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Computer keeps turning off when I turn it on and then turns off if I leave it for a while.

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Look for the following setting. right click on the desktop (WINDOWS XP) select properties.

2.) Select screen saver
3.) Select Power
This will provide you with options for stopping your monitor from shutting down etc also from hibernating and going into sleep mode.

If you pc is overheating say the fan is not working this will also cause the computer to reboot. If that is the case you will have to replace the defective fan

Posted on Jan 06, 2009


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Turn the router off.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect from one of the 'LAN' ports on the router to the network-port on your computer.
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Type CMD
Press Enter
Press Enter
Look for output similar to: Default gateway ...
Start Internet Explorer
Press Enter
You will see the router's "login" screen.
Try several combinations of ID/password:
'admin'/(leave the password blank)
(leave the ID blank)/'admin' password
One of them should be correct.
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