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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Computer keeps shutting down....

I need some help. I can't figure out this computer.
When I try and download something from a CD or DVD onto my computer, it starts downloading, then a few minutes into it, it completly shuts off. Like somone pulled to power cord out of the wall.
I was using Real Player, and thought that might be the problem. But, I installed Nero, and it still did it.
Then I thought that maybe it was the drive itself, so I upgraded it from a CD burner to a DVD burner. Still does the same thing.

Can anyone help me out? Any ideas? I really don't want to have to take this thing in somewhere to get it fixed. I'm sure it wouldn't be cheap.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 06:51 PM
 
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Power supply could be going bad. How old, rating, & what brand?
Also, a virus could be causing it. Have you run a virus scanner in safe mode?
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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It's a Compaq, and about 2 years old. Not real sure about the specs.

I have no ran any virus scans on it yet. I guess I should start there.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 08:39 PM
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take the case off and make sure the fans are spinning.

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 08:55 PM
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I remember the Sasser worm virus made computers do that.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-01-2005, 10:42 PM
 
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Be sure to run the virus scan in wndows safe mode.
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I have some CrapPaq servers at work. The power supplys drop like flies. Cut a hole in the side of the case and take a shit in it. Then from here on out use it as a toliet.
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I have some CrapPaq servers at work. The power supplys drop like flies. Cut a hole in the side of the case and take a shit in it. Then from here on out use it as a toliet.

lmfao
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Be sure to run the virus scan in wndows safe mode.

How do I do this? I am ignorant with this computer stuff.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 03:33 AM
 
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Restart the computer. When it begins to boot up during the memory check, press the F8 key. Continue to press it until you see the safe mode option come up.....
If you see windows loading up, you've waited too long.
What version of windows are you running?
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am running XP.
Do you think it could be a heat issue, or maybe a power issue?
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it looks like it was a heat issue.
I popped the side panel off and pointed a fan at it, and it has worked great.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2005, 04:49 PM
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Get a program called Motherboard Manager (I think, I will double check when I get home). Run it, play a game for a little while, come back and tell us what temp it told you.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Get a program called Motherboard Manager (I think, I will double check when I get home). Run it, play a game for a little while, come back and tell us what temp it told you.
With or without the fan running on it?
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 09:32 AM
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Be careful putting that fan to close to the computer it can cause data corruption!

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