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Q: Laptop sleeps for no reason

Hey guys!

I have an older laptop that's still doing me well, but since the last big update I got a while back, if I let it sit for a minute without doing anything, it sleeps. I immediately wake it back up, then it doesn't do it anymore for the day. The next day, it'll do it again. It'll even do it after a full restart. I've tried checking the power settings and it's always still set to my custom "always on" power plan. I know about the advanced options and made sure to set everything to Never. I've changed it to a different plan then back to the always on, and it'll still do it. I saw an answer somewhere about changing a power option in the BIOS but I have no such options. Any insight?


OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30 GHz, Intel64 Family 6
Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8096 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 118 GB (86 GB Free); D: 153 GB (32 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K54C
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (I do have Bit Defender....?)

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Preferred Solution: Laptop sleeps for no reason

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My desktop PC sleeps, sometimes, even though I believe I have set everything in Power Settings to prevent this.
I happens only 1 or twice a week and after about 15 minutes of no activity.
Most of the time I could leave my PC on for several hours with no activity and it won't sleep.
Not sure what sleeps. I could be my monitor.

Any Ideas??

A:PC Sleeps For No Apparant Reason

You have system specs consisting of "Windows 7 64 bit" so I'm a bit confused.

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please help me, my laptop sleeps even when i am using it. when everything stops and when i press the power button again, its saying windows resuming..so i think its just going to a sleep mode...but why? hope u could help me with this. thanks!

A:my Laptop sleeps even when im using it

For now start with this
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Make sure that you are not set to sleep too soon after no activity.

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I have an HP G72 Laptop that just started to Hibernate/Sleep (When I press power button it "Resumes Windows"). I've run AVG= Nothing found IObit Mal-ware Fighter found 5 problems removed and I removed the battery as some sites suggest, but to no avail. Any thoughts?

A:Laptop Hibernates/Sleeps when I don't want it to.

Did you check your Power Options settings in the Control Panel?

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Dell VOSTRO 1400 with 2G memory
Each time I close the screen to put the laptop to sleep I have to turn it back on using the power button.
Please see attached file.

A:BSOD when laptop sleeps

try to defrag your laptop, if there is a bsod during defrag thin my be your disk if not thin maby it's a removable usb drive

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I have a Toshiba Satellite P855 laptop. The last few week my computer has started crashing every time it would hibernate, I turned off hibernation and set it to sleep mode. That seemed to fix the problem but now every time its goes to sleep for more 3 to 5 min it wont wake back up and I have to press the power button to start it up and then I get the message that "Windows did not shut down successfully". 
sure could use some help to figure out what's going on.

A:Windows 7 Laptop crashes when it sleeps for more than 3-5 min

Bumping this up!  Could still use some help

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I've searched the web and the forums here to try to fnd this solution but nothing has worked. I am running Vista on an HP dv3210nr. When I would close the lid, it would put it to sleep or I could press the power button. They both work but within 1 minute, the computer turns back on again. I've checked the wake on lan settings within the device manager network cards and they're both unchecked. I've read that the BIOS needs to be adjusted, but when I go into BIOS settings, there is no advanced or power management settings. I'm at a loss but need to find a way to make it work again as my computer is now staying on for too long. When I check powercfg - lastwake, it states that the RTC timer expired.
I need help! Anyone have an idea of what I need to do? Thanks in advance for the help.

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Advise appreciated on diagnosing and fixing BSOD - see attached SF folder and windows report copied below. Thank you!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA80070E5660
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C4D8
BCP4: FFFFFA8007031760
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

A:BSOD when laptop hibernates or sleeps

Hello! I am having the same problem. Whenever I put my pc to sleep or hibernate it crashes and I get this bad pool caller error. I though it might be the driver of my video card, but I just found out that the driver cannot detect my video card and the gpu meter either. What could have happened? Please help. attached is the SF zip file!

Thank you so much! You guys are amazing!

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Hi, I am using a IBM Lenovo thinkpad T61 14.1" 4gb Intel® Core™2 Duo T7500 2.2Ghz running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

my problem seems to be that when I run a game or program that uses high amounts of cpu the laptop screen will eventually black out and sleep, this has nothing to do with power settings as all automatic sleep options have been set to never sleep on all of my power plans, the laptop does get very hot but I am not aware of any cut out feature that causes my laptop to sleep automatically and have run software to report my laptops temperature and the cpu reaches temperatures of nearly 100 °C when running games that demand 100% cpu but also when I run games that only demand around 50% cpu, I suspect this has something to do with the heat as before I upgraded from the T7300 2.0 GHz cpu no where near as much heat was being created and the laptop never entered this sleep state, after the laptop goes into sleep mode I am able to wake it as normal sometimes as other times it instantly begins to sleep the moment the screen comes back on. please help me!

A:Solved: Laptop sleeps randomly

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internet disconnects when hp laptop sleeps
My HP laptop running windows vista..every time it goes into sleep mode the internet disconnects and then reconnects when it awakes.

i even changed the settings that when i close the lid, it shouldn't go to sleep, but the internet still disconnects when i close the lid and reconnects when i open it

Please somebody tell me how to fix this!!!!!

A:internet disconnects when hp laptop sleeps

In my opinion that what it's supposed to do, why would you want your Internet to stay on when you are in Sleep Mode? You are not using your computer and it is a safety feature.
I am confused at your question, but then again at my age I confuse easy

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I registered for the sole purpose of finding an answer for this because all the Google searches in the world aren't giving me answers. I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop and while it works fine, it IS getting on in years (it's over 3 years old now). I'm really tech savvy as I've been around technology and computers ever since I was born but I am not quite as savvy at the nitty-gritty inner workings of computers and tend to stay away from stuff like administrative controls and system stuff because I feel like I'd break something. So please riddle me this: About two weeks ago I was on vacation and took my laptop with me. Everything worked just fine until I noticed my computer would act like it was possessed and would refuse to go to sleep sometimes or wake up in the middle of the night while the lid was closed. Before then, it had NEVER done that. Ever. A few Google searches later and I found the problem was the hotel's wifi for some asinine reason being set to wake my computer. IDK why that was since I've taken my laptop to a number of different hotels since I've had it and have never once had this problem at any of those hotels. Either way, I set it to not wake up my computer and all was super fine and dandy. And when I came home afterwards it was also still fine and dandy and would go to sleep when I told it to and stay asleep until I woke up in the morning to get on it. And then today, I was out almost all day and the computer was left at home in sleep mode, which... Read more

A:Laptop Asleep All Day Suddenly Wakes Then Sleeps Again

the hotel's wifi for some asinine reason being set to wake my computer.

In order to use the hotel's WiFi, did you have to install any software or did your browser receive some kind of plug-in? Because there shouldn't be any way for the hotel's WiFi to trigger a wake-up on your computer. You're either connected or you're not. The wake/sleep states are managed by your operating system and/or installed programs equipped with that capability.

I doubt you have a virus after running those anti-virus tools. As for the black screen after wake-up, I've seen this happen from time to time. It's usually due to Windows doing an update and not releasing GUI resources during the process. Closing the lid and opening it again tends to resolve it.

Anyway... the most likely solution for your issue is to roll back to a restore point prior to your trip. From there, just re-apply Windows updates that may have occurred between then and now.

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This is similar to the issue in this thread.
Laptop doesn't sleep when lid is closed

I have a Dell laptop that always went to sleep reliably when I closed the lid. Now it does not. I am able to get the laptop to sleep with the Start --> Sleep option but not with the lid closing and not with the power button.

On the power options interface screen, in the section that says "Power Buttons and Lid" there is no way to set a lid action - there is no choice or link available. It's like someone completely removed the computer's knowledge that it has a lid - maybe it somehow got tricked into thinking it was a desktop?

Thanks in advance for your help - I appreciate it!

Windows 7 Professional x64 running...


A:Dell Laptop no longer sleeps when lid is closed

Now that I'm thinking about it, it may be in some "desktop" mode instead of a laptop mode. Here are other data points:
- It no longer shows the battery indicator in the lower right status bar
- The power options no longer show different options for when the system is "plugged in" vs "on battery power", it's just one setting.
- No more "lid" settings as I said above.

Hmmm - does anyone know how to check this or what a possible fix might be?

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I think I made a thread about this a while back to no success. My laptop goes to sleep when I close the lid even with the lid settings modified. I don't want it to sleep. Idk what exactly to do.

A:Laptop sleeps when lid closed, even with setting disabled.

What is the setting in Power Options for what happens when you close the lid?

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I booted up my laptop this morning and found it was installing some huge Windows update i didn't know it was due to. There are something like 240,000 files to be updated but once it gets to just over 40,000 files updated the laptop goes into what i think is sleep mode (although it could be that it's just crashing - the screen goes black and the power light blinks as if in sleep mode).

This of course stops the update, and once i do a hard reboot the same process occurs again. I have tried several boot options to try to get into Windows so that i can switch off sleep mode (if that is the problem) but when i'm prompted to do a Repair because it recognises Windows didn't boot previously the screen just goes black and nothing happens, when i choose the option of starting with the last known good configuration after a few minutes of 'thinking' i'm just put back into the update cycle and it ends up in sleep mode.

I'm now trying dafe mode so i can maybe go back to a system restore point before the update was even initiated but i have a screen saying "Failure configuring Windows features. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer". But this screen has been up a while and i'm concerned the sleep mode issue will kick in again.

Sorry for the long-winded first post - does anyone have any advice? I'm tearing my hair out!!

A:Laptop Sleeps during huge update install...

From th control panel, click on 'power options'. Set the 'turn off display' and 'put the computer to sleep' to never and save changes. You can always change them back again.

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I'm using a Vizio 32" television as a monitor for my laptop and it works fine when doing normal things like browsing the internet or watching videos, but when I play games (namely Fallout 4) with the TV plugged in, my computer sleeps (or maybe hibernates) at completely random moments.
It's not only a problem with fallout, the same exact thing happens with other games like Dying Light or Evolve.
I thought that it might be a temperature issue, but temps are the same whether I'm using the TV or not.

My computer is a modified version of the ASUS GL551JM 15-Inch Gaming Laptop. (I didn't modify it myself, but bought it from Computer Upgrade King. As far as I know the only part that was modified was that the hard drive was replaced with an SSD.)

Here are my specs:

Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
E32-C1 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M (ASUStek Computer Inc)
ForceWare version: 359.06
SLI Disabled

Intel Core i7 @ 2.50GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology

Realtek High Definition Audio

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Model G551JM (SOCKET 0)
Version 1.0
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Haswell
Chipset Revision 06
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model HM86
Southbridge Revision C2

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Hubby and bought a great new desktop and set up our wireless network on it. We have a wifi printer, and whenever the desktop is on (actively being used), my laptop can 'find' the printer. When the desktop sleeps, my laptop tells me that the printer is offline. How can I fix this?

I get a screen in printer sharing where it tells me that the printer will not be available when the computer is asleep, but that I can change the settings. I've tried to go into the Network Sharing Center but nothing about the printer is in there.

Can anyone help?

A:WiFi printer not found on laptop when desktop sleeps.

Forgot to memtion that both computers have the same OS, win 7 home premium 64.

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I have had this X1 Yoga 3rd Generation laptop since May. Sometime in July the battery will get drained at an excessive rate while the laptop is sleeping. I believe it started to happen after some software/driver/bios update around that time. Overnight it would go from 100% charged to 10% (and stops at 10% becaues hibernation kicks in). See below some images for the SleepStudy that PowerCfg.exe reports.   This seems to be the same or a very similar issue to the one reported here for the X1 Carbon that it is still unresolved:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-6th-Gen-Battery-drain-in-sleep/m-p/... I have been installing any new updates posted on System Update hoping for this to magically get fixed by one of those updates, but so far it hasn't happened. I'm starting to switch from a happy ThinkPad user that would recommend my laptop to colleagues and friends, to one that may start telling them to stay away from them.

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Hi All, 
I have a issue with the Vostro 3558. As soon as I connect the power supply to the laptop, the laptop goes to sleep mode and takes me to the log in screen. Same happens when I disconnect the power from the laptop. This happens sometimes and not always. 
Recently I had a motherboard failure and Dell replaced it for me. This issue was there before and even now with the new motherboard. So I am thinking this could be a driver / software problem.
Let me know what you think. Thanks in advance.  

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I found another post on here nearly a year old outlining the same issue. There was no reply to it so I'm not confident I will get one now. ThinkPad L580 goes to sleep or black screen when the user's wrist touches the left side below the keyboard and next to the trackpad. Does anyone know of any way of fixing this??? Video attached. 

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My laptop has recently taken to spontaneously "sleeping". I will be doing something and move the screen, and then the screen goes black. The computer is not entirely off, but does not come back and is not functional.

Any suggestions? I can't afford a new one..

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Hi, I just got a new laptop because my old one's hard drive crashed. For some reason, my laptop is really slow. I got it on December, 5, 2014. Please help explain why it's so slow! Look at the specs! It shouldn't be this slow

A:Laptop too slow for some reason

Sometimes the antivirus can cause slowdowns (actually, often). I've heard AVG can be notorious for that. There are faster ones available, or you could use the built-in Defender antivirus instead, up to you. In addition, here are some ways to speed things up:
Optimize Performance of Windows 8
If it doesn't say outright, there are some programs that come with your computer that, if removed, you would experience a faster computer. Dells have all kinds of such programs with big important-sounding names that don't really benefit anything, in all truthfulness.

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I have a Toshiba Laptop and it has shut down probably 8-10 times for no reason. It happens at different times too. I was SKyping someone today and it totally shut down right in the middle. I was playing a DVD and it shut down right int he middle of it. For no reason, just a complete shut down. I can start it back up and sometimes it will work fine, other times it will shut down again. Any help would be awesome...

A:Help - my laptop shuts down for no reason!

Automatically log when and why shutdowns have occurred.
Love it or hate it, Windows XP is undeniably more stable than its predecessors. But it still crashes, and it still has occasional trouble shutting down. This registry hack logs all shutdown errors, telling you when, where, and why strange and annoying things have happened.
Some folks have the luxury of packing their buggy PC off to a help desk. But if you like to get your hands dirty, consider this essential tweakage.
Here's how to set up logging for unexpected system shutdowns:
1. Open RegEdit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
2. Set the ShutDownReasonUI data value to 1. (If this string doesn't exist, create it and set the value to 1.)
3. Exit RegEdit and reboot your PC.
To examine the log you've created, open up the Event Viewer, which you'll find by selecting Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Click on the System subheading and you'll see a massive list of system events. Errors will be marked with a red X or a yellow exclamation mark. Double-click on the error and you'll see details that may help you unravel the mystery.

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I am running Windows 10 build 11102, but it happened in earlier builds too.

My laptop goes in hibernation without any apparent reason. I have disabled all possible items about hibernation in advanced power management, except hibernation itself.
It only happens when the lid is closed. I have configured to do nothing when the lid is closed. It even happens when the laptop is on AC power.

My battery is old and I should replace it. But I have configured to do nothing when the battery level goes to critical, but the laptop is on AC power. What is more, when I remove the battery, the laptop also goes randomly in hibernation.

I do not want to disable hibernation altogether, because I am afraid that the laptop then will simply shutdown.

Anyone any ideas?



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For the last month, I've been using an Acer 8473T travelmate laptop.

Even though it's old, it's brand new (was an ex-business laptop that was never unboxed).

It's worked perfectly until just now. Never dropped.

I was working a document, then put it to sleep. I woke it from sleep, and the screen won't come on. I took out the battery, plugged it into the power-but the screen still won't come on

It turns on (screen stays off) & the fans come to full power.

I've tried (nothing worked):
Plugging it to an external display (hdmi)
Discharging the capacitors power by pressing power off without the battery
Removing the ram, using in dif slot
Removing the hard drive
What's left to do?

A:New laptop died-no cause/reason

On most laptops, some of the function keys are used to switch to internal/external monitor amongst other things. Are you sure you haven't pressed one of those??
Also try the dim/brightness.

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Hi, Im new to this site and wondered if someone can diagnose a problem for me?

I have a Toshiba Satellite A30-514 laptop and recently it keeps on shutting down without warning, the fan kicks in (quite loudly) and then total loss of power. It comes back on as soon as i press the on button and it doesnt feel too hot. I would really appreciate somebody shedding some light on this for me.

Thanks :angel:

A:HELP - My laptop keeps shutting down for no reason


I don't know much about laptops, but on a desktop, those symptoms would lead me to suspect overheating, esp. the processor. Does your CPU have thermal sensing/protection? My P4 will shut the system down if it gets too hot.

That's just an idea- wait for someone with more laptop smarts to show up.

Welcome to Tech Spot!! :wave: :giddy: :grinthumb

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I bought my little sister ''The Sims 3'' a while back and the first few weeks it was alright, until it randomly shut down with no warning. I heard a faint popping noise and the screen went black. So I turned it back on, and it started again. My sister had to play it all again.

It's been happening a lot, so what's the problem?

A:My laptop shuts down for no reason?

By the sound of it, and i am no professional. It sounds like its your laptop that could be getting too old to support the game. It happened to me once, when my PC was so full that everything slows down and lag. I deleted some files and it worked better. I suggest the same for you

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I have an Acer TravelMate 230 with Windows 2000 Pro on it. Sometimes while I am working, it will just restart. No warning... Nothing. It is totally random when it does it. Then it will start back up and work fine again for a while.

Any ideas?

A:Laptop restarts itself for no reason.....

is the laptop getting hot?

also its poss set to reboot on error

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 have G50V notebook pc. It shuts off itself I tried to turn on again. it does not work. Previously, it was shutting down repeatedly when the fan is hot but I turned it on again when the fan got cool. but now it is totally shuts off. what shall I do?

A:My laptop shuts down for no reason

You could have a damaged processor?

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Okay so this morning an update was done on advast. Then this started occurring.
The laptop doesn't feel hot but the power cable box thing did. It just shuts down instantly. On off on off. Then I did the reboot my settings to a time when computer worked correctly this worked well for 2 hrs then whilst working it shut down on & off again. Meaning I have to restart it everytime.

Thank you for your help :)

A:Laptop shutting off for no reason??

I've run a stress test on the laptop without the AC power adapter plugged in for 5 minutes, the laptop gets hot but it doesn't crash. I am having trouble replicating the issue again so I can fix it. Any suggestions? I am leaning towards a faulty AC adapter possibly as without the adapter it has been fine for half an hour.

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Before i Explain my problem regarding my Laptop, I'd like to let you know the specifications and available options right now with me so that you can consider it while you're answering my question.

I have a DELL INSPIRON 1525 Laptop.
Windows Vista Home Basic With Genuine License.
I have Recovery Drive which came with my Laptop(a 10GB space alloted for it specially)
I have Windows Vista Home Basic DVD i think.



I have a wierd problem.My system recently has experienced a problem. It restarts without reason. If the computer is IDLE for sometime or if nothing is performed on the computer or if i leave my computer with download on it, When i get back i see the computer restarted. I was burning a DVD & suddenly the Laptop restarted at 80% & my DVD wasted. I really got VERY annoyed looking at this.

Initially i thought it was because of overheating(as few people guessed it might be the problem). My Laptop Temp is arround 50-60 degrees now. I went to SAFE MODE & kept on nothing happened.So i came to know its NOT because of Overheating since I've Observed the Laptop restart after 20 min i started my laptop(Yes! its at a VERY VERY cool temperature).

I have seen few times, The Laptop gets a Blue Screen(Like error screen in windows XP) and in 1-2 seconds it restarts and DELL logo appears. So due to short span of time, I coudnt see the error code.(I dont have any USB's plugged in at that time).It happened 3-4 times... Read more

A:Laptop Restarts WITHOUT reason

Hi technocorner and welcome to Vista Forums

It would help us to help you if we knew what your BSODs say and also what the error message says (exact wording AND spelling, please). If possible, capture these with a digital camera and post back with the relevant images.

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I have a Compaq Laptop and during use I have the problem that it shuts off for no apparent reason even though connected to the main power supply. I have disabled any sleep or hibernate function but still I get the same problem.
Thought it may be due to not having SP2 installed for windows. Any ideas? Could it be the BIOS acting up?

Please help.

A:My Laptop switches off for no apparent reason.


Lets rule out any dodgy files running on there that may be causing this:

go to http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

Also, what are you doing at the time it shuts down? What I mean is, are you using a certain type of application, or just wandered off and it happens?



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Hello everyone,

Im not really that good at computers, but anyway I've tried everything i can with no satisfactory results and since I've heard this website is the best when it comes to solving computer problems, i've come to You.

Here's the deal: 2weeks ago I bought a brand new asus K53E laptop, installed the drivers that came with the CD and.. since then my cpu keeps rebooting for some reason I can't recognize. I did some research about what could be wrong and as far as I got was: its not over heating(the cpu doesnt feel warm and the temperature is never too high), its not power supply(i've tried it with battery only, with power plug only, with power plug and battery together). I might be wrong about those things, since im not a pro, but thats what my limited knowledge tells me.

The interesting thing is that after i read somewhere, that drivers might be the problem, i tried to play with them (uninstalling some and then seeing if it works). Yesterday I got all the drivers that came with the CD installed except audio driver and it only rebooted twice(before that it used to happen much more often). Today I uninstalled all the audio devices in my computer and its working fine.

So I think the problem is somewhere in that section(i might be wrong again, since im not a pro at this).

I know You will need to know all of my computer specs and I dont really have a clue where to find them, so im going to attach the report card from the program called EVEREST, as i ... Read more

A:Laptop reboots for no reason (no BSOD)

Quote: Originally Posted by ekskiuzmi

Hello everyone,

Im not really that good at computers, but anyway I've tried everything i can with no satisfactory results and since I've heard this website is the best when it comes to solving computer problems, i've come to You.

Here's the deal: 2weeks ago I bought a brand new asus K53E laptop, installed the drivers that came with the CD and.. since then my cpu keeps rebooting for some reason I can't recognize. I did some research about what could be wrong and as far as I got was: its not over heating(the cpu doesnt feel warm and the temperature is never too high), its not power supply(i've tried it with battery only, with power plug only, with power plug and battery together). I might be wrong about those things, since im not a pro, but thats what my limited knowledge tells me.

The interesting thing is that after i read somewhere, that drivers might be the problem, i tried to play with them (uninstalling some and then seeing if it works). Yesterday I got all the drivers that came with the CD installed except audio driver and it only rebooted twice(before that it used to happen much more often). Today I uninstalled all the audio devices in my computer and its working fine.

So I think the problem is somewhere in that section(i might be wrong again, since im not a pro at this).

I know You will need to know all of my computer specs and I dont really have a clue where to find them, so im going... Read more

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I have a 4 month old Asus G60Jx and, lately, it started freezing for no apparent reason. It freezes the most when I'm running a few applications together such as google chrome (with lots of tabs)+ powerpoint+winamp+adobe reader. However, it should not be the case of exhausting the memory (this laptop has 8Gb RAM).

Could you please help me out? I need my laptop to work...

My specs are:
Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Nvidia Geforce GTS 360M
i7 Q720 1.6GHz
8Gb Ram

Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop freezes for no apparent reason

Use this MSFT article to config your machine to generate Memory dumps on demand :
Windows feature lets you generate a memory dump file by using the keyboard
If your numlock remains responsive during the freeze, you will be able to do a CTRL +SCRL+SCRL to force a memory dump ( BSOD). Once complete upoload the file using forum instructions.

In general this type of freeze should be handled by eliminating hardware, either one by one, or by starting with the minimum necessary set.
Also set your BIOS to the very basic defaults.

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(I'm not sure if this belongs in maintenance or in bugs. Please tell me if you think I should move it.)
I have a year-old ASUS F555LA-AS51 Core i5 15.6-Inch Laptop. It's been running pretty smoothly, but within the last month, it's begun to randomly go back to the homescreen with all the apps. This doesn't seem to be on a fixed schedule--there's always a gap of at least 40 minutes, but sometimes it's longer. It doesn't matter what I have running. Sometimes I only have Word open, and sometimes I'll have Netflix or a videogame running and it still happens. Luckily, the apps or windows don't close; they just minimize for a second. It doesn't take any time to get back to what I was doing, but it is a nuisance. I have tried turning it off and on again, running antimalware programs, manually debugging, and changing the screen saver settings. I'm not sure what I can try to get this to stop happening.
If you have any ideas how to stop this glitch from happening, please let me know! Thanks!

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My laptop is 7 months old and give normal backup of 3 hours.I charged my laptop upto 100% and disconnected it and immediately it was showing 97% charge left. And no apps were running that time and brightness was also 0% internet connection was also not their.This doesn't happen always,most of the time it charges up to 100% and discharge normally.

A:What is the reason due to which my HP laptop battery is show...

Edit:What is the reason due to which my HP laptop battery is showing 97% immediately after I disconnected my charger at 100%?

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What's problem my my vaio sony VGN-CS118E? it shutdown after work it like System Rating in Windows 7 and 8?

My last windows was Vista Original with 1 Partition and i just make it for 2nd partition.

Please help me?

A:Shut down my laptop sony without reason

Is there any error message ?

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I'm not sure why this is happening, but seveal time throughout a normal working day my laptop will just shut down on me all by itself. Why is this happening? I have a Dell Inspiron 7000. Right now it will not run on battery power regardless of how long it's been plugged in. And there are even times when I'll only shift the computer slightly and it just shuts down. I'm assuming that has something to do with the power cord. The other occurences are happening without the computer being moved around at all.

A:laptop shuts down for no apparent reason, all on its own

Does the bottom of the laptop seem very warm? Is there a fan somewhere on the backside, if so, does it appear to be running?

When it shuts down, do you have to wait a bit to be able to turn it back on again?

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I'm running a Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop running Windows Vista. Every evening, I shut my laptop's lid and put it into standby for the night. Recently, however, I have woken in the morning to find the computer on. Specifically, I first noticed this happening two days ago, but I had made no major software or hardware changes that would conceivably cause power management changes. I did install a new version of Tweak VI yesterday, but the problem started before that.

The laptop is plugged into an ethernet cable, but I have checked and made sure all settings related to "Wake on LAN" are disabled in the BIOS and Windows itself. I ran a virus check a few days ago (I run avast!), but I have no run one since the problem started. I have, however, run a few anti-spyware programs (Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D) and updated all my definitions.

I even went so far as to check the Event Viewer and look at the System events. Interestingly enough, it shows the laptop going into standby at 1:05:47 AM this morning (when I shut the laptop lid), but it never shows it waking up. The next standby-related event occurs at 10:09:01 AM, when I noticed the laptop was on and put it back into standby. There are a number of events between those times, but none that say the laptop came out of standby mode. In fact, the very next event after the first standby occurred at 10:08:23 AM, where a Plug and Play error was reported. Perhaps there are events missing from the log?

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A:Laptop wakes from standby for no reason

not meaning to be short, welcome to TSF, but i think you have done the right thing, but wait for SP1. its a known issue as far as i am aware. good luck mate

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Hi....My laptop is about a year and a half old and for about a year now, it's been just spontaneously turning off with no warning. It happens even though it is plugged into the wall and I have a fully charged battery. I can usually get several hours of use before this happens, but after it happens, if I don't wait a little while before starting it up again it will happen again right away.

Does anyone know why this would be happening or what I can do to make it stop doing this?
Thanks a lot.

A:Laptop shutting off by itself for no apparent reason

could be a lot of things - overheating
blow out all the vents and see if you can clear the machine of as much dirt and dust

whats the make and model
how old is it

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hi i ordered a new keyboard for my hp g7 laptop when i got the new keyboard i installed it and now can't type on the new keyboard please help me the laptop is 4 yrs old 

A:bought a new keyboard for a hp g7 laptop and for some reason...

Where did you get the keyboard? A lot of keyboards on the market are "knock-offs" and quality control can be hit and miss. 

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A few weeks ago, my laptop began randomly shutting off while I have been in the middle of using it.  It never sends an error code or gives any warning.  It just goes completely black and then after a few seconds begins to reboot.  When it is on again, it gives no indication or error report that it had encountered any problems that caused a reboot.  I have no idea what may have caused it.  Sometimes it is while I am actively typing, other times while I am reading things on the internet but not touching the computer at all, other times when it is just sitting in front of me and I am not doing anything with it.  I was worried it might be an overheating issue so I have kept it under a fan most of the time and raised it half up so it had ample airflow.  That being said, it rarely gets warm to the touch anyways.  None of these attempts have affected the frequency of restarting occurance.  In fact, I believe it is getting more frequent as time goes on. I have had my computer for just a month and a half.  I have only used it for very basic Word, Excel, Powerpoint and internet usage.  I have downloaded or installed very little.  There was a large windows 10 update not too long ago.  I don't think the problem started until after the update. The entire time my computer has been covered by McAfee antivirus.

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Okay so I don't know too much about laptops, and I am wondering if anyone can help me out? My Inpiron 1501 laptop keeps shutting off on it's own, and I can not figure out why for the life of me. This computer is also very, very slow. What can I do to fix this???

A:My Inspiron laptop keeps turning off for no reason and is very slow

What is the condition of the battery? How old is the laptop?

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hey there. can anyone help me with a problem i am having with my laptop? at certain times music starts playing on my computer? no icons pop up or no pages pop up and i have no idea how to stop it! can anyone help me please?

A:music starts playing my laptop for no reason?

This may be caused by a virus/malware/spyware. scan your computer with anti-virus and see if it still pops up. To stop it temporary, ctrl alt delete, process, close all internet explorers or w/e brower you use

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Hello, I have an Acer Aspire 3000 laptop running Windows XP that runs painfully slow - not all the time, but at least 75% of the time. 5 minute waits for a window to open is not uncommon. I have run a full virus scan (Kaspersky 2010) - 13 hours later and nothing found. I have defragmented the C: drive (Piriform Defraggler) - 10 hours later there's no improvement. I have run Autoruns and found nothing suspicious. It just seems like it's always doing something else, something I can't see.

The hard drive is divided into 2 partitions, each a little over 17 GB. C: is 80% full (about 3 GB free) and D: is mostly empty. I have moved files over to D: and deleted unnecessary files wherever possible, to no effect.

I have run out of ideas here, and I would greatly appreciate any help or ideas. Thanks in advance

A:Painfully slow laptop - no obvious reason

Slowness and performance issues as you describe are not uncommon, especially with older computers. Since we're not finding any malware, please refer to Slow Computer/Browser? Check here first; it may not be malware. There are reasons for slowness and poor performance besides malware - i.e. disk fragmentation, disk errors, corrupt system files, too many startup programs, unnecessary services running, too many browser Add-ons/toolbars, failure to clear browser cache, not enough RAM, dirty hardware components, etc. As you use your system it becomes filled with more files/programs and has a natural tendency to slow down so cleaning and regular maintenance is essential. Incompatible browser extensions and add-ons can impact system performance and cause compatibility issues such as application hangs (freezing).You indicate that you have tried some of these suggestions but there are more in that topic.

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Laptop is a Lenovo Ideapad Z560. Yes, I know its circa 2010 and fully expect 90% of the responses to tell me to buy a new computer, downgrade to Windows 7, or both, but as the title says, this slowdown is very sudden and inexplicable. My specs are decidedly mediocre:

Intel Core i3 380M @ 2.53GHz (dual core w/ hyperthreading)
Intel integrated graphics w/ 1.3GB memory
300GB HDD @ 5400RPM

However, the thing ran fine until just after Halloween. And by fine, I mean it could do Photoshop in 4k, play Simcity 4, Runescape, and Cities XL 2011 at max settings, run multiple mp3 downloads, and have 15 tabs open in Firefox. Not all at once of course, but it did everything at a decent speed while never going above 75% processor. Then, the day after Halloween, it suddenly slowed down. Like, literally one minute it was a decent computer, the next it felt like it was a decade old.

The hard drive thrashed, Runescape played like a slideshow on minimum settings, photoshop wouldn't even open, forget any local games except Runescape, and I could almost take a nap in the time it took for Firefox to open. And once it did, it would scroll choppily and crash with more than 4 tabs open. And the whole time, the cooling fan was whining so loud I could hear it, even with nothing open.

Now at this point, you might be thinking "virus!" Well, so was I. So, after running every maintenance program (Ccleaner, Disk Cleanup, Disk Checker, Defraggler, and boot time Defraggler, in that o... Read more

A:Laptop suddenly slowed down for no apparent reason

Restore point before it started doing this? What does hard drive SMART report, anything bad?

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First off, I'm a teenager. 17 to be exact. I got a job babysitting and saved my pay for 6 months to buy my laptop ( I write music on it. Long story. Irrelevant.) I have an HP Envy 17t (the black one with the sliver keys) and I was thrilled to bring it home even with windows 10 pre installed. Unfortunately, since the day that I brought it home from best buy on November 8th, 2015 it's... well.

It's had 12 BSOD screens from doing... nothing.
HP support has deleted my recovery drive, corrupted my windows store registry, and messed up mute key.
It can't handle a simple task like streaming video from youtube without having a bluescreen error and crashing.

It freezes at random and I have to reset it and I never know it is up to date or if some of these errors are because of a driver incompatibility or something because HP support disabled auto updates the same time they deleted my registry. Now as of today I can't go on youtube without the bluescreen. Before it was just freezing. Bad freezing... but now it just crashes. It really crushes me to know I spent $1065 for this. I LOVE my laptop... when it works, it's something I am proud to own but if it keeps this up I don't know how much longer I will have it. I have virus protection, It is set to defragment every 3 days, I don't pirate music or software (I actually pay for it) I scan it, I don't run more than 3-4 things at a time so the ram never reaches over 40% but somehow my disk linger... Read more

A:New laptop has tons of errors and crashes of no reason?!

how did HP do all these things ?
Has it been returned to HP for repair ?
Whats the exact model - should be on a label on the laptop - also there may be a service tag number
Unfortunately, since the day that I brought it home from best buy on November 8th, 2015 it's... well.Click to expand...

This was from day1

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