My computer restarts by itself

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    My computer restarts by itself

    wat could be the possible reasons my computer restarts by itself?? I was just reading some pdf file and my virus scan was running. Then all of the sudden, the computer restarts.

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    Was it just once or has this happened before/after? And is it because of the same thing (.pdf file, or maybe your virus scanner)?

    I had this problem a while ago, and it turned out to be that my UPS wasn't working. Go to run and type in:

    services.msc

    And go to UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), and check to see if it's running properly.

    Hope I helped!
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    Yeah, echo Stan100. I too have had trouble with the UPS. I've also been led to believe that a problem with memory (insufficient for your OS, maybe?) can also be the culprit.

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    Thanks for the reply, stan.

    I coudnt startup the UPS. I get a "Error 2481: The UPS is not configured correctly" message. Guess I will go check up what is that message first.

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    If it's not that, it could be your PSU, connection at the motherboard, or a variety of other things including overheating.

    A little history would help, but if this is a one time thing, chock it up to randomness. I've had weirder things happen than a simple reboot.

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    Possibly bad RAM, or, if you're Overclocking, too high of a FSB.

    In my experience random reboots are caused by unstable RAM, which of course, could be the fault of a bad PSU as well.

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    if its xp turn off the auto-reboot function

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoD
    if its xp turn off the auto-reboot function
    The auto-reboot funtion is in place to help protect your computer...

    Rather then rebooting, you'll be greeted with a friendly blue screen.

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    ive done it to about 15pc's with this prob and guess what, no probs since.

    the feature is retarded.

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    Heh, maybe I'm an idiot or something, but where is the auto-reboot function switch at? Thanks.
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    right click on my computer and open propertis. click advanced, go down to settings for startup and recovery. Under system failure at the bottom, uncheck "auto reboot".

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    my settings, never any probs:

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    I would also check the heat of the CPU to see that its not overheating (I had that problem).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakti
    I would also check the heat of the CPU to see that its not overheating (I had that problem).
    ober covered that one

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    Thanks alot.

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