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Old 09-16-2005, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since yesterday my computer has been restarting randomly, very frequently. I can barely stay on for five minutes without it restarting on me. I doesn't warn me at all, it doesn't even log off, just restarts. How can I fix this problem?
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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list some system specs and tell us more if u can, did u build it urself? or was it prebuilt, has it always done this since u got it or?...
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Old 09-16-2005, 11:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This happens on my 6 year old Dell XPS. Check that the power cord is inserted fully into the PSU in the back of the tower. Mine is VERY fickle and if it isn't at PRECISELY the right angle with precisely the amount of support, it'll shut down/ restart.
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There's a sticky about this at the top of the page...
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There's a sticky about this at the top of the page...
I kind realized that as soon as I posted this topic...
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Old 09-17-2005, 01:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This happens on my 6 year old Dell XPS. Check that the power cord is inserted fully into the PSU in the back of the tower. Mine is VERY fickle and if it isn't at PRECISELY the right angle with precisely the amount of support, it'll shut down/ restart.
This means a loose solder connection or a broken cord.

Ya should resolder it, if ya know what your doing.
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Old 09-17-2005, 01:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My computer is a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.

Cicero

AMD anthlon (tm) 64 Processor

3000+

2.00 GHz

448 MB of RAM

Hope that helps
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High temps will also make your computer shut down. its a safeguard to make sure you don't fry anything. check your heatsinks.
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