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
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[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)

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.

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

sounds like overheating.

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

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?

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.

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

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

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