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Why does my computer keep shutting off?

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    Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    I never had this problem until I recently cleaned up my computer. It now runs fine, but my problem is that the computer shuts off, without warning, every 10 minutes.

    How can I stop this?

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    How'd you clean it?

    Does it just shut off? or a bluescreen?

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb View Post
    How'd you clean it?

    Does it just shut off? or a bluescreen?
    I used Iolo System Mechanic.
    And it just shuts off, no bluescreen.

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    Hello, are you able to use this : System Restore - How to If you can do this, pick a date before you used that program. Post results please.

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    I'd check your cpu and gpu temps. They can cause shut offs like that.

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    The random shut offs have stopped it seems. But I now have a new problem. Whenever I turn on the computer, I either get the blue screen errors or an error that says the CPU fan has failed.

    Also, I'm having trouble staying connected to the internet. The other computers in my house aren't having this problem, so it's just mine.

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    Open your case and see if the fan is moving or not.

    If its not, its the cause of all your problems.

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patonb View Post
    Open your case and see if the fan is moving or not.

    If its not, its the cause of all your problems.
    Alright, will do. Thanks
    But what should I do if it is in deed not moving?

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    Re: Why does my computer keep shutting off?

    You are going to be buying a new fan .

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