Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 9 years ago

Has anyone had this problem with their Compaq pc?

My compaq desktop computer keeps suddenly shutting off. It's not overheating, that much I know. Has anyone else had this problem? Have they had it fixed? Is it a hardware problem or virus?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    There ARE infections that can shut down a computer. Whether you have such an infection is anyone's guess, but...

    Try this:

    Firstly, boot your computer to the Safe Mode menu screen. You do this by repeatedly pressing F8 as soon as you boot up. Once there, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking. Continue to boot from there, by pressing Enter. You will now see some drivers being loaded. There will be a pause at some point. This usually lasts for no more than 30 seconds.

    If that's successful, download and run TDSSKiller.exe from Kaspersky Lab. It's tiny, and takes just a minute to run. It hunts down and kills a specific family of rootkits:

    Regardless of the results, open your browser, copy and paste this link into the address bar and press Enter. It's a direct download for RKill. Save it to your desktop, then run it. When it's running, your desktop icons will vanish for a few seconds. When the notepad report is displayed, just close it. You may now delete RKill if you wish:


    Now open your browser and copy and paste this link into the address bar, and press Enter. It's a direct download for the free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (MBAM). Install it, get updates and run a full scan (still in Safe Mode):

    After this, try rebooting normally. If that's successful, I recommend you run another full scan with MBAM. It will detect malware that wasn't running in Safe Mode.

    You should now delete TDSSKiller.exe, as updated versions are often made available. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can be easily uninstalled, should you wish to do so, but it may prove to be beneficial in the future.

    Hope this helps.

  • 9 years ago

    nope, overheat maybe? I had a compaq PC and it is terrible.

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