Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Hi, my desktop likes to shutdown randomly and I

Hi, my computer likes to shutdown randomly and I don't know why. I never had this problem 2 years using it. Please help find a solution? Thank you!

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,153 Answers

I have fixed quite a few computers that have this type of issue with the followin procedure.

Generally I "always" re-seat the fan but if you are not comforatble doing it your local repair shop can do it quite cheaply

Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.

I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers

take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there, Really go to town around the fan (you might want to wear eye protection)
While you are in there just check that the CPU cooler itself is not loose

If it is it will have to be re-seated.

If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem they have to be cleaned and new thermal grease put on ($2-5)

DON'T remove the CPU just the fan/cooler assembly.

You must clean both the surfaces without scraping anything off. Use isopropynol alcohol and cotton bud sticks until both surfaces are clean, you can use your finger nail to scrape harder residue if you wish but nothing else.

DON'T pour the alcohol over the CPU

Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)

Be careful about how much you put on

Here are
some basic instructions


Once you have re-assembled your cooler and re-connected it check everything is OK and power up the computer.

If everything went to plan you should now be back in business

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 956 Answers

Check out your power settings in control panel

If it is then alter to Never or 30 mins, change to suit your needs>

Come back if correct?

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1990 dakota engine shutting down randomly


I had a 1988 dodge Dakota ,and it did the same thing. I fould that the o2 sensor was bad. I am a self employed mechanic

Oct 28, 2012 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My Acer X1700 desktop randomly gives Blue screen and locks or sometimes reboots. The error shown on blue screen dump says some like "a prblem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent...


Your hard drive is corrupted - virus, bad driver file, etc... You may need to reformat and re-install Windows or operating system. Before you do that, remove the harddrive and "slave" it on another computer to backup you data. The other computer should be able to discover the corrupted harddrive allowing you to do the backup. Then you can proceed with the repair or reformat.

Oct 24, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

I always get this message on my computer desk top and dont know what it means..(The system process c.\windows\system services .exe terminated unexpextedly with status code -1073741819.T HE SYSTEM WILL NOW...


Scanning computer to eliminate malwares, spywares and the viruses from your laptop.
2- Repairing and cleaning Windows registry.
These two tips are found to be very helpful to fix the laptop shutdown problem. Almost all the computer users surf internet which could result in viruses attacking your system. Some of these infections are really pesky and cause the machines to shutdown randomly.
The registry errors, however, are the internal errors and can become a cause of system crashes and freezes. The registry keys shall be in good health to keep a system perfect.
When I noticed my laptop keeps shutting down everytime, I tested the Intel Software Partner, RegInOut to fix the random shutdown problem with my laptop.

Oct 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

1 Answer

My computer is shutting down on its own. Is this


Scanning computer to eliminate malwares, spywares and the viruses from your laptop.
2- Repairing and cleaning Windows registry.
These two tips are found to be very helpful to fix the laptop shutdown problem. Almost all the computer users surf internet which could result in viruses attacking your system. Some of these infections are really pesky and cause the machines to shutdown randomly.
The registry errors, however, are the internal errors and can become a cause of system crashes and freezes. The registry keys shall be in good health to keep a system perfect.
When I noticed my laptop keeps shutting down everytime, I tested the Intel Software Partner, RegInOut to fix the random shutdown problem with my laptop.

May 15, 2010 | Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

1 Answer

My computer keeps shutting down randomly. Also when i try to use F10 it will not respond if i try and run error checking the system will crash/shut down or give me a black screen. Basicly it randomly...


Possibilities:
1. overheating, and automatic shutdown.
Check that the fans are working.

2. bad RAM, causing "random" crashing.
On a "good" computer, download the free 'MEMTEST86+' software, and run it, to test your RAM.

3. Leaking capacitors on motherboard, causing "voltage-spikes", leading to "random" errors.

4. Bad disk-drive. Remove the disk-drive.
Connect it as a "slave" drive in another computer,
and run 'CHKDSK' ("Check Disk") to look for problems.

Apr 16, 2010 | HP Pavilion a450n PC Desktop

2 Answers

My desktop would just turn off randomly i would be using the internet n without warning would just turn off.


This is common with older laptops and is usually from overheating. Dust is the most common cause. Depending what machine you have, unplug it and disconect all cables and hold the power button in for 10 seconds, remove the side panel or the cover. This may require removing some screws. If you find it's dusty remove it by blowing with a can of compressed air or other air source at low pressure. Be carefull not to bump or otherwise damage anything inside. Also as an afterthought check to see if a cooling fan is present and working.
builderdale

Jan 12, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

3 Answers

Fan won't cool enough, causes random shutdown


it could also be your power supply or the presence of viruses/malware

Mar 20, 2009 | Gateway 3250S PC Desktop

1 Answer

Shut Down Problem & Have to Reset Computer Battery


Hi, I had the same problem, for a workaround this is what I did. I made a new shutdown shortcut. Now when I click on it the pc shutsdown fine. I actually put mine on the taskbar. Here's how I did it...

XP Users:
1. Right click the Desktop and select New /Shortcut.
2. A screen will appear asking you for a Command Line. Here's what you put in that box:
For Shutdown:
Shutdown -s -t 0

For Restart:
Shutdown -r -t 0

For Log Off:
Shutdown -l -t 0


After you've decided which of the above options to use, click the Next button and give the shortcut an appropriate name.
Final Notes:
1. Now that you have the nifty little shutdown shortcut on your desktop, you may want to drag it to your taskbar for easier access (and less chance of accidental clickage).
2. I didn't like the nasty looking icon that XP gave my shortcut (it was too Win3.1 for my taste), so I changed it.

If this helps you plz rate this 'fixya'. If not leave a comment & I'll be happy to try to help you further. Thank you kindly.



Feb 12, 2009 | Dell Dimension™ B110 PC Desktop

1 Answer

No video on boot up!!


have you tried to uninstall the vedio driver and reinstall it then let me know.go to my computer icon right click it > go to properties >hardware tab > device manager and check if there is any yellow mark showing.kindly do this in starting your computer in safe mode.

Oct 09, 2007 | Gateway 500XL PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

65 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14161 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...