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My system shuts down only when running certain programs. I was using HOYLE card games. I have used it many times in the past. Recently when using the program the whole system shuts down without any notice. I have to wait for the system to reboot. My daughter goes to a hannah montanna web site with no problems. When she plays the games at this site the system shuts down. The last problem I have is, I am using a DVD slideshow program. I can spend hours creating the slide show but when I go to Burn just before finishing the system shuts down. It seems that whenever the system shuts down it is just before completing a card game, online game, and now before completing burning a DVD. I feel I have some sort of Virus. Can you help?
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I'm guessing it's an overheating issue. If your're comfortable taking the side off the case, vacuum out any dust bunnies, and inspect the fans for any that aren't operating.
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That was my first thought. I did vacuum the inside around the fan. But the problem only occurs while running certain programs. It seems more than a coincidence that the system shuts down just before finishing a program. A good example is the hoyle card game. I can play a game of cards and the system will shut down just before a game is finished. I can not complete a single card game. I can work on the PC for hours but let me play the card game and it shuts down. Like I said it also happens with DVD recording program. Just before completing a DVD burn, the system shuts down. The only other time I noticed a problem was my daughter using the Hanaah Montana site. She plays a certain game there and before she completes it, it shuts down. The system shuts down everytime like clockwork when using these programs. I think it is more than heating up.
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