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I think my computer is toast

It's a desktop and about 2 years old. Last night my Internet kept freezing then crashing. Then it was the excel document I was working on. I tried to restart and that's where the problems started. It won't boot up. I've tried a system restore and that won't work. I've tried fixing something else and that didn't work.

It will boot up in safe mode

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Rosehawk

Asked by Rosehawk at 1:13 PM on Sep. 14, 2013 in Technology

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  • Repair tools. That was the something else
    Rosehawk

    Comment by Rosehawk (original poster) at 1:14 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • Have you run all your virus scans and malware stuff?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:25 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • I had my mother board, and processor die this summer. Had to get a new computer.The one I had was like 5 years old.
    musicmaker

    Answer by musicmaker at 1:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • Yes to malware
    Rosehawk

    Comment by Rosehawk (original poster) at 1:39 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • Did you download or install new programs recently?
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:41 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • Nope
    Rosehawk

    Comment by Rosehawk (original poster) at 1:47 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • That's just the pits!
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 2:43 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • :( run full virus scans in safe mode. Google the model number and your problem see what help pops up.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 2:55 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • Did a full virus scan last night, nothing found. Did a system restore this morning, and walked away for a few hours and now it's working again.

    Guess I just wasn't patient enough last night.
    Rosehawk

    Comment by Rosehawk (original poster) at 5:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

  • It sounds like your OS or HD may be getting ready to crash. It wouldn't be a bad idea to pick up an external hard drive and just back everything up so that, if the worst happens, you're ready to get right back up and running.

    Also, make sure your drivers are up to date. You can find that information in your control panel (if you're running Windows)
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 6:18 PM on Sep. 14, 2013

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