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XP 'downloading' computer problems

  1. Does anyone get this using XP pro.

    When you go to download programs (for examples, Java Virtual Machine, or just about anything for that matter), XP downloads them no worries.

    But when I go to run them, or extract them, the computer just shuts itself off and restarts?!?!?!?!

    Then the usual XP error comes up (Fat32 or whatever)saying that bla bla happened, and that a serious error has occured.

    Initially i was thinking that the programs aren't meant for XP (ie. Win Me, or 2000), but i've downloaded programs especially for XP, and it has still done it.

    No, it's not a virus. I'm thinking maybe the settings? I'm only reasonably new to XP.

    Cheers computer guru's!

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