Solved Hard Restart? Bad Hardware?

Ecs / Ka3-mvp
June 6, 2011 at 08:44:46
Specs: Win7 x64, Athlon 6400+ / 4gb Ram
I threw together a machine out of parts I had laying around, P4 2.4ghz - 256mb pc2100 - 30gb HDD (IDE) - nothing fancy. Worked great while I updated it's OS for a few hours, just a little slow with only 256mb ram. But it hard restarts now, I tried narrowing it down to when and it seems to be during hard drive use (virus scans, registry scans, browsing the drives contense in explorer, etc.) But yet it loads and plays a youtube video fine (ram intensive) when it restarts I don't get/see a BSOD it's too quick. I thought ram at first but now I'm leaning toward a bad HDD with no BSOD? I ran a disk check using the drive tools but it restarts haha what do you think?

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#1
June 6, 2011 at 09:08:51
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U have to disable automatic restart if u wanna see the bsod. Check cpu temp in BIOS and if u have a spare PSU try it.

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#2
June 6, 2011 at 09:34:55
I shall try a spare PSU. I might not see the bsod because I'm using an old Gateway LCD from 1999 it's DVI surprisingly but no matter what graphic card it's on the thing does not turn on until windows has loaded to the desktop (driver issue?)

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#3
June 6, 2011 at 09:44:46
Could be bad RAM, overheating CPU, weak power supply, software or driver issue, etc. Start by disabling auto-restart as was suggested by kuwese. If you don't know how, google "how to disable automatic restart in XP", then you'll see the BSOD which will give you a clue as to what's wrong

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#4
June 7, 2011 at 11:05:48
Ok I got a bsod now, STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x819AAB10, 0x819AAC84, 0x805FB20E)

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