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Hello, Ive been having this problem for the longest time, over a year, ive been trying to fix it myself by going to sites like this and reading post much like this one. I troubleshooted the best I can, bought new RAM, and power supply. Finally thinking i fixed my computer from randomly restarting after spending all this money only to find out that I still get random resets.

I downloaded all the window updates, updated my video drivers the best i could, and it still is acting up. I'm thinking it might be bios but i have no idea how to fix that. Most of the time it restarts when im playing computer games, doesnt matter what game, and sometimes when it restarts it freezes on a black screen, only after the Windows logo loads up. Also my computer locks up and it looks like it skips every 30 secs or so, if you know what i mean, like my fps is extremly low, unable to do really anything.


My Computer by Belarc Advisor

Operating System System Model Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available Processor a Main Circuit Board b 1.25 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. A7V8X-X REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7V8X-X ACPI BIOS Revision 1003 02/13/2003 Drives Memory Modules c,d 81.95 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
8.47 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

ARTEC WSM-52X [CD-ROM drive]
Floppy disk drive

Maxtor 6Y080L0 [Hard drive] (81.96 GB) -- drive 0, s/n Y2MK7K0E, rev YAR41BW0, SMART Status: Healthy 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DDR 1' is Empty
Slot 'DDR 2' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DDR 3' is Empty Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 81.95 GB 8.47 GB free Network Drives None detected Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers local user accountslast logon [IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Owner 3/2/2007 10:51:10 PM (admin) local system accounts [IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Administrator never (admin) [IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] ASPNET never
[IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/trans.gif[/IMG] Guest 12/2/2006 3:53:50 PM
[IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] HelpAssistant never
[IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] SUPPORT_388945a0 never

[IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/no.gif[/IMG] Marks a disabled account; [IMG]file:///C%7C/Program%20Files/Belarc/Advisor/System/local/images/lock.gif[/IMG] Marks a locked account hp deskjet 845c on USB001 hp officejet 6100 series on USB002 Controllers Display Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra [Display adapter]
MAG 986FS [Monitor] (18.0"vis, March 2003) Bus Adapters Multimedia Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller (3x) SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Standard Game Port Communications Other Devices


D-Link AirPlus DWL-520+ Wireless PCI Adapter primary Auto IP Address: 192.168.1.101 / 24
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
Dhcp Server: 192.168.1.1
Physical Address: 00:80:C8:CF:12:66 VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter Networking Dns Servers: 167.206.245.81
167.206.245.80
167.206.245.17 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Microsoft USB Wheel Mouse Optical
USB Root Hub (4x)

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Last Post by imnotlyle1
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Random restarts are usually caused by spyware and/or viruses.
Make sure you scanned your computer and have your favourite Antivirus software uptodate. It is strongly recommended that you scan your computer against spyware using tools like Spybot Search & Destroy.

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I can think of some other causes for random restarts:

- Damage left behind by viruses, spyware, or power failures could have corrupted some system files

- A loose connector

- Bad power (surges or sags)

- Static electricity

- A failing power supply

- A bad motherboard or card

- A high powered radio transmitter operating within a few blocks (broadcast, police, ham, or RADAR)

- Detritus which has fallen on the motherboard

- Poorly written software

- A ground loop (usually caused where two peripherals connected to the computer are also connected to each other)

- Neon signs

- Ionizing air fresheners

- Lightning-induced currents

- Zxnrbled hard disk format

- High voltage leak in the monitor

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sounds like overheating.

My PC overheats when i play intensive games like farcry, causing it to shut down

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Make sure that all your cables are plugged in and that if you have an external battery that it is securly attached. Also have you tried contacting your manufacturer?

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i know its not a virus cause i have spybot search and destory and addware that i use and it still restarts when i play computer games.
Dont think its overheating, also when my computer starts back up after a restart a windows reporting error pops up, that doesnt help me at all.

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although now that i think about it sometimes when i press the power switch i get a static shock, and i did leave it on the carpet for a long time. Now its on my desk

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also when my computer starts back up after a restart a windows reporting error pops up, that doesnt help me at all.

what is the error it reports

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actually the error report get a error its self so i dont even know what to tell you. gg windows

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