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#1 BrokenDreams

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 09:44 AM

Oi another problem.

After when I shut down my comp, mostly overnight, my comp goes on and off about every 3-5 seconds. When I start it back on, It seem fine and normal, but when I shut it down for the time being, it later seem to go on and off again. Even when I unplugged my Pc and reconnect it, it seems to start up again doing the same thing.

I really hope this isn't the end of my comp =(

Can anyone tell me what I can possibly do to fix this? =/

Ohh just to say, I have a Dell Dimension 3000, Window XP, I haven't Installed any new hardware or software, If there's any other info need, please tell me, I just really want my comp back to normal.

Edited by BrokenDreams, 01 February 2009 - 09:49 AM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:57 AM

Are you shutting down or using hibernation?
It could be caused by corrupt drivers, with the graphics driver being the most likely suspect
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#3 BrokenDreams

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:04 PM

ohh I do sometimes use hibernation and stand-by, I even set my comp to shut down if I'm away for an hour.

I didn't know it would cause trouble really

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:48 PM

If I turn It off, do you think it may stop it from causing that?

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 04:22 PM

Open the Control Panel and go to and open System, Click on the Hardware tab then the Device Manager tab. Click on all of the +'s and look for yellow exclamation points and tell us what they're by
Also open the Control Panel and open Adminisrtative Tools and look in the Event Viewer for errors that occur at the time of your problem
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