Idiot computer keeps rebooting

July 7, 2009 at 07:15:57
Specs: Vista Home Basic, I have no time to check,

My computer keeps rebooting but its always a
different length of time. sometimes I can't Log in at
all, sometimes I log in for 1 minute and sometimes I
can start a full screen game but it doesn't last long.
I've run full system scans and shorter scans but I
can't seem to uncover anything.

Can anyone help?

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July 7, 2009 at 07:50:53
As jam mentioned in HERE, random shutdowns (and reboot) is generally an indication of a hardware problem, not a software problem. You need to take the I have no time to check computer to some computer repair center near you to isolate the culprit.


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July 7, 2009 at 11:40:07
it sounds as though it might be a hardware problem. Try booting into a live linux cd and see if the rebooting still happens, If it does then you know its related to hardware in some way, If it doesn't then it has to be software related.

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July 17, 2009 at 11:16:06
it usually is a bad hard drive but bad memory or two incompatible can have the same symptoms

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July 18, 2009 at 15:07:08
It also helps to know what type of system we are discussing. Telling us it is a desktop or laptop helps in considering areas that are more problematic in each one. For example laptops are prone to cooling problems and dust buildup can cause shutdowns when they get hot. As XpUser said the best way is to take it to a shop and find out what is wrong. This is an area that frequently becomes hardware based.


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July 19, 2009 at 17:08:54
Load your computer into SAFE MODE(F8 or F6 during startup). Then check the event viewer to see what is causing the problem. The two sections that you should pay special attention are Critical and Error

1.Click Start
2.Click Control Panel
3. Click System and Maintenance
4. Click Administrative Tools
5. Double-Click Event Viewer.
6. Under Windows logs, Click System tab
7. Check for red errors icons and the exclamation icons.


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