Why might my computer be restarting

Question

i'll be working on the computer for no reason it will shut itself off then reboot itself

Answer

This question was answered on May 23, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Right click on My Computer and select properties

Click Advanced tab

Click Settings under Startup and Recovery

Under System Failure uncheck Automatically Restart

Click OK

This won't cure your problem, as instead of restarting you'll likely get a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) instead, but the information displayed will allow you to trace your problem, or post it here!

If you still get the system rebooting and there is no BSOD then it's likely that your processor is overheating or your PSU is faulty Try checking the system health in the BIOS for the processor or system temperature You'd like it to be less than 50d Celcius, anything over 75d is running dangerous Last Christmas mine hit 114d C and then caught on fire, although it was overclocked by a good 500mhz

Good Luck!! Kevin

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Posted by Kevin of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 23, 2007