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My computer keeps restarting why??

Mygeek I'am running windows xp.I didn't know how to get back to you other then posting this.

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  • Jess24 Aug 30, 2008

    I have a compaq 5000 series desktop computer.I purchased it in 2001.I can just turn the computer on at times and it instantly restarts and other times I can be on it for as long as 1 or 2 hours and it then restarts two to three times in a row.Sometimes more.I'am running windows xp.

  • peace maker
    peace maker May 11, 2010

    need more information about the issue that u have in there

    how long does it take to restart??

    whats the time gap between each restart??

    is it desktop or laptop??



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I can be on as long as an hour or as long as 5 mins and it just reboots.It takes like 15 minutes to reboot.

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