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    After upgradt to 98SE computer shuts down.

    I recently upgraded from 98 to 98SE after a crash on the system. Now when the computer is left unattended for an undetermined amount of time something happens and the computer shuts down. Since I'm not there when it happens I have to idea if it gives a warning or not. I'm thinking of trying to transfer all my files to a Win2000 system and then doing a complete reinstall. But that will take time I don't have right now.

    Any suggestions on why this thing shuts down on its own.

    Dave

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    Re: After upgradt to 98SE computer shuts down.

    Check for the power savings and/or Hibernation.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: After upgradt to 98SE computer shuts down.

    In addition to what Dave said, you could have a hardware problem - heat or bad memory or power supply weakness. If you don't find an OS setting that fixes it, I'd start trying to find (or at least check out) a hardware malfunction.

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    Re: After upgradt to 98SE computer shuts down.

    Thanks to all. I checked the power settings and disabled the top line in the bios settings for power management and that seemed to correct it. Now after an undetermined amount of time the screen goes blank but moving the mouse brings it back.

    Its interesting to note that after changing that one bios setting when it rebooted the system went into a mode where it checked all the hardware and loaded drivers again. Like I said originally I may need to clean house after I move my data to another computer.

    Come to think of it, I didn't check to see if all my drives/USB devices were listed. Oh well, something to do tonight.

    Thanks again.

    Dave

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