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Computer Black Out, And Now Cant Start Up?

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#1 lovexlustxrepeat


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:31 PM

Lately i've been having problems with my computer turning off on its own. The first time this happened i shut off my computer and i noticed it shut down but i still heard it running and my green button was on, when i clicked the power button it booted back up. After that i didn't have any weird problems for about 2 weeks, then while playing a videogame my game froze, it kept skipping the song, and after 2 minutes blacked out shut off and but i still heard the vent and everything running. then about last week while i was on my computer it froze, then 10 seconds later i believe its my monitor turns off or the screen goes black for about 2 seconds then it unfreezes and works again. But 5 minutes later it would do the same thing but go black and shut off again but u could still hear it running. Today it did that again twice. Now i can't even turn on my computer because when i do i hear it running but i dont see anything. Once when i started up it said it recovered from a system error i cant remember if it said fatal or anything. I did do a run on search and destroy it only gave me the usual nonthreat spyware and what not, and avast did a scan and i dont believe it found anything since it never alerted me of anything. During the week it worked fine but today it was just bad. Also i think i ruled out monitor problem since i did leave music on when i knew it would happen and the music cut off as well. I have a windows xp pro, and my friend said she experienced the same problem with her computer lately. Hers still works. My computer programming teacher told me it could be a power problem, but i moved my computer to a different outlet and it still didnt work. I'm not sure what to do. Im gonna try again later and if it does run im going to try to check the errors like i saw someone on a diff forum do.

any help would be AMAZING!

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:19 PM

I would check Event Viewer for clues to what is up, What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

Errors are what I would be looking for.


#3 garmanma


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 08:05 PM

Besides Louis's suggestion, it could also be an overheating issue. It could also be a power issue like your teacher said. That doesn't mean the power from the wall, but a damaged power supply inside the computer. You could take the side of the computer off (turned off of course) and use a can of compressed air to blow out the fans and the fins of the heatsink on the CPU
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