- Insufficient (if you added hardware) or too old PSU (power supply)
- Heat (difficult to do something about it in a notebook)
- RAM unreliable (download memtest86 and test it)
- Old age in general
- Virus and spyware (you don't write anything about your protection against these plagues) nor on your use of the critical Windows updates.
The easy way to discriminate between hardware problems and malware problems is a clean reload of your OS. Use to Sony's system restore disk if you have one. Add firewall, antivirus and critical updates first thing afterwards.
If that does help: problem solved. If not: time to start thinking about a new machine.
I posted this once in the wrong forum, I know I shouldn't post twice, but I feel like I will get a better response from this forum. Sorry.
My computer is cutting off, mostly during startup, but occasionally in the middle of something. I have ran the utilities... clean up, disc scan, defrag, but nothing seems to help. I use this computer mostly for internet. My ISP is PeoplePC, but I installed AOL to see if it helped and results were about the same. My system info is below. Any help will be appreciated.
Bios version Ro202K
OS version 4.10.1998
CPU Pentium 2
Clock freq 333mhz
Sys mem 128 mb
Cache mem 256 k bytes
HDD Partition 1: 5.84