Windows Shutting Down Automatically There are 15 ways to fix Windows shutting down automatically

Windows Shutting Down Automatically There are 15 ways to fix Windows shutting down automatically

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.

Windows shutting down automatically? 15 ways to fix

1. The Task Scheduler is available

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:

  1. Open the Start menu, Task Scheduler, Enter.
  2. Take a look at the schedule of your computer’s tasks below Task Scheduler (Library).
  3. Select the task you want to force your computer into shutting down/restarting by right-clicking it Disable.
Check the task scheduler

2. Quick Startup Disable

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:

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel Choose and Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Choose what the power buttons do.
  2. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.
  3. Check the box to the right Turn on fast startup (recommended).
Disable fast startup
  1. Select Save changes.
  2. Open theStart menuand select Power > Shut down.
  3. Reboot your computer.

3. Windows Update to the Latest Version

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.

  1. Open the Start menu Choose and Settings.
  2. Select Windows Update.
  3. Select Check for updates. Download & install.
Update windows to its latest version

4. Updating your computer’s drivers

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:

  1. Open the Start menuand select Settings.
  2. Select Windows Update.
  3. Go to Advanced options > Optional updates All pending driver updates should be installed.

5. Drivers who roll back

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:

  1. Right-click the Start menu Choose and Device Manager.
  2. Increase the number of driversDisplay adapters.
  3. Right-click on the driver for your graphics card and choose Properties.
  4. Change to the Driver tab.
  5. Select Roll Back Driver.
Roll back drivers

6. Use the DISM and SFC Tools

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:

sfc /scannow

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

Run the sfc and dism tools

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.

8. Troubleshoot BSOD Errors

Your computer will crash and then restart into a Blue Screen of Death screen (BSOD). This continues until it is fixed.

Troubleshoot bsod errors

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.

9. Make sure you are not downloading malicious software

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.

Check for malicious software

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.

10. Make sure you have adequate ventilation

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.

11. Perform a System Restore

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:

  1. Press Windows + R Run to start Then, type rstrui Enter the Open Select the field OK.
  2. Select a restore point, and then choose Scan for affected programs To identify what changes you can expect, before you make the decision to move forward.
1 perform a system restore
  1. Select Next Follow the instructions on screen to restore your computer back to its original state.

12. Run a Memory Test

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.

  1. Type Windows Memory Diagnostic Select the option from the Start menu Open.
  2. Select Restart now and check for problems (recommended).
1 run a memory test
  1. Wait for Windows Memory Diagnostic to reboot your computer and test it for memory issues.

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.

13. Update/Reset the BIOS/UEFI

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 .

14. Factory-Reset Windows, or Reinstall Windows

If these fixes don’t work, then you should reset Windows to the default settings. Make sure you back up your PC, And then:

  1. Select the Settings option from your phone System > Recovery.
  2. Select Reset PC.
  3. Select Keep my files If you wish to preserve your personal data, Remove everything.
1 factory-reset or reinstall windows

If all else fails, then you can try this: Remove and reinstall Windows starting from scratch.

15. Professional Assistance

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.

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