Why is my PC rebooting?

Question

the computer i have is a special built from a store. I have had it since last July. For the last 2 months it reboots 5 - 6 times a day not every day and sometimes not at all. I took it back to the and it rebooted there also. They relaoded XP and it still reboots after i added all my programs. No certain program open or any thing when it reboots. I have DSL througt Qwest phone company wilth AOL. I have several programs i run here at work. Excel,Works,Visioneer scanner with Paperport, WinFax Pro, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Quick Books Pro,

Help in RE-BOOT land

Terry C.

Answer

This question was answered on March 28, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Since your operating system was reinstalled your problem could be physical Check to make sure that all internal fans are plugged in and in proper working order You may be having an overheating problem due to an unplugged or malfunctioning fan Vacuum out all dirt from inside the tower and make sure there are no obstructions at the vents If all is well physically then you may have a defective component and may need to have the motherboard checked.

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Posted by Sean of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 28, 2005