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03 Nov 2006

hi there... i just had the problem of automatically restarting pc whenever i am downloading things from any website... why is it like that>???? so strange.. but if am not downloading any but just browsing, my pc works perfectly fine... am using mozilla by the way...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Does it happen every time, or just this once? It could be a download manager that's tripping you up.

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Akshay Suri
19 Nov 2006

I am using Windows XP. Recently I found that everytime I wanted to download a file from any site, my computer restarts. same thing happening when i wnat to use command line like start>run and typing any command.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sounds like you may have a damaged system file. See

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21 Nov 2006

Hi there... i just had the problem of automatically restarting pc whenever i am downloading things from any website... why is it like that? So strange.. but if am not downloading any but just browsing, my pc works perfectly fine... am using mozilla by the way... I dont have any download manager installed.

EDITOR'S NOTE:Sounds like a virus or spyware problem.

I would remove all non-essential sotware packages and run thorough anti-virus and anti-spyware scans. It could even be your anti-virus program fighting with the browser or download manager. Switching to a new anti-virus might help also. See

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deborah cox
26 Nov 2006

Thank you so much for the information on this site. I had problems with computer restarting for months now. Fixing computers for over 15 years I was At wits end and I had determined I was to carry it to the shop.

One last chance, I decided to look for information on the net again! FINALLY, Answers. The startup and recovery information solved all my computer problems! THANKS! I wonder what all the computer guy at the shop would have told me was wrong with it??? LOL Right here at Christmas too!

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02 Dec 2006

My computer restarts itself when an audio cd is inserted especially My Chemical Romance Cds any ideas or help?

EDITOR'S NOTE: What music player opens when you play a CD?

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04 Dec 2006

For the past several months I have been trying to debug a reboot problem. It seems that any time I go to a website that uses adobe or shockwave it will reboot. No BSOD. I have unplugged everything and it still occurs. I have swapped out RAM, CPU and video card. After cleaning up as many unused drivers, etc, I finally reformatted the hard drive, thinking that maybe there was some software glitch that I couldn't see... but no, it STILL reboots. Any help?? Please?

EDITOR'S NOTE: To rule out some bizarre Internet Explorer issue, have you tried visiting those sites with Firefox? And when you say you refomatted, do you mean you wiped everything from the disk, then re-installed Windows?

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05 Dec 2006

Whenever i double click on a game my computer restarts...After i have found this site i have unchecked the automatic restart but if i want to play any game a blue screa appears...what should i do!?...please i need to play!!! :))

EDITOR'S NOTE: Any game? Or just one specific game? Again, it could be faulty memory (RAM). Games typically stress a computer beyond typical word processing and web surfing, so if you have a bad spot in RAM, the game could trigger a fault.

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06 Dec 2006




EDITOR'S NOTE: Which of the troubleshooting steps in the article did you try?

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19 Dec 2006

My computer keeps restarting itself. I bought a new power supply but that wasn't the problem. I don't know what's the problem since its working properly but after about 20 minutes it restarts. Can anyone please help? This happened after a storm failed the electricity and entered the UPS. Exactly when the electricity came again, the computer started to restart every 20 minutes. Can anyone help?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Does bypassing the UPS make the problem go away?

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22 Dec 2006

I have the same problem as Brendon. My computer stay on for 1-10 min and then restarts. This is a recent problem. Started about a week ago. I repleaced the mobo, powersupply, graphics and reinstalled windows 2000 sp4 with rev1 and rev2. It made no difference. I ran mem-test and that ran for 1hr 30 min with no problems...but the computer restarts about 1-10 mins of booting in windows. Everything work well until the reboot. and after the reboot....I have to physically reset it at times to get it working or it just hangs at a black screen. Any advice will be very helpful. Thank You.

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29 Jan 2007

I don't know whats wrong with my system,it keeps restarting any time i try to download any file from the internet. Have tried system restore, it didn't have any effect.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Did you see the suggestions under the "Computer Restarts After Download?" heading?

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01 Feb 2007

My computer will restart when i open 3D things for example when i play games and when i open google earth. No minidump file created. I disable auto restart already. CPU no overheat. Why it still restart???? Recently i bought a new ram(512mb) and i pair it with another same type of ram(512mb).

EDITOR'S NOTE: Try removing the old RAM and run with just the new RAM.

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10 Feb 2007

I have been having the same problem with the computer restarting several times when I first turn it on, and then randomly (and increasingly) while it is running - usually while I'm using it. I tried un-checking the "automatically restart," and now I can't get it booted past the first screen that pops up on startup (and I don't see any particular error message to reveal the problem). my question: what now? how do I get it to boot up again?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Have you tried doing a System Restore to a point when things were better? Have you ruled out bad RAM?

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kaiser sozer
11 Feb 2007

Whenever i make a dial-up connection to the internet with my computer a virus restarts my whole machine about five seconds after the connection is made. i then tried to use mcafee to remove it, and when mcafee detected it, it restarted again. this is one well written and smart virus..... help please

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dump McAfee and get a better antivirus package. See

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14 Feb 2007

Hi, I have too, been getting these problems where my computer restarts itself. I replace the power supply, hard drive, motherboard, processor, and the graphic card. So I have know idea whats wrong... and how to fix it. Plese help!

EDITOR'S NOTE: I would have started with the RAM, did you try swapping that out?

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19 Feb 2007

I have some computer restart problems using Windows XP. Everytime i go to run > cmd computer restarts. If i search on for "restart automatically problems" it displays the link but if i click on one of them it restarts again. I can still access emails and visit other websites also search for other contents through

i have unchecked the option of "automatically restart" still the problem continues. what should i do next?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Did you try the system file checker (SFC) command?

Posted by:

haji habib
21 Feb 2007

when i want to download a program from internet or a website my computer restars please help me why ?

EDITOR'S NOTE: Did you see the note topic on this earlier on the page?

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25 Feb 2007

Computer restarts, before entering Windows, and keeps restarting over and over. Machine started doing it so, I replaced one thing after another, PS, Mem, HD, Vid, with no luck. Tried eliminating CD-Rom completely, to no avail. Any help here would be great.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sounds like the only thing left is the motherboard...

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26 Feb 2007

My computer restarts, but I have to say that my Windows XP Version is not legal. Maybe Microsoft has "planted" some kind of "malfunction" for this kind of versions through Windows Update? I reinstalled all and it worked fine until I downloaded the first patches, there all started again.

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27 Feb 2007

My problem is when i run games my computer restarts or should i say not restart, all the fans etc are still running but my audio/ monitor goes off and lights on keyboard dont respond , this doesnt happen at all on unreal-99 but but does happen on counterstrike or silkroad , sometimes i can play the games for a while or even hours without this problem or restart, its like its totally random if i get to play the game or not please help...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sounds like bad RAM or overheating. Both can cause seemingly random problems.

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