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post #1 of 29
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My computer was working just fine last night, but for some reason in windows it just automatically shut down the last two times I had it on... So now today when I turn it on everything starts to boot up and all of the sudden it just goes off again. To me it seems like the little batteries on the motherboard have died and I need to get new ones... Is this the case or what else could be happeneing?

P.S. My CPU is not overclocked

Any suggestions would be great!
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post #2 of 29
If you mean the BIOS battery then it doesn't make the computer shut down when it needs replacement.
When your BIOS battery becomes weak your pc starts acting weird like displaying an erroneous date/time or not remembering bios settings such as what hard disk in installed in your pc, etc...

Your problem looks like a psu issue. Can you try another psu to test ?
I mean logically it shouldn't be overheating since you said it immediately turns off after you power it on so the cpu wouldn't have had time to heat that fast if it's not overclocked (and of course if your heatsink fan is rotating).
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post #3 of 29
Can you boot up intp safe mode? Can you get to your bios before the shutdown?
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post #4 of 29
u didnt oc anything? try to run first of all an antivirus software and see what happens....if u can run it and also get into ur bios and check the temps and let us know here. another thing reload ur bios defaults and see if that helps...

do all of this and come back here and inform us on the update....
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post #5 of 29
If possible test another PSU--voltage issue sounds like...
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post #6 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Oknilp
Can you boot up intp safe mode? Can you get to your bios before the shutdown?
I cant even get into BIOS before it shuts down now... It starts to load and all of the sudden it just turns off automatically... (for some reason every time Ive turned it on it just seems llike the time that it stays on has lessened) And Right now I dont have another PSU to try out... I think I can fin one though.
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post #7 of 29
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Behind my psu theres a switch for 115V and 250V what happenes if I change that to 250V???
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SilentdeathX
Behind my psu theres a switch for 115V and 250V what happenes if I change that to 250V???
I take it your current at home is 120Volts ?
If your house is powered by 120Volts (or 110Volts not sure) then you should keep the psu at 115V because if you set it at 250Volts it won't run since the voltage will be too weak to power it on.
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post #9 of 29
the switch is for UK pc owners as we use 240-250v. i had a similar problem turned out it was the harddrive. hope you get it sorted
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post #10 of 29
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Quote:
Originally Posted by z_one
I take it your current at home is 120Volts ?
If your house is powered by 120Volts (or 110Volts not sure) then you should keep the psu at 115V because if you set it at 250Volts it won't run since the voltage will be too weak to power it on.
oh okay..
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