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Firestrider

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So my friend was having a problem with random restarts with his computer and wanted me to take a look at it. After looking at this wires and components I saw that he had an Aspire power supply. I heard that these power supplies aren't made very well, so could this be the problem for random restarts?

What other hardware/software problem could cause this?
 

ScottinIndy

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heat, overclock, ram timings,drivers, OS, it really could be anything

try stress testing and see if that crashes it everytime

Yeah, It really could be alot of different things, However I think the Aspire PSU gives you an excellent starting point. I would have him replace it, Even if it isn't the culprit now, Chances are it will be in the not to distant future.
 

Evilsizer

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a full list of system specs would help, what about any recent additions to the pc.
 
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Firestrider

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Here's the specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
GA-MA69VM-S2
A-DATA 2GB DDR-800
WD5000 AAJS Caviar SE
Aspire ATX-AS520W

After the BIOS screen I get the message: K8 NPT Data Change... Update New Data to DMI... Update Success. I get this message every time I turn on the computer.

Also another serious error occured right when I loaded up Windows it says:

The system is shutting down problem with NT Authority / System in file C:/Windows/system32/services.exe status code 1073741819

Takes about 5 minutes to restart if I don't get that error.
 

Evilsizer

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well the bios may have a bad battiery with that first message. with the other one it could be a bad psu, with bad power or the HD is having data corruption issues.
 

RollingThunder

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Here's the specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
GA-MA69VM-S2
A-DATA 2GB DDR-800
WD5000 AAJS Caviar SE
Aspire ATX-AS520W

After the BIOS screen I get the message: K8 NPT Data Change... Update New Data to DMI... Update Success. I get this message every time I turn on the computer.

Also another serious error occured right when I loaded up Windows it says:

The system is shutting down problem with NT Authority / System in file C:/Windows/system32/services.exe status code 1073741819

Takes about 5 minutes to restart if I don't get that error.

Fire,

Along with Evil's suggestions, your files may become corrupt while loading by having them in memory then shutting down. A virus is a possibility too. It's hard to tell which it could be but I would yank that power supply anyhow then begin some testing. It's still a good rig and usefull.

Will it start ok in Safe Mode ?
 
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Firestrider

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I can load into Windows half the time and that message comes up the other half. I can't really run a Virus scan or WD diagnostics since it will always restart.

I guess I'll have to format the hard drive.