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Windows 7: My computer shuts down at a certain time

16 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
My computer shuts down at a certain time

i have a problem with my laptop and its shutting itself down. there seems to be a consistancy with the time its shut off. its usually shutting down at the same time. if any can help me fix this problem it would be much appreciated. my dad has told me that it might be set to do that at a certain time. i have only recently bought a vaid copy of windows 7, and a new hard-drive, after my old hard-drive got a trojan and rooted itself up beyond repair.

thanks, John

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16 Aug 2010   #2

Microsoft Window 7 Professional 32 bit

Please run system file check:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If it is BSODs, make sure you have set system to create minidump file for further analysis:
Windows 7:
Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

Follow this instruction:
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16 Aug 2010   #3

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

ttran gave some excellent advice, so give that a try for sure.

Does it shut down properly? Or does it just turn off?

You might also check in the BIOS and see if there is anything pertaining to auto shutdown or restart. Many computers have a timer setting to have the computer do stuff like that automatically at a predetermined time. :)
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16 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

if it shuts down properly, check the power plan, see if it is set to turn off the computer at a certain time.
also, check your bios, it might have a setting in there that shuts down the computer at a certain time.
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17 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7

it just turns off, and there is no Blue screen of death.
and how do you run a BIOS scan thing.
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17 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit

so, it just hard boots? no proper shut down?
ok when you first start up your computer, you'll have to press a certain key to access the bios.
Usually it'll be the Delete key. Sometimes it'll be F2. If you could post pics of your bios, then i might be able to help you find the option, if it's there.
You'll have to press these keys repeatedly as soon as you power on your computer.
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21 Jul 2011   #7

windows 7 enterprise x32

my computer turns of automatically and sometimes it doesnot restart at all
i have windows 7 enterprise 32
if you guys can help me to fix this problem that will nice
it gives me the following message
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
Files that help describe the problem:
thank you
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