Acer Aspire 5742, Completely Shuts off, error free, randomly.
If your computer is shutting off randomly, there could be a multitude of issues. Most of the issues are hardware related.
1. If you're able to use your computer for a little while, and it randomly shuts off, it could be one of a few things.
a. Overheating processor: You may need to replace your processor, or clean out the inside of the computer.
b. Fans not working: Your fans could be disabled, and keeping the computer from receiving cooling which can overheat the processor as well as other vital components.
c. Dying battery: The battery in your laptop may be going bad, and could need replacement. Does it charge completely, or does it only fill up partially after a long period of charging? If it's the latter, you will need to replace it.
d. Dying hard drive: While this one isn't as likely, and usually doesn't cause the computer to shut off instantly, it's still something to consider.
2: If your computer shuts off before the desktop even loads, it's most likely a hardware problem.
a. Dying battery: Again, your battery may be dying, try removing it and keeping the laptop plugged in when you turn it on.
b. Broken hard drive: Your hard drive may be broken, try finding an external hard drive with Linux or another operating system installed on it, and go into the BIOS when your computer first starts up. Find the "Boot devices" option, and tell it to make the primary boot device the external device with the operating system installed on it. If the computer starts up fine after that, you may need to re-install your old operating system, or replace your hard drive.
May 04, 2011 |