Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Sudden computer shutdown


16 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 
Sudden computer shutdown

In the middle of everything (browsing, playing games, etc.) my computer shuts down without any warning.

I've been encountering these problems:

- My NBA 2k11 lags so much even on the lowest setting, so does Call of Duty Black Ops. I have a GTS250 and I never had a problem running in max settings before..
.....But Dead Space 2 and Dragon Age 2 works smoothly!

- Zooming in and out in Photoshop looks like you're flipping through a thousand pages (like in old-school animation). Sometimes it works well..

- Sometimes even at light computer usage, like just browsing it would shut down.

- DVD drive doesn't read unless I restart the computer.

My GPU is a 1GB GTS250 and I have 4GB of RAM on an Intel i5 processor.. I formatted my hard drive and re-installed windows but the problems persisted. I remember getting a notice from windows that there's a problem with my video card and that I should update the driver. I did and it didn't help at all...

I can't identify the culprit. Is it my board? My GPU? RAM perhaps?
PLEASE HELP!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ram is easily tested outside of windows at least.
See here
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

So it's the RAM then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


16 Nov 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm saying you should run memtest to check it.
It's not that complicated and the link I gave offers instructions with screenshots and all that stuff.
I can't magically say from the behavior you are describing. It could even be the power supply. which would have in turn resulted in a underpower message from the graphics card which you explained. Or it could be....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
 
 

Thanks man! I'm gonna try it out..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sudden computer shutdown




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Sudden computer shutdown
Thread Forum
Solved no wireless connections available following sudden system shutdown Network & Sharing
Solved Sudden shutdown slowdown Performance & Maintenance
Solved BSOD as computer shutdown, turns on after shutdown BSOD Help and Support
Random sudden shutdown while playing games Gaming
Sudden slow boot up and shutdown General Discussion
Sudden and extreme slowdown Shutdown, boot and hibernate Performance & Maintenance
Sudden shutdown, no warning BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33