my computer restarts automatically

February 16, 2011 at 21:06:23
Specs: dual boot. XPplus Seven, intel p4 3.0 gHz/ 2separate1gb ddr2
my computer is restarting automatically. there is no time limit. sometimes it happens within 3-4 seconds after i switch it on. my processor fan used to make a humming noise before the problem has started, so i cleaned it(both fan and its heatsink. now the noise is gone but restarting problem is not. sos

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February 16, 2011 at 23:51:37
is your fan actually running?
check the heatsink is correctly positioned and fastened down.

check the bios tap del at boot, you may have a hardware monitor that will give you an indication of overheating.
it may also be a memory module loose or damaged.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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March 21, 2011 at 12:49:07
thanks 4 d reply.
ya it was thermal trip.
applying paste between the processor and the heat sink surface solved d problem.

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