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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.
 

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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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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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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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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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K, my computer will randomly shut down Hard, like you just pulled the plug out of the wall.
Then when you try and turn it back on, reads FF, PSU fan working, all fans are going but one.
This one is not working based on the mother board, i.e. if I switch that fan around with another then it works and the other doesn't (hope that makes since) I also get no monitor output. The fan also tries to start, moves barely then stops completely.
After turning it on and off a bunch of times,
(have to hold down power button to shut off, sometime this won't even work and I have to turn power off to the PSU)
It will start up says there was a CMOS error and that defaults were loaded and everything goes back to working normally.
Then it will shut down and I go through the same process over again. Seems to be progressively getting worse. Did this about 3 times to me yesterday in about a 10hr time period. Went about 4 days before it did it again the first time.
One of the times when I tried to turn it on, after it had shut itself down, only the PSU fan was going and not any other fans.

My best guess is that its the motherboard but this is based on the fan output stops receiving any power.
Computer specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
CPU: I7
Video: 2 Geforce GTX 480
Ram: 8 Corsair CMX12GX3M3A133C9
PSU: Corsair HX1000
OS: Windows 7

Things I've tried to get it to start without success:
Putting just one stick of ram in, went trough every stick lol, nothing.
Using one video card.
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A:Computer Randomly Shuts down.

what are the temps and voltages from the BIOS?

which fan is not working? is it a case fan or the cpu fan?

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Help!!

My computer keeps shutting down totally and without warning. At first I thought it was a problem with the game Warcraft II: Battle.net edition, but I was just watching a youtube video and it happened again! Help would be much appreciated!

Thanks!
 

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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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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 am running a windows 7 64bit on a mini desktop. Lately however, the thing randomly shuts off on me without notice and it takes an hour or two for it to be able to reboot. I tried turning PSU off and on and reconnecting the power cable etc but it still wouldn't boot up during the time frame. One more thing, after I eventually get it to start up, I get the CMOS checksum error and when the OS loads up and everything, the clock shows the time at which the computer shuts off, meaning that the clock didn't run at all when my computer was off. The clock works fine if I turn the computer off myself though.
I replaced the CMOS battery and the problem still persists. Could this have anything to do with my PSU?
Help!

A:Computer randomly shuts off

Clean all dust out of the machine with a can of compressed air. Also go into BIOS and look at the temp, and voltage readings and post here.

Also post the make and model of your machine, and brand and model of your PSU and wattage.

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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 see that there's another thread similar to this, but my situation is slightly different. This started happening about a week ago.

I'll be on my browser, when suddenly my computer will start using quick find and typing in random stuff (most of the time its br/) or if I'm on google it'll type it into the search bar multiple times. If I'm not on my browser it just randomly moves between desktop icons.

Then firefox will crash. Sometimes it opens up the "do you really want to shut down" screen and I can cancel, but most of the time it just shuts down immediately.

When i try to turn it back on it'll take multiple tries because every time I get to the log in screen and try to type in my password it'll shut down.

I've dusted off the hardware, I've run multiple malware/virus scans but nothing has worked.

Is there anything that can be done?

A:Computer shuts down randomly

and it just happened in safe mode, so I'm guessing its a hardware issue.

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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.
 

A:Computer randomly shuts off.

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

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About a week ago, right after getting rid of a nasty little adware/virus that slipped past Norton, my computer started shutting down on its own. Usually twice within the first 15 minutes of startup, once more an hour or two later, then it runs great for 10-12 hours, or until I go to bed.
 
-- I've been poking around in event viewer and see Event ID 41 Kernel power for all the times the comp has shut off. It also lists, under Errors, 3011 and 3012, Loadperf.
 
-- The PSU is eight months old, a Corsair HX850, which was swapped out when my other very new Corsair completely died a couple months after building my comp. 
 
Any help y'all could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Computer shuts off randomly

Hello Bonnie Lass,
Please download these programs to Desktop, and Copy and Paste back here. Note these need to be done in Normal mode, not Safe mode.
 
Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
 
 
Download Screen317 Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Padlock Icon
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
Please Copy / Paste the contents of that document.
Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to (it is 100% safe)
Note 2. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message, (or similar) restart computer and Security Check should run
 
 
Please download MiniToolBox  to desktop to run it.
 Checkmark the following boxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size
 Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
 
 
This may give us a better view of the internal problems.
 
Thank You .....

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

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

Bill.
 

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First before I say anything, I'll state that i have no computer knowledge whatsoever.
Anyways, ever since yesterday my computer has been randomly shutting down when playing games.
While i'm not playing games i am perfectly fine.
I already checked to see if it was a fan issue but the fan was working perfectly fine.
I also checked my computers temps with speedfan. I am thinking it might be a PSU problem but it doesn't seem likely.
Its been like this ever since i did a system restore when i got a virus called Windows vista defender 2010 or somthing like that.
I already checked if it was a virus problem with malware bytes but everything came up clean.
 

A:Computer randomly shuts off?

Game related issues are usually to do with RAM or the graphics card. If you go to Control Panel -> Administratrive Tools -> Event Viewer. Then if you can take a look in the application and/or system sections for errors and post what you find for the rough time that the PC crashed. You could try to re-install the drivers for the graphics card and motherboard and see if that works before posting your findings.

You should try never to do a system restore, use it as a last resort only, as they can cause all sorts of driver related problems. There is a much better fix for the vista defender virus, i posted on how to do remove it about a month ago.
 

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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 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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Hello, Like my title says my pc will shut off randomly. It first started while I was gaming however an hour ago it shut off while on facebook. My pc was only on for a good 5mins prior to shut down. While gaming my GPU temp and PCB temp were normal, so I don't see this being a over heating issue. I just cleaned out the dust from my pc hoping that will be a easy fix, but we all know nothing is that easy so here I am. Here's some info about my pc.
Windows 7 64 bit
PSU-TX650W Corsair-1 year old
AMD Phenom II X4 940 Processor 3ghz-1 year old
3gb of memory
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 260-1 year old
I think this is my hard drive so forgive me if I'm mistaken
WDC WD5000AAKB-00YSA0 ATA
I ran scans off AVG and shows no signs of a virus.
Thank you for your help!

A:Computer shuts off randomly

d/load and run the h/drive makers diagnostic utility on the h/drive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

if it comes up clear run

chkdsk /f

are you seeing any error messages

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

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2047 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5400 Series, 1024 Mb
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A:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

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

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My 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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Hello,

I am trying to fix my step-father's computer. We are not sure what is going on with it, but he recently started getting shutdown messages when he began using his computer.

The first error message that comes up shortly after boot up is something along the lines of :

"Generic host process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needed to close" it then asks to send an error report. If you send one it goes through the sending report indication message and if you click ok the error will pop up again. If you choose not to send the report the message just keeps returning.

At random intervals (usually within 15 minutes of booting up the computer) he gets a shutdown message which says something like:

"Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server Process Launcher service terminated unexpectedly. NT Authority\System" And gives a 60 second countdown.

I have tried recovery console from the windows xp cd but the errors still pop up.

Another thing to note is the computer cannot enter safemode. It freezes at one of the drivers and then just reboots itself.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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UPDATE:

Repaired XP with disc. No longer shuts down randomly. BUT! I did a system scan with Avast and it found these:

A0033453.exe is infected by Win32:Alureon-EC [Rtk]

A0040479.exe is infected by Win32:Falder [Trj]

Would not allow me to repair or move the infected files so I deleted them.

How can I find out if these infections have been completely removed? Also, I want to make sure there are no more sneaking around before I return it to my father.

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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?

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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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I have a Dell Latitude D531 running Ubuntu. The computer shuts down at random unless the power button is held down throughout session. It runs normally when I do this. What could be causing this problem?
 

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Overheating?
Install the program lm-sensors. From the command line, run sudo sensors-detect to find all the temperature sensors in your machine. Answer yes to all the questions. Once you've done this, you can run the command sensors to find your temperatures.
 

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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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I have a Dell laptop with Windows Vista and it will randomly shut down on me. It doesn't say that it is shutting down, it will just go black and turn off. It will happen when I am in the middle of something or when I am not doing anything.

Does anyone know what might be happening? And possibly how to fix it?

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Boot into safe mode and see if that changes anything.

It could be that the power supply is dying.

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Hello. I am having a problem with my computer. Last night, everything was fine. But when I used it today, it's performance was slower. Even opening My Computer takes about 3~5 seconds when it opens instantly before. And it shuts down randomly. Even when running scan disk it shuts down randomly. Sometimes it even shuts down 2 consecutive times.

I don't know if it's a hardware related problem or a virus. Right now, I am running a disk check and I am using another computer. I haven't tried running a virus scan. But if i'll do, I will use Avast!'s boot-time scan.

I checked the power supply, cables attached in the cpu, but everything was fine.
EDIT: I checked my CPU inside (removed the casing) and found out that it was full of dust. Especially the processor. Does this affect the computer? Can this be the source of the problem?

My computer is only 1 year old, and here is its specs:

Intel Core i3
Palit GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128 Bit
2x 2GB Geil DDR3 RAM (Total of 4GB)
Western Digital 320GB SATA HDD
AsRock H55M-LE Motherboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
(Desktop PC)

If anyone could help me what could I do to know what the problem is, I will really appreciate it.
I really need help. Thanks!
 

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Yes, having the interior and the components covered with dust and debris can cause overheating and other problems.

If you have a portable hair dryer that has a "cool" setting, turn it on "high" fan and give the interior and the components a good blowing out.

Obviously, you want to do this outside.

If you don't have a portable hair dryer, you can buy a can of compressed air at a computer or electronics store that's designed for that purpose.

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If the interior has gotten that dirty after having that desktop for only a year, you might consider moving it off the floor or to a less dusty location.

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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" /> 
  <Channel>M... Read more

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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Hello. I've had my computer for about a year and a half. This issue started yesterday.
My laptop will make a clicking noise, and then shut down. So far, this has happened twice. Once each day. 
A friend told me my laptop is probably overheating, and it shuts down to prevent that, but this second time, which happened only minutes ago, my laptop, wasn't even hot.
 
 

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The clicking could be coming from your hard drive if it's about to go out. Also it could be coming from the fan inside your case hitting a cable.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link for the snapshot.

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

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Hi

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

Maybe then we can see why it is shutting down.

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Hello, my computer seems to randomly just shut off. I need to turn of my power on and off a few times before I can turn it back on. It usually shuts off from 10-25 minutes in, I scanned it with AVG, spybot, and a malware scanner. The malware scanner can never finish scanning before the computer shuts off, but around 20 minutes in it finds an infection. I'm not sure what the infection is or if what the scanner found is responsible, but thats all I really have to go on. I also ran a hijackthis log if you want me to post it.

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Try to complete a MBAM quick scan even if you have to reboot or shut down after installing and updating before running the scan.We maybe dealing with malware and overheating.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the ... Read more

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Hello There

I have a HP Pavilion ZT3000; Cetrino WIN XP Home, and my computer shuts down randomly, it shows a blue screen for about 1 second and then it restarts.

Can you please help?

Thanks

Alex
 

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

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

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

It has XP SP3.

Any idea?
 

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

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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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Hello TSG,

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

Complete Hardware list (not including chassis and disk drive)

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hello, I been using my computer for the last bout 6 months now and havnt had an issue, and now all of the sudden it shuts down like someone is ripping the cord out of the back of it. Ive checked the temps to see if it might be an overheating issue but it doesnt seem to be, the avg temp is 30 Celcius, and it doesnt really get any higher then that. All the fans are spinning and airflow seems good. I have 1g of ramp and have a Nvidia 6800xt i beleive. A 1.8ghz processer and a 80g hard drive...im not sure bout the power supply, but I have a K8n Neo 2 motherboard. Another fact is that after it decides to turn itself off, I have to unplug it then plug it back in before it will power on again.

Plz help and ty in advance...
AJ

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Power Supply Units(PSU) are probably the most common thing to fail on a computer. Check if fan is working on the PSU. Check that your PSU is securely attached to the motherboard(if the PSU is not attached to the motherboard it will not start.) If fan is not working replace PSU.

It could be a other things. First Check voltages:

Input: If you have a multimeter check voltages on both your input from wall socket(should be between somewhere between 110-120VAC) If input voltage to PSU goes too low it is a condition known as sagging and will shut the computer off (this can be remedied with a UPS unit, APC makes good ones) [url]www.apcc.com[url]

PSU Output: check voltages coming from PSU. There are 3 voltages - 12VDC, 5VDC, 3.3VDC all which vary +/-10%. If lower then normal replace your power supply.

Another problem can be a dying power supply: It has internal components that are failing so you cannot tell if there is a problem by using a multimeter(voltages spike and sag too quickly to measure but enough to cause problems). If it is having intermittent problems that is a clue that it is the power supply. Replace it.

A bad or broken switch could also be the problem, but that would most likely just shut your computer down, not cut all power immediately.

If all you need to do is replace the power supply, you are in luck. They are not expensive and simple to install. Make sure you have the right form factor and is compatible with your motherboard.

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Hey all, here are the computer specs..
Windows XP PRO Fully updated
Geforce 8800GT Gfx Card
Q6600 Quad core processor
4gb of ram, made by G-Skill
The case is an ULTRA ATX medium Tower, with a built in 700w Power supply.

I built this computer back in February. It runs awesome, games are smooth, everything is great. However, recently it seems to have crumbled. Around the beginning of April, the computer shut itself off while I was playing oblivion. I assumed it overheated, but checking the temperature using Everest told me everything was fine. So without thinking i played for the rest of the day and nothing happened out of the ordinary.

That night, i went to bed and woke up in the morning and found the computer shut itself off once again. When i pressed the power button, the fans spin, the lights go on, and then 5 seconds later it shuts itself off, before the motherboard beeps. So after 4 hours of running around panicking that my computer was dead, unplugging various parts and plugging them back in, i found a solution. Unplugging and replugging in the 4prong cable next to the processor fixed it.

So for about 2 weeks, all was well. Then out of nowhere, when loading up WoW, the computer randomly shut itself off again. I did the same thing i did last time, unplugged that cable, plugged it back in, and all was good. At this point i was getting a little worried. It then happened again, another 2 weeks later, when playing Rise of Legends. Once again, the cable, plugged it ... Read more

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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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hey eveyrone on occassion my computer randomly shuts down without warning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

T.I.A. Stitch.
 

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