General discussion

Computer instantly shuts down

Hey everybody,

My computer, an Asus desktop, with Windows XP, sometimes shuts down immediately, like it is powered off. I had it repaired once, but the same problem came up again since two weeks. It can happen multiple times per hour.

What's likely to be broken? I'd like to fix it myself this time, what do I need?

Thanks, I appreciate your help.


Julian

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: Computer instantly shuts down
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Computer instantly shuts down
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
You said it was repaired once

so whatever was done didn't work. Can you tell us who did the repair and what they did. Also, it would help to know something about the model and age of the desktop. Unexpected shutdowns are often linked to power supply, heat, poor electrical connections, etc., but other issues can cause this. Troubleshooting steps would include booting to just the BIOS or safe mode and waiting to see if the same happens. This helps determine if it's a hardware cause. Post back more information if you can.

- Collapse -
Take it back

Take it back to wherever you had it repaired and tell them they didn't fix it. You paid for (presumably) a service, and that service wasn't done, so you are either entitled to a refund or someone to redo the service.

CNET Forums

Forum Info