My Windows 10 computer keeps on randomly shutting down during the night. This is especially annoying since I am running some important computations on it during the night hours for my project and I have to start again every morning.
I have already disabled automatic updates and all power saving options, so it can't be that. The Windows event log just says "powered off".
The only ways to power off the machine are:
- keyboard or mouse input (I have a Logitech mouse and keyboard set that allows to switch them off at a press of a button, which I do every night), and
- the power button, which needs to be pressed for at least 5 seconds, and it cannot be pressed "by accident" as it needs a specific pressure point on it to be activated.
A power outage can be ruled out, as my Synology connected to the same power network is not affected.
How can I check what is causing the power to turn off randomly? Is there something embedded within Windows 10 that does this? Note that this is a brand new PC and I have never seen it experience any issues. It is a high-end i7-7800X based machine with loads of RAM and adequate cooling.
Please note that this only happens during the night.