View Full Version : PC Reboots For No Reason!!! No BSOD!!

05-22-05, 07:02 PM
My pc reboots for no reason. It does not give the dreaded BSOD though. It reboots a few times a day just surfing the net, but it REALLY does it when I try to play games, do a disk cleanup, or defrag. In those cases it only takes a few seconds when i try to do those things and it reboots. I have checked all that I know to check. I would really appreciate any help that I can get!!

05-22-05, 07:07 PM
First of all, make sure you have all the latest windows updates loaded via windowsupdate.com. Security and critical updates.

Download and run a utility called memtest86. You can find it with google or yahoo search engines. It creates a boot floppy. If the system fails that test, you most likely have bad memory in your machine.

If it passes memtest86 download and run a utility called Prime95. Try running the blend torture test. If it fails that then you could have a bad motherboard or processor.

Does event viewer show up with any red errors indicating a problem?

05-22-05, 07:07 PM
Need system specs please as well as details of any and all troubleshooting measures you have taken.

05-22-05, 07:08 PM
Hey Riptide..There is nothing that shows up, just reboots!

05-22-05, 07:14 PM
PC Specs please, Windows XP reboots without showing a BSOD unless you tell it to pause...

Do do so go into your system properties, then advance tab and click the "Startup and recovery" button, there is a check box for auto reboot, uncheck it. Next time your computer randomly reboots it will display a BSOD with the error.

05-22-05, 07:15 PM
Hey Riptide..There is nothing that shows up, just reboots!
Do what egbtmangus says. That should produce a screen next time it happens.

05-22-05, 07:42 PM
Compaq Presario
Intel Celeron 2.53 Ghz
248 MB Ram

Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Intel 82845g/gl/ge/pe/gv Graphics Controller
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
Realtek Rtl8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

External Iomega Zip Drive 100
External NEC USB Floppy Drive

Also I unchecked the box to not reboot and it rebooted again without an error message.

05-22-05, 07:57 PM
Power Supply?

05-22-05, 08:11 PM
Might be a dumb question, but do I need to take the cover off of the tower to check the type of power supply?

05-22-05, 08:20 PM
Might be a dumb question, but do I need to take the cover off of the tower to check the type of power supply?

05-22-05, 08:58 PM
Model HP-D2537F3R
AC Input (47-63HZ) 100-127v/6A
DC Output +5v/25A , +12v/14A
+3.3v/18A , -12v/0.8A
+5v & +3.3v Shall not exceed 165w
+5 & 12v Shall Not exceed 218w

Max output power : 250w

05-22-05, 09:07 PM
Hmm, How many HD's do you have? You dont list them in your specs. Your current PSU should be more then enough considering that your PC doesn't contain any power draining devices.

05-22-05, 09:08 PM
Try a new powersupply. I bet you thats it, especially since you see no BSOD. I see it all the time :)

05-22-05, 09:10 PM
2 hard drives..both came already installed, I havent changed anything with them.

05-22-05, 09:15 PM
I cant even burn a dvd without it rebooting...lol

05-22-05, 09:19 PM
Powersupply issue... seems like whenever your PC trys to get more juice its rebooting... get a new one...

05-22-05, 09:20 PM
Thanks to all of you for the help!!

05-22-05, 09:39 PM
Might want to be careful because a Compaq computer may mean that its power supply could be proprietary.

05-22-05, 09:48 PM
Could be... but more than likley its just a Micro ATX Power Supply

05-23-05, 01:05 PM
i hope it is just a reguklar power supply.

i have seen this alot too. its amazing how much things get funky when the PSU is angry