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Windows 7: Computer keeps shutting down! HELP.

19 Jan 2011   #1
angelinaxx

MS windows 7 home premium
 
 
Computer keeps shutting down! HELP.



my computer randomly shuts off A LOT. without warning. its ALWAYS charging so idk if its that. i downloaded "speed fan". whenever i am online i can hear the fans running. so i really don't know what to do? its really annoying when it keeps shutting down.... (especially when i am playing long videos) help?

Running on Windows 7.

i have a gateway 7326GZ


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19 Jan 2011   #2
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

This isn't a put-on is it?

You have only 479MB of RAM? How can windows 7 run on that little memory? The minimum RAM requirements for Windows 7 is 1GB of memory.
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19 Jan 2011   #3
angelinaxx

MS windows 7 home premium
 
 

It's ran on windows 7 for almost a year now. its just now having problems? lol

should i downgrade to XP. (it was originally XP)
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19 Jan 2011   #4
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

"Always Charging" you say? Sounds like the battery is dying, try running the Laptop without the battery, only leave the power lead connected and see if it does it.
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19 Jan 2011   #5
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually I have heard of Windows 7 to install on 512MB, but it really really really recommends at least 1GB for 32-Bit.

I almost gasped for air when I saw that screen shot.

Usually OS shuts down as well when the Processor gets too hot so it will shut down as a safety precaution. Might be a dirty fan, needs new heatsink, paste.. whatever.

Also, your ram might be going too.. but usually it doesn't shut down, windows will just crash. *lol*
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19 Jan 2011   #6
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by angelinaxx View Post
It's ran on windows 7 for almost a year now. its just now having problems? lol

should i downgrade to XP. (it was originally XP)
LOL. No, I thought maybe you just upgraded from XP to 7. If it is just shutting down it is likely a heat issue or your battery. Does it feel hot? Did it recently have a fall or anything (that could damage the coolling system).
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