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nanafanboy

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my computer keeps restarting. It mostly does it when my computer has just started up or when I am doing something like video editing or playing a game. I thought it was my video card but I disabled it and the problem persists. Please help.
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Try an XP repair. Boot from your XP cd, skip past the welcome screen. Press R to repair at the next screen. This will repair simple internal failure, and reinstall the system.
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Will I lose files stored on my computer this way?
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Thank you very much for your post by the way
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You data will be fine.
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When I boot from my cd I am not given the option to repair. It loads the files then it immediately goes to the screen that listes my partitions. How do I fix this?
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I thought it was my video card but I disabled it and the problem persists.

How did you do that? It does sound like a video driver problem. Have you tried updating your video driver?
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I did update the driver and it didn't help
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Are you overclocking anything?
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nope
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Well, as you've discovered, these random reboots are among the hardest to identify. The next step is to strip your system to the bare essentials, just the RAM, CPU, video card and hard drive. Remove any other PCI cards. See if the problem persists.
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