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Computer randomly shuts off and icons switch unexpectedly

Question: Computer randomly shuts off and icons switch unexpectedly

My HP Pavillion Elite HPE will shut off and restart on its own. Also, icons are being switched around, i.e., the excel icon shows up for word documents and vice versa. There are no messages associated with this action.
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]
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SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}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}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReaderSprint\9.00\Licensing\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\License10.0\bin\lmgrd.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerParticipation\EPCP.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\License10.0\bin\lmgrd.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\License10.0\bin\ARCGIS.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\N360.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nitro\Reader\3.0\NitroPDFReaderDriverService3x64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\daemonu.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF Complete\pdfsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\RoxioNow Player\RNowSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files (x86)\RealVNC\VNC4\WinVNC4.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\X-Rite\Devices\Services\xrdd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute Personal Edition\dataserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Macrovision Shared\FLEXnet Publisher\FNPLicensingService.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\hpsa_service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\N360.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\ModLEDKey.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\beats64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\NvTmru.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\X-Rite\ColorMunki Display\ColorMunkiDisplayTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\BATINDICATOR.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute Personal Edition\apcsystray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuClient.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXRCV.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXSTM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\CNYHKEY.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\OSPPSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k SDRSVC
C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
uStart Page = hxxp://
uDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://
mWinlogon: Userinit = userinit.exe
BHO: Norton Identity Protection: {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\coieplg.dll
BHO: Norton Vulnerability Protection: {6D53EC84-6AAE-4787-AEEE-F4628F01010C} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\IPS\ipsbho.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
BHO: Skype Browser Helper: {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: HP Network Check Helper: {E76FD755-C1BA-4DCB-9F13-99BD91223ADE} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\Resources\HPNetworkCheck\HPNetworkCheckPlugin.dll
TB: Norton Toolbar: {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\coieplg.dll
TB: Norton Toolbar: {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\coieplg.dll
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [LaunchHPOSIAPP] C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\LaunchApp.exe
mRun: [Norton Online Backup] C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuClient.exe
mRun: [PDF Complete] C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF Complete\pdfsty.exe
mRun: [Nikon Message Center 2] C:\Program Files (x86)\Nikon\Nikon Message Center 2\NkMC2.exe -s
mRun: [VirtualCloneDrive] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe" /s
mRun: [APSDaemon] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
mRun: [Display] C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute Personal Edition\DataCollectionLauncher.exe
mRun: [EEventManager] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\Event Manager\EEventManager.exe"
mRun: [FUFAXRCV] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXRCV.exe"
mRun: [FUFAXSTM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Epson Software\FAX Utility\FUFAXSTM.exe"
mRun: [KiesTrayAgent] C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\Kies\KiesTrayAgent.exe
mRun: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
mRun: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe"
mRun: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
StartupFolder: C:\Users\ADMINI~1\AppData\Roaming\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\Dropbox.lnk - C:\Users\Carlos\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\APCUPS~1.LNK - C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute Personal Edition\Display.exe
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\COLORM~1.LNK - C:\Program Files (x86)\X-Rite\ColorMunki Display\ColorMunkiDisplayTray.exe
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\SNAPFI~1.LNK - C:\Program Files (x86)\PictureMover\Bin\PictureMover.exe
StartupFolder: C:\PROGRA~3\MICROS~1\Windows\STARTM~1\Programs\Startup\XRGamma.lnk - C:\Program Files (x86)\X-Rite\ColorMunki Display\XRGamma.exe
uPolicies-Explorer: NoDriveTypeAutoRun = dword:145
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktop = dword:1
mPolicies-Explorer: NoActiveDesktopChanges = dword:1
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin = dword:5
mPolicies-System: ConsentPromptBehaviorUser = dword:3
mPolicies-System: EnableUIADesktopToggle = dword:0
IE: Add to Google Photos Screensa&ver - C:\Windows\System32\GPhotos.scr/200
IE: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\EXCEL.EXE/3000
IE: Se&nd to OneNote - C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll/105
IE: {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600} - {5F7B1267-94A9-47F5-98DB-E99415F33AEC} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Writer\WriterBrowserExtension.dll
IE: {25510184-5A38-4A99-B273-DCA8EEF6CD08} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\Resources\HPNetworkCheck\NCLauncherFromIE.exe
IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - {FFFDC614-B694-4AE6-AB38-5D6374584B52} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
IE: {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\Internet Explorer\skypeieplugin.dll
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0022-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://
TCP: NameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{A8099378-591A-4962-B8FC-5BB0763AA29B} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{B28B9E48-5276-494E-A28B-574FDFC211A8} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{E53BBCEF-859E-4498-8309-8FF941294C32} : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{E53BBCEF-859E-4498-8309-8FF941294C32}\1454057796669623 : DHCPNameServer =
TCP: Interfaces\{E53BBCEF-859E-4498-8309-8FF941294C32}\94E6475627E656470516271645F646F637C2 : DHCPNameServer =
Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\AlbumDownloadProtocolHandler.dll
AppInit_DLLs= C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\JAKSTA~1\AUDIOC~1\jaudcap.dll
SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
x64-BHO: Norton Identity Protection: {602ADB0E-4AFF-4217-8AA1-95DAC4DFA408} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine64\\CoIEPlg.dll
x64-BHO: Java™ Plug-In SSV Helper: {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\ssv.dll
x64-BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper: {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
x64-BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
x64-BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin\jp2ssv.dll
x64-BHO: HP Network Check Helper: {E76FD755-C1BA-4DCB-9F13-99BD91223ADE} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\Resources\HPNetworkCheck\HPNetworkCheckPluginx64.dll
x64-TB: Norton Toolbar: {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine64\\CoIEPlg.dll
x64-Run: [BeatsOSDApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\beats64.exe
x64-Run: [hpsysdrv] c:\program files (x86)\hewlett-packard\HP odometer\hpsysdrv.exe
x64-Run: [SmartMenu] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart\SmartMenu.exe /background
x64-Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe
x64-Run: [Nvtmru] "C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\nvtmru.exe"
x64-RunOnce: [NCPluginUpdater] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Health Check\ActiveCheck\product_line\NCPluginUpdater.exe" Update
x64-IE: {25510184-5A38-4A99-B273-DCA8EEF6CD08} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\Resources\HPNetworkCheck\NCLauncherFromIE.exe
x64-IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
x64-IE: {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - {FFFDC614-B694-4AE6-AB38-5D6374584B52} - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
x64-Filter: text/xml - {807573E5-5146-11D5-A672-00B0D022E945} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE14\MSOXMLMF.DLL
x64-Handler: wlpg - {E43EF6CD-A37A-4A9B-9E6F-83F89B8E6324} - <orphaned>
x64-SSODL: WebCheck - <orphaned>
================= FIREFOX ===================
FF - ProfilePath - C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\e5ufvrf0.default\
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\NPAUTHZ.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\PROGRA~2\MICROS~1\Office14\NPSPWRAP.DLL
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 11.0\Reader\AIR\nppdf32.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\plugin\npgeplugin.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Picasa3\npPicasa3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\\npGoogleUpdate3.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\dtplugin\npdeployJava1.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Silverlight\5.1.20913.0\npctrlui.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Nitro\Reader 3\npdf.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Nitro\Reader 3\npnitroie.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Nitro\Reader 3\npnitromozilla.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dv.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dvstreaming.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Virtual Earth 3D\npVE3D.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\NPWLPG.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\HuluDesktop\instances\\nphdplg.dll
FF - plugin: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\NPSWF32_11_9_900_170.dll
============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
R0 SymDS;Symantec Data Store;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\N360x64\1501000.012\SymDS64.sys [2013-11-19 493656]
R0 SymEFA;Symantec Extended File Attributes;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\N360x64\1501000.012\SymEFA64.sys [2013-11-19 1147480]
R1 BHDrvx64;BHDrvx64;C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\NortonData\\Definitions\BASHDefs\20140110.001\BHDrvx64.sys [2014-1-13 1526488]
R1 bizVSerial;Franson VSerial;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\bizVSerialNT.sys [2011-8-8 25616]
R1 ccSet_N360;N360 Settings Manager;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\N360x64\1501000.012\ccSetx64.sys [2013-11-19 162392]
R1 IDSVia64;IDSVia64;C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\NortonData\\Definitions\IPSDefs\20140118.001\IDSviA64.sys [2014-1-20 521944]
R1 SymIRON;Symantec Iron Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\N360x64\1501000.012\Ironx64.sys [2013-11-19 264280]
R1 SymNetS;Symantec Network Security WFP Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\N360x64\1501000.012\symnets.sys [2013-11-19 590936]
R2 ABBYY.Licensing.FineReader.Sprint.9.0;ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Sprint Licensing Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReaderSprint\9.00\Licensing\NetworkLicenseServer.exe [2009-5-14 759048]
R2 AESTFilters;Andrea ST Filters Service;C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe [2011-1-18 89600]
R2 APC Data Service;APC Data Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\PowerChute Personal Edition\dataserv.exe [2012-1-24 21880]
R2 ArcGIS License Manager;ArcGIS License Manager;C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\License10.0\bin\lmgrd.exe [2008-11-6 1500424]
R2 cpuz135;cpuz135;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\cpuz135_x64.sys [2011-2-11 21992]
R2 EpsonCustomerParticipation;EpsonCustomerParticipation;C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerParticipation\EPCP.exe [2011-6-9 555392]
R2 HP Support Assistant Service;HP Support Assistant Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\HPSA_Service.exe [2012-9-27 86528]
R2 HPClientSvc;HP Client Services;C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe [2010-8-5 291896]
R2 Mobile Broadband HL Service;Mobile Broadband HL Service;C:\ProgramData\MobileBrServ\mbbService.exe [2012-10-4 230240]
R2 N360;Norton 360;C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\\N360.exe [2013-11-19 264360]
R2 NitroReaderDriverReadSpool3;NitroPDFReaderDriverCreatorReadSpool3;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Nitro\Reader\3.0\NitroPDFReaderDriverService3x64.exe [2013-7-26 230416]
R2 NOBU;Norton Online Backup;C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\Norton Online Backup\NOBuAgent.exe [2010-6-1 2804568]
R2 pdfcDispatcher;PDF Document Manager;C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF Complete\pdfsvc.exe [2011-1-18 1121304]
R2 RoxioNow Service;RoxioNow Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\RoxioNow Player\RNowSvc.exe [2010-9-11 399344]
R2 Stereo Service;NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Driver Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe [2013-6-21 413472]
R2 UNS;Intel® Management and Security Application User Notification Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\UNS\UNS.exe [2011-1-18 2655768]
R2 WinI2C-DDC;WinI2C-DDC Kernel Mode Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\DDCDrv.sys [2011-10-7 20832]
R2 xrdd.exe;X-Rite Device Services Manager;C:\Program Files (x86)\X-Rite\Devices\Services\xrdd.exe [2011-3-10 203088]
R3 CamSuiteVAC;CamSuite Virtual Audio;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\CamSuiteVAC.sys [2011-6-14 56320]
R3 EraserUtilRebootDrv;EraserUtilRebootDrv;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\EENGINE\EraserUtilRebootDrv.sys [2013-11-23 137648]
R3 netr28x;Ralink 802.11n Extensible Wireless Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\netr28x.sys [2012-12-6 2350176]
R3 nusb3hub;NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Hub Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nusb3hub.sys [2011-1-18 77824]
R3 nusb3xhc;NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nusb3xhc.sys [2011-1-18 180224]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Rt64win7.sys [2011-3-21 452200]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2012-7-9 104912]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2012-7-8 123856]
S3 androidusb;SAMSUNG Android Composite ADB Interface Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssadadb.sys [2013-5-5 38080]
S3 dg_ssudbus;SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device Driver (DEVGURU Ver.);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssudbus.sys [2013-5-5 103064]
S3 Franson GpsGate 2.0;Franson GpsGate 2.0;C:\Program Files (x86)\Franson\GpsGate 2.0\GpsGateService.exe [2011-6-27 258048]
S3 FsUsbExDisk;FsUsbExDisk;C:\Windows\SysWOW64\FsUsbExDisk.Sys [2013-5-5 37344]
S3 IEEtwCollectorService;Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service;C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollector.exe [2013-12-11 111616]
S3 nmwcdnsux64;Nokia USB Flashing Phone Parent;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\nmwcdnsux64.sys [2011-8-17 171008]
S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [2012-11-30 19456]
S3 ssadbus;SAMSUNG Android USB Composite Device driver (WDM);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssadbus.sys [2013-5-5 169288]
S3 ssadmdfl;SAMSUNG Android USB Modem (Filter);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssadmdfl.sys [2013-5-5 21320]
S3 ssadmdm;SAMSUNG Android USB Modem Drivers;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssadmdm.sys [2013-5-5 188232]
S3 ssudmdm;SAMSUNG  Mobile USB Modem Drivers (DEVGURU Ver.);C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ssudmdm.sys [2013-5-5 203672]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2012-11-30 57856]
S3 USBAAPL64;Apple Mobile USB Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbaapl64.sys [2012-12-13 54784]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Windows Activation Technologies Service;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2011-2-11 1255736]
S3 WDC_SAM;WD SCSI Pass Thru driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\wdcsam64.sys [2008-5-6 14464]
=============== Created Last 30 ================
2014-01-21 18:56:18    --------    d-----w-    C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedFan
2014-01-20 21:40:44    96168    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\WindowsAccessBridge-32.dll
2014-01-20 20:23:54    --------    d-----r-    C:\Users\Administrator\Dropbox
2014-01-17 17:58:38    --------    d-----w-    C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Programs
2014-01-17 17:10:16    --------    d-----w-    C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Macromedia
2014-01-15 02:38:51    99840    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbccgp.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    7808    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbd.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    53248    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbehci.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    376768    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\netio.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    343040    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbhub.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    325120    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbport.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    3156480    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\win32k.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    30720    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbuhci.sys
2014-01-15 02:38:51    25600    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbohci.sys
2014-01-06 19:23:36    4558848    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\GPhotos.scr
==================== Find3M  ====================
2013-12-11 02:22:27    71048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2013-12-11 02:22:27    692616    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2013-11-26 10:19:07    2724864    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\mshtml.tlb
2013-11-26 10:18:23    4096    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollectorres.dll
2013-11-26 09:48:07    66048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\iesetup.dll
2013-11-26 09:46:25    48640    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieetwproxystub.dll
2013-11-26 09:23:02    2724864    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\mshtml.tlb
2013-11-26 09:18:39    139264    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieUnatt.exe
2013-11-26 09:18:09    111616    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollector.exe
2013-11-26 09:16:57    708608    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\jscript9diag.dll
2013-11-26 08:35:02    5769216    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\jscript9.dll
2013-11-26 08:28:16    553472    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9diag.dll
2013-11-26 08:16:12    4243968    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\jscript9.dll
2013-11-26 08:02:16    1995264    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl
2013-11-26 08:02:06    940032    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\MsSpellCheckingFacility.exe
2013-11-26 08:02:06    194048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\elshyph.dll
2013-11-26 07:32:06    1928192    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\inetcpl.cpl
2013-11-26 07:07:57    2334208    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\wininet.dll
2013-11-26 06:33:33    1820160    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\wininet.dll
2013-11-23 18:26:20    417792    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\WMPhoto.dll
2013-11-23 17:47:34    465920    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\WMPhoto.dll
2013-11-20 02:30:08    177752    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\SYMEVENT64x86.SYS
2013-11-12 02:23:09    2048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\tzres.dll
2013-11-12 02:07:29    2048    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\tzres.dll
2013-10-30 02:32:01    335360    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\System32\msieftp.dll
2013-10-30 02:19:52    301568    ----a-w-    C:\Windows\SysWow64\msieftp.dll
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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:\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:\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
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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:Computer Shuts Down Unexpectedly

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My computer shuts off when searching for files, scannng for viruses, running PC1clik etc. It also indicates programs like adobe acrobat aren't installed and I hve to manually open it. Does anyone have any ideas? I've searched microsofts knowlege base but no luck. I have win XP P4 2.2 Toshiba Satellite 512kb.
Thanks. I'm counting on you.

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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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Last April, my computer started to shut off unexpectedly and without any warning at all. I would have to hold in the power button for about 30 seconds, let it off, and push it again and it would reboot. It did this for several weeks without warning. Before I knew it, it wouldn't even boot up again. I took it to a local computer guy, who checked it out and told me that the motherboard, hard drive and the memory were all "fried" and that I had to get all new. I did so.
Now, the same exact thing is happening AGAIN! I don't want my computer to "fry" again. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Could this be a cooling issue? I really don't know much about computers, and don't know if I have listed enough information, so please let me know if there is any other info you may need (and how to get it).

I have: an MSI Km2m Combo-L Motherboard (VIA KM266 Chipset)
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ CPU
Maxtor 40gb Hard Drive
Windows XP Professional

Answer:Computer shuts off unexpectedly!

Hey, check your Psu, it have to be the problem, what Mobo do you have, and what psu?

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My computer frequently and unexpectedly powers down with a critical error Event 41 kernel power. There is no warning or other screen, it just restarts. I bought a new power supply hoping  that woudl help but it didn't I note with some surprise that HP computers/laptops have been suffering from unexpected shutdowns for several years. Has anything been resolved and with so many complaints why not? 

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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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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:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Speed Disk\nopdb.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
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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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I am running Windows XP with Plus! program added and have since the day it came out. Just recently a problem developed that is totally frustrating me. While online or off all of a sudden about 5 to 10 different programs or boxes will start springing up all over the screen out of control and then my computer freezes up and shuts down. It is almost like it is bouncing from item to item rapidly out of control. I have a Hewlett Packard Pavillion Model 6635 with a speed of around 500 and a hard drive of 10 GIG. I think I might have too many things that load up at startup but have no idea as to what I should delete or move or how. Thank you so much for any help you can send my way.

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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, I had previously posted a question but forgot to give the pc info. I have a desktop pc pavilion model p6-2014 with operating  system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.  I have not installed any hardware or software except connected a new router. My computer shuts down unexpectedly several times starting 2nd week of this month. At right hand bottom of screen, there is a msg that reads: " Display Driver Stopped Responding & has Recovered. Below that is another sentence that says: "Display Driver AMD driver has stopped responding & has successfully recovered. Black screen follows then asks if I want to start windows normally and I have to sign on again. I am not a computer savvy person and do not know what to do. Pls help and provide detailed steps on how I resolve this problem.  Also, I can not access the HP Support Assistant app. Getting a pop up msg that says: HPSF.exe has stopped working. This app has encountered a serious problem and must close. How can I put this app back?   

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:

-ChrisI work for HP.Support Forums are now on your mobile phone:

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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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here is the bugcheck after the computer started back up. everything was running fine then !BAM! restart.
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc000001d, 0xe2bf877c, 0xac660890, 0x00000000)


Answer:Computer shuts down unexpectedly

is the computer setup to create a minidump when it crashes if so post them here

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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


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 )

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

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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:

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

Best regards,

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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 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 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 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

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


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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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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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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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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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,

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Hi -

I previously received help from Gringo over on this thread (, 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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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:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Soft... Read more

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

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


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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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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 sons PC always comes up with it is safe to switch off your computer. I just want it to switch off. Have checked power management settings and bios but can not find out how to change it. Any help would be great

Answer:Computer shuts down to "safe to switch off"

The abililty for a PC to turn it's self off is fairly new, say 1-2 years at a guess. It may well be that the PC in question is not capable of doing it. That is why the various versions of windows include an 'It is now safe to turn off your PC' message. The message is there for those PC's that can't turn off on their own.If the PC is asking you to turn it off, it is almost certianly because it is not able to do it for you. A pain, perhaps, but no more so than most other electric items, that require user intervention to turn off.

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

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly

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

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I have been experiencing random shut downs/restarts (as if someone pulled the plug) and I'm wondering what you all think the problem could be. My OC is 3 hours stable in Prime95, yet I could have my computer idling and it will randomly restart. One time it just shut off and I couldn't even turn it back on till it decided to turn itself on 5 min later. here are the voltages:

Vcore - 1.32
VTT - 1.31
NB - 1.41
FSB @ 400

all the rest are defaults....I REALLY hope it's not the motherboard. I just ordered a Corsair TX750, so hopefully that solves the problem. My current PSU doesn't even have an 8pin mobo connector, which may be the reason for random shut downs. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

Well usually this happens due to following reasons
1. Problem with PSU
2. Overheating...Fan issues
3. Bad memory. ( Usually blue screens than restart)


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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
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.
Resetting CMO... Read more

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

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\3B Software\Windows Registry Repair Pro\Windows Registry Repair Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Prairie Software\MemTurbo\memturbo.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Prairie Software\MemTurbo\memturbo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\3BSOFT~1\WINDOW~2\Windows Clean-Up Pro.uzy
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware SE Personal\Ad-Aware.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
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Answer:My Computer Randomly Shuts Off! This Is My Hjt Log.

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

You can get a free one here Free Antivirus

I would do an online scan also here:

Free Online Virus Scan

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

Do this also

Please download and run the following programs.

Go to and download Ad-Aware SE 1.05
Install and launch program. Click in “ Check for updates “ and download latest reference files.

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

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

Go to and download Spybot Search & Destroy.

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

Restart your computer.
Post another log.

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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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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

Answer:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

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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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

i dont know what else you will need but thats all the information i have.. and it could be the cpu the gpu the hard drive or the ram but i have no idea and can... Read more

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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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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It does it more when I'm on the internet, or when I use certain programs; but, even when I'm not connected to the internet I have this problem.

Answer:my computer randomly shuts down

Scan with Malwarebytes first to be sure it is not caused by some type of malware.Install HWMonitor and report temperature readings to see if it is heat related (possibly a build up of dust internally).Make a bootable CD with Memtest86 on it and boot to it. Let it run through all tests. Any errors might mean bad memory.Report Results for additional advice. have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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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 - , taking care to post the link for the snapshot.

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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!

Answer:Computer shuts off randomly

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

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Just recently, my computer shuts down on me for no apparent reason. It completely shuts off and it doesn't even reboot. Most of the time, I keep my computer running for a few days straight. Does anybody know why this happens?

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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.


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

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly

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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?

Answer:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

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

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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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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).

Answer:Computer Shuts Off Randomly

Replace battery! 

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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.


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Hey guys, my computer randomly restarts sometimes it freezes and makes an extremely painful noise. It is an Acer Aspire M5811, i was hoping someone might now what is wrong or how to fix it? thank you in advance for helping.

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Where does the noise come from? Did you check the event viewer? Did you recently upgrade any hardware?

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

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

Maybe then we can see why it is shutting down.

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

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

Answer:Computer Randomly Shuts Down

Boot into safe mode and see if that changes anything.

It could be that the power supply is dying.

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I've had my computer for about a year now (was not new when i got it), and it's been fine until now. Suddenly it will just shut down for no apparent reason and it won't turn back on. I leave it for maybe half an hour and i can use it again for maybe an hour or maybe a few days, but then it will shut down again for no reason.It actually happened right after i downloaded a file, the obvious thing would be that the file had a virus with it, but i did a virus scan, spyware, ad-aware, and nothing. (note i used AVG free edition for virus scan, maybe it didn't pick up the virus?)Also, when I try to start it back up right after it's shut down sometimes it will jsut come on for a few seconds and then shut back down, but sometimes it will keep making the sound of it just starting up and do nothing until i shut it down.Anyone have any ideas on it?

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly

OverheatingPower Supply failingBad RAM.DLoad motherboard monitor and check your temps.DLoad and run Memtest to test the RAM...let it run for awhile...any errors and the RAM has gone bad.PSU ...replace. Don't buy a cheap one...they are headaches.patio.   8-)

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

Answer:Computer randomly shuts off?

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

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

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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.



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

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

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

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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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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

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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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Hey i recently built my own computer and put it to windows 7 ulitmate my crash report is this
Critical 7/9/2014 8:09:11 PM Kernel-Power 41 (63)

and my specs of the machine are as follows 8350 Amd unlocked black edition processor.
GtX 750 TI
6 GIGs of ram and a Asus sabertooth motherboard.

Can anyone help me?

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What spec is your power supply, make and model?

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

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

I am currently running:

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

Any suggestions? Thanks.

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

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

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly

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

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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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I have a Dell Optiplex GX150 running XP Pro that I recently had cable internet hooked up to. The computer ran perfectly fine before having the internet installed. Now whenever I am surfing, the computer will just randomly shut itself off. I cannot figure out why the computer shuts itself off. If anyone has any suggestions, that would be greatly appreciated.



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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 :)

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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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My computer randomly shuts off whenever I do any 3d tasks(games videos).
I have Windows XP SP2
AMD Athlon 2.16GHz
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128

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Please post more info. If you can, go through the Event Viewer in Administrative Tools and look for any errors in the System section.

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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.

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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?

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System Specs

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

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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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For experimenting, I have an older gateway essential (pentium 3) computer that shuts down randomly. Sometimes within seconds of startup and other times a few minutes thereafter. Once its going, seldom thereafter. It usually does it within 30 seconds.

When it shuts down the green power light stays lit (I think this may be the clue) and it will not restart unless I unplug the system, wait for the power light to go off and then plug it back in. Sometimes it takes several attempts to get it going.

Please Advise.

As an aside I'd like to add this here for others that have had similar problems due to overheating. My Compaq computer started shutting down randomly, but on that there was a led in front that would blink red indicating this (I looked it up in trouble shooting). So, I opened the case and the cpu fan was not working. I got a new fan, put it in, and that was not working either. As a work arround and not replace the motherboard, to fix this, I got one of the Y adapters that plugs into the power supply cables and connected the fan to that (12 volts for me) using only the two power leads on the fan (for my fan, red and black) and leave the third disconnected. I had to cut the wires and splice them. Testing showed that the old fan would also work the same way and I did not need to get a new one after all.

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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

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

any help would be much appreciated.

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

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

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My computer keeps 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..

Answer:Computer Randomly Shuts Down! HELP ME PLEASE

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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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?

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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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

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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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Ok heres the statsVideo Card:2-Radeon ATI 4400 HD 1Gig Graphics Cards.Motherboard:Asus P7P55D LE Mother BoardCPU:Intel i7 Processor8GB-RAM1TB Hard DrivePSU is i forget but its a really good one.So my computer keeps shutting down randomly, I have replaced the Motherboard,CPU, and 1Video cardI replaced the Video Card because it was running at 95Degrees Celsius, the other one is fine its running at 45Degrees Celsiusthe CPU is running at 80Degrees Celsius when Idle and when being taxxed, I had that replaced and its still running at the same temperature.But after replacing almost all the components of the PC its still shutting down, and I dont think its the power supply causing it because there isnt any odd smells or anything coming from it.And it shuts down for no reason, it could be idling and it will shut down, so I have no idea what to do anymore.

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Quoteit could be idling and it will shut downCould it be that power options are set to choose after specific idle time then shutsdown?

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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?


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

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

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

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

Answer:Computer randomly shuts off.

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

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I just installed a A64 4000+. My computer has been randomly shutting off, not restarting. What is the deal? PSU? Hard drive?

Sometimes after it shuts off I cant get it to turn back on for a few minutes.

I have 450W PSU right now and dont have a high end video card yet. I have had my hard drive for about 3 years and use my computer daily.

Answer:Computer Shuts off randomly still

Mine is doing the same thing, I've been told its the power supply.

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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.


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

check this article here

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

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

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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 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!

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly


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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Hello all,ive been having a problem for the last couple of weeks
My pc just cuts out randomly..sometimes its 3 times a day..other days its fine!(it never happens while im playing bf2 or other games)
it usually happens when the computer is idol
Its a custom built amd 3800/1024ram/sata hd running windows xp home.
ive looked at the security event viewer and it seams this happens every time :

Event Type: Success Audit
Event Source: Security
Event Category: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 528
Date: 14/11/2005
Time: 20:00:12
Computer: DU-***********
Successful Logon:
Logon ID: (0x0,0x3E5)
Logon Type: 5
Logon Process: Advapi
Authentication Package: Negotiate
Workstation Name:
Logon GUID: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

this is followed by about 15 policy changes, events 848-850
there is also an NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON(could this be a hacker?)
ive come to the conclusion it could have something to do with the latest update from windows,
or maybe the windows firewall?
hell it could even be my Motherboards built in firewall..which ive never used!

any suggestions??
ive search google/micosoft with no luck!
..i hope ive given enough infomation..please tell me if i need to explain it better!

:shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

Answer:Computer shuts down randomly!

does the pc come back again..... I am assuming you do not have it set to hibernate or turn the HD or display off when idle for a time ?

is it turning off like someone pulled the plug ? if it is do the lights go off stay off on the front ?
or is it just resetting ?

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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


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

Answer:Computer randomly shuts down

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

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

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

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

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Those are my temps .
CPU Digital Thermal Sensor:
CPU#0 Core0- min 24C , max 30C
CPU#0 Core1- min 24C , max 32C

ITE IT8720F:
Temperature 1: min 22C , max 22C
Temperature 3: min 175C max 182C

SAMSUNG HD1035J Temp: min 25C , max 26

Ati GPU (ati radeon hd 5700)
GPU thermal diode min 40C , max 45C
GPU TSO(DispIO) : min 39C , max 42 C
GPU TS1(MemIO) : min 33C , max 39C
GPU TS2 (Shader): min 40C max 44,5C
And i have question what is that Temperature 3:min 175C max 182C always if that one gets over 210 it shuts my computer down and then back in.

Answer:My computer shuts down randomly.

Temp 3 has to be wrong. Thats almost twice the temp of boiling water

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