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  • Windows XP computer randomly reboots itself with no warning. I am wondering if it is linked to the software distribution service.

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 6:05 PM

Answers

  • There could be about a million different reasons for this.  Personally, I would look at the following first:

    1) Overheating CPU/Graphics card

    2) Faulty/overheating/dusty power supply

    3) Faulty RAM/RAM slot

    After all those are ruled out, then I would look to possible software causes.  Does this happen in Safe Mode?  Did it just start recently?  Have you added/removed any hardware components?  How old is the PC?

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:34 PM

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  • There could be about a million different reasons for this.  Personally, I would look at the following first:

    1) Overheating CPU/Graphics card

    2) Faulty/overheating/dusty power supply

    3) Faulty RAM/RAM slot

    After all those are ruled out, then I would look to possible software causes.  Does this happen in Safe Mode?  Did it just start recently?  Have you added/removed any hardware components?  How old is the PC?

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 7:34 PM
  • check event logs and see if there is any hardware failure errors. Usually such cases occurs with high possibility of motherboard or power supply faulty

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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:31 AM
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 1:31 AM