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My Computer Turns off at Night with a Program Running

By Sound Man
Oct 16, 2008
  1. Hi

    I’m running Vista Home Premium

    I've seen for the last few months if I leave a Program on and get up in the morning the Computer is Turned right off.

    The Screen Goes Black and then shuts off(Not sure on how many hours it takes)to completely turn off.

    Have had it idle for about 10 mins or so and the screen goes black

    I've tried to put a screen saver and it doesn't show

    What settings can I go into to stop this from turning the computer right off

    The Lap-Top is a Compaq Presario C500

    Thanks
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Power Settings in Control Panel
     
  3. Sound Man

    Sound Man TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    I don't see it
     
  4. Sound Man

    Sound Man TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Is Having a Blue Screen Normal

    Wrong section
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  6. Sound Man

    Sound Man TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    The Closest thing I have is Power Options
     
  7. Sound Man

    Sound Man TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Alright

    These are the settings

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    This is the other settings from that list on the left

    Im going to click Never and see what happens
     
  8. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Are you sure that you computer is completely turn off?

    Have you try to click on the mouse or keyboard click? As your settings is showing that you laptop is set to turn the display off after 30 min when on battery and 20 min when plug to electricity.
     
  9. InsaneVr6

    InsaneVr6 TS Enthusiast Posts: 221

    Your computer may not have turned off. For example, my laptop goes into a sleep mode after a few minutes wihout use and the only way I can 'wake it up' is by pressing the Fn(function) key.

    Are all the lights on your computer off when you go back to it and claim its off?

    If none of the above applied to you then you changing your power settings should solve the problem.

    Should your power settings not solve the problem. Then the only thing i can really think of is overheating...
     
  10. Sound Man

    Sound Man TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Yes Not one Light is on

    Two Days ago I got up at 6:00Am and Had to turn the Computer on

    Then at around 9:00Am same thing

    I think It might be overHeating

    Last Night I put a Book on the one side to prop it up.so the Fan/vents could cool and nothing even had the lid down and everything still was working in the morning.

    All my programs were running etc
     
  11. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Ok so then it may a peripherals heating. You may use SpeedFan for trying to put the Fan speed a little higher.

    Also have you done some overclocking on the graphic card or another peripheral?
     
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