Computer re-start

  Nero6 18:16 27 Feb 2011
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My computer keeps re-starting

  VoG II 18:20 27 Feb 2011

It might be overheating. Try SpeedFan to check the temperatures click here

  birdface 18:55 27 Feb 2011

If an oldish computer check that all of the air vents are free from dust and fluff.
If they are inside will need cleaning out as well.

  ACOLYTE 19:05 27 Feb 2011

More info would be nice,saying it just restarts although annoying for you doesn't help with what can be happening,although overheating can be a cause its not always the thing that causes it.Is there any messages or noises that hapen prior to this,is it at specific times or when you use specific programs.

  Nero6 10:21 28 Feb 2011

It doesn't happen when I am using the computer, but when I am away from it.

  birdface 11:04 28 Feb 2011

Is it your computer that is restarting or just the program that you have been using.

  birdface 11:06 28 Feb 2011

If it is the latter go to power options in control panel and set the field to never on all.

  HondaMan 11:17 28 Feb 2011

Could be automatic updates ?

  Nero6 11:28 28 Feb 2011

It is my computer that is restarting.

I did wonder about automatic updates but it seems too regular for that.

  HondaMan 13:31 28 Feb 2011

If it's that regular, check if the intervals shorten with time, if so, it may well be temperature related

  n47. 13:40 28 Feb 2011

Depending on your operating system in system properties, startup and recovery. Untick the auto restart button.

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