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    ONIITO Guest

    Computer just turns off

    My computer just stops working and the screen goes blank. It is a new
    computer, I only bought it in October. It is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757.
    Anyone have any clue why it does this? It sucks cause it always happens
    right in the middle of something important. PLEASE HELP!!!

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    Brian E Guest

    RE: Computer just turns off

    I'm getting the same thing, except that I get a blue screen with white
    patterns on it. I have checked the performance and reliability logs and it
    just says "disruptive shutdown", which is no help at all. I'm going to try
    reloading everything from scratch to see if that solves it.

    "ONIITO" wrote:

    > My computer just stops working and the screen goes blank. It is a new
    > computer, I only bought it in October. It is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757.
    > Anyone have any clue why it does this? It sucks cause it always happens
    > right in the middle of something important. PLEASE HELP!!!

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    Re: Computer just turns off

    Quote Originally Posted by ONIITO View Post
    My computer just stops working and the screen goes blank. It is a new
    computer, I only bought it in October. It is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757.
    Anyone have any clue why it does this? It sucks cause it always happens
    right in the middle of something important. PLEASE HELP!!!
    You might want to check that the computer is no overheating. Shutdowns of this nature are a safety measure to prevent damage.

    Seeing as you are using a laptop, its possible too that the battery is not fully charged, or is damaged. If it is still withing your swap-out periiod, you should contact the supplier wher you purchased the pc.

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    Re: Computer just turns off

    Call Toshiba. Newsgroups indicate that many Toshiba laptops do not have
    reliability with Vista.


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    > ONIITO;571663 Wrote:

    >> My computer just stops working and the screen goes blank. It is a new
    >> computer, I only bought it in October. It is a Toshiba Satellite
    >> A215-S4757.
    >> Anyone have any clue why it does this? It sucks cause it always happens
    >> right in the middle of something important. PLEASE HELP!!!
    >
    > You might want to check that the computer is no overheating. Shutdowns
    > of this nature are a safety measure to prevent damage.
    >
    > Seeing as you are using a laptop, its possible too that the battery is
    > not fully charged, or is damaged. If it is still withing your swap-out
    > periiod, you should contact the supplier wher you purchased the pc.
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    Andrew Murray Guest

    Re: Computer just turns off

    ONIITO wrote:

    > My computer just stops working and the screen goes blank. It is a new
    > computer, I only bought it in October. It is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S4757.
    > Anyone have any clue why it does this? It sucks cause it always happens
    > right in the middle of something important. PLEASE HELP!!!
    I assume it's a laptop/notebook; have you tried looking into the power
    settings - are you running on mains or battery?

    Look under Power Options in Control panel (or Vista equivalent, I'm
    thinking in XP terms here...), and check to see what "level" of power
    management you're using e.g. there should be settings for turning hard
    disks off or the screen or going to hibernate or sleep modes, depending
    on your use of the machine, and you can save different "profiles" for
    your power settings. You probably want the "always on" option since if
    you're using the mains power adapter, battery power isn't an issue.

    I can't explain, though, why it would just turn off in the middle of
    what you were doing. Perhaps the screensaver is set to "blank screen"
    or something?

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    Re: Computer just turns off

    Have a look at your battery meter.
    When you said it stops working and the screen goes blank, is it hibernating or is it losing power.
    If it is just switching off take it back to the shop you bought it from.

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    Daddy Tadpole Guest

    Re: Computer just turns off

    It happenned to me when I installed the backup stuff that came with a Maxtor
    USB hard drive. Took ages to uninstall.

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    > My computer just stops working and the screen goes blank. It is a new
    > computer, I only bought it in October. It is a Toshiba Satellite
    > A215-S4757.
    > Anyone have any clue why it does this? It sucks cause it always happens
    > right in the middle of something important. PLEASE HELP!!!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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