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Sudden Shutdown Occurs and display THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED...

Q: Sudden Shutdown Occurs and display THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED...

My Product Name is HP Pavilion g6 2301 ax Notebook PC Operating System : Windows 8 64-bitProcessor : AMD A8-4500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.90 GHz Promblem is since from 2 months my pc is making Shutdown Automatically and the immediatelywhen i am starting the PC getting the message as "THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED" and The system bios has detected that your Notebook PC was put into shutdown and restarting normally. so i willing to have a better solution for solving this Problem by further problems.and i should also want to know why it is occurring/happening like this. this may cause harmful to PC?what to do by escaping or to solve this problem. waiting for your Communication

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A: Sudden Shutdown Occurs and display THERMAL SHUTDOWN OCCURRED...

Hi FARHEEN. You are definitely experiencing overheating. This can be caused by a non-functioning system fan, or if the air ducts are blocked. Overheating can reduce the life of your computer, so you will want to resolve this as soon as you can. Here are a few troubleshooting documents you can use to help you.

Troubleshooting an Overheating and Auto Shutdown Issue

Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating:

If they do not resolve the issue, you will want to contact Phone support.

HP technical support: 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region please click the link below to get the support number for your region. http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/hpsupport/index.pl

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Screen says. Thermal shutdown occurred.The system has detected that your notebook pc was put into hibernation or shutdown to avoid overheating. The system is now operating normally. Overheating may occur if the cooling vents are blocked or the operating temperature exceeds the specifications. The notebook should return to normal operation once the situation is resolved. System temp (90D).Notebook model: Hp Beats Special Edition

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Hi I need help , my frind he bought HP laptop probook 6750d , second hand , the laptop boot for 20 seconde , and then give error message  and shutdown Thermal shutdown occurred.The system has detected that your notebook pc was put into hibernation or shutdown to avoid overheating. The system is now operating normally. Overheating may occur if the cooling vents are blocked or the operating temperature exceeds the specifications. The notebook should return to normal operation once the situation is resolved. System temp (90D). I had cleand the fan and change ther heat sink paste with the new paste , but no suscses to start up the laptop .  any Idea to reset the thermal counter ? or any seolution .see the attachment photo  Thanks 

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I connected my computer to dual screen: computer and TV screen and changed the Nvidia video card setup. As a result, after I disconnected the tv screen and changed the Nvidia video card setup to "single display", the computer single display started to shutdown suddenly in the middle of the work. I have to disconnect the computer display, to restart the computer and to connect the display again after the windows xp has restarted, and the display comes back.
I have been told that I have to change the xp display setup as windows starts, but I don't know how to do it, and if it is the right solution. Can someone help?
Thank you.

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I connected my computer to dual screen: computer and TV screen and changed the Nvidia video card setup. As a result, after I disconnected the tv screen and changed the Nvidia video card setup to "single display", the computer single display started to shutdown suddenly in the middle of the work. I have to disconnect the computer display, to restart the computer and to connect the display again after the windows xp has restarted, and the display comes back.
I have been told that I have to change the xp display setup as windows starts, but I don't know how to do it, and if it is the right solution. Can someone help?
Thank you.​

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When I shut down my Win xp pro OS, I started getting the following error about 2 weeks ago.
Instruction at "0x000e8420" referenced memory at 0x000e8420 the memory could
not be written. Click OK to terminate program,
click CANCEL to debug.
Since it's shutting down the OS, clicking either option lets the shutdown complete.
This is annoying since I caan't walk away when turning off the laptop. I have to wait to
answer the error. Any ideas as to what is causing this?

I have a Toshiba laptop, Satellite Pro l300. I am up to date on all MS stuff.
The only things I have changed...I removed AVG and Zone Alarm and began using
MS's anti virus and firewall. Also I did install SECUNIA PSI.

A:An error occurs on shutdown

In Task Manager>Processes, you could experiment with ending processes one at a time and seeing which one then gives you a clean shutdown, starting with your two suspects - MSAV and Secunia.

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Help how to fix this problem?!
A parallel install was previously installed for our Windows Vista Home Premium to fix our computer because of a file corruption in the system.
Upon the successful fixing that was done, I manually copied and pasted program files that was from the "windows.old" file, which I transferred to the current new, fixed one.

Now, I am not sure why, but there is an error message the pops-up upon shutting down windows.

I do think that it probably has something to do with the things that I copied and pasted.
I may have duplicated or copied thing that weren't compatible or what not.
I really don't know what the message error means and I would like to get rid of it..

P.S. - I am just a 14 year old girl who has little knowledge in technology
[and who is by the way, is extracted by family if something goes wrong in the computer] >.<

Help! I really don't know anyone nearby to seek help in this technological matter..
Sadly, Microsoft now requires payment for their support service.. which I used to rely on in terms of these situations..

A:hpqgpc01.exe - Application Error Occurs Upon Shutdown

hello and welcome
try running sfc /scannow , start>type cmd RIGHT click it(in the menu) and choose "run as administrator", type sfc /scannow>enter (note the space between sfc and /scannow, it may repair the bad file, if not post back with what version of vista your running.... i.e. vista home premium 32bit

good luck

upon further research, have you installed an hp printer/software ?, appears thats one of there files, sfc will not fix it, try uninstalling the software and reinstalling it!

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computer shut down due to thermal something or other, both fans are working properly and it has been blown dust free. Pages are once again opening slowly or freezing, flavalee has helped in the past: HJT, MBAM, %temp%, C:\Windows\temp, and computer was fine once again, Now it is back again, ie, slow and freezing and then yesterday the shut down due to the thermal thing.
I have 2 HD's Disk C 19.0GB Total Used 13.6 Free 5.37
F 37.2GB Total Used 21.5 Free 15.7
Windows XP Pro Version 2002 SP 3
what would happen if I were to swap out Master to Slave and vice versa? I guess I'm trying to determne if C Disk HD is going bad or not or is this just a really bad idea on conjured up? Thanks for your help,Tim

A:Thermal Shutdown

If your not comfortable around the inside of a computer here's the answer.

Take your computer to a repair guy, have him remove the heat sink and fan from the main processor, clean out the dust that has collected in the processor side of the heat sink, you can't remove this dust topically, it's embedded deep in the heat sink. You also have to replace the silicone heat transfer paste between the heat sink and the processor or you'll cremate the processor.

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Hy Everyone!I hope all of you people are fine and doing well..My problem is When i Start my computer Everything working fine except laptop Screen ..When I shut down and restart same problem happen again and again after few attemps a Note appear"Themal Shutdown Occur and Sysem temperature is 90 D Now its working Normaly Press Enter To continue" Then Its Work normaly While working sometime its mouse stop working and when i move it start Zome out then I have to restart my computer to solve this problem..How can i Solve these problem Plzz help me ...Thank YouSystem Properties are given belowProcessor:: Intel Core(TM)I3-2370M CPU @ 2.40 GH 2.4 GHRam:: 4 GBSystem Type:: 32 Bit Operating SystemKind Regard:Rana Shakeel 

A:Thermal Shutdown

Please restore Bios Settings to System Defaults". By pressing F10 and reseting the bios settings, unchecking the "Keep Fan On" menu option then that turned off my fans off mostly.and also we need to try updating the bios, please help me out with the product # of the unit please.RegardsSATISHP4 Click " Thumb's up " icon if the question is answered/resolved.

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Is it at all possible to revive a desktop when it displays the "thermal shutdown" error? This happens at startup so I cannot use the computer at all. I tried pressing F8 and went through it but really didn't know what to check for and thats as far as I got. P4 Windows XP Pro 512 Mb RAM 80 Gb HD. Please help ... many thanks.

A:thermal shutdown

Thermal shutdown usually means that some system component knows that it is getting too hot and shuts down before heat damage can occur. Open up your computer (Make sure you are grounded) and get as much dust out of the fans/heatsinks as you can. Leave it open, make sure there are no pets around or anything that could fall in, start it up, make your way into the BIOS, go to the "System Health" screen, and write down the temperatures that you see (and what they match up with). Post them here.

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BSOD occurs every once in a while. It's become more frequent in the past week, totaling two times. I read somewhere that unplugging USBs while shutting down might be apart of the problem, so I've come to the conclusion that it is the problem because none of the other causes... fit.

Almost every time I power down the computer the sound comes on that signals that inserting/unplugging of an external device. If you don't understand what sound I'm talking about, it's like that... "duh-nuh" sound you hear when you plug in an iPod, a camera, a USB, or something of the sort. Anyway, I always unplug my iPod before I shut down the computer because I've been trying to stop this issue (it's been scaring the hell out of me). However, shortly after I started making sure I did that that sound occurs everytime before shut down.

Help, please? All answers are appreciated.

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Hi @ajeet-kumar,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the computer over heating. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Here is a general document to Reducing Heat Inside the Laptop to Prevent Overheating. Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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Hi, I need real help for my Laptop,I have HP ENVY M4 laptop having thermal shutdown isue started from last month,It seems cooling fan is not working,I did not hear any sound from fan.When I searched HP support suggested to update Bios version to SP29750,But I could not able to download it,Can you please suggest me how to solve this problem.Is anyone having this SP29750 Bios update problem?How to resolve this Thermal shutdown 90E on my computer? THank youVenu

A:HP ENVY M4 Thermal shutdown

Hi @Venu354,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the computer over heating. I will be glad to help you. Please look at the following documents.Fan is Noisy and Spins Constantly, PC is Warmer than NormalSystem Fan (90b) error message on startup if these document do not help, please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issueand contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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I am using HP 431 and everytime i am using media players like VLC or  KM player, my laptop cudnt support the processes running and it goes to hibernation state stating " your battery experienced an issue, window is goint to hibernation". I tried using a different battery but still its of no use. Moreover when i am running these kind of applications they are using up a lot of memory space which isnt normal during its normal use.Please tell me what to do? Its causing me a serious problem.

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Suffered a thermal shutdown while browsing. I waited about one hour for my HP laptop to cool down. Signed in and after about 10-20 seconds the screen froze. Hours later the same problem.
What should I do?

A:Thermal Shutdown while browsing

Blow thru the vents with a bottle of compressed air as you can find in Home Depot. There may be a lot of grime blocking the airflow.

If that does not help, you will have to check the CPU cooling system. Your case is pretty extreme so something might be on the blink.

Also, if the laptop is vented to the bottom (and not to the side), make sure that nothing blocks the vents - e.g. a pillow on the couch.

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i plugged in a faulty flash drive in the usb and the computer shut off right away.The system is the Micro Tower Hp-dc5000 2.8 gig Process.
Win-xp Pro Sp3 32bits
i tried several things including the blow dry heat trick,well at some point i got the system to power up the 2 fans and that's when i got a red power button blinking 3 times pause and then again 3 times.I checked the the code at HP support and that indicates THERMAL PROCESSOR SHUTDOWN,i have tested the power supply on another board and it works fine. need a solution pls.

A:thermal processor shutdown

i know this might be stating the obvious..but have you taken the flash drive out of the usb slot then restarted?

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Hey Ive had this laptop for two years and didnt have this problem a long time ago but ive had this problem for almost a year now the computer shutsdown every 10 minutes and displays a message saying thermal shutdown  and i have to wait about 10 mins before turning it back on and i cant doanything onthe laptop withut it turning off , i aready cleaned it it was never dirty, i put thermal paste on the processor many times, messed aroundd with the power management andput the processing power down to the lowest but still no luck can anyone help me plasse this **bleep** is frustrating 

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I boot system. I sign in.....system shuts down all by itself. When I re-boot it tells me it failed to to "Thermal Event" and tells to be F1 to continues.

What is "Thermal Event"?

A:Thermal Event Shutdown


It basically means that your system overheated and shut itself down so as not to damage any components.
Reasons for this range from dust on the heatsink or a fan not spinning to heatsink not being seated correctly.

What is the make/specifications of the system and roughly how old is it?

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Well just recently. I was sitting there letting aim run. I went to use the bathroom and my pc was off. I was like huh. So I left it off that night I didn't need to get on. Well when I did turn it on, it brought up this error/alert.

Alert! Your computer has shutdown due to a thermal error.
Press F1 to continue or F2 for system setup.

Well I didn't quite understand what was going on. I pressed F2 checked everything out and I was fine. Well then a little after that maybe I think it was the next day it did it again. Well I then pressed F1 and now it happens while I am sitting here. In order to get my pc to turn on this morning alone I went to that screen 6 times. So I cracked open the machine, and cleaned it all out. Thinking maybe my fan wasn't spinning enough. Nothing was wrong. VERY little dust so I don't quite understand. Anyone have any suggestions. Because this is scarring me. I am kinda starting to believe it maybe my battery. I had to change it once already because it dies really easy.

Please help!!!


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when i browsing in plugged in mood  Randomly occurs Thermal Shutdown.I never faced any problem like that in on battery .NB:all driver +BIOS updated. allready applied power paln settings like sleep after settings or related. form cmd i allready tried powercfg- h off . but it remain same.please help -- 

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my laptop was always having a thermal shutdown and having difficult to boot the screen i need help as fast as you can

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Found my T3500 had shut down. On start-up, got thermal shutdown warning. Once I logged into Windows 7, fan started running at max RPMs and soon shut itself down again.
Opened the case, cleaned the fan grates (there was a moderate amount of lint).
Left the case open, started up again, fan at max, but CPU temp app indicates normal (under 50C) temps. Does not shutdown, but did lock up eventually.
Started up again with fan disconnected. CPU temps normal, but locked up fairly quickly.
Seems like it's whatever is controlling the fans, not actual overheating. OTOH, still locking up with fans disconnected. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Dear sir,My laptop HP 430 has started producing beep sound while switching ON from 3 days....Earlier it was having a problem of thermal shutdown.Laptop used to get heated.My laptop is not in warranty.Please feel free to tell the the service charge for the repairment of my laptop.What is the problem with my laptop?Suggest me the solution for it.In my laptop I having many important data's.

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OK so for the last week or so my pc has been cshutting off at random times and then on reboot indicating that there had been a thermal event. The fan on the CPU is working and the computer often shutdown immediately following start up (before there would be any chance for it to get too hot) I have run Advanced Systemcare free SInc I got it along with AVG Free. When I started noticing problems I also downloaded Ad-Aware and MalWareBytes. All systems run clean, but performance still sucks. Today I get the Thermal event Shutdown message again and when I look at thr event log it shows that my memeory was reduced on Oct 14th. I decide to try to go back to a restore point, and coincedientally the last restore point is Oct 14th. I run system restore, and the restore application comes back and tells me that it can't restore the computer to that day.

There is too much coincidence to make me think that nothing is happening, but I'm not PC savvy enough to figure out on my own. PLease help. Hi Jack this logs below
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:18:42 AM, on 11/6/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS�... Read more

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System : Dimension 3000 Hello, i'm having a problem with my Mother's computer. It is shutting down (completely powering off) and will not come back on for several hours, sometimes days. When it does power back on, before booting into windows, i get an error message that reads: Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event. I do not know what the problem is, both the case fan and power supply fan work properly and i have removed all of the dust from inside the case, including from the cpu heatsink. The case is not missing any expansion slot covers either. When i check the logs in the bios nothing is showing up at all. The computer is out of warranty and i'm stuck on what to do? thanks.

A:Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event

Have you checked, that the front panel air intake is clean?
Open the case and check that both the processor and chipset heatsinks are still firmly attached to the motherboard.

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Hello, my dell precision t3500 started showing symptoms of bad Heatsink since december 2015.  It has been restarting several times and showing "Previous shutdown due to thermal event.".  In the first few weeks it used to shutdown like twice a week. Currently i get a lot of shutdowns. I can't use my computer for 3 hours, it shuts down at least once every single hour. 
What i've done so far....(My solutions)
I rubbed off the heat sink compound between the processor and heatsink and applied new heatsink compound. This didn't help.  The computer was still shutting down due to thermal events.
I read on a forum where someone was having a shutdown problem just like me and a dell expert advised him to upgrade to the latest bios. I was running the latest bios at the instant when my computer started shutting down due to cpu excessive temperature. I tried downgrading the bios from A17 to A14, now the computer would stay for 3-5 hours without shutting down. Downgrading didn't help either.  I know that the old bios had a greater temperature threshold and that's the reason for the computer staying longer before detecting a excessive cpu temperature than in the A17 bios version. Ok, so processor upgrade/downgrade didn't help either.
i wen't out to a computer store and bought a new Heatsink for my dell precision t3500, i removed the old HeatSink and replaced it with the new one. The computer booted just fine, stayed up for 3 hour... Read more

A:Dell Precision T3500 Shutdown due to thermal event

What's the actual full error when the thermal event occurs?  Usually there are multiple temp sensors on a machine - does error say which one is causing thermal event?
I'd see what all temps actually are and monitor them.  What does HWMonitor or HWiNFO (Sensors window) say temps are when system is idle and under load? 
What CPU are you using?  Thermal shutdown threshold within a CPU is often around 100C, which usually is pretty hard to hit for a desktop (as opposed to a laptop). 
What heatsink compound are you using?  Is it making good contact but thinly applied?  You can check this by removing the heatsink - compound should be pressed out and thin enough to "see through it' evenly across surface.  A thick application has poor thermal properties because thermal compounds are much poorer conductors of heat (~8 W/mK) than copper (~400 W/mK) or aluminum (~200 W/mK).
I'd also check for dust/blockage on case air intakes and fans (including the PSU fan) - this can cause poor heat removal from the case and resulting heat buildup.

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My computer (dvt7-7000 Entertainment Edition) began suddenly shutting down under load several months ago. I have scanned for viruses (none), done the BIOS memory and disk checks (both clean), replaced the main fan and the thermal compounds, replaced the power cord under the recall, replaced the battery, defragged, and even hired an exorcist. Nothing has helped. The system used to run pretty hot under load (75-80 degrees for the CPU), but with the fan and thermal compound now tops out at 70. The system has the i7, 8G of RAM, and 750GB HD.   Please tell me this is a simple hardware fix.  

A:Sudden Shutdown

Hi @SD71,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with computer just shut down unexpectedly. I will be glad to help you. Here is a document for The Computer Restarts Unexpectedly (Windows 7). Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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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?

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A:Y40 70 Sudden Shutdown

I would like to know the exact condition in which your laptop is shutting down. Is it -
1) When it is runnning on battery? OR
2) When it is charging and you unplug the charger (suddenly)?
What task are you doing at the time  the laptop shuts down?

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Couldn't find anywhere a solution for my problem so I hope you can help me.
I am experiencing some shutdowns when playing (World of Warcraft). A solution was to force WoW to run at 30-40 fps all the time (down from 100+) but now it shutdown while I was playing and uploading a video. It just instantly shuts down without any warning or error then try to boot up, do the POST beep then die again without displaying anything over and over until I unplug the PSU for 2-3 minutes. Sometimes after I start it back it asks me to recover bios settings or load defaults.
First time when it happened was a few weeks ago when my CPU cooler started to break, getting me to 80+ degrees, so I thought that was the problem. Replaced the cooler and now I'm hardly ever reaching 55-60 in full load. GPU temp idles at 50-55 and going up to 70 at 40 fps and 80-85 without the restriction (which seem normal temps for it, from what I've been able to find out).
Another thing, the small motherboard heatsink is kinda hot when it shuts down ... could that be the problem?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Help !

I think I've been here before...

Windows XP Pro system suddenly shuts down, then restarts ('system has recovered from a serious error' message displayed). I got into a real mess with this, so have had to reinstall XP Pro, and at the moment to avoid potential conflicts am only running McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.0.0 and SpyBot 1.3, plus SP2 Windows Firewall.

There seems to be no specific time when the crash occurs, but it has happened twice when playing Spider Solitaire ! Also happened when playing a clip on Windows Media Player.

Any ideas anyone ?


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My computer suddently shutdown and when I make a hit to the system unit ,it restarts again.How wonderful!
After about five minutes, it shutdown again.What wrong with it?Due to the OS or the power supply.

A:sudden shutdown

Have you checked the CPU/GPU temps?

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My PC (on XP Pro) has twice suddenly shut itself down - around the same time yesterday and again today (can't be certain of exact time yesterday, but I logged today's) - without any suggestion of what was happening.

It then restarted itself as 'normal', fortunately neither time was I working, but I don't know if the shutdown would have been a 'safe' one. Could it be some sort of virus ? My Norton Internet Security has been reporting various hacker attempts (3 in the half-hour before this happened today) but I thought reports meant they'd been prevented ? I run AVG Free, NIS and Panicware Pop-Up Stopper, plus regular SpyBot 1.3 & Lavasoft Adaware SE Personal. Also still have Norton Anti-Virus running (prefer AVG though, never got round to disabling it)

Help please !

A:Sudden shutdown

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This has happened a few times but months apart. The system is a Intel Quad core listed in my signature with GA965P DS3-1. Yesterday I was up about an hour and all of a sudden like a bullet it shut down completely. Every attempt to restart it would run for a second and then stop again 7 times in a row. Then I pulled power plug, shut power switch in back and pushed power button in front in about 6 seconds. I then waited a few minutes and switched everything on and it booted right up and stayed up for hours.

Again today booted up and worked for hours with no issue. I feel I proved it was a weak power supply, but why does it run fine for a long time after that? Is there anything like a bad sector on a hard drive in a psu or a dead spot?

The psu is a Thermaltake 430 watt about 2-2 1/2 years old that has never given me any problems and I don't game or do anything that would really stress a system. If I replaced the psu, I don't know what I would learn as this happens once in a great while.

Any suggestions?

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Hi guys,

Occasionally I get one of those "sudden shutdown" messages - ie, you are happily surfing one minute and the next this window pops up and says your computer will be shutting down in 1 minute and starts counting down the seconds.

Why does this happen? It doesn't happen very often - not frequent enough to make me panic, but the fact that it is happening does not make me happy.

The message I see is this:

"This shutdown was initiated by NT Authority\System. The system process C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe terminated unexpectedly with status code 1073741819."

Can anyone explain this to me? Would be immensely grateful, and many thanks in advance for all the help.


A:Sudden shutdown

Scan for viruses lately?





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My pc is Dell Optiplex gx270
That's the message from appearing BIOS when I start the computer ...
Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....
I then have a choice between F1 and F2
F1: Press F1 to continue -> windows going to start and then the machine will turn off automatically.
F2: Press F2 tp run the set up utility-- > It goes to BIOS

Can someone help me before I call Dell because it is the client machine!

Thank you

A:Dell Optiplex gx270 Problem: Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....

Check for excessive dust and proper fan operation. Sounds like it is overheating and shutting down.

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My pc is Dell Optiplex gx270
That's the message from appearing BIOS when I start the computer ...
Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....
I then have a choice between F1 and F2
F1: Press F1 to continue -> windows going to start and then the machine will turn off automatically.
F2: Press F2 tp run the set up utility-- > It goes to BIOS

Can someone help me Please!

Thank you

A:Dell Optiplex gx270 Problem: Alert! Previous shutdown due to thermal event.....

Try clearing the event log. Instructions from a Dell support forum:

Start the system.
Press 'F2' to enter System Setup.
Under the Maintenance heading, highlight 'System Event Log' and press the 'Enter' key.
Highlight 'Clear System Event Log' and press the 'Enter' key.
Press the 'Esc' key twice to restart.

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I own a Toshiba A105 S4334 running XP sp3, and lately i have been having serious problems with the computer's power management and supply.
First when I use the computer on battery when the power meter says that i have around 50-60% of battery left the computer suddenly shuts, as if the battery was taken out. When i try to start it again it doesn't have time to boot because the same thing happens again while booting.

When that happens i have to let the computer charge fully while it it off because if I use it on battery for some time and then connect it to the power supply it will still consume the battery and not charge it. To use the computer connected to the power supply I have to fully charge it while it is off or in stand by in order to use it connected to the power supply.

I think the problem of all this problems might be the battery, but can someone help me with this problem?


A:Solved: Sudden Shutdown

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Hey guys, I have a problem and practically at my wits' end trying to solve it. Basically whenever I try to play a game, sooner or later my PC simply just shuts down. The drives and fans turn off, the lights go out, all thats left is the power LED slowly blinking. The power and reset buttons have no effect, I have to physically unplug / replug the PC to get it working again.

Problem ONLY happens when I try to play games (WOW usually). I'm guessing its a card problem, other than games the PC works fine and the reboots don't create Windows error logs. Here're my specs:

ATI Radeon 9600XT
Athlon 3200+
MSI K8N Neo2 mobo, runs nForce3
512 RAM PC400
450W PUS

These are the solutions I've tried, to no avail:
1. Tried turning fast writes off
2. Tried setting it to 4x AGP from 8x
3. Tried using Catalyst 5.11, 5.1, 5.3, and Omega 5.11
4. Switched around the RAM, also ran a memtest, RAM's error-free
5. I don't think its overheating, I have 5 fans + the CPU and video card fans
6. Adjusted the chip voltage to 1.6 from 1.5

All that and then some, but the problem won't go away =p Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!

A:Sudden Shutdown Mystery

After a crash i would check the temps in bios if its above 60 c then that wuold be your coulprit another culprit can be a fulty psu, post more specs on your psu like brand rails ect, hope this helps and hope you get your problem fixted and WELCOME TO TECHSPOT

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I want to apologize in advance for my english since it is not my native language.

I was surfing on Youtube yesterday and suddenly as if someone had unplugged my PC from the Power supply, it shutdown. Now if I try to turn it back on, nothing happens. No noise, no light, nothing. I had this problem like 2 years ago too. I took my old PSU out and tried the trick with the paper clip and the green pin and the fan didn't turn on, so I bought a new PSU and my PC worked again. This time I tried it again but my fan works this time so I don't know if it is my PSU again. I don't have a voltmeter or a spare PSU/Mainboard/etc... so it's hard to determine the cause.

I have
Windows 7 ultimate
Mainboard : as Rock z68 extreme3 gen3 (6 years old)
Graka:radeon HD 6870 (6 years old)
PSU:energon eps-750 w (2 years old)

Let me know if you need more Information.


A:PC won't start after sudden shutdown

Shutdowns are typically hardware related. The most common causes are the power supply or the motherboard.

No real way of knowing which one (or possibly something else) without swapping parts.

As for the power supply, the Energon appears to be manufactured by Inter-Tech. And from what little information that I can find, it's a low quality unit. So it wouldn't surprise me if it has failed. Ideally you want a Tier One model, reference here: PSU tier list 2.0 - Components - Tom's Hardware

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For some reason my computer shuts down after approx. 30 mins. of chatting . If anyone has an idea as to why this happens or has experienced it, please reply.

On beforehand, thank you for your help.

A:sudden shutdown during chatting...pls help!

What application are you using to chat with?

If it's one of the standard MSN/YAHOO/AOL clients, try installing Miranda (available free from http://tinyurl.com/2bfbz) instead; this will allow you to connect to MSN/Yahoo/AOL (and others) through the same interface, and should rule out if it's the application you're running that's become corrupted.

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Hey guys,Recently i bought a new ram Crucial CT51264BF160B 4GB 1600MHz DDR3L 204-Pin Laptop Memory For my Lenevo z560 IdeaPad.Before ths i had 4Gb of ram installed on which my system was working just fine, I just needed more memory so i bought this ram. But after CPU gets more load like sometime it get to 100% the laptop suddenly shuts down.I have already reinstall a new windows, But the problem is still there. What should  i do?

A:Sudden shutdown new ram z560

Your memory spec is:3GB or 4GB std / 8GB max; PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 Your new ram is:DDR3 PC3-12800, CL=11, Unbuffered, NON-ECC, DDR3-1600, 1.35V http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/lipwbook.pdf I would call the Crucial help center.  Their memory Should clock down from 1600 MHZ to 1066 MHZ.Also download CPU-Z from http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.htmlPost screen shots of the SPD tab, and each memory tab selection( 1 screen per memory stick).===I was also use the new memory ONLY and see if you have the same issue.  

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I've had my laptop for a year and a quarter now and this RARELY happened to me due to over heat but today ... it's not the overheat infact i don't see any reasons ... Every time i open any game , i only play 2~5 mins and then it Suddenly shuts down .. Can anyone please help me fix this  

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About 2 months ago (possibly after a Windows Update...) my PC suddenly started to shut down very slowly. It normally took under 30 seconds (max) but now it's taking around 2 minutes or more to shut down. I've tried booting in safe mode (had to do this through msconfig.exe as for some reason F8 wouldn't work :L) but there was no difference, leading me to believe that it might be a hardware issue (but I'm not sure). I just changed my case, so all my components have been cleaned etc and there's no problem with wiring etc. Does anyone know what can cause this to occur, and any fixes for it?

Thanks for any help,


A:Sudden Slow PC Shutdown

Have you done any major change in you hardware, like change the RAM, mother board, HDD, or ... . I guess No. Then hardware is not the reason to change the speed of the shouting down.

It may be because of your windows update as you told. But some times may not.
Some times it may be another application you recently installed.

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Bought my tabletop last January with Vista and installed W7, since it was available. Everything went fine until lately, the system breaks down (cuts power) with no warning whatsoever. Is there an incompatibility tween acer M3201 and W7 or between me and them? I read somewhere that the power settings may have a say, but since I'm the farthest possible opposite of a wizzard, I'd welcome a novice's plain-English tutorial.

And yes, I'm new here for an obvious reason... so you know.


A:Sudden shutdown, no warning

are you sure its not overheating?

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Hi, thanks for your time, I really appreciate that you take your time to read this.
I had problems long time ago, about a year... and you help me to deal with it, so I'm very confident in your help again. It's not the same problem I had before, I think this is a hardware problem, but you can tell me if it's so.

The problem is that my PC has a sudden shutdown, when I turn on my PC, it starts for a few seconds, then suddenly shutdown, then restart again by itself, but no signal on monitor, just the internal fans sounds and it seems is on, but don't.
After a few tries, and wait for about half an hour, I try again then starts the same way and again shutdowns, even I can see the logon screen, but sometimes shutdown.
I try again and with a little bit of lucky, it starts and works fine all the night long, without any problem (I know I'm in risk of fried up everything, but I'm just frustrated about this problem)
I changed the PSU about 8 months ago, I got an Agiler 600V (maybe a piece of crap) but that's the best I found.
I'm thinking about buy the Corsair 750V in amazon, but I want to know if this is the right choice for my problem.
Recently I change my UPS, cause I got an old APC500, it has about 5 years old, so, I think buying a new one, like this 750V Omega china made... :( would solve the problem, but it didn't.

I got this readings on Sensors View:
CPU: 137? F
HD0: 85? F
HD1: 94? F
CPU clock: 2389 MHz

My PC specs:
Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bits
Intel Core 2 ... Read more

A:Sudden shutdown on vista


You can try uninstalling the security patches, one by one, in reverse order
of installation. You may be able to identify the one that is causing the
problem. Once you find it, you will then have to choose between leaving a
security hole and having a computer that shuts down all by itself. The
above assumes of course that a security patch, or a combination thereof, is
causing the problem.

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