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#1 truckie

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:05 AM

What usually causes a desktop computer to just shut off after several hours of being on? Power supply maybe or motherboard problems :thumbsup: ? Also. I just had to replace the hard drive a few days ago, it didn't start the shutting off until after I replaced the hard drive. When it shuts off, I have to unplug it to get the power switch to work again.

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 10:58 AM

Boot from your windows cd, when you see choices press the letter R on the command prompt type select 1, enter, then type chkdsk /r/p then enter


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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:46 PM

Out in left field, but it has happened
If this is a newer model power supply it sounds like you're tripping the circuit breaker
When you changed the drive did you lose any screws?
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