Win 7 turns it self off


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Al Schmidt

I have upgraded from Vista 64 to Win 7 64 and now my computer often turns it
self off. I leave for a few hours and come back to a shut down computer. How
do I trouble shoot the problem?

\Thanks
 
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Frank

Al said:
I have upgraded from Vista 64 to Win 7 64 and now my computer often
turns it self off. I leave for a few hours and come back to a shut down
computer. How do I trouble shoot the problem?

\Thanks
You're not having a problem, you just don't have your computer power
options set up as you want them to be.

Go to control panel/power options and set as you want.
 
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SC Tom

Al Schmidt said:
I have upgraded from Vista 64 to Win 7 64 and now my computer often turns
it self off. I leave for a few hours and come back to a shut down computer.
How do I trouble shoot the problem?

\Thanks
Check Control Panel > Power Options > Change when the computer sleeps and
see what's listed for "Put the computer to sleep:".
 
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Ron O'Brien

SC Tom said:
Check Control Panel > Power Options > Change when the computer sleeps and
see what's listed for "Put the computer to sleep:".
If that is set correctly then you do have a problem.... assuming this never
happened with Vista is would initially indicate a drive problem or possibly
a corrupt file somewhere
 
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Al Schmidt

SC Tom said:
Check Control Panel > Power Options > Change when the computer sleeps and
see what's listed for "Put the computer to sleep:".
I can go for a few days without this happening. The screensaver/ power
options I understand and have checked.
 
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Al Schmidt

Ron O'Brien said:
If that is set correctly then you do have a problem.... assuming this
never happened with Vista is would initially indicate a drive problem or
possibly a corrupt file somewhere
I guess I'll be of to figure out how to trouble shoot driver issues or
corrupt files.

Thanks for the direction to look.
 
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GlowingBlueMist

Al said:
I can go for a few days without this happening. The screensaver/ power
options I understand and have checked.


Your problem could be totally unrelated to the Operating System upgrade,
especially since your problem can take days to show up, and randomly at
that.

A UPS with a dying or dead battery can cause random power downs.

Same can be said about other stuff like a bad outlet or just unstable power
such as when a hair dryer or vacuum cleaner is plugged into the same breaker
elsewhere in the house. Then again it would not be the first time a
computer problem has been blamed for a loose power plug where it attaches to
the power supply or other actual power problems.

Try plugging in an electronic clock that resets when it's unplugged, as in
no battery backup, into the outlet along with the computer and see if that
too shows a problem when the computer shuts down.
 
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Enkidu

Ron said:
If that is set correctly then you do have a problem.... assuming this never
happened with Vista is would initially indicate a drive problem or possibly
a corrupt file somewhere
Could still be hardware . . . everything's gotta die sometime.

Cooling fan blocked or not working? Easiest thing to check . . .
look and see. (Does W7 have some safety setting that turns off the
system if it gets to hot?)

Bad power supply? One of the most common parts of any system to die.
Could be heat-related there too.
 
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Dave-UK

Al Schmidt said:
I can go for a few days without this happening. The screensaver/ power
options I understand and have checked.
Have a look in the Event Viewer:
Control Panel
System and Security
Administrative tools
Event Viewer

Under Custom Views > Administrative events is a summary of errors
from the individual logs files listed in the left pane.
 
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Lange

It seems to be a prefectly normal behaviour on the standard Windows 7 setup.
Guess it's more of a laptop setting (for saving battery power).
But... you're computer has not been shut down like you thing it does.
Just press the powerbutton once quickly and it will boot up to the login.
Once there, you click on your login and you'll find you're computer in
the same state as it turned off on it's own... with all the programs and
windows active as you left it the last time. Works everytime!!
 
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Al Schmidt

I seem to have "cured" the problem with an updated video driver. The
computer was turned completely off. The complete bootup happened when the
power switch was pushed, and now programs were where they were earlier.

Thanks for the hint to check drivers from this group.
 

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