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Old 03-22-2005, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy PC Resets itself frequently

I just reformatted my PC, and I installed all my stuff back on it and had no problems. But I started running windows update and now it suddenly starts restarting it self every time I try to run internet explorer. Could I have downloaded bad updates? Or could this be something else like a HDD or something?

Dell E1705
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz T7200
2GB DDR2 667MHz
80GB 5400RPM HDD
256MB nVidia 7900 GeForce Go

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Old 03-22-2005, 09:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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is it just when you use internet explorer?

also make sure you have correctly installed ALL the mobo chipset drivers....when AGP drivers aren't installed, you tend to get random restarts.

use spyware removal software and run a complete system anti-virus scan. make sure all that's up to date as well.

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Old 03-22-2005, 09:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it could also be a psu problem. check to see if you have a strong enough psu for you computer
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Could be a virus similar to the one that wouldnt let you access the microsoft website.....
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Old 03-22-2005, 09:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Keeps restarting itself? Tell it to stop and take away the restart button!


1. Have a look in your device manager to see if you have anything highlighted as having a problem. Such as your SM_BUS.

2. Check your power-management settings.

3. Try running a chkdsk on your HDD.

When it reboots, where you doing anything at the time? Watching a movie, playing a game, inserting a thumb-drive,...?

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