Computer shutting down

roseluverMay 14, 2011

Every night, my computer shuts down or restarts. How can I prevent it from doing this without my permission? I have Windows 7. Thanks

If you need anymore information I will be happy to supply it. Charlene

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azinoh

Desktop? laptop? sits on the table? sits on the floor? First guess would be it's overheating. Have you ever opened it up & blown out the dust bunnies?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 12:17PM
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roseluver

It is a new Dell Desktop. I really don't think it is overheating. I am thinking it has something to do with Windows 7, maybe doing upgrades and shutting down, but I would like to be ask before it does.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 12:27PM
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owbist

To stop auto updates in Windows 7 click Start
click Control panel
click System and Security
click Turn automatic updating on or off (this is a sub header under the Window update tab).
Do your thing.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 2:33PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

also could be under power saver controls, set them all to off if any mention a time it will shut down or go to sleep etc. You can google power saving mode in windows 7 to find out more

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 3:17PM
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roseluver

Thanks, if I turn the updates off, will it let me know when updates are available?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 4:05PM
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genes

Make sure you are using it on a solid surface, not your lap, ontop of the bed etc..as it blocks the fan vents and will over heat..

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 6:42PM
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ravencajun Zone 8b TX

yes it will have a pop up down by the clock, be sure you do not have yours in the hidden icons thing if you do you can move it down onto the bar so you can see it better.
Just make sure when you make your choice you pick the one that says notify me do not install or something like that.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2011 at 8:29PM
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roseluver

Thanks so much. I followed the advise given and it has not shut down since. I really appreciate your help.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 9:29AM
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genes

""Make sure you are using it on a solid surface, not your lap, ontop of the bed etc..as it blocks the fan vents and will over heat.."" LOL at me...I could have sworn I seen a laptop mentioned..oh well..lol

    Bookmark   May 16, 2011 at 4:24PM
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