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Mark_Russell

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When I'm running some programs (no particular one) the computer just shuts off -- goes to immediate black screen. I can reboot (but it takes a long tiome to boot, 11 - 15 minutes - always) and it does not seem to have a problem until next time. The only time it is consistent is when I have tried to repair the Operating system with the CD. Then the computer ALWAYS shuts off after I select "R" for restore.

Edited by Mark_Russell, 06 December 2005 - 12:39 PM.

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Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable driver for your Operating System


If you are unable to find it, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything


Also click + next to computer then sensor, give it a bit and it will show you the temps, if you minimize it may show them in the taskbar

Graphics drivers and temperatures are two possible reasons a PC would shut down
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Lavalys only offers a Corporate edition and a Ultimate edition at this time.
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Better grab this quick then

http://www.filehippo...d_everest_home/

Use download latest version link on right
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I'd like to hop on this topic, if I may. The issue sounds very similar to my own. I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, which I've owned for a couple years. It frequently shuts off when I'm in the middle of something that apparently takes a lot of energy--running a whole-system virus scan, shredding a bunch of documents with Spybot, for example. The fan runs quite loud for a few minutes or longer, then the computer shuts off.

Is this related to the temperature, as suggested above? And if so, how would I fix it?

I've downloaded the Everest home edition, and run it--but now what do I do with the information generated?

Thanks for your help!
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