Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
If your laptop or computer restarts for no appartent reason, the most common culprit is overheating. Take the following steps to address the problem:
1) Download and install CPUID's Hardware Monitor (it's free). Download from http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php, install and run at startup. Check for overheating especially when running 3d or online games.
2) Clean up the dust and lint often, at the very least once a month. Remove the laptop or computer cover, vacuum or blow compressed air all over the motherboard, expecially around the fan(s), CPU and GPU (video card).
If overheating is not the problem, you can check if a particular software or driver is causing the hung-up. Your best bet is to check the Event Viewer. To run the event viewer, folow the following steps:
A) Click start -> control panel -> performance and maintenance -> administrative Tools. Then click on the Computer Management.
B) In the console tree, click Event Viewer.
C) Click on "application errors". Any commands or errors just before the "Winlogon" will be the last commands before a restart (Winlogon is run only when the computer restarts). Check the error history to see if the same command is the conistently causing the hung-ups
Hope this helps ya'all
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