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November 4, 2009 11:13:19 PM

I know it could be a number of things but does anyone have a suggestion? It started about 7 days ago that my computer would just restart by itself. It did this several times in a short period. Now it has only done it a couple of times in the last several days. What does it sound like?

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 4, 2009 11:14:55 PM

It would help if you listed your specs.

Did you get a BSOD or did it just restart?
November 4, 2009 11:17:34 PM

Antec P182, Abit IP35 Pro, Q6600, 4GB Crucial Ballistix, VisionTek Radeon HD 4850 , P&C quad 750watt, 3-Seagate Sata 500, HT Omega Claro, Altec Lansing ADA995 5.1 THX, Digital Doc 5+, 2 Samsung SATA DVD burners, Canopus ADVC50,Vista Ultimate Retail 64 Bit, Vista rating 5.9
No BSOD. It will just restart.

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a b B Homebuilt system
November 4, 2009 11:35:29 PM

First, I would test the RAM with memtest, and run chkdsk /r on the hard drives.

If there is a BSOD and you're missing it, this will catch it.
start-->control panel-->system-->advanced tab-->startup and recovery settings-->uncheck the box to auto restart under system failure.