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HP zd7188cl shuts off whenever it feels like - sometimes it restarts to shut off later

Last winter, I had 1 gb ram replace one 250 mb ram. I have a total of 1.25 gb. This did help the continual freezing problem I had, but that's when we noticed more auto shut off. I was advised to raise the computer for more air-flow underneath and clean or remove dust from within the computer. I did that. I defrag & disc cleaned. My computer doesn't feel as hot anymore - the fans work fine - I did remove a lot of lint & dust. I use PrintShop quite often, which has it's own problems, so I uninstalled and reinstalled that program, but haven't really used it since then. Recently, I've used my dial-up internet and Microsoft Word for a large writing project I'm doing. I'll go several hours or nearly a day, but it will shut down eventually. I've had more problems with my computer ever since I one time tried to update to Explorer 7. I had to do system restore and reinstall several programs to get it back to normal, but it seemed to have left residual problems. I've run out of ideas. Can you help me?

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  • mikesony Jul 12, 2008

    Thanks for trying. I had everything set for "never" to shut down automatically. I just want to mention - that it turns off without warning. It starts up as if nothing ever happened.

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You can resolve this issue by performing the following steps:
1. Right-Click on My Computer and Click on Properties. 2. Click on Advanced tab. 3. Click on Settings button under Startup and Recovery. 4. Uncheck Automatically Restart. 5. Click Apply and Click Ok.

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