i've been having this problem for more than half a year. my computer just shuts off in the midst of anything i do. used to be happening once in a blue moon, but right now it's almost happening like everyday or every other day.
sometimes, it shuts off before even getting to the windows startup page. other times, the screen blanks out but the cpu fan is still spinning, before it gets to windows page. but my main problem is still that it shuts off suddenly as i'm using it, regardless i'm just merely surfing, chatting or running multiple programs.
i've reinstalled windows a couple of months ago and reformatted my hard disk. at first it seems fine but after a few weeks it starts shutting off again. so now i wonder if it's a problem with my power supply box, motherboard...or anything else. i dont think i've any viruses i scanned regularly then and if i've already reinstalled windows i don't think it's a problem of that, no?
read some related previous posts i don't have problems gettin into safe mode etc.
just some info to offer...sorry i'm not that much a techie maybe if you need any info you can lemme know.
pentium 4 1.5mhz
1.25gb kingston ram (sdram or rdram i think...earlier than the ddr rams)
2 maxtor harddisks 30gb & 40gb
nividia geforce2 mx/mx400
i've 2 fans inside don't think it's a problem of it gettin too hot..cos anyways sometimes i didn't even on it for long. anyway it doesn't have a fixed pattern of occurance...it can shut off after 30mins or even a few hrs or not at all.
hope you can really help me with my problem cos the last thing i wanna do is to buy a new cpu. thanks!