Computor keeps swiching off

  prince midas 11:25 25 Aug 2010

My 6 year old Desktop Computor on X with 1.5 Ram keeps swiching off and restarting every now & again.Why,is it anyhing to do with a failing motherboard.

  birdface 11:27 25 Aug 2010

Check your Air vents for dust and fluff if any inside computer will also need cleaning out.
Make sure all the fans are working properly and are in a clean condition.

  kristain 11:42 25 Aug 2010

Following are the possible reasons of restarting automatically:

1. Software error.
2. Hardware error.
3. Overheating.
4. Computer virus.
5. Issue with operating system.
6. Virus Problems

Try to solve this problem using below steps:

• Click Start, then open Control Panel
• Click Performance and Maintenance
• Click System
• Click on the Advanced Tab
• Click Settings in the Startup and Recovery section
• Uncheck Automatically Restart in the System failure section

click here for more help

  birdface 11:49 25 Aug 2010

Not sure if a bad site from Kristain or not but will not open plus a poor site according to WOT.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:57 25 Aug 2010

Any error message?

Auto-reboot disable:
When Running windows and it crashes you will get a blue screen and it will automatically restart, often it will restart too fast for you to see the error message.
To disable auto restart on system failure, so you can see the error message.

1. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System (Windows+Pause works, too)
2. Go to Advanced
3. Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
4. Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:00 25 Aug 2010

Overheating usually cases a switch off but no auto restart.

A failing PSU will can cause a restart, at 6 years old a likely candidate.

Otherwise a software problem (or virus / malware) hence the question in my last post.

Always worth doing a scan for virus and malware before tackling anything else.

  prince midas 12:13 25 Aug 2010

Thanks guy.
I have checked my PC with 3 different Virus & spyware programs & found nothing.

Will now do your other suggestions.

  prince midas 12:29 25 Aug 2010

I have unchecked automatically restart under system failure.

On entering system in control panel I find a little picture which states


Hamid Crack for fun which obviously should not be there........................................

I have run PCTools Security,Malware Byes and SuperAntispy and the all say my system is clean.

But this little logo is still there,is it a problem.

  prince midas 13:05 25 Aug 2010

Since I reset the advanced to uncheck automatic restart.
The Pc still tries to restart but freezes on the monitor with a load of blue flashes.

I have then to restart manually,any suggestions.

  woodchip 13:18 25 Aug 2010

You have a Virus or Malaware

  woodchip 13:21 25 Aug 2010

You have a Virus or Malaware, You could try asquared click here

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