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When i turn on my pc it gives me a mesage that it will shut down in 60 seconds then reboot. it will do this a few times, then it will freeze up. could this be a virus or is the hard drive going out?


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Could be many things but I would say not a virus effect I have ever seen or heard of and highly doubt a hardware/hard drive causing either. THink about you did before it started doing this and maybe relates to what I think it is.. either Windows or a program is causing this and for a reason. Usually you will see auto shutdown when it wants to reboot to update, install or do a scandisk. Did you do one of those? I'd lean toward you either installed software that requires a reboot to finish setup but isn't compatible or bad installation or incompatible driver or Windows is stuck in a loop it's not completing. Try going into safe mode and if you can check the Event Viewer/windows logs under control panel/administrative tools and look for what the system is saying. If you still can't figure then try booting from your Windows install disk and try a repair, preferably with a Vista disk even if using XP, trust me.
Could go into the bios to check if your getting any hardware warnings.
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