Computer turns off!
I have had my computer now for a few months, and sometimes it just switches off - i.e. it doesn't shut down it just goes right off. I thought it was a thermal problem with my computer so I bought a fan for the centre of the case at the front. This brought the temperature down quite a lot, but now it is the summer I am finding that it is turning off more than usual.
So, I went into the BIOS and found the temperature reading, and it was on 27oC. I covered up the fans far a few minutes and it went to about 40oC. The computer was still running in the BIOS, so I quit the BIOS screen and XP started to load up. Within a couple of seconds the computer turned off.
This makes me think that it can't be the hardware because it would have turned off in the BIOS screen. I think it must be XP because when I load it at this temperture it just turned off. I have also noticed that when it gets to about 32oC it will turn off when I have XP running.
I think I'll have to wipe the computer, and I am considering getting Vista.
Does anyone know how to fix it without wiping the computer?