My girlfriend’s laptop which is a Dell .... I didn't tell her to buy one so stop right there ... keeps shutting down at random. I have read a few other threads about similar problems but none seem to be the same as this. She is running Windows XP pro. Service pack 1. The computer will start fine once, then it may run 4 minutes or 4 hours and then just shut off completely, no stop error or anything. Once it does shut down and I try to restart it doesn't even get to the loading screen before the thing shuts down. It does the same thing if I boot into safe mode. I usually have to leave the computer off for 30 mins to an hour before I can get back on the thing. I think it has something to do with a process or maybe a worm but I have run so many virus scans on this thing... and when doing most of them, the computer has shut off. I called Dell Tech Support... and let me tell you... those guys, they're so nice. "Slyvester" had me take off the memory door on the back of the thing and remove the chips to check the memory seeding, after doing that he decided the problem was that infact the memory slots had gone bad and then after the fact, told me that I had just voided my warranty, thanks again Dell! If anyone has heard of something like this with a simple solution besides a reformat or system restore because I have done both, I would be very thankful.