PC shuts down without warning

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help and Support' started by Paky123, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Paky123

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    My PC shuts down at least once a day without getting hot.
    I haven't installed any new hardware lately so I don't know what the problem is.
     
  2. ussnorway

    ussnorway Windows Forum Team
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    Auto restart tends to be because of a system error… you can tell it not to restart in future or leave it but ether way the computer should be writing an error report to the events log that can help track the problem down.

    p.s. xp only has two days remaining before Microsoft turns the lights out so this might also just be karma knocking to say it's time to upgrade.
     
  3. Paky123

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    But I don't think it has to do something with Windows since it doesn't show the windows shutting down screen and it doesn't restarts itself
     
  4. Ralph Bromley

    Ralph Bromley Honorable Member

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    Could be the PSU (power supply unit) is this a desktop?
     
  5. whs

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    Have a look into Event Viewer. The 2xx events may give you a clue what caused it. Drill down this chain:

    Eventvwr
    Applications and Service Logs
    Microsoft
    Windows
    Diagnostics - performance
    Operational
    Event ID 201 ff
     
  6. ghs14

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    If you use a desktop pc cheek the cpu fan.

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  7. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    Even if you say it doesn't get hot, that would be the most probable cause. Or a malfunction in hardware, check what whs said above. And like ussnorway stated, XP is out. You must upgrade, anyways - XP becomes very unreliable in a few months, unless you only use it off-line. On-line, it becomes a hazard.
     

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