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At about 3:00 am on thursdays, Windows XP closes and C drive shuts down. It is not a re-boot because the motherboard power stays on. When I turn the computer off and turn it back on (the 1st time)it freezes before windows starts up. On the 2nd try windows opens normally like nothing ever happened. I am running a Gateway GT5058. The internal hard drive failed about a year ago and was replaced under warrantee with a Western Digital 320 GB hard drive. Jerry

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    Response to request for clarification. No, it does not happen every week. But it always happens early in the mornings. Between 2:00 and 4:00 am.

  • Bharat Das
    Bharat Das May 11, 2010

    Does it happen every Thursday, I mean ,does it happen like it is scheduled ?



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Sounds like the computer is coming from sleep, standby or hibernation mode. Go to the power settings in the control panel, and disable all of these options. Disable your screen saver as well. Leave the machine on for a day and see if it happens again after this. Post your findings, please...

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