Why your computer reboots by itself?

Question

Why does my computer all of a sudden reboot by iteself?

Answer

This question was answered on January 17, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Q What causes a computer to reboot itself?

A 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—these are usually hard to find

You could have the Sasser virus Are you running an up-to-date anti-virus program? If not, you should seriously consider that Also, go to Microsoft's website and download and install the Sasser removal tool and the patch to remove the exploit.

Available here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx

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Posted by cristina of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 17, 2005