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18 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 
Help?

For the last half-week, my computer has been restarting while I sleep. This is infuriating because Notepad does not autosave and Internet Explorer's tab recovery capability is terribly unreliable.

What's going on and how do I make it stop?


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18 Jun 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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Sounds like it maybe due to the internet, maybe a hacker or maybe something not as serious. Try to disconnect from the internet, and see if it happens again.
If your computer sleeps, during the problem this may help too.
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/63...-problems.html
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18 Jun 2011   #3
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello desertoth, welcome to Seven Forums!



Is it fully 'awake' when it happens or is it sleeping or hibernating?
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18 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

You can run the Event Viewer to see why your computer is restarting while you sleep.
I think that once you post your findings, we can proceed from there.

Type "event" in search.
Look at the Error logs.
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18 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello desertoth, welcome to Seven Forums!



Is it fully 'awake' when it happens or is it sleeping or hibernating?

The power settings on the computer only allow screen-dimming. No sleeping, standby, or hibernation.
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18 Jun 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

And there's no way the mains power 'flickering' could be the issue?
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18 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

Hoho!

From EventViewer
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Restart Required: To complete the installation of the following updates, the computer will be restarted within 15 minutes:
- Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2476490)
- Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2536275)
And minutes after I went to bed. I might have known the smelly Windows updates were behind this! How do I change the settings so it won't autorestart?
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18 Jun 2011   #8
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

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18 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premum 64-bit
 
 

Excellent! Much obliged, sir.
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18 Jun 2011   #10
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad we could be a help!
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