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Windows 7: Random shutdowns

24 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7
Random shutdowns

My computer has been shutting down randomly. Does anyone know a way to stop this?

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24 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 Bits

Might be many different causes.
Have you installed a software or hardware recently before you experienced the random shutdowns ?
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24 Mar 2013   #3

Win 10 Pro 64

Does it Blue Screen First? Show us what is in your event viewer.
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25 Mar 2013   #4


Proper shutdown or hard shutdown (crash)? You need to be more specific.
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25 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64

If your computer stays on for a few minutes then shuts down it may be a heat issue, can't hurt to check for a clogged heat sink or fan.
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25 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7

A blue screen comes on first, then it shuts down.
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25 Mar 2013   #7

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit


First disable automatic restarts if applicable:

Please reconfigure windows to collect the correct info so we can analyse your BSOD.
You want small memory dumps - "MiniDumps"

And here are the instructions for posting:


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25 Mar 2013   #8


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