Computer turns off automatically

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  1. Cleanclover profile image38
    Cleancloverposted 11 years ago

    I have 2 laptops (32 and 64 bit) and 1 computer with windows 7 on them. All three are connected through one spike controller and and stabilizer.
    Now since last few days the computer shuts-down automatically when i turn it on. First i thought it was power problem so i removed the laptop connections and gave the computer complete power however the problem persisted.
    Then I considered checking the system files but the computer turns off before i can do that.
    Since last few days i heard some weird noise coming from the hard disk and i think the hard disk is expiring. The computer always shuts down when the hard disk activity is going on.
    So i would like to know what are the signs and signals to look for an expiring hard disk? And are my assumptions right? I love to solve problems before getting professional help so i am asking you people so i can solve this on my own :-)))

    Thank you!

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      ankigarg87posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There is some problem in your RAM .

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        Website Examinerposted 11 years agoin reply to this


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      Eudorawhiteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      To fix this problem, you should download a software program called a registry cleaner . This is a tool that scans through your computer and fixes and of the damaged or corrupted settings that can make Windows crash. In order to use one of these tools, you should download one from the Internet, install it and then let it scan your PC. It will fix any error that it finds, which should boost your PC's speed and stop the crashes from occurring. This  valuable choice is certain to avoid a freezing computer for a couple of minutes. It is the best and effective way.

      1. sasta10 profile image65
        sasta10posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        How can you install this if the computer turns off, it's not possible is it.

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    Website Examinerposted 11 years ago

    Sounds like a broken hard drive to me. Better think of replacing that and then data recovery. Booting into Windows may cause irretrievable loss of data.

  3. A la carte profile image60
    A la carteposted 11 years ago

    I agree with Website Examiner and would make an urgent point of backing up if you still can.

  4. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 11 years ago

    It's all over rover. You have a damaged hard drive and unless you have a boot disk with the capacity to see and fix your mbr you are in big doodoo.

    Go to snapfiles  and get yourself a repair kit if you want to try rebooting the drive to get data off it.

  5. Cleanclover profile image38
    Cleancloverposted 11 years ago

    Thank you all for your feedbacks. I am going to open up the CPU myself and check the connections inside. I suspect some loose connections there.

    Thank you all again :-)

  6. sunforged profile image69
    sunforgedposted 11 years ago

    If you can hear the whirring and clicking (weird noises) as stated earlier it is indeed, "all over, rover"

    lol , at the RAM statement , in a sardonic dont understand your propensity for poorly stated bad advice type of way (this statement will not translate well)

  7. tonybaldwin profile image59
    tonybaldwinposted 10 years ago

    It's an energy-saving feature. 

    Learn to love it.


  8. timorous profile image80
    timorousposted 10 years ago

    Yes, it could be the hard drive, if it sounds like it's spinning much faster than usual.  It could also be the power supply, depending on how far you get while booting up.  However, I would remove the old hard drive, and install a new one, format it, and re-load a clean version of Windows.

    Once that's up and working, you can try installing the old hard drive as a second drive, and see if it spins correctly, and the old partitions show up.  You may still be able to recover some of the old data.  Good luck.

  9. transinata profile image62
    transinataposted 10 years ago

    sometimes I open up everything and clear the dust on the main board surface and other modular part. and this can solve every hardware problem.

  10. markhubpages profile image40
    markhubpagesposted 10 years ago

    CleanClover here is the list based on my experience on the possible problems of your computer system

    1. Hard Disk Failure - of course if there is something weird noise coming from the hard disk. 80% probability that it could fail not too long.

    2. Virus - Viruses could be programmed to for the computer to shutdown, restart, manipulate files and folders, consume 100% of the processor, memory, and HARD DISK.

    3. Corrupted Operating System - there are times that the operating system could be corrupted because of incomplete or not proper installing all its components.

    That's is why the word "TROUBLESHOOTING" came out especially on computers. Try to make some troubleshooting, Test the Hard Disk, Scan for VIRUSES, or Try reinstalling the operating system. I'm sure you will figure out the problem.


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