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#1 twentycats

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

My laptop has started powering down when I play certain games on Facebook , and one or two of the games I have installed, and when I run Avira .  When I power it back up I do not get the systems check screen - pc acts as if I had powered it down properly.  Powers down during updating too.  What is causing this ?  Dell Inspiron 1525, about 7 years old.  Aged computer, or virus ?   Thank you !

 



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#2 Artrooks

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

Hello twentycats,

First, to help us get a better look at your computer's hardware, please download and install Speccy by Piriform. (mirror site)

  • Run Speccy and from the top menu, select File --> Publish Snapshot.  Click "Yes" to proceed.
  • Click, Copy to Clipboard and  paste this address into your next post.

Second, please download MiniToolBox by farbar, save it to your Desktop, and run it.

Check the following checkboxes:

  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Devices
    • Only Problems
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
  • List Minidump Files
  • List Restore Points

Then click Go.

  • Copy the result (Result.txt) by clicking Edit from top menu -> Select all, then Edit -> Copy.
  • Please Paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of this file into your next post.

 

 


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#3 Keithuk

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:08 PM

My laptop shuts down if the cpu gets hot  if I don't switch the cooling fan on. You could run Speccy to check on temperatures.


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:41 PM

try using a fan base laptop cooler which retail anywhere between 15-20 dollars, as you may have a over heating problem.



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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

Event Logs will tell more information, but as others mentioned this is likely an overheat issue. There were several Dell Inspirons notorious for just that, see wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dell_Inspiron#Overheating The simple solution: Use arousal can to clean the dust. More technical solution: Install more fans and keep it cool and quiet.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

I have been using a fan under my pc - still seems to overheat , but only when I'm on FB or using certain programs.  Reallly odd.   I do know my pc is old and I intend on replacing it - if I can only make it live a few more months!   Will give the Speccy a try.  Thanks to all for your input!






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