Hello everyone. I've recently encountered a rather serious problem that I cannot figure out. Sometimes when I'm browsing, for no apparent reason, my PC will just shut off. And I don't mean a BSOD crash or anything like that. It's instantly turning off, like if it were a power failure. This has been going on for a week, give or take. I cannot find any information on the internet on it, other than a lot of people pointing out that something might be overheating or faulty. I can promise you that is not the case. I've been playing this game called Aion, which definitely pushes my PC, and it has never once shut off while playing it, sometimes leaving the game running all day. Possibly noteworthy is that this problem didn't occur until about the time I patched that game up to the retail version.
I haven't spotted anything specific that triggers the shutdown. At first I thought it was Firefox, but I've now had it happen a few times in Internet Explorer, so I don't know what to think. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling my video card drivers (8800GT), Java, Flash, and Shockwave, but the shutdowns continue. It's happened while browsing forums (sometimes well after the page has loaded), and it's happened instantly when clicking a link. I have not spotted a trend yet. Anyway, I'm really lost on this one, and this is a pretty big problem for me so I'd appreciate any help anyone can offer. Let me know if you need any detailed information about my system.
Edited by NathanM, 29 September 2009 - 04:20 AM.