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computer and windows starts but won't stay on

by xbabyborix / April 10, 2007 3:24 AM PDT

first let me say I don't know all that computer lingo so please explain as best u can without all the big words lol. I got mad and punched my computer desk and then my computer went black... u can still hear the motor and stuff, the green light is on but not the red. I tried restarting and it starts up but as soon as windows loads and is supposed to be at the login screen the red light shuts off and the screen goes black.... help?

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Possibly the smack dislodged
by Ray Harinec / April 10, 2007 4:45 AM PDT

the HSF from the CPU, and the shutdown is due to the CPU getting too hot. That only takes seconds.

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If it's oveheating
by caktus / April 10, 2007 9:16 AM PDT

Remove the cover and blow out the dust bunnies. I takes very little to cause overheating. Most stores that sell office or electronic supplies also sell canned air specifically for this purpose. Also, make sure all of the cooling vents on the computer and monitor have at least several inches on clearance. And make sure that they are not near a heater or central heating vent.

Hope this is helpful.


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