Computer Shuts down unexpectedly

HP Pavilion a367c
May 30, 2006 at 17:15:49
Specs: XP Home Edition, SP2, Intel P4 2.8GHz, 512MB Ra
Over the past 6 months my computer has begun to suddenly shut down without warning. Upon restart there are no error messages that would indicate anything other than a normal shutdown. I've checked system logs looking for errors but have been unable to find anything. Has anyone experienced anything like this? My bet is on a hardware issue versus software, but I'm not exactly sure. Any help would be appreciated.

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May 30, 2006 at 17:35:48
i had a similar problem, i changed everything and it turned out it was my mobo, but I heard a faulty PSU can have similar symptoms.

P4 2.6 HT
Asrock P4VM800 M/B
1024mb DDR 400
ATI Radeon 9600 256mb

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May 30, 2006 at 18:10:39
I had a UPS fail and I saw this behavior. I was about to replace the PSU but instead plugged the computer directly into a surge protector instead of the UPS and it hasn't happened since.

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May 30, 2006 at 20:00:48
I've seen this problem with a bad board, bad CPU, and bad memory and a bad PSU. Hopefully you have the necessary tools to troubleshoot. If not, it might be worth your while to bring it to a shop to test and pinpoint the problem.


AMD Athlonxp 3200+ OC
Asus A7N8x-deluxe-E
ATI AIW 9600pro
2x WD SATA raptors/raid0
Corsair XMS3200
16x Lite-on DVD
12x DVD-R
wireless card used as p

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May 30, 2006 at 20:30:52
set your PC by unchecking automatically restart so you can get an error message when your PC shuts down.
My PC did the same and it turned out to be a USB_Bugcode_Driver error. I fixed it.
Gateway said it was my power supply. See what your message comes up as and post it.

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks

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