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My computer restarts on its own ever 5 to 10 seconds

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by DH0283, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. DH0283

    DH0283 Member

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    I only know little about computers, but my computer restarts as I get to my desktop. It restarts when I did scandisk, mcafee virusscan, and defragmentation. Its been doing this for a while and I have no virus or worms or trojans. So, I formatted my hard drive and it still continues to restart 5 to 10 seconds to my desktop. I installed a new hard drive and it does the same thing. What could be the problem? Can somebody help me?
     
  2. djscoop

    djscoop Active member

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    doubt its the hard drive. my guess is power supply or motherboard. start by buying a new power supply, cause if not its cheap and you can easily return it. what do you think ddp?
     
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    Overheating Processor is a good possibility as well. Could be damaged or the fan is dying.
     
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    this should be in other pc hardware forum. reseat all cards, ram & cables to drives & motherboard. check that the cpu heatsink is clear of dust & the fan is spinning. check all cans(capacitors) on mother board are flat topped not domed. if video card has a fan do the same as cpu part
     

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