Shut down issues in HP Mini 311 HD
What are the reasons for shut down issues in HP Mini 311 HD and how to resolve them?
The HP Mini 311 HD netbook has an 11.6’’ high definition screen, and is available in 2 colors. The netbook features the Intel Atom Processor N270 with NVIDIA ION graphics. You might encounter shut down issues in your computer due to many reasons. In case of shut down problems, a BIOS update might be required. The possible causes and troubleshooting tips are discussed in the following points.
- A USB device causing the problem
- A virus attack on the system
- Memory usage Issue
A USB device causing the problem
A USB device such as a wireless mouse might cause the problem. The BIOS is the input and output component of the laptop and updating the BIOS will help in the communication of the peripheral devices and the computer. For updating the BIOS, you will have to shut down the computer and restart it. Continuously press ‘F10’ until the BIOS screen shows up. Now click on the ‘Load Setup Defaults’ option to restore your laptop to its original settings.
A virus attack on the system
Your laptop might have been affected by viruses, which will lead to system freezing problems. Usually a virus may delete important files on your system and may cause your computer to break down. Make sure that you have a virus scanner on your computer so that your files are protected. There are times when the virus will use a large amount of memory space. This will prevent you from doing anything on your laptop and even the shut down process will hang up.
Monitor the memory capacity of your laptop. If you have used up more than 90% of the hard disk or memory capacity, it slows down the processing time of your laptop which even causes your laptop to hang up. What you should do is to delete unnecessary files, delete applications which you do not need to free up some space in the system. Also, make sure that if you need more storage space, you have acquired a larger memory capacity or upgrade your laptop.