Computer shuts down, makes noise, and restart

September 16, 2009 at 04:27:20
Specs: Windows Vista
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.

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#1
September 16, 2009 at 05:13:34
... try here: http://www.thenetworkadministrator....

... then paste your log into here and click analyze

http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?...

... what do you think?


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#2
September 16, 2009 at 15:57:20
The sounds on that website sound seriously terrible...the sound from my computer sounds like normal vigorous operations such as when you are starting a system-intensive video game or a DVD (maybe a little louder). I've heard that an inexperienced person shouldn't mess with the files because I don't know what I'm deleting. Thank you for your input though.

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#3
September 17, 2009 at 00:12:25
... take a look in "Event Viewer"

... You can start the Event Viewer in Windows using the keyboard shortcut [Windows R], typing [eventvwr.msc] and hitting [enter]. Navigate in the Event Manager using the menu on the left side using the following path:

Applications and Services Logs => Microsoft => Windows => Diagnostics-Performance => Operational.

... This will lead directly to the location that contains performance diagnostics not only for the Windows shutdown but also for standby and boot performance issues.

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#4
September 20, 2009 at 07:19:52
its deliberately stretching your hdd after it has turned off thats why its so loud the harddrive is still spinning for one reason or another. If you cant hear fans in the backround when your harddrive is spinning turn ur computer off because without any cooling it will at best format itself and be very very very slow and at worst catch on fire!

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