New here and I've got a problem.
We recently acquired a 2nd home computer (hand-me-down from a relative). She is running windows 2000.
Lately, she had been just shutting off on her own.
No warning or error screens. She just shuts off.
When I turn her back on, all of the screens look normal and there are no error messages. If she stays on long enough, I can go into any program and she seems to work fine.
Sometimes she will run fine for awhile. Last week, I had her on for 3 days in a row straight with no problems.
All of this seemed to start after we had a rain storm go through and we lost the power for a few minutes.
I'm wondering if the fan might not be cooling her or maybe the fan has gone faulty.
I had taken off the sides and blown out what little dust was in there, there wasn't much.
I wanted to see if the fan was clogged up with dust, but I'm not sure if that's something I should be touching??
Not even sure how to open it up to get to it?????
One of my friends mentioned that a virus might also be the culprit but she's not currently hooked up to the internet as our other computer is the only one connected at this time.
I do know this one came with AVG on it. Not sure what else as we've not had it a long time.
Any suggestions or starting points?
Would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much!