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One of collegues pc keeps restarting randomly. The page goes black and then it restarts and login window comes up. Cable all seems fine. It's an HP machine, Windows XP SP3, 2GB RAM, Interl Core 2 Duo Processor, Kaspersky antivirus 6.0. Window update have all been done. This is worrying as she ends up loosing hours of work

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Right click on My Computer and select Properties.
Select the Advanced tab.
On the Startup and Recovery section (last one) click on the Setting button.
Uncheck the box "Automatically restart"

By doing this, you'll get an error message, and possibly the cause of the computer restarting.

An Antivirus is not a guarantee to keep your computer clean from infections.
For a better protection look into Pc Guard at

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This sounds to me like it could be overheating or more likely bad ram. I had the same problem with a computer I was fixing and I replaced everything and it still did it until I finally replaced the ram and then it worked perfectly.

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Only 2 possible reasons seem to be there either. Pull out the RAM From it slots blow it properly and re-install the RAM. Get a third party software for monitoring system heat. Monitor it and if processor heat going above normal then install one more fan to it.

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