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    ssssss
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    Default my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    About once a week I am getting this.
    The screen goes black, then the computer immediately reboots itself, doing the scan disc on the way.
    Is this a typical windows problem? (Ihave Windows ME) or is it something more sinister? I suspect a trojan and someone trying to annoy me!

  2. #2
    cyberchuck
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    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    Hey
    Maybe your computers saving power for our proposed power crisis?
    Have you ran a Virus Scan recently to check for trojans and any other nasties?? - A free Virus scanner (AVG) is available at www.grisoft.com
    Otherwise, have you added anything to your system recently?? more Ram, a PCI card or something which may be draining the computers power? What wattage is your PSU?



    CyberChuck

  3. #3
    ssssss
    Guest

    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    Hi - Haven't added any hardware. I don't know what a PSU is!
    It does seem to happen when I have several things running though.
    Will look at the virus scan thanks. I have McAfee but it is a year out of date. Do I have to unistall it, before using AVG?

  4. #4
    ssssss
    Guest

    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    Yes - i'm thick the PSU is the power supply - but all is the same as when bought new. It is a HP computer

  5. #5
    Graham L
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    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    Have you got XP? Change the setting so that it doesn't restart on errors, so you will get a blue page which might tell you what is causing this.

  6. #6
    ssssss
    Guest

    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    >Have you got XP? - no I have ME

  7. #7
    TallPoppy
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    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    Make sure the CPU fan is working consistently and the CPU is not overheating

  8. #8
    bk T
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    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    Does it shuts and then restarts at a regular interval or at random?

    Looks like the problem is with your PSU. Check for any insecure cable connection inside the box. If everything looks fine, then I may suggest you to swap the PSU with a known good one.

    Good luck


  9. #9
    mikebartnz
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    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    It sounds more like a dodgy ram problem to me.

  10. #10
    jontext88
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    Default Re: my computer turns itself off, then restarts.

    check your bios power management settings & device wake settings.
    ie keyboard and mouse wakeup S1 /pos
    if they are wrong , ie extra wakeup settings, then all sorts of things will suddenly have your machine shutting down and restarting.

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