I would definitely be very happy with my new T60 if it does not have this problem - random shutdown. I'm experiencing this problem about once a day, or once every 2 days. It usually happens at the start of using my laptop (with AC Power), especially several minutes after turning on, or several minutes after I resume from standby. But strange enough, if the laptop can survive after those several minutes, then it would continue to work fine.
So, I suspect there is a startup program that causes this problem.
Here it's my laptop details:
- 2 GHz Duo Core T2500 Processor
- 1 GB DDR RAM
- 100 GB Hard Disk
- ATI X1400 Graphic Card
- Windows XP Pro
- 14 inch Screen
I've already installed quite many programs and settings on my laptop. So I hope the problem can be solved withtout using "Rescue and Recovery".
I've uninstalled Symantec Client Security (Anti-Virus & Firewall). The Firewall is a nuisance if you're using a Limited User account. It's blocking too many sign-in webpages, such as Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, eBay, etc. To unblock these webpages, you have to add them to the Firewall settings in the Admin account (but not always working). It's so troublesome. So I've uninstalled the whole Symantec program and is now using AVG and ZoneAlarm, both free.
From my experience of the unexpected shutdowns, I notice that a shutdown will occur after turning on my laptop and I can't use the scrollbar in FireFox browser. In other words, when I can't scroll up/down in FireFox, it'll shutdown itself in about 3 seconds.
Maybe I should try using IE for a while and see if the problem persists... Or maybe the "UltraNav" (a ThinkVantage program for touchpad settings) is having problems with FireFox, and I should disable it for a while...
Has anyone encountered this random shutdown problem? Please advise me.