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Computer restarts randomly

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by s.kageyoshi, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. s.kageyoshi

    s.kageyoshi Thread Starter

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    Hi,


    My computer restarts randomly every time for unknown reason. When it's going to restart, the computer freezes for about 5 seconds.

    I have:

    Windows XP Pro SP2
    AMD Athlon 64 3800+ 2.4Ghz
    ASUS A8R-MVP
    1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) OCZ
    ATI Radeon X1800 XL 256MB
    500Watt SilverStone PSU
    SAMSUNG SP1213 (120GB, 7200 RPM, SATA)

    Please help because this is really getting annoying and school is about to start soon which means word doc and then random restarts :(


    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Disable automatic restarts on error, and you *might* get a blue screen lockup with a meaningful error message that you should write down carefully and post back here.

    Control Panel - System - Advanced - Startup and recovery/Settings - uncheck "Automatically restart"

    But if it is a hardware issue (power supply etc) then that may not work.
     
  3. s.kageyoshi

    s.kageyoshi Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I did this automatically restart thing ages ago :-\
     
  4. s.kageyoshi

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    Hmm... I think it's hardware. Is there a way of finding out which one it is?
     
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