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Q: Unexpected restarts


My PC frequently restarts - no BSOD. There doesn't appear to be any pattern to the restarts.

I would appreciate it if someone could give me a clue as to what is going wrong.


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A: Unexpected restarts

By default the machine is set to reboot on hard error. I would look through the system logs for errors rather than the dump.
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A:My PC restarts during power failure despite UPS

My guess is your power supply in your PC uses active PFC (Power Factor Control) while your uninterruptible power supply is likely rated for a passive PFC.
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A:Computer restarts after installing new RAM

Maybe the wrong ram for your mother board. Did you check before you bought the ram to see what the specs were for the ram. Run a scan on the computer with your old memory installed at http://
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A:System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one

Often a faulty memory stick will work by itself, but then fail once running in duel channel.

Unfortunately this is very difficult to test with two sticks, so there's no guarantee that this is the issue. You may just have to buy some new memory.
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What motherboard are you running and what is the rest of your setup?
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A:New computer randomly restarts when running games in fullscreen

Alienware has been known with plagued thermal problems.

You can check inside the case and see if there's any possible mis-directed air flows, and point the duct, or add the fan to that area and see if that helps.

Dual video cards are known to be overheat very easily. If you have three PCI-E slots, move the last HD6800 to the bottom and extend the Crossfire cable to there, and see if that actually remedy with that kind of problem.
Otherwise, send it back and complain that you were ripped off, and maybe they could fix it for free.
EDITED: There's other possible options;

- kill all tasks in task manager, or using the batch with " taskkill /F /IM "program name"
- update your directX
- Downgrade your catalyst driver version to the factory driver, or upgrade to the newest driver that is FROM ATI/AMD website. ( )
- leave your side case to open up the more air-flows in the computer.

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A:Computer randomly restarts when not actively using

Eh, hate to bump but I need a solution.
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A:Comp locks up and restarts after adding 1GB of RAM

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A:Gateway NV79 unexpected shutdown

You might need to have the CPU thermal paste replaced by a laptop tech
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A:CPU temp reaches 96C and restarts PC

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A:Computer restarts after 2-3 seconds from boot

With this computer I will try to help you out since i am new to the forums myself. Follow these steps as I myself have came across this problem. I will try to put it as simple as I can for you. You will have to do this procedure fast so familiarize yourself with it and instantly begin the process once windows boots up. It might take you a couple of tries.

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A:PC restarts 4-5 second into boot repeatedly

Does it begin to load windows and then reboot, or does it happen before?
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A:Restarts, restarts and restarts

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A:My computer wont boot (restarts every 3-4 seconds)

I would say that you should reconnect all components in your system. Then start it up and check. Use your old keyboard if possible.

Nothing else comes to mind. If it still doesn't work, then try solving the problem through elimination. First connect only the minimum components required for the PC to boot into BIOS (i.e.processor, 1 module of RAM and the gfx card only if you don't have onboard VGA). If you're able to boot into BIOS, then add your 2nd memory module and test. Continue adding components and restarting to check when the problem appears.

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A:Computer restarts after running for about 8 min, 20 sec

Defective component...
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What is the brand and model of the computer, or the motherboard. What is the configuration... hard drive, memory,cooling, power supply. Is it overclocked?
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You could need a new updated computer
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This sounds like a heat issue but then again you say it stays on for the rest of the day after several restarts.

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What is the make and model of your motherboard? What operating system are you running?
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Try starting with only one memory stick installed
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A:Computer restarts by itself randomly

Did you install all the drivers too?
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Your power supply might be the problem. Do you have access to another to test?
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A:PC restarts 4-5 second into boot repeatedly

Try changing the battery on your motherboard. See if that helps. My PC too once had a similar problem of restarting randomly within a few minutes. A new battery fixed it.

Else it could be the PSU or motherboard itself.
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This may sound a little stupid, but ensure that your PSU power cord is plugged in tightly. If it's loose you may disturb the cord while pushing in the USB, causing the computer to restart.
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Your issue, at this point, could be any number of things...
The first thing we want to do is get to a point where some diagnostics can be run, and to do this, we need more information.

Tell us more about your computer (hardware and Windows Version and SP).
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One of three types of problems occurred in kernel-mode: (1) Hardware failures. (2) Software problems. (3) A bound trap (i.e., a condition that the kernel is not allowed to have or intercept).

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Read this link first:

Here is what I tell people:

1. It is free and perfectly safe.

2. Burn ISO to a CD (follow link instructions).

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A:My computer restarts when loading games

foodger said:

(By the way the Antec PSU does not have the 6 pin connecter required to power the EVGA Nvdia Geforce 7800GT.)Click to expand...

I think you found the fault
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Nice system. Congratulations.
Post all logs but not the ones you have already posted.

Here is a form of the 8-Step infestation removal, as we may have to use it to remove some possible problems. A lot of what needs doing are step by step procedures to get to the cause of the problem... You have a nice system. Something there is not working right, but it could be an infestation, or a memory module, or any other device installed. It may not be easy to find.

What is the brand and model of your power supply?
After the above is done and Logs attached do the below!

Download SDFix to Desktop.

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At Desktop
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Couple if things to try

Try playing the game with no sound. Turn of sound in the game and also unplug any speakers

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BugCheck 1000007F, {8, bab38d70, 0, 0}
Probably caused by : BT4501G.sysClick to expand...

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I think there is a good chance that when the PSU blew it took something else with it.
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A:Computer Restarts Randomly, need help

Go to Safe Mode

Once in Safe Mode, follow the proceedure here to configure your Pagefile:

Or go to Device Manager, and remove your Video Card Device:
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A start off for you would be to check the RAM by running Memtest86.

Memtest86 Instructions
Download the pre-built version of Memtest86 (Link Below) and burn it onto a CD using ISO Recorder (Link Below) other ISO burning software will work as well (E.g. Nero). After this boot off the CD and start the test going and let it run for 3-5 hours (Minimum of 7 Passes) or Overnight which is best.

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try to check event viewer
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What OS are you using? Do you have a firewall, virus and malware protection? Please tell us a little about the software. Did you visit any new websites? Install any new programs?
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No replies necessary, used my brain n sorted it myself
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There is a glitch with SP 3 and AMD, if you have Symantec.
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A:Computer Restarts in Few Seconds

If you've cleaned the system you will have ruled out Overheating.
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Memtest86 -
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Maybe the hard drive is failing...
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Ok i have reseated the RAM and have double checked that it is fully seated and also Ran Memtest86 which showed no errors in 5 passes not had a restart yet though so will see if anything happens.
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Remove the battery and try running off the AC adapter
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A:Computer Restarts for no Reason

my recommendation is to first uninstall the new antivirus and firewall software - reboot computer - then reinstall System Mechanic Pro 7 the same way you did before. It should allow you to reinstall it.
Once it is fully installed, reboot computer again.
Now uninstall System Mechanic Pro 7 from the add remove programs in Windows control panel. Pick any choices that imply complete removal. do not pick any boxes that imply remembering any settings. This should insure complete removal.
Read the "Uninstalling iolo AntiVirus from System Mechanic Professional" section on
It gives the proper steps to uninstall.

What free antivirus did you pick? I also recommend that you just use the Windows Firewall provided by XP service pack 2. (I am assuming that you don't have Vista installed since you were running System Mechanic 7) The windows Firewall is (in my opinion) far better than the "cheap" firewalls out there.

I hope this gives at least a little help. If you need any clarification at all please ask. There is no stupid question except the one not asked.

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I also get the Page_Fault_In_Nonpaged_Area BSOD.

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A:Random restarts

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER7236.dir00\Mini020108-01.dmpClick to expand...

find this and upload someone will be able to read the debugger files
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A:2nd internal HD shuts down, then restarts randomly

Drive diagnostic utilities

Don't know if that helps you or not.
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A:Computer random restarts

Do you have the latest Geforce drivers installed, from the Nvidia website?
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A:Random computer restarts while in game

What's the brand on the power supply?

Run memtest for at least 7 passes to stress-test the RAM (even though Corsair is usually problem-free).

Make sure all drivers are updated. Especially the video driver (since it crashes in-game). The latest Forceware driver is 169.21

Right-click My Computer and select Properties. Go to the "Advanced" tab and click "Settings" under "Startup and Recovery". Make sure "Automatically Restart" is NOT checked.

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A:Computer random restarts (optional BSOD)

generally attributed to bad or failing ram. run memtest 86+ booted from a CD or a floppy for at least 7 passes. Any errors are bad and require ram replacement. pay attention to the error block #s, they will tell you which stick(s) have failed.
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A:Computer restarts randomly

Your only choice is to buy or borrow another memory module, and try it alternately in each slot to see if performance returns to normal.
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Rosewill RX950-S-B ATX 12V v2.2 & EPS 12V v2.91 950W Power Supply 100 - 240 V TUV, FCC, UL, CE, ROHS
i must have cut some things out when i posted

A:Random Restarts on newly built computer

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A:Computer Restarts

We need to know your system and model. Then tell us how you created the partition.
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A:Crysis restarts

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same problem from spyware ULTIMATE CLEANER

I have the same problem .. Have just restored a computer from
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A:Computer Randomly Restarts After Mod.

I suggest you try your old psu even if just to eliminate the possibility of the new one being faulty.

Let me know how you get on.
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This is what i get after the computer restarts:

Windows has recovered from a serious error:

error signature

BCCode : 9c BCP1 : 00000004 BCP2 : 805461F0 BCP3 : B2000000
BCP4 : 00070F0F OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 2_0 Product : 256_1

the following files will be included in the error report


Windows XP SP2,

AMD Athlon 64bit processor 2800+ 1.81 GHz
Asus K8NF4G motherboard
448 MB Ram (doesn't detect 512 MB)

2 years of exhaustive usage

thanks for ur time....

A:Computer Restarts W/O Warning

the error code sounds like a video card problem. is it an onboard video? btw this would explain your 448 mb of 512 mb = 64 mb shared video memory.
try to find the latest whql driver and try again.

my two cents