Computer Shuts Down / Hibernates By Itself

April 4, 2011 at 13:56:40
Specs: Windows XP, 2.87 GB
My computer is about 5-6 years old and just recently it started to just completely shut off or from what it seems, goes into hibernation mode. I have checked my settings and I do not have the hibernation feature on (windows xp by the way) and the power button blinks when it does this. So I have obviously ruled out the power supply. I do have anti-virus, but obviously I know nothing is full proof. I have cleaned it out with an air can thinking maybe that might be it, but it still continues. Whether I try to just browse the internet or burn a cd/dvd. I have a program to monitor the temp thinking it might be a heat issue, but from what post's I've read it doesn't really go necessarily high.. meaning I haven't seen the temp go past 48 degrees Celsius on anything. The temps rang from 40-47C mostly. The longest it lasts is while I'm doing my work, and I don't press the computer to do much at all, I await email for work and while it sits there and I do nothing, it will stay on. Any advise you can give me would be great.

Here are some specs I can give you.

Emachine T6532
Windows XP
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3500+
2.21 Ghz
2.87 GB of ram

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April 4, 2011 at 17:10:24
How do you get it to start back up again?

When it starts does it look like return from hibernation or normal start up?

See event logs when this happens. Make note of exact time and view logs at that time.

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April 6, 2011 at 22:58:57
Well I can't turn the power back on no matter how many times I'd hit the blinking power button, so I usually pull the power cord out from behind the tower, wait a few and then turn it on. And it boots up as if nothing happened. Normal start up.

Event logs? Not sure if I'm familiar how to look for those.

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