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My computer is restarting all the time. How can I check why this is happening?

I?ve checked the CPU temperature and it goes up to 49-51 degrees (Celsius). I?ve cleaned the computer of dust, all fans are working and still the computer restarts itself. I can?t seem to recognize the problem or what is causing it.

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First, make sure you have anti-virus software that is up to date and the computer isn?t infected with anything. If it?s not a virus, restart the computer and enter Safe Mode (press F8 while the computer is loading), and wait a few minutes. If the computer doesn?t restart itself in Safe Mode, then you might be having a software problem. If it does, it?s a hardware problem. There are a lot of possibilities. The problem with windows is that it restarts automatically every time there?s a problem and it?s hard to see the message that appears detailing the problem. To change that? go to System Properties in the Control Panel and click on Advanced>startup and recovery>settings. Remove the check no ?Automatically restart?. Next time the problem occurs you?ll get some more information about it that would help you solve it. Good luck.

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Control panel ....... administrative ....remote procedure call (RPC) .......Recovery....set to Take No Action on all 3

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My computer is suffering from this same problem plzz help it out...

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Hello there

I just need some clarification, how long it takes before your machine restarted???

Can it load Windows, or it just restarting before you can log on???

If so then check your hardware, like your RAM or CPU fan, if everything is working ok, then check your led cables, maybe you got some problem with your Shutdown Button and that what makes your PC restart (I have this once)

Hope it helps

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Encountered the same problem too. Just replaced the memory card with known good one if it didnt work its time buy a ne motherboard..

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