Solved Desktop PC turns off instantly at 11 pm.

July 26, 2013 at 08:23:24
Specs: Windows 7, 3.0 Ghz/8gb Ram
My computer has been turning off instantly and when I Turn it on it will only stay on for a few mins then turns off instantly. I am able to use it for prolonged duration the following day (around 8+ hours)

Previous Problem (might be related?)

Before I was rendering some stuff, and when I got back it was off. And It won't turn on. I checked every cable cleaned every dust. It eventually led me to opening up the CPU case and clean everything in there as well, Still no luck so i Tried Unplugging everything and testing just the PSU it was working butt when I plug everything back it wont turn on. Then I thought it was the Button, but it wasnt, Further fiddling with it and I found out it wont turn on if I have the HDD Power cable Hooked to the PSU. After removing the cable it will turn on and load up the bios (That rules out bad MOBO, I also tried a different PSU still the same).

Anyway after leaving it for about 2 hours it was fine like nothing happened. :(


Going back to my current problem:

Is this a virus Im having? or is something wrong with my Components? I checked the mobo, no bad capacitors or leaking. But what really troubles me is that its been turning off at 11 pm (local time) for 3 days now..


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#1
July 26, 2013 at 17:05:23
Nothing lost trying MalwareBytes freebie on it to see if it unearths anything:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...

Have a look in Scheduled tasks to see if anything is set to run at 11 pm.
Could be that a task is failing.

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#2
July 26, 2013 at 18:14:23
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If it's not software related then it sounds like you've got an intermittant hardware problem where things sometimes work and sometimes don't so you can't rule anything out.

It could be something as simple as a loose wire. Or it might be a weak power supply. Or a peripheral. You can temporarily disconnect all the drives and remove all the cards and then add those items back one-by-one and see if the failure cooperates and immediately causes the problem. Of course, when you're connecting or disconnecting stuff make sure the power cable is disconnected.

The 11:00 PM thing must be some task as Derek suggests or a bios setting. If it's neither then I think your PC needs an exorcist.


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#3
July 26, 2013 at 18:15:00
I already had malwarebytes.. And had it ran.. Still doing the same thing :(

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#4
July 27, 2013 at 01:56:28
I checked the scheduler.. nothing whatsoever.. :( Time to call the priest...

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#5
July 27, 2013 at 07:09:30
Very odd. I assume MalwareBytes found nothing.

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#6
July 27, 2013 at 10:50:56
sounds like a parental control to me....especially when it shuts off at the same time like you said...

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#7
July 29, 2013 at 00:25:22
It cant possibly be parental controls... My ISP has no such feature.. and to tell you honestly Im the only one in the house who actually knows how to use computers.. :) Im starting to believe my desktop is bewitched.. >.< or a faulty hardware.. like david said..

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#8
July 29, 2013 at 00:41:49
If it's a laptop--or its power options are set for a laptop--this may help:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/window...


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