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My system keeps restarting after it has been on for a couple of hours - Level: Critical.. Source: Kernel-Power... Event ID: 41

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  • Original title: BIG PROBLEM !

    HI!

    My system keeps restarting after it has been on for a couple of hours. I have WDP. Its just like i pulled out the Power cable, or did a hard shutdown, everything gets black, and it restarts...

    Ive done some Research in Windows event logg and found this ;

    Level: Critikal.. Source: Kernel-Power... Event ID: 41

    The system has rebooted without cleanly shuting Down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or los Power unexpectedly...

    This sounds like a regular error u would get when u hard shutdown ur comp, but its the only one i could find... This does NOT happen in Windows 7 so its not a problem With my computer, rather the OS


    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:40 PM

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  • Are you absolutely certian that this is simply a software problem? To me, this sounds like something that could happen if you have an older computer that is overheating, but I think Windows would shut itself down in the event of overheating unless you have a laptop.Even though this didn't happen in Windows 7, Windows 8 might be using a different and possibly more CPU-intensive workload than Windows 7 did. To test my theory, you might want to download and run a copy of Prime95 (http://download.cnet.com/Prime95/3000-2053_4-192895.html) and monitor your computer's activity with a utilities like CoreTemp (http://download.cnet.com/Core-Temp/3000-2094_4-10794077.html) and CPU-Z (http://download.cnet.com/CPU-Z-32-and-64-bit/3000-2086_4-75173045.html). If you know for a fact that your computer can handle the Prime95 workload without any problems, then try and see if it has the same issue booting into a different operating system. It's possible that something changed at the same time you installed Windows Developer Preview, and it's just a coincidence that they happened at the same time. If you've tried every hardware-related test you can think of and there are no problems, then it's clearly a software problem. It's possible that you installed a driver that is crashing your computer, or it is possible that this is simply a bug in Windows Developer Preview that needs to be fixed.
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 6:10 PM
  • read this KB article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504/en

    It applies to Windows 8, too.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:09 PM

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  • Hi!

    I have had Windows 8 Developer preview for quite a while now, i think it really Works Great but suddenly one day, it suddenly restarted like SUDDENLY everything went black and it restarted. it happened again a couple of hours later, and same a couple of hours later... i desided to install Windows 7 to see if same thing would happen, but Windows 7 went just fine... i think its a problem With the OS, what u think??

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:24 PM
  • Look at the eventlog or Action center for critical events.
    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:28 PM
  • HI!

    My system keeps restarting after it has been on for a couple of hours. I have WDP. Its just like i pulled out the Power cable, or did a hard shutdown, everything gets black, and it restarts...

    Ive done some Research in Windows event logg and found this ;

    Level: Critikal.. Source: Kernel-Power... Event ID: 41

    The system has rebooted without cleanly shuting Down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or los Power unexpectedly...

    This sounds like a regular error u would get when u hard shutdown ur comp, but its the only one i could find... This does NOT happen in Windows 7 so its not a problem With my computer, rather the OS

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 4:40 PM
  • Go into the "System" control panel applet, Advanced tab, Startup and
    Recovery Settings and uncheck "Automatically restart" and you'll see
    what BSOD is actually happening.
     
     

    Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 6:01 PM
  • Are you absolutely certian that this is simply a software problem? To me, this sounds like something that could happen if you have an older computer that is overheating, but I think Windows would shut itself down in the event of overheating unless you have a laptop.Even though this didn't happen in Windows 7, Windows 8 might be using a different and possibly more CPU-intensive workload than Windows 7 did. To test my theory, you might want to download and run a copy of Prime95 (http://download.cnet.com/Prime95/3000-2053_4-192895.html) and monitor your computer's activity with a utilities like CoreTemp (http://download.cnet.com/Core-Temp/3000-2094_4-10794077.html) and CPU-Z (http://download.cnet.com/CPU-Z-32-and-64-bit/3000-2086_4-75173045.html). If you know for a fact that your computer can handle the Prime95 workload without any problems, then try and see if it has the same issue booting into a different operating system. It's possible that something changed at the same time you installed Windows Developer Preview, and it's just a coincidence that they happened at the same time. If you've tried every hardware-related test you can think of and there are no problems, then it's clearly a software problem. It's possible that you installed a driver that is crashing your computer, or it is possible that this is simply a bug in Windows Developer Preview that needs to be fixed.
    Saturday, October 22, 2011 6:10 PM
  • read this KB article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504/en

    It applies to Windows 8, too.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:09 PM