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Question

Why does my computer shut down by it self without giving any warnings and messages?

It does not go on standby when i choose that option and shuts down.

It does not turn on when i press power switch. i have to take out the main ac plug about 10 times and try that again and again.

Answer

This question was answered on October 29, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Repair your installation of Windows

Place the Windows XP CD in the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.

If the Windows CD displays the What would you like to do? menu, click Exit.

Turn off your computer, wait ten seconds, and then turn your computer back on.

If you are prompted to start your computer from the CD, do so.

After Windows XP Setup starts, press ENTER to continue the setup process.

Press ENTER to choose the option To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER. Do not choose the Recovery Console option.

Press F8 to accept the licensing agreement.

At this point, the Setup program will search for previous installations of Windows XP. If Setup does not find a previous installation of Windows XP, then you might have a hardware failure. Click No, I still have a problem when I try to start Windows below, and then click Next to continue troubleshooting.

If Setup does find a previous installation of Windows XP, then the following message will appear:

" If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, setup can try to repair it.

Use the up and down arrows to select an installation.

To repair the selected installation Press R.

To continue without repairing, Press Esc."

Choose the appropriate installation of Windows XP, and then press R to attempt to repair it.

Follow the remaining directions on your screen.

Notes

You might need to change the boot drive sequence in your BIOS settings in order to successfully start your computer from the Windows CD. Contact the manufacturer of your computer, or see your manufacturer's documentation, for more information.

If you are unable to start your computer from the Windows XP CD, then you might have a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive failure or other hardware failure.

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Posted by gilbert of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on October 29, 2004

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