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i need some help, sometimes my computer randomly restarts for no reason. I went to control panel and set it to no automatic restart but a blue screen just popped up before restarting. Can anyone help me solve this problem?
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Western Digital 111 Gb A-open dvd/cd-rw Windows xp pro sp.2 LG 17" 715z 
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post #2 of 14
have you updated your windows files? and did you do anything recently? like installing games or software or other hardware?
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post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
no nothing like that.
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pentium 4 550 prescott 3.4ghz Asus p5ad2-e-premium sapphire Radeon x850xt Crucial Ballistix 2x 1Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 111 Gb A-open dvd/cd-rw Windows xp pro sp.2 LG 17" 715z 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 111 Gb A-open dvd/cd-rw Windows xp pro sp.2 LG 17" 715z 
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post #4 of 14
You Vcore may not be high enough. Up it a tad.
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post #5 of 14
You overclocked the CPU? Then follow what Pauldovi says.

Do you use the Stand By feature at all? If so, don't use it. Your Vcore drops dangerously low.... that's what happened to me.
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post #6 of 14
Could also be the sys. reseting itself because the cpu is too hot on stock cooling (i feel your pain) and my asus board has a precaution for too high of temps... try not to oc the cpu if you have it oc'd at all.
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post #7 of 14
Please update your specs. What is your processor type and speed? What speed it is overclocked (if it is). What make is your Power Supply.

How long has your system been unstable? Is it a new system? A new install?

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post #8 of 14
It could also be the PSU, I used to have alot of random resarts, found out it was the PSU.
post #9 of 14
checked windows event log just after a restart?
that usually gives you an idea about it
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400GB Samsung F3 LG Bluray+HDDVD Windows 7 64Bit Samsung BX2231 
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post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
thanks for all the advice, i have never overclocked but now its not restarting as often and i never mess with the bios. That'll just mess me up and my processor speed is 3.4ghz lga775 and i have a 500w power supply by starpower. It used to happen more often but now its not happening as much.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pentium 4 550 prescott 3.4ghz Asus p5ad2-e-premium sapphire Radeon x850xt Crucial Ballistix 2x 1Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 111 Gb A-open dvd/cd-rw Windows xp pro sp.2 LG 17" 715z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Playstation 2 style starpower 500 watts Raidmax Samurai xe Basic black 
Mouse Pad
nope 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pentium 4 550 prescott 3.4ghz Asus p5ad2-e-premium sapphire Radeon x850xt Crucial Ballistix 2x 1Gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital 111 Gb A-open dvd/cd-rw Windows xp pro sp.2 LG 17" 715z 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Playstation 2 style starpower 500 watts Raidmax Samurai xe Basic black 
Mouse Pad
nope 
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