PC now going slow with ramdom shutdowns!

  matt-few 21:17 01 May 2006

PC is 18 months old, with a clean windows install 4 months ago. No viruses or spyware but over the weekend is now going really slow and today as started shutting down without notice - usually when idle for a couple of mins.

Have deleted most of the programs and software I used but still no difference. Also have checked fans including processor fan and all working fine - any other ideas?

  woodchip 21:28 01 May 2006

You say no Virus, But it's all the sign’s of one.

If you can use on the Net. Do some online scan's

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  skidzy 21:39 01 May 2006

Does the system run slow in safe mode ?

Have you considered that your ram maybe faulty.

Try these and see if you get an improvement.
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Reboot and post back.Sorry if you have already tried these.
Good luck

  matt-few 21:58 01 May 2006


  matt-few 22:02 01 May 2006


Woodchip, I use F-Secure Internet Security and A/Virus 2006, no viruses found but using an online scanner now to have a second check.

Skidzy, thanks for the links but have already tried them (as already had the software or similar on my computer until earlier today when I uninstalled them - to see if that would help.

I thought at first it might of been the fans, but now realise it's not. Now that I am using the machine more tonight, it hasn't shutdown once.

Could it be when left idle for say 10 mins or more it shutsdown unannounced!!

I hadn't thought of the memory but will test it when virus scanner has finished.

  woodchip 22:08 01 May 2006

You should only have one AV on your hard drive

  skidzy 22:11 01 May 2006

Just a thought Matt,have you checked your processes....just to see if any thing is hogging the system resource's.
ctrl+alt+delete....I would guess your cpu usage to be around 4-20%...just a guess though.

  matt-few 22:12 01 May 2006

I only have one a/v software installed on my hard drive. The online scanner will not interfere with my installed a/c software?

  woodchip 22:14 01 May 2006

No the Online scan is OK

  mammak 22:18 01 May 2006

as woodchip sugested do all these online scans but before doing this disable anything else you have on board that is vital as the conflicts could be a disaster.

  matt-few 22:43 01 May 2006

I was doing an online a/v scan as Woodchip suggested, but machine shutdown again (just powered down), so I am restarting the scan again.

Although, when I originally restarted the machine, I lost my internet connection again (my network card did not show in network communications box and two monitors on taskbar had disappeared. Unplugged modem, restarted pc and powered up modem 5 mins later and working again now - but how long will my machine last for this time!!!

Thanks for all your help so far

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