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PC Turning On.. Overheating?

by connorthomha / April 2, 2008 9:32 PM PDT

Well, Heres my problem.

This problem started a few weeks back. Heres an explination of what is happening. Oh by the way, Im not very experienced in computers so can you explain clearly? Sorry bout that.

2-3 Weeks ago I ran all my virus checks but before the more longer ones finished the computer shut itself off and the green light remained on (Power Light). The only way I can turn the computer back on is unplugging it or pressing the 0/1 switch at the back, Which I have read may damage my computer.

Even more recently I have turned on my PC to find that It starts up, Gives the Safe Mode/Start Windows Normally/Last good settings that worked screen, and Ive tried all of them and this happens:

- On all the safe modes it comes up with a lot of thing about Syetem 32 and when I try Last Good Settings that worked and Start Windows normally it comes onto CHKDISK. I have tried canceling the check and letting it run, But canceling it reboots the computer and if I let it run it gets to the Security Checks, But then its shuts off.

Thanks for reading my problem.

May I also remind you that I am new in the computers world and fairly basic.

PS: There are also high pitched noises coming from the PC...

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Clean and check
by Willy / April 2, 2008 11:26 PM PDT

In the bios area, the setting if the temp setting is reached, it shuts system down. This is also true for the Intel cpu itself will cause a shutdown if temp too high. Under the bios setting, if not set, it would reboot over and over again under an error condition. So, it appears its set to shutdown in order to keep system safe. The mere fact of the errors displayed, is probably from the OS shutdown while its doing something in task mode, it got interrupted, the system is trying to recover upon next boot-up. If a temp problem, remove system cover and clean the inside out. Verify *all fans* are working in all locations, 100%. Clean the cpu fan and dust out the case. Once done, reboot system with cover off and check results. Allow it to recover, etc., if it gets that far retry an AV scan.

You want help, state your system specs, OS, etc.. You offered nothing in that regard, we/re blind out here to what you have.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by connorthomha / April 2, 2008 11:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Clean and check

Im using Windows XP, Errrmmm... I dunno the rest as I cant get it on, Anywhere where it will tell me all this? because as I said Im new with computers

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Make, ram, HD size, etc.
by Willy / April 3, 2008 12:01 AM PDT
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While new to computers you should be aware of the guts of your systems. If not now, you will be later. Its too late until th system runs to get some report back. If you can state the h/w installed, do so. The system brand, etc., provide all you can. Did you clean the system yet?

tada -----Willy Happy

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Im being no help :( Is this any use?
by connorthomha / April 3, 2008 12:14 AM PDT

Errrm. Its Microsoft Windows XP.... CPU is Celeron or something... 256MB memory? 8MB Shared? No help at all Sad

And Yeah I cleaned it

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Help... Please?
by connorthomha / April 3, 2008 7:35 PM PDT

Someone please help!

Willy, Was that any use what I posted?

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He's saying that your PC is over heating
by Dango517 / April 3, 2008 8:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Help... Please?

and shutting its' self down, automatically. You need to clean it.

You need a can of compressed air to do this. These are available at most office supply stores and computer stores. If none are around then try a hardware store.

Make sure you unplug it first! IMPORTANT!

See video:


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Check, then results
by Willy / April 3, 2008 10:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Help... Please?

The reply was of limited help, but regardless, try...

If you've cleaned the system out and verified that all fans are working, then you may have another problem. Probably due to heat stress or possible voltage surge, you have a bad power supply or mtrbd.. Since, it tries to boot then fails or shuts down leads me to heat damage. Either way, it fails so quickly its hard to pin-point. Are there any beeps during boot-up or does it fail with a beep sequence? Inspect the mtrbd. for any leaking, bulging, blown capacitors(bad caps) and see if present. Visit http://www.badcaps.net for examples to look for. You should also, reseta any/all cables and cards to include ram sticks. Use static protection or ground yourself before doing that. What are the results now for all of the above?

tada -----Willy Happy

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From his/her post
by Dango517 / April 3, 2008 10:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Check, then results

"May I also remind you that I am new in the computers world ....."

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