I have a 4 year old refurbished Vista Medion Akoya laptop. It has 3gb of ram. In the past I have put it under some considerable pressure such as having 15+ Firefox windows open and burning DVDs and it has always managed, even if the fan has sometimes been on full blast.
Since about two months ago, I can have it running with zero windows open and just burning a DVD and it will restart. When it does this it will usually restart again and again after only a few seconds of restarting. I have noticed that it feels quite hot to the touch so have put it in the freezer for an hour or so or just left it on a table overnight. More often than not this seems to do the trick, but not every time.
Thursday night I had 18 web pages open with several tabs open on each page and it restarted. Since then I have tried the freezer trick and even left it overnight but still it restarts.
Previously I have run all the antivirus and antimalware scans and disk check scans so I can't think of anything else I can try?
Thanks for that. However, I must say that it just restarted (whilst copying files to an ex hd)and the fan was barely on at all, nowhere near high revs. I am not confident that it is heat related.
Could it be anything else?