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By rakesh.venkatesh ·
I am not able to access my computer. What happens is when i switch on my system the booting starts & my desktop will open. After a minute my system shut downs automatically & again restarts by itself.

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Sounds like it's over heating....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to PERSON COMPUTER

If you don't have the tools to test it, take it to a shop where they can do it for you.

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I wonder if

by seanferd In reply to PERSON COMPUTER

this might help. This is assuming that Windows is shutting down, and it isn't hardware related (overheating, shorting, bad power supply, bad motherboard).

Before the system shuts down, type cmd in the Run box. In the cmd window, type shutdown -a

If this stops the system from shutting down, see if you can do a normal shutdown and then boot.

Try starting in safe mode, and see if the system stays running. If it does, do virus & malware scans. Did you have a failed Windows Update before this problem started?

Again, only check this out if it is cyclic Windows rebooting, not if the hardware kicking off.

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Not accusing anyone, but...

by GSG In reply to I wonder if

My brother had this problem. I worked and worked on it, and finally asked where he got the workstation. Seems some "guy" built it for him for $200. Ooookaaay. I asked for the install disks. No disks were provided. Next, I asked if he'd done a Windows update just prior to this happening. Yes.

See where I'm going with this?

The OS and Microsoft office were pirated, WGA was installed when he tried to update. I can't remember if there was a popup that told him he could buy a copy as this was several years ago. The short story is that he had to go buy a copy of XP.

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Expensive but worth it

by Geek3001 In reply to Not accusing anyone, but. ...

The various antipiracy ploys are an excellent reason to bite the bullet and get an official copy of Windows.

Of course, if you can't afford it, go for Linux and run Open Office. It appears to work tolerably well with Office files.

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The Borg....

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to PERSON COMPUTER

...are examples of Person Computers.

Picard once issued a 'sleep' command, and that caused fatal exception error which caused the Person Computers to self-destruct.

T-800 is also an example of Person Computer. It was once infected by virus from T-X. This caused it to shutdown and then restart itself.

Person Computers seem to be problematic.

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start up

by orabus666 In reply to PERSON COMPUTER

There could be start up error. Have you removed any programmes recently? If a program is removed but still has a start up entry windows will reboot. Check your start up entries (you should be able to get in in safe mode) remove them 1 by 1 and hopefully you will find the culprit. Hope this works for you, the symptoms sound like my favourite trick at college for sabotaging other students machines at lunchtime.

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