This has been annoying me for quite some time. Windows 7 restarts itself randomly. And I don't mean that something errors, I get a BSOD, and the computer restarts; Windows is actually just trying to restart itself. Sometimes it does this while im using it, but mos tof the time it happens when the computer is idle for a while.
This made me think that it was an issue with power managemnt, so I changed my power plan to High Performance Mode and then went into advanced and changed everything so that NOTHING would turn off no matter how long my computer is on.
The restarts continue to happen.
To make sure I wasn't getting BSODs, I changed some setting (read a tutorial on these forums from someone who was having a similar problem) that makes it so if I get a BSOD, there is no automatic restart. Since then, I have had multiple restart occurrences with no BSODs and no error messages when the computer starts back up.
Another way that I know it isn't erroring is that Windows attempts to shut down my processes when it restarts but does not force them to close; as in I come home from school to a message from FRAPS saying "Are you sure you want to close? If you exit, your frames per second will no longer be displayed." (or something to that extent) and if I hit cancel, the restart operation is stopped and I can continue using the computer.
I also checked Windows Update, but I had a restart problem today and the most recent updates were applied like 4 days ago.
I have no idea why this is happening. There are no errors, and even as such, I've made sure that all of my drivers are up to date.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks