Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Automatically

Why Does My Laptop Shut Down Automatically
  • Sep 12th, 2023
  • Divya Sachdeva
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Sometimes when you work on a laptop or PC you may notice that it turns off randomly. This is disturbing as well as a worrying factor about you. Right? A sudden shutdown of the laptop affects its function. Think if we are doing some important work on the laptop like creating any important folder with documents, making a presentation, data entry or attending an important conference video call, or hosting that conference call and suddenly your laptop got shut down. So how would you feel? It feels like frustration, concern, and distress. Right? So, we are here with this blog to help you to overcome this frustration, concern, and distress. But before you learn how to deal with it, you must know the reasons behind this problem. Why is your laptop getting shut down randomly?

So, there might be many reasons that your laptop is getting shut down randomly -:

1. Overheating

The first and the main reason why your laptop is getting shut down is overheating. When you run functions, applications, apps, and software for long hours on the laptop it produces extra heat, and your laptop stops working and is switched off randomly.

Especially in the case of gaming and video processing laptops becomes internally hot and shut off.

To overcome this problem you need to follow these steps-:

-To overcome this overheating problem, you need to stop using your laptop for long hours. Stop playing more power-consuming games and applications on laptops.

-You can also install some cooling system apps, booster apps, and anti-overheating apps on your laptop to resolve this problem.

- you can directly switch off or reboot your system to avoid overheating problems.

2. Dusted Fan

If your laptop fan got dirty by the particles of dust then also your laptop faced random shut down issues. A  fan is a source of better functioning of a laptop without overheating. That's why it's necessary to look after your laptop fan.

To overcome this problem you need to follow this step-:

Remove all the dust particles from the fan and clean it for a better result and avoid the problem of the sudden shutdown of a laptop or PC.

3. Virus attacks

One of the most likely reasons for a random shutdown is a virus attack. Sometimes, a hidden virus arrives with some installed apps, software, and applications which causes damage to the laptop's functioning system and leads to a random shutdown.

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To overcome this problem you need to follow this step -

Install or download some antivirus software and applications on your devices such as Malwarebytes, Anti-virus kit, etc to overcome the virus attack and handle the issue to random switch off.

4. Crashing of sites and windows

One of the reasons for the random shutdown of the laptop is the crash of the site and window page. when you have to open a site or window page there is an error that comes, you reload the site or page nothing works which leads to a random shut down.

To overcome this problem you need to follow this step -

To avoid this problem, don't reload the site again and again. The site or window takes some time to reopen so, either exit from the page or switch off the laptop for a while.

5. Non-updated system

One of the reasons for the random shut down of the laptop or PC is the update of the laptop system. Your laptop system demands updates from time to time if you are ignorant about this then your laptop gets shut down randomly.

To overcome this problem you need to follow this step-:

Update your system and application from time to time to avoid this issue of the random shutdown.

6. Some of the other reasons for the random shutdown of your laptop could be a hardware failure, CPU overclocking, defective charging cycle of the laptop, and lack of deep cleaning in the laptop.

If you are unable to handle the problem of sudden switching off the laptop and unable to resolve this problem by following the above-mentioned method then, carry our laptop to the laptop service center for its deep cleaning because, Without good maintenance, a laptop can't perform better.


This blog concludes with the reasons and methods to overcome the problem of random shutdowns in a laptop or PC. There are several reasons behind the random shutdown of laptops or PC as above mentioned such as; overheating, dusted fans, hardware failure, viruses attacks, updates, CPU overclocking, service provided, etc. But you can deal with all of them on your own as the method above mentioned.


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