My Computer re-starts on its own

Question

My Computer re-starts on its own. It will work for a few hours and reboot. However, just before it restarts, it will be in "dormant/sleep" mode. Now I'm at a point that it wont reboot at all. Even I tried to start it on purpose, nothing shows up on the monitor. Monitor is a black screen as if it is in "sleep" mode. I have a lot of movie clips on my computer. Could this have caused some kind of a memory overload ?What should I do about this is ? It runs on windows XP.

Answer

This question was answered on November 15, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Go to control panel then go to maitanance, power options and in the hibernate uncheck the enable hibernation check box Your system is going firts to sleep mode thats why the computer reboots but if you reach to the time that the hibernation was configure the computer will shut down, you would have to press the power bottom to restart the computer, memory is not your problem because hibernation saves everything you have in virtual memory which is hard drive space used as memory Configure your power settings

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Posted by Jerry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 15, 2004