Not sure if I have a hardware, software, virus or malware so I'll start here.
A few days ago, my computer shut itself off during the night (the beginning of my issues). The next morning I booted up fine and went about my day. Later in the afternoon I fired up a game of Oblivion (while downloading Dragon Age from Amazon) and after about an hr into the game my computer shut itself off without warning again like somebody ripped the cord out of the wall).
I brushed it off and hit the power button and it fired back up, and I resumed my activities (and had to re-start my Dragon Age download).
The next morning, I went to check the status of my download and before I even got the chance to install it it died again with one major difference. IT WOULD NOT START BACK UP. TOTALLY DEAD. I went down to best buy after removing what I was sure was the problem and purchased a new Corsair GS700 power supply.
Installed the PSU, fired it up with a few typical "windows was shut down incorrectly errors" and everything seemed to be working again.
Installed my new game and played for several hours, no issues.
Ok, here is where things get very frustrating.
Next day, my wife goes to fire up the computer and it instantly shuts down as it reaches the log in screen (just after the windows logo). She tried several more times and it would not get past the log in screen. The computer sat for about 9 hrs until I got home from work, turned it on..same thing. Over and over again, a few times I made it past the log in but about 30sec on the desktop and boom, its off again. I even tried the memory check tool in windows recovery, windows repair tool, system restore for 3 different points, and re-setting my BIOS to default settings.
Finally, I tried booting in safe mode and then safe mode w/network which worked and I've been researching on the net for an answer for 4 hrs with no shut down.
I need help, I haven't found anything on the web that has helped. I've read things that sound like a PSU issue (which I just changed, and it works in safe mode). Is this a windows 7 issue? A virus/malware? Other hardware issue? Other software issue?
Sorry for the long winded story, but I wanted to describe exactly what happened since I noticed the problem.
Extremely frustrated and not sure what to do next.