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PC reboots on startup

By sjoppery ·
I have a problem where my PC restarts on the startup. The place where it restarts is often very random. It does it in different parts of the startup. If it gets past the bios and hardware initialization then it will often freeze before the logon screen or sometimes just as the windows desktop is loading. I havnt changed any of the hardware and i have also formatted windows and the problem still persists. Can you suggest anything?

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Full virus scan in Safe Mode

by DMambo In reply to PC reboots on startup

Do a full scan after booting to safe mode. When Windows black startup screen appears, hit F8 and select Safe Mode from the menu. Run a full scan of your up-to-date virus detection program.

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PC reboots due a harware failure

by lovable_one_2000 In reply to PC reboots on startup

Hi,

I am facing the same problem too. I happened to read this article...thought it might be helpful to u...http://www.infopackets.com/channels/en/windows/gazette/2005/20050419_computer_spontaneously_reboots_during_startup.htm
According to this article if u ve formatted ur pc, the most probable reason is a failed hardware piece...hope this helps

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PC reboots due a harware failure

by lovable_one_2000 In reply to PC reboots on startup

Hi,

I am facing the same problem too. I happened to read this article...thought it might be helpful to u...http://www.infopackets.com/channels/en/windows/gazette/2005/20050419_computer_spontaneously_reboots_during_startup.htm
According to this article if u ve formatted ur pc, the most probable reason is a failed hardware piece...hope this helps

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Cleaning

by dharvey In reply to PC reboots due a harware ...

Make sure that the sysytem inside is clean as sometimes the fans and heatsinks get blocked, this can cause that problem to if the CPU overheats.

Also have had this with ram going faulty, swap slots and try that, other main one I found was Graphics card.

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Look at the System Log

by Balbir In reply to Cleaning

If the PC does work for some time, go to System properties in control panel, click on the advanced tag and in startup and recovery click the settings button. Now place checkmark in the "Write an event to the system log"
Next time the PC reboots, have a look at the system log. It may give you a clue as to what is causing the failure.
Balbir

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