Resolve the 'Windows® keeps shutting down' problem
What causes the frequent shutting down of Windows system? How can one resolve the issue?
Shutting down a PC is the process of switching off the components in a systematic manner. To shut down by unplugging the cord from the electrical outlet is not advised because it will be harmful to the computer. Therefore, users should be familiar with the various methods of how to safely shut down a computer with the keyboard, or with the mouse. But sometimes you can see that the system continuously keeps shutting down without the user's intervention. When your PC keeps shutting down, it is quite exasperating. Frequent shutdowns of you computer will cause you to lose work and productivity, so if your PC is suffering from this problem it is important to get it solved as soon as possible. A number of issues can cause system shutdowns, including overheating and malfunctioning of hardware devices or software applications. You shall work through these possible causes one at a time until you find the origin of the problem.
Tips for solving shutting down issues in Windows Operating System are given below:
- Clean the registry
- Run antivirus
- Remove dust
Clean the registry
It is advisable to clean the registry of your computer, as system shuts down randomly if the system files are corrupted. Thus, it is ideal to remove the corrupt and extra entries in the Windows registry files so that the computer is not damaged. A registry cleaner can help you to clean those corrupt and extra registry files which causes continuous shut downs. Download a registry cleaner software from the web and run it in your system to clean the Windows registries.
Virus is also one of the major factors that will cause PC shuts down without warning. Scanning your PC with an antivirus software will help you to find out whether your computer is affected by malware. Many antivirus programs are available that will help you to find out and remove viruses in the system. There are also various websites on the web, which provide scanning opportunity for the customers for free. Therefore, if you are not technically aware, these websites may assist you to complete the job more proficiently.
Computers may shut down abruptly even if it is overheated. In such situations, first shut down your computer and remove the power cord. Then remove the retaining screws on the back of the case, and then remove the cover from the PC. Look whether there is any accumulation of fuzz, dust or other debris inside the case, particularly around the power supply and the cooling fan. Use a can of compressed air to give a couple of test sprays to remove any moisture. Also, you should blow the accumulated dirt out of the computer's case.
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