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Constantly shuts down when moved a little or shaken.

Q: Constantly shuts down when moved a little or shaken.

My Hp notebook keeps shutting down on its own. This happens if it is moved or shaken. I just feel so bad right now because i use it for everythiing. Bought it on groupon frefrubished. Warranty expired. Please help.

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Preferred Solution: Constantly shuts down when moved a little or shaken.

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I have a Dell Optiplex running Windows XP Pro SP3, running Symantec Endpoint Protection, and I have the most up-to-date windows updates, and IE and Firefox browsers.

The browsers are my problem. They both will work for a little bit and then crash. Not just one crash but 4-10 times in the span of a few minutes, on all types of sites (facebook, google searches, yahoo mail, ebay, etc). I?m pretty much on my last nerve and very frustrated with this problem. It has been going on for about a week now.

Here is a list of what I have done to try and fix the problem:
? Uninstalled and reinstalled both
? Updated Java (it is enabled in both)

I have pasted just a few of the Event Error logs. Now keep in mind that this list can go on and on but this is just from Monday and Tuesday:

Faulting application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.5512, faulting module shell32.dll, version 6.0.2900.5622, fault address 0x001f1027.
Faulting application firefox.exe, version, faulting module xul.dll, version, fault address 0x001b2015.
Faulting application firefox.exe, version, faulting module xul.dll, version, fault address 0x001b2015.
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, faulting module jscript.dll, version 5.8.6001.18702, fault address 0x00029e4c.
Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 8.0.6001.18702, faulting module mshtml.dll, version 8.0.6001.18783, fault address 0x001bb8e7.
Fault bucket 1180947459.
Hanging application iexplore.e... Read more

A:Firefox and IE Crashing Constantly [Moved]

Symantec is known to not be the best in catching malware that might come into your system. I would try running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and see if that finds anything. Download it from here: http://www.malwarebytes.org. Please then post its log back here! Thanks

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I formerly posted under monitor shuts down/electrical, however, we have since ruled out electrical problems. So, here's my new quest for help. After the CPU runs for about 5 minutes, the screen goes black, the power light shuts off and the harddrive light stays solid. You reboot and it only runs for about 1 to 2 minutes each consecutive try. It's an HP Pavilion. Any thoughts?

A:CPU constantly shuts down

Sounds like either the CPU or the video card is overheating. Have you physically checked either of these to be sure that the heat sinks are clean?

You may need to pull the CPU, clean it, and reseat it using a good thermal paste and not the pad (or similar) that was originally in place.

If the video card/ heat sink and fan are dirty and have been left that way for any length of time then it may be pooched.

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My pc consists of these hardwares:

Asus P5N-E-SLI
3*1Gig Geil Mem
Core2 duo 6600
750W Thermaltake PSU
8800 GTx MSI

My pc crashed today. It had been on for 3 hours and I had opera running, 3ds max9 and itunes, same scenario as everyday the last weeks. I had not begun any work in max; neither was any heavy program running. Suddenly I heard a 1-2 second beep and the pc shut down. I immediately tried to turn the pc on again 5-10 times but it showed no signs of life. There were no signs of short circuits, no heat from the cabinet out of the ordinary. We tried to remove memory bricks, switch to a 7950gt GPU but still no life. Oh, but the green standby light on the MB was on, so there was obviously power in some form.

I then changed to a 400W PSU and now there was a change in the pc?s behaviour. When I turned it on it would boot like normal for about 10-20 seconds. Some times until the first windows start up screen, some times not, before the pc shut down. If I tried to enter BIOS I had about 5 seconds in there before the pc shut down. If I chose safe mode, no matter which option, the pc still turned off after few seconds. Afterwards I put in the first 700W PSU again, and this time, unlike in the beginning when the pc wouldn?t even start, it lasts dor a few seconds exactly like when the 400W PSU was in. I then put in my friends one 160 WD HD, but same crap as always.

So I think I have found out its not a problem with the following:... Read more

A:Pc shuts down constantly

"MB maybe?"

In a word "YES"...

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It happens more than I'd like it to. It usually happens when ...
1) I half-and-half things, meaning, I press windows key+left or right arrow and place 1 thing on half of the screen and 1 thing on the other. For example, if I put my google chrome browser on the left and something i'm watching on VLC media player on the right, while I'm watching what I'm watching, if I go to something on google chrome and maybe open up 2-3 tabs of something random, my google chrome will keep flashing (not responding) at the top and my cursor will go between the normal cursor and the "page loading" cursor ever .001 seconds or something, almost like it's having a seizure. It's so annoying. Usually to get past this "seizure" my browser has, i click somewhere else not on the browser and it stops momentarily.
2) Also, sometimes when I half-and-half my browser and microsoft word 2010, if im typing on google chrome, my page might "sneeze" (and by sneeze, i mean, act weird for like... a milisecond) and all of a sudden I'm typing on microsoft word. It's really weird and I don't understand it. How in the world can i be typing on chrome and all of the sudden start typing on microsoft word?
Sorry if this doesnt make sense, but i explained it the best way i could

A:MOVED..Computer programs constantly (not responding)

What is your Operating system?

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My Windows Explorer crashes almost every time I try to use it. The same thing happens when I try to use My Computer. It doesn't give me an error message, it just shuts down after being open for about ten seconds.

I've searched all over the internet for a fix for this problem and nothing is working. I've defragged the hard drive. I've ran Adaware, Spybot, AVG, and done several online virus and malware scans and nothing seems to fix this problem.

This has been happening for months now and its driving me nuts! Any help would be most appreciated.


A:why does windows explorer crash constantly?[moved from XP]

Hello and welcome to TSF

Go to system properties (right-click on my computer => properties), then => Advanced => Settings, under Startup and Recovery.
Uncheck "automatically reboot"

This should give you a blue screen (BSOD) when the computer hangs, report here with what it says

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Hiya i have been having a problem with my PC for some time now, its got the the point where its completely un-usable i have had to buy another PC just so i can use one, the problem im having is when i boot up the PC it only stays on for a few mins and then shuts its self down

once this has happened the PC never starts up again just loops rebooting itself from the main splash screen, at first i thought it was windows but have found out the PC continues to shut it self down even when im in the bios and windows hasn't loaded, the only way to reboot it again is to unplug power supply and plug it back in again and it comes up but then follows the same process over again. it stays on for about 1 to 2 mins if im lucky i have no time at all to follow the usual things like check error logs turn off automatic restart stuff like that still does the same in safe mode.

there's a few things that i have noticed which has led me to believe its not windows its self which is when the PC hasn't been turned on but the power plug is in the fans are constantly running, this has lead me to believe its a power pack fault but im finding it difficult to asses this as i have bought 1 power pack and lent another and both of them are still not the correct power pack. i was always lead to believe there are 2 kinds of power pack ATX or Mini ATX but neither seem to have the correct connections on,

just wanted to get someone else's opinion on this as im at a lost as to what to do i don't think its ... Read more

A:Computer shuts down constantly

Post the Brand name of the PSU. Should be listed on the label.

While able to get into BIOS can you post the temps and voltage listed there.

Symptoms seem to be PSU related.

You should be able to connect a ATX PSU to that board. What connections are you

having problems with?

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I suppose I should just post the logfile from HijackThis, so here it is. I don't really understand how to read this stuff, so if anyone could help I'd greatly appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:07:23 PM, on 5/21/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\TVersity\Media Server\MediaServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Fil... Read more

A:Need some help, explorer.exe shuts down constantly

Ok.We need to download ComboFix.exe. This will give a better view to the files running and also hidden on your computer.
Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix

When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you. Please copy and paste the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new 'HijackThis' log so that we can continue to do any further cleaning that your system may require.

Caution: Never run and remove files with Combofix unless supervised by a qualified security analyst who is experienced in the use of Combofix. Mal use can cause serious computer problems

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.


Please download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop

Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive%
(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, the Advanced Options Menu should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press Enter.
Choose your usual account.

Open the extra... Read more

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A couple of days ago I was scanning the computer with Ad-Aware and the computer shut down. Everytime I turned it back on, it loaded up and then would shut down when it got to the desktop. I unplugged the internet and started it in safe mode, scanned for viruses, used Ad-Aware, Spybot, and hijackthis. There was a bit of spyware, including the nasty searchmiracle and elite toolbar. I got rid of all the spyware, turned the computer back on w/internet and all seemed fine until about an hour ago. I was using the internet and the computer shut off. When I started it up, the disk check thing appeared and started to check and the computer shut off. Then I started it and skipped the disk check, but when I got to the desktop, it shut off again. Finally, it was able to finish the disk check and it fixed a few problems, and now I'm back on the computer, online and everything, hopefully all is well, but I don't know. Could the disk check thing have fixed the problem? What else could it be? I noticed that sometimes when I would try to turn the computer back on, it wouldn't, pushing the button wouldn't do anything, and on the back of the tower, the light for the power wasn't on, and I would have to remove the power cord and push it in and out a few times for the light to come on so I could turn on the computer. So frustrating.

Here's my computer specs:

HP Pavilion 531w
1.3 Ghz celeron processor
256mb ram
40gb hdd
windows xp home

A:Computer shuts down constantly

I would check the wiring connections in the power cable and all wiring from the wall socket to the computer.

Sounds like a loose connection to me.

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Hi Dear,
My name's Montana from london and i've got a problem with my sony laptop viao recently as it keeps on shuting on and off over and over and i cant even do anything.....Is there anyway i can solve this issue please.....?

I look forward to hearing from you


A:Laptop shuts off and on constantly...

My first guess would be it's over heating if it's just shutting down. If your getting a BSOD then it could also be a bad piece of software and hardware.

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I have a problem with my PC that I desperately want to solve because it's driving me mad.

For about the last year or so my PC's developed a little habit of shutting down completely without warning, only to restart a few seconds later. It can do this anywhere between 1 and 17 times a day, and it usually does it in 'clusters' - as in it does it 3 or 4 times in succession (it often does it when it's rebooting following shutting itself down) and then wont do it again for a while. Other than that, there is no pattern as to when it does it, although it is usually at the most inconvenient times. Sometimes when I get back to desktop it's jumbled up all my icons, just to be even more irritating.

I don't need to explain how annoying and frustrating this is. It's caused me to lose data and it surely can't be good for the machine for it to be constantly shutting itself down like this.

Any help is much appreciated because i'm nearly at the point where throwing the thing out the window is becoming a valid option.

A:PC Constantly Shuts Down And Restarts

what windows version are you running

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Internet browsers constantly shut down whether its IE, firefox whatever.I ran HiJackthis and got this log file:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:53:31 AM, on 7/22/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2008\TPSrv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Nero\Nero BackItUp 4\NBService.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2008\PsCtrls.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2008\PavFnSvr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security ... Read more

A:web browser shuts down constantly

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Hi everyone, I have a Toshiba Satellite A35-S1592 with the following specs:

Processor: Celeron 2.7 GHz
Chipset: Intel 852GME, Bus Speed: 400 MHz
OS: XP Pro

The problem I'm having is that the laptop shuts down randomly. When it shuts down and I reboot immediately, I 'll get a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left corner. If I wait a few minutes and reboot, it will boot normally. It usually lasts a good 20 minutes before it turns off. If I don't use any applications, it will remain on indefinitely, yet when I run apps it doesn't last long. I can hear both fans running, so I know that the fans work, but I'm not sure how effectively it's cooling the processor.

I don't know if it's the fan or the motherboard. I doubt it's software-related, but I'm not a pro. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

A:Laptop Constantly Shuts Down

Check this link out you might get some help: http://www.laptoprepairguy.com/

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My name's Montana from london and i've got a problem with my sony laptop viao recently as it keeps on shuting off and on over and over and i cant even do anything.....Is there anyway i can solve this issue please.....?

I look forward to hearing from you'all


A:Laptop shuts off and on constantly...

Hello Montana,

Stop the computer from automatically restarting on a failure:

Right-click 'My Computer' and click on 'Properties'.
Click the 'Advanced' tab and in the 'Startup and Recovery' section, click on 'Settings'.
In the 'System failure' section, check the boxes 'Write an event to the system log' and 'Send an administrative alert',
but uncheck the box 'Automatically restart'.
This will cause the system to blue screen on critical errors.

When you get a blue screen, copy down what it says, especially any the error code, specific error numbers, faulting files, etc.


Check the Event Viewer:

On restart:
Go to Start => Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" {without the quotes}
Maximize the window that opens.
In the 'Application' and 'System' sections double-click on any Errors at about the time of the failure.

Click the small double-page button. This will copy the Error message to the clipboard from where you can paste it (them) here into a post and/or into Notepad.
Also, click the blue hyperlink which will take you to online Help & Support where you may find some suggested solutions to the problem.

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I am running Windows XP. I am constantly getting error messages stating that Windows Explorer or Internet Explorer needs to shut down,sorry for the inconvenience. My computer also for no reason just re-boots. If I'm in the middle of something, I just have to start over.Its very frustrating. I'm surprised that I got the time to type this question without being cut off. I sure hope someone has the answer.

A:System constantly shuts down

In the control panel select system. Click on the advanced tab. Press the startup and recovery "settings" box. Uncheck the bit marked automatically restart. This is but the beginning. Now, you will see the infamous "Blue Screen of Death" every body is talking about. While scary and annoying, it can be very useful in diagnosing problems. Make a note of the numeric stop error it shows as well as any files it says are related to the error.

Install and run hijackthis. Make sure you install it in it's own folder. Do not save it to the desktop or the temp folder. close all open windows before running the scan. Dowload here: http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=all Save the log and post it back here.

It's pretty busy here, so be patient.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 900 that **bleep**s off whenever tapped hard enough or even when bumped or shifted. I've googled some solutions and sounds like it could be related to the sw2 on the Lenovo  Yogo s3 14. Anyone know where that sw2 is on a Lenovo yoga 900?  I've already done a system reset and tried opening the laptop and disconnecting and reconnecting and tightening everything to no avail. I've googled some solutions and sounds like it could be related to the sw2 on the Lenovo  Yogo s3 14. Anyone know where that sw2 is on a Lenovo yoga 900? Here is the reference post regarding sw2 switch : https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/Re-Thinkpad-S3-Yoga-14-Random-shut-offs... 

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I have the Inspiron 15R Notebook (Inspiron 5521). I bought it back in April and from the beginning it has randomly shut off, but I overlooked it because it did not happen very often. For about the last month, the shut offs have happened almost every time I shift my computer to a more comfortable position. I have checked online and the general consensus appears to be loose components on the motherboard. I have a one year limited warranty. Can this problem be fixed under my warranty and how do I go about sending it back to Dell for the repairs?

A:Laptop shuts off when moved

Hi naturalTAN,
Please provide the complete error message received for the hard drive while running the diagnostics.
You may also run the diagnostics specifically on the hard drive from the main menu. Pressing the Esc key while the diagnostics are running will redirect to Main menu page.
Also, try the system performance in ‘Safe Mode’. Try working on the system for some time in ‘Safe Mode’ and try moving it to see if it shuts down. The steps are given below:

Restart or Power on the system.
Tap <F8> at dell logo until ‘Advanced Boot Options’ appear.
Choose ‘Safe Mode’ and hit ‘Enter’

Keep me posted with the information. I will be glad to assist you further.

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I have a compaq presario pIII running ME with a cdrom & a cdrw the cdrw keeps opening and closing any suggestions

A:cd-rw drive opens&shuts constantly

There is a joke (virus) that was around for a while that would cause this. Go to the link below and run a free scan to see if it picks it up.


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My IE keeps giving me a generic error message and then shuts down. If I click ok or the x to close it will shut down all related windows even in the middle of downloads. I used HJT but noted we should not post the log in this forum. If somebody can help I would appreciate it. I've already tried the Ad Awares program routes and still nothing. I did shut down the messenger service and that got rid of the Window warning windows popping up constatnly with registry error messages but this shuts down my browser. Thank you

A:IE6 Shuts down with error message constantly

Knowing the error message would help

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I have a Toshiba laptop with a Celeron processor that I bought back in 2005. I haven't really used it in the past year and a half because it shuts off within 20 seconds or less.

The battery will no longer hold a charge, but even when it's plugged into the wall it still shuts off. Today I just took the battery out and plugged it into the wall. It ran for about 2 hours (amazing!) and got my hopes up that I had figured out the problem, but it eventually shut off. Now it's back to shutting off within a few minutes.

The jack in the back that you plug the power cord in is also loose. You have to prop the cord up in just the right position for it to notice that it's plugged in. The cord doesn't fall out completely, it just is very wiggly in there.

Any ideas on what's wrong with it or how I can fix it myself? I'm broke and can't afford to take it to someone, really.

A:Toshiba laptop shuts itself off constantly.

Well from your description the DC jack is broken and needs to be re-soldered back on or replaced with a new one. Using the laptop with a broken jack can lead to the total destruction of the mainboard so I'd advice you not use the laptop any further until its taken apart and the jack is examined to see if it needs to be just re-soldered back to the board or replaced and soldered onto the board.

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pls help. i was downloading a video thru real player sp, all was fine at first but then when some downloading error occured this problem started happening. i rebooted, and deleted the unfinished download file. then downloaded the file again and all was ok. but now every now and then my windows explorer shuts down all of a sudden. and whenever i open my vdeos folder it takes a long time for them to load those thumbnail icons. what seems to be the problem with my unit? by the way, when i tried to delete the unfinished download file, i cant access the realplayer downloads folder coz the windows explorer keeps shutting down. i deleted the file through tune up utilities 2011. pls help.

A:windows explorer constantly shuts down

Quote: Originally Posted by Zyrandiel

pls help. i was downloading a video thru real player sp, all was fine at first but then when some downloading error occured this problem started happening. i rebooted, and deleted the unfinished download file. then downloaded the file again and all was ok. but now every now and then my windows explorer shuts down all of a sudden. and whenever i open my vdeos folder it takes a long time for them to load those thumbnail icons. what seems to be the problem with my unit? by the way, when i tried to delete the unfinished download file, i cant access the realplayer downloads folder coz the windows explorer keeps shutting down. i deleted the file through tune up utilities 2011. pls help.

It sounds to me like you have a bad codec on the system.

Try downloading and installing an newer version of Real Player that may address this problem. If that fails, then perhaps a third-party codec pack will do. The Shark007 Windows 7 Codec Pack is the only 100% compatible Windows 7 codec pack you'll ever need.

And if you still have a problem, try this:Click the Start Orb
Type "cmd" in the search box (without quotes)
Right-click "Cmd" in the search results, then click "Run As Administrator"
In the Command Prompt, type "sfc /scannow" (without quotes) and press <ENTER>

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this is a weird thing that started happening, my computer shuts down when it gets to the account screen. It loads fine, then automatically makes a noise like its running something, and then goes to the windows is shutting down screen, never allowing me a chance to log on. It loads in safe mode, and I've tried scanning for viruses and system restore, but none of that worked. Can anyone help me out?

A:computer shuts down upon startup moved from xp

go into msconfig/startup
untick the boxes and try and start normally
then retick them one at a time and reboot normally when it fails again you have found the problem

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OK I have been looking into this problem for a little while now and I already got a little bit of info.
It is a compaq presario 1500 notebook, OS is windows xp home. I took it into a computer place and had a tech look at it. When it shut off, the power light went off. He said that it is more than likely shorting out, and it is getting shut off to keep it from frying. It made sense to me. I'm not a computer genius but I do know a lot about electric circuits. Anyway, I did a search on the net about it and it came to a thread in these forums. Someone was having the same problem, and someone else gave the same answer. It was probably a short.
One thing came up, but I didn't think of it when the tech was looking at it. A long time ago, months before it started shuting down, it might of thrown a fan blade. I could pick it up and lightly shake it and I would hear something bouncing around on the inside. Now it doesn't make that sound anymore, and I didn't do anything to fix it. It is right where the fan is so I am guessing it is the fan blade. But, could that have gotten lodged somewhere, or broke something to cause the short? I'm positive its not overheating because the fan works fine and I can feel the warm air blowing out.
So here are my questions. What could it be that is possibly shorting? What could cause it? Could being dropped cause it? It started happening after I let someone borrow it, so it may of been dropped. What kind of... Read more

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Hello! New here~ Anyways, I just moved my computer from my apartment over to my friends house. The computer worked fine before I moved it here but now it won't start. If I start it up normal it gets to the XP loading screen and after loading for a bit it bsod me with the error 0x0000000034 (which I had to record to be able to catch, it's faster than lightning).

I've tried to run it on safe mode but it restarts there too. Bios is the only place where it doesn't die. Now I've checked through the computer if any cables were loose or if anything was wrong. Everything seems right though.. I've had this problem two times with my old computer when moving it. It was fixed by pressing on all the cables (one must've been "glitchy")

Here I am with a brick of a computer at my friends house, disappointed by the ruined evening and not sure what to do. Any advice how to fix this? Thank you!

A:Moved computer - Now it shuts down during boot

Open the case and disconnect/reconnect all cables for PSU and drives.

Are you sure that STOP error wasn't 24, rather than 34?


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Hello,My lenevo yoga 14 thinkpad shuts down instantly if you move it or bump it in the slightest when its not plugged in. Any thoughts on this?

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Hi all. I was getting constant BSOD every day until I finally did a windows update. Now I can't run any program without it crashing every 15 minutes (doesn't matter what). Can anyone help me? Here's my Hijack log. Thank you for any help!!!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:05:30 PM, on 4/11/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:BSOD every day, Programs constantly crash [moved from XP; Security Help needed]

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I need your help people.
My friend's computer automatically shuts itself down whenever it is opened.
It continues to load up to the desktop but then it shuts down quickly and displays the shut down message "saving your settings..." then it turns off..

it is running on a Windows XP professional..
and has about 300 MB of RAM
it also has two hard drives with 20 Gigabytes each...

Here's what happened before this..
-The last time it ran I had a problem running BitDefender and any other antivirus / anti spy softwares because the system shuts the program down. I installed Trojan Remover and scanned for malicious files but then in the middle of scanning, the computer freezes and I restart it pressing the reset button on the CPU.
-I tried restarting in safe mode but it just freezes so I repeated restarting the computer in normal mode for about five times then finally i was able to run Bitdefender, Trojan Remover, and Ad-aware.. but there came an error message saying that "RegEdit cannot be accessed" or something like that..
-When I ran Trojan Remover there were about more or less 5 files that were detected as "internet worm" I tried choosing "disable from running by changing its reference" and it says "the policy on registry editing was reset" but then whenever i run Trojan Remover again these files are still detected.. i didn't know what to do so i left that matter
-I ran Bitdefender and almost all files that are detecte... Read more

A:computer shuts down automatically in seconds[moved from xp]

i think you may be up for a reformat i will move you to security for them to advise

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about a week ago I was given a used Sony Vaio desktop model RS310 with XP, 256 ram, 2.8hgz, and a 80gig HD.
The owner had the PC (layed on its side) in a box in the garage for maybe 2 years or less. The PC outer case was pretty dirty, but the inside had your typical dustiness. But I took the whole PC apart and cleaned it like new. Used only liquid cleaners on non electronic boards and such.

Ok, here are the issues
XP boots fine, but when the tower is moved around the Sony Vaio Monitor would shut off, along with the keyboard and mouse. But both fans, and DVD drive were still functional (maybe HD too, but I cant tell). The PC would reboot automactially, sometimes it wouldn't.
I checked the Sony monitor/keyboard/mouse on my other PC to make sure they weren't faulty and they worked perfectly. When the Sony Vaio was up and running normal, I moved the back ports around, the monitor/keyboard/mouse/internet cables and were functioning perfectly.
But this time when I slightly tilted the Tower back, these issues returned. After having the PC on for about 30mins without movement the PC would of all of a sudden do these problems again, sometimes reboot other times not.

Now the PC stays on for hours, sometimes restarts, other times it doesn't. I don't even bother moving the PC around Im too scared. I been able to do all important updates on XP, with SP3.

So the question I have, what do some of you guys think it might be? I personally think the Power Supply might ... Read more

A:Solved: Sony Vaio PC Shuts down when tower is moved

I think its he Power supply unit, but i want to get a second opinion. Also how do I edit my post, so I can ask which PSU I should buy. I dont want to make another thread.

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As you can see I have a dell 5547 and whenever I moved it it shuts off. takes a while to turn it back on. its probably something messed up in the wiring.


A:Dell inspiron 15 5547 randomly shuts off when moved

Did you try cleaning battery contacts ?

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 Let me start out by saysing that this is my second time making this thread. The first time the laptop overheated and shut down before I finished. Yes, its that bad. So, my t440p with a core i7 4600m and a GT 730m graphics card has been overheating constantly. I can't even browse the web without it shutting down. Temps on both the cpu and graphics chip reach 90 degrees celsius or more frequently. Any suggestions on whats wrong with the laptop?

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I have been having some issues for the last couple of days with my computer.  I first experienced trouble with Firefox while watch a simple Twitch Stream.  For no reason (as the computer was completely idle save the stream) I received a message saying Shockwave Player (or some script on the page) stopped responding.  The popup gave me the option to wait for the script to respond, or to kill it.  I attempted to kill it, by opening up Task Manager.  This took maybe 3 minutes to open up, while in the process hung my entire system the whole time, and then led to Firefox itself to completely lock up.  As well, when attempting to open up Task Manager in the first place, if at first the window did not show up I would attempt to open it again.  The first time by using the Ctrl, Shift, Escape combination, and when that was unsuccessful (as it normally pops up instantly), I would thusly right click the taskbar to open it that way.  By doing this method it would take minutes for the popup from the taskbar itself to showup.  After finally getting Task Manager open, I would see two different Task Manager processes.  One at roughly 4k kilobytes of memory, while the other ~100.  As someone with a tiny bit of OCD I would close the smaller kilobyte one by right clicking it to kill the process from the popup menu.  Right clicking the process would give me no window, nor would hitting kill process from the tab on the Task... Read more

A:Firefox freezes computer, Explorer Task Manager constantly crashes/hangs Moved*

Hello, Please post that HJT log with a DDS log from this guide.Please follow this Preparation Guide, and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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This might be weird but when I bend the lid of my latop screen or try to move my laptop, my laptop suddenly turns off without warning then restarts (sometimes it doesn't), this also happen when i play heavy load games like rise of the tomb raider, after 5-10 mins. in the game my laptop turns off. During a light load activities like browsing or watching videos it works fine, I've tried cpu and gpu benchmarking it also works fine, so its not heat problem. I thinks it's motherboard problem but im not sure. I've tried these:
removing the battery and  holding the power button for 30 secs.
running the diagnostic (It says the system's fine).
booting in safe mode.
My laptop is an dell inspiron 15 7566. I just bought it last month. What do you guys think?

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Hi there, my dad's laptop, an Acer Aspire 7763z-4809 running Windows 7, has one of the most bizzare problems I have ever seen.
He described the problem to me as the screen constantly flipping around and changing orientation all by itself. By pressing the arrow keys you can also flip it manually... sometimes.
I turned on the on-screen keyboard to find out that Ctrl and Alt are constantly being held or toggled. Alt and Ctrl can sometimes be temporarily disabled by just pressing those keys, but they will just toggle on (pressed) again, or flicker between being pressed and not pressed. On top of that, whatever is going on seems to really like flipping the screen upsidedown, or just flip it in random directions (but usually upsidedown). I guess it is doing this with the ctrl+alt+arrowkey hotkey combination (which I didn't think was enabled...). And on top of this, it seems to be pressing right click a lot (or some equivalent), because context menus often come up.
Bizzare, right? The laptop is extremely hard to navigate, because it has a mind of its own. Between the screen flipping, ctrl and alt being toggled at random, and context menus going haywire, it's a complete mess.
It seemed to be lacking a virus program, so I was able to very awkwardly get Microsoft Security Essentials installed (just typing "MSE" into google was hard, let alone installing the software) and I ran a scan. Problem persists.
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A:Alt and Ctrl keys constantly toggling, screen constantly flipping

Computer Hope has listed a few ideas on this problem. May be worth a quick look -
Flipped monitor display in Windows
Tell us if this helps or not -
Regards -

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I am looking a way to play a sound file, in this instance WAV file constantly after boot up or login

I have disabled windows sound login and added nnnn.WAV in the startup folder.

It plays and loops fine but pops up with the Windows Media Player, in this case.

I want it to continue playing but silent mode without Windows Media Player popping up.

I have seen HTML TAGS to do it, maybe do it that way and exec it from bat or vbs file on startup of


Thanks in advance

A:Play sound file constantly after boot or login constantly

If you cant find a better way, maybe rename the standard login sound as mmm.old and replace it with your wav file, then re-enable standard windows sounds.

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DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Bryan at 20:14:30.25 on Mon 06/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.465 [GMT -4:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD Drive Manager\WDBtnMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\SoftwareUpdate\YahooAUService.exe
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A:Norton shuts down when starting manual scan, microsoft money shuts down after splash screen

I followed the directions to post my log files correctly, I'm hoping someone can analyze this soon? Thank you so much in advanced for your help! Bryan===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted... Read more

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

A:Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

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

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

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

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

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

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Ive had my laptop about a year now. It randomly stopped working one day. I've tried some other tricks on the internet does not work. Laptop stays on but the screen turns off before starting, then turn on again and off repeatedly. If you have any clue what the problem is it how I could fix it. Let me know.

A:HP Window 7 turns on and shuts off. Shuts off before starting up.

if the computer is staying on but the screen is shutting off; it sounds to me like there could possibly be a loose connector inside the laptop or possibly something going on the with the power supply. If you are not ok with taking the computer apart i would take it to someone to have it looked at. But if you want to try and fix it yourself; i would carefully take out the screws that hold the top cover with the keyboard on it and take off that top cover and see if you see any loose cables or connectors.

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The question was how to keep the computer's usb ports on while the computer is SHUT DOWN.Not on sleep mode.I have an usb audio soundcard that must absolutley remain turned on for a long period of time. I had one. Is there a way to make it act like normal ? That when u turn it off it doesnt cuts off the power supply.It may have something to do with Energystar.I would love to find a soultion to this problem.I have an Hp Omen desktop. I paid 1500Euros.Thank you.   

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I just purchased an hp pavilion HPE h8-1234 desktop model.  When I turn off or restart my computer the USB host power also shuts off.  I would like it to stay on even when the computer is shut off.  One concern I have is that I have an AVID M-Box connected to one of the USB ports and I don't think it is good for it if the power going into it is always going on and off.  Also I like to use the USB host power to charge up one of my video cameras and not have to have the computer on to do that.

A:USB port shuts off when computer shuts off. I would like to ...

Try going to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options.Click "Change plan settings" next to whichever power plan is currently selected.Click "Change advanced power settings"Click the plus (+) sign to expand "USB settings"Click the plus (+) sign to expand "USB selective suspend setting"Set it to Disabled This might only keep the USB ports powered if the computer is in sleep mode--I'm not sure if it works in shut down mode.

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Dear BleepingComputer folk,
My laptop is running Firefox 40.0.3 under Windows 8.1 (64-bit).
The Problem
Two nights ago my browser (then Firefox 40.0.2) started opening some webpages extremely slowly, simply refusing to open others and producing a "This document has been moved here" message for others (see below screenshot - the link would appear to go to whatever I searched for, but I never clicked it). 
These various problems were affecting familiar websites that I have bookmarked and regularly open, such as Facebook.  This seemed to be in some way related to the cache, as it was not affecting new URLs that I had not visited previously during that browsing session. 
SCREENSHOT #1 - result of attempt to visit https://mail.riseup.net via browser bookmark:


In addition, when using Google Toolbar (but not https://www.google.co.uk/ , which appeared fully functional) to search for anything I would receive the same: "This document has been moved here", but with an additional "302 Moved" message. 
SCREENSHOT #2 - result of attempt to search for http://www.facebook.com/ via Google Toolbar:


Attempting to access attachments in gmail also produced a similar message (I don't have a screenshot of this, but I believe the message there again differed slightly, saying that the document was "temporarily" moved).  This is what I encoun... Read more

A:FIrefox "302 moved" error and Google "This document has been moved here" error

Let's run some checks...  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 inst... Read more

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Whenever I play a movie or a game, after about 20 mins or so the display stops working. On some occasions the computer will just shut off. I have ran a AIDA64 benchmark test on my machine with all hardware devices and the system performs well. (Test ran for 5 hours +) I also checked my cpu temperatures and when I do play a movie or game temps rise into the 75C + range. I have replaced my power supply with a(thermaltake 600w tr2) and even bought a ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB cooler to help but still no solution to my problem. I also tried putting in a pci-express video card and the problem still happens.

A:Computer display shuts off/computer shuts down. During video tasks.

75c isnt hot hot, but is a little hot for watching movies.

what cooler do you have on your cpu? and what are the idle temperatures?
also how long do they take to recover from the highest to the lowest temp?

this could be something as simple as poorly applied thermal compound.

im not saying it is over heating its just one possibility.
especially if youve a cpu with a built in apu and not a discreet gpu.

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pc turns of power shuts off have put in new PSU and it still does it. I see no events in adminstration tools for anything.
Fan works ok.. have run all inds of test stress test and it passes. Any Idea thanks ...
its a HP Pavilon slim line s7627c
xp media center edition sp3 (i have reloaded the OS 2 times
AMD 64x2 dual core proc 3800+ 2.00GHz 1.43GB Ram

A:pc shuts down power shuts off

Are you getting any error messages when this happens?


Look in the Event viewer to see what errors are appearing at these times. Each entry has a date and time.

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Alright. I'm not gonna waste time mincing words on this one--my computer is going slow as hell.

and several of the svchost.exe files are regularly making their way into the top 5 under Processes, when I click CPU.

I've recently been switching my antivirus--no, don't worry, I didn't make the mistake of switching to McAfee, and having it devour all of my computer's available resources. My guess is that, I've probably got a lot of programs launching at startup and that's slowing everything down. But my processor SHOULD be able to handle quite a bit. I'm not too sure what I should do at this point, but, I'll post an HJT log, as I'm assuming it'd be useful in at least one way or another.

Thank ya for your time, and god bless. (And may you not have any errors like I've been having over the past damned month. >_<)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:43:45 PM, on 8/23/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

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this hapend to me 4 hour ago . Its not Planetside 2 because i didn t instal anything and avast pop up said that he was found this: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\update\scrypt121016.cl It said it was Unix:Malware-gen i move it to chest and then started the same problem

A:CPU constantly at 100%

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