Computer keeps restarting randomly

July 4, 2009 at 17:16:41
Specs: Windows XP
I am having problems with my computer restarting out of nowhere. Sometimes when it restarts, it goes all the way through but sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't restart but the power light is still on. I just recently took it in to get repaired and they put in a new power supply. everything was working until that happened. Afterwards, it started with the random reboots/shutdown. Sometimes it would last for 5 minutes before it reboot and sometimes after about 4 hours, it would reboot so its random. could anyone possibly tell me what could cause this. I sent my computer back to the shop to check and they said it ran for them the whole time it was there. Keep in mind I only brought the box/harddrive part of the computer (the main thing). No other cables or parts.

Other info

i checked for dust and cleaned
i also switched outlets to see if it was the outlets
i ran my antivirus and nothing was there

AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+
2.16 ghz, 448 MB of RAM

Memory in use 53%
Total Memory 458096 KB
Available Memory 214116 KB

Mainboard Asustek computer A7N8X-LA
BIOS American megatrends (2/24/04)

Austin Power Supply
Model: DR-83203TX
(upgrade from DR-B300ATX)

I also checked system errors and I get these

Service control manager

Just now I got the blue screen and it said something about checking disk space, and I done that. Alsoit said something about may need bios update.

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July 4, 2009 at 18:24:49

It may be a fatal error that is causing the computer to restart. You can easily stop the restart problem by changing your system features to restrict automatic startup when your computer's having a problem. Here is how:

Use System Failure Settings to Stop Automatic Restarts.

1. Click Start and Open the Control Panel
2. Go to System and Maintenance, Click on System.
3. Select Advanced System Settings and choose Advance tab.
4. Under Startup and Recovery, click on Settings.
5. Under System failure uncheck Automatically restart.
Hope this helps!


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July 4, 2009 at 18:46:04
done that already. Still doesnt help

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July 6, 2009 at 08:22:47
My computer is doing the same thing even with the whole thing shutting down but the power light staying on Im ready to throw it out the window!! My auto shut off is OFF and was never on but it still doesn it. I've done the same things listed above I've also unistalled DVD/CD drivers and reinstalled them because my brother inlaw replaced them and also reinstalled windows for us. We also had the same issue with it working fine for other people we had my brother inlaw look at it again and it was totally fine for him and it worked fine after that for awhile than once again it started acting up

Manufacturer: Compaq
Model: 5415wmdam1
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
CPU/Ram: 1.495 GHz / 511 MB
Video Card: ATI Technologies, Inc. 3D RAGE PRO PCI
Sound Card: Intel(r) 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller

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