Why is it that everytime I touch my mouse or keyboard my computer reboots.

Question

If the computer is left idle for several minutes, once the mouse or keyboard is touched the system reboots. Virus scan is McAfee and is updated regulary. Zone Alarm firewall is used. We also have a router that has a firewall. Scans show no viruses. Changed mouse out but problem persists. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer

This question was answered on March 5, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try to see if your CPU fan is working This can cause the computer to over heat and turn off or reboot itself Also check to see if there is a conflict with your IRQ.

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Posted by Ileen of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 5, 2003