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Windows 7: Long crash recovery time

15 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit
Long crash recovery time

I'm honestly not too experience with Computer specs or general hardware and very recently, since I've began playing larger games like Sleeping Dogs and Skyrim, crashes have been happening very often.

For example, I avoid particles, spells and explosions like the plauge, because they're highly likely to crash the PC on me. I'm just wondering, when the PC crashes, it just shuts off instantly, with no prior warning. Is it meant to do this and what's causing it to crash? I would have assumed that with my old specs it would crash but I didn't think it would just vigorously shut right off like this.

Also, when the PC crashes in this manner, it usually takes about 15 minutes to turn back on. It's like starting an old car, where you try to start the engine and it revs for a moment and then goes silent. The lights come on for a second or two, I hear a whirring noise and then everything shuts off again for about 15 minutes.

I'm not sure what's causing either of these problems.

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15 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2

this ones easy to answer. Your power supply is broken, and or not man enough to cope.

The reason it turns off instantly is because it is being asked for more power than it can supply, or gets to a point where it cant supply any more due to fault, and as a net result your components dont get enough power so they turn off.

This is also easily pointed out by the fact you say when using spells is an issue, the graphical demand will in crease due to the effects in the game, meaning that your gpu will demand more power, resulting in it crashing.

The fact that it takes ages to turn back on also points this way, its probably a capacitor or 2 that wont release its charge or has difficulties gaining one. Eventually youll find that your computer will take a few attempts to turn on from cold.

So basically you need a new PSU :) theres a very small chance that this could be caused by a motherboard issue, however id point the finger at the PSU more. Making sure you get a decent branded model as well as one of sufficient wattage.

If you get a new PSU and the same still happens then its your motherboard, but i highly doubt it in this instance, but if it is, you could sent the psu back and use the money for a new mobo :)
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