My computer isn't shutting down properly.
The monitor goes off but the CPU is still going and I end up having to turn it off manually from the back. A problem that results from doing this (I think) is that when I turn the computer on the CPU fan is going 50 miles per hour and is really loud. It does slow down as Windows is loading but that isn't the point I need to know how to fix this.
My Specs are as follows:
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
Harddrives(Seagate): 2 SATA(500GB, 1TB), 1 ATA(500GB)
Motherboard: MSI - Model P67A-C43 (MS-7673) – Version_1.0
North Bridge Intel Sandy Bridge Revision 09
South Bridge Intel P67 Revision B3
Processor: Intel® Core i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Cpu Socket - Socket 1155 LGA
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS
I did a search on the web and some of the articles had different reasons for why the above mentioned was happening.
1. I need to clean my CPU of dust.
Last night (9/24/12) when I shutdown the computer I unhooked everything and grounded myself with the computer case and did a thorough cleaning and even added a new drop of metal oxide to the CPU/heatsink(although it wasn't dried up or had disappeared).
2. My CPU fan is lose.
It wasn't and still isn't after cleaning out the dust last night
3. Could be a virus
This past weekend I've done complete virus scan with Norton, Malwarebytes and even downloaded Dr. Web Cureit. Yes, some nasties were found and removed but maybe there could be something left over that the above mentioned didn't find.
4. Could be my power supply
The power supply is a Cooler Master and I only got it last summer(2011)
5. I could have bad drivers.
I should tell you that I did slipstream Windows Professional XP SP 3. I slipstreamed various software and also used DPs_BASE_1006 to slipstream the following driverpacks:
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.