Laptop Shutting down after 10min in a game after windows updates

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by digitalalmo, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. digitalalmo

    digitalalmo New Member

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    i have an Acer Aspire 8930 laptop,
    it has been running smoothly since december 08, however a week ago some new windows updates came out and i installed them, i play wow online and have been since i got laptop and have never had a prob playing it, i play for something like 7 hours a day, yes excessive but its addictive, and i always play in windowed mode with my desktop in 1680x945 with wow running in 1365xetc, and playing for 7 hours straight so i know its not an overheating problem before i get that answer off anyone,
    back to the problem, after updates my laptop shuts down without warning after about 10mins in game, after 3 days of this i got angry and called acer support who were great and explained everything i could do before i had to send it back, so after a few minor changes nothing changed it still did it, so i did an acer boot recovery, which formats my hdd and reinstalls windows and everything back to factory defaults, hey presto my laptop was working again and i could finally hit another lvl in wow(i know im sad), so for 2 days i was back to normal doing everything i used to, then this morning windows told me it had 3 inportant updates to do,
    so i let it do the updates, restarted and then started playing wow......you guessed it 10mins and my laptop shut down, the updates it did this morning were....

    * Update for windows vista (KB940510)
    *Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework family Update (KB951847) x86
    *Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - Febuary 2009 (KB890830)

    Specs for laptop are...

    Intel core 2 duo P7350
    Nvidia geforce 9600M GT 512mb
    4gb DDR3
    320gb hdd
    blu-ray disc
    fingerprint reader

    Any decent ideas are welcome, im at the end of my tether

    thanks

    Digi

    PS plz dont say anything about overheating that is not a prob for me thanks
     
  2. digitalalmo

    digitalalmo New Member

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    did a system restore seems to have worked, also turned off windows update so it doesnt arise again
     
  3. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    I always have my settings at 'check for updates but let me decide whether to download and install them'....
     

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