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PC restarting randomly

By srippey ·
I have a Dell Dimension(maybe 2 years old) on my network that will periodically restart randomly. It does this even when disconnected from the network. It is running windows98. Every time it reboots, I get lost clusters. I have used Norton Utilities 2000 on it and ran a full disk doctor and speed disk. No damaged areas on the hard drive were found, so I do not think it is a bad hard drive. It will reboot even if it is just sitting there, does not matter if I am in any programs. I have already formatted the hard drive completely and reinstalled everything, and it still does this. This started a couple of months ago, but has been more frequent lately. Does anybody have any suggestions? I'm wondering if it is hardware?

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by mafiaboss21 In reply to PC restarting randomly

i had the same problem. It was actually norton antivirus that was causing the system to re boot.
If you have antivirus software, un-install and then re-install. It could also be a result of powr surges, some areas are prone to this, and that will cause your computer to reboot. Buy a surge supressor if the above dont work. They cost about 10 quid. Hope this helps ya....

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by spetropo In reply to PC restarting randomly

I had 2 PC's that had the same random restart problem. Turned out to be bad CPU fans.

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