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Old 12-11-2005, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Have a custom built computer here, it keeps turning off a short time after it is turned on, the harddrive is reformatted with no OS, any possible ideas to why this machine keeps turning off

Must be a computing error
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Old 12-11-2005, 11:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Possibly a cooling problem, a PSU problem, a hard drive problem, a RAM proble, or a mobo problem.

Sorry. Your description is pertty vague.

Can you give us some more specifics?


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Old 12-12-2005, 01:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Could also be a virus or worm. I had this happen even after a harddisk reformat but I used the "Quick Format" option and when I did the full it took care of the problem.

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Old 12-12-2005, 09:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My first reaction is to suspect your power supply since it is just shutting off instead of rebooting. Second reaction is overheating cpu. Can you turn it back on immediately after it shuts off? Check your CPU temp in the BIOS right after it happens.
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I agree with xr280xr, make sure you have a PSU with enough output for all your hardware and make sure you have enough cooling for it.
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