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i hv been having this problem since the last few days.
my pc just shuts down while im working and this happens atleast twice a day.
when i start my pc again, the microsoft send report thing appears and it says the computer has recovered from a serious error.
when i click on the "more info about this error," a it tells me steps how i can fix this problem.
but none of the solutions work.
pls help me. thnx.

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Abrupt shutdowns

Are you saying Windows shuts down or the power supply shuts down? These are two different issues with different causes. Power supply shut downs are usually due to a detected overload. This could be due to a heat issue, weak power supply, or some internal component failure. More details would be helpful including such as your machine's make/model, age, PS wattage, etc.

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windows shuts down. im sure of that.
my pc is hp compaq dx2390 microtower.
windows xp, version 2002, sp 3, been using since 3 years.
Intel(R)Pentium(R)Dual CPU, E2160 @ 1.80GHz, 1.79GHz - 0.99GB of RAM.
i dont know how to check PS wattage.
Microsoft says its a blue screen error im experiencing.

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Re: shutdown

When up again, have a look in the Event log to see what caused it. You didn't tell your OS (Windows XP, Vista, 7?) so I can't tell you how to access it in your case. Find out yourself or tell more.


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i hv written it -- windows xp, version 2002, sp 3
i'll be sure to check the event log next time, thnx

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How many years old?
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Blue screen of death

I am trying to install a wireless adapter and not only does my PC shuts down but it sometimes gets a blue screen. How do I go about this?

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Re: installing adapter.

That seems to be a rather different problem. So please start a new thread and tell more details in it.


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