> Hi everyone,
> Im a little lost on where i go next with this issue. I got a computer
> 1.5 years ago now with Vista Premium on it. Everything was great up until
> few months ago. My computer started restarting randomly. I thought it
> might be a virus so i did the normal scaning and found nothing, just to be
> safe i
> reformatted it with a clean windows install. But its still happening. I
> didnt change any hardware, its in a properly ventilated area, and nothing
> perticular seems to trigger it. Sometimes it can go 2 days without
> restarting once, some times it can do it twice in half an hour. I dont
> get a blue screen and i havnt been able to find anything in the event
> Does anyone have an idea of what might be going on? Next steps to take
> now that im sure its not a software issue?
You can disable the automatic restart on reboot so you'll get a Stop Error
(blue screen). That way you can research the Stop Error here:
Start Orb>Control Panel
Or Start Orb>Search box>type: System
Click on System that appears in the list of results.
In Control Panel Vista-style - click on System and Maintenance.
In Control Panel Classic View - double-click the System applet.
In the task pane on the left, click the Advanced system settings link.
Locate the Startup and Recovery area and click on the Settings button.
In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to
Automatically restart. OK your way out.
And here are some general hardware troubleshooting steps:
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