My computer restarts whenever it feels like it

Question

Hey Guys,

I was at a LAN and installed HL2, ever since then my comp has been restarting basically when ever it feels like it. It seams like its doing it when my comp is under a load. I set my startup so nothing starts up except AIM. I ran symantec antivirus, and spybot, everything seams good there. Any words of wisdom?

Answer

This question was answered on December 5, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The most common reasons for restarting:

Weak power supply (especially under load.

Software conflict (driver problem)

If you try and reduce the load, perhaps by unplugging a couple of things, removing add-on cards, then see if this reduces or eliminates the restarting.

This will obviously point towards the PSU being at fault.

Try a restore point before the LAN party? If it is a driver/software issue taking it back she eliminate the problem.

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Posted by Jerry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 5, 2004