Computer shuts down without warning!

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Dear Helpers,

I have got a very interesting and annoying problem with my destop. Form time to time it shuts down without any warning. First I was concerned that I might have the bluster worm- but I downloaded the Xp path and I run norton antivirus with live update.

Moreover I have anti trojaner 5.5. So I am quite sure that my comp is free from the bluster.

The computer always turns off when I try to send a file via my 100 Mbits/s cable to my laptop.

It's just turns off. Then it's impossible to switch it on again unless I put the plug out of the socket and into it again- then I can start my computer again.

So I think the problem is caused my loose contact at the power supply unit but because of the turn off when I try to send files to my laptop I am not quite sure if it has other reasons.

Maybe you 've faced similar problems and can give me some advice.

Thank you a lot

Michael

Answer

This question was answered on May 9, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It sounds like your power supply unit is bad It could also be your on/off switch Try replacing the ON/OFF switch first (its cheaper) and if that does not work, replace the Power Supply.

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Posted by Doonarine of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 9, 2004