P paringofthewaste Member Joined Apr 11, 2013 Posts 16 Apr 11, 2013 #1 Dear all, Following a fresh Windows 7 reinstall (to cure previous BSODs on an old install), I am now getting random power offs. there is no pattern to them but they happen about once every half hour to hour. My previous install was very old but I also discovered some hardware errors with 2 of my DIMMs as well as running a chkdsk /b (and Seagate SeaTools for DOS) on the HDD to fix some bad sectors. The only Errrors/Criticals I could find in Event viewer were these: Event ID 6008: The previous system shutdown at 09:43:57 on 11/04/2013 was unexpected. Event ID 41: The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly. Any help would be greatly appreciated and please just ask if you need any log files from me. Many thanks.