my computer keeps restarting

By beano141 ยท 9 replies
Nov 6, 2006
  1. hi im new 2 this forum and i was wondering if any 1 cud help me my computer keeps restarting for no reason it jst restarts it doesnt close any applications it jst restarts when im in the middle of something i hav formatted and that hasn't worked so im guessing its hardware related it only happens when im on the internet as well if any 1 has any ideas whats causeing this please let me know

    thx beano141
  2. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    sound like either a power supply issue or your CPU is over heating

    download speedfan and see what the temps read.
  3. beano141

    beano141 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    so i done the speedfan thing and i dnt fink it showed any sign of it being my fan as i sed it only restarts when om on the internet at the moment im on aol 56k as i am waiting for them 2 send me a modem is there any chance that it could be my modem thats causing my pc 2 restart without warning

  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I don't think a modem issue would cause your PC to restart. There is something else going on here.

    Have you recently installed any new software or hardware? Often times it is things you don't even think about that can make big changes to a system.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  5. beano141

    beano141 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no not really only aol and i also formatted my pc so all software iv installed was gone its jst weird it only happens when om on the net
  6. smore9648

    smore9648 TS Rookie Posts: 697

    You would be surprised, even though its rare, I have seen this before.
  7. chuckericson

    chuckericson TS Rookie

    FYI - I had the same problem when I reformatted my HD. It ended up that the driver had to be updated for my sound card.
  8. beano141

    beano141 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    turns out it was the modem
  9. Roamex

    Roamex TS Rookie

    thats weird never heard of a modem doing that before. I had a problem that was just like your excpet the fact that it was the nvidia drivers for my network card. if i installed them computer would do the same thing just keep restarting when on the net but if I did not install them then I could use the internet with no problems.
  10. cavornex

    cavornex TS Rookie Posts: 21

    Probably it's really the modem after all. It happened to my D-Link modem 2 times before. First time it was shorted (a mice pissed on it!); the second time I have to re-seat on other PCI slot. Now it worked just fine.
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