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    My wifes computer is having some strange problem with shutting itself off. It seems to be shutting down late at night. I have checked the power settings and I have found nothing that would indicate a shutoff during a specific time. I have scanned for viruses and spyware malware using AVG virus and Ewido security suite and Spybot S&D and that hasn't helped either. Anyone have any suggestions of where or what to look at. I have also looked at the event log and there are some errors but nothing i can connect to this shutting off stuff.

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    Pentium 2.4c northy
    MSI k8n neo 2 mobo
    DDR 400 memory 1 gig
    Sapphire Radeon Atlantis 9600 256mgs video card
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  • #2
    Re: Computer shuts off

    Are you having heat related problems?

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    • #3
      Re: Computer shuts off

      Shut down or Reboot ?
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      • #4
        Re: Computer shuts off

        It shuts down not a reboot. That's why I don't think it is an over heating problem. It doesn't seem to ever happen under load, seems to happen when the computer has not been used for a few hours. I think it shuts down in the middle of the night and never seems to shut down regularly so I don't think it is a system setting. It's quite strange to be honest.
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        • #5
          Re: Computer shuts off

          Maybe something is wrong with the fan, and it shuts off after a few hours of nonuse?

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          • #6
            Re: Computer shuts off

            Random Restarts/Shutdowns are usually realted to either overheating or a power supply issue. I'd set up a program to monitor your power rails, if they drop too far below required levels the system will shut off. I've had to replace half a dozen or so cheapy generic PSU's because of it.
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            • #7
              Re: Computer shuts off

              Originally posted by Spyder
              Random Restarts/Shutdowns are usually realted to either overheating or a power supply issue. I'd set up a program to monitor your power rails, if they drop too far below required levels the system will shut off. I've had to replace half a dozen or so cheapy generic PSU's because of it.

              Hmm that sounds like a possibility never thought of it. Would you know of any monitoring programs for PSU? I do have a spare PSU and it is a Thermaltake 430watt so I might just replace it and see if that fixes it. Thanks for the suggestions
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              • #8
                Re: Computer shuts off

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                • #9
                  Re: Computer shuts off

                  Power makes sense... could be something big in your house drawing enough power that ita browns you out and trips a bad or small power supply. Do you have the AC programmed to start at some time during the night ... something like that?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Computer shuts off

                    also check that you don't have a setting in the bios for shutdown.


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                    • #11
                      Re: Computer shuts off

                      Originally posted by Vulcan
                      also check that you don't have a setting in the bios for shutdown.
                      This is a good point on 2 fronts... auto timed shutdown and also you can usually set the behavior for after a power fault in the BIOS -- shutdown, restart, etc.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Computer shuts off

                        Originally posted by Vulcan
                        also check that you don't have a setting in the bios for shutdown.

                        I will have to check the Bios I didn't think of that either. If it isn't the Bios then I think it is the PSU. It's an older PS and it might be going bad.

                        Thanks for all the suggestions
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                        • #13
                          Re: Computer shuts off

                          The same thing started happening to my wife's computer like last week. Late at night it shuts down. Two days ago she left the speakers on and they emitted a crackling noise (probably related to the 60s-era receiver that connects to the PC) when I went up there to check the PC was unresponsive but the fans were still running.
                          How would I check the PSU rails? Does ASUSprobe log the voltages?
                          The PSU is quite new - Antec.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Computer shuts off

                            You can install a monitoring program (such as mbm linked earlier), or you can check them in the bios when you startup.
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