PC Reboots Occasionally

  RLMTS 11:43 07 Feb 2008
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Hi All,

Is there somewhere I can look to establish why my PC reboots occasionally? (log file or something?)
It's happened about 3 times in as many weeks, not often, but VERY annoying when it does.

Today I was typing a lengthy email, then whilst typing, pc went 'click' (relay inside?) screen went blank (black) and it started to reboot!

PC is quite new, see specs below (from my purchase spec at PC Specialist Ltd. ....

Processor (CPU)
INTEL® Core 2 Duo E6600 (2 X 2.40GHz) 1066MHz FSB/4MB L2 Cache

Memory (RAM)
2048 MB CORSAIR XMS2 800MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! (2x1GB)

Motherboard
ECS P965T-A: DUAL DDR2, S-ATA, x16 VGA, 3 PCI/3 PCI-EX

Operating System
MICROSOFT WINDOWS® XP PRO (inc. Genuine CD & license)

USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS (4 REAR + 2 FRONT) AS STANDARD

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
320GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm)

1st Hard Disk Partitions
80GB, 240GB

2nd Hard Disk
320GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7200rpm)

2nd Hard Disk Partitions
80GB, 240GB

1st CD/DVD Drive
18x DVD WRITER (RAM, +/- Dual Lyr) + Lightscribe (48 x CD-R)

2nd CD/DVD Drive
18x DVD WRITER (RAM, +/- Dual Lyr) + Lightscribe (48 x CD-R)

Graphics Card
320MB GEFORCE 8800GTS PCI Express + DVI + TV-OUT

2nd Graphics Card
NONE

Sound Card
INTEGRATED 6 CHANNEL (5.1) AUDIO

Modem
NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND

Network Facilities
ONBOARD 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (ETHERNET)

Floppy Disk Drive
1.44MB - 3.5" Floppy Disk Drive

Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 57 IN 1 CARD READER (READS XD FORMAT)

Case
Beige Stylish Case + 2 Front USB

Power Supply & Case Cooling
500W (Peak) Quiet Dual Rail PSU incl Case Fan & CPU Cooler

Firewire & Video Editing
3 PORT FIREWIRE (IEEE1394) PCI CARD
TV Card
NONE

Keyboard & Mouse
Logitech® Cordless Internet Pro Desktop Keyboard + Mouse (Beige)

Richard.

  Grantrh 13:06 07 Feb 2008

If your PC is still new you should take it back and get them to sort it out.
From what you have said I would guess it's something overheating - could be the CPU, graphics card or the power supply.

  lisa02 13:38 07 Feb 2008

Go to system properties> advanced tab> startup and recovery settings> untick "Automatically Restart".

Might then give you a clue as to what is happening.

  RLMTS 14:30 07 Feb 2008

Grant, I have notified PC Specialists, waiting their reply, don't really want to send it back if I can help it for obvious reasons, but.....

Lisa, have done that and will have to see what happens next.

Thanks both.

Regards Rich.

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