+ 2 Votes You're Not Alone dogknees 3 years ago Many years ago we had a person who told us that their PC was turning itself off AT THE WALL!!! They swore that the switch on the outlet was being turned off when they weren't looking. Not only that, they said they could hear something behind them when it happened, but couldn't see anything when they turned and looked.We never did find out the real cause, but to this day he still believes it happened. As he's now a Partner in the firm, we tend to keep it quiet. + 2 Votes Maybe this is the result of all the masturbation? Slayer_ 3 years ago The computer can't bear to look at me when I walk passed, full leg spread, so it shuts down and restarts? And then I accidentally blinded it and it could only see in black and white? + 2 Votes Power Supply or Memory Problem dugup46 3 years ago Since you said tower, these problems are typically caused by one of two things. #1 the power supply is beginning to fail. It happens on new or old towers alike. When a computers power supply (400WT) begins to provide less power than the tower needs to, the computer will shut off and restart. That is one cause. The second cause could be faulty memory. The same will happen with memory when it starts to go bad, the PC will shut off and restart. Typically a power supply will not allow the user to restart the computer after it gets shut down for a short while; however, the power supply is typically always my first guess. Hope this helps.Cords touching one another, not being plugged in all the way, stuff like that is typically first response because it's free; however, it very rarely will ever fix the problem. Keep us updated. + 2 Votes ESD and electrical. Alpha_Dog 3 years ago Check the ground on the outlet, the ground from the power supply to the motherboard (check from the solder pads on the back of the mobo) and check the power for dips and spikes. Repair as needed. Before you put the machine back in service, remove the cmos battery and short the cmos clear jumpers for a while. Set up the machine's BIOS from scratch. If it persists, call a priest. + 1 Votes processors, motherboards and memory are very particular about power CG IT 3 years ago while the voltages might look fine to you, they don't to the CPU or motherboard or memory,...a +5 voltage that actuals are +4. 999 to +5.005 when it's supposed to be +5.148 is enough.. or the +12 that comes in on +11.814 if you overclock, you could be at the edge of what's stable... but my experience is, if the damn thing keeps randomly rebooting, a new power supply usually stops the problem. + 3 Votes Power Supply nocjock 3 years ago I'd almost bet money it's the power supply. Don't make it more complicated than it is. 1. Reseat all boards and components, ie memory, cards, power connectors internally.2. Verify all cables are tight, no breaks, grounded, no frays, kinks3. Check for leaking capacitors on mainboard. If any replace mobo4. If new cards have been added make sure power supply is sufficient (+400W min)5. Replace power supply, my money's here :) + 3 Votes leaking caps / bulging caps . . . Who Am I Really 3 years ago the top is blown out like a frozen beer can see these:http://www.facilitateit.com.au/images/Bulging_capacitors.jpghttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5JFl07VLeDw/SxO0kQmeeBI/AAAAAAAAAUY/qGPIVEtq7rM/s400/bulgingCap%5B1%5D.jpg + 1 Votes What Latitude are you at? Snak 3 years ago I note your message is dated 16th Feb. Since 14th Feb the sun has been blowing out unusually huge sunspots; such sunspots play havoc with elecronic equipment. China has already reported some radio communications have been affected. Today (17th), these sunspots are expected to give us a good lightshow at lattitudes much lower than normal.. Which means of course that there's likely to be some wierditude happening 'lower' down the planet.... + 2 Votes You are far enough North, I think .... Snak 3 years ago ... for it be a feasible area of investigation. Perhaps your neighbours are suffering similarly. Any patterns you have discerned may be entirely coincidental (which means you can out your clothes back on :) ) + 1 Votes Ok, It's doing it again, so i removed the filter, the problem continues Slayer_ 3 years ago Its still the same, if I walk infront of it from right to left, the computer restarts.Need help, this is irritating.