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By Donna Henstra ·
We currently have about 10 - 12 pc's set up using Windows NT. Over the last few weeks we have noticed that a PC will shut down for no apparent reason. Besides a break in the power, why does this happen and how can it be fixed. We have checked allof the auto upgrade programs and they are not causing it. It is not a power save mode.

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to Unexplained shut down

If it's always the same PC, there may be an unstable power supply or other internal part causing fluctuating power.

If it occurs on different PCs, then you might want to check the load on the main circuit - how many PCs are plugged into the same socket, using bus bars or adapters. Too much equipment on the same circuit will cause mini-brownouts. If you are plugging multiple PCs into bus bars a good check is to feel the main cable. A warm cable indicates a large electrical load.

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by DataJockey In reply to Unexplained shut down

I know you said that it is not the "power save mode", but did you make sure that the BIOS power safe mode is not checked as well. Go into the BIOS and make sure the power save option is not marked if you havent already done so. I know I have had that problem before.

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