Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:18 PM
First, I will mention that (not sure how much of this is useful) my Laptop runs Windows 7 Home Premium, 3 GB of RAM, and 2.10 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Okay here's the story. About a week ago, I opened my laptop to use for normal stuff, and I walked away for a minute. I came back, and it was off. Not sleep, hibernate, etc. The power cord was still plugged in.
Just today, the same thing happened, except I caught it when it actually happened. What happened was I got a BSOD, then it shut off. When I attempted to turn it back on, the power symbol turned on and the fan started up, then it shuts off about 2 seconds after. The way it turned off was just like if you took the power cord out of a Desktop Computer. This happened about 3-5 times, until it finally turned on. I then proceeded to try to do a Disk Check on my C: drive (ALL my personal files, and windows system files.) At stage 4/5 of the Disk Check, my laptop abruptly shut off, in the same manner as before (except no BSOD). I went through this 3 times to see if there was a pattern, and there wasn't. Sometimes, it would just shut off at the beginning of the Disk Check, and sometimes near the end. My point being, I can not complete pretty much anything that will help me diagnose the problem, including the HP Diagnostics that I ran from the start up menu, it would shut off. I have run Virus scans with AVG and Malwarebytes and they reported nothing out of the ordinary. As of now, my laptop is stable (I am using it to type this now), and I am going to keep it on until I can diagnose the problem (I don't want to not be able to turn it on). Any ideas on what the problem could be? Personally I think it is either the Power Supply or the Hard Disk but I could be wrong.