We got a computer at work that has some issues that I’m trying to solve. I’m afraid that I do not have much information about the computer on hand at the moment, but I hope that my description of its behavior is enough to give an idea what’s doing on. It’s a 1-3years old desktop PC running Win. 7 (32-bit), but that’s pretty much all I can say right now.
The computer is shutting itself off with decreasing time inbetween. I changed HDD and the issue went away. But a day later, the same problem is back.
The computer suddenly started to random shut off, gradually running for shorter time periods. In the end, it would still start but not boot (black screen, no motherboard beep).
Before it quit completely, I used the program Core Temp to measure its temperature and everything seemed fine.
I suspected it was the HDD for various reasons, so I disconnected it and then computer would indeed boot as far as it could without an OS. I got a new HDD, installed it and set it up with Win.7 again. It ran just fine with no issues at all for several hours, so I figured that I had nailed it.
When I was at it, I also dusted it off as it was really dirty inside.
But the next day, the very same error was back; the computer randomly shut itself off, with decreased time in between the shut downs.
What’s could possible be going on? I feel uncertain where to even start looking now, especially as the error went away for awhile like that.
Very greatful for any input on this!