Forced to power down

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  1. Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    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!!
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  2. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #2

    Hello Gusgf,

    Regarding the second error : Shadow Copies of volume C: aborted" (Event ID 36)...
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  3. Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    steve108 said:
    Hello Gusgf,

    Regarding the second error : Shadow Copies of volume C: aborted" (Event ID 36)...
    Thanks will take a look, puzzled about the other log entry though :)
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  4. Posts : 1,560
    win10 home
       #4

    Look in Reliability History for any entries covering the "unexpected shutdown".If there are any,then the "view tech details "should provide information in lines 1 & 2.
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  5. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #5

    Gusgf said:
    Thanks will take a look, puzzled about the other log entry though :)
    joeandmarg0 said:
    Look in Reliability History for any entries covering the "unexpected shutdown".If there are any,then the "view tech details "should provide information in lines 1 & 2.
    Well, interesting coincidence. After seeing joeandmarg0's post, I looked in my Reliability History and found
    "The previous system shutdown at 11:23:17 PM on ‎2/‎27/‎2021 was unexpected." - I don't recall exactly what happened that day, but it was something odd - and I think I had to do a forced shutdown. It was a isolated event that hasn't happened since then, but I've had five since October.
    Last edited by steve108; 03 Mar 2021 at 23:47.
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  6. Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    joeandmarg0 said:
    Look in Reliability History for any entries covering the "unexpected shutdown".If there are any,then the "view tech details "should provide information in lines 1 & 2.
    Regarding....
    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!

    My computer didn't shutdown @17:24 I was using it
    I'd think I'd know.
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  7. Posts : 1,560
    win10 home
       #7

    The suggestion was to look in RELIABILITY HISTORY,not Event Viewer.
    I definitely do know.
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  8. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #8

    joeandmarg0 said:
    The suggestion was to look in RELIABILITY HISTORY,not Event Viewer.
    I definitely do know.
    I followed your suggestion and got something out of it, so thanks.

    I've used it before, but keep forgetting about it since my PCs are generally trouble free (still on 2004 )
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  9. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #9

    Any time your system hangs, and you're forced to cycle power to regain control, you'll get an "unexpected shutdown" error. Happens to me at least once a month, on many/most of my Windows 10 systems. It's just one of those things, AFAIK.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  10. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #10

    EdTittel said:
    Any time your system hangs, and you're forced to cycle power to regain control, you'll get an "unexpected shutdown" error. Happens to me at least once a month, on many/most of my Windows 10 systems. It's just one of those things, AFAIK.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
    Hello Ed ,
    That was exactly what happened in my case, but I don't recall what I had done to cause my PC to become hung. /cheers
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