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Windows 7: Automatic shutdowns and reboots. Can't stay on for more than 15 minute

29 Dec 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

If the PC runs fine in Safe Mode then the issue is likely a driver. Check System Recovery Options if you have a System Restore point from before the problem began as Windows Update may have delivered a problem update or driver.

If not while I Safe Mode try as many of the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 as possible as these may reveal the problem. I'd first establish a Clean Boot, uninstall and change to one of the recommended lightweight AV's which never give problems, disable that strange Sound card driver to see what happens. Then scour the logs and other system resources suggested.

But I think I would not waste much time before I deleted all partitions during a booted install to Clean Reinstall Windows 7 sticking with those steps which have been used by over a million consumers to achieve a perfect install without a single complaint, or anyone returning with any issues who stick with the tools and methods given.


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29 Dec 2014   #12
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Also, this:

How to stop Windows 7 automatically installing drivers

Keep WU / MU from installing drivers and driver updates, ever. This is one place you should review and do on your own if possible.
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31 Dec 2014   #13
Rorym865

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
That would suggest that there is no hardware problem. Go to msconfig and disable the startups, then reboot. If that works well, then there is a startup culprit.

If not, same procedure with the services.

If you found that there is something wrong with either the startups or the services, then you have to run them in small groups to narrow the culprit down.
Just tried this to no avail. The only logical explanation I can see left now is my GPU itself or my graphics drivers. Is there any way to narrow it down to this for certain?
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31 Dec 2014   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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03 Jan 2015   #15
Rorym865

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Impossible. My PC doesn't stay on for long enough in normal mode.
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03 Jan 2015   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try in safe mode.
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03 Jan 2015   #17
Rorym865

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Aren't graphics drivers bypassed in safe mode?
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03 Jan 2015   #18
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Yes they are, windows drops back to basic inbuilt vga driver
You could uninstall gfx driver and run basic gfx in normal operation to see how it goes
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03 Jan 2015   #19
Rorym865

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Yes they are, windows drops back to basic inbuilt vga driver
You could uninstall gfx driver and run basic gfx in normal operation to see how it goes
I'll give that a try tomorrow.
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03 Jan 2015   #20
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rorym865 View Post
Aren't graphics drivers bypassed in safe mode?
Yeah, but that's a program that will test it anyhow.
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