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Computer Shuts off by it's self


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#1 paulaboo

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Posted 31 March 2005 - 11:44 PM

Hi there.

My computer started acting weird 5 days ago - it every few hours or so, shuts down on it's own - not proper shut down, just blinks off and it goes restarts or just goes off on it's own.

Any one knowwhat it doing and why and how I can fix it.
I've scaned ofr viruses, spyware etc etc - nothing at all.

Anyone know....?

Im running XP home, sp 1. I was told not to download SP2, so many problems - is that true - anyone have problems.

Thanks for any help . :thumbsup: APpreicated it

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 12:32 AM

Any error messages before it restarts like either of these below ?

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:12 AM

Possibly a bad power supply.

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 01:50 AM

the power supply maybe, and the errors texas supplied have to do with spyware

id go wit teh power supply...mind posting system specs?

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:36 AM

I have the same problem in M.E.,no matter how often I reset Power Managment.
Just enters "standby" mode like & have to reboot to get it all together again;or
else it won't dial up.Aggravating to say the least,reinstalled O/S,but probly do a
CLEAN :thumbsup: install soon.Got ALL the AV ,A-Spyware etc progs running in background 2!
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 03:33 AM

Hi Paulaboo

I think the expert guys here would probably recommend that you go ahead with installing SP2, even if it is unrelated to your problem.

I think the general feeling is that it is more important to have all the security features that SP2 offers, and if any programs subsequently don't work properly with it, then look for alternatives for them, or patches that will make them work. I didn't have any problems at all.

It is a huge download, so if you are on dialup it might be better to send off for the free CD
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloa...us/default.mspx

Cheers

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 07:32 AM

Thanks for the replies.

Bear - No I get no prior warning, just sorta blinks/shutdown same time. Ya hear a little click..that's all it is. Done it about 6-7 times. I've even gone as far as reformating, cuz I scaned 4 viruses etc - had nothing, but it still the first day, wouldn't stay on....it would shut down - after a little bit of time - now it's bout every few hours....or more.

Ok, where can I find my systems specs, to post them? I know some of the specs, but not all - prob the ones I don't know, are the ones you need. :thumbsup:

Should I download the sp2? Im more than willing to do it, if that's gonna help. I just hear so many stories, - comps not working, slowin them down, to where ppl have to take it off - etc.

If it is the power supply, how do I know what to buy? how much do they range? etc etc - are they easy to put in?

I'll download the SP2, right now.

Thanks, any more help?

Paula

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:58 AM

All updated, so far it's been working fine :thumbsup:

I don't know bout it shutting off - but we'll see if that happens anymore, if so, I'll be back... :flowers:

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Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:36 PM

Thanks all! Easy Fix for my box.POWER SUPPLY! Sorted out Spaghetti Junction Ahh
-had 6 way adapter box linked to another 4way :thumbsup: -plugged straight into
outlet-solved!!Also fixed other issues which were annoying (hanging on boot)-now
to sort phone jacks :flowers: Good allround advice-CHEERS :trumpet:

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 08:01 PM

Hi there. ALl updated, no virus/or spyware or any of that bleep.
Reformated - still today, the "computer" shut off on it's on..just blinks black screen and shuts down....

Now Im curious about this power supply....could that really be it?




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