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I have a lenovo Y500 laptop and the system gets powered off all of a sudden. I scanned for virus with Norton 2009 it does not have any virus. Please help me in resolving the issue. OS - Windows XP.

I also have one more question, do i need to format and break partition to increase the space in the C Drive?

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  • shravankpand Mar 10, 2009

    No ... the computer is not getting hot and i use the Windows XP

  • RescueTechLA
    RescueTechLA May 11, 2010

    Does the computer feel hot?

    Which operating system are you using?

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Hi friend i adivice you to change you antivirus to avira antivir
and scan it again

if the unsolved

format you pc

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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Hi,

you can try to connect it direclty to the power outlet without using the battery,if its still the same,theres a possiblity that the problem is with the power supply or the motherboard itself

Yes,for you to be able to increase the space in drive C,you need to format and break partition specially if you have two or more of it

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Jst format the os nd install a fresh copy xp u will surely get a good result ....

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