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Pc turns itself off and I cant think why.


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LeeHamo

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Hi all,

Lets see if this great site can help me again and keep up its 100% record. Here goes...

I got a PC given off my mother, its an old time pc, it has 1.2 athlon cpu, 250 watt psu and a 64 mb geforce 4 gfx card and 600mb ram.

Ok I recently bought monopoly for it and installed it on my main pc then on this time pc so i could play against my partner on 2 pcs, works fine on my pc, during install on the time pc the pc shut itself down and restarted mid install, didnt think out of it and tried again and it installed.

got connected and started a game with my partner, after about 15 mins the game and the time pc totally froze, had to turn it off by the switch, turned it back on tried again and within 5 mins it had froze again.

by the way when the time pc was freezing my main pc was fine and monopoly never crashes.

I have tried switching my 2 ram sticks around, only using one and i think i have ruled out it being the ram cause the game crashes regardless of how much or which stick of ram i have in.

So, I tried to install a different game (kingpin), got to 17% and the comp restarted itself.

God knows whats causing this but surely it must be either the cpu or the hdd?

If someone could help me get a defo reason for this malfunction I would be very grateful and it would save me some cash too.

Thanks in advance,

Lee.

Edited by LeeHamo, 03 June 2006 - 05:33 AM.

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Update:

now the pc wont start whatsoever, keeps restarting itself mid boot up, normally on the welcome screen, can differ though.

Anyone got an idea?

Thanks,

Lee.
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You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need the XP product key to complete this

If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install


XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

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