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Computer goes off by itself!

By BegginerTech
May 22, 2006
  1. When I boot my computer it runs great but when I try to open a program it goes off by itself. Whats wrong?
     
  2. piklemeup

    piklemeup TS Rookie Posts: 58

    well, its hard to tell with no information on it. what kind of programs are you trying to run? laptop or desktop, what kind of place do you keep it in. I'm thinking that your overheating, check the fans to see that their working, if its a laptop, keep it of pillows or anything that might cover the fans. if its a desktop make sure nothing is in the way of the fan. are you trying to run, are you trying to run high memory use programs such as games?
     
  3. BegginerTech

    BegginerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Internet

    I just use the internet. when i run it, it goes off
     
  4. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 293

    Next time you boot into Windows, do the following:

    - Right-click "My Computer" & select "Properties"
    - Click on the "Advance" tab
    - Under "Startup & Recovery" click the "Settings" button
    - Under "System Failure" make sure the box marked: "Automatically Restart" is
    NOT ticked.

    That way when your PC decided to crash you should see the old Blue Screen of Death! Note the error code and anything else it says.

    Cheers :grinthumb
     
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    and to add, go to [start>run] and type in %systemroot%/minidumps
    post 5-6 of your most recent ones here in a .zip file.

    also give your pc a good dusting with a compressed air source
     
  6. BegginerTech

    BegginerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok now it wont boot

    I get this error message with a blue screen.

    "A PROBLEM HAS BEEN DETECTED AND WINDOWS HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER.

    CHECK TO MAKE SURE ANY NEW HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE IS PROPERLY INSTALLED"


    I tried to boot my computer in Safe Mode but it will take me to this screen again.

    Any ideas?
     
  7. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    fowellow both N3051M, and mikescorpio81 advice then post back
     
  8. BegginerTech

    BegginerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can't

    I dont have access to that. Computer won't boot. I try to restart it but it will go to that blue screen again. Anything I do will take me to that blue screen.(boot in safe mode, safemode in dos, safe mode in a network, or in normal mode) I dont have acces to anything.
     
  9. sootjai

    sootjai TS Rookie

    U have to downclock your computer mannn.... i guess....
     
  10. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    when booting up, keep hitting F8 on your keyboard untill it comes up to a boot selection menu.. chose safe mode with command prompt or similar..

    be patient.. it may take a while longer to load...

    -->if it stops at one file while booting, then post that file

    -->if it does boot, then go do the advices posted, and...
    -run open up my computer, and each hardrive [right click>properties>tools] and run a checkdisk.
    -goto your device manager (right click [my computer>properties>hardware>device manager]) find any devices listed wiht a yellow question mark, and update its driver (right click it, then choose update). You might as well goto windows update and update and well as other drivers...

    see how you go.. :)
     
  11. BegginerTech

    BegginerTech TS Rookie Topic Starter

  12. Canadian

    Canadian TS Rookie Posts: 77

    To do this, insert your Windows XP CD, and on the first window after loading, hit R for repair. Then, after logging into an admin account, type chkdsk /r
     
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