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Emachine w5243 keeps shutting down by itself.This is a friends computer and when I first tried to get on it would get to the log on screen put the password in and hit enter and it shuts down so i started it in safe mode and clicked last known good configuration and it stayed on and i noticed her virus protection was expired so i installed antivir personal and did a scan and it found about 33 viruses and spyware and I quaratined all of those and the computer did great all day long it downloaded all the updates it needed rebooted and started back up just fine so I shut it down for the night and when I got back up the next day and turned it on it did the same thing shutting down by itself........

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  • chevymanrsss Jul 16, 2009

    I'M not sure how old it is but I did take the side off of it and blowed it out real good with my air compressor, heatsinks was really dusty and fans where to but it did'nt help it. do you think a complete reinstall of the os would help?

  • igottayot882 Mar 16, 2010

    i did reinstall the os on mine and its doin the eact samething so now what do i need t do

  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    About how old is this computer? and have you tried cleaning it out physically opening it up and blowing the dust out of the fans heatsinks etc?



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The next time you can get the comp to boot up go to this website ( ) and download an run the program. It takes a while. The prob could be a MALWARE prob. Post back if this does not solve the prob. OR if the comp won't let you run it. IF it does not let you run the program your best bet would be to reinstall the OP/SYS ( that is, Windows) BE SURE to save any files you need usually everything you have in MY DOCUMENTS.

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Apparently U missed a boot sector virus. You may now need to format the hard and reinstall the system Os.

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