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Starting Autoruns.exe or procexp.exe hard-boot the PC

I am currently backpacking in India for several months and have to use public PC to check my email and write my blog. The first thing I do when after I plugged in my hard-drive is to use ...
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New graphics card causes endless reboot loop

I decided to upgrade my ageing Radeon X1600 and grab a HD6770, but after installing it the computer boots up, waits a few seconds then powers off for a few (usually powers on for around 3 seconds or ...
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Why does my motherboard go through an endless reboot cycle when 8 GB of memory is attempted vs 6 GB?

I never got an answer in my googling to this about a year ago and have an extra stick of memory I'd like to be able to use. When is inserted the computer starts, and then reboots immediately in an ...
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Why does movement cause my laptop to reboot?

My IBM Thinkpad T40 laptop keeps rebooting. It happens especially frequently when I physically move the machine. Sometimes, even a slight movement will trigger a reboot. However, I have been able to ...
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Windows 7 reboot and freezing, possible power problems?

My Gateway LX Series desktop is about 6-8 months old. When I bought it, it had Windows Vista. I then put the RC version of Windows 7 on it. About 3 months after I bought it, it would randomly start to ...
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Why does restarting a computer fix things?

The title say sit all, but why does restarting a computer tend to fix things? It seems like IT folks always ask, "Have you restarted your PC?" But Why?
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Why does restarting/resetting the router work?

So, I'm a technology guy and sometimes I have to troubleshoot a home network, including my own. I make sure the wires are in securely and that the lights suggest there's an actual internet connection. ...
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PC reboots regularly

Windows XP RAID 5 drives Intel Dual Core processor 2 GB Ram I am running a processor temperature monitor. It does not appear to be overheating. I do not have virus. The PC freezes and reboots. I do ...