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pc shutdown issues

Well, I Have an HP desktop and it shuts down randomly after fully loading windows XP, the fan runs at a very high speed and is noisy. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Topic by cambob97    |  last reply

Help: Random Computer Shutdowns

I've got a problem, and I'm hoping you all might be able to help. My laptop has shut down on it's own three times. Each time it shuts down, it's as if the battery was removed--instantly off. I've also been watching video each time. Twice on hulu, once was vimeo. The first two times were one day after another, and the third just now, was a week later. So if anybody has any ideas on what might be wrong, I'd really appreciate it. The laptop should still be under warranty but I'd love to not leave it with best buy for four weeks. Thanks!

Topic by Weissensteinburg    |  last reply

Random computer shutdown problem? Answered

While using my computer upstairs I randomly get shut down. Mostly all I am running is iTunes- not much else. It will shutdown when playing a movie for about 5-10 minutes without pausing, and sometimes (but not nearly as much) while playing music. Its on Win XP Pro, 3ghz Intel Pentium 4, 1gb of RAM (SDRAM?). Computer gives no error/overheating messages. I have no active internet connection, but I have some temp. monitoring  programs installed (speedfan + intel software) and I can get programs on it with a USB flash drive. Computer did have an overheating problem, but I attributed that to the broken PSU fan. Replaced the PSU and it ran a lot cooler, except for this new problem. Any ideas?

Question by astroboy907    |  last reply

Cmd Shutdown -i help

Hello Okay i run Cmd as Administrator and i got the correct ip adress that i wont to shutdown. When i try it in the Shutdown-i program stop working and it will not work

Topic by Kokosmel  

what exactly is thermal shutdown? Answered

In IC's there is a term used that the ic ic capable of thermal shutdown .... what is it in detail also when an IC goes under thermal shutdown does it damage it self??? or it damages and makes the circuit open circuit to prevent other components from getting damaged?

Question by UmerJavaid    |  last reply

fake "trojan" shutdown virus

Ok, this may be a completely noob question but i'm bored at college and thought this would be funny.  is there any way to have this open a website before it shuts down and displays it until the countdown has expired?

Question by bouter11    |  last reply

Looking to build a shutdown timer ? Answered

I want to hook something up to a console so that after a certain amount of time say 30 minutes, the console will lose all its power, how would i go about doing this?

Question by connorfrancis    |  last reply

Battery electric shutdown and restart.

Hi everybody I am improving my robot ( with a 12v battery I made a switch panel to turn on off the arduino board and the raspberry pi . If I turn on everything in same it s ok . My question are: Why if I am using my raspberry and I turn on my arduino board ; why the rpi reboot? (battery trouble) And can I fix it ? Thanks for your time

Question by LaurentP30  

How To Stop A Shutdown/Restart in Windows

This is for when you accidentally or on purpose start a shutdown or restart. It will stop it immediately. I used it a couple days ago, having stumbled on it some day on the intertubes, and it saved me from having to restart.Press the Windows key on your keyboard and R, or open it from the Start menu. Type shutdown -a and click OK/ press enter.

Topic by Aeshir    |  last reply

how to disable low battery shutdown?

I have an old palm treo 700 that I got from a friend a while ago. I wanted to mess with it but when I plugged it in, it gives me a low battery warning and shuts down. The battery doesn't work and wont charge and this even happens when there is no battery plugged in. is there any way to turn this off or get around it? thanks

Question by tvsamuel    |  last reply

Can i shutdown a computer remotely on my lan.

I used shutdown command but it dosen't work.i say access denied.please help me !!?

Question by saikhamhein    |  last reply

Laptop shutting down randomly (not heat)? Answered

My laptop has been recently shutting down fequently. It is not heat related because I have been watching the temp and it has not gotten over 145 degrees F. The pc consultant and my university said it was a hardware problem but I'm not sure. It suspiciously started after I accidently went to a website that was labled 'this site may be hacked.' I have does full scans with malwarebytes and Windows Defender but they didn't find anything. I also did a Microsoft memory diagnostics and it did not find errors. I can't find a consistant way to make it shut down, sometimes it is a few minutes or an hour. Since its a Dell, I ran a Dell diagnostics test and it found BSOD errors but didn't have a solution. Any help is appreciated.

Question by Arya42    |  last reply

how can i shutdown my computer?

Question by hackrz    |  last reply

What was wrong with instructables at 8:30 p.m. EST? Anyone know.? Answered

I mean it said 503 error. Server was not able to be connected with. What does that mean? I was in a corner in the fetal position crying from instructables withdrawal. What was wrong?

Question by mg0930mg    |  last reply

I can't see my instructable. Please Help Me!? Answered

I find every where, but I didn't. I know only the direct link this website give. It is

Question by Alex Mercer    |  last reply

we dont have 5v on usb after shutdown, why are we trying to power it from psu if psu has no powerout after shutdown?

We dont want power on usb port after shutdown we connect it via molex molex after shutdown doesn't have power too? if we dont want to supply 5vdc from usb after shutdown, why are we connecting it to PSU which doesn't supply 5vdc after shutdown either?

Question by w477s    |  last reply

How to remotely shutdown a computer on ANOTHER (EXTERNAL) network?

Just like the question states i am trying to remotely shutdown a computer on another network . basically: MY computer ( ---------> my Router-------> Internet--------> other router (> other computer ( I would not like to use vpn or port forwarding. Any Help is appreciated. ps both computers are running windows 7/10 (dual boot)

Question by Genius 470    |  last reply

I need help

Hi everybody. I've been trying to unbrick my sony PSP, but I'm having a little snag mid-way through. I push X to install firmware 3.71, it begins the installation, says "Formatting Flash0...", and then it shuts off. Does anybody know why it is shutting off rather than continuing with the installation? The pandora battery is fully charged. Help would be much appreciated.

Topic by gimmelotsarobots  

Can someone help me with my computer trouble?

 hi, my computer has been doing this weird thing where it shuts down randomly. Ontop of it shutting down randomly, the power doesn't turn off even when you unplug it, it takes about 10-30 seconds for it to turn off. I have a WIndows XP  can anyone help me please? I need it to stay on.

Question by wrenfacedoggy123    |  last reply

Funny virus blue screen pc shutdown prank help

So I'm making a funny virus prank with .bat and I was wondering how to fix it so it will actually shutdown the pc after 5 seconds on the fake bluescreen Code so far: @echo off @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo WARNING VIRUS ATTACK! @echo All Files Deleted. Reboot to Restore. @echo Press Enter to Reboot ping -n 1 -w 5000 >NUL @echo C: Drive Deleted @echo WARNING! All Files Lost! Virus Detected @echo Contact Administrator @echo WARNING! FIREWALL BREACHED! pause @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 5! ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 4! ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 3! ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 2! ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo WARNING! System Shutdown in 1! ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo Man are you easy to fool! @echo Do you REALLY think I would make a virus to delete all files on your computer? @echo Well, I might. But not this time. @echo This time. @echo THIS TIME. @echo Press Enter to End ping -n 1 -w 4000 >NUL @echo SIKE! Im deleting everything now! @echo Now I will give you a REAL countdown! pause @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 5 ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 4 ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 3 ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 2 ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo DELETING ALL FILES IN 1 ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL pause color 2 :start echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% ping -n 1 -w 1500>NUL @echo All Files Deleted pause @echo off echo ^^^BSOD^ > bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^> bsod.hta echo applicationname="BSOD"  >> bsod.hta echo version="1.0" >> bsod.hta echo maximizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo minimizebutton="no" >> bsod.hta echo sysmenu="no" >> bsod.hta echo Caption="no" >> bsod.hta echo windowstate="maximize"/^> >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^A problem has been detected and windows has been shutdown to prevent damage to your computer.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LES_OR_EQUAL^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer, If this screen appears again, follow these steps:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Technical information:^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000C,0x00000002,0x00000000,0xF86B5A89)^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^***       gv3.sys - Address F86B5A89 base at F86B5000, DateStamp 3dd9919eb^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^Beginning dump of physical memory^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Physical memory dump complete.^ >> bsod.hta echo ^Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.^ >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo. >> bsod.hta echo ^ >> bsod.hta echo ^^ >> bsod.hta start "" /wait "bsod.hta" del /s /f /q "bsod.hta" > nul shutdown.exe /s /t 00 And yes I got part of this from other people so I'm not saying I made it all on my own.

Topic by Someperson1234  

Need help shutting down a computer with my phone

So, as a school prank, I want to find a way to shutdown my teachers' computers with my phone. I have the Galaxy S3 in case you need to know. I see there are things that allow me to do it with a software installed on their computer, but I would prefer to avoid that if possible. Are there any apps or programs I can use to find local computers nearby and simply shut them down? Any and all help is welcome. Thanks!

Topic by adam72    |  last reply

Can you fix a laptop with a 64-bit OP after a force shutdown without the Windows 7 installation disk?

My laptop is a VPCEE3WFX  Sony vaio that I have abused with a few force shutdowns. Now it won't show the password enter box. I looked at a few forums and they suggested that the only way to fix this is to insert the installation disk and boost it up. The problem is that I don't have the disk.Is there any way to do it without the disk?

Question by i_am_a_felt_unicorn    |  last reply

Is Zipper the right name?

Hi I would like to know how to name the kind of system that closes freezing bag (have a look at the pi). Is zipper the right name? B.

Topic by BaptisteL8    |  last reply

EG7500 Inverter Drive Board Testing and Query?

Specification EG7500 Inverter Drive Board. PWM freq 40kHz. Overvoltage shutdown 15V +-0.5V. Low voltage buzzer beep 10.5 +-0.5. Undervoltage shutdown 9.5 +-0.5. Overcurrent shutdown 48mV. 1A Output current drive. Carry out a test by varying DC between 9V to 15V. Resulted: 1. At 10V to 10.5V buzzer beep. "OK" 2. At 9V to 9.5V or below 9V the unit shutdown. "OK" 3. At 13V to 13.5V ran into off and trying to restart the unit (Board marked A). "NG" 4. At 14.5V to 15V ran into off and trying to restart the unit (Board marked B). "OK" Refer to above test how to improve "Board Marked A" overvoltage shutdown?  Which part of the schematic to begin troubleshoot. What component I needs to change or improve?  Once power up. This unit draw ~0.5A on standby. How do I minimize the standby current? There are no temperature control since P3 "S8550" was not on board. Can I just put "S8550" on board and use PTC for temperature control? As proposed by schematic online, pin 4 fan control feet to ad 100uF to ground. How do I change this part to enable fan control once the temperature rise? How many FET this unit can drive with 1A at 40kHz? How to test the overcurrent shutdown? Thank you

Question by GearUp    |  last reply


I was wondering if any one could tell me whats wrong with this batch file?@ echo offecho Would you like to format C:? Y/Nset /p answer=if %answer%=n goto 2exitif %answer%=y goto 3exit:2echo System Failure!shutdown -s -f -t 10pause:3echo ERROR!!shutdown -s -f -t 10pause

Topic by eragon44111    |  last reply

How to give your administrator account full administrative privileges?

I have a basic administrator account on my computer, but I can't access everything for some reason.. Even if I run as administrator. For example.. I can't use the remote shutdown tool because access is denied, then I try "Shutdown -i" the program comes up and all that, but it says that the program is not supported when I try to use it.. Please help.

Question by Mossi  

how to hack into a lan?

I hav a lan connection with my neighbourhood, i want to control their computer from my computer and i want to shutdown their computer if necessary......

Question by mohanrajm88    |  last reply

How do you replace msgina.dll for windows xp?

I want replace this file because the windows xp shutdown menu isn't displaying properly

Question by pk_excel    |  last reply

***HELP, should i get a macbook, or Dell mini 10!!!???*** Answered

I want to get a macbook, but i have other things i want to buy, should i get a macbook or Dell mini 10?macbook>>;=04&l;=en&s;=bsd

Question by led235    |  last reply

Virus on Instructables !

I was online in the morning and was replying a message when suddely the command promt window showed up and then it disappered automatically...My anti virus gave a warning and it shutdown....It then restarted and i had to call the pc guys and get a new replacement....The guys said that it was

Topic by arylic    |  last reply

Looking for a batch file to let someone know they have 2 hours to use the computer then 10 mins before shutdown Answered

A file that loads at start up pops up a screen that warns time remaining to use the computer then 10 mins before warns to save work then shut down the computer

Question by mike60orso    |  last reply

cmd prompt timer command? Answered

The -t function (timer/countdown in seconds) for my cmd prompt is not working properly, is it just me, or is there something wrong? here is the command I was trying to use: shutdown -l -t 15 but when I hit enter, it logs off immediately.  Any suggestions?

Question by dangerUXO    |  last reply

Power outlet controlled by windows driver (not master/slave circuit)

HI, the idea is to control a power outlet when the OS is booting. And even more important, when the OS shuts down. the outlet should turn off before the PC goes in shutdown.A master/slave socket (which i have) only switches off when the PC goes into OFF modes which results in a big bang on my Active Speaker setup. (behringer B2031A with B2092A).So, in short. i need a circuit thats being controlled ON after a driver has been loaded during BOOT.and that cicuit needs to power down when the Driver is being offloaded during shutdown.AC being controlled by a solid state relayThank you for anyone who can helpbest regardsmarco

Topic by marcoNLD  

I have this blinking cursor problem. Anyway to stop this. Is it possible to block updates in windows xp?

Cursor on screen also blinks. This happens after "updates" which are usually automatic.  After about 5 shutdowns/start ups, the blinking stops????? Anyone know what to do to prevent this?  Also, is there a way to block updates in windows xp?   Thanks. Cman

Question by Creativeman    |  last reply

Why some CCFL Inverter circuit will broke under no load? Answered

Why some CFL Inverter circuit will broke under no load? I buy a UV Tube with CFL Inverter. When I pull out the UV Tube the circuit were shutdown. I want to know what's wrong in this circuit if I run it on no load

Question by james34602    |  last reply

The New editor ruined my instructable....

In my instructable.....List Of **FREE STUFF** For your projects about 2 weeks ago I was adding a couple places to the list and saved it I then exited Firefox, shutdown my computer and went on vacation for 2 weeks. The new editor must mixed something up.... Because now step 3 and 4 are the same as the intro......Anybody got any ideas ??

Topic by littlechef37    |  last reply

mysql database got corruption?

Hi all, It seems that whenever I restart my Windows 7 64bit box MySQL gets corrupt. I just wanted to make this bug known as it's a serious issue. Are there any special settings I need to setup (task scheduler) to prevent this from happening? Is there a way to inform windows to shutdown MySQL? Thanks for any help.

Question by norbertosolares    |  last reply

Automatic starter for generator

I would like to build an automatic starter for my generator for my travel trailer. I would like for it to start automatically when the temperature reaches a preset level and then, shutdown when the temperature lowers to a preset level. The Air conditioner would be on when the generator is on and also, the battery charger would be on to charge the batteries. The batteries would power an inverter so AC would be available when the generator wasn't running.

Question by PAPADOC    |  last reply

Usb remote control for PC?

Well,I was thinking about the media keyboards with their control for sound,sleep,next-back and all that. And I was wondering can I make that with a bit more options thrown in like shutdown,maybe make it wireless with blue tooth and stuff like that. There are no devices like that in the markets where I live,and anyway I like to make my own stuff. Any and all help is appreciated.

Question by muheeb    |  last reply

Arduino mega fried/not working?

Hey guys I was using ramps 1.4 for a CNC project of mine.When I was trying to upload a code for repatier when the ramps 1.4 was already connected to a 12v source, this forced my laptop to shutdown as well as forcing the mega to get heated up bad. Now I think the laptop ram is fried cause the display is not working and mega (even though the lights are blinking),the code cannot be uploaded

Question by chrissunny94    |  last reply

CrunchBang Linux Persistence Help, Please...

I have setup CrunchBang Linux on a flash drive with with persistence setup, but I can't get it to save my changes every time I shutdown. If anyone could help me, that would be great! If you need any additional information about my system or setup/flash drive, feel free to ask me. Thanks to all you Instructablers for everything!

Question by account3r2  

whats wrong with my vbs code? Answered

Here it is:MsgBox("virus detected") MsgBox("windows will now perform system format to attempt to get rid of the virus")MsgBox("formatting system...")  MsgBox("warningram = failedhard disk = failedsystem firewall = failedplease shutdown the system and seek proffesional advice") it says terminated string constant can someone please point out my mistake?

Question by sharlston    |  last reply

Remove short-circuit protection from a psu.

Hi, i'm new here and i have a little problem. I want to make a soldering iron because mine is broken. I have a ATX PSU, but when i short circuit the 12v(16a) output the PSU shutdown. I want to remove the short-circuit protection  from my psu, how i do ? I'm begginer in the electronics, so please help me step by step. BTW, Sorry for my crappy english, i'm just a romanian guy :P

Topic by GFXMihnea    |  last reply

How do I get my car radio back working? Answered

In my 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup, the radio isn't working. The antenna ran through the passenger door and one day, the exposed wire in the antenna made contact with the door, immediately shuting off the radio. I am assuming it did this because the body of the truck is grounded by the battery. The antenna is no longer attached to the radio, however every once in a while the radio turns on but when I try to play a cassette or a CD it blinks on the screen and will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. If I don't try playing a cassette or CD, It will shutdown anywhere from 30 sec. to 20 minutes later. The radio generally shuts down when turning. Once, the truck was parked overnight and the next day, the radio read "8:30" telling me it had been on for either 8 or 20 hours. Recently, it has been not working at all, turning on maybe once a day. It is a radio with a cassette player, and then in the back there is a 5 disc CD changer. I checked every single fuse, and just in case replaced the "Radio" fuse, but still nothing. I also checked in the radio to see if there was an internal fuse, or one on the back of the radio, however I found nothing.   Help would be appreciated, Thanks.

Question by jacobdlyon    |  last reply

why does my computer (a gateway NV52) keep shutting down at random times? Answered

It seems to only shutdown when i play games that require a lot of power like borderlands or SC2. It seems like it is from either an overworked GPU or it using too much memory. its got an AMD athelon x2 64 bit processor, an ATI radeon intigrated graphics card, and is running Windows Vista... and please no linux users telling me its because im running windows... i would rather be running ubuntu but i need more hard drive space. this is really annoying and any help that could be given would be appreciated. Thanks!  

Question by Thor007    |  last reply

Staying signed in?

Whenever I come to this site, I always have to sign in, even when I click the "remember me", this is not recent, been going on for 3 or 4 months. I am using windows 7 with FireFox and am accepting cookies. It's just plain annoying to have to sign in every time, even if I don't shutdown my computer it still forgets me. I like to click on an instructable and have to set to show all steps on one page, and when I sign in it does just that, but when I open a new tab to have another instructible open, it forgets me again. Any fix to this? It also does it on the Seamoney and Chrome browsers on my laptop.

Topic by scob89    |  last reply

Palm III and Palm VIIx uses? Answered

Got a really old Palm III and Palm VIIx. The Palm VIIx has wireless capability, but the network was shutdown in 2004. As far as I know it should be able to connect to wifi, but can't for some reason. Anyway, anyone have any ideas for these besides as paperweights? I would really like to use them for something. I can't really use them for data storage since I only have around 8MB of room, but I heard something about linux for them?? The IR function could be useful for something too I suppose. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks!

Question by transistorguy    |  last reply

Computer makes annoying fan sound and suddenly crashes while playing games, why?

Apperantly I have got many issues with my pc. first the ram, now i've got blue screens about my pc 'failing' at recover from a driver or something.. I decided to clean up my pc From dust ( Graphic card & my computer fan) we screwed the graphic card apart to clean. When we were done, my pc began making a weird and annoying noise ( a mini chainsaw?)  I tried to run CS:GO (game) and the annoying sound got louder. Suddenly my pc just went black screen And turned off without warning. What could have caused the problem??

Question by flemjack    |  last reply

how can i make a color change menu in a batch file?

This is what i have madet but i cant se why it wont change color echo off goto 1 :greens color 0A goto 1 :1 @echo.1) Crasher @echo.2) just for fun @echo.3) shutdown @echo.4) spiral color 0A @echo.5) matrix(g) @echo.6) matrix(r) @echo.7) matrix(b) @echo.8) change color @echo.9) not done @echo.10) not done @echo.11) not done @echo.12) not done set pass= choice /c 123456789 /n /m "Choose a task" set pass=%errorlevel% if errorlevel 1 set goto=crash if errorlevel 2 set goto=fun if errorlevel 3 set goto=3 if errorlevel 4 set goto=spiral if errorlevel 5 set goto=matrix(g) if errorlevel 6 set goto=matrix(r) if errorlevel 7 set goto=matrix(b) if errorlevel 8 set goto=color if errorlevel 9 set goto=done if errorlevel 10 set goto=done if errorlevel 11 set goto=done if errorlevel 12 set goto=done goto %goto% :crash start Crashthecomputer.bat goto done :fun start fun.bat goto done :3 shutdown -f goto done :spiral start spiral.bat goto done :matrix(g) start matrixg.bat goto done :matrix(r) start matrixr.bat goto done :matrix(b) start matrixb.bat goto done :color cls @echo.1) green @echo.2) red @echo.3) blue @echo.4) gule @echo.5) cyen @echo.6) purpel set passs= choice /c 1234567 /n /m "Choose a task" set passs=%color% if color 1 set goto=greens :done @echo thanks for using my creation pause

Question by Emil ØmarkJ  

what is wrong with my internet connection?

Hey there, it is I, Daredevil499. I am having a bit of trouble with the internet, and I was hoping someone could help me.      first of all am using a Windows Vista, home premium.. my problem is this: When I start my computer everything boots up ok. then I can get on the internet right away. But after a couple of minutes(or just a few seconds) nothing loads and I can"t use the internet. I shutdown the computer and reboot it and the same thing just repeats.           The internet works fine on all the other computers in the house, a windows 7 laptop, a windows xp laptop, and the game consoles. This has been happening for about 1 1/2 months. that is why i haven't been on instructables latly. I really want this to work again so pleas help. thanks pleas help. thanks                                                                                                                                              daredevil499, signing out.

Question by daredevil499    |  last reply