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Is the laptop still operating?
If so press Crtl + Alt + Del to bring up the Task Manager then select Shutdown.
If not just press and hold down the Power button until the laptop shuts down.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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Shut down automaticaly


Not much to go on, "shut down automaticaly" on battery or AC or both? A computer will shut down, or hibernate, if thats what you mean, that's a power setting? If a computer overheats it will shut down automaticaly to save the components from heat damage. If there is dust in the fan and vents it will shut down. If it is not getting sufficent air flow from vents on the bottom of the laptop through the vents on the side. One option is a Laptop Cooler.Is it shutting down when you are on it? When it's left unattended? Respod to this post for further assistance.

Nov 19, 2012 | Unknown Toshiba Satellite P755-s5385 15.6...

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Quick Tip: How to correctly shut your computer down


This may seem like a simple tip, it is, however it can cause many unneeded problems to your computer if you do not shut it down properly. Do Not shut down your computer by pressing the power button. Whether you have a PC or a laptop, don't use the button. When you go to shut your computer down go to start and shut down and it will shut off. If you do not do this correctly it doesn;t give your computer the proper amount of time to shut down, you can corrupt your Windows files and eventually have problems even booting your computer up. Simple solution that will avoid future problems! Hope this helps!
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on Oct 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I am having a problem with shut down the computer.After shut down command it displays windows will shutting down and hangs but will not shut down i need to press the power button to shut down(My computer...


Something is not closing on exit. Try running in safe mode, then shut down. If it shuts down then something is loading and present in the taskbar which isnt closing down.

Dec 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I was running the program "windon Defender" on it and walked away. When I returned the computer was off and wasn't turn back on.


The Windows Defender Application is the Antivirus Software which will be pre-installed with the Windows Operating System(Windows Vista, Windows 7).
The Computer will always Shut down after any Windows Updates or any Operating System Updates are downloaded and installed.
If you are connected to the Internet and running Windows Defender, the Computer will automatically download the Updates for the Windows Defender Application.
Once the Updates are downloaded and installed, the Computer will prompt for a shut down.
The count down will be for 10 seconds.
After 10 seconds, the Computer will install the downloaded Updates and shut down.
This might be the reason for the Computer to shut down while using the Windows Defender.

If the Computer still shuts down randomly, the issue might be due to overheating.
All the Processors in Notebooks are designed to shut down automatically, if there is any overheating issues.
The overheating issue mainly occurs due to the malfunction of the Cooling fan.
If the Computer shuts down frequently, the issue might be due to the above factors.
It would be better to get the Unit examined at the Service Center.

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My computer keeps shuting down at any given time


computer abruptly shutting down does not have anything to do with hdd errors unless it tell you there was hard disk error

if computer shuts down in like a second or two, you might have a problem with the power supply unit, or the power cord that goes to the computer is loose in the tower or on the wall socket.

if the computer shuts down normally i.e. windows displaying "windows is shutting down" massage that you would get when you normally shut down pc...then you might wanna check your power plan option from the control panel. disable any hibernation/shut down options.
go to control panel, go to power option, go to edit this power option..
you should see if you have selected to shut down the computer after a given time...select this to never and it may solve the problem.

Nov 05, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I cannot shut down or restart my PC using the start menu prompts. The only way to shut her down is a hard shut down (manually turn her off).


There is a program that is failing to shut down in general, which is delaying the computers ability to shut down.
The next time you shut down, make sure you have no programs open. Then, while attempting to shut down, wait until Windows pops up window asking you to close a non-responsive program. When it does, take note of the program that it mentions, then close it and see if Windows shuts down. Note: sometimes this takes a really long time.
Try re-installing the non-responsive program and see if your computer can shut down normally again.

Aug 07, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

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When I shut down my computer, I think that it is shutting down completly. All lights are off indicating that it is shut down. Then a small blue window will appear and will say "Entering Power Safe Mode"....


If you are turning off your computer by pressing the front panel power button, it is probably just putting Windows to sleep but not shutting the computer off. If your computer has Windows Vista, the default is to hibernate and not shut down even if you shut down through Vista. The "power save" message you see is coming from the monitor, which is letting you know it isn't getting a signal from the computer anymore but the power is still on. Windows will start up again from sleep mode if someone or something moves the mouse or presses a key.

The solution is to make sure the computer is actually shut down. In Vista you can do this by clicking the arrow near the power icon on the Start menu. This gives you the option of shutting down instead of hibernating. In XP, shut the computer down using the start menu shutdown option instead of the computer power button. Then the power will shut down completely.

Jun 21, 2009 | HP Pavilion a810n (PP164AA) PC Desktop

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E-machine computer will not shut down


When you say "it will not shut down", are you referring to clicking on start and then shut down?

You could try forcing a shut down by holding the power switch down for about 5 seconds.

Jan 18, 2009 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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