My computer shuts down about 3-5 times then reboots itself. I was told to blow out the dust, which I did. I was told that it could be my power supply. If it is my power supply, what do I do? Do I go out and buy another power supply? The computer does not shut down if I leave it on for a whole day. But it shuts down when it is being used. Can you help me. This problem I have had for a while now. Thanking you in advance.
I have the same problem. my computer keeps on shutting down every 4 to 5 seconds. by the time i finish this sentence, i am pretty sure it will shut down and i will have o start all over again. it's pretty annoying...
I have the same problem. my computer keeps on shutting down every 4 to 5 seconds. by the time i finish this sentence, i am pretty sure it will shut down and i will have o start all over again. it's pretty annoying...i thought i had a virus, but i have installed norton anti-virus and it has not resolved the problem. i am fed up.
Hello when was the last time you cleaned out all the dust inside? there may be lots of dust on your processors heatsink and it is getting to hot obviously it will get hotter when you are using you pc and may shut down your pc otherwise get a new PSU (power supply unit ) they are quite cheap have a look on ebuyer.com or ebay ps, you could get some new paste on your processor so the heat is transfered better to your heatsink.
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Re: Computer shuts down.
So i guess that the PSU is good. As i diagnose of what you have said, i digested a conclusion that when the computer shutdown when application run. there a problem conflicting the application to another application or such an application trigering the system to shutdown.
Some causes of this problem are:
The system is infected by known and unknown virus
The driver of the system are not properly installed
The application program committed an errors trigering the system to shutdown.
1. Scan you system with a potent anti virus
2. Remove the installed driver of the sytem and reinstall it after restarting
3. Unistall the application that causes shutdown problem and you can reinstall it after restarting.
4. remove newly installed hardware or install the correct driver of the hardware.
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If it is shutting down by itself to a full power off then the first thing you should check is heat. Software could be an issue but the safe bet would be hardware. It sounds like it's overheating and shutting down to prevent damage. Check to see if the computer itself is warmer than usual. Listen carefully for sounds that are different or missing. It could be that a fan that failed that is causing an excess build up of heat. If you are comfortable doing so you should remove the cover and used a can of compressed air to blow dust off the boards and fans or if your careful you can use a vacuum, emphasis on careful.
This can be caused by several things. A lot of the time it is a problem with overheating. Some computers come equipted with sort of a poor heatsink/cooling system for the processor, and to make matters worse, if the heatsink is plugged with dust, the processor overheats, and the computer will shut down to minimize the damage to the processor from overheating. If it won't void your warranty, open the case and see if there is a lot of dust inside, and on the heatsink. Get some "canned air" and blow out all of the dust. DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner inside the computer! The possibility of static electricity from a vacuum can kill a motherboard. Other possibilities: Your power supply might be getting bad. Your processor may be getting bad. You could have a virus. Start with cleaning the inside first and see if that rectifies the situation.
It is possible that your computer is overheating and is shutting down to prevent it from doing any harm to itself.
Make sure that all fans are clean, there must be no dust present as it hinders airflow!!!
Install as many fans as possible. Computer temps should be in the region of 30-40 degrees centigrade. To avoid CPU throttling, where the CPU slows down to prevent frying itself.
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The computer will shut down if the CPU overheats, this is known as thermal shutdow. If this is not fixed, eventually the CPU will fail.
This problem is caused by either a faulty CPU fan or the CPU fan and heatsink are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan, if it doesn't spin freely, then replace the fan.
If the fan and heatsink assembly is clogged with dust, then remove the dust and blow the dust off the heatsink with a can of compressed air.
It may be that your CPU is overheating and the computer shuts down by itself to prevent hardware damage. Take apart the case side cover an look for a heatsink with a fan on top of it. Check for any dust spots. If you see a lot, get a can of "dust off" and blow the dust off (do it in a well ventilated area). If that does not help, you have already some sort of hardware failure (bad motherboard, bad RAM or bad CPU).
I am havin the same problem at the company i work at. The problem with our machines has to do with the mother boards. But you might want ot check the power supply and make sure it is rated high enough to run your system. Next check/blow out your CPU cooler, and go into bios and see if it is set up to shut off at a certain temp.
Recovery SettingsOne of the things that is quite different
about Windows XP compared to Windows 9x (9x is shorthand for Windows
95, Windows 98, and Windows Me in all their various versions), is that
one can control how it responds to certain critical errors—those that
cause the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). In Windows XP,
the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a
fatal error occurs. If that fatal error only occurs when you're
shutting down, the system reboots automatically. If you haven't
changed any of the system failure settings, you should be able to see
the error by looking in the Event Log. But a better long-term solution
is to turn off the automatic reboot so you can actually see the error
when it happens—chances are it will tell you enough about itself to let
you troubleshoot further. To change the recovery settings to disable
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.
Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.
Restart your computer for the settings to take effect. Now
when you go to shut down and a fatal error occurs, you'll at least see
it and it won't cause an automatic reboot. You still have to sort out
what's causing the problem, but that gets us to the next section quite
Constant rebooting of a computer can be cause by alot of reason the most common for this is due to oevrheating, to check if this is a overheating problem try to open the case of the tower and put a electric fan in front of the tower to coll it down then power ON thecomputer and if it booted up fine with a electric fan blowing on the tower we're sure that you need to add some colling device on the computer tower, But if still do the same thing the problem here is the power supply unit it needs a replacement already....