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Dell computer restarting

By clarkietii ·
My dell dimension L1000r is restarting after every 5-10 minutes. I have tested the memory and hard disk and are all ok. The processor also seems to be fine since the machine is starting but what is making it restart every time

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Sound like the reboot on system error is turned on

by Oz_Media In reply to Dell computer restarting

YOu are probably getting a blue screen indicating hardware or driver issues. YOu will not be able to see or debug the error until you can have it displayed instead of simply rebooting (default setting).

GO to START>SETTINGS>CONTROL PANEL>SYSTEM
Click the advanced tab in the SYSTEM box and click the START UP and Recovery button,
Here you will see a section called SYSTEM FAILURE, just uncheck the box that says Automatically Reboot.

Now when the system crashes you will get a blue screen error displayed, this error can be debugged either here or you may find it yourself at www.deja.com (Google newsgroups).

Good luck

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by SPidERManS In reply to Dell computer restarting

Sound's like either your system's getting to hot or your power supply is going bad.

Leave of the case cover and see if it that help's. If it doe's then you have a cooling issue.

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Have to Ask

by rkuhn In reply to Dell computer restarting

I have to ask...done a virus scan lately?

Sounds like some of the latest...causes reboots.

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