Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:35 PM
I tried to do a disk cleanup and my laptop shut off, all the lights went out and then after a few seconds, the lights came back on. I had to start the computer again. I tried disk cleanup again with the same results. This isn't the first time it happened though. A few months ago, I went to a news site that was live streaming tornadoes and it shut down twice while I went to that site. After the second time I figured it was the live streaming that was causing it and it didn't happen again until today. I'm sure this isn't normal. What is causing it and what can I do to fix it?
Also, I've noticed on most computers I've used that if they go a long time without being rebooted, the virtual memory will become low and eventually the computer will need to be rebooted to be "refreshed". Is there a way to "refresh" the computer so it is fast again without rebooting?