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What would make a computer reboot on its own?

My computer reboots by its self, what can cause this?

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Re: What would make a computer reboot on its own?

It helps if you state the model of your HP.

 

When was the last time you cleaned it inside?

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Re: What would make a computer reboot on its own?

Presario sr1111nx and I cleaned the inside last month

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Re: What would make a computer reboot on its own?

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Dan451,

Here are 2 starting points:

 

Document about unexpected restarts and how to get the cause:

http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph06978

 

 

The stock PSU in many HP's of that circa is a Bestec:http://www.power-on.com/atx12v250bt.html

This PSU is notorious to failing. Have you witnessed what the small green power light on the rear does when this happens. That light is always on, but here is a link to testing:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph06788

 

Hopefully you will report back soon.

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Re: What would make a computer reboot on its own?

I will check it out and let you know.

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Re: What would make a computer reboot on its own?

Thought it had helped, but it didn't. Tried the things in both links.

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