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Why does My Dell Inspiron 531 computer keep turning off

Somehow the anti-virus software was disabled on my Dell Inspiron 531 desktop and would not enable after my nephew downloaded some music from iTunes. I un-installed the anti-virus software and re-installed it. Then I tried to run the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, but the computer shut down before it could finish the process. I turned the computer back on and it stayed on for a few minutes and cut off. I have replaced the battery and it is still shutting down. Do you think it has a virus or the power supply is going bad? Please help

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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,

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start your computer in safemode and then turn off all power saving features

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

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Put the first disk in that will say operating System.
Turn the computer on and immediately keep tapping F12. This will show a boot menu. Select the CD/DVD Drive.
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My dell inspiron 531 desktop enters auto detect power save mode


start your computer in safemode and then turn off all power saving features

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Have you tried using another burning software ? Try with 

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/CD-DVD-Tools/Windows-Portable-Applications-Power-Laser-Express.shtml

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Here are a couple of articles you might find helpful.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/expert/northrup_restoreperf.mspx

http://www.ccleaner.com/ - keeps stuff from bloating your system. Removes temp files, and orphaned registry entries. Very nice free program.

make sure your system is free of the nasties... use online virus scanner.

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ - online virus scan, again free!

Please let me know if this helps. Good Luck!

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