Posted 31 January 2009 - 12:17 PM
I am working on a Pavilion dv8000 laptop, which was heavily infected with viruses, trojans et al. I removed the hard drive and inserted it into a 2.5" enclosure and carried out a number of scans using different anti-virus/malware programs. My problem arose when I reinstalled the hard drive in the laptop. I was carrying out a final anti-virus scan when the computer automatically switched itself off halfway through the scan. I powered the laptop back on and checked the power management settings and set them to not power down.
I then rescanned the hard drive and after about 20 minutes the system powered down again. HMonitor is showing CPU core temperature peaking very occassionally at 87oC but normally running at around 65-73oC. If it was an overheating problem, then presumably the system would not power up again after shutting down? But the system does power up again after shutting down. Does anyone have any other possible explanation to this conundrum. It is presently powered from the mains and the battery is showing 100% charge.