i was writing a reply on a social network when my laptop suddenly switched off (i am now on the slowest pc in the world).
When i switched it back on the power light came on the fan started for about a few seconds and stopped the h/d light flashed for about a second and nothing, the power light stayed on.
starting it again a few times and it was either the same as above or it would completely switch off (power light off as well) or no fan noise and power down or different combination of the above.
i decided to check the h/d (hard disk) so i took it out and put it in a 'docking station' and connected it to my 'desktop' pc, i was able to browse this h/d so i am assuming the h/d is ok.
the only other thing that happened (for the first time) before this happened (i dont know if its connected) was that i was watching a video on .'youtube' and moved the 'seek slider' below the video to about half way and the video picture went strange all blurry and streaky lines (this happens about 50% of the time) but this time i had 'the' blue screen telling me 'windows is shutting down to protect my system' (or words to that effect) but my pc started back up after this, this was about 2 days before this problem.
i have an Acer laptop, Intel core i3 processor, 6gb memory (upgraded) and 'on board' Intel graphics (i dont know why but i think this graphic chip might be the problem)
so its like the power is getting to the h/d and fan for a second and thats it, but sometimes the power light stays on.
any advice would be great, thanks.
Edited by talx, 05 March 2012 - 08:26 AM.