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Is it getting power... Are the lights coming on or is it totally dead ?
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It's utterly dead. I noticed this problem about a week ago when the virus thing popped up. Sometimes it would shut down completely on its own right in the middle of something I was doing, and I would have to reboot it, or it would reboot itself even though I had not tried to reboot it. Sometimes when I presse the start up button it would start immediatel but other times it woul not start right away but start up on its own and then shut down or reboot. It was acting so quirky that I decided to backup all my important files and have them on discs. Do you think this is something caused by the virus we were dealing with or could it be something else. Is there something I can do to remedy this or should I be thinking about a replacement? Thanks. nighttide
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Definitely not Virus related, at a guess I would say it is probably the PSU failing or maybe even the motherboard. And with the price of a new motherboard (and fitting if you do not know how to) you would probably be better getting another system
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Glad to hear it's not virus related. I guess a new system is the best way to go. Thanks for all your help, and I'd appreciate it if you'd give me the link to leave feedback again. Sorry I couldn't complete the last steps, but I know, since you were in charge, it was going to turn out all right! Thanks again!!! nighttide
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As long as you have good backups you will actually find this to be less traumatic than you thought. My reasoning behind this is that you will probably get windows 7 on the new system and you will be amazed at the speed and stability (once you get used to it that is :D ) Also if you get a chance ask for a 64bit version as that is a tad more secure and easier to fix, at the moment. But, if you have any questions about that do not hesitate to ask

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :D

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