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Question: My HP Pavilion shuts down

Hello everyone,

This happened couple days ago when my laptop started to act like crazy.. It used to freeze but two days ago it shuts down when I'm in the middle of doing something like Photoshop.. It even shut down while posting this thread once..
I thought it'd be a problem with the windows so I installed a fresh one but yet the problem is not solved..
And after some search on internet I came up with some apps like HDD and CPUID Monitor and here's a snapshot of the scan, and I wish someone of TECHSPOT family would help, that'll be so much appreciated..

Thank you.

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hi, my hp pavilion zv5000 will just shut off by itself. i thought i just needed a new battery, while that has helped, the problem remains. i think it overheats or something, because it usually happens while my computer is charging. any advice is appreciated. thanks. j79

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Answer:hp pavilion laptop shuts off

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I have a HP Pavilion 6500 that has recently started shutting down for no reason. I have had it completely apart, cleaned and inspected every part. Everything looks good and when I put it back together it worked fine for about 6 hours then shut down again with no warning or error message. When I attempt to restart, it comes on for about 2 seconds and shuts off again. (On battery, battery w/adapter and adapter only) Even when it has sat overnight or for a couple of days and should be completely cool. Someone in another thread mentioned processor protection in the BIOS. How do I check that? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Answer:HP Pavilion shuts down with no warning

Ram can go bad, i would do a thorough test on the ram.... I use the ultimate Boot CD. It's free and it has some pretty good tests on the cd.

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I have a zd 7020 that has performed flawlessly for 2 years until a few weeks ago. It runs hot so I have had it on a notepal by Cooler Master to help out with the heat issues. I also frequently blow out the dust from the internal fans and ports.

Now to the problem.

When using Photoshop CS2 it will just shut off with no warning. I have been using this program since I bought the computer with no problems until recently. I might add that this will also happen when I am surfing the net but very infrequently. The only change that I can recall making recently is removing one of the 256k ram sticks and replacing it with 1gb. That was done about 2 months ago but this problem has just surfaced within 3 weeks. I also have tried running Photoshop from my external drive but encounter the same results.

Thanks for any ideas.

Answer:Hp Pavilion shuts off mostly running CS2

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Hi, i guess i need a little help with this one.
My wife's computer won't stay on .
Some times on for 1 or 2 min and sometimes on for 10 or 20
Have reinstalled operating sys and formated ea. time.
After a reinstall it stays on a little longer but then goes back to the same as before. The sys. is Windows XP Home. Anyone ever have this problem? Help Apreciated

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  My computer will shut down while idle for awhile. It hasn't done it while I am working with it. But if I leave it for awhile , when I return, it has shut down. I have the door off and have been watching to see if it is a fan issue,  but I can't see it shut down so I do not know which fan it is, or both. Everything else is working fine on the computer and all of my programs.

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hii have recently made a cleaning for my laptop HP Pavilion g6, i disembled it cleaned the fan and changed the thermal-paste for the processor, now i have a headache problem, everytime i push the keyboard keys near the fan or those above the processor slightly stonger, the laptop turn off like if the power has cut, can anyoone advise what to do please, i verified everything inside many times but cant figure out whats wrongthanks in advance

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ive looked at a couple other posts that have some of the same issue but i still have a few questions. as the title says my comp i can turn it on but it will either shut itself right back down,or it will run for a minute then shut down . i just got this computer 39 hrs ago and have had it plugged in the entire time except for when i was checking the hard drive connections and the memory stick connections,yet the battery isnt even warm. so basically im just asking anyone to help me narrow things down so i can either start replacing the PSU,power cord, motherboard ect.or i can take the paperweight and toss it in the river. I now know what charlie brown felt like with the football ,f i didnt keep my head shaved id pull it out. please someone guide me through this

Answer:pavilion dv6258se powers on then shuts down

I can't find the info because I think this is a 2007 laptop.
There were models that had heat problems and as a result of a class action suit, I believe HP replaced parts in quite a few models.

Overheating could have burned out the cpu.

Some notebooks don't work well with a dead/flat battery.
Remove the battery, use the power cord only and see if the symptoms change.

One other thing, reset the RAM. Bad RAM or even mis-seated RAM can cause strange computer behavior.

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My month old laptop shuts off (sleep mode) by itself while I am using it. There is no pattern. Sometimes it will be 10 minutes after I open it and sometimes an hour or more. It is not overheating. I have current BIOS. It always shows plenty of battery life (45% or more) when I connect it to power and wake it up. It never happens on AC power, only on battery. The battery tests fine.

Answer:HP Pavilion G6 shuts off randomly for no reason.

Hello dixie0511,


What is your product number?

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i m using HP PAVILION 15 - P045TX , it SHUTS DOWN UNEXPECTEDLY even if it is partially or fully charged. What to do please help.. 

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Dear HP community,My hp laptop started shutting down suddenly with no warning or blue screen whatsoever, when it doe, I try to turn it back on but it tartar up for just a second for the light t turn on and then shuts down and I have to unplug it and wait a w seconds to turn it back on again and sometimes it takes even longer.The weird things is I can go to the recovery page by clicking escape and then f2 and run whatever tests I want without it shutting down, I tried all the tests but they fail duo to the memory module, I tried replacing both my RAMs with no availI gave it to a computer shop and they did the following:Changed RAMChanged the hard disksChanged the coolerChanged the fanChanged the laptop coverThey gave me the last solution of changing the motherboard but that would cost too much and I don't really think the problem is that big.Please help

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New update: for the first time, laptop turned off in the BIOS screen after running some tests...

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hp pavilion zd7140us laptop shuts down instantly when attempting an operation within Adobe PhotoShop. For example, scaling an image causes the computer to instantly turn off. I had a tech add maximum RAM, 2GB, and service pack 3 for xp. Previously I experienced a similar shutdown problem when accessing style settings in AutoDesk Architecture, which was corrected by a tech. What is the fix to prevent the computer from instantly turning off when using PhotoShop?

Answer:hp pavilion zd7140us shuts down using photoshop

Hi chrisparchitect,

I am thinking the problem might be an overheating issue since Adobe Photoshop requires plenty of CPU and RAM work. Try dusting out the computer by getting a compress-air can and blowing it towards the vents of the laptop. See if performing this process alleviates your computer issue, hope everything works out well for you.

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Answer:Fan turns on the shuts off in hp pavilion a6110n

its sposed to beFan turns on then shuts of sorry

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I'm new to the forum and English is my second language, so please excuse me for any misspelling!

First of all, my 2 year old Hp Pavilion dv5-1153eo laptop freezes after 5-10 minutes running (either if it's on a web-page, desktop, or other programs such as msn etc.). The freeze happens instant without any warning, mouse and keyboard becomes useless, and the only thing I can do is to hold down the power-button until it shuts down. I can't hear any different sounds and the led-lights are normal when it freeze. When I force it to shut down and starting it again, it starts for like 2-3 seconds, but then shut itself down. If I wait 10-15 min and then try to start it, it starts up normally, but after 5-10 min it either freezes again or shuts down without warning.

Specs: (since I formatted and don't had the chance to install drivers, the specs are blank, but it's original dv5 specs, which i think are)

- AMD Athlon X2 QL-62 / 2 GHz Dual-Core
- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 512 MB
- Seagate Momentus® 7200.4 500GB (the original crashed a year ago)

What I've tried to:

- Start in safety mode (with no help, problem still remained)
- Use just battery and/or just the AC (with no help, problem still remained)
- I've formatted to Vista (the same I used before formatting) (with no help, problem still remained)
- run a hard-drive scan, but it froze at 40% and I could not complete the scan

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Answer:Hp Pavilion dv5-1153eo Freezes and shuts down randomly

Sounds like overheating. Use compressed air to blow into ventilation ports to clear it of dust. Canned air may not furnish enough pressure and volume to dislodge dust clogging. Also, check that all fans are running. Some laptops have more than one fan.

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Hello, From a few months, my HP Pavilion 17 Notebook turns off suddenly (with a blue screen) when I'm downloading something by WiFi at high speed (~2MB/s). I haven't this problem when downloading connected by Ethernet. Here are the specifications:Windows 10 64-bitsIntel Core i3-4030U CPU 1.90GHzRAM 4GoBroadcom WiFi Driver wireless driver  -  Broadcom Corp  -  version 7.35.344.0Product nb: K6D03EA#ABF Thanks,

Answer:HP Pavilion 17 Notebook shuts down when downloading high spe...

@serlesen A lot of laptops owned by my friends had this problem too.The problem could be on your Wi-Fi card and the version of Windows you're having, including the BIOS. Some things you might want to try:- Find the latest Wi-Fi driver for your PC. Don't have to be from HP website, you could manually go to Broadcom's website or simply typing your device ID or Wi-Fi card model number online and download it. - Go to HP website and download the latest BIOS firmware for your PC. This is my recommended solution. - Check if your Windows is on the latest using Windows Update. I know, a lot of you thinks that this is kid's suggestion. But, seriously, this time, it could be that your Windows currently have some conflicts with the Wi-Fi card you're having. Try it out. FYI, this problem is not uncommon. This problem occurs a lot with Wi-Fi cards from Atheros and occured with Windows 8 or 8.1 when first released. But, some also occur with Broadcom cards.

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I have a 10 year old HP Pavilion notebook that has served me quite well over the years. I use it exclusively for Excel these days. My problem for some time now is that the computer will shut off upon startup after about 4 minutes. If I don't use the charger cord, it will not turn on at all, which obviously points to a battery issue. I have sometimes been able to get the computer to stay on for extended periods but these occasions are becoming more and more rare. Tried about 10 times today with no success.....shut down after 4 minutes each time. Before I bring it into the shop for some sort of fix, is there anything else I can try? Would a new battery make a difference, as the unit has no stored power to fall back on. Any ideas?



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My computer died and a friend gave me a Pavilion DV8300 CTO notebook, XP Pro, which I restored to factory settings using the recovery partition. Most everything works fine, the computer will shut down and start up, but if you tell it to restart it hangs on the black HP screen with "press <esc> to change boot order" and "press <F10> to enter setup," neither of which do anything. Actually, that's not entirely true. If you click F10, it just tells you to keep waiting and never does anything. I've flashed the BIOS and updated all the drivers, I have no idea why it won't reboot, but it is curious. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Pavilion Won't Restart, But Shuts Down and Starts Up Fine

Have you tried running the chkdsk /r command...followed by running sfc /scannow?


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


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

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

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Okay, so my operating was originally Windows 8, I upgraded it to Windows 10. And so, when I unplug my battery, it shuts off imediately. It never leaves my desk and I just fixed it from a hard drive problem. It has 92% battery, I don't want to waste money for it, since I just fixed it. And when I search up the problem it says something about a power mode but it doesn't even show that. I'm not sure if other people have this problem but I am pretty mad. And no I never dropped it. Do I need to replace my battery if so, where and how do I replace it? 
Laptop Info:
HP Pavilion 15-n048ca Notebook PC
Model #:E9G69UA
Serial #:[personal information removed]

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Hello there HP support and viewers alike. New user here who's been lurking around as a guest for a very long time seeking help constantly from the forums. It does seem that I have run into one of my own unique problems, I won't waste time so I'll cut to the chase: Problem:My HP Pavilion Laptop, Model 15 - ab292nr, running Windows 10(64-bit) has shutdown and refuses to start up. The most surprising and perplexing thing to me is that it just did this suddenly and randomly after I booted up a 2004 video game. The screen went black instantly, the fan stopped and there was completely no power. The screen was at full brightness right before I initiated this, indicating the battery supply was constantly being recharged and was no where close of touching 0% charge.The laptop has completely no lights, and the AC adapter doesn't seem to charge as it does not heat itself whilst plugged into a power outlet. I've already tried a hard reset but to no avail. My only hope is to turn to the forums for help from qualitifed experts.I've read a lot of similiar problems with sudden shutdowns and refusal to start once again, and some seem to be linked to motherboard issues. I hope this isn't the case and it's just related a sort of power surge and can be easily fixed. Any good solutions?Thanks in advance.

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HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us notebook keeps shutting down as much as 6 times a day even when plugged in...then re-boots. If this is an overheating issue, how can I fix it? I hear the fan running before it shuts down and the notebook. The notebook is usually resting on a flat surface so ventilation should not be an issue. Thanks in advance for any guidance to help me resolve this. Bill

Answer:HP Pavilion Notebook Frequently Shuts off Unexpectedly and R...

Hi, Check for the bios update , run a system test , steps to run the test  power down the note book as soon as you hit the power button , keep tapping the esc key on the top left corner until a new window opens up(the start up menu ) choose the option f2 and choose the option component test and then choose system testDo let me know what happens  Cheers,Dhee

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HP Pavilion dv7-6b32us notebook keeps shutting down as much as 6 times a day even when plugged in...then re-boots. If this is an overheating issue, how can I fix it? I hear the fan running before it shuts down and the notebook. The notebook is usually resting on a flat surface so ventilation should not be an issue. Thanks in advance for any guidance to help me resolve this. Bill

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I plugged in a Targus Universal 33-in-1 card reader/writer with a microSDHC card from my LG cell phone camera to upload pictures and the computer continues to shut down, even though I have removed the reader. Does not stay on long enough for the icons to appear.  Continually shuts down.   

Answer:HP Pavilion 505n shuts down and won't turn on after trying to use card reader..

Hello darjoy and welcome to the computerhope forum.Have you tried to start your computer using the "F8" key.F8 is the key you use to start a computer in safe mode.Just in case you are not familiar with the process:Start your computer from the off position and tap the F8 key during the start up procedure.During the loading of Windows at some point it should change to a screen giving you several options.One of the options is to "Start computer in safe mode."Select this option using your up/down arrow keys and press enter.If that is successful you can explore your options to do a system restore if needed.

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I have changed cpu, heat resolding nvidea chip video and chipset, and no have solution, any sugestions ?

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laptop I have  an hp pavilion dv6000.  It has the same problem, that there is no display.  And even though I tried new ram sticks pc2 5300 in the ram slots, the display never came on, just the same power on and then shutoff after 2 seconds.  Can I deduce from this that these ram slots are bad, or could it be something else?  I have already done a hard reset, but its still the same result

Answer:hp pavilion dv6000, no display, and laptop powers up and then shuts down

Take the OLD ram sticks. Place one stick in one slot and attempt boot. If it works you know that stick is good and that slot is good. Mix and match until you find a working combination.Then you know if the old ram or a slot is dead.Then try a stick of the new ram in the slot you have tested to be working (or if both are working go for slot A)Then if that works add the other stick of ram - if it now fails swap the ram, if it fails again try the first stick of NEW ram in the B slot and attempt to boot. This will determine whether the new ram is at fault or if it is the slots.

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I've just updated an HP Pavilion 15 from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 (Home 64 bit). If fast startup is enabled, the laptop freezes at the very least step of the shutting down process. The shutting down process goes like this:

1. First you click on shut down
2. The shut down screen appears
3. The screen turns off and then the fan starts to spin at high speed
4. After 4-5 seconds, the fan stops
5. The laptop is completely turned off, no lights are turned on (in most of PC's)

Well, my problem is that randomly, the Pavilion 15 freezes after step 4 has been completed, with the light of the ON/OFF button turned on forever. Sometimes it turns off correctly, but many other times this happens. If I disable the fast startup, this won't happen and it will always turn off correctly.

What can I do?
How is it that it's random?

I've tested this with no apps running on background, so that can't be the reason, besides, no apps or programs can freeze the system after the step 4 has been completed, since they are all shut down after step 1.

Answer:HP Pavilion 15 randomly shuts down incorrectly if fast startup enabled

Hello rambomhtri,

It's usually best to just leave Fast Startup turned off when you have issues with it turned on. If Windows is installed on a SSD, you'll most likely not notice any or much difference in startup time with Fast Startup turned on or off.

Turn On or Off Fast Startup in Windows 10 Windows 10 Performance Maintenance Tutorials

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I have some "bluescreen" errors most of them when i plug USB cabel from phone or hard drive, few times appear when i was playing/watching movie on battery. First time happen when i was trying install "Alhohol 120%" (on battery). Here is some lasts raports, plz any sugests?

BCCode: 44
BCP1: 84AF7B58
BCP2: 00000E71
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

BCCode: c5
BCP1: 00000000
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000001
BCP4: 81CE88D9
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Thanks in advance.

Answer:HP Pavilion dv6510ew shuts down with "Bluescreen" error.


Attach some minidumps (crash reports).Somebody will have a look at them.

You can find them in - C:\windows\minidump\

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DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Bryan at 20:14:30.25 on Mon 06/08/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
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C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
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It all started when i opened some foreign file and it mustve been a virus or something. That triggered my computer to make these weird whirring clicky noises. Then my computer shut down. That day, i tryied to turn it on, it worked. However, the monitor didnt display anything. The computer was running but something to do with the bios just wasn't working.
Later on, my father fixed it.
However. NOW, the computer randomly shuts off by itself.
I'd start the computer on, and usually, the computer would start to make these noises similar to that of a computer reading a disc.
after the noises, the computer shuts off, and restarts by itself.
Anyone have any ideas?

Answer: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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I have a V100 that has been overheating and shutting down when i run applications such as Photoshop and MS Office 2003. It has a 2Gb intel duo processor and 2Gb of RAM. I downgraded to Windows XP with service pack 2. The warranty expired in July 08 and until 3-4 months ago didn't have this problem. It happens with or without the battery, typically I have it plugged in. I took it apart partially and cleaned out any dust by the fan and such, but there was very little. I tried to run diagnostics on it through Lenovo System Toolbox (used to be called PC Dr.). During the system stress test it overheated and shutdown. I then ran the full system scan and when it got to the multicore test for the processor, it again overheated and shutdown. I'm not sure if this is an indication that the processor is failing or if maybe it just needs some thermal paste or if there is another problem going on. Any help would be appreciated.

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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!!!

Answer: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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Dear everybody! I'm going to buy more 8GB Crucial ram for my laptop. Currently i have 4GB. So i will have 12GB ram total. So Could anyone give me some advices about this. Is it ok ? Is it compatible with my device ?  Thank you.  

Answer:HP-Pavilion-17-f100-Notebook-PC-series - HP Pavilion Noteboo...

@0xaddr? Memory Supports the following configurations: ? 12288 MB (8192 MB×1+ 4096 MB×1; not supported on computer models with a 32-bit operating system) Your manual here. REO

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The sound on my notebook works fine until I connect it via HDMI to an HP Pavilion 24xw monitor.  Then the audio disappears.  If I disconnect it, the audio comes back. I have tried going to the 'Sound' section of the control panel.  There are two options:Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio HP 24xwThe default is Speakers Realtek.  When I use the test facility my notebook plays the test sound.  I have updated to the latest version of the driver. Can someone help with why when plugging in the monitor the audio disappears from my notebook? Thank you so much!

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Hi, I just bought 2 laptops today and wanted it to be in Windows 7 64 bit instead of Windows 10.May I know where to get the Winows 7 drivers?I had tried to search around but I couldn't get Win7 driver.Can you provide me? The laptops I just bought are:HP Pavilion 14-ab175TXHP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab161tx

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I have a Genuine Microsoft DVD for Windows 10. When I put the Bios in UEFI boot mode It does not boot from the DVD or if i use a USB bootable stick formatted using APT format. When I hit esc on boot and select the boot devices to boot from nothing is shown.  If  I let it just try to boot it give me a message that no bootable image on hard disk. It is a new hard.  When I put it in legacy support mode it will boot either the USB or the internal DVD, but I want to use UEFI and the new APT format for security. What device can you buy so this laptop  will boot something that is portable media on this bios ? It came with this format on the original hard drive with windows 7. Thanks,Buford HP Pavilion DV4-5113cl with INSYDE F39 bios from latest update

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a simple question......will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

help me obi-wan youre my only hope!!


Answer:will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

Actually that's a hard question, generally its not possible to install another motherboard, sometimes it is. In this case one is an AMD platform and the other is an Intel platform, there could be tons of differences in mounting holes, physical design, clearance, connectors, heat dissipation requirements, cooling systems, etc. Laptops are not like desktops that use more standardized designs.

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

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

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

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

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My HP Pavilion 500-205t was destroyed by a lightning strike. The HD is o.k. I have purchased an HP Pavilion 500-490 because the specs were very close.  I  want to use my 205t HD. Both computers are Core i3-4130, have 1 TB 7200 SATA 6G 3.5 HDs, same OS (Windows 7 Pro 64). My question is:  can I swap them out, or do I need to get an external HD enclosure and copy the 205t to the 490? If I need the external HD enclosure, looks like aluminum would be best, but would like recommendation for one which would hold my HD.

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I would like to connect my HP Pav 23-1010t All in One Desktop to my HP Pav dm4 laptop.  For the purpose of switching between the two, using the HP Pav 23 video/monitor, keyboard and mouse to control what is on the laptop.  Will a KVM switch work?  Or some other swtich or cables?   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:pc shuts down power shuts off

Are you getting any error messages when this happens?


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

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Question: PC shuts down

my 2 1/2 year old Acer M460 Veriton Desktop started shutting down. Power light stays on, but HD light goes out and silent. Leave it off for quite awhile and will come on...for awhile. Overheating? All fans are working.
Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180 2.0GHz, 1GB DDR2, 160GB SATA 11,DVDRW, Windows XP Pro. Thanks for any help.....(I'm new at this.......

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My pc shuts on its own.. how weird is that. anyway, i think its because lack of power supply.. any other theories?

Answer:My pc shuts on its own.

Hi can we have more info like what windows you have installed?
What hardware?
What software?
The more you help us the more we can help you.
What Antivius?
How long has this problem been doing this?

In fact everything you can think off.

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As I had my PC back from evesham, I powerd up and all working fine, when I placed my tower back in the desk space it was getting a bit warm after a while it shut down, I checked that all the fans are working and they are fine what is the problem ?

Answer:PC Sometimes shuts down

Sonds as though you might have a temperature problem - shouldn't feel warm through the case in a short time. Don't know if you have any on board indication - I have Intel Active Monitor on mine.If you have similar see what the temps are.

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Question: PC shuts off

Heres the problem, a PC i built for a friend will just turn off. It was doing it when he would try to play games. I guess he was able to play the games now, but it shut off while burning a CD.
SOLTEK SL-75FRV motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2000+
VGA ASUS|V9280TD GF4 Ti4200 8X 128M
Windows Xp corp

Answer:PC shuts off

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Recently my pc has decided it would shut itself down for no reason in particular.
I might be doing something or it may be idle but all fails and can't be turned back on.
The only way I can get it up and running is to short out the bios reset on the mainboard, this will then allow me to turn the power back on and start up ok.
However it will shut down again and has become more frequent anything from 15mins to a few hours.
Has anyone got any ideas before I go and buy something which might not be the fault?


Answer:PC Just Shuts Itself Down

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Question: Shuts Down

Hi All,

My lap top pc when going to HDD to view video clips the program will shut down. Alert comes up " Data Execution
To help protect your computer, windows has closed this program. Close messagge button & then get - windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. & then has 2 buttons Debug or close.

It also has a link for more details too.

Anyone with ideas on what I can do to stop this??


Answer:Shuts Down

Check the Event Viewer in the Administrative Tools. Post the error code for the last day. Please do not post the entire log. It is unnecessary. Just the errors and just the last day or so.

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Question: PC Shuts down

My PC shuts down whenever I run MALWAREBYTES and any SPYWARE. I am running VISTA SP2, 64bit.I did the suggested and ran the DDS application.Here is the DDS results:ThanksDDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 NETWORK Run by Micheala Lee at 17:01:55.12 on Tue 08/31/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3965.3260 [GMT -5:00]SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firef... Read more

Answer:PC Shuts down

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have a homebuilt, 1 gb amd, 768 mb sd ram, 40 gb hdd, win xp home. this problem started yesterday, after about an hour it will shut down with no warning. I only use it for e-mail, web surfing and editing my digital photos. no prpblems for over two years. what do I need to check???

Answer:Pc Shuts Itself Off

check to see if all the fans in your computer are working, including vid card fan, power supply fan, CPU fan, etc... If your computer restarts or shuts down like that, it's most likely do to overheat. Believe me, I have had more than my share of problems with overheating, I had to transfer every component on my PC to a new case, and that was NOT an easy job...

good luck to ya!
oh, and touch your CPU heatsink and northbridge and vid card to see if they're too hot. Check in your BIOS and post the temps here, along with what CPU you got.

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Question: shuts down

i am using my friends pc right now because my pc wont start xp
I want know does anybody know y
the problem is that when is turn the pc on it load to the xp logo
then it shuts down completly does any suggestion how to fix this?

Answer:shuts down

What are your specs? How long has this happened? Did you install any software/hardware recently?

We need more information before we help you. Welcome to Techspot :wave: !

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Question: pc shuts down!!!

my PC will shut down randomly, it can be on for hours then shuts down as if no power, the reset power switch will not power up anything but the light on mobo is on, the only way to power up is to disconnect power lead for 10 seconds and reconnect and it works fine until next time....... any help please

Answer:pc shuts down!!!

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I recently bought a PC with the configuration:
Intel P4 2.66 Processor
P4M800-m7(v1.0) motherboard
Windows XP Professional(SP1)
Seagate SATA IDE hard disk

The PC runs well for a while but restarts automatically. I disabled automatic restart in Windows XP->My Computer->Properties->Advanced->Startup & recovery. It just ends up in a blank screen. Has anybody else faced this problem...

Thanks in advance


Answer:PC shuts down after a while.

Do you get a crash log after the PC reboots (ie a 'system has recovered...serious error...') if so, there should be a minidump file that you can zip and post here. Also, what programs are you using before it crashes?
It could be faulty RAM though.

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Question: pc shuts down

ok i'm trying to fix my friends emachine but i can't seem to found the problem.
i hooked everything up turned on the pc nothing happens so i tested the power supply found out it was the powersupply i changed the powersupply.
now the pc want stay on it would come on for a min and then turn off.i don't think its the powersupply because i test it and it get on back on i have to put the powersupply tester on the powersupply and it come on. now i try to put windows on it ,it will go as far the begening and then its start to blink and blink thats it.

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Question: Pc Shuts Down

this is what i get after it turns back on: just did it and it was when i plugged this in ,just after i plugged it in not immediately:

Answer:Pc Shuts Down

What happens when you send the error report?

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Question: PC Shuts Down

Hey guys

I&#8217;ve been having trouble with my Desktop PC, shutting down with no warning. At first it seemed to shutdown every time I ran AVG virus-scan so my first thoughts were virus. Because I was unable to run a complete scan, I installed Trend Micro House Call which told me my system was clean.

People with similar problems were pointed towards memory issues or heat related, so I ran the &#8220;memory&#8221; command from Windows to check the memory. The outcome for me was intermittent, either it would complete a successful scan or shut off with no clear pattern.

But when I checked the CPU temperature to my surprise it was running at 104oC to 120oC, all the fans seem in working order and the heat-sink around the processor didn&#8217;t seem that hot. Regardless I cleaned up as much dust as I could. Curious I removed the process fan only to find little or no thermal grease between the heat sink and the processor. Could that be the main problem? I&#8217;ll probably be sending it off for diagnosis and/or repair but thought I&#8217;ll see what you guys think, as now I&#8217;m a little out my depth?

Many Thanks

Spec/additional info if required;
Window Vista 32bit Home Edition
AVG 2011 Professional & Tune-Up
Intel Core 2 Extreme Q6850 3Ghz
Corsair XMS2 DDR2 1G/800Mhz (x2)
ASUS P5N32-E SLI Motherboard
Zalman CNPS9700 Processor Cooler Fan
Third Party Build (roughly 4 years old I think)
Motherboard Temperature 30oC
Unfortunately no error ... Read more

Answer:PC Shuts Down

I would clean the processor heatspreader and the bottom of the heatsink with isopropyl or denatured alcohol, make sure it is prefectly dry then apply either some IC7 thermal compound of AS5 thermal compound.

With either IC 7 or AS 5 I use the IC 7 installation instructions not matter which compound I use.

There is no difference in the IC 7 carat and IC 24 carat other than the amount of compound in the applicator.

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hey guys, i've got a pretty bad problem

i am running vista home premium, and encountered a program called virus melt, it was loaded on my laptop some how and when i tried to log onto my works wi-fi network, IE shuts down on its own. Any ideas why this is happening? im inclined to think its the virus melt program/virus but im not sure since IE with vista has had problems in the past connecting to wi-fi.

any help would be greatly appreciated, and will be tried :P please gimme your best thoughts.

Answer:IE shuts down on its own

Hi -

Proceed to to our Security Center, Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help Forum, to have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst. Please be sure to follow THESE STEPS carefully before posting your logs in the Security Forum.

Please be patient as the Security Analysts are very busy and one will get to you as soon as possible.

Regards. . .



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Question: Pc shuts off

I just got sims 3 and installed it on my pc, my graphics card is a little under the specs for it but it still supports the game. my pc has a problem with shutting down almost all the time, not justw when playing that game but some times on hefty downloads, like the other day i was attemptign to installl a new graphics driver and every time about half way thru the install it would just kick off. i downloaded that speed fan program to monitor my tempatures but im unsure how reliable it is but it insists that my computer over heats. so the other day i installed a new rear fan for my pc and it still shuts down. i thought that maybe my computer maybe doesnt have enough ram to handle some of the activitys i do so i had also installed a new 526 mb ram so im at a total of around 960 ram and my computer still shuts down. its very cold here so i got the idea of putting my computer on the window ledge and taking the cover off and opening the window and it doesnt shut down when playing games like sims 3 but if i close it withen the hour its off.. im not sure what to do. since i have done all this and look at the speed fan program it says my power is over heatign up to 200 degrees farenhiet but than it alternates between like 90 and mid 100 to 200 withen minutes so i dont think speed fan is stable, oh and also it says my core voltage is slightly low, heres my dxdiag if it helps any. im really confused on how to solve the problem

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Answer:Pc shuts off

Sounds like the problem happened after updating graphics driver, please verify if this is true.

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I posted here yesterday asking for help on a similar problem yesterday: GPU keeps working (fans spinning) for a few seconds after shutdown - Windows 10 Forums

Basically, what happens now is as follows: When I press shutdown from start menu and the PC screen goes black at the end of it, I can hear components stopping their work, but pretty much all fans keep working (PSU fan, case fans, GPU fans). They work for 20-30 seconds and then I hear a Mobo beep (the same one you hear when you turn on your PC) and the PC boots back like it's nothing. When I reach login screen and shut down again from there, the PC fans again keep spinning after components turn off, but only a few seconds this time. The PC components then turn on and immediately turn off together with the fans.

Sorry for the poor phrasing, English is not my native language and I try my best here.

This complicated double-take shut down process only began after I disabled fast startup in Windows 10 (some guys on various forums suggested that I do that). Before I disabled them, the problem was like the one I linked to in the beginning. The whole problem started after I installed a second HDD. During the installation I also removed the GPU to allow me to fix some cables.

Besides the shut down, the PC seems to be working just fine. No crashes, no BSODs - nothing. Only this strange shut down.
Things I've already tried:
Disabling fast startupRemoving my second hard driveChanging its SATA plugsChanging SATA c... Read more

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Question: Pc shuts down

Hi all
PC shuts down no warning just as though plug has been pulled out

But this only happens when playing a game or using format factory sometimes it will be after a hour or after 10 mins or so

Had the same problem using windows 7 32bit so formated pc new install of windows 7 64 bit all windows updates and drivers had same problem when playing game pc shut down

Thanks if you need any more info let me know

Answer:Pc shuts down

DLoad install and run speedfan...
Post a screenshot of your temps...both at idle and under load.

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Help!! My pc shuts off and then on serveral times a day....
I have an e-machine and have scanned for viruses which I thought was the problem but it wasn't . I am not very computer literate so be

Answer:PC Shuts off and on

This may be the problem. I have one PC and when i plug in the power cord it does not fit tightly therefore it did cause the the PC to power down sometimes. I fixed that by using a piece of tape to secure the connection so it will stay in place.

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Question: PC shuts off.

Help.When I start my 4 year old pc in the morning it shuts down after 10 mins. If I leave it for 5 mins and reboot it it stays on all day with no problems.Only seems to be a problem after being switched off all night.If I try to turn it back on straight away without waiting 5 mins or so it will not start.Is it had it?Has been whirring a lot at startup over the last few weeks, but this has stopped now the new problem has started

Answer:PC shuts off.

Check that your cpu fan is working correctly. This could be faulty and causing the system to shut down, it also could have been the whirring sound you've heard as well.

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Alright so this has been a problem for months now, and I'm tired of it... My computer will randomly shut down if I play ANY video game, not only that, but simply using a webcam will shut it down as well. I think it's most likely a hardware problem because it shuts down, I don't get any error report or anything!

My specs are:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, 2833Mhz
BIOS Version/Date: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 7/30/2008
SMBIOS Version: 2.4
Installed Physical Memory (RAM): 4.00GB
Total Physical Memory: 2.75GB
Available Physical Memory: 1.34GB
Total Virtual Memory: 5.50GB
Available Virtual Memory: 3.23GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 285

Sorry, I do not know what half of those things are, I'm not really into computer technology that much, I just posted what I thougt was necessary from msinfo32.exe. I'll take all the help I can get, I'm tired of having to switch to my father's laptop to cam with my girlfriend, but more importantly I want to be able to play games!

Answer:Help! PC Shuts Down


Since you mention shut-downs during video games and webcam, it sounds to me as if you have a graphics card problem. The easiest thing to do is update your graphics card drivers.

Please go to this site and download and install the video card driver that matches yours - please check carefully.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Make sure your panel looks like this:

Attachment 163990

Post back and let us know if you still have problems with the game. After that lets tackle the webcam problem.


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Hello here,
I need your help:
PC shut down itself and not starts up anymore. when i turn it on it starts but it will shuts again down and will starts up itself and again down and so on... what is a problem? until manufacturer logo appears it shuts down.
please help me. thanks in advanced.

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I have been posting a thread on internet and security about my PC shutting itself down as I thought this was caused by a virus or trojan. However with the help of the moderator I have discovered the problem is not caused by the above!
My next guess is it must be hardware but I have no idea where to start!

Basically the PC just seems to drop power for a second and then restarts and runs scan disk as it was not shut down properly. It then offers to send an error report to microsoft which then diverts me to a web page that tells me the problem is caused by a driver! One time it mentioned the graphics driver so I have downloaded the latest driver from the Nvidia website however this has not fixed the problem!

Please help!!

Thanks in advance!


Answer:PC Shuts itself down!

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Hi everyone,

Desperately hoping someone can solve this issue for me!

IE shuts down without warning ... If I try to login to anything like hotmail, eBay etc., or view something it shuts down and with general browsing, it also shuts down randomly. Initially I got an error message that Internet explorer has encountered a problem and must shut down but I don't get that message anymore.

I have scoured the Internet for answers and have tried disabling all add-ons which seemed to be the solution for most people with this issue. I have scanned my computer with norton, super antis heard which hasn't been successful. I have all the current updates installed and have tried restoring my pc to an earlier point. I have also tried firefox but the same problems occur.

I am truly at my wits end now as I don't know what else to try and am hoping for some help!

I have IE 8 and vista. I also tried installing IE 9 but had the same problems so uninstalled the new version.

Thanks in advance!!!

Answer:IE shuts down by itself - HELP!!!

Hello let's reset Internet Explorer settings and see if that does it.To reset Internet Explorer settings automatically,go HERE click the button. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.

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Question: shuts down

Just today my windows XP decided to shut itself off after sitting idle for longer than 15 minutes. I have the settings set so that it`s supposed to go to screen saver after 30 minutes. My computer has never done this before. I have McAfee 2005 anti virus protection and Scan my computer for viruses often, I had just scanned the computer earlier in the day, can anyone help!!!

Answer:shuts down

download adaware se

and install it and run it

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Question: Pc shuts Down

Hi , When i try do download of the internet my pc automaticially shuts down, and when i try to scan for virus's and you ad-aware near the end of the scan it shuts down aswell, anyone no why and remember I CARN'T DOWNLOAD.

Please Help


Answer:Pc shuts Down

Please dont post your email publicly unless you LOVE spam.

Can you boot into safe mode with networking and virus scan? Sounds virus related, so you need to do this. I hope you do have a virus scanner and it is up to date.

Our links page has a list of online tests so you can virus scan online:

Might want to do our spyware tutorial as well, from safe mode as well for most of it:

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20secs after logging in, my pc shuts down by itself..I have to unplug it before it will turn on again but eventually if will turn off again after few secs... is it a PSU or Motherboard failure? I check my Mobo and PSU and there was no blown capacitors...but I can smell a a burnt me pls..=]

Answer:PC Shuts down by itself

Most likely overheating. Hope that its not too late
Test temperture.
Cupid is good software for the test.

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Question: PC Shuts Down

Let me start by posting my PC spec.

Core 2 duo 2.17 GHz Overclocked to 3.0Ghz
2 8800 Gts 640 Mb Superclocked Graphic cards In SLI
4 Gigs Corsair XMS Extreme DDRII 800 Ram
2 250 GB Hard drives
1 DVD drive
Windows Vista 64 Bit Ultimate Edition.

My problem is this. I installed COD 4 and it started up fine. But as soon as I adjusted the graphic settings to High, and the setting to 2 graphic cards and hit apply. My PC turns off.
Same problem for Americas Army. Except i get a blue screen, and have to restart PC.

I also get the same issue with 3d Mark. As soon as I start the test, It loads then MY PC shuts off.

I adjusted my Ram Voltages to 2.o volts, other than that everything is at default.

My 680 SLI Mobo has a plugin option on the MOBO itself for SLi Power which I am not utilizing because I dont have the proper adapter. Dont know if that would make a difference or not.

So, with all that being said. I am in need of some desperate help here. I have no clue as to what I need to do in order to fix this issue. It seems as if maybe my PC is unstable and needs to be adjusted but honestly I wouldnt know what the settings would need to be as far as voltages, Timing, Etc.
I was also told that my SLI ready 680 Watt power supply should be plenty.

Anyone out there have any suggestions or ideas as to what I can do to solve this issue. Getting really frustrated here.

Thans alot!

Answer:PC Shuts Down

I spoke to a tech expert at ASUS last month regarding my board which uses the Nvidia 650i chipset. The man thought that I was talking about the 680i chipset. His advice to me was to keep an eye on the condition of my ram modules. He stated that the 680i chip has had a lot of trouble reports of ram modules going bad as weeks of computing goes on. Being that he was talking about your chip, you may want to do the 'one by one' ram module check.In many cases of computers having weird problems under some pressure, checking the ram is always a 'must do'. It will eliminate this part of your hardware as the cause of the headache. G' Luck. Also, you could try adjusting your ram timing (loosening it up). I had to reset my settings to 5-5-5-18; from the stock 4-4-4-12.

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Question: PC shuts down

Switched my PC and Lap top on both had the same problem and shut down the only way I could get them to run was to go into safe mode and open task manager and shut all the programs down that started up with the PC.

Answer:PC shuts down

Quote: Originally Posted by chrismof

Switched my PC and Lap top on both had the same problem and shut down the only way I could get them to run was to go into safe mode and open task manager and shut all the programs down that started up with the PC.

Hi chris welcome

think we arfe going to need a ton more info on both machines before we can be much help.

Ken J+

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Question: PC shuts off!!

When i start up my desktop, it runs normally for about 10-15mins, then shuts off! When I immediately restart it after shutting off it just wont turn on! but then when i leave it for 5 mins it boots up sucessfully again but then shuts down again after 10 more mins of activity! All PM settings are disabled! Whats going on?

Answer:PC shuts off!!

Sounds like an overheating problem to me. Can you monitor CPU temperature?

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Question: PC Shuts down

I have an Evesham PC that I have had for nearly 3 years now. For the first time, I suffered from 3 shut downs tonight. My memory stick was plugged in at the time during the first shutdown. After each shut down, I couldn't switch the PC on again by pressing the button on the front. I had to reach around to the power switch on the back and turn it off and on again. Then the PC started up. These shut downs happened one after another...During the second shutdown my memory stick was also plugged in, but wasn't plugged in during the third shutdown.It is strange since this has never happened before, and I have used this same memory stick for months. There were no additional USB devices plugged in at the same time.I dare not plug the same USB memory stick again now...30 mins after the last shutdown, the PC seems to be working ok. Other memory sticks plugged in don;t seem to cause a problem.Does anyone know why this problem may have started out of the blue like this?

Answer:PC Shuts down

sounds like the PSU may be starting to fail

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Question: Pc Shuts down:(:(

My pc is brand new pc(only 5 days from now) and the config is
intel 975xbx motherboard
ati raedon 1950 pro 512mb graphics card
intel core 2 duo processor 1.86ghz
1gb of ram
atx cabinet having two fans
i am running xp professional service pack 2....... my pc is shutting down by itself(not going into shutdown sequence and all DIRECT SHUTDOWN) ...... i have read all those psu stuffs... cpu overheating...... but evrything is brand new.. my smps alone is 60$ it has that 8pin supply to motherboard that one..... first the pc was restarting sometimes and sometimes was shutting down..... and then i unchecked that check box which says "restart
when error occurs" in startup nad recovery settings in my computer properties...... and restart stopped but the shut down thing is still persisting..... if the supply is wrong i have UPS for that matter.. and cpu overheating I HAVE TWO FANS.... do i need more fans????........ or what to do.... please help me out.... i have spent so much in assembling this pc.... pls help me out..... do i need to change smps???....

Atx cabinet having two fans and both r running and also i checked the processor fan which is also running good... and the temperatures are also normal likely

processor temp 49 c
internal temp 40C
remote temp 39C

i have desktop utilities which shows these temps and also the bios is also showing the same temp... after it shutsdown i checked the temps .. they r all the same.... so IT'S NOT OVERHEATING... Read more

Answer:Pc Shuts down:(:(

Has this ever run properly? Check all your connections including the mains plug. Pull out and reseat the cards and memory. Download and run Mem Test. If more than one stick of ram try swapping the slots.

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Question: Shuts Down

Hello all it's been a while. Can someone tell me why my computer shuts down when it go's in to sleep mode.

Answer:Shuts Down

Maybe this Tutorial will help
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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Hello, I've been running Win & RC for a few days and seem to run into a ongoing problem. I think this is where I may want to start this thread.

Several times I have left win 7 running for a half hour or more (inactive) and it hibernates. If longer then 30 mins. I have to push soft reset, which wakes it up. However on 2 occasions I left it for several hours. It seemed to have shut the system completely down, again upon restart it went directly to Win 7 (running dual boot system w/ Win XP) and was herky. After a few minutes the screen became distorted and I had to preform a hard shutdown, as nothing would respond.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Win 7 shuts down on it's own.

Are you getting any of the following:

a) Errors in Event Viewer.

b) Blue Screen of Death.

c) Memory dumps.

If so, can you post back with what they are and we'll go from there. Are you using native Win 7 graphics drivers or the ones from the manufacturer of your card?

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Question: DSL shuts off

at first start, dsl stays on... it disconnects after 20 minutes to 90 minutes... its not consistant in time or by how I surf. It'll shut down even if I don't surf.... grrr. Can I tell windows to keep it connected?
It is not supported for my win ME system anymore( sbc yahoo.. homeportal)
But my other comp is online endless.. no probs...

Answer:DSL shuts off

My dad has something similiar from SBC. You don't really need Yahoo, I make it a point not to use when I can. The hardware is 2Wire as to wireless router, we haven't had too much problems. It really shouldn't matter as to OS, the majority of computers on his network is Win98SE, with a few XP, with no issues.

I don't know if it relates, but I had a problem with my DSL carrier (verizon) where they would log off my modem once a day due to a timeout function. Doesn't sound likely, but its possible. I had to call tech support to verify this, it required a complete shutdown of my wireless router and DSL modem to reset my connection. The SBC version has both in the same box, which I thought was cool.

Have you upgraded the 2000 stuff with all the updates? Some of the Win2000 stuff is related to ports being open that allows intruders into your system. I don't see how this actually relates, but it is one of the bases I would cover.

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I have a desktop that shuts itself off after the initial single beep. If I leave it, then 20/30 seconds later it restarts automatically but then switches off after the intial beep.The processor fan is spinning OK. I've tried changing the graphics card, the RAM and the PSU but get the same problem. I've removed all but the graphics card from the PCI slots.What could be wrong?

Answer:PC shuts down after a second

Has this only just started happening, was it all working ok previously?What OS and other peripherals?With the limited information, it could be either duff CPU or motherboard problem.

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Question: pc shuts down

when i turn pc on, and after a few minutes the mouse starts failing, the light turns of and on, then the computer restarts and it keeps doing that.. why?

Answer:pc shuts down

Does it boot into safe mode OK?
Press F8 repeatedly at power on until you get the menu then choose safe mode

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Every time I try to do a full system virus scan whether with Norton or AVG the system gets well into the scan and all of a sudden everything goes black and XP Home just completely shuts down and restarts with the disc check and the whole magilla!!!!

SP 2 is installed and was giving no problems up until now!

Any ideas folks???

Answer:XP shuts itself down

It could be an infection trying to disable the programs and causing more issues than it intended. Have you tried running these scans in safe mode?

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it comes up NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM new install smaller wringing says something like isaap cant get it all quick on xp pro

Answer:pc shuts down after a while

Start, Run, typeShutdown -aand press Enter.

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Question: Shuts Down itself

Hy !!! I am using this HP ELiteBook 2540p. But it become heated and shut down itself. Problem is that suppose i on my Laptop and use a app like Google Earth even just one app it become heated and off (Shuts Down itself). same with my Anatomy Apps. So when i use other Apps like Office it works well but till 1 or 2 Hours. And also i check my Task manager it was CPU 17% as i open app of Anatomy it rises to 100% and PC shuts Down. Help me i will be thankful for such a Anticipation 

Answer:Shuts Down itself

Hi,What is the age of the laptop?May be clogged air vents with dust, debris?Please follow this to reduce overheating: a extensive system testing using this and identify if any hardware is failing:

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I have this weird problem.  I have a home built PC with a Pentium D, 4 gigs mem, 250G Maxtor HD.  This rig is about 2 1/2 years old, and the problem's been occurring less than a year.  I'm wondering if its the PSU since I replaced it about a year ago.Problem: It just shuts down, and I can't turn it back on until I unplug it and plug it back in.  It is intermittent, going weeks without doing it, then it'll do it a few times a day for several days.  It sounds weird, but it happens a lot just when I sit in my chair (and there are no cables, etc., near my chair). I'm no expert at a PC, but I can generally figure out, and fix, problems I have.  This one, though, has me stumped.Frank

Answer:PC Shuts Down On Its Own

Best way to test this Frank would be to borrow a known good PSU and swap it in there to see if the issue goes away...I'm assuming you get no error messages since you didn't mention it so chances are it's the likely culprit.The only other thing that causes this other than RAM issues (not likely without BSOD's or error messages) would be overheating.For this remove a side panel and do some housekeeping inside. Use a can of compressed air paying special attention to the heatsinks and fans.Use a QTip to hold the fans in place when blasting them as you can damage them letting them spin up.Let us know...

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Question: pc sTILL SHUTS DWN

oK SO I WENT to take a shower and i left my pc running with world of warcraft and in the back windows media player and mozilla firefox....but wen i come back from taking a shower the pc is shut dwn and i tried turning it on but no luck i had to go to the back and reset the power supply and ideas why this is happening?


so when you reset the powersupply it turns on?

Power supply problem then.

Can we get the details on the PSU.

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Just upgraded and installed a new OS (XP).

Everything is working fine except a couple of things:

1. IE seems to shut down when browsing to certain pages - all by itself. Yet the same page after a few attemps seems to work??!! I ran AVG and TM Housecall but found nothing. Neither was anything suspicious in Hijackthis (there are maybe 10 lines alltogether due to new OS)

2. FSX crashed at very high details. Got an exception error with BSOD at least 3 times. By lowering the detail level the problem seemed to have gone away but I wonder if it is something relating to the first point.


Answer:IE shuts down by itself

Are ye overclocking anything?

Ye have all the latest updates to all drivers (including motherboard drivers) and bios updates?

Is this a home built computer, or an OEM (dell, etc...)

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