I've got this problem for over 3 months now which I thought was minor at first but now I'm afraid it's going to break some of my other hardware pieces.. My computer goes to sleep mode when it stays idle for a little while like most others do I suppose; problem is, at some point during that process it shuts down and tries to restart on its own, but it does it over and over and over again (You can hear the fans opening up as when you open your computer, then everything shuts down, and it restarts the process again..) until I just close down the power, wait a few seconds then restart power and reopen the computer normally.. It'll give me the little "Windows was closed improperly last time" or something then I just choose restart Windows Normally and it'll come back to the windows screen as if my computer went into sleep mode (User: xxx Locked in windows 7, then I just log in normally).. I suspect it's a hardware problem and one component is failing but I have no idea what it could be and I don't want to start replacing pieces one by one randomly..
More recently, the computer started giving me blue screens of death (yes on Windows 7, I thought those were gone!) randomly (maybe when it's thinking a little too hard?) but that doesn't trigger the repeated sequence mentioned above, it just crashes and restart on its own.. The repeated restarts only are triggered by the sleep mode process if I'm not mistaken..
I'm afraid it's a problem with the power supply and that it might cost problems with the other components eventually, on top of being extremely annoying when I fall asleep with the computer on still and then I get awaken in the middle of the night by the noise of the stupid fan restarting over and over again..
Can you guys help me? Any idea what the problem could be?
Thank you so much in advance.