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System Shutoff Issues

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#1 alpad


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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:38 PM

Microsoft Win XP Ver. 2002 SP 3 Intel® Pentium(4) CPU 2.80GHz 2.79 GHz, 0.99 GB of RAM

It shuts off without any kind of warning. It may do this once or twice within the first 30 – 45 minutes you are on it and then; it propels on without interruption. When it shuts down, it’s like it goes on stand-by, however, just pressing the on button does nothing you have to hold it until it actually shuts off and then re-boot.

Edited by hamluis, 27 July 2011 - 07:54 AM.
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#2 hamluis



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Posted 27 July 2011 - 07:57 AM

System manufacturer and model?


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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:08 AM

Further to Louis's information request, have you tried SFC?

Also, have you changed Windows Swap File settings, or is Windows still "handling" it?

How much free disk space do you have? At least 15% free space?

Run a file check on the O/S.


If you have an XP CD:

Click START, RUN, type in:

sfc /purgecache

(This ensures that system files are copied from your Windows installation media, and files which may be infected/damaged with malware, or are corrupted, are not copied from your drive. Some of the files which are restored/replaced may need MS Updates applied. If sfc replaces any such files, you will have to reinstall updates for those files. (If you have Automatic Updates active, this will happen automatically.))

Then type in:

sfc /scannow

Have your XP CD handy.


If you do not have an XP CD:

Click START, RUN, type in:

sfc /scannow

Post back with your results.
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