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Laptop suddenly shuts down after 30-40 minutes.

Q: Laptop suddenly shuts down after 30-40 minutes.

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

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

A:Laptop shuts off after 2 minutes

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

Recover your files by using this method:

Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS

Then reinstall windows using this method:

Clean Install Windows 7

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

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


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

A:Laptop shuts down after few minutes

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

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

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

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

A:Laptop shuts down after a few minutes running

Hi and welcome to TSG.

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

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

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

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

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Hey Techspot, I'm hoping you can help me out with a little problem I've started experiencing. I got a Lenovo G555 just last year, and everything's been going great with it so far. However, as of about a day ago it decides to start shutting down without any warning whatsoever. It seems that this happens at random also. Some times I can keep the laptop on overnight (I like to have videos playing while I sleep) with no problems, and other times it snaps off after not even 5 minutes. Thus I can't really finish a scan with avast! or malwarebites. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary either. I don't know if it's really overheating because I keep it in a similar environment as my Toshiba laptop that has remained on around the same amount of time with no overheating whatsoever. I'm running Windows 7 on my Lenovo.

EDIT: I thought that my problem was in fact overheating, so I cleaned the fan area with some compressed air. That seems to help a little bit, but my computer still has a tendency to shut down randomly, just a lot less frequently. I checked the temperature with SpeedFan, and upon startup my core temp is as high as 80C, then cools off to about 60C when I'm doing nothing. The thing that worries me is that SpeedFan can detect no RPMs from my fan. Fan1, Fan2, and Fan3 all show 0 RPMs in the program.

A:Laptop suddenly shuts down a lot

Chances are the thermal pads or the thermal paste on the CPU/video chip needs replacing

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Sometimes my laptop suddenly shuts itself down, as if id just cut the power.

This usually happens while playing Crysis, is my computer getting to hot?
Im currently using WinXP, and it happens all the time, after about 20 minutes gaming. I used to run Windows Vista, and it happened only twice in 5 months. Anything I can do?

A:My laptop suddenly shuts itself down

My first question to you is this: do you notice any intense heat coming from the underside of the computer? Try playing the game in your lap, and feeling for heat (don't get yourself burned though!).

Also, what type of laptop do you have? (brand and model #)

In the past Sony Laptops were very known for overheating.

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hello techspot community!

My wife was playing Tetris battle on facebook, that time I was watching her playing tetris battle then suddenly my laptop shuts down. That incident happened twice. But it didn't happened when I was playing NBA2k12 earlier that day. And when I tried to turn it on again, at first try it did not power up so i took the battery out and put it again then it turns on. What happend to my laptop? could this be overheat? But I have a cooling pad with two fan. pls help me. I'm not the techie type, me just a gamer so pls I need help. It's an Intel core i3, ATI mobility radeon 5470, 4GB RAM.

A:My laptop suddenly shuts down

sounds like overheating to me

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I am running windows 7 on this laptop which I bought back in April 2010. Just 30 minutes ago, my laptop suddenly shutdown without warning or whatsoever, and upon rebooting, it hung while loading windows. I tried running startup repair but nothing was found. I restarted another time and managed to get into Windows 7.

Could it be a failing motherboard?

Thanks for responses.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8169 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6970M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 241427 MB, Free - 24409 MB; E: Total - 235308 MB, Free - 11353 MB;
Motherboard: CLEVO, P150HMx
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

A:Laptop shuts down suddenly

check your temperatures and all the air vents are clear of dust

you are using it on a hard flat surface?

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I'm from India. I bought a HP 15-ay106ne laptop through my uncle in Abu Dubai on 01-01-2017.After a week I noticed that it didn't charge to 100% it reaches 99% only. After 15 days I noticed that it suddenly shuts down when the charging reaches 15% without any notification about plug-in. After few days it shuts down in between 15% and 20%.Now it's shutting down in between 36%-40% of charging. I found that the battery backup is also not good. Original backup is 10 hours but my laptop gives 5 hours of battery backup.I gave my laptop in to a HP service centre and they said it has a hardware problem. In India the spare parts are not available so please go to Dubai with your laptop.I preferred to buy it in Dubai because of its international warranty. But now they are not going to help me out of this problem.Please help me to get my laptop in good condition. And suggest me how to decrease the cycle count.

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I was recently having issues with the LCD backlight on my Dell XPS M1530 laptop. So I took it to the tech guy who fixed the backlight issue. But, now I get sudden shut downs while I'm working on my laptop. The screen goes white for a second before it shuts off by itself. Could it be an issue with wiring inside which the tech guy messed up? Or maybe the heat? because I notice the shut down when mostly my laptop is resting on a wooden table for about half and hour. Any advise?

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Does your laptop have the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT installed? If so your problems are very likely a result of the nVidia Defect (I have recently had a refund on a laptop I boughgt in 2007 because of this), have a look here http://www.nvidiadefect.com/ for info, it's a very helpful website.

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hey,i use a core i5 HP ab001na..lately,after charging my device to 100%,after a while(when it gets to 50% and below),it goes off without any warning but it doesn't happen when the charger is plugged in and also sometimes,after plugging my AC adapter,the notification i get is 'plugged in,not charging'....please,what should i do?

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

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

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

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

Thank you

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

check the temp of your cpu ,

may i have your pc specs please.

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

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

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

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it automatically shuts while doing some work without giving any warning and after restarting it works fine for some days then again shuts down randomly

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Hey everyone, so I recently got my laptop (ASUS G53JW) back from the ASUS service centre and that was to replace the DC jack port as the pin broke off in the port from the charger. They didn't change the motherboard, just the port as it was a defective part and caused the pin to break off.

I have no idea what they did to my laptop at the service centre, but since getting it back (yesterday) I have an issue with the laptop....I have started to get random shut downs without any warning at all. I am just sitting browsing the internet or playing a game and the laptop powers off without any blue screen, error, or warning. It boots back up right away, except for the latest time where it powered off (shortly after I plugged in my iPod) and then it kept shutting down in the boot screen about twice. I unplugged the iPod cord (and thus the iPod itself) from the USB port and that seemed to allow it to boot back up. Funny thing has started to occur as I changed what USB port I plug the iPod into, it randomly starts charging and then stops (but the cord is still plugged in)....

I checked event viewer, as I don't get a BSOD or anything and this is what I keep getting every single time these shut downs occur:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

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A:Laptop Shuts Down Suddenly 0x8000000000000002

Event ID 41 Task 63 is merely thy\at the computer shutdown unexpectedly. If you are not having BSOD's please upload your event viewer logs
Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:
Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Right click Errors.evtx -> send to -> compressed (zipped) folder
Upload the .zip file here.

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Two or three things have happened recently that make me believe that i am infected and hence am requesting help in this forum

Last night my laptop shut off all of a sudden - and i mean all of a sudden (did not boot down or warn me) like somebody flicks off a switch and the lights go out. At first I though it was the power but i was well plugged into the electricty socket and i also had battery back up.
This has happened twice before say a month back and three months back respectively but i did not give it a too much thought attributing it to freaky power fluctuation. Further, the time gaps between occurences were far and random
When i rebooted win 7 (64 bit with SP1 and completed up to date) asked me do a startup and system repair whcih i did and after a long wait i got a report saying

Problem Signature 01 6.1.7600.16388
Problem Signature 02 6.1.7600.16388
Problem Signature 03 unknown
Problem Signature 04 21200436
Problem Signature 05 Auto failover
Problem Signature 06 2
Problem Signature 07 Corrupted Acl

I thought that there may be an event log that could throw some light on the sudden shutdown and found a "Unable to start a DCOM Server" error whether connected or not to the shutdown I do not know. the text of this error log is posted below

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date: 07-03-2012 23:08:16
Event ID: 10001
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: SanjitKeskar-PC
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A:laptop suddenly shuts off without warning or boot down

There are only about five things that will cause a spontaneous shutdown. Overheating, bad power supply/adapter/powrer source interuption, flaky NIC, motherboard, or very rarely the processor. I'd check to see if it's overheating first and move on from there. Does it feel especially hot? Have you blown out the heatsink and fan area? Is your adapter making a good connection? Will it run on battery alone, is it holding a charge? Does it tend to happen when you are on the internet or accessing a network? The start up repair is normal, since the laptop did not get a chance to shut down properly, so I wouldn't worry about that, although it isn't good for it, of course.

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum to ask about this, but I thought I'd give it a try. I bought an ASUS N56VJ laptop in February of this year, 2013. It has suddenly shut down about 12 times. This happens very randomly and with no pattern that I can see. It's not an overheating issue as I'm monitoring the temperature with ReatTempGT (and it often happens after only being on for a few minutes). This happens while running the computer with it plugged in. I managed to find an error when I checked the event viewer. I'll post the information below. If anyone can explain what's going on I'd really appreciate it. Thank you!
"The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."








[ Name]





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My Laptop turns off (or shuts down as in the case when laptop's battery discharges completly) suddenly without any warning. And I have to put my charger back to turn it on. When I turn on my laptop again it shows its battery is charging from very low level (approx 6%) but after 8-15 minutes its shows battery full status.Troubleshooting:-When I checked my battery staus through HP support assistant then it is showing ok so I updated its BIOS. 

A:My Laptop turns off (shuts down) suddenly without any warnin...

Hi,From HP battery test in HP support assistant, kindly tell what are the cell voltages, cycle count written there.Try manually calibrating battery following this HP document:http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c03325217RegardsVisruth

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Hey everyone,

My laptop, (it's an HP Pavilion dv6 running Windows 7) recently started having this terrible problem. What happens is that I'm doing something totally non computer-intensive when all of a sudden the screen just turns black and a second or two later shuts off. It seems as though if I don't use it for a couple of days, and then boot it up, it doesn't have the problem. But once I turn it off and turn it on again, it happens.

For example, yesterday, after not using it for about two weeks, I had it on for about an hour or two before turning it off on my own. Today, I was on the internet reading an article, and had my virus software (McAfee) running a scan. I thought it was going to be okay, as if it was going to go black and turn off, it would have done so already. But, within 20-30 minutes of it being on, it did just that... it went black and turned off. I turned it on again, curious to see how long it would take to happen this time. I made it to the desktop before it went black and shut off after about 2-3 minutes.

Another thing of interest is that when it is on, it is very slow, much slower than usual. And another thing. A long while back, I had set my desktop so that it would change pictures every 10 minutes. I forgot exactly when this started, but the images don't change anymore. I thought it was just a mild annoyance, but I'm wondering if it's a symptom of the overall issue?

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Hello, and thank you for reading this.
As of just today, for some weird reason, my computer has just started to hiccup and freeze out of nowhere, and it's more prominent with any program that uses the internet (i.e. Firefox, Steam, etc), but it freezes up the entire computer along with the program. 
This is especially aggravating as just yesterday, my computer was working absolutely fine with no hitches or sudden slow downs, but by today, it just starts to act this way, despite me doing anything to the computer at the time.  I have also ran a complete virus scan twice to no avail, and I tried using System Restore, only for it to fail.
I'm currently running under Windows Vista Home Premium x64. I've attached a HijackThis Log, if anyone can read that. 
 HijackThis Log.txt   13.05KB
I would hope that this doesn't turn out to be a hardware issue, so if this is something of a software issue, I would hope I could fix this, as I really need my computer as it has important school files and such.

A:Computer suddenly slows down suddenly and sporadically for minutes

Hi Twistervtx and welcome to BC.Sorry for the delay in response to your thread.HijackThis doesn't enumerate 64bit systems very well, but i can see some problems in the report.P2P Warning Please note that as long as you're using any form of Peer-to-Peer networking ( Frostwire, Ares, uTorrent etc.) and downloading files from non-documented sources, you can expect infestations of malware to occur.Once upon a time, P2P file sharing was fairly safe. That is no longer true.P2P programmes form a direct conduit onto your computer, their security measures are easily circumvented, and Malware writers are increasingly exploiting them to spread their wares onto your computer. Further to that, if your P2P programme is not configured correctly you may be sharing more files than you realise. There have been cases where people's Passwords, Address Books and other personal, private, and financial details have been exposed to the file sharing network by a badly configured programme.Many of the programmes come bundled with other unwanted programmes, but even the ones free of any bundled software are not safe to use.When you use them you are downloading software from an unknown source directly onto your computer, bypassing your Firewall and Anti-Virus software. Hardly surprising then that many of these Downloads are being targeted to carry infections.Having a P2P program running at startup is even more dangerous!You may decide to continue P2P sharing, but keep in mind that this practice may be t... Read more

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

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

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

A:Shuts down every few minutes!!

Hi compgirlie, Welcome to TSG !!
Go here and get Spybot:
Download it and install it. Click on Search for updates. Download all the updates. Then close and rerun the program. Check all the red entries it finds and click remove. After that get Hijackthis:
Follow the instructions and paste the results here.


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Well I just recently replaced the VGA cooler on my x1900 Video card. From stock to the VF1 Plus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:PC shuts off after a few minutes

How did it work with the stock cooler?

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

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

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As the title suggests, my PC has been running fine, up until last night, playing Fallout 4, suddenly BSOD. Today, I turn it back on, and it crashes booting, then crashes over and over every 15-20 minutes, giving me many different types of errors, including page file, security, etc. The crashes don't seem to be related to anything I'm doing, just random.

Log file attached as per instructions. If any additional details are needed, please let me know.

Thanks in advance for any help, this is maddening.

A:Suddenly, BSOD every 15-20 minutes

Hi AYoung,

I'm very sorry for the delay, there aren't many people in this section.
Are you still requiring help?
If so, please use the tool again and upload a new zip file.

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ok this is really annoying

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

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

A:monitor shuts off after a few minutes

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

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

A:Computer Shuts off after several minutes

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

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Just inherited an old computer.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A:Old Computer Shuts Down After 2 minutes

replace the psu
replace your cmos battery

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

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

A:Solved: PC shuts off every 10 minutes

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My specs are in my spec icon, I recently had problems going through the BSOD every 15-30 minutes. After dropping a lot of processes from around 75-80 to 60 i havent had BSOD since.

But now i have just installed my new PSU and i decided to overclock once more, but the intel heatsink just doesnt work as well as it use to and my CPU temperatures climbed to above 70c so I put everything @ factory clocks only changing the memory voltage to 2.1V.

after going from OC'ing to factory clocked COD WaW crashes every 15-25 mins online...and world in conflict shut down on me within 2 mins when playing. it just completely powers down and i power it up again and windows does not give me an error message to report. i will do a memtest by end of the day...also i just updated my Bios and I'm up-to-date with all known drivers, except my audio card i cant find an update for that yet.

Now i need any advice on what I need to check up on, and/or reinstall anything whether i passed the memtest or not.? thanks

A:PC shuts down within 5-25 minutes of game

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

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

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

Any other ideas?!

A:Computer shuts off after 30 minutes

Run in safe mode and report results to us.

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

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

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

A:Internet shuts down after 5 minutes

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

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My internet connection stops for about 5 minutes every 5 minutes.

I get told on my Windows Live Messenger Troubleshooter that it could be Firewall or Proxy issues. But I don't now how accurate that is. The CONNECTION itself is fine, but it tells me something about an issue with a port.

Does anybody have an idea what could be causing this and what I can change to get my internet to stay up?

Thanks in advance.

A:Connection Shuts Down Every 5 Minutes

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors or warnings at the time your connection stops.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 the categories.If you find an error or warning 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 Viewer

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

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

A:Computer shuts down every 20 minutes or so

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

Please help.

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Hi, this is my very first post, and would like to know if you guys can pls help me with a solution to my problem, which is now really starting to annoy me, well i have recently reinstalled my desktop with Windows 7 ultimate, cause i was hoping that would solve the problem. but it didnt change anything, i have a custom built desktop, it has 3Gb RAm, with a intel core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, got a ATI Radeon HD 5700, my operating system in Windows 7 Ultimate. i have dusted off all harware, and cleaned all my fans but the problem continues, so if u have any advice or solutions to this problem it would be much apreciated!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

And here's what happened from that thread:

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

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

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

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

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

A:PC infected, shuts down after 2 minutes

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

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

A:M90z shuts down after exactly 30 minutes

Hi JuddWill1. Does the issue still occurs when only 1 or 2 ThinkCentre are powered on?2. Does 10 of the ThinkCentre automatically powered off 30 minutes at the same time?3. Is the 10 ThinkCentre Desktop connected to the same power extender / connector?
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Hi All,
My computer shuts down after a few minutes,then restarts itselfover and over again , it just started this mornin.
the puter is a compaq 2.6 gig (about a year old)
it doesnt seem to matter what program i run either

A:computer shuts down after a few minutes

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

A:Internet shuts down after a few minutes

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

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So my screen freezes and cant move my mouse at that time. it came after i installed my amd bulldozer fx 6100 into my recent build (Msi 890fxa gd 65 board, gskill ripjaws f3-10666CL9D-9GBRL , msi radeon 6870 twinfrozr 3 and some sata 2 WD harddrive. It sometimes happend on my old build where was an amd phenom II x2 565 3.4ghz processor... Now its happening nearly every 15mins or so. After i defrag my 2year old harddrive it comes after 30-60minutes.... Any help? I think its about the processor not being compatible to the memory and motherboard(OR the harddrive being 2years old and sata 2 and nomore in the markets, makes crappy noises even .Because the memory box says "Designed for Intel LGA 1156 platforms / Compatible whit Intel LGA 1155 sandy bridge and amd am3 CPUS.And their website says that the 890fxa gd65 board does not support that memory,but still detects and works in my build. My chipset in the motherboard is AMD am3 and supports am3+.... Got any clue why it freezes?

A:Computer freezing suddenly after 15-50 minutes

You might want to take the web site as knowing what they are talking about, and try some different RAM.

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I'm running windows vista, with Live Messenger. When I start viewing/broadcasting webcam, it works fine. After five-ten minutes the image freezes, and the connection is lost. If we try to start the cam again, it works just fine for another five-ten minutes... Any idea what this might be?

A:cam shuts off after ten minutes in Live Messenger

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Hi everyone, my problem is that my newly built computer wont stay on long enough to install windows, the farthest i have gotten is the first time it started, I got to formatting the hard drive and it got to about 7 percent before shutting down. After that it just shuts off randomly after a minute or two. The weird thing is, is that while i am in bios it will stay on indefinitely, that is, if the computer doesent turn off before that. I have already reseated my processor, i took it out cleaned it and heatsink with iso alcohol and applied artic silver 5. I would really appreciate any help. My specs are:

cm stacker stc-to1
coolmax 650w
amd athlon 4000+
evga 7800gtx
asus a8n32-sli deluxe
2 gigs corsair xms
western digital 250gb sata
creative soundblaster x-fi platinum
two vantec fans and about 4 others

A:New build just shuts down after a couple minutes

Did you put your sata on RAID? Put your SATA in SATA1 and try again.
Take 1 stick of memory out and try again, do same to sound card.

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Hey guys, I have a Flex 3 that I got today and it's having this one problem. Once it first boots up it has internet connection. Five minutes later it just shuts off. Can anybody tell me how to fix this? All of my other devices in my home are connected and working good.

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