Well my Alienware Aurora has held up well for about 5 years and now I am having problems. At first I thought it was hardware related(it still might be), but I have almost changed everything out and the problem still happens.
I wasn't doing anything different, I use my computer for gaming exclusively, with minimal internetting. Anyways, out of nowhere the computer just shut off. I turned it back on, and unfortunately I didn't write down the error message; but in the bottom right, of the tool bar I was getting some message saying the USB was at maximum or overloaded and surged? I don't remember what it said so that is of no help. Anyways, I noticed lag in everything I was doing- from loading the internet, to going to google.com, everything was slow. Then the computer shut off. I have no idea, but it just shuts off.
-So far I have replaced the GPU- after 5 minutes it shut off. So I returned the GPU I bought.
-I replaced the PSU- same problem, just shut off when I tried to load a game; returned the PSU I bought.
I just ordered a replacement MOBO. It's my last guess at what can be causing problems. It will take 3-5 days to arrive so in the meantime I figured I need to search for malware related issues.
The reason I am now led to believe it's malware is because I am using the PC right now, and it has been running doing scans(ESET Online, CC Cleaner) for the past 3 hours in Safe Mode w/ Networking and have had no issues.
So for now, I know for certain I can use the PC if I log in on Safe Mode w/ Networking.
Win 7 Ultimate
Also I am getting messages from the 'Action Center' saying 3 problems need to be resolved? Says Windows Defender needs to do a scan, Check BackUp Settings, and Windows Security Service Center has been turned off? I don't even use any of those programs. I don't know what is going on.
Pleaseee someone help. I have invested so much time in my gaming PC and have can't play or even figure out what is the problem.