only recently have i had this problem. a few weeks ago my computer was fine.
it happens mainly whilst encoding avi files to dvd. itll get between 20% to 40% then my cpu just shuts down without a warning or error message then when i try to switch it back on it wont restart for about 10 minutes.
ive tried a few programmes (nero, dvdsanta, power producer and vso convertxtodvd) and all do the same. ive uninstalled xp and reinstalled it but it still does the same. im not running any other programmes in the background and my computer temperature seems fine.
i am pretty new to this so please dont use too much fancy computer lingo