Sounds like an over heating problem. Where do you physically have your
computer located. If it is inside one of those small compartments that are
supplied in so many computer desks - that could be your problem. When you
take the computer in to the shop they just sit it on a bench where there is
plenty of "free air" around the physical box. This equals maximum air flow
for good cooling.
Try placing your computer on top of the desk. Does that solve your problem?
Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
"chriskef" <chriskef@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hi - when i bought my PC 1 year ago, it kept shutting down whilst in use.
> didn't receive any help from the shop so I lived with it. Now it shuts
> more frequently, every 40 minutes or so. When it shuts down, it doesn't
> me to turn on again for about a minute. I tried the PC in another house
> it repeated the problem. I took it back to the shop and, typically, it
> on for 2 days, no recurrence of the problem. So, I took it home again and,
> course, it shut down after 40 mins or so.
> Any advice well appreciated.