I had a crash whilst converting stuff to dvd (i think) about an hour ago which resulted in the computer being completely shut down.
Unfortunately I wasn’t in the room at the time and can only guess as to what actually caused it. What I do know is that when I left the computer it was downloading stuff and converting stuff to dvd via a batch. The last file it was converting was half finished.
I have used convertxtodvd plenty and have never had a crash let alone one that would cause the computer to completely shutdown and I am a wee bit worried.
I have looked in the event viewer in xp and there is nothing out of the ordinary. It booted back up with no problems but I had to do it myself.
To me it looks like it over heated (which I would have thought would have resulted in it restarting) or had a power failure (set in the bios to stay off). However there is no other evidence in the house to suggest that a power failure occurred and I fairly certain no one physically switched it off.
So what I am asking, basically, would there be any particular reason why my computer may have shut itself off during dvd conversion (eg a bad video). If it is a hardware fault is there any way to diagnose it. Or do I need to call the ghostbusters to get rid of some mischievous poltergeist.
I know this maybe isnt the place to ask these questions but its the only thing I was doing on the computer at the time that was unique therefore its my first line of enquiry.
p.s I am reconverting the offending file right now and doing the same downloading tasks that were happening at the same time when it crashed previously so i should know in approximately 20mins if the problem is reproducible.
p.p.s saying that when the computer crashed last time it had been on for quite a while (at least 3 days possibly longer, a week? who knows) so its not exactly the same conditions but its the best i can do.