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Computer shuts down.

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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.

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  • bong14 Jan 24, 2009

    Hello everyone.

    I have a problem also regard with this matter. My computer getting restarted when its running in a matter of time. This problem started when i change my i.p address in a wrong way. But when i correct it and type the correct information about my i.p address it getting worse. It destroyed and corrupt even my system applications and other software installed because it restart most of a time.

    I've formatted (3x) already my hard drive and re-partition; remove my system clock to reset my bios. But when i run my computer, the problem is they same it restarted as there is no change happened.( Windows message is that there is a conflict in hardware and the Operating System with i.p. address.)

    Please help...


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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...

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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.

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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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Hello;

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.

Possible solutions:

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.


Note in scanning your system with antivirus you should scan it it safemode.
some usefull links: http://www.precisesecurity.com/antivirus/online-scan.htm

If all the solution did not work to your system. please notify me for further solution.

best regards, melnavz

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