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I had no idea where to post this since I don't know what's causing the problem.

As the title says, my computer has started to randomly shut itself off. It immediately restarts itself right after.

It started doing this after I started messing around with a couple of things.

These being:
  • Plug my h70 pump into a molex/fan connector so I could run it directly through my PSU
  • Use Driver Sweeper to "clean" my Creative xfi titanium drivers

I think the most likely cause is the driver sweeper creative driver issue. When I did that it got rid of several programs I had on my computer related to my soundcard, and on the second time my computer restarted itself, it prompted me to download some sort of creative software. However when I clicked to download it, it never did anything.

Any suggestions on how to stop this from happening would be GREATLY appreciated.
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I dont think its anything related to the H70 pump... unless you have a short somewhere... unlikely.

Sounds like a driver issue. Can you directly d/l your card driver from Creative and do a re-install of the driver?
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I dont think its anything related to the H70 pump... unless you have a short somewhere... unlikely.

Sounds like a driver issue. Can you directly d/l your card driver from Creative and do a re-install of the driver?
I'll try downloading the lastest driver again from their website. The thing that confuses me is that my computer still says I have the latest driver when I try and go through their "Creative Software Autoupdate".
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I'll try downloading the lastest driver again from their website. The thing that confuses me is that my computer still says I have the latest driver when I try and go through their "Creative Software Autoupdate".
Yeah... I never trust auto update anything.

You may very well have the lastest drivers but there may be an interrupt error happening somewehere. Best to get a clean version and re-install, just to rule it out.
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Yeah... I never trust auto update anything.

You may very well have the lastest drivers but there may be an interrupt error happening somewehere. Best to get a clean version and re-install, just to rule it out.
Good idea. It will be awhile before I know for sure. I'm about to head to bed and I should be gone a good portion of the day tomorrow. Plus since it randomly chooses when it wants to shut itself off, I'll have to be at my comp for a good while to be sure.

I figure if this doesn't work, my next step will be to completely uninstall the Creative software, then reload it on using the disc that came with my card. Then proceeding to update it via their website.

*Crosses Fingers*
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post #6 of 17
I you feel a driver got screwed up, there's always good ole fashioned System Restore. Try restoring to a copy before the driver diddling and see if the problem goes away.
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Good idea. It will be awhile before I know for sure. I'm about to head to bed and I should be gone a good portion of the day tomorrow. Plus since it randomly chooses when it wants to shut itself off, I'll have to be at my comp for a good while to be sure.

I figure if this doesn't work, my next step will be to completely uninstall the Creative software, then reload it on using the disc that came with my card. Then proceeding to update it via their website.

*Crosses Fingers*
Sounds like a plan... good luck
post #8 of 17
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I you feel a driver got screwed up, there's always good ole fashioned System Restore. Try restoring to a copy before the driver diddling and see if the problem goes away.
Looks like I did that too late :/. It only restored me to a point about 15 minutes ago. I did the driver sweeper thing about 7 or so hours ago hahah. Now I'm reinstalling it again manually from the website and will cross fingers again.
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post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Gohan_Nightwing View Post
Looks like I did that too late :/. It only restored me to a point about 15 minutes ago. I did the driver sweeper thing about 7 or so hours ago hahah. Now I'm reinstalling it again manually from the website and will cross fingers again.
It wouldn't let you check the box to allow you to see older restore points?

For future reference, if you have an issue you feel is due to screwing up a driver, try that first to see if the problem goes away. Otherwise, you'll find that you're really just reaching around your ass to scratch your chin. It's easier to backtrack than it is to navigate around the issue, initially.
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It wouldn't let you check the box to allow you to see older restore points?

For future reference, if you have an issue you feel is due to screwing up a driver, try that first to see if the problem goes away. Otherwise, you'll find that you're really just reaching around your ass to scratch your chin. It's easier to backtrack than it is to navigate around the issue, initially.
Heh. Looks like I didn't notice that the first time around. Found a new restore point and decided to restore it to a windows 7 critical update point from yesterday. Got all the programs I lost back, and hopefully that does the trick.

I'll be sure to keep you posted.

Thanks, and +rep to both of you
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