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Windows 7: Overnight Reboot?

19 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Overnight Reboot?

I was running Windows XP and kept the system up for weeks on end. I just installed Windows 7 7600 last night and throughout the night the system will just restart. I saw some "power" labeled things in the event viewer mostly some wake on things with an "unknown" source but honestly it's not shedding much light on things. Is there anything I can do, change or install that will monitor why this happens?


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19 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

have you looked in eventviewer for more information?

winkey+R
type "eventvwr"
hit enter
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19 Jul 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
overnight reboot

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
I was running Windows XP and kept the system up for weeks on end. I just installed Windows 7 7600 last night and throughout the night the system will just restart. I saw some "power" labeled things in the event viewer mostly some wake on things with an "unknown" source but honestly it's not shedding much light on things. Is there anything I can do, change or install that will monitor why this happens?
Its probably a sleep wake issue with either the power plan or a device (like a nic, esb, vodeo) that doesnt wake from sleep gracefully.

Try the easy stuff first then we can move on to more complext issues

Ken
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19 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasjeet View Post
have you looked in eventviewer for more information?

winkey+R
type "eventvwr"
hit enter
...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
I was running Windows XP and kept the system up for weeks on end. I just installed Windows 7 7600 last night and throughout the night the system will just restart. I saw some "power" labeled things in the event viewer mostly some wake on things with an "unknown" source but honestly it's not shedding much light on things. Is there anything I can do, change or install that will monitor why this happens?
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19 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Its probably a sleep wake issue with either the power plan or a device (like a nic, esb, vodeo) that doesnt wake from sleep gracefully.

Try the easy stuff first then we can move on to more complext issues

Ken
I turned off some of the sleep options. I suppose we'll see how it does tonight. Thanks.
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19 Jul 2009   #6
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

please post the log from the event viewer so I can look at it. Open the event viewer click on windows log, select the section you saw the event (system, application, etc) highlight the one with the issue, then right click it, and choose save select events, make sure and change the save as type to txt. then attach it here. Open the control panel, click on the troubleshooting icon, then click the view history link on the left, and see if there is anything there.
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19 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Pro (MSDN)
 
 

Your problem sounds a little similar to the one that this guy ran across (except his is a wakeup problem) (see the second part of the post):
Two tales of "smart" software gone awry

He does a good job of explaining what's going on; it's worth a read. I'd suggest that you look at your Windows Update settings and stuff in your task scheduler.
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19 Jul 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I have random shutdown issues with my system - and it's due to the storage drivers. I reported the bug to Microsoft and we worked all the issues with the exception of my storage drivers (my RAID card won't have Windows 7 drivers, so I'll have to install a new RAID card w/Windows 7 support).

Sleep operations will generate the random shutdown with the symptoms that you've described. The Microsoft rep stated that there was a very specific section of the driver's code that controlled this behavior, and that it was a known issue with Vista drivers on Windows 7 systems.
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