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computer shutting itself down. help!!!

my computer started powering itself off last friday... I would be in the middle of something and it would just shut off. at first I thought it was my computer over heating, but I've come to the conclusion that is not the case... because every time I try to run a virus scan, adware se, spybot, or any other removal software as soon as the software starts scanning the computer shuts off... The powering off got a lot worse after I tried to delete a process and I got the message "windows will shutdown in x seconds" and something about NT Authority which I know is a trojan... I've been getting tons of different messages... One being that windows needed to close to protect my files & folders, this message suggested I restore my system to a previous date when it was working correctly... Which I did this morning and it still is shutting itself down... I also got a message on start up that I need to reconfigure my system, but I'm clueless on how to do this... Now my computer is running, but everything is messed up the screen is super little, and I cannot check my Microsoft Outlook mail b/c it will not accept my password... I also cannot open any software programs such as adobe illustrator or photoshop.. any insight would be greatly appreciated...

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That sounds just like the Sasser worm.

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not sasser worm

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I did step by step on how to remove the sasser from xp and my computer powered itself down right after I ran the scan for the sasser (which was not found).... and now it will not start back up...

I'm using a radeon, do you think it could be that? If it is my computer overheating or getting too hot then why will it shutdown sometimes within minutes of booting up and sometimes it's hours (todays it's minutes)... the computer doesn't even get a chance to get hot... I'm so frustrated!!!!

any other ideas?

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The CPU can get too hot in tens of seconds

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or most any other time period. The junction of a semiconductor gets hot fast. The delay comes about by how extensive the work thart the CPU is doing and how partially effective the HSF gets some of the heat taken away, completely a variable.

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type command shutdown -a

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ype command shutdown -a

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