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Old 03-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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Today I have noticed that if I leave my laptop on for a few hours every now and again it will just randomly reset. I do not have any power options set for this to happen. At first I would go to use my laptop and it would be sitting at the logon screen so I thought it was coming out of standby but since all my programs start up again it seemed fishy. then later in the day I was using my desktop and my laptop was just sitting on my other desk and it all of a sudden starts speeding up the fan for a brief second like it does at start up and I noticed that the computer had reset and was starting up again.

What could cause this? My laptop is a HP pavillion DV6700 dualbooting vista and 7.

I checked the event viewer log and this is what came up in the time frame of the random restart.

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Old 03-13-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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This isn't W7 RC, is it?

Does it do it in both OSes?

Run a memtest if so.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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its the rtm windows 7 ultimate 64bit I'll try vista. By the look of the event log it started happening yesterday. I'll take a look at vista and see if it happens there as well. Is there any way to tell what is causing these shutdowns through the event viewer?

Edit : I forgot to mention I have ubuntu installed under wubi as a third os but a few days ago It refused to charge the battery while plugged in. It just ran off ac power without charging the battery however in windows it charged fine.
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I saw you said you have multiple OS's installed on this thing. Will one run without any issue or do they both keep restarting. I want to rule out the OS as being a cause. Overheating will cause this to happen. have you cleaned it out? Also dust on or in the RAM slots will cause it to reboot.
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I'm trying vista right now so far it is just affecting 7 but I haven't used vista in so long so I have yet to find out if the issue is isolated to one os.
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W7 = corrupt

Repair it off the install disk.
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There is a hotfix from microsoft for this error code that you are having have you tried to d/l that. I have been using win 7 pro since its release i love it.

mike,

did you already crush the win 7? could you organize to error in eventvwr and post them?
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I still have win 7, its a triboot of win7 (primary os) vista and ubuntu (wubi installed)

What is the error code?

I don't remember seeing one
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your screeny says 6008.
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6008 but that a general shutdown error saying that it restart abnormally. If it patched and up to date?
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