+ 2 Votes E.D. slapfire 3 years ago How old is your computer? I ask because at a certain age they can sometimes experience electrile disk function. Maybe your hard drive has gone floppy. And, perhaps the computer is not actually getting turned off, but is using that as a coping mechanism because it is embarrassed. Did it ever have issues with it's Motherboard? + 1 Votes not enough juice in the wall terajay2 3 years ago I once had a computer that would shut off at random times and for no apparent reason. After I spent a lot of money replacing different things, I realized that I had too many computers and other electrical things, plugged into a 15 amp circuit. Just an idea... + 2 Votes Left to Right ntmann 3 years ago Carpet has nap that lays down in one direction, and stands up in the other (when pushed against). You are causing more static in one direction than the other, when you walk.You are prob. generating static that is causing a reboot. You strip is not of high quality at this point, as you stated it corrected some harsh problem before. It is prob. at the end of its useful life. They do not last for ever. Buy a good one or a good ups. Your pics of the rack show it is not isolated from the carpet. Put some wood under those wheels, (an extra shelf that is not needed would work). Verify your ground is actually working, (testers are about $6.00). It only takes 10 volts to cause a video card or mother board to fail, or cause an upset failure (works but not like it should). If you were to hear static snap that would be 1500 volts. So you can image what just walking by would cause. + 2 Votes When was the last servicing done? snabibax 3 years ago When was the last time you had your PC serviced? When dust builds up on components like capacitors, this may cause those component to fail in the long run.Use a can of compressed air to carefully **** around circuit components like capacitors especially those located within the power supply unit.Please do not touch any internal components unless of course you are wearing an ESD wrist strap. If this does not help, then you might consider replacing the power supply unit.At this point the automatic restart issue should be a thing of the past. + 2 Votes Just a thought here OH Smeg 3 years ago Is the Monitor and Computer Case plugged into the Same Power Strip?If it is try swapping the leads over the One to the Monitor plugged into the one where the computer is plugged in and the one from the computer plugged into the socket where the Monitor was.Now if the Monitor starts turning on and off you know you have a Bad Socket on the Power Strip.Could also work if they are on different Power Strips but it could just as easily be a faulty Power Strip as well. Col + 2 Votes Update to problem Slayer_ 3 years ago I first noticed it in Dragon age, but thought nothing of it as an upgrade I did said I could run out of video memory and cause funky artifacts, but just playing oblivion, this happened, it has never happened before.http://trevorsarchives.selfip.net/temp/oblivion001.png (1.9mb)This isn't the only one I saw, it was just the funniest :).So its looking like my video card is dying, do you guys agree? Unsure how this could cause the computer to restart when I walk passed it, but it would explain the shutdowns when watching movies. + 2 Votes Hello SinisterSlay. I have a spare video card if you need one.. Peconet Tietokoneet 3 years ago It is a:NVidia GeForce 9800 GT* 600MHz core clock* 112 stream processors* 1,500MHz* 512MB GDDR3 RAM* 256-bit memory interface* 1.8GHz memory clock Similar to this one:http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9800gt_us.htmlLike i said it is a spare to me just laying around and fully working.PM me and see if we can come up with a price unless you have a spare/new one already. Need to know about the postage weight first though but if you need it we can sort that out also. + 2 Votes Re: spare video card.... Peconet Tietokoneet 3 years ago This card is not new, just second hand but working. It only cost me 10 euro (About $13 Canadian dollars) so with postage packing say around 40 euro ($54 Canadian dollars). I can get nearly any second hand video card (given time). We have a recycling center here in Oulu in Finland that handles every component you can think of from memory, motherboards, power supplys, old servers and processors. If you are still interested i can send you my email. The price of packaging and postage might be cheaper, i just pulled the prices from my head so to speak. :) If you have a bank account you just need to do a bank to bank transfer. I can give you the details that is no problem. + 1 Votes Very interesting problem. kevin 3 years ago As a 30+ yr systems technician I find this problem and the sugestions very interesting.My first suggestion is to go back to square one in your troubleshooting flow chart.So, IS IT ENVIRONMENTAL? In other words does it have to do with the placement of the tower where slight changes in the position caused by walking past it in one direction is causing the reboot?To test that, remove the computer from the current location. Take it to a table in your garage or your kitchen and set it up there. Does the system still reboot randomly? YES/NOIf it does the problem is following the computer and not the location.There are many good suggestions made concerning your power connections and some not so good about other cables etc. These other cables should not interfere in any way. Loose or worn out outlets on a power strip could cause this to occur. Since it can occur when the MOBO is still posting, I would rule out the OS and virus related issues since a system has not even booted yet.I do question the power supply and the fact that you have 4 HDDs in this system. A 400w supply may not be enough, but then again, that doesn't explain why it happens walking past it in only one direction. Or why you can sit in front of it for long periods with no problems.My first take is that something with the mobo is flexing just enough as you walk past.Try putting the tower on it's side, which will change or eliminate the way the case is able to flex. Modern cases are built with much thinner materials.Check that all the screws that hold the mobo down are properly tightened. Most of those connections are grounded to the chassis and if even one relaxes when flexed it could cause this sort of problem.Two things you can try regarding the power supply unit.First, try disconnecting HDDs that are not required or even all of them and the CD/DVD, floppy etc. Anything that has a power cord going to it. Be sure to pull the data cables loose too.If the power supply is being overworked, even the slightest amount of stray inductance can cause it to 'crowbar' the system and cause a reboot.Stray inductance could be introduced simply by walking past the computer. Also when a tower is in an upright position there is a double layer of the case protecting the mobo on just one side and not the other.Second thing might be to try swapping the power supply out with your other computer. + 1 Votes Static electricity is clearly one of the culprits here. Varseller 3 years ago I'm certain of that from everything you've said and the pictures. Someone else mentioned bulging capacitors. If a capacitor is burst or leaking, strong ESD can overload the capacitor (remember, it stores electricity) and produce exactly the results you're getting. Moving right to left from that bed on a carpet is producing a very strong charge. The PC may be well grounded but you're carrying that charge through the air and it is going to look for the path of least resistance (any exposed metal). There may be other things going on, but that issue needs to be ruled out, period.Did you check the capacitors? Can you disconnect the entire PC and connect it somewhere else and see if the problem still exists? If it goes away, the problem is ESD. If it still exists and your capacitors are OK, the problem is hardware or cable related. Swap the cables with the other PC to rule that out.