Windows 7 PC Randomly Restarting

Microsoft Windows 7 professional 64-bit
April 19, 2010 at 12:04:41
Specs: Windows 7, E4500/2GB
Hi there.
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 recently and everything seem to be running fine for about a month, then my pc started restarting on randomly every now and then. Now it restarts every hour or so, i thought it could have been an over heating problem, but i eliminated that.

It restarts more often when i am running a game or playing media but it still restarts no matter what. Before it restarts it lags slightly for about 2 seconds then it just reboots instantly without loosing power.

This is very frustrating when one wants to complete work. please help.


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#1
April 19, 2010 at 14:05:58

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#2
April 20, 2010 at 06:41:02
Yeh, but even before windows 7 it would restart, now its just more often.

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#3
April 20, 2010 at 11:08:03
have you checks your memory sticks, take out all memory sticks, add one, run the system as it would normally crash and then try it in each slot, do that with each stick, this way you will verify if its a particular memory stick or a particular slot..you might also increase your memory to 4 gigs, which is really what you need to run 64bit well.

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


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#4
April 20, 2010 at 20:18:15
Download Memtest. Create a bootable floppy or CD. Put in drive and restart. your computer will boot into memtest (outside of windows). If it runs through all tests, you are probably Ok. If you get a failure, retest with only one stick at a time to find the bad stick. If your system is dual channel, you will have to replace them as pairs anyway.
You are using 64bit windows 7, you will get MUCH better performance with 4Gb of memory (with 2Gb, you should have went with 32bit).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
April 20, 2010 at 20:23:50
If your memory is good, check internal temperatures. I use a free download called speedfan that will give you direct readout on important internal temperatures within windows and will also give you voltage outputs (to check up on your power supply too).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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