pc shutdown while playing movie's

April 23, 2009 at 09:30:49
Specs: Windows XP
ever sinds i have this computer with certain movie's it just shut's down and reboots i have no idea what can make this problem occure
i hate this damn problem its been eating my heart out i hope someone can give me a sollution to my problem

i thank you all

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April 23, 2009 at 09:37:36
The 1st thing you should do is disable the "automatic restart" feature. That way, an error message will be displayed rather than restarting. The error message *should* give you a clue to what the problem is, then you can work on fixing it.


Another possibility is the system is overheating. When's the last time you opened the case & blew the dust out of it, especially the heatsinks?

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April 23, 2009 at 13:14:05
See event viewer logs.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10

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April 23, 2009 at 14:17:56
I would guess overheating. Blow it out. DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner.

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April 24, 2009 at 00:49:47
the pc does not need a blowout it's a month old i had it open last week to insert a new graphical card there is no dust or hardly no dust in there
ps someone said DO NOT USE A VACUUMCLEANER why is that because my mom and sister do this all the time with their pc's
thanks to all

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April 24, 2009 at 06:07:14
static electricity from the hose can kill sensitive electronic components.

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