Anyway, since the recovery CD did not fix it, I am assuming the problem is hardware related.
I have a tx2510us. specs:
Basically, windows loads fine. However, the laptop just abruptly powers off without warning. This usually happens 0-5 minutes after startup. The weird thing is that in NEVER happens if I am playing a 3d game. I can play any 3d game for hours and it won't crash, but if I leave it idle on desktop for 2 minutes or am surfing the web it crashes. Another note, safe mode works fine and it also works if I disable my graphics driver (everything is choppy and low res, but no crash). Also, the laptop is impossible to use on battery as the crashes become more frequent. I have tried win xp, vista, 7 and all have the same problem.
I don't want to open up my laptop as I have no experience with that and I want to avoid costly repairs.
So I was wondering is there was any way I could troubleshoot the problem with doing any of those two....
Edited by mohua, 12 September 2009 - 07:52 PM.