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Old 07-25-2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default Computer shuts down randomly

On my computer at work, the past 2 days, it has been shutting down randomly. There have been 6 times yesterday and 5 the day before. I don't think it is software related because I was doing different things at the time it would shut down. When this happens, it resembles what would happen if you pulled the power cord. The screen just goes black and the computer is off. Then it will proceed to restart by itself.

I get a black screen telling me that Windows has shut down improperly and how do I want to restart it...Normally, safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known good configuration...

Once in windows, I get an error message saying windows has been recovered blah blah blah. Below I have a link to the error message detailing the problem.
http://laserproductsus.com/files/errors.gif

I could be totally off here, but could the be a problem with the power supply? I don't think that I am pulling too much power from it since the only stuff in the box is what was there when it was purchased.

What do you think?
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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Default Re: Computer shuts down randomly

Could easily be the power supply, Infact a large number of computer failures are power supply related. I think if your not having the Microsoft webpage popup and tell you a specific error, that your OS is not detecting a hardware flaw.

Theirs an easy way to test if it's your operating system or not. Use a bootable operating system and test to see if your computer is stable in it. I recomend one that has stress testing utilitys built in such as "Ultimate Boot CD for Windows" http://www.ubcd4win.com/

If you are computer literate it should be fairly easy to build that CD, and test it out. Theirs a utility called Prime95 that comes with it for testing.
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Thanks, I have used Prime 95 a few times on other computers.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:56 PM   #4
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thats a good idea, test the power supply and thats probaly whats wrong with the computer


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Old 07-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #5
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Or, you can ge UBCD. In there, you have a RAM test. I'd look at that as well.
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