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COMPUTER KEEPS SHUTTING DOWN SUDDENLY

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Anonymous
September 30, 2004 11:45:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Hello; Hope any of you can help me. A couple of days ago my computer got very
slow, especially the Yahoo messenger. I start typing and it takes a while for
me to be able to see what I type. It drives me crazy! Also, when I least
expect it, the computer shuts completely down, really fast!
I installed Spybot and it discovered more than 400 bad things in my computer
and I got rid of those. All my virus definitions are up to date and the
computer hasn't find any viruses, yet the problem persists. I tried
defragmenting the hard drive, but the computer keeps shutting down and it
won't let me do it. Yahoo is still very slow.
What can I do? Does anybody knows what's wrong with my computer? Can any of
you help?

Thanks in advance, and hope to hear from you soon!

Respectfully,
--
Carmen

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Anonymous
October 1, 2004 12:57:30 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Carmen;
Those "400 bad things" may have caused problems not resolved by simply
by uninstalling them.
Is there an error message as the computer shuts down?

Check for damaged/missing system files:
Start/Run
Type "sfc /scannow" ENTER
Follow prompts and have Windows XP CD available.

Also see this link to help prevent this in the future:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/security.htm

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"carmen" <carmen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:29A46A03-45B3-48D9-B9F9-0A4C09AC5048@microsoft.com...
> Hello; Hope any of you can help me. A couple of days ago my computer
> got very
> slow, especially the Yahoo messenger. I start typing and it takes a
> while for
> me to be able to see what I type. It drives me crazy! Also, when I
> least
> expect it, the computer shuts completely down, really fast!
> I installed Spybot and it discovered more than 400 bad things in my
> computer
> and I got rid of those. All my virus definitions are up to date and
> the
> computer hasn't find any viruses, yet the problem persists. I tried
> defragmenting the hard drive, but the computer keeps shutting down
> and it
> won't let me do it. Yahoo is still very slow.
> What can I do? Does anybody knows what's wrong with my computer? Can
> any of
> you help?
>
> Thanks in advance, and hope to hear from you soon!
>
> Respectfully,
> --
> Carmen
Anonymous
October 1, 2004 3:23:43 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Your computer was severely compromised by spyware. Fixing that much damage
is bound to leave you with a seriously unstable system.

You should seriously consider backing up all your data and performing a
cleaninstall of Windows and all your other software.

Ted Zieglar

"carmen" <carmen@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:29A46A03-45B3-48D9-B9F9-0A4C09AC5048@microsoft.com...
> Hello; Hope any of you can help me. A couple of days ago my computer got
> very
> slow, especially the Yahoo messenger. I start typing and it takes a while
> for
> me to be able to see what I type. It drives me crazy! Also, when I least
> expect it, the computer shuts completely down, really fast!
> I installed Spybot and it discovered more than 400 bad things in my
> computer
> and I got rid of those. All my virus definitions are up to date and the
> computer hasn't find any viruses, yet the problem persists. I tried
> defragmenting the hard drive, but the computer keeps shutting down and it
> won't let me do it. Yahoo is still very slow.
> What can I do? Does anybody knows what's wrong with my computer? Can any
> of
> you help?
>
> Thanks in advance, and hope to hear from you soon!
>
> Respectfully,
> --
> Carmen
!