I was told it was probably a hard drive failure, which seemed believable to me, so I backed up all my data, and first tried reinstalling windows. After it had installed and I inbetween picking the type of network and entering the serial and such, it shut down, which worried me since this was not necessarily a startup issue. So then I reformatted my drive and used the FORMAT C: /fs:NTFS command to completely clear my drive and reinstalled windows 7 with my CD. Everything seemed to go fine! I even had to restart it in when I had to add some driver files from the cd that came with my motherboard in order to get internet access. But when I put it to sleep, came back a few hours later and went to "wake" it up, it shut down.
Thus, I have come to the hardware section as it does not seem to be a Windows 7 issue? I know my motherboard is from when I initially built my computer in 2008. My power supply may be newer, but not by much.
Anyone have any ideas? It has been a while since I posted on a forum like this, so forgive me if I need to provide more info or some kind of error log. It's also a little difficult to test things out since my computer is so unreliable now (I'm posting this from a friend's computer). Please help, and thanks so much in advance! I feel like the days are numbered with whatever is going wrong with my computer!
Edited by Hollz, 05 March 2013 - 07:49 PM.