Computer Restarting

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Richy, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. Richy

    Richy Beyond All Comprehension.

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    Hey everyone, I was just having some problems with my comp restarting by itself. This has been happening for a long time, and I just can't figure what it is. I have no virus' or anything, so im not sure what to do. Does anyone know what this problem might be and how I can fix it? Thanks.
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    no idea what it might be - does it do this when not in use whatsoever? I would check your BIOS settings and also look into the option that says to restart automagically on a problem - chances are there is an error being concealed by that, it is in the computer management somewhere (I forget where, but I suspect you can find it or search forum to get it)

    [edit] just came across this post - gives you exactly what I was referring to! :cool: Thanks AZ![/edit]
     
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  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    could also check your event logs after the reboot to see if anything in there gives you a clue as to what went wrong.

    Could possibly be a heat issue as well (although usually a overheated system will just hang instead of reboot)..
     
  4. lancer

    lancer There is no answer! Political User Folding Team

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    its in system properties/advanced/startup and recovery
     
  5. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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    Maybe a heat issue? Open your rig and clean it, making sure all fans are spinning.
     
  6. jbourque_99

    jbourque_99 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    spontaneous re-booting is often a sign of memory chips failing. Try taking your chips out one at a time and rebooting, or moving the chips and re-seating them