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Why does my computer take an abnormally long time to shut down?

I am booting Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit off an SSD (specifically, a 128GB ADATA SP900), and while it boots up incredibly fast, it also takes an obscenely long time to shut-down. The time to go ...
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Lenovo G570 restarts randomly

My Lenovo G570 began to randomly restart once or twice a day about two weeks ago. It stopped for a few days and then started doing it again. I don't get a BSoD, it just restarts and gives me the ...
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Windows 8 doesn't shut down

I have Windows 8 Pro 64 bit and everything worked fine for 2 months, but now suddenly my PC doesn't want to shut down. I've tried restart, but nothing happens. When I log off and try to restart/shut ...
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Starting Autoruns.exe or procexp.exe hard-boot the PC

I am currently backpacking in India for several months and have to use public PC to check my email and write my blog. The first thing I do when after I plugged in my hard-drive is to use ...
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New graphics card causes endless reboot loop

I decided to upgrade my ageing Radeon X1600 and grab a HD6770, but after installing it the computer boots up, waits a few seconds then powers off for a few (usually powers on for around 3 seconds or ...
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Why does my PC restart after logon or at the welcome screen?

I have the issue of the Vista rebooting everytime I get into Welcome login screen. I see a continous disk activity and then after a moment reboots. I can login within that time. However, I cannot do ...
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Why does my motherboard go through an endless reboot cycle when 8 GB of memory is attempted vs 6 GB?

I never got an answer in my googling to this about a year ago and have an extra stick of memory I'd like to be able to use. When is inserted the computer starts, and then reboots immediately in an ...
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Why does movement cause my laptop to reboot?

My IBM Thinkpad T40 laptop keeps rebooting. It happens especially frequently when I physically move the machine. Sometimes, even a slight movement will trigger a reboot. However, I have been able to ...
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Windows 7 reboot and freezing, possible power problems?

My Gateway LX Series desktop is about 6-8 months old. When I bought it, it had Windows Vista. I then put the RC version of Windows 7 on it. About 3 months after I bought it, it would randomly start to ...
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Windows XP restarting repeatedly after a fresh restore

I don't normally deal with Windows but someone wanted me to fix their computer with Windows XP on it. It was just restarting every time it tried to boot. It would not go into safe mode, the result was ...
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Why does restarting a computer fix things?

The title say sit all, but why does restarting a computer tend to fix things? It seems like IT folks always ask, "Have you restarted your PC?" But Why?
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Why does restarting/resetting the router work?

So, I'm a technology guy and sometimes I have to troubleshoot a home network, including my own. I make sure the wires are in securely and that the lights suggest there's an actual internet connection. ...
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PC reboots regularly

Windows XP RAID 5 drives Intel Dual Core processor 2 GB Ram I am running a processor temperature monitor. It does not appear to be overheating. I do not have virus. The PC freezes and reboots. I do ...