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    My computer keeps shutting down why?

    I have a problem with my computer and I was wondering if anyone can please help me out on solving this problem thanks?

    This is the problem below,

    No it's just shutsdown the computer and then I can't turn it
    on for a while I have to leave it for a few hours before i turn the
    computer back on? Why does this happen how can I fix this?

    I've just reformated my computer with windows xp media center 2005 with norton antivirus 2005..

    Thanks for everyone's help

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    Need more info about your system.

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    Thermal issues maybe? Power supply? Like Piper said, please post more info on your system and the situation surrounding the shutdowns.

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    Why did you reformat your PC - is it because of this problem and you hoped that it would cure it. From the limited symptoms that you have described (ie you can't turn it back on for a few hours) it would most likely appear to be a hardware issue PSU, MB or CPU fan. Each of these sub components have built in safeguards which will sometimes prevent you turning th PC back on.
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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    Say could this problem be a hard drive problem? the power supply is brand new, and could it also be the motherboard doesn't like the power supply for some odd reason? What type of information do you need, sorry I didn't give you guys more information I didn't know on what kind of information that you are looking for....

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    PC brand, make & model if its a pre-built.

    or

    Processor type ?
    Mother board ?
    video card ?
    hard drives ?
    add in cards ?
    fans ?

    did you recently change something that brought this on ?

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    Hi there you guys here is the information that you have been requesting I hope this will help.. Thanks

    PC brand, make & model if its a prebilt. we don't know the pc brand

    at this time..

    Processor Type: Intel Pentium III
    Mother board? N/A
    video card? in the prosses of changing it, Nvidia tnt 2 64mb
    hard drives? 20gb
    add in cards? Eathernet card, Creative Soundblaster 16bit
    Fans? rear fan, and the cpu fan.

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    I'd check the power supply on it... because it is new. As well as the power supply switch (it could be faulty.)

    Further I'd run a memory test to see if memory could be responsible for the shutdown trouble.

    http://www.memtest86.com/


    But before that you might want to run a scan for spyware, adware, viruses, etc...

    http://www.techzonez.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9739

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    Hello,

    I am new at this site www.memtest86.com/ I don't know on how to use this software can someone please help me out with this please if there not to busy..

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackass25
    Hello,

    I am new at this site www.memtest86.com/ I don't know on how to use this software can someone please help me out with this please if there not to busy..

    Thanks
    Step 1
    Download
    http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.1a.iso.zip

    Step 2
    Unzip the download to a folder.

    Step 3
    burn .ISO file to Disk using your preferred burning application (I use NERO)

    Step 4
    Place newly burned ISO in CDROM

    Step5
    Make sure CDROM is selected as first bootable device in your BIOS.

    STep 6
    with CDROM in drive *that is set as bootable and reboot the computer with the CDROM in the drive.

    Step7
    Follow the instructions on the screen to run the tests.
    Should look like the image below:



    The following outlines it in more detail:

    http://www.cpusolutions.com/mm800474.../memtest86.htm

    More screenshots:
    http://www.memtest.org/#screen

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    First thing....open the case and see if it's dirty inside, especially the heatsink/fan.

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