Originally Posted by shilka
Taking apart your whole PC is something you should do after you looked everything over and the problem is still there
cool shilka. i was gonna say...
1st thing i do in the same situation is check Event Viewer. (Type it in the Start Menu search box to find and open it.)
see if under Windows Logs\System if there is an item Critical Kernal-Power Event ID 41.
If it is (Critical Kernal-Power Event ID 41) Note: All of the ones i've had, have not been PSU related. They have been software related. (Windows, Vid Drivers, OCing CPU and/ or Vid Card settings, games themselves needed reinstalling and file corruption.)
And they could all be exasperated by not having as functional an OS as possible. Meaning, all the routine things ppl do to make everything run better. (Too many to list.)
I've had 57 of them (Critical Kernal-Power Event ID 41) to be exact. 5/21/2013 to 11/15/2013, alone. Cleaning my Event logs deleted past ones.
They all say the same thing:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
But each time i found what was causing them and they stopped occurring. And they were not caused by PSU. So a zillion other possibilities exist. Sry i can't nail anything down solution wise.
It happens to me so much because i play so many different games and push my system all the time and experiment so much. But it has always come down to software. For me.
GLEdited by Bee Dee 3 Dee - 11/23/13 at 1:19pm