Spontaneous Restarts.

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boogyman00

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Lately in the past few months, my computer has just been spontaneously restarting itself. I'm running an AMD K6-2 with 128 megs of ram, and windows 98.

Heres what I've tried since it started happening.
1. Full virus scan with norton antivirus
2. Removed all spyware with spybot and adaware.
3. Used Ace utilities to clean registry.
4. Optimized the startup process to only run the few necessary programs.

So it shouldn't be due to any sort of hidden programs or bugs. The past couple days though it seems to do it any time I open winamp or windows media player, they will run for about 2 minutes and then, bam, it restarts. But then after that I can run winamp and it works. Today I used media player a bunch, and then about 10 minues after I was done, and it had been closed, and I'm going about my business, it restarts. So it seems like theres the possiblity that opening a media file has something to do with it. However last time I tried burning a CD with nero, it restarted twice in the middle of the burn. This has just got me puzzled, what can it be?



And while I'm asking this, since I've already typed what I've done to my system, I might as well ask my second question that may be relevant. My computer is having trouble going to sleep and waking up. Most of the time it never goes into sleep mode at all, but the times it does, it rarely wakes up. I'll come up to it in sleep mode, touch the mouse, and I see the sleep light change from orange to green and hear the hard drive move a little bit, but then its just a black screen, and pressing ctrl+alt+delete multiple times does nothing. I've went into msconfig, and made sure that rundll32 is checked.

Thank you very much in advance for anyone who can help with this.
 

Cheeseball81

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Random restarts, shutdowns etc can be caused by other things, such as power supply, suspect ram, graphics drivers, or CPU overheating
 

boogyman00

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Sirbob: I actually have added a 64mb stick, although that was probably around a year ago, and I haven't really had this problem until the past few months.
 
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