Computer Randomly Restarts [RESOLVED]

Computer Randomly Restarts

If you are loyal customer to Windows and using it for a long time then you might have faced the problem of automatic restart of your computer. This is specifically designed for Windows in case a BSOD error occurs in the PC. There are options that let you turn this off and we will be discussing those later also. But it starts becoming big trouble when it restarts without any error.

There can be many reasons behind this when you get the issue of your computer restarting without any error. This error creates havoc at some times whenever you play games or at the workplace. So today we will discuss its solution with proper steps. The issue could be with your automatically restarting feature or with the excessive heating or faulty power supply. A damaged RAM can also be a cause. So let us discuss the methods in detail now.

Method 1: Turn off Automatic Restart Feature

The foremost and primary thing is to turn off your automatic restart feature. After disabling this we can figure out that it was the main problem or not. Mostly this problem is encountered by users. In order to turn it off please follow the following steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows key and R.

Step 2: Write sysdm.cpl and hit enter after that.

Step 3: Choose the Advanced tab option next.

Step 4: Then make your way to the setting from the startup and recovery section.

Step 5: Uncheck the option of automatically restarting in that section.

Step 6: Press ok after that.

You can get back to your normal routine and check whether the restart occurs on its own or not. Now let us move to the next solution.

­After the first step fails the most primary thing that you have to check is the RAM. A faulty RAM can also be the culprit in this case which can be solved easily. We can check our RAM with the MemTest86 or manually by putting one RAM stick at a time to check which one is causing the restart of the PC.

We have another option of testing the RAM. You can also try benchmark test for this and see if Ram is lagging behind. Checking the RAM with MemTest86 is a time consuming and complex task. So we can suggest you use the manual checking method.

MemTest86

It is a program that checks the RAM for any problem. This is effective but the only concern in this is that it takes a huge time to proceed. But still, we are providing you with the steps required to take this test.

Step 1: First of all download the program.

Step 2: Read the detailed instruction set on how to use MemTest86.

Step 3: After this, all is setup then restart your PC which in turn automatically start the MemTest86. Everything will be visible on the blue screen.

Step 4: Just run your test 7-8 times for better results and more accurate results. If you see a red color then the problem is with your RAM. Please take that out and check the PC for restarting the issue now again.

Manual Checking

It is an easy and simple way but requires users’ support. Follow the steps below to proceed further.

Step 1: First of all turn off the PC and unplug your system.

Step 2: Next you need to open the side cover of your laptop by using a screw.

Step 3: Now you will be able to see narrow but long sticks on the board out of which some might be entangled with each other.

Step 4: You have to get them unmatched by any means.

Step 5: If you have another set of RAM sticks then it would be better to use the new one and replace the older. Restart your PC and check if the problem is solved or not.

If there is only one stick damaged then we can suggest you replace it with a temporary one which can be available at a cheap price. Please check its ratings and quality before buying. If the issue is still not resolved proceed to the next solution then.

Method 3: Check your PC for Overheating

Sometimes the PC restarts automatically if it overheats while running a specific program. So if you are finding that the PC is getting restarted on a specific program then overheating is the most likely case. Now to check this issue we have two options for you. Either you can opt for the software or use the built-in hardware monitoring sensors of the system.

CPUID

CPUID is a type of software that calculates the temperature of your PC. This is very useful to check the temperature while you are playing a game and helps you to have a close eye on that.

Step 1: You need to first install the HWMonitorPro

Step 2: After you have downloaded this then you have to install it properly using the files.

You can run it in the background while performing other activities.

BIOS

BIOS is used to see the different readings as well as the voltage of the system. Most of the PCs have inbuilt sensors for the same. Just follow the below-mentioned steps in order to see if these sensors are present in your system or not.

Step 1: First of all reboot your computer.

Step 2: You need to press the F2 key as soon as the manufacturer’s logo appears. This key changes depending on your manufacturer. So you can try other keys like F10 or Del. You need not be panic at this stage the key will be mentioned at one of the corners as soon as the logo appears. So make sure a constant look there and then press that same key.

Step 3: Your BIOS will be opened now. You shall not be able to see a menu with different options if you are not there. One of the reasons for this can be that you have changed in the BIOS settings or using an older version of that. Make your arrow point to the BIOS option and select that. Hit enter to select that option.

Step 4: With the help of arrow keys find and choose H/W monitor or status and then hit enter.

Step 5: In this stage, you will be able to see your temperature and voltage readings of the PC.

You need to check if these are within the limits or not. The limits will be mentioned on the CPUID as well as you can Google it also for the specific system. If there is any variation in the readings then there might be an issue of overheating.

Resolving Overheating issues

There are plenty of options available to solve this issue. Some of them are mentioned below.

  1. Clean your PC and make sure that its cooling system is working properly. You can change the thermal paste and then clean the heat sinks if you haven’t done this for a long time.
  2. If you are playing a game and suddenly your PC starts restarting then the issue could be with GPU. In this case, you can take out or unplug the GPU and use the integrated graphics of the system itself.

Method 4: Check and replace the Power supply

Lastly, you are required to check the power supply option for the issues. The power supply is providing power to all the smaller parts inside the PC. So it must be working properly. Below are some of the points mentioned for checking the power supply for dust?

Step 1: First of all turn off the computer.

Step 2: Unplug your Pc from the power supply.

Step 3: You are then required to open the side cover of the computer’s casing and this can be done with the help of a screwdriver.

Step 4: Next you will be able to see a tiny box on one of the corners along with a fan and ratings.

Step 5: Take out the power supply unit and disconnect its wires that are in connection with the motherboard.

Step 6: Now see if there is any dust or blocked air paths inside that which is causing overheating issues in the PC. After cleaning it properly restart the computer and perform the same function to check if the issue is resolved or not.

Method 5: BIOS update

The problem of restarting May somewhat depends on the outdated BIOS as well. If you haven’t updated your BIOS for a long time then it would be better to do so. The only step you needed to do is to go into the manufacturer’s website and check for any updated BIOS version. If yes then please proceed further otherwise move onto the next method. Also updating BIOS is a highly advanced and skilled task that can have irreversible effects too. So if you are not sure please let it done by a specialized one.

Method 6: Reinstalling Drivers

When there are incompatible or outdated drivers then this issue can occur several times. Your graphic card driver is the root cause of these random starts mostly. So follow the below-mentioned steps for installing the compatible and advanced drivers.

Step 1: Press Windows and R key together.

Step 2: Write devmgmt.msc and then hit enter.

Step 3: Find and then open Display adapters.

Step 4: Click on your graphics card and select the uninstall option.

Now you are required to reboot the PC once the uninstalling is done. Windows will start with the latest advanced drivers for your graphic card.

Method 7: Changing Power Options

In this, you will make your processor work at almost 5% which will stop your computer from starting itself. So you need to follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and R key together.

Step 2: Write powercfg.cpl and then hit enter.

Step 3: Choose Change plan settings from the option of the Active plan.

Step 4: Now choose Change advanced power settings.

Step 5: Now select Processor power management and then minimum processor state.

Step 6: Choose 5% from the range and do it for both plugged in and battery as well.

Step 7: Choose to apply and then press OK.

Now start your system and check if the issue is resolved or not.

Method 8: Manually Reinstalling VCRedist

Some users have suggested that reinstalling VC Redist software can also fix this problem. So you can try your luck with this also. So follow the steps for doing so.

Step 1: Hold Windows and R to open the run prompt

Step 2: Write appwiz.cpl and then hit enter.

Step 3: For every instance of Microsoft Visual C++ right click and then select Uninstall option

Step 4: Follow the instructions as mentioned and then verify all the results.

Step 5: Now install the VC Redist software and run it.

Step 6: Simply follow the onscreen commands and you will be able to download it.

Conclusion

So today we discussed how we can fix the problem of automatic restart in Windows 7, 8, and 10. Starting from closing the automatic repair option to resolving the overheating issues we have discussed multiple options. Other option includes updating the BIOS and reinstalling the drivers and changing the power options. We hope that you might have liked the article and find something useful from this. If you have any suggestions or any other method apart from the above-mentioned methods please feel free to contact us and share your thoughts.