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Post by AngelsElf on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:39 am

My main computer started to automatically turn itself off today and has been doing it more and more often throughout the day. Now when I reboot it, sometimes it doesn't even get to the windows page before it shuts down.

Any ideas.

Thank you

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Re: Computer keeps completely shutting down

Post by Dr Jay on Wed Aug 11, 2010 5:42 am

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