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Random shutdown for no reason

My 2003 Fujitsu Lifebook N3010 randomly shuts down for no particular reason. I'm running on clean AC power, the harddrive is new, the vents are clean, the fan is functioning properly, and I'm using an auxiliary cooling fan/base. It happens randomly when doing normal stuff and especially when running games [halo, etc].

I'm a little skeptical that this is a processor overheating problem. Could there be other causes, like my RAEDON 9000 GA card?

specs> 512MB/60GB 2.66 ghz


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  • jambi_PK Oct 13, 2007

    Thanks for your quick reply.

    I hate to ask a stupid question, but how do I access the 0x000000 message?

    Tends to happen when several processes are running simultaneously, but definitely not more than the machine should be able to handle. Unfortunately, it has also happened when I'm staring at the desktop and doing nothing. Also, sometimes it's fine for hours.

    It's hot in the upper righthand corner where the fan vent is, but not alarmingly so. Warm would be a better word.


  • DavidBrown Jun 06, 2008

    I can watch CPU usage spike (typically when watching a video or listening to music, but at other times, too), then the fan cranks up to full speed, then I know it's only a few seconds 'til the machine just turns off.

    There are no error messages then, or on reboot.



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Blast compressed air into the vent on the upper right hand side or back. I had the same problem. It was due to dust buildup on the cooling vents. The vents are connected so if you blast the air through the back you should see the dust shooting our the side. 

Posted on Mar 02, 2008


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Is the laptop hot?

Would you say the reboots are totally random, or more only when you have several programs (or large memory eating programs open)?

If you disable automatic restarting you will see the BSOD that is causing the problem.

Right Click My Computer
Click Properties
Click Advanced
Click Settings (For startup and recovery)
Uncheck the "Automaticaly restart " box.

Run your game, and report back the 0x000000 mesassage :)

Posted on Oct 12, 2007


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