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Q: search function shuts down suddenly

odd problem...when i launch search, as soon as i try and input anything into any box, it shuts down suddenly and without any error messages. would appreciate any input. am running xp with 512 mbs ram, 1.1 gig amd chip, and 40 gig hd. all applicable xp updates have been installed.

thanks.

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A: search function shuts down suddenly

Sounds like something could be corrupted. Just a guess though. When I have had funky problems, I have tried a couple of things, which include a repair/reinstall. Basically, you run your WinXP disc in a repair mode. It should replace only the Windows files, so your settings will remain the same. You will have to re-update your "updates" though.

Again, just a suggestion.

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repair_xp.htm

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Here's the deal - I have a quick shortcut to my C drive on the desktop, so that I can just double-click it and go straight to browsing my files. However, today, the search function decided to make itself the primary function. When I double-click it now, it opens a search window instead of the C: drive.

Can someone tell me how to make it so double-clicking it will, by default, use the "open" function instead of "search?" Thanks in advance!
 

A:Solved: Search function has overridden open function in XP

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Just recently, my Windows 8.1 desktop seems to have developed two issues. Not completely sure they are related, but upon doing some research on the internet, it seems that they may be.

First issue I noticed is that I cannot open any of my pictures using the photo app. Normally I open images with Windows Photo Viewer, which still works, but occasionally, I open them using the "open with" function with the photo app (Photo) for quck editing, like cropping, etc. Today, when I tried to open anything in the app, the app comes up, thinks for a second, then goes black and minimizes itself to the tray at the bottom of the screen. If I click on that, it simply goes through the same process. No error messages, just no image and it won't stay up on the screen. So in googling this problem, some mention the Windows Search indexing may not be picking up the photos. I go to the "start" screen as I normally do and simply start typing services.msc to bring up that services window, but nothing happens, and instead of getting a list of search choices as normal, the screen just freezes for a minute. I then clicked on the little magnifying icon to bring up the search box, and again, nothing happens and the screen freezes for a minute.

So I manually went to Services and checked to make sure that the Search service is on, and it is, it is set to "automatic (delayed start)" I tried switching it to just the automatic start, but that did not make any difference. ... Read more

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Hello,

Is there a way to search for a file name (like in previous versions of Widows) rather than searching for anything containing that word? For example,
I want to search a for files with the word 'Pension' in the title, but intead I receive thousands of results for files called containing the word pension as well as those with 'pension' in the title.

Thanks!

A:Make Windows 7 search function search file names only

Feel free but you could also try using keywords in search filters. See this page under the heading "Using keywords to refine a search"
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/advanced-tips-for-searching-in-windows
More info here
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa965711(v=vs.85).aspx
Please also read the comments at the bottom of that page - esp the one titled "Lengthy discussion of a related topic "

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Hello I need help with my search function?
Here I Try to do a search
and I can find all the files that are on my C:/
but I have another HDD external for backup that I would also like to access he files through the search bar in the win7 start menu, how can I add the the search options so that I an look up files in that HDD as well?? thank you for any help?

A:Help??!! How to make my search function on win7 search more drives

1 - Click Start Menu and Type Index. Click Indexing Options when it appears in the list
2 - Click Modify Button (On the Indexing Options Menu/Tool)
Windows 7 will scan your system for all the drives connected.
3 - Click the box for your external drive drive
4 - Click OK
Leave it be to index the files on the external drive. Try searching after a couple of hours or so....

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I have found that the microphone function via my headset suddenly does not work. I have tried two different headsets and neither works. They do work on another PC. I have run the wizard supplied by windows and it confirms that the pc is not responding to the mike. The only advice it gives is check the mike is plugged in! I am running Windows XP on a Fujitsu notebook and until the other day the mike has worked perfectly. I can play CDs and DVDs with no problem.

Can anyone suggest an answer to the problem please?
 

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My touchscreen suddenly stopped functioning.  No known update recently - have been running Windows 10 for months now with no problem.  When I went into my device manager, I noticed that the "HID-compliant touchscreen" under the Human Interface Devices dropdown is hidden. When I find it by showing hidden devices, there are no drivers there for it (the box just says that "no driver files are required or have been loaded for this device"), so something must have removed it. Any idea how to get those drivers back so that my touchscreen will function again?  It's like my PC doesn't recognize that my display should be touchscreen capable.  I don't even have a calibrate 













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A:Lenovo Edge 15 - Touchscreen Suddenly Not Function...

OK - I just tried to run the troubleshooter and it found an USB Root problem that I applied the fix for and it seemed to have fixed my issue. I'll report back if the issue arises again!

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So I click the circle-icon in the bottom left corner and in the text field it says "ask me anything." I type in "add remove" to bring up the Add/Remove Programs function - and I get no results. At all. All I get is a heading that reads "Here's Some Info For Your Evening." I'm on the house icon on the left sidebar. I used to get search results a few days ago, but I don't know what happened since then. Now, I get nothing, no matter what I input into the search field.

Microsoft sure didn't do enough beta testing before they decide to release this version. How to do things in this version are not obvious at all, and I'm not a computer novice.
 

A:Why don't I get search results from the Start > Search function?

Hi tricon7,

As for the "Add Remove" search you were referring to, it seems to be working fine on my system.

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Does this same behavior occur after restarting your system?

Did you perform a clean install of Windows 10 or did you perform the upgrade from an older version of Windows?
 

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Trying to deal with windows 10 disabling my ability to log on to my hospital's guest wifi

A:where is the search function to search the forums for my particular issue?

And the best thing is already given here.

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I'm on a business network with a domain setup, and I've tried going to Start -> Search to look for files on other computers. When I search folders on other computers on the domain, it immediately returns no results. Any ideas why? Do I need to do some setup with the domain controller?
 

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Hi, I've a problem. My pc sometimes shuts down suddenly and without any reasonable cause. It happens in various moments and I don't see the reapetibility of the situation.
Can it be caused from an insufficient power supply?

I've attached the system file zipped.
Thanks.
Stefano.
 

A:PC suddenly shuts down

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Hi, i'm having this problem where my computer suddenly turns off. The cases are when i open the computer from standby mode, it overheats and when i'm playing Far Cry. I have no clue why it does the turn off when i open from standby mode,
and when i play Far Cry. It doesn't happen at all with SimCity 4 O_o.

Specs:
Intel Pentium M 2.00 Ghz
1.00 G Ram
GeForce Go 6600 128 Mb

Appreciate the help =)
 

A:PC suddenly shuts down

if you have cooling problems, then you know how to fix it already, provide better cooling.
 

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My PC shuts down all of a sudden all the time(Up to like 5 times now). There's no warning, and no blue screen. It just shuts down and then starts back up again instantly.

Also, i have gotten 2 Blue Screen errors, and 1 incident where the lsass.exe process terminated suddenly and started the "shutdown -s -t 60 -c"Dont remember the message"" command at the login screen. All within 2 hours.
And right now my computer just lost all sound, which means its probbably about to shut down again.

I restored my computer 2 days ago, and havent installed much since then. It was suggested that one of my 3 RAM sticks had gone bad. But when i opened my PC, i couldnt figure out how to take the RAM sticks out.

Why is it doing this?

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This problem started a week ago.

When the pc shut down i can`t turn it on right away (nothing happens), so i have to unplug the power cord for about 10 secs to turn it back

i thought the problem was processor overheated, so i bought termal paste, now temps are good, arround 39C IDLE and 55 under heavy load.

so, i don`t know why my pc keep shutting down suddenly.

(i have pc specs in my sing, if you do need any other info just let me know)

i really appreciate your help, i`ll be waiting your answer, thank you.

A:Pc shuts down suddenly

I experienced something similar a few years back on an older rig, it turned out to be the PSU was dying might well be the same thing on your system.


Steve

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I recently had a serious Adware attack. Fortunately, with the help of Hijackthis and this forum, I was able to stop all the annoying pop-ups, but ever since my IE will suddenly shut down while I am browsing the web. I'm lucky I got to type this whole message.

Any advice on how to resolve this problem?

Thanks!

JJ

A:IE Suddenly Shuts Down

Firewall?Blue screen msgs?(could be Windows Protection Measure)tho it will tell
you usually"IE has caused a fault in xxxx & will shut down";Could also be a F/W
defense.Is OE functioning OK?A possible Kernal32 error(also reported usually); a
problem with your ISP(disconnection /time out);do you have call waiting?);is this
random or after set time?;is it possible the sites visited are restricted to members;
Is IE fully updated(IE 6?).If no error messages display,do full scan with everything
& run scandisk in thorough mode;# your advanced settings,restore defaults &
get back to us.

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Hi there everybody. Lately I've built up my own computer. I am kind of expert so there shouldn't be any nab problem like mounting something wrong or placing wrong cables in wrong places but I have this problem. My pc runs very smoothly and powerful but after a period of gaming (like 1 hour of gtaV) my pc suddenly shuts down. It gives me no warning at all. I checked the temps and they all seems to be normal when the power off happens, so I think it couldn't be an over heating problem. This happens only when I "make things hard" let's say. The first days that this happened the AI software told me there was low voltage but now that doesn't happen anymore. But that's strange assuming I have a KCAS 600w.

My specs:
Mother: ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0
cpu: AMD FX 8320E 3.2->5GHz 8 core
GPU: AMD SAPPHIRE Dual-X R9 270X
Ram: 4GbKingstone+8GbKingstone
PSU: KCAS 600w
Cooling: Freezer 7 Pro rev 2

Help please, that's my struggle since 7 months

A:PC suddenly shuts down

I kept it monitored until the shutdown and on the AI software I saw that there was low voltage on the 2v and the 12 one.
How is it possible? I have 600 w and it should be enough

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Hi,

Heres my problem:
When i start outlook and i hit F5 to check for mail, i get three spam emails (always the same ones) and then i get the message:

"microsoft windows ™ messaging subsystem spooler has encountered a problem..." etc

I guess thats the MAPISP32.exe thats necessary for sending and recieving email. So guess what happens, i cant recieve or send email. The only thing I know that I changed in the computer is that i recently disabled and then enabled again the system restore. I also recently installed SpywareBlaster. Can anybody help me?

Thanks in advance.

PS: I run WinXP and MS Oulook 97.

A:MAPISP32.exe suddenly shuts down

You may have a corrupt mail spool. Call your isp and ask them if they can delete those first 3 spam messages and then see if it works.

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My Spectre x2 keeps turning off automatically without warning, even when I'm just watching YouTube videos or using Facebook. There's nothing to signal that it's going to happen, it just goes to a black screen.

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My computer is having issues and I can't figure out what is wrong with it. Lately it's had this problem with just suddenly shutting off, especially when I'm playing a game. It will do it maybe once every day or every other day.

I turned off the hyper-threading function on the P4 and that stopped it for a couple of weeks but now its started up again.

Once it just suddenly restarted itself, but 99% of the time it will just shut off.

Every time it shuts off, I have to unplug it, wait for a couple of seconds then plug it back in. A couple of seconds after I plug it back in it will power up again on its own.

I'm not sure if it's the ram, power supply, software or what. What could be the most likely culprit?

Thanks and let me know if you need more details.
 

A:Computer suddenly shuts off

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My notebook computer has suddenly shut off three times today.

This has never happened before, except during times of cpu intensive activities,
such as video transcoding, where it has overheated.
...Then I bought a nice expensive cooling pad and it has never suddenly shut off since (until now).

The notebook did not feel that hot after any of the three times it shut off today,
and the cooling pad was turned on the last two times.

How can I figure out what the problem is?
 

A:Notebook suddenly shuts off

We can also check the memory and Hard drive .....

Bad memory will cause system shut down...
for memory you can use Memtest86 http://www.memtest86.com/
or Microsoft Memory test http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

and also bad sector on HD may casue that also...
For checking HD you can fellow http://www.sonexpc.com/support/how/1/0001
 

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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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Please help. My HP Pavilion Notebook, Windows XP, just started randomly shutting down (complete shut down, doesn't restart on it's own). Sometimes I can use it for an hour, but other times only 10 minutes. It just started doing that today. I haven't made any changes recently. Doesn't seem to be overheating.

I've tried searching the archives, but can't seem to find any recent posts (all expired) to try to find some answers.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Connie
 

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I have a:
-Pentium III
-667 MHz CPU
-512 MB of ram
-Windows XP
-ATI Radion 7000 Video card
-Linksys Ethernet card
Hi Everyone,

Computers never cease to amaze me. Just when I think that the computer is running "the way it should be", the damn thing restarts on me. It happened a few days ago while playing Madden 2003. It happened this morning, while printing a picture, I decided to close Paint Shop Pro. For some reason, I am leaning towards this being a video card problem. More specifically, I think there is a conflict between the video card driver and several programs on the computer (i.e. graphic intensive). It has always been my understanding that a computer is SUPPOSED to remain ON until you tell it to TURN OFF. I hope someone on this amazing board can HELP ME OUT!!

Thanks In Advance,
jgc77
 

A:Computer Shuts Off Suddenly

Hi,

I'm assuming that you've confirmed that your CPU fan is working properly? (in case it's overheating)

Check out this site....if you don't have this driver, then try downloading and installing it:

http://mirror.ati.com/support/infobase/3985.html

I know that the specific error they mention doesn't really apply to you, but it might help your problem.

You could also disable your computer from automatically restarting with system errors. Right-click on My Computer, go to Properties, then Advanced, then Settings (under Startup and Recovery), then take the checkmark off "Automatically Reboot". This is probably what's causing it to reboot....while you're working on something that deals with graphics, and the system generates an error, it automatically reboots.

These are just a couple of suggestions.

Columbo
 

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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.
 

A:PC Shuts down suddenly without warning

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Hey guys! Was wondering if you can help. I am trying to play gears of war and it stops working right in the middle of me starting it up. It would play for a while load up and the game will stop working and the program closes. I tried installing it and running it as admin. Installed reinstalled the game and directX still nothing. Any course of action you can recommend would be appreciated.

A:Gears of war suddenly shuts down.

i had the same problem, the only way i could get it to work was to use a no cd /dvd patch, hope this helps

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my HP Paviliion 22z was one month old. I was using it and all of a sudden it shuts off. no warning message. I thought it's a power cord connection problem. but after I look carefully, no connection issue. I pressed the power button, it started and everything looked ok. However, this happens more and more often. It is less than 2 months old, as of today. no sign of slowing down or any problem using it. it just shuts down right away. looks like there is a power failure. but when i press the power button, it turns on and works just fine. lost the data I worked on. Very annoying. Anyway to fix it?

A:New HP Paviliion 22z All-in-One PC shuts down suddenly

It's under warranty. Let HP fix it. Do not tamper with it and make an issue worse.

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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.

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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 guys,

I'm just a newbie and don't know how to mess inside my PC.

I just want to ask what problem my PC might have. My PC is old, but it is the only one I have. Lately, after some time of using my PC, the graphics went crazy with big pixels and the resolution was messed up. When I tried to print, the output has gone crazy as well. Then all of a sudden my PC shut off. When I tried to restart, it shut off again immediately.Today, as I tried to start again, everything seemed to be fine, but again after hours of using the PC shut off again. I worried that I might be hurting my PC since the problem still persists.

Fans are working.

Specs

Pentium 4 (2.8 Ghz)
1.5 GB DDR1 RAM
320GB SATA HD
Board: FOXCONN 865A01
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
OS: Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)

I really need my PC for my upcoming school finals and projects. I'm desperate, please help.
 

A:PC shuts off suddenly after hours of use

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Hello to the community,I have the desktop computer precision 390.When I try to install the windows or other operating, the computer is constantly deactivated.
How to search, resolve the problem?(A technical engineer said he has a motherboard problem ...)
Thank you very much.
Apell

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Hey guys,

I have a serious problem. I bought a new computer lately, it is superb but it has one error. Everytime i start my computer it shuts off after an undifined amount of time. It doesn't cleanly shuts down windows or something it just roughly shuts off. I did run a memory check, i build in another cooler for my processor and it didn't change anything. Sometimes it happens when i'm gaming, sometimes it happens when i don't do anything so it is a hard problem to analyse. When i am in safe mode it doesn't shut off.

These are my specs:

Amd Athlon 64 X2 dual core 6000+
2 GB memory
450W power source
Asus 8800GS graphic card

I hope you can help me!

Greetz Oliver

A:Computer suddenly shuts off

I would make sure your drivers are up to date and try a system restore if you have a restore point. Also, you might be able to find our more about whats causing it by looking at the event manager for dump files. Otherwise if its not a big hastle for ya i would consider a reinstall.

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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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need help!!! computer suddenly shuts off when setting up windows xp
 

A:Help computer suddenly shuts down

Maybe you could have read this first.
Guide To Making A Good Post: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic33297.html

If your computer is suddenly Shutting Down then firstly
1. Run Memtest86 to test your RAM.
2. Download the Testing software off your HDD Manufacturers website.

Then post back once you've done this.
 

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Hello All,

I will appreciate if you can help me solve this problem.
I noticed that whenever I type the word antivirus, mcafee, antispyware in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Google search, it closes the windows automatically.
The McAfee antivirus is not responding, it is not even let me uninstall it.
I got to ran the HJTInstall.exe and I am attaching the logs, so with your expertise you can give me more light on how to troubleshoot this issue.

Thanks in advance.
Alesi
 

A:Computer suddenly shuts down

I am pasting it for easy reading...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:54:42 p.m., on 09/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
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.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
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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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Greetings-- my previous problem was wonderfully solved here, so am hoping help with new problem will be successful.

This past week I've suddenly developed a problem where without any warning the computer will shut off. The 'power' button on the PCU will go to an amber, and will not respond to repeated pressings. The only way I'm able to get it back on again is to cut the machine off at the power strip, then press the power button. I've run some various system scans, and nothing turns up.

I am using Windows XP, have a Gateway computer, and have NO CLUE about what is going on. Many thanks for your thoughts and suggestions. Please let me know what more information I need to provide for consideration.

THANKS,
MOL
 

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Hi there!

Before I can help you in any way, I would like you to give information on your computer, such as service packs are installed or not, do you get any error messages, have you been experiencing speed problems with the pc lately, or have you been fiddling with the registry( ). Thank you!
Looking forward to helping you!

Leslie CT
 

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Windows XP, SP2

1)
While I am using my laptop suddenly computer shuts down. It shows a blue screen with some details of the error. But before I could read it, computer restarts. After restart, sometimes it may function normally and sometimes it would keep shutting down. I have to turnoff the computer completely for few minutes and then it would start working normally. This can happen at any time, there is nothing specific about this behavior.
This is happenening for 2-3 months now. Then it struck to my mind to check the log files of the system. So I checked system log files in computer management. It showed "iaStor" error there.

Whats this "iaStor" error ? Is that the problem for this kind of behavior ?

2)
Secondly, the pointer on the laptop freezes for few seconds quite often and then its released from the frozen state. When I am trying to click on a link or trying to scroll down, the pointer or grabber sign freezes and then it gets released after 4-5 seconds. Whats this behavior due to ?

I did uninstall and reinstall the windows xp, but still it gives same behavior for both the issues.

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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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Lately, my computer has been shutting itself off suddenly, followed by a loud high-pitched constant tone, which lasts until I turn the power off on the power supply. When I turn the computer back on, I get a blue screen that says there was an error and the system has been shut down. If I leave it off for about 10 minutes and turn it back on, it will come on fine, but eventually shut off again. A friend of mine mentioned that this may be a motherboard issue, so I'm just wondering what everyone here thinks.

Thanks
 

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Hi,

My other computer suddenly shut down while i was playing a game. Then i smelled a burning odor. I tried turning on the computer again but it wouldnt turn on so i opened the case and felt the hardwares. The power supply and the harddrive were hot.

What happened to my computer? how do i fix this?

Thank-you.
 

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have a look and see if you can see anything burnt on the motheboard.
powersupplies and HD are HOT - how hot - remember they do run very hot hence the fans.

when you turn on - do any fans spin up or lights come on - if not its likely to be the PSU.

you could try disconnecting the PSU from the MoBo and other devices and then switch on and see if fan in psu runs.

otherwise you probably need a meter to check if the psu is working.

whats the make/model of the PC and then maybe someone can advise more on parts etc.
 

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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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Hey,

My lenovo T400 has been working well for over 1 year now and since this morning it sometimes suddenly stops working.
It shuts down like if the batterie would be suddenly empty. This happened while it was on batterie and while working on power supply.

I am running Matlab currently, which is using all the CPU but the temperature seems to stay around 70 degrees celsius. I realy would enjoy some advice as I can't work without having solved this issue....

Thank you in advance,

Arthur
 

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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.
 

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sounds like overheating to me
 

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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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This has happened several times over the past couple days. I will be playing DC Universe Online and my Windows 7 x64 PC simply and abruptly shuts down. Not blue screen, nothing just power off. I have had the system for years and never seen this happen under other circumstances. I don't know how to figure this out at all. I don't know where to look and I don't even know if it is a hardware or software problem.

Any help is appreciated.

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Id firstly check your temps - if the CPU or GPU gets too hot it will shut your computer down to protect it. Software such as Real Temp & GPU-z may shed some light on any overheating issues

Regards

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I have a Medion 8000 computer running Windows XP. Recently it started booting very slowly (5 min or more) and after it boots, it suddenly, without warning, shuts itself off and then starts to reboot. Any suggestions? Also when it starts to book and says "Push F1 or Del to enter setup", and I puxh F1, nothing happens.
 

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

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

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

- System

- Provider

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

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

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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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