Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:10 AM
Hi, my computer (Dell Inspiron 640m) recently kept restarting by itself. At random intervals, it would just restart itself without showing the "windows is shutting down" display. Instead, it will just give me a blank screen and auto restarts. I rarely encounter blue screens that shows hardware malfunction. Currently, I have locked down my targets to the HDD, the RAM or the FAN. I am not sure which is the one at fault but a hardware test yields no errors. Also, when i run chkdsk (up to once every week or so), i usually get errors and that chkdsk cannot continue. Can anyone advise me about the reasons for automatic restart?
I am running Dell Inspiron 640m on Windows XP home edition SP3, have a 1GB DDR2 ram and a 80GB SATA HDD. My computer is 3 years old.