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Computer Reboots After 3 minutes after reaching desktop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Professor-Falken, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Professor-Falken

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    I have an hp desktop computer and it reboots 3 minutes after it reaches the desktop, does anyone have any idea why?

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  2. onoski

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    This seems like a faulty hard drive, you might want to run chkdsk /f or see if you can get the OS cd and boot up to select repair.
     
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  3. grim

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    overheating, check the temps ?

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  4. Professor-Falken

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    how do i check the temps in cmos setup ? How do i know if it is overheating what do I look for?
    Also if it were overheating do to hardware it should automatically reboot in even in Setup? Maybe I should try to run in Safe Mode.
     
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  5. Mathematix

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    When things tend to happen repeatedly at specific intervals I tend to test the memory first of all. In my passed experiences it's been the memory or the HD.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Same thing in safe mode?
    Anything in the event logs?
     
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  7. Professor-Falken

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    First I booted the computer in Safe Mode when it didnt reboot after 3 minutes I disabled all but the necessary startup programs rebooted computer normally and now the computer does not reboot.

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  8. Mr.Cheeks

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    Sorted now... Good Job
     
  9. Professor-Falken

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    Can Spyware and Adaware cause a computer to reboot?

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  10. Mr.Cheeks

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    Yes, i believe so
     
  11. Professor-Falken

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    Computer Reboots after 30 minutes, I wasn removing adaware, and spyware when the computer suddenly turned off. Does anyone have any suggestions as to why?

    Thank you,

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  13. thecatsmother

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    If it turned off without an error message or blue screen it could be a faulty PSU.
     
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  14. Professor-Falken

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    What do I look for in Event Viewer?

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  17. crgbut147

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    Hi, can you remember the last time it worked properly? Now cast your mind back. Did you change anything in the OS or download and install a program? Have you added any hardware lately?
     
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    PSU or temp issue is my bet.
     
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  19. Sparky
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    It sounds like the PC might be rebooting rather than displaying a blue screen of death (BSOD). You can change the settings to show the BSOD...

    Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System
    Go to Advanced
    Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
    Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"

    This should give you more info....
     
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  20. Professor-Falken

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    HOW DO I CHECK TO SEE IF IT IS A TEMP ISSUE.
     
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