Computer automatically shuts down after 5 minutes

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Please, if anyone knows about my problem, feel free to post your answers! My computer automatically shuts down without any further notice. When I start the computer and reach the desktop, it takes only 5 minutes (as estimated the time) and shuts down, without any error message or even a warning prompt message!

Shutting down.

I just don't know what else to do.  I don't have any idea with regards to this problem. Please help me my computer is in danger. I think  I can't fix the problem as I don't know such troubleshooting issues! All I know is to surf the net.

Help please!

Thanks a lot

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Answered By 0 points N/A #113404

Computer automatically shuts down after 5 minutes

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Hi Jester,

I have some solutions to give you. You can do any of the following. Hope it resolves your problem.
 
Solution 1
 
Having a lot of applications and programs, installed in your computer can be the reason why it automatically shuts down/restart on it's own. They remain in the memory and if it is too much for the memory to handle; you are running too many applications, programs or running many browsers; If you're using a multimedia user; having a lot of applications and programs, I suggest you to upgrade your memory to at least 512Mb of memory. So you can avoid automatic shutdown and computer hang ups.
 
Solution 2
 
Restore your computer, from the day when your computer worked properly. You are going to restore your computer in System Restore.
First step is to run your computer into Safe Mode. Follow these steps:
 
Step 1: Restart your computer, and press and hold F8 key during the initial startup.
Step 2: At the Windows Advanced Option, -> select Safe Mode and press ENTER.
Step 3: Select the Operating System then hit Enter.
Step 4: When you're already in Safe Mode, the Desktop dialog box will open, -> then click No to run the System Restore.
Step 5: Select "Restore my computer to an earlier time", -> then click Next.
Step 6: In the calendar, choose the day before when your computer working in a good condition, -> and click NEXT.
Step 7: It will automatically restart your computer.
 
Solution 3
 
Set the Standby and Monitor to turn off in Safe Mode method. Follow these steps for System Standby:
 
Step 1: In the Solution 2 please follow Steps 1-3
Step 2: When you are already in Safe Mode, the Desktop dialog box will open then click Yes.
Step 3: In the desktop, please click right-click, -> then select Properties.
Step 4: On the Display Properties dialog box, -> select Screen saver tab.
Step 5: Click Power button under the Monitor power.
Step 6: In Power Schemes tab look down to System Standby then from the drop down list, -> click NEVER.
Step 7: Click Apply button, -> then click OK button.
 
Solution 4
 
Before you restart your system. Follow these steps for Monitor Settings. :
 
Step 1: On the Solution 3, follow the Steps 3-5.
 
Step 2: In the Turn off monitor drop down list and click NEVER.
 
Step 3: Click Apply and OK button, -> then restart your system.
 
Solution 5
 
One reason for that case is a Virus or a Trojan, which corrupts the registry key. Other possibility is, the registry key gets replaced with an incorrect value. Follow these steps:
 
Step 1: You need to access the infected unit to a network. Make sure, that the other unit doesn't have the same problem.
 
Step 2: Turn On both units. Do this at the working unit.
 
A: Press Windows key, select Run then type regedit.exe and hit Enter.
 
B: It will redirect to registry editor. Go to File, Connect Network Registry, by using this infected IP address or computer's name.
 
C: Locate the following entry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsNTCurrentVersionWinlogon
 
D: In this entry there's a key named userinit, double click the key and set the value to “C:WINDOWSSystem32userinit.exe”
Answered By 0 points N/A #113405

Computer automatically shuts down after 5 minutes

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HI Jester,

A computer that automatically shuts itself down could also mean several hardware issues. Most common would be the processor and other components overheating. You can easily check the core and the system temperature by going to the BIOS Setup screen select the “PC Health Status” option, and look for CPU Temp and System Temp. CPU temp above 70 to 80 degrees could be bad, more than that could mean that you PC could turn into “toast”!!
 
Depending on the Operating System that you are using, you can also set a specific temperature for your CPU to reach before it shuts itself down. You may want to also check this to make sure that it is not set too low. Shorts in internal wirings could also trigger the PC to shut down to protect itself from further damage.
 
If you are confident enough to do a total teardown then you could also try to check the following.
 
(NOTE: It will be wise to ground yourself using an anti static wristband before touching anything inside your PC)
 
1. Make sure that the CPU and PSU (or all fans) are spinning properly.
 
– Check for accumulation of dusts on the fans and the CPU heat sink
 
2. Check for the thermal compound between the processor and the heat sink
 
– You can purchase a tube of this at most electronic and PC shops at very cheap price.
 
I hope everything works out!HI Jester,
A computer that automatically shuts itself down could also mean several hardware issues. Most common would be the processor and other components overheating. You can easily check the core and the system temperature by going to the BIOS Setup screen select the “PC Health Status” option, and look for CPU Temp and System Temp. CPU temp above 70 to 80 degrees could be bad, more than that could mean that you PC could turn into “toast”!!
 
Depending on the Operating System that you are using, you can also set a specific temperature for your CPU to reach before it shuts itself down. You may want to also check this to make sure that it is not set too low. Shorts in internal wiring could also trigger the PC to shut down to protect itself from further damage.
 
If you are confident enough to do a total teardown then you could also try to check the following.
 
(NOTE: It will be wise to ground yourself using an anti static wristband before touching anything inside your PC)
 
1. Make sure that the CPU and PSU (or all fans) are spinning properly.
  • Check for accumulation of dusts on the fans and the CPU heat sink
2. Check for the thermal compound between the processor and the heat sink
  • You can purchase a tube of this at most electronic and PC shops at very cheap price.
I hope everything works out!
Answered By 0 points N/A #195447

Computer automatically shuts down after 5 minutes

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Good day,

Check the capacitors on the motherboard and in the power supply. Also check all the fans and make sure the heatsinks aren't clogged with dust.

All very common points of failure and irrational operation in computers.

Regards,

Jacksonn Maria

 

Answered By 0 points N/A #113406

Computer automatically shuts down after 5 minutes

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Hi Jester,

Here's what we can do to check what's causing it.

1. Boot your computer to safe mode. To do that when you start your computer up start pressing "F8" until you see the option safemode.

2. Once you have booted to safemode give it time to load up to check if still shuts down on its own. If it does not, then search for msconfig http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/msconfig_win7.html. Then go to "Start Up" tab click on "Disable All" click on apply then Ok. It will ask you to restart your computer. Just go ahead and restart it. After the restart check if the computer will not shut down on it's own. If it does not then that means one of the application we disabled in the startup item is causing it.

3. If in safe mode it still shuts down on its own the fastest thing you can do is remove the hard drive from that computer. Plug it in another one and have it scanned for any malicious software.

4. If all else fails then you will start removing parts of the computer that might be causing the issue.

Note: If you are not confident enough to open your computer and take out parts of it. I suggest you take it to someone who can.

Regards,

Robyn

Answered By 0 points N/A #195457

Computer automatically shuts down after 5 minutes

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Hi,

I think that you should reinstall your system because you probably catch some virus.Try before that to check your BIOS and look is here any technical problem. I don't know what else should I tell you. Pretty much that is all.

I hope that this post will help you with your problem.

Bye.

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