Shut down in Lenovo® IdeaPad U550
What are the possible causes of sudden shut down problems in Lenovo IdeaPad U550?
Lenovo IdeaPad U550 comes with Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It has preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System. It has got a memory of 4GB and a hard drive capacity of 320 GB. The IdeaPad might shut down due to many reasons. Some of the reasons would be the computer getting over heated due to over time gaming or playback on real player or a media player. While installing a new device if we change certain settings of the computer it might end up in a sudden shutdown. If the power fails, the computer would get shut down automatically. If there is any virus in the computer, the computer might shut down in between any ongoing process. Accidental mistakes made by the users such as, deletion of any Operating System files would cause sudden shut down without user’s permission.
Tips to resolve shut down issues in Lenovo IdeaPad U550 are:
- Scan the computer
- Restore to factory settings
- Reinstall the Operating System
Scan the computer
Certain viruses can cause changes in the BIOS settings which might result in an improper shut down. To resolve this, you could scan the computer to identify and remove malwares like virus, Trojans, worms, unwanted browser plug-ins etc. User needs to install a strong antivirus in the computer and run a full system scan to check if his computer is attacked by any of the above infections. Once the virus is detected, we could fix it and check if the shut down issue is resolved.
Restore to factory settings
Lenovo IdeaPad U550 comes with a restore disk which would help users repair and service the computer. User could also use the Windows restore options so that the computer would go back to its original factory settings mode. Once you get the computer in restore mode, you could check if the computer is working fine.
When system restore option and other repairing mechanisms fail to resolve the shut down problem you could go for a reinstallation of the Operating System. Before you go for a reinstallation of the OS, you need to take a back up of all the important information that you would need back on the computer. You could always reinstall the OS from the CD or download the right version of Operating System from a genuine site so that there would not be any installation error while installing.