|Hello, I have a Dell Studio desktop with an Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4Ghz CPU and 8GB Corsair Ram operating on 64 bit Vista. I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT video card. I do not know if it is an issue with my power supply or if it's a virus or whatever other problem it may possibly be.|
I did not experience this problem for months after installing new ram, nor did I experience the problem after installing a new power supply or the video card.
My problem is that my computer randomly shuts off without warning. It has happened while I was performing a virus scan, surfing the web, playing a game, updating games, or simply using Gmail Chat or doing nothing at all. I've tried to isolate the trigger to one of the programs but it occurs randomly and does not seem to be connected to any one program.
The weirdest part is that when it shuts off, the power light that indicates on/off is turned off. However, my computer makes a bunch of noise for about a minute before the light turns back on and it restarts automatically. The sound is that of a busy computer, as if it was reading a disk or something. A lot of "clicking" and whirring.
Please help if you can. Below is a log file from HiJackThis.
edited by moderator: remove HJT log