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No Power Norton detected 3 viruses and after we selected fix it shut down our entire system. When we try to reboot, it sounds like it wants to start, start button light somes on, then shuts down again.

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  • Allelink Jul 23, 2008

    i had the same problem, i would turn the power on and it would startup but then shut itself off again. after trying it several times i unplugged my pc for about 10 minutes then tried again and it booted up but after running for about an hour it shut off and now it won't power up at all, i have emachines model W4682

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Try holding down F8 when restarting pc. Choose safe mode and run your AntiVirus again. Make sure to empty any quarentine items.
Sometimes this finds a few more. Make sure to turn off system restore before scan and turn back on after.
If this doesn't work you may need to do a format and reinstall your operating system. There are also Hard drive viruses too. If you remember the name(s) look them up on internet for severity level.


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    Theresa Smith Jul 28, 2008

    To Allelink, sounds like your computer is overheating. Most have this feature of shutting down before frying and causing expensive damage to cpu/motherboard. First replace or test your power supply. If comp starts up, quickly get into the bios and just watch the temp. seeing if it raises steadily. Pretty sure it shouldn't go above 80-93f, but check on line for your system to be sure of the correct operating temp.range. If you see its running hot then make sure your cpu heat sink fan is working.

    Hopefully from this your system will be back to normal or definitely narrow down the most likely causes. Good-Luck.

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