Why does my computer reboot automatically?

Question

my computer shuts off and turns back on by itself

Answer

This question was answered on December 5, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check your wires for any loose connections Loose connections can cause a flux in power that can cause a computer to reset If you don't have one already, get a surge strip to protect your computer Does anything else turn on or off when this reboot occurs? High power users like AC, vacuum cleaners, and power tools can cause a dip in power that can cause a shut down.

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Posted by Nathan of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 5, 2005