Spontaneous Shutdown????

By Ohboy87
Dec 28, 2005
  1. I have a HP and I have windows XP. My computer keeps on shutting off spontaneously. Like one minute into it loading up it shuts off. can someone help!!!!me!!!
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,425   +77

    Checkout sequence

    In order of probability

    (a) you have a virus
    (b) you have a memory failure
    (c) you have a fault in the motherboard
    (d) you have overheated your CPU
    (e) your OS has become corrupted or settings for power management have changed

    We need much more detail about your PC and what led up to this. How long has your PC worked. Do you have firewall and anti-virus installed. Have you recently installed something other than proper commercial software. Do you run games. Have you overclocked your PC. Have you been poking around inside the case.
  3. Ohboy87

    Ohboy87 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have no virus protector because everytime I try to install Norton Anti-virus it would stop and say retry um I havent been poking around the inside I do not install games or run them and my pc has been workin for 2 years
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