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Windows 7: computer shutting down after power outage

16 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home x64
computer shutting down after power outage

We recently had a power outage in town and a guy bought me his computer (Acer desktop Windows 7) because it was freezing up all the time.

I ran a chkdisk, did a startup repair, ran sfc and used system restore. It's working a lot better but it randomly shuts down. One time on the Internet and another time I was trying to defrag.

The following is the event viewer notice for the problem:

Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WMI
Date: 7/16/2015 10:19:27 AM
Event ID: 10
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Kevin-PC
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WMI" Guid="{1edeee53-0afe-4609-b846-d8c0b2075b1f}" EventSourceName="WinMgmt" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49152">10</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-07-16T12:49:27.000000000Z" />
<Correlation />
<Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
<Security />
<Data>SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage &gt; 99</Data>

I did some research and found similar issues reported by others except they don't mention the system restarting. Still I downloaded a Microsoft fixit. Any other suggestions on what might of went wrong?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Is it restarting or shutting down?

Did you clean the heatsinks/fans and possible dust inside the case?
Get HWInfo or similar software to keep track of temps.

Restarting issue can be the GPU. Is it possible to test in Safe Mode, and then Safe Mode with Networking?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home x64

It was shutting down. And I did clean out the dust. HWInfo installs but will not run. it gets stuck at checking the hard drive. I also tried speedfan - again will not run. I ran a Microsoft fixit program I found this morning and since then the computer hasn't shut off. I'm not sure if I should mark this as solved or wait until the owners give it a test run. I'll wait and see. I'll keep you updated. Thanks for the reply GokAy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

16 Jul 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You can try starting HWInfo in sensor mode.

You can mark as solved if you wish, it is possible to come back and un-mark it anytime.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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