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My computer is randomly restarting, sometimes its awfull like it wont even go all the way through the start up before it restarts again. Other times its fine and doesnt restart for about a day or so. I think it has something to do with the pc activity or the percentage of ram and processor i am using at a certain time cause when im playing certain games it will shut off but the more simple games it wont restart..I have come to the conclusion my cpu is over-heating or i need a new power supply, i have 3 fans, side fan, cpu fan, and power supply fan....

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Run through this first and then you can consider hardware errors

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


Download and install HD Tune, set it to run minimized at start up to give temperature display in the taskbar

http://www.hdtune.com/

The restarting could be due to system files, restarting during games could be video adapter drivers
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