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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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PC keeps intermittently restarting...

A few months ago the thing wouldnt turn on and for some reason it started working again, but now it will restart without warning. I have lost several emails due to this. Does the power supply just need to be changed? Or is it something else? It is on a surge protector. Windows XP.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 03:26 PM
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Psu is most likely the cause.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 06:07 PM
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Could be power supply, overheating, or memory issues. I would start with the Power Supply first though.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 08:08 PM
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Does it shut down or just power off?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-23-2008, 08:13 PM
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mine does something similar when I turn it on sometimes it will let me log in then just shut down randomly and when I restart it i get the windows msg saying, system has recovered from a serious error

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 10:17 PM
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Like others have said, it could be overheating.

If it's an older computer and you haven't ever cleaned it out, pop it open and look around for dust. I'm sure it's in there...

Get a can of the compressed air and have at it, it may fix your problem. If not then it's probably going to be a hardware issue.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 10:05 AM
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Do you know hot to check your event log in windows or check your event log in the BIOS?

Might record the error before it shuts down.

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