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Discus and support My laptop randomly shut down and was stripped of all personalisation. It is increasingly... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, I will preface this by stating that I am an absolute novice when it comes to computers. If this issue has a really simple fix, has been asked... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Irate10, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Irate10 Win User

    My laptop randomly shut down and was stripped of all personalisation. It is increasingly...


    Hello,


    I will preface this by stating that I am an absolute novice when it comes to computers. If this issue has a really simple fix, has been asked a million times before or has been posted in the wrong place, I can only apologise.


    A few days ago (29/11/19) I had just turned on my laptop and signed into my account, when the laptop shutdown. I assumed this was due to the battery and began charging it and turned it back on. I got a message as I logged on (can't remember what) and then got another message: "C:\Windows\systems32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is unavailable". This happened once before and was fixed by an update. I updated my laptop and when I logged on it was slightly better. However, I still cannot access my documents or desktop, many of my desktop shortcuts are not displayed, the taskbar is locked and cannot be edited, not all of the system settings are accessible and personalisation is impossible (background is plain black and I cannot change it or the lock screen). I have attempted to follow other guides for similar issues but have had no luck (I have tried uninstalling recent updates and checking if the user profile is corrupt).


    If anyone has any notion of what I should do next, I will gladly welcome suggestions. Please be patient with advice because I am essentially illiterate with regards to computers.


    Many thanks,


    Irate

    :)
     
    Irate10, Dec 2, 2019
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  2. rhodes132 Win User

    laptop randomly shutting down

    I have a gateway laptop w/ amd turion 64x2 processors,windows vista. I use to be able to play games all day, do 10 things at once and my laptop was fine. All of a sudden i have ran into the problem of my laptop randomly shutting down. At first it was just shutting down when i was playing video games (games that doesn't even have the greatest of graphics and that i played ever since i had laptop which has been for about 2 years); ide say i would be able to play about 5-20 min and randomly would shut down. Then i stopped playing video games on this and now just download music and playing music and if i am downloading music and playing music and converting music it will shut down on me. Seems to keep getting worse and worse, like today i was just browsing the internet it it shutdown on me. I did get a blue screen the other day as well, first time it has happened to me on this laptop. If anyone could tell me what this could be i would greatly appreciate it.

    Another note: If i unplug my laptop from the recharger i can usually play until the battery is dead, but it will make my computer real laggy and choppy so its not even worth to do when playing games.
     
    rhodes132, Dec 2, 2019
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  3. Laptop randomly shuts down after latest Windows 10 update

    Since the latest update of Windows 10 my computer decides to randomly shut down after every couple of minutes. First the screen goes black, then the sounds stops and after quite a while the power also goes down.

    Obviously I though of cleaning the fan with a big vacuum, as suggested on My Windows 10 Computer Randomly Shuts Down . However, after doing this, the shutting down goes even quicker. I cannot even properly log-on before the shutdown takes place.

    What should be my next step?

    Ps. The computer is quited aged (roughly 3 - 4 years). The battery is dead enough such that I always need to have it plugged in an outlet. It might just be "done for" but I'm hoping to revive it for just a little bit more.
     
    Robin Kramer, Dec 2, 2019
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  4. My laptop randomly shut down and was stripped of all personalisation. It is increasingly...

    laptop randomly shutting down

    Sounds like the Powersupply you have is being problematic, or something is overheating, that last part of your quote gave me a clue in, now other thing id recommend is getting in the base of that laptop and cleaning it thoroughly, once you do that, clean the laptop every other month.
     
    eidairaman1, Dec 2, 2019
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