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Windows 7: Random rebooting

06 Jun 2009   #1
Topaz

7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Random rebooting

I left my PC on last night to, uh, download some personal movies uploaded by a friend in, lets says, Canada but I heard it reboot itself 2 or 3 times during the night. It would have just loaded into Windows and sat on the desktop doing it's thing for me, I would hear a click, silence and then 5 seconds later it would start up again.

What the hell is going on?


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06 Jun 2009   #2
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Does this sound like the Random shutdowns Windows Promised us??

I Smell conspiracy
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06 Jun 2009   #3
Topaz

7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I thought so too, but that was supposed to start on March 2nd 2010 wasn't it?
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06 Jun 2009   #4
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Hmmm,

A complexing problem
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06 Jun 2009   #5
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Overheating? Possibly you have auto updates and it is doing its update cycle?
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06 Jun 2009   #6
Topaz

7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

My cores are sitting at 36 celcius at the moment.
I have Auto Updates set to 'Download and let me choose'



It's a bit weird. Could it be anything to do with idle time?
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06 Jun 2009   #7
FullyLoadedMan

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, Mac OS Snow Leopard 10.6
 
 

Possibly, My install locks up if it is allowed to sit idle for more that 2 hours
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07 Jun 2009   #8
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Even if it locked up, it wouldn't automatically restart a few times in a few minutes. Only thing i could possibly think of that would be good news is that some update is installing, but since you said that is not the case, then i am not sure. I am assuming this is a desktop? Do you have an antivirus? What program were you using to download the "special" videos?

It could be your power mode and your computer tried to go to sleep or whatever you have set and your download kept kicking it back on.
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07 Jun 2009   #9
Topaz

7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

AVG and utorrent

Power Plan is set to the default recommended 'Balanced' which puts the computer into sleep mode after 30 minutes of idle time. As I said it was only 2 or 3 shut downs not as frequent as 1 every half an hour.

meh, I think I will call this an RC1 + my specific (John Henry) hardware issue
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07 Jun 2009   #10
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Well you could look in the Event Log and look for the date and the times and see what was happening.
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