N/APosted on - 02/11/2015
Many people have problem with their PC shutting down suddenly. Some of the PCs restart themselves because of virus and get BSoD while some PCs restart because of power breakout. What are the major impacts of sudden shut down of PC? Will this devote to crashing of hard drive? What are the steps to be taken to stop this from happening?
What are the impacts of sudden PC shutdown?
There are different reasons why a computer suddenly shuts down or sometimes suddenly restarts even if you didn’t press on the reset button on the CPU. Both can cause data corruption. In a case where your computer shuts down or your CPU turns off for no reason, the best way to deal with this is to check your cooling fans.
If your CPU suddenly turns off even if you didn’t shut it down, one possible cause is an overheated processor. If this happens, it means the cooling fan mounted on top of the processor is not working properly. Its job is to maintain the temperature of the processor so it will not overheat.
If the temperature starts climbing, the cooling fan will spin at its fastest speed to maintain the temperature at a certain level. When the temperature is at normal, the cooling fan will spin at the normal rate. But if the processor overheated even if the cooling fan is spinning, it means the cooling fan is no longer fit to continue its job.
At this point, you need to replace the cooling fan mounted on top of the processor. If your processor frequently overheats, it will have a high chance of getting damaged in the long run and will be burned completely if the worst thing happens. You also need to check the cooling fan mounted on the side of the CPU case.
Make sure it is working when you start the CPU. If you frequently experience system shut down, it can damage not only your files and operating system but the physical hard drive itself. On the other hand, if your computer suddenly restarts, it can be caused by a faulty or malfunctioning device installed on your computer.
Most of the time, it is caused by devices like network cards or video cards that are built-in to your motherboard. If you experience this, check which built-in device is showing an anomaly. Sometimes when it is the video card, you will experience sudden freezing of your display or will show squares or lines on your monitor.
When you notice a problem in any of the built-in devices that you are using, stop using them and install a separate card. Like for example, if the problem is with the built-in video card, stop using the built-in video card. Purchase a new graphics adapter and install it on your CPU. Use it instead of the built-in device.