I think I am at the point where I am going to have to take my computer to the repair shop, but thought I'd post here and see if anyone has had this problem. I know that several of ya'll are very knowledgeable with computers, I hope someone can help. Here is the problem...
My computer, a HP pavilion 533w running Windows XP, is turning off by itself. No rhyme or reason to when it will do it. It may run for 5 minutes or 5 hours. Mostly the 5 minutes. I am at like 75% free space.
Here is what I have done to try and fix the problem...Not necessarily in this order...
Scan for virus and spyware, came up clean
Uninstalled all ACPI devices and reinstalled
Reset power supply
Turned power supply to "Always On"
Turned off hibernation and sleep mode
The last thing I did was called a Destructive Recovery. It takes the computer back to all factory settings and files. Yep, you guessed it, I lost everything on my computer. Good thing I am not someone who does a ton of work on the computer. Anyway, that didn't work either.
Today I opened up the case and all I see is a ton of dust. So, I clean it thinking that maybe it is over heating and turning off. Hook it back up, turn it on, good sign... green light is staying on...AGHHHH... the monitor is now not working. It turns on, stays on about 5 seconds, then goes into energy saving mode and turns off. I can't even boot up to safe mode or BIOS, cause the dang monitor won't stay on. But, I am using the same monitor right now on another computer. WTH???
I really hope someone has an idea of what all this means. Besides of course, buying a new system.