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Windows Auto Shutdown Without Warning.


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#1 Learner87

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:25 PM

I'm facing a serious problem here. while i was using my com, my com will suddenly shut down without any warning. Izit my com over heat or insufficient RAM? My RAM is 512.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 02:36 PM

I don't know that a computer would shut down from insuffecient RAM. Defective RAM perhaps. But let's come back to that issue later, as there are more probable causes to your issue.

Overheating? Yes, sure could be. One clue that you often get (but not always) is the computer will slow down just as it is overheating, and just before it shuts down.

You would do well to follow the advice in the following tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/

Also please tell us if you have overclocked your CPU.

Usually when XP automatically reboots it is because Windows recieved an error. We need to make a change to a setting on your computer so we can find out exactly what the error is.

Go to:
Start > right click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings
and uncheck Automatically Restart. Now when Windows receives an error it will show you a blue screen.

Now when you receive a blue screen the computer will pause on it and you will have to reboot manually.

The 'Blue Screen of Death' (or BSOD) is refered to by Microsoft as a Stop Message. They can occur for many reasons. In order to diagnose it's cause we need as much info as you can give about the stop message. Please write it down and post it back here the next time it happens. In particular, it helps to have the somewhat cryptic series of numbers about half way down the blue screen that have this sort of format:

0x0000008E (Followed by four other sets of numbers in parenthesis.)

It is also helpful to know the answers to these questions:
  • What are you doing when this happens (are you on line, starting the computer, etc).
  • Does it always happen at the same time?
  • Is it always the same message, or is it a different set of numbers each time?
  • Have you added any hardware or software lately?
  • Are you experiencing any other buggy behavior from this computer (such as it runs slower than it used to, etc)?
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:10 PM

sry for din mention tht my computer is a laptop. I nvr overclock my laptop be4. This happens in the half way while i'm running a large program such as AutoCad to do my work or plying some games. It is always the same msg. I did nt add any software lately but uninstall some useless software. This happens since few weeks ago.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:32 PM

You can still clean out the cooling system of a laptop by blowing into the fan area with a can of compressed air that can be bought for a reasonable price from a computer store or an office supply store.

Also, you still need to follow the rest of the advice in my previous post.

Just another note. No need for abreviations here. In fact they are discouraged as communication is the key to resolving your issue.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:33 AM

Hi Guys

I have a similar problem with my toshiba laptop. It shuts down at random intervals with no error messages. It restarts as normal. I have run NOD32 which has been unable to open some locked files but otherwise says all is fine. Is this more likely to be a virus than a hardware problem?

Thanks

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 05:13 PM

Hi olliek and welcome to BC!

Likely this is an overheating problem also - but there's many possibilities. I'd suggest that you start your own thread for this problem. That'll get it the individual attention that it deserves - and you won't get confused with someone else's posting in this thread.
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