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Computer randomly turning off RRS feed

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  • The title is pretty self explanatory. Sometimes my computer randomly turns off. Ill unplug it for a while (30-60 minutes) plug it back in, and it'll work for like half an hour. Then it turns off again. Eventually, after anywhere from 1-3 weeks, it works again. What is happening and how can i prevent it?
    • Changed type JimR1Moderator Monday, November 16, 2009 10:09 PM Off topic.
    Monday, November 16, 2009 8:48 PM

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  • It sounds like the computer is overheating. Unplug the computer, open the case, and use a can of compressed air to clean the dust off of the processor heatsink and fan, motherboard, memory, and any ventilation openings in the case that may be restricted.
    Jim - MVP Windows Live - Forum Moderator - Live One Care - Live Mesh - Microsoft Security Essentials
    Monday, November 16, 2009 10:13 PM
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