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    Ben Guest

    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
    ideas?


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    Lilykittie22 Guest

    RE: vista keeps restarting by itself



    "Ben" wrote:

    > 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
    > ideas?
    >

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    Lilykittie22 Guest

    RE: vista keeps restarting by itself

    Mine keeps doing the exact same thing! i'd love to know how to sort it, its
    been a hassle since i've bought my computer a few months ago!


    "Ben" wrote:

    > 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
    > ideas?
    >

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    Malke Guest

    Re: vista keeps restarting by itself

    Ben wrote:

    > 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
    > ideas?
    >
    That kind of behavior is usually hardware-related. It could be caused by
    overheating, a bad processor, bad motherboard, bad RAM. There really is
    no way to tell from your post which it might be. If this is a new
    computer, contact the computer mftr.'s tech support for
    repair/replacement under your warranty. Otherwise, here are some general
    hardware troubleshooting steps:

    http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/...ardware_Tshoot


    Malke
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    Re: vista keeps restarting by itself

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    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 ideas?
    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 scan.

    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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