What can I do to prevent my PC from restarting for no reason?

Question

ok here we go, my computer will frequently restart for no reason, my mouse is shifty and starts clicking on things, at times my mouse will stop responding and i am left with keyboard use only, then again sometimes they both just stop, my internet will once in a while just stop responding for no apparent reason, when i play an online game i lose access to my mouse and keyboard faster then just using windows. to regain control of my mouse when i have keyboard control left i can put my computer into hibernate for 2 seconds and i get access to my mouse again but only for a while then i repeat untill my keyboard and mouse just give out, i have tried to format my hd and reinstall windows that only fixed a problem with installing a ps2 mouse but still the above problems occur, if there is anything i can do to fix this it would be well appreciated...

Answer

This question was answered on March 4, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Reboot your PC in Safe Mode and see if you can use your keyboard and mouse without problems

Then run an antivirus program to check for a delete any viruses if they are present because your hard drive may have some corrupted sectors To see if you have any bad sectors, go into the command prompt and type SCANDSK or CHCKDSK to run check on your hard drive for bad sectors If they are any, you are going to need a new hard drive.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 4, 2004