XP shuts it self off

Apr 5, 2005
  1. My laptop with XP home with SP2 just started to shut down automatically after about 40 minutes of me not using it. I could be watching a video or doing a virus scan and it would still shut down.

    I have and use zone alarm, spybot, norton and just downloaded Microsofts Antispyware 2 days ago. I checked my power settings and its not that. I used spybot and MS antispyware and found nothing, I haven't been able to run a antivirus scan yet.

    Any ideas whats going on. I haven't changed anything recently and the only program I recently downloaded is Microsofts Antispyware. Thanks.
  2. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

  3. AMG

    AMG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    If it was overheating why would it only turn off when I haven't touched it after 40 minutes? My fan sounds the same.
  4. isatippy

    isatippy TS Rookie Posts: 497

    not sure why like I said read that link
  5. AMG

    AMG TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    While I was wrong, it does turn off when I'm using it, my virus scan was finishing up when my Inspiron 5100 suddenly turned off. Crap. New fan time I guess.
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