Computer shuts itself off

Computer Shuts itself off
March 24, 2008 at 02:48:48
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I need help. My computer is shutting itself off. It doesnt say anything, it just shuts off as if i were to press and hold down the button on the tower. it only shuts off at certain times. it will stay on for days if i only go to certain websites, but if i try to go play a game or something that requires more energy or time, i dont know, it shuts off. i cleaned the entire inside of the tower and ran virus scan after virus scan and it still does it. I am so lost and I need help.


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#1
March 24, 2008 at 02:50:56
oops, where i said time i meant memory :D sorry

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#2
March 24, 2008 at 03:38:49
In your heading where you say that information is not accessible do you mean to say you do not know what the specifications are of the system you have? Even the operating system you use?
Is it a laptop or desktop system? How old?
Does it have an intel or AMD chip?
Do you know how to boot into BIOS and check system temperatures ( If the system has his function available)

If you do not know even the basics of your system then take it to a technician to diagnose your problem as any advice given here will require you to have at least a basic understanding of how a system works in order for you to resolve the issue.

I used to have a signature but it disappeared and I just couldn't be bothered writing another so please feel free to ingore this.


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#3
March 24, 2008 at 05:16:42
"...if i try to go play a game or something that requires more energy or time, i dont know, it shuts off"

The shutdowns could be caused by overheating or a failing power supply. When's the last time you opened the case & blew the dust out?

Pretty bad when you don't even know your basic system specs.


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#4
March 24, 2008 at 05:22:32
You posted this in the Hardware Forum but you provided no system specs. You really should provide the system specs, including the video card installed.

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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#5
March 24, 2008 at 09:00:43
You can download a utility such as siw:
http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download... if you don't know how to find the information in windows. That utility will give you more information than Windows anyway.

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#6
March 24, 2008 at 11:54:30
no i meant i cant access it. i tried to get the information just as this site and others have told me but i cant get it. the reason why i am here is because it is a last resort. i dont have the money to have someone else fix it but my friend knows the things you guys are talking about. i may not exactly get what you're saying but i am kind of like the middle man. he doesnt know whats wrong with it, i am trying to get some information for him so he can maybe fix it. i didnt know i had to explain my entire life story just to get some help. im not stupid, i can figure it out if you just point me in the right direction.

i have blown out the computer. i opened it up yesterday and completely cleaned it out.


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#7
March 24, 2008 at 12:09:27
Why can't you access more information about your computer ? You said that your computer will stay on for days if you only go to certain websites. It's hard for people to help you when you haven't provided much information.

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#8
March 24, 2008 at 14:42:29
i cant acces it because this site told me how to find the information, to go to properties of my computer and there will be several tabs at the top, but there were only two tabs, general and system and neither of them had the information you require. i know software, not hardware, but i didnt come here to be treated like i am stupid, i came here for help. i may not know the 'basics' of computer hardware but my friend does, and any info required here i send to him so he can fix it for me. if i wanted to be offended or treated like crap i would've asked. i thought you guys were here to help people like me who dont know whats wrong. isnt that what the forums are for?

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#9
March 24, 2008 at 14:46:03
and i provided information, my computer shuts itself off, what are the common things that could cause it? thats all i wanted to know, if i can get a list of things that can cause it, i can talk it over with my friend and he can pull it apart and find the problem. i didnt know you needed my entire computer history in order to tell me why computers shut themselves off.

224 MB of Ram
Systemax_A0815 v1.0
Intel(R)
Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2


Is that enough information for you?


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#10
March 24, 2008 at 15:28:05
Jam told you in response 3 some common things that could cause it. If you don't want to download siw, go to start-programs-accessories-system tools-system information.

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#11
March 24, 2008 at 19:03:34
i figured out whats causing the problem. it's the power supply box. it makes this strange kind of grinding noise all the time and, like i said, everytime i go to do something that requires more power, it shuts off.

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