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Q: PC shuts down suddenly when playing game

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

Any help is appreciated.

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A: PC shuts down suddenly when playing game

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

Regards

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Just wondering if anyone has any ideas why... sometimes when playing a PC game, my PC on occasion shuts itself off. Like someone just turned off the power, no LED power light, nothing. It has happened when I was playing "Submerged" and also when I was playing "Dungeon Defenders Eternity"

Any ideas?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715301 MB, Free - 683997 MB; E: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 63796 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5N32-E SLI
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated and Enabled
 

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I ve recently started playing Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth i really liked the game the problem is that the laptop shuts down completely after some minutes of playing ..it never did that before..what may be the problem ?

system info :

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Édition Familiale Basique, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2806 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1275 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291830 MB, Free - 28326 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, EasyNote TK85
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:computer shuts down while playing a game .

Your computer probably runs out of RAM and windows has none left to operate so it shuts down, consider upgrading your RAM and then try the game. The second option is to increase the size of your page file, but this will take up some HDD space.
1) open control panel
2) open system
3) click advanced system settings
4) under performance click settings
5) navigate to the advanced ribbon
6) under virtual memory click change
7) click the radio button that says custom size
8) change the value to the amount you want (the more the faster your computer will be, to a point), my values are initial 3584 Mb (there is no need to be taking up HDD space if you don't need it), and maximum is 10240 Mb (for when I need it most)
 

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Hello. Since I've gotten my computer for christmas from my father in 2006, I've been playing the Sims 2, and almost everytime I play the game, my monitor shuts off. I know that it couldnt be the monitor thats the problem, because i've used several different monitors, and they keep on shutting off. Right now I have an Acer 1913 LCD monitor, and I can only go through one or two loading screens before the monitor shuts off. Please Help!
 

A:Monitor Shuts off when playing a certain game!

Can you post some of information on your computers, like the computer specs for the hardware in it?
 

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Hey, lately my computers screen shuts down when I'm playing game. The problem is not in the OS cause vista and 7 had the same error. I've tried underclocking, memory diagnostics tool, Startup repair and changing the OS. I really need help cause every time I have to reboot my computer witch is annoying.

My computer specs:
OS: windows 7 ultimate
CPU: AMD turion dual core mobile zm-82 2.20 GHZ
64 bit
GPU: ati mobility radeon 4650Thanks guys
 

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everytime I play a dvd movie on windows media player 10 or if i try to play a game on my laptop, the system restarts and states something about system recovery. what could the problem be
 

A:when playing a movie or game system shuts down

it's likely to be a ram problem. run some memory testing software.
also update all of your drivers, especially sound and video.
 

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So I found my old copy of Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (OLD game) and I decided I wanted to experience some nostalgia.

I installed it and everything and it started like a charm. Once I started playing, my computer randomly shuts off. Just completely turns off, no warning, nothing.

I'm pretty sure that my computer is not overheating because I play StarCraft II on this computer and do not have any overheating issues. This Tony Hawk game is a much lighter game, taking much fewer resources.

I have an HP HDX18 laptop computer. Here are its specs http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=c01602886

I probably need to provide some other stuff to aid in finding the problem, but I do not know what else to provide.

Let me know what else I can provide to fix this.

Cheers! :D

A:Computer Shuts Down Randomly Playing a Certain Game

This Tony Hawk game is a much lighter game, taking much fewer resources.Are tou sure that this game is Fully Compatible with Windows7 ??I run several very basic games on my XP that will not load or play on my Windows7 computer - - - -

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There is this game called APD RELOADED that i have downloaded to my laptop. When i play this game my laptop will shutdown. My screen goes black but the game will still be playing, i give it about 30 sec and my laptop will shut down. can some body help me solve this problem. What i have done to help fit it was uncheck the box that was check consist of automatic shutdown when problem accours, still the same problelm at hand with my laptop computer.

A:Labtop shuts down when playing an game i downloaded and play it after a min or so.

If the laptop shuts off, it is most likely a heat related issue. You can check your system temps in the BIOS and report them back here. There's a link in my signature for getting into the BIOS if you are unsure.

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I have a custom built computer that i finished almost a year ago then bout 3 months ago, it start shutting down completely while I was playing The Old Republic no Blue Screens. I thought at first since it was just shutting down and not BSODing it was either my GPU or PSU, I have now replaced both with pretty decent upgrades, and booted some games like counter strike source, minecraft, orcs must die, and still happens. Any suggestions before i throw more cash at this thing with nothing working?

A:Computer completely shuts down playing any game, no BSOD

Any help is welcome, and if my post is confusing at all let me know and I will clarify

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Hi! I've searched long and hard for a solution to this and have found none. I am using a Rosewill RNYX-N250PCe wireless adapter on a Windows 7 sp1 64bit computer. The MB only has a PCIe 16x (occupied by a radeon HD 7750) and a PCIe 16x running at 4x (occupied by the wifi card). I am currently on a public wifi network. Every once in a while when I start playing an online game, the connection drops momentarily, and then reconnects. The wifi restarts when I tab out. This usually repeats every time I try to tab back into the game, causing serious issues. I downloaded Xirrus Wifi inspector and noticed that there are multiple routers, each on a different channel. My computer switches back and forth between two routers whenever this disconnect is taking place. 
 
Additionally, when I play a graphically intense game offline, it drains my internet speed, often times until it disconnects the wifi altogether (as when I'm downloading a file or something). 
 
I have fiddled with all the power options, TX settings, PCIE power management settings, updated drivers, tried with a different wireless PCIe Card, updated firmware on my SSD, motherboard drivers, graphics card drivers, adjusted antennae, made sure there is only one wifi controller software/utility, checked for viruses etc, but no luck. 
 
So my questions (after trying everything else) are, is there a way to prevent the wireless from changing access points within the same network SSID (they have equal si... Read more

A:PCIE Wireless card shuts down when playing a game or switches channels

Welcome back dess
 
In your last thread, the problem seems to have been dependent only with online gaming(?). If you want a very good stable connection since you seem to be a heavy gamer (?), wired connection is always preferred in any case.

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When playing this game it uses a large bit of GPU but it still runs fluently. I've only had problems when playing gta 5 and world of warcraft, I've left the bsod files here as well.Any help is much appreciated.

A:BSOD playing Grand Theft Auto 5 entire game shuts down computer

My error code is 0x000000f4

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I have BSOD(blue screen of death) that say physical memory dump I had try changing my ram but its useless. I dunno whats the problem . please help ..
 

A:Blue Screen of death when starting game or alt tab when playing game

I cant upload my minidump file , its say there is a error of extention.
 

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Hi, I am new on this forum and I hope someone can help me out.

Every time I play a game at start it runs great.. then after 15-20 minutes everything gets slower and slower, I mean really slow. Movement and sounds are going slower and slower when time progresses. I have updated my sound drivers, updated my DirectX. It's like something eats up my ram or my soundcard is causing it. And when everything gets slow I quit the game and windows is then also very very slow. And sometimes my soundcard crashes, giving a loud beep sound. It's driving me NUTS.

Got an amd athlon 1,2 ghz, 512 ram, 40gigUDMA HD, MSI K7T motherboard, asus 7100pro geforce 2 32mb ram videocard, Creative SB Live! value soundcard running on windows ME (updated version installed over w98SE).
 

A:After 20 minutes playing a game game stutters and computer get very very SLOOOOW

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Also it randomlly shuts down my pc when im trying to play the game.

The game is called gunbound. this is the first time ive asked for help on this problem so bear with me and my spelling lol.

Ok this random shutdowns of the pc just started with in the last 3 weeks, and the game has always randomlly crashed on me (plays normally then suddenlly the screen frezes for a few secs and then im back to my desktop)

im a little unsure of the problem ive tried many things including updateing my video drivers,scan disking,opening the case and cleaning it out and dusting. im franklly at a loss ill add in my pc info and also im not huge on the tech terms so u may need to exsplane what u mean:
[os] Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 [cpu] 1 Intel Pentium IV @ 2523.87 MHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 [memory] 244/512mb [47.66%] [IIIIIIIII-----------] [display] Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller , NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE card(s), Default Monitor Default Monitor 1024x768x32bpp - 75Hz monitor [sound]
[10:30am] <D2Meep> [hdd] [C: 95,393.75mb (59,663.47mb free)] [F: 131,069.34mb (42,103.62mb free)] [bios] FIC - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG [connection] Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC RAS Async Adapter

all of that is from my acidmax stats on mirc wasnt sure where to get a full list of stuff without typing it out if theres any ida let me know im not sure whats wrong and yeah i... Read more

A:haveing problems playing a game with out it either randomlly crashing the game...

first of all is this limited to this game alone?do other games run fine?check for any overheating signs,install the latest drivers for your video card and your mobo,direct x and any other update.see if you meet the minimum requirements for the game.(this was just the official response you would get from a techie..so bear with me)

if this is happening in this game only and not in any other and your pc isnt overheating and meeting the minimum requirements,then there is a good chance its an issue with your optical drive,try a combo drive if you've got any around.its an incompatibility issue with some of the games.good luck
 

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It seems something is going wrong with my GPU or one of the drivers. I feel like it's most likely hardware failure, due to extreme treatment of my laptop. What happens is the whole screen kind of just gets chopped up into squares (sometimes the patterns vary. Sometimes, it's not even a ****ing pattern, just a ****ed up screen) with different colors. It then crashes and attempts to restart but you can't even read the BSOD because the screen is so messed up. Then it will reboot itself but the screen is screwed and if you attempt to run 'windows normally', it will crash and reboot in an endless cycle. I have to start in safe mode, in which there are a bunch of nasty lines that start from left to right on the screen. I can still use the laptop but over time the screens disappear and the screen finally goes back to normal. After this, I can reboot into normal mode. Help!! I can also send pics showing what happens, I just have to play a game and have it crash for me again haha Thanks!
**EDIT** DM Log is up for viewing.. Somebody hellpppp!! I want to play Fallout T . T

A:BSOD when playing games. No specific game, just any game.

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About 3-4 months ago, my uncle placed a GeForce 9500GT video card. It worked nice for games like Dekaron,Rappelz,Oblivion but just about a week ago it crashed on COD2. I thought it was normal but it happened on Left 4 dead too. I started to get worried and thought it was normal but then it kept on crashing on Portal(1st stage, at around 20-30 seconds on the timer) and almost any game i borrow from my friends. It crashed on Warcraft 3, Overlord, Drift City(only in Undercity Mission). Im kinda worried now maybe you guys can help me.

It crashes and sometimes the sound loops but sometimes it doesnt. Im not sure if it's only the monitor because some of my games cant be shut by using ALT F4 and i cant check if it shuts down well. When i unplug,plug and turn it on, there are no warnings or things that say it recovered from an error.It just starts normally. Some people say i have to upgrade my Video card driver but im worried because when i installed a driver on my Laptop , i couldnt turn it on. SO WHAT DO I DO?

Specs
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 4 3.00GHz
1G of Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT
 

A:Computer crashes when playing any game(besides browser game)

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I get BSOD whenever I am on my computer for 6 hours or over, watching a video and playing a game, or while playing gmod in general. My comp specs are on my profile as best as I could get. My computer runs 68C 26% fanspeed when not playing any games and gets as hot as 86C when playing games.
and my graphics card is up to date.

some of the BSODs were like memory management or time management or something.

Here is my SCF/scannow
Attachment 263947
and my SF Diagnostic minidump
Attachment 263945

A:BSOD playing too long, watching a video and playing a game or gmod

Hello and welcome foodwrap Mate you mentioned memory management was brought up.

Now two things you can do here is
a) reseat the sticks

b) run a memtest if the reseating doesn't have any effect

You will need to make a bootable disk for the memtest and set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive then insert the memtest disk and Save and > Enter.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

The machine will boot into the memtest program - no OS is loaded and it will start "testing" the RAM
Now you need to let it run for at least 8 passes unless you start to get red errors straight away.
The test takes quite while and sometimes people run it overnight.

But do the reseat first and have a look to see if any crud is down in the slots. You can take this chance to have a quick once over of the machine for dust etc

See pics for what it will look like when you run the memtest if you have to.

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Hi I'm new to this forum and was wondering if i could get some help or advice on what the problem might be the PC is only 3 months old and has had four recent blue screen errors over the time i have been using it and i was wondering if this is a hardware or system failure that i may need to replace. These are the dump files and system information attached to post thank you.

A:BSOD Whilst playing Browsing and Playing game's

Welcome

The BSOD seems to be caused by old ATI video card drivers:

Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8007da8010, fffff8800774da1c, 0, 2}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+7a1c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa8007da8010, Optional pointer t... Read more

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

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

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

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

Appreciate the help =)
 

A:PC suddenly shuts down

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

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

Any advice on how to resolve this problem?

Thanks!

JJ

A:IE Suddenly Shuts Down

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

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This problem started a week ago.

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

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

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

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

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

A:Pc shuts down suddenly

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


Steve

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

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

Help please, that's my struggle since 7 months

A:PC suddenly shuts down

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

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

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

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

Why is it doing this?

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks and let me know if you need more details.
 

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Hi

I am running windows 7 on this laptop which I bought back in April 2010. Just 30 minutes ago, my laptop suddenly shutdown without warning or whatsoever, and upon rebooting, it hung while loading windows. I tried running startup repair but nothing was found. I restarted another time and managed to get into Windows 7.

Could it be a failing motherboard?

Thanks for responses.
Scorpio_tkh

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8169 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6970M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 241427 MB, Free - 24409 MB; E: Total - 235308 MB, Free - 11353 MB;
Motherboard: CLEVO, P150HMx
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Laptop shuts down suddenly

check your temperatures and all the air vents are clear of dust

you are using it on a hard flat surface?
 

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

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

Thanks In Advance,
jgc77
 

A:Computer Shuts Off Suddenly

Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

These are just a couple of suggestions.

Columbo
 

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Hi!

Sometimes my laptop suddenly shuts itself down, as if i´d just cut the power.

This usually happens while playing Crysis, is my computer getting to hot?
I´m currently using WinXP, and it happens all the time, after about 20 minutes gaming. I used to run Windows Vista, and it happened only twice in 5 months. Anything I can do?
 

A:My laptop suddenly shuts itself down

My first question to you is this: do you notice any intense heat coming from the underside of the computer? Try playing the game in your lap, and feeling for heat (don't get yourself burned though!).

Also, what type of laptop do you have? (brand and model #)

In the past Sony Laptops were very known for overheating.
 

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I'm from India. I bought a HP 15-ay106ne laptop through my uncle in Abu Dubai on 01-01-2017.After a week I noticed that it didn't charge to 100% it reaches 99% only. After 15 days I noticed that it suddenly shuts down when the charging reaches 15% without any notification about plug-in. After few days it shuts down in between 15% and 20%.Now it's shutting down in between 36%-40% of charging. I found that the battery backup is also not good. Original backup is 10 hours but my laptop gives 5 hours of battery backup.I gave my laptop in to a HP service centre and they said it has a hardware problem. In India the spare parts are not available so please go to Dubai with your laptop.I preferred to buy it in Dubai because of its international warranty. But now they are not going to help me out of this problem.Please help me to get my laptop in good condition. And suggest me how to decrease the cycle count.

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Hi,

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

PS: I run WinXP and MS Oulook 97.

A:MAPISP32.exe suddenly shuts down

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

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

Thanks
 

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hello techspot community!

My wife was playing Tetris battle on facebook, that time I was watching her playing tetris battle then suddenly my laptop shuts down. That incident happened twice. But it didn't happened when I was playing NBA2k12 earlier that day. And when I tried to turn it on again, at first try it did not power up so i took the battery out and put it again then it turns on. What happend to my laptop? could this be overheat? But I have a cooling pad with two fan. pls help me. I'm not the techie type, me just a gamer so pls I need help. It's an Intel core i3, ATI mobility radeon 5470, 4GB RAM.
 

A:My laptop suddenly shuts down

sounds like overheating to me
 

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Windows XP, SP2

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

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

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

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

thanks

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Hey,

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

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

Thank you in advance,

Arthur
 

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

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

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

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

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

A:Help computer suddenly shuts down

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

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

Then post back once you've done this.
 

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Hey guys,

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

These are my specs:

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

I hope you can help me!

Greetz Oliver

A:Computer suddenly shuts off

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

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Hi,

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

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

Thank-you.
 

A:Computer suddenly shuts down...

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

Fans are working.

Specs

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

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

A:PC shuts off suddenly after hours of use

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hey,i use a core i5 HP ab001na..lately,after charging my device to 100%,after a while(when it gets to 50% and below),it goes off without any warning but it doesn't happen when the charger is plugged in and also sometimes,after plugging my AC adapter,the notification i get is 'plugged in,not charging'....please,what should i do?

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

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

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Connie
 

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Hello All,

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

Thanks in advance.
Alesi
 

A:Computer suddenly shuts down

I am pasting it for easy reading...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:54:42 p.m., on 09/18/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcsysmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\Br... Read more

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I was recently having issues with the LCD backlight on my Dell XPS M1530 laptop. So I took it to the tech guy who fixed the backlight issue. But, now I get sudden shut downs while I'm working on my laptop. The screen goes white for a second before it shuts off by itself. Could it be an issue with wiring inside which the tech guy messed up? Or maybe the heat? because I notice the shut down when mostly my laptop is resting on a wooden table for about half and hour. Any advise?
 

A:Laptop shuts down suddenly

Does your laptop have the Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT installed? If so your problems are very likely a result of the nVidia Defect (I have recently had a refund on a laptop I boughgt in 2007 because of this), have a look here http://www.nvidiadefect.com/ for info, it's a very helpful website.
 

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My notebook computer has suddenly shut off three times today.

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

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

How can I figure out what the problem is?
 

A:Notebook suddenly shuts off

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

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

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

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I've been struggling with this for months and am at my wit's end. Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated!

Basically, without warning, my computer, for no apparent reason, shuts itself off. No shut down. It simply shuts off, as though the power had been disconnected. (It might be worth noting that on starting it back up again, chkdsk doesn't run.)

At first, I thought it was a random occurence and likely a hardware problem; possibly the Power Supply. However, my MoBo is set to power up the computer after losing power and, after one of these unexpected power downs, the computer doesn't start back up until I hit the power button.

I've also started to notice a link to downloading. Namely, if there's multiple downloads going on, it seems to trigger the problem. It shuts down almost every night, which is when I've got utorrent scheduled to run, and I've been able to trigger the problem reliably by initiating multiple downloads of podcasts in iTunes. It also seems to happen sometimes when web pages are taking too long to load.

It's probably important to note that the computer functions perfectly otherwise. I can tax the system with the latest games or a heavy set of video transcodes without incident, so I'd have a hard time believing it would be a heat problem.

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

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A:PC Shuts down suddenly without warning

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

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

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

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

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