Computer shutdown and restarts problem

By martinlw ยท 64 replies
Feb 7, 2018
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  1. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +509

    David, perhaps you can solve your issue in your own thread. I don't think this is germane to the OP's problem and this is going way off topic.
     
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  3. martinlw

    martinlw TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 141

    I replaced the PSU and it still shuts off and restarts next task try another Graphics card and also to play safe change the AMD CPU cooler and replace thermal paste,also thought about reinstalling windows 10 on a cleaned drive.
     
  4. delrey

    delrey TS Booster Posts: 128   +39

    @martinlw I just had a graphics card start causing shut down issues recently. The computer would randomly reboot even without load. I thought it was the power supply or the MB. I had a decent older card lying around so I decided to install it. The computer boots normally and it doesn't reboot on it's own anymore. I would see if you can get a hold of a GPU (old one or a friends) to see if it is the GPU. Cause at current GPU prices, you don't want to replace it if you don't have to.
     
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,338   +833

    I forget, did you reseat RAM and run memtest86 overnight yet?
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
  6. martinlw

    martinlw TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 141

    I did the memtest86 it found no problems ,put in another graphics card thought it had solved the problem after two days shutdown and restarted again so next item cpu cooler and new paste but I am not convinced that is the problem ,just hope it isnt the motherboard.Forgot to mention did a clean install of windows 10 before trying the graphics card.
     
  7. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,338   +833

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  8. martinlw

    martinlw TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 141

    Reseated RAM and did as you quoted ,see how we go from here.
     
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  9. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  10. martinlw

    martinlw TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 141

    I tried to wipe my ssd with killdisk but it became stuck on 2 percent saying there is an error with the disk could be the problem or not.I decided to put W10 on my other hardrive see what happens.
     
  11. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,338   +833

    I use 'format' which writes zeroes - and not 'quick format'
     
  12. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

  13. martinlw

    martinlw TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 141

    I used zeroes it took about an hour only 160GB
     
  14. martinlw

    martinlw TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 141

    I removed the ssd hard drive with windows 10 on and did a clean install of windows 10 on my other hard drive,I also used the software holdrum323 advised for any hardware problems and it reported everything fine its handy software to have thanks. It hasnt shutdown and restarted up to present fingers crossed.
     
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  15. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,726   +453

    Hi! Thanks for your reply. Glad to hear your success. I'll cross my fingers also!
     

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