My computer reboots at any given moment, How can I check to see what the problem is?

Question

My computer reboots at any given moment. I am not sure if it is a motherboard problem or what diagnostics can I run to see why the computer constantly reboots.

Answer

This question was answered on February 12, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Your computer may reboot for no apparent reason, and without any prior warning

This is the default behavior when Windows XP encounters a System failure This behavior can be changed by going to the System applet in Control Panel, select the Advanced tab and click the Settings button under the Startup and Recovery heading Under System failure, un-check Automatically restart

To check why your system had a failure, check the Event logs for any error messages You can find the Event Viewer in the Administrative Tools, or by typing eventvwr in the Open box from the Run command

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 12, 2003