Shut down issues in the HP EliteBook® 8540w Mobile Workstation
What are the reasons for sudden shut down issues in HP EliteBook 8540w?
The HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation comes with a choice of Windows® operating systems. The system comes with an Intel® Core i7 or an Intel® Core i5 processor. Nowadays, sudden shut down problems are common with laptops. There are many reasons such as hardware failure, incompatible drivers, power failure, malware infection, operating system errors which cause shut down problems. If you are using genuine operating system software and upgrading your system frequently and you also have a good anti-virus, you can reduce these shut down problems to a great extent. Still, you can’t prevent such problems that are related to hardware failure. In that case the only thing you can do is to replace that particular piece of hardware.
Some of the possible reasons that can cause a sudden shut down in your HP EliteBook 8540w Mobile Workstation and their remedies are described below:
- Heating problems
- Hardware failure
- Operating system crashes
There are many reasons that can cause a laptop to overheat. If the temperature of the environment that you are working in is high and you are using the laptop for a long time on external power, it will overheat the components in the laptop. The system will suddenly shut down and it might cause hardware damage and data loss. To avoid overheating, put the laptop into suspension mode when it is not being used. This will allow the heat to dissipate. You can change the monitor settings to turn down the brightness. Try not to use the battery regularly, because the battery generates large amounts of heat.
Hardware failure such as hard disk or RAM damage might cause the system to shut down suddenly. When you plug the laptop into external power, high voltage variation can affect the electronic components such as the motherboard and chipset inside the laptop. The RAM contains all the operating system files for proper functioning of the system. Any damage to the RAM can cause these files to get deleted, thereby shutting down the system unexpectedly.
Automatic shut down problem with the Windows® 7 operating system is common. These issues arise due to the hardware incompatibility and legacy problems. You need to clean your system registry to avoid the Windows® 7 automatic shutdown issue. The conflicts that arise when two devices try to access same resource will also cause the operating system to crash which will lead to a sudden shutdown. Malware infection can also change the operating system’s configuration settings and also might cause a sudden system shut down.