PC keeps turning itself off?

  triflesterms 15:14 20 Apr 2007


I keep getting blue screens, but recently my pc keeps turning itself off & sometimes when i turn it on again i get i get a totally differnt screen at start up saying press home for boot records or something? also clock on my pc keeps changing to a different time.
Not sure whats going on with it?
Hope someone can help?


  provider 2 15:19 20 Apr 2007

CMOS battery? click here

  Technotiger 15:22 20 Apr 2007

Hi, it would help us to help you if, as well as telling us what the problem is, tell us as much as you can about your machine - Laptop/Desktop Win'98 - XP, Hard-drives size, Memory, other drives any external components etc. Otherwise we are just fumbling in the dark.

  triflesterms 15:28 20 Apr 2007

ok its a home pc, amd 800mhz, 30 gb hd, 256 mb ram, lite-on cd writer/dvd combo,im using xp pro.
I put a new cmos battery in it last year

  Kate B 15:28 20 Apr 2007

Blue screens are often down to iffy drivers: have you updated any drivers recently or installed new hardware?

  Technotiger 15:34 20 Apr 2007

As well as iffy drivers, that fact that it keeps turning itself off points at either over-heating, or a hardware problem. Possible clogged up fans, or PSU on its way out. How old is PC?

  triflesterms 15:43 20 Apr 2007

I havent updated any drivers though i did add a audio interface which was fine but now windows says no audio hardware, pc is 5 years old but replaced mb last year & psu as well as fan, i checked temp of pc the other day & it seemed to be ok

  Technotiger 15:48 20 Apr 2007

Hmm, when you say audio interface, do you in fact mean a Sound Card? If so, and it was recent, double check that the card is seated properly and also suspect that if it was a card you fitted, you might have disturbed something else in pc - cables or mem-sticks. Worth checking them all to make sure they are all ok.

  triflesterms 16:15 20 Apr 2007

yes i mean sound card, i fitted it about a month ago, i forgot to mention sometimes when i turn my pc on i keep getting blue screens & the only way to fix it so it boots is by unpluging memory stick & hd, ive checked everythings plugged in ok & it is, the other day i got add new hardware message for iee controller, not sure what that is?

  Technotiger 16:34 20 Apr 2007

I hope you have a good backup saved. It could be that your hard-drive (5yrs old ?) may be on the way out. It is not doing your pc any good at all by unplugging and refitting things - especially the memsticks.

  Technotiger 16:38 20 Apr 2007

PS - iee is the hard-disk controller!

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