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Computer restarting by itself


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HydraLisk

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My computer just restarts by itself usually... and I have no idea what's causing this. Also, two other problems persist (please view this post and look at the pictures)
http://www.geekstogo...ndpost&p=607845
Could you tell me what the problem might be, and possibly tell me a solution?

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Anybody? It keeps restarting when I'm typing things up, making me lose my work...
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Could possibly be an overheating processor, or graphics card.

For ATi Radeon or nVidia GeForce, download http://www.omegadrivers.net/ drivers.
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Well, according to EVEREST, I have this:
Video Adapter Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller (96 MB)
and I've already updated it.. but I may have downloaded the wrong thing. I'm not sure.
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Omega drivers have nothing to do with your problem and wouldnt fix it.

I cant remember if everst has temps if it doesnt PC Wizard2006 is what i prefer and i know it does temps. What we need to know is the idle CPU temp and the load temp.

Did the malware guys give you a clean bill of health on there end.

Most important here is a full set of system specs for us.
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The computer doesn't feel hot at all on the inside... does that mean the inside can still be burning?
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Let's find out, shall we?

Please download Speed Fan and install it.

Start Speed Fan. When it is fully loaded, take a screen shot of the first screen by pressing Print Screen/SysRq on your keyboard. Open Paint and paste. Save the screenshot as a JPEG and post it in a reply to me. Now click on the tab called S.M.A.R.T.. Select your hard drive by using the drop-down box at the top. Now take a screenshot of that as well. Post it in your reply to me as well.

NOTE: For certain computers, Speed Fan will not display accurate measurements. If the temperature wildly fluctuates or doesn't change at all, let me know, otherwise I will believe the mesurements are accurate.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 02 May 2006 - 05:37 PM.

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Here:
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Thanks,
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The temperature looks good. The hard drive is fine too.

Let's see if it is a system error that is causing the restart:

Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose ADVANCED, choose the SETTINGS button in the Startup And RECOVERY section, and uncheck AUTOMATICALLY RESTART

Now reboot. This should result in the BSOD error, either right away or later on when it normally would restart.

When you see it, report the STOP ERROR and any parameters.
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What if it was already unchecked?
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Then this will take a bit more troubleshooting...

Click Start, then Run, type cmd in the Open box and click "Ok". At the prompt in the Command window, type fsutil dirty query c: (This queries the drive and will tell you if it is dirty or clean)

Let me know what it reports.
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Volume - c: is NOT dirty
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Alright, that's good. Next time the restart occurs, or if you remember approximately when the last one occured, do this:

Click on Start, Run, type eventvwr in the text box and then press Enter. Click on Application and see if there are any exlamation marks or red X's at the time when your computer restarted. If there is an exlamation mark or X next to an item, double-click on that entry and copy the description of the error. Do the same thing for the System section. Post the description along with the source so I know what the description belongs to.
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Since I don't remember when the last one occured, I will do it the next time it happens.
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Alrighty. I'll be lookin for it :whistling:
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