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#1 MikesThatGuy

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:50 AM

Hey..I am sure this is the wrong section..but this is a really bad thing. My computer will just randomly shut off and start beeping until I unplug it for about 15-30 seconds. I need help to find out if its a virus, I try to run my virus scan, but it shuts off on me during that most times...Can anyone help me out with this problem..I will be FOREVER GRATEFUL!!!!

Thank you sooo much,
Michael Bond

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:14 AM

Sounds like it's overheating or a hardware problem. I will move you to that forum. Also post the make and model of your computer
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:45 AM

How old is the computer and have you ever had the case opened?
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#4 MikesThatGuy

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:21 PM

well..its an EVEREX computer..not really a top name brand..lol..and its a few years old..I would say about 2-3 years old. and no I have never had the case opened. It never had any problems and ran fine until a few weeks ago

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 11:11 PM

I need some help..so if ANY1 knows...I would be forever grateful!! My career I am pursuing in college in about 1 month revolves around computers! so I cant have mine crashing..lol

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:46 AM

Overheating is one of the most common reasons for this kind of problem, and one of the easiest to remedy. If this is a desktop, open the case and see if you have a buildup of dust. Look especially close at the heat sink and fan on the motherboard, this is usually the most critical area. If there is a build up of dust this tutorial will walk you through everything you need to clean it.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:05 PM

ok..thanks..I will try this out and see if it is the problem..I will reply and let u know if it was

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:06 PM

overheating or a hardware problem




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