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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I had a problem with my computer randomly shutting down after a power surge.
So I installed a new HD and did a clean win XP install. Still it didn't work. So I got it some new ram (I was running 1 gig before now I am running 2.50 gb). Still shutting down randomly.

I have no clue what is wrong with the computer or what I can do to fix it. My computer's restarted five times while writing this.

I am running an IP-95 ABIT mobo with a intel dual core 3.20 mhz (no overclocking, factory). I am running 2x2 gb DDR2 OCZ Dual channel gold memory (new). I have win xp SP 3 with a GeForce 7300 GS vid card. Can anyone please help? I've been trying to fix this computer for about a month and it's sooo annoying and frustrating.

For more info: When it shuts down only somethings I get a blue screen for a split second. Also, firefox continually crashed even when it manages to not shut down quickly. I am running trillian pro and only four windows of firefox when it crashes but sometimes it crashed on start up or when I just have a word doc open.

My Minidump folder is filled so I posted the last two in RAR format for you guys to check out.

A:Computer STILL shuts down randomly

hello...

Try booting in Safe Mode and de-check 'Automating Restart' setting.
This way you will see error message.
Go START > RUN... > type MINIDUMP and hit Enter.
If you have 'dump' files, post them here...
Maybe you have viruses which are causing your PC to restart...

If it is not software failure, I would suggest to go into BIOS and check CPU and Motherboard temperatures. Poste them here...

Is your PC dusted from inside??? If it is, maybe CPU is over-heating...

And tell us what make/model PSU you have...

Keep us posted...

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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

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

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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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

A:computer shuts down randomly

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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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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It keeps randomly shutting down. It closes whatever Im doing without asking me if I want to save anything, and shuts down, as if I told it to shut down like I was done using it for the day. I have no clue what is going on, because I have no spyware/viruses that I know of. I recently installed a new network card, but im pretty sure this isnt the problem, because it was happening before this, but less frequently.
I am running a Dell Dimension 4450 with Windows XP Home edition, a p4 2.0ghz processor, an evga 6600 128 MB nvidia gfx card, and a gig of DDR ram, with a Netgear FA311 PCI Ethernet card. What can the problem be??!! It is very frustrating... It even has the nerve to shut down when im in the middle of a game. Thats the worst feeling. Please look into this!
 

A:My computer randomly shuts down :(

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Hello There

I have a HP Pavilion ZT3000; Cetrino WIN XP Home, and my computer shuts down randomly, it shows a blue screen for about 1 second and then it restarts.

Can you please help?

Thanks

Alex
 

A:My computer Shuts down Randomly

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My computer randomly shuts off ONLY when i am playing games... it can do msn and music and stuff fine but when i play a game it usually lasts around 30 mins to an hour and it automatically shuts off my computer.. im wondering if this is my fan or ? What is going ? Help! ty
 

A:My computer randomly shuts off

That usually means the system is overheating. make sure all your fans are working.
 

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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?

A:computer randomly shuts down

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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About 20 or 30 mins the computer reboots on its own. Any idea what it could be?
 

A:computer shuts off randomly

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Hey i am new to this site but it looked good because i need some help :) well basically i have a computer i built it myself last Christmas so i have had it for a year and a bit now and it has been working fine and then it started to randomly shut down.. it started whilst playing wow after 30 mins in it would shut off then i noticed it do it randomly and its been a while now and i have come up with the following reasons

1. it shuts off on any high end specs game
2. when extracting big files it may shut down
3. when converting files

that is basically the reasons it will shut down.. as i dont have an income i dont have a lot of money but i cant afford to build a new machine so i took it apart, cleaned it all it has a case fan as well and it helped for a bit but then started happening again
currently whilst running now my cpu is 18c the gpu is 43c the system is 36c and the core is 43c this seems fine but when i run a game the cpu will go to up to 75c which seems odd and the rest heat up but are still okay

my specs are

System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7369
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9400 GT

i dont know what else you will need but thats all the information i have.. and it could be the cpu the gpu the hard drive or the ram but i have no idea and can... Read more

A:Computer shuts off randomly

Off the top of the head this seems like it could be 2 things. Either your processor is getting to hot and the SMART CPU feature is shutting it down.

Or you could be exhausting the PSU. That's my opinion. Have you check into these? You should.

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When I went to college 6 months ago. I brought my desktop with me, worked fine before I left. Got to school set it up, and when I'm running many processes on my computer or loading up a game it will turn off. Then after that some times won't even turn back on. I thought maybe it was my power supply since the one I had was the minimum power I needed, and was old. So I bought a brand new PSU with more power, and the same problem is happening.

Here is my specs

Motherboard: Gigabyte S Series P35-DS3R
PSU:Corsair TX 850 W
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 4 Gigs of Ram
Hard Drive: 800 Gig HD Total
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

I tried many different ideas to fix it. I thought it was either the power supply was going bad, or over heating. But I got a new power supply and the heating is normal

UPDATE:
Alright, I just removed everything from my computer, took motherboard out and processor out. Put it all back in and made sure everything was connected, and connected tightly. Computer turned on, and was loading everything. Tested loading a game, and right before the map loaded up it crashed. Then turned computer right back on, and turned off in a minute or so.

I'm going try get all my information on my backup hard drive then reformat. If that doesn't work any idea?
 

A:Computer Shuts off Randomly

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I'm going try get all my information on my backup hard drive then reformat. If that doesn't work any idea?Click to expand...

For a fault that first started happening 6 months ago!
Yes please do a clean install of Windows to confirm its not software related
Note: A clean install means removing the Partition(s)

Obviously this is Vista 64Bit OS ?
I suspect that you may have a Gigabyte Restore disc (or image on your hard drive) with this computer as well?
Then try that
At least then you will know if its hardware related (as you suspect already that it is)
 

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I have a Gateway Turion 64 PC that randomly shuts down.. it runs hot a lot. I have run some scans. attached the second.. ithink it attached...
DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Caroline at 20:19:24.86 on Sat 07/31/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.430 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
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C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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I just built a computer but it randomly shuts down for no reason and im not sure why. I think it might be that my power supply isnt enough for what its trying to do. I have a lan party 915p-t12 motherboard if that helps. What is normaly the problem for computers randomly shutting down and what should I look into to fixing it.
 

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I just built a computer but it randomly shuts down for no reason and im not sure why. I think it might be that my power supply isnt enough for what its trying to do. I have a lan party 915p-t12 motherboard if that helps. What is normaly the problem for computers randomly shutting down and what should I look into to fixing it.Click to expand...

*Power supply
*Over heating
*Loose connection(s)
*Loose expansion card(s)
 

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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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For experimenting, I have an older gateway essential (pentium 3) computer that shuts down randomly. Sometimes within seconds of startup and other times a few minutes thereafter. Once its going, seldom thereafter. It usually does it within 30 seconds.

When it shuts down the green power light stays lit (I think this may be the clue) and it will not restart unless I unplug the system, wait for the power light to go off and then plug it back in. Sometimes it takes several attempts to get it going.

Please Advise.

As an aside I'd like to add this here for others that have had similar problems due to overheating. My Compaq computer started shutting down randomly, but on that there was a led in front that would blink red indicating this (I looked it up in trouble shooting). So, I opened the case and the cpu fan was not working. I got a new fan, put it in, and that was not working either. As a work arround and not replace the motherboard, to fix this, I got one of the Y adapters that plugs into the power supply cables and connected the fan to that (12 volts for me) using only the two power leads on the fan (for my fan, red and black) and leave the third disconnected. I had to cut the wires and splice them. Testing showed that the old fan would also work the same way and I did not need to get a new one after all.
 

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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

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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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I have a Dell Latitude D531 running Ubuntu. The computer shuts down at random unless the power button is held down throughout session. It runs normally when I do this. What could be causing this problem?
 

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Overheating?
Install the program lm-sensors. From the command line, run sudo sensors-detect to find all the temperature sensors in your machine. Answer yes to all the questions. Once you've done this, you can run the command sensors to find your temperatures.
 

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My hp labtop would shut off suddenly while the battery  had around 40-50% of battery life. I charged the battery to 100% and the same thing would happen around 50%. Fully charged it again and it suddenly shut off at 70%, but now the laptop cannot turn on unless the AC power cord is connected. Now when I turn on the laptop I receive an HP BATTERY ALERT - which says storage capacity of the battery to be very low etc.(601) I completed the system extensive test and everything PASSED, but the battery won't scan (Battery Check: Not installed).

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Replace battery! 

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Just recently, my computer shuts down on me for no apparent reason. It completely shuts off and it doesn't even reboot. Most of the time, I keep my computer running for a few days straight. Does anybody know why this happens?
 

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Hey all, here are the computer specs..
Windows XP PRO Fully updated
Geforce 8800GT Gfx Card
Q6600 Quad core processor
4gb of ram, made by G-Skill
The case is an ULTRA ATX medium Tower, with a built in 700w Power supply.

I built this computer back in February. It runs awesome, games are smooth, everything is great. However, recently it seems to have crumbled. Around the beginning of April, the computer shut itself off while I was playing oblivion. I assumed it overheated, but checking the temperature using Everest told me everything was fine. So without thinking i played for the rest of the day and nothing happened out of the ordinary.

That night, i went to bed and woke up in the morning and found the computer shut itself off once again. When i pressed the power button, the fans spin, the lights go on, and then 5 seconds later it shuts itself off, before the motherboard beeps. So after 4 hours of running around panicking that my computer was dead, unplugging various parts and plugging them back in, i found a solution. Unplugging and replugging in the 4prong cable next to the processor fixed it.

So for about 2 weeks, all was well. Then out of nowhere, when loading up WoW, the computer randomly shut itself off again. I did the same thing i did last time, unplugged that cable, plugged it back in, and all was good. At this point i was getting a little worried. It then happened again, another 2 weeks later, when playing Rise of Legends. Once again, the cable, plugged it ... Read more

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Hi.
I hope this is in the right place.
I also hope that I'll be able to finish typing this all up before my computer shuts down again.

Here's information on my computer:
I have Windows Vista.
It's a laptop.
It's from HP.
It's the artist edition one (it looks so awesome!)

Okay, here's what happened about 1-2 weeks before the Lost series premiere thing on ABC (which was on January 21st 2009) :
I was watching Lost online so I could catch up on episodes I missed before the new season started. I was watching some episode on my laptop while I was sitting on my bed when all of a sudden the screen went black. I could still HEAR what was going on in the episode but no matter what I pressed the screen stayed black. I ended up having to press the power button for a long time until it finally closed. When I re-opened it, my computer "resumed" and after logging in everything was still open.

At first I thought it was a one-time thing, but after it happened again, I decided there was something wrong. I switched the battery (luckily I had another one) because I thought the problem might have something to do with that. But then it happened again the next day with that battery.

Oh, I forgot to say this, but probably every time this happened my laptop was connected to the charger and was fully charged.

Then, I have no idea why, it finally stopped about 5 days before the premiere.

As you can see, it wasn't just last week that this happened. It was last month. So it might h... Read more

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. I was watching some episode on my laptop while I was sitting on my bed when all of a sudden the screen went black.Also, if it matters, my computer can get really hot on the left side, but basically stays cold on the right side.The left side is where the processor is located and it will heat up somewhat. There are vents on the bottom and the back for air to go in and out. Using it on the bed you are more than likely blocking the vents and the computer is overheatingTry setting the laptop on top of a tray or book so the air can move around and through the laptop

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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.

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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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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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My computer is around 6 months old. It often shuts down all of a sudden. Are there any simple tests that can be done to determine whether this is a hardware or software problem? I do not have the experience to open the computer and check or change parts.

Details of my computer: AMD 64x 2 Dual, Core processor 4600+, 2.41 GHz, 1.87 GB RAM, Windows XP Home. Service Pack 3, Hard disk 250 GB. Hard disk partitioned into 3 drives. Each drive has a lot of free disk space.

It first happened when a scheduled Norton Save & Restore (NSR) Files and Folders backup was running and it continued to shut down any time I ran this backup. It has never, however, happened during the NSR Disk Image backup. Norton Support said that a corrupt archive file could cause the shut down. By trial and error I found by eliminating the *.pst files from the backup the computer no longer shut down during the NSR backup. But, after another two months it started shutting down again during the files and folders backup even though the *.pst files were still excluded. I then disabled the files and folders backup altogether.

Next it happened with Norton Speed Disk (Defragmenter) during the analysis stage and then with Windows XP Defragmenter.

Finally it happened using Areca, an open source backup program (files and folders).

The problems seem to have started after I started ticking “Compress Old Files” during XP’s Disk Cleanup. I have since uncompressed many (but not all) old files and now the Areca Back ... Read more

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Hi. maybe your pc just don't like norton products i know thats not a very constructive answer, but sometimes the obvious answer is the best one.

Bill.
 

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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

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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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Those are my temps .
CPU Digital Thermal Sensor:
CPU#0 Core0- min 24C , max 30C
CPU#0 Core1- min 24C , max 32C

ITE IT8720F:
Temperature 1: min 22C , max 22C
Temperature 3: min 175C max 182C

S.M.A.R.T:
SAMSUNG HD1035J Temp: min 25C , max 26

Ati GPU (ati radeon hd 5700)
GPU thermal diode min 40C , max 45C
GPU TSO(DispIO) : min 39C , max 42 C
GPU TS1(MemIO) : min 33C , max 39C
GPU TS2 (Shader): min 40C max 44,5C
And i have question what is that Temperature 3:min 175C max 182C always if that one gets over 210 it shuts my computer down and then back in.

A:My computer shuts down randomly.

Temp 3 has to be wrong. Thats almost twice the temp of boiling water

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Thank you for reading this. I had just cleaned my computer real well. I hooked it back up and it wouldn't stay on longer than a few mins... I took it to Bestbuy.. Geeksquad.. they said Video card is not working so I got a new one and upgraded my ram to 3gigs. Well I brought it home and hooked it up. After about an hour it just shut off completely. It doesn't shut down, just off. I'm running windows vista 32... intel quad core... and a Geforce 9800 gtx+ 512... I got a power supply of 500 watts.

Any help out there is greatly appreciated. This hasn't happened to me before.
 

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By shutting off, I mean it just goes black suddenly, not that windows will properly shut off.

- This usually takes many hours before it happens, but it will happen eventually, even if just left idling or in standby for a day or two

- It doesn't appear to be overheating
- It's a new computer
- I don't think there's any problem with the RAM

It has XP SP3.

Any idea?
 

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What do the properties in your power options say under control panel? It sounds like it's going into a hibernation state. Uncheck it under power options if that's the case. Jazz
 

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K, my computer will randomly shut down Hard, like you just pulled the plug out of the wall.
Then when you try and turn it back on, reads FF, PSU fan working, all fans are going but one.
This one is not working based on the mother board, i.e. if I switch that fan around with another then it works and the other doesn't (hope that makes since) I also get no monitor output. The fan also tries to start, moves barely then stops completely.
After turning it on and off a bunch of times,
(have to hold down power button to shut off, sometime this won't even work and I have to turn power off to the PSU)
It will start up says there was a CMOS error and that defaults were loaded and everything goes back to working normally.
Then it will shut down and I go through the same process over again. Seems to be progressively getting worse. Did this about 3 times to me yesterday in about a 10hr time period. Went about 4 days before it did it again the first time.
One of the times when I tried to turn it on, after it had shut itself down, only the PSU fan was going and not any other fans.

My best guess is that its the motherboard but this is based on the fan output stops receiving any power.
Computer specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
CPU: I7
Video: 2 Geforce GTX 480
Ram: 8 Corsair CMX12GX3M3A133C9
PSU: Corsair HX1000
OS: Windows 7

Things I've tried to get it to start without success:
Putting just one stick of ram in, went trough every stick lol, nothing.
Using one video card.
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what are the temps and voltages from the BIOS?

which fan is not working? is it a case fan or the cpu fan?

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