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Windows 7: Unexpected Shut Down when System is Idle

08 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Unexpected Shut Down when System is Idle

Hi All

My computer (Specs Below) will shut down after i leave it for about 5 - 10 minutes of idle(ness).

This usually happens during my drive to work, so i am not too sure what causes it & how it shuts down, however there are no logs in the event viewer, aside from the odd "Application Experience is now in a stopped state" info log.

Typically, when this happens, by BIOS Boot priorities are also reset, forcing me to go into the BIOS, set the raid (for my OS) to HDD BBS #1, then set the boot order: 1.Raid0 2.BD-RW

All of the power swaving options on my system are turned off, my system is configured to ALWAYS run as i use FTP & VMs all the time on that machine for work & uni

This type of problem has happened before, in the end my Raid 0 got corrupted before i could figure it out & i had to re install the OS, which stopped the problem.

The only change to the system that has been made recently was 2 days ago, i had to update my BIOS as i was having RAM issues & the BIOS update contained a fix.

that also required me to reseat my ram a few times (fault finding), however i didnt get any errors in Memtest86 when i was finished poking around.

If anyone has any idea why this is happening, please let me know. This is beginning to bug me...


Sys Specs
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600 Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68 Deluxe
Memory: 16GB 4x4GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz, 9-9-9-24, 1.65V
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX480
Display: Acer V203 20'
Hard Drives: 2 x A-RAM SSD Elite series 240GB 2.5" MLC SATA III SSD (Raid 0, OS Device)
2x Hitachi 2TB Ultrastar A7K3000 7200rpm Enterprise HDD (No Raid)
PSU: Corsair 750W
Case: DarkFleet DF-85

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


Incorrect CPU & RAM Speeds set in BIOS after unexpected shutdowns... or when the BIOS was updated.... still looking into it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sorry you didn't get a reply, but thanks for the update anyway. :)
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