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Why Does My Computer Automatically Reboot For No Reason?

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Primary Software Version: 7.1
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I have a computer running Windows XP. Sometimes my computer automatically reboots while I'm using it. Why is this?

When Windows XP or Windows 2000 automatically reboots while using the computer, this means that Windows has crashed. There is a setting in the Windows System Properties that can allow Windows to automatically reboot after it crashes. This is the default setting when Windows is installed. To change this setting to allow Windows to show a blue screen with the error information, select System from the Windows Control Panel. The screenshots below show the proper settings for the System Properties.

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Report Date: 11/18/2005
Last Updated: 11/22/2005
Document ID: 3RHGQ0IM

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