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Old 01-12-07, 13:37
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Hello, I'm here because after about 30 minutes of using my computer it automatically goes into "power-saving mode" and will not work again until I manually turn it off and then on again. I don't know where to begin to find the problem. Please help! Thank you for looking.
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Is it a laptop or desktop?
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Old 01-12-07, 15:22
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It is an HP Pavillion 533w desktop.
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Please help!
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Default Re: Computer keeps shutting down???

Hi
try this

right click on desktop
select - properties
select - screen saver tab
select - power
check settings for system standby
and also on the hibernate tab

its possible these may have something to do with your problem
although these settings should only come into effect if your computer has been idle for a certain amount of time

if this does not work
please post back which operating system you are using,
and tell us if it only occurs while the computer is idle,
and whether you have a UPS connected or not.

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Old 01-20-07, 14:19
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I did all that and I have everything set to not shut down, not hibernate, and not set to standby and the computer still goes to "power saving mode" after only a short while of use. This happens even if I'm in the middle of using it.

I have UPS set to "currently stopped." I'm running on WindowsXP Home. SP2 and everything, all updated on HP and Windows. Thank you for your help, btw.
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Sorry to bump again but I could really use some advice before spending hundreds on a new computer. Please?
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Default Re: Computer keeps shutting down???

Is it still under warranty ?
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...=90862&lang=en


Some of the likely causes may be

power supply
cooling
drivers / bios
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