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Re: Problem with my Computer
Is this a desktop or a laptop?
In either case, it could be one of your fans is not functioning. There is a fan on top of the heatsink on the CPU. If it's not turning then the CPU will shut itself down before it's destroyed...this is a good thing. If this is a desktop then the case fan may have failed. Make certain both of these fans are turning. You will need to open the computer to see the CPU fan.
If they are both turning then it's possible the CPU heatsink fins are filled with dust. This prevents airflow. If this is the case, use your vaccuum cleaner to get the dust out. This will be much easier if you have a desktop, opening laptops is more involved.
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tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you
begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a
error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try
that the Safe mode option is selected.
Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
are finished with all troubleshooting,
close all programs and restart
the computer as you normally would.
If this does not work you
will probly have to go back to factory settings
Hi, Restart your computer. Immediately after the screen goes blank for the first time, press the F8 key repeatedly. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears. If the menu does not appear, restart your computer and try again. Use the cursor keys on your keyboard (your mouse will not work) to select Last Known Good Configuration, and then press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start. If you recently installed new hardware, shut down your computer and disconnect the hardware. Then, restart Windows XP and troubleshoot your hardware to get it working properly. Restart your computer and press F8 again. This time, choose Safe Mode and press ENTER. Windows XP attempts to start in Safe Mode, which does not automatically start programs and hardware, and displays very primitive graphics. If Windows XP starts successfully in Safe Mode, you can remove any programs or updates you have recently installed. Then, restart your computer normally. Good luck! And Thanks.
This could be a thermal problem, or perhaps some application is shutting down/restarting the PC? look in the "scheduled tasks". to see if anything is there, if so remove. Check in the Error logs to see if they report a problem. if so remedy it.
This may not fix your issue but its worth a try ...let me know how it goes
If the computer appears to shutdown and then attempt to restart without displaying an error message, do the following to disable the automatic restart on error setting.
Click Start , right-click Computer , and then select Properties .
Click Advanced system settings , grant permission to continue if prompted, and then click the Advanced tab.
Click Settings in the Startup and Recovery section of the Advanced tab.
Deselect the Automatically restart checkbox under System failure .
Click OK to close the Startup and Recovery window, click OK again to close the System Properties window, and then close the Control Panel window.
Restart the PC.
Disabling the automatic restart setting allows time to view the error message that displays on the screen. Contact the manufacturer of the program or device that is causing the error for specific information about the error message.
Your CPU is likely overheating. Very likely the thermal conducting material between the CPU chip and the heatsink may have shrunk and now impeades the thermal transfer. You may need to remove the heatsink and put new thermal paste and perhaps copper shim to restore the thermal contact to the heatsink.
U PC IS GETTING OVERHEATED AND THEREFORE THE SYSTEM IS NOT STARTING TO PREVENT ANY DAMAGE TO HARDWARE.DOWNLOAD THE SOFTWARE FROM THE INTERNET BY THE NAME EVEREST AFTER INSTALLING PERFORM A STABITY TEST ON URPC.IF DURING THE STABILITY TEST UR PC FREEZES OR SHUT DOWN WITH A BLUE SCREEN THEN IT IS HAVING A THERMAL ISSUE.THINGS LIKE THIS ALSO HAPPENS BECAUSE OF VIRUS.SCAN UR PC USING A GOOD ANTIVIRUS WITH LATEST VIRUS DEFINATION.DOES UR PC SHUTS DOWN AUTOMATICALLY WHILE WORKING OR UR HAVING A PROBLEM WHILE RESTARTING UR PC.LET ME KNOW.PERFORM THE STABILITY TEST FOR ABOUT 1 HOUR.
I'm guessing from what you are saying, that it will in fact boot to safe mode. the culprit is most likely a resently added program. my other favourite is thermal shut down. remove the cover (after it is shut down and power is removed) and see if it's filled with dust and dirt. when the case is off start the computer up. are all the fans working as well ?