

If your computer is running, click Start and, in the search box, type

eventvwr

and press enter. (If you have XP, click Start -> Run and type eventvwr).

Under Windows Logs, click System. On the right side, click Source. All the events will sort by source. Scan the list for any "disk" errors. If you are getting disk errors, your hard drive is crashing. You should either take your computer to a competent professional to get the hard drive imaged, or purchase a new hard drive and do the imaging.

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Hard drive heads crash upon shutdown


Dear delfixya

Hard Drives have one running speed once they are fired up, unlike a car engine which can idle down when not driving. They don't spin down until the power is shut off, and that is after all data is safe and RAM is not shadowing data from the HD.

Hard drives making clicking sounds after shutting down is an imminent sign of impending failure of the heads. Replacement is the best thing.

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