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Checking why PC restarts?


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#1 bobo81

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 08:56 AM

Hi guys,

My PC has restarted twice in the last month and I am not sure why.

Is there a way to see why it restarted? I checked event viewer and that did not help at all.

I do not know if its someone in the house doing it or if there is something wrong inside.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 09:03 AM

If someone in the house isn't shutting it off and the computer is shutting itself off you should be able to see an error in the Event Viewer. Errors will appear as a red dot with a white X inside.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:12 PM

You might want to Disable Auto Reboot On System Crash - http://www.theeldergeek.com/auto_reboot_on_system_crash.htm , helps to get an error message.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

Are you sure it's not a temporary power outage?
I keep an electric clock (without a battery) on my main line that will reset on the slightest outage.
Then I can count back to when a power outage occurred.
I also run my systems with a battery back up that precludes power outage shut downs (for the most part).
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 01:45 PM

If you have automatic updates turned on, your computer may reboot after updating. It will do this automatically if you dont respond to the message that asks you to restart in 5 minutes. You can check on the microsoft-update site under history on what date updates were installed. Maybe you can check this with the dates of the auto-restart of your computer.

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#6 bobo81

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 02:58 PM

Thanx guys your posts are Gold...

Actually it happened twice when I was gone to work. There are no red X's in the event viewer but I can tell when the PC restarted because it shows which apps are starting on start up.

No there was no power outage and I have auto updates off. I will definitely try to disable auto boot though.

If I know anything else I will post back here.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:08 AM

**SOLVED**

I JUST got confirmation that our power has been going off in the mornings... :thumbsup:

Anyways I guess that solves that...I also thought it might be because my processor was overheating but eh guess not!




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