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Left-clicking mouse sometimes IMMEDIATELY shuts down computer...Need Help!

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#1 Stereoeggs


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:18 PM

Hello, everyone!...


I’ve been experiencing a very strange problem.


I can be working on my computer for a few minutes or a few hours, and then when I left-click my mouse to open a file, or to save a game, or to do just about anything, my computer immediately turns itself off…by which I mean it completely shuts down, and I must turn off the main power supply switch, wait 20 minutes or more, turn the switch back on, and then turn on my front-panel power-on button to restart my computer.


This problem is happening more and more frequently and is starting to cost me a lot of time…and I’m simply clueless.


Does anybody have any idea why left-clicking a mouse to have a computer perform a task (like saving a file) would cause the computer to immediately shut down and power itself off?


Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!



Computer components:


- Dual-boot Windows XP Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 3) and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (with Service Pack 1);

- Asus Motherboard P9X79-E WS;

- Intel i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz;

- Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler;

- 4 x CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800);

- Mushkin MKNSSDRE1TB Reactor 1TB SATA III 6Gb SSD;

- Crucial M550 1TB SSD;

- Crucial M500 480GB SSD;

- MSI RX480 8GB GDDR5 Gaming X Twin Frozr VI graphics card;

- SeaSonic X-1050 ( SS-1050XM2 ) 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready;

- Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 High Airflow ATX Cube Case

- Logitech Wireless Anywhere Mouse MX


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#2 opera


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 12:19 AM

What happens if you plug in a wired mouse and use that?

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Posted 02 November 2016 - 08:48 PM

A lot of times you buy a device the software it comes with are outdated. So be sure you are using the newer drivers.




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#4 Stereoeggs

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:23 PM

Thanks for all the help, tips, and advice.


I ended up posting my question at several websites. In addition to the suggestion to try a wired mouse and install current drivers, I received several suggestions that I might have had a failing PSU. 


After a lot of time and thought, I decided to take the plunge and buy a new power supply so that I could verify whether or not my original one was faulty. After I put in the new power supply, my computer stopped crashing and everything has been running smoothly. So...it was a faulty power supply that was causing the problems. (I did try a wired mouse, but my computer continued to crash.)


Thanks, again, for your responses. All of them helped me figure out what was wrong.  :)

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