Re: vista keeps restarting by itself
> My Vista computer keeps shutting down and restarting randomly. Seems to
> happen every couple hours. This is not a normal restart, as when I see
> it, the balck page with white writing comes up and asks me to press
> enter if I want windows to start normally.
> This event will happen even if I am in the middle of working on the
> computer. I am running Vista Business w/ a quad core and intel MB. Any
The next time it restarts, and you get the menu and the prompt to
continue booting normally, see if there is an option that says "Disable
Automatic Restart On System Failure", or something similar. If you boot
with this option, then the next time Vista "resets", you should see a
Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD). The BSOD will provide a particular "STOP"
Error code, which will help in identifying the problem.
You can also go into your PC BIOS right after such a reset and then
check your system health. Random resets such as the one you descriobe
can also be caused by overheating. If this is the case, then you'll need
to have a qualified service technician change your cooling system,
unless you feel up to the task yourself.
Check that you have the latest drivers installed.
If you are running Anti-Virus software, do a full update and system
If you have over-clocked your system, which a BAD Idea to begin with,
then use the default clock/voltage settings for your motherboard and see
if that makes a difference.
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