A computer that restarts at random can become all but unusable. To make matters worse, this typically occurs without a warning, error message, or apparent cause. Our guide to fixing it when a computer randomly restarts will help you resolve this elusive problem.
Why Does My Computer Restart Without Warning?
Several problems can cause a computer to restart without warning, but most fall under a few broad categories.
- A problem with how power is delivered to the PC
- Overheating hardware
- Defective hardware
- A software or operating system bug
- Malware and ransomware
How to Fix It When a Computer Randomly Restarts
The wide variety of issues that could cause a random restart can make finding the cause difficult. The steps below are in an order that will help you find the root cause of the issue.
Disable automatic restart on system failure. This change won’t fix the problem, but it may