Mom's Vista PC always shut off after 1 minute

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January 19, 2010 at 13:04:06
Specs: Windows Vista
My mother has a window Vista Computer and everytime you turn it on it will run for a minute and shut off! She has a vista disc and it wont even run long enough to run the disc! What is her problem? any suggestions to what she can do to help her?

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January 19, 2010 at 13:56:57
... check out the settings in "power management" and alter to suit.


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January 19, 2010 at 18:32:48
Is this a laptop or desktop?


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January 24, 2010 at 10:48:37
Try to select bios, usually F2 key or Delete key or other at boot. There is usually a screen about pc health or such. It would show temps and voltages. Might need a new power supply.

Could be almost any reason too. If you can't get the CD to boot it suggests hardware. Memory might be bad too.

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January 25, 2010 at 13:50:19
We never had a reply from the OP as to what type of system this is. The repair varies depending on this. For a laptop I would consider having excessive dust build-up in the cooling system and having rapid overheat and shutdown.

Laptops also do not generally have temps showing in BIOS and many have no or limited power management settings.


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