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Computer shuts down on its own hard drive just completly shuts off have to hit power button to restart it. I am thinking that it could be power supply going bad because at times it does have a slight burning smell coming from the hard drive. Do you think this could be caused from a bad power supply?

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Maybe ur power supply is bad but i think u better have disk of fix it utilities or system mechanic.and u have to run a virus check up and always update ur antivirus.I recomend kaspersky internet security.and 1 more advise,i think ur computer shut down improperly koz ur memory partition is bad and maybe ur computer is now at risk.i think u better send ur computer to the nearest computer shop and ask to repair the system.Or ur computer will explode shockedly or may stop it to operating like usual.i send my regards to u and ur family.

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Hello mr_nasty_72,
Your problem could be several things. Your hard drive is either over 90 percent full and the windows swap file is dumping the computer to shut down. the hard drive has a bad spot i it and when the system writes to it, then computer shuts down. Your memory has a bad spot in it and when the file useage of the memory gets high enough and finds the badspot, the computer shuts down due to the error. I would run a memory test program on the memory to ake sure it is not a memory error. Also rin a utility like spinrite on the hard drive and see if it can repair any bad sectors it finde and recovers any lost information on the drive. If your computer is new enough you cn go into the bios setup and look at the system utility for the power and fan system on the motherboard. This will tell you if the power supply is putting out the correct power voltage for the system. Regards, rcampsr

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