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Computer mysteriously working again? [Closed]

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   Back in mid-April my computer suddenly shut off and I could not restart it. It would power on briefly--the fans ran but no beeps--and then it would power off under a minute. Usually i can resolve issues I have with PCs, but I could not for the life of me fix the problem this time after trying for a few days. Just kept getting the same power on/power off result. I gave up, put the computer aside and started using an older machine with Windows XP. (ugh!) 

   So earlier this morning, for some reason or other, after not even touching it for months, I decided to just plug the non-working machine in and try to power it on, not expecting much. But it came on! It has been working all day. I immediately set about running scans, finding/removing any malware, clearing junk, deleting unwanted programs, etc. I've been able to reboot successfully several times and there hasn't been the slightest indication that it could possibly just shut off again. 

   Anyway, just wondering if anyone has had an experience like this. I've never heard of anyone having what seemed to be a serious problem like mine only to have it apparently resolve itself after a couple months. Maybe it needed a vacation. lol

   I did use it a lot and left it on for extended periods of time. It couldn't have been overheating, because I left it off for hours initially and tried to power it to no avail. I guess I would just like to know if there's anything I should still be concerned about, and if anyone else has experienced anything like this. 




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Hello kyotee,


You have posted in the malware related forum so I take it you think the problem was caused by malware.


That being so let's have a look at things to see what we can find.


Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool from here and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • Right click to run as administrator. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will produce a log called (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run from.
  • Please copy and paste log back here.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please also paste that into your reply.

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