Windows XP pc shuts down unexpectedly
Posted on 2008-02-04
Last week, after about 30 minutes of use, my Windows XP Home (sp2) pc shut down without warning.
When I say "shut down", I more accurately mean "powered itself off immediately". At first, I though it was some strange power problem, but the pc successfully boot back up immediately after I pressed the power button.
The crash damaged my Norton AntiVirus, so I un-installed and re-installed it.
Then, the crashes became more frequent. Now, it crashes during boot-up after 30 or so seconds.
I thought it might be overheating, so I checked the two fans in the case and the CPU fan, and they all seem to be working correctly.
I suppose it could be some loose connection in the power supply.
What do you think?
Thanks in advance!!