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Dell computer while online sign says encountered a problem , must shut down. computer automatically closes all windows but does not turn completely off. just started doing that today. any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Leta H.

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Hi,
Scanned whole computer with the antivirus or antispyware.Sometimes it happen because of virus infection. One of my friend also facing same problem.and after scanning we got almost 70 viruses..Boot from Safe mode and scan.If you still get the same error then try to repair your operating system.

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