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Windows 7: Serious shut down issue - I assume.

01 Jan 2014   #1

win 7 pro 64
Serious shut down issue - I assume.

Three times in the last month my system has simply shut itself down abnormally and rebooted, right in the middle of whatever I was doing.

Upon restarting it informs me that windows has just shut abnormally (duh) and do I want it to do a diagnostic and repair.

Given that the alternative is go pick posies, I say yes. It takes quite a long time (20 or 30 minutes?) but eventually it is running as if nothing had happened.


Is this more likely a hardware problem or a software problem? Either way, will it help to kick the computer in the shins? If not, what?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Some hardware tests to run.

Graphics card test:

Video Card Stress Test with Furmark

Hard drive(s)test(s):

Pick one for your HDD brand or use Seatools.

RAM (memory) test:

This will require memtest on a bootable CD or USB stick.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

You can give these a try to help narrow it down.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Serious shut down issue - I assume.

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