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Solved: Laptop shuts down minutes after turning it on

Q: Solved: Laptop shuts down minutes after turning it on

A friend of my brother accidentally broke his Laptop the other day, and I'm trying to see if there's anything I can do to repair it. I'm not exactly sure what he did, but when he broke it, it apparently broke the monitor and killed the hard drive. Replacing the hard drive isn't that big of a deal, and he says he doesn't mind using an external monitor for it (though the monitor does still work, though it has a large crack through it now... which you can see here http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo151/Superbark/Photo-0009.jpg ).

Unfortunately, whenever I try to turn on the computer and run some things like diagnostics and whatnot, the computer keeps randomly shutting down. I think the fan is still working (since I can hear it), so I don't think it is overheating or anything (I could be wrong though, but the bottom never feels scolding hot or anything). Here's the strange thing though; whenever I plug in the Laptop and I have the battery in, the computer will turn on just fine (though it will shut down in a couple of minutes, like I mentioned up above). If I try to turn it on when the battery is out, but still plugged into the wall... it won't turn on. If it is not plugged in, but the battery is placed in, it'll turn on (then shut down in a minute or so). If I have both the battery in and have the Laptop plugged into the wall, then I remove the battery... it'll still work, but still shut down again in a few minutes. What's up with this?

Judging from the problem, do you think the computer is just flat-out broken and can't be repaired (without professional help, of course), or perhaps there is a solution to fix this? I can try to take apart the Laptop if I need to, if anyone thinks it is a loose wire or something (since I heard the Laptop went flying, which is how it got damaged so badly).

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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A: Solved: Laptop shuts down minutes after turning it on

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My PC keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes without any warning or anything and I can't turn it on for 5 minutes after it turns off and it doesn't save anything, I don't get the BSoD or the overheating message so it's not crashing or overheating, I don't know what to do please help me. PC Specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 MHz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.28, 7/25/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Baseboard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.89 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.41 GB
Display adapters, Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Batteries Microsoft AC Adapter, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

A:My Laptop keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes

Have you checked your power settings? Also either download Speed Fan or Hwmonitor. In order to check your temps. Sometimes you will not see a warning for your laptop over heating. It will just shut it's self down.

Both softwares can be download here at Techspot. Under downloads.

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first sorry for my english but i'll try to explain my problem anyway:
i got friends laptop (HP G61-410SA) which was completely dead.The battery for this laptop was dead before.Suddenly he unpluged power source from the socket while laptop was runing and after that he was unable to switch it on again.I checked first power adapter by multimeter,it shows correct voltage (14vdc-inner and 19vdc-middle), so i've decided to change motherboard (HP spare 577997-001).Got used one on ebay,changed it,checked vents/heatsink if it has any dust inside,cleaned,applied thermal grease as should be,assembled,switched laptop on,everything seemed goes well but after few minutes (3/5min) laptop shuts down.On every next try to switch on,time it keeps on,goes shorter and shorter.Seems like owerheat but vent is spinning normaly,without load,just normal,for start it spins faster after some short time goes to normal silent state but not stops at all,so it seems ok,tried to reseat heatsink and so on,just to ensure.Next what i did are i've removed componnents one by one,hard disk drive,cd-rom,one ram modules,tried to swap ram modules,got another one ddr2,reset cmos,set bios to safe defaults,nothing helped.Then got another power adaptor,same thing,even changed cpu,no way.Even if i will go to BIOS and leaving laptop in that state for a while it does the same thing,after 3/5 minutes goes off.What is very strange,i can't switch laptop on at all with battery removed,only on dc power cord,never had lapto... Read more

A:Laptop shuts down after few minutes

You seem to have done everything bar what I would have done first!

Change the power supply! All problems started with it, so that's what I'd have changed first

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Have great working Laptop 7359. Now it shuts off after 10 minutes. No warning. No other issues but just shuts off. Help is needed. I am in Ghana, Africa. Very poor Internet and Internet access, I need this laptop fully functional. Anyone seen this??? Please reply....

A:Laptop shuts off after 10 minutes...!

Hi Gold7359
Thanks for writing to us. 
When did the issue start? 
Is the machine overheating? 
Please disconnect the charger and the battery and hold the power button for 10 secs, now plug back everything and power on and observe. 
Does the machine stays on in diagnostics mode? Run the diagnostics by tapping on f12 and select diagnostics , let the test run and observe if it stays on for more than 10 minutes.
Do provide us your system tag#, email address and name via private message,by clicking on my name in blue and then select send a private message


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I am trying to work on a Gateway NV79 with Win 7 that is my girlfriends. In safe mode I tried to run Malwarebytes and when it got to 200 threats detected it shut down. Tried it again and it got to about 10 and shut down. Then booted up in safe mode again and tried to do a quick scan in Avast and it shut down after a minute.
Then it came up with the message Launch windows repair or boot windows normally. I tried the Launch Windows repair but it just shuts down.
I have also tried to use JRT but it shuts down every time.
Is there anything I can do to get it working again?

A:Laptop shuts off after 2 minutes

Read every line in the below tutorials. It will have everything you need.

Recover your files by using this method:

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

Then reinstall windows using this method:

Clean Install Windows 7

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Hi! I was using my laptop and it suddenly shuts down so I switched on again but after 30-40 minutes it shuted down again, I have tried to remove dust from his vents, reinstalling windows but still problem remained. Please Help Me HP Experts.  Thanks.

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Hey, so i have had this problem for about 4-5 months where my laptop can run for 5 mins before turning off. it doesn't shut down, it just turns off which makes me think the battery may be playing up but I don't know for sure. I'm open to any suggestions but please keep in mind I don't have a lot of money to go and buy new parts and what not.

A:Laptop shuts down after a few minutes running

Hi and welcome to TSG.

My first thought out be overheating which isn't uncommon with laptops. Get some canned air and give the air vents a good blast out as they may be getting clogged up with dust, this stops hot air being dispelled and therefore the machine heats up.

If you can, download and install HWMonitor (its small and free) and run that as soon as the laptop starts up, have a look at the temperatures it reports.

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my hp envy sleek notebook laptop shuts off after a 2 minutes. The laptop is 3 years old. The battery life is bad, but this occurs even when the laptop is plugged into a socket. 

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Hi all,
My M6600 running Win10 recently showed a blue screen of death with the stopcode "Page fault in nonpaged area". The laptop rebooted and ran a couple more times, each time giving the BSOD and the same fault code. Now the laptop turns itself off a few seconds after the power button is pressed. All I get in those few seconds is the HDD, WiFi and NUM lock lights, the fans running and DVD and HDD spins before it turns off. The display doesn't come on before the PC shuts off.
I haven't installed any new software or hardware before this fault occurred.
I have tried turning on with and without the battery, and with and without the AC adapter connected. Also unplugged and reseated both memory modules, tried modules individually, unplugged DVD and HDD drives, reconnected them. None of these things has helped.
Does anyone know what the problem could be? Thanks in advance

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My laptop has been freezing every 10 minutes, then it will show the blue screen with kernel inpage error messages for a couple of seconds before shutting down completely. The message says the error might be caused by newly installed hardware or software, although i don't remember installing any lately.

If i'm on safe mode, this does not happen.

Then i found out that windows search indexer is what's been causing the problem. If i disable it, everything is fine again.

I'm curious, what is really causing the indexer to crash? How do i know if a particular file is corrupted?

Thank you

A:my laptop shuts down every 10 minutes when windows search is running

check the temp of your cpu ,

may i have your pc specs please.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15z 5523 Laptop shuts off randomly after 20 - 30 minutes.  I have run system diagnostics, reloaded the OS, and cleaned the cpu fan and board.   The only error present is the showing that the main battery which is internal is no longer good.  Anyone have any ideas?

A:Dell Inspiron 15z 5523 Laptop shuts off after 20 - 30 minutes.

Hi bassundergrace,Can you Private Message me your Service Tag on the system? Also, when it turns off like this is the system plugged in (with the AC adapter for power) or just running on battery?If the system is only turning off on battery then the battery will most likely need to be replaced at this point. However, if the system is turning off after 20-30 minutes use and it is plugged in (it could be the adapter/system board is going bad etc), but before jumping to that conclusion is the system being used on a flat service? The reason I ask is because the system could be turning off due to it getting too hot (due to ventilation). Before the system turns off does it sound like the fan is running at a high speed?Best regards,Brad   

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I have recently done a system restore to a factory state. After reinstalling all of the programs I noticed that right after restarting my computer it actually is pretty fast, which can be especially seen by rght clicking on desktop or opening folders. However, few minutes after running it suddenly slows down simple things like right clicking on the desktop make me wait few seconds. Right now my computer has been running for few minutes already and I can see the text lagging a little as I type.
I have Avast, and I did a quick scan with malwarebytes just to make sure, but it didn't detect anything.
When I check the task manager I noticed that before it starts lagging, the CPU is below 10% if im not doing anything and even when when using some programs its pretty much always below 60%, however after it starts lagging, it jumps to 100% if I do as simple things as right click. I disabled most start up programs, but it didn't help. Any help would be appreciated.

I began to suspect overheating and so I decided to clean out the fan. So far no problems with lag anymore. ^^

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Hello all.I'm having problems with my other pc (i'm on the laptop now).Here's what happens :
Like a month ago my pc was running fine with no problems,i cleaned it like every month and when i booted it up the last time,it shut off about 10 minutes after i booted it up.So i kept on trying and it kept shutting down all the time,it's very irritating and i can't stand it

A:Solved: PC shuts off every 10 minutes

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I bought a used computer, and I have been trying to get it running. First, when I plugged it in, the fans and everything came on automatically and nothing would turn off. Well, I fixed that issue when I bought another mobo. I installed the mobo, and everything came on, but the computer wouldn't boot. I tried everything, and was told to get another cpu. Well, I got the cpu today, installed it, now when I turn the computer on, everything comes on, then it all shuts down after about 5 seconds. The light on the mobo stays on though. Does this sound like it could be a power supply issue, even though everything came on with the other cpu? Any advice would be greatly appeciated. Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer shuts off after turning on

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Asus M2N-E
Amd X2 6000
Thermaltake Tru 550
Evga 8800g

All of that is pretty old...haven't had any issues with it really.
I installed a SATA HD yesterday, dropped Win 7 on it and have been smooth sailing.

So about an hour ago my wife asks me to charge her MP3 player.
I already had the charger cord hanging from the front USB port so I just plugged it in.
The second I did that my KB/mouse lights shut off and everything froze

So, I do a hard shutdown wait a few seconds and hit the power button.
Everything spins up but thats all it does. No post codes, nothing.

I hit the reset button and a few seconds later it just shuts off.

I tried messing with my ram, one stick, no sticks, one stick in another slot, etc.
Same thing, computer turns on for about 2-5 seconds and shuts right back down.

I unhooked my HD/CD, same thing.
Reseat my GPU, nothing.

I even check all the capacitors to see if any where blown, you know, the cracked dome look.
All looks fine.

It has to be something to do with when I plugged that MP3 player in.
Granted, this was the first time I plugged it in since Win 7 , but im still tinking
it shorted somehow..

Oh yeah, awhile back one of my rear-usb ports just stopped working.
If that means anything to anyone..

I already cleared CMOS and battery (redundant, but hey!)

So, thoughts? Suggestions?
Im leaning towards PSU or shot mobo..
mobo power status light comes on, as well as on the PSU...but shrug


A:Solved: Computer shuts off seconds after turning on..

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Hi all

I have a very strange, problem. After about 2 minutes a PC running xp shuts itself down. I have already changed the PSU, and checked the CPU fan (it's working OK). It always takes the same time and it is not a normal XP shutdown, the PC simply turns itself off all of a sudden.

I have entered the BIOS setup menu to check the CPU temperature and it is under 43 degrees celsius (110 Fahrenheit), by the way, I can have the pc running indefinitely by staying at the BIOS menu, but as soon as Windows starts, it shuts itself down again. I can't restart windows in safe mode either, the system just starts the boot process and then halts before changing the screen to graphics mode.

I scanned the system for viruses with the Kaspersky rescue CD found here http://www.techmixer.com/free-bootab...download-list/ and nothing came up. Then again, the scanning took more than one hour and the pc didn't turn itself off or overheated!

So I'm thinking something's wrong with windows, has anyone had a similar problem? How can i check the registry or enable the safe mode if windows won't start?

My system is a generic box with a Pentium dual core and 1 GB RAM, PCChips motherboard with integrated graphics and a 120GB Seagate Hard disk. It had been running with no problems for more than a year.

Thanks in advance

A:[SOLVED] Windows shuts itself down after 2 minutes (not overheating)

Sounds like a OS issue that needs repair. I would run through the repair process using the Windows XP cds. It seems you have addressed all hardware related issues that it could be. Thanks!

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Hey BP

Is there a utility to stop my monitor from turning off after a certain of minutes?

i know i can change the power options to never but its hassle

any body know off any?

A:How to stop the display from turning off after a certain minutes

I believe that you are refering to the screensaver that clicks in after x amount of minutes.Go to control panel,click on personalisation,click on screen saver.Their you will see a wait till probably ten minutes.Alter it to what you want.I have mine at twenty but the option is yours.This was more for the older type of monitors to prevent a image being burnt into the screen.

Hope thats what you are refering to.

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Hi All, A couple of weeks ago we have a strange behavior with our Lenovo Flex 2 Pro. The notebook is turning off at exact 30 minutes, in the BIOS or in Windows this is make no differents.Now i googled a lot and found a lot of the same problem and all replaced the mainboard. I hope offcourse that we don't need to do that because the mainboard is around 350 dollar. Specs of the notebook:Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 80FL (I7-4510U) Already tried:- BIOS updated- BIOS resetted- Intel ME Firmware upgraded- Windows repair - Virusscan + Malware- Monitored the heat of the laptop- Replaced the cooling paste to be sure of the CPU and GPU- Removed a lot of components to test what the problem is (SSD, Audio, SD reader, Battery, CMOS battery) Hope one of you have a solution.

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Hi There, Every time when I am using my all in one as an external monitor connected to other computer, after 10 minutes it turns off, even when I'm using the computer. So I have to press the power button again to turn it on. Is there a way to fix it? Kind Regards,

A:HDMI-in turning off after 10 minutes - Acer Z1 621

maybe it's not related but....press windows logo key + xclick on Power optionsclick on change plan settings on the select power plan click on change advanced power settingsclick on Sleep - Sleep afterselect neverclick on Hibernate afterselect never click on applyclick on Save changes if availablereboot and then try if it turns off after 10 minutes.

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Hello. I have a problem with my pc. I have windows 10 installed, and have formatted and installed windows all over again trying to fix this problem but it didn't do it. When I turn on my pc, the windows logo appears for a few seconds and then the computer shuts off. When I press the power button one more time it turns on and loads windows perfectly. This is a problem for me because I cannot hibernate anymore, since everytime I hibernate and then press the power button for the first time the computer shuts off. I don't know what else to do. What do you suggest? Has this ever happened to anyone? Thanks.

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First of all:
1. This computer has NO VIRUSES and NO WAREZ and NO INTERNET EXPOSURE.
2. This is not a laptop.
3. My Brother from Michigan sent it to me by mail, and I am guessing that is the reason this computer is so ****ed up.

Ok, well this is a very expensive computer (would be able to play half life 2). And well, after my brother sent me it (by mail), it seems to act like a god damn 80 GB Ipod (low battery life in under 1 hour etc.....). But of course, I plug in the device with all sorts of computer cables, and the same results happen. After a few minutes the god damn computer turns off!

When I set it to 115 V this happens!

So I set it to 230 V and well the BEEPING miraculously disappears! But then the monitor doesn't turn on.

*****!!!!!!! I am so mad!!!!!! And I am not a computer genius.


Can somebody help me resolve this?
Do I need a new powerbox?

A:My Computer Keeps On Turning Off After 1 Minute to 30 Minutes of Power On.

setting the wrong voltage on the PSU will fry your system.
NEVER mess with voltage settings. If you're lucky - all you will have to replace is the PSU. Please do not CURSE in techspot. Not only is it a sin, but some (like myself) find it offensive.

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I know this has been asked a million times on the web already but its seriouslly annoying me now.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) keeps turning the monitor off after 15 Mins of in-activity.

However - before it does that at 14 Mins and 30 Seconds it sorta does a quick flash - then at exactlly 15 mins does the turning off.

All the power options are set to Never. (I have even created my own power plan for this)

I have never had this problem on this PC before - this is a new install - and since then it has been doing this.

(That makes me reluctant to think its the BIOS or Video Card)

Any ideas would be most welcome?

Thank you in advance.


A:Monitor keeps turning off after 15 Minutes(Power Options are on Never)

Hi I think it might be your monitor's setting. Also check in the monitor's menu if you have any power saving options enabled.

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i'm going to make this quick before my computer crashes again

basically my taskbar stops responding and i can't bring up the task manager to perform any functions and my apps perform very slowly even though the processor is only working at less than 20%, but if i bring up the task manager before the crash happens i can turn off explorer.exe and have the applications work normally without explorer but my internet does not work any more

i don't know if it's related but recently my firefox browser just keeps crashing and then asking me if i want to restart (it does this about 3-4 time before i can actually use it)

i try to run anti-virus but when the taskbar stops responding everything else stop so i can never get through a scan, so i don't know if it's a virus or something similar, which is why i'm posting it here

please can you help


A:Explorer Crashes After 10 Minutes of Turning On Computer

its possible your cpu is overheating check for dirty heatsink and clean it if clogged with lint. or a sign your power supply may be failing or failed. post back with results

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Whenever I turn on my computer, the internet doesn't work for the first 15 or so minutes. It used to be able to work right from the start, but now it doesn't. Is there anything I can do? I tried looking to see if my drivers were outdated, but can't tell if they actually are.

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I know how to set my laptops (Dell inspiron E1505) monitor to shut off automatically, but it never does...

I set the auto-off to the minimum time limit, 1 minute. After a minute passes, the screen does shut off, but maybe 2 seconds after it does, it turns back on.

Using manual shut-off methods, I can achieve longer turn-off times (about 1 minute) until the screen turns back on, which makes sense that after 1 minute or so of idle time, something happens to bring the system to attention.

A couple questions.... Whats the problem? Can I remove the random jolts with a temp fix? Can I fix the problem?

P.S. Ive not taken notice of any programs that could be doing this... I run Avast and Commodo Firewall, Ive closed most other notable programs trying to find out the problem. I dont use a mouse and I have tried turning off the touchpad.

Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Turning off laptop monitor?

Something subtle changes and it causes it to come back on, your toolbar/taskbar could have an icon that is changing, anything like that will make it wake up and I don't know of a fix so to speak. Sorry.

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my friend gave me his 4yr old laptop computer(vaio pcg-grv550), he said it works fine except, sometimes it turns off by itself especially when he uses a memory consuming software like photo and video editing program. i tried to format the pc and have a clean installation but soon after it booted from the cd and starts copying the files, the system turns off and after that, even if i try to reboot without the installation cd, the pc turns off right after windows starts. i thought it was just the ram so i bought a new memory but the problem persist. if i let it turned off for an hour or so. it starts working again though for another half an hour or so. what should i do to prevent it from turning off?

A:Solved: laptop turning off just after the os loads. help me, please!

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Somethimes if i've played a DVD & I try to go onto anything else with sound, the sound has gone. It also happens if i've put the laptop in hibernation.

This morming I was watching something an I forgot to plug it in and it shut down. I then plugged it in, turned it back on and the sound has gone again.

I have checked the driver & it says it is working ok & the driver is up to date. Sometimes if I turn it off then on, the sound works again, I have tried this today and nothing.

Not sure what else to do now.

Laptop - Toshiba Satellite P100
OS - Windows Vista Home Premium

A:Solved: Sound keeps turning off on my laptop

Bumped thread.

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I switched from win 7 to win 10 about a month ago. No major problems until yesterday. The pc shuts down only a few minutes after loading windows. If i then turn it on again, it shuts down almost straight away - before it's even finished loading windows.

I tried resetting windows but it won't stay on long enough to do it. It got to 6% then shut down. I don't think it's a virus - well i have kaspersky anyway and that isn't reporting anything.

Unfortunately i can't get into safe mode on start up with win 10.

I'm at the point where i'm thinking i need to throw the pc away and buy a new one because it won't stay switched on for long enough to do anything.

Any ideas gratefully received thanks

A:Pc shuts down immediately after turning on

Welcome to the forum. Normally this is due to heat or the CPU fan not working check the fan and remove any dust from inside the pc

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This computer was running fine about 4 months ago. Since then it has been in my closet. I decided to finally upgrade it to Win10. It booted up fine. I disable the GWX Control Panel and clicked the taskbar upgrade icon to start the upgrade. 5 or 10 minutes later it simply shutdown and did not restart.

I restarted manually and it managed to get to the Windows Welcome screen and then shutdown. Now when I try to restart the power LED lights up for about 1 second then shuts down again. Doesn't even get to post anything on the screen.

Any tips for this one?

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Hope I am posting this in the right spot. But anyway, here is my problem. I turn the computer on and it opens windows, etc. but as soon as everything is open the computer shuts down and it just keeps doing this. I don't have time to check anything out because it shuts down so soon after loading. It just started happening out of the blue. Any ideas?

A:PC shuts off shortly after turning on

Go to Safe Mode command prompt, by continuously pressing F8 at Windows startup.
Log on to the Administrator account (usually no password)

Then type on the command line:


This will allow you to Restore your computer to an earlier time (when it worked)

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My mom has XP and I fdisked and then reinstalled.
I entered security code and microsoft said: ok.
after about five or ten minutes an error message comes up and the system shuts down.
please help. thanks

A:XP shuts down after several minutes

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I have looked through the other posts and see some similar to my problem but can't seem to find the exact problem or answer so I am sorry if it has already been answered. Here it goes!! Almost every single time I open up the internet I get a message saying the Internet Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close down. This sometimes happens every 5 or 10 seconds. When I click on the information button this is what it says: AppName:iexplorer.exe
I went to microsoft.com and it said something about it being Xupiter and to go to the Xupiter webxite and uninstall it so I tried but everytime I did this message came up again. When I tried to go to the Add/Remove program the same message came up except instead it said Windows Explorer has experienced a problem.... Please help me it is happening more and more frequenlty and I feel like throwing my computer out of the window! PS i am not very computer savvy

A:Shuts down every few minutes!!

Hi compgirlie, Welcome to TSG !!
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Well I just recently replaced the VGA cooler on my x1900 Video card. From stock to the VF1 Plus.

I did this because i thought my GPU was over heating when i played very simple 3D games (Team Fortress 2 specifically) While its playing the FPS is fine around 80-100 FPS but after a few minutes it would shut off my PC the fans would rev up and my monitor light would go from green to yellow.

After I switched the temps are much lower... I get about 85 Fahrenheit after i switched (thats idle temp)

BUT the problem still persists when i play any even mildly straining 3D game (HL2 Ep 2). The thing is im confused as to what the problem is because the HDD has been known to shut off when i access certain data sometimes.

More specifically i reinstalled TF2 to see if that would work but instead it did the same thing but this time when i restarted the PC (by holding the power button as i do every time this happens) it "Strongly reccomended a disc check" i skipped because ive been through this before many times with this Hard Drive..

ANOTHER possibility could be the PSU because well its not the best in the world and ive read that this happens with low end PSUs

(my PSU: Suntec 680 Watt ATX Power Supply support Serial ATA SATA)

It is a very old HDD and that could very well be the problem but i could have installed the cooler incorrectly as i have never actually done that before. But im about 75% sure that i did it right!!!

I also used CCC to test for artifacts ... Read more

A:PC shuts off after a few minutes

How did it work with the stock cooler?

As your PC plays games like TF2 and HL2, it will overheat. As it overheats, the computer will consume more power to cool it down. This wears on the PSU, and it could cause the video card to turn itself off.

Try getting a new powersupply and a liquid cooling system, so it doesnt have to use so much power.

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laptop just shuts off in the middle of boot. sometimes 30 seconds and sometimes 5 minutes. so i decided to do fresh install of windows 10 pro but it makes it almost halfway then shuts off

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I built my PC this summer and it's had few problems with the actual windows os and not the BIOS. So it's been working fine until two days ago. I leave my computer on 24/7 basically unless it freezes for some reason. Well I left it on on Friday night and woke up to the windows start bar and start menu being frozen. I could click everything else. So, I shut it down with the PSU switch. I turned it back on to see that it turned right back off within seconds. I tried over and over but it just kept doing it. I can't get to the BIOS screen at all. The amount of time between shutting off seems to vary. Can someone please tell me what's wrong and what to do?

A:Computer shuts off within seconds after turning it on...

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I have 10 Thinkcentre M90z?s in my library. They are 1 year out of warranty but have been working great, except for one. It began to Shut off exactly every 30 minutes. This computer is open to the public, so I don?t know if something was changed.Windows7 event viewer said power was interrupted unexpectedly. Did diagnostic and All hardware running good All temperatures in the green and NO overheating Bios upgraded to the latest versionRan memory test, reseated Mem, booted up only one memory bank,Ran Chkdisk RepairRan virus ScanBooted up in safe mode.Booted into BIOS Only and waited , Yep 30min exactly shuts off.I can restart right away and 30mins later , off. I have done this in a series of 6 or more times , right after shut downs.  Started to Replace complete new image with clean and formatting Disk. (got 90% done before it shut down in 30min)Replace with a known good harddrive?.boots into windows fine, then, 30 mins off it goes. Back to partial image hard drive so only Boots into BIOSreplaced CMOS battery Re-pasted GPU and CPU I have compared all BIOS settings with known good machine and all are same.Have reset Bios to Factory default settings?..I think this has to be a Bios setting somewhere? Any Ideas?

A:M90z shuts down after exactly 30 minutes

Hi JuddWill1. Does the issue still occurs when only 1 or 2 ThinkCentre are powered on?2. Does 10 of the ThinkCentre automatically powered off 30 minutes at the same time?3. Is the 10 ThinkCentre Desktop connected to the same power extender / connector?
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Hi, this is my very first post, and would like to know if you guys can pls help me with a solution to my problem, which is now really starting to annoy me, well i have recently reinstalled my desktop with Windows 7 ultimate, cause i was hoping that would solve the problem. but it didnt change anything, i have a custom built desktop, it has 3Gb RAm, with a intel core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, got a ATI Radeon HD 5700, my operating system in Windows 7 Ultimate. i have dusted off all harware, and cleaned all my fans but the problem continues, so if u have any advice or solutions to this problem it would be much apreciated!!

A:Why my desktop shuts down after a few minutes?

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Hi All,
My computer shuts down after a few minutes,then restarts itselfover and over again , it just started this mornin.
the puter is a compaq 2.6 gig (about a year old)
it doesnt seem to matter what program i run either

A:computer shuts down after a few minutes

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I think I know how it got to this point, but don't know where or how to start fixing it.

I let my computer build up dust and now my fans won't turn on when the computer does. After it does the initial loading and updating of my computer apps after powering the pc up, it only takes a few minutes before it turns back off.

A:Computer Shuts off after several minutes

If there aren't any cooling fans working, it'll get hotter and hotter in the case and, in this instance, the temperature is probably breaching a trigger point in BIOS. When this happens, it turns off the PC to prevent heat-related damage. You should replace the fans, make sure the CPU heatsink and fan are clear of dust by using compressed air to blow away anything clogging them, and then use the compressed air to clean out any other dust still in the case.

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I have recently custom built a computer. Intel i5 3.3GHz, 8gig RAM, Windows Vista Home Basic: SP2, solid state harddrive, GeForce GT 640, 750w powersupply

It's running great, but the computer shuts down after running for 30 minutes. Existing threads hint at overheating. So I checked on the temperatures to find that everything is holding steady around 40 degrees C.

My only hunch is that it's some type of windows restriction (they had locked my vista key when I went to get this computer up and running this computer. and eventually helped me through the install after a phone call. Could the shut downs be related to this?)

Any other ideas?!

A:Computer shuts off after 30 minutes

Run in safe mode and report results to us.

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Okay so last night my internet was working fine. I didn't download anything unusual. When I woke up my internet was off. After checking the router, pulling out all the pugs and resetting everything, I got it working again but it went out after about 5 minutes. Now the only way i can connect to the internet is if I unplug the cord and pull it back in or disable/renable my internet connection. And I only get between 2-10 minutes before it stops working. The router is working normally. Green lights on everything. I'm getting the green light on my cord connection as well. There's no issues, then suddenly the internet is just gone until I disconnect/reconnect. It's driving me crazy. Any help would be appreciated. Here's the Hackjackthis file.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:07:54 PM, on 4/23/2011
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\PC Probe II\Probe2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\ProtectionUtilSurrogate.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NEC Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DeviceVM\Brow... Read more

A:Internet shuts down after 5 minutes

This topic is a duplicate of the one posted here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic393276.html which has been moved to the proper forum. Posting more than one topic on the same issue is called double-posting and is not allowed on this forum because it can create massive confusion and in this case make the malware removal process more difficult and time consuming. Therefore, this topic shall be deleted.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the MRT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the MRT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.Please note: you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a MRT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion fo... Read more

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I started another topic but closed it after I thought a local shop could fix it. Turns out they couldn't.

What I'd like to do now is rebuild the hard drive. Luckily I have a second, smaller hard drive still in the PC that I imaged when I installed this drive a few months ago. So I just need to figure out how to copy the last few months of data off the drive, then rebuild it.

The problem is that the PC is still infected with a virus that causes it to shut down after 2 minutes, so I only get a few minutes to work on it before it reboots.

Any ideas on how to stop the shutdown? Running shutdown /a in the command line didn't work.

Here is a link to the original thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic462712.html/page__p__2782255__fromsearch__1#entry2782255

And here's what happened from that thread:

"Yesterday my PC was infected with the Live Security Virus. It's an HP desktop running Win Vista Home Premium.

I was able to download AntiMalwarebytes and run it to remove the Live Security Virus.

Afterwards MSE would not run, so I uninstalled it, and reinstalled.

After rebooting, MSE detected the sirefef.ah and sirefef.r viruses, but before it can clean them the PC gives a warning that it had a critical error, and will restart in a minute. It then restarts.

I tried downloading TDSSkiller only a flash drive on this PC (my laptop), plugged it into the infected PC and ran it, but it didn't find anything. Sure enough, it then ... Read more

A:PC infected, shuts down after 2 minutes

Do you have this pop up in safemode?If not click on startmenu and typecmdRight click on it and select run as administrator and run this commandsfc /scanfile=C:\windows\system32\services.exeAfter scan completes restart the PC.If you have this issue in safemode,let me know

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Just inherited an old computer.

It's a home-made job and doesn't stay on long enough for me to get very many particulars. Here's what I can get:

Asus TUSI-M mobo, 1.1 GHZ Celeron, Win 98SE. It has an external HDDR, scanner, external DVD writer and printer.

The last time this machine was used (around 6 months ago) it worked fine. Since then, there was a local power outage while the machine was off, but the modem was faulty afterwards. This was determined by a phone tech who got a dial tone back on the phones on that line by unpluging the modem from the wall.

I cranked it up today and everything seemed normal -- including a normal POST, but about two minutes after startup, the computer shut down. No error messages, it just went off.

It seems to need to wait a few minutes before it'll turn back on, then, the same shut down.

It doesn't seem to be OS-dependent as it will do the same thing if I'm looking at the BIOS settings. Due to the short wait before it will start up again, I was thinking about some kind of temperature problem, but the posu fan works and according to the BIOS hardware monitor, the cpu fan is working and the cpu only reaches around 114 degrees during the time the computer stays on. The BIOS is supposed to give error warnings if it finds problems with hardware operating parameters. No errors or warnings are generated.

Finally, I reset the BIOS to default values -- to the same shutdown resu... Read more

A:Old Computer Shuts Down After 2 minutes

replace the psu
replace your cmos battery

power outages can cause problems. I hope you had an ups or a surge protector.

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Hello: I am an average user and have a Sony Vaio desktop model PCV-RG54Z. with Windows XP Media Edition. I have been infected with virus which causes it to shut down every 20 minutes or so. I have ran Spybot; Ad aware and I have McAfee but nothing seems to remove this. Here is the message I get: "System shutdown initiated by NT Authority/system System must restart because DCOM server process launcher terminated unexpectedly",

It is driving me crazy and I despretly need your help. PLEASE HELP!

A:Computer shuts down every 20 minutes or so

Any help would be appreciated. I have searched the old threads on this topic but fail to find any solution. I have hijack this log if that is needed, I can post it as well.

Please help.

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ok this is really annoying

any time i boot up windows the monitor shuts off and i cant get it to come back on it also says no signal
i HAVE tested it on another machine and it doesn't shut off on that one
i have also tried booting in to a live cd of linux as long as I'm in the cmd prompt and don't go into the GUI it wont shut off but if i do go into the GUI it will shut off
i just replaced the motherboard because my old one's pci express slot died....
everything IS compatible
i think it only does it when the HDD is Actually accessed but im not sure
i dont know whats causing this
i have also tried just using the on board graphics and that didn't help either

Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated as for me this is giving me a head ache i have tried everthing i have found from googling this and nothing has helped

A:monitor shuts off after a few minutes

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Okay so last night my internet was working fine. I didn't download anything unusual. When I woke up my internet was off. After checking the router, pulling out all the pugs and resetting everything, I got it working again but it went out after about 5 minutes. Now the only way i can connect to the internet is if I unplug the cord and pull it back in or disable/renable my internet connection. And I only get between 2-10 minutes before it stops working. The router is working normally. Green lights on everything. I'm getting the green light on my cord connection as well. There's no issues, then suddenly the internet is just gone until I disconnect/reconnect. It's driving me crazy. Any help would be appreciated. Here's the Hackjackthis file.Adding in additional content from two other topics with identical logs. ~ OBAlso, this is a home network, 2 other users, I connect directly, it's not wireless. Never had an issue for 3 months, and now it's chronic.I also use Windows 7 home. I use firefox to browse, I do use btjunkie to download things occasionally, but it's rare and only from verified torrents. My antivirus is symantic endpoint protectionThe last time I reloaded my computer I got the error message Enumerite device win32_cdromdrive fail!!End of added content. ~ OBLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 9:07:54 PM, on 4/23/2011Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16766)Boo... Read more

A:Internet shuts down after a few minutes

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your ... Read more

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