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windows 8 shut down on its own after a period of time

matio

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I took spare hard drive I had and installed 8 on my Dell notebook. Everything went well all driver loaded and I have been playing with it for a couple of days now, I like it. The only problem I'm having is after hours, I never really timed it, my computer shuts down and I have to restart it. Was wondering if anyone else was having this issue. I don't use it on battery for the most part and leave it plugged in. I checked power management,everythng is set correctly.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    win 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    dell
    CPU
    intel core 2 duo 2 gig
    Memory
    2 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ati

kapilarya

Banned
Hi, welcome to forums...


Have you installed Windows 8 correctly? Which beta you are using right now? Did you let the notebook plugged in most time, if that's the case, you need to troubleshoot the battery :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP / Compaq 610
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Screen Resolution
    1300x768

usasma

Mr. Cranky Pants
VIP Member
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8.1Pro - Finally!!!
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung/NP780
    CPU
    Came with the laptop (i7 of some sort)
    Motherboard
    Pretty sure that it has one, but haven't checked inside the case!
    Memory
    upgraded to 12 gB from 8 gB
    Graphics Card(s)
    has switchable - Intel/ATI - Used wrong drivers, now ATI card is inop :( Will have to fix it soon!
    Sound Card
    I'm nearly deaf, so this isn't used often
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touchscreen on laptop/32" Toshiba on HDMI (laid the Sharp TV on a mouse and cracked the screen!)
    Screen Resolution
    800x600
    Hard Drives
    One Samsung 1tB drive - 5400 rpm. Gonna switch to a 7200/10000 rpm or an SSD (if I can find $500 for a 1tB SSD!)
    - Switched to 500 gB Samsung 840 series SSD - WOW!!!
    PSU
    Why do we ask this for laptops?
    Case
    Silver with a neat Samsung logo
    Cooling
    sub-par, gotta get around to working on it soon Worked on it - still sub-par! :(
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural - the same one I've used since it orignally came out around 1995
    Mouse
    no Mouse - Trackball!!!!
    Internet Speed
    too slow when I'm waiting for a download to finish
    Browser
    Yes, I use this (Firefox mostly, w/IE next most)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Windows Firewall
    Other Info
    I'm handsome and a snappy dresser :0)

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