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PC restarting -- already dusted and scanned for viruses

By zag1402
Feb 26, 2011
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  1. hi all
    ok i have a computer tower here and it is shutting down and restarting ???
    1 i cleaned it out free from dust and re-pasted the cpu
    2 did a quick virus scan
    so what can it be it runs ok in save mode
    can i get a xp repair disc that won't wipe my programmes / data
    but will fix the os
     
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,026   +51

    You could try 'Start', 'cmd' (right-click 'Run as administrator')
    type 'chkdsk /f'
    Then 'Y' . Exit the DOS box. Restart pc. Leave it for an hour while it checks the O/S.
     
  3. zag1402

    zag1402 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    ok will give it a go thanks mike
    and i will let you know
     
  4. zag1402

    zag1402 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    this will not lose her data will it ????
    as she will kill me ..... lol is the wife you know
     
  5. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,026   +51

    No, the 'chkdsk' commands, (there are several) are part of windows O/S, built in, so can only do 'good'. you cannot do any damage. The chkdsk /f can take some time to complete, so just let it run, it will restart the pc when finished.
     

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