How to rrecover PC when the CPU shuts down after few seconds

April 22, 2013 at 04:34:33
Specs: Windows XP
Hello guys, I am getting frustrate with my CPU. While starting the CPU. the lights just went off after few seconds from pressing the power button.

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#1
April 22, 2013 at 04:59:13
I get frustrated when someone refers to their computer as a CPU. THIS is a CPU.

If you have a store bought system (Dell. HP/Compaq, Gateway, etc), we'll need to know the make/model. If you have a custom built system, we'll need the complete system specs - CPU, motherboard, RAM, etc.

Random shutdowns or shutting down at startup are usually due to an overheating CPU or failing power supply. When's the last time you opened the computer case & blew the dust out of the cooling fans & heatsinks?


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#2
April 22, 2013 at 04:59:13
If you can get to your boot screen its not your computers insides. then it shuts off you may be in some trouble. There is 2 reasons you 1.might have a virus 2. your hard drive may be corrupt. If you have a recovery disc use it. if that doesn't work buy a new hard drive then use your pc recovery disk.

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#3
April 22, 2013 at 05:08:38
"If you can get to your boot screen its not your computers insides"

Incorrect.

"There is 2 reasons you 1.might have a virus 2. your hard drive may be corrupt."

Incorrect again. Viruses affect the operating system, not the hardware. I'm guessing the system shuts down before even reaching the OS therefore the virus (if there is one) isn't even coming into play. And a failed HDD generally won't cause a system to shutdown, it will cause an error message to be displayed.

"If you have a recovery disc use it"

You can't fix a hardware problem with a recovery disk.

"if that doesn't work buy a new hard drive then use your pc recovery disk"

How can you suggest buying a new HDD when we don't have the full details yet?


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#4
May 4, 2013 at 16:45:08
riider is correct about the virus/HDD not being a problem. If the machine shuts off before anything is displayed on the screen, then start thinking power-supply or overheating-related problems. A good cleaning out of the inside of the machine might also be in order especially if it's in an exceptionally dusty environment...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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