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Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

Q: Computer shuts makes busy noise then shuts off randomly

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?

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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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Hey guys, quick question
For a while, my computer has been making these noises similar to that of when you put a CD in your comp and you hear the clicking etc. After the clicking, my computer shuts off and reboots. Im pretty sure this is something to do with my hardware, no?
Any help would be great.
 

A:Computer makes a "busy" noise then shuts off randomly and restarts

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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 everyone,

My computer recently has had some software/hardware issue and I need help on fixing it. What happened was I replaced a cell battery in it after I had first heard the sound. Soon after I had put on Artic Silver and the problem was still occuring. I have considered Geeksquad but they are quite expensive and I do not want to go to such lengths just yet. My computer was custom built so I'm not sure if any specific settings were added in or something. As far as my Computer specs go these are what they are:

8800GT Nvidia Graphics Card
Intel Desktop Board DQ35J0
X-Fi Sound Card
4GB Ram
500GB Hard Drive {Seagate}

If there is anything else needed to be known about this problem please do let me know. Also I had a keyboard malfunction where it had been typing the wrong keys if you can also help me with this please do post. I do have reason to believe its mainly a power failure but I do not know how to replace/fix it.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Computer makes sound and shuts off after seconds of turning it on

You left out a couple pieces of information... the power supply specs and what the actual noise sounds like
 

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Hi, I am having a really irritating problem with my computer. It happens when the computer is left on for awhile, and then suddenly the computer shuts off out of nowhere. After it shuts off, it makes a weird noise(like a high pitch then low pitch), it seems like its coming from the motherboard or something. I can't even turn it off or on using the power button so I have to pull the plug from the back of the tower and restart. Does anybody know what may be causing this? Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Computer shuts downs abruptly then makes noises

Post a HijackThis log file in "Security," as it my be a virus, trojan, etc..

-SkyHi
 

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After about 10-20 minutes of being on the computer, I will hear a strange "click" noise, and the computer will freeze and the sound will skip over and over again. The click noise is the exact same one that happens when I turn my computer off. Also, when this happens, the HDD light stays on perminantly but nothing is loaded. What's going on?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:09:44 PM, on 7/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Nikon\NkView6\NkvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\devldr32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Ventrilo\Ventrilo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
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A:Computer freezes randomly - Makes strange click noise

I don't see anything in the Scanlog to explain it, but you can check and fix these anyway:

O16 - DPF: {10ABC6DB-E091-4EAE-98DD-21B5A2460714} -
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} -
O16 - DPF: {39B0684F-D7BF-4743-B050-FDC3F48F7E3B} -
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} -
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} -

You are probably looking at a Hardware problem with the Hard drive.

I would recommend going to the Drive Vendor's homesite and looking for a non destructive diagnostic utility.

You may be able to determine the vendor by running msinfo32 and looking at the disk "storage" devices there, under "components", or through the Device Manager.
 

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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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Basicly, i bought an acer computer from futureshop, and i also purchased a power supply and a video card. I downgraded the acer from vista to XP, and have had no problems for almost 2 months. Starting just a few days ago, i was surfing the internet, and my computer (sounded like the fan) got really really loud, then my computer just shut off. I thought maybe just an over heat or something, then left the computer for the night, next night, same problem, it turns on for a few minutes, then just shuts off automatically. I hope i have given enough information. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks in Advance.
Pearse M.
 

A:Computer emits really loud noise, then shuts off.

Two months? Is it under warrenty? I would take it back unless no warrenty,

Can you open the case and then turn it on? You might be able to narrow down the cause of the noise.
 

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I bought a new desktop in January.
In March it started to just randomly turn off.
Dell replaced all the hardward in April.
In may it started turning off again.
I don't have any viruses, I have plenty of memory and I am thinking the culprit must be the OS....so what now? How can I find out if Windows 7 is causing the problem before I go through the effort to wipe the computer clean and restore it to factory settings??

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Do you know how hot the processor is running?

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I received a pop up messge stating Warning!Security report. Your computer is infected! It is recommended to start spyware cleaner tool. Internet Explorer then opens <hxxp://antivirus-xp-pro-2009.com/?code=0000266>. Ever since this, I have been having problems with my computer shutting down. I have run all the antivirus and spyware software and some files have been removed. The problem still exist.My computer informationOS Name Microsoft Windows XP ProfessionalVersion 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600OS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name MAINSystem Manufacturer EMACHINESSystem Model T6520System Type X86-based PCProcessor x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~2392 MhzBIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 5/13/2005SMBIOS Version 2.4Windows Directory C:\WINDOWSSystem Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1Locale United StatesHardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"User Name MAIN\OwnerTime Zone Eastern Daylight TimeTotal Physical Memory 1,024.00 MBAvailable Physical Memory 312.18 MBTotal Virtual Memory 2.00 GBAvailable Virtual Memory 1.96 GBPage File Space 2.11 GBPage File C:\pagefile.sysDDS TxtDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86Run by Owner at 19:50:33.65 on Wed 03/18/2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.405 [GMT -4:00]AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled*=============... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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A while ago, I posted a problem about my computer shutting down and throught I had it fixed after scanning/removing spyware and running disk check. But the last few days it's been happening again. It just shuts down while I'm working on something, either surfing the net, working in psp, working in windows movie maker, checking email, etc. Then I can't turn it back on by pushing the button on the tower. When I look in the back of the tower, the green light for the power isn't on, so I have to push the power cord in and out and jiggle it around a bit to get the green light to turn on and the computer to start up. What could be wrong?

Computer specs:

HP Pavilion 531w
1.3 GHz Intel Celeron processor
256mb RAM
40GB hd (11GB remaining)
Windows XP Home
 

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OS: Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate
CPU: I5-2500K
RAM: 8GB
Video Card: Powercolor 6850

My computer randomly shuts off this past 2 months and have not shut off in the past.

The computer:
- The fans have been cleaned and all the dust "blankets" have removed from the rear exhaust fan and the video card
- The computer temperature readings:
http://i.imgur.com/IfXLei3.png
- If I recall the computer never shuts off during winter but has started this summer. I believe I require more fans because there is only a rear exhaust fan.
- The power cord on connecting on the power supply is strong and is not loose.

Would purchasing an intake front fan blowing to the back and an intake fan on the top of the case blowing down fix this problem? It has really caused me quite a headache as I thought it was either the power cord, or the temperature problem but I can't think of anything else.

A:Computer shuts off randomly.

Download HWMonitor from here:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


Make sure to download the .zip file to your desktop.


Once downloaded to your desktop unzip the hwmonitor.zip folder to your desktop.

Open up the unzipped folder and run either the 32bit Software or 64bit Software. How to tell the difference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218
Allow HWMonitor to run while the PC is at an idle state. After about five minutes of running at idle take a screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

Now allow HWMonitor to run while gaming or doing heavy processing for about five minutes. Take another screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

In your next reply please include both screenshots.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f195/how-to-post-a-screenshot-184291.html

What is the make and model number of your PSU, GPU, motherboard, etc.

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I am on this toshiba laptop and sometimes while in use it just shuts off. The computer doesn't seem to be overheating, I was thinking maybe it has a setting that shuts the computer off at a certain temperature. Does anyone know if there is a way to check this? Perhaps some other suggestions. It seems to do this a lot while watching any kind of media.
 

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Try looking in the bios settings there might be something in there
 

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Hey guys,

About once a day my laptop (Lenovo T400s) just shuts down for no reason. When I turn it back on, about half the time I just get a dark screen with "Microsoft Corporation" visible at the bottom in barely legible writing. It's like a broken version of the proper thing where the progress bar goes across the line thingy repeatedly for about 30 seconds.

Whenever this happens I just power it off and leave it for a while. When I come back and turn it on sometimes I see the same screen or sometimes I am asked if I want to run startup repair. If I run it it asks me to run system restore, which never works. Usually I decline to run system restore and it shuts down after I click "finish" and sometimes it starts up properly the next time. Sometimes it starts up properly without running startup repair.

I have run avira, malawarebytes, and spybot and none of them pick up any problems.

Any idea what my problem is guys? Its pretty annoying!
 

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Hi and welcome to TSG try cleaning the air vents and fan with a can of compressed air,you can also remove and reseat the ram and test it for issues with memtest86+ download the iso zip http://www.memtest.org/#downiso and unzip it then burn the iso to a disc use img burn for that http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download you may need to change the boot order in the bios boot from cd\dvd as first boot device then boot from the disc and run the test if you have more than one stick test them 1 at a time and in each slot then swap the sticks and repeat,the test should run for at least 7 passes each time
 

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Hey all,

Lately, my system has been randomly shutting off as if it loses power temporarily. The screen just goes black, and then the system boots back up. As far as I can tell, it only happens when my system is overclocked, but even then it is inconsistent. I had my i7 920 clocked to a simple 3.2 ghz and my gtx 275 clocked to 725/1650/1300, then ran folding clients (SMP and GPU2 respectively) on both of them for 8 hours with no problems. Then, I close down the clients, open up photoshop and bridge, and the system shuts down. I turned it back on and within five minutes it had shut off again. I have restored the bios to stock settings, and it appears to be running fine. Could this be a PSU problem? Or does this system just not like overclocking very much? Any advice is welcome.
 

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Oh, also, I have been keeping an eye on my temps... According to Gigabyte's Easy Tune 6 program, the CPU temp has never gone above 45C and looking at EVGA Precision, the GPU temp usually sits in the mid-high 50s.
 

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Hello,

I don't know if anyone can help me, but it would be great if I found a solution.

I have an HP-Pavilion 1465dx series laptop. I have had it for 4-5+ years. The laptop will randomly shut down when not plugged in. I used to think it was a battery issue so I switched out the batteries and still experienced the problem after a time. Then I thought it was an overheating issue but it happens even when its in a ventilated area. The computer will shut off and I cannot restart it without pulling the CMOS battery and rebooting. I replaced the CMOS battery and this is not the issue. I've replaced the charger, and updated the drivers etc. Nothing seems to work. If I leave the computer unplugged in a low power state for sometime it ends up shutting off randomly when I go to use it (even if the battery is reading with power still). I don't know if this is bad memory.. Bad motherboard or what... I have ran all the diagnostic test long and short, virus scans, etc and nothing has come up with an issue so I don't know what else to attempt..

I am currently running:

Windows 7.
HP Pavilion 1465dx
Service Pack 1
64 BIT OS
Intel Duo 2 Core T6500 @ 2.10GHz

Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Off

Hi you might take a look through the steps here some will be the same as you have done Black Screen Issues and Troubleshooting

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I have a dell inspiron 1501 laptop running vista and it's 3 years old. Recently it started randomly shutting down and it takes around 5 minutes to get it to turn back on. I think it's probably overheating, but I'm not sure (it used to do this because of a problem with vista, but I think I fixed that). I don't want to try and take it apart to deal with the fan (I'd probably break it), but I was wondering if there were any other fixes. Any laptop cooling pads that work well?
 

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For some reason my Laptop shuts off randomly. I have no BSOD. Its like I held down the power button. Is there a setting that make your computer shut off after an amount of time or could it be a..... VIRUS

A:Computer shuts off randomly.

Run some temperature measurements, it could be heat related.

If you're concerned about a possible virus what does your anti-virus program say when you scan?

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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
 

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CamSmitty17 said:


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

Its custom, i made it
 

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i can be doing any thing on my pc and it will shut down with out blue screening then restarts.
i have checked cpu and gpu temps all look ok and have done memtest on each stick which came back with a pass.

any help would be much appreciated.

A:Computer shuts down randomly

You might want to read how to properly post a thread. Since i made this mistake, no one helped me out yet.

Here's the link:
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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my computer keeps shutting down by itself. when it reloads, it doesnt do the chkdisk thing it normally does if it shuts down wrongly. i don't have time to do a full system scan with norton before it shuts down again, norton is the only anti-virus thing i have. help??i got this thing after my computer loaded

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welcom apart FROM Norton do you have any other protection programs on board?

and what is your windows version please; have you updated it via the windows update site recently ?

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Not a day goes by that my computer doesnt shut down on me in the middle of a task,wether its surfing the web, playing a game, or writing a report. I cant figure out whats wrong with it. Sometimes it will shut down within the first 30 seconds of turning it on, other times it will 3 minutes into and other times it will 10 minutes into it. i check all my plugs are fine, i ran scandisk, i defragged and everything came up hunk-dorey. so whats wrong with it, im baffled. Help!!
 

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(Yes, I know there's a topic like this, but mine is different)

Well, today I just installed a new 1GB of DDR RAM into my PC and it runs good. However, now it has been shutting down randomly. Of course, since my computer is messed up and (as usual) I have to wait about a half hour before it will boot at all (It turns on, but it attempts to run a scan of my PC, but stops at the graphic card and freezes). Does anyone know any solution(s)?
 

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So here's the deal. I'm using XP. My computer has started to turn off (and not reboot) randomly for the past couple of months. I can be doing anything from writing a paper. Watching something on Winamp and playing solitaire. Listening to music. There is no error message. I've run Norton scans, and I've even gone to PCpitstop.com and run tests there. I'm not sure what to do or what the problem could be. Oh and if I try to turn it on a few seconds after it's shut down, it starts to boot up, but just turns off again. I usually have to wait a few minutes or more in order to use the computer for longer periods of time.
 

A:My computer shuts off randomly when I'm using it

it's either a bad power supply or an overheating system
 

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As the title says my laptop (Compaq Presario r3000 WinXP Pro, Pentium 4) shuts down at the oddest times. Now usually it happens when I accidently move the charging/power cord. (I need to leave the cord in because my battery has been shot for a while.) So I think it might have something to do with the power connection but then sometimes it just shuts down when I'm not even touching it.
Could it be that the cpu is getting too hot? I've tried taking the back cover off to clean out the fans but I couldn't get one of the screws out because my screwdriver broke. So I figure I'm going to try that first when I find a new screwdriver thats not a piece of junk.
Any other suggestions?

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

You've stated the 2 most obvious places to start looking. Heat could cause it, or the power connection inside the laptop could be loose. Possibly where it's soldered to the board
Mark

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Sometimes my computer will just shut off. I don't think it a temp issue because sometimes I'll let it sit for a couple hours and it will take a few tries to get it back on once again. I will turn it back on and it will start to go on for a couple of second then turn back off. It does however seem to turn off when I'm doing CPU intensive things like encoding.

2.3 GHz celeron
intel D845BG board
2- 512 DDR ram
Windows XP pro
 

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I have a problem related to this.  My computer will power on, but occasionally it will randomly shut down.  The screen goes black, but the power light stays on for about 15 seconds.  Then the light goes out.  I can turn the button back on, but Windows then asks me to verify my identity before I can continue (as the power failure somehow affects the operating system).
 
On a related note, the battery overheats just before shutdown occurs.
 
When I contacted Acer for this issue a week ago, the administrator gave me a fix involving the reset of a battery.  Unfortunately, I did not write down the instructions and tried to do it by memory.  Obviously, that memory failed me.
 
If someone in the community knows the instructions, please post them here.  I promise to make it so I have it handy.  Thank you.
 
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Thank you for reading this. I had just cleaned my computer real well. I hooked it back up and it wouldn't stay on longer than a few mins... I took it to Bestbuy.. Geeksquad.. they said Video card is not working so I got a new one and upgraded my ram to 3gigs. Well I brought it home and hooked it up. After about an hour it just shut off completely. It doesn't shut down, just off. I'm running windows vista 32... intel quad core... and a Geforce 9800 gtx+ 512... I got a power supply of 500 watts.

Any help out there is greatly appreciated. This hasn't happened to me before.
 

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I got a new used computer the other day. It ran great the first night. It had a recently reformatted hd, with wxp installed, so the first night I had it I dl'd all the windows updates. The next day, about midday, just after I installed my printer driver, the computer shut off without warning...and continued to shut off at random times when I was able to get it back up. Most every time I would have to disconnect the power cord and reconnect in order to turn it on. A few times that didn't even work. Sometimes it stays on for a few minutes, sometimes a few seconds. This is the longest it's been going since the problem started, about 20 minutes now!

Here's what I'm running:
AMD Athlon 2000 xp
Win XP Pro
1.67 ghz
160 gig hd
512 mg RAM
psu fan, heatsink fan, & a chassis fan blowing air out
nvidia geforce2 mx 200
cpu temp ranging 36C-49C (98F-120F)
m/b temp ranging 30C-36C (86F-95F)
CPU Fan avg. 3000
400w power supply

Room temp yesterday was about 85F, today it's about 80F. Any suggestions?
 

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May be its overheating it can make computer turn off check temp and may be bad power supply

Also run adware and spybot and do on line virus scan. A virus can do this check for spyware on computer your may have program running take all resources

Is re-starting or turning off
 

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It keeps randomly shutting down. It closes whatever Im doing without asking me if I want to save anything, and shuts down, as if I told it to shut down like I was done using it for the day. I have no clue what is going on, because I have no spyware/viruses that I know of. I recently installed a new network card, but im pretty sure this isnt the problem, because it was happening before this, but less frequently.
I am running a Dell Dimension 4450 with Windows XP Home edition, a p4 2.0ghz processor, an evga 6600 128 MB nvidia gfx card, and a gig of DDR ram, with a Netgear FA311 PCI Ethernet card. What can the problem be??!! It is very frustrating... It even has the nerve to shut down when im in the middle of a game. Thats the worst feeling. Please look into this!
 

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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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Sony Vaio VPCEH390X
Intel 5 - 2.5 Ghz
4GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium(64x)
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.60.51R0190Z9
 
 
Computer is randomly shutting down(no BSOD) and the event log comes with 3 consistent errors I'll post below then ultimately ends with the 41 Kernel Power Critical.
 
I'm ran TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes, downloaded AVG with the TuneUp and ran test, and did chkdsk.
 
Source: DHCP-Client
Event Id: 1001
 
Your computer was not assigned an address from the network (by the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0x74E50BC0E1B7.  The following error occurred: 0x79. Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.
 
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Dhcp-Client" Guid="{15A7A4F8-0072-4EAB-ABAD-F98A4D666AED}" /> 
  <EventID>1001</EventID> 
  <Version>0</Version> 
  <Level>2</Level> 
  <Task>3</Task> 
  <Opcode>75</Opcode> 
  <Keywords>0x4000000000000000</Keywords> 
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2013-11-07T06:31:31.146449600Z" /> 
  <EventRecordID>6742</EventRecordID> 
  <Correlation /> 
  <Execution ProcessID="1088" ThreadID="3108" /> 
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A:Computer randomly shuts down

Hi, there are a few different things that can cause a PC to shut down suddenly. Can you describe what happens when it randomly shuts down, e.g. does it actually go into a shutdown sequence, does the screen suddenly go blank and all of the hardware shut off, does it freeze?
 
Also, does your machine have a CD/DVD drive, or did you install any emulation software for mounting ISO files? There's an error in your event log that makes me think there could be a problem there, specificially:

Error: (11/07/2013 09:59:31 PM) (Source: sptd) (User: )
Description: Driver detected an internal error in its data structures for .

Error: (11/07/2013 04:12:25 PM) (Source: Service Control Manager) (User: )
Description: The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
sptd

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My Gateway desktop computer with Win7-64 bit, has started to shut down by itself. I noticed this happening a few months ago and figured it might be due to overheating. I cleaned out the fan areas and installed Speedfan to see what the temps are. The CPU seems to be running around 35-39 C. I can tell when the pc is going to shut down because shortly before it happens, the screen freezes, the mouse won't operate, and then the tower shuts off, but the screen still has the last image on it. I can start it right away and it works fine until the next shut down which could be a week away or only a few hours away. Naturally, the 1 year warranty has just expired and the Gateway techie says I should do a system recovery and if that doesn't work they'll fix for around $200!! Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
 

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Lately i can barely even stay on my computer for over 30 minutes, or it just completely shuts down. I have no viruses, i use mcafee, i checked it already. Any comments or suggestions would help, i can't stand it shutting off anymore, please help me!
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:22:45 PM, on 8/21/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\Windows Registry Repair Pro.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Prairie Software\MemTurbo\memturbo.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Prairie Software\MemTurbo\memturbo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\3BSOFT~1\WINDOW~2\Windows Clean-Up Pro.uzy
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe
C:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ebay.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://home.netzon.net/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ebay.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSea... Read more

A:My Computer Randomly Shuts Off! This Is My Hjt Log.

Unless I'm missing something I'm not seeing an antivirus program running.

You can get a free one here Free Antivirus http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

I would do an online scan also here:

Free Online Virus Scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/

Anything it can't delete make note of so it can be deleted later.

Do this also

Please download and run the following programs.
AD-AWARE SE

Go to http://www.majorgeeks.com/Ad-Aware_SE_Personal_d506.html and download Ad-Aware SE 1.05
Install and launch program. Click in “ Check for updates “ and download latest reference files.

From the main window: Click START. Under “ Select a Scan Mode” click “Perform Full System Scan”. Uncheck “Search For Negligible Risk Entries”.

Click Next to start scan.
After scan mark everything for removal. ( Right click and Select All )
Restart computer.
SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY

Go to http://www.majorgeeks.com/SpyBot-Search_&_Destroy_d2471.html and download Spybot Search & Destroy.

While online open program and click on Search for Updates. Download all updates.
Close all browser windows and click on “ Check for Problems “. Put a check in all entries it finds with a RED exclamation mark then click on Fix Selected Problems.

Restart your computer.
Post another log.
 

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Hello there. recently i just reformatted my computer because of a nasty virus. The computer ran perfectly fine before the virus but now ill be on my computer surfing the net, listening to music and it will randomly shut off. The wierd thing is if im playing World of Warcraft it will never shut down. I can even run 2 WoW accounts on my computer at once with no problems. What could be the deal that when my computer isnt working as hard it just shuts down ? my mind is boggled can anyone help?
 

A:My computer randomly shuts off

System Specs

Could we have complete system specs? Don't forget PSU.
 

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My Windows Vista Desktop Computer will randomly shut itself off for no reason whatsoever. It is at a point now where it is expected it will do it because of how frequently it occurs. When it happens, my screen will read no signal, and the computer does nothing. Then after roughly 10 minutes the computer reboots and asks if I would like to reboot normally or with the "safe" options. I am not sure where to go from here or what action is necessary to resolve this issue.

Thank you,

Lush1

A:Computer randomly shuts itself off

Hi and elcome to TSF make and model of your computer please or if it is a custom built machine please post the make and model of
motherboard
cpu
ram
gpu
and power supply
is there still harddrive activity ie light flashing

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I am using Windows XP on my Dell Dimension 8300 and am in Internet Explorer when the computer shuts down randomly. Before it closes completely a screen comes up showing "Dell Ultrasharp, Genesis Display". I don't know what this is or why it is happening. Any positive direction to solve this problem will be appreciated.

A:Computer shuts down randomly

Does this only happen when you use Internet Explorer? Did you install something new recently?
Also, how long ago have you cleaned the inside of your computer? It is quite possibly a heating issue that is causing the shut downs. Clearing all the dust form the inside using compressed air can do wonders for heating problems.

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Recently my desktop PC has been shutting down instantly. It usually happens when I move my mouse a little bit, but it doesn't require me to click on anything.

I originally thought the problem was with Windows, so I upgraded from XP to Windows 7. However, the problem has persisted. I've turned off the automatic restart feature in case of system failure. This happens after a fresh restart without any additional programs running, so I don't think it's a software problem.

So, if I'm correct in assuming that this is a hardware problem, does anyone know if this is likely a motherboard, video card, or power issue? I'm not quite sure where to go with this problem.
 

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i have a customers computer that randomly shuts down in the middle of just general usage. I will do the basic trouble shooting, but any further info or tips would be great. Thanks.
 

A:Computer randomly shuts down

Common causes for this would be overheating or PSU failure.

Download and install this to keep an eye on your CPU temperature. Set it to display the temps in the task bar. If the temps are going over 80ºC you should check the fan is OK and that the heatsink is clean, also replace the thermal paste on the CPU.

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
 

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here is my HJthis Log file, please help

- Thank you

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:47:47 PM, on 5/14/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (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\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LTSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
C:\Program Files\MemoKit\memokit2.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsftsn.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Michael\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://hometab.bellsouth.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.sony.com/vaiopeople
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,Shellnext = http://www.vaio.net/goto/sonystyle
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\System32\Userinit.exe
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hi

well here is the problem about 2 mothns ago my pc would randomly shut down so i re-enstalled windows microsoft xp professional and updated everything but for some reason unkon it still shiutts down no erro message no blue screen of death nothing,it usually happened when i had to manny windows open or was palying a game, so i though that the motherboard g- card could not handel the games so i bought a nvidia geforxe fx5200 and i put in a second harddrive but still the problem is there

specs

microsoft windows xp professional version 2002
servive pack 3
Adm sempron(tm) 2400+ 1.67GHz 1.00gb of ram


if anyone knows what to do please tell me
thanks.
 

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Computer shuts down suddenly

I have a similar problem. My computer shuts down without warning, after running anywhere from a ½ hour to 1 ½ hours. I have cleaned all 5 fans, using vacuum cleaner, brushes & alcohol. Also cleaned heat sinks. Temperatures seem within normal range: CPU 35 degrees C. Others are lower, except 2nd HDD (HD1) @ 58 degrees C. It is the hottest item. Can anyone help me?
 

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Hello all,

I've had my current PC for around 2 years and it seems to shut down while doing certain tasks. The problem started out small, It would only shut down while on the loading screen for Sims 3 but at the same time I could run Crysis 1 on ultra high with no problems what so ever. I didn't really mind about Sims 3 and my PC didn't shut down doing anything else at the time, so I left it.

However, the PC has started to shut down whenever I try to download something from steam, it will start the download and then a couple of seconds later it will shut down and then restart. I can rarely download a game but only if I run another game in the background. It also happens while downloading other things, for example running an MMO client and letting it do updates. I have no clue why it does this and I hope someone can help me out!

I have included the DxDiag as an attachment.

Thanks!
 

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if anyone, ANYONE! can help me, it will be VERY much appreciated.

System: 1.1g AMD Athlon,MSI k7t133 pro a, a gforce2 4\mx 400, 512mb ram, OS XP

As a gamer at heart I like my games to run...all the time.
I've had this problem which is on and off but very disturbing,
at times (varies per game) my joy bringing computer
....
.......JUST SHUTS DOWN , not even off. it seems as if its in suspend mode, everything is on HD light is perm on but reading no info. Screen goes off.... uhh hell 4 a gamer.

I've tried everything... updated detonator drivers, all the new Via drivers, even bios update.

I thought it may be my powersupply but only in games does this happen ARG!!. Also power supply is reading normal voltages when tested.

I even placed additional fans in the box and replaced my fan on chip for a more powerful one, thinking it may be overheating. PLEASE GOD HELP ME I'm GOING CRAZY.

So to anyone who may recognize the problem... I LOVE YOU.

thanks
Turbo
 

A:Computer randomly shuts down help plz!! please!

check this article here http://www.geforcefaq.com/faq.cgi#hw:gef:troub:blackout

If the card is running agp 4x try 2x, you should have an option in your bios to change the agp
 

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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?
 

A:Computer Shuts off Randomly

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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I have a Gateway Turion 64 PC that randomly shuts down.. it runs hot a lot. I have run some scans. attached the second.. ithink it attached...
DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Caroline at 20:19:24.86 on Sat 07/31/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.430 [GMT -7:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\MozyHome\mozybackup.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TweakNow PowerPack\RAM_XP.exe
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