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HELP! computer keeps switching off

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bluevin123, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. bluevin123

    bluevin123 New Member

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    Hi there,
    This is my first post on hear so a big Hi to everyone,I have just came up with a problem ,and wondered if anyone could help me,here goes.
    I was on the computer in the middle of something,when the screen went black,and proceeded to go into start up mode, the desktop then appeared and I began to carry on ,when it cut out again.I then received a box that came up saying computer has recovered from a serious error/send error report. This I did and it took me to Microsoft windows error reporting.
    It said problem was caused by Smart Link Modem Driver. I then had to go through to the control panel into the drivers, and update it.
    This I done but the problem was still there.
    When it started up again, it was the old Packard bell picture and all my settings set to default(gutted).
    I then done a systems restore to Friday of last week, and hooray, all my settings appeared again. However it still keeps cutting out.
    Sorry for this to be long winded, but has anyone any advice in what to do, apart from kick it a few times.
    Cheers.
    Vinnie.
     
  2. hbroomhall

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    A crash like this is *usualy* caused by a hardware fault.

    Have a look in the logs to see if any info is recorded about this.

    Also switch off the auto-reboot on error tick-box. This will mean that when it errors the error message will be left on the screen so you can write it down.

    And "Hi and welcome to CF!"

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  3. BosonMichael
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    Do you use the modem? If not, disable it.
     
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    Check your PSU (power supply)

    Does it have enough power for all your devices?
     
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  7. Tinus1959

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    Most of the time this points to a heat problem. Is there a regularity in the time it takes before it shuts off?
     
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  9. Sure Shot

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    Thanks both
     
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  10. bluevin123

    bluevin123 New Member

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    Thanks Guys,
    Decided to reboot the whole computer in the end,no matter what I tried it still switched off. Anyway seems great now, just hope it stays like it.
    Thanks again.
    Vinnie.
     

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