Shutdown Problems, Bios update, hardware problems

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
September 13, 2012 at 21:36:35
Specs: Windows XP, 3582MB
how can i fix my PC from keeps on shutting down? Pls..help.. it Shutdown when i play online games.. how can i fix this??

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#1
September 13, 2012 at 23:35:57
Mention ur system specs for starters, and ur post title reads bios update ?
Did u update ur bios ? A bios update should not be performed unless u REALLY NEED TO.
AFAIK this could be overheating / power failure with no specs we cant help

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#2
September 14, 2012 at 11:18:58
Motherboard: EMX-MCP61P-AVL V2.0
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Build 2000
Bios Version/Date: Pheonix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 8/11/2008
SM Bios Version: 2.5
Processors : x86 Family 15 Model 107 Steeping 2 AuthenticAMD ~2700 MHz
Total Physical Memory : 2,048,00 MB
Video Card : PALIT 9500GT PCI-E
1024MB
128bit DDR2 TV-OUT DVI

pls help.. i dont know what to do.. im very pressured..


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#3
September 14, 2012 at 12:09:35
NOW, explain what you meant in detail by "BIOS Update", "Hardware Problems".
Explain any recent changes to Hardware, Software, BIOS, Drivers. etc. as well as a brief history on the problem. Did this happen without warning? Did this happen just after a change or update? Did this begin as small issues that were ignored?
Have you ever cleaned out dust from the inside of the machine? Use a can of compressed air that you can purchase at a computer store or office supply store, unplug and open the side of the machine and blow out the dust, being particular about the fans, heat sinks, and vents. You may want to do this outside, especially if it has been a while since it was done, or you will have a mess to clean up afterwards.
Have you ever checked your internal temperatures with a program like HWMonitor? This is a good tool to see if the problem is related to heat, fans, and even voltages.
Answer these questions and explain yourself more clearly and include all details that might in any way possibly be related since you could not be sure until you give us the entire picture.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
September 16, 2012 at 01:13:54
i used diff. kinds of driver updater just to know if its only a hardware problems..but then nothing happens.. when i play games it cannot reach 1 hr. it shutsdown.. these only happens in my 250GB seagate hDD inserted in what i mentioned above with alot of games installed.. i cleaned my machine using blower.. and i dont have any idea on how to update my bios.. pls help.. i had 3 more cpu's that have a shutdown problem.. i havent sleep all night.. thinking on how to fix this.. my fans seems running ok.. when i viewed my log event.. theres a DCOM error..Nvidia update failed and then the parallel port failed.. does this effect my cpu to shutdown??? do you think updating my bios could help???

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#5
September 16, 2012 at 05:30:09
Post your temperature readings in HWMonitor. Download free version (just below pro version on the right): http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmo...
Readings at idle, when online, and after 10 minutes gaming will be an indication if this is the issue or not.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
September 16, 2012 at 08:38:12
Don't do a bios update.

See event logs to start and maybe dump logs.

As suggested, power and temps may be the issue.


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#7
September 17, 2012 at 04:37:15
THNX ALOT.. ill post it later..

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#8
September 17, 2012 at 04:38:19
I hope its not about my bios.. bcoz i dont know anything about it.. tnx alot..

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#9
September 17, 2012 at 08:59:26
OK, if you insist. Change the bios then.

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#10
September 17, 2012 at 18:22:23
If you really want help, answer all questions with complete answers and include details.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#11
September 18, 2012 at 08:25:39
My post was meant to be humor.

I clearly said don't change the bios.


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#12
September 19, 2012 at 08:24:25
ok.. thank you 4 that.. sorry..its my 1st tym here..

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#14
September 19, 2012 at 08:37:02
Bios updates are sometimes offered by computer makers. They tend to fix specific issues like support new cpu range, or fix usb attach or odd issues. It is very very rare that they fix a shutdown issue. Bios tends to be most useful when you power up a computer. It is not much use after you have it powered on. Consider the elements that are in use when this issue happens.

Did you ever look at event logs?


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#15
September 19, 2012 at 19:28:31
Forget BIOS update.
Boot into Safe Mode. If it boots OK then your problem is with software. Run a System Restore to before you began having problems, restart to Safe Mode with Networking. Install, Update, and Run Malwarebytes, remove anything it finds. MANUALLY update all of your drivers. Get system drivers from system manufacturer's site on manufactured systems and drivers for custom systems and added components from the component manufacturer's site. Graphics drivers need to be downloaded from NVidia or AMD's sites depending on what graphics chip in in your add-on graphics card (if you added one). Install all new drivers and restart in normal mode.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#16
September 20, 2012 at 11:43:20
yes.. i always cheked my event logs.. and ive found alot of errors there... thanks 4 the informations youve shared..

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#17
September 20, 2012 at 11:51:23
i can boot into safe mode normally.. thank you 4 your help.. i will check my installed software now.. thanks alot..

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#18
September 21, 2012 at 00:35:27
there's alot of DCOM errors in my event log.. does this affect my computer from shutting down??? is it safe to disable it??... w8ng 4 your reply.. thnx in advance...

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#19
September 21, 2012 at 09:10:16
Forget dcom issue.

Looking at event logs in safe mode will show wrong errors. You need to match normal start problem times to even log times. Boot to normal mode, play some games that you know crash then look at event logs or dump logs and match times up.

You might need to run cpu temp monitor and power monitor at the same time as this test.


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#20
September 25, 2012 at 23:41:20
hi..its me again.. how can i un-greyed the chechbox of "hide modes that this monitor cannot display?? the checkbox is greyed out and uncheck.. my display adapter is Nvidia GFOrce 9500 GT.. is there any registry tweak in order to ungreyed the check box?/ plss help...

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#21
September 26, 2012 at 10:00:25
Are you opening the program as an admin user?

Also might be OK to make a new post on new subjects.


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