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The computer shut down 15-30mins


My computer shuts down 15-30mins everytime after windows XP loaded.

When this happened, the power light keeps flashing and even if you try pressing the startup button; it won't work!

At first I thought the power adaptor went dead or something but then I spotted the light keeps flashing. Then I tried unplugging the power cable and wait till the light stopped; put the cable back on and startup the PC.

Amazingly everything went normal and after 15-30mins, the problem occured again!!!

Can anyone tell me what does that mean when a PC shuts down randomly and won't bootup with the power light flashing. Thanks.


This question was answered on January 27, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check how is configured the Power Options in control panel, where you can choose when you computer must shut down or turn off.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 27, 2004