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Q: x201 random shutdown...

just bought a x201. it randomly shutdown while using. it is like someone pull out the battery and disconnect the power at the same time. really annoying... it also happens when it is the sleep mode... have anyone met this before...

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A: x201 random shutdown...

download tpfancontrol and monitor the temp of the CPU. Also download Prime95 and run it to see whether that triggers it to shutdown due to overheating.

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Is it difficult to replace the screen latch on an X201 tablet?  I've worked on T series laptops replacing lcds and drives and the like.  Thanks for any info!

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A:X201 replacement latch on X201 tablet?

Welcome to the forum!
Well, it's not that difficult but you need to disassemble a lot of parts. This is fairly easy to do if you closely follow the instructions of Lenovo's Hardware Maintenance Manual, which you can download from here: click me!
Check chapter 8 -2040

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We have been having an intermittent problem as of late. I have 4 home computers networked. Mine is a custom built AMD 2000+, my wife's is an Emachine with the same processor. the computers have randomly been shutting down during use. I reformatted and it seems to go away for a while then they start doing it again. I am running win92 SE and my wife has win XP home. It is weird the way it start doing it... We have and run AVG A/V. Any help would be appreciated.... If more info is needed please let me know...


A:random shutdown during use

Power supply could be going bad. HD could be overheating. Processor overheating and the BIOS is set to shutdown. Could be a virus like DoomJuice A or B.

Those are the only things I can think of. It's kind of wierd that it is happening to both of the comps. Could it be the network?

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Hmm, well I was on the internet just playing for a few hour, just looking a guides and playing. Now the thing is, at a random time my computer would shut down. No unexpected shutdown messages around, nor a warning of an update, just a shut down, on top of that, i never pushed the power button.

I've check for any viruses, there were none found.
I've checked the battery, which should be fine, I even checked if the computer over heated, and it was ok, it wasn't hot at all.

Anyone one know what is going on, or know what could of caused the problem?

A:Random Shutdown?

If you are on a notebook (which it sounds like), this could be a battery issue. Plug in and see if it still shuts down. Lemme know if that works...

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Hi all,
I have the following sys:
900 Athlon
MSI K70 Motherboard
Nvidia mx 400 graphics card
380 sdram
30 gig hdd

My problem is that for a long time the pc randomly shutsdown, I have been told that it could be anything from bad ram to bad fan/power supply.

Any suggestions would be grateful.

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My asus laptop shutdown randomly while in use. Then my laptop would not charge until i plugged it into another outlet. I tried turning it on only for it to shutdown again. As soon as i got in my battery level went from 100-50. I'm stumped. It comes up as a kernel 41 in event viewer, and no minidump was found. Maybe it was a faulty outlet that might have discharged my laptop and windows saw that out? Any ideas guys? It could just be a batteyr problem but my laptop was plugged in so im not sure. I've run malware and virus scans with nothing coming up.

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I have a G50-45 (about 3+ years old).  In the last week, it has started randomly shutting down to a black screen.  It will usually run for 10-30 minutes, but nothing consistent.  The fan was dirty, so I cleaned it.  Didn't help at all.  Air coming out of the fan outlet does not feel warm at all.  No new software, but did have a new power cord/charging unit about 1 month ago (3rd one on this computer!!!)  Fan does not cycle up and down in RPM - just a constant low RPM, then shutdown.I have read about updating the BIOS - but am conerned about a random shut down in the middle of the process.  Warnings sound dire about consequences if that happens.I have not installed any temp monitoring software - maybe my next move.  I read some things about the thermal paste becoming disconnected, which could cause the heat sink to become useless.  Will the temp monitoring software give me a hint if that is the trouble?  (high temps, but no hot air and no increase in cooling fan speed??) 

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hi, im new to this site and not too computer savvy. My operating system is windows XP. My computer shuts down only after some full system scans of avg 8. It does not shutdown randomly in any other situations. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I am not happy with Acer or my Acer C720 Chromebook. I have been plaqued with this device (and the prior device) randomly shutting down. I purchased the C720 in 2014 and from the beginning I've had this problem. Acer has had me send it in three (3) times. The third time was May 11, 2015 where they sent me either a refurbished or a new replacement. While Acer was handling the exchange and I was without a computer I purchased another brand and have been using that one since. The replacement unit had been sitting on my closet floor in the box Acer sent it in. This week I finally opened up the device to give to one of my team members and what a shocker, this one is even worse, won't last 10 minutes without shutting down. So I went to Acer support where their support system won't let me communicate with them because my device shows out of warranty. Seriously dissapointed and frustrated. Does anyone have any suggestions how to resolve this issue.

A:random shutdown

i don't know if this can apply to your device but i remember an old discussion where an user found a loose screw that trigger a microswitch on motherboard. this microswitch cut off the battery when the back cover is disassemlbed and sometimes behave on the way you described

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I have a computer that shuts down randomly, what would cause that?

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Greetings great & wise pipo of the comp age.i hav a problem.my pc is randomly sutting down without warning!then the p.c attempts to startup again but then after jst running the booting screen instead of the windows xp screen coming up a messsage comes saying "re-booting failed.choose the drive which to boot up from.press any key to continue."i thot this was a problem wit my OS tried to repair the OS wit an XP installation disk but a message came saying "hard disk C is offline check if it's connected or not corrupt.after switching it on it did the same thing but after banging the cpu a bit it came on .the problem recurrs all the time.afer 1-20hrs.the hard disk light jst goes off.oh somebody borrowd my cpu to boot up their hard disk a week ago.that is wen this problem started.
"BOW" :blush:

A:Random shutdown

the problem looks to be in bios settings.....unplugged any USB device and check the in bios boot order......
Secondly check ur disk with check disk utility.....right click in C and then select check ****....if the problem still exist let us know

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I am not happy with Acer or my Acer C720 Chromebook. I have been plaqued with this device (and the prior device) randomly shutting down. I purchased the C720 in 2014 and from the beginning I've had this problem. Acer has had me send it in three (3) times. The third time was May 11, 2015 where they sent me either a refurbished or a new replacement. While Acer was handling the exchange and I was without a computer I purchased another brand and have been using that one since. The replacement unit had been sitting on my closet floor in the box Acer sent it in. This week I finally opened up the device to give to one of my team members and what a shocker, this one is even worse, won't last 10 minutes without shutting down. So I went to Acer support where their support system won't let me communicate with them because my device shows out of warranty. Seriously dissapointed and frustrated. Does anyone have any suggestions how to resolve this issue.

A:random shutdown

i don't know if this can apply to your device but i remember an old discussion where an user found a loose screw that trigger a microswitch on motherboard. this microswitch cut off the battery when the back cover is disassemlbed and sometimes behave on the way you described

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I am having problems with my laptop, as it shuts down randomly whenever i am playing games, there is no recollection of errors listed in my events log either. The problems started after i reformatted my hard drive. I downloaded hijack this and ran the program. The log is as follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:10:28 PM, on 18/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\... Read more

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OK, I have a machine running windows 2K server, which has been running fine for a while. Then for the last 3 days, it seems to be shutting it's self off. All thats in the event log is a not which is created when i reboot the computer, saying that it shut down at so and so time unexpectantly. No other errors logged period.

I am hoping someones come across this before and can tell me what it was on their system, reguardless of operating system, to save me some time diagnosing this. I shall detail steps taken so far, and exactly what happens now, as I strongly believe this is a hardware issue.

I 1st thought the computer was overheating, checked the temps, had 42 C for system temp and 60 C for CPU temp, at idle. Overheating I thought. Loaded up sandra to really make the CPU work, see if i could make it crash by overheating it at 100% cpu load. CPU only went up to 64 C and no higher, no crashes. Redid the Heatsink and Compound to be sure. Dropped the cpu to around 40 C at idle, and 48 or so under 100% load. I did notice the bearings was going on the fan on the heatsink, so changed that completly for brand new. Also installed rear exhaust fan as it didnt have one.

Ruling out overheating, I thought it probably the PSU. So took it to a computer store and got them to check the voltage, as Sandra Lite said that the undercurrent -12V was running at -16.89V and -5V was at -8.36V.

They checked it, current was fine and correct. It's a older motherboard, VIA KM400-M Rev 1.0A s... Read more

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I'm having random shutdowns while gaming.
I've tried to change the wireless Kb for a cordless one. Removed the game pad.
It worked while I left my char idling in Aion, but when I started moving around with it I got another shutdown.
In order to have power again in the computer I need to switch the PSU, unplug/plug the power cable, switch on the the PSU only then I'm able to turn on the computer.

OS - Windows 7 ultimate x64
What was original installed OS on system? - Windows 7 ultimate x64
Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? - It came formatted since I didn't buy the OS when I purchased the computer.
Age of system (hardware) - 11 months
Age of OS installation - I fomatted/re-installed the OS on 17th November

CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor(6CPU),~2.8GHz
Video Card - Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5
System Manufacturer -
Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) -

This is the error ID in the event log

Nome do registo:System
Origem: EventLog
Data: 24-11-2012 19:04:34
ID do evento: 6008
Categoria de Tarefa:Nenhum
N?vel: Erro
Utilizador: N/D
Computador: Daniel-PC
O anterior encerramento do sistema, ‎24-‎11-‎2012 ?s 19:03:12, foi inesperado.
Evento Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
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A:Random Shutdown

Your crash reports indicate a possible problem with your Windows installation. Please download and run the MGA Diag Tool. When it finishes, hit the copy button, and paste in your next post with [code]<MGADiag info>[/code] surrounding the MGADiag info.

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My computer unexpectedly shuts down while playing some games. I'll play for about 5 minutes, then I hear a beep and the computer immediately shuts down. I thought that maybe it was because I was putting too much strain on my gpu (nvidia gtx 230), so i tried lowering my settings, but that changed nothing. This only happens for some games, and occasionally, the computer will not shut down. I am using an hp dv7t laptop with a core i7 720 quad core processor and 4 gigs ram.. Is this a hardware or software issue? And is it fixable/ avoidable?

A:Random shutdown

Your computer might be overheating. Make sure to not have your laptop sitting on a pillow/blanket/pretty much any fabric.

You can also check event viewer for any errors that occurred directly before shutdown. This will help us tell you exactly what went on.

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hey guys im having a few problems with my ms-7184 v1.0
i originally thougth it was a PSU malfunction but i have since changed PSu's and the problem is still there.

i can boot up my system fine and everything run perfect untill randomly it shuts down and i cannot restart the PC untill i have unplugged the power and let the power relay inside the PSU reset. Then it works fine again untill it shuts itself down.

my motherboard has a 24pin power socket on it and im using a 20pin connector, ive been told this shouldnt be the problem but im not sure of it.

any reply would be much appreciated.

A:Random shutdown

I have seen this problem many times... You could try updating the motherboard bios and resetting the CMOS, but you might have to replace the motherboard to get rid of this

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Hi, I have some problems. recently while I am using my computer after a while say playing a game the matrix online my computer all of a sudden randomly shuts off. Then if i go to turn it on I press the power button and it does nothing. Usually if I take the power cord out and then put it back in it turns back on. Then when it reboots it gives me a message "Overclocking failed Please enter setup to reconfigure your system. Press f1 to run setup or f2 to load default settings and continue". Im not sure why my computer is shutting off like this I need some help please I have a very fast computer and its only a couple years old if that so any help would be appreciated greatly, thanks

A:random shutdown

If you have the CPU overclocked then it is probably unstable and needs to be set back a little. Or it could be a heat problem. Open the case and look for dust on the heatsink and fans. You might try running with the case open to see if that helps.

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Hello, my name is Chris,
I have recently updated my computer.

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (fully updated)
Windows XP Profesional x86 (fully updated to SP3)
Zalman 750 watt heat pipe modular (ZM750-HP) [3 YEARS OLD]
Asus Crosshair IV Formula
AMD Phenom II 1100T x6
Corsair Vengeance 4x 4gb 1600mhz
XFX Radeon HD6870
2x WD 20EARS 2TB Sata drives
1x sata HP 107d
Netgear DG834PPN Wireless Router (Connected via LAN)

With this setup i have played:-

- Mass Effect 1 and 2
- Civilization 5
- Galactic Civilization 2
- Crysis 2
- Shogun 2
- Call of Duty - Black ops

all on full graphics. no problems

However, i have recently come across a computer game called 'The Witcher - Enhanced Edition'.

on Win7 it plays on full for about 60-90 mins. then the machine does an instant power down
and wont turn back on at all until i switch the psu off then on. The psu itself runs hot,
all temperatures are between 42-55 degrees (average temp). If it shutsdown then i switch it
back on then instantly run the game it wont last more than 5 mins before it shuts off again.

on WinXP the game runs but the system shutsdown before the game menu displays on screen. the
psu is cold and the same psu off-on switch issue resolves this.

i dont know much about psu energy ussage.

usage in bios
12v rail usage is at 12.8v
5v rail usage is at 5.04
3.3v rail usage is at 3.something (cant remember now)

usage through CPUID Hardware monitor

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A:random shutdown

You seem to know your stuff. Can we see your temps? (SpeedFan is a good tool to do so). Attach a screenshot of it if you can. If your PC is powering down instantly (as if it was unplugged), the machine is overheating.

It wouldn't hurt to remove your heatsink, clean off the thermal paste from it and the processor and apply a fresh, pea-sized amount to it, and make sure you seat the sink snug and proper.

HOWEVER, if you have to flip the PSU switch, the PSU itself might be burning up and failing. I would consider replacing it.

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Hi,I have experienced random shutdowns recently in both Win 2k and XP. the latest one was when I tried to activate a new browser pageon the internet. The machine hung to a blue screen with this message:

"*** STOP: 0X000000D1 (0X000C89E, OXOOOOOOO2, OXOOOOOOOO1, OXBED46BE4)
*** Address BDF46BE4 base at BFD42000,DateStamp 3e9cd7ea - Portcls.SYS
Beginning dump of physical memory"

I have no idea what this means or what is causing this problem can anyone help please.



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http://help.lockergnome.com/lofiversion/index.php/t13320.html might have some help if you read right down to the end.

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hello guys!

need you expert advice... i've been experiencing problems with my pc lately...
my pc shuts down randomly without warning... i've been doing some troubleshooting and i can't see any fault with any of my hardware... is it software??? i was able to extract the code of the error, sad to say but i don't know how to interpret this code...

here are the details of the code...

BCCode: 100000d1 BCPI: 00000000 [email protected]: 00000002 BCP#: 00000001
BCP4: BA940DC2 OSVer: 5_1_2600 SP: 2_0 Product: 256_1

here's some specs on my RAM...
Maximum Capacity 4096MBytes
DRAM Frequency 333.4MHz
Memory Timings 5-5-5-15
Manufacturer Kingston

I'm using a 4gb RAM running in dual channel mode.
i bought it as a set...
is there a problem with my ram???

your expert advice is most welcome...

thanks in advance!!!


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My computer is randomly shutting down and rebooting, perhaps several times a day. Otherwise everything is working properly. I thought I read in a different thread that temperature was an issue, but I've never had that as a problem before. Any thoughts?

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Check your Bios setup some bios shuts down the pc when it hits a certain temperature.

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im not 100% sure if this post should be here.

Well for the past year and a half now 1 of my pc's keeps shutting down. At first it would only do so when playing games. Over time it has come to the point where spending any time on the pc doing anything, like something as simple as checking my facebook, or my emails.

my pc only has 2 fans one at the back under the power supply and one on the processor. i have even taken off the side cover on the casing hoping/thinking it might have been due to over heating but still it shuts down on me.

i had brought the pc to a few pc repair places. most of them were telling me that it was due to ether my pc being dusty or my power supply. Well i have changed the power supply and cleaned the whole pc, and it still shuts down.

I have even gone as far as to remove everything and reinstall it all, in hopes that it was just a bad connection. this worked for maybe 3 days then it started shutting down again

This is about as much info i can give you about my pc(not all that great with them)
Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.7GHz

Memory: 1984MB RAM

Hard Drive: 160 GB

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Monitor: SyncMaster 910N/912N/913N/915N

Sound Card: Realtek HD Audio output

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.100427-1636)

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A:Random PC shutdown

Well generally pc shutdowns are due to the power supply being faulty or general overheating.
As you have replaced the power supply there is a small chance that this is the cause. Again you have checked the connections to the motherboard and they are fine too.

The only thing I can suggest without further thought is to check the cpu temperature. This can be accessed in some bios configuration screens. Generally you can enter this screen using the f1, f2 or delete key.

The temperature will be under the power tab and it will probably show the motherboard temp as well as the cpu's. between < 35 is great 35-45 is ok anything over 45 is starting to run hot etc. *Note AMD chips do run a little hotter so take this into account*

What cpu fan do you have? is it connected with thermal paste?

The motherboard could have a faulty connection point I once experienced this except the computer was in permanent sleep mode rather than sporadic shut downs.

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I was just running the "cleanup process" as instructed in the "Everyone Must Read This Before Posting for Help" thread in the "Virus & Malware Removal" forum.

Suddenly I got a blue screen that said I am experiencing a "Random Shutdown." The computer auto-restarted, and I came back directly here.

1. I just ran the TGS SysInfo file and pasted it below.

2. I also successfully ran the "dds.scr" and pasted copies of both dds.txt and attach.txt below.

3. Ran GMER but it is TOO long to paste. I have it saved if it will help.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions!



I use GOOGLE CHROME, Version 28.0.1500.71 m

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1751 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294742 MB, Free - 233675 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled



DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Install Date: 8/15/2010 7:35:15 PM
System Uptime: 7/11/2013 1:17:57 PM (3 hours ago)
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Today i was playing the amnesia when suddenly: i here a bffffffffffffff sound and my PC turns off. i restarted it and i logged on then it restarted just as i got to my desktop then it restarted before the bios setup had even loaded.

i restarted my PC in safe mode and it came up with this when i logged on.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 3081

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 116
BCP1: FFFFFA8006F4E010
BCP2: FFFFF880051636C4
BCP4: 0000000000000004
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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A:Random shutdown: Please help

Hi -

Bugcheck 0x116 = video TDR timeout; the video driver did not reset in the time allotted (30000 ms = 30 secs)

Update both video drivers as well as audio drivers.

Regards. . .



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hello, i have followed the guidelines in "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log, Instructions for receiving help in cleaning your computer".my pc keeps restarting itself. i dont get a blue screen error prior to restart and upon restart i recieve an ms error notice blaming the restart on a driver. i've checked all the drivers and the problem continues. i thought perhaps i have somekind of virus, tho the various scans outlined above have shown up nothing. i've also removed most of the HP extra stuff that comes pre-installed.here is my hijackthis log - Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:21:46 AM, on 22/01/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exeC:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\Program Files\Security\AVG Anti... Read more

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Hi Donna74,Sorry for the delay, things are very busy here right now.I have examined your log and I don't see any signs of malware. However, that driver message makes me think there may be something lurking. I'd like you to do a couple of rootkit scans.Please download Blacklight Beta here. You can read the information on the download page for an idea of what it will do. Download it to your desktop and double click to open. Accept the agreement, then on the next screen click the Scan button. When the scan is finished, click Next. If anything was found, let Blacklight clean it. Then exit the program. You will find a log file on your desktop, named fsbl-xxxxxxxxxxxxx.log. The x's are numbers, the first four being the current year. This is a text file and can be opened with Notepad.Please download Rootkit Revealer here. The download link is at the bottom of the page. Save the file to your desktop. It is a .zip file, right click it and extract. It will create a folder on your desktop. Open the folder and double click the program icon to run it. Accept the license agreement, then you will see the main program screen, which will look blank. Click Scan in the lower right hand corner. Once the scan is finished, Click File, Save. The default name is RootkitReveal, you may want to change the location.Then, I'd like you to run another scan which will tell us something about what has changed on your system recently.Please download Combofix to your desktop.Doublecli... Read more

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Ok. I have been having this problem for a while now. My computer will randomly shutdown and when I boot it up it says new cpu installed hit f2 for default settings f1 for setup. I think that is a bios problem. It was running well, except for the shutdowns which only occured when i was playing a game like wc3 or some such. now they randomly occur. I have replaced my power supply as well, matter of fact i replaced the whole case and power supply just in case it was the power button etc. I have updated everything minus the bios since i don't wanna mess anything up never done that before.., checked for viruss using all the software I can think of and then some. I defragged my drive, deleted alot of **** i didn't need and now it is running slower, now mind you i load fine in games but soon as i start playing it all just slows down, damn near freezes just enought to put you over the edge and make you wanna dump gas on it...anyway. here is what i have and any information/help would be much appreciated. Also is a radeon 9800 pro better than the gpu I have?

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Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1400 MHz (14 x 100)
Motherboard Name Asus P4P800 (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 WiFi, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Spri... Read more

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System before problem :
P4 3.2ghz socket 478
PCChips T-12 Tidalwave motherboard
512mb ddr ram
Geforce FX 5700 video card

then I added another 512 stick of ram and a DVD-RW drive to my system

now whenever i try to play a game i can play for 10-15 minutes then, a blue screen appears stating some sort of error which i don't have time to read. then it just shuts off and restarts itself.

any ideas?

A:- Help please - Random Shutdown

My guess is the new stick of mem is bad? Whenever I've had intermittent shutdown problems like that, that's what it is. Try taking out the new stick and see if it still does it.

You should also be able to go into the system and turn off the automatic reboot so you have time to read the error.

Go into "system" from your control panel. Go to the "advanced" tab and at the bottom is "startup and recovery" with a "settings" button. Go into settings and uncheck the box for "automatic restart" under "system failure."

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Hey all i was watching a twitch stream and my pc randomly shutdown and tried to power cycle back on and turned off and then i could not turn it back on until i flipped the switch on my power supply i highly suspect the 14.12 Amd Driver is the cause i've been running the 13.9 driver and was always stable i updated to play some games for better performance what gives?

A:Random shutdown

Uninstalled the Driver 14.12 And Got Power cycled again with the VGA Adapter installed i ran Driver sweeper in safe mode and re installed 13.9 So far no crash.

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I have a serious problem with my computer. It keeps on shutting down out of nowhere. Sometime when it shutdown, the psu is still running its fan. What seems to be the problem? Here are my computer spec:

Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Processor 5600+, 2800 Mhz, 2 cores Logical Processor.
MotherBoard: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.09, 5/3/2007
RAM:3.00 GB
System model: HP GC673AA-ABA m8100n
Window 7 Ultimate 32 bit
WATT output: 500 W
Hardrive: 450GB
Video card: NVIDIA GEFORCE 61503E nForce430
Total Physical memory:2.93 GB
Available Physical memory: 1.57GB
Total Virtual memory: 6.08GB
Available Virtual memory: 4.73GB
Page File Space: 3.23GB

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Hi folkes, my computer just shuts itself down when it likes and when I least like it to!. Its probably about 8 years old and the only new thing to it is that i purchased a new widescreen moniter for it last week. I installed the software disc for it that came with it. Interestingly last week Malwarebytes flashed up on the screen that it has encountered something but disappeared before I could note anything about it. I ran the program but it found nothing and nothing was in the log. I ran Mcafee and 2 antispyware programs and still nothing. Any clues????

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Anything recorded in Event Viewer, coinciding with the times it shuts down? You say it's 8 years old, have you ever cleaned the insides of dust to be sure it's not a 'thermal' shutdown?

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i've been having problems with my computer shutting down. most of the time it's pretty random, but it does happen if i'm using my Nero burning rom or if i try to do a disc cleanup. then, when it reboots, it tells me the system has recovered from a serious error but then doesnt tell me what that problem is. i disabled my dial-up modem because i dont need it, and some of the error messages said there was a problem with the Smartlink. i saw in another closely related post to copy and paste a sensor's view so i've attached a file of the screen shot of it.

i also cant seem to start my computer in Safe Mode.

please help!!!

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CPU temperature readout is not much use unless we know what brand/model - they run from as low as in the 60sC -> 90sC.

First suggestion is, have you cleaned your computer recently? Dust blocking side/rear air vents, power fan & vents .... and more importantly, the CPU fan??

Speaking from experience with the same restarting problem, I found the side vent completely clogged with dust, and the vents in the CPU fan were almost webbed together with a build up of oily dust. A good long vacuuming, and a can of compressed air did wonders ....

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The PC is fine throughout the whole day with no problems, however last night, went to bed around 5:30am woke up around 12:42PM and the PC had switched itself off.

I've opened Event Viewer to take a look and the last log entry was at 7:31:36am and this is what it says:

The SPP Notification Service service entered the running state.

One again was at 7:12:13 saying:

A worker process with process id of '12484' serving application pool 'DefaultAppPool' was shutdown due to inactivity. Application Pool timeout configuration was set to 20 minutes. A new worker process will be started when needed.

and one before that at 7:10:55 was:

The Disk Defragmenter service entered the stopped state.

The last error was at 6:58:30

The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit.

However I have fixed this (it was due to backups trying to be made.)

However I see nothing wrong here? I'm not entirely sure if it would be a BSOD, because it's fine all day until I let the PC on it's own.

A:PC Random shutdown?

Oh and after looking further down the list I see this:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

That comes up when I booted it back up around 12:23:07

This happened last night (or the night before) so I'm sort of confused.

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My Win7 box is randomly shutting down. There is nothing in event viewer except an Event ID 41:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."
and Event ID 6008
The previous system shutdown at 7:34:41 PM on &#8206;9/&#8206;26/&#8206;2010 was unexpected."
This was happening before too, and I ended up reinstalling Win7 to get rid of numberous 4107 errors. I have run several scans using the Kaspersky Rescue CD 2010, and have found no errors. The old install was on a 100GB IDE drive, this one on a 160GB SATA drive.

I never seem to be around my computer when it shuts down, so i cannot see what the screen is doing. Whenever I start it up again, I see the "Windows has shut down unexpectly" screen, then asks for Safe Mode, Safe Mode with CMD prompt, and Safe mode With Networking, as well as Normal startup.
what could possibly be causing this? I don't think its overheating, as my processor is at 45 degrees, and I have a fan blowing cold air into it

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Hey guys, I was reading some of the other threads and realized I'm quite the amateur compared to you so if you can help, talking very slowly would be great. lol.

Here's my problem, every so often, my computer just shuts off, no restart or shutdown, it just turns off completely. This happens somewhat randomly when I am using IE (if it does happen when I use IE, it is usually when using viewing a site using JAVA). It also happens randomly when playing DVD's. It does however shut down everytime I run my Norton Virus Scan and when I try and play a computer game I just bought (it will usually let me play for awhile before shutting down). My last shutdown occurred in IE and a Run.dll program window occurred in my task bar briefly before the computer turned off. Any suggestions would be great help! Thanks.

I guess I should also mention I have Windows XP.

A:Random Shutdown

It sounds like under load it is shutting down so i suspect overheating.
Download, install http://www.almico.com/speedfan418.exe, open it and click the minimize button. Now watch the system temp as you are operating and what it is at the time it shuts down.

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Im not sure if this is a Vista problem or a hardware problem so please help me get to the right place.

I recently bought new components (below) and am running a clean install of Vista Ultimate 32 bit.

M2NPV-VM motherboard
Radeon Sapphire x1650 Pro Video Card
3600 X2 processor
2 Gig Ram
80Gig HDD
Antec Performance SL350 Power Supply

I believe (without proof) that my system is running plenty cool, the airflow in the case is good, and there is very little clutter to restrict air flow. Maybe need a new Power Supply?

I have new drivers for the MoBo, Video Card, and Processor. I have no ! or ? in the device manager. I dont get a blue screen or any error message.

I will provide any info that would help someone troubleshoot this problem.

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I downloaded speed fan to check my temp and the CPU is at 40C. I dont know if thats good or bad.

It also has some power readings, I think they are off the PS.

-12V : -16.97V
-5V : -8.78V
+5V : 5.70V
Vbat : 2.91V

Also, my machine is not OC'd or anything, just stock. DDR2 800MHz Ram.

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I recently bought a new computer from IBuyPower.com. It was running great for about a week and then when i was playing a game, it just shutdown and i havent been able to turn it back on since.


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If you`ve tried Safe mode and last good config etc,get onto IBuyPower for an exchange/refund.

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I have an hp laptop which will shut down when it feels like it. I have Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3.
The computer has an AMD Athlon 64 Processor, 3200+, 1.99GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM. It also has an updated version of Norton AntiVirus software. When the computer turns off, there is no blue screen or warning of any kind and the system does not feel any warmer than usual. I am contemplating moving all of my documents and personal files to an external hard drive and erasing everything, but would like to exhaust other options before trying this. I can provide any additional information needed and will continue to check this forum for advice. Thank you for your assistance.

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My first guess would be that the CPU is overheating and going into a self protection state.
I would check the air intake for the CPU fan is clear and free of any dust buildup.
Also, does it only shut down when on the battery,as this will show that the battery cells have allmost died.See if it still does it when just on mains.
This allso applies vicer versra

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I've recently put together a new pc and it keeps shutting itself off. I can be on it for upto 2/3 hours and all of a sudden, the power will just cut and the thing will turn itself off. No error messages, just straight shut down. The funny thing is, the monitor light simply goes to orange (standby) and when i try to turn on the pc again, though it does start up the monitor remains blank, and im forced to turn the whole thing off from the wall to restart. After i do so, it works fine again until the next couple of hours pass.

It is:

Athlon 64 3000
Radeon 9600 XT
Aopen AK89 Max Motherboard.
OS Windows xp

I dont think its a case of overheating as the case has 3 fans all on it. The graphics card has a fan as does the cpu, and my PSU is 400WT. Also, im not overclocking the cpu. Any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated, im starting to become quite frustrated.

J Culshaw.

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Great system!!!
I assume you are using the standard heatsink that came with the CPU if so try reseating it as it can be a hassle to align properly and cause overheating.
Check that the Graphics card fan is not working properly

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The problem is my computer shuts down when using a POS program called Vigilance. I have 2 identical PC running this program, 1 works all the time the other randomly shuts down when using the program. I have tried switching the hardware ie. keyboard, mouse, bar code scanner from the working PC but it still shuts down randomly. I suspected the UPS and bypassed it and even tried using the good one, still same results. I discovered the HDD had bad sector so I replaced it and installed new Power Supply then tested the RAM, same thing happens. Checked for viruses and spyware, still no luck. I cleaned the dust from the case and fans then checked the CPU temp which was well within the acceptable range.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

A:Random Shutdown XP

is there any info in the event log - sos it shutdown or reboot
if reboot

control panel>
advanced tab>
startup and recovery - settings>
under the title - system failure
untick - automatically restart


now when it crashes - it willnot restart and the blue screen should stay on the screen
post the info on the screen
it will give the errorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.

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I am haveing problems with websites being redirected, random sites popping up at all times, sites just shutting down, and no sound on my youtube videos.

I have ran Norton, Malmarebytes, and Spybot with no success.

I accidently ran Combofix and then uninstalled it.

Please help.
THANK YOU!!!!!!!

DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Run by Crystal at 4:06:45 on 2011-07-13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.153 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {E10A9785-9598-4754-B552-92431C1C35F8}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Disabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\lg_fwupdate\fwupdate.exe
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Hi all,

I'm trying to troubleshoot my mom's computer so bare with me as I haven't really experienced the problems all that much myself. She claims it sometimes freezes and other times it shut down, all with no rhyme or reason. It actually recently turned itself off while I was in the process of downloading the BSOD dump software.

The freezing was occurring even on Vista. I installed Win7 thinking that a clean install might fix some of the issues. Clearly it has not worked.

- Windows 7 Pro x64
- Vista was the original installed OS on the system
- Full retail version
- System is almost exactly one year old.
- Age of OS installation is a month or two old I think.

Thanks in advance!

A:Random shutdown/freezing

Could be overheating, Open up the computer and blow out all the dust, make sure the fans are working,also check the cpu cooler to make sure it firml seated.


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I own a Compaq Presario 1500 laptop and have been experiencing shut downs at random times. I have contacted their own support, but found little help. (they thought it might be overheating) I am trying to find out if I am infected with a virus or if it is a hardware problem I need to have fixed by the mfg. I have heard of others with my model having the same problem

Description of problem:
Computer will freeze momentarily, then shut off. There is no warning, no error messages, no shut down messages...it just simply shuts down. Once this happens, it will happen again and again every 2 minutes or so. I've run Mcafee and spybot
Has anyone heard of this? Can anyone help? I would very much apprecaite it.
Thank you.

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I recently purchased a HP Compaq nc6400 from a school for a pretty cheap deal cause they were upgrading. So I noticed that they protected the BIOS from being changed with a password, nobody had a clue of it so I had to remove the CMOS battery under the keyboard to get it to clear. That worked fine, was originally getting a time issue but that was easy to fix.

Now I am trying to install Windows XP on it, although I can't get it to fully even load everything. It will boot from the CD then during the initial setup (before partitioning) the computer will go through load everything on the dark blue background. Randomly through that the computer just powers itself off completely, dead power and I can't get anywhere. Very odd cause it gets sometimes further and loads more or less but always before the partition manager.

A:Random shutdown when installing XP

Sounds like you need to replace the power supply to me.

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Since new (about 3 months), my Chromebook 15 shuts down randomly after start-up.  The only way to start it up again is to press the reload and power key simultaneously.  After 4 or 5 cycles of shutdown and start-up, the computer will function properly until I close the cover for the day.  Next day, the cycle starts all over again.  I've tried power wash and brouser reset several times without success.  Does anyone have a suggestion?  I'm ready to try anything.  Tech support has been no help so far.

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