|I will be happily using my computer, then out of nowhere, the screen goes black, as if I've shut off the monitor (but the monitor power light is on). |
Also, the computer's power light is on, but pushing the power button doesn't get the computer to shut off. I have tried holding the power button in for 5 seconds, and that can get the computer to turn off. Under normal circumstances, the computer can be turned off with thepower button, and you don't have to hold it in for any longer than a second.
When I reboot, the welcome screen stays on a few seconds longer than it should, and of course I get the 'recovery desktop' thingie, saying that windows experienced an unexpected error, and click here to restore my active desktop, etc.
The problem is, it keeps doing this. Screen going black and can't turn the computer off with the power button, unless I hold it in for 5 seconds. Computer essentially 'dies', until I reboot.
This just started happening this morning. It may be relevant or a coincidence, I don't know, but I had to remove 'vundo' and some other crap (trojans, rootkit, etc.) that was redirecting my browser and causing alot of popups last night.
Does anyone know what might be causing this?
I don't know if it's a hardware issue, software issue, operating system issue, or what. So please don't scold me for posting it here. I really am clueless as to what is happening. :-(
I have an intel celeron m, 512 mg ram, and a 150 GB hard drive. This is a HP Pavilion s7210n Slimline PC.
Thanks for your replies.