Why does myt computer turn off and by itself?

November 17, 2010 at 20:45:44
Specs: Windows XP, not sure
I will be in the middle of something while I am on the Internet and it just turns off and then on again and sometimes several times.

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November 18, 2010 at 17:11:16
could be heat or a hardware problem. remove the case (if not still under warranty) and blow out the dust, with a can of compressed air only.


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November 18, 2010 at 17:55:13
I just had the power supply replaced a bout one month ago and I thought that would fix the problem but it didn't. Thanks for replying.

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November 18, 2010 at 20:44:44
If it restarts, goto Control Panel -> System -> Advanced, and click on the error processing options. Make sure "automatically restart" is selected, and wait for the next time it crashes. You can get a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). If you still faces, the problem use the Stellar Windows data recovery software. This software helps you out from all possible conditions.

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November 19, 2010 at 11:41:23
Thanks for your reply. I do not have error processing options, I do have a settings category and automatically restart is selected. I had a USB portable drive connected to the computer so I took it off and now it turns off and on by itself and I get a page which gives me options like last known good configuration or start windows in safe mode or start window normally, etc and I choose different options over and over again and I keep doing the same thing and sometimes it starts how it should after hitting enter or shutting the computer down manually and restarting it. It is an older computer and has XP Professional SP3. Sometimes have to this for an hour and sometimes it is fine and behaves. lol

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