My computer an AMD 1.6gig, 512MB of ram, running win 98 just shuts down on its own now, whenever it feels like it.
I’m not sure if it’s a problem from Kazaa, a virus, or a short in my power control/supply box. I’m trying to run down the list of what Mathew recommend in his post on:
I’ve tried scanning for a virus with PC-cillin, but it doesn’t work, because the computer shuts down. I’ve uninstalled New.net and preparing to fix the LSP’s. SFC told me that my setup.dll(something like this, don’t have the piece of paper on me) file was corrupted. I’ve tried shutting down internat and another program but that just locks up my computer. I’ve done all the windows critical updates, I’ve deleted all the temp files and I normally defrag weekly.
I have not been able to run a successful virus check, ad-aware failed the last time but worked before, No scan disk yet, and haven’t disable unnecessary startup programs yet. I haven’t turned off power management either.
I normally only get an hour or less of time before it shuts down. If I restart it than it shuts down quicker and quicker till it’s impossible to do anything. I normally have to give it a few hours between tries to get it to do what I want.
I’m wondering if it has anything to do with those pesky ants around my computer or if I downloaded a virus through Kazaa. Any help is appreciated.