My PC is shutting down by itself


#1

After having some virus fuck up my Windows installation, I threw Xp on an old 10 gig drive and used that to boot.

My 180 gig drive is now my secondary D drive.

When the computer does anything the least bit straining it cuts off [animated gifs and firefox easily shut it down].

In my bios screen, the only thing thats overheating is my cpu core.

What do you think is wrong and what should I do to fix it?


#2

Ya think that might be a problem? :looney:

Maybe you forgot to plug your CPU fan back in when you swapped drives?


#3

The fan is still hooked up. Shit, I even have my ac on and it doesnt help


#4

Sounds like the virus is screwing with your system, doing stuff that would lead the CPU core to fry itself. The system is probably shutting down to protect the CPU. A friend of mine had a virus on his laptop that caused the videocard to overheat and now it is just screwed(thats what he said anyway).

Why not just wipe your 180GB drive clean and do a fresh reinstall with windows?

Also are you sure it is not a power supply problem, with things not hooked up right? A bad PSU can cause the system to shut down too.


#5

I wiped the virus. A clean install sounds like a good idea, I just need to back up my data.

I’ll post up on how things turn out tomarrow.


#6

if the cpu is showing as overheating in the BIOS, that’s before any OS or other software, including viruses, are running.

Is it just a little warm, or is it flat out too damn hot? If it’s dangerously hot, you need to fix the hardware cause of the overheating.


#7

if you have a cmos virus your fucked.