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    Improper shutdown of notebook: compaq presario 2100


    by bhatnagar_nitin9 ·


    I have a compaq presario 2100 laptop. These days I am facing a weird problem of it getting shutdown without any notification. While I am working on it, the notebook shuts down automatically at any time without any notification. I don’t think that there is any virus/sasser worm on the system cause, even sasser worm gives a notification of 1 minute shut down time in windows. I strongly see it as a hardware issue but I don’t know what it is. Could anyone help me understand the issue and how can I resolve the same? Due to this I am not able to work any more on my notebook as it always keeps me stranded.


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    • #3229946

      Couple questions first:

      by mickster269 ·

      In reply to Improper shutdown of notebook: compaq presario 2100

      1. Does it shut after a certain amount of time? Is it consistantly shutting down after “X” minutes?

      2. When you re-powere up, does the amount of time before it shuts down again remain the same? Or does it speed up between shut downs?

      3. When it shuts down, does it go thru a shut-down screen, or does it just completely power off?

      • #3201944

        Its improper shutdown

        by bhatnagar_nitin9 ·

        In reply to Couple questions first:

        1. No, it is not a regular shut down time. It happens at irregular times and is continuous.

        2. No again. I suppose it is no way related to time because it is irregular and seems to be some hardware problem which I am not able to figure out.

        3. No. It doesn’t go through a shut down screen. It just completely power off. That’s where my compass points to: some kind of h/w problem.

        • #2649704

          I might have a solutions.

          by michael ·

          In reply to Its improper shutdown

          I believe I have a solution for you. Unfortunately yuo won’t like it. There are two things you can try. One: Remove the battery and ac adapter adn press down on the power button for 30 seconds. This should reset the machine. Two: it’s a processor issue and requires you to open it and check it out. Normally if the processor overheats it shutdown without any notice. I hope this has been helpful.

      • #2486055

        I am having similar

        by medic221 ·

        In reply to Couple questions first:

        The time spans decrease, seems like it is an overheating issue, but not sure

        • #2497849

          Check your ac dc adapter jack

          by carlossedillo77 ·

          In reply to I am having similar

          Some models like mine have a short that occurs in the dc adapter jack which cause a battery discharge. I got the same exact symptom. Need to replace the plug on the mother board.

        • #2575503

          this happened to me, too

          by jpaypal ·

          In reply to I am having similar

          And I managed to fix it! Turns out it was an overheating problem cause the fans are on the bottom of the labtop. I started using the labtop on top of a basket of sorts with lots of wholes in it. I don’t have any of those problems anymore.

    • #2497846

      Suggest you try the “Questions” forum.

      by deepsand ·

      In reply to Improper shutdown of notebook: compaq presario 2100

      The “Discussion” forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution.

      Post problems such as this to the “Question” forum, rather than the “Discussion” forum. There are those who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution, and that’s where they go to look for such.

    • #2977387

      Same problem, overheating

      by orioniori ·

      In reply to Improper shutdown of notebook: compaq presario 2100

      I got the same problem. Turned out to be overheating. Fan does not work well.
      Chill it a little bit in the snow, outside or anywhere with low temp. works fine again. a laptop cooling is also a good choice.

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