I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop, running XP, which I've owned for a couple years. It frequently shuts off when I'm in the middle of something that apparently takes a lot of energy--running a whole-system virus scan, shredding a bunch of documents with Spybot, for example. The fan runs quite loud for a few minutes or longer, then the computer shuts off. Just--completely shuts off. Sometimes I notice the CPU (Pentium 4, 2.66GHz) maxes out at 100% for a while right before this happens.
Is this related to the temperature, as suggested elsewhere? And if so, how would I fix it?
I've downloaded the Everest home edition, and run it--it commonly shows temps around 84 degrees C (184 F) for the CPU.
If I need to tell you anything else, please let me know. Thanks for your help.