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Computer keeps turning off

by dizzylizzy-90 / November 4, 2007 11:28 PM PST

Hi

Does anyone know why my computer restarts itself after about 5 hours?

And could anyone help me fix this problem?

Lizzy x

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Usually a sign of heat issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2007 12:41 AM PST

Many machines don't get their yearly dusting and fan checks. Try it with the cover off.

Bob

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Make sure the CPU heatsink fan and the power
by VAPCMD / November 5, 2007 8:14 AM PST

supply are free of dust too.

VAPCMD

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A couple of causes
by mjd420nova / November 5, 2007 6:43 AM PST

As suggested, the fans need to be cleaned and vents need to be cleared of dust and dirt. Blocked ventilation will cause overheating and a shutdown at that point is normal, it's trying to keep from burning up and doing permanent damage.

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My computer keeps restarting on it's own
by Brandon_s / January 9, 2008 7:11 AM PST
In reply to: A couple of causes

I have a windows xp and it is acutaly about seven years old but I haven't been heaving problems with it until recently. I keep restarting on it's own and i looked online for solutions to the problem. I went to the system properties window when you right click my compter and chaged it so it doesn't restart automaticly. Now it just goes to a blue error message screen and says something about it is doing a pysical memory dump

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Don't hide your posts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2008 8:59 AM PST

You tucked it under another person's post which we may not be discussing the same thing. Also your post lacks all the details asked for when you post. Are you seeing the words in red?

Bob

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Sorry about that
by Brandon_s / January 9, 2008 12:08 PM PST
In reply to: Don't hide your posts.

Sorry I wasn't sure how to start my own. Any other info you need just tell me what you need. It's windows xp I've had it since janurary 2001. My computer goes to a blue screen and the words are in white it says if this is the first time you see this message just restart, if not seek technical support. It's saying windows is shutting down to prevent damage. I need to check any hardware installed and at the bottom pysical memory dump then memory dump complete. All I can do from there is turn my computer off. I have been getting updates for it and my windows live one care didn't detect anything during a virus/spyware scan. So I don't know what the problem would be. My computer has been off since it did it again a little after my first post and I just turned it on before writing this one.

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Try
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 9, 2008 11:18 PM PST
In reply to: Sorry about that

-> http://forums.cnet.com/5204-6122_102-0.html?forumID=44 and click on "Create a new yhread"

When you post see these words in red. "
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