I hope this is in the right place.
I also hope that I'll be able to finish typing this all up before my computer shuts down again.
Here's information on my computer:
I have Windows Vista.
It's a laptop.
It's from HP.
It's the artist edition one (it looks so awesome!)
Okay, here's what happened about 1-2 weeks before the Lost series premiere thing on ABC (which was on January 21st 2009) :
I was watching Lost online so I could catch up on episodes I missed before the new season started. I was watching some episode on my laptop while I was sitting on my bed when all of a sudden the screen went black. I could still HEAR what was going on in the episode but no matter what I pressed the screen stayed black. I ended up having to press the power button for a long time until it finally closed. When I re-opened it, my computer "resumed" and after logging in everything was still open.
At first I thought it was a one-time thing, but after it happened again, I decided there was something wrong. I switched the battery (luckily I had another one) because I thought the problem might have something to do with that. But then it happened again the next day with that battery.
Oh, I forgot to say this, but probably every time this happened my laptop was connected to the charger and was fully charged.
Then, I have no idea why, it finally stopped about 5 days before the premiere.
As you can see, it wasn't just last week that this happened. It was last month. So it might have nothing to do with my CURRENT PROBLEM at all. Remember, some time passed between when what happened above happened and what happened below happened.
Just yesterday I installed a game called Gunz on my friends computer. I wanted to play with him (it's online) so I also downloaded/installed it and started playing today. After about 8 minutes my computer screen went black. This time, though, it was different. It happened when I was in the middle of the game. When the screen went black I don't think there was any audio this time. Also, my computer closed automatically this time. I didn't have to press the power button, it just closed after about 1 minute of being black.
When it closed, I re-opened it and I got the screen that said "Resuming" or whatever and my computer resumed. Everything EXCEPT the game was open.
Again, I thought it was a one-time thing. I was wrong. It happened again. Then it happened again. Then it happened again. And then I got so frustrated I almost cursed my computer, smacked it with a chinchilla, and threw it out the window. I switched the battery and now I'm on this website.
Oh, and also, this time around it only happened when I was in the game.
Now, can someone PLEASE help me? This is SO frustrating and I REALLY want to be able to play.
Thanks a ton in advanced!
YAY MY COMPUTER DIDN"T SHUT DOWN RANDOMLY WHILE I WAS TYPING THIS!!!
EDIT*** I was rereading this and I realized I made a mistake. A BIG ONE. When this problem happened when I was watching Lost, it didn't resume at first. At first, I pressed the power button to open it and the computer opened for about 20 seconds and then closed. I didn't even get to the password screen. After waiting a long time, I tried again and it opened and resumed.
Also, if it matters, my computer can get really hot on the left side, but basically stays cold on the right side.
Edited by LongCatIsLooooong, 08 February 2009 - 10:03 PM.