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xp shutsdown

By mcgrewdavid ·
A friend of mine has a hewlett-packard PC, with XP. After a few minutes of having the PC on, it shuts down on its own. Any suggestions.

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by TheChas In reply to xp shutsdown

Check the cooling fans.

Many BIOSes have hardware monitor functions that shut down the system if the temperature of the CPU gets too hot, or the fan runs at too slow a speed, the system may shut down.


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by wcp In reply to xp shutsdown

Power supply

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by chien_yang In reply to xp shutsdown

I suggest that you check the hardware temperature from (hardware monitor of the mainboard BIOS. Because, if some hardware like cooling system/fans in your computer is not work, then it will cause your PC to OVERHEAT and shutdown automatically

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by valis In reply to xp shutsdown

does it SAY anything on the screen, or does it just turn off?

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by w2ktechman In reply to xp shutsdown

I think that its been covered, but I think that you should check the power supply. It it checks OK, then check the MB. Is there any beeps or error codes? Does it just turn off, or does it shutdown?

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by brad_wyder In reply to xp shutsdown

I could also be Blaster, that should pop a message onto your screen though. Also if your system is set to automatically reboot on a bluescreen you will never know unless you check the system logs.

Is there any clues in your system logs?

Is there anything here? %SystemRoot%\Minidump

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by MissingDC In reply to xp shutsdown

Had a computer doing the same thing and after examining and testing all components it turned out to be the board. Careful examination of capacitors showed leakage at the top and buldging on the sides. The strange thing was that the computer ran fine some of the time, that was the puzzling part, so I would make sure I checked the capacitors.....

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