Vista - Unexpected shut down

Philippines
September 9, 2009 1:34am CST
hi guys! i have a windows vista laptop. I am getting annoyed because once in a while it shuts down unexpectedly as if someone pulled the plug off. what must be the cause of the problem? please help, thanks!
6 responses
@dhugoi (315)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
Modern day electronics have a fail safe system. The system will try to reboot if overheating is detected to avoid critical temperature threshold. There are commercially available stand with fan underneat to suck heat out. Sometime it just a software issue, if there are no other choices, you can try reformat and install OS again. Backup up first your important file, if you can't access it, remove the hard disk. and do it on another computer. You can also try first the bootable CD to check if it's just only a software problem. Try UBCD its great.
@dhugoi (315)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
UBCD - Ultimate Boot CD is a bootable windows xp. It works even without hard drive.
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
thanks for the info but I have a windows vista OS in my pc..
@dhugoi (315)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
UBCD will run on any pc regardless of its OS, as I said even without Hard Disk.
@amitavroy (4824)
• India
9 Sep 09
such things happens sometimes when your pc suffers from heating problem. I mean there are temperature monitors inside the motherboard and if it gets heated up too much, then sometimes it restarts. now this can be caused by a lot of things - may be the power supply has a problem. Check your SMPS. May be your motherboard and processor got a lot of dust. Clean it. Try clearing any dust from the ram circuit. I hope this will solve the problem.
• United States
9 Sep 09
You are very right! There are many things it could be and the chances are it is computer related not vista related. I would liek to add to that: How much RAM do you have on your computer? What is your processor speed? Have you checked them to see how they are running (vista side bar has gadgets you can use)? Are you missing any RAM as sometimes a blown slot in a laptop can add a strain to the processor. Adding software that requires more than your computer has to offer can burn up a processor. Does the fan make any noise, as a fan that is not turning to cool the computer can cause major over heating, in a laptop for sure. You will need someone who knows about computers to take a look and run some tests if you don't know how yourself. Good Luck I really think your problem is being caused by overhearting and something is going out.
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
I will surely have to ask someone to check and clean the inside of my computer because I am afraid to do it myself.. But I only purchased my computer last month, I dont think dust would be the culprit..=/ I have a Lenovo Vista PC.. Processor is Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.0 GHz with 3GB of RAM..
2 Oct 09
dear maricris, can i ask what happened with your computer in the end? i bought a samsung laptop literally four weeks ago, windows vista, and it has an unexpected shut down almost about every 7 minutes, its a NIGHTMARE!!! what can i do? thank you! r
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
hi rorymen, I still have the same problem until now, I already upgraded to Windows 7 yet the problem still exists.. yes indeed, it is a nightmare!
@EliteUser (3971)
• Australia
14 Sep 09
Hey, I honestly have no idea why your Vista computer shuts down. Hopefully someone else will be able to answer your question better than I have done, in a really good way so you can actually benefit from it. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
thank you..=) well everyone gave their best to help, and I appreciate them for that.. happy mylotting!=)
@Nic7389 (186)
9 Sep 09
it could be something very simple. have you checked inside your machine? there could be a slightly loose cable from the PSU or the motherboard. Could be a virus, overheating or a battery problem?
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
I haven't checked yet, I will have to ask someone, a computer technician most probably, to check the inside of my computer..
@phayeth (519)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
hmmm...try to scan ur computer with an antivirus... co'z sometimes virus can co'z that kind of problem in one's computer
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
i regularly scan and update my antivirus, which is the Kaspersky.. I hope it's not a virus, but I surely hope too that it's not a hardware problem..=(