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My pc turn off after e few minutes

My pc start up normally and after a few minutes just turn off and the power button just blinks

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    its always restarting

  • nitejohn Sep 06, 2008

    My PC started to power down after a few hours use. I lost a record score n minesweeper and emails I was writting. Its really annoying. I'm trying the hibernation fix now and I'm bookmarking the page and will report on results soon.


  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    when i try and copy anything my pc shuts down also i can't access my second hard drive it says windows explorer needs to close and when i try and switch it on it takes ages has it can't find my hard drives please help has it's driving me mad.


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It sounds like you have "Hibernation" mode activiate. Try these steps to re-configure Hibernation....
It can be configured to kick in automatically via the Power Options Properties screen. In the screen capture below I've selected the Portable/Laptop power scheme that includes a setting to put the system into hibernation mode after 3 hours of system inactivity.
my pc turn off after e few minutes - sp32-20040707-141822.gif The Advanced Tab in Power Options Properties gives you the option of setting Power buttons to invoke hibernation. Many keyboards contain a 'Sleep' key that is very convenient to use with hibernation as illustrated in the screen capture below.
You can select "NEVER" in the pull down menu....

Let me know if this helps!


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