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System Shutting Down After Left Idle


Not sure if this is the correct forum. Every now and then, i come back to do something and my system has completely shut down, for no apparent reason. It is not restarting, but shutting down. I have not caught it, when it has done it. I push the powere button and it comes back up, and will either go for safe mode or regular start, either will work (though usually i do a safe mode and, scan the hd on restart). It did not happen with xp, but has been doing this for about 2 wks or more. I have  checked connections and the fans, all seems alright there. Anything i can check?

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