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Q: Computer randomly shuts down with no warning at all

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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











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A:Y570 randomly shuts down without warning.

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

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

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

I did discover that there seems to be an issue with the mobo coming into contact with the case. Initially, when I put pressue on top and back of the case it'd cause the comp to shut down. I removed the side panels and found that pressur... Read more

A:Desktop randomly shuts down without warning

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

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

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

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

A:My laptop randomly shuts off without warning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Such as this:

Speccy - Advanced System Information Tool

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

Do you hear any unusual noises?

Anything unusual at all when the issue occurs?

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

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

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

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

A:u310 touch shuts down randomly with no warning

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

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

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

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

A:Laptop randomly shuts off completely with no warning

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

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

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Hi

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

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

Anyway if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

Best Regards

Mick

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

A:Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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My computer keeps shutting down with no warning during scans, virus scans or just automatically ! It is always on and have no problems doing anything else, I think when i scan the computer and when it scans to a certain file it will shutdown Im not sure what it is so i did the HJT and this is what i got please help ! Thank you in advance Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:58:09 PM, on 28/01/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running 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\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\s... Read more

A:Computer Shuts Down With No Warning !

That is not a complete logOpen the log in notepadEDIT - SELECT ALLEDIT - COPYThen come to this message, and in the quick reply box click in the white space and then EDIT - PASTE==================Do this firstDownload the trial version of Ewido Security Suite http://www.ewido.net/en/download/ (W2K/XP Only)? Install ewido.? During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".? Launch ewido? It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen? On the left side of the main screen click update? Click on Start and let it update.? DO NOT run a scan yet. You will do that later in safe mode.Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:(Start tapping F8 at the first black screen after power up)Run Ewido:? Click on scanner? Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.? During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK? When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.? Save the report to your C: DriveThis will take some time to run!Boot to normal modePost that log and a new HiJack log

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

A:Computer shuts down without warning

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

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hi,
first time poster
long time viewer



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

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

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

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

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

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

any help would be of thanks.

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A:computer shuts down without warning

could it be heat, is it cooling good?

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We have a gateway computer and within the past week our system has started shutting down. No warning just gone. I have checked all cables everything is plugged in. Then I check under systems & maitenance and found an area showing problems and noticed evertime this hpqddsvc error happend was when my system shut down. But, I just can't find enough other information to figure out why it is causing it to shut down. I am guessing it has something to do with my hp driver but yet I have had no other problems with my hp printer or software. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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

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

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

Download Cleanup from Here

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

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

Click here for info on how to boot to safe mode if you don't already know how.
Now copy these instructions to notepad and save them to your desktop. You will need them to refer to in safe mode.
Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:
Double-click on Nailfix.cmd. Your desktop and icons will disappear and reappear, and a window should open and close very quickly --- this is normal.
Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
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I'll be working on my computer & after an hour the computer shut off out of nowhere. (30 minutes if Im doing something like downloading or converting a video) anyway, as soon as it shuts off I'll try to restart the PC & it looks like it'll start up fine but it cuts back off at the Windows splash screen & will keep doing so if I dont let it sit.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer just shuts off without warning

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

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I am on Windows 2000 and I am on a network. When I go to the "Event Viewer" it gives me this message as to why the computer shut down.

"The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x00000050 (0xfffffff6, 0x00000000, 0xbd821352, 0x00000000). Microsoft Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in: C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini112602-03.dmp."

I can't figure out what is going on and why? Please help.

Shannon
 

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A few months ago I noticed that during larger video games (like Area 51) the screen would go black. The computer hasn't shut down exactly...the screen is black, the monitor light is flashing like it's on standby or something, the keyboard doesn't work, but the computer (hard drive) is still on...or at least the power light is.

Using the power button, I would turn it off and then back on and then it'd be fine for awhile. It only happened during a couple of vidoe games, so I assumed it was just some conflict between the game and the machine. But recently the problem started happening outside of games, I'm surfing or typing a letter in MS Word or playing an mp3 or whatever and it would "shut down". It used to be within an hour of playing a game only...now, it's happening whenever maybe once or twice a day now.
I've done virus scans, nothing out of the ordinary.

Any ideas what it could be?
 

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My computer shuts down without warning at times. It will boot up and stay on for days or weeks without any problem then will start to turn off without warning. When it does shut down, it will not boot up right away but after 10-15min. it will boot up. I'm thinking it is the power supply but since it does stay on for long periods of time, I'm not sure. I'm thinking of purchasing a new power supply but berore I do I would like to get sugggestions. Thanks.
 

A:Solved: computer shuts down without warning

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My Computer shuts down in 20 seconds with no warning or answer!

i don't quite understand it, but my computer loads up, (sometimes it will let me log on but sometimes it doesnt) and will just shutsdown within 20 seconds of using it, then it starts up again as if you have just turned it off at the mains with the scandisk.

i don't know why this is happening and i don't know what to do because i can't get onto the desktop to check for viruses or to change settings.

The computer is a
Acer Veriton 3600GT
running on windows Xp Proffesional.

I'm really stuck so anyhelp would be hugely appreciated.

Thankyou
 

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I have had this computer for a few years and a few months ago the battery slowly stopped holding a charge until it stopped working all together. Leaving the battery connected to the computer made the computer run wonky so I took it out completely.Recently I got a new battery to replace the old one in hopes of making my computer portable again, but it is doing basically the same thing {except the battery is at full charge rather than rapidly depleating}. Basically what happens is the battery is at full charge- great, I disconnect the power cord and then.. A few seconds later there is a popping sound and the computer goes completely dead until I plug it in again and start it up, proceeding with the 'windows didn't shut down correctly' screen, ect. This has lead me to believe that in essence something is wrong with the computer itself, making it in essence 'allergic to batteries'? I cannot afford a new computer at this point and at the time I spent a great deal more money to buy a better laptop so that I WOULDNT have issues with it or have to replace it every 3 years. Is this something that has to be brought to a computer mechanic who can take the thing apart and physically repair it?{{As a side note, I have to shut down the computer by unplugging it or else when I start it up again I will not get my user account to appear- it will just be the blue background without any options to shut down or log in availible. This problem is worse with a battery attached to the computer-... Read more

A:Computer shuts down without warning on battery power when no...

Hi, Is there a way for you to boot the computer back again?If you can then kindly hover your mouse cursor to the lower right corner down to the battery icon and check if you will get a message "Plug in not charging"..? If Yes then follow the steps herehttp://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/windows-10-update-prevents-batt...  Cheers!




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My HP Pavilion dv6 laptop is a little over a year old and has this problem: whenever I unplug the charger, the computer dies at random. It shuts off without warning and won't turn on until I put the charger back in. The battery can be anywhere from 20 - 80 %..or that's what it shows when it restarts. Where is the problem? battery or hard drive? Help me/give me advice in anyway you can please!! Thank you! 













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A:HP Pavilion dv6 problem. Computer shuts off with out warning...

Thanks for the follow up, though I'm sorry for the results you had. Check this link for info on purchasing a replacement battery.Please let me know if I can be of further service.

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Hey guys,

I have a Pavilion DV7 laptop that has been randomly shutting down. No warning whatsoever; it just goes to a black screen, some garbled static spits out of my speakers for a split second, then it just powers down. THEN when I try powering back on, it would shut down again 2 OR 3 MORE TIMES right after the "Resuming Windows" screen before I could even get to my desktop again. I don't know if the 2 are related, but I also have that insufferable Outerinfo malware.

At first, this only happened while I played World of Warcraft, so I thought it was an overheating issue. But it happened tonight while I was just searching DeviantArt, which threw up a million red flags.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:28:44 AM, on 1/8/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\?icrosoft\w?wexec.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\x86\SetPoint32.exe
C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\SSEMBL~1\attrib.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1... Read more

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Nothing?
 

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I have done virus scans with pvg and norton and gotten rid of all viruses, deleted all adware with adaware, this still keeps happening any ideas on wuts wrong?
 

A:Help Computer keeps randomly rebooting without warning

Try disabling all the Start-up items you don't need. Run MSCONFIG, select the Startup tab, and uncheck everything you don't need. Leave your virus scanner running.

Good luck.
 

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Hello TSG,

I recently starting having a problem with my PC where it shuts down soon after I turn it on. It seems like a overheating issue to me, so I opened the computer up, cleaned out the dust, removed the graphics card, RAM, Hard Drive, and Disk Drive, cleaned the connections, tried to boot without those plugged in, and it still quickly shut off instantly after booting. I put the parts back in and rebooted and still no change to the behavior. It confuses me that it operated smoothly for a year before this problem started, and I never changed the hardware configuration during that time, and you would think that an overheating issue would come up as soon as I turned it on for the first time.

Complete Hardware list (not including chassis and disk drive)

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D

Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Graphics Card: Palit NE5X570HF10DA GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Sonic Platinum 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

My PC was built from parts ordered direct by me and my friend and it is possible that we made a mistake in the constructio... Read more

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My PC randomly shuts down with no warning. This has happen 3 or 4 times over the last couple of years. I have done everything I can think of. I uploaded a video of what happens. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Lt9y9-bgg&sns=em. Has anyone ever had this problem?

A:computer randomly shuts down

Hello mcoomer this a desktop or lappy?

Can't quite make out from the clip what it is. Plus how old ir it mate?

Sorry just seen it has a 775 socket - is the cooler clogged with particulate?

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Hi All,
Just recently my comp has started to completely shut down at random times without any warning , sometimes it will run for a couple of hours and another it will shut down within minutes of rebooting.It shuts down much faster than when going though the usual shutdown procedure too, the screen goes black with the cpu light flashing like crazy and within 5 seconds or less it has completely shut down . A few times it has shut down even before Windows has fully loaded .
I've run Adaware,Spybot,Hijack This,full virus scan which found a couple of trojans that I deleted .My OS is fully updated with the exception of SP2 ,I checked temps and fan speeds in the Gigabyte utility manager and they seem ok.
Has anybody got any ideas what might be causing it or what I should check next ? .

T.I.A. Stitch.
 

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Hello there, heres the details;
1.) computer shuts down on any screen but more frequently on games like ms pinball, candy crush saga, and when a video is paused and we go and make a coffee.
2.)it won't start up again untill about 20 minutes from being shut down
3) if we try to reboot it straight away sometimes we get the error file missing or corrupt. (though this only flashes for a second)
3.1) most the time, we get a blank screen
3.2) theres no beep at start up during these blank screens.
4) its not the graphics card, removed it and it still had the same issue
5) windows 7 will not install, dont know why. gets a little through and crashes.
6) ran lots of malware antivirus and adware programs, still shuts down.
7) its is quite random, but can crash after 20 minutes of start boot, but more frequently it allows us to run irt for 6-8 hours before first crash of the day then becomes more frequent after that reboot ie every 5, 10, 15 ,30 minutes.
8) we use the machine average 16 hours a day, its our hub
9) ALL components are in acceptable temperature ranges according to piriform speccy.
10) here are my specs's;

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: I: Total - 38132 MB, Free - 15030 MB; E; 100gb (this... Read more

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

This appears to be the same issue as you thought was solved on this topic
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1140207-windows-xp-restarting-randomely.html
as my good colleague Flavallee said - you can simply continue on that topic - as all relevant history to the problem is there
 

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My computer keeps randomly shutting down. I have a HP laptop with Windows Vista.
It just started yesterday! It randomly shuts itself down. I have an HP Laptop with Vista. The motherboard was replaced last year, (defective straight from factory). Everything else is good in it. I can't keep it on long enough to do ANYTHING with it, updating or anything. I can't keep it on long enough to run my anti-virus scan to see if this was a virus. Then once I turn it back on I get that, your computer unexpectently shut down, check the disk drives, etc. HELP ME PLEASE!!! I need it fixed by Monday morning (today is Saturday morning here). I have to use my laptop at work Monday, but right now I don't see that happening. I'm fully prepared to do a full system restore if that'll fix the issue. I HAD restore points, but something happened and now they are gone (gotta run the anti-virus scan once the computer stays on, think that might be a virus). Its not overheating, its not dusty.

PLEASE HELP ME! My computer is only 2 years old, its gotta a lotta life ahead of it..

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I think your computer is overheating, you can download HW Monitor and check the temperatures and if they are very high open it up & clean, get a can of compressed air and clean the fan and ventilations.
You can download HWMonitor from here:Download HWMonitor 1.15.0 - A hardware monitoring software that will read the system's main health sensors - Softpedia

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By shutting off, I mean it just goes black suddenly, not that windows will properly shut off.

- This usually takes many hours before it happens, but it will happen eventually, even if just left idling or in standby for a day or two

- It doesn't appear to be overheating
- It's a new computer
- I don't think there's any problem with the RAM

It has XP SP3.

Any idea?
 

A:Computer randomly shuts off

What do the properties in your power options say under control panel? It sounds like it's going into a hibernation state. Uncheck it under power options if that's the case. Jazz
 

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My hp labtop would shut off suddenly while the battery  had around 40-50% of battery life. I charged the battery to 100% and the same thing would happen around 50%. Fully charged it again and it suddenly shut off at 70%, but now the laptop cannot turn on unless the AC power cord is connected. Now when I turn on the laptop I receive an HP BATTERY ALERT - which says storage capacity of the battery to be very low etc.(601) I completed the system extensive test and everything PASSED, but the battery won't scan (Battery Check: Not installed).

A:Computer Shuts Off Randomly

Replace battery! 

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I'm sure lots of you have had this problem, but there are so many possible causes! I'd like a little help figuring out what my significant other's issue is.
The computer will randomly shut down - he claims it does so when he accidently touches the side of it. Other times you can touch it and it will be fine. (Lose connection maybe? I'm somewhat doubtful)

It then won't start for a while until it eventually reboots itself. During the wait time there is a clicking sound. Once it reboots, it often gets stuck at the very first black screen after detecting hdd and such. It just freezes there.
While waiting for this inevitable reboot nothing he does can prompt any response from the computer. Pressing the power button doesn't even turn on the fans. Just the lovely chirping of an internal click, and a blinking light inside (numbers actually, switching from 00 to 01 I believe)

Anyway, after a wait and failed reboot, he can eventually start it up again.


On a side note, every time he starts his computer, he gets an error message that reads:

The instruction at "0x00000000" referenced memory at "0x00000000". The
memory could not be "written".

(not sure which letters/numbers are there... but they aren't 0's obviously... either way, the number and letter combo is irrelivant as the memory location always changes obviously)
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Have you checked Event Viewer to see if there are any errors recorded correspnding to the times when the computer shuts down?
 

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My computer is around 6 months old. It often shuts down all of a sudden. Are there any simple tests that can be done to determine whether this is a hardware or software problem? I do not have the experience to open the computer and check or change parts.

Details of my computer: AMD 64x 2 Dual, Core processor 4600+, 2.41 GHz, 1.87 GB RAM, Windows XP Home. Service Pack 3, Hard disk 250 GB. Hard disk partitioned into 3 drives. Each drive has a lot of free disk space.

It first happened when a scheduled Norton Save & Restore (NSR) Files and Folders backup was running and it continued to shut down any time I ran this backup. It has never, however, happened during the NSR Disk Image backup. Norton Support said that a corrupt archive file could cause the shut down. By trial and error I found by eliminating the *.pst files from the backup the computer no longer shut down during the NSR backup. But, after another two months it started shutting down again during the files and folders backup even though the *.pst files were still excluded. I then disabled the files and folders backup altogether.

Next it happened with Norton Speed Disk (Defragmenter) during the analysis stage and then with Windows XP Defragmenter.

Finally it happened using Areca, an open source backup program (files and folders).

The problems seem to have started after I started ticking “Compress Old Files” during XP’s Disk Cleanup. I have since uncompressed many (but not all) old files and now the Areca Back ... Read more

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Hi. maybe your pc just don't like norton products i know thats not a very constructive answer, but sometimes the obvious answer is the best one.

Bill.
 

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hey eveyrone on occassion my computer randomly shuts down without warning

well it does actually shut down it goes into some form of idle mode, where my monitor goes black and the powerlight blinks and i can still hear my computer running.

my question is could this be my monitor giving out (its a CRT comming on 7 years old now), or maybe my video card (which is only a month old)

or possibly a virus, but it doesn't happen often enough to make me believe its a virus.

this seams to happen once every week or two and i leave my computer running all day everyday with the monitor off

any help or ideas is apprecieated
Allen
P.S. i should also note that this seams to only happen while using windows media player (at least the last 4 times it has been while watching a movie on my computer and i have the most recent version of Windows media player)
 

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Sounds like it is set to turn off after so many minutes under power management. You should be able to get it to come back to life by moving your mouse. (This normally takes longer than it seems like it should.) Or, you can go into power management and set it to never shut down automatically.
 

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Hey i am new to this site but it looked good because i need some help :) well basically i have a computer i built it myself last Christmas so i have had it for a year and a bit now and it has been working fine and then it started to randomly shut down.. it started whilst playing wow after 30 mins in it would shut off then i noticed it do it randomly and its been a while now and i have come up with the following reasons

1. it shuts off on any high end specs game
2. when extracting big files it may shut down
3. when converting files

that is basically the reasons it will shut down.. as i dont have an income i dont have a lot of money but i cant afford to build a new machine so i took it apart, cleaned it all it has a case fan as well and it helped for a bit but then started happening again
currently whilst running now my cpu is 18c the gpu is 43c the system is 36c and the core is 43c this seems fine but when i run a game the cpu will go to up to 75c which seems odd and the rest heat up but are still okay

my specs are

System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7369
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9400 GT

i dont know what else you will need but thats all the information i have.. and it could be the cpu the gpu the hard drive or the ram but i have no idea and can... Read more

A:Computer shuts off randomly

Off the top of the head this seems like it could be 2 things. Either your processor is getting to hot and the SMART CPU feature is shutting it down.

Or you could be exhausting the PSU. That's my opinion. Have you check into these? You should.

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When I went to college 6 months ago. I brought my desktop with me, worked fine before I left. Got to school set it up, and when I'm running many processes on my computer or loading up a game it will turn off. Then after that some times won't even turn back on. I thought maybe it was my power supply since the one I had was the minimum power I needed, and was old. So I bought a brand new PSU with more power, and the same problem is happening.

Here is my specs

Motherboard: Gigabyte S Series P35-DS3R
PSU:Corsair TX 850 W
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6750 @ 2.66GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 4 Gigs of Ram
Hard Drive: 800 Gig HD Total
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

I tried many different ideas to fix it. I thought it was either the power supply was going bad, or over heating. But I got a new power supply and the heating is normal

UPDATE:
Alright, I just removed everything from my computer, took motherboard out and processor out. Put it all back in and made sure everything was connected, and connected tightly. Computer turned on, and was loading everything. Tested loading a game, and right before the map loaded up it crashed. Then turned computer right back on, and turned off in a minute or so.

I'm going try get all my information on my backup hard drive then reformat. If that doesn't work any idea?
 

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reiger said:





I'm going try get all my information on my backup hard drive then reformat. If that doesn't work any idea?Click to expand...

For a fault that first started happening 6 months ago!
Yes please do a clean install of Windows to confirm its not software related
Note: A clean install means removing the Partition(s)

Obviously this is Vista 64Bit OS ?
I suspect that you may have a Gigabyte Restore disc (or image on your hard drive) with this computer as well?
Then try that
At least then you will know if its hardware related (as you suspect already that it is)
 

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Hello everyone. I have been lurking on the boards (they always seem to come up in search results when I have a computer question!) and I wanted to say thanks for the great service you provide. I now have a problem I can't figure out and haven't found it in the search engine.I have a desktop PC that began shutting off randomly. At the time it had contracted a virus of some sort so I suspected that was causing it to shut down. It would kick itself off (no warning, kind of like if the electricity went off) and then start itself back up and repeat this process continually unless I held the power button in while it was starting itself back again. It would not even load in Safe Mode. I let it sit for about 6 months because I didn't feel like dealing with it.The other day I decided to see what it's problem was so the kids could have computer access at home again. When I turned it on in Safe Mode, it ran with no issues and stayed on the entire time (I had it on for at least 8 hours). I ran a Malwarebyte's Anti-Malware scan and removed the infections it found. I ran the defragment program. Tried to start it up in regular mode and it shut down after a few minutes. I ran two more scans and they came back clear. I managed to get the automatic restart function turned off (in between multiple times of it shutting off and restarting). Then I began getting the blue screens of death. These are two codes I got last night (on separate shut downs):***STOP: ... Read more

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Upgrade to SP3, and we will go from there.

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Hi, recently my computer has been shutting down randomly whilst playing games and i cant seem to find the reason. Could somebody please take a look at my Temp and volt reading to see if maybe its a PSU or cooling problem. Thanks.

Readings:
http://imgur.com/OgNBSmA

Specs:

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard
CPU: Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
GPU: Asus GTX 780 DirectCU II 3GB GDDR5
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit
HDD: Western Digital Green - 1TB Desktop SATA Hard Drive - OEM
SSD: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive
PSU: Corsair Gaming Series 2013 Edition GS 700W ATX
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95.AUAA 24x SATA SuperMulti Internal DVDRW Bulk
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Case: Coolermaster Storm Trooper Case
 

A:Computer Shuts down randomly

CamSmitty17 said:


whats the brand and model of your computerClick to expand...

Its custom, i made it
 

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During a power outage, my computer shut down
When I turned it on, I got a message saying it was shut down because some drivers were not installed properly and it was shut down to prevent damage.
I restored to the last known good condition and it works for awhile. It shuts down again and I get the message again. Any Ideas?
Thanks, Billbillie

A:computer shuts down randomly

Hi

Download and run this application: BSOD_XP_v1.3_jcgriff2_PROD.exe.
Once it has finished running zip the folder TSF_XP_Support which can be found in your Documents folder.
Attach the zipped file to your next post.

Maybe then we can see why it is shutting down.

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