Computer restarts after a few web pages

Fujitsu seimens / Scaleo ji1632
September 11, 2009 at 12:22:09
Specs: Windows Vista
basically I can go on the internet , select some 'WWW' and look at a page or two and then 'wham'...the screen goes black and the PC re-starts itself.

The computer is using a dial up modem connection, and it seems to happen more frequently on complex web pages.

Fujitsu Siemens Computer........model Scaleo Ji1632....
Windows Vista...Home Basic
32-Bit operating System....Memory RAM.....895 MB
Intel (R) Pentium (R) D CPU 2.8GHz.....
ISP....Tiscali.Co.UK
Browser Internet Explorer


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#1
September 11, 2009 at 12:44:07
I would first open the system up and see if all the fans are spinning when it is powered on.

Likely

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#2
September 11, 2009 at 13:08:18
See event viewer logs.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#3
September 11, 2009 at 15:27:37
Likely,
Are you thinking the computer if over heating causing it to shut down?

Jefro,
How do I see the event viewer logs, that's new to me?


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#4
September 11, 2009 at 18:13:32
Open help and support and search for event viewer.Should have link to it directly.

Normally event viewer is under control panel, administrative tools, (but I am not in front of a Vista system right now)

Look for errors in red that are almost exactly the same time as your problem. They are kind of cryptic sometimes and you most likely will have to search for more help but gives us a clue.

If your system worked fine a few days or a few weeks ago you might consider a system restore point. Again start at help and support and search for restore.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#5
September 11, 2009 at 19:21:52
I am thinking maybe overheating or the fan on the cpu heat sink not quite up to snuff and the computer is shutting down to protect the cpu. Some have a fail safe built into them, usually you can find it in the bios. If the cpu fan or the main system fan (also on some motherboards) isn't spinning a "set" rpm or above the system shuts down.

Likely

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#6
September 15, 2009 at 05:57:34

Thanks for the help so far. I checked the fan and possible overheating, but I don't think its a hardware problem.
The problem only happens when I have been on the web for a short time, no other time, and then it does not happen with every one that I open up.

Is there a page download timeout in the system or Internet Explorer? It seems that the pages can take forever to refresh on my screen, probably due to the fact I'm using a dial up connection. I'm wondering it the slow speed is causing a timeout of some sort?


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