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Old 08-14-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone knew if there is a likely reason why my laptop should suddenly switch itself off without warning or a blue screen or anything?

It is a toshiba Intel core Duo @1.66GHz with 1GB RAM and uses Windows XP operating system. I did not get any Windows error messages like the ones where the problem is caused by Windows drives conflicting. Is there a chance that there is something wrong with the power button or something like that?

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Run a Antivirus and spyware scan to eliminate a possible security threat.
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have u tried removing the battery and running it straight from the mains ?
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I was running it straight from the mains.
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Have you got all the latest updates from mirosoft?, If not then go there and download them.
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Have you made any changes to the system, dropped it, spilled on it, anything?
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I was running it straight from the mains.
yh but did u have the battery in ? sometimes even if you have the mains in the battery will short out the power switch so try it with no battery in
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do you happen to have windows xp professional sp2, and do you play games when it happens?
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Could be overheating, I have a gateway laptop (piece of crap) which would overheat to 100 celcius then just randomly shut off. It was like no messages saying its gona overheat, it just turned off. Then the screen broke and I just have it sitting in a case in my living room.
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #10
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do you happen to have windows xp professional sp2, and do you play games when it happens?
That was an isolated incident, but recently it has been happening all the time. Strangely always when I play an online game. I wonder what this member knew that I don't. Anyway I am considering getting a new laptop now. This one is only two years old, but it is less serviceable frankly than my very old 2002 laptop.
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