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Auto restart without warning

I have been on my pc for a while.. then all of a sudden it restarts itself. So I looked at it, it was still clean from last week and nothing was overheated. I start it up again.. and 30 seconds or so after loading windows and some other programs like winfox and msn etc... it shuts down.

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Re: Auto restart without warning

Go to control panel>administrative tools>event viewer and look in the left hand listings at programmes etc and see if there are any red crosses or exclamation marks to give a clue as to the problem, but if you know it's not overheated and you have'nt recently installed any other software and recently scanned for virus and spyware it is probably a driver problem.

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Hi just had the same problem so i took a chance and bought a 500 watt power suply been on for 4 hours no problem yet..some one told me that 300 watts was border line for that machineso i upgraded the power to 500 far so good good luck...

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Good Evening Sunnyseber :

Hope that you are wellJ
You did not indicate the type of Operating System.
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Restart the PC, go back to the online scan, let it finish. It may take some time for the scan to finish, but let it run.

And oh yes, I suggest AVAST! anti-virus to KAspersky, much more reliable, and free.

Good luck!

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