Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Computer Restarts On Its Own


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Daisywcu10

Daisywcu10

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:25 PM

Posted 14 January 2006 - 10:47 PM

Hi there, I've been having a problem recently and it's really annoying. My computer will just restart whenever it feels like it. I don't even have to be on it and it will restart. Anyone have any clue as to why it's doing this? Please Help!!

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:06:25 PM

Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:50 PM

When was the last time you cleaned you case/fans/proccessor heat sink? Heat can be a real problem if your computer is dirty.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#3 Daisywcu10

Daisywcu10
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:25 PM

Posted 15 January 2006 - 08:04 PM

I have no idea. And do you mean clean as in use one of those cans of air and spray off the dust? Because I haven't done that in awhile.

#4 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:08:25 PM

Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:59 AM

Duplicate Post - I deleted the text.

Edited by usasma, 16 January 2006 - 11:04 AM.

My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#5 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:08:25 PM

Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:01 AM

First, please go here and perform a free, online scan of your system: http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ (using Internet Explorer)

Then, please go to Start...Run...and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Left click once on the work "System" in the left hand pane, then scan the right hand pane for errors. If there are a bunch of them, look for one's around the time of the last restart.

Right click on the errors and select "Properties". Then copy down the information and post it here for us to have a look at.

Edited by usasma, 16 January 2006 - 11:02 AM.

My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#6 Daisywcu10

Daisywcu10
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:25 PM

Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:55 AM

Trendmicro wont let me scan. This message pops up : HouseCall unfortunately does not support multibyte character sets yet. Please come back for updates.

Edited by Daisywcu10, 29 January 2006 - 10:56 AM.


#7 usasma

usasma

    Still visually handicapped (avatar is memory developed by my Dad


  • BSOD Kernel Dump Expert
  • 25,091 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Southeastern CT, USA
  • Local time:08:25 PM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:30 AM

Are you using Internet Explorer as I suggested? If so, here's a bunch of other free, online scans:

Antivirus and Spyware:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ - For Internet Explorer
http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php - For Firefox

Antivirus:
http://www.kaspersky.com/scanforvirus
http://safety.live.com/site/en-US/default.htm
http://security.symantec.com/sscv6/default...id=ie&venid=sym - New Link
http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/activescan.htm
http://onlinescan.avast.com/
http://support.f-secure.com/ols/start.html
http://www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/scan.aspx

Spyware:
http://www.webroot.com/land/freescan.php

Trojan scans:
http://scan.sygatetech.com/pretrojanscan.html
http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/trojanscan.asp
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

- John  (my website: http://www.carrona.org/ )**If you need a more detailed explanation, please ask for it. I have the Knack. **  If I haven't replied in 48 hours, please send me a message. My eye problems have recently increased and I'm having difficult reading posts. (23 Nov 2017)FYI - I am completely blind in the right eye and ~30% blind in the left eye.<p>If the eye problems get worse suddenly, I may not be able to respond.If that's the case and help is needed, please PM a staff member for assistance.

#8 Daisywcu10

Daisywcu10
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:25 PM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:39 PM

hello,

I tried doing this scan : http://uk.trendmicro-europe.com/consumer/h...call_launch.php

BUT my computer restarted in the middle of it so i can't even do that....
why the heck does my computer restart on its own?! It keeps doing it, just whenever.
Please help.

#9 acklan

acklan

    Bleepin' cat's meow


  • Members
  • 8,529 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Baton Rouge, La.
  • Local time:06:25 PM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:42 PM

Boot into Safe Mode with Network Support and try running you AV ad online scans.
"2007 & 2008 Windows Shell/User Award"

#10 Daisywcu10

Daisywcu10
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 27 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:07:25 PM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 09:05 PM

well I just tried running the scan again in safe mode with networking and instead of restarting my computer it just shut down Firefox...

#11 Enthusiast

Enthusiast

  • Members
  • 5,898 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Location:Florida, USA
  • Local time:07:25 PM

Posted 30 January 2006 - 11:29 PM

Use Internet Explorer - not Firefox.

Mozilla based browsers do not have Active X which is required for most scans.

Enable Active X if it is not enabled in IE to perform the scans.

It sounds like what you are experiencing is either a virus infection or thermal shutoff (which will occur if the fans are obstructed with dust, etc).

Edited by Enthusiast, 30 January 2006 - 11:29 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users