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 Vista SP2 x64 (with Extended Kernel)
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 5315
    CPU
    Intel Celeron 540
    Motherboard
    Acer Arcadia
    Memory
    2GB DDR3 SODIMM 533MHz (2x1GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel 965 Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AU Optrionics B154EW02 V7
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    HP S600 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Liteon PA-1650-02
    Cooling
    Integrated
    Mouse
    Trust Primo Black
    Keyboard
    Integrated
    Internet Speed
    802.11g
    Other Info
    https://www.acer.com/ac/es/AR/content/support-product/50?b=1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire ES1-571-38TE
    CPU
    Intel Core i3-5005u
    Motherboard
    Acer Aspire ES1-571
    Memory
    16GB DDR3L SODIMM 1600MHz (2x8GB)
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel HD 5500
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC255
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Philips LP156WHB-TPA1
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial BX500 SSD SATA3
    PSU
    Acer PA-1450-26
    Cooling
    Integrated
    Mouse
    Redragon Griffin M607
    Keyboard
    Integrated
    Internet Speed
    802.11n
    Other Info
    https://www.acer.com/ac/es/AR/content/support-product/6654?b=1&pn=NX.GCEAL.004

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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