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Sudden shut down problem after not being turned on for 2 months

Q: Sudden shut down problem after not being turned on for 2 months

Hi guys, I have this PC with this spec:

RAM - 2x kingston 2GB DDR3
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad CPU
PSU - SimCool 430W

My problem is that my PC starts to give me sudden shut down problem. no warning, no nothing, just shut down like when we pull the power plug.

I went to the shop where I bought this PC to check for any hard drive error, and they said nothing is wrong with it. they gave me a new power cable, the PC lasted for a 1 or 2 days without the problem.

And then now it started to give me this problem all over again.

Any comments or speculation on where the problem is?
anything i need to know to fix this?

Thanks for the help guys =)

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A: Sudden shut down problem after not being turned on for 2 months

It could be any number of issues. What are your system temperatures? Sudden shut-downs can be caused by an overheating CPU.

Use HWMonitor to check your temps. If they're under control then it may be a problem with the PSU.

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I have a Samsung RF510 laptop; really nice and plays games nicely, but as of yesterday I've had a problem.

Whenever -anything- that runs causing the fan to start roaring and the vents to get hot, the laptop will suddenly shut down after just 10 minutes. It could be games, I could be rendering a video in sony vegas, doesn't matter.

Thing is, the corner where the vents were would always get really hot on my laptop and this has never posed a problem before; only now it is suddenly shutting down. It's never done this before yesterday, and I mean never. Even a week straight of 5 hours of Borderlands on max settings every night never caused an issue.

Would blowing compressed air into the vents help? Is there a known issue (I did LOTS of searching all day, though it only found people with similar problems who haven't fixed them)? should I try something else completely?

I would appreciate any advice! I can provide additional specs if necessary.

A:Sudden overheating problem after six months - advice?

Compressed air might help. Is this notebook on a flat surface when you use it? Try not to use these thing on bed covers and sheets.

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Hi there
This is my first post so sorry if it is not in the right place.
I have used Windows XP for about 8 years with absolutely no problems.
I decided to get a new computer with Windows 7 as the old XP was getting slow.
I ordered a computer from a BTO company.
The specs as follows

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate full version (DSP)
Intel (R) Core i5-3450 processor (3.1-3.5GHz / 4 cores / 4 threads / 6MB)
Intel (R) B75 Express Chipset
500GB Serial-ATA II
DDR3 1333 4GB x2 (8GB total) [Dual Channel]
24x Super Multi Drive
Intel HD Graphics (integrated graphics CPU)
Monitor : Flatron E2341

I had it for three days and then suddenly the system crashed like someone had pulled the plug. There was no BSOD.
It restarted but the same thing happened two or three times then it went to a situation where it would not even boot up.
I contacted the BTO company and they asked me to return it.
It came back with the information that they replaced the CPU.

I used it for a day but then the same thing happened but this time it restarts
and I can use for a while. The BIOS screen shows up and countdowns to restart.
This has happened about 4 times.

I am not a computer wiz but I know enough to check the event viewer which had a critical error Kernel-Power Event 41.
The computer experienced an unexpected shutdown or words to that effect.

I am not sure what steps to take next.
Should I contact the company again or is this something I have to sort out myself?
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A:New Computer sudden shut down problem

Bad CPU is very rarely seen especially on a PC... I think the problem is in the PSU - power supply unit. Power failures inside a computer is not something you should solve yourself if the computer is with guarantee. Also shutting down of a PC usually happens from overheating. You can use the free version of Everest to check your CPU/VGA-videocard temperatures. You can also use PC Wizard.

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I know that network connectivity is not the issue; I need to make it possible for users to access the domain from that computer as quickly as possible to avoid losing profit for the company. I also do not want to create any issues for a third-party application that identifies computers by SID. What should I do?

I have ideas, but I don't know if any will actually fix the problem. PLEASE HELP.

-Reinstalling Windows on the computer and create a new account in the domain
-Rename the computer and create a new computer account with the new name in ADUC
-Reset the computer account in ADUC, move the computer to a workgroup and then rejoin it to the domain
-Move the computer to a workgroup then rejoin it to a domain.

A:Unable to log onto network from workstation that has been turned off for months...

what error are you getting? First thing I would try would be option 4 above.

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My laptop has been infected for months with cryptowall. Instead of dealing with the issue I just unplugged it and put it aside. Probably not the wisest of ideas, but I was dealing with a family member with cancer. I just want to wipe it clean.  Any help with that process would be greatly appreciated. Please and thank you. 

A:Infected with Cryptowall on Windows 8. Haven't turned it on in months

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Hi guys,

I was wondering if you can help on my problem, I have tried doing the suggestions on most of the threads here but i still get the 0x124 error. I have tried and passed memtest86+ and prime95 as well. Any help is greatly appreciated!

I have also attached the files as instructed on BSOD - Posting Instructions.

Windows 7 Ultimate
- x86 (32-bit)
- the original installed OS on the system was Windows XP (formatted during installation of Windows 7
- full retail version
- 5 year old system after 3 months
- OS was installed 3 months ago

A:BSOD all of a sudden after 3 months after installing Windows 7, 0x124

System Age:
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0306, 9/5/2007
Due to the system's age, first make sure that hardware is compatible with Windows 7: Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads -> Download and run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor.
Device Concerns:
MpKsl4fa04efa ROOT\LEGACY_MPKSL4FA04EFA\0000 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
It appears you have an issue with the Microsoft Security Essentials installation.
Software Concerns:
Start Menu\Programs\Driver Detective
We do not recommend automated driver update software. It often finds drivers for devices similar to but not exactly the same as the hardware actually on the system. This can lead to conflicts and blue screen crashes. If you need help finding driver updates for a certain device, please start a thread in Drivers - Windows 7 Forums instead of using software. Driver updates are not always necessary and some updates can actually decrease system stability rather than increase it, so it is usually better not to update unless a device or its driver is causing problems with the system. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Analysis:BugCheck 0x116
This crash is DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
If y... Read more

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Howdy all! I was here in the past a while ago with getting semi-frequent BSODs on boot after the splash and login screen. The issue I found was a loose power connector. I snugged it in place, and then my system is fine for many months (maybe four or five). Now this morning, I had quite a few BSODs after the splash screen and logging onto my computer. I was finally able to get a successful boot after many attempts. I checked power connections, tried to make the connections secure, yet still got BSODs. Dump is attached. You guys are awesome. Thanks!
***STOP: 0x000000F4

A:Months of system being fine, sudden multiple BSODs this morning

EDIT: Here is the stop code:

***STOP: 0x000000F4

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ok, i was playing a song on winamp, looked down because i dropped my phone, and looked back up...and my monitor has an extremely blue tint to it. i pressed the button on the monitor and all the color options are normal.. i turned it off and back on.. nothing. its a normal kinda old CRT monitor. anyone know whats up?

A:all the sudden my monitor turned blue

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All of a sudden, if the power is disconnected, it will shut off and it will not turn back on until you plug it back it. The battery says 97%. What's going on? 

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My problems started on Saturday night. I was on a site that I frequent often and all of the sudden all hell broke loose on my computer. And no it wasn't porn. My virus programs started to panic and I ended up tracking down a program in my task manager entitled mbl.exe. It wouldn't let me run any virus/malware programs. I was able to use http://www.superantispyware.com to get rid of the malware but in doing so it screwed up my exe files. When trying to open any file I get the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Set associations control panel." I normally use Firefox for the internet and now I can't even open that without getting the error message. Everything that I can do on the computer is self taught so I've gotten to the point where I am stumped. Hopefully it is an easy fix. Any help would be greatly appreciated to get my computer working again. Thank you!

Nathan Hunt

A:Sudden attack by mbl.exe turned into other exe file problems

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below.
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

If you have an active internet connection, copy/paste the links below into your browser, don't click them or the rogue might redirect. If you don't have an active internet connection, download the tools from another machine, and transfer them to the affected machine via USB flash drive.

Please download and run the following tool to help allow other programs to run. (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com)

There are 4 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one. You only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.

Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as Admin


Note: You will likely see a message from this rogue telling you the file is infected. Ignore the message. Leave the message OPEN, do not close the message. Run rkill repeatedly until it's able to do it's job. This may take a few tries. You'll be able to tell rkill has done it's job when your desktop (explorer.exe) cycles off and then on again.

At this point, you should now be able to run analysis tools.

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It Just Turned Off All Of a Sudden - Linksys WRT160N Dead?

Well we just got a wireless router today from Best Buy since we bought a laptop.

Anyways, the router just stopped suddenly after my sis connected a USB device to the main computer.

Then when I unplugged and replugged it in, the router just started to blink and still couldn't connect!!!

We're probably going to exchange it tomorrow or tonight but can anyone diagnose the problem for me.

Router is the Linksys WRT160N just to remind you guys.

Thank You,

A:Linksys WRT160N Dead? It Just Turned Off All Of a Sudden

Reset your router to factory defaults by pressing the reset button for 30 seconds

If it's still a no go, replace under warranty

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my custom build system:
ADM phenom II X4 processor with stock cooler
4gb G.Skill DDR2 memory(2 sticks)
320 Western Digital HD
LG 22x dvd burner
Rocketfish 700W PSU
Windows 7 home premium

All the parts are brand new (except for the 8800GT and the 700W rocketfish PSU which I extracted from my old build) and it has been working fine all along until it shuts off when it was idling(left it on before I went to bed, woke up and PC was off).

I was able to turn it back on once, the PC worked fine for a week, then shut down again while I was browsing the web. I tried to turn it back on, the lights came on and fan spun for 1~2 seconds then everything shut down again

Then I wasnt able to boot it at all(no power no fan no light)

I tried disconnecting/reconnect each part(including the power cord) still no boot.

Then after couple of tries, I was able to turn it on again... I dont know what did it....

Couple of days later, PC shut off again and now it wont turn on no matter what I did...

I tested the PSU by shorting the 24 pin with paper clip, fan spin for a second then stops(the PSU is not plugged into anything) So I thought it might be the motherboard thats defected

But after I connected the PSU to another PC(the mobo uses 20 pin connector so I used the 24pin>20pin adpator), the light on the mobo came on, but no power(cant boot, and the light at ethernet port was not on) If the PSU was fine, why wouldnt my second PC boot?

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A:PC shut off, turned back on once, but never again

Power supplies are less expensive than motherboards. For this reason, try another power supply first

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I have win 7 32 bit operating system . It shuts down on its own anytime. Sometimes during start up it shuts down. Please help me to solve this problem.

A:sudden shut down

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Make and model of computer?

List temps
List voltages

Can find these usually in Bios.

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Hello everyone..
For the past few weeks my laptop has been suddenly shutting down(ex.pulling the battery with no power supply) from either waking up from hibernate or a boot up, but not from sleep mode.

It will start up, load windows, and after a minute or two it will do its thing, usually twice and be fine for the rest of the day until the next boot. It does not do it in safe mode and it is not a overheat issue

I've done many virus/malware scans and come up with nothing. I can't think of anything that would cause this.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

Gateway FX about 4yrs old

A:sudden shut down

Have you tried cleaning out the laptop lately from dust internally?Download Speccy and then install the program. To post and publish a snapshot of your PC.. In the Menu bar, click File -> Publish Snapshot. Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard. On your next reply, right-click on a empty space and click Paste on reply box then click Post.It does not do it in safe mode and it is not a overheat issueHow to perform a clean boot : http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/228/~/booting-clean-in-windows-7,-vista,-xp,-me-and-98By enabling certain programs or services every restart, the last enabled that shutsdown your PC would likely be the culprit.

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Hello there!
So I have a HP Compaq Convertible Minitower dc7900 with 2 GB Ram and just replaced my graphics card with an ATI Radeon HD 4600 series which has 1 GB vram. Browsing the internet seems to be working just fine, however when I play games like Counter Strike GO, or other games with high intensity graphics the computer will shut down after a particular amount of time.

I have checked my PSU and it fills the requirements of the Radeon HD 4600 series. I have a 365 W, meanwhile the Radeon HD 4600 requires a PSU ranging from 350 to 390 W. I've checked for dust in both, the CPU and the GPU fan but there is nothing preventing them from moving. However, I've seen the GPU fan start and stop after certain actions in PC, but I think that's what it is supposed to do since not all actions in PC require as much GPU power. Also not to mention that I changed the graphics card the day before yesterday so it should be good.

Could it be a software problem?

Thanks in advance.

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I have a Intel Desktop Board DG965WH, 2 GB of Kingston memory, and Pentium D CPU of 3.2 GHz. This is also a new installation, when I click on the power button the computer comes alive, running everything and within 5 seconds just suddenly shuts off. What could possibly be the problem? Please help. Thanks in advance.

A:Sudden Shut Down

first thing to check is always is the button jammed in (i am not calling u an idiot but the number 1 reason that people call IT support is solved by checking all power). if this is ok can you enter setup

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ill get straight to the problem.

so here's the problem. sometimes when im just doing my daily things on the computer (playing games visit sites, check mail, chat, etc) all out of a sudden my computer shuts down and restarts and it doesn't shut down from like official shut down but like a sudden black screen,

the weird thing is less then a week ago I brought my computer to this place to fix it cause it was broken and now its doing this? does anybody knows whats wrong?

i would appreciate it greatly if someone could help me out!

Thanks in advance

PS: I have a brand new Norton Virus scanner (the people who fixed it put it there for me) and it shows no viruses...

A:Sudden Shut down?

Usually a system will reboot or freeze when overheating.
Couple things to check:
1.Make sure you feel air coming out the rear and that its not to hot.
2.If you feel comfortable, open you case and make sure all fans are spinning.
3.Check in you BOIS (pressing F1/F2/delete at turn on)temp readings.
4.If all this pass, than you will have to do further diagnoses.
But do this for a quick check and leave an update.


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Dear Friends,
I am by the computer of a friend.
he has the following problem: when working through the internet, explorer, the computer will shut down all of a sudden. It does not happen instead when working on winword or other programs different from the web page.
For your information, he has a Windows xp 2002, service pack 2.
Thank you for your help.

A:HELP: the pc shut down all of a sudden...

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While I was answering a mail from Gmail, 3.6.13. suddenly shut off. This Firefox is a real good browser but always has something new. My MiniComp was, yesterday completely defragged, scanned by Avira and Antimalware succesfully. I returned back to yesterday through Erdnt, but, straighlty I do not like this surprises. Something to fix? Many thanks and regards.

A:3.6.13. sudden shut off.

Was this just a one-off? If it happens again, post back with a full list of your Firefox addons and what you were doing at the time it crashed.

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In the past week, my Y40 70 has taken to suddenly shutting down while running on battery power. I know the battery is not running out of juice, as this seems to occur just after I unplug from a full charge.  I installed the Lenovo Energy Manager from the support page, and it indicates I have more than half charge when this occurs. Any ideas?  New battery needed?

Go to Solution.

A:Y40 70 Sudden Shut Off

Hi Prifkind,
Welcome to the Forums  
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with auto shutdown in your Lenovo Y40-70 laptop.
Does the system overheat?  Boot the system into BIOS and check if the system shutdown. Does the system shutdown when the adapter is connected?
Hope this helps. Do post back if the issue persists.
Best regards,         
Ashwin. S

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My laptop will suddenly shut off, not shut down, but powers off. What could be causing this? The bottom gets extremely hot to the touch, even though I clean the fans regularly and have it sitting on a fan pad. If I try to turn it back on, it goes off immediately. I have to wait 5- 10 min before restarting and then it may last 5 - 10 min.

A:Sudden shut off

This sounds like a heat related shut off to me. Even if you clean the fans on a regular basis it may be that a fan has stopped working entirely or maybe the heatsink has a gap in it which can happen with laptops that are dropped, etc...

Can you hear/see the fans spinning?

I would suggest bringing it into a shop for inspection or if you want to troubleshoot further invest in a cooling pad. They sit under your laptop and have their own fans usually that extract heat from the bottom of the laptop. They run about $10-$30.

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Hi I have a G70-40  laptop that I bought around 3 years ago. recently I noticed when the laptop shutdown for some reason there is a part of the laptop where the led light turned on even thought the laptop is shutdown. markedAs shown above my led is turned on even in shutdown state. so far it has not caused any problem but just in case I just wanted to check is it okay or not. my spec:OS:Windows 10 EducationRam:6 gb  (I bought extra 4gb kingston ram since it's laggy with 2gb ram in the past) other than the ram the rest of the spec is still default

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A co-worker has a problem with her Compaq Presario 6410 NX running winXP. Mostly, it will just start the restart procedure (where is says "windows is shutting down") and sometimes when windows has booted up it will restart again. I remember that being a symptom of a virus, but she said her Norton antivirus is up to date and hasn't detected anything. She also replaced her power supply.

What else might cause that?

Thanks for the help.

A:Sudden shut down procedure

It could be any number of different things. Has it always done this, or is it recent? Was there anything done to the computer around the time this started happening?

Go into control panel/administrative tools/event viewer. Look through the logs for any warnings or errors. You may or may not find anything in there.

Otherwise I've found that reinstalling updated hardware drivers for sound, video, modem, etc.... will sometimes fix the problem. A couple machines I've worked on were restarting after a windows update. Deleting the update fixed the problem.

Is the "windows is shutting down" screen he/she is getting the same one you would normally get when shutting down, or is it one with a countdown timer?

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I have a custom-built computer - which has worked just fine until recently. A few days ago, I got a BSOD, and had to unplug the computer to re-boot it. It seemed to work fine then - but each night when I go to bed, it is ok, but in the morning it is off. When I boot it up, it tells me Windows shut down was not normal, and how do I want to re-boot. I choose "normal" as the other choices I have no idea what to do with.
Any help would be very appreciated!

WIndows Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2
AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-core 2.2o GHz
8 Gig RAM
32-bit system

I did copy and paste the event log for the BSOD (it's 101 pages long!) to a word file, and the event log for the not shutting down normally I could not upload the BSOD log as it is too big. Any advice on what parts would matter most also much appreciated!


A:Vista sudden shut down

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Does anyone out there experience automatic power shutdown once the computer is at the login screen or minutes into loading windows 7 page.

Is it a hardware or a software problem?

Hope expert out there can give me some help... Thanks.

A:Solved: Sudden Shut Down....

Automatic shutdowns in about 90% of cases is due to overheating.

Open up the computer and clean out the dust.

Is this the same computer with the monitor not showing anything?

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So i'm playing hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and was just about to make a get away after taking out the don, and the game just exits. No warning, no error messege it just shuts of.
Can anybody tell me why this is happening and how i can prevent it?

A:Games shut down all of a sudden

The first two things that come to mind are either overheating or a weak power supply. To start with I would remove the side panel and use a desk fan aimed at the video card and with the extra airflow see if the problem still exists.

Specifics of your video card, motherboard and power supply would be helpful.

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guys, i had virus and spywares before and followed these steps still from this forum... http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=111818

i don't know whether this is a side-effect of the steps i did to elliminate the virus, or a different thing..

the blue screen says:

A problem ha been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advance Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005,0xF732BBA8,0xF3CCC9B0,0x00000000)

*** ks.sys - Address F732BBA8 base at F7323000, DateStamp 41107ef8

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.

and it is now bothering me coz this happens everyday at least once... i dont know what to do... i only use the computer and have minimal idea as to what the components of my pc are..... Read more

A:sudden windows shut down

Hello whirlpool6,

You could try this as a workaround....

Right click on the 'Internet Explorer' desktop Icon > Properties > Delete Cookies > OK > Delete Files > tick the box delete all offline content > OK> Content > Clear SSL Cache > OK.

Reboot the computer and see if the error comes back...if it does, post back and we'll try another avenue of assistance.

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My M3800 when running on battery randomly shuts down. May be as soon I turn it on or may be after a couple of hours

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i bought a barebone pc a k7sem mb and an amd athlon xp 2000 with a cpu fan. About a week after it just shut off while i was a playing a game and it didnt turn back on after that. i think its the power supply but i dunnno

if any1 know whats up leave a replay


A:my comp all of a sudden shut off

Does anything come on when you press the power button?

Try reseting the power supply manually. There should be a black switch in the back of the power supply. Turn it off, wait a few seconds then turn it on again. Then try the power switch in the front.

If nothing happens, check the power cord. Make sure it's firmly in. Try plugging it in a different wall outlet too.

If still nothing comes on (no fans, no harddrive spinning up, etc.), then it's probably the power supply.

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Hi. I was surfing around and my browser and the other window that was open at the time shut down completely. Thinking I might have picked up virus, I went to Trend Micro and hit Hijack This and am doing a House Call scan right now. When I reopened my browser, only the current tab would work and the rest of them wouldn't respond. I closed it down completely and started a new one without saving the tabs and it seems to work now, but I figured it couldn't hurt to post the log and see if anything seems out of the ordinary.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:52:37 PM, on 1/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Programs\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Programs\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\PROGRAMS\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.ex... Read more

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While using my pc, it turned off like it was going to standby. I tried to turned it on, but no luck. My PSU will power on, but that's it. There is no indicator light on my mobo. My video card does not turn on either. However the outside power light on my tower turns on.

I had this kind of problem recently, which I posted about [here].


1) Took out there graphics card, but no start up. I can hear my HD starting up, but still no power to mobo.

2) I'm going to get ahold of a pcu to test that next. Fingers crossed.

A:Sudden shut off, won't turn on

Could be one of three things:

1. Your power supply is blown
2. Your motherboard has bit the dust
3. Your graphics card is faulty.

There are a couple of things you can do to test this out.

- remove the graphics card and see if the computer will start up. Obviously, you'll have no screen, but see if the fans spin up and the motherboard light comes on and you'll get a POST beep. If you do, replace the graphics card.

- borrow a power supply from a friend if you can and plug it in, if the computer will start up, your power supply is the culprit.

If those two don't work, it might be your mother board. Try those two things and post back, please.

(Judging by your other thread, it sounds like the power supply to me, but I'd like you to try to troubleshoot this before I make a guess like that.)

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Hi there, XP suddenly shut down and when I go to reboot I get only the black screen saying about windows shutting down unexpectedly etc and showing boot options. None of the options work, like 'Safe mode', 'Safe mode with networking' etc. I've also got Norton 'Go Back' installed but none of the restore points I've tried (+12) help, it justs reverts to the black screen with boot options. It seems to be stuck in a loop of attempting to boot and then after the manufacturer splash screen and graphic for 'Go Back' it just reverts to the black screen again!
I can disable 'Go Back' but will lose all my restore points if I do so, but can then at least get into the F8 options.
No new hardware has been installed recently.
Please can anyone help!


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hi guys i just boot up my pc from hibernation and updating google chrome dev and the system just shut down and restarted could someone have a look at my dmp file please just to give advice. thanks brian.

A:system sudden shut down.

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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa80086ae8f8, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner
Looks like a hardware issue mate. Have you made any changes in hardware recently? Added anything?

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i just started having this problem, while playing games, my computer suddenly shuts off, it doesnt power down and do the regular shut down, it just turns off, seems like when i play games, i hear my cd-rom trying to be accessed for a second then my computer turns off just like i hit the power switch. i just recently started having this problem, i even updated to directx 9, got the latest drivers and reinstalled the games. the games i play reqire at most a 1ghz proccessor with 128mb ram and a 32mb vid card.

i have a
p4 2.66ghz
ati radeon 64mb vid
and it's a laptop...

any suggestions on what i can do will be appreciated, tx.

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I own a 1.8mhz PC with winXP pro operating system.
Recently the PC is driving me nuts. It shuts down for no apparent reason. I could be in the middle of typing a simple message like this one and PC just shuts down and restarts. I have looked at the mother board and cpu fan and all seems ok. Could it be the power supply? Any idea where I should start looking.

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It wasn't after an update. It seemed odd to me, just wondering if I can run some scans and let some of you guys check them out and see what you think as I'm not sure what I'm looking at when I run a HijackThis scan etc. Thanks in advance, may be nothing, just want to be safe and I got some help on here a couple years back and it was awesome. Thanks.


A:My computer shut down all of the sudden

I can't seem to get DDS to download, the link doesn't do anything for me.

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Hello people
I have installed windows Seven along with Ubuntu 9.10 awhile ago.
I had encountred several sudden shut downs during the format process while installing XP that's why i went for Seven. Whenever I'm using Win7 the computer shuts down by itself at random times. It's like i pull the power supply cables. When I want to restart it, it fails. It only works after few attempts.
I have confronted the same problem with Windows XP before, but that was only when I run Photoshop/Illustrator CS3 along with other softwares (like Messenger, media player/vlc, or anything else). But it wasn't with the same rate as with Seven. But with Ubuntu, i can spend like 12 hours without any sudden shut down at all ! (i only had it once while trying to install Windows 98 on VirtualBox !).
I have three partitions, one for Win7, one for Ubuntu, and one shared.
I tried to go back to XP but it kept shutting down while formatting.
Some people told me that it is because of Ubuntu 9.10 but I fail to comprehend why because Windows (XP or Seven) cannot recognize the Linux partition (EXT3 or sth).
I have a pantium 4 3.2Ghz, 1GB RAM (512 X 2), ATI Radeon X1300, 160 HD ( along with the same one, but external).
Any help is appreaciated !
Thank you guys

A:Sudden Shut down only at Windows Seven

Could it be your power supply or something?

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Tried to reset laptop, during reset shut off. Now that it's been turned back on it displays a message saying it's installing @ 64% and that the PC will restart several times during this process. Continued to restart and shut down many times, never stopped doing so. Also the installation never went any further than the original 64% it had first displayed. What should I do now to fix this issue?

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I have a Samsung RF-711. Recently, whenever I shut down and boot later or when I shut the lid and boot later, it freezes. When I just shut the lid and hibernate, it freezes as soon as it is opened and must be reset by holding down the power. When it is shut down and rebooted it takes an extremely long time to restart.

I could use any advice possible.

A:Computer freezes whenever turned off or shut, need advise

Can anyone give any advice, I can supply more information if need be

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Alright, so I build myself a new computer. I bought all the components from Newegg and put them together last weekend. I waited until today to finish it up with a harddrive because I ordered that separately after my initial order. Anyway, I put the thing together, plug it in cross my fingers and turn it on....it turns on for 5 seconds and immediately shuts down. All the case fans, case lights, etc are one, but it immediately shuts down. This is my third build so I'm not completely ignorant to the process.

Any suggestions? Answers? Anything?


AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor
RAIDMAX QUANTUM RX-700 ATX12V / EPS12V 700W SLI Power Supply
EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

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I have a new computer (2 months old) but recently it started exhibiting a strange problem. Sometimes when I let the computer stay on with the Bitlocker log-in screen, it suddenly shuts off. The PSU is the Evga Supernova 1000G2 1000W and it should be Haswell-compatible.

- The temperatures are normal (CPU cores around 30-40 C, GPU also normal).

- sfc /scannow says that there are no integrity violations.

- I have already done a chkdsk /F on the boot drive.

- At boot and while Windows is not fully loaded, the gpu fans seem to spin full speed, so I thought: maybe the gpu is defective and can't handle full fan speed. Ran an OCCT stress test, and eventually the gpu fans spinned at 3000 rpm, the temp around 80 C, but no errors, no sudden shut-offs, not even after minutes in this state.

- Computer is stable while in Windows, doesn't suddenly shut off when the OS (Windows 8) is fully loaded.

This problem is a mystery to me. It can't be the power button case malfunctioning, because then it would also have to happen in the OS fully loaded sometimes, but that (up till now) never happens, while it happened multiple times in the Bitlocker log-in screen.

Oh, and one more thing: I ran MemTest, 4 successful passes, no errors.

A:Sudden shut-off at Bitlocker log-in screen

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Hi, today my laptop lenovo b570e was on charging and i was using it while on charging all of the sudden it completely shut down no slow off process like "shutting down Windows" all of the sudden it went in off state and now its no going to on. Things i have already tried are put the battery out like for cool down and then i also tried using direct supply still it didnt on again....then i also tried pressing power button for 30 seconds it still didnt on.i put cooled battery back again still not on. Please note that temperature was 40 and laptop was hot from the side of fans. Now its full cooled but still i'm not able to on it again. I'm a freelancer need to complete projects if any of you can help me on this please ASAP.Intel core i34gb ram500gb HardiskWindows 7

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Recently bought an X230 and realized that is going to sleep at what I thought was a random time and I so I tried messing with the timmer settings. Then I realized that its not a random time, it goes to sleep/suspend whenever its plugged in to AC power and I ever so lightly move the AC plug on the back of the laptop. If I knock the plug, tap the plug, and even when I unplug it sometimes it goes right to sleep/suspend and I have to start it up again. What in the world? Anyone else experiecne anything like this? Thanks in advance!

A:X230 sudden shut down issue

I am guessing that your battery is discharged and the jack is damaged

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Hi again.

Yeah, I know, my other problem hasn't even been solved yet, and what, another one? *sigh*

My laptop, a Lenovo Thinkpad Y410 running Windows XP Service Pack 3 just randomly and abruptly shut down. No warning whatsoever. The first time this happened, I assumed it was a heating problem, and went out and got a cooling fan. But it's happened twice again since then, and I'm starting to worry if it's going to get worse.

Anybody have any advice?

A:Solved: Sudden, Random Shut Down

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My computer seems to be taken over by a spirit of some kind. Yes, I think it is possessed and I say this is semi-seriousness. In all honesty, I know something is seriously wrong with it---but I don't know what it is.

This has been going on for the last few days. About 3-5 days. The only things that I have downloaded are a few songs but no virus. My Norton's anti-virus has expired and I have removed it from my computer completely ----it actually started acting up after I deleted the Norton's anti-virus. I can tell you, I first thought that Norton basically puts a virus on your computer when you decide not to dish out the extra $200 to keep them on for another 2 years.

Other stuff that I downloaded was daemon tools and I had downloaded a program to play family feud from pogo. As of 2 hours ago I did a system reboot, hoping that it might work itself out. It has not.

1. Sony Vaio 13" Laptop ---model VGN-SZ645.
2. I have had it for about 4 years---yeah I know it's time is basically up.
3. Windows XP
4. I think I have up to system 3 utilities or something like that.
Let me give you a list of the symptoms:

1. It is not recognizing my battery, it claims my battery is not on. I'm not sure if that is because of the software or if I have a hardware problem----unsure if it's related.

2. I know the computer will shut down when my mouse freezes.

3. I also notice these sort of lite images of tetris blocks across the screen.

4. It then shu... Read more

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So I reinstalled XP Home on an MPC Pentium 4 HT. After installing all the windows updates, including SP3, and some basic programs, I was up and running. The pc was running fast, and it was a joy to use. Then, just 1 week after the initial install, I'm on the computer playing a flash game, when it suddenly shuts down. I reboot, and instead of going to Welcome screen, then desktop with all my icons, it's showing the factory default resolution (you know, huge mouse cursor and all), and asking me to activate Windows, which I did about 6 days ago.

To make matter worse, I cannot activate. When I select "yes", it just sits there with the desktop background, and does nothing.

Here's what's even stranger. On about the 5th re-boot, the resolution was back to normal (small mouse cursor), but still asking for activation. I still cannot see any desktop icons, and activation still freezes up when I select "yes" to activate. But somehow, my desktop shows the Webshots desktop background (it has scenic pictures with a calendar)- BUT I DID NOT INSTALL IT! I haven't used Webshots on this computer for months. I even have a DIFFERENT hard drive with the OS installed than I used to have installed on this pc! How could it have a webshots background!!??
Plus- the calendar of the background shows June 26th 2010. Again, I just installed windows on a new hard drive LAST WEEK. So- did my computer restore itself to June 26th, and that's why it thinks I haven't activated it y... Read more

A:XP SP3 Sudden Shut down, now asking to activate Windows AGAIN!

Make sure the Location, Day and Time are correct on the computer, if not you will have problems. Boot into safe mode, Do Ctrl+Alt+Del start the Task Manager. Go to File/New Task (Run..) and type regedit
Check these values in these hives.
(change Activation Required value to zero)

(change RegDone value to 1)

Windows stores the activation information in two files in the c:\windows\system32 folder: Wpa.dbl and Wpa.bak. If those files are locked, or permissions are incorrect, Windows may not be able to save its activation information.

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