Why is my computer shutting off and rebooting by itself.


My computer has just started shutting off right in the middle of any kind of operation such as a music download or a virus scan. It will start right back up and it will run with no problems for browsing the internet, or sending/receiving e-mail, but if I do anything tha taxes the processor, it wil run for a while and then just shut off. I thought it was an overheating problem, so I installed a new heatsink on the athlon 2100xp processor. After that I ran Spybot S & D and I got about a third of the way through the scan when it shut off. Is the power supply pooping out? Thanks for your help.



This question was answered on January 21, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You may have a power supply problem Check your house circuitry and the amount of equipment that may be connected Also, since you installed a new part, check of conflicts and compatability.

Colleen Foster

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 21, 2004