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Computer reboots & changes date

By Mieto ยท 4 replies
Jun 17, 2011
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  1. Hello.

    Lately I've been having this annoying problem where my computer reboots itself after being idle for about an hour.

    It reboots all the way up to that black display where you can go to bios and gets stuck there. The only way to get through this is to actually go to the bios and exit it. After that the computer again reboots itself and this time goes to account selection screen.

    Another problem that has happened related to this is that the computer changes both date and time randomly every time this happens. It is completely random date and time, not the same.

    I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate fyi, and the problem has occurred for about 5 times ever since I started using ps3 together with my computer on my Benq G2420HDBL screen, where ps3 is connected via HDMI + DVI adapter and computer via D-sub, so I was wondering if this has anything to do with it?

    Anyways, thanks in advance for help!

    ps. first post :3
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    Hi Mietro, I need to see your minidumps to do an analysis. To eliminate the PS3 connection as the cause please disconnect it from the system to see if the problem persists.

  3. Mieto

    Mieto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Mark,

    When I navigate to Windows folder, I can find a folder called Minidumps, but when I open it it's empty :S

    I have checked the box to show hidden files and folders but still empty..
  4. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,886

    As the mindump file is empty your system is not set to save memory dumps. Follow this guide to set it up correctly. Let it have a few more BSOD's then attach the logs to your next post.

    I forgot to mention earlier the problem with your system clock is very often a sign that the CMOS battery is going flat, it should be replaced with a fresh one. When you replace it you should boot into the Bios and select "Set Optimum Defaults".

  5. Mieto

    Mieto TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah a friend of mine told me about that battery thing, which might cause the problem..

    Anyways, I have now disconnected ps3 from my monitor and will leave the computer idle for a few hours to check if the problem persists

    EDIT. Yup, the problem is still there.. unchanged :/

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