Hi, any advice at all much appreciated. PC specs: Novatech FX-8 8320, 120gb SSD + 2TB hard disk, 16gb ram, windows 7 64 bit, 2.5 years old.
Had the odd random power down in the past, but over the last 2 days my PC keeps powering off instantly with no warning, and when I turn it back on it doesn't last very long until it powers off again (about 30 mins tops in safe mode).
Things tried already:
Ran a health report, said 'avg. disk queue length 3 - disk may be at maximum capacity due to throughput and disk seeks', but looked again after a temperamental system restore and wasn't there, yet still had the problem. It also said it didn't see an antivirus software installed, but I have Avast free version installed, and ran a virus check with this which didn't come back with any viruses (said vlc and adobe needed updating, and there were some performance issues but wouldn't resolve on free version).
I tried changing the power settings to balanced, disabled the antivirus temporarily, and dusted the inside the PC with that special computer spray stuff, but none of that helped.
I tried a system restore in startup repair which didn't work, and tried another one from a restore point a week ago, but the PC powered down before it got anywhere. I also tried one in safe mode and got the same result, and sometimes the PC powers down right after selecting startup repair when it's booting up.
I tried a disk cleanup on the SSD, but as soon as it's starting the PC powers down.
My friend thinks I should reformat the PC, but it came with windows 7 installed on the machine and I don't have an installation disk for it, so don't know what I should do there either.
If anyone has any advice with this it'd be really appreciated, I don't really have a clue now.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 17 April 2016 - 12:12 PM.
moved from BSOD to Internal Hardware