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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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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.

I am taking a survey, JUST HOW LONG would you wait for a reply???

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.

To say THANK YOU, press the white "thumbs up" on the left, to render a KUDO.
Please click Accept as Solution, just to the right of my reply if your problem is solved.
You can render both Solution and KUDO

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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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