My comp keeps restarting

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Slynyc, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Slynyc

    Slynyc OSNN One Post Wonder

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    My computer Specs

    Windows Xp Pro SP1
    Intel Pentium 4 1.4 Ghz
    256 mb Rambus ram
    120 gig
    40 gig
    Nvidia Geforce fx 5900
    16x dvdrom
    40x cdrw
    I will give u guys more details later on

    My computer has been restarting by itself anytime i use it or leave it on. I don't know whats the problem Norton has not detect any viruses or trojans. I have norton antivirus 2003 up to date and everything. I was writing a forum post before and it restarted u could imagining how much it is ticking me off. There is no powefailure or anything. I have a 300watts powersupply. ANy Help would be appreciated thanks

    Sly
     
  2. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    does a blue screen come up at all?
     
  3. Slynyc

    Slynyc OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Nope no blue screen it just restarts
     
  4. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    maybe its your ram. I had the same problem when my ram was bad.
     
  5. Slynyc

    Slynyc OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Well all of my power cords in the pc are used up because the graphic card itself needs it's own power. But this has never happen before it is just started like a month ago. I have had this pc for 2 years. I went to Event Viewer and see that i have a NetBt error the sametime my computer restarts but then sometimes my computer restarts and the eventviewer doesn't show any errors.
     
  6. ~bk

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    I'm guessing this has something to do with Spywares. Scan your PC with Spybot: Search and Destroy.
     
  7. Slynyc

    Slynyc OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Nope no spyware i know this seems like a tough one guys. this crap is ticking me off so much i can't wait to get a job so i can buy a new pc because i need to get a better pc to handle doom 3 :)
     
  8. Tittles

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    I have read before that it could be overheating...if no warning comes up it could be overheating. But try ~bk's idea too i could be wrong with mine.
     
  9. Slynyc

    Slynyc OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Nope no spyware i know this seems like a tough one guys. this crap is ticking me off so much i can't wait to get a job so i can buy a new pc because i need to get a better pc to handle doom 3 :). But since i am broke i need to fix this pc. lolz
     
  10. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    It might be a STOP error (aka blue screen) that doesn't show up because the system restarts before it can be displayed. If that's the case, the error number on the STOP error screen should give us a clue about what the cause is.

    Try this. Right click the My Computer icon on your desktop and hit Properties, then select the "Advanced" tab and click the Settings button under "Startup and Recovery." Then uncheck the "Automatically restart" box and hit OK.

    Now the next time the error occurs, you might see a STOP error screen with the error information. Post that here, and that should give us a lead.
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    OK I'VE BEEN GETING THIS PROBLEM TOO . its so crazy how everyone alwasy experiences hte same exact problems as me!! for me this has been happening the last 2 days... and about some days ago i installed a new gfx carD! so it could be b/c of this... im gonna try netryders idea
     
  12. Kush

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    yeah netryder is right, do what he said
     
  13. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    nope didn't work. no stop screen popped up
     
  14. Kush

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    did u try changin your ram?
     
  15. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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  16. Lee

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    leave it in safe mode for a couple of hours and see if it happens then.

    Maybe a new blob of thermal grease on processor might help.
     
  17. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict

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    Good suggestion. It could aslo be a loose heatsink. Make sure it hasn't come loose. Also, you power supply might be going.

    -Wrath
     
  18. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    are you sure the psu is strong enough for what you have? That gfx card sucks alot of juice.
     
  19. the_music_man

    the_music_man aka prodj88 =P

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    mines 420 but his 300 looks a little insufficient...
     
  20. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    what brand 420, could be acting up, or is just faulty