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Have an acer aspire 5536-5255 over heating and malware will not work...

I have been having tis issue with pc getting hot and shutting down, and the malware is not working right,,, i keep havingto factory reset. any clues as to what is going on and how to fix this would be most greatful ty

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When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed air to do this.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013


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SOURCE: full factory reset

If the PC came with a recovery disk, just simply start the computer with it in the disk drive and it will have the option to "start from scratch" or the like. It will take everything back to the way it was when you first bought it.

Now, some laptops do not come with recovery disks. In this case, you'll need a windows disk with the CD-key for that version. Start the computer with that disk in the drive and just follow the prompts. It will give you the option to upgrade or fix windows, or to install windows. Choose to install windows and format the C:\ drive when it asks you if you'd like to format. It will then erase everything on the hard disk by formatting and continue to install a fresh copy of windows.

Be forwarned.. Windows installs are like watching grass grow; be prepared to have at least an hour of time to do the job. If there's any specific questions you have about it, or even a worry or the like; please feel free to ask. :)

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Acer Aspire 5315 No Recovery Disk - Restart

yes you can use the recovery partition which should be built into the hard drive. press f2 on the bios screen and follow the on board instructions. this will return the laptop to its original factory state. Keep in mind that this is a destructive reinstall of windows and you will lose all data and programs.

make sure you do a recovery and NOT a system restore to earlier date.

hope this helps.

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SOURCE: pavilion dv7 keeps shutting down

  • This may not fix your issue but its worth a try ...let me know how it goes
  • If the computer appears to shutdown and then attempt to restart without displaying an error message, do the following to disable the automatic restart on error setting.
    1. Click Start , right-click Computer , and then select Properties .
    2. Click Advanced system settings , grant permission to continue if prompted, and then click the Advanced tab.
    3. Click Settings in the Startup and Recovery section of the Advanced tab.
    4. Deselect the Automatically restart checkbox under System failure .
    5. Click OK to close the Startup and Recovery window, click OK again to close the System Properties window, and then close the Control Panel window.
    6. Restart the PC.
    Disabling the automatic restart setting allows time to view the error message that displays on the screen. Contact the manufacturer of the program or device that is causing the error for specific information about the error message.
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    SOURCE: my acer aspire 5735 randomly shutting down

    Try taking out your battery it might be shorting out just run your laptop from the adapter and see how long it lasts before it shuts down

    Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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    SOURCE: My acer aspire 5742z laptop

    Issues like this mostly caused by a program or simply a corrupted operating system updates. I would suggest we try restoring the laptop back in time when the issue is not yet present. We can achieve this by performing System Restore, if I'm not mistaken, this laptop has Windows 7. Please click on the Start button, then go to All Programs> Accessories> System Tools and then finally System Restore. Please select a date when the issue is not yet present. Then, please reboot the laptop.
    Hope this helps.

    Posted on Apr 17, 2011

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