How to Fix Unexpected Shutdowns in Windows 7

by Steven Diggs, Jr.

When your copy of Windows 7 starts having unexpected shutdowns, you have a malicious piece of spyware or a virus that has infected the core Windows files. To fix this, you can use System Restore, a program built into Windows 7. This will restore your PC to an earlier date when the shutdowns did not occur.

Click the blue logo in the bottom left corner of the screen.

Type "System Restore" into the "Search programs and files" box. Search results will automatically appear above the bar. Click the "System Restore" result.

Click the box beside "Recommended Restore" because this selection will find the best restore point to use for your PC. Click "Next."

Click "Finish" at the bottom of the screen. Your PC will restart and use the best restore point possible.


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About the Author

Steven Diggs, Jr. has been writing professionally since 2008. His work can be seen published all over the Web, including on the Appalachian Independent website. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and history from Frostburg State University.

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