Computer messed up (again)

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  1. AniProwl

    AniProwl Banned

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    Two months ago, our computer almost crashed. My brother and I spent hours fixing it up with the help of Microsoft Customer Services.

    Now, our compuer is messed up again. Whenver, some one logs on to it, the compurter restarts itself. I'm telling my parents and brother that we should have a technican look at it. Should we call Best Buy or something?
     
  2. McBradders

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    Not until you've covered up your porn-surfing.
     
  3. Deceptikitty

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    Too much porn. You could try reformatting? Going to Best Buy will be expensive.
     
  4. Recall

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    run it in safe mode and see if it still does it
     
  5. Boulder

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    Have you tried starting in safe mode? Try that and try to open the admin account.

    EDIT: Great minds think alike. And so do ours.
     
  6. AniProwl

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    No, it startted doing this out of nowhere.

    I'll tell my brother if he can see if safe mode works.
     
  7. Zathras

    Zathras Vive le Quebec Libre

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    When does it crash? At the windows logon screen? or is it before that?

    Could be a hardware issue at this point, maybe the RAM or Power supply. I suggest taking it to a tech to have it checked
     
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    safe mode first
     
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    It means it's possessed. I say burn it.
     
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    Windows XP I presume? Is there a CD/DVD in the tray?
     
  11. Boardwise

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  12. gil

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    I feel for you. I got a Dell XPS 400 with a Pentium D. It was a workhorse and took everything I downloaded, and then last week it gave up. I couldn't figure it out, so I reformatted the thing. It's ok for two days and now it won't finish booting up. Good thing I got a kick ass laptop.
     
  13. AniProwl

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    It's a Window XP.

    Anyway, one of my dad's bank customers works in the library I work in (small world) and he's one of thos computer repair staff members. So, next week, I'll bring it in to him annd I hope he can fix it.
     
  14. Sokar

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    If I had to guess off the top of my head, I'd say that it's one of 2 or 3 things.

    1 - You've got a virus causing the reboot as soon as a login is detected. This should be pretty fixable
    2 - Windows is corrupted and needs to be reinstalled or repaired. I had something like this with a bd install of xp when it was first released.
    3 - Your video card fan is shot and it's causing the reboots because when it powers up it starts to heat up, and with the fan not spinning properly, it's causing the card to overheat, causing the system to shut down before it causes any permanent damage. I've had this also with one of my older radeon cards. It was an easy fix though because all I had to do was add a little grease to the berrings in the fan to get thigns working great again