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My desktop shuts down itself after not using it for a while, why?

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hi all,

      I have an old IBM computer I upgrade the memory from 64Mb to 128 Mb, but after that, the computer shuts down itself if I am not using it for an hour or something. Any idea why is that happening?

All the best
Yours Eric
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what O/S? it sounds like a power options setting if it is windows. check there . let meknow if that is not it.
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windows me
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Did you upgrade it yourself ?
If your're not, is there anything changed in your setting ?
I think it's some kind of problem with power management setting.
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Goto control panel and open Power Options then make sure your computer doesn't go into suspend or hibernate.

Also, if applicable: disable any screen saver and see if it still shuts down, if not then re-enable your screen saver and test again.

Good luck
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did you check the power option settings?
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Could be either the power-settings in windows or in the bios (sometimes the bios resets to default settings when upgrading..)
Checking/changing your Windows settings is explained by shad0 cheng, for the bios settings you'll have to go into the bios (usually by hitting the F2 or 'del' key when the mem-test is ran). Goto something like power settings or advanced power settings and make sure the sleep/suspend/power-off settings are set to disabled. Most likely just the windows settings though,

Good luck,

Blue Rishi
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