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System is restarting

I am using windows xp-2 and i cant understand that it is restarting automatically when i am doing my work i cant understand it is hardware or software problem can i have any solution for this
my system configuration is
core 2 duo
1 GB ram
160 HDD

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    How long has it been doing this ? Have you made any hardware or software changes? Do you have all the latest updates and patches for Windows? How hot is it where the computer is? Are your fans all running?

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Most possible your computer is infected by virus.
Run your AntiVirus full-scanning.
Then do also online scanner, here:
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/

If it still happened, right-click "myComputer" --> click manage --> event viewer --> application --> see if there is "Error" with cross sign in the right panel. Then, post it here....

Let me know the result

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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Sounds like over heating...check your fans, specifically the CPU fan to make sure they are running. if they are, reboot your computer into the BIOS (generally by tapping the delete key while the initial POST screen shows) and find the screen that tells you the running temp.
let us know the temp that it is running at.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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