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Restarts on its own

My computer restarts on its own,
I tested the memory
reinstalled XP
updated all drivers
and it still restarts at a random time, I can't figure out the problem
Helppppp
Ravi

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  • NYcRavi Feb 11, 2008

    Yes the cooling fan does work, I feel air coming out the vent. However it seems a bit warm in there. Any suggestions?

  • NYcRavi Feb 26, 2008

    My Pc doesn't restart if I have less than 256 Ram Installed, if i go above it restarts intermittingly

  • no1_2talk2 Oct 05, 2008

    i have a sony vaio pcv w600g, that starts up runs thru the bios, then starts the windows page as if loading the operating system, then shuts down, will not restart unless it is unplugged and plugged back in. it will let you use f2 to access the setup menu, but after 2-3 min, it shuts itself off and has to be unplugged and plugged back in for it to restart. any ideas?

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I believe this is a common issue with VAIOs -
overtemping and shutting down.

Does the cooling fan run?

Regards,

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