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Why does my PC restart after 10 minutes of voice chat?

While using voice chat, my PC restarts after about 10 minutes
(behaves as if somebody pressed reset button). I have tried many applications
(yahoo, msn, skype) but the problem happens for all. I have also disengaged my
screen saver etc. thinking that there might be some interference after 15 mins
of inactivity of keyboard … no solution. I use a Pentium IV with Windows XP
and creative sound card. Can you throw some light?

Perhaps. Certainly trying all those different applications was a very good
thing to try – you’ve eliminated a number of possible culprits right off the
bat. Same for the screen saver.

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Personally, I would suspect the device drivers. More specifically, it sounds
like a form of buffer over- or under-run. There are various ways that the
digital data could be getting buffered in memory that could account for a crash
at a consistent length like 10 minutes.

I would start with a visit to windows
update
for any of the latest updates there, specifically looking for device
driver updates. Then I’d also visit the website for your computer manufacturer
and/or the manufacturer of the sound card and look for updated drivers there as
well.

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7 comments on “Why does my PC restart after 10 minutes of voice chat?”

  1. While browsing, my PC restarts after some time,some times within 10 minutes sometimes after long time(only while using internet)I use a Pentium IV with Windows XP plz give me some good solution

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  2. I have AMD Atholon 64Bit,Asus Motherboard i m working normal program but my PC is restarting it self every 10 min,

    with regards
    vijay

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  3. I’ve got Pc and i’v been using 4 a while. when i switch on de Pc it works propeply 10-20 min den it restart itself again. I did wat i could and i didn’t resolve dat problem. Plz i need 2 know wat shoul i do.

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  4. Whenever I use any voice chat application my computer, after some time, takes a restart with a blue screen and the log report says it has something to do with the drivers. I have tried updating the driver for my “Conexant AC-Link Audio” but still face the same problem. I have reduced the hardware acceleration to NONE but still the same. I would appreciate if someone can help in this regard

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  5. my pc keeps restarting after every few minutes.sometimes it comes to desktop and restarts.plz give me a reason for this

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  6. the problem in smps.thats why or problem in os may be svchost.fileis missing……cheak the system…………….vishal

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