Computer Turning Itself Off: Over Heating?

May 17, 2007

running xp on it. was having problems before so restored to factory settings doing a hard disk format in the process. problem still occuring.could it be ram/overheating?


Very Slow Working - Heating / Computer Crashed

Jul 5, 2006

my comp crashed, now it is going very slow, keeps over heating and getting pop-ups, i was told it could be a virus or a worm. it has windows 2000 im pretty sure

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May 10, 2007

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May 6, 2008

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Computer Screen Keeps Freezing: Keep Turning The Computer On And Off?

Mar 13, 2008

In recent weeks the computer screen keeps freezing with the cursor being replaced by the hour glass symbol. This usually happens after several hours computer usage - but sometimes it occurs soon after the computer is turned on.When this happens, I am unable to log off; the computer on/off button does not work when the screen freezes and I have to turn the computer off at the mains.In order to be able to log back into my broadband internet connection I have to turn the computer and and off twice and then on again Sometimes when the computer screen image freezes a message box appears always saying "End programme" (i.e. "End programme - CiceroUIWndFrame" or "End programme - mixer").

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Second Computer Keeps Turning Off And On Beeping

Aug 21, 2007

i seem to be having a problem with my second computer. it keeps turning off and on. it beeps when ever it turns on.i have no idea what the problem is.i was trying to reformat the drive but it would not stay on long enough to read the i was thinking it might be the harddrive. so i put another harddrive in it that i know is working fine. it does stay on but i get first the safe mode screen. it does not matter what option i pick like start windows normally or start in safe mode after i hit enter i get a blue screen telling me windows has shut down to protect my system from a fatal error. it tells me to check my harddrive for viruses or errors. my problem is i don't know how to get past that blue screen to check my harddrive. i have to turn the computer off. it happens every time i turn it on.i would give you a log report but i can't make one.

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Turning Computer On And Beeping

Jun 3, 2005

I've been having really bad computer troubles recently and really need some help, cause I've wracked my brain trying to think of possible solutions here.To give a bit of background:The computer in question is an AMD Athlon 1800+ that I've had for about 3 years now. It's not the most stellar computer, but I mainly use it to surf the web and play some low-end games nothing spectacular.Recently however it had started to reboot constantly, and eventually just power off and never come back on. I figured it was the power supply, so I purchased a new 400W one, installed it and everything was working great.Fast-forward a couple weeks later, and I started to hear a really odd noise coming from the computer. It sounded almost as if sparks were flying around inside, but I removed the case and checked what the problem was, and it seemed the CPU cooling fan was having some troubles, and eventually stopped working. So just today I went out and bought a new CPU cooling fan, installed it, and again, everything was working fine.

However, just tonight, the computer began to reboot randomly again, and now it is at the point where it will not turn on, and when I do power it on, it just idles and beeps constantly. They are fairly short beeps, but they continue on and on indefinitely. I read up on the beep codes and how they coordinate with the BIOS setting, but problem is I have no idea which BIOS setting I have, so I am not sure what could be the problem. To be safe, I began to unplug the cards one by one, seeing if any of them stopped the beeping, but to no avail.So I am at a total loss here Having just bought those two things recently and STILL having the computer act like a pile of garbage is disheartening to say the least, and I just hope someone may have an idea on what or how I could fix this.

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Oct 5, 2010

My PC is around 6 years old, maybe older, and for the last couple of months, mostly during the night (which to be honest scares the hell out of me), it will turn on randomly. Sometimes it's when I move the mouse, which I know had something to do with a setting in the BIOS, but sometimes it's for no reason at all. It Sometimes straight after I turn it back off. I've had to unplug it at night.I always shut it down properly - no standby or hibernation.

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Dec 16, 2007

here's the deal my vista kept getting blue screens so I reinstalled it. I was unhappy with it and tried to install XP. The computer keeps turning off on install while its loading files. I've formatted several times to try and get this working so now I don't even have an os to get on the computer with. I'm running an acer aspire 5100. I tried to get back on by installing vista again but the expanding files part of the install stops at 90% and I get an error. Repairs from both xp and vista install discs don't do anything.

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Mar 9, 2005

I use my computer 2 to 3 times a day. Is it best to turn it off each time, or leave it on until the end of the day?

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Feb 24, 2005

I don't understand why, but my computer is turning itself on! Just now - 6:08 PM, PST it turned itself on. Could it be someone controlling the computer remotely? Could it have to do with "Hibernate?" Usually I use "Hibernate" to turn off the computer.

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Jan 11, 2006

I turn on the computer and it starts to load.I see the Windows screen then the computer just shuts down and restarts again.It has done this around 40 times now in 4 days and just wont turn on.Is this some kind of short somewhere in the computer.I also disconnected it from the power source and tried a new one and still the same thing.

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Nov 23, 2006

When i log in everything loads like its going to work but then after the last thing loads it goes to a black screen and you can't do nothing, but you can sign in on safe mode, have any idea of what to do in safe mode to fix it???

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Computer Keeps Turning Off At Random Times?

Jun 24, 2007

I'm not sure whether this is a hardware or software problemBasically at random times my computer just seems to lose power and shuts itself off. Ive have taken it too computer shops and had it looked at, they have done various things like change motherboard etc and none of that has helped. The last piece of advice I had was that it was probably software related and the best way to fix it would be to simply wipe the system and start from scratch but if possible id like to avoid that.Sometimes the PC will stay on for 4/5/6hours at a time and run fine, other times after just 5 minutes it will shut itself off. Then when I try to turn it back on it won't switch on unless it is left for a while.

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Starts Computer But Keeps Turning Off Automatically?

Oct 23, 2006

my problem is that wen i turn on my computer it loads for like 5-10 seconds then it turns off. i have replaced the motherboard and the power box because of this and it still does it. i have unplugged the cd drive and all the fans and everythin cuz i thought it waznt enough power and ive tryed only loading one HD at a time and it still turns off. please contact me through AIM: PIMPstashi0 or just PM me through here

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Computer Keeps Turning On With Xp Logo And Then Turn Off?

Feb 24, 2007

when i turn it on it goes all the way to the windows xp logo thing but then it turns off and restarts and does the same thing over and over again...i managed to get in to my computer with safe mode ..and tryed system restore..but it didnt fix anything it says it has a problem with the drives or somthing like that

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Aug 22, 2005

I forgot my password when first turning on computor. How can I get back into my computor?

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Mar 4, 2008

Recently, my computer has started beeping when I don't want it to. I have turned all the sounds off and have muted everything on the computer. Its not a windows sound mp3 file playing but the generic beep your computer gives of.

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Dec 3, 2005

windows xpwhen I turn off my computer it usually takes 4 minutes to turn off, no matter if I just turn the computer on and do nothing. I turned it on for a hour and did nothing and it took 3 minutes to shut off

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Dec 6, 2004

Windows XP SP2 seems to be working normally, when I click Shut Down the computer proceeds to turn off. Afterwards the harddrive powers-down, the fans stop running, etc. Then for no reason, the computer turns back on after a brief period of time off (varied: 1hr, 15min, 8 sec) as if someone pushed the power button.I did not install any new software, or update/added on new hardware when this problem started to happen. Im unable to trace the source of this error

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Jul 14, 2006

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Jul 21, 2009

When I run a scan with Super antispyware on windows xp my system tuns off. I hear some beeps before it dies. The system runs fine if I don't run the scan. I ran the scan in safe mode and the same thing happened.

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Mar 10, 2010

When the computer boots, the loading Progress Bar of Windows XP is displayed, but as soon as the computer goes into Windows XP, the screen turns black and stays black. wat is the cause of this problem and its solution?

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Jul 21, 2005

my laptop keeps turning itself off. I run Panda AV Software. On restarting I get these messages :program files/panda software/panda titanium antivirus 2005/ firewarll/travlog log entry is not valid local settings/temp/Dfd70e.tmp log entry is not valid. entry truncated local settings/temp/Dfd71D.tmp log entry is not valid. entry truncated

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Jan 12, 2009

i am using XP and my isp is AOL,when using a games site called pogo,my pc just randomly stops,no shut down,and it only happens when playing pogo,it uses java,which i have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version, i've had an error message about dump files and was pointed to this site and told to upload my last dmp errors,

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Aug 11, 2005

I am running windows xp and computer is running really slow when first turning it on so i went to start up and system configuration unility and got rid of about 10 programs from start up then rebooted and 5 always come back this has happened every time i go on

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Sep 13, 2005

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Jul 13, 2005

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Aug 6, 2005

My PC keeps turning on sticky keys. I have turned this off in control panel and in the dialogue box that appears but it just keeps turning on and off randomly.I reset the sytem to an earlier date and that cures it for a day or two then back.I have rune three different virus checkers but they find nothing.

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Mar 23, 2008

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Oct 18, 2005

What does turning off PBC mean in Video CD / SVCD ? I need some technical information regarding this feature. I know PBC deals with the PSD.VCD file and with the Selection list.Does it mean that when the PBC feature is turned off, the Selection list becomes inaccessible?Can PBC turned off/on during normal playback?

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Jul 25, 2009

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Jan 16, 2005

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Aug 16, 2005

I have turned off auto updating on my XP Pro system.How can I stop the red shield appearing in the task bar and the bubble reminder always telling me that my computer is at risk because I have turned off auto updating? avast! Antivirus: Outbound Guaranteed virus free Virus Database (VPS): 0533-0, 15/08/2005 Tested on: 16/08/2005 03:13:21 avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2005 ALWIL Software.

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Apr 3, 2010

Having a little problem here. I have a 7 year old Compaq Presario Desktop. 3 times now (Thurs night, Fri night, Sat morning) while it's being used the screen goes black, and the fans shut off inside the tower. But the green power light stays on. I turned off the PC last night to let it cool down but this AM the same thing happened again.Is this problem due to the computer over heating? I just cleaned the whole thing up 2 months ago for the first time in a long time, but maybe something got in there causing the fan not to spin correctly.

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Jul 22, 2009

I have 2 Acer monitors hooked up to my X800 and sometimes after turning themselves off while I was afk only one will come back on when I return to the PC. Turning the monitor on/off doesn't help, nor does opening a window that I know is open on the monitor that is off. Any ideas? The screens do work correctly after reboot.

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Feb 12, 2008

I have recently installed anti-virus on my other computer. I turned it off last night and this morning I turned it on to find the mouse and KB don't work. I noticed the optical light is on until the windows loading screen shows up and then it immediately shuts off. I have looked in the bios everything is enabled, I tried to boot into safe mode and that doesn't work either, as soon as windows starts loading the mouse shuts off. I tried repairing windows and when it reboots to re-install, the mouse light goes off again. Later, an error pops up looking for a file iaStor.sys, which i cannot locate because my mouse does not work.

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May 23, 2007

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Jul 25, 2005

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Nov 15, 2007

Can someone please look at my error messages and tell me why my computer keeps freezing up and turning off:

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