Windows 7 Unrequested Idle shutdown?


New Member
May 27, 2009

I've just recently installed Windows 7 Build 7100 and I'm just now beginning to play around with it. Over the past two or so days, however, my PC has been randomly shutting down when I leave the computer idle for a few hours.
Upon start up, it shows that the system has recovered from a critical error. Any help on tips to solve this would be greatly appreciated.

After looking through the event viewer, it shows a Kernel-Power event, with an Event ID of 41 and Task Category 63, at around the times I presume the idle shutdown occurred. Hope this helps!


P.S. Also, upon manual shutdown, I have been receiving a BSOD error followed by a physical memory dump. Any help on this topic would be appreciated as well. :)

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I agree ^^ Windows 7 RC shuts down at times when idle. Still haven't seen a pattern that could lead to it. All my battery options are set to never shut down.

Though I don't get any errors on shutdown like the above poster.

Here's some additional information; (and as the above poster stated I haven't set my system to shutdown upon idling.)

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7100.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000001
BCP4: FFFFF8000288E0AC
OS Version: 6_1_7100
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem: