Computer just turned off??

Hello all!
Happy new year!
So, today I left the house and left the computer on.
When I came back, to my surprise, it was off. No one in the family had touched it, nor had the light gone out.
When i turned it on, the Vista "Windows did not shut down properly screen came up". I just told it to boot normally.
I looked in the event log, I couldn't find anything, but I did find this log that was from after the crash:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-HAL
[ Guid] {LOL!}

EventID 1

Version 0

Level 3

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2011-01-02T20:00:52.390Z

EventRecordID haha


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer yeah, ok.

- Security

[ UserID] mhm

- EventData

Status 1
(Some things are edited out for my own privacy. If anything that is edited out is needed, I can provide it.

It said this (in spanish, my os is spanish)(Google translate):
Timer initialization failed precision event a BIOS configuration problem.
The operating system will use another available platform timer timer instead of high-precision event.

Contact your system vendor for technical assistance.
Initialization state: 1.
it said something about HAL.

Any thoughts? Comments?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Thanks to all in advance!
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  1. If its a one off, its just Windows throwing a wobbler.

    Happens on a regular basis, check temps, psu, ram, caps on motherboard.
  2. Is the power management set to put the system into standby or sleep mode after a set period of inactivity?
  3. seems like you got hacked or someone was pulling a happy new year trick
  4. TEST YOUR HARDWARE, if you find nothing, ignore it

    also - standby for desktops never really works - disable it
  5. check to see if you have a virus or trojan
  6. Yeah, I think Windows pulled a joke on me.
    But i did see that the hard drive temp (before the shutoff) rose to 54ºc.
    I think that caused it. I added cooling to my hard drives, they stay at a stable mid 30ºc range.
    HAsn't happened since :D Thanks to all!
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