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Computer restarts by itself

Computer restarts by itself

Postby jojo » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:38 pm

Anyone know why my computer keeps restarting on its own, at the desktop display
Did a ESET Nod 32 scan, all is fine.
Did a restore just know and can finally post this.
Any ideas what to look for, before I take it in? thks guys
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Re: Computer restarts by itself

Postby NT50 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:50 pm

Download Malwareebytes.org

Install it and run a full scan

If it finds nothing and NOD finds nothing then you have a hardware problem.
It could be your CPU overheating, Power supply going out, or RAM casuign errors.

I would open you side panel and check to make sure that the fan is running over the CPU and make sure the heat sink is dust free.
If so the you coudl try a new layer of thermal past between the CPU and the heatsink.
If it is still restarting you could buy a reasonable power supply and hopfully that will cure it.

Is it doing it when it is at idle or when you are putting the processor under a load?
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Re: Computer restarts by itself

Postby ar1stotle » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:28 pm

And is it a hard reset or does it actually go to the screen where it says "Windows is restarting"?
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Re: Computer restarts by itself

Postby jojo » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:53 pm

gosh my yestedays post when to cyber space.
I had said that it did a complete hard shutdown, over and over, while loading up and also when I did get on to post.
That said I had some camera boxes against the side and moved them last nite. So as Jeff said, maybe overheating as some of the grid was blocked, duh Seem to be fine so far today. Thanks for responding ar1stotle and Jeff
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