Especially when I first turn on the AcerPower 1000 desktop computer, sometimes it powers-down 3-4 times before I can start using it. Occasionally after 30-45 minutes it will shutdown (always without warning). I've tried to change the power supply, but that does seem to help. Any ideas?
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Hi! Try to go to bios menu via F2 or del while system is starting up.Go to sata operation, change IDE to AHCI or vice versa, save settings then try to reinstall os(win xp) again via booting to the disc (F12) and choose cd/dvd or odd...hope this helps...Cheers!!!
More likely it's from overheating; if it would be from the power supply ithe shutdown would be more random.
But it could also be a malware infection - especially if it happens EXACTLY after the same amount of time . Check what processes are active just before shutdown .
This seems to have a motherboard none too dissimilar to that of a laptop. It's hard enough to get information on a typical desktop motherboard, and those for laptops are even more obscure. You are not however dead in the water yet. The power supplies usually have fuses on the board, they are usually either blue or green, sometimes have a little "hourglass" on them. You can check them with an ohmmeter. If you're lucky, there's one blown from an earlier fan or drive problem. Hope you can find it and a replacement.
Your potential problem might be a virus. If you are having an updated anti-virus software and are running regular scans and found nothing, Then this might be the problem, while making the system get restored, the frequent problem is that, xp doesn't load the drivers which you installed for your system and it loads its own drives (which sometimes won't go with your devices). Try installing the drivers (especially display and motherboard drivers). If this doesn't work, I better suggest that you do a complete format of the system and install windows xp afresh.. Then there should be no problem. These're the possible solutions which i can infer from the details you've given..
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Are you shutting down by selecting Start and shutdown or have you tried pushing the power button on push (not holding the power button)?
Try this: Press and hold the power button in solidly for about 10 seconds. If it shuts down before you get to 10 just let off the power button. This should work, but may not solve the problem.
If you reboot it and still can not shut down from Windows, hold power button until it shuts down, unplug the power cord and disconnect everything from the computer other than the keyboard, mouse and monitor. With the power plug still unplugged, hold the power button in for about 15 seconds (this resets the power supply and can clear a corrupt BIOS).
Reconnect power and after booting, see if you can shut down from Windows.
If still no go, click Start, Programs, Accessories, System tools and select System Restore.
Follow the prompts and select a bold date back to a time before you had problems shutting down. That should do the trick.
Let me know if you get it fixed or if you need more advice.
I had to start my acerpower 1000 four or five times. When it boots into windows, it lasts for about a minute, then shuts off.
When booting into safe mode, the PC will stay on forever. I would think a hardware problem would cause it to always shut off.
This is not a solution, but something I have observed about these machines.
open the cover,try to find jumper "c-mos clear",probably is green,or red. put it on,then power on the machine abaut 3 -5 sec.then shut it down. then put the jumper in prevoius position and start macine normaly.on screen you have a note "c-mos clear,enter setup......",enter set up and chose auto configuration,save and exit and everything is ok.