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#1 Ken From New Zealand

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:58 AM

My computer recently began powering down at random times for no reason when i leave it sitting untouched.
It shuts off with no errors and bsod. The computer just powers down. I have restored BIOS to default many times. I have reinstalled windows twice and upgraded all my drivers. It is not overheating problem as I have been monitoring my temperature.

Here is errors from my event viewer

Type Date Time Source Category Event User Computer
Error 2010-6-15 13:33:33 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 13:36:22 Application Error None 1000 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 13:47:10 MsiInstaller None 11500 Administrator 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 14:05:58 Application Error None 1000 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 14:31:41 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 15:58:29 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 16:12:05 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 16:30:31 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 16:57:29 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 17:14:07 Application Error None 1000 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 17:16:29 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD

Error 2010-6-15 17:30:15 LoadPerf None 3001 N / A 7B77D71FC6BA4FD


Computer specs are:
Windows XP sp2
1.6ghz E2140 @ 1.86ghz
1GB ddr2 ram
500W power supply
Biostar ATI HD 4650 512MB DDR2
P5GC-MX Mobo
Maxtor 40gb HDD
WS 80GB HDD

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:51 AM

<<I have restored BIOS to default many times>>

Why? That should not be necessary when the system shuts off or powers down.

Generally...the only time I've found a connection between power and resetting the BIOS...is when I manually turned off the PSU and had a weak CMOS battery.

I would try replacing the CMOS battery...won't do any harm and costs less than $5.

CMOS Battery Replacement - http://www.liverepair.com/encyclopedia/art...cmosreplace.asp

I would also try a different PSU, if possible.

Louis

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 07:18 PM

BIOS isn't actually changing. I've overclocked my CPU just slightly so i tested if was a PSU issue.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:11 AM

Well...overclocking has been known to complicate troubleshooting issues...because, as I understand it, of the possibility of component damage.

I'm not sure how resetting the BIOS to defaults...would reveal any PSU issues.

I would still try a different PSU, since the PSU seems the most obvious link to loss of power problems.

Louis




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