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System rebooting durning backup or disk image


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#1 VicMJ

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:57 AM

This is not a system I use everyday. Several times now when I have had the PC on to update or back it up it has rebooted itself. No one else uses this computer but me so I am unsure what is going on with it. Can someone give me some kind of idea where to stat on this problem? Vic

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 01:42 AM

Hi VicMJ..

The reboots during updates may be automatic depending on your settings..You may also be getting an error that causes the reboot...I would start by checking the event viewer..Click start>>right click on 'My Computer'>>click 'Manage'>>event viewer...errors will be marked with a red X...double click on an error to get more information

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:11 AM

Many time when Windows updates it needs to reboot to complete the update and it will do that. Stay with your computer while updating and see it the update post any such information.

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:12 AM

Believe me this is not the problem. I check for updates on my systems every time I boot up and install them. Vic

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 08:21 AM

Let's make sure that the reboot isn't being caused by an error. Go to System Properties - Advanced - Startup & Recovery and uncheck "automatically restart". If it IS an error causing the problem, instead of a reboot you'll get a blue screen error. If that happens, post back and we'll give you the next step(s)

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:20 PM

I disabled the auto reboot setting and ran backups and other apps. Everything went without a hitch. When you want it to fail of course it don't. I will keep testing every evening until it does and then I will post the results. Vic

Edited by VicMJ, 18 October 2011 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:32 PM

back it up it has rebooted itself.

When you say update, you mean updating your backups? Or Windows update and backing up your files?

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:54 PM

Others were talking about Windows updates rebooting at completion as the possible source for what I saw as a problem but I was talking about doing system backups and full disk image backups when the reboot happened. Thinking more about the problem I think it also rebooted when I was running Spybot SD once. Vic

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 01:08 PM

Thank you a_cup for the tip. I will use it. Vic

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:53 PM

The reboots could either be hardware or software conflict. Does it occur only on a particular instance such as creating backups?

Edited by jhayz, 20 October 2011 - 08:53 PM.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:52 PM

At first that is what I believed but now I am not so sure. I think it also happened while I was running virus scans and other maintenance tests. I have been doing backups and running test every night but nothing has happen. A watched kettle won't boil water. Vic




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