Computer Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hoodooman, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. mY LAPTOP HAS BEE RUNNING NOW SINCE 1005 WITHOUT A GLITCH(ABOUT 5 HOURS). BUT BEFORE THAT, THE COMPUTER SHUT ITSELF DOWN AT 1045 AS IT HAS DONE EVERY MORNING FOR THE LAST WEEK OR SO.

    BECAUSE I USE IB, I HAVE TO RESTART MY COMPUTER AND SIGN INTO IB AND THEN ACTIVATE QUOTE TRACKER AND THAT TAKES ME ABOUT 15 TO 20 MINUTES. SINCE I AM A SCALPER THIS ACTIVITY COULD SERIOUSLY HURT ME IF I TRIED TO TRADE ON THIS GD MACHINE.

    HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I CAN DO ABOUT IT? ALL REPLIES APPRECIATED.
     
  2. Bob111

    Bob111

    how exactly it shuts itself down?

    if it's a laptop-i would suspect overheated CPU\dead fan
    then-corrupted MBR\dying hard drive.
    also-could be capacitors on motherboard
     
  3. Is your CPU cooling fan and/or ventilation ports full of dust?

    Could be your computer is ready to die.

    Computers are cheap these days, buy a another one new or used.

    All traders should have at least one backup computer ready to go for those times when their primary computer won't work.
     
  4. oraclewizard77

    oraclewizard77 Moderator

    Solution buy a new laptop.
     
  5. emg

    emg


    hacked
     
  6. ALL VERY GOOD RESPONSES AND I APPRECIATE THEM. BUT THE THING HAS BEEN WORKING PERFECTLY SINCE AFTER 10:00 AM THIS MORNING WITHOUT A
    GLITCH. I'VE DONE EXACTLY NOTHING TO IT AND IT RUNS GREAT.

    A WHILE BACK, I STARTED USING CHROME FOR A BROWSER AND THEN THINGS STARTED GOING TO HELL. GETTING ALL KIND OF MESSAGES THAT
    LOOKED LEGITIMATE BUT I DIDN'T DO ANY OF THEM. THE WORST THING FINALLY HAPPENED WHEN THE COMPUTER WOULDN'T TURN ON. I TRIED ABOUT TEN TIMES AND FINALLY IT CAME ON. NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH FIREFOX SO I CRANKED IT UP AND IT BEGAN WORKING FINE. NO MESSAGES AND NO PROBLEMS ALL OF A SUDDEN.

    GOT RID OF CHROME BECAUSE I FIGURED IT WAS HACKED.

    BUT NOW I HAVE THIS TURN OFF STRATEGY.
     
  7. SORRY FOR THE MISWORDING ON MY LAST EMAIL. I THINK THE VIRUS HAS HACKED ME NOW:D
     
  8. Mr_You

    Mr_You

    Get some compressed air and blow out the vents.
     
  9. THANKS MR. YOU.

    SEEMS TO ME THAT IF I BLOW ON THE VENTS FROM THE OUTSIDE IT WILL BLOW MOST OF THE DUST INTO THE COMPUTER. THE COMPUTER MOSTLY TURNS OFF IN THE MORNING LIKE TODAY AROUND 9:45 BUT NOW ITS ALMOST 7 HOURS LATER AND THE THING WORKS FINE.
    REGARDS.