Computer Crashes When Left Alone

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  1. pg1192

    pg1192 New Member

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    So, I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 installation on my desktop. It is a fairly new computer, and I know that hardware is not the problem.

    I've noticed that when I leave my computer on, whether for a few hours or overnight, when I next see it, it's powered off.

    PLEASE do not ask me to look at my power settings. This is not a case of my computer going into sleep mode or hibernation. It is fully off.

    When I power it back on, after going through the "Windows was not shut down properly" boot screen and logging in, there is a screen saying that an unexpected error occurred. I didn't think to copy and paste the info here, but I will the next time I see it. It really doesn't have any useful information, other than it was a bluescreen event. The thing is, I'm never at the computer when it happens, so I haven't seen the bsod.

    Does anyone know what could be making it crash when left on for a while? I have 4gb of ram, and before this, everything was working fine.

    On a side note, interestingly, I had this same problem on another computer that had a x32 installation of Win 7 Ultimate. This makes me sure that it's not a hardware issue.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    I'd be thinking overheated or maybe you need a surge protector
     
  3. TorrentG

    TorrentG Banned

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    It's a simple bsod issue you're having that we can easily solve. C:\Windows\Minidump

    Copy/paste the files in there to any other folder, zip them, then attach the zip to a post. We will have a look for you.
     
  4. DocMarshall

    DocMarshall New Member

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    Hello everybody!

    I think I am having a similar problem here. If I leave the computer alone for one, two hours or so, I usually find it turned off afterwards.
    Upon reboot, I get the option of starting in normal or safe mode, and once Windows is loaded, it tells me that it recovered from a serious crash, but can't tell me what caused it.

    Can anyone give me some hints what to look for?

    OS is Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 on a Core i7 with 32 GB RAM

    The problem started a few weeks ago. No special events, hardware upgrades or new software installations a that time.

    Thanks!
    dm
     

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