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Power shuts off randomly, and any movement around computer shuts it off

Q: Power shuts off randomly, and any movement around computer shuts it off

So this time the problem started out as a simple issue. Whenever I bump the desk or move the keyboard out with too much force, the computer shuts off. Everybody told me that it could have been a loose connection so I checked it all and replugged everything back in. The computer starting working fine for about 5 hours then it just shut off randomly while I was playing a game. This time, though, it shut off without me bumping into anything. SO, is this a power supply issue? I'm using a 550-watt supply while running a 7800 GT. This is the right power amount so that's not my concern. And now the problem has gotten worse to the point where I turn on the computer and nothing shows up again. Windows doesn't load and the screen is on too. You here the fans and everything but nothing will load. All my parts from my old issue were replaced EXCEPT the power supply and CD-drive. I don't think it could be another loose connection b/c now nothing even shows up. Please help!!!

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A: Power shuts off randomly, and any movement around computer shuts it off

Have you tried plugging into a different surge protector and different outlet?

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

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It all started when i opened some foreign file and it mustve been a virus or something. That triggered my computer to make these weird whirring clicky noises. Then my computer shut down. That day, i tryied to turn it on, it worked. However, the monitor didnt display anything. The computer was running but something to do with the bios just wasn't working.
Later on, my father fixed it.
However. NOW, the computer randomly shuts off by itself.
I'd start the computer on, and usually, the computer would start to make these noises similar to that of a computer reading a disc.
after the noises, the computer shuts off, and restarts by itself.
Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

Your hard drive may be faulty. What is the make and model of the system and what is the brand of the hard drive inside the computer?
 

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Hello everyone,

My one-year-old computer started acting up a few days ago and I'd just like to hear your opinion.

It all began three days ago, after some Windows 8.1 updates. I was using my Favourites folder when it suddenly no longer responded. Everything froze and you could hear something slowing down inside until only the CPU was making noise. No blue screen or anything, just nothing at all. Pressing the onn and off buttons didn't do anything for a while either until I unplugged and replugged my cable. Suddenly the BIOS showed up and I rebooted the system. It started a bit slower than usual, and funnily enough, the time and date were no longer correct from that moent on. If the crash happened at, say, 13:00, the time was still 13:00 even if I had rebooted the system at around 13:10. I also did two virus scans, no infections found. The computer also worked properly, didn't become hot or anything like that.

This happened again a few minutes later, without the BIOS showing up this time, and I googled around. Some website led me to the Event Viewer which told me that some Kernel Power error had occurred (not 41, numbers varied too) and contained 'Warning: Processor-Power' messages. Someone in a Facebook group told me my motherboard might not be getting enough power. I don't know how the motherboard works, but we have no electricity problems in the house and my battery is sitll working. Microsoft forums advised me to d a System Maintenance and turn off the 'fast start-... Read more

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i clicked "run" on a pop up without checking it out first, because, yes, i'm retarded. but i did, and about 3 seconds later the computer completely shut off and powered down. when i turned it on again, 1 or 2 minutes after booting up, it shut off again. this happened several times. now it won't even turn on at all. i've tried unplugging everything and waiting a while, but it still won't turn on. would a virus make this happen? or do i need a new power supply, or what?
 

A:Solved: computer randomly shuts off - virus? or power supply?

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First time build (September 2012). Machine has been performing flawlessly then end of September 2013 starting randomly shutting down and restarting. No particular activity will trigger this event (no BSOD). I've run memtest, chkdsk, malwarebytes, gpu-z, cpu-z, Nothing seems out of the ordinary. Temperature ranges are consistently around 26C. I've left it on for the last 48 hours with the covers off and a fan blowing directly at the inside of the case and it has shutdown 8 times. This happens even when it is idling. Truly bizarre, definitely frustrating. Need some help here isolating this "gremlin" and regaining control of my machine. I;ve attached a minitoolbox report maybe that willl help you get a better picture.
 
Asus P8H77-V
Intel i5 3570K
16.0GB Ram
Windows 7 64bit service pack 1
nVidia geforce GTX560
ForceWare 311.06 (driver)
Cooler Master 212 EVO
OCZ ModXstream-Pro (don't remember the wattage, but purchased larger than the recommended
 

A:Computer randomly shuts down then restarts critical error Kernal Power 41

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When the  FileHippo website opens, click on Download latest version in the upper left pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.

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I started having this problem about 4 days ago. I run my laptop with its power cord in all the time...wasn't doing anything and it had some stuff like AIM and word running and then just shut off.

I'd HAD problems with the AC power jack coming off of the motherboard before so I assumed it was a battery thing, but I hadn't gotten a battery warning. Wouldn't turn on...acted like it wasn't getting power even though the power CORD was lit up.

Took it in...of course, powered up for them and they found nothing wrong.

Has happened a few more times since then. Will just randomly shut off and then not turn back on. Sometimes for a few minutes, sometimes hours.

Can I rule out viruses and anything software related since it acts like it isn't getting any power when it is off and plugged in? (light should be blinking) Any ideas of what the problem could be? Hard to diagnose when the thing acts just fine at the repair place!
 

A:Laptop randomly shuts down, won't power up

I've been having the same problem with my laptop too. I have an IBM Thinkpad T23 and I've been running Speedfan recently and I've noticed that my CPU temp usually hovers around 154 deg. F or about 68 deg. C. I'm thinking that maybe it's the CPU overheating for the both of us. I've noticed that I can have it just sit there for over 3 days straight, but when I go to use it to write an essay or whatever, it'll shut off on me (The Prof. loves that one ). That's my reasoning on it.. and maybe that's why it didn't do that for the repair guys.
 

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Recently I have been getting this issue more and more and its basically my pc shutting down not like when you shut it down normally or a crash or blue screen but just going down like you pulled the plug from the pc. I checked overheating in the processor and graphics card but that doesn't seem to be the case. It also only happens when playing certain games. My guess is that the power supply has gone bad and I need a new one but I'm not certain. Anybody got any idea?

A:Pc randomly shuts down like the the power shutdown

For PSU testing, I'd post over in the Internal Hardware forums for more expert advice.
 
As for determining the shutdowns' cause, let's try looking at these reports:
1)  Please provide this information (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/
2)  Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

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I a sony vaio pcv-w30. It will shut off randomly. and wont turn back on. I switch the wall outlet in which i have it plugged into and it turns on but will repeat the process randomly again. For example i have 3 outlets on my room A B and C. It shuts off in A i use C andi t will work for a lil while then shut off then i plug it back into A and it will work for a lil while then shut off... whats wrong with this?
 

A:sony vaio pcv-w30 power shuts off randomly??

mak: It sounds like a heat problem. Check the bios to see what temperature it's running at. Are the fans working? Can you feel warm air when you put your hand near the fan outlets?
 

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Hi,

I recently bought a Lenova 510S Desktop PC and an Asus monitor and everything was working fine. It has windows 10 pre-installed. Having used it for a few months, the desktop tower randomly shuts off power to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, but stays on. The Monitor does not turn blue (no HDMI signal) but remains black. Lights on the keyboard and mouse turn off but the tower remains powered.

This is odd and it has happened twice now, almost once fortnightly and I don't know what is causing it. I am new to WIndows 10 and am unable to look for clues or error dumps. There is no error message and I cannot do anything. Pressing the CD drive, the drive functions as it should so there is power there. Trying to switch the usb cables to the other USB ports were of no help as they did not power the hardware.

I end up pressing the power button and forcing a restart. Everything else runs fine.

It is a very compact tower with 64 bit OS, GT530 onboard graphics, and I think a 180W PSU (I think). It has never been opened up before.

Has anyone experienced this or can help pin point the exact cause?
 

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I have had this problem for the last maybe 10 days, and I have even talked to customer service about it. On occasion, the laptop power cuts off at random.  The screen goes blank for about 15 seconds, then the system shuts down.  I can turn it back on, but I must verify my identity in Windows before I can proceed.  (That's why I mentioned the OS in the subject line). I chatted with customer service, which gave me a set of instructions to restart the battery.  However, I did not write those instructions down, so my attempt to reset failed.  The power cuts continue. I would like to see the instructions re-posted so I can make a note of them and try again. Thank you.

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My brand new  computer shuts off randomly. I just got it for Christmas, and have only been using it for about a month, but so far is has died four times. Everything goes black, just like someone pulled the power cord. I can hit the power button and it boots back up. There are no errors in the event logs. Each time I have been playing a video game, which would stress the video card. I don't know what to check, or if I should just send it back. Any suggestions welcome.

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I have had this problem for the last maybe 10 days, and I have even talked to customer service about it. On occasion, the laptop power cuts off at random.  The screen goes blank for about 15 seconds, then the system shuts down.  I can turn it back on, but I must verify my identity in Windows before I can proceed.  (That's why I mentioned the OS in the subject line). I chatted with customer service, which gave me a set of instructions to restart the battery.  However, I did not write those instructions down, so my attempt to reset failed.  The power cuts continue. I would like to see the instructions re-posted so I can make a note of them and try again. Thank you.

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My brand new PC, maybe around 2 weeks old. PC just shuts off randomly like 1 week after.This has happened twice since I've bought it. First time it turn off the monitor and mouse and keyboard none were working at all (the keyboard lights were off), but the pc was still running. The fan turned super loud and I tried pressing the power button in and it wouldn't shut off. So I left it alone for a couple mins and still no change, had to take out the plug. Second time was a couple minutes ago, same thing, monitor off, keyboard off, mouse off, pc still on. But this time no loud fan noise, just the regular amount it makes. I would really enjoy some feedback on this... Could it be a dust issue? I mean its brand new so It shouldn't be a problem.. I think. Oh and both of the times I was playing a game, first League of Legends, second time Smite.

Operating System: Windows 8.1 64 bit
System Model: M11BB
Processor: AMD A10-6700 APU with Radeon Hd graphics (4 CPUs) ~3.7 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Monitor: Dell E207WFP
Chip Type: AMD Radeon HD 8670D

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:New Asus randomly shuts off, power button doesnt turn pc off

Did you buy this PC from a store? If so, return it. If you built it yourself let us know
 

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Dear readers,

as the title states, my laptop randomly shut down twice so far when the battery was inside, but the AC power cable was in the computer. The battery icon bottom left indicated that it was 100% charged, running on AC power on High Performance and when I was in a game it randomly went off. Rebooted quicker than usual, skipping some of the startup processes it usually does when I manually turn it off.

The first time it did this the battery was very hot, even though it was running on AC. This time it is not, it is barely warm.

Another thing to mention is that both times, after being back in desktop, the battery would be "0% available (plugged in, charging)", but it would not charge, it stays at 0% until I remove it and put it back in.

I am having a problem while playing games as well, which we are discussing in another thread here:
http://forums.techguy.org/games/863611-significant-fps-drops.html

And here is my original thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/games/863947-large-fps-performance-drop-stuttering.html#post6949452

Hope someone has some insight on the matter.

Kindest regards,
Vadim Zinkovski
 

A:Laptop randomly shuts down when running on AC power (when battery is inside)

Hi,
Some batteries can't take the electricity constantly flowing threw them i suggest you take the battery out when you plug it in the wall and put it in when your on the go. You battery does work still when you unplugg it from the wall right? And im guessing when your battery starts to fail it switches to "power saver" mode instead of "high performance" mode.
so take out the battery and plug it into the wall, store the battery until well until you need it. Hope this helps.
Also could be the result of a faulty battery..How long have you had your laptop?
 

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Thanks for your interest.

Ok, firstly,

..from that picture, it might have resulted from me have going on naughty naughty sites , ignoring McAfee site advisor, or me accidently clicking on an app in an un-legit version of Counter Strike Source, called 'Bot中英文語音轉換器'. I don't understand the Chinese. Came up with 'In English speech converter' in Google Translator. When I clicked on it, command prompt appeared and I think it automatically did something. The word 'Bot' seems suss. Can a virus be activate via the command prompt?
From that, could it lead to the hardware? I've been experiencing random shutdowns. Also this happened in the past days.
Before these bluescreens appeared, McAfee Internet Security Suite was alerting that my computer is a risk. But now, for the past few days, multiple scans and they're all clean.

Regarding power supply, could there been NOT enough power supply with my laptop's hardware? Which might possibly be one of the causes to my BSoD?;

BSoD when using Traktor DJ software when an external Traktor soundcard is plugged in

My laptop (Acer Aspire V3-571G running Intel Core i5-2450M ~3.1GHz, 8GB ram, 2GB nVidia GT640M graphics, Windows OS, 64-bit OS) is just a few weeks, old, with 1 year warranty. Bringing it to the store which I bought it from for some testing.

Also have been getting these kinda screens a few times:


Would restoring the OS help at all?

I have been researching about the... Read more

A:Laptop randomly shuts down, possibly virus, power supply and more...

First of all, we need your PC specs please?

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Hello. First of all, thank you for reading my post. I recently discovered a Trojan on my computer and instead of going through the tedias process of getting rid of it, I decided to wipe my hard drive and load a 64 bit version of windows 7 ( an upgrade from the previous 32 bit version I had with the virus). The installation went smoothly and I began to download most of my drivers with no issues. I even downloaded World of Warcraft with no issues. I turned my computer off and got some sleep. I returned only to see that my computer would keep restarting during the start up process.

So, knowin a little about computers, I shut everything down. Checked and cleaned the inside of my PC. Re-set the memory and reset the battery to reload BIOS. I put everything back together, and it started up no problem. Success!!! NO! As I began surfing the internet, IE will randomly shut down and just keep doing it. As I scrambled for a solution to this very annoying problem, my computer would shut down, sending me to a blue screen which states a bunch of stuff that I don't understand. Being the hands on guy I am, I went back to search for a solution with the new information. I figured that maybe BIOS wasn't updated or that I didn't have all the needed drivers downloaded yet.

So I went to download some more updates and every time I go to download something I get a setup error or something that keeps the download from finishing! So, I threw my hands up and came here, hoping that som... Read more

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Hi,I have a Lenova 510S Desktop PC (few months old) and an Asus monitor and everything was working fine. It has windows 10 pre-installed. Over the past month, the desktop tower randomly shuts off power to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse, but stays on. The Monitor does not turn blue (no HDMI signal) but remains black and powered. Lights on the keyboard and mouse turn off but the tower remains powered.This is odd and it has happened twice now, almost once fortnightly and I don't know what is causing it. I am new to Windows 10 and do not know how to find out more about this. There is no error message and I cannot do anything. Pressing the CD drive, the drive functions as it should so there is power there. Trying to switch the usb cables around to the other USB ports were of no help as they did not power the hardware.I end up pressing the power button and forcing a restart. Everything else runs fine.It is a very compact tower with 64 bit OS, GT530 onboard graphics, and I think a 180W PSU (I think). It has never been opened up before and I cannot tell when it will happen again but this is not normal.Has anyone experienced this or can help pin point the exact cause?

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My computer keeps randomly shutting down. I have a HP laptop with Windows Vista.
It just started yesterday! It randomly shuts itself down. I have an HP Laptop with Vista. The motherboard was replaced last year, (defective straight from factory). Everything else is good in it. I can't keep it on long enough to do ANYTHING with it, updating or anything. I can't keep it on long enough to run my anti-virus scan to see if this was a virus. Then once I turn it back on I get that, your computer unexpectently shut down, check the disk drives, etc. HELP ME PLEASE!!! I need it fixed by Monday morning (today is Saturday morning here). I have to use my laptop at work Monday, but right now I don't see that happening. I'm fully prepared to do a full system restore if that'll fix the issue. I HAD restore points, but something happened and now they are gone (gotta run the anti-virus scan once the computer stays on, think that might be a virus). Its not overheating, its not dusty.

PLEASE HELP ME! My computer is only 2 years old, its gotta a lotta life ahead of it..

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down! HELP ME PLEASE

I think your computer is overheating, you can download HW Monitor and check the temperatures and if they are very high open it up & clean, get a can of compressed air and clean the fan and ventilations.
You can download HWMonitor from here:Download HWMonitor 1.15.0 - A hardware monitoring software that will read the system's main health sensors - Softpedia

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i got my computer 3 months ago here are my specs
 
i7 3770
16gb ram
1TB SATA
geforce 560 gt
Power supply only 300 watts
 
And for the past week it has been struggling to come on my only guess is the power supply but i check my event log CRITICAL ERROR  KERNEL POWER event id 41 could this be my psu? or could it be a windows error?
nothink is overheating i keep checkin its allways around 20-50 celcius
 

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Hello everyone. I have been lurking on the boards (they always seem to come up in search results when I have a computer question!) and I wanted to say thanks for the great service you provide. I now have a problem I can't figure out and haven't found it in the search engine.I have a desktop PC that began shutting off randomly. At the time it had contracted a virus of some sort so I suspected that was causing it to shut down. It would kick itself off (no warning, kind of like if the electricity went off) and then start itself back up and repeat this process continually unless I held the power button in while it was starting itself back again. It would not even load in Safe Mode. I let it sit for about 6 months because I didn't feel like dealing with it.The other day I decided to see what it's problem was so the kids could have computer access at home again. When I turned it on in Safe Mode, it ran with no issues and stayed on the entire time (I had it on for at least 8 hours). I ran a Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware scan and removed the infections it found. I ran the defragment program. Tried to start it up in regular mode and it shut down after a few minutes. I ran two more scans and they came back clear. I managed to get the automatic restart function turned off (in between multiple times of it shutting off and restarting). Then I began getting the blue screens of death. These are two codes I got last night (on separate shut downs):***STOP: ... Read more

A:Computer randomly shuts off

Upgrade to SP3, and we will go from there.

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Hello,

I don't know if anyone can help me, but it would be great if I found a solution.

I have an HP-Pavilion 1465dx series laptop. I have had it for 4-5+ years. The laptop will randomly shut down when not plugged in. I used to think it was a battery issue so I switched out the batteries and still experienced the problem after a time. Then I thought it was an overheating issue but it happens even when its in a ventilated area. The computer will shut off and I cannot restart it without pulling the CMOS battery and rebooting. I replaced the CMOS battery and this is not the issue. I've replaced the charger, and updated the drivers etc. Nothing seems to work. If I leave the computer unplugged in a low power state for sometime it ends up shutting off randomly when I go to use it (even if the battery is reading with power still). I don't know if this is bad memory.. Bad motherboard or what... I have ran all the diagnostic test long and short, virus scans, etc and nothing has come up with an issue so I don't know what else to attempt..

I am currently running:

Windows 7.
HP Pavilion 1465dx
Service Pack 1
64 BIT OS
Intel Duo 2 Core T6500 @ 2.10GHz

Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Off

Hi you might take a look through the steps here some will be the same as you have done Black Screen Issues and Troubleshooting

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OS: Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
CPU: I5-2500K
RAM: 8GB
Video Card: Powercolor 6850

My computer randomly shuts off this past 2 months and have not shut off in the past.

The computer:
- The fans have been cleaned and all the dust "blankets" have removed from the rear exhaust fan and the video card
- The computer temperature readings:
http://i.imgur.com/IfXLei3.png
- If I recall the computer never shuts off during winter but has started this summer. I believe I require more fans because there is only a rear exhaust fan.
- The power cord on connecting on the power supply is strong and is not loose.

Would purchasing an intake front fan blowing to the back and an intake fan on the top of the case blowing down fix this problem? It has really caused me quite a headache as I thought it was either the power cord, or the temperature problem but I can't think of anything else.

A:Computer shuts off randomly.

Download HWMonitor from here:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


Make sure to download the .zip file to your desktop.


Once downloaded to your desktop unzip the hwmonitor.zip folder to your desktop.

Open up the unzipped folder and run either the 32bit Software or 64bit Software. How to tell the difference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218
Allow HWMonitor to run while the PC is at an idle state. After about five minutes of running at idle take a screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

Now allow HWMonitor to run while gaming or doing heavy processing for about five minutes. Take another screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

In your next reply please include both screenshots.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f195/how-to-post-a-screenshot-184291.html

What is the make and model number of your PSU, GPU, motherboard, etc.

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my pc shuts randomly down it just looks like i pressed the off button
sometimes everything stays on only the processor stops and the monitor turns off
it just happens randomly its not overheating and has enough power from the power supply
its not a virus because i had linux on it shuts down windows 7 shuts down too and also windows 8.1
please help me because its really stressing me out

will be posting specs later

A:computer randomly shuts down

Hello koningboy and Welcome to PCHF

For starters is good to check the HDD and memory:
Get Crystal Disk Info from here Crystal Dew World and run it -It will tell you if there is anything wrong with your HDD. Get the Portable w/o Ads (zip).Check your memory with MemTest :
Download the Auto installer for USB, boot your system from it and when MemTest starts press c (configuration) then select Full Memory Range, then let it run.

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My Windows Vista Desktop Computer will randomly shut itself off for no reason whatsoever. It is at a point now where it is expected it will do it because of how frequently it occurs. When it happens, my screen will read no signal, and the computer does nothing. Then after roughly 10 minutes the computer reboots and asks if I would like to reboot normally or with the "safe" options. I am not sure where to go from here or what action is necessary to resolve this issue.

Thank you,

Lush1

A:Computer randomly shuts itself off

Hi and elcome to TSF make and model of your computer please or if it is a custom built machine please post the make and model of
motherboard
cpu
ram
gpu
and power supply
is there still harddrive activity ie light flashing

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Hello,

I am trying to fix my step-father's computer. We are not sure what is going on with it, but he recently started getting shutdown messages when he began using his computer.

The first error message that comes up shortly after boot up is something along the lines of :

"Generic host process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close" it then asks to send an error report. If you send one it goes through the sending report indication message and if you click ok the error will pop up again. If you choose not to send the report the message just keeps returning.

At random intervals (usually within 15 minutes of booting up the computer) he gets a shutdown message which says something like:

"Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly. NT Authority\System" And gives a 60 second countdown.

I have tried recovery console from the windows xp cd but the errors still pop up.

Another thing to note is the computer cannot enter safemode. It freezes at one of the drivers and then just reboots itself.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Computer shuts down randomly

UPDATE:

Repaired XP with disc. No longer shuts down randomly. BUT! I did a system scan with Avast and it found these:

A0033453.exe is infected by Win32:Alureon-EC [Rtk]

A0040479.exe is infected by Win32:Falder [Trj]

Would not allow me to repair or move the infected files so I deleted them.

How can I find out if these infections have been completely removed? Also, I want to make sure there are no more sneaking around before I return it to my father.

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Lately i can barely even stay on my computer for over 30 minutes, or it just completely shuts down. I have no viruses, i use mcafee, i checked it already. Any comments or suggestions would help, i can't stand it shutting off anymore, please help me!
 

A:computer randomly shuts off on its own

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Problem: So after about 15 minutes my computer will just shut down, or sometimes the screen will freeze permanently (mouse doesn't move on the screen and video or music stops) but the screen just usually goes black, so i have to shut off with the button.The weirdest thing is that if i open it right away, the screen will be all black ! After that, if i wait a while, it opens as if nothing happened, but then the same thing happens again.. it'll just shut down without warning.

I had this other problem months ago where i couldn't even open my computer (the screen was all black) but i got someone to reinstall windows for me (i'm not really willing to reinstall it again..) and it was working fine, until now..

So I've tried: rebooting, system restore, scanning my computer and some of the options when pressing f8 or f12 when first opening. Right now i'm on safe mode, and it's not closing ! But i need a solution that more long term..i just found out there's not volume on safe mode...
here is all the info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, x86 Family 15 Model 79 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 151064 MB, Free - 89347 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, EM61SM/EM61PM , ,
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I received a pop up messge stating Warning!Security report. Your computer is infected! It is recommended to start spyware cleaner tool. Internet Explorer then opens <hxxp://antivirus-xp-pro-2009.com/?code=0000266>. Ever since this, I have been having problems with my computer shutting down. I have run all the antivirus and spyware software and some files have been removed. The problem still exist.My computer informationOS Name Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalVersion 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600OS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name MAINSystem Manufacturer EMACHINESSystem Model T6520System Type X86-based PCProcessor x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~2392 MhzBIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/13/2005SMBIOS Version 2.4Windows Directory C:\WINDOWSSystem Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1Locale United StatesHardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"User Name MAIN\OwnerTime Zone Eastern Daylight TimeTotal Physical Memory 1,024.00 MBAvailable Physical Memory 312.18 MBTotal Virtual Memory 2.00 GBAvailable Virtual Memory 1.96 GBPage File Space 2.11 GBPage File C:\pagefile.sysDDS TxtDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86Run by Owner at 19:50:33.65 on Wed 03/18/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.405 [GMT -4:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*=============... Read more

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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.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 have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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During a power outage, my computer shut down
When I turned it on, I got a message saying it was shut down because some drivers were not installed properly and it was shut down to prevent damage.
I restored to the last known good condition and it works for awhile. It shuts down again and I get the message again. Any Ideas?
Thanks, Billbillie

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Hi

Download and run this application: BSOD_XP_v1.3_jcgriff2_PROD.exe.
Once it has finished running zip the folder TSF_XP_Support which can be found in your Documents folder.
Attach the zipped file to your next post.

Maybe then we can see why it is shutting down.

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To whoever is willing to help:

Your help is greatly appreciated. Starting about three days ago my computer has been randomly shutting down. I thought I did not have a big enough power supply, but that is not the case. I try to run virus system scan, but my computer would shut down before the scan is complete. Below is my system information.

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all three categories (Application, Security, and System).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event ViewerThis type of rebooting behaviour is often caused by your computer overheating. You can check your system temperatures with SpeedFan, which should give you an indication of whether your system is running too hot.Also, I would recommend that you open your computer case and make sure all the fans are spinning okay and that there isn't an excessive amount of dust in there that would impede air flow. See the following Bleeping Computer tutorial for guidance on cleaning inside your computer.Cleaning the Interior of your PC

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Sometimes my computer will just shut off. I don't think it a temp issue because sometimes I'll let it sit for a couple hours and it will take a few tries to get it back on once again. I will turn it back on and it will start to go on for a couple of second then turn back off. It does however seem to turn off when I'm doing CPU intensive things like encoding.

2.3 GHz celeron
intel D845BG board
2- 512 DDR ram
Windows XP pro
 

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my computer keeps shutting down by itself. when it reloads, it doesnt do the chkdisk thing it normally does if it shuts down wrongly. i don't have time to do a full system scan with norton before it shuts down again, norton is the only anti-virus thing i have. help??i got this thing after my computer loaded

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welcom apart FROM Norton do you have any other protection programs on board?

and what is your windows version please; have you updated it via the windows update site recently ?

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About a week ago, right after getting rid of a nasty little adware/virus that slipped past Norton, my computer started shutting down on its own. Usually twice within the first 15 minutes of startup, once more an hour or two later, then it runs great for 10-12 hours, or until I go to bed.
 
-- I've been poking around in event viewer and see Event ID 41 Kernel power for all the times the comp has shut off. It also lists, under Errors, 3011 and 3012, Loadperf.
 
-- The PSU is eight months old, a Corsair HX850, which was swapped out when my other very new Corsair completely died a couple months after building my comp. 
 
Any help y'all could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Hello Bonnie Lass,
Please download these programs to Desktop, and Copy and Paste back here. Note these need to be done in Normal mode, not Safe mode.
 
Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
 
 
Download Screen317 Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Padlock Icon
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
Please Copy / Paste the contents of that document.
Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to (it is 100% safe)
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run
 
 
Please download MiniToolBox  to desktop to run it.
 Checkmark the following boxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
 Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
 
 
This may give us a better view of the internal problems.
 
Thank You .....

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Hey i recently built my own computer and put it to windows 7 ulitmate my crash report is this
Critical 7/9/2014 8:09:11 PM Kernel-Power 41 (63)

and my specs of the machine are as follows 8350 Amd unlocked black edition processor.
GtX 750 TI
6 GIGs of ram and a Asus sabertooth motherboard.

Can anyone help me?

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What spec is your power supply, make and model?

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i have a customers computer that randomly shuts down in the middle of just general usage. I will do the basic trouble shooting, but any further info or tips would be great. Thanks.
 

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Common causes for this would be overheating or PSU failure.

Download and install this to keep an eye on your CPU temperature. Set it to display the temps in the task bar. If the temps are going over 80C you should check the fan is OK and that the heatsink is clean, also replace the thermal paste on the CPU.

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
 

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Hello, Like my title says my pc will shut off randomly. It first started while I was gaming however an hour ago it shut off while on facebook. My pc was only on for a good 5mins prior to shut down. While gaming my GPU temp and PCB temp were normal, so I don't see this being a over heating issue. I just cleaned out the dust from my pc hoping that will be a easy fix, but we all know nothing is that easy so here I am. Here's some info about my pc.
Windows 7 64 bit
PSU-TX650W Corsair-1 year old
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor 3ghz-1 year old
3gb of memory
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260-1 year old
I think this is my hard drive so forgive me if I'm mistaken
WDC WD5000AAKB-00YSA0 ATA
I ran scans off AVG and shows no signs of a virus.
Thank you for your help!

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d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

if it comes up clear run

chkdsk /f

are you seeing any error messages

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I'm sure lots of you have had this problem, but there are so many possible causes! I'd like a little help figuring out what my significant other's issue is.
The computer will randomly shut down - he claims it does so when he accidently touches the side of it. Other times you can touch it and it will be fine. (Lose connection maybe? I'm somewhat doubtful)

It then won't start for a while until it eventually reboots itself. During the wait time there is a clicking sound. Once it reboots, it often gets stuck at the very first black screen after detecting hdd and such. It just freezes there.
While waiting for this inevitable reboot nothing he does can prompt any response from the computer. Pressing the power button doesn't even turn on the fans. Just the lovely chirping of an internal click, and a blinking light inside (numbers actually, switching from 00 to 01 I believe)

Anyway, after a wait and failed reboot, he can eventually start it up again.


On a side note, every time he starts his computer, he gets an error message that reads:

The instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The
memory could not be "written".

(not sure which letters/numbers are there... but they aren't 0's obviously... either way, the number and letter combo is irrelivant as the memory location always changes obviously)
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Have you checked Event Viewer to see if there are any errors recorded correspnding to the times when the computer shuts down?
 

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Recently my desktop PC has been shutting down instantly. It usually happens when I move my mouse a little bit, but it doesn't require me to click on anything.

I originally thought the problem was with Windows, so I upgraded from XP to Windows 7. However, the problem has persisted. I've turned off the automatic restart feature in case of system failure. This happens after a fresh restart without any additional programs running, so I don't think it's a software problem.

So, if I'm correct in assuming that this is a hardware problem, does anyone know if this is likely a motherboard, video card, or power issue? I'm not quite sure where to go with this problem.
 

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Hello there. recently i just reformatted my computer because of a nasty virus. The computer ran perfectly fine before the virus but now ill be on my computer surfing the net, listening to music and it will randomly shut off. The wierd thing is if im playing World of Warcraft it will never shut down. I can even run 2 WoW accounts on my computer at once with no problems. What could be the deal that when my computer isnt working as hard it just shuts down ? my mind is boggled can anyone help?
 

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System Specs

Could we have complete system specs? Don't forget PSU.
 

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i can be doing any thing on my pc and it will shut down with out blue screening then restarts.
i have checked cpu and gpu temps all look ok and have done memtest on each stick which came back with a pass.

any help would be much appreciated.

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You might want to read how to properly post a thread. Since i made this mistake, no one helped me out yet.

Here's the link:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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I got a new used computer the other day. It ran great the first night. It had a recently reformatted hd, with wxp installed, so the first night I had it I dl'd all the windows updates. The next day, about midday, just after I installed my printer driver, the computer shut off without warning...and continued to shut off at random times when I was able to get it back up. Most every time I would have to disconnect the power cord and reconnect in order to turn it on. A few times that didn't even work. Sometimes it stays on for a few minutes, sometimes a few seconds. This is the longest it's been going since the problem started, about 20 minutes now!

Here's what I'm running:
AMD Athlon 2000 xp
Win XP Pro
1.67 ghz
160 gig hd
512 mg RAM
psu fan, heatsink fan, & a chassis fan blowing air out
nvidia geforce2 mx 200
cpu temp ranging 36C-49C (98F-120F)
m/b temp ranging 30C-36C (86F-95F)
CPU Fan avg. 3000
400w power supply

Room temp yesterday was about 85F, today it's about 80F. Any suggestions?
 

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May be its overheating it can make computer turn off check temp and may be bad power supply

Also run adware and spybot and do on line virus scan. A virus can do this check for spyware on computer your may have program running take all resources

Is re-starting or turning off
 

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I have a Dell laptop with Windows Vista and it will randomly shut down on me. It doesn't say that it is shutting down, it will just go black and turn off. It will happen when I am in the middle of something or when I am not doing anything.

Does anyone know what might be happening? And possibly how to fix it?

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Boot into safe mode and see if that changes anything.

It could be that the power supply is dying.

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Can anyone help, my pc shuts itself down randomly. Sometimes within an hour and other times after 10 minutes.DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 16:03:41.68 on 19/02/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.1022.432 [GMT 0:00]AV: BitDefender Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled*FW: BitDefender Firewall *disabled*FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaanotif.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\AlertService.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files ... Read more

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Can anyone help?

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This started a few months ago just shutting down once or twice a week. Not sure if it is was after unsuccessfully downloading a current Adobe Flash Player, IE 8 or contracting a virus. It went on hardly unnoticed until today, when the computer began shutting down every 30 minutes - an hour and a half. We use Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Office 07. There is no error message prior to shut down, and after the computer restarts the Microsoft Windows error appears saying the computer has just recovered from a serious error - report/don't report. We have tried reporting a few times but get a corrupted error report message. Not sure where to go from here. Any suggestions?

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Rebooting computers are a pain to diagnose usually. Anything can cause a computer to reboot: spyware, virus, faulty memory, failing fan causing overheating, bad motherboard or failing hard drive, plus any other component in the case. When it shuts down, does it just power off or does it give you a blue screen of death (blue screen with white text with stop error message on it)?Just to see if you posted in the correct forum, I suggest you run an MBAM scan.Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-malware and save it to your desktop.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked: Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. On the Scanner tab make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected then click on the Scan button. If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found". Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen click on the Show Results button to see... Read more

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here is my HJthis Log file, please help

- Thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:47:47 PM, on 5/14/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LTSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
C:\Program Files\MemoKit\memokit2.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://hometab.bellsouth.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.vaio.net/goto/sonystyle
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\System32\Userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Progr... Read more

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hi

well here is the problem about 2 mothns ago my pc would randomly shut down so i re-enstalled windows microsoft xp professional and updated everything but for some reason unkon it still shiutts down no erro message no blue screen of death nothing,it usually happened when i had to manny windows open or was palying a game, so i though that the motherboard g- card could not handel the games so i bought a nvidia geforxe fx5200 and i put in a second harddrive but still the problem is there

specs

microsoft windows xp professional version 2002
servive pack 3
Adm sempron(tm) 2400+ 1.67GHz 1.00gb of ram


if anyone knows what to do please tell me
thanks.
 

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Computer shuts down suddenly

I have a similar problem. My computer shuts down without warning, after running anywhere from a hour to 1 hours. I have cleaned all 5 fans, using vacuum cleaner, brushes & alcohol. Also cleaned heat sinks. Temperatures seem within normal range: CPU 35 degrees C. Others are lower, except 2nd HDD (HD1) @ 58 degrees C. It is the hottest item. Can anyone help me?
 

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