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Unexpected Shutdown
Aug 16 2008, 6:16 pm
By: MasterJohnny  

Aug 16 2008, 6:16 pm MasterJohnny Post #1



My Laptop has been having unexpected shutdowns. eight of them to be exact.
Anybody want to form some hypothesis? because I have no idea whats wrong. overheating is unlikly because i have a laptop cooler and the fan is clean.



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Aug 16 2008, 6:23 pm DT_Battlekruser Post #2



Hard shutdowns, BSODs, or system initiated shutdowns (you see the little "your computer will shut down in 30 seconds..." window)?



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Aug 16 2008, 6:59 pm MasterJohnny Post #3



No Blue Screen No words just hard shutdown?
Windows Reliability and Performance Monitors says Miscellaneous Failure: Disruptive Shutdown :The Computer was not shutdown properly.



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Aug 16 2008, 11:21 pm marxel Post #4



Maybe your computer is set to shut down when it reaches a certain level of temperature? Mine is set to 75C if I can last time I checked BIOS settings. Forgive me if I misuse some terms, maybe someone else can make it clear.



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Aug 16 2008, 11:22 pm MasterJohnny Post #5



I reset bios
It is still happening
I ran diagnostics test It seems to be failing somewhere near the memory tests.



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Aug 17 2008, 12:04 am dumbducky Post #6



Sounds like a hardware problem.

Does it just instantly shut down, or does it just shut down as if you had hit the button? My 4 year old XP machine does that.



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Aug 17 2008, 12:42 am ~:Deathawk:~ Post #7



I would pay attention to temperatures. Try using Everest Home to monitor your temperatures and report back to us what they are.

Also, when is this happening? Is it connected to the AC adapter? Is there a battery, etc.



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Aug 17 2008, 3:30 am MasterJohnny Post #8



Quote from dumbducky
Sounds like a hardware problem.

Does it just instantly shut down, or does it just shut down as if you had hit the button? My 4 year old XP machine does that.
It Instantly shuts down (not like if i hit the button and theres words like windows is shutting down)
Quote from ~:Deathawk:~
I would pay attention to temperatures. Try using Everest Home to monitor your temperatures and report back to us what they are.

Also, when is this happening? Is it connected to the AC adapter? Is there a battery, etc.
It is happening randomly it doesn't matter if i have just the battery or just the AC adapter. I really do not think it is overheating because i have a laptop cooler.



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Aug 17 2008, 3:46 am LegacyWeapon Post #9



Laptop coolers do not make your computer immune to overheating.

If it has been a year since you've had your laptop, think about reapplying thermal paste.
Clean out the insides and ventilation of your laptop with compressed air. Prevent over spinning your fan by holding it still with an object.

If you are playing intensive games, which even the best gaming laptops oftentimes cannot handle without overeating, think about undervolting your CPU. It will deter, or sometimes completely stop, the overheating from occurring.



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Aug 17 2008, 5:15 pm Twitch Post #10



Check for overheating and power failure.

I would leave it shutdown for 30 minutes then turn it back on to see if it was one of those.
If it still shuts down randomly afterwards then its something else.



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Aug 17 2008, 6:58 pm MasterJohnny Post #11



Quote from LegacyWeapon
Laptop coolers do not make your computer immune to overheating.

If it has been a year since you've had your laptop, think about reapplying thermal paste.
Clean out the insides and ventilation of your laptop with compressed air. Prevent over spinning your fan by holding it still with an object.

If you are playing intensive games, which even the best gaming laptops oftentimes cannot handle without overeating, think about undervolting your CPU. It will deter, or sometimes completely stop, the overheating from occurring.
This laptop is about 60 days old the inside is like completely clean.
Quote from Twitch
Check for overheating and power failure.

I would leave it shutdown for 30 minutes then turn it back on to see if it was one of those.
If it still shuts down randomly afterwards then its something else.
STILL HAPPENING :(



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Aug 17 2008, 7:47 pm dumbducky Post #12



If it's 2 months old, the warranty should still be valid. Just send it back in.



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Aug 17 2008, 9:23 pm MasterJohnny Post #13



Quote from dumbducky
If it's 2 months old, the warranty should still be valid. Just send it back in.
The problem with this is that they might reinstall my os and I really do not like other people messing with my computer.



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Aug 18 2008, 12:41 pm dumbducky Post #14



Well, if you like random shutdowns more than a possible reformat, don't send it in.



tits

Aug 20 2008, 8:37 pm ShadowFlare Post #15



If you have a spare hard drive with enough space, use a drive imaging program to clone your drive into an image file on the spare hard drive, and you can use that to restore it when you get the computer back if they messed with it in any way.



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Aug 21 2008, 12:40 am MasterJohnny Post #16



Quote from dumbducky
Well, if you like random shutdowns more than a possible reformat, don't send it in.
sigh..fine I will send it in. Anybody have any expericance with dell repair depot?
Quote from ShadowFlare
If you have a spare hard drive with enough space, use a drive imaging program to clone your drive into an image file on the spare hard drive, and you can use that to restore it when you get the computer back if they messed with it in any way.
I have none of those things :(



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Aug 27 2008, 2:25 am Jello-Jigglers Post #17



dang... Well all I know is mine gets pretty hot but never had random shuts. Hopefully they get it running cause being lappy-less is like not being able to find your testicles after you get kicked in soccer haha.



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