Flashing Amber Light

Dell / DIMENSION 2400
March 10, 2009 at 12:27:09
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.392 GHz / 766 MB
Today I had my computer on so that I could access it from school through Remote Desktop Connection. When I got home, my computer was off but there was a single amber light that was flashing on the front of the case. This has happened before (although quite a while ago) but what was even stranger was that when I turned on my computer, all my Firefox add-ons have been disabled. I got a "Limited or No Connectivity" error which went away after I restarted my PC twice. When I went onto the internet, I got a message from avast! that said something about a blocked connection to virusscanner.com or something like that (I know it wasn't virusscanner.com, it was something17.com and I was redirected to a page that gives an error like McAfee SiteAdvisor says when you access a page that isn't safe, only it wasn't McAfee, or anything that I recognized, for that matter.

I just scanned with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and it didn't find anything. Any help or anyone know why my PC shut down with the amber light? Thanks!

Will
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#1
March 11, 2009 at 11:51:48
The last flashing amber light I saw on a Dell was the power supply was dying.
If you have another power supply you may want to swap it out and try it.

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#2
March 11, 2009 at 12:32:01
I put a new PSU in my computer a few months ago. This problem happened with the old one, also, so I don't think that it was the PSU. Maybe a small power surge? This is actually only the second time that this has happened.

This problem actually happens on a lot of the school computers where I go to school. This is because, what a teacher said, we have to make sure that all PCs, printers, etc. are turned off at the end of each day to conserve power. Usually unplugging the power, waiting a few minutes, and plugging it back in fixes it.

Will
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#3
March 11, 2009 at 12:53:20
it wouldn't hurt to swap out the power supply just in case. They do go bad for no reason at times.

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