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How To Fix Computer Random Restart

How To Fix Computer Random Restart
My aunt called me saying that her desktop started random restart while in the middle of anything. She is just an ordinary computer user that does not know anything about hardware, so it will be a hard time for me telling him to check for leaking or busted capacitors on her motherboard.

List of possible errors causing random restart:
1. Software issue or error.
2. Hardware issue or error.
3. Heat related issue.
4. Computer virus.
5. Issue with operating system.

1. Software issue or error. This is one major source of computer problems especially after the following activities:
a. windows update
b. virus infection
c. installation of software
d. update of software
e. installation of new hardware
f. update of windows driver

When this error happens, windows dont give a chance to see what the error is because it automatically reboot as its protective routine. However below is the procedure to turn off windows feature of turning off automatically so we can see what is causing it.
1.Right click My Computer.
2.Choose Properties.
3.Go to Advanced tab.
4.Click Settings under Start and Recovery option.
5.Un check Automatically restart under System failure
6.Click OK.

With this configuration, windows will let us see the error that causes the restart. When we get the error then we have the starting point.

2. Hardware issue or error. This is especially relevant for old computers, 2 to 4 year old computers will start failing its hardware. Here the best tool will be the Device Manager which allows computer users to see the status and health of each device. Here is how.
1. Open Device Manager.
Option 1: Go to Run type in devmgmt.msc hit enter key.
Option 2: right click My Computer >> choose Properties >> click Hardware tab >> click Device Manager.
2. Click the plus (+) to expand the category.
3. Right click or double click each device to see its properties. Make sure that your device has This device is working properly status under Device status otherwise we have a problem.

4. Heat related issues. Most if not all computes these days are equipped with auto restart feature when system gets hot than its settings to protect is parts like processors, RAM, video card and its chipsets.

Cooling system will be the first thing to consider when experiencing heat related issues. Visual check to system fans is a good starting point.

BIOS settings will also give relevant information about system temperature and speed of the fans.

5. Computer virus. Blaster virus is one of the well known viruses that will automatically restart infected computers. This issue can be eliminated or minimized using the following:
a. Antivirus. Avast is my favorite antivirus.
b. Antimalware. Malwarebytes for me, malwares sometimes are not considered to be a virus so it can pass antivirus protection, this is when antimalware will work.
c. System cleaner. Ccleaner is my choice for this task. Most of viruses uses temporary files and folders to hide itself, so making sure that you dont have unwanted files in your computer is a good idea.

6. Issue with operating system. This is will be one of the last considerations. If error persist then try reinstalling your operating system but make sure that you have all your files backed up.

How to Fix a Slow Computer

How to Fix a Slow Computer

Slow computers are annoying and frustrating, preventing you from being able to use your computer for even the most basic of tasks. A slow system is a huge problem, affecting millions of PCs all over the globe, but luckily, it’s a problem which is relatively easy to fix, if you know how.

The problem with slow computers is that most of the time, they are incredibly easy to fix, it’s just not many people know how. It all boils down to a part of your system called the registry, which is the central database of Windows, where all the settings and options for your computer are stored. The registry has been a part of Windows since Windows ’98 and as actually the main reason why the operating system is so popular, as it allows Windows to run many different applications without a problem.

However, the registry is a double-edged sword which is often referred to as the “Achilles Heal” of Windows, because it causes so many problems on your computer, of which a slow system is one. Unfortunately, your computer often gets confused about which registry files it has open, which leads it to constantly save many of them in the wrong way, making them corrupt and damaged. This makes the files like books with all the chapters in the wrong order, making them incredibly difficult for your computer to read.

Because the registry files are needed by Windows, it has no choice but to try and read them, which takes longer and longer, making your system slow down. The more registry files that are damaged on your system means the slower your computer will run, as your computer has more files that it needs to decipher. With most computers having 1,000’s of these damaged files all jamming up their registry database, it’s no surprise that this is actually the biggest reason why computers run slow.

Luckily, there’s actually an easy way to speed them up.

You just need to use a program called a ‘registry cleaner’ to go through the registry database and fix all the corrupted files that are in there. Registry cleaners work by scanning every registry file and then fixing any of the ones that it finds are broken. This allows your computer to quickly read the files that it needs, speeding it up dramatically… but it all depends on the quality of the registry tool that you use.

We’ve found the best registry cleaner to speed up your PC is one called RegAce