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    why does my computer hardware crash?

    by paulmars ·

    Im not sure crash is the proper term.

    while using computer screen goes dark. Power light says lit. After several minutes I press-hold power button and after 5 seconds it powers down. I restart. It takes a very long time to boot up, then all is ok for months.

    This has occurred a total of 3 times in the past 6 months.

    I dont have any new apps or drivers installed that i know of.

    I dont remember exactly what I was doing. It was either in my email app or reading something on the net or watching a video. I dont remember if it was triggered by an action on my part like a click or keystroke.

    I didnt know if this is just an issue with monitor or with the actual computer.

    So then I memorized keystrokes to power down the computer. I’ve been using those every time i turn off my computer since that 2nd occurrence above.

    Months later while watching a video, it happened a 3rd time. I was 10 feet away and this long video is almost complete. The screen goes blank and this time the audio changes to a buzz-hum and does not stop. After a minute of no video and that constant buzz-hum I tried my shutdown keystrokes and that didnt work. After another minute i tried again. Nope, i cant shut down the computer. So, it’s not just a monitor issue.

    The next boot up took a long time. (maybe because of improper shutdown?)

    That was several weeks ago and I’m still using the keystrokes to shut down my computer.

    HP quick test passed
    ran speccy &
    Open hardware monitor both say it shows fan speed, but not for me.
    Processor 5x°C

    Ideas?

    HP 24-e025t all in one.
    Win 10

    Thanks, paul

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    • #3977599

      Reply To: why does my computer hardware crash?

      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to why does my computer hardware crash?

      How old is the computer? It could be a video card problem. Are you sure your computer isn’t going into power-saver mode?

    • #3977602

      Reply To: why does my computer hardware crash?

      by paulmars ·

      In reply to why does my computer hardware crash?

      2017
      Yes

    • #3977702

      3 crashes in 6 months?

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to why does my computer hardware crash?

      No, I would not consider this a sign it’s time to repair.

    • #3978625

      Top 5 Reasons Your PC Might Crash

      by Matthewhoward ·

      In reply to why does my computer hardware crash?

      Computers crash for a variety of reasons. Random computer crashes are both frustrating and difficult for an average user to diagnose, but underneath the surface of a computer crash are five likely culprits examined below.

      #1: Corrupted System Registry Files
      #2: Disorganized Files
      #3: Malicious Software
      #4: Too Little Available Memory
      #5: Overheating

      • #3978849

        Reply To: why does my computer hardware crash?

        by tongnhatvu ·

        In reply to Top 5 Reasons Your PC Might Crash

        Computers crash for a variety of reasons. Random computer crashes are both frustrating and difficult for an average user to diagnose, but underneath the surface of a computer crash are five likely culprits examined below.

    • #3978679

      Reply To: why does my computer hardware crash?

      by pipahaha47 ·

      In reply to why does my computer hardware crash?

      i think: Too Little Available Memory and Overheating.
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      • #3981479

        Reply To: why does my computer hardware crash?

        by hennysmath12 ·

        In reply to Reply To: why does my computer hardware crash?

        Hardware crashes are a common occurrence on computers. They can be caused by many different issues, such as overheating, viruses, and hardware failure. If your computer is heardle constantly crashing, it may be time to consider replacing the hard drive or repairing the motherboard.

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