I got called to help work on a computer.
It was a backup pavilion 6630 desktop PC.
Never used, whoever had it had two of them one for backup and one for main use.
They had done a resent restore using the Hp restore disk that came with it.
The problem was when they would play solitaire that came with the computer, and it is running windows 98, the computer would shutdown into something that acted like standby, but the only way to get out of it was to hold down the power button for 5 sec.
Well, I looked on the hp site and saw nothing like this that I could see in faqs.
Then I downloaded the newest bios and updated that. I redid a restore with the restore disk, full format and restore.
Worked fine, I played 10 min for solitaire and then installed some other software, it ran for two hours.
So I went home, and then got a call, and soon as they played solitaire the computer shutdown into that powered down mode and locked up.
this computer does not have any windows updates at all, since they do not have the internet yet
Now, do you think that it has something to do with hardware? Or do you think that is has something to do with the windows 98 OS, or solitaire?