"surprisingly the computer didn't turn off for over 24 hours "while in safe mode" which made me think it wasn't an overheating problem"
This is not a good test. The CPU and other components are running slower than usual.
Tell me about your yearly cleaning of the vents, heatsinks and whether a laptop cooling pad helps.
Hey everyone I'm new to these forums and came looking for help with my laptop. It all started Monday night when all of a sudden it turned off by itself and then turned back on like if I would of restarted it. At first I didn't mind, then I saw it kept on doing it over and over "restarting itself" most of the time it doesn't even reach the boot screen that says "Windows XP" it only shows the laptops splash screen that says "In Touch With Tomorrow - Toshiba" followed by an underscore "_" that blinks no more than 2 times then it automatically restarts itself again...
At first I though it was because it was overheating, but after a few attempts to go into safe mode I managed to get into safe mode and tried doing a virus scan, surprisingly the computer didn't turn off for over 24 hours "while in safe mode" which made me think it wasn't an overheating problem anymore, plus the computer wasn't heating up either. For my surprise the computer found a few Viruses/Trojans which I personally moved to chest and deleted two others, I though I had found what was causing my laptop to restart but when the thorough scan ended after a few hours I saw a list of all the stuff it had found but unfortunately my computer then restarted by itself again!!!
I have no idea what could be causing this problem, any ideas? could it be that it's still infected? any ideas?
Hope someone can help because I really need my computer more than ever right now that I'm taking some online classes on College.
Thanx In Advance!
Toshiba - Satellite
Intel Pentium M Processor 730 (1.60 GHz)
512 MB DDR RAM