Computers for the most part will usually run with very minimal problems. As long as a computer users maintains their computer through regular computer maintenance such as running virus and spyware scans, dumping caches and defragmenting regularly the computer should work smoothly. However, there are sometimes when the computer will act up. One of the most common problems computers might have is that their computer will randomly reboot itself in the middle of doing something.
If this is happening to you here are some reasons why this may be happening to your computer.
Motherboard Issues. The most common source of random rebooting is that there are massive issues with the motherboard or center of the computer. This is usually because a capacitor has failed on the motherboard. The solution to this is usually to seek another new power source.
Power Surges. When the power goes out it turns off the computer automatically. However, the power can quickly surge back. When the surge happens this can often overload the computer and cause it to burn out quickly. To prevent this from happening you need to make sure you have a power strip that is grounded and surge protected. Once a computer shorts like this there is very little that can be done.
Fatal Errors. When a computer receives a fatal error it will often reboot itself. The computer while it is rebooting is trying to fix the problem that is causing the error. Unless the computer problem is fixed on reboot the computer will continue to reboot itself until you unplug it or fix the problem.