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Q: Desktop randomly shuts down without warning

Specs:
Windows 7 64-bit
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3
Intel Core i5 2500K
Kingston HyperX 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3-1600 Kit CL9
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 32MB 7200rpm SATAII
EVGA nVidia GeForce GTX460 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E
Seasonic S12II Bronze 520W 80Plus Power Supply
Dell U2312 monitor

I've been having an issue with my computer where it will shut down without warning and then reboot. There is no BSOD when this happens. It happens very sporadically as well. Typically it shuts down when I play a game (Dota 2 in general) but sometimes it'll do its first crash when it's idling. It generally tends to shut down the first time when I'm gaming and then it'll happen a few more times. But for the few days preceding this I've been playing Dota 2 and it has not shut down. I have checked the capacitors on the mobo and they all seem fine. I have memtested the RAM and no errors were found. I have also changed power outlets as I thought that might've been the culprit. I've formatted and reinstalled Windows 7. I've monitored temps and they are all perfectly fine both idle and under load. This computer is about 2 years old and I've never had this problem occur before. It's been happening for at least a couple of weeks.

I did discover that there seems to be an issue with the mobo coming into contact with the case. Initially, when I put pressue on top and back of the case it'd cause the comp to shut down. I removed the side panels and found that pressuring the top did nothing. So I poked ever so slightly at the piece of metal the mobo is mounted to and found that pressuring a certain area a little caused the comp to shut down. My guess is that the side panel which covers the bottom of the mobo is too tight and when the top is pressured whilst it is attached it must push the mobo into contact with the case. I'm certain I haven't been inadvertently pressuring the side when these shutdowns take place so I assume that this isn't the cause. And they seem to begin when I play Dota 2 (there doesn't seem to be any consistency in terms of how long I'll be playing for before it shuts down. I can play entire games and it's fine but then sometimes it'll consistently crash during 1 game).

Also, just today when it has shutdown it has not rebooted instantly as it was before. Instead 30 seconds or more go by and then it boots.

Does anyone have any idea what the trouble could be? It seems like it has to be a mobo or PSU issue. The fact that it crashes more when under load leads me to believe it is PSU but I am just guessing here.

Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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A: Desktop randomly shuts down without warning

your psu is on the light side i would be here or better 650w

remove the m/board and check a screw has not slipped between the m/b and the backing plate causing a short

check the screws securing the m/b have not been over tightened

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I was working on my computer with various programs open (arcmap, arccatalog, google chrome, outlook) when my computer screen suddenly when black and went straight to bios and got to the "start windows normally" screen. This happened when I was trying to print a document wirelessly to my printer and the computer just shutdown.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit, Toshiba Satellite A665 series
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1721 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463566 MB, Free - 282592 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, NWQAA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Frontier Secure, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Problem
So my computer keeps shutting down. I just bought a replacement battery for my computer so I don't think it's a battery issue. I read some previous posts abut Windows 7 not reading their battery status correctly and shutting off the computer with a 50% battery message. However, If my computer shuts off with the battery attached, I am still able to turn on the computer, run windows startup, and load programs. Similarly, my AC power adapter is still able to charge my computer.

I don't use up a lot of memory either. I ran my virus protection software and it said that my computer was clean. Additionally, my computer doesn't seem to be overheated and there's nothing blocking the fan.

Any suggestions for narrowing down the problem? It started a few days ago.

A:Laptop randomly shuts off with no warning. Please help!

Have you run a temperature program to make sure the laptop is not running to hot?

Such as this:

Speccy - Advanced System Information Tool

Please then upload a screenshot of it with something like the snipping tool.
Please follow the above tutorial, and if there is anything you do not understand-ASK

Do you hear any unusual noises?

Anything unusual at all when the issue occurs?

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My G72 also is shutting down and rebooting wile on my ac adaptor-I do< I have been useing a external blower that keeps mt laptop at69 degreese.it is 5 years old-- Help

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My laptop is a Sony Vaio this is the model ->VPCF116FX.
Lately i've been gaming heavily on it, and its my first time leaving it on over night. Now the first thing you guys might think is that its an overheating problem, I can assure you its not as I tested it while monitoring my core's temperatures. 2 different tests, the one without a coolant the laptop peaked at a blistering 95c, like I said it shuts down randomly I can leave it on overnight without a coolant and then when I play for like 1 hour it can shut off. The fastest it shut off before was 3 minutes right after running the game I play. (It only shuts down while playing a game known as Aika) I doubt its also the games problem as how can a game shut off a laptop/pc. Anyways, the test with the coolant, the temperature is at a stable 65-68c, and it still randomly shuts off it could shutoff within 5 minutes, or 10 hours. (of playing a game, never witnessed it shutdown without playing yet)

A:My laptop randomly shuts off without warning

Take it apart and clean the dust out 95c without cooling pad is way too much...

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Hello, I bought my Y570 in November 2011 off of ebay.  It's a refurbished product.  Anyway, it's been running great the whole time until a couple days ago when it started to randomly shut down (instant black screen, no warning.)  A lot of what I've found in searches, suggest overheating, but I really don't think that's the issue, since air coming from the vents is cool, and when it shuts down, it is not working hard (just web browsing and email.) I know it's not a virus, as I've done multiple full system scans in Norton, and even used their advanced deep scan, with nothing found.  Also, my computer is fully updated, as far as I know.  Sometimes it shuts down with many many hours in between, even all day and sometimes with less than 30 minutes.   The problem started 3 days ago.  It was on all day yesterday with no problems, and stayed on today until ~11pm. So, any help would be greatly appreciated.   I really hope I don't have to send it somewhere to get it fixed.  Sure, it's under warranty, but my laptop is a vital need since I'm in college and need it for class. Thanks in advance.  Please let me know what other information you need.











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A:Y570 randomly shuts down without warning.

Hi coastaman22
 
Does this occurs on battery, AC or / and both?I guess you really need to contact Technical Support to have a look at it. Maybe you could kindly request a loaner set to continue your studies. (Not sure whether it's applicable or chargeable). I could understand your need for the laptop as I am also a student that need laptop for school work.
 
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I have a 2year old hp Envy 15-j which keep randomly shutting down without warning. It may stay on for a minute or maybe 15-20 but then shuts down without warning. I can hear something running and wondered if it could be the fan and it shuts down due to overheating. Could anyone please help as it has hardly been used. Thank you

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I just purchased my u310 touch from Staples tonight.  Within the first hour, while using it, it just shut off.  No "Windows is shutting down..." screen.  It was like it just ran out of battery (even though it was plugged in and the icon said it was plugged in and charging at 55%). After some googling and seeing similar issues with the 310 and the 410, I tried installing the latest drivers that the support staff on this forum linked.  I installed every single one relevant to my machine, ensuring I chose the correct driver for my OS (win8 64).  Still  happening. The event viewer shows: Source: Kernel Power.  Description: The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first.  This error coudl be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. So, I reset everything back to factory settings using the built-in restore partition.  Still broken. I'm at a loss here.  Any ideas?  If I can't figure it out soon, I'll just return it to Staples in a few days.  Thank god they have a great return policy!

A:u310 touch shuts down randomly with no warning

hi duckhunter9,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Can you try to:
1. Download and install HWMonitor and observe your CPU and GPU temps. (if you reach temps above 100C, overheating might be the cause of your issue)
 
2. Perform a clean boot and observe the PC. (this isolates 3rd party apps that might be the cause of the problem)
 
 
Let me know your findings,
neokenchi

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i have had this TouchSmart for about 2 years now and it is in immaculate condition. physically apart from dust, which i clean out regularly, you'd be mistaken for thinking it was new. in terms of operation i have always been careful to look after it too, running regular scans of the HDD and hardware, updating drivers and being careful when it comes to what i download. i have recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro x64 (within the last 2 months) but didn't do a clean install, i simply upgraded from Windows 7 Pro x64, and to be honest after a few tweaks the computer was working better than ever, it was faster both running programs and in terms of startup time, and graphics looked better than ever. then about 2 weeks ago it just shut off without warning, not shut down like if you'd asked it to, but just went blank like loss of power, i powered it up and it didn't do it again for quite a while and so i assumed it was a one off. but it soon started doing it regular. i've gone through every thing i can possibly think of trying to diagnose what the problem is, i've checked all wires and connectors, cleaned out all dust and checked for overheating, updated drivers, removed the extra RAM i'd installed not long after purchase, wiped the system and reinstalled Windows 8 from scratch, deactivated Threading on the CPU, and have reduced power to the CPU down to 50%. this last action did reduce the frequency of the shut off issue significantly but it just seems completely random, ... Read more

A:TouchSmart 610-1115uk Randomly Shuts Off Without Warning

Looks like you've done quite a few things in your troubleshooting.  The next thing I'd look at is the power supply. There was an instance a while back with the same issue, the computer shutting down unexpectedly, that was solved with a new power supply.  Although that unit was a TS 300, the symptoms were about the same. It's something to think about.Thanks,

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Hi

I have an Acer M3802 desktop pc running windows 7 Home Premium. It is just over a year old and I have had no problems until recently when it just started shutting down for no reason. sometinmes it would run for minutes and others for about an hour or so. Its as though the power has been cut. i downloaded Speedfan 4.41 and it says that the temps are around 16oC to 48oC. I have cleaned out the inside and removed all signs of dust but it is still happening. Is this a heatsink problem or a PSU problem.

I would have thought that if it was a PSU problem it would be permanent? If its a fan problem where do i fit another fan

Anyway if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

Best Regards

Mick

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me figure out this issue. So this week my laptop would completely shut off with no notice like "Windows is shutting down". I only had a few things open at the time and it totally cut the power. My laptop was plugged in as usual charging. When I turned it back on check disk found some errors which it fixed and for a day or two everything was fine until it happened again yesterday. I'd like to find the issue before this becomes more serious.

Last night I did take a look at event viewer. I had an error 6008 about when the crash happened. And then a critical event 41 which seems to be related to the crash too. One other thing that I found when it first happened this week is this entry here which I'm unsure if I should be worried about.

My laptop is a Dell inspirion N7110 running Windows 7 Home Premium which I've had for about four years now. If there's anything else you need to know let me know.

A:Laptop randomly shuts off completely with no warning

I found this thread, googling the Even 37 Kernel Processor Power error.

Event 37, Kernel-Processor-Power for all 8 Processors - Microsoft Community

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I've got a dell DT connected to our domain thats rebooting randomly, after taking a look in the event log I found the following:

The process C:\Windows\system32\winlogon.exe (BGR-PLAY-DT-06) has initiated the restart of computer BGR-PLAY-DT-06 on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: No title for this reason could be found
Reason Code: 0x500ff
Shutdown Type: restart

Log Name: System
Source: User32
event ID: 1074
level: information
User: System

The computer does not blue screen it just simply shuts itself down.

A:Computer shuts down randomly W/O warning User32 event ID 1074.

i just did a search for this on google; but it really didnt give any real answers as to what that means. My best guess is that if your computer is randomly shutting down by itself; it sounds to me like its got something to do with either a possible bad power supply issue; and or something motherboard related that is causing this. How old is your system and how old is the power supply?

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I've been having this issue, where my computer will randomly lose power without warning(or at least that's what it acts like). I'm not sure what is causing it, but I tested the power supply with a multimeter and the voltage is well above the needed amount. when it happens, my CPU is never above 38 degrees Celsius. This happens when plugged into a UPS and when plugged directly into the wall. I don't get an error message, and there is no report about it in the event viewer. I'm stumped. Please help.

A:Desktop randomly shuts down

Hi,
Welcome to the forums, one of your memory sticks could be faulty, you have to check them in different combinations to find the faulty one.

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Hello, I am pretty tech-savvy, however I cannot figure out why my Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 510 desktop keeps randomly shuts off. It is very intermittent, 80% of the time it works fine, then at random times ~20% of the time it turns off. Ex. I was typing an excel spreadsheet with apple music playing, and then moment I click on Google chrome to search something, BAM! turns off. Any ideas or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Desktop Randomly Shuts Off

Have you monitored your temperatures?

Please provide a Speccy report to start

http://filehippo.com/download_speccy
1. File > Save Snapshot. This will create a file called [hostname].speccy
2. File > Publish Snapshot. This saves your snapshot to their servers
3 Copy and Paste the link to your next Reply
 

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Hello, I've bought a Lenovo H50-55 Desktop from Best Buy for about 2 months now. Ever since I bought it, It has been shutting down/restart randomly. I thought its never a big deal if it does it once in a while but its been constant. Like everytime I get a chance to use it, it shuts down randomly without warning or a blue screen. Out of 50 random shutdowns, it only gave a blue screen once about a stop code.  I'm not even doing any big tasks, just surfing the internet and Microsoft Word. It gets really annoying when you're typing a 5 page paper and it shuts off randomly. System specs: Processor: AMD FX-870K Quad Core Processor 3.60 GHzMemory: 16 GBOperating System: Windows 10 HomeGraphics: AMD Radeon R9 360 graphics  Any solutions? If not then I might have to return it. Can't deal with this anymore.  -Thanks

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I finally got around to installing Windows 8 on a second partition on my media PC and installed some basic programs on it. I mostly used it just for basic web browsing for a while, but when I installed chrome on it to try out youtube in 60FPS it abruptly shut down. No "updating" screen, no "shutting down" screen, no error messages, the only thing out of the ordinary is that the fan will speed up for 1-2 seconds before everything cuts off. So I tried watching the video again to see if I could reproduce the issue, and sure enough, anytime I get about 2-5 minutes (sometimes way less) into a 60FPS youtube video (other youtube videos play just fine) my computer blinks off.

My first thought was that it was some kind of graphical issue, so I tried updating catalyst control center to a beta version. It did not affect the issue. I tried running furmark on it for about 15 minutes to see if that would get it to shut off, but it did not. However, I also tried running dolphin (the wii emulator) and was able to reproduce the issue consistently. This issue also happened once or twice while regular web browsing.

I ruled out overheating or PSU overload, because this same setup could run Battlefield 4 on ultra for hours and never shut down.

I tried reproducing the issue in my Windows 7 installation, but I cannot. 60FPS youtube videos and dolphin run just fine. This led me to think that the problem was caused by some kind of software issue in my Windows 8 setup. Since ... Read more

A:Desktop shuts down randomly, but only when using Windows 8.

EDIT: Whoops, misread the post. Clearly it's a desktop computer.

Which fan starts speeding up? CPU Fan? Video Card Fan? PSU Fan?

I'd guess that this is a hardware problem with your video card, and the card needs to be replaced. I'm not certain however, by i would recommend testing with a different (similar) video card and seeing if the problem persists.

Also, get a temperature monitoring program for your CPU and GPU and make sure that the temperature isn't spiking for some reason around the time that the computer resets. I might be.
 

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MY Dell XPS 8700 is Running WIN 10 and as Im conducting business with little used RAM, or drive space the Desktop just shuts off but will not reboot until I hit the soft power button and begin the reboot process again. Any help is appreciated. I have conducted several troubleshooting steps, basic, but nothing points to why the pc shuts down. The shutdown is not a controlled shutdown so no data is saved.

A:XPS 8700 Desktop randomly shuts down

Hi CAPNDAVID2001,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please run the on-board Dell diagnostics, press <F12> immediately after the Dell logo and follow the instructions on the screen.
May we know what are the troubleshooting steps you have tried?
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id, along with the results from the above step.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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Hi, Lets outrule malware. I think its not that.My desktop pc randomly shuts itself off. If i manually restart it, It will start and maybe finish loading up the programs but then shut off again at any given time. Its been doing this on and off for months now.I was reading another post about looking in the "event log" or something to see what error it shows. Or is there another way to tell. Maybe a file is missing or corupted. Of course it could be a mechanical error as well.Windows XP Home edition, sp2-Dell dimension desktop-Internet explorer 7-up to date on virus definitions and security tools.Thanks in advance

A:~~my Desktop Pc Randomly Shuts Off-its Frustrating!

In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a fatal error occurs. An alternative is to turn off the automatic reboot feature so you can actually see the error code/STOP Message (which is also known as the Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD)).

To change the recovery settings and Disable Automatic Rebooting, right-click on My Computer and select Properties > Advanced tab. Under "Startup and Recovery", click on the "Settings" button and go to "System failure". Make sure that "Write an event to the system log" is checked and that "Automatically restart" is unchecked. Click "OK" and reboot for the changes to take effect.

This will not cure your problem but instead of crashing and restarting you will get a blue diagnostic screen with information displayed that will allow you to better trace your problem. Next time your computer crashes copy down the entire error message (including all the numbers) and post it back here.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.93GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 503 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 145478 MB, Free - 115804 MB; D: Total - 7125 MB, Free - 2011 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., Goldfish2, 1.xx, X312345678
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Ya'll were a great help with a previous problem so I'm back! I know how to use my computer like I know how to use my car; turn the key & add gas & it runs. In other words, very ignorant on tech issues.

Other than the title, there isn't much more to say. Shut down happens watching videos, playing flash games, & just now when uploading pics to Picasa. Pretty sure it has shut down while simply viewing a page, but couldn't swear to it. Very frustrated to say the least.

Are ya'll still using Hijack This? Including that info in case you can use it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:58:27 AM, on 6/1/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.ex... Read more

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

A:Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi there,

I am here in bad need of help to figure out what is going on with my pc of late.
A quick run down of the problem. When the PC is on it will depending on how long its been on will randomy just shut off. When it shuts off, it "sometimes" reboots but most often it "tries" to reboot but fails and then stays off. After this failed try to reboot if I press the power button on the case and mobo, nothing.
Now if I turn OFF the PSU leave it for a few minutes and come back turn the PSU switch on and press the power button the system comes to life for a second or two then dies and will no respond to the power buttons until I turn off the PSU again.

I have gotten it up and running from this state by leaving it off and unplugged for a couple of hours. When I say the PC comes to life for a second or two, I mean the case fans. If I get it booted up the BIOS is reset to default for some reason. Also if it makes it to windows, the notification area icons also gets reset... very very odd.

I have a short video of the problem, sorry for the darkness, I finally decided to video it and it was 11pm.

My first thought... PSU dying or Mobo. I dont have extra's so I cant test them.
Forgot to mention, ive checked for heat problems but none of my temps are high, they are all normal and its a Antec 1200 with tons of air movement. I keep my PC clean but this problem I just cant solve.
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A:PC randomly shuts off and randomly boots up after (sometimes).

Anyone have any suggestions at all?

I got the system up today and its running like as if nothing happened.

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hello

this is what i do before my pc shutsdown without warning

1. run a game (older ones )
2. loading screen or game starts , my pc shutsdown ,
3. black screen ,
4. monitor acts like its unplugged
5. impossible to turn on back pc unless :
a) i restart power supply by pressing puwer supply button off and on
b) or repluging whole electricity cable

6. pc works fine and when i turn it on it asks to run as safe mode etc.
my specs are :
CPU PHEN2 X4 955 SAM3 BOX/125W 3200 HDZ955FBGIBOX AMD 728
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AMD 770+SB700/ 5200MHz FSB/1xPCI-E x16/1xPCI-E2.0/Dual 4xDDRII 1066/8-ch audio/ 6xSATAII / 1xPATA/Raid 0,1,0+218 RAM KINGSTON MEMORY DIMM 2X 2GB PC6400 DDRII/DUAL CH. KIT (4GB) 149
2X HDD SATA 640GB 7200RPM 3GB/S/16MB WD6400AAKS WDC 374
VGA 896MB GDDR3 PCIE16 GTX275/448B GV-N275UD-896I GIGA-BYTE 635
PSU CFT-750-14CS CHIEFTEC PSU 750W 14CM ATX EPS CAB.M 274
Case Thermaltake Swing 149
ODD SMG DVDRW 22X BLACK BARE 62
Scythe Mugen 2

Windows 7

i havent reinstalled windows for some time now a year or something , maybe thats the case

maybe its power supply ? but i am running any new games easily (sc2 , bc2 ...)

aw and my graphical drivers are up to date.
 

A:PC shuts down no warning

6. pc works fine and when i turn it on it asks to run as safe mode etc.
but ok when restart??

suggest possible bloat of system, numerous programmes on start up and in task manager?? download save scan copy/paste log back http://www.hijackfree.com/en/
 

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I installed a popup blocker but this caused strange sounds to continuously emit from my computer. I uninstalled and still had to restore my computer to a previous time to eliminate the sounds entirely. Now I have a problem when accessing Games.com or Playsite.com. When I get past the login stage and click on a game, IE shuts down with no warning or error message. Any ideas?
 

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Curious I have the same problem. What was the popup blocker?
 

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XP Shuts down with no warning.
I have XP home(Laptop) and it shuts down with out warning. The longest I have been able to stay up is one hour. Every thing seems fine and it shuts off. After it shuts off I can boot up to windows and everything loads normal. No new hardware or software has been installed. I don't connect to a network. Any help would be great.
System:
Dell Laptop
2.0 GHz
256 Meg RAM
40 Gig hard drive
XP Home
 

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Hello, My pc shuts down without warning, im not sure what the issue is, i have already tried replacing the thermal paste however the problem still occurs

This is usually the case when im playing games

A:Shuts down without warning

Hi what are the specs of your PC.
Make and models of
Motherboard
Cpu
Gpu
Ram
Power supply.

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XP shuts down for no reason. It is during games (MSN), web surfing, Media Player replays and sometimes when the computer is idle. It happens most often when the system is in use. After it shuts down it reboots and and reloads Window XP. As it shuts down there is a blue page wiith white text on it but it does not stay long enough for me to read it. Any suggestions?

Larry
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I have a gateway desktop. it has 8 gb of ram, intel core 2 quad q8200 processor 2.33 ghz, nvidia gerforce gt120, and 640 gb of hardrive space. I'm runing Windows Vista 64 bit with sp3

I bought my pc recently and have been working absolutely fine until recently. It has been shutting off randomly. I tried starting my pc in safe mode and ran virus scans with spy sweeper, malwarebytes anti spyware (full version), and SUPERantispyware. I removed whatever I could but found no real threat. I shut it off yesterday for a couple of hours and when I turned it back on it lasted me the night. Just recently, it shutt off once again, and when I started it back on it shut off quicker than the last time, and when I tried once more even quicker. Im not sure if this is a motherboard problem, or if it's overheating. The vents have no dust on them and the fan seems to be fine, though I did not open up my PC to look. Do you guys have any suggestions?

A:PC Shuts Down Without Warning

Hi -

Keep an eye on temps w/ SpeedFan --> http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Check Reliability Monitor - see what's listed prior to shut-downs -
START | type perfmon /rel

Check Problem Reports -
START | view all | "View all Problem Reports"

Regards. . .

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when I am active on the pc it shuts down

The things I have checked is

1. delete browsing, cookies, temp files and history.
2. automatic restart is unchecked in my pc>system properties>startup & recovery.
3. I moved the tower away from walls to get good air flow to keep from overheating.


I have searched the threads and sure I have done other suggestions but cannot recall them all.

Task mgr has tooooo many things running.
This is a short post but I have had this problem for 8 months.

A:W/out warning my pc shuts down

Post all the specs and that will help including the video card and the power supply brand name and watts.

Then, go in to the bios and check the temps and the voltages and report them back here.

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Hi I have been having trouble with my computer shutting down unexpectedly. I have tried every avenue I know other than taking it in to a shop. Please help me out if you can thanks! Here is my system information:

Windows XP Professional version 2002 service pack 2
Mobile AMD Athlon 64 3400+ processor
574 MHz, 1.00 GB ram

My computer will shutdown or restart suddenly. Sometimes you will see windows going through the steps and othertimes it will shut down with no warning. It is also lagging when using the internet especially. Ive run up to date virus checks with AVG, Ad-Aware and Anti-Malware and found some nasty malware but this didnt solve my problem. I have analysed my CPU's core temperature using Speed Fan and it seems to be running fine at an average of just below 50c but will jump as high as 70c with more procceses running. It comes down again quickly though so I dont think its a temp issue. Are there ways to test my power supply?

Please let me know if there is more information I should unclude or if you have any questions. Here is a HJT log if needed:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:37:36 PM, on 9/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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hi i have a compaq presario v5000
it shuts down without warning and no blue screen
i dont think its an heat issue as im using a lapcool cooling pad

can anybody help
 

A:Laptop shuts down without warning

Cooling pads work great, I have one on mine.
But you still need to blow compressed air through the computer occasionally as the pad tends to blow dust into the PC.
 

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I have a gateway pc, had it is 5 months and for the last few weeks I will be on-line and it will just cut itself off. i will restart it and ask if I want to check for errors or start normal, sometimes it will start the first time and sometimes it will just keep cutting off and than after about 5 or 6 trys and start and run fine.
 

A:New laptop shuts down without warning

Does this only happen when online? If not, when else does this issue occur?

Do you get Blue Screens?
 

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I'm having a peculiar problem and hope somone can help. My desktop has been shutting down on its own recently without any. I have an amd processor and am running windows vista. The cpu has been makin lots of noises recently, I think it's the fan making the noised but I could be wrong. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Computer shuts down without warning

Hi is this a laptop or desktop,have you tried cleaning the fan and air vents with a can of compressed air
 

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Hello everyone

I just bought a new PC yesterday, I installed FFXI Benchmark 3 and I run it after like 5-7 mins my pc shuts down suddenly without any warning, I tried changing the graphics card but the same problem happens.
my PC specs are:

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 duo 3.0GHz 6MB cache (E8400)
2GB ram 800MHz G.Skill
320GB HDD seagate barracude 7200.10
GeForce 7600GT 256MB
AcBel 510W E2 power supply
Win XP

please help me out!

thank you
 

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I'll be working on my computer & after an hour the computer shut off out of nowhere. (30 minutes if Im doing something like downloading or converting a video) anyway, as soon as it shuts off I'll try to restart the PC & it looks like it'll start up fine but it cuts back off at the Windows splash screen & will keep doing so if I dont let it sit.

After waiting about 20/30 mins i can restart it without a problem & it appears fine & it'll stay running til a hour & will cut off again. If I format, it'll get to where it's installing windows & cuts off again. So i have to wait a while to resume installation of Windows. Its gotten so bad now to where just today it started cutting off in less than 10 minutes.

I've checked the processor fan & extra fan I installed & they both work/ I tried like 6 different operating systems discs & all kind of different versions, different hard drive & the same thing. I even tried uninstalling the 2 Gigs of ram I recently installed & switched them to see if either would work
I have a:
AMD Athlon/ Windows XP Pro/ 4GB ram/ dual core 5200/

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
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A:Computer shuts off without warning

This is caused by either over heating or a failing PSU. Make sure all fans and dust are blown out with compressed air. go into the Bios and post the Voltages, Temps and Fan Speeds or download SpeedFan

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Tried to install a software downloaded off the internet. after that, it disabled my mcafee antivirus and pops up are all over. Installed malwarebytes during safe mode. It helps decrease the threat. Back in normal mode, it still incapacitated mcafee causing it not to respond as well as java, and other programs including programs which I presumed it installed on my system. One of the threats detected by mcafee was not yet deleted but "will be deleted". Its was RDM/Generic. Im not certain.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18858
Run by User at 15:26:31 on 2018-01-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.63.1033.18.3907.2875 [GMT 8:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {DA9F8ED0-D0DE-39CC-F55A-51AB4CC1B556}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Antispyware Module *Enabled/Updated* {61FE6F34-F6E4-3642-CFEA-6AD93746FFEB}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Shuts off my laptop without warning

You are running a pirated copy of Windows, and Office, just like you posted in your previous thread over 3 years ago here.

Some crack users just never learn.

As you should have read in our pre-posting thread:

IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

*It is also this forum's policy that we only address users with a legal copy of Windows. If during the course of a fix it is determined that the copy is not legal, we must stop the cleansing process.

This thread shall now be closed.

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I have had my self built PC a while and not too long ago its started crashing; not long after updating to Win 10. I have thoroughly tested the PC and I'm really struggling to find a solution, so need an outside opinion.

Specs:
CPU - Intel I7 4790K 4Ghz (liquid cooled)
Mobo - Asus Maximuss VII Hero (1150)
GPU - Nvidia GTX 780 Ti
Samsung SSD's
PSU - 850W EVGA supernova

The issue: Computer will shut off completely at any random moment, under stress or idle etc. There is no warning message, just full shut down. It can run for hours on end no issue hours then crash or crash within 30mins of booting up.

(Also noticed recently the PC will sometimes boot and not load any peripherals. So monitor, mouse, keyboard do not work and a reboot is required.)

What i've tried:

-Switching out RAM
-Re-seating all harware
-Monitor hardware temperatures (never gets too hot)
-Switching out GPU
-Various driver updates (GPU, BIOS etc.)
-Fresh Win 10 install
-Browse various forums with similar issues and try their solutions (plus malware scans)
-Check for minidump files (file is never written)

All I can think is left is a faulty PSU or Motherboard.

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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HI, I have a 2.5 year computer. It is an acer with windows Vista. Lately while I'm surfing the web it will just turn off. It's done this 5 or 6 times the past few weeks. Three times alone yesterday. I tried running malwarebytes' and fell asleep while it was running. When I woke up a couple hours later, of course it was off. Of course when I restart it, it say's do I want to start windows normally. I don't know what to do or how to find out what might be causing this abrupt shut down. Do you have any ideas what might be causing this and how I should fix it? Thanks in advance.

A:Computer just shuts off without warning

If you are saying that the system actually shuts down, it's most likely a hardware issue. My first guess would be the power supply, but it could also be ram, cpu, mobo or hd.

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My computer will shut down at any given time and restart then gives me the notice that "Windows unexpectedly shut down and is checking for solutions and will notify you when available.

This has been going on for so long but now it happens several times a day.

Please help.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8157 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -241 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381551 MB, Free - 309239 MB; D: Total - 564118 MB, Free - 219683 MB; F: Total - 1430795 MB, Free - 1430662 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., CG5270, Rev X.0x, MT7099K20500485
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

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Tried to install a software downloaded off the internet. after that, it disabled my mcafee antivirus and pops up are all over. Installed malwarebytes during safe mode. It helps decrease the threat. Back in normal mode, it still incapacitated mcafee causing it not to respond as well as java, and other programs including programs which I presumed it installed on my system. One of the threats detected by mcafee was not yet deleted but "will be deleted". Its was RDM/Generic. Im not certain.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 MINIMAL
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.18858
Run by User at 15:26:31 on 2018-01-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.63.1033.18.3907.2875 [GMT 8:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {DA9F8ED0-D0DE-39CC-F55A-51AB4CC1B556}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Antispyware Module *Enabled/Updated* {61FE6F34-F6E4-3642-CFEA-6AD93746FFEB}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes\Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
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I've been struggling with this for months and am at my wit's end. Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated!

Basically, without warning, my computer, for no apparent reason, shuts itself off. No shut down. It simply shuts off, as though the power had been disconnected. (It might be worth noting that on starting it back up again, chkdsk doesn't run.)

At first, I though it was a random occurence and likely a hardware problem; possibly the Power Supply. However, my MoBo is set to power up the computer after losing power and, after one of these unexpected power downs, the computer doesn't start back up until I hit the power button.

I've also started to notice a link to downloading. Namely, if there's multiple downloads going on, it seems to trigger the problem. It shuts down almost every night, which is when I've got utorrent scheduled to run, and I've been able to trigger the problem reliably by initiating multiple downloads of podcasts in iTunes. It also seems to happen sometimes when web pages are taking too long to load.

It's probably important to note that the computer functions perfectly otherwise. I can tax the system with the latest games or a heavy set of video transcodes without incident, so I'd have a hard time believing it would be a heat problem.
 

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Wndows XP machine shuts down without warning. No error messages, no sounds, black screen. Windows then starts up normal again when I push the on button. The time it takes that it shuts down is always different. This machine is build by me about a little over a year ago. It has a western digital Caviar hard drive 250 GB 7200 rpm SATA, AMD Athlon 64 Venice 2.0GHZ processor, 512 MB RAM.
Just upgraded to Norton Internet Security 2008. Also when doing a full system scan computer will shutdown during the scan. But also shuts down while working on the computer with any software, but like I said it is very randomly.
Any ideas what the problem is? Checked harddrive for bad sectors and did a disk scan on all the partitions. Hard drive partitioned in C, D, and E drive. Desk top also shows a "Remove Safely Hardware" icon all the time and when clicked on it it shows the harddrive. This I cannot figure out either. Has this something to do with it? I did not check the BIOS settings yet, should I?
Thanks for reading and I hope someone can help me out.
 

A:Windows XP shuts down without warning.

check the fans and the air intakes could be as simple a overheating
 

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hellow my hp dv 9000 shuts off playing games or running softwares like virtual dj what could be the problem?

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My friend is actually the one having the troubles, but she says it's not due to overheating.. or she doesn't think so. She made a hijackthis log, and I'm wondering if it's any sort of virus.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:21:27 PM, on 12/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
c:\windows\system32\gvjqfas.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\ONE-TO~1\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLDial.exe
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A:Computer shuts off without warning.

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A window will open and choose SAVE, then DESKTOP as the destination.
On your Desktop, click on Cleanup40.exe icon.
Then, click RUN and place a checkmark beside "I Agree"
Then click NEXT followed by START and OK.
A window will appear with many choices, keep all the defaults as set when the Slide Bar to the left is set to Standard Quality.
Click OK
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Download Nailfix from here:
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Unzip it to the desktop but DO NOT RUN IT YET

Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite here.
Install ewido.
During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
Launch ewido
It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen
On the left side of the main screen click update
Click on Start and let it update.
DO NOT run a scan yet. You will do that later in safe mode.

Click here for info on how to boot to safe mode if you don't already know how.
Now copy these instructions to notepad and save them to your desktop. You will need them to refer to in safe mode.
Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:
Double-click on Nailfix.cmd. Your desktop and icons will disappear and reappear, and a window should open and close very quickly --- this is normal.
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I have a Compaq presario 1700T laptop (that's the first problem i think). I had it for about 2 years then I started having major problems with it. It would be plugged in with a "charged" battery then it would shut off after about an hour of use. There is no shutdown notice. It just shuts off. After rebooting it states the battery has no charge, and if the computer is still warm, it shuts off again. Does anyone know what's going on?
 

A:Laptop shuts off without warning

Just a guess here but the battery may be going bad. Does the laptop work ok with the battery removed and just running off the AC adaptor?
 

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