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Computer is turning its self off

March 30, 2010 at 05:43:50
Specs: Windows XP, AMD XP 3000+ 2.17GHz, 1.43GB of Ram

I seem to be having a problem with my computer i have a AMD XP 3000+ 2.17GHz, 1.43GB of Ram Running Windows Xp SP3 2002 Professional.

The problem is when i go to re-install windows and i have typed the product code in it copies the files then restarts as normal then once the Windows Xp setup starts it just turns off randomley, so i try again and it turns off on the same place also the same goes for when i try to repopulate my dllcache it turns off half way through so i try again and it once again turns off at the same place. I have been using the same Windows disc for a while now, what could be causing this problem

And the Windows disc is a Windows Xp SP2 2002 and its not got a scratch on it :)

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March 30, 2010 at 18:18:39
It may be an overheating problem. Have you opened the case and checked for built-up dust? If your CPU fan/heatsink are clogged with dust, you can experience overheating problems.

While you're in there, it wouldn't hurt to unplug and reseat all drive cables (you may have a loose/dirty connection).

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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March 30, 2010 at 20:39:20
It sounds to me like you have a bad RAM stick. To confirm this, download a copy of Memtest, it can be a bootable floppy or burnable image for a bootable CD. You may be operating well on part of your memory, but when you try to use more of it, you get errors that cause a restart. I am actually waiting for new memory to arrive to resolve the same thing.

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April 1, 2010 at 07:13:09
I have checked my heatsink and fans and cleaned them, same goes for check my cables and i am going to download a memtester now

Thanks for the reply lads :)

i'll let you know if it happens again lol

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