MakeUseOf Answers is a Q&A forum. Our community solves your questions about anything related to the Internet and computers. It's free. Ask A QuestionQuestions tagged "random restart" All questions Resolved Unresolved Why does my Windows Vista computer shut down and reboot every time I try to boot it and how can I save my data? Why does my Windows XP computer keep restarting? Why does my Windows 8 computer randomly restart or show a BSOD when playing games? Why does my computer auto-restart on shutdown? Why is my Windows 7 computer failing to start? Why is Windows 7 shutting down and/or not responding? Why does my computer randomly shut down and then refuse to start for several minutes? Why does Windows 7 32-bit restart automatically after I try to shut it down? Why does my computer automatically restart when I download a Torrent file?