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Lately I've been having this annoying problem with my computer. Whenever I try to play any sort of game on it (the kinds that take up the whole screen) I can only play for about 10 minutes straight, and then the computer shuts down. The green light is still on the computer signaling it's on, but the screen is off and the light [on the bottom of the screen] is orange. There is no way I can get it to start up again. The only way I can get it to go on is to shut the computer down completly, flip the switch off, wait about 15-30 minutes, and flip it back on then turn it on. This is an extremely annoying problem, and prevents me from playing any computer games. I've run a virus scan using Nortan and came up with 1 spyware virus, which I got rid of and the problem still persists. I'm using Windows XP.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Probably one of 2 things.

Check the computer to see what the temps are immediately after playing the game for a while(but before it shuts off). Speedfan would be a good program to monitor the temps.

It may be that you do not have enough memory to run the frame rate you like. Does the game slow down just before shutting off? When windows has to use the swap file for large amounts of data it will slow dramatically. It could cause the puter to shut down although its not likely for most puters. You can do a ctrl-alt-delete and watch your performance tab to see if the puter is running on the ragged edge.

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The computer is running fine right before it shuts down, it doesn't slow down or anything. It'll just turn off. I'll try and get a program for monitering the temps.
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try this it maybe a long process but try it any way



CLICK START...................RIGHT CLICK MY COMPUTER................OPEN


RIGHT CLICK LOCAL DISK...................CLICK PROPERTIES..............CLICK TOOLS


CLICK CHECK NOW......................CLICK BOTH BOXES PUT CHECK MARK


CLICK START AND WAIT
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