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I ahve had my laptop for 2 years now, about a year ago it start sgutting down, it's been in for repair and it still happens, i can't play games on there, run too many progrmas, can't download files off dreamweaver mx 2004, it's really bad now, would reformating it fix it, if yes how would i go about doing it, as i have never messed with reformating a pc before, it's time made.
Any help would be greatful.
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So if your computer randomly shutsdown i would quess it is a over heating problem, you should open the computer and clear of all the dust bunnies. Try cleaning it and check that all the fans are working... It could also be a power supply problem if cleaning the dust bunnies don't help you could try another PSU.

I hope this helps!
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So if your computer randomly shutsdown i would quess it is a over heating problem, you should open the computer and clear of all the dust bunnies. Try cleaning it and check that all the fans are working... It could also be a power supply problem if cleaning the dust bunnies don't help you could try another PSU.

I hope this helps!

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Ravenheart, its a laptop!!

You do not want to go opening up a laptop case unless you a) know exactly what you are doing and b)have no other option.

Overheating is a possible cause for this type of behaviour though.
Other causes could be driver issues, malware, viruses or power problem.

See if you can get a hardware monitoring utility to check the system & cpu temps.
Try www.majorgeeks.com for a free download.

Also, does the problem happen regardless of whether the laptop is running from the battery only or the mains?

Have you updated your antivirus software & scanned everything?

What is the make/model of the laptop?
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