Apologies at the start if this is a bizarre question. Over the past two days I have experienced three sudden, unexpected shutdowns on Windows 7 (Professional) on a Samsung Laptop. The sequence is screen goes black; four or five seconds later the computer shuts down. There are no intervening messages and there is no restart. I just start up again using the power button.
The common thread is that they have all happened while I have been debugging an application in VS 2010. So to be clear my app is running, I start it from VS 2010 and it is in debug mode. I think that the shutdown triggers during mouse actions but I can't swear to it. It is an application that I have been developing for a number of years.
So folks can anyone provide me with:
(a) any explanation why what I assume is an emergency shutdown might occur (b) any insight into why this might be triggered by VS2010.
I had a problem with a virus a few weeks ago. To be sure I ran a full scan with MS Security Essentials including my main backup portable drive that is always connected.
Any suggestions on where to begin much appreciated.