Acer Aspire 1400 Shutting Off During Spyware Scans
Well, my uncles friend dropped off his laptop, and it's kinda old but has some good specs, except for the 128mb ram (which he is going to upgrade, 512mb, or something), every time i run a virus scan, adaware, or spybot, after about 20 minutes (not sure what file its accessing, as im not going to sit there for 15-30 mins to try and see it) the laptop just completely shuts off, without any warning...
Now, what is confusing is that there is no bsod, so i'm thinking hardware failure? but anytime i had hard drive failure, xp would definately bsod, maybe something so screwed in the OS? this isn't even an SP1 machine, it's got a bunch of hotfixes, but no service packs. I doubt this is a software conflict? How could that cause it to fail in such a manner, i'm kind of confused. Any ideas?
also i am running it off of AC power, and if it was the ac adapter screwing up, the battery would/should take over and the batt is charged, so im thinking it's not a power issue?