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Windows 7: New computer shuts off randomly -

16 Aug 2010   #1
csmith31525

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 
New computer shuts off randomly -

I bought a new desktop in January.
In March it started to just randomly turn off.
Dell replaced all the hardward in April.
In may it started turning off again.
I don't have any viruses, I have plenty of memory and I am thinking the culprit must be the OS....so what now? How can I find out if Windows 7 is causing the problem before I go through the effort to wipe the computer clean and restore it to factory settings??


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16 Aug 2010   #2
josef613

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Do you know how hot the processor is running?
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16 Aug 2010   #3
csmith31525

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
 
 

the computer doesnt seem to be running hot at all, not hot to the touch, and it has all new components inside....
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16 Aug 2010   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by csmith31525 View Post
I bought a new desktop in January.
In March it started to just randomly turn off.
Dell replaced all the hardward in April.
In may it started turning off again.
I don't have any viruses, I have plenty of memory and I am thinking the culprit must be the OS....so what now? How can I find out if Windows 7 is causing the problem before I go through the effort to wipe the computer clean and restore it to factory settings??

csmith

could be heat, an app, a power plan setting, etc. Whatever it is it will leave a trail.

Lets check where the info may be kept

1-event viewer

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

2- BSOD's If you are having blue screens where the computer restarts itself with a blue screen showing you should get us the DMP file.

We really need the actual DMP file.

If you wish to have others assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder. The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Start your own thread in the "Crashes and Debugging" section of the forum and attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
* Briefly describe the problem history and circumstances in the same post. Somebody will attend to your query as soon as possible.

There are many other places to look but you can also try rebooting into safe mode (F8) to see if it still does it.

Turning off sleep and hibernate, to again see if it still does it.




Ken
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16 Aug 2010   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Download CPUZ and post the temperatures ... CPUZ
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25 Apr 2012   #6
catcherben

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Help! Having same problem - found "critical error" in event viewer at the exact time my computer shut off - I have a gaming rig with 6 fans or so, so I know its not temperature. The error source is "WMI". Under the "General" tab it says:


"Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM _InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected."

HELP! What does this mean, and it happens very frequently with same error!
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26 Apr 2012   #7
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

See if Event ID 10 is logged in the Application log after you install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 solves the problem.

If you continue to have problems, I would recommend starting your own thread and following the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html even if you do not have a blue screen crash. Those instructions provide logs with system and application errors. The error you posted would be included in those logs.
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