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Randomly Shuts Off

My laptop is plugged in and it seems the AC power is fully functional. The most frequent times that it shuts off are when there is a CD inserted in the computer, or I am playing an online game, such as Guild Wars. I have no clue why this happens, and it is very frustrating. I am even using a Targus cooling unit, set under my laptop. Someone please help! My Pavilion zd8000 Notebook randomly shuts down when left unattended for any length of time. As long as I am working on it it will stay up, but if I step away just to take a phone call...CRASH! I lose my work I lose whatever I was working on.
It is really annoying.
I am thin king this could be a bios problem,

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  • Roseworks Feb 13, 2008

    I do have XP and I went into my screen saver power settings as you suggested. I was not offered anything that said power saver (checked or unchecked), but I was offered settings for hibernating etc. that I had already previously accessed through Power Options in the Control Panel. I have been fooling with those things for days.
    I do think that the probelem may relate to the Screen Saver, because sometimes when the machine doesn't crash it will simply FREEZE on the screen saver. I then have to hold down the On/Off switch and crash it myself to get out. It won't let me go to the shut down screen.
    Thanks for your help,

  • Roseworks Feb 13, 2008

    The three top apps. for CPU & Memory usage are:

    AZVENA.scr (CPU25,Mem Usage:54,688
    firefox (CPU=02, MU=128,112) constantly shifts while in use.
    svchost.exe (CPU=0, MU = 31,228)

    One thing I did that seems to have helped somewhat is that I uninstalled AOL Instant Messenger. I have nothing but problems with AOL software, and I always immediately suspect they are the culprit in times like these.


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Probably some applications in background taking excessive CPU resources. Please click on Ctrl+Alt+Del to open Task manager and go to Processes tab, locate sort the applications by CPU and Memory usage, and tell me top 3 for CPU and Mem usage so I can figure out next steps for you

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I think ur laptop goes to power saving mode.Right click on the desktop then choose personalize or properties if u have xp.
Then click on screen saver at the bottom click change power settings.Now if the power saver is checked then uncheck it and choose balanced in that change the timings as when it should sleep according to ur wish.

If u have any other problems please ask me..

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Posted on Feb 06, 2008

  • Priya darshan Feb 13, 2008

    I suggest you to immediately remove the screensaver and the next thing is firefox it is using allot of memory try uninstalling and re-installing it or use the internet explorer.


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