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turquoise20

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Hi,

This week, I have gotten four new things. I have XP, a Dell system, with a Vonage broadband adapter (VBA), speaker/subwoofer set, and wireless optical mouse and keyboard. The computer wasn't shutting off by itsself until I got the VBA. Of course, everything's hooked up to a surge protector. So my question is: why is my computer turning itsself off, and could I possibly need a new surge protector?

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It could possibly be a temperature thing look in bios to find the temperatures and post them up.
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BIOS would be...? I've heard the word, but I have no idea what you're talking about.

Thanks for helping me :tazz:,
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Get Everest Home here

http://www.lavalys.c...p?pid=1&lang=en

Click + next to computer then sensor
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IBM IC35L060AVV207-0 37 °C (99 °F)


I bought at Belkin surge protector @ Wal-Mart a few nights ago. So far, it hasn't shut off. Exactly what is this Everest good for?
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It will give you the temperature without needing to look through BIOS
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What are your thoughts as to why the computer was shutting itsself off?
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Either temperature or video card or its drivers

When you have a while, (hour) when you do not need the PC

Click start, run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue bar, when the bar goes, remove the XP CD.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot. It will take an hour to get back to the desktop, do not disturb this.
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Before I do ANYTHING, what does this do (instructions in previous post), and how will it benefit?
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the sfc command will check your system for missing/corrupt system files and fix them..the chckdisk will check your hd for errors... you may also try
Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose the SETTINGS button in the Startup And RECOVERY section, and uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART
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