My computer keeps shutting off

By megastar15
Jul 8, 2008
  1. LAst night my computer just shut off...i was able to turn it back on and get on it again, things were running slow and then it shut off again....i forgot to turn it off before i went to bed and this morning its not working. I can turn it on and the green light on the from says its onbut nothing is happening. I kept trying and every now and then it would seem like it starts to load but would shut off again. I hooked the monitor up to my laptop and it worked for a second then shut off again, i thought that it may just be the monitor but then why cant i open the c drive....nothing else is working i have a virus? did something blow? the fan?
    I have no clue, i have tried everything I can think of....what do i do now? whats going on?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Sounds like a dead monitor to me it should work fine that is assuming the monitor can handle the screen size of your monitor, to be double sure set your screen size to 640 x 480 and then try the monitor if it still wont work its broken.

    Open the C drive ?? what does that mean ?

    What else is there.

    Look lets start from the beginning, first check the monitor, then post back and tell us if the computer makes any noise or if any lights come on on the base unit.

    Usual checks like fuses are a good start.

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