I run a Windows Vista, 3GB Ram, 2.0Ghz Duo Core intel centrino.
220gb hard disk, 512mb ATI Radeon HD.
Here's the story:
I was on my computer (not the internet) and I decided to check my video settings for ATI Radeon. I was comparing texture quality when the computer restarted itself. It did this as much as it wanted. So I turned it off for a few hours, turned it back on and it worked fine. For a few hours. Then it restarted itself AGAIN.
If I let it keep restarting it will keep going in a continuous loop. It isn't a boot error, since I CAN get logged on, presuming I allow the computer to rest for a few hours.
Some possibilities I think it may be:
-Something stored in my 3gb of RAM that only gets run into once in a blue moon, but once it gets triggered
it'll restart the computer, and since that was the las,t freshest thing in the RAM, it'll keep restarting. Much quicker than the first time.
-Hard Drive is starting to die off? Unlikely but...
-Well, it can't be overheating because:
1) I use speedfan to check my temperatures.
2)I clean out my ventilation system once every 4 months
Times it'll restart:
Really it restarts based on when it feels like it. Sometimes it'll restart at the log in screen, sometimes it'll restart just as you get to the BIOS menu. Sometimes it'll restart while loading the log in menu.