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My computer keeps restarting usually when playing a movie

The computer keeps restarting when a movie is playing. It is not a cooling problem. There is a brand new 650w power supply. The screen also flashes about 3-4 times during start-up.

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  • mnjnjterry Oct 26, 2008

    I do not get a blue screen, it just shuts off and restarts.

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Maybe driver related. Do you get a blue screen or it just shuts down instantly? Try installing the latest drivers for your video card.

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • velut_umbra Oct 27, 2008

    You are sure the vga card is not overheating, right? Well, maybe there is a software conflict. Does it happen with all movie players, or in games?

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