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Why Does My PC (XP OS) Shut Itself Down?

Yeah why does my pc with Windows XP operating system shut down anytime I am installing some new software?

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Just a lot of other Techies have said, It can be anything , ranging from Virus attack, Registry issues, Fan related issues as well.

Observe and note what happens, Its always best to know what happens before the system restart or shutdown.

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yo! jal,

the bottom line is VIRUS. try formating the system. When a virus infects a system, once activated, it attaches itself to other files and replicates itself thereby consuming memory space and jamming the system. your best bet since your system can't stay on is to reformat and carryout a clean install. and be carefull in the future.

ksy.

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Is either your O.S is currupt or there is a hard ware conflict, try re installing the OS, If same trouble shoot the hardwares

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Yeah Naresh try out wat Neoteny has offered and get back with the results ok?

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hmm. methinks wen u have such error messages in the blues screen of death it means u have irq conflits somewhere, or intefering memory addresses. serious wahala there, fella. try booting booting in safe mode and do a system restore.

ur notebook shuts down and restarts? sounds like brontok/rontokbro to me. im infected too by a new variant (brontok q) and is hell to completely disinfect. if u are sure its not hardware or other reasons causing the restarts just install brontok washer 1.5. google it, or check www.softpedia.com.

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yes i get it when i am online.

it just happens when i browse on the net.

suddenly i get the blue screen and it says:

STOP

(here is often a problem written, for example "NFTS_FILE_SYSTEM" or "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" ) its not just these 2, there are lots of them,

and in the end it tells me:

beginning dump of physical memory.

dump completed.

so,do u understand what i mean ? i hope u do, cuz it is tooo much now

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@Naresh u get the blue screen when un are online? Please elaborate on that, how come?

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u have to be specific, what error message(s) do u get? does the machine power down immediately an installation is initialized or it brings up a BSOD ( Blue Screen Of Death), dumping physical memory , blah blah.

Hey, can I get som help please, this is really important.

Often while I am online I get error messages which bring up a Blue Screen and says beginning dump of physical memmory. And after that it tells me that the dump had been completed.

How do I solve this problem ??

Can someone please help me with this, ?

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well i choose using pears because of d viscosity. so no probs trin out other 1s. (nt as a further solution, just answering jala's joky ques.)

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Sorry i have not replied this since to tell you what has been going on.

There are too many screws behind the laptop, and I don't want to mess things up. So am leaving it will send for repairs if things get worst.

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jack Daniels whiskey is even better

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abeg let the guy advertise pears oo? when kerosine or petrol would even do tha same thing

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Blow or repair the Fan and u are back, up and running!

When you are done with that we 'll go from there.

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If u can open d laptop, bridge d CMOS(BIOS) batt to drain its effect on d board, disconnect d HDD, floppy drive & CD drive. then power it on while d batt is still bridged 4 like 1.5mins. then copple it back & go back to setup when it's abt booting & set all d necessary setings 4d laptop, save changes & alow it to boot. If dis prob still continue try to change d momory chip, clean d fan & apply some pears baby oil in d joint of d fan. while applying d oil be very careful & make sure it doesnt spill.

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No I don't expired last year. I call the company and the said i will pay 50 pounds deposite.

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If you do that the guarantee falls off .Do you still have a grantee on the laptop?

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the operating system is XP

mean while cleaning the fan will involve unscrewing the Laptop. maybe I should have even mentioned the make

It is a Toshiba satellite pro,

I only have a few pages up and listen to music with my messenger. I don't think that is much.

Thanks for the Ideas I will try them out and inform you if they work.

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Today was rice and stew with banana school stly and salad.

I am not always in the kitchen then am mama .

I have people that enter kitchen for me.

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@Mamaput wats cooking? R u alwayz in da kitchen? I am hungry o!!!

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But do the fan first.

I made the mistake to reprogramm my own.

I had saved nothing and everything got lost for nothing.

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This from Onyegbula might also help

"go to your control panel=>performance & maintenance=>administrative tools=> double click on services and scroll down to rpc(remote procedure call) double click on it & select recovery on d 3 options where u'll fiind "restart computer" select "take no action"instead. on all 3 options."

Or check the fan and clean it if it has too much dust.

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No problem,thank you.

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Hey Man, i am only suggesting that we give way for more problems and solutions here, Man mi, aint taking it personal, we are cool right? if we have got more problems, you could aswell send it here and we see together afterall there is no mr know all, u get?

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plz Asiwaju, stop taking things too personal, u r a man. if i say that computing probs does nt end what's wrong with that. if u seem to knw it all in computing then u can as well teach us hw to put an end in computing probs. rem. who ever writes a virus prog, will always perfect it to counter d solution against his virus prog. so that solution may nt be all abt it. & i promise u, i will nt be part of this "winxp shut down" prob talk again.

thanks.

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Well, since the initial poster has stated that he has some problems and he aswell said he had gotten the solution, whats there to learn again?

Its rather good if someone else would send in anada problem and we all find solutions to it for others to learn.

these talk about letiong others learn? what are we learning when the original problem have been solved? if you must learn, read from the first message till the point where jalal said he has sorted the problem and how he sorted the problem.

And please oyegbula, dont gimme that "plz problems in computing does not end" says who?

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Hello, plz problems in computing does not end. u may think u have d solution 2d problem u have @hand,but u may not. even if u have let others feed frm it. i will also be glad learning frm others' view abt this kind of problem. so, i dnt advice we stop it. ok? & mind u all, 4those using win2000 d same problem has just started shuting down win2000 OS. so u see, we still have it around. thanks.

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Hey the topic doesnt need to end keep on contributing others will learn from it

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hello, there are several thing that can cause ur pc shutdown. it could be the memory chip; when infected by virus, could be the pc's power supply bt the main thing that can cause that in winxp is virus via d net. i believe urs starts by 1st showing u a message saying something like "windows is shutting down, all unsaved job will be lost. shut down inisiated by system authority, i cant clearly rem." what u'll do is to install "winxp service pack2 with advanced protection" and while instaling it, disconnect it frm any kind of network, most of all d net. after that go to ur control panel=>performance & maintenance=>administrative tools=> double click on services and scroll down to rpc(remote procedure call) double click on it & select recovery on d 3 options where u'll fiind "restart computer" select "take no action"instead. on all 3 options.

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Well the problems over, seems it was the Brontox virus, after i got rid of it, the problem doesnt occur anymore, hey thank ya all for your contributions, hope you all learnt something.

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Go to your control panel click on the energy icon and then check very well that you did not define how many minute or hour it will automatically shut down. if that is correct then only two possibility is left either your hardrive can no longer keep the OS running or you have a Trojan virus that is how they manifest

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I had that problem once the ventilator was spoiled.

open the back and clean the dust.

If there is too much dust it will not rotate

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Guess your pc is telling you it's got a virus or that needs a baby brother.

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Thank you all for ur suggestions, It doesnt giv any error messages, it just closes down all programs running and shuts down especially when installing new software or running programs from disc,

Maybe its the Brontox virus, cos i see that one often, it just pops up in an explorer window, i'll clean that and see if it solves the problem!!

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Run a virus patch and update Ur Bios,

it will solve Ur problem.

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u have to be specific, what error message(s) do u get? does the machine power down immediately an installation is initialized or it brings up a BSOD ( Blue Screen Of Death), dumping physical memory , blah blah.

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You need to give more details, the error message that comes up before shutting down, the kind of software you are trying to install etc. This will make it easier to know the exact problem and how to resolve it.

If you can get the error message, just copy and paste it in google, you will get more solution to your problem. All the same try and use the firewall on windows XP and also scan your system because shutting down can also be due to virus attack.

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Well, until you can tell what exactly the error message is before it shuts down, only then would you get a perfect answer for the problem. It could go off 4 one thousand and one reasons.

Please when next its going off, read the error message or atleasts check the error code or describe just what it does before it shuts down. you ll be suprised to see the same problem even after you reinstall!

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some of your system files might be corrupt.re-installing the o/s migth help.

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Try to make sure that the computer is as cool as possible, blow a fan towards the back of it, especially while you install.

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does it shut down with error messages?

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try search google for registry repairer

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If its a registy value error, how do i rectify it? Thanks!!!

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either a virus, or a registry value error, or u just palin doin something wrong, lol

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