Why is my computer rebooting randomly?


I have just reformatted my computer. Everything has started anew, but I have a problem. For some reason, the computer reboots randomly all the time. Every time I try to open something big, or even empty folders some times, it goes black, and starts the reboot.

It really hope someone can help me soon, since I need to fix this by monday.

Thank you very much,



This question was answered on June 13, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It could be caused by a lot of things, but it is usually a hardware problem, especially if it occurs randomly A noisy power supply, loose screw under the motherboard, bad CPU fan, and memory, expansion boards, socketed chips, and cables that are not fully seated are among the common causes The motherboard could be cracked but these are usually hard to find After doing a thorough check up of your system, this will help you narrow down the problem so you can be up and running by monday.

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Posted by Raymond of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 13, 2004