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Old 03-17-2006, 01:16 PM   #1
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Ok I'm having some major problems with my computer, well maybe not major but their troubles. I can't use my computer for more than 5 minutes without it shuting down on me. It seems to have gotten progresivly worse. At first it would just freeze up and I would have to restart but now it just shuts off or restarts.

I thought it might be a virus, but I ran a scan and nothing came up. (I use AVG) Now I'm not the most computer literet person, at least compared to you guys probably, But I now how to opperate it and all the good stuff. I really don't know anything about the hardware though. I know what I'm doing like as far as running programs and basic opperation but as far as the physical aspects of fixing a computer I really don't know anything.

Let me know if you can help.

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Old 03-17-2006, 02:13 PM   #2
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download speedfan and tell me the temps
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:52 PM   #3
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I really doubt it is the tempeture. My Brother (who is off at college and hence cannot help me) worked on it a little while he was on break and I'm guessing that was one of the first things he checked.
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my memory compatability did that to me, if you have upgraded the memory recently make sure it is compatable with the machine
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when it shuts down can you restart it right away and use it again?
really sounds like a heat issue to me. check the temps in your bios and tell us what they are and the specs of your computer.
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Old 03-17-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
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Just checked the temp and it is 23 C and 73 Far

It says that the shutdown temp is 70/158 C and Far so that's not even close to it. I talked to my brother over the phone and he said that it could be a bad copy of Windows XP and to re-install it.

Plus I got a warning thingy that said that this file was missing and I had to replace it or somthing. Here was the file. \system32\ntoskrnl.exe

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