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PC Shuts itself down every night?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tkilb, Dec 29, 2010.

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  1. tkilb

    tkilb Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2010

    The computer I use at work has recently (within the last two weeks) begun to shut down every night. When I come in in the morning, the blue power light is on, but the computer is not. I have to push the on button to get it to actually come on.
    In addition, every day when I restart it, the desktop icons have been moved (reset) and the task bar is reset to be big. I reset these every day and then it happens all over again.

    Our IT guy here doesn't know why it's happening. I have checked all the system power settings, the event viewer, etc. I don't leave any programs up when I leave the office. I use microsoft essentials (but that's not new or anything).

    Any help or advice would be appreciated!

  2. TekTime


    Sep 21, 2009
    Hi Tracy.

    What OS are you running?

    1.) Are you certain no individual at the job is responsible for the changes and issues with your computer everyday? (think practical joke types)

    2.) If "yes" to #1; what antispyware software and antivirus are you using on the PC? Is that handled via the IT dept and a server(s) or is there individual software installed on each PC? When was the most recent (clean) scan?

    3.) Check your Power Options VERY thoroughly if you havent already, the Sleeping and Hibernation settings.
  3. Smety


    Sep 17, 2005
    Although unlikely, it's possible that your machine could be overheating and turning itself off at night. Check inside the case and see if it's super dusty; if it is, clean it out!
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