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Computer keeps powering off instantly - is it screwed?


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#1 Tomasson

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 03:32 PM

Hi, any advice at all much appreciated. PC specs: Novatech FX-8 8320, 120gb SSD + 2TB hard disk, 16gb ram, windows 7 64 bit, 2.5 years old.

 

Had the odd random power down in the past, but over the last 2 days my PC keeps powering off instantly with no warning, and when I turn it back on it doesn't last very long until it powers off again (about 30 mins tops in safe mode).

 

Things tried already:

 

Ran a health report, said 'avg. disk queue length 3 - disk may be at maximum capacity due to throughput and disk seeks', but looked again after a temperamental system restore and wasn't there, yet still had the problem. It also said it didn't see an antivirus software installed, but I have Avast free version installed, and ran a virus check with this which didn't come back with any viruses (said vlc and adobe needed updating, and there were some performance issues but wouldn't resolve on free version).

 

I tried changing the power settings to balanced, disabled the antivirus temporarily, and dusted the inside the PC with that special computer spray stuff, but none of that helped.

 

I tried a system restore in startup repair which didn't work, and tried another one from a restore point a week ago, but the PC powered down before it got anywhere. I also tried one in safe mode and got the same result, and sometimes the PC powers down right after selecting startup repair when it's booting up.

 

I tried a disk cleanup on the SSD, but as soon as it's starting the PC powers down.

 

My friend thinks I should reformat the PC, but it came with windows 7 installed on the machine and I don't have an installation disk for it, so don't know what I should do there either.

 

If anyone has any advice with this it'd be really appreciated, I don't really have a clue now.

 

Cheers!  


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Posted 19 April 2016 - 05:36 AM

That has to do with the power supply, NOT the hard disks or software. Buy a new PSU from the internet.



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 03:55 PM

Cheers, but turned out to be a hidden layer of fluff between the processor fan and heat sink, thanks anyway!






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