Hi, first off, I know very little about computer.
Anyways, whenever I run what seems like a program that seems pretty process intensive(nero vision to convert files and dvdshrink to shrink files) my computer completely shuts off after a few minutes. I'm running Windows XP with 512 meg RAM and about a 250 gig HD. When I purchased the computer my friend partitioned the HD and I have a C drive(25 gigs) and an E drive(225 gigs). My E drive(which has all the shit I download) still has about 30 gigs free, but my C drive(with all the programs)has less than 300 megs on it. I'm getting low disk space warnings. Could the low space be the problem???
Also, when I go to Windows Explorer to look at the contents of my C drive and add up the amount of gigs used....it seems like less than 4 gigs. I don't know how the other 21 gigs have been used.
I've run a defrag on both partitions and adaware.
I can still burn dvds, play poker and watch stuff online. It just seems to crash when I've run those 2 processes above(so far just those 2). As recent as a month or 2 back everything was fine. Also, the system restore feature only allows me to go back about a week so that won't help.
Any help is appreciated...thanks