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Toshiba laptop my toshiba laptop (satellite) boots up and upon getting to the desktop, imediately shuts down and repeats this process over and over. I believe there is a virus on it so Im trying to perform system restore but can never get that far. Thanks

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  • Anonymous May 16, 2008

    Exactly like that, upon getting to the desktop, imediately restart and repeats this process over and over.

  • Tugsoo85 May 16, 2008

    exactly like this



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There was a virus going around (long time ago) that shut system down.
if there is time .. then start, run and type in "shutdown -a"
then update the system at microsoft site for the patch to stop it happening again

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Hey dude -

Posted on May 11, 2008

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2008

    Sorry, didn't post. A couple things to try.

    You can try booting in Safe Mode. Boot up and start hitting your F8 key several times. This will bring you to a boot options menu. Select Safe Mode and hit ENTER. If it boots, then try a system restore. Go to start>programs>accessories>system tools>system restore. Pick a date before this starte happening and then restore and see what happens.

    Another option, you can do the F8 thing to get to the boot menu and choose last known good configuration. See if it boots.

    Another option. It could be thermal shutdown. Look at the bottom grooves and see if they're dirty. If you see dirt, grab a shop vac or vacuum, what ever has the most suction and hold it against those slots at first, then move it across the slots after that. Check all the slots. There's also a heat sink inside that maybe clogged. You'd have to take off the bottom to get at that.

    Try these. If one of these solves your problem please rate this as fixed. If they don't work, DON'T RATE YET. If these don't work I'm not done, just add a comment letting me know what happened and I'll help you further. Thanks,




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