Unknown keyboard shortcut starts shutdown

waynec444

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Every so often my computer closes all my open programs and then starts shutting down. I get a screen allowing me to "cancel" the shutdown. No screen shows allowing me to decide what to do when shutting down. It just starts shutting down.

I am guessing that I am accidentally hitting a combination of keys on my keyboard.

It just happened again as I was typing this post. Since this happened while typing this it is possible that something is causing this besides hitting a certain combination of keys.

This just started the other day and has happened several times.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    vista

townsbg

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Some computers have such key combos built-in. You might look at the function keys and see if any say sleep, shutdown, etc or have any icons indicating such. Have you tried looking in the manual or googling it? Without knowing your computer's make/model it's impossible for us to find out for sure.
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    CPU
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 25 AW2521HF
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 &1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-elite-hpe-250f/
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt

Joadix100

Member
Every so often my computer closes all my open programs and then starts shutting down. I get a screen allowing me to "cancel" the shutdown. No screen shows allowing me to decide what to do when shutting down. It just starts shutting down.

I am guessing that I am accidentally hitting a combination of keys on my keyboard.

It just happened again as I was typing this post. Since this happened while typing this it is possible that something is causing this besides hitting a certain combination of keys.

This just started the other day and has happened several times.
It is a laptop or a desktop, because if it is a laptop maybe the lid contact is broken and the system things the lid is closed and shuts down the computer, you can enter the energy settings to disable closed lid shutdown
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire ES1-571-38TE
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-5005u
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire
    Memory
    16GB DDR3L SODIMM 1600MHz (2x8GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 5500
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial BX500 SSD 1TB
    Cooling
    Integrated
    Mouse
    Trust GXT 152
    Keyboard
    Integrated
    Internet Speed
    40Mbps/10Mbps
    Other Info
    https://www.acer.com/ac/es/AR/content/support-product/6654?b=1&pn=NX.GCEAL.004
  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 x86
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5315
    CPU
    Intel Celeron 540
    Motherboard
    Acer Arcadia
    Memory
    2GB DDR2 SODIMM 533MHz (2x1GB)
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 700GB SATA3
    Cooling
    Integrated
    Mouse
    Logitech M170
    Keyboard
    Integrated
    Internet Speed
    40Mbps/10Mbps
    Other Info
    https://www.acer.com/ac/es/AR/content/support-product/50?b=1

townsbg

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Vista Guru
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It is a laptop or a desktop, because if it is a laptop maybe the lid contact is broken and the system things the lid is closed and shuts down the computer, you can enter the energy settings to disable closed lid shutdown

That goes to show that we need more info however the OP hasn't been on since posting the thread.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    CPU
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 25 AW2521HF
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 &1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-elite-hpe-250f/
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt
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