i've been reading through other posts w/ the same topic but i couldn't find one w/ the same scenario as mine. my computer randomly restarts itself w/out giving a BSOD. i have the automatic restart option turned off but i still don't get any BSOD and event viewer doesn't seem to record that the computer crashed. i'm pretty sure its a hardware problem since i just did a clean install of xp, no viruses/spyware. what i can't seem to figure out is that if i run prime95 or any program that has heavy CPU usage my computer will stay on just fine. only when i run medium/low CPU usage programs or if i do network activity(ie. transferring files) does it randomly restart.
2nd problem is on a separate computer the cd-rw drive randomly attempts to read a cd regardless if one is in it and regardless of what program is running...when it tries to read, the computer will hang for 1-2 seconds. it hasn't caused any problems but it is a nuisance having the computer freeze up every 30mins. its a MSI 8340A and i've tried updating firmware but hanging still remains.
thanks for any input.