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Old 01-12-2008
Latrice
 

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computer unexpectedly shuts down
Hello,

My computer unexpectedly shuts down from time to time but when I turn it
back on, it doesn't say why? Can anyone help me?
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Old 01-12-2008
Philly
 

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Re: computer unexpectedly shuts down

Is there anything in event log at the time it shuts down?

Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer > Windows Logs >
System


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Old 01-12-2008
Rick Rogers
 

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Re: computer unexpectedly shuts down
Hi,

Unexpected shutdowns are due to heat problems. Most modern motherboards will
initiate a shutdown to protect the system in the event an overheating
condition exists to protect the components. Check fan operation and make
sure all vents are clear and not clogged by debris. Air around the drive
tower should be unrestricted in movement (don't stick it in a cabinet).

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>
> My computer unexpectedly shuts down from time to time but when I turn it
> back on, it doesn't say why? Can anyone help me?


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Old 01-12-2008
Ken Blake, MVP
 

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Re: computer unexpectedly shuts down
On Fri, 11 Jan 2008 21:22:01 -0800, Latrice
<Latrice@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> My computer unexpectedly shuts down from time to time but when I turn it
> back on, it doesn't say why? Can anyone help me?



Such occurrences are most commonly hardware problems, not software
ones.

I'd suspect:

1. overheating

2. flaky power, usually from the power supply, but sometimes at the
wall outlet.

3. Bad RAM.

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Old 01-15-2008
Latrice
 

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Re: computer unexpectedly shuts down
The last thing i see from the last shut down is "service control manager"

"Philly" wrote:

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> Is there anything in event log at the time it shuts down?
>
> Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer > Windows Logs >
> System
>
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