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Why does my PC always auto-shutdown?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by ThePrestige1995, Jul 2, 2009.

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  1. ThePrestige1995

    ThePrestige1995 Thread Starter

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    Hey,
    So I got a new PC a couple of weeks ago with Windows Vista as the operating system but ever since I've been using Vista, it keeps automatically shutting down. I go to sleep and leave my PC on because I'm downloading something but it always shuts down and I have no idea why that happens, are there settings I can tweak or something? Or is it an error or the computer has been over heated? Maybe it's because I left it idle for too long, just PLEASE, tell me how to keep it on..:confused:
    Regards,
    Thank you.
     
  2. matthewdownloads

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    It's probably going into standby or hibernate as part of the power saving options. I had this issue when I had torrents downloading and needed the machine to be permanently on.

    Go into control panel, and find the Power option. It may also be found in control panel > display > screensaver > power on XP (I can't remember if they moved it for vista).

    That's the most likely. Otherwise, yes your computer would shutdown if it was overheating in order to prevent it from frying. That's very unlikely though unless your machine has the fans blocked or not running.
     
  3. ThePrestige1995

    ThePrestige1995 Thread Starter

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    I love you man. My settings were set to automatic shutdown after being 1 hour idle, that's why I could never finished my download.

    I appreciate it :D
    Thank you.
     
  4. matthewdownloads

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    You're welcome ;)

    I've had a lot of help from people on these forums and I'm glad to give something back to the forum by helping somebody else :D
     
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