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Old 12-13-2004, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My computer decides to restart randomly. It doesnt go through the process of a normal restart, it just shuts off and turns back on. Almost as if you yanked the power out. I have been reading forums about my problem there are a few things that I think it could be. One is that directx 9 is not compatable with my video card. Another being that the compound on my processor is messed up. I took the cpu fan off and cleaned it a few weeks ago and idk if i messed it up then. Or is there something just wrong with my installation of windows xp, if reformatting it will fix the problem. If anyone can help me please i would appreciate it.
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This may be related to a faulty/messed psu. Check all cables in the back of your tower to see if all connections are secure.
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is also a spyware or virus out there that is causing shutdown and restart.Scan your computer with AdAware or spybot.Spybot is free.And scan for viruses also.Although I think what I read said it was spyware.
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All my cables in the back of my tower are good. I run spybot and adaware every other day so its not that. What do you mean by psu?
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I'm thinking this may be the worm that struck the world hard last year. Your description of your problem suggests just that. I would suggest doing an antivirus scan.

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I ran virus scan its not that. This is the message i get when i start my computer back up after it happens: The system has recovered from a serious error. It seems like it restarts when i am doing alot on the computer. I am really thinking its something with the processor.
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Old 12-13-2004, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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hmm my computer just started doing that too.. i have this virus protection and it found this-

would this do it?
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Old 12-13-2004, 11:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Is this a laptop?
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No its a desktop
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