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Windows 7: random window 7 restarts

05 Nov 2009   #1
Dispaire

windows 7
 
 
random window 7 restarts

I recently upgraded from windows xp to window 7 pro. Since the upgrade, my computer just randomly restarts whenever I am not actively using it. I can play WoW for hours then log out and it will restart within 30 mins. I've unchecked the auto restart on BSOD and it still restarts. Any help would be appreciated.


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05 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Are you running this version of the driver?

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
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06 Nov 2009   #3
Dispaire

windows 7
 
 

hmm, no i'm not. I'll download and try them...thanks.
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06 Nov 2009   #4
Dispaire

windows 7
 
 

File says no compatible hardware was found for these drivers. I have the Geforce FX5500.
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06 Nov 2009   #5
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

How did I know you were going to say that?

Install by device manager. Right click. Update driver software. Browse. Let me pick. Have disk. Browse. Double click on the installer's .inf. Hit ok. Reboot when it finishes installing.
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08 Nov 2009   #6
Dispaire

windows 7
 
 

Ok, I tried that, but don't get the have disk option with win 7 i guess. Says to point to where the driver is and I do, then it says I have the best driver.
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08 Nov 2009   #7
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Of course you do. It shows right after you click "Let me pick from a list..."
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08 Nov 2009   #8
Dispaire

windows 7
 
 

ok, I got to there, but didn't have my card listed there. I have a GeForce FX 5500.
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08 Nov 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

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08 Nov 2009   #10
Dispaire

windows 7
 
 

Ok, i'll give those a try. I really appreciate your help.
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