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Computer Shutting Down Automatically

Dell inspiron 531 (windows XP) keeps shutting down after a few minutes of being turned on. some music was down loaded and the anti-virus software was disabled. It would not enable afterwards. so I uninstalled it and reinstalled it and tried to run it, but the computer keeps cutting off after a few minutes of being on. I have tried running the micrsoft windows malicious software, but it never finishes because the computer will cut off.

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SOURCE: Inspiron 530S won't turn off

The one method that will always work to shut down a frozen computer is to hold down the power button on the front of the computer until it turns off. When you turn it back on, it will give you an option of different startup modes, and unless it really is a serious problem, you can just go with "start Windows normally".

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 531 keeps shutting itself off.

if it's overheating, then u should try to put it in a cooler place. : )

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SOURCE: Why does my Dell Inspiron 531 keep shutting down?

cpu maybe overheating, check all fans are working, maybe a fault in motherboard. There should also before an error report log on your operating system which might give you a clue. try putting your hard drive into another pc (as a slave drive) and scan it for viruses before putting it back into your pc as the master again.

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Why does my Dell Inspiron 531 keep shutting down?


cpu maybe overheating, check all fans are working, maybe a fault in motherboard. There should also before an error report log on your operating system which might give you a clue. try putting your hard drive into another pc (as a slave drive) and scan it for viruses before putting it back into your pc as the master again.

Feb 14, 2014 | Dell (Inspiron 531) PC Desktop

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Why does My Dell Inspiron 531 computer keep turning off


There are several possible causes for this. Laptops are notorious for dust buildup and overheat issues. Take compressed air and blast out the vent areas. If you can push enough air through the vent leading to the CPU cooling fan, that may clear out dust clogging the fan, preventing proper CPU cooling.

The next possible issue is a threat.

Boot into safe mode - keep repeatidly pressing F8 key as soon as you power on - until a menu comes up. Using keyboard up/down arrow, select "Safe Mode" (with networking if available).

Next, install Malwarebytes (free version) and perform a full scan. Also scan using your current antivirus.

hope this helps,

Danny

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Dell Inspiron 531 keeps shutting itself off. After a few moments, tries to restart. and shuts down, almost like it's hibernating, or overheating. New PSU and re-thermal'd the processor/fan


Try removing every single thing in the box you are comfortable with removing - reinstalling.
Take each piece starting with one stick of ram - clean the connectors -[ shiny copper or gold looking area] with a clean pencil eraser.
Install each one - one at a time.
First one stick of ram.
Then another - then a removed card - one at a time.
If this problem continues after reinstalling only the first stick of ram - you may have to re-seat the processor - jell- fan. It takes some doing sometimes to hunt this down - so do not eliminate the power supply either - think about removing it and trying another if all of the above fails to fix the problem.
One last thing - if you have Windows 7 and didn't buy it retail - Windows 7 is shutting down because it is not a legit copy.
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this problems sounds more to me like eaither a power management problem or hard drive

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hope this helps you out have a good day:)

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