laptop went into system shutdown

  rednirt 09:46 22 Apr 2010
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my laptop came up with system shutdown in 60 secs this morning.it then restarted itself and now i can not run anything,i cant even open I.E ,mcafee to scan it,cant access restore point.please help.

  birdface 09:53 22 Apr 2010

Maybe have a read.

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  birdface 09:54 22 Apr 2010

Maybe try a system restore in safe mode if you can.

  rednirt 09:56 22 Apr 2010

how do i run in safe mode?
I have also read the post about mcafee,do you think this has caused it as all the pc in house are running on mcafee and no others have been affected yet.

  birdface 10:01 22 Apr 2010

Not sure but it does say XP with SP3 installed so not sure if all your computers are the same.

Safe Mode.[Just keep tapping F8 as the computer starts]And try a system restore to a date when it was working Ok.

  rednirt 10:11 22 Apr 2010

hi i went into safe mode but everything is just the same.sorry to keep asking is there anything else you can suggest,many thanks

  rednirt 10:12 22 Apr 2010

i cant even get the restore point to work just comes up saying to restart pc to run it but does not work.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:24 22 Apr 2010

What operating system?
Mke and model of laptop?

Assume you are in windows but clicking on short cuts just causes egg timer to run?

  rednirt 10:47 22 Apr 2010

Fruit bat. laptop is compaq mini 110
running on windows xp

  rednirt 11:32 22 Apr 2010

still cant do anything anyone help please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:07 22 Apr 2010

Are you getting into windows?

DO you have a XP CD? if so do a repair install.
Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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