laptop shuts off randomly

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  1. cash

    cash New Member

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    my laptop shuts off randomly every once in a while..without any warning or anything. the screen goes black and then a second later it turns off. :hs:
    i've noticed that most of the time it does this, is when a few programs are running at the same time, but not always. sometimes ill just be browsing the internet and it will do it.....any idea on what could cause this?:x:
     
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    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    Is your system up to date with MS updates? AV?

    The Sasser virus makes the computer shut down and/or restart randomly. There is a removal tool at Symantec http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2004-050116-1831-99&tabid=1

    Check your device manager by right clicking "My Computer" then click Properties and then click on the Hardware tab. Look for any items with an exclamation point for problem.

    After those you can reinstall the OS.
     
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    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Worms like sasser, if I recall, issued a shutdown command which resulted in a dialog and countdown. You could issue a shutdown -a command to abort it. This sounds like either a heat or a power supply issue.
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    overheating?
     
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    cash New Member

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    thanks for your help...i think its overheating...
    i downloaded SpeedFan and its saying that the temp is at 75 degrees celcius which is suppossedly dangerous...is there any way to cool it down without taking the fucker apart?
     
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    75C after running at 100% load for a half hour is not dangerous. (for that matter, 95C after running at 100% load is not dangerous.) If that's the IDLE temperature, though, then something IS wrong.
     
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    You should probably see if the fans or anything can be fixed, but if you're not up for that, buying a cooling pad would easily solve your problem
     

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