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I'm using a Windows Vista PC. Whenever I play videos for more than 15 mins, my PC will automatically shut down.

What could the problem be? Any ideas how to stop it shutting down?

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migrated from Oct 17 '10 at 8:15

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Should this go on Super User? – AlcubierreDrive Oct 17 '10 at 8:06
ya...Is this the virus problem or any settings problem?. – ulaga Oct 17 '10 at 8:08
could be cpu overheating. Intel cpus will force shutdown if temp. gets to high. – Denis Oct 17 '10 at 8:09
It happened to me with my older laptop. When I played flv inside browser cpu usage was high, it heated up and shutdown ! Keep you task manager on and check the cpu usage while video is playing. – Nands Oct 17 '10 at 8:12

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