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Master of Reality

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#1 11 years ago

I was sitting at my computer, talking on msn and listening to music when all of a sudden my computer shut down and restarted itself. I'm used to this by now because it seems like every few months my computer ends up shutting itself down and I have to go and get it repaired. This time it restarted itself and came to the screen where it asked if I wanted to start windows normally, start in safe mode, or the last known configuration that worked. I ended up choosing every single one because once I'd choose one the Windows loading screen would come up, but the computer would just restart itself again. This happened for all of the options. I figure it has something to do with Windows, but is there anything I can do myself to fix this, or do I have to shell out more money yet again to have it fixed?

Also I don't have any windows cd's since the computer came with it already, so I don't really have a backup.




Sumguy21

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#2 11 years ago

Buy a new powersource?




Master of Reality

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#3 11 years ago
Sumguy21;3324160Buy a new powersource?

I'm not sure about that. It still starts up, it just doesn't seem to be able to load Windows. In the last year I've already had to replace the motherboard, then had to replace the RAM because it was faulty. I had to pay for that plus labour, and I've practically payed half of the computers worth just on repairs. It's frustrating.




marvinmatthew

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#4 11 years ago

It sounds like something is wrong with the Windows install. It's pretty likely that Windows has been corrupted.

I don't suspect the hardware because the computer seems to be restarting itself at the exact same point every time you restart it. If it was faulty hardware, then I would expect that the computer would shut off at random moments.




rusty208

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#5 11 years ago

my old pc did the same thing as soon as i would log in it would restart.. same point everytime.. i replaced the ram (even tho the stick that was in it was already new :S) and it stopped giving me the prob. as soon as it got to a certain point in the ram it would just fail. ask a friend who has a working pc if u can borrow his ram to test ur machine :P




Mere_Mortal

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#6 11 years ago

If Windows was pre-installed and you had no CDs, and assuming you have not formatted or replaced the hard-drive since you bought it...you may have an option at your BIOS screen to perform some sort of restore. At least on my machine, I used to have this option (doesn't quite work if the hard-drive dies, mind you). I had no disks, just a second partition that was a HP backup system. At the BIOS, I still have the option to press F10 which used to bring up the Compaq menu to perform a soft or hard restore (hard is a factory reset to how it was when shipped to the store and soft restores Windows but leaves the file system intact).

Who's the manufacturer of the machine?




steelGrunt

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#7 11 years ago

I disagree with these comments about windows only because I had the same problem two months ago and yes it was a bad power supply... I called asus and talked with them to make sure it wasnt a mobo problem and then I had a buddy with the same pc as mine and he also had the same problem and he had a extra power supply and it worked in both systems perfect... so I believe its a power supply and plus I really havent seen windows just turn it self off... lots and lots of other problems but just turning off and restarting its a hardware problem... I would suggest a CLG, Antec,Ultra, all very good choices.




-dwr-yate

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#8 11 years ago

ya it is the power source. i had the same problem with my computer and then i got a new power source and it works like a charm




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#9 11 years ago

They are right, it is either the power supply or you have a bad sector(s) in your RAM.




hadeez

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#10 11 years ago

Powersource.. If it shuts down at certain times then it doesn't looks like it's faulty.




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