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Work computer restarts for no apparent reason

By resu
Jun 2, 2008
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  1. hi,

    my works computer has started playing up again :S

    anyway this is how it goes

    i turned on my computer this morning and it had been running fine for around and hour and a half then for no reason it restarted ... i lost what i was working on .. i am less than impressed lol
    anyway after about 30mins of working again it decides to restart yet again

    the only thing i can think is that its the processor over heating but looking at the temperatures it shoudl be fine

    can any of you guys suggest anything?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Is this an HP. Is this an AMD processor computer? Do you have Service Pack 3 installed.
    Tell us more about your brand and model, OS, and computer age?
     
  3. resu

    resu TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 218

    sry i ment to write the specs out but ppl kept distracting me lol

    ok i got these from using PC Wizard 2008

    as far as i know the machine was built for us by a CAD specialist tho that was a while ago now as youll see

    mainboard - Intel D865GBF
    chipset - Intel i865PE
    CPU - Pentium 4 (3GHz)

    1.5gb ram

    running xp pro 5.01.2600 service pack 2

    DX version 9.0c


    thats pretty much it really .. if you want anymore info just gimmie a shout
     
  4. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 284

    Do you get a flash of a blue screen before it restarts?
    I'd suspect your power supply, but it might be worth running memtest to see if that's the cause instead.

    If the processor overheats it would most likely just turn off.
     
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Dirty fan; dirty cpu fan or worn out cpu fan. Use Dust off to clean out the system. Otherwise, seanc has a good guess. Nearly always power supply, memory, video card, bad driver in concert with Windows update; or an infestation. If none of those workout, download and run the free HiJack This, and send us the report it creates.
     
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