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Computer Turning Off Randomly

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#1 jephph1


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:50 AM

A computer I'm working on is randomly turning off. It can be on for a while (a few days) and then turn off, or it can be on for just a few minutes. Also, sometimes it won't turn back on. There are some minidump files attached.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:09 AM

Try the following, rather than have someone unzip, install, etc. those files:

Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.

Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.

When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.

Save the report as BSOD.txt.

Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.

Thanks :thumbsup:.


#3 MidwestTech


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:58 PM

I have had a couple of clients with this recently. The PCs would heat up and shut down with no apparent pattern. Both were caused by failed case fans and/or CPU fans.

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