How can I prevent random system shutdown in Windows?

Chuck February 3, 2010

Hardware: is an IBM Thinkcentre desktop with Windows XP Professional.

Question: System has started to shut down involuntarily and most times reboots, but not always. Why does it do this? How can I prevent it?

  1. Jack
    July 30, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Try removing add-ons you have within your browswer such as your google tool bar.

  2. ├Žnon1mus
    February 4, 2010 at 9:42 am

    It sound a lot like a hardware problem. Likely overheating. Could be the motherboard short circuiting. Do you hear your fan spin up before it turns off?

  3. Chuck
    February 4, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Nothing shows up on the screen, it just shuts down. When it reboots, it often resumes the same session. I cloned a new drive from another similar spare system so now I've experienced this with two different drives using the same motherboard.

  4. Tom Bush
    February 3, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Can you give us any more clues? Anything showing up on the screen?

  5. Jim
    February 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Sounds like an overheating problem....make sure the ports are not blocked,,, and get a can of air and blow it all out.....