Some PC's in our office are shutting down

November 27, 2010 at 03:55:34
Specs: Windows XP, 1 gb
Some PC's (with XP) are shutting down frequntly (4/5 times in a day) without any error or messages. this is happening since last 8/10 days.

thanks in advance


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#1
November 27, 2010 at 04:12:48
It could be because of several reasons....could be overheating, or it could be some malware also. Check whether processor fan is working....also do a virus scan.

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#2
November 27, 2010 at 05:08:24
What make and model are these PCs?
Also how old are they?

If these are fairly old PCs then look for the possibility of leaking / bulging capacitors.

What you are describing is symptomatic of those problems

Google for: leaking / bulging capacitors

Also look here:
http://badcaps.net/pages.php?vid=5

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#3
November 27, 2010 at 09:01:41
Two possible reasons.
1. cpu overheating
2. bad psu

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#4
November 28, 2010 at 20:19:22
In most of the pcs event viewer shows the follwoing error..
All the CPU are new
The fans are working fine
All the PCS have Updated Kaspersky installed in it.

Can this happen due to some Microsoft Certificate issue

Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed to contact the active directory (0x8007054b). The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
Enrollment will not be performed.


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#5
November 29, 2010 at 03:32:29
That wouild prevent login but not cause shutdown.

See here on possible solution to this error (it won't solve your shutdown problems):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310461

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#6
November 29, 2010 at 07:36:15
"In most of the pcs event viewer shows the following error",

What was the error?

How to know you are getting old 4:
You can't find anything you like on "the wireless"


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#7
November 29, 2010 at 09:49:09
error is listed on the bottom of post #4

are these pcs joined to a domain? Anyone doing group policies?

If the pcs are just shut down you will see an event viewer error saying unexpected shutdown detected. Do you see this event viewer error on the pcs?

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#8
November 29, 2010 at 10:46:02
Ooops, seems I didn't look down far enough.

[To happen on several machines makes it look like a networking issue, which seems to be borne out by the error message. Unusal to get a shut down tho]

How to know you are getting old 4:
You can't find anything you like on "the wireless"


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