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My computer shuts off and gives me a bluescreen

By keiona80
Apr 19, 2015
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  1. My computer shuts off gives me a blue screen after about an hour, someimes longer, sometimes shorter. I'm not sure if it's software, hardware, drivers, or what really.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What is this computers make and model? Is it a laptop or desktop computer?
     
  3. keiona80

    keiona80 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    It is a desktop computer
    Microsoft windoows xp media center edition version2002 service pack 3
    Amd athlon(tm) 64 processor 3400+ 2.39 ghz 2.00 gb ram
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  5. keiona80

    keiona80 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    I tried, but I am able to really understand those directions and Iam scaredf to mess something up. Also, I dont have any floppy discs. I can figure my way somewhat around a computer but not completely computer savvy.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    This may be caused by a bad power supply, so you might be better off by taking this computer to a repair shop
     
  7. keiona80

    keiona80 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    A bad power supply? from the computer or my wall outlet? Wish I had money to take it to a shop. So you are unable to help? Is there another forum like this you know of that I can maybe try? I did just get help removing some MAJOR virus problems on another computer from this forum. I thought this would have to be way easier to deal with than that was.
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Tmagic650 is referring to the computer's power supply. Do you have access to another power supply you can temporarily swap out to test with?
     
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    XP is no longer supported. Your computer is probably getting very old now and it is in need of repair. No other forum can "fix" this for you. It needs hands on help
     
  10. keiona80

    keiona80 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Yes I have another computer if thats what you mean would it help if Itold you what the blue screen says, just in case it says:

    STOP 0xBAD0B0B0 0x00000008 0xBAD0B0B0 0x00000003
     
  11. keiona80

    keiona80 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 64

    Still awaiting a response, but if you really can't help I understand
     

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