Reasons why Windows® restarts automatically and ways to avoid this problem
Why does Windows sometimes start automatically?
Windows Operating Systems are very popular. They come pre-installed with almost all new computers as they are very light on system resources and simple to use. Windows-based Operating Systems also have many system maintenance utilities and they support millions of applications that can make working on the system simple and productive. However, there are problems that may come up with the use of Windows. Blue screen errors, system freezing, automatic system restart, shutdown problems and application corruption are some of them. Windows may be restarting automatically because of several reasons and these include malware infections, problems within the system registry, issues with some of the system files, problems with some of the applications installed on the system and problems caused by drivers.
The following details mentioned give users more information regarding methods to fix automatic restart issue with Windows:
- Remove potential threats
- Verify system files
- Fix registry problems
Remove potential threats
Windows installed on your computer may be restarting automatically because the system is infected with potential threats. Potential threats or malware cause such problems by modifying system files and registry entries on the system so that users lose data. Removing malware from the system using a good antivirus program can solve such issues.
Verify system files
Damage to some of the system files on a Windows computer can also cause the automatic restart issue. The damage might be with the system files associated with the shut down/ restart function. All Windows users who have system restarting automatically issues are advised to check the system files using the 'sfc/scannow' command in 'CMD' and if the system files are damaged, repairing the OS can solve the problem. Users can also try restoring the system to a restore point, using System Restore.
Registry on your Windows system contains information regarding the operation of all applications, services and utilities. If the registry has developed some errors, then an automatic system restart issue might arise. Windows users experiencing automatic system restart issues are suggested to fix problems in the registry by cleaning the registry with a registry cleaning tool. Clearing out registry clutter can automatically fix the problem and get the Operating System to work normally.
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