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    Unexpected Restarts (XP SP2)

    Have been experiencing unexpected restarts of windows. Only program open is IE6 and Outlook 2003. No indications given just shutsdown and restarts. Any help appreciated.
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    Re: Unexpected Restarts (XP SP2)

    Try clearing your IE temp folders.
    Run a full chkdsk - there are several threads here on how to do it if you are not sure.
    I have an idea it was the Blaster worm that caused restarts, so make sure your anti-virus software and definitions are running and up to date.
    Otherwise, it may be a RAM problem.

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    Re: Unexpected Restarts (XP SP2)

    Thanks for the quick reply. IE folders are cleared on a weekly basis done yesterday and again today. Ran the Worm Blaster link which reported virus not on computer. Chkdsk revealed nothing so will monitor system for farther problems. Ran a full virus scan using Bitdefender 9 and anti-spyware programs from Microsoft and Spyware Doctor. Nothing reported so it may be RAM.
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    Re: Unexpected Restarts (XP SP2)

    Another cause of unexpected restarts is your power supply either being faulty or being told that the computer is too hot. My previous laptop got its fan clogged with fluff. The overheating caused re-starts.

    If it isn't a virus and your machine is not getting too hot and you can get inside your PC check all the wires coming out of your power supply. Make sure that they are properly plugged in to the mother board and drives. While you are there blow out all the dust anyway.

    HTH
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    Re: Unexpected Restarts (XP SP2)

    You can also go to :

    Control Panel>System>Advanced>Start up & Recovery.

    UN check the box for Automatic Restarts. You might want to look over the other options in that area.
    Personally, I have them ALL Un checked.
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