1.    08 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 1-0

    PC shuts down quickly


    (Sorry...I had a stroke about 6 months ago so I'm very slow. I'm trying to teach/train myself all the stuff I had for years)

    We have ab i5 PC, it starts up, shows the Acer start up and then almost immediately powers down.

    Any help/advise on restarting the PC please?

    Many thanks.
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  2.    08 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,202
    Windows 10 Pro

    This could be an issue with your HDD. Boot into Setup (Bios) under the Information, or Main tab it should list all the drives on your computer. Does it list your HDD? You may also restart the computer and press F12 and see if there is a Diagnostic program that will test the HDD and Memory (RAM)
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  3.    08 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,431
    Mac OS Sierra

    Hardware problems would be another issue if it is booting up and then shutting down again.
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  4.    09 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 1-0
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks for all your responses (even reading is very difficult).

    bro67[/URL][COLOR=#3E3E3E][FONT=&quot] - the PC isn't booting so I understand that it is likely to be a hardware problem.

    spunk - would be worth trying a different HDD?

    Thanks
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  5.    09 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,202
    Windows 10 Pro

    Start the computer and press F2 to Boot into Setup (Bios) If the computer fails to boot into the Bios, unplug the HDD. If that fails, then it may be another hardware piece. Remove all but one stick of RAM.
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  6.    17 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 79
    Windows 1-0
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!
    Sorry for the slow response (had to pop back to hospital but back now but slow)

    I will have a look - thanks!
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