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Is your Windows PC crashing or restarting without any warning? It could be due to a number of reasons. It could also be caused by a conflict between software and hardware, heat, or a hard drive problem. This guide will provide multiple ways to resolve auto-shutdowns or restarts on Windows 10/11.
Your computer will shut down frequently if it does not respond In Safe Mode, boot up your computer or Use the WinRE system recovery options You can get in touch with us to discuss the issues.
It’s possible that your computer will shut down by itself but at certain times of the day. This could be due to an automated task that you created or third-party programs. To check:
Fast Startup Windows Power Management feature which hibernates kernel (the main operating system core) to boost your computer’s performance when it is cold. But it could cause serious system disruptions.
To disable Fast Startup:
Windows versions with severe bugs or issues can create problems when used in conjunction with certain software and hardware configurations. For these problems to be fixed, you will need the latest OS updates.
Obsolete hardware device drivers A computer shutting down randomly or starting up again is a sign of a problem. Make sure to use the following: driver updater utility like Driver Booster To update the drivers of your computer.
Windows Update is also available to download Microsoft-verified driver and update software. You can do this by following these steps:
New driver updates are rarely a problem and can cause system problems. Microsoft is well aware of this and offers the possibility to roll them back.
If the problem occurs after you have updated your graphics card driver:
Windows includes two command line tools:System File Checker and DisM This program can detect and correct system file corruption.
Open an elevated Command Prompt console – type cmd Select the option from the Start menu Open as administrator–and then run each of the commands below one by one:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth
SFC and DISM scans can take a while to complete. Do not attempt to fix the progress indicator if it is stuck.
Next, execute the CHKDSK utility (Check Disk) Fix HDD/SSD problems in the system partition Run the following command from an elevated Command Prompt console:
chkdsk c: /r
CHKDSK is only available at computer startup Y You can schedule the scan to run the next time your computer is rebooted.
Your computer will crash and then restart into a Blue Screen of Death screen (BSOD). This continues until it is fixed.
You should first note down the stop code associated with the BSOD error, Memory_Management,, Kernel_Security_Check_Failure,, Driver_Overran_Stack_Buffer, our complete BSOD troubleshooting guide Learn what to do next.
Potentially unwanted software (or PUPs), and malicious software can wreck havoc with the operating system, causing unexpected shutdowns or restarts.
If you have a problem, please report it to us immediately Scan your computer to detect potential malware. after A severe infection can lead to death so it is best to use a third party virus removal tool.
The free version of, for example, Bitdefender Antivirus and Malwarebytes are extremely effective at detecting malware. You can download either of these scanners and run a quick scan before moving on to a more thorough scan.
Overheating can cause overheating and force your computer to stop cooling itself. If you have a laptop that is sensitive to heat, don’t use it on pillows or other soft surfaces. This could cause the ventilation holes to become blocked. Make sure you clean your laptop case and CPU to make sure there is no obstruction in the airflow.
Restore Windows to the time it was not restarting or shutting down automatically if you continue experiencing restarts and shutdowns. This assumes that System Restore You must be logged in to your computer so that it is available:
Random shutdowns or restarts can also be caused by RAM faults (random-access memory) modules. Windows has a built in Windows Memory Diagnostic tool that you can use to check for memory problems.
Check out our comprehensive guide for step-by -step instructions as well as alternative ways to get the job done Test a Windows computer for poor memory.
Incorrectly installed or outdated motherboard firmware–the UEFI or BIOS–can cause stability problems. Make sure you check the BIOS requires an upgrade or You can return it to the default settings .
If these fixes don’t work, then you should reset Windows to the default settings. Make sure you back up your PC, And then:
If all else fails, then you can try this: Remove and reinstall Windows starting from scratch.
You might have a problem with your power supply or hardware. If you continue to experience problems, it could be a hardware issue. You can take your PC to the local computer repair shop for a diagnostic.