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Windows 7: pc was running fine then turned off

25 Jul 2011   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
pc was running fine then turned off

hi all,
my pc was running fine. i was playing a game for a few hours. i then left the room for a few mins n when i returned to my pc it had shut down. i tried to turn it bk on and nothin. no fans leds nothin. i unplugged everything for a min then plugged bk in and retried to power up. nothing....so i unplugged everythin again n went to bed. then this morning i plugged everythin bk in hit the power switch n guess wot. it booted up with the usual options after an unexpected shut down. safe mode, safe mode with netwrk n so on.
so i booted into safe mode n all was fine.
my thinking is that it could have been a short or something so ive gone all through my cables n cant find anything......any suggestions folks???
thanks in advance, any help is always apreciated

everything is new

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25 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Do you have the power cord plugged into a surge protector? Sounds like you got a power spike and got real lucky.
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25 Jul 2011   #3

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi bassfisher
yeah plugged into a surge protector lead. i forgot to say in last coment that i had redone my cable management a few hours b4. but ive since gone over all connections n anythin else i could think off..it seems to b running fine but it did yesterday too lol
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26 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Has this happened before? I would definitely keep an eye on this, if it's reoccurring then it's some sort of hardware problem causing the shut down. If so, I would start looking at PSU, CPU and Mobo first. With these it's so hard to actually pinpoint the specific piece of hardware causing the problem.

Note: surge protectors do and can go bad. It's recommend to change them out every 2 or 3 years, if I remember correctly and don't skimp on them either. You have to look at them as an integral part of your system, which is almost always over looked.
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26 Jul 2011   #5

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi again bassfisher
nah its the first time its happened. its run fine over the last few months. with all the changes made. i re-did my cable management on the day it happened. but have been through it all with a fine tooth comb. it hasnt happened since. the surge protector that it was plugged into wasnt a very good one so i bought a belkin one off ebuyer yesterday. which has now replaced the cheapo one. saying that i dont think it cost any less than the new 1. it just wasnt branded.
its proppa confused me lol. i had the pc built in jan this yr, had no probs with it but wasnt happy with it so i scrapped evrythin apart from ram and gpu n started again in a new case. i havent had any probs with any of the components untill this. i thought it may have been a loose connection where the power swicth connectors connect to the mobo but that was ok. i re-did it all anyway just to b safe lol. touch wood it hasnt happend again yet
thanks for ur advice, much apreciated as usual
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/45265
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26 Jul 2011   #6

 

Hm. I woulda guessed heat problem before going to a spike... how's your cooling?
Could it have been as simple as the new cable arrangement blocking an exhaust vent?
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26 Jul 2011   #7

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

nah cables were ok b4 just not as tidy as i wanted lol. my system temp never goes above 33c, cpu 51c
thanks tho
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