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Q: Screen Turns on/off randomly.

I don't know what the problem is with my computer, I attempted to fix it by just reformatting, however it did not fix a thing.

I would be things on my computer like surf the web or click around folders on desktop/mycomputer, my screen will randomly turn black for 1-2 seconds, then back on, sometimes it simultaneously does it and it gets extremely irritating.

After I reformatted, everything was fine, and nothing turned off. However I came back home from school today and it just continuously goes black for a few seconds then back on. I also attempted using Symantec AV to see if it was a virus, I have no infections.

Also, when I play games such as CS, it won't turn black at all, I don't know if this is some issue with hardware or whatever, can someone please help me resolve this?

Thanks in advance.

Oh and I forgot, sometimes when I try to do something, my computer will freeze for a second, and restart its self...

My setup :
Intel E6600
Gigabyte 965p-ds3 rev 3.3
2 gigs of ram
BFG 7950GT
450W PSU

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I just bought my laptop a few weeks ago and now the screen will randomly go black. I run McAfee and Spy Sweeper often enough. I am running Windows Vista Home Premium(6.0,6001 build) with SP1, it is a gateway laptop. The system model is M-1624 (not sure if it helps). The processor is a AMD Turion 64 X2 with 2 GB memory. Just reply if you can help or you need more information.

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What kind of graphics card are you running? Version and all?

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I own an Alienware 13 R3; just got it today.

For some reason, the screen keeps turning off when a notification pops up, or when I click on links on youtube, twitch or google. (other sites as well, but I don't think it's important)
I have disabled a 'Tobii' software thinking it was the main issue, but even though it helped the problem is persisting.
The screen is perfectly fine when I'm not using it, but after a few minutes of interacting with the interface the screen cuts off.
I find it strange because the keyboard, sound, trackpad... it all works; I tested it by opening a word document, waiting til the screen cut out and typed random stuff; after rebooting the system it was all there.
I have no idea how to fix it and I really don't want to wait 2 weeks for Dell to fix it. Can't seem to find anything online either to help...

Please Help!
 

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I own an Alienware 13 R3; just got it today.

For some reason, the screen keeps turning off when a notification pops up, or when I click on links on youtube, twitch or google. (other sites as well, but I don't think it's important)
I have disabled a 'Tobii' software thinking it was the main issue, but even though it helped the problem is persisting.
The screen is perfectly fine when I'm not using it, but after a few minutes of interacting with the interface the screen cuts off.
I find it strange because the keyboard, sound, trackpad... it all works; I tested it by opening a word document, waiting til the screen cut out and typed random stuff; after rebooting the system it was all there.
I have no idea how to fix it and I really don't want to wait 2 weeks for Dell to fix it. Can't seem to find anything online either to help...

Please Help!
 

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Hello everyone, get ready to have a little bit of reading!

So my problem is actually that my screen (both my screens cuz I got 2) turns black randomly. I am in a CS GO game or playing Eve online and my screens just "stop working". I can close and re-open my main screen and it says "no signal". BUT the computer is still working fine, I was on Discord with friends and they were telling me where to go...didint work out pretty well, but that said, it looks like my GPU crash or something?

Happened twice in 30 min and now it just happened once...
I had another problem 1-2 months ago, well I had that problem for about 6 month or so. Randomly my computer was freezing, image freeze, sound freeze, ALL freeze. (used to happen like 1-2 times a month) Now it seems that it wont freeze (I am gaming less I suppose). But I got this new problem or black screen.

Oh and at the same time I am writing this, I was trying to update my GPU drivers, and it popped an error and close the Nvidia menu...
Well actually I think it might be my GPU that is about to die, but how can I test it? How can I be sure it's the GPU? It could be the power supply getting old and not giving enough power? It could be the motherBoard...maybe?

Here is my build :

System : Windows 7 Professionnel ?(X64)? Service Pack 1
CPU : Intel Core i5 3570 CadencÚ Ó 3.40 GHz
motherBoard : ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. P8H77-V LE Rev X.0x
RAM : Corsair 4x4 DDR3 Ó 666.54 MHz
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
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Hiyah. About a week ago my computer randomly has been starting to turn off and flashing a blue screen. I've attatched a couple mini dumps, so maybe you could help me figure this out through those.

HP Pavilion Laptop.
 

A:Blue Screen...then turns off randomly

Have you recently added any new hardware or even a manual driver update

Have you installed any new programs
 

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Hey Tech Support Guy's users,

Yesterday, I got back to my house, and went on the computer for a short while, then while looking on the internet, my Inspiron 1525's screen died on me. Not only my main screen, but also my other monitors as well, saying there was no signal. I was assuming that it is a dying Video Card, but I wanted to have more insight regarding my question. Is my fear correct, or it is the drivers? I haven't updated my drivers since 4 months ago, so I doubt it is my drivers.

Any who, if you need more information from me, please ask away and I will respond as quickly as possible.

-Tempbid

P.s. I wasn't do sure if I was suppose to put it on Hardware or Window 7 section. Felt like, it could be a window 7 error.
 

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while using my laptop, the screen will turn black, the back light will stay on, and i can press the keys and it will beep n beep at me, i can also click on things if im lucky ill his something and then it will make a loading sound from loading a new webpage, or if im playing a game i cna still shoot n crap, only thing is i cant see wtf is happeinging
anyone able to help

running vista
power setting, are basicaly so the screen never turns off unless its left for 10 mins, no hibernation or sleep, or HDD turn off.
 

A:laptop screen randomly turns black? wtf help

It's more than likely a loose video card. The card sits almost directly under the keypad on a laptop and after use can come loose just enough to be an on again off again problem. Jazz
 

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Computer info:
The computer is an HP Pavilion ze2000 laptop.

Question:
How do I stop my computer from turning off randomly, or stop it from not turning on at all?
Or, what hardware could be causing the problem?

Symptoms:
(1)When I press the power button, the display will turn all gray and then it powers off a second after pressing the button.

(2)A couple days ago, I was able to turn it on, and when I could, it would randomly power off while I'm using it, without warning.

Figured this out so far...
So far, I can guess it's a problem with a loose hardware
because if I hold it a certain way, it won't turn on(1), until maybe if I hold it a different way (upside down, tilted to the side, etc). Or, if it's already on, and I leave it sitting for a while, it stays on... until I pick it up(2).

Thanks for reading this, and many thanks if you have a solution!
 

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So this Christmas i was very excited to get this laptop, and it cost me $600. Overall, this is an outstanding laptop, aside that the graphics card could be better and the sound quality from the speakers isn't as good as I expected it to be. Anyway, back to my question. I have been using the laptop all day long, and so far, everything is working normally. However, at times, randomly; without any notice, the screen goes black and it basically freezes. This happend once while I was typing, and once when I was watching a video. I have been active both times that it turns off, and the battery is never near death when it does this. While the screen is frozen, I cannot do anything with it; only turn it off. And to give you closure, I did try turning the  backlit keyboard on and off; no changes whatsoever, and I also tried pressing the Caps Lock button to find a resonse; and, as presumed, no lights turning on, nothing. Like I said, when these pauses happen, I am highly active and the battery is charged. If it helps, I haven't experienced them WHILE the laptop was charging. It's a shame that such a great laptop has a simple flaw that could probably be easily fixed. Thanks for listening,Jalen











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A:HP pavillion beats screen randomly turns off

You are a godsend. Very useful info. Thank you so very much. Which brings me to my last question; in the document, it mentioned manually restarting the computer with the power button when the lock ups occur due to overheating, unable to produce image on screen, etc. I was wondering if manually restarting the PC this way would at all cause damage or cause the PC to be slower in the future. Thank you so much again for your help! Jalen

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My PC randomly turns off and after that I get an error log. I have tried a lot of solutions from the internet and nothing works. I even took it to a store to fix the problem and they just replaced the psu but obviously that's not the problem.
Tried with several different ram sticks too.

At first, I had a beep codes (1 long, 3 short) that's gone now, but my pc turns off after a few minutes of using my pc.

RAM: 2gb (atm) otherwise 4gb
Video Card: Geforce GTS 450
CPU: Amd athlon 64x2 5000+
Windows 7 32bit (Reinstalled from 64bit just in case it might solve my issue.)


Here's the log I mentioned above.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 85A2279C
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\010313-18532-01.dmp
C:\Users\piece of shit\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-36816-0.sysdata.xml

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I have quite a few problems with my laptop that have been happening since day 1. My laptop screen constantly turns black at night -- this happens while the power supply is plugged in and when it is now. The notebook will be on but the screen will turn black randomly and then come back on at random times. It is very frustrating when working on a project. Also, the screen will just start blinking hysterically. THis happens whether the touchscreen is on or off and whether the bluetooth is on or off. At times, it will just freeze when I am trying to log back in. It will keep spinning and never log back in. I really need help with this issue as I've tried everything. I am in the IT industry so I have a great deal of knowledge with technology. I just can't deal with the screen randomly turning black and hysterically blinking. Anyone else having this issue or know how to fix the issue? Thank you.

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I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this but, ever since I reformatted my laptop, it randomly freezes for about a second and a stuttering noise comes up. Then the screen turns black. It doesn't shut off because I could see the back light, it just turns completely black. What's causing this problem and how do I fix it? I checked the Event Logger and there are tons of errors and some critical kernal-power things.

A:Laptop randomly freezes and screen turns black after

Can you start in Safe Mode? If you can, do the following steps in safe mode.Click Start Menu
Right click My Computer/Computer
Click Manage
Click Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand Display adapters
Right click each display adapter in that list and click Uninstall (do not hit OK when the dialog pops up after clicking Uninstall)
Put a tick to delete driver software for the device and click OK
Restart Windows in normal mode

If you continue to have the same problem or other problems, let us know.

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Hello!

I'm looking for some advice and guidance.
I am not a technical expert on computer hardware. I understand the basics and that's about the extent of it.

My current PC is a Dell desktop/tower; it runs Windows 7; it uses an Intel Core Duo processor. It is a few years old (I'd estimate 3 or 4 years old). I plug my PC into a Belkin surge protector/multi-outlet device, which plugs into the wall electrical outlet.

My problem is that recently the PC randomly has been instantly powering-down and then a few seconds later powering-up again and rebooting. This happens twice or 3 times a day, on average. I have no explanation for it. I do know that it's highly annoying and I'm concerned and want to do something to fix this problem before any permanent damage occurs to my PC.

Last week, I searched the internet briefly for advice, and the two possible causes that popped-up in search results were: A) overheating, or B) issues with the power cord. Given that, over the past week, in my spare time, I have totally rerouted all the cords and wires behind my computer desk, to ensure that no wires were tangling, pulling, or weighing-down on the power cord for my PC. I also totally dusted out the cabinet and backside of the PC tower, and gently vacuumed the "fan" area on the back of the PC, to ensure it was free of dust and lint. I removed some random objects from the PC cabinet (CD's, mice, keyboard, etc.) to ensure that there was plenty of "ai... Read more

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ASUS HD 6950 2GB DC II
ASUS M5A88-M EVO
AMD Phenom II X6 1045
OCZ MODX STREAM-PRO PSU (700W)
8gb Corsair Vengance at 9-9-24 and 1600Mhz
Western Digital 1tb Green

I was told this was most likely a problem with HDD or RAM.
So i have tried replacing my HDD with an old spare, but the pc would still turned off. So i am running HD Tune on my primary HDD to test for errors.
The health tab returns no errors though so i am assuming that this is all good.

I ran memtest 86+ overnight , but with both sticks installed, and it returned no errors (should i retry with one stick at a time?) .

The apparent next cause of such an issue would be the PSU, but after runnnig occt for 30-60 mins it gave voltages on all 3 rails well within 5%, the largest deviation was about 0.5% . Should i also check the bios volatges ?

My cpu reaches about 70 C at full load under OCCT's burn in tests, so i dont think that would be a problem.

It seems to occur more in some games than others, although it also has occurred while at idle.

Also sometimes the peripherals and screen freeze for up to 3 seconds and then become responsive again, they also make the usb insertion sound when they reconnect , so i am assuming that they are losing signal from the mobo.

This leads me to believe that the mobo is the problem, although i dont have a spare one to test with at the moment.

One last note, it can freeze/turn off up to 5 times a day, but then work fine for then next 3-4 days... It seems completely random

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A:PC crashes randomly and turns off randomly

Hello,

Please post the temp and voltage readings from the BIOS.

Once you have this info install HWMonitor and post a screenshot of the program at idle and under load (while gaming)

Randoms shutdowns can usually be attributed to overheating component or power related.

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Hi,
I'm having trouble with two of my desktops.
Desktop #1 Problem:
When all cords and such are plugged in, I press the power button. The desktop turns on for about 1-2 seconds and then restarts. The bios doesn't flash, the os doesn't boot. As far as I can tell the desktop restarts indefinitely. Any ideas what's going on here?
--Desktop Type: HP Pavilion a705W
I found someone with a similar problem here

Desktop #2 Problem:
I bought some 3M Dust Remover a few days ago. I disconnected power, along with everything else, from a desktop of mine. Pulled the cover off and started blowing the dust out of the case. I put everything back together, plugged it in, and the desktop doesn't work. It boots to a blank screen with the the power and hard drive led's stuck on, on the front of the desktop. The led on the back of the power supply turns on, I can hear the hard drive spin up, it detects the cd/dvd drives, floppy drive and then just hangs with the led's stuck on. Anyone have an idea what might be going on here?
--Desktop Type: Compaq Presario S4200NX

Thanks for the help, I'm hoping to get atleast one of these back online w/o buying a whole new desktop.
-Chris
 

A:HELP! Desktop turns on and restarts repeatedly, other turns on to black screen

Hi….

Desktop 1:

Do you see anything on your screen at all while this is happening?

Have you tried to press the setup key to see if the BIOS will come up and make changes?

Do you have any USB devices (other than keyboard or mouse) hooked up? If so, try disconnecting them and see if it will at least POST or attempt to go into the OS.

WARNING: Before checking the capacitors, disconnect the power cord on your system and press & hold the POWER button to allow the power to discharge! Also, you should always ground yourself before touching computer components to prevent static discharge!

Just FYI, some of the motherboards in this series of HP’s have issues with the capacitors.

You should take a look at the capacitors to see if the tops of them are raised or discolored. Also, if you put your finger on the top of the capacitors, they should feel as if they are INDENTED and not flush or raised. Raising or discoloration (up to and including a black tar looking substance on the tops indicate a leaking capacitor).

Desktop 2:

Any POST sounds (beeps) produced at all?

Have you tried the monitor from Desktop 1 on this one?

Anything at all displayed on the monitor, to include CHECK CABLE message?

Recommendation: Open the case again and ensure that all the cards, memory, drive cables and so forth are all connect properly and not loose or dislodged.

Do you know how to RESET your BIOS to default using the onboard jumpers?

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Hi, I just bought my laptop IdeaPad 320 two days ago. It was running normally and when I installed a rendering software it stuck soO restarted it by press the power button. After turning off, I tried to turn on and it started to have prob. It turned on while there is a black screen appearing only and automatically turns off after 20 seconds. Can someone please help me? 

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My OS is Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

I checked recent errors in the event viewer program and found this:

Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 6/11/2011 5:32:04 PM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Maniatis-HPC-PC
Description:
Faulting application name: SearchIndexer.exe, version: 7.0.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bcdd0
Faulting module name: ESENT.dll, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bda4f
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0016257b
Faulting process id: 0xdb8
Faulting application start time: 0x01cc287f0195a620
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\ESENT.dll
Report Id: 3f768f40-9472-11e0-9703-001bb9ddd3dc
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
<Provider Name="Application Error" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">1000</EventID>
<Level>2</Level>
<Task>100</Task>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-06-11T21:32:04.000000000Z" />
<EventRecordID>31157</EventRecordID>
<Channel>Application</Channel>
<Computer>Maniatis-HPC-PC</Computer>
<Security />
</System>
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A:PC randomly turns off

Hi.
If you have any minidumps please follow these steps http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html
Those are the instructions how to upload a minidump.
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In meantime check ur temps,with Core Temp
Or in BIOS,how? restart,repeatedly click delete or any other appropriate key until you see the enter setup message,check in there the CPU and System temps.
Also write ur complete system specs,as memory,cpu,graphic card,psu etc.

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hi, my pc randomly turns off, when i try to on it again it goes back off after about 5 secs...i then have to off the plugs for about 10mins to make the pc work again....below is a hijackthis log, please could someone advise me on other problems aswell...thanks:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 22:01:26, on 05/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Apps\Powercinema\PCMService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 922\dlbtbmgr.exe
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Log looks okay
Overheating perhaps?
 

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I'm having a problem with my new build, it keeps turning itself off at random times without warning. There's no specific pattern that I have noticed. Sometimes it won't even stay on long enough for me to reach the bios, and other times it will go all the way into my windows vista and stay on for a while. The first time I boot it up it was on for a good 4 hours, then it shut off. Turned it back on and it stayed on for like 2 hours. Now I'm at a point where its turning off at random times. What could be the problem?

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==>Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
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==>mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
==>Western Digital 500GB 7200 RPM
==>LOGISYS 650W
 

A:PC turns off randomly

WE are using very similar parts in our rigs but your pc cutting out could be a list of things. Anything from bios setup, drivers for numerous things and even bad wiring or memory setup. Without knowing what you have done to this machine it's very hard to tell and this kind of problem is a process of elimination. Tell us what you have installed and anything you altered in bios. If you overclocking it, then it's no wonder but odds are it's your bios or memory, possibly a driver. Set the bios to defeault or reset the Cmos on the board to reset it, install this Nvidia driver here
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

Restart following Nvidia instructions and see how it runs. Beyond that you may want to adjust your memory and try setting it a lower frequency. Many think higher speed ram is best but it's actually not, will read higher on Vista only because of latency. I run 667mhz ram unlinked and set to 533mhz in bios and then matches the cpu internal freq of 266mhz (q6600). You have double that. If you overclocking the ram is what will get you 1st, and god only knows what your timings are. Try the bios reset and make sure oyu have the correct Nvidia driver and then see how it's going.

EDIT: I just realized something very important and more regarding your memory you are using.. you can't install 1066mhz ram on a 750i! You can get it up to 1066 overclocked but you can only use 800mhz ram!! Scratch the rest of my advice, you need 667... Read more

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Hi guys,

I need some of your finest technical assistance!

I've been having a problem with my PC for months now where it seems to randomly turn off when under load (I've not seen it power off whilst doing regular tasks like word or chrome use).

I figured it was the power supply (that I have now replaced and the problem continues) causing the issues as the PC seems to just shut off instantly without warning. There are no blue screens or error messages when I turn the PC back on.

After looking at the event viewer this is what it tells me (see jpeg)

This is absolutely ruining my gaming experiences and if somebody could help me I'd be very grateful.

System Specs:

Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz

Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti

Motherboard
Asus Maximus VII Hero

RAM
16 GB

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10240), 64-bit
 

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My PC randomly shuts down. This all started roughly two weeks ago, but it keeps getting worse and more frequent. When it shuts down I have to flip the switch in the back, wait a few seconds, then flip it again before restarting. The power button on the front does nothing.
(The PC is completely off when it shuts down. It's not running at all)
I pinpointed the problem down to 3 possibilities out of everything I found on google that could be causing this.

1. Drivers are not up to date (this is a very high possibility BUT I think something is wrong because the updates are endless. Every time I log on to my PC, I get a notification from AMD that there is a new update available. I spent about an hour the other day just updating and restarting my PC over and over. Whats up with that?)

2. Overheating seems to be a common issue especially since it is Summer. BUT I have turned my fans up manually to 100%, simply started Overwatch, and just sat there at the Main Menu. My PC turned off within 30 seconds. I would say that is the issue but I have had my PC turn off during a Youtube video or just browsing the internet..... Plus my PC can handle BF4 and Overwatch with ease so why would it be an issue now?

3. I might have a virus. Windows Defender has been known to not be the best ( I have experienced this first hand) so this could be a possibility but I dont know for sure obviously.

I joined this website for this issue because I really dont know exactly what I am doing.

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I just built a new PC. Its turning off randomly It has never done this until recently. Its a fairly new computer. I put it together about a week ago. Everything on it is brand new. I have a video of it crashing so that it can explain itself better. Any help would appreciated.

Move to 2:50

h t t p : / /www . youtube . com /watch?v=l98KnBQ3WgE
(had to seperate to post =/ )

Video may still be finalizing. Should be done quickly

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/29/2009, 20:56:07
Machine name: HAZERADE-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 10/07/09 10:40:26 Ver: 08.00.15
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3328MB RAM
Page File: 1024MB used, 5627MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode
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A:PC Randomly Turns off

hmmm, does this problem happen when you've been using the computer for a long time? if so, it may be the proc overheating and shutting itself down. Try reseating the heatsink / reapplying thermal paste on the processor, hopefully that will help.
 

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My pc just randomly turns off. I dont think it is over heating as i can turn it back on stay on for 30 mins - 1hour. It is not a BSOD, any help please.

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usually a sign of a failing power supply what brand and model is yoru PC ? what size power supply does it have in watts? how old is the pc?

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Hello, I have a question.
My laptop (Lenovo M30-70) turns off randomly once in a while, I already did a virus scan but it said there were no virusses found.
Can you help me?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4010U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4004 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 421 GB (320 GB Free); D: 24 GB (24 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, INVALID
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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My Hp Pavilion Notebook has started randomly turning off today. It happened 2 times today and once yesterday. It basically just shuts off as it would if i held the power button down, and then restarts on it's own. It brings up a black screen saying that the system wasn't responding and shows options to start in safe mode or whatever (i'm sure you know the one i mean). My laptop is just over a month old so i don't understand why this is happening. I don't think it's an overheating problem because i have a cooling pad which i always use. My laptops been running around 40C all day, which isn't any different from any other day. Any insights on what the problem could be?

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Send it back for a refund. That sounds like a hardware failure, and HP doesn't have a very good record of fixing hardware problems permanently.

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I know there is a topic that addresses this already, but I have some computer-specific questions related to the procedure/advice that is given in the other thread. I have a IBM ThinkCentre 3.0Ghz machine that is randomly shutting itself off. It appears to be an overheating issue. The other post recommends checking the fans. I see two fans in there (they both work), but does anyone know how many fans there are in this machine (it's a tower). Is there a hidden fan that isn't working or is it just the two I can see? Second, if the heatsink has a thermal pad, do I still need to apply a new layer of thermal paste? Third, what temperature should a computer run at? The other post included a link to a diagnostic tool, but I don't have any benchmark for comparing my computer. Also, if the computer shuts down when it gets hot, how can I use the tool?

Thanks for your help!
 

A:My computer turns itself off randomly

computer shuts off randomly

Do you mean that if I just leave the computer sitting there after it has shut down, it will turn back on after 5-10 minutes? When the computer does its "I'm turning myself off in the middle of a process" routine, the mouse, keyboard, harddrive, all that junk turn off, but the power light remains on. Will it restart after it cools down? Also, when I try to restart the computer, it will get to the desktop, then shut down. It does get by the BIOS and loadup screens, though. Is this normal for an overheating issue? Finally, what kind of issues could it be with RAM? Are there any tests/diagnostic tools to check?

Thanks
 

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What's the first step in figuring out what's wrong? It has two brand new 250mm fans. When it started doing this last weekend I thought it was overheating, so I got it new fans but the problem has persisted. What else can I check and how?
It's a custom built PC, originally built in 2009.
It's running windows 8.1 64 bit
AMD Phenom 9950 Quad-Core processor 2.60 GHz
8GB memory
AMD Radeon R7 370 Series graphics card
Seagate  1TB SATA HDD
MSI DKA790GX Motherboard
PSU 860 WATT ATX12V
EDIT: Looking in the Custom log reveals Kernel 41 errors. Tried to run use windows diagnostic to check the memory and it only got to 80% complete (no errors detected yet) before shutting down with another 41 error. This leads me to believe it's not memory since it had the error during the test, and my assumption would be the memory wouldn't be in use that way if it were attempting to check it, is this correct? How can I find out which part it is? If it's the PSU or Motherboard etc. IF it's a faulty PSU what do I need to check when buying a new one to make sure it's compatible to my motherboard?

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I don't know what got into my pc. It was running fine and then 3 days ago, it started randomly shutting down.
The times when it shut down:

-Just when i started rendering something in sony vegas
-During minecraft

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300002 MB, Free - 127998 MB; D: Total - 247211 MB, Free - 117505 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5W
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Any ideas why? NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
 

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Hello,

I have a Maxtor OneTouch II 300gb external hard drive. It works fine sometimes, but there's times when it turns off/on quickly (I don't mean off/on, I mean it is recognized by the computer, then it isn't). Sometimes this cycles over and over (as the 'new device found' sound repeats) Sometimes it gives Delayed Write Failed error msgs too. It seems to shut off randomly though, even when I'm not active on any of the computers I've hooked it up to. Wondering if there's any way to fix this?

Thanks in advance-
Mike
 

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Over the past couple of days my computer has just been shutting down randomly. I feel like it might be because its overheating but my dad says its not. Could something be wrong with the fan in the computer?
 

A:Computer sometimes randomly turns off?!?!

What are the specs of the pc?
 

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Hi, I'll start with a brief description of my PC. It's a 2400XP with a 400W Q-tec PSU, running Win2K with SP4. I've got ZA free, AVG free, spywareblaster, spywareguard, adaware and spybot as well.

My PC was running fine until a wire stopped the fan from turning, and the CPU overheated a couple of times, and hence turned itself off after an audible alarm. I've sorted this out, and set the fan speed to max, but the PC now regularly turns off with no alarm. It even does it when I use a floppy boot disc and leave it at the A prompt!! Most of the time it turns off after about a minute, but occasionally it will run for a few hours.

Please can anyone suggest where I should look to sort out this problem, as it's driving me mad?

Many thanks in advance, Chris.

A:Computer turns off randomly

Sounds like a hardware problem. Could be the Power Supply or an issue with the Mother Board. Or you may have fried the CPU or a memory chip.

I would replace the Power Supply first and then if that doesn't fix it, test the Memory chips to see if they have any errors.

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My Aero will just randomly turn off, even when I have it plugged into the wall and have it on "High performance" setting. It's really annoying because I don't particularly like the look of Vista Basic, only use it when I am doing something that I am not paying so much attention to the look or care as much (and want to save battery).

Also my COM Surrogate (i think thats wut its called) regularly has errors when I run videos/etc. This is a new thing, did not used to happen...
 

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Hi,

I am using an HP e-pc machine (which uses a small form factor motherboard) and recently it simply switches off with no warning what so ever. Seems to happen more often when running intense applications.

I'm unable to reboot it using the power switch, I have to manually unplug the cable, and plug it back in at the back to get it to turn on. It'll switch off in dos (in the bios menu) and in windows, no bsod or anything similar.

I thought it was a heat issue, however after ensuring the heatsink+fan were properly set, then leaving the case open and hainvg a second fan blow at it, it still turns itself off.

This is a pentium III machine, and unfortunately there are no temperature gauges in the bios, and I don't everest doesn't recognise any either. The power supply is an external one, similar to a laptop power supply design, using a 19v/3.16A.

I am not normally able to keep it running for over an hour.

Thanks in advance,

Louis.
 

A:Computer randomly turns off

Since you've determined its not a heating issue, it could be a power supply issue. Do you have another power supply you could test?
 

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Hi, ive been having this problem for a while but it is not constant. My computer will simply turn off randomly. Sometimes i can go for hours and hours of gaming and it will be fine so ive ruled out over heating as an issue. It was suggested that maybe a slot of RAM had become faulty causing my computer to turn off.

Today i decided to test my RAM by running high demanding programs hopefully causing my computer to switch off. Then i would take out a single slot of RAM to see if that was the problem. The thing is ive been running programs all day and my system hasn't shut off once. I know should be patient but to be honest this is taking the piss.

If anyone has had this sort of problem and could share some information on what may be causing the problem then please help.

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Sorry to hear re your issues with your PC. I have similar issues myself with random shutdowns. They can be very frustrating as well as hard to pinpoint.

Best thing to do is to highlight any other troubleshooting steps you have taken, any errors you have seen and follow this link as it will help more technically minded help you.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

It is a sticky at the top re bluescreens. Run those files and post them and maybe someone may be able to help.

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it all started when i changed my x1050 radeon for a geforce 8500 gt video card..... then all this started happening... oddly a friend of mine also has vista and has the same problem when he used his galaxy geforce card... any help would be great and sorry for the trouble
 

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I have an Envy P106 laptop. It will randomly turn itself off. I replaced the battery yesterday and it happened again today. The laptop and battery are not hot at all. I usually have to wait about ten minutes or so before I can get it to turn back on. Suggestions?

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Hello,I just got a yoga 910 as a present from my bf a week ago.I was using it while charging yesterday without any porblem but the screen went black randomly.Also, when I tried to reboot it, the keyboard will light up for like 3 sec and nothing will happen.It's fully charged and a brand new laptop...but since yesterday it won't turn on at all.Does anyone have this happen to them or know any solution to turn this back on?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:38:23 PM, on 10/18/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeC:\Windows\MHotKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Windows\CNYHKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartCopy\SmartCopy.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartLauncher\SmartLauncher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Windows\ChiFuncExt.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Kiwee Toolbar\2.9.201\kwtbaim.exeC:\Windows\ModLedKey.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exec:\PROGRA~2\mcafee\V... Read more

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Hello! I have a Dell inspiron laptop with a windows 7 OS. A few weeks ago, I had set down my laptop on my bed and had fallen asleep, only to awaken and see that it had turned off. I thought nothing of it then, believing it simply overheated but it's happened a few times since then. Today, I had set my laptop down on a glass table and I fell asleep on the sofa there, only to wake up four hours later with the laptop off. Again, I believed it was a heating problem but turning it on and going to the pool, I would return one hour later to see that it was off once more! It's strange, because it doesn't turn off when I am at it and doing something on the laptop but if I turn away form it, there is a chance that I may find it off when I return. It cannot be that someone is turning it off as I live by myself. Every time I turn it on after finding it off, it takes me to the Windows Error Recovery black page at the beginning.

Could this be a heating problem or something else?

Thank you very much!

A:Computer turns off randomly

Hello,

More than likely it IS an over heating issue started or aggravated by leaving it on the bed. That tends to block tightly the air ports in or out that vent the CPU and GPU.

The startup screen you note occurs after a crash so its not going to sleep or hibernation. You should check the power settings anyway and turn off any power saving features while your testing and switch to high performance. This should make the issue occur faster as well. Watch a movie or play a game to heat things up faster.

If that doesn't identify the cause let us know. If it does crash look to cleaning the vents with a vacuum, open the bottom panels and check for lint or dirty heatsinks and fan. if your lucky the thermal past is still good no balled solder issues.
Good luck,
Zen

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Hello everyone. I'm having some problems with my computer shutting down randomly. No BSOD. I just reset the BIOS and removed a single GPU, so I am no longer in SLI mode.

Thanks for any help you can give!

Specs below

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Mind if I ask what steps you've taken so far? Given that you are one of the more advanced users, I do not want to post steps that have already been taken, i.e. temperature monitoring, checking for dust, etc. Especially since you put me through those steps when I first started on here, so I know that you know what to look for there.

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I recently installed my hardware components in a new case along with a new hard drive and a new power supply unit. Since the installation everything seemed to be running smoothly, except for the fact that my computer shuts down randomly. When I play Far Cry 2 my computer shuts down consistently after about 20 minutes, and with casual PC use my computer shuts down after about 90 minutes. My guesses for this problem is that there is something wrong with my power supply, despite the fact that it got very good reviews, my motherboard is shot, or some component that is connected to my mobo is overheating. If anyone knows how I can solve this problem, that would be greatly appreciated!

PC Specifications:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.7GHz
GPU: XFX Nvidia GeForce 8800GTX
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007
Mobo: Asus P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
 

A:Computer Randomly Turns Off

Yes JoeM076,
I would say that the Corsair is a great power supply! You have an Asus motherboard. Could it have been damaged by static while moving it into another case. Is everything snug and connected securely? What about properly cleaning the old thermal paste off and reseating the CPUs heatsink and fan. How are the case fans? Are they running freely?
 

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I've had this problem for a while now. On my laptop there is a light that indicates that the wifi is turned on. The light randomly turns off and my internet stops working. The only way I can turn it back on is to restart. I've tried going to Connect To on the Start menu and then to Wireless Network Connection. When the wifi light has turned off, the Wireless Network Connection window will not open for me to try to repair or reconnect. It seems like a problem with Windows, as the wireless connection and strength are fine and all other computers continue working. I've run security software thinking it may be a virus, but the problem continues. I have no other ideas and no idea what's going on. I'm getting frustrated having to restart over and over again, please help!

A:Wifi randomly turns off

See if you can download the latest drivers for your wireless network adapter.

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Hello,
I have an HP Pavilion 15 that is about 3 years old. It has a 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core i5-4210U processor. 
 
Twice today, my laptop has, without warning, shut off completely. The only way to bring it back up is to plug it in, despite the battery being at around 30% or 50%. I had updated my computer in between the two shutdowns. I am not sure if it has anything to do with Windows 8.1 or not. If I could get help on this, that would be great. Have a good day!

A:Computer Turns off Randomly

It might not be any software issue. Laptop and its parts stop working optimally after a random time (generally 3 years or till end of your warranty). Also there can be any loose ends/ loose contacts. That's a general case though.
 
You can also try cleaning with CCleaner for any errors (just in case).
 
Check the battery health once. Go through the link if you don't know how.

https://www.howtogeek.com/217010/how-to-generate-a-battery-health-report-on-windows-8-or-windows-10/ 

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Hi guys

I was wondeing if anyone could give me a explanation for why my computer randomly turns off after 30-2h of it being on? The computer will boot up fine, load all programs like normal - i can start a game or word doc and work with those for a bit but then the computer randomly turns itself off! It wont turn back on straight away unless i turn it off/on at the back and unplug-plug it back in.

Now, I've concluded from tests that it is not the PSU (PSU tester) or a temperature problem (I've monitored my CPU - doesnt go over 50C = but not tested the MOBO temp - case temp is about 40-45C).

My specs are: ASUS P4-800SE, P4 2.8GHz, 1 GB DDR RAM, 320GB HDD, 500W Coolermaster PSU, 512MB Radeon 1650PRO AGP, Soundblaster 5.1.

I was wondering it could be bad RAM or MOBO - how could I test each component exclusively? Does it matter that the RAM (2*512MB) are in slots 1 and 3 (of 4))?

BTW I installed GOW around the time this problem started but did a system restore...

Any help would be much appreciated and merry xmas to all
 

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Asus boards are usually pretty reliable but a visual inspection to check for damaged capacitors might reveal something - I have had the same symptoms before and it was either the main board or the capacitors in the PSU (Tested OK as well!) that caused the problem. Try another PSU if no fat caps on the motherboard - do NOT under any circumstances muck about with the caps in the PSU - there's almost enough volts in them to kill! No kidding....
 

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A family member has reported that her computer eventually randomly shuts off, often in sleep mode. I've run the followings antivirus programs: Norton Securty (the antivirus installed on the CPU), Norton Power Eraser, AdwCleaner (this found HKCU/registry/conduit), JunkwareRemoval, and MBAM. Besides the "conduit" line AdwCleaner found, everything else comes out negative.
 
So either this is a crazy virus or something with the computer itself. I caught the CPU turning off randomly. When I turned it back on, the screen saying that the CPU did not turn off right and "window error recovery" showed up. I chose to start up normally and Windows reported the attached picture file (I just took a screenshot of the window). I've no idea what minidump and the oher file is, but I'm guessing minidump has to do with memory.
 
Here's the last error report as well:
Source
Windows
Summary
Shut down unexpectedly
Date
‎3/‎1/‎2015 4:12 PM
Status
Not reported
Problem signature
Problem Event Name:    BlueScreen
OS Version:    6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID:    1033
Files that help describe the problem (some files may no longer be available)
030115-20685-01.dmp
sysdata.xml
Extra information about the problem
BCCode:    9f
BCP1:    0000000000000003
BCP2:    FFFFFA8008059060
BCP3:    FFFFF80000B9C4D8
BCP4:    FFFFFA800C6968D0
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A:Computer Turns off Randomly

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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