PC Keeps Rebooting on its own

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  1. freshie

    freshie New Member

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    I'll be watching a video, or moving a file or something and my pc just reboots. Does anyone know what i can use to figure out what is causing this? Everytime i try to run a virus scan, it gets about halfway done and the pc reboots
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Download memtest86 and let it run overnight. That should sniff out any bad memory which could cause that. Lots of other things can cause that too including a weak power supply, flakey motherboard, or bad driver, especially a video driver.
     
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    I wouldn't just say a weak PSU (yet yes an under powered one can), but also a dying one as well.
     
  4. peterthesmart

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    Could be a bad capacitor on your mobo.
     

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