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Question: computer shutting down

Hi all.. okay i am running winxp pro. Just lately my computer is deciding to shut down on me when ever it feels like it.. i checked and the auto turn off thing for when the fan gets to hot is off.. same goes for the rest of those type of thingys. I couldnt run a virus scan so i had to go to safe mode.. it will run one there.. i just tried to run housecalls again on regular mode and it shuts down just before its finished.. same as the panda one.. the virus check i ran was AVG it turned out okies..

here is my hijack log in case its needed

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 1:52:24 PM, on 03/03/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exe
D:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YPager.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG7AN~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG7AN~1\avgupsvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
D:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
D:\PROGRA~1\WINZIP\winzip32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\SweetC\Local Settings\Temp\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.geocities.com/sweetcheekies2/index.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak = http://www.cheekies.20m.com/
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - D:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NoAds] "D:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = D:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Add animation to IncrediMail Style Box - D:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\WebMenuImg.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\Office10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: JT's Blocks - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/blt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: NavCab - http://www.gamextazy.com/navinstaller/NavOnline.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Backgammon - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/at0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Bingo - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/xt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Blackjack - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/jt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dice - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/dct2_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Dots - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/dtt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Go Fish - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/zt3_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! MahJong Solitaire - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/mjst3_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Pyramids - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/pyt1_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Spades - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/st2_x.cab
O16 - DPF: Yahoo! Towers 2.0 - http://download.games.yahoo.com/games/clients/y/ywt0_x.cab
O16 - DPF: {00000000-CDDC-0704-0B53-2C8830E9FAEC} (IELoaderCtl Class) - http://install.global-netcom.de/ieloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {00B71CFB-6864-4346-A978-C0A14556272C} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/msgrchkr.cab
O16 - DPF: {1FDEC088-A699-46FE-BF76-D5FD6DAE6150} (UCSearch.ucUCSearch) - http://www.armbender.com/UCSearch.CAB
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99F7-4BB4-88D8-FA1D4F56A2AB} (YInstStarter Class) - http://download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yinst0309.cab
O16 - DPF: {41D1977F-4161-4720-800F-EA4903983A38} (Puzzle Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v41/jigsaw/jigsaw.cab
O16 - DPF: {58FC4C77-71C2-4972-A8CD-78691AD85158} (BJA Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v49/bjattack/bjattack.cab
O16 - DPF: {6BB594E2-6E4D-4CC9-98B0-931C323F9165} (DepHlp Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/shared/dephlp.cab
O16 - DPF: {6C6FE41A-0DA6-42A1-9AD8-792026B2B2A7} (FreeCell Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/freecell/freecell.cab
O16 - DPF: {6F6DBC29-7A0C-4AC0-A42D-10EC70678526} (Word Cubes Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v44/wordcube/wordcube.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai.net/7/840/537/2003120501/housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_02) -
O16 - DPF: {8BDF4BDB-7C40-4DC8-B2DD-138D8059698C} (Focus Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/focus/focus.cab
O16 - DPF: {8E0D4DE5-3180-4024-A327-4DFAD1796A8D} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary/MessengerStatsClient.cab
O16 - DPF: {97438FE9-D361-4279-BA82-98CC0877A717} (Cubis Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v54/cubis/cubis.cab
O16 - DPF: {9903F4ED-B673-456A-A15F-ED90C7DE9EF5} (Sol Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v44/sol/sol.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {9F1C11AA-197B-4942-BA54-47A8489BB47F} (Update Class) - http://v4.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/CAB/x86/unicode/iuctl.CAB?37896.6812268519
O16 - DPF: {A17E30C4-A9BA-11D4-8673-60DB54C10000} (YahooYMailTo Class) - http://us.dl1.yimg.com/download.yahoo.com/dl/installs/yse/ymmapi_416.dll
O16 - DPF: {AC2881FD-5760-46DB-83AE-20A5C6432A7E} (SwapIt Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v58/swapit/swapit.cab
O16 - DPF: {B942A249-D1E7-4C11-98AE-FCB76B08747F} (RealArcadeRdxIE Class) - http://games-dl.real.com/gameconsole/Bundler/CAB/RealArcadeRdxIE.cab
O16 - DPF: {BA94245D-2AA0-4953-9D9F-B0EE4CC02C43} (Tilecity Control) - http://mirror.worldwinner.com/games/v40/tilecity/tilecity.cab
O16 - DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0014-0001-0002-ABCDEFFEDCBA} (Java Runtime Environment 1.4.1_02) -
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O16 - DPF: {E855A2D4-987E-4F3B-A51C-64D10A7E2479} (EPSImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/activex/EPSControl_v1-32.cab
O16 - DPF: {F00F4763-7355-4725-82F7-0DA94A256D46} (IMDownloader Class) -
O16 - DPF: {F54C1137-5E34-4B95-95A5-BA56D4D8D743} (Secure Delivery) - http://www.gamespot.com/KDX22/download/kdx.cab

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Answer:Accidentaly unplugged computer without shutting down. Computer will not start.

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Answer:Help about my computer.. My computer keeps on shutting down when im installing/uninstalling

sumbody help me..

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Answer: Computer keeps shutting down after I did A full scan on my computer

Ok I haven't cut off in safe mode so there must be something wrong with going into normal mode, im running A scan on safe mode at the moment using Windows defender.

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Answer:Re: Computer keeps shutting down after I did A full scan on my computer

Ok dont worry I sorted it out

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OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3901 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F5, 3/9/2012

It is a 1-week old PC (installed OS a week ago), and I installed the OS by downloading it from Microsoft and installing it using a bootable CD.

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Please do not start multiple threads for the same issue: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...ml#post1997494

I will look over the reports in your other thread when I get home and have access to my debugging tools. Thank you.

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I have attached a screenshot of the post-reboot and the CMOS settings..

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Optimal SATA controller setting for Win7 is AHCI. AHCI Enable in Windows 7

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Then post back a screenshot of your Device Manager.

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Much more relevant info on your machine, OS and what happened prior to this and the posse' will be along shortly...

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Many people keep their PCs running day and night and never turn them off.  I heard this was better for your computer something to the tune of,  every time you restart a small shock of electricity is created, and when done day after day, it deteriorates the motherboard.  Is this BS?  I've got a laptop replacement and wonder if I should keep it on all the time or not...

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This is not a problem with modern computers.  My laptop is 7 years old and still going strong.  Switch it off

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Hello everyone

My computer has just shut itself down for no apparent reason. The standby light on the monitor stayed on but all the lights on the tower went off. I switched it off at the wall and restarted and it is up and running again now. I had no error message and no blue screen FAT32 file check thing. The dates have also not changed.

Is this something that can happen or should I be worrying?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Computer shutting down ...

It could be over heating. Make sure the fans are working and that nothing is blocking a smooth flow of air around the computer.
 

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Yesterday I have upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista. Everything works fine apart from the fact that the computer randomly shuts itself down. My laptop used to have heating problems before but no so often... like 5 hours after installing Windows 7 yesterday, my laptop had shut itself down 3 times already.
What could be causing this problem and how can I fix it?
Also, forgive me as I am new on the forums and I'm not sure if this is the right section for this thread.
Thanks a lot for your help

Answer:Computer shutting down by itself

Check event viewer for any entries at the time the shutdowns occured also check scheduled tasks, also you could try installing some temperature monitoring software to keep an eye on the internals - something like speccy or cpu-z

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hey guys im new and i need help

ok here is the situation my computer has been doin this for about a month now and its getting old ok well it started shutting down a month ago and every1 thought it was my p/s well i replaced it and its dooin the same thing still i have tryed a few other fourms and im goin try this one now it only shuts down when it is underload like games and prime95 prime 95 will shut it down really quick but when it shuts down i cant just press the power button to get it to boot again i have to unplug and then plug t back in and it goes dont know why i have given up man this sucks im telling u THX for ur help -MONGOOSE

in case this helps
PC SPECS
abit NF7-s
amd athlon xp 2600
radeon 9800 pro
512 patriot ram (dual channel)
420w p/s
memorex DVD-RW
10 fans
2 120GB hard drives
 

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This is the second time of trying to type this message (computer switched off the first time), My computer is deciding to close its self down at random moments, the only way I can bring it back up is by switching off at mains Pressing reset or the on/off button does not work!! I have running or have run AVG virus, Spybot search and destroy, Spyguard, Spywareblaster,spywaredoctor,ewido, spywareguard, adware se and C cleaner!!!! (do I have too many???) anyway the machine will also freeze whilst down loading CDs to itunes this only occurs whilst running this prog.

Thanks in advance Jam ears

Answer:Computer Shutting Down!

Here is my HJT log at the moment!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 19:02:48, on 26/10/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exeC:\Program Files\HotBrick\Software Personal Firewall\PFWall.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\P... Read more

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When I am in the middle of something, usually a game, it will shut down without warning. Is there something here that is causing the problem? Earlier when I tried to shut down a game I couldn't, I tried the Ctrl, Alt, Delete method but that didn't work either, I pushed the on/off button but computer didn't go off, I finally just unplugged it. That shut it off finally. I have run SpyBot but it found nothing, I ran AdAware SE it found 1 critical object, I fixed that but I am still having problems. Your help is appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:30:38 PM, on 11/24/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Computer Shutting Down

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems, please post a brand new HJT logs as reply to this post. Before you post this reply, I ask that you follow the instructions found in this topic first:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

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Hi,
For the past couple days my computer keeps shutting itself off since the CPU is being used at an alarming rate. It seems that if I am using explorer 8 and even firefox sometimes it cuts off. This has only been occurring recently.....i hope not due to the hot weather. I can't online stream, I can't even use youtube for very long. I also can't virus scan since the computer cuts off midway through a scan. I have opened up the back already and cleaned out as much as i possibly can however i am wondering if this is a software problem. I am willing to post my Hijack This log too if needs be.....If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

vmisir2

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I've been having problems shutting down my computer. When I log off the computer does not shut down. It says that I have performed an illegal operation. When I click on the details it says "Explorer caused an invalid page in Module <unknown> @0000:0043d306." Can anyone PLEASE help me!!!!!!
 

Answer:Computer not shutting down

take a look here pat.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q218983

http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/erriexpl.htm

post back if you need any hepl with it.
 

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I installed new drivers for the computer I use at home. Among other things to find the suitable drivers I found and downloaded Driver Robot. Due to Driver Robot's schedule which I cannot modify, I think the Driver Robot might be the cause of computer shutting down. I think it may have installed drivers that conflict with one another. It is my opinion that the drivers keep shutting my computer down, so I am asking this forum for help on how to fix this problem.

Edit: I've since uninstalled Driver Robot.

Answer:Computer keeps shutting down

Here are my two windump logs so you can analyze them.

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Hello, we have an XP computer and it's been working fine and all of a sudden this evening it just keeps turning itself off. We try to turn it on and it turns on all the way, then shuts off. Any suggestions on what this could be?
Thanks!

Answer:Computer keeps shutting off, please help

Hello and Welcome to TSF,

What do you mean "it turns on all the way"?
Does it boot up to the desktop?
Does it just post the bios screen (startup screen)? and then shut off?

Make and model of pc?

If custom built? then what are you running:
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply (brand and wattage)

Go here on how to check the psu for informationo on it: (figure 3 & 4)
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/362

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Suddenly my computer has started to switch off after about 15 minutes or so and then re-boots.Have checked for viruses with none found.An error message is then displayed saying that" The system has recovered from a serious error" and these words are displayed :-C:/WINDOWS/Minidump/Mini110603-05.dmpC/DOCUME-/LESLIE-1/LOCALS-1/Temp/WER1.tmp.dir00/systdata.xmlAny help would be much appreciated

Answer:Computer keeps shutting down.

what is your os?

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Hello guys
As the title suggests im having a problem with the computer shutting down. Ive ran a few tests and i have found out that it runs ok until a connect a HDD. If i disconnect the hard drive, it boots up fine (obvisouly stopping on boot failaire), once i connect the hard drive it tries to start up but just powers down. Im using a MSI motherboard. I have tried three different HDD but the same problem with all of them. The system itself is getting old now, about 5 year old, if that makes any difference. Any help would be great

System spec:

P4 1.5ghz
512mb kingston
maxtor 120gb HDD @ 5200rpm
Geforce 5200
 

Answer:Computer shutting down

Change your IDE cable, and try again. If that doesn't fix it, as old as this system is, it could be a bad IDE controller.
 

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Hi!

When i get to pages that seem to have alot of graphics or alot of info to download my computer will rev up and then completely shut off all by itself. The light on the front will blink yellow. I wait awhile and then I unplug and replug from the back to start it again.

For examples of the types of pages, lately Facebook if I use FarmTown application or any of the apps actually. I watch movie on my computer too and the shut down will happen lately.

I ran AVG and it came up clean. No viruses.

I don't know what other info you need. Please let me know and I'll give you what I know. I'm not that up on computers that's why I'm here

I have a Dell Optiplex GX280
512 memory
500 gig hard drive with 340.47 free gig

I'm getting really annoyed and need help please!!
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer shutting down by itself

Blow out all fans with compressed air especially the processor fan and heat syn. As over heating will cause reboots. Do you have a separate video card? Which brand is it. Try installing the latest driver. If you are just using the VGA adapter on the motherboard, then try updating your driver from Dell.

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Hi. So I've been having a recurring problem for a few months. Every few weeks, my computer would just shut itself off. At first it was only during games where I'd be using a lot of system resources, but more recently (like, today) it's been doing it when I have nothing running. It gives no error message, it just turns off.

Additional weird information: If I turn it on within about 3 minutes after it shuts itself off, it'll start to boot up for about 5 seconds and then turn back off. Then I can boot it up the next time. During this boot up, it makes me go into the bios and set the memory frequency.

I'm really confused and just wanted to see if you guys have any ideas. Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer just shutting itself off..

It is entirely possible that your power supply is going out. If that is the case, then it is also a fire hazard, so be careful.
 

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About a few months ago, every now and then my computer would shut down instantly - no warning, no watching as programs closed and it shut down. It would just go black, turned off. This didn't happen, maybe once every other week.I'd say about a few weeks ago, it got much worse and started shutting down once to twice a day. I've noticed usually it's arbitary, random, but there are certain things that seem to always make it go off - watching a video, for instance.The worst part is, the antispyware programs you guys suggested also seem to turn it off. I downloaded Superantispyware last night and started to run it. About 35 percent through, it shut off. By that time I had already gone through much headaches and gave up for the night. Tried it again tonight and it made it all the way through, but with no bad programs found. I know when I ran it last night, it had found at least 30 programs. Not sure if it had already fixed them, but whatever.So then I downloaded Cure It. I've run three times now, and the most it's gotten through is 13 percent. It did find some bad files and delete them, so that's good, but obviously the main problem is still there.I was able to run the CCLeaner. And I've had AVG installed ever since I got my laptop two years ago. I have an Acer 3003WLCi laptop, Windows XP.

Answer:computer keeps shutting down

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: http://www.majorgeeks.com/Malwarebytes_Anti-Malware_d5756.html to your desktop.    * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.    * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.    * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.    * Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan, then click Scan.    * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.    * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.    * When completed, a log will open in Notepad.    * Post the log back here.The log can also be found here:C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtOr at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txtRESTART COMPUTER!3. Download HijackThis:http://www.snapfiles.com/get/hijackthis.htmlPost HijackThis log.P. S. You may have some hardware issues, as well (overheating).

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Hi, over the past three days, my computer keeps shutting off and restarting. It's a Dell Dimension 8110 or B110, it's hard to tell if it's a number or letter. I'm running Windows XP.
The computer shuts off, then automatically restarts.

After I log onto my account, a Microsoft box pops up and says:

Microsoft Windows

The system has recovered from a serious error.

A log of this error has been created.

It then prompts me to send a report to Microsoft.

Can anyone help me with this? Is it a serious problem, and can I do anything to solve it, or figure out what or why it keeps happening? My son looked at it, and said that the only thing he noticed was that the fan sounded louder than ususal. Thanks

Answer:My computer keeps shutting off

Turn off Automatic Restart. Instructions can be found here.
http://www.kevinscrate.com/blog/2007...-reboot-in-xp/

Now when your computer crashes, it'll display a blue screen (Also known as the blue screen of death).

Also - please navigate to C:/Windows/minidump. If there are any files located there, please take all of them and zip them up and upload to your next post.

Thanks,

-Coolfreak

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My computer keeps shutting down on its own after about an hour or less and lags recently when i watch videos using Windows Media Player.
Not sure what the problem is but can anyone help me ?
Thank you!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:15:38 PM, on 10/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HPQ\ONE-TO~1\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MessengerPlus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\Msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Felicia Lee Ziying\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Computer keeps shutting down on its own

Looks clean even though there is no anti-virus protection.

Overheating could be a possibility. Have you checked inside the case for dust build up? Are all the fans clean and running properly?
 

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My computer keep shutting down randomly. Like 3 or more times in an 8 hour period. I have check the CPU heat and it is currently running at a steady 50 degree. There is no power failure, no viruses, no spyware. I just reinstall my whole computer and it is still doing it. I don't find any hardware failure either. Does anyone have a solution?
 

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Hello.Here is the problem; My computer shutting itself down, especially while playing Warcraft 3 from Garena. After that, when I start to open my computer again, its shutting itself down (Again) in the middle of the windows loading screen. (All the time ) And sometime, its just keeping shutting down. ( Rarely ) And sometimes.. my computer isn't opening after that "Shutting down" thing. But if I change my ram slots, computer is just starting to open.. but same problem still occurs. ( Shutting down thing )imo.. its not about hardware things. its just really occuring periodicly. ( but im suspecting about ram )But I'm suscpecting about software things either. That's why I came here. I just want you guys to check my Hijack thing. ( cause its especially occurs in warcraft 3 )HiJack This log removed as we don't analyze them in this forum and thus far there is no indication of malware. ~ OBI'm waiting to hear from you.Best regards.

Answer:My computer shutting down.

Welcome aboard Download System Information for Windows (SIW free version)No installation required.After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.

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I've been having some problems with one of my computers...Everytime I turn it on it starts loading windows (vista) then shuts off. Sometimes it'll turn on completely, load up windows, and I'll be able to use it for a bit, then it'll shut off again, and will keep shutting off when I try to boot it up again...

I've tried using the Vista recovery disc to no effect. I've tried installing windows 7 and Windows XP and the same thing happens each time. It will load up and work for a couple hours then shut down and not be able to boot up again...

I'm absolutely clueless as to what the problem could be and was wondering if anyone would have any suggestions.

I have not tried completely reformatting yet, because I'd like to find out if it's a hardware issue or not before I have to back up all the data on the comp.
Thanks in advance guys.
 

Answer:Computer shutting itself off...

It's most likely a hardware problem. I'd say either the system is overheating and shutting off, or there's an issue with either the power supply in the PC, or with the motherboard (primarily the capacitors). Unplug the power cord from the PC, open the case, and make sure all the system fans are clean from dust/debris and are spinning freely. If you give a fan a light flick with your finger, it should spin easily, and right when it stops spinning, a healthy fan will have a little bit of "bounce back" where the bearing(s) cause the fan spin backward a tiny bit. If all the fans are clean and spinning normally (the most important fan is the CPU fan), check the CPU heatsink and be sure it is firmly and correctly mounted. You may want to carefully dismount the CPU cooler, carefully clean the base of it and the top of the CPU should be carefully cleaned also, then apply a fresh layer of thermal grease (more info here). While you're in the case looking around, take a close look at all the capacitors. These are the little cylinders that stick up from the motherboard. The tops of the capacitors should all be PERFECTLY flat. If even one capacitor is even slightly popped (or bulging outward) on top, it is failing and the entire motherboard should be replaced.

Normal healthy capacitors look like this:



Leaking/popped capacitors look like this:



Sometimes bad capacitors won't actually have the crud leaking out the top as in the pics above, but if ... Read more

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Hello. I want to start by saying that I'm very sure that I'm going to be the most tech challenged person to ever enter a question here so if my query is worded clumsily please try your best to make sense of it. I have an emachines T5254 computer. Around 6-7 months ago, it started shutting off in the middle of doing anything or nothing. There is no specific action that goes on before the problem occurs. I can be reading Wikipedia or watching YouTube or playing Solitaire. Or just doing nothing. Also, the computer requires sometimes up to 20 starts just to get it to start and stay on. Usually, it takes about four starts but I can recall doing it 20+ times before. I have no idea why this is happening but if anyone here can shed some light on this problem, I'd be very grateful. Thanks for reading this and I'm sorry for my technical limitations.
 

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i built my own computerasus striker extreme 68012gb ddr2 6400 ram (going to get 4 more)2tb western digital internal hard drivesintel 3.0ghz duo dual core600w power supplyati all in wonder graphics cardso i put everything together installed windows and got my computer working then it froze up when i was downloading things i think its because of the ram so i shut down the computer by long pressing the power button then when i turned it on again it gave me an error to put in the motherboard disk i did and it gave me a partition drive error so i just left the computer off for a couple of days and my father accidently spilled some soda onto it i checked everything seems to be working most of the soda was near the power supply and intel chip area, now when i turn on the computer i dont get any error except the computer turns off on its own i dot think its the intel chip overheating but the fan is on correctly and i would get an error when i enter bios. the computer turns off in around 15 seconds and if i turn it back on immediatly after it turns off the time decreases.. any help guys

Answer:computer keep on shutting off on its own

i fixed it turns on the processor was overheating im reinstalling windows to try and fix the other problem

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Hi, My computer has started shutting off by it's self. I'm thinking it may be that the room is too hot for it. It will shut off if the room temp is over about 79 degrees.Is there a way to adjust this? Could it be a power supply problem? I built the computer myself about 4 years ago. don't know what to check.

Answer:Computer shutting off

Hi elewayne, welcome to Computer Hope. I know you have probably done all of this but if were talking temp then... how close is the back of your tower to a wall? Have you got any printers, drives or displays to close? Is your fan working? Have you checked your power saving options? Have a check and then please come back with some more info on your computer e.g OS HDD RAM etc.

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Hi,My brother's computer keeps shutting down, even before it starts up. He would unplug it and turn it back on. As soon as it starts up, it shuts right back down. Unfortunately, because of this I can not do the steps posted.He was told that it was the motherboard. If this is the problem, would it be cheaper to replace the board or purchase a new computer? What other reasons could be causing it?He has Windows XP,  Compac Pessario (sp??)

Answer:Computer keeps Shutting down.

Quote from: sanmil0963 on June 29, 2009, 03:29:47 PMMy brother's computer keeps shutting down, even before it starts up. He would unplug it and turn it back on. As soon as it starts up, it shuts right back down. Are you saying it will not restart unless first unplugged?  Or will it do the same thing each time he presses the power button?

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My friend's comp is screwed...when I try to run AdAware the computer shuts itself down, it gives me a countdown and shuts down in 60 seconds. But, I'm not an expert and I know alot of you guys are much more experienced than me. If any of you can help us out I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks in advance. Here's the HJT.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 10:17:13 PM, on 10/8/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\eMachines Bay Reader\shwiconem.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\zqjfke.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SahAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 series\lxbtbmon.exe
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Answer:Computer shutting itself down?

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I was having problems with my computer shutting down when under heavy CPU load.
It was suggested that I redo the thermal paste on the CPU.
That seemed to work, but last night it happened again.
I was running 2 programs that was using the CPU at 100%.
I have attached the system log snapshot of the time it happened.
The time it happened is highlighted.
Any ideas?
 

Answer:computer shutting take 2

Check your power supply mate.

If it's not supplying enough watts... (or is defective) it will make the system crash/shutdown..
 

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754Desktop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129058USB Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104178USB keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168231260436 gig RAM (3x2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145222WD 640 Black: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136544GTX 470: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127501i5 750: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215TX650 power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005ASUS P7P55D-E LX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131634CD drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289Wifi adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166041Alright,  I'm getting a very weird computer error. After about ten minutes my computer turns off. There is no error message or anything. Everything just turns off. I monitered the heat one of those times, and the GTX 470s heat was 44c, i5 750 was 32c, motherboard was 33c and the hard drive was 27c. So, I figure not a heat related issue. Ran a ram test. No errors. CHKDSK found no errors. Checked system events. The only critical warnings are because the computer suddenly shut off.The only unusual thing I've been able to find is that in the BIOS ... Read more

Answer:Computer Shutting Off

Did you adjust the RAM voltage in the BIOS prior to this issue? Let us know what you change in the BIOS so we have a better idea. I don't suspect its hardware related since you mentioned you been using it for a month and it sounds like its brand new, but then again you never know. I believe you tweak a value causing the unexpected shutdown.

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i've pieced together my own computer

and i was uncertain about the PS i got, i checked the mobo manual and it says it should be supplying more then enough power and i was fine with that until about 5mins ago the computer shut down, not like a normal shut down the fans were still running and the computer seamed like it idled i wasn't doing anythign extreme just listening to music and working on some small photoshop files

could the powersupply be a problem? and if it can be how do i tell?
it's an ATX 420W PSU

if it's not a good supply can you suggest some for me, i think i'd opt for a high wattage since i'm thinking of doing some heavy upgrades in the future (in a year or two's time)

~Allen
 

Answer:computer shutting down

Good power supplies are brands such as Antec, Enermax, Coolmax, Enlight and Sparkle.

If you are going to do some "heavy" upgrading I would look for a supply with 500-600 watts.
 

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 my computer comes on at times on its own after logging off and shutting it off.it comes on during the night and during the day at any given time.

Answer:computer comes on after shutting down

I moved your Post from the FAQ section to here...

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i built this computer in november 2005, its got a amd athlon 3700+, and 1024 kingston ram...
atx a8n-sli premium mobo... every so often it just like shuts down. the computer screen goes black, but the computer is still running but its frozen... and on my temperature display it says a 95 fahrenheit, but it also says that the cpu is being used 100% and 50% of ram... is this anything significant?
 

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My computer keeps shutting down itself. Not sure what is going on.
Please help
Kim
Here is the Hijack Log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:30:36 PM, on 09/07/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hphmon04.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Inter... Read more

Answer:My Computer keeps shutting down

Please don't leave me hanging I really don't know what to do.
The only thing new that I have done to my computer is download MSN 6.2 Would this have an effect on my computer?
thanks for your time
Kim
 

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My girlfriends computer keeps shutting down, in the same way the sasser virus did, but we checked for it and she doesn't have it. What virus could it be? And are there any patches or anything we can download to fix it? Please help.
 

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My system is custom built by me and has the following profile.
ASUS motherboard
AMD 2500 processor
1 gig of RAM
2 80 Gig HD's
Yadda Yadda Yadda!

Anyway system is about 3 years old or so, has run flawlessly. Have not had major hardware or software changes in about 6 months. As recently as a week ago, my system started to shut down cold for no reason I can ascertain. I have the ASUS Probe monitoring software on, and recording, and have not noticed any variation in temperature or voltage. All variables are running within spec. The system is on a UPS, and I have tested the memory modules, and run my SpyWare, Ad-Adware, Spybot, and the online Trend-Housecall virus scan, all came back clean. Last night, I turned it back on after a shutdown, and shut down all programs running in memory, except Task Manager and the Asus software. Whe I got up to go to work, the computer was still running... I can't figure this one out!!!!

Any help is appreciated
 

Answer:Computer Shutting down

This is possibly the video card or an external device. If you're running xp go to My Computer/advanced tab/startup and recovery and uncheck the 'automatically restart' box in the 'system failure' setting. This may allow you to see the blue screen when the system fails. When I've seen this problem there was no entry in the event logs but after replacing the video card the shutdown problem went away. If you have another video card it is worth testing.

I worked on a computer that was shutting down randomly and discovered a scanner connected to a usb port was screwing things up and another time a usb hub caused a simular problem.
 

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here is my log Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 05:39, on 2007-07-06Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473) Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\MediaLife\MediaLifeService.exeC:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exeC:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exeC:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender10\bdagent.exeC:\Program Files\CyberPower PowerPa... Read more

Answer:Computer Keeps Shutting Down On It's Own

Hi jor220dan, If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Since there is a new version:1. Delete the old version of HijackThis!2. Download Hijack This! Save it in a convenient permanent folder such as C:\HJT\.Double click HijackThis.exe which you just downloaded, and hit "Do a system scan and save a logfile".Please post the HijackThis log in your reply.

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i am having a intel dual core processor, mercury motherboard, 1 gb RAM and a widescreen moniter.The problem is my computer shuts down automatically for no reason.this happen when using adobe acrobat, or when watching videos on sites like youtube or when playing games like counter strike1.6, whereas GTA works fine and using foxit reader in place of adobe works well.i don't uinderstand why this is happening, my kaspersky doesn't show any virus. is der a hardware problem??when i used vista these problem continued but a blue screen appeared showing dumping of physical memory and then it restarted. now i am back to XP.

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Did you check computer temperatures?

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My PC has recently started to shut down after trying to view a video directly on my PC. It plays for around 10 mins or so and then shuts down abruptly.

I tried Streaming the video from the PC via Air Video and wifi via an ipad to see if they would make any difference. This ran for 20 mins or so but again crashed. The PC has a new power supply (installed a few months ago) and I dont suspect overheating. When I restart the PC it has booted up but then randomly crashes without running any programmes at all! I am managing to post this by logging on as another user (my partner) and so far so good. It has been running 30 mins now. I have not tried running any video though.

I have looked in the events log and it shows the following at different time flags following crashes : (note: the ones in bold seem to be the most frequent.
most recent at the top:

The DefragFS service failed to start due to the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified. (Several instances)

An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation. (a couple of times)

The device, \Device\Scsi\nvgts1, did not respond within the timeout period. (a couple of times)

A parity error was detected on \Device\Scsi\nvgts1. (a couple of times)

Faulting application drwtsn32.exe, version 5.1.2600.0, faulting module dbghelp.dll, version 5.1.2600.5512, fault address 0x0001295d.

I have run a Malware-bytes Scan and it did not highlight any problems.
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A parity error was detected




download the ISO image for Memtest in my signature, and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Remove all but one stick of RAM. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the tests on each stick of RAM separately. If there are any errors (Red) that stick needs to be replaced.
Also download the ISO image for Seatools or Drive Fitness also in my signature burn with IMGBurn and boot off of that CD and run the Quick and the Advanced tests on the HDD.

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I have a samsung computer with windows xp. The computer was acting strange for the past four to five days and was not starting up most times. I inserted the windows xp cd and reinstalled the same. Now it comes up and looks a lot better till I try to sign into hotmail and when I type  @ the computer powers off automatically.  I am sending this message from the computer at work. Any help would be appreciated.RegardsEagle

Answer:Computer Shutting Down on it's own

Try another keyboard...unless this is a laptop.Run all your malware scans.Post alot more info on your machine OS new programs etc......

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Hi everyone,

My computer shuts down everynow and then, don't matter what I am doing, playing games, internet, e-mailing, etc... message from boot up says"
SEC MASTER DRIVE-ATAPI INCOMPATIBLE.

HOW CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM?

THANKS,
GNIT
 

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Hello, i have a compaq presario desktop computer i believe it's the S6000 with windows XP home edition service pack 2 it's not very high in MB it only has 250 MB, i only payed $75 dollars for it from a family friend because i needed a computer but anyways as of lately whenever i go to shut it down for the night by going into "Start > Shut down" it goes through it's "logging off - shutting down" screen and then once that is gone the monitor will have this grey looking sorta glow as if it's on sleep mode or something instead of just a pitch black screen it's grey and they're is a glow in a pitch black room (that is how you can tell the computer is still on and not fully shut down because the room has a glow from the monitor) - and the "Num lock" green light is lighted up on my keyboard as well as a green button on the computer tower itself. Whenever i want to turn the computer on the next day i have to hold the power button on the tower to fully turn it off and then hold it again to turn it on. It's really annoying!

I had the computer set to "energy star" in the power options and then everything set to "never" i've changed it now to "home/office desk" and with the settings to never but it still does the same thing. Hibernation and sleep mode is turned off in the power settings as well. I don't know what to do, how can i fix this? I've tried command prompt "shut down -c" that works it ful... Read more

Answer:Computer not shutting down Please help

I haven't got a solution, but here is something that you can do to fix it temporarily.

Go to Notepad.
Type in shutdown -c
go to save as, at the bottom click on all files. Save it as shutdown.bat

Save it to your desktop, and put it in the corner where you can access it quickly. Now whenever you want to shut down, just double click that file.

Also, if you don't like the look of it, put it in your my documents and make a shortcut to it, then you can change the icon.

Hope this helps :)

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My computer is fine when I use it for things like email, downloading off the internet, etc.  I can have it on for days with no problem.  However, when I try to listen to a playlist I made on Windows media player, it abruptly shuts down after about 20 minutes.  Same thing happens when I try to make a cd or VCD.  After 19, 20 minutes, it shuts down.  Then I have to wait a minute before starting it back up.  If I immediately try to listen to the playlists again or make a cd/vcd, it shuts down quick (taking only 10, 11 minutes).  It it overheating?  I can see the fan working in the back.  Any suggestions?

Answer:Computer shutting off

Heat or bad powersupply seem the most likely, but as we know absolutely nothing about your machine we can only speculate.

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Can anyone tell me why my computer keeps turning itself off. Normally while I'm on games or other media programs.nothing happens, no messeges or anything. Someone told me it could be my power cable. I doubt it as I can stay on for hours at a time, even days if I'm on the net or useing photoshop, but as soon as I do somthing like play world of warcraft it just shuts down!

Answer:Help! computer keeps shutting down!

More Info! Model, specs, power supply, video card, motherboard. That and anything else you can think of

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My computer is shutting off while playing games like counter strike.

Acer
Model - Aspire t180
Processor - AMD SEMPRON processor 3600+ 2.00GHz
Ram - 2303 mb
system type- 32- bit operating system

Windows Vista

I can only play for 1 hour. This never happened before. I played counter strike for 3 years.
 

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Hi

Is this where your PC just with no warning shuts down or do you get any error messages?

Do you only get this only in gameplay or during normal PC tasks like wordprocessing and sirfing the net?

My first thought is if gameplay that the PC is as gaming in PC intensive task that its getting too hot and that the cooling fans in your PC are full of fluff and dust and will need a clean up, carefully with soft brush and canned air, while swithced off.

So check the fans for dust and let us know if they are dust/fluffy?

Check your PCs temps and Speedfan can do this, do tell us what they are say after 30min gameplay.
 

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Hi guys....
I hv an ACER Aspire 4710z laptop with Windows XP SP2
The problem is that when i hit the SHUTDOWN or RESTART button, all the processes ends as usual but then the Computer hangs.....a black lighten up screen comes....and computer dont Shut Down itself.....Then I push the POWER button to Shutdown it.....

Plz help guys....

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Have you tried going through task manager to shut the computer down? also when your in task manager what processes are running?

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a friend of mine asked me to look at his computer, he said it turns off and on by its self since i got it i can not find the problem, i turned it on but it diddent come on  till about 5 mins later and then tured off right after and it turns back on ect.  but i can not figure out what is wrong with this computer, maybe someone else has had this problem before and would like to share their story thanks

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Welcome to the CH forums.Maybe someone would like to tell us what kind of computer we're trying to diagnose the problem on and what the operating system is?Please read this.Thanks

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 Just recently (actually today) my computer started shutting itself down. The first time it happened it ran for about 20 min then shut down and after that the most i could get it to run for was a few min., sometimes it wouldn't even finish booting. When I opened it up i noticed that the fan on my cpu heat sink wasn't working so i replaced the fan with another but I am still having th problem. I was just wondering if you have any advice on the matter. Personally i think it is either that I need a new heat sink or a new cpu.

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Could be the CPU is fried  , but possibly not.  Did you put heat-sink compound on when you replace the CPU fan / is that new fan running / did you check it / is it properly seated on the CPU?Alan <>< 

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I just got a new computer.  I installed XP and then got myself connected to the internet.  That is when I noticed that it randomly was shutting itself off.  I am able to restart the computer immediatly after and on several occasions was able to use the computer for a long time.  To day the computer was shutting down durring the start up.  I never get an error message and it will always restart in a normal way each time.  I am pretty sure it is not overheating, and I really have not installed any programs on the computer yet.  I only installed XP and then some drivers.  Any help on this matter would be great.  Thanks.  Here are the specs for the computer.AMD X2 64BIT DUAL CORE PROCESSORS AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 6000+ AM2 AMD PROCESSOR COOLING FAN AMD SOCKET AM2  SOCKET AM2 MOTHERBOARDS ECS GEFORCE 6100SM-M Motherboard DDR2 RAM AENEON AMPO 2GB (2x1GB) DDR-2 667MHZ PC-5400 COOLMAX MEMORY HEAT SPREADORS SATA II HARD DRIVES Hitachi/WD 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB CACHE HARD DRIVE COOLERS SPIRE Dual Fan Cooler for Hard Disk DVD-RW DRIVES SAMSUNG 18X DVD-RW DUAL LAYER W/LIGHTSCRIBE PCI-EXPRESS VIDEO CARDS nVidia Ge-Force 7300GS 256MB w/TV-OUT/DVI PCI-Express Video Card SOUND CARDS 6-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD NETWORK CARDS 10/100 ETHERNET ONBOARD CASE COOLING FANS THERMALTAKE ULTRA-QUIET CASE FAN POWER SUPPLIES OKIA A-POWER 600 WATT ATX POWER SUPPLY

Answer:Computer Keeps Shutting itself off

Welcome to the CH forums.Sounds like you are blue screening but not seeing the error message because you have auto restart set.1.  Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.2.  Click the Advanced tab.3.  Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.4.  Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.5.  Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.Now when you go to shut down and a fatal error occurs, you'll at least see it and it won't cause an automatic reboot. You still have to sort out what's causing the problem.Good luck

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My aunts computer (compaq emachine windows xp) has a strange problem. When turned on, it will begin to come on and then a message on the monitor (emachine) says "Power saving enable monitor will shut down in a few seconds". The monitor screen will then go black and the computer seems to be at times hibernating or sleeping, then by itself it will try to come on again and then the message i mention above will come on and it will go off again. It never stays on more than a couple of seconds at the longest and seems to be on and off randomely, not in any kind of loop sequence.So, first I tried a different monitor (hp) and it comes on and immediately starts the shut down mode 3-2-1 off, just like the other one. So, it isn't a problem with the monitor.When the computer comes on sometimes it makes it to the screen were it has the big red letters COMPAQ before going off and i press F8 to start in the safe mode- I make it into safe mode and it still does the same thing...it just turns off and the screen goes black. Then it it randomely attempts to come back on, still in safe mode. Sometimes you can get it to enter setup F1, but again it will just turn off... could it be the power supply??? What should I do?

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I am using XP (Vista on my last). My last 2 Dell Inspiron laptops develop this problem where they shut off. Sometimes it is a complete and routine powerdown. Other times it is an instant "off".

My protection, drivers, settings, everything is up to par. Is this some sort of Trojan or the flaw of Dell parts/design.

It is driving me insane. It can happen 5 times a day and then not again for 2 months. I have to leave the lid open at all times.

Help!!!

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Are they getting abnormally hot? I had an old Latitude laptop that would get fire hot and then shut its self off randomly. The fan in it died.

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Hi,I need help!Yesterday I installed a Radeon 9200SE 128MB AGP Card so I could play the Sims 2.I also had to install DirectX 9.0c.Everytime I go to play the Sims 2, when it goes to full screen mode the computer restarts its self.I turned off automatically restart in the My Computer Properties thing and an error message came up when I tried to play instead of it shutting down.It stated the following:ati3duag.dllAddress: BFA1A8A7Base at: BFA1A000Datestamp: 3f627fb6All help would be really appreciated!Thanks so much!LoveTegan

Answer:Computer keeps shutting down.

Try re-installing those video drivers...something is corrupt.

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my computer is having some issues. for a while it was going slower than usual and then it just started shutting itself off suddenly. i was told that it could be overheating or the power supply. but then a friend took a look at it and heard a noise which he said was the hard drive and that it could die soon. so then after a few days it did die and the computer wouldn't boot up or anything. so then i got a new hard drive and it had been fine for a week and now my computer is starting to shut down again by itself again. sometimes it even shuts down while its booting up so i don't think it could be overheating (but then again i don't know too much about computers) and i also have the side panels off. and also i'm hearing some weird noises coming from inside the computer, sounds like it may be from the hard drive. my friend told me that any time the computer makes a noise like that it could mean trouble. could it be possible that there's a problem somewhere with my computer and its ruining the hard drive?
so i was just wondering if anyone might know what the problem is.
i appreciate it,
pete
 

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Howdy shady inc...

Don't know what noise you are hearing, but if it is clicking or grinding noise, then it could be the hard drive...

could it be possible that there's a problem somewhere with my computer and its ruining the hard drive?
Click to expand...

Yes...it could be as simple as a bad IDE cable, the power supply, or as complex as a bad IDE controller ( in which you will need to either, buy an IDE controller card, or replace the mother board)...
 

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I have a fellow employee who shuts his pc (Windows XP) down every night before leaving work. He has said that recently when he comes in in the morning, the power on the pc is on and at the login screen. He is concerned that someone has been using the pc after he has left. I thought maybe he was choosing an option other than "shut down" in the shut down drop down menu. Can anything else be causing this?
 

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Yes frozen or hung drivers from programs or apps running may cause this. Ther are fixes for them ut you need to find out what driver or programs is hanging and preventing the shut down. You can find information in your event viewer for hung apps.

If you have a motherboard that supports ACPI, try disabling the 'PME Event Wakeup'
setting in the Power Management section of the BIOS.

Ask him to sit there and actually confirm the computer shuts down before he leaves, this may eliminate the need for troubleshooting at all and could confirm his suspicions.
 

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Hi....anytime I try to run a registry analyser/checker or spyware scanner program, my computer reboots at some point during the scan. All other programs work fine. No virus's found by my anti-virus program. CPU at normal temperature (50c - Athlon xp 2200), memory checks out OK, leading me to think it's not hardware. Mildly irritating!
 

Answer:Computer keeps shutting down

I had the same trouble with my computer when I had service pack 1 installed. No spyware or anti-virus picked it up, but there was a process on my startup list that has a critical warning 4. Apparently this process takes advantage of some vulnerability within windows, hence shutting down randomly.

After I installed service pack 2, this stopped automatically.

Tthe process is called "NvCpl". Even after you disable it, it comes back. Check it out, might be your problem!!!

I'll try find the website where I found that info for you.
 

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Hi All,

I am having an issue with my computer what is happing it that quite frequently the system will show the dreaded blue screen but will not allow me the read it then shuts off.

The only way I can start it again is to unplug it from the mains the plug it back in again. if I try to just start it all that happens is the the fan start and the hard drive read light comes on but doesn't go off along with the power on light but the initialisation process does not continue.

I would appreciate any help the you could give me.

A little about my spec

Windows xp
Pentium 4 3.0Ghz
512MB Ram

Thank you

Answer:Computer Shutting Down

Have you recently installed a new driver, hardware device, or application? If so, it may be the problem. Also, to be able to read the blue screen, which may give more insight, follow these steps:
Go to system properties (Control Panel or right click My Computer, click Properties)
Advanced Tab
Under Startup and Recovery, Settings button
Under System Failure, uncheck "Automatically Restart" checkbox

This will prevent the auto reboot when you get the blue screen

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Lately my computer has been restarting spontaneously during operation. This has happened twice on the same day. I don't know what could be causing this but I am concerned about my computer's well-being. What can I do?

Answer:Computer shutting off

This 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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My computer is shutting itself off every 10 minutes. I am on the internet and it just shuts off. Sometimes it restarts. All diagnostic tests have said nothing is wrong.(Norton systemworks and windows system tools). No new s/w or h/w has been added. Computer is 4 years old. I am typing fast because any second now it will shut off!!!! Help!!!
 

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Try unplugging from the internet for awhile. If the problem goes away it might just be one of those RPC worms.
 

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Hello everyone

My computer keeps shutting down. It is very frustrating and there seems to be no pattern so I'm hoping someone out there can help me. OS - Vista Ultimate 32 running AVG free (latest version), Firefox.

This has only happened since the installation of service pack 2 and haven't, as yet, taken it back to 1 yet.

It seems to just go off when I either do a scan (AVG), run sims 3, or do something that requires dl/ul, ie pictures from camera, update of ipod library. I've checked that the fans are all ok and the heat of the CPU is about 26 degrees. Its an AMD Athlon 64 Dual Core 6000+.

I am currently checking for malware with malwarebytes as I type this. Still scanning C but nothing coming up as of yet.

Can anyone suggested anything else? Is there any particular information you need?

Answer:My computer keeps shutting down

hi,,, looking at the things you say causes the event, i would have said it was heat,,,, as most of these things are intensive programs,,, and would have suggested a good clean out with a can of compressed air,,,, but the temps you are seeing say other wise,,,,,, run scans with your A/V and download malwarebytes free version,,, update it and run a full scan,,,,, while your scanning open task manager and see how much cpu your using and if it stays at around 100% as this will cause a shutdown too,,,, also type ,,, event viewer ,,, into tearch box in start menu and hit enter ,,, take a look in critical and error in event viewer to see if this will shed some light on it,,,
good luck.

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Hey people,new here so go easy on me lol.

I have a big problem with my computer,long story so bear with me.
This started back in november,I was playing atlantica online when suddenly my computer froze up and I had to hard reboot...from then on it kept doing it seemingly at random whenever I was playing it,I thought my video card had blown so I brought an nvidia geforce 7950 GT (AGP version),installed it ect ect and it STILL freezes up when playing atlantica....only now it freezes when playing perfect world also (something it didn't do before I got the new vid card),this issue seems to be progressing because now if my computer doesn't freeze while playing the mouse dies and I can't move it...again forcing me to restart,also now in the past week I cannot right click on my desktop...the right click menu doesn't show up and the egg timer icon just keeps displaying.

I'm starting to think this could be a problem with my motherboard (it is an ECS KM400-M2 ....yes quite old) the pro is athalon xp 2400+ and I have 1.5G RAM.


Anyways sorry for the run on post but had a lot to make clear lol,anyone help with this please?
 

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Still nobody who can point me in the right direction?




*Bump*
 

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My computer keeps shutting off since i removed the cpu fan and heatsink to clean them.

I turn on my computer i see a screen with the name of my motherboard and the model, then it says my computer did not start normally and gives me a list of choices of what to do, i click on 'Start windows normally' then a few moments after my computer shuts itself off.

I think it might have something to do with me removing my cpu fan?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer keeps shutting itself off.

please tell me you put the fan back on

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I bought a new laptop and I am unsure which way to go with my problem.

I bought it directly from Toshiba 12-29-10. I received it on 12-6-10. The first 3 weeks it shut down on me about once a week. I assumed it was software related and was trying to pay attention as to what was running when it happen. Mostly I was using MS word, Firefox and Windows media player. It only happen around 3 times and since it was so far between I didnt notice anything in particular.

After 3 weeks it shutdown approximately the 3rd time, and upon rebooting there was a ticking from where the hard drive is. After several unsuccessful attempts to boot to windows, I called Toshiba and they said it sounded like a hard drive failure. They said in 2 days I would get a box to return it in and in a week or two I would get it back. I told them I couldn't as I had school work and was graduating Jan 25th. I needed it now! They said I could take it to Best buy instead.

I took it to Best buy which is an hour away (but better than mailing it) and they were VERY busy!!! The tech guy smiled and said they were not... and he would take care of it. 30 mins later he had the drive swapped out!!!!! Amazing considering there was a huge line!!! He smiled the whole time and made a stressful day a bit better.

When I got home I used the recovery DVDs and restored it to the original state.

After all that, I am still having the same shut down problem but even worse. It might happen once a day, a... Read more

Answer:New computer shutting down

So sorry to hear of your dilemma. The timing couldn't be worse. I have to tell you that this sounds suspiciously like a hardware problem (power supply or overheating).

Are there any stores near you that rent out computers? Maybe you could rent one, copy over your documents, and give yours in for service (Just a shot in the dark).
 

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My computer keeps shutting off when I am on the internet. It is not the fans. I am getting fatal exception error in "vxd Win 95 ac". I was getting fatal exception error in "VS Data 95 .vxd". This is "Zone Alarm program . I removed Zonealarm and still the computer kept shutting off. Computer either restarts or goes to blue screen fatal exception error. Occasionly it will just freeze. As I said , its not the fans , no virus's. Computer only shuts off when on the internet. When not on internet it works fine. Help!
 

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When I start up my computer (HP Pavilion 752n - Windows XP) the Windows launch screen starts and then the computer shuts down. Will not start in Safe Mode - but showed a blue screen:

Unmountable_Boot_Volume
Stop: 0x000000ED (0x833759EO, 0x0000006, 0x00000000, oxoooooooo)

I was on the Internet when it shut down the first time.

Can you help
 

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My computer works fine after coming from stand by mode. But when I tried to shut down the computer it is restarting instead of shutting down. If i am not using the stand by mode it is shutting down properly. It is a Dell computer. The Dell tech support does not have a solution for this. Help ME !!!!!!!!!!

Answer:computer is not shutting down

I have a feeling it may be something to do with 'Power Option' in Control Panel. Please look through this to see if there is something there telling it to restart when trying to shutdown!?

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I have a Gateway computer running Win 2000 Professional and sometimes it freezes, sometimes it just shuts itself off. I tried doing a restore without a format, but it didn't work. Does this sound like a hardware problem, or should I do a more aggressive restore?
 

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Ok, not sure what is going on with my computer. It will be running fine could be for 10 min or 5 hours and then it will just shut down and start to reboot, sometimes it will reboot fine other times it will take about 6-12 times to reboot and still does not actually start up correctly.
I have tried to reboot in safe mode and sometimes it works good and others times it will keep shutting down too. The only way it seems to work fine with no problems is if I disconnect my DSL link then it will not shut down at all.
I have tried DSS, ScanDisk, ComboFix, Tuneup Utilities 2008, AVG, Spybot, Adaware & currently have CA Internet Security Suite on my computer for my virus software.
If someone could please help it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Computer keeps shutting down

Sounds like a heating trouble, open the case and put a fan to blow air in to it, if its more stable then you may need to change your heat sink.

Reinstalling windows would be the second option. But if you have active virus protection then it should not need to be done.

Also make sure that you have latest drivers for all your products, even if you got the CD with the product its best to update drivers from internet.

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Hi, my computer lately has been acting up.
First of all, my computer has been shutting off, or rebooting, at random times. Now, it constantly shuts off. When I go on Safe Mode, it doesn't shut off- so I was assuming that it is a virus. Every time going into the 'normal' mode, it'd shut off.

Now, I already tried running/downloading/ several antivirus programs to help track it or what not in safe mode. However, my internet decides to be a little baby and every time I try to download/update/install my programs it would say my internet connection is screwed up. I even tried to do the windows live one care online scan and it wouldn't go through.

I do not have a repair install CD and I don't have computer CD key or whatever you need either, so I'm pretty much stuck with this obnoxious and annoying thing.

I am running on a Gateway windows XP home edition.
Anyone have solutions or if I should provide them with more information?
Thank you (:

Answer:Help, computer keeps shutting down?

Hello let's try to get an MBam log.Some types of malware will disable MBAM and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it.Before saving any of your security programs, rename them first. For example, before you save Malwarebytes', rename it to something like MBblah.exe and then click on Save and save it to your desktop. Same thing after you install it. Before running it, rename the main executable file first***Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file and change the .exe extension to .bat, .com, .pif, or .scr and then double-click on it to run.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files, right-click on mbam.exe and change the .exe as noted above. Then double-click on it to run..***Another work around is by not using the mouse to install it, Just use the arrow keys, tab, and enter keys.***Open up command prompt, type in following commands: XP >> click the Start menu at the lower-left of your computer's desktop and select "Run". Type cmd into the Run box and click "OK".Vista >> click the Start menu at the lower-left of your computer's desktop and Type cmd in the search box.regsvr32 mbamext.dllregsvr32 ssubtmr6.dll regsvr32 vbalsgrid6.ocxregsvr32 zlib.dll ****If you cannot use the Internet,you will need access to another computer that has a connection.From there save mbam-setup.exe to a flash,usb,jump drive or CD. Now transfer it to the infected machine, then install and run the program. If you cannot tr... Read more

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This has been happening for about a week now. It will just shut down. One time it came back on and rebooted, sometimes I can turn it back on, then other times, I have to unplug the power cord, wait for the green light on the back to go out, plug it back in and then turn it on.
I have ran Norton and Spy-bot, but both say that everything is fine.

I'm running win xp.

What could it be?
 

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Just a guess without seeing it but it sounds like the power supply may be going bad.
 

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Hi
I don't know what happen but today everytime i sign on to my msn explorer
my computer keep restarting
ok
first theres a box pop up that said C:\WINDOWS\system32/services.exe
have been terminated
and it count down when it reach 0 it automatically shut off
i tried system restore, disc cleanup but nothing seem to work it been doing this like 8 times now
what is going on?

Answer:Computer keep shutting down

come on can anybody help me?

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I am using windows xp and i started having problems a few weeks ago
my computer shuts down everytime i am using it. I turn computer on, and I am fine for about 15 minutes to an hour then it just turns off. I am not sure how to fix it
 

Answer:computer keeps shutting off

The first thing you should do is pull the side panel off the case and look to see if all the fans are running. Then check for accumilations of dust on the fan/heatsink. If the PC hasn't been cleaned out lately, now would be a good time.
 

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Hello Everyone,

My computer is about 2 years old, it has 512mb DDR and has a amd 2800 xp with 240gb of space, I'm a web designer and I have left it on for the past year or so straight without turning it off.

It started doing this in july, it will shut off every 3-4 days, at first I thought it was because I had a lot of programs opened but then I tried to do a virus scan and it would shut off with nothing else opened. When it shuts off and I turn on the power button it won't come back on, I have to turn it off in the back with the switch and wait 5 minutes before I can turn it back on, is this a power supply problem? Hopefully it is so I only have to go out and buy a new power supply, but I do plan to buy another 512mb DDR as well.

Let me know what it could be.

Thanks!
Scott

Answer:Computer Keeps Shutting Off

defintly sounds like a power supply screwing up...

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I bought a new Athlon XP 1700 CPU due to someone frying my other one. The person who fried it bought me a new one and it wouldn't work either. So that is why I bought this latest one. I tried installing it 2 days ago and it wouldn't work also. I figured it was the motherboard now. What is the odds of buying 2 cpu's and they both don't work?? I just bought a new motherboard and installed the cpu to it and now when I go to start the computer it will run for about 8 seconds or so and then will shut off. When I try to restart it will not. But if I unplug the power cord and then plug it in again it will start up again and then go through the same process. Please help!!!!!!
 

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Could be powersupply, could be overheating due to heaksink being installed incorrectly or the tape not removed off the bottom, or not using the right heat transfer compound. If it runs for 8 seconds, I doubt it's the motherboard at all. It Sounds mostly like the power supply, I'd start there.
 

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Hey

I have a few problems actually, the main one that concerns me is that my laptop has recently been switching off without any warning. Upon restarting it says it overhearted which may be due to the battery or the vents not working properly. I've tried clearing the vents but that hasn't worked, is there anything else you can suggest, or would it be worth me buying a new battery?

The second problem is just that my laptop runs really slow, particularly when i start it up. Any suggestions on what I could do to try and speed it up.

Finally I managed to delete my recycling bin on the desktop and I can't get it back, so I can't either empty it or retrieve something from it. Do you know where I would be able to do this?

Thanks a lot

gzb1986
 

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My friend has an Intel P4 3.66GHz CPU with a Asus P5GD1 mobo.

Here's the problem. One day, whilest incorrectly installing a game and messing about with it, we shut the computer off. The next day, it started briefly then shut off.

So here's what it does. It starts, goes to a screen showing what motherboard it is, then goes to another screen that says, "IDE not detected," four times. This is usually where it shuts off. However, I reset the CMOS by taking the battery out and running the computer.. actually, it's still out. I also found out his SATA cord wasn't plugged into his harddrive... ...so I plugged that in. Now, it gets passed the "IDE not detected" screen and goes to a screen saying the CMOS has been changed, and that I need to change it in the BIOS. I can enter the BIOS briefly before the system shuts off, or if I let it sit there it shuts off in a couple seconds.

I have tried a different powersupply, tried booting from floppies and cd's, I've tried different RAM, I've tried unplugging the harddrive, I've tried a different harddrive, and I've tried reseting the CMOS... all to no avail.

It is POSTing, and it's detecting all the memory and such.. just keeps frigin shutting off, and I can't figure it out. I'm pretty sure the mobo isn't toast, because everything else works fine...keyboard, video, lights, sound, RAM, etc.. I've seen mobo's die before and they did not work whatsoever, didn't turn on, some did but they didn't POST.. this is POS... Read more

Answer:I need help, computer keeps shutting off

Maybe the battery is dead? Try replacing with a new one? make sure u put the jumper for the cmos in the right spot..

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My computer shuts off after about 5 min of playing Witcher 2. I updated all drivers and have heat monitors for my cpu and they never get above 70. I also turned off Anti Aliasing but nothing seems to work. The computer gives no warning just shuts off. I have a laptop its a http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Gaming_Powerhouse/G73Jh/#specifications with the i7. Any ideas what could be wrong?

Thanks,
Adam
 

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Hello and welcome to MajorGeeks,
Just a quick thought. What's the make and model of your system and what version of Windows and Service Pack are you running?
Could it possibly be the thermal paste(or something else getting to warm). Now I know you stated that you have heat monitors but I have seen them be way wrong before.
 

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For some reason lately my computer has just been shutting down on its own. I leave it alone for a while and it will either be frozen and I have to restart it or it has restarted itself and comes to a black screen in the middle of loading things saying system error boot enter system disk. Now I tried putting in the Windows XP disk but it is not working. And if I press restart from there it will keep giving me the same error message. I have to turn the computer completly off for a second then turn it back on for it to work. Sometimes I will catch it saying physical dump of memory.

I have tried running Norton and spyware programs but nothing is making it go away. Any help would be wonderful. I am stuck and don't want to have to get another computer.

Thanks,

Steph
 

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seconds after i start up my computer it always shuts off. i have no idea why its doing it. it just started today and it does it everytime i start it up...PLEASE help..
 

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after booting up and going online, I open Outlook to retreive my mail and the computer shuts down and restarts. NO error message/warning at all. Just keeps doing it every time. HELP!

Answer:computer keeps shutting down

post your system specs including the power supply details from the label on the side

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