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How can iI keep my computer from shuuting down automatically


I need to leave my computer on at all times. If I turn it off

at night, the next morning when I turn it on, it will shut down completly every 5 to 10 minutes. When it shuts down

everything shuts down(moniter -tower) i can not start again

until I click off butten in back of tower an wait half hour.

Please help I dont know the size of hard drive an modem speed, but I had to click one in order to send this request


This question was answered on June 28, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your machine is probably locking up because of either a failing power supply or cpu fan When the system gets too hot it just shuts down and won't start back up until it has a chance to cool down It'd be a good idea to get the machine to your local repair shop and have it looked at.

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Posted by Kirk of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on June 28, 2000