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Computer keeps switching itself off - Dell Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    ok all done

  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    all done

  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    I did what you said,

  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    but has not solved it

  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    Computer keeps turning off,unchecked the automatic start up button,but not solved it !!!!!

  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    Computer keeps turning off,unchecked the automatic start up button,but not solved it !!!!!

  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    I will have alook & get back to you

  • jrebrown21 Mar 12, 2011

    My computer keeps switching off

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Hi,

Welcome to Fixya. Your clients or even your own computer may keep restarting for no reason without warning. First of all, when a computer keeps rebooting it can be caused by a wide range of problems, from incompatable software such as Firewalls and Antivirus software, damaged or overheating parts inside your computer or even incompatable peripherals such as printers and scanners. Here are some computer repair tips to help you diagnose the problem.
When a reboot occurs from within Windows XP, your computer will totally restart without telling you what caused it. This is the default behavior when Windows XP encounters a system failure.

To see what the error was you can change the default behavior by right clicking on My Computer and choosing Properties. Goto the Advanced Tab and under Startup and Recovery press the Settings button.

Under the System Failure box there will be a checkbox saying Automatically Restart. Untick this box and click Ok.

Next time the system has a failure it will show the Windows error blue screen (also known as BSOD, Blue Screen of Death) and it will have an error code, grab a piece of paper and write this code down.

It may look something like this: Stop 0x0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

You can also check to see why your computer had a failure by checking the Events log for error messages. You can see the Event Viewer by going to Run and type eventvwr.

Another cause for random reboots is that the computers processor is getting too hot. To check this, enter the computers BIOS during boot (usually by pressing Delete) and there will be an option about the computers temperature (often under PC Health).

This should show you the current temperature of the computer and the emergency shutdown temperature. The emergency shutdown temperature is a safeguard for when your computer gets too hot it will shut itself down to prevent damage.

You can either raise the shutdown temperature or switch it off completely, however be warned that you may damage your computer if the computer gets too hot. If the temperature was causing the reboots then you should consider getting better cooling for the computer such as more powerful CPU fans and more case fans.

I believe that some steps have been taken and the problem still lies. Try to check if you will be having a BSOD or Check the computer's temperature. If you have questions please let me know.

Thanks for using Fixya

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Could be your cooling fan isn't working. This is what keeps the CPU cool. To know for sure is to remove the panel from the computer and see if the fan is spinning inside on the CPU chip.

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    ok.no problem

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    Make sure that you have a good power supply.You need to make sure all your fans spin properly. Also, inspect the
    motherboard for bulging or leaking electrolytic capacitors. These failed
    or failing capacitors are a common cause of sudden, but seemingly
    random system lock ups and reboots. The capacitors look like tall soda
    cans, many of which surround the CPU socket.

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Hello


disable the automatic restart.


theanks

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  • DeadDreamer Mar 12, 2011

    right click your my computer and click for advanced setting and click for startup and recovery and uncheck the automatic restart.

  • DeadDreamer Mar 12, 2011

    you need more help? did your problem solved? pls. rate this solution!!!

    thank you

  • DeadDreamer Mar 12, 2011

    right click you my computer in your desktop and click for properties and click for advanced tab and unchecked the automatic restart. click ok and its done.


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