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Why does my Dell Inspiron 531 keep shutting down?

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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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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SOURCE: 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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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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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,

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Programs will not open or open after downloading


Hi,
Antivirus:Some anti-virus softwares do block or disable downloads.Try disabling your anti-virus before the download and enable it afterwards.

Compatibility:Make sure the program downloads are compatible with your Operating System.

Originaility:-Make sure the downloads are from a trusted source,probably the manufacturers, for gunuine downloads.

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I have the hp inspiron 531s.Can i burn cd or dvd??


Yes your computer has a DVD writer... It should have the software to burn DVDs and CDs


The Dell Inspiron 531 is a desktop personal computer with a Microsoft Windows operating system. An Inspiron equipped with a CD burner can be used to record audio discs using Windows Media Player, which comes installed on the Inspiron as a standard part of the software package Dell loads onto its computers. Blank, recordable discs and pre-recorded audio CDs are the only supplies needed for the project.


Read more: How to Burn Audio CDs With Dell Inspiron 531 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6210098_burn-cds-dell-inspiron-531.html#ixzz1XyrRh8L7

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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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May 04, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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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

Apr 10, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 531s Desktop Computer

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Only two of the four SATA channels are active on my Dell Inspiron 531 desktop


Check the BIOS configuration to see if all the SATA channels are enabled.

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Inspiron 531 freezes


You have to do some maintenance cleaning and check up. Both hardware and software. As this age usually two years.One common failure is the harddrive. You should get some backup procedure. As for software you may do the following. 1. Registry cleaning (Ccleaner is good but be careful also) 2. Application cleaning, uninstalling those program not needed in the system. 3. Log and history cleaning. 4. Defrag is good. 5. And virus scanning it also one of the major cause of system freezes. 6. And unloading some files (back it up then unload) As for hardware. You may do some dusting or reseating. Usually the CPU fans and system fans and its airways.

Jun 08, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 530 Desktop Computer

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Trouble shooting for dell inspiron 531,very slow to log on and log off,its takes about 10mins,I already deleted some of the files and downloads thinking that's the cause of it to slow down but it's still...


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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