Computer switches off then boots up immediately

  StephenRogers 20:15 28 Jun 2006
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My PC keeps turning itself off and going through the whole start up process at diiferent intervals.

History:
- got broadband a couple of months ago - USB modem from Tiscali
- didn't update norton for about a month (had trouble renewing subscription)
- been running game (call of duty) on broadband multiplayer.

Recently this switch off thing started happening - got progessively worse - eventually Windows XP wouldn't load - repaired XP, virus scanned all drives, but it's still happening (though not as often)
any ideas?

  MAJ 20:19 28 Jun 2006

Overheating can cause problems like that, StephenRogers, check all your fans, especially the Processor fan, make sure they are working.

  VoG II 20:20 28 Jun 2006

Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under Startup & Recovery, click Settings. Under System Failure, untick the box in front of Automatically restart.

The next time it crashes you should get a message on a blue screen. post it here.

  StephenRogers 19:31 29 Jun 2006

...and am now waiting for the next failure...

  StephenRogers 19:32 29 Jun 2006

MAJ - is there a way of checking the fans are working without opening the box?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:17 29 Jun 2006

Speedfan click here

  StephenRogers 21:02 29 Jun 2006

looks like a great tool - I can't seem to find or open a download in either firefox or IE

wots goin wrong?

cheers

Stephen

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:12 29 Jun 2006

Click download tab then on the next page click speedfan 4.28 in the second paragraph.

  ed-0 21:14 29 Jun 2006

Or download it from here. click here

  StephenRogers 09:22 01 Jul 2006

I've got 1 fan working and 2 at 0 rpm

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:38 01 Jul 2006

The ones at 0 rpm may not be fitted how many fans in your system?

There will be one on the CPU but you may not have any others.

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