Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Sudden computer shutdown

16 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit
Sudden computer shutdown

In the middle of everything (browsing, playing games, etc.) my computer shuts down without any warning.

I've been encountering these problems:

- My NBA 2k11 lags so much even on the lowest setting, so does Call of Duty Black Ops. I have a GTS250 and I never had a problem running in max settings before..
.....But Dead Space 2 and Dragon Age 2 works smoothly!

- Zooming in and out in Photoshop looks like you're flipping through a thousand pages (like in old-school animation). Sometimes it works well..

- Sometimes even at light computer usage, like just browsing it would shut down.

- DVD drive doesn't read unless I restart the computer.

My GPU is a 1GB GTS250 and I have 4GB of RAM on an Intel i5 processor.. I formatted my hard drive and re-installed windows but the problems persisted. I remember getting a notice from windows that there's a problem with my video card and that I should update the driver. I did and it didn't help at all...

I can't identify the culprit. Is it my board? My GPU? RAM perhaps?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

Ram is easily tested outside of windows at least.
See here
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit

So it's the RAM then?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Nov 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

I'm saying you should run memtest to check it.
It's not that complicated and the link I gave offers instructions with screenshots and all that stuff.
I can't magically say from the behavior you are describing. It could even be the power supply. which would have in turn resulted in a underpower message from the graphics card which you explained. Or it could be....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit

Thanks man! I'm gonna try it out..
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Sudden computer shutdown

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
keyboard functions changed after sudden shutdown
help! my keyboard has suddenly changed what some keys do the many are fine, but the following changes occurred; L = mute n = nothing o = nothing y = q
Hardware & Devices
no wireless connections available following sudden system shutdown
hello, thanks for reading, hope you can help! my zoostorm laptop powered down with no warning - no bsod, no dialogue - just black screen. it rebooted as normal and all systems appear fine except for wireless networking. adapter appears to be functioning but does not detect networks. i have not...
Network & Sharing
Sudden shutdown slowdown
After doing a startup optimization with Windows Performance toolkit, though the startup speed boosted, but shutdown became slow. It was around 4-6 seconds earlier, but now it's around 8-20 seconds. There doesn't seem much activity going on with the HDD during shutdown. Dunno what's happening out...
Performance & Maintenance
Random sudden shutdown while playing games
I have sony VPCF1 laptop, which worked fine until a month ago. Windows 7 home premium 64bits. All of a sudden I started getting random shutdowns whenever I'm playing games. (namely Diablo3 and league of legends) I used to play Skyrim on this laptop without any shutdown issues. I suspected...
Sudden slow boot up and shutdown
Hello everyone, my laptop has recently started booting up and shuting down pretty slow, it takes about 3 mins to start up, and shutdown, but when it boots up, it runs perfectly. It yous to only take a few seconds. I have no clue as to why this is happening. i'm not very knowledgeable about computer...
General Discussion
Sudden shutdown, no warning
Bought my tabletop last January with Vista and installed W7, since it was available. Everything went fine until lately, the system breaks down (cuts power) with no warning whatsoever. Is there an incompatibility tween acer M3201 and W7 or between me and them? I read somewhere that the power...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:06.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App