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computer shuts down unexpectedly and randomly

Question: computer shuts down unexpectedly and randomly

Hi,
This usually happens with processes such as converting wav files to mp3 or with some flash players. The computer just stops, period. I'm not doing anything illegal--some programs it might happen with are exact audio copy or flac front end, which should be fine to use. Also happens on websites, such as youtube, with flash players occasionally. Here's the hijack this. Thanks in advance for any help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:13:19 PM, on 8/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcprs32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfsem.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Arcade\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\bcmntray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\cfgmng32.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfasem.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe
C:\Program Files\acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe
C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\HOMERunner.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spyware\CAPPActiveProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spyware\PPCtlPriv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdmcls32.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.comcast.net/toolbar2.0/search/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR" target="_blank" class="invilink">http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://global.acer.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.comcast.net/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.comcast.net/toolbar2.0/search/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://global.acer.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0
O2 - BHO: SnagIt Toolbar Loader - {00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Snagit 9\SnagitBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-93BE-BE2DF4D9AE29} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Gamevance Text - {7370F91F-6994-4595-9949-601FA2261C8D} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: CA Toolbar Helper - {FBF2401B-7447-4727-BE5D-C19B2075CA84} - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Website Inspector\Toolbar\CallingIDIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn\yt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {4E7BD74F-2B8D-469E-93BE-BE2DF4D9AE29} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: CA Toolbar - {10134636-E7AF-4AC5-A1DC-C7C44BB97D81} - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Website Inspector\Toolbar\CallingIDIE.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Snagit - {8FF5E183-ABDE-46EB-B09E-D2AAB95CABE3} - C:\Program Files\TechSmith\Snagit 9\SnagitIEAddin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LaunchApp] Alaunch
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPLpr] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AGRSMMSG] AGRSMMSG.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSPower] Rundll32.exe SiSPower.dll,ModeAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiS Windows KeyHook] C:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSPY2002] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\PINTLGNT\ImScInst.exe /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002ASync] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /SYNC
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PHIME2002A] C:\WINDOWS\system32\IME\TINTLGNT\TINTSETP.EXE /IMEName
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PCMService] "C:\Program Files\Arcade\PCMService.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LManager] C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\QtZgAcer.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [eRecoveryService] C:\Windows\System32\Check.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\bcmntray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PD0620 STISvc] RunDLL32.exe P0620Pin.dll,RunDLL32EP 513
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CAVRID] "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cctray] "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\cctray\cctray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dvHighMem] C:\WINDOWS\cfgmng32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [cafw] C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\cafw.exe -cl
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [capfasem] C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfasem.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [capfupgrade] C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Personal Firewall\capfupgrade.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CanonSolutionMenu] C:\Program Files\Canon\SolutionMenu\CNSLMAIN.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTSyncU.exe] "C:\Program Files\Creative\Sync Manager Unicode\CTSyncU.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [TomTomHOME.exe] "C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\HOMERunner.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Utility Tray.lnk = C:\WINDOWS\system32\sistray.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Picture in &Microsoft PhotoDraw - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office\1033\phdintl.dll/phdContext.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {6414512B-B978-451D-A0D8-FCFDF33E833C} (WUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/wuweb_site.cab?1229603574046
O16 - DPF: {6E32070A-766D-4EE6-879C-DC1FA91D2FC3} (MUWebControl Class) - http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate/v6/V5Controls/en/x86/client/muweb_site.cab?1229603548968
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5free/asinst.cab
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: trkwvga2.dll confifc.dll ifcstat.dll confdrv.dll drvstat.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: dbgmgr - ifcmgr32.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: drvmgr - drvmgr32.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: smlomswc - C:\WINDOWS\system32\smlomswc.dll (file missing)
O23 - Service: Notebook Manager Service (anbmService) - OSA Technologies Inc. - C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: CaCCProvSP - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\ccprovsp.exe
O23 - Service: CAISafe - Computer Associates International, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exe
O23 - Service: ewido security suite control - ewido networks - C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Inkjet Printer/Scanner Extended Survey Program (IJPLMSVC) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Canon\IJPLM\IJPLMSVC.EXE
O23 - Service: iPod Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
O23 - Service: CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection Service (ITMRTSVC) - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
O23 - Service: LiveUpdate - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\LIVEUP~1\LUCOMS~1.EXE (file missing)
O23 - Service: PPCtlPriv - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Spyware\PPCtlPriv.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Event Manager (UmxAgent) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxAgent.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Configuration Interpreter (UmxCfg) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxCfg.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Firewall Helper (UmxFwHlp) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxFwHlp.exe
O23 - Service: HIPS Policy Manager (UmxPol) - CA - C:\Program Files\CA\SharedComponents\HIPSEngine\UmxPol.exe
O23 - Service: VET Message Service (VETMSGNT) - CA, Inc. - C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
O23 - Service: WinSock Svchost Manager (WinSvchostManager) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcprs32.exe
O23 - Service: Broadcom Wireless LAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exe

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Administrator at 14:08:34 on 2014-01-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16367.13525 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton 360 *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton 360 *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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Answer:Computer Shuts Down Unexpectedly

Hi,When did this problem start?  I suggest you try a system restore to a point before the issue began.  There might be a driver conflict causing this issue. Here are the instructions: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/restore-refresh-reset-pc?src=ia&iaaid=50004900&ialnk=ti...




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my computer (windows XP) will turn off unexpectedly, particular when I run spybot (about 1/2 way through the scan), and also when i run some music programs such as Pro Tools. here is a hi-jack log: thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:27:09 PM, on 4/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\NORTON~1\GHOSTS~2.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\VTTimer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\YOP\yop.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
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Answer:Computer shuts off unexpectedly

Hi woodstiff

Sorry for the delay in getting to you, the forum has been really busy lately and all our helpers are volunteers. Since it's been a few days since you last posted a log please follow these instructions if you still need help and I'll be happy to assist you.

Download Deckard's System Scanner to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, 2 text files will open - main.txt and extra.txt
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt back in this thread (do not attach it).
Please attach extra.txt to your post.


To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box: C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.

What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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My computer shuts off after awhile. The time varies. I thought it was the processor so i bought some new thermal paste but that didn't work. Then i thought it was the power supply fan but checked that and and it works. Then i thought it was a virus so i got my brothers old hard drive and pluged that in works fine but then it shut off again after awhile so im at my wits end noe. Help

Answer:My computer shuts off unexpectedly

Is it a PC or laptop?

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My printer always worked fine up until today. I was trying to print an email receipt when suddenly my computer shut down and restarted automatically. Then the pc said it was recovering from a serious error and that the problem was due to hardware or software issue and can cause loss of data (told me to back up my data). Scary! This is the first time I see this! Can anyone help me please? Thanks.

Answer:Computer shuts down unexpectedly

Overheating, corrupt Driver, Faulty PSU, virus/sCan you tell us if its a Laptop or a Desktop, and what make/brand please.

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Computer shuts down unexpectedly!

Answer:Computer shuts down unexpectedly - Help!

Scan the system for possible virus infection with the following programs and not with your installed antivirus.
Anti-rootkit utility TDSSKiller
Windows Defender Offline
Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest86+ for at least 8 consecutive passes.

If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

Let us know the results.

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Okay, so as the title says, my computer has been shutting down unexpectedly every once in a while. Like I will be in the middle of an application, downloading something, or just plain reading something on the internet and my computer will shut down. The monitor will go off completely, but my modem will have the green (on) light on and a constant yellow light which usually means it's processing something or opening a program. It really sucks. Like I have to unplug the power source and re-plug it in to turn my computer back on. I've tried virus scans but nothing comes up so I'm lost. And I'm not sure if it started before or after I connected my new external hard drive, but I'm thinking it was after.

Answer:Computer shuts down unexpectedly

Hello and Welcome to TSF

So it actually is not shutting down completely, you can hear the fans spinning and the hard drive has activity, is this correct?

Possibly overheating, open the case and take some canned air and blow out the dust bunnies. While you have the case open you can boot up the machine and physically look to make sure the fans are spinnning, esp the fan on the cpu

Find the manufacturer of your hard drive and run their Hard Drive Diagnostics Utility.

Look in the Device Manager for any conflicts, yellow question marks or exclamation points

Check the error messages by looking in the Event Viewer and post them back here (Start->Settings->Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Event Viewer).

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Hello,

I am having a problem with my computer shutting down randomly. I am an engineering student and I run CAD programs on my computer and it irritates me to no end when I am in the middle of working on something and it just shuts off. I talked to someone else about my problem and they said that the CPU is trying to pull too much power from the power supply and so it thinks that it is shorting out, so it shuts off. The only time that it ever shuts off on me is when I am using SolidWorks (CAD program). I keep my Task Manager window open so I can watch and see what it is doing before it shuts off and the CPU is running from 85-100% with only 990Mb of memory used. My computer is about a year old. It is a HP Pavilion dv4000 notebook and has a 1.6 Pentium M and 2Gb of RAM. I don't know what could be wrong. What can I do to fix this?

I plan on upgrading to a new computer hopefully this summer, but until then i need to fix this if possible. Aside from my problem of having to do all of my schoolwork more than 2 or 3 times, who would you recommend me buy a new computer from? I was thinking Dell or Sony... What do you think?

Thank you!

Answer:Computer Shuts Off Unexpectedly

hello & welcome to TSF,

first of all i need you to do this,

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


also


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP... Read more

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My Custom Computer Specs:

P4 3.0 GHz
1 GB Ram
Radeon 9600Pro Video Card
80 GB HD
Windows XP

Just recently my computer started shutting down randomly whenever it feels like it. I dont know if its a hardware, virus, or power problem. Please help me I am desperate to fix it.

Also, my monitor recently started acting weird. When I turn on my computer and turn on my monitor, my monitor would stall for 30 seconds before showing anything. The status light would be orange for 30 seconds and then turn green and then Ill start seeing things on the screen.

I am going crazy. Help.

Answer:Computer Shuts Down Unexpectedly

When you say shut down, is this an instant power off or it is just as if you had shut down Windows properly?

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Hi, My son bought Sim3 yesterday and has played it continuously ever since on a Dell laptop running Vista.His problem is that his laptop keeps shutting itself down......no warning....just shuts down. Has anyone else experieneced this or have any advice?ThanksPosted on another thread that seemed to be similar but been asked to start a new thread

Answer:Sims 3 - computer shuts down unexpectedly

Yeah, we ask you to start new threads so you can get accurate information.  Now, my thought on your dell laptop shutting down is an overheating issue.  Most newer video games use loads of the computers resources, so the computer most likely is shutting down because of overheating.  What you can do is either check the fans on the laptop for dust and debris, and make sure it is on a flat surface, like a desk, so the fans can breathe.  Also, you could buy a laptop cooling pad, which can be bought at your local walmart, kmart, ebay, ect.  These cooling pads go on the bottom of your laptop and have fans that blow air on your laptop to keep them cool, along with the fans already in use on the laptop itself.  These usually cost roughly $20 and up and connect to the laptops usb.

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My computer turns itself off and on again after approx. 45mins to an hour of use. I have consulted someone who says this is due to a virus. What do I do? Is there a simple solution?

Answer:Computer shuts down and turns on unexpectedly

Is it a sudden shut off and not a systematic shutdown of Windows. I would guess if its a sudden shutdown you are looking at heat issuenone

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Hi,

I'm having trouble with my PC shutting down on me unexpectedly.

This has been a problem for a while now and I have tried some things to fix it but to no avail.

I used to have a 500W power supply where every now and then I would get an error message saying that my video card was not being supplied with enough power (the specs on the video card say it requires a minimum 400W power supply). I did have the PSU connected into the video card via a 6-pin connector. After getting this error message I decided to upgrade my PSU to a 600W power supply, hoping that it would then have enough juice.

It is at this point that although I do not get that error message any longer, my PC will shut down on me at random times.

When I do finally get it to boot again I receive no error message in any of the Event Viewer logs.

I do like to download some pretty big files (from legitimate sites) and often keep my PC on for a day or two at a time. During this time my computer is happy (doesn't shut down or anything) but when I try to start using it again, after about 5 or 6 minutes of use (playing a game, surfing the web etc) it will shutdown as if the power in the house just went out. I do not see any flashing lights and everything appears as normal otherwise. All the fans in my case work just fine and I do not feel a lot of heat coming off the CPU's heatsink. Usually my computer will not successfully boot right after this occurs. Sometimes it quits on the WIndows splash sc... Read more

Answer:Solved: Computer shuts down unexpectedly

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I have a Medion MD8000 computer running Windows XP. Recently the computer started booting very slowly (sometime 5 min or longer). Then after it is running, it randomly shuts off without any warning, then starts to reboot itself. Any idea of what I should do?

Answer:Medion computer shuts off unexpectedly

Hi Mannyme and welcome to TSF

There is a very good writeup about speeding up your computer at this link:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f174...ow-247566.html

Try these fixes and report back if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards,
Mack1

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My HP 250 G3 laptop has been shutting down unexpectedly recently. It all started last friday (26th Feb) when I turned my laptop on at home and the Startup Repair dialog came up saying "Your computer was unable to start" and the status said "Attempting repairs". It seemed like it was stuck there so I shut it down with the power key and turning it back on. I can't remember when the blue screen came up but it was some time after turning my laptop back on. I wasn't able to log in to my laptop again until I selected the "Last Known Good Configuration" option. Until then I've been able to login and use my laptop but it turns off unexpectedly and after logging back in, it says it has recovered from a serious error (or something like that). When I view more details I see "Blue Screen" as the cause. Attached is a zip of the dump files. Hope someone can help.

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Hello everyone, and thanks in advance for anyone who try helping me.

Here is my problem:
every 5 to 15 min, one of the 2 events occures:
1. My screen shuts down for no reason (the yellow light turns into orange), but my computer is still working (i can still work on it "blind").
this is the rare event.
2. This is what usually happens: The computer shuts down completly.
when i turn it on again, some times it turns on but the screen is still off (like in the event number 1), and sometimes it goes on ok, until the next time it gets off for no reason.
If i wait some hours after it get shuts down, i can use it for longer time until it gets off, but if i turn it on a few seconds after it gets off, i can only work for a few minutes until it gets off again.

I'm learning in a university and i have a big test in a week from now, so its kinda urgent for me..

Thanks alot, Liran.
 

Answer:Computer/Screen shuts down unexpectedly

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Hi,

My computer has been shutting down unexpectedly lately. It started to shut down when I was watching videos at 1.5 speed on VLC player and only then. So I updated my video card driver and VLC player and for a couple of days everything was working fine. Today however, it's shutting down about every 20 minutes or so. I checked Event Viewer but I can't find what the error might be. Nothing new has been installed besides the driver and VLC player update. Here's what I am running:

Win7 Home Premium SP1
i7 2.80gHz
8Gb RAM

I have attached a CPUID Report. Is this a hardware or a software issue? Can anyone please help?

Thanks.

PS I have not been getting a BSOD. It goes from running fine to a black screen as if my monitor was unplugged. My tower is still on so I need to press the power button to shut down.

Answer:[SOLVED] Computer shuts down unexpectedly

I am trying to set Win7 to create a minidump as per the instructions here:

How to Check Computer is set to collect dumps

However, when I make those settings changes and click on OK, the settings never set. They always revert to my previous settings which are like in the attachment. How can I get my computer to accept the settings?

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Hi -

I previously received help from Gringo over on this thread (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic413593.html), but since removing (I think) the malware, I've run into a new problem: the computer has, each of the past few days, suddenly shut down. Gringo suggested that I post a new topic here in the Vista forum.

I looked at the Event Log and it mentions kernel power. I also see this error message in the log: "The speed of processor 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 2 seconds since the last report."

The other very weird behavior that I can't find the source for is that one of the svchost.exe processes seems to take up 300,000 -- even when no programs are running. I can't figure out why the CPU is working so hard.

Please let me know what additional information I can provide, and I am happy to do so. Thank you!

Answer:Computer Running Vista Shuts Down Unexpectedly

Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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My new Vista computer sometimes unexpectedly shuts off. Any suggestions?
 

Answer:My new Vista computer sometimes unexpectedly shuts off. Any suggestions?

Specs would be nice.

CPU, GPU, PSU. Any overclocks. etc. You need to give us something to work with here.
 

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My new Vista computer sometimes unexpectedly shuts off. Any suggestions?

There are two times when I have noticed it stopping for a reason. Other times I do not know why it shuts off. Once it stopped after I had a flash drive in the USB port. I did the proper procedure for "safely removing" it, but the computer still shut off when I took the drive out.

Another time the computer more or less went to sleep. I was able to restart the computer without it rebooting. I wonder if there is some way to set the time for it to do this.

Answer:My new Vista computer sometimes unexpectedly shuts off. Any suggestions?

Hi Xarzu,

Not sure on the flash drive and USB port, but Step Two in this tutorial will show you how to set the Power Options to what sleep settings you want.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My HP Pavilion 5000 CTO with XP pro SP2 has been having this problem for awhile. Whenever I do anything that makes the computer work harder (defragmenting, total system scans, watching videos, and any time I multitask with many different programs); it will just shut down. I assumed it was a virus at first, but Nod32 would run and it would shut down before it found anything. Safe mode doesn't help. So I recently reformatted the computer but I'm still having issues. Any ideas on what could be causing this? Is it hardware or software?

Answer:Computer shuts down unexpectedly; hardware or software?

Besides a few items like the cpu that could have a temp problem a bad cap in the supply or being a weak unregulated transformer, or even something on the board faltering once powers is being pulled for hardwares are things to consider.

If the cpu is running hot when a load is on the overheat protection circuit on the board will simply shut everything down. Iou would likely see a message for something like that however while a bad cap or something else on the board giving out once power is pulled would be one thought.

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This will be my third attempt to have someone at this site help me with my problem. I have not received any replys to my last two posts. Please, Please, Please... guide me in the right direction.

We have a HP Pavilion m9150f... windows vista. We have very little saved on the computer, yet it seems we are running out of memory anyway. The computer takes a min. of 10 minutes to start up and is now shutting itself off. I am currently working in safe mode.

hjp attached:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:20:50 PM, on 11/25/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support
Running processes:
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.scottrade.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=81&bd=Pavilion&pf=desktop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Soft... Read more

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I am running Windows XP on a Gateway laptop.  I just started having this problem yesterday and I've searched all the forums and haven't found an answer.  Approximately five minutes after starting up the computer unexpectedly shuts down.  I don't think it's an overheating issue because when I'm in firefox it asks if I want to save the settings or close all tabs.  It gives me that option for about 3 seconds and then shuts everything down.  I tried running AdAware and Spybot Search and Destroy to see if I had some problem but to no avail.  I also tried system restore to an earlier date and I thought that fixed the problem.  The computer was working for a good 45 mins or so but then shut down unexpectedly again.  Since then it's been shutting down every 4-5 mins.  I'm in safe mode right now hoping it doesn't shut down before I finish typing this.  If you have any ideas please let me know!  Thanks!

Answer:computer shuts down unexpectedly, asks if i want to save settings first

Are you running on battery or AC power? When running battery only the computer will shut down when battery power is too low. If the battery is old, it can show fully charged, yet still only have an up time of a few minutes.

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My new Vista computer sometimes unexpectedly shuts off. Any suggestions?

Answer:[SOLVED] My new Vista computer sometimes unexpectedly shuts off. Any suggestions?

overheating?

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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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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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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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my laptop randomly turns off during a full screen gamesomebody plz tell me what the f**k i'm meant to do!!!I use windows xpEmail me PlzCheers Joe.t

Answer:Computer randomly shuts down HELP

Who cares is right... If you keep on posting a million times, we won't take you seriously...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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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

Answer:Computer randomly shuts off

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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i got my computer 3 months ago here are my specs
 
i7 3770
16gb ram
1TB SATA
geforce 560 gt
Power supply only 300 watts
 
And for the past week it has been struggling to come on my only guess is the power supply but i check my event log CRITICAL ERROR  KERNEL POWER event id 41 could this be my psu? or could it be a windows error?
nothink is overheating i keep checkin its allways around 20-50 celcius
 

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Let me go into more detail:Whenever i go into a full screen game such as grand theft auto, after 5 or 10 minutes my laptop shutsdown, despite being plugged into the mains!!!This is getting really annoying...could it be virus?some try and help me!!!!

Answer:Computer randomly shuts down HELP 2

STOP POSTING SO MANY TIMES ON THE SAME BOARD!!!!![glb]Flame[/glb]

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My computer shuts down randomly like watching vids on youtube and playing online games.i though you guys could help me :)

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly

When crashes reboot to event logs and note any issues there. Might have to look at dump logs. Might have to look or monitor temps or use perfmon to log memory for memory leaks or other issues.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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I have been having problems with my NEW computer as of late. Three times in the last two weeks my computer will simply shut off without any warning.

Also, there are certain websites I cannot access (such as www.billpost.com) as well.

I have followed the Read Me instructions and have attached the logs.
 

Answer:My Computer Shuts Down Randomly

rday22 said:





I have been having problems with my NEW computer as of late. Three times in the last two weeks my computer will simply shut off without any warning.Click to expand...

SInce your logs are basically clean other than a little bit of junkware, I seriously doubt this is related to malware. I suggest that you post in the Software Forum.





rday22 said:





Also, there are certain websites I cannot access (such as www.billpost.com) as well.Click to expand...

Is this the only one? Which browser are you using when this happens? Is it Chrome or Internet Explorer? Are you still blocked if you shutdown McAfee's firewall?

Perhaps look into uninstalling Mask My IP
 

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My computer shuts off shortly after being turned on. Occasionally, it stays on, but for the most part it shuts off about 3~5 minutes after being turned on. I don't believe it's a faulty power supply, because I tried installing a brand new power supply, and the problem still consist.

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Problem: So after about 15 minutes my computer will just shut down, or sometimes the screen will freeze permanently (mouse doesn't move on the screen and video or music stops) but the screen just usually goes black, so i have to shut off with the button.The weirdest thing is that if i open it right away, the screen will be all black ! After that, if i wait a while, it opens as if nothing happened, but then the same thing happens again.. it'll just shut down without warning.

I had this other problem months ago where i couldn't even open my computer (the screen was all black) but i got someone to reinstall windows for me (i'm not really willing to reinstall it again..) and it was working fine, until now..

So I've tried: rebooting, system restore, scanning my computer and some of the options when pressing f8 or f12 when first opening. Right now i'm on safe mode, and it's not closing ! But i need a solution that more long term..i just found out there's not volume on safe mode...
here is all the info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+, x86 Family 15 Model 79 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 447 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 151064 MB, Free - 89347 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, EM61SM/EM61PM , ,
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabl... Read more

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

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

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

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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!

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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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hi

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

specs

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


if anyone knows what to do please tell me
thanks.
 

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Computer shuts down suddenly

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

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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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About 20 or 30 mins the computer reboots on its own. Any idea what it could be?
 

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I have been having a problem with my computer just randomly shutting down with no "windows is shutting down" screen or anything, it just seems as though the power cord was disconnected, but then just starts back up again. i was wondering if there was anything that i could do (i have tried a system restore ans even the HP system recovery, and neither work)

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What programmes are you running when it shuts down?It could be caused by your compter overheating. You could try cleaning out the case.Cleaning the Interior of your PC

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

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

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

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HI,

its my first time on these forums, i have not been able to find a solution anywhere.

i recently put together a new pc, with the below components.

- ASUS p6x58 premium m/b
- intel i930 cpu
- asus ATI radeon 5970
- 3 x 2gb patriot gamer 2000mhz ram
- 850w psu
- auzentech x-fi forte sound card
- asus dvd burner
- seagate 2tb hdd

neadless to say i spent a lot of money and am tearing my hair out!!

first time i put everything together i inserted the windows 7 64bit disk to install. half way through installation the computer just shut down.

following this, every time i turned it back on, it would shut down within 30seconds of turning on, and a few times even before the monitor would turn on.

i took out 2 ram sticks and tried with 1, still same result.

i took out sound card, same result.

i ripped it all apart, put it back together as carefully as humanly possible, and same thing. after 30 seconds it would just shut down.

i thought at first the buttons on the case were faulty so i disconnected them from the m/b and turned the comp on directly on the m/b but same deal.

is there anybody out there that may know what is going on or has faced a similar problem? its becoming increasingly obvious that im going to have to take it in to a repairer and cop the fees..
 

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Are you sure you have mounted the heat sink on the CPU correctly with the correct amount of thermal paste? could just be overheating?
 

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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!
 

Answer:Computer Shuts Down Randomly

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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To whoever is willing to help:

Your help is greatly appreciated. Starting about three days ago my computer has been randomly shutting down. I thought I did not have a big enough power supply, but that is not the case. I try to run virus system scan, but my computer would shut down before the scan is complete. Below is my system information.

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM

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Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all three categories (Application, Security, and System).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event ViewerThis type of rebooting behaviour is often caused by your computer overheating. You can check your system temperatures with SpeedFan, which should give you an indication of whether your system is running too hot.Also, I would recommend that you open your computer case and make sure all the fans are spinning okay and that there isn't an excessive amount of dust in there that would impede air flow. See the following Bleeping Computer tutorial for guidance on cleaning inside your computer.Cleaning the Interior of your PC

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

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Replace battery! 

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

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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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I just built a computer but it randomly shuts down for no reason and im not sure why. I think it might be that my power supply isnt enough for what its trying to do. I have a lan party 915p-t12 motherboard if that helps. What is normaly the problem for computers randomly shutting down and what should I look into to fixing it.
 

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SaltAir041 said:

I just built a computer but it randomly shuts down for no reason and im not sure why. I think it might be that my power supply isnt enough for what its trying to do. I have a lan party 915p-t12 motherboard if that helps. What is normaly the problem for computers randomly shutting down and what should I look into to fixing it.Click to expand...

*Power supply
*Over heating
*Loose connection(s)
*Loose expansion card(s)
 

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Hi.
I hope this is in the right place.
I also hope that I'll be able to finish typing this all up before my computer shuts down again.

Here's information on my computer:
I have Windows Vista.
It's a laptop.
It's from HP.
It's the artist edition one (it looks so awesome!)

Okay, here's what happened about 1-2 weeks before the Lost series premiere thing on ABC (which was on January 21st 2009) :
I was watching Lost online so I could catch up on episodes I missed before the new season started. I was watching some episode on my laptop while I was sitting on my bed when all of a sudden the screen went black. I could still HEAR what was going on in the episode but no matter what I pressed the screen stayed black. I ended up having to press the power button for a long time until it finally closed. When I re-opened it, my computer "resumed" and after logging in everything was still open.

At first I thought it was a one-time thing, but after it happened again, I decided there was something wrong. I switched the battery (luckily I had another one) because I thought the problem might have something to do with that. But then it happened again the next day with that battery.

Oh, I forgot to say this, but probably every time this happened my laptop was connected to the charger and was fully charged.

Then, I have no idea why, it finally stopped about 5 days before the premiere.

As you can see, it wasn't just last week that this happened. It was last month. So it might h... Read more

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. I was watching some episode on my laptop while I was sitting on my bed when all of a sudden the screen went black.Also, if it matters, my computer can get really hot on the left side, but basically stays cold on the right side.The left side is where the processor is located and it will heat up somewhat. There are vents on the bottom and the back for air to go in and out. Using it on the bed you are more than likely blocking the vents and the computer is overheatingTry setting the laptop on top of a tray or book so the air can move around and through the laptop

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MY friend built a pc for me and when i started the computer its shut downs randomly...at first the pc shuts down right after it starts..then after few boots my friend was able to set the bios and all..when we tried to install the windows the system shuts down again..sometime mid way thru the installation and some time even before the installation starts..i tried leaving the computer on for a while without trying to install the windows and it remain on..i dunno wats happening here..
My Pc Spec:
3.4 G Pentium D
512mb Corsair memory card
380w ATX12v psu that comes with the casing-Raidmax
160gb Maxtor hard drive
i tried to install wind xp...
no video cards or sound cards..
im really lost n i hope u guys can help me out..thanks in advance..
 

Answer:New Computer Shuts Down Randomly

Hello and welcome to Techspot!

First two guesses are either
a) you don't have the heatsink seated properly and your system is overheating. Try reseating the HSF with some new thermal paste.
b) Your power supply is dying. Raidmax are well known for producing low quality PSUs that die out early.
 

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I bought an HP Envy last week and it started turning itself off about every 30 minutes or so. When I restart I get an error message that says my pc encountered a problem which caused it to restart. its not restarting, its shutting off. I returned the computer and got another of the exact same brand and model. same problem. I returned it and got a gateway and im getting the same problem....HELP!!!!!!

Answer:computer randomly shuts down

Exactly the same problem with two entirely different computer brands? - - sounds to me like the only thing they have in common is the shop you bought them from, your power supply at home, or some external device you have plugged in to both computers which may be faulty.

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

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Common causes for this would be overheating or PSU failure.

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

http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks
Turbo
 

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

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

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

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

Readings:
http://imgur.com/OgNBSmA

Specs:

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

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CamSmitty17 said:


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

Its custom, i made it
 

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Hey guys,

It seems that my computer randomly shuts down. It ranges from litterally 2 seconds after turning it on, to maybe 15mins. All the fans are working, so i dont think its a heat issue. I just installed a new powersupply this year, so i doubt its power related either... Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. thanks. update. now, it seems that if it does start to boot, i might get a blue screen concerning some paging thing.. My computer never did this before installed sp2. Should i install this, and is is safe to uninstall, it said some stuff might not work. I was a little worried aobut it, so i didnt do it. You guys think its safe?

Edit:

Nm, i uninstalled sp2 cause i was tired of the blue screens. As i was looking over the mobo for bad capacitors i noticed that the main power cable going into the mobo was getting loose. No idea how that happened, when i know they are supposed to snap in, weird. Anyways, all problems are fixed, so im happy.
 

Answer:computer shuts down randomly! help!

Give us some computer specs
 

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 Hi, I have a lenovo computer m series (Lenovo_MT_1015). I've had it for more than a year. Recently it has been shutting off randomly when plugged it. It just goes dead.  To turn it back on, I need to disconnect the power supply from the back of the computer, plug it back in, and then it turns on again. Without that it won't turn on.  It came with windows 8 but I upgraded to windows 10.  What do I do?

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My computer has been working fine for almost 8 months and suddenly it has been shutting off randomly its now getting bad where it will only stay on for 10 mins at a time. hell im in a rush to type this message in fear it will shut off again. I have a feeling it may be a bug. but im not positive. I'm not asking for a detailed answer I would just like some ideas of what it could be because im pretty decent with computers i just dont know where to start.
 

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

Here is my specs

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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer Shuts off Randomly

reiger said:





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

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

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

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Ok so I just built a computer and i'll be in the middle of something and the computer will randomly shut down. It happened one time while i left it on over night. It doesnt happen all the time, just once in a while. I dont think its my cpu over heating because i have Mother Board Monitor that says its at 35-45C. I have a program made for the motherboard by the manufacturer that says the same thing. Idk what the problem could be.

btw the specs are:
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum Mobo
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
1 gig Corsair XMS memory
Nvidia 6800 vid card
120 gig hdd

Everything is at stock speeds

Thanks for any help
 

Answer:Computer randomly shuts down

Generally, random shut downs are symptoms of overheating problems, OR voltage stability problems. Do you have voltage problems in your area, OR is the PC on the same circuit as some other Appliance that has a large power draw on startup?

Is the PC connected to a UPS or other power stabilizer device?

Is the Power Supply for the PC a "quality" unit, and sized right for the devices installed?

You could try plugging in an OLD (no battery BU) digital clock to the same plug set as the PC and see if it is flashing 12 after the PC shuts down...although this is not a fool proof test...the PC may be more sensitive than the clock.
 

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Hello,

I am having a problem where my computer randomly shuts down and restarts. This happens sometimes a minute after I get online and sometimes an hour or so after I get online. I am currently using dial up (kind of living in a temporary apt right now ). My computer is a Sony Vaio desktop with a 2.8 P4 with Win XP personal. I don't think it is the power supply because this only occurs when I am online no matter how long I leave my computer turned on. I have seen alot of forums where people have had this problem while playing games, but being that I am currently using dial up, I am not doing much of that. Also, I have plently of ram. The problem started recently when I installed Norton Internet Security 2005. Prior to that I had Norton Antivirus 2004. I have tried Norton tech support and they concluded that it wasn't a result of the Norton. Another thing that happened at the same time is that my javascripts in Internet Explorer quit working; but this only happened in e-mails. In other words I can open links on websites but not links sent to me via my hotmail account. However, these links still work when I access my e-mail from AOL. Kinda strange, huh? I am going to quit typing now for fear that my computer is about to shut off and I am going to have to retype all of this. Thanks in advance for your advice. - Matt

Answer:Computer randomly shuts down

Thats interesting.

I would download HighJackThis and post your log file in the HJT forum...a link to an up to date HJT can be found in their forum.

Good luck

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So i have a acer extensa 5420 windows 7 and just 2 days ago after having it for years i cam to a problem i been trying to fix and cannot figure it out so please help me sumone.

the computer seems to shut down at completely random times mostly when i watch a video or play a game.
i have updated the drivers that were outdated
cleaned the fan
no over heating detected
scanned for viruses using both malware bytes and windows security essentials

please help im at a loss

Answer:computer shuts down randomly

When you say "no over heating detected" what exact temperatures are you getting? Did you check the CPU and the GFX temperatures? Either can crash the PC.

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Hi guys I have an E-Machine that is all the sudden having a very annoying problem.  When I turn on the computer I get to the Windows user name log in screen and click to log on under the names and the computer hangs for a moment then shuts off =/ My first guess was that the power supply is defective but I wanted to get some other ideas before I chance that idea and buy a new one.  Any thoughts? Also there has been no recent Hardware installs conducted. Specs for the computer:Windows XP Home 2.60 ghz Celeron40gb Harddrive Ultra DMA3D Intel Extreme Graphics AGP256MB DDR Ram

Answer:Computer Randomly shuts down

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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!

Answer: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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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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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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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?
 

Answer:Computer randomly shuts off

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

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Anytime I play a movie (not sure about a DVD or CD, haven't tried it with that) after a while my computer just shuts off. This doesn't happen any other time. I can have photoshop running with browsers with 10 tabs and sure it will slow down but not just RANDOMLY shut off.

Everytime it does this I have to wait a bit and then turn it back on and when I do I always get this message.

http://i51.tinypic.com/wing8y.jpg

So is this a hardware problem or a software problem or a virus problem?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer shuts off randomly

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:
If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
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So about 2 days ago my computer randomly shuts itself off. I was in a bit of confusion as to why because I had just built it if not about 2-3 months ago with new parts and everything. So I try to turn it back on and it loads up windows and everything but then approximately 10 minutes later the computer shuts off abruptly. So yet again I attempt to turn it on and it only boots up for about 5 seconds and then shuts off. I try the switch again and nothing. So then I wonder if my power strip was the issue and I reset that and try again. It goes on once again but then shuts off about 5 seconds into it. But soon after it's not so much the problem and later shuts off after logging into windows regularly.

I'm pretty aggravated at the moment because like the majority of people I lack the patience for troubleshooting hardware. The computer doesn't turn on unless I reset the power switch. Although thats not the case because I later found out if I just switch my PSU off and then on again the computer boots up. I take a peek inside my computer and it's pretty damn dusty, so I thought that could be an issue with overheating my cpu and whatnot. After I blow out the dust with compressed air, I come back and this time I'm only plugging in my keyboard, ethernet, and monitor cables into my computer. I turn it back on and it makes it through windows and loads up all my settings and programs in the OS. Around ten minutes later, the computer abruptly shuts off. Shat.
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Hello Hippo, welcome to Major Geeks.

Let me be the first to introduce you to the ancient Geek custom of acquainting other Geeks with the minor, insignificant and irrelevant details of your PC and operating system, so that we can ignore all the information supplied to better help out.
 

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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.
 
 

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly

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

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

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

my specs are

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

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Answer:Computer shuts off randomly

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

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

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Hey all,

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

Answer:Computer randomly shuts off

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

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I need help!!!! my computer shuts down automatically and re-directs to a blue screen and says fatal error and gives a bunch of zero's...what does this mean..plz help!!!.thanks...
 

Answer:Computer Shuts Down Randomly!!!!!1

It can have many causes. We can start out with the ones that do not cost anything. First of all does this happen in safe mode also? Restart your system and press F8 during the startup; choose safe mode from the menu. Note everything will look strange because of using 16 color. Run the system for a while and see if it restarts. If it does, you have a hardware problem. If it runs fine in safe mode, you have a software, driver, tsr problem.

Once you know where to look for the problem, it becomes easier to solve.
 

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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?

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly

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

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Hi everyone- I have quite a new Acer laptop which runs on Windows Vista, purchased September 2007. I've never had any problems with it, but in the last month it'll shut off randomly in the middle of activities.
I wonder if it's over heating? It's turned off particularly frequently if I'm in the middle of converting music from WMA format to go into iTunes, or if I've been using Channel 4 On Demand to watch episodes I've missed on TV. I'm not sure how to tell if it's over heating or not, the temperature itself doesn't feel particularly hot, just warm (although I thought this was the usual case). I've been using iTunes all year, along with Channel 4 and but it's only started recently.
It will just completely shut off in the middle of activity and will take a couple minutes to even let me turn it back on. Has anyone heard of anything similar? I have full insurance coverage in case it's a problem with the computer, but I wanted to check if the problem could be fixed by maybe buying a base with a fan on top of it, I know people who have those which say it helps. Any help would be appreciated as I'm quite an amateur when it comes to these kinds of problems. Thank you very much!
 

Answer:Computer randomly shuts off?

Have you tried speed fan that can detect all sorts of temps try that and check for dust in the heatsink
 

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Every so often, maybe twice a day, my computer will shut down of its own accord. It doesn't restart, just shuts-down, and when I turn it back on I don't even get the scan-disk message.

The shut-down may occur when I am in the middle of doing something (grrr!), or when I am way across the room and have no programs running. There is never an error message.

All my drivers seem to be up to date, and all plugs are connected securely. I am running AVG anti-virus, I have Ad-Aware, and Search and Destroy.

I checked the system error messages in computer management, but I really have no idea what they mean. I seem to have quite a few though.

Today I got four system error 102s, and 1 w32time 36 error.

Yesterday was much worse, I can't even count the number of errors. They were: cdrom error #7 (lots), and service control errors #7023 and 7036. These errors occured multiple times in the same second!!

Any clue? This is driving me nuts!

Thanks,

Makyla

Answer:computer randomly shuts off - help

check your temps in the bios, also check the voltages in the bios, make sure you psu is delivering constant voltages etc.

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My computer randomly shuts down. I'll be in the middle of browsing the internet and my computer reboots. I'm using windows xp. Can anyone help me to figure out why this is happening?

Chaselang helped me out over in the spyware forum and I'm confident this isn't a virus, malware, spyware, etc...although it could be but I did everything required.

I'm thinking this is some sort of software conflict but haven't figured it out. Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Computer randomly shuts down. Help!

A virus of some sort would have been my first guess.

Is it only shutting down during Internet browsing, or does it do it during general use?


The most common causes apart from viruses are overheating, faulty RAM, or failing power supply.
 

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hi,
my computer will suddenly change theme colors (to a light blue) and then the computer will shut off about a minute after. Once the theme changes colors I'm denied access to the start bar applications, a strange message appears if I try to open one: "the remote procedure call has failed and did not execute" this is followed by a long series of numbers and letters; then a second notice appears: "Explorer.EXE" followed by: "The remote procedure call failed and did not execute."

Then the computer restarts on its own.

I tried cleaning all the dust build up inside my computer but he problem continued.

This all started about a month ago. it seems to be getting worse - twice in one day.
 

Answer:computer randomly shuts off

actually I don't have access to any program once the computer theme changes color, not just the ones from the start bar.
 

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

Answer:My computer randomly shuts off

System Specs

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

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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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Ok this is what I have:

Memory: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail

OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2 - OEM

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 1066MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Keyboard: Sunbeam EL-KB-07SL 2-Tone PS/2 Wired Standard Illuminated Keyboard - Retail

PSU: ENERMAX Whisper II EG565P-VE FMA(24P) ATX12V 535W Power Supply - Retail

Video card: Open Box: connect3D 3056 Radeon X1900XT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - OEM

Monitor: Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Floppy drive: MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive - OEM

Case: APEVIA (ASPIRE) MX-PLEASURE-BK Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case ATX 500W dual fan w/ automatic fan speed control. Connector 20 + 4 pin Power Supply - Retail

Optical drive: LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model SHW160P6S05 - OEM

I just got things together and I turned on the computer. I was getting ready to set the computer to boot from CD so I can install Windows. Then the computer just shut off. Then I turned it on again and once again it just randomly shut off. Some times it shuts off with in 15 seconds of tu... Read more

Answer:My new computer just randomly shuts off?!?!

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