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Windows 7: My laptop shut-down by itself and its now weird

24 Oct 2012   #1
Glasgow Rangers

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
My laptop shut-down by itself and its now weird

Wondering if any1 can help..

My laptop shut itself down and when i turned it back on things where a little weird.
1. The date was set to January 2009 and the time was wrong
2.The tray icons on the bottom right were in the wrong order
I don't know what could have caused this but i've done a virus scan and nothings came up.

P.S. I have a usb wireless adaptor plugged in. It picks up other networks but mine and when i go to network and sharing centre there is a red X beside it.

I appreciate any help and advice


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24 Oct 2012   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
do that real quick and get back to us.
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24 Oct 2012   #3
Glasgow Rangers

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thats what i got from that..also my laptop seems to be going slower now!


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24 Oct 2012   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Check your BIOS settings. It sounds like CMOS/BIOS battery has failed and the BIOS has lost its settings. Was it running on battery when it shut down? You haven't filled in your system specs, that would help, especially the make and model of laptop.
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24 Oct 2012   #5
Glasgow Rangers

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I had the charger plugged in. Its an Acer Aspire 5738z Pentium Dual-core 2.1 GHZ, 3GB RAM
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25 Oct 2012   #6
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

OK, if it was plugged in then it may have been a hardware fault. A hard drive failure or maybe an overheat condition. If the CPU is overheating it may down clock and run slower. That would slow everything down. Are the cooling vents clean and dust free? Is the cooling fan running OK?
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26 Oct 2012   #7
Glasgow Rangers

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yeah. It was only 2 weeks ago since i applied a new coat of thermol paste to the CPU and cleaned the fans out. I'll check the bios settings when i get home to see if it could be a battery issue.
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26 Oct 2012   #8
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

How old is the hard drive? You may want to run a diagnostic on it. If you know who made it you can go to the manufacturers web site and download a free utility to check it for errors.
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