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Computer suddenly shuts down?!


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thenewkid

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Ok I have a Toshiba Laptop with plenty of space, 3.2ghz and 512ram. The problem is whenever I play games on my laptop, after 10-30 min, my computer suddenly shuts down. This NEVER happened before and I never had problems playing games but now it's happening. I know something is wrong and I need help. :whistling: :blink:
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My laptop cant run games b/c they crash with a virtualy memery error... do you have lots? and are they some games and not others?
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Have you check you Event Vewer in Administrative Tools?
You may have corrupted video drivers. Try downloading fresh diver and reinstall.
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Well actually, 2 weeks ago, I had a blue screen appear when playing a game. It said some weird stuff like "0000X000", something like that. It also said something about memory dumps?? Then after that blue screen, my computer started shutting down when playing games. So I think it's about that blue screen? :whistling:
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Although I cannot say for sure, I'm going to take a stab at the issue here and say that your laptop is overheating. Which video card do you have installed? Does this happen with all games, or just some? Does this ever happen when you're not playing games? When did this start? Have you made any changes to your system recently?
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I have a Radeon 9000 IGP(I know it's crap) video card I think. The shutting down all happens to my games and it never shut down when I'm not playing......yet. This started like I said, about 2 weeks ago. The only system change I did was when I downloaded a new driver for my video card because the blue screen started to appear. But instead of fixing the blue screen, the computer now shuts down. So maybe I should uninstall the driver? It's called something like "DNA Driver".
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I guess no one knows how to fix this? :blink: :whistling:
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Well actually, 2 weeks ago, I had a blue screen appear when playing a game. It said some weird stuff like "0000X000", something like that. It also said something about memory dumps?? Then after that blue screen, my computer started shutting down when playing games. So I think it's about that blue screen? :whistling:

Does this appear in the BSOD or in the Event Viewer? The exact message is very important to help diagnose your problem.

Start> Programs> Administrative Tools> Event Viewer

Edited by acklan, 07 July 2006 - 02:29 PM.

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you need to read between the lines

When something shuts completely down, it is due to either heat or powersupply issues

Many systems today will shut down if the cpu is getting dangerously hot.

Since it is a laptop, they are particularly difficult to clean, but if I had the machine in front of me, the first thing I would do is take a vaccuum to the vents.

Next, I would elevate the laptop and take a small fan and blow it across the undersize/back (whereever intake is) and test this out.


You can also download everest from our download section and then save and ATTACH the report to your next post so we can see what temperature you are running at
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btw--acklan gave you some good advice too, it may give us a hint if heat does not turn out to be the issue.

Also, the blue screen error you got earlier should show up as a red x in the system or application section
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Another possibilty is bad capacitors. I have had two boards display similar symtoms.


http://www.badcaps.net/
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