I bought my machine 1 week ago. WheneverI try to run McAfee Stinger or Norton Anti-Virus from my PC the Hard drive starts whizzing round and then shuts the machine down without any warning.:sad: Any ideas? Is it a virus/worm or a hard disk problem?
I have looked in Event Viewer and there are no issues. I did run check disk which ended up switching the machine off. I have also just recently run the Maxtor diagnostic test for the Hard Drive. The test did not complete and guess what? the machine switched off!!!!! It looks like it is a HD problem. Does it sound like I can solve it or is it back to the shop?:sad:
Just so you guys now, it looks like the problem was that the fan was not cooling the hard drive down, therefore to protect itself it shut down. I got a straight replacement machine as sson as they saw what was happening. Thanks to those who helped.