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MIke Sabol
22 Feb 2006

I had similar problem. My Computer would shut down at different times and go to the XP Blue Screen of death. I drove me nuts. I put more fans in in the case. It didn't solve it. I had a DVD Burner go out and put a new one in. The computer stayed on for 3 days, then it did it again. So I started looking at all of my drivers. I downloaded the latest Video Driver, the latest Motherboard Driver, etc... Microsoft's Drivers were 7/1/2001. By doing this it hasn't done this for 3 weeks now. I suspect it was either the Motherboard Driver or the Video. I'm happy now!

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Robert Stell
22 Feb 2006

Sometimes a failing power supply will cause this rebooting problum as well.

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Daniel Taylor
22 Feb 2006

Thanks for introducing SpeedFan, I've just dowloaded and try it. Great tool, everyone reading this should get one. At first I got a shock for my Temp3 temperature is 128. After reading the help file, it runs out the Temp3 is redundant.

The best part is I am able to test my hard disk health using the S.M.A.R.T. tab. I got this resutl for my harddisk:

The overall fitness for this drive is 66%.

The overall performance for this drive is 97%.

Look like it's time to take precaution to avoid another disaster. Thanks again Bob for sharing this excellent tool!

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Jean Taylor
22 Feb 2006

I had a mysterious random reboot issue when I bought my first brand new pc. Every 3-4 days it would reboot while I was using it. That was 12 years ago. When I bought another new pc, four years later, same house, it did the same thing. Turns out we have brown-outs and installing a battery backup solved the problem, besides also providing extra insulation from surges and storms.

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22 Feb 2006

I had similar issues last year when my PC started rebooting over and over again. Very quickly, every time I turned on my PC. I found out that my CD drive had died. I took it out of the boot sequence and everything was fine.

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22 Feb 2006

Another thing to look for are programs that automatically update themselves. My computer was refusing to shut down a few weeks ago...I checked the CPU temp (normal limits), I unchecked the Automatically Restart in the System failure section, nothing was working. I then turned off automatic updates from Quicktime and voila, no more problems.

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22 Feb 2006

I am trying to diagnose a similar problem. When I entered the CMOS I noticed that in the PC HEALTH section I am getting a FAIL reading on the +3.3v power rail. Sometimes also the +12v rail. I have unplugged and replugged the power connector from the power supply to the main board and this has temporarily solved the problem twice. The last time, I increased the fan speed of the power supply (mine is adjustable but not all are) and have had no problems for about 5 days. I think my problem may be solved.

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23 Feb 2006

Also you can use the event viewer in win xp to see what was the problem.

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Peter L
24 Feb 2006

Don't overlook the mother board I've seen a lot of failed motherboards with this problem it's not restricted to one manufacturer but restarts are the most common symtom, see here,39051168,39287434,00.htm or google "bulging capacitors" for plenty of information.

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21 May 2006

Hi, I also have problem of computer restarting.... in the "blue screen of death", it says: "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR EQUAL" OR "PFN_LIST_CORRUPT" OR "RPR_FILE_SYSTEM"

can't remember what trigger the restart; happen last time occasionally, lately very frequent. What should i do? reformat my hard disk? buy more fan? power supply?....HELPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!

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20 Jun 2006

Okay i got the same problem, everytime i played Battlefield 2 it would sometimes restart itself, ive nearly threw my computer out the window it comes up with the blue screen of death just before it restarts and i can't seem to find the problem... i tried changing the Virtual Memory and I've checked the temp constantly but i can't find the solution... please if you guys have any more solutions email me - Louie_alsaidi "at"

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06 Jul 2006

I have a problem with my computer restarting also, whenever im playing an online game (counter-strike) or trying to burn a movie with a dvd burner my computer restarts itself. I unchecked "Automatically Restart" and i dont get the BSOD. If anybody here can help me fix this please email me at or just post it here. Thanks.

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08 Aug 2006

I also have a restarting problem. It happens randomly most of them time but anytime I am playing "The Sims" it seems to happen every 10 minutes. I have unchecked the automatic restart, and that has not solved the problem. My fan frequently runs loudly so Im thinking it may be a temperature problem. I will keep everyone updated, because if thats not the problem I would like to see if we can't all find solutions to our problems

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19 Aug 2006

Help !!!!!, I just bought a new video card and it told me to uninstall any previous versions of old graphics drivers. I so uninstalled the graphics drivers and had to unplug my Floppy drive to have enough voltage for my graphic card. I uninstalled the Nvidia driver and the EVGA resolution changer, and now my computer restarts itself over and over again. It doesn't even make it to the Windows bar page ( the black screen with the XP logo and then a bar under it that moves 3 blue squares left to right) and before that it would go did not shut down properly. so I go start normally or safe mode but then it would just restart. So help!!!

EDITOR'S NOTE: I would put the OLD video card back in...

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Thomas Yoon
03 Sep 2006

I am using Windows XP. Recently I found that everytime I wanted to download a file from any site, my computer restarts. Suspecting that the download accelerator might be a problem, I uninstalled it, but the problem still occurs. Suspecting the firewall, or the security setting, I put it the the low level, but still no success.

I tried to uninstall realplayer, but the problem still persists. I am at a loss as to what to do. If necessary, I thought I will remove Windows XP and reinstall to see whether this can work or not. I tried to run msconfig, but after a second the computer reboots. I don't even have a chance to view the settings.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I would remove all non-essential sotware packages and run thorough anti-virus and anti-spyware scans. See

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28 Sep 2006

I experienced the same problem. Three perfectly fine computers were disconnected from our network about six months ago. When I decided to try them last week, they just restart by themselves every few minutes.

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28 Sep 2006

Please HELP me. My computer restarts again and again. Its Intel motherboard MODEL D845GVSR.I use Windows XP and Windows 2000 Pro.My system restarts whenever I play a game. I use speedfan 4.29 but it shows only the HDD temperature. I am not able tosee the CPU temperature. Please tell me why.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Have you tried cleaning the heatsinks on the motherboard? Dust will cause overheating. Could also be bad RAM. Swap them out one by one and see if the problem persists.

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07 Oct 2006

Hellow, well i bought a new RAM 256DDR (400 BUS) but add it with my old 256 DRR (333BUS).. after that ma PC restart itself when ever it want.. now temme .. will that match both differnt BUS ram or not .. whats the problem now?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Try it with each set of RAM by itself, that will isolate the problem RAM.

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17 Oct 2006

I also have the same restarting problem, but i just downloaded speed fan, hopely it will help. Both my fans are working i just don't know what's causing this.

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20 Oct 2006

I had a problem with my pc restarting and shutting down by itself. I updated all my drivers, and still had the problem. I thought maybe it was my video card, memory, sound card, harddrive. after removing one piece at a time i found ot that wasnt the problem either. I changed the power supply, and bingo, no problem. $35.00 could maybe save u a lot of headaches.

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