It's an Acer Aspire 5610. Lovely machine. Until now, had it a few months no problems. Logged in today around 5pm, and it says "USB device malfunctioned".. the only usb device i had was my mouse, which i've been using since i bought it. So that struck me as odd.
Carried on using it, internet (wireless), WMPlayer, AIM, MSN, Yahoo, and IE all running. Went to get a drink at around 6:45pm whilst it logged into GMail. Come back and it's off. turn it back on (it's running off the mains) and it checks disk and tells me
\progam files\Norton Antivirus\strt\oo144-~.tmp is not a valid size.
\progam files\Norton Antivirus\strt\oo414-~.tmp is not a valid size.
thats the onl;y problems (exact numbers in file name were probably different but very similar.) and it "fixed" them. So i logged in, kept off the net. Opened Norton and did a disk clean up as well as checking the file path (found one more temp file there thats it) and tried to open Norton Reports, see if something had got me and it went off again.
turn back on, not connected to mains, no mouse and it finds a bunch of dodgy temp files (as it cut out half way through the cleanup) and another norton file. Log in on the other account, no interent again and try and ad-aware scan. 7 minutes it was on for (in total) and it went off again. Now it's downstairs and i'm on my brothers pc( which sucks compared to the laptop). Could it be overheating? Seems abit odd to just start.
I guess booting in safe mode would be the first check, which i will try tomorrow (to makes sure it has cooled down incase it's simple overheating). But has anyone had this problem? Or know a possible solution? please help i love that machine :sad:
I don't know if it's virus or hardware, scans recently (before today) have come up clean