System Restart

Mecer Extreme
July 21, 2010 at 07:09:36
Specs: Windows XP, 3.06Ghz/1.18GB
My computer at times automatically goes into restart mode while i am busy

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July 21, 2010 at 07:30:32
Try disabling "automatically restart"

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July 21, 2010 at 07:36:13
That usually happens when Windows has encountered an error which requires a restart - in which case you should see a message along the lines of "Your system has recovered from a serious error". More details about this error can be found in the "Event Viewer" in Control Panel --> Administrative Tools.

If, after the restart, you see nothing on screen referring to an error, it could be caused by a hardware component suffering from old age, wear & tear.

It used to happen on my previous 10-year old PC towards the end of it's lfe. Restarting with no warning and no error-messages either before or after the restart. Now it's in that great scrap-heap in the sky, but it served me well while I had saved enough money to replace it.

As the previous poster says, you can disable "automatically restart when an error is encountered". That will throw up a BSOD instead when a fatal error occurs. This is a blue screen with more details about what caused.

In my case however, I already had automatic restart disabled, but still got no blue screen. It would just restart with no errors and nothing in the Event Viewer either.

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