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Computer shutsdown and restarts automatically

My 2004 compaq logs off windows and powers down on its own then tries to start back up repeatedly. I've tried replacing the powers supply and a complete tear down and cleaning of all components nothing works. The computer works fine for about 15 minutes then logs off windows and powers down just to try and start backup again over and over. Its about made me pull my hair out I'm having the same problem with my Compaq Presario S4000V desktop as of about 30 minutes ago. The only thing I have done so far is to unplug the power cord so that the cycling would stop. (I'm writing this on my laptop). The OS is Windows XP, no new software or hardware, the powerup/powerdown cycling is a matter of 3-4 seconds( and it will not stay on), and Norton Internet Security is the installed antivirus software. My first assumption was that this was an overheating problem, since it is over 90 degrees outside and we have no air conditioning. However, it has been this hot many times in the past 5 years since we got the computer and the computer has never shut itself off and started tis cycling pattern before. The next thing I was going to try was cleaning out everything (last done about 4 months ago -- sort of necessary on a semiregular basis in a house with no central heat and air but with pets). Since it won't power all the way up without shutting itself off again, I can't start in safe mode (or any other mode, for that matter).

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  • Jane77 Jun 10, 2008

    Since the computer will not power up all the way, any potential "solution" which requires the computer to be on is not at all workable. After cleaning the computer (removing dust, etc.) with no success in powering up, we tried replacing the power supply. When that didn't help, we disconnected everything except the motherboard, and it still wouldn't come on. Thus we concluded that some component of the motherboard is faulty, and are replacing it. Thank you for your suggestions.

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    my computer keep restarting how to solve it?? thanks winnie

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    i'm having the same problem with my medion randomly shutting down and then trying to restart itself over and over can this have anything to do with a wireless mouse because it seems to shut down when mouse is in high use and when the mouse is turn off and computer is trying to restart the computer will shut down

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    My wife had the exact same problem. Thought at first power supply problem but found that problem was caused by a bad memory stick. Might not be your problem but something to look at. Pull RAM stick and problem gone, put it in another computer and had the same problem. It's in the trash now.

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Don't buy a compaq, they ****!

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Reseat RAM, CPU. if it no works, check CMOS batteries. might be dead. replace it

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JUST CHANGE UR RAM AND RELOAD UR OS UR PROBLEM WILL SLOVE

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Goto the bios, (setup from boot up, del or F2...). There is control there for sleep and hibernate.. adjust the settings.

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Solution your problem
First you change powersupply if restrat problem is not solve then cheque RAM if restrat problem is not solve then cheque BIOS Battry And clear the BIOS & Go to BIOS load default setting Bios if restrat problem is not solve then install os if restrat problem is not solve then cheque mother board and restore the OS ok now will solve your problem
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    Pradip Sisodiya Jun 09, 2008

    and y see that CPU Heatshink is Heating now you put the gum or cream in your processor and Fan Heatshink

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