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Windows 7: computer restarts automatically

02 Mar 2017   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit sp1
computer restarts automatically

Whenever I watch youtube at full screen (and sometimes when just the window is maximized) my computer restarts (no BSOD). This problem occurs only with google chrome. The same thing sometimes happens when I click on windows explorer from the taskbar or the start button, but not always.


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02 Mar 2017   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Chrome soaks up a lot of memory
A 32 bit os has little to spare so I would not use Chrome on a 32 bit os

You're not using a laptop so max out the memory and install a 64 bit version which will use it all.
You can use this to see what are the memory upgrades - Crucial System Scanner

If you're overheating this could also cause a shutdown or restart so use this to monitor your temperatures
Intel only
Download Real Temp | techPowerUp

AMD or intel cpu's
Download MajorGeeks.Com - MajorGeeks
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02 Mar 2017   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit sp1

thanks a lot for the advice. Just want to say that it's a fairly new problem; it's been a month and YouTube was working perfectly on chrome before that.
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02 Mar 2017   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Now if you put this together with your other post, earbuds.
Im going down the line of an imminent hardware failure- due to a shorting problem.
Back up your data NOW.

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02 Mar 2017   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

I have an older PC (32 bits) W7 and it still runs ok with Google chrome.
However youtube is something different and uses extremely CPU capacity.
You could try to change the resolution settings or the kind of player.
With the addon Magic actions you could try to reduce the PC load.
I'm not using the older PC much on Youtube cause it's hampering.
But is won't restart like yours.
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02 Mar 2017   #6

Win7 pro x64

try disabling chrome hardware acceleration. One way to do this is by creating a shortcut to chrome, then edit it so its reads something like this:

C:\Users\You\yourpathfoldersssssssss\chrome.exe --disable-gpu
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02 Mar 2017   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Just go into chrome settings
Chrome GPU Hardware Acceleration - Turn On or Off
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06 Mar 2017   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit sp1

thanks you all for the assistance, the problem has been solved.
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08 Mar 2017   #9

Windows 10 x64

I, too, have been having problems with Chrome.
I did not have your reboot problem. My issues were different.
But Chrome has become useless to the point where I've abandoned it completely.
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