When running, power cuts out via tower at any time. Sometimes it runs for 1 hr or more,but USUALLY cuts out after a few minutes. Not sure how long I can type here before it spits at me and shuts down. This has been going on past several months. I click on green start button and hope it decides to work for me. What can I do? Thank you. la
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There maybe to much dust build up on your cpu cooler that causes it to shut down to protect itself it needs clean about every 2 months or less to make it run smoothly.That is one solution the other solution is that your power supply needs to be clean also or replaced.Buy a can of air from your local computer store or walmart etc......
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I would listen to the tower boot. Do you hear the fans start? Do they continue running? If they start abruptly and then cut out, it might indicate an issue with the motherboard or the power supply. If they continue running, it might be an issue with the video and audio components. I'll need more info before I can provide a more definitive answer, unfortunately.
1) Download and install a programme called Ccleaner from Filehippo.com.
Run the cleaner, gets all the temporary files and web related rubbish off your pc you
didn't know you had. b) Select the "Tools" option from the left hand
side of the Ccleaner window, click on startup, and delete al the startup
items listed except for anti-virus software and firewalls. This means
that you will have to actually start a programme you need from a short
cut or programmes instead of running them all, all of the time.
2) Give it a defrag.
Disconnect the tower, take off the outer case and, with a real bristle
paint brush and hoover, carefully remove all the dust and fluff from
inside. (If the CPU gets hot it starts to step down in performance
speed) Clearing all the vents and the heat dispersal vents over the CPU
and CPU fans, helps to avoid this.
4) If you wish to speed up further, its a case of adding
more RAM, to do that, first go to the "Crucial" or "Orca" web site, enter the
details of your pc and it will tell you how much you can put in your pc
and what type, bear in mind if you're running XP, the most it can
support is 3 GB of ram. You don't have to buy it from them, but the info
is very useful.
scan your computer with a good antivirus program. and try uninstalling unwanted programs
click on start- then click on run- then type prefetch, it will open a window for you delete all files.
click on start- then click on run- then type dllcache, it will open a window for you delete all files.
click on start- then click on run- then type %temp%, it will open a window for you delete all files.
Try going to the control panel>performance and maintenance>disk cleanup. After running cleanup run the defrag. You can also cleanup your internet browser by deleting cookies, temp internet files, & browsing history. See if this helps speed up the system. Hope this helps & please rate this solution fixya. Thanks.
1. Heat. Make sure the air vents on the tower are free from dirt and debris. Open the side up and, using a can of air found in most electronic departments at stores, blow off the dust on the fan and heatsink which resides on top of the CPU. Also blow out as much dust as you can. If your computer is fairly dusty then this should solve your problem, if not check out the other things.
2. Power supply. Sometimes when a power supply begins to fail, it doesn't put out enough voltage to the various devices inside your PC when under load. Swap out the power supply with one from a know working system to verify.
3. Memory. Remove and reseat the memory chips inside the computer. Download a program like memtest to run checks on your memory.
4. Hard Drive. Sometimes when a hard drive begins to fail, it loses valuable windows files. The computer chugs along up until a point it looks for a file then it kills the system.
Based on the issue you described, I believe it to be a heat issue as the computer is designed to automatically shut down if the CPU reaches a critical temperature to protect the internal components.