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XP shuts it self off

By AMG
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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