Windows 7 turns computer off randomly

March 17, 2012 at 15:01:02
Specs: Windows 7, 4Gb
I have twice installed Windows 7 on my PC as a dual boot to XP but for some reason it keeps turning itself off....not shutting down.

I know it's not overheating because i've been using XP all day and no problems.

I've just installed Windows 7 for the second time, installed wireless card driver so got connected to internet and after about 5 mins it turned itself off.

Could it be the network card driver causing the issue?


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#1
March 17, 2012 at 15:49:06
Would you say it lasts about an hour then shuts down?

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#2
March 17, 2012 at 16:42:54
What are you installing Windows 7 from? Factory Install/upgrade DVD? Are you entering the Windows 7 Key from the sticker? Did you purchase the Disk in a sealed package from a reputable dealer?

Did you run the Windows 7 compatibility tester? Did you install all Windows 7 drivers (32bit or 64bit depending on which you are installing) for your motherboard and ALL of your other hardware? Vista drivers sometimes works but XP drivers never work.

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#3
March 18, 2012 at 01:52:55
the first time it lasted an hour. I was able to get all updates, activate and install other prgrams and all of a sudden turned off. Turned back on and after 5 mins turned itself off.

Taht's what i reinstalled as a new installation (not upgrade both times) from dvd. This time i only installed the wireless card driver and graphics driver. Started rating the system and before it finished it turned itself off again.

I uninstalled the wireless driver in safe mode and restarted and it all works fine. Was able to index. I donwloaded a newer driver for it but windows 7 wouldn't install it.

Wireless card is Edimax 7711-ln


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#4
March 18, 2012 at 18:24:18
Are you sure you are downloading the correct driver for both your hardware AND your operating system (including whether 32bit or 64bit)? Where are you downloading it from? Are you installing your motherboard drivers first? This may be very important, the chipset and other motherboard drivers need to be installed first. Before that, or at least just after the motherboard drivers are installed, you need to make sure your Windows key is loaded (if not done during the install) and you do the registration and then all important Windows updates.

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