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dan451
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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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wb2001
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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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dan451
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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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wb2001
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Re: What would make a computer reboot on its own?

Dan451,

Here are 2 starting points:

 

Document about unexpected restarts and how to get the cause:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph06978&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=...

 

 

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://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph06788&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=...

 

Hopefully you will report back soon.

To say THANK YOU, press the "thumbs up symbol" to render a KUDO. Please click Accept as Solution, if your problem is solved.
You can render both Solution and KUDO

The Law of Effect states that positive reinforcement increases the probability of a behavior being repeated. (B.F.Skinner). You toss me points, and I perform better.

(2) HP DV7t i7 3160QM 2.3Ghz 8GB
HP m9200t CTO,Win7 Pro 32 bit. 4GB RAM, ASUS 550Ti 2GB, Rosewill 630W. 1T HD SATA 3Gb/s
Custom Asus P8P67, I7-2600k, 16GB RAM, WIN7 Pro 64bit, EVGA GTX660 2GB, 750W OCZ, 1T HD SATA 6Gb/s
Custom Asus P8Z77, I7-3770k, 16GB RAM, WIN7 Pro 64bit, EVGA GTX670 2GB, 750W OCZ, 1T HD SATA 6Gb/s
Both Customs use Rosewill Blackhawk case.
Printer -- HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus
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dan451
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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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dan451
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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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