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Yamini L
Yamini L • Apr 12, 2008

Problem with PC

Hi friends,
I too have a problem with my PC..Sometimes when i'm working my PC suddenly gets off(shutting down)on its own..I was advised to format my system..I would like to know the actual cause behind this..Just do help me out....
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 12, 2008
Well, I believe it would be difficult to answer without knowing the OS. 😀

I have never noticed such problem with Mac.
Miniy, did any error message or pop up saying it was about to shutdown?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 13, 2008
Actually, the situation normally happens when you've automatic updates enabled. Once the update is installed, Windows normally needs a restart.
The_Big_K
Actually, the situation normally happens when you've automatic updates enabled. Once the update is installed, Windows normally needs a restart.
It does, but there is usually a message that asks whether to restart now or later 😛 I'd be kinda pissed if the updates restart my computer without my permission.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 13, 2008
ash
It does, but there is usually a message that asks whether to restart now or later 😛 I'd be kinda pissed if the updates restart my computer without my permission.
Yeh, and it always shows "Shutting down in 4 minutes" 😡 . Especially when I'm streaming Dilbert Cartoons on YouTube 😉.
Oh, I didnt realise there is a countdown timer. Perhaps thats a feature of Vista only? 😛

Ya know, I didnt know there were dilbert cartoons 😛 I've only ever read the comics! Damn, I'm going to be super addicted to watching it now.
Biggie, wants the most efficient way to stream the dilbert clips? 😀

This one is so damn funny! -> YouTube - Dilbert Cartoon- Engineers

Check it out CEans!

[EDIT]
And this! YouTube - Engineer

Sorry Miniy for hijacking your thread 😛 We'll be waiting for your response, though. Please list out what OS you use as well as your computer specifications just in case.
Yamini L
Yamini L • Apr 13, 2008
No messages popped off....Suddenly system gets off on its own(i couldn't shut it down too).....
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 13, 2008
miniy
No messages popped off....Suddenly system gets off on its own(i couldn't shut it down too).....
Okay, we'll now try to guess the OS on your system.

Windows XP (SP2) - I say. What do you say, ash? 😁
engineer_vinay
engineer_vinay • Apr 14, 2008
may be this a hardware issue, like on-off switch, keyboard. Check your keyboard's key and on/off switch also.
friendster7
friendster7 • Apr 14, 2008
Sounds like a fault either in the hardware - faulty motherboard

or overheating - a fan has blown somewhere...

How long does it run before switching off? Is it the same length of time each time?

I had a system switch off repeatedly after 20 minutes. Turns out a PSU fan had blown and the heat in the case had no where to go.

I replaced the fan, no bother now.
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Try this as well.

Click on START. Right-Click on My Computer and select Properties.

In the System Properties window, select the ADVANCED tab.

On the Advanced window, uncheck the box marked "Automatic Restart".

Now when your computer goes to close down, it may produce a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) with information in white letters about possible causes.

Make a note of the numbers and Google for them. You may find there's a fault that is easily tackled.
rohit007
rohit007 • Apr 19, 2008
only one solution of this problem is................................format your pc.
rohit007
rohit007 • Apr 19, 2008
my pc has been infected with virus named funny.avi
robby
robby • Apr 21, 2008
my keyboard not working properly , wht to do?it stop working in between....
arunbasillal
arunbasillal • Jul 6, 2008
Hey, I think its a Virus. Do you have any other problem, like is your Windows task manger disabled.. or is the system excessively slow..?

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