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#1 kevinW

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:58 PM

dont know if this a virus or whats really going on with my comp, i will be on from 2 mins - 1 hr and it will just shut off into power saving mode.
im wondering if anyone can give me any help or thoughts i have scanned a million times

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:10 PM

dont know if this a virus or whats really going on with my comp, i will be on from 2 mins - 1 hr and it will just shut off into power saving mode.
im wondering if anyone can give me any help or thoughts i have scanned a million times

This could be many different problems. Lets start with so easy fixes to see if they work first.

1. Go to "Start>Control Panel>Power Options"
2. Now under "Power Schemes" tab make it say "Always on" and also the "Settings for Always On power schemes area" Should all be set at "Never" click Apply and ok.

3. If that doesn't work your computer may be overheating. Overheating is a major problem with computers turning off all of a sudden. If it is over heating try cleaning out the insides of your computer and also installing some better fans.

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:21 PM


dont know if this a virus or whats really going on with my comp, i will be on from 2 mins - 1 hr and it will just shut off into power saving mode.
im wondering if anyone can give me any help or thoughts i have scanned a million times

This could be many different problems. Lets start with so easy fixes to see if they work first.

1. Go to "Start>Control Panel>Power Options"
2. Now under "Power Schemes" tab make it say "Always on" and also the "Settings for Always On power schemes area" Should all be set at "Never" click Apply and ok.

3. If that doesn't work your computer may be overheating. Overheating is a major problem with computers turning off all of a sudden. If it is over heating try cleaning out the insides of your computer and also installing some better fans.


not over heating and the power options thing i did

but still probs

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:37 PM

Please use the Add Reply not the "Quote button, unless you need to quote a specific post.

This could be an overheating problem - Here's what you do:
Buy a can of compressed air from the supermarket, electronics store, etc.
Shutdown and power off, take the computer outside maybe, then open the case and use the compressed air to blow all the crud out of the CPU fans and heatsink (use a pencil to jam the fans because they can be damaged by overspinning in the air blast) Do the same for the power supply fan and the video card fan and heatsink if there is one.
Take the PC back inside and connect it up. Before replacing the cover power up the PC and check all the fans are spinning. If not they may need to be replaced.

Do NOT use air-compressor air for this as there is a problem with the high moisture content.

kevinW - I see you have replied and say it's not an overheat problem. How did you determine that? A little more forthcoming in your replies please.

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:39 PM

Bad RAM can make a computer erratic. Try running a memory test, and Everst. Here are the links...

Everest home (hardware and software information) Site 1
Everest home (hardware and software information) Site 2

Memtest86 "A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic"
MicroSoft's Memory Test
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:42 PM

I know this is "Off Topic " but..
"phatcat42141" please tell me thats not a real cat. :thumbsup:
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Posted 16 December 2005 - 08:00 PM

kevinW - I see you have replied and say it's not an overheat problem. How did you determine that? A little more forthcoming in your replies please.

:thumbsup:


ok did all the stuff cleaned it out, the comp being hot was because of the heater vent
fixed that problem and now it cool 'not overheating' and is still doing this.

i have noticed though that it does it when im using high memory/gfx programs "ex: games, etc"
could just be a coincidence but anyway
here info as ya can see its good


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Posted 17 December 2005 - 11:33 AM

anyone?

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 12:05 PM

How do we know for sure that the overheating problem is cured? It may still be related to heat, or bad RAM. Have you run the tests in acklan's post? What were the results?
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Posted 17 December 2005 - 04:11 PM

ok got guy coming out tuesday but hopefully we can fix before!
lol anyway


Screen says Dsub analog power saving mode

when it turns off, hopefully this will ring a bell and help my computer be fixed

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 04:59 PM

Interesting post......
Not 100% sure on this but if it's bad RAM then surely the comp wouldn't stay on for an hour as stated in his first post, and doesn't bad RAM lead to a blue screen ? and not a complete shut down ?

kevinW - does the comp shut down completely or just go into some sort of "Power Saving" mode ?

Just clutching at straws here guys.
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Posted 17 December 2005 - 05:04 PM

completely shuts off

says dsub for about 5 seconds after processor shuts off, then monitor goes 2

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Posted 17 December 2005 - 07:04 PM

My old computer had bad ram and it never went to a blue screen. But i have seen other computers that do go to a blue screen so I think bad ram could still be the problem.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 04:17 AM

this isnt a blue screen problem

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 09:41 AM

Are you using one of these connectors?
http://www.dsubconnector.com/
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