Problem with XP PC shutting down all the time

August 26, 2010 at 15:12:52
Specs: Windows XP, P4
HI, My computer shuts down all the time. I got defragmentised my harddisk and put it back in the computer. When installing the XP version i could see a message whot said boot mng missing. Anyone knows what this means and how to solve this problem?. I can not do nothing with my computer because when i try to install windows again he shuts down in the middle of it. Is my computer to save or can i throw it out the window :).
I have luckely my laptop left so i can use the internet and so but was hoping to save the oher one.
Kindest regards.....

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August 27, 2010 at 08:04:24
onkel_X, my first thought is insufficient memory. Older machines didn't have enough to run XP. Yours? Next is overheating. Fan(s) working? Either/neither of those may be the culprit. Just a SWAG.
Ed in Texas.

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August 27, 2010 at 14:19:23
Hi, Well the computer always had the same memory,so i do not think that that is the problem. I have had cleaned the fan who was full of dust. put it back in place and the screws as was before. But maby you are right. Can i just buy an other fan for the processor?. Thanks for your reply.
Greetings from Denmark

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August 27, 2010 at 14:57:00
Hi there,

There can be many causes of system restart ..

1) Bad power supply
2) Bad Hardisk
3) Bad Ram

I suggest you to first check ram. Remove 1 stick if you have more than one then test.

If none of above worked then visit any local computer repair shop these guys are experienced and you will find whats the exact problem and cost of repair.

Best of luck

Imran Khan

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August 27, 2010 at 15:15:10
"I got defragmentised my harddisk and put it back in the computer."

Care to elaborate on this one. Why did you remove your hard drive to defragment it, and how did you defrag it?

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August 28, 2010 at 09:33:34
Hi, Yes i have had the harddisk out of the machine and defragmentet it by the usb connection on my laptop. The computer is still going down as before, så i do not think that the harddisk is the problem. An other person wrote to me that it could me the fan, so i will try that out. If i take the computer to the store i have to pay a lot of money to get it in to repair and that is not worth the money.... :)

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August 28, 2010 at 09:37:40
thanx, i will try it with the ram, i have two sticks in the computer so i could take one out and see if it works. To get the comp in to repair cost a lot of money here (denmark). You have to pay arond 75 euro just to bring the machine in the shop, and further cost will happen as they looko into the machine..... therefore i try it to solve it through this way.

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August 29, 2010 at 09:43:22

I had to take the harddisk out of the computer because the computer is shutting down every time i want to do domething on the machine. No chance to do that or other things on the computer. I put the harddisk on my laptop by usb connection and than i degfragt it by the explorer. After that i put the harddsk back and tried to install windows but with no result as i keep getting the same problem over and over again :):

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August 29, 2010 at 16:45:04
I think Ed is on to something with overheating. Check that all the fans are working and the heatsink is snug on the CPU.

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