Hi all, i need some help here…I’m using Window XP pro.
It started about a few weeks ago. it seemed it had something to do with the Adobe Reader Updater? i cancel the updater a few times while surfing the net. then, the Reader kind of acting sluggish and took longer to close the pdf files. a few days after that( i think )and my computer started to turn itself off.
at first i didn’t suspect the updater. The 1st few days, the updater message pop up after i log on. i clicked “later” or “cancel” (can’t remember) then wait for the Window to load. and in less then a minute, my computer would then turn itself off suddenly as if someone just press the power button. i reboot the computer, and it worked fine for the rest of the day. (2 or 3 times i had to reboot the computer twice)
it got to a point that my computer would turn itself off right after i press the “cancel”/close button of the Update message. i test it twice by not clicking anything of that updater and i opened window explorer, xnview, blender etc and everything seemed okay, but as soon as i closed the updater, my computer turned off. so, i tried connected the net after i log on and then clicked the “update” button. guess what? my computer didn’t turn itself off, and everything seemed back to normal for a week or so.
now my computer started to turn itself off again, minus the Reader update message. again, it only happens when i turn on the computer after it was turned off for more then a few hours, and after i reboot the computer, everything works fine for the day.
my questions are,
1)is it possible that the Adobe updater is the cause? is there some known issues/bugs etc that will cause this? (i’m thinking about un-install the Reader)
2)does it look like my computer is infected? i don’t have antivirus program at the moment, i know, i should have. anyway, i think i read something like there is some site that would run diagnostic on-line for free? any suggestion?
3)the last two days i’m thinking maybe it has something to do with the fan/computer temperature? it’s awfully quiet when i first boot the computer, compare later, after everything works fine. and i remember some warning message regarding the fan, but,
how can i make the DOS(?) screen stay longer? the screen that shows up before window when one boot the computer, listing things like hardware detected etc. right now it flashes for a split second and is gone.
it reason that screen stay for a split second is because a few days after i bought the computer, there was something wrong with the motherboard and i took it back for them to change. it was then i told them that i saw some warning message from that screen, about the fan/ temperature (can’t remember), but when i picked up my computer, the sales guy happily told me that they took care of it by making the screen not showing up(it flashes for a split second), so that i didn’t need to worry about that message anymore. it was like “What?”:eek:
4)any other possible cause?
sorry for the long post, and thanks for any help. oh yeah, almost forgot, Merry X’mas