My computer shut down automatically [Solved/Closed]

Harini - Oct 20, 2008 at 03:01 AM - Latest reply:  AceJJ
- Sep 29, 2017 at 09:24 PM

I have my PC with Configuration

Processor : p4
Motherboard : Intel
Ram 256MB

Whenever I Switch On or Power ON my Computer, It boots and Displays Intel Pentium 4 (as usual) and after 2/3 minutes it automatically shut down and again when I starts or Power on my PC, it starts and shut down automatically after 2/3 minutes.
Please tell me what may be the problem and how to rectify it

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A lot of people here concerned about CPU temperature – yes they DO get hot! VERY hot and that's normal. Many people also worried about power supplies. Yes, a faulty PS can cause problems but you can check the voltages by going into the system parameters during start up. Some people here seem to have almost rebuilt their computer to solve this shut-down problem! However, it has happened to me a number of times lately and here was my cause and my solutions:
POSSIBLE CAUSE: I was running Advanced System Care, which apparently runs in the background and continuously scrubs the registry for junk files. SOLUTION: I figured it may be screwing up the registry by doing this constantly so I shut down the "automated care" function (just on speculation), effectively shutting down the ASC software. SUSPECTED CAUSE: Lots of junk files and bits and pieces left over from normal use, that is, odd links and rubbish left behind when deleting files and moving things around. SOLUTION: I ran CCleaner to clean up these junk files. My system shut down again this morning and I ran this cleaner utility and it found and deleted 55.3 Megabytes of junk files from the registry. That's a LOT of junk and rubbish that isn't needed and it screws up the registry. CCleaner is a free download – Google for it. I also sometimes use Registry Mechanic which does the same thing but it is a little more thorough. Not free though, but you can download a trial version with limited capabilities and if you are game enough to browse the pirate software ("warez" or "crackz") websites you will usually find a registration code to fully enable the trial copy. I say "game enough" to browse them only because some of them can give you spyware or worse. Just do a thorough virus scan afterwards, just in case. But most of them, even if they are pirate software websites, are clean and reliable. You could also Google for Hijack This!, run it and follow the instructions to have the results assessed on-line. It will detect viruses and other things that shouldn't be on your computer. Many things can cause a shut down yes, power supply, viruses, RAM, etc., but in my case (and it often happens) it was no more than simply junk files and rubbish screwing up the registry and needing to be cleaned out. The registry does get clogged up over time which will slow down your computer, and giving it a good clean out should improve performance. It might just solve the problem for some people here. Good luck!

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good suggestion thank you. I will try.
3ab9are 1 Posts Tuesday July 11, 2017Registration date July 11, 2017 Last seen - Jul 11, 2017 at 10:05 PM
Thank you is working 100% advanced care system just removed will better guys is the problem 100% when you using in laptop guys. Thank you again sir! your really save me :)
Thanks for the info. I have used it and will see if my computer stays on.
ramu1234 10 Posts Tuesday October 27, 2009Registration date November 26, 2009 Last seen - Nov 26, 2009 at 12:33 AM
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remove your ram and clean the dust in slots and clean the ram and insert may it works properly
ShoNeH 30 Posts Tuesday October 14, 2008Registration date December 23, 2008 Last seen - Oct 20, 2008 at 06:18 AM
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check you processor temperature, power supply, maybe RAM, but my guess is overheating of processor

hope this is helpfull
hi please my computer shutdown automatically after one hour and restart itself. windows cant start in safe mode to repair please help me. I dont know if is the WAT I used to activate windows7

my computer shut down automatically--This is within a second.


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If your computer shuts down randomly, and when you restart it shuts down even faster, then your processor is overheating and it's shutting down to prevent damage. Solution: clean all the dust inside, make sure all fans are working, and if possible get new thermal compound for your processor.
ya I had the same problem too...well no 1 could fix my computer...atlast I changed the motherboad...i think the problem was my harddisk crash n I think my motherboard also had problem....dont waste ur money on ram or changin new harddisk ...i think its better if u change ur motherboard....
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Than you all for this very helpful thread. My laptop (Dell lattitude D630) was starting to act up like for the last few months and it was still quite ok. It would shut down only sporadically, but for the last three days it wont stay on for more than 10 - 15 minutes and I was going nuts about it. It is my work computer.
After researching in the internet, I cleaned the fan, opened it up and cleaned it well with a canned air, but nothing was able to help. This morning I came across this thread and after going through it, I did few things which seem to fix the problem (hopefully!!).
First, I removed the RAM and cleaned it and put it back. Then I installed CC Cleaner and cleaned the registry and unwated files etc, few gigs in total and finally I upgraded my windows xp and the laptop seems ot be working for few hours now without shutting it down. Hopefully I fixed the problem and hope this information help others in need.
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Open your ram & cline it & reinsert it. Properly it is happening for loose connection
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your system problem is smps its means swith mode power supply
than its chang after the chang no shoutdown

Thanks for your help. I did not understand yet how to solve this problem?

This power supply doesn't work anymore? I have to change the new one? Or is there any solution to fix it?

Thanks again so much!
issy15 > Metrey - Feb 14, 2009 at 11:59 PM
Get an new poewr supply unit with a higher voltage rating.
just but a new computer.. god u people. cant afford it?
Theguywhodoesntlikeyou - May 28, 2011 at 08:43 AM
Not everyone can afford to blow money on computers dumbass
Comp_freak 2 Posts Thursday July 2, 2009Registration date July 7, 2009 Last seen - Jul 7, 2009 at 02:50 PM
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its not sometime.....its the problem for about a there any solution for it..i have installed many OS including.XP,Vista,Windows 7...but of no use.......
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it might be problem of your power supply please change the location or check the power supply where u hv attached ur PC
platinumrose - Apr 14, 2009 at 09:39 AM
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try to start your computer in Safe Mode. There is a possiblitly that you will by pass the problem long enough to fix it.
johnydegout - Dec 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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Mine was bran new when shuting down after half hr playing top games,theres a manual button for a fan on the sif ov the case so I switched the fan off and it plays perfect now,hope this helps