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Computer shutting down randomly in the middle of everything...even offline games

Recently our computer started shutting down for no apparent reason. We have had windows vista home premium for about a year now and not sure if this OS is the problem. The odd error message pops up but only flashes and doesn't even give us time to read them!!!

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Re: Computer shutting down randomly in the middle of...

This can be the result of a virus infection or an infection of other malicious software such as spyware.

Run a thorough system scan.

If this doesn;t help, tell me and we'll go to the next thing to check/do for this kind of problem.



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