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Computer Restarting at Random times...

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by WorrGames, Sep 23, 2003.

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  1. WorrGames

    WorrGames Thread Starter

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    I just got my new computer today, working pretty well, but there is one thing.. If im surfing the net, or playing a game, the computer just restarts at random. I really don't know what it could be. Is it software or hardware related? Its somewhat irritating. The times at which it restarts are completely random. Sometimes it takes an hour to do so, and one time, the second windows restarted, it did it again.

    Anyone else have this problems, and if so, how do you fix it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. funkenbooty

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    Spontaneous reboots can be one of the hardest problems to troubleshoot. Where did you get this computer? I'd be calling whom ever you bought it from.
     
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  4. IBM

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    do what funkey suggested, though it's debateable. One, the computer may have this enabled and thus will shut down to hopefully reduce or stop damage from occuring to either files including the os or hardware...

    You might want to check the ram, and cpu. Cpu may be overheating, so take the case off, if the random shutdowns become less frequent, then maybe try putting a fan about 3 feet from the case, 3 ft to reduce any electrical/magnetic interfence. If the shutdowns stop even more than you may have your culprit.

    If it's the ram you can try to test it, download doemem, I think you can get a free version from the website. maybe docmemory.com but not sure, do a google search for docmem. Test your ram... first though make sure docmem is xp compatible.. I used docmem on win98.. worked ok then.

    p.s
    You are using winxp right?


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    err.. didn't see funken's link. Just being redundant then aren't I? :p
     
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