Computer randomly shutting down
Posted 20 April 2009 - 07:40 PM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:56 PM
A wall outlet test will make sure it is properly getting power.
Here is a couple of suggestions on getting this done: (do one of two)
- Get a multimeter from a Walmart or electrical/hardware store: Testing a wall outlet with a multimeter tutorial (cheap)
- Order an electrician to test it. (expensive)
Tell me what you find out. ^^
Edited by DragonMaster Jay, 21 April 2009 - 11:36 AM.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:03 AM
Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:41 AM
Whenever your computer may start up, it may run for a small time. But, if the appropriate amount of power is not getting to a transistor, then the computer will signal shutdown to avoid data loss. The size of the voltage depends on the material in which the transistor is made from. Testing the voltage will assure the transistor(s) have enough power to run properly.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:11 AM
I will try your suggestion as soon as I can. Did you see my other post about the NVIDIA? I was just wondering if this could be the case as well. I looked at a new one online and there is two that I can afford. 1. NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB DDR 2 PCI. 2. NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512 MB DDR2 PCI. As I said I don't know much about computers so I don't know if they are compatible with mine. If it was the power source would it shut off and then turn back on immediatly? Just a question because I am not sure if I put that in my first post.. Thank you for the quick replies.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:34 AM
Video cards will not work if they do not have enough power.
Check power first, which is the easiest and cheapest route...then if you think it is a video card issue, you may try and buy a new one.
Edited by DragonMaster Jay, 21 April 2009 - 11:34 AM.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 11:20 AM
Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:00 PM
some times the setting is configured such that if the CPU reaches the particular temperature the comp shuts down...
check it else
there might be a problem with the motherboard.........
Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:04 PM
You possibly have a damaged hardware profile. It looks like your video card.
Try the following solution:
- In the device manager, please uninstall the video card driver. Then, please click Scan for hardware changes in a menu. Allow this to load the driver back on to the system.
Edited by DragonMaster Jay, 22 April 2009 - 01:04 PM.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 04:52 PM
Thanks for helping me so much on this. I did what you said. I uninstalled the video card driver. Once I did that I had to restart the computer. I did that. It scanned and reinstalled the driver. It told me to restart the computer. I did that. When it opened again the screen was froze. I couldn't move the mouse or anything. I tried the windows button nothing happened. I did ctrl-alt-delete. At that time it made 2 beeps.. 1 really long one then it went to a long shrill beep. So I manually shut it down. I restarted it and it told me windows was not shut down the right way and I highlighted start normally. When it opened the picture was all weird and I had to change the properties to make the display look right. I don't know if any of that means anything, but was hoping it meant something to you.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:28 PM
Do you know where your video card driver is?
If not, I may be able to help you find it! Windows cannot reinstall the corrupted driver. So we will have to find that and get it installed. The video card should be fixed after this step.
I will find more info about your other error. Thank you for your patience.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:45 PM
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