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Computer Randomly restarting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Kurumiz0r, Jul 14, 2007.

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  1. Kurumiz0r

    Kurumiz0r Thread Starter

    Jul 14, 2007
    Well lets see. My computer will randomly restart at random times. I dont know why it does it, and Im not sure what makes it, my guess is either my OS is trash or my processor is overheating (which I highly doubt)

    (actually while I was typing the specs, my comp just started running EXTREMELY slow, it might be Viruses, but ive scanned with PC Cillin AND Norton, I got rid of em, but they just come back... all of em.)

    My Specs are.
    Windows XP Home Edition SP2
    2x 512MB DDR2 800 Dual Channel
    Intel P4 3.0GHZ W/ HT Technology
    NVIDIA GeForce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express x16
    Antec Trio 650W
    Networking is by NVIDIA and I also have a NVIDIA Motherboard

    This computer is custom made and was built by a Professional.

    Thank you for ur help.
  2. mt2002


    Sep 14, 2005
    The problem could be either the OS, bad psu, processor, or virii.

    Please try the following:

    1. Go to control panel->System to being up system properties.
    2. Under the Advanced tab, under Startup and recovery, click settings
    The Startup and Recovery dialog box should appear.
    3. Under system failure, insure Automaticlly restart option is disabled.

    Now, if the OS (Or possible hardware) is causing the problem, Windows will display
    a bsod instead of restart.

    If the problem continues, please run Hijack This (HJT) and post its log here.
    We would need to wait for a qualified member to look at it.

    Are there any recent system errors in Event Viewer? (Control Panel->Administrative Tools->Event Viewer)
  3. leanne1984


    Jun 18, 2007
    Could be the pagefile being corrupted. Turn it off then on again so that a new one is created and see if that helps. But yes, letting Windows show a blue screen of the problem might determine the route of it, so if you see the word pagefile mentioned then it will be the problem. My PC kept restarting so I moved the pagefile to another partition and it seemes to stop the problem.
  4. thechosenone


    Jul 14, 2007
    i have the same problem... and i just did what mt2002 said.. few minutes later blue screen appeared.. all i rember it was written about somekinda page in non page area :(
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