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Computer restarts constantly - hard drive tests show it is good. Constantly getting various stop errors, etc.

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Thank you for your question.

In this instance is difficult to give a clear answer as there could be numerous problems to correct. I will list some from my experience that may give you somewhere to start.

1. Type the stop errors you mentioned into "Google" with the word "meaning" and this may give you some explanations what the codes mean.
2, Overheating - Check the fins of the CPU heatsink for dust build up, clean/clear carefully with a soft paint brush or use an air duster.
2. Check the all connections on the motherboard are "seated" properly, with the power off and the power cord removed from the system.
3. Run a "free test" on the Computer at a site such as PC Pit Stop. Follow the link and select the "Overdrive" option, it will lead you to the free test section.
4. Depending on how long the Operating System has been in place, it may be overloaded with "rubbish" from general operations, you may need to consider a "reformat" of the Hard Drive and a clean install of the Operating System.
These are some opening suggestions, good luck with it.

Kind regards

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Posted on May 30, 2010

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    Kevin May 31, 2010

    My apologies, the link is

    http://www.pcpitstop.com/betapit/default...

    Go to the "getting started" paragraph towards the bottom of the page, sign in "anonymously" no need to create an account, unless you wish to do so.


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    Kevin May 31, 2010

    PS: Thanks for voting, appreciated.

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Sometimes this can be caused by an overheating situation. Itunes, RealPlayer, Windows Media player, etc. require a lot of processing power to decompress and decode music files, which can cause the processor or hard drive to get hot.
If your CPU is running at over 60 degrees. You might be at risk of burning it out. Some systems shut down automatically when the temperature reaches an unsafe level. Every few weeks I open my system unit and clean the fins on the heat sink that sits under the CPU. When they collect dust it restricts the airflow and prevents proper cooling. You can use a can of compressed air (look at your local office supply store) or an old toothbrush. I just did that on my system and the CPU temperature dropped by ten degrees!

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