I have been having trouble with my computer for the past week. I can be in the middle of something and all of a sudden it shuts itself down and restarts, any help or ideas how to fix this would be great. :confused:
Well, I get this problem all the time--but ONLY when I play a game that is not run in a Window. jewel Quest, Sid Meyer's Pirates, Half-Life (I just re-bought the Orange Box), and Tom Clancy's game. I have an ACER laptop, and it is a heat issue. Ho I solved it was to take a box of watercolor paints (plastic box about 1/2 inch high, and about 12" wide) and set it under the very back of my laptop. That REALLY helped cool off my computer--even though I cannot see any kind of difference, my computer is much happier.
If you are having a problem with your laptop, try that. If you are using a tower, remove the case, clean the fan, maybe move your computer to a more airy location. My specs:
ACER laptop, Windows XP, games listed above--basically anything that takes you OUT of Windows.