Laptop shutting down randomly - event 41 kernel power RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Dell xps 1530 with windows 7 64 bit installed. I noticed that recently the laptop just shuts down for no reason. Checking my log, i get an event 41 kernel power error. Here is my log. I know the error is a vague one, but can anyone help me troubleshoot this?


    Log Name:      System

    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power

    Date:          11/23/2010 9:09:54 PM

    Event ID:      41

    Task Category: (63)

    Level:         Critical

    Keywords:      (2)

    User:          SYSTEM

    Computer:      DXPSX


    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

    Event Xml:

    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">


        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />







        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-11-24T02:09:54.220415300Z" />


        <Correlation />

        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />



        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />



        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>

        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>

        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>

        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>

        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>

        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>

        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">0</Data>





    Wednesday, November 24, 2010 2:32 AM