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Allgirlclan

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I have a newly installed windows xp home edition on a new pc.
When I leave the pc idle for awhile, it reboots on its own. It does not seem to do this while I am active. Is there anything I can do to stop this? Thanks Helene
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start > run
eventvwr.msc
<enter>

Look under systems and applications for items with red Xs...list them here.

anything there from the times it likely rebooted?
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Nothing for the times the reboot happened.
I have a couple from last night listing application error (101)
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Do you have ANY programs scheduled to run when computer is idle? (ie-defrag, updates, etc...)
Did the event viewer show anything starting/running that would need a reboot before it reboots? And is it completely rebooting or going into standby mode?
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no scheduled programs...........and nothing running at all except windows.
no it was not in standby mode.

I have left it untended with nothing running today and the problem has not continued......so maybe whatever it was has resolved itself
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if no errors, and it is shutting down, I would lean toward heat--though that is unusual when it is just sitting there.

Many systems have thermal protection so the CPU will shut itself down to protect itself if overheating
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