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Comptuer restarting on own, sometimes no video

by wastedutopia / October 9, 2005 7:42 AM PDT

Lately I noticed my computer would restart once in a while when I wasn't around, and now it's so frequent, if it even gets to boot into xp pro before restarting, it will resart soon after. Sometimes when it restarts I get no video. All of my virus/adware programs are up to date and used regularly so I don't think it's a virus probelm. My first thought was that it was a video card problem, but I don't have an extra one to switch it with to see.
I run xp pro sp2
athalon 2700
asus a7n8x dexlux
pny georce 5200ultra

Any ideas would be greatly appriciated.

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by galad2003 / October 9, 2005 7:49 AM PDT

My wife's computer started doing that and it turned out she had a bunch of virus' on her comp, so try checking for that if you haven't done so.

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Utopia, Try Cleaning Things Up A Little...
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / October 9, 2005 11:08 AM PDT

First, take the cover off the computer, blow out the dust and junk from inside the computer, around the fans, around the CPU, etc., then point a house fan at the inards and run the computer like that for a while..Does it help..

Next, follow the procedures in the links below to shut down unnecessary start up programs that can cause conflicts and clean out unnecessary, junk files:

For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.

How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs

Because the links for the "Services" are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one:

Services Guide For Windows XP

Now clean out the junk files:

How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive

Cleanup After SP2 Installation
http://aumha.org/win5/a/sp2faq.php#after

After following all the procedures above, run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive:

How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP

Hope this helps.

Grif

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