Hi there, What causes a computer (especially a Laptop computer) to ‘die?’ I ask out of curiosity. My family bought the Gateway laptop being used at this moment a couple of years ago; so I would say it is just a little over 4 years old. It's in good condition just looking at it, and works quite well. Should I be worrying at all, for lack of a better word? I browsed a yahoo news article is all, and it got me thinking (and concerned). Recently on separate occasions the computer restarted by itself. Is it true that if the laptop suddenly (and seemingly haphazardly) restarts on its own, that a surge of electrical power could have caused it? P.S. I wrote this in both the “Mobile Computing” and “Windows OS” sections, in case of incorrect suitability in one or the other.