My newest (homebuilt) PC is now two years old, and up to about three months ago it operated flawlessly. Never an issue. Recently, however, the computer began to shut itself down shortly after startup reaches the point of having the desktop open.
The strange aspect to this problem is that once I hit the power button to turn the computer back on, the system loads up fine and there are no problems. I can use the computer for hours and it gives me no problems on any level.
The shutdown does not happen, however, if I have the computer turned off for a few hours and then come back to it and turn it back on again. This only happens if I have not used the computer for longer than say 10 hours (overnight and so forth).
I guess I am just concerned because while in a way I can deal with this problem (even though it's very annoying) I'm also worried about it potentially getting worse.
For those of you who want to know, I went in and checked to see if the computer is overheating and everything appears to be completely normal. That was the first thing that came to mind but that doesn't seem to be the source of the problem. I don't know if this relates at all to the hard drive being bad, or the memory or cpu being bad, but any insight or advice would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!