Why does my computer keep restarting

Question

the problem started at a day suddenly my computer restarted .then it kept happening and it was dangerous coz nothing was being saved....it was like someone is switching it off ...(no connection to net) then some one told it is o/s problem (windows xp) and i formatted the disk and installed windows 98 ...the problem was SOLVED ok...But then when ever i am trying to install xp back ,the system is restarting abrubtly and same is happening with windows 2000 professional....a notable point is that it happens at a particular stage of installation ...and mind u its not the process of restarting which normally happens during installation...this is like at some particular stage an invisible creature presses the reset switch......THERES NO SUCH PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS 98 ///OR EVEN WITH DOS ...ITS ONLY WITH XP OR WIN 2000 PROFESSIONAL...

Answer

This question was answered on March 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try this:

Right-click on My Computer,

click Properties,

click the Advanced tab

Under Startup & Recovery,

click Settings

Under System Failure, uncheck the box in front of Automatically restart.

I hope this works Good Luck.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 23, 2004