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My computer just constantly shuts off for no reason while i am in the middle of completing a task

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  • gghreichi Nov 06, 2008

    I have an HP Pavillion 515n that keeps shutting off randomly. I clean it from inside and checked the fans on the CPU and the case. They are all running. I also replaced the power supply and scanned the PC for any spyware or malware. However, I still have the problem. Any other ideas will be greatly appreciated.

    Regards
    George Ghreichi


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The computer have a power shortage either on the motherboard or through the outlet.
Recommended that you use a UPS or a power strip (surge) that conserve a little electricity so as to no knock out your pc.
Check the power supply and get back to me!

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Is your computer old or new? did the power supply heats up? how longor how many hours did you working on something and suddenly it shuts off? is it branded pc or compatible(assembled one)? try to change the power supply to 450 or 500watts

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1. The Mouse o There are two examples of a computer freezing up. One is when a single program on the computer is frozen, while the other is when the entire system freezes up. To determine which type of problem a computer is experiencing, attempt to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse pointer is visible and moves, the issue is with a single program. To determine which program is frozen, bring up the Windows Task Manager. This can be done by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and selecting "Task Manager," or by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" and selecting "Task Manager". The program or programs that are frozen will show as "Not Responding" on the Applications tab of the Task Manager. Click the frozen program and click "End Task" to close it. Visit the program's website for specific troubleshooting tips if the program continues to freeze. If the mouse pointer is stationary on the computer screen, the entire system is frozen.
Unfreezing a Frozen Computer o If the entire system freezes up, it will need to be rebooted. To do so, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys. While holding both keys down, press the "Delete" key twice. This should shut down the system and automatically restart it. If the computer does not respond, try the keyboard shortcut once more. If it remains frozen and does not reboot, you will need to perform a hard shut down. This simply means pressing and holding down the power button until the computer completely shuts down. Once it has shut down, leave it off for a few minutes and then turn the power on once more.
Continuous Freezing o A frozen computer might be a one-time occurrence, or it could be the sign of a more serious problem. If the computer continues to freeze up, there are several items that should be checked out. The first step to take is looking at any recently installed software. Programs such as freeware or shareware often contain malware that can damage the system. Even reputable software can contain a damaged file. Uninstall recently added programs and determine if that was the cause of the computer freezing up. To uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows XP or earlier, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. In the list of installed programs, select the one to be removed and click "Uninstall." Follow any prompts and restart the computer when the process is complete. Next, update and run both the antivirus program and spyware removal program installed on the computer, or use the link provided in resources. Check the Windows website and download any updates.
System Tools Finally, you will want to check the available space on the computer's hard drive and use the built-in error checking and cleaning tools. Go to "My Computer," right click "Local Disk (C:)" and click "Properties." On the "General" tab, make sure there is sufficient free space. The "Disk Cleanup" tool will free more space by deleting unnecessary files. Click the "Disk Cleanup" button to run the tool. On the "Tools" tab there are more tools that can solve the problems causing a computer to freeze up. The Error Checking Tool finds and corrects hard disk errors and the Defragmentation tool will reorganize system files, helping the computer run better.

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To partially clear computer RAM memory, close some programs that are currently running. In Windows, right-click on any program in the task bar and choose the "Close" option. That will free up the memory that was used by the program. Even if you close every program running on the task bar, a big chunk of memory is taken up by the operating system. The RAM used by the operating system cannot be cleared without shutting down the system.


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    Vista Home....Automatic restore points are not being saved....I can manually enter them and they show up on the drop down table....I have both drives checked off to allow automatically creating restore...


    Hi g502,

    Here are some helpful tips that you may use on how to Change the Automatic System Restore Point Settings in Vista Task Scheduler.

    By default System Restore is scheduled to create a restore point at 12 AM every day (Daily trigger) and at every system startup (At startup trigger) in Task Scheduler if any system changes were made from the last time it checked. This will show you how to change these schedule settings, or disable one or both triggers.

    Warning:
    System Restore will need to be turned on for this scheduled task to be able to run.

    1. Open the Start Menu.

    A) In the white line (Start Search) area, type taskschd.msc and press Enter.

    B) Go to step 3.

    OR

    2. Open the Control Panel (Classic view).

    A) Click on the Administrative Tools Icon.

    B) Click on Task Scheduler.

    3. Click on Continue in the UAC Prompt.

    4. In the left pane click on the triangle next to Task Scheduler Library, Microsoft, and Windows to expand the folder tree. (See screenshot below step 5)

    5. Click on the SystemRestore folder.

    A) Choose a option or options below to do.

    reyjoshua07_53.jpg


    OPTION ONE

    To Disable or Enable this Task Completely

    6. To Disable this Task Completely -
    NOTE: This will disable both the Daily (OPTION TWO) and At startup (OPTION THREE) triggers regardless of how they are set individually. You will not have anymore automatic restore points created with this task disabled. You can still manually create a restore point though. For how, see: How to Create a System Restore Point in Vista

    A) In the middle pane, right click on the SR task and click on Disable. (See screenshot below step 5)

    B) Go to step 22.

    7. To Enable this Task Completely -
    NOTE: Check to make sure that each Daily (step 12 in OPTION TWO) and At startup (step 17 in OPTION THREE) trigger is also set as Enabled.

    A) In the middle pane, right click on the SR task and click on Enable. (See screenshot below step 5)

    B) Continue to OPTION TWO.

    OPTION TWO

    To Change Only the Daily Trigger Settings

    NOTE: You will need to have the task enabled in step 7 to use this trigger. This is the trigger that creates a restore point at 12 AM every day by default. If you do not want to change these settings, then continue to OPTION THREE.

    8. In the middle pane, right click on the SR task and click on Properties. (See screenshot below step 5)

    9. Click on the Triggers tab. (See screenshot below step 10)

    10. Click on the Daily trigger to highlight it and click on the Edit button.
    NOTE: These are the default settings for the Daily trigger in the screenshot below.

    reyjoshua07_3.png

    11. To Disable the Daily Trigger -
    NOTE: This is if you only wanted to have restore points create with the At startup (OPTION THREE) trigger instead.

    A) Uncheck the Enabled box and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 12)

    B) Continue to OPTION THREE.

    12. To Enable the Daily Trigger -

    A) Check the Enabled box. (See screenshot below)

    B) If the default settings for the Daily trigger schedule are not what you want, then make any changes that you would like.
    NOTE: For more details about each of these settings, see STEP FIVE here: How to Create a Task in Vista Task Scheduler

    C) Click on OK.

    D) Continue to OPTION THREE.

    reyjoshua07_54.jpg

    OPTION THREE

    To Change Only the At startup Trigger Settings

    NOTE: You will need to have the task enabled in step 7 to use this trigger. This is the trigger that creates a restore point at every system startup by default. If you do not want to change these settings, then continue to OPTION FOUR.

    13. In the middle pane, right click on the SR task and click on Properties. (See screenshot below step 5)

    14. Click on the Triggers tab. (See screenshot below step 15)

    15. Click on the At startup trigger to highlight it and click on the Edit button.
    NOTE: These are the default settings for the At startup trigger in the screenshot below.

    reyjoshua07_55.jpg

    16. To Disable the At startup Trigger -
    NOTE: This is if you only wanted to have restore points create with the Daily (OPTION TWO) trigger instead.

    A) Uncheck the Enabled box and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 17)

    B) Continue to OPTION THREE.

    17. To Enable the At startup Trigger -

    A) Check the Enabled box. (See screenshot below)

    B) To Speed Up Startup Time - Make sure that under Advanced Settings, the Delay task for box is checked and you have an amount of minutes set that you want for System Restore to run after startup.

    C) If the default advanced settings for the At startup trigger schedule are not what you want, then make any changes that you would like.

    D) Click on OK.

    E) Continue to OPTION FOUR.

    reyjoshua07_56.jpg

    OPTION FOUR

    To Change the Conditions for the Task

    NOTE: You will need to have the task enabled in step 7 first. This will effect how both the Daily (OPTION TWO) and At startup (OPTION THREE) triggers run. If you do not want to change these settings, then continue to OPTION FIVE.

    18. In the middle pane, right click on the SR task and click on Properties. (See screenshot below step 5)

    A) Click on the Conditions tab. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: These are the default settings for the Conditions tab in the screenshot below.

    B) Make any changes you would like.
    NOTE: For more details about each of these settings, see STEP SEVEN here: How to Create a Task in Vista Task Scheduler
    reyjoshua07_57.jpg


    C) Continue to OPTION FIVE.

    OPTION FIVE

    To Change the Settings for the Task

    NOTE: You will need to have the task enabled in step 7 first. This will effect how both the Daily (OPTION TWO) and At startup (OPTION THREE) triggers run. If you do not want to change these settings, then continue to OPTION SIX.

    19. In the middle pane, right click on the SR task and click on Properties. (See screenshot below step 5)

    A) Click on the Settings tab. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: These are the default settings for the Settings tab in the screenshot below.

    B) Make any changes you would like.
    NOTE: For more details about each of these settings, see STEP EIGHT here: How to Create a Task in Vista Task Scheduler

    reyjoshua07_58.jpg

    C) Continue to OPTION SIX.


    OPTION SIX

    To See the Task History

    NOTE: This will show you what the run and error history for this task is. This can be handy to help troubleshoot any problems with the task, or you just want to see when it ran. If you do not want to see the history, then go to step 21.

    20. In the middle pane, right click on the SR task and click Properties. (See screenshot below step 5)
    NOTE: You can also just click on the History tab in the bottom half of the middle pane instead.

    A) Click on the History tab. (See screenshot below)
    NOTE: In the bottom pane you can get more details about a selected history event listed in the top pane.

    reyjoshua07_59.jpg

    B) Go to step 21.

    21. Click on OK. (See screenshots from below either steps 10, 15, 18B, or 19B)

    22. Close Task Scheduler.

    Hope it helps

    Thank you for using FixYa.

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    Hi,

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    ->Check if the machine is Overheating.
    ->Check which part of the machine is Overheating.
    ->See if the Fan of the machine is Running(Feel if the air vent of the machine)

    Cause of Automatic Shutdown:
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    -Hard Drive
    -Fan is not working

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    Hi,

    The issue that you experience might be problem of your power supply please change the location or check the power supply of computer. If you shut down your Windows XP-based computer, your computer may restart instead of shutting down. The computer may also restart unexpectedly while you are using the computer to perform certain tasks. An error message may appear on a blue screen when the computer restarts.

    For more information, please click the link below;
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320299

    Moreover, check the motherboard, CMOS battery or SMPS, as that might be one of the reason. Any of such device not functioning properly may cause computer restarts automatically.

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