Windows 10: Forced to power down

Discus and support Forced to power down in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; The 'flashing cursor' no longer flashed and seemed frozen and could not be moved though was able to move the mouse pointer, use the keyboard but when I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Gusgf, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Gusgf Win User

    Forced to power down

    The 'flashing cursor' no longer flashed and seemed frozen and could not be moved though was able to move the mouse pointer, use the keyboard but when I tried to chose sleep or hibernate nothing happened. So I forced immediate shutdown.

    In my event viewer I noticed the following odd log entries in system:
    NOTE @17:45 I forced shutdown and immediately powered up

    Log entry @17:45 The previous system shutdown at 17:24:10 on ‎03/‎03/‎2021 was unexpected. (Event ID 6008)
    Huh!? What shutdown? System has been up for several days and I've been using it since roughly 15:30 today with no issues till 17:45!

    Log entry @15:35 The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit.
    No idea what this means? It was roughly about when I powered up the PC from sleep to do some work.

    These log entries seem very odd to me!!

    Gusgf, Mar 3, 2021
  2. Sasqui Win User

    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
    Sasqui, Mar 3, 2021
  3. Lost Power, now PC won't boot. Powers on and clicks.

    I had tried both of those steps. Neither worked. I have a replacement power supply on order. Should be here on Monday. Thanks for the suggestions.
    musiclover7, Mar 3, 2021
  4. John Fer Win User

    Forced to power down

    Power plan?

    Upon checking, it seems that there's nothing wrong with your system. It is usual that you have to double-click your mouse before your monitor wakes up.

    For the meantime, we suggest changing the power plan by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + S.
    • Type in Power Settings.
    • On the pop-up window, choose Additional power settings.
    • Select High performance.

    After changing the power plan, we suggest that you monitor the changes made and check if that will work for you.

    Get back to us if you need further help.
    John Fer, Mar 3, 2021

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