Windows 7 Desktop keeps on turning off

Intel Core i3 i3-530 2.93 ghz processor...
August 28, 2010 at 20:12:19
Specs: Windows 7, Intel i3-530
my desktop keeps on turning off, I tried system restore several times but the problem persists,would you please help me guys! honestly, i have no idea about this.

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#1
August 28, 2010 at 23:23:37
turning off, ie it goes black?, the screen turns off?, the whole system switches off?
have you checked the logs, right click computer/manage/event manager, see if there are any events that equate to the switch offs.
check for dust buildup inside the computer that could lead to over heating.
does it happen when your busy? when its doing nothing?
at certain periods maybe every 2hrs/
alittle more info would help us to help you..

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#2
August 29, 2010 at 06:50:48
thank you very much princecorn for the reply,but i'm using my laptop now because my desktop does'nt boot. I observed that the fans kept on turning on and off at an interval of 3 seconds.I already cleaned up the pc from dust. Please help me about this.

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#3
August 29, 2010 at 07:11:09
got to be methodical i suppose.
make sure all the cables in and out of the computer are well connected and not damaged.
does the fan on the power unit go on and off?
does the led on the mobo go on and off?
how old is this machine?
do you have or can you loan another power to run a test?

is the cooler block correctly seated on the cpu?

can you check the temps in your bios..press delete at startup and see if it will go into bios.

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#4
August 29, 2010 at 18:19:51
thank you very much for the reply, my desktop starts up this morning but it shuts down again after 1 hour. the power cables are fine and I did not find the temp in the bios, but i have a core temp program and the temp is just ok.my desktop is 6 month old and only this august this annoying problem has occured. the problem started last august 21 while my son was playing warcraft. the fan keeps on turning on and off. Guys i'm desperate please give me more solution to try on. and make it clear and specific, my knowledge in computer is limitesd.thanks!

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#5
August 29, 2010 at 21:01:49
Marsote,

I have a very similar problem, the cause of which hasn't
yet been identified.

From what little you have said so far, it sounds like it is a
problem with the power, and likely heat-related. But you
will need to supply more details for any kind of analysis.
A physician can't diagnose an illness just from a patient
saying, "my side hurts sometimes".

Describe exactly what happens. What else happens
besides the fans starting and stopping? How long does
that start-stop behavior go on? Does it continue for as
long as you leave the computer on? How regular is it?
Is it a very regular three-second period, or does it vary
a lot? Does the problem occur every time the computer
is started? How long after it is started? Do you turn off
the computer only with a software switch, or do you
also turn it off with a switch that prevents power from
reaching the motherboard? Do you know what brand
the motherboard is? If the computer is a standard
model, we can find out which motherboard it has from
the computer model number which is probably on the
front of the case.

Your question might be more appropriate in a section for
discussion of hardware problems.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#6
August 29, 2010 at 23:15:26
if the machine is only a few months old, it is still under warranty, save all your files and use the warranty..no point driving yourself insane trying to fix something that is still under warranty, after all thats what warranties are for, do not worry about what was happening when the issue began, the computer should do almost all you ask of it, without critical failures..

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#7
August 30, 2010 at 17:25:05
Thank you Jeff for your reply. I have observed that whenever i start my computer, it starts normally for an hour and then it shuts down. Then i push the reset button and the fans keeps on turning on and off for an interval of 3 seconds and it never reboots again and then i unplug it from the power.The motherboard is intel, according to the supplier it is suited to intel core i3- 530 processor.I always turn off my computer in a proper way, but during the past few days, I've kept on unplugging it from the power source for it can't be turned off normally.I hope this observation would help you to help me, once again, thank you very much.

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#8
August 30, 2010 at 17:32:51
thanks a lot princecorum for all your tips, i'm consolidating them and i will try another round of checking and diagnostic tests using your tips before i avail the warranty, because i believe that i can fix it with your help guys. " Why go to the doctor if your friends could heal you."

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#9
August 30, 2010 at 22:12:37
are you still using and old version of win7, is your version legal?
there is a switch off on the old versions, however i am sure that is every two hours...when you say you have to pull the plug for power, does it not work to hold down the power button for 7-8 seconds...thats better than pulling the plug.
you may also try a disk check, just to be sure, auto fix and recover bad sectors..but this sounds very much like a bad hardware issue. and its better to go to the dr for hands on checks sometimes than trust friends who cannot actually see the issue, if its still in warranty, you do not want to do anything that may void that warranty..

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