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Q: laptop shuts down suddenly without warning

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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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
Description:
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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'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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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 thought 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.

Based on suggestions from others, I have tried replacing the RAM and Network Card, but neither has had any impact on the problem.

Any help anyone can o... Read more

A:PC Shuts down suddenly without warning

I'm not an expert by any means, but I guess there's no harm in having a bit of (possibly helpful) input...

It could have something to do with a faulty hard drive...I had something not so long ago where I had a lot of damaged secotrs, and copying things between disks would restart my computer (and sometimes never let it start back up)...

Have you got a spare drive you could test? Or if you have multiple drives, set the other 'good' one to the default download location and try to induce the problem.

I dont know what anyone else thinks of this...it could be completely wrong, but I guess there's no harm in trying!
 

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Hi,

I have a 3-year-old NEC desktop (PC-VL570CD) with XP Home Edition (SP2). About 3 months ago, it began to shut down in the midst of a scheduled weekly full virus scan. I contacted McAfee, and they recommended that I do a scan disk, disk cleanup, and defrag, which I did. But the problem remained.

About a month later, my PC started to instantly and totally shut down if I watched a video of more than a few minutes. Now it is even worse. Sometimes it shuts down when I am not even using the PC. And the frequency is increasing. Yesterday, it shut down 3 times in 1 hour. All I was doing was some simple browsing and writing with Word.

I don't know if there is any relationship. But at around the same time as the above problem began, I started having trouble using my CD/DVD drive. I usually can't eject a disk until after I have rebooted the PC a few times. In addition to pushing the eject button, I have tried clicking on the drive and choosing eject to no avail.

In addition, the PC sometimes stopped recognizing the drive when I tried to use it. I mean, it did not show up at all when I tried to find it via My Computer.

I have not tried to use it for over a month. The drive always shows up now. But it says UsbDrive rather than CD/DVD Drive.

One final symptom. When I clicked on the drive, the PC sometimes froze.

I of course contacted NEC about the drive. They said that they think it is a hardware problem and that it has to be sent in for repairs. I am hoping tha... Read more

A:[SOLVED] My PC Suddenly Shuts Down Completely without Warning

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

any error message
check your tempretures and voltages in the bios and post them

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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 just cleaned up our main computer (thank you again RichieUK) and duringthat time, we used my laptop a LOT......and it started shutting down just randomly, no warning. So i followed the instructions prior to posting a HJT log, and also tried to run the F-secure virus scan, and it shows that its finding things, and then ~!blip!~ shuts down before it will let me fix anyting or get results lol so...i'm here again to ask you fine folks for some help!here is the log from HJT:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:40:30 PM, on 11/22/2007Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EXEC:\Program File... Read more

A:Laptop Shuts Down Without Warning

oh forgot to add, the laptop runs Windows 2000, and i use IE

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my dv6-1352dx less than 2 months old is shutting down unexpectedly. It only does it when it is under a load on the CPU, like deleting a program or the internet or something like that. The computer isnt hot at all when it does it, and will sometimes do it as soon as the computer turns on. I have come to the conclusion that it is not the power supply, nor is it the hard drive or memory. The computer also is not overheating at all. I am running it in safe made right now though and it will run forever in safe mode. It makes absolutely no sense. I dont want to take it apart because ill never get it back together. And I have contacted HP and they pretty much said they didnt care. Please help!!!! I need this computer for school work.

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Hello,

I have a problem with an Acer Aspire 1604LC, build date July 2003. With battery on full power and power cord inserted, he just shuts down with no warning when working a few hours.

The fan always turns at average speeds when this happens and it it not when I am doing things that can really overheat him (I do things that ask a lot of resources, but everything is ok then...).

Any suggestions of what might be the cause?

Thanks!
 

A:Laptop shuts down with no warning

Have you installed any new hardware or software recently that could cause this? What are some of your system specs? Any information that you think might be helpful please post back.

BTW :wave: Welcome to TechSpot :wave:
 

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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
 

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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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hi
i have a sony vaio vgn nw29gf laptop it is 2.5 years old

the problem is that for the last 6 months it is shutting off without any warning that battery is low it doesnt give the bsod so dont go there it just shut down and when i restart i ahve to plug it in and then win7 says that windows was not shut down properly. now here is the twist when it starts on battery power it shows that battery is still 60 or 70% available so i know that it got shut down due to weak battery or any other problem

the battery has gone very weak i have used it very rough i have played games on it for hours watched movies etc so i know that the battery is weak now but still it should give me warning before closing.

when the battery is full charged and i unplug it and use it. it only works for 5 mins maximum and then goes off and i ahve to plug it in

anyone knows any solution other than buying a new battery plz tell me

i know that i need a new battery but still the backup time for the battery should be atleast 30 mins not 5 mins however rough i have used it

A:Laptop shuts down without warning

your battery has had it. A laptop battery should last hours, not minutes. I get 8 hours from a 4 year old macbook still

The problem is poor battery conditioning. All batteries have a limited charge cycle. normally around 1000 charges. Leaving the battery plugged in when its fully charged is the worst thing you can do to keep a battery at its peak.

Basically when a battery is fully charged the laptop will stop charging it, naturally over time batteries slowly discharge, when the battery discharges by around 1% the laptop will start charging it again, this is 1 charge cycle.. add them up and youll soon knacker the battery.

Using the battery is not abusing it, so you cant be "hard" on it. A lithium ion battery can discharge at an ampage rate thousands of times more powerful than a laptop will ever pull.

Now to condition your new battery, once its fully charged, unplug it, and use it till its almost flat, and then recharge it again. Dont leave it plugged in for extended periods of times and never leave it plugged in over night when its not on.

Dont mean to preach :P im just a bit of a battery nerd after many many many years of Rc car racing lol.. which beleive it or not is one of the pinical sports in battery technology lol

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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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Hi

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.
Scorpio_tkh

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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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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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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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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'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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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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Hi!

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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My laptop has been shutting down on me for months now and I cant figure out why. I thought it was overheating, but it my CPU stays at a constant 55-56 degrees Celsius. Its not the AC adapter, because it happens with or without it plugged in. I have noticed that it usually happens when my internet cable is plugged in, and when im watching a video with something else running in the back. Also when my laptop starts up and the desktop appears, a window pops up with a registry error. There is a pic of it below.


I have a Compaq Presario V4000 with XP Service Pack 3, with Intel Celeron M Processor 1.40GHz. Anyone have any idea what is happening? If you need more info, let me know and i'll try to get it to you...
 

A:Laptop shuts off instantly without warning...

That's very strange, it's uncommon but not unheard of, but it seriously sounds like the laptop is defective, and I really recommend you get a new one, it would cost a lot more to try to fix it that it would to buy a new one. It's not likely that the regristry error has anything to do with it. If there's a warranty, return it as soon as possible so you could maybe exchange it for a new laptop or another computer, cause that's just crazy having a laptop die on you like that whenever it wants. Again it serioulsy sounds like it's defective or your computer has something wrong with it at the hardware level that could be very costly to repair. It's unlikely that there's something causing the random shutdowns at the software level, so take my advice, get somethign that'll last longer.
 

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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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Hi, From last few days I facing the issue that my laptop shuts down without any warrning only on battery, usually after using the 50% of battery.And battery is not charging more than 98%.Here are my laptop specs and details :Spectell.com/hp-probook-450-g1-e9y02ea-laptop/Now battery is discharging more quickly as well. (Laptop is not warrenty now) Any suggestion or recomandation please... Thanks,Yahya.

A:Laptop shuts down without warning on battery

You need to run a battery status test which you can do by tapping F2 as you power up to get into diagnostic mode. If you are out of warranty and the laptop is over 2 years old the first thing we think of with battery problems is that the battery is old and needs replacing. 

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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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I own an HP Pavilion 17" notebook. Recently I noticed that with battery power (DC) the notebook shuts off without any warning at 35-40% battery level. And whenever I turn on the power it doesn't come on except I plug in the AC adapter. When it comes on, the system clock is always telling the wrong time though the battery meter doesn't indicate that it was drained. It shows 45% or thereabouts. I don't ever experience this unexpected shutdown with AC. Please how do I fix this?

A:Laptop shuts down at 35-40% battery without warning.

Hi,Time keeping is by RTC (Real Time Clock) battery. So you may have to replace this.About primary battery drainage, please do battery test from HP support assistant. Let me know the cell voltages, cycle count etcWhat is the age of battery?RegardVisruth

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My Asus X44H often shuts down (immediately) when unplugged, even though the battery monitor (Battery Bar Pro) I use shows that there is maybe 70%plus battery power left. It will run on battery OK for a while, then sometimes I get an audio warning that power is low, but often, as I say, not, the laptop just goes black.

The battery is now getting old, but before I buy a replacement, is this definitely a problem with the battery itself, or could there be some other issue here?

I don't have any problems when using a/c power..

Thanks

A:Laptop shuts down with no warning when on battery

Hello martinlest. I'm Brian. Definitely sounds like a shot battery. Will the laptop power back on after the blackout or does it do nothing? After it goes off, reattach the AC, boot up and see what percent the battery shows. I am having one of my old units do the same and the battery is 2 or 3 percent when I bring the laptop back up on AC. It'll charge to 100% after a couple of hours and repeat the same exact thing 30 minutes after I disconnect the AC.
Let Me know.

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Despite having my system set to give me a warning when the battery is low, if I forget to plug in my laptop and the battery gets low, it just shuts down completely. (I don't even have it set to shut down when it's low...it's supposed to hibernate.) As a result, I've lost work several times. Also, when I plug it in and start it up again, it says I still have 24% battery, which is more than even the first alert or action is supposed to kick in at. I've read a bunch of articles about this and checked all of my Windows notifications and battery action settings and they're correct. (The HP thread I was looking at had a link to some kind of Windows 8 utility to check the battery's health, but, since I'm running Windows 7, that won't help.) I know this battery is rather old, but I usually use my laptop plugged in, so it's not worth spending the money to replace the battery, especially since this laptop is so old. (And, no - I don't want to get a new computer at this time, either). Is there anything I can do to fix this problem? It's happened to me several times -- I don't think I ever see a low-battery warning ever, anymore.  (As noted above, I'm running an HP Pavillion DV6 notebook, with Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. I use it with wi-fi and haven't made any recent software or driver changes, other than the normal Windows updates, etc.)

A:Laptop Shuts Down without Warning on Low Battery

It might help to calibrate the battery:https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00821536

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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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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

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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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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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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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So, this is most likely because it's over heating or something, I have a bad laptop, but after probably about 30 or 45 minutes of playing Minecraft, my computer just completely shuts off without warning. Can anyone tell me why this is happening, and If possible, any solutions? Thanks

A:Laptop Shuts Down Without Warning After Half An Our of Minecraft

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Alpha Hedge


So, this is most likely because it's over heating or something, I have a bad laptop, but after probably about 30 or 45 minutes of playing Minecraft, my computer just completely shuts off without warning. Can anyone tell me why this is happening, and If possible, any solutions? Thanks


There are a few things that could cause this, but it does sound like an overheating issue.

Have you checked the CPU fan to see if it's working okay?

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It has been about one week since I faced this problem for the first time.The laptop shuts down without warning and when I boot it up, it shows >50% battery.It charges to a maximum of 89%.I have a feeling this might be an overheating issue but I have no clue what to do about it.Kindly help asap thanks. 

A:Laptop shuts down abruptly without warning at 50% battery.

Hi,Please test your battery from HP support assistant softwarePost back with details such as cycle count, cell voltages etcIs there unusually warm air coming through the vents?RegardsVisruth

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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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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."
 
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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?

A couple other things: I had some system resto... Read more

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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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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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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 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. . .

jcgriff2

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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
 

A:XP shuts down with out warning

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Hi There!

Go to HouseCall and scan for virus.

Let us know the results!
 

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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?
 

A:IE6 Shuts Down w/o warning

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

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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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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,
first time poster
long time viewer



I have XP SP2 and one of my desktop PC's just keeps shuting down with out warning and i cant figure out what it is!..

If i boot my computer and let it sit there and do nothing it wont shut down.
but if i open up anything, program, or even just like my documents, it works for a bit then completely randomly shuts down.

It is quite annoying, i know it isnt from over heating becuase i checked the computer temp after it shut down and it was only like 86 F.

it may be from bad RAM but i took out my ram and dusted it off and even put it in diffrent slots on the motherboard...

it could still be a virus but i have antivirus software (AVG) and it found nothing...

i turned the off the option to shutdown on system error and i just cant figure out what it is.

any help would be of thanks.

:

A:computer shuts down without warning

could it be heat, is it cooling good?

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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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11 views.. no reply please guys I need help!
 

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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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