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i submitted a question on a topic, got some answers and needed to ask more questions so im not sure if i did it right so please forgive me (REAL NEWBIE) if im in the wrong spot. my question is, my computer reboots itself right in the middle of anything i do. the screen goes black and the computer reboots. i cant get anything done. now my question is, can this be due to a router that was installed? if so, do i need to have special settings when adding a router? if i need to reformatt does that mean using the 10 disks that bring the computer back to its original state? if thats the case, how do i reformatt when i cant copy my important files to disk due to the fact that it keeps rebooting and i dont want to lose my stuff. im running xp and im desperate? thank you in advance. p.s. i didnt have this problem before the router was installed

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I didn't see your response to Grif from your earlier post. Did you try disconnecting the router and just running the PC by itself? Do you have an anti-virus hardware installed? Did the problem start immediately after you connected to the router or after a while? Is anything happening to your Sister's PC? Does the PC run about the same amount of time prior to it rebooting? Did you have any luck running in safe mode? Generally an installation of a router will not cause you PC to mysteriously reboot, if it did not happen the first time you restarted after connecting in the router I would lean towards a virus. As far as saving your data if it is a virus I know Norton used to provide a set of Disk you could boot to and run a virus scan at boot up (hate to say it but this is valuable albeit hard lesson about backing up important data) Throw in a few more details here and I'll check back.

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