Vista auto shutdowns everyday at same time

January 4, 2011 at 08:56:33
Specs: Windows Vista, 64
I have already set the power saver to NEVER, and still , 2:10 am the computer shuts down, no matter what I am doing.Please help

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#1
January 5, 2011 at 03:23:38
Check BIOS for any setting as to shutdown.

Check scheduled tasks for shutdown command.

Check if you have a program such as Slawdog Smart Shutdown scheduled to shutdown.

Do you have an UPS to which this computer is connected ?

CoolGuy


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#2
January 5, 2011 at 08:19:13
I did everything you sad, nothing scheduled, but the virus scan.
I tried to run it myself, and bingo the computer shuts down, the history said that the virus scan was uncompleted for 4 days, same tie frame of problems, I uninstalled the AVG. So far so good, but I am having a computer professional coming.
That is so weird...
Thanks!

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#3
January 5, 2011 at 14:43:38
Some anti virus software can be set to turn off computer after an update or daily scan.....AVG 2011 is one of them.

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#4
January 5, 2011 at 15:05:02
The funny thing is that I have AVG for 6 months, and this just start 5 days ago. Well the crazy thing is the computer expert came here, download avast, and I started having the problem again. He said he doesn't know what is wrong... I started the backup with an external drive, I might need someone really good.Could be a virus attacking the anti virus and shutting down the computer? Because I can't scan.

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#5
January 5, 2011 at 16:54:33
Once I had a corrupted file....everytime the virus scanner would scan the file....it would cause the computer to shut down. It was resolved when I saved my data and formatted the pc and re-installed. I never was able to resolve why the file caused the computer to shutdown when a virus scan was run. Sorry cant be more help.

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#6
January 5, 2011 at 17:47:00
I am uninstalling the anti virus, how do I find the corrupt file? It does make a lot of sense.
I will let you know if without a anti virus the computer will shut down.
Thanks!

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#7
January 6, 2011 at 10:55:51
I suggest you to install MS Security Essentials version 2. I have been using it for several months and I am quite satisfied with it and it is free, too.

If you want to find the corrupt file, you should run at a command prompt with admin rights

CHKDSK /R /F

SFC /SCANNOW

Please note there are blank spaces before the slashes.

CoolGuy


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