computer resetting at night

July 13, 2011 at 12:52:14
Specs: Windows 7, HP 8gigsRam
hey there
i leave my computer on every night. usually i have webpages or work that i leave on the screen so i can use them again in the morning when i get up. HOWEVER, about once every 2 weeks, my computer decides its going to restart itself in the middle of the night. any reason why its doing this and how i can go about stopping it from happening, very frutserating to get up in the morning and find out everything is gone.
Does it have maybe something to do with automatic updates? if so any suggestions on how to fix this issue?

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#1
July 13, 2011 at 13:23:27
perhaps you should consider saving your work before going to bed

might want to look at the event viewer logs dealing with the time frame you refer to. It should tell you if reboot for update or reboot with "unexpected termination'

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#2
July 13, 2011 at 13:27:07
where do i find the "event viewer logs" ????

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#3
July 13, 2011 at 13:36:10
control panel/administrative tools

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#4
July 13, 2011 at 15:11:48
You should put everything of a power strip and when you are not using it, turn it all off at power strip.

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#5
July 13, 2011 at 19:55:25
Save all work that is open.
Save web pages to Favorites/Bookmarks.
If you feel you must turn off automatic updates, BUT make sure you do a manual update at LEAST once a week if you do.
Learn to use the computer's Sleep feature at night so you can 'rest' your system, prevent restarts during the night (though IF it is needed it may restart when you try to put it into sleep, though rarely if you are up on maintenance and updates), reduce wear on components, and give it some time to cool down. [Programs can be left open while in sleep]

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#6
July 15, 2011 at 07:33:40
Hey,
i dont think its an issue with a virus,
My computer is about 1.5 years old and its been rebooting itself every couple weeks since i first got it. i also have an antivirus program and its never picked up on a virus....?

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