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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and Computer Restarting Constantly

A very common issue, especially with old computers, is that of crashing and frequent restarting of the machine.
A common accompniment to this issue is the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

The BSOD will tend to occur randomly and will not even let you reinstall the Operating System on the computer.

There are a few things suggertions I would like to share to help overcome this issue.

I suggest that you keep the machine shut down for some time (30 min) and allow it to cool.

Also, open the case and use a Vaccuum Cleaner to blow off the dust on the Motherboard, Power Supply, CPU Fan and other internal components of the CPU.

Try to keep the machine is an Airconditioned Room with the temp set to a relatively cool temperature.

In case airconditioning is not available, you might want to use a table-fan for blowing air into the unit.

These issues are mostly due to blown capacitors on the Motherboard.
The steps mentioned above will allow you to restore your operating system on the machine.
The BSOD and rebooting indicates a hardware error i.e faulty capacitors or perhaps issue with the RAM.

The permanent solution, however, is to replace the faulty capacitors with new ones.

I suggest that you visually inspect the Capacitors on the motherboard.
The blown ones will have a curved, arched top and perhaps a black, powdery, burnt look.



If that is the case, get the capacitors replaced first.

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