Over the last couple of months I've been having a lot of trouble with my system. I found out that my wife, in an attempt to be helpful, clicked on some pop-up she got while surfing that said I had a malware threat. Needless to say it was bogus and I think it was the beginning of my trouble. From what I can tell, the shut downs happen mainly when I'm on line and on a site with lots of graphics or video. I began getting messages from my Trend Micro that said the most recent security updates might be causing the problem, but since that message I've updated my security a number of times and the problem continues. I've tried reloading my Firefox, updating my video drivers, updating my windows OS and checking to make sure that I recognize every program on my system. Still, I keep getting shut downs. Each time my computer shuts down I have to wait a few minutes before I try to restart or it just shuts down again before it finishes loading. This almost leads me to believe the problem is hardware related, but if that were the case it would happen all the time and not just when I'm on line. I can use multiple programs, running simultaneously, and as long as none of them needs to download anything or use the web then I don't have a problem. If you know what the problem could be please let me know so I can fix it. Thanks so much in advance.
Edited by Budapest, 15 June 2010 - 11:32 PM.
Moved from XP ~BP