Your computer restarting randomly without giving you any prior warning is something that usually gets one annoyed. However, Windows may automatically restart your computer in order to fix the BSOD error. If your computer has any failing parts, then this can cause your computer to randomly restart. Some common causes are graphics card overheating, driver issues, power supply issues, or a malware or virus issue. If your computer just restarts while watching movies or just playing games then it’s a big issue that must be resolved. In this article, I’ll be showing you how to fix Computer Randomly Restarting on Windows 10 with different methods.
Method 1: Change Power Options
Sometimes the power option you selected may be the one causing your computer to restart randomly, so changing the power options helps in this case.
Step 1: Right-click on the power icon that is in the taskbar and select Power Options.
Step 2: Click “Change plan settings” close to the power plan that is currently active.
Step 3: Now, click on Change advanced power settings towards the ending of the page.
Step 4: Scroll down to Processor power management and expand it.
Step 5: Then click on Minimum processor state and set both On Battery and Plugged in to 0% or 5%.
Step 6: Click Apply followed by Ok and restart your computer to save the changes.
After doing this, see if you are able to fix Computer Randomly Restarting on Windows 10. If not, follow the next method.
Method 2: Turn Off Windows Automatic Restart Feature
Step 1: Right-click on My Computer or This PC depending on what your computer shows and select Properties.
Step 2: From the menu on the left hand, click on Advanced system settings.
Step 3: Go to the Advanced tab and click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Step 4: Uncheck “Automatically Restart” under System failure and click ok.
Step 5: Click Apply followed by Ok and restart your PC to save changes.
Method 3: Reinstall Your Graphics Card Drivers
Step 1: Press Windows Key and R simultaneously then type “devmgmt.msc” (without quotes) and hit enter to open Device Manager.
Step 2: Expand Display adapters and right-click on your graphics card (NVIDIA in my case) and then select Uninstall. If you are asked for confirmation, select Yes.
Step 3: Go to Control Panel.
Step 4: From Control Panel, click on Uninstall a program under Programs.
Step 5: Then uninstall everything related to your graphics card (NVIDIA in my case). After this, reboot your PC.
Step 6: Download the setup (graphics card drivers) from the manufacturer’s website.
Step 7: Try to install the drivers once again.
This also helps to fix Computer Randomly Restarting on Windows 10. But if the issue persists then follow the next method.
Method 4: Update Your Graphics Card Drivers
Step 1: Press Windows Key and R simultaneously then type “devmgmt.msc” (without quotes) and hit enter to open Device Manager
Step 2: Expand Display adapters and right-click on your graphics card (NVIDIA in my case) and then select Enable.
Step 3: After selecting Enable, right-click on the graphics card again and select “Update Driver Software“.
Step 4: Select “Search automatically for updated driver software” and let the process finish.
Step 5: If Step 4 doesn’t work, then “Browse my computer for driver software” then select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer“. Finally, select the compatible driver and click next and let the process finish. Restart your PC to save changes.
Updating your graphics card drivers may help you to fix Computer Randomly Restarting on Windows 10.
Method 5: Check For Memory Corruption
For this, you’ll need to run Memtest86+ software on your computer to test for memory corruption in your PC. If you’ve passed all the tests then it means your memory is working correctly. And if some are unsuccessful then it found memory corruption which means that your computer is restarting automatically because of a corrupt or bad memory. You will need to replace your RAM if bad memory sectors are found to fix Computer Randomly Restarting on Windows 10.
Method 6: Fix Overheating Issues
Go to https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor-pro.html and download HWMonitorPro. Once it has downloaded, run the setup file and install it on your PC. Run the program and leave it in the background still running. Now, run any program that makes the comparison to restart randomly preferably a resource-intensive one. Check the temperature values and voltages after some minutes.
If your computer temperature value is high and it overheats then overheating may be the cause of it randomly restarting. In this case, service your PC and try to clear the heat vents of dust or particles, also check if the fans are working properly. Try to take your PC to an authorized repair center for further inspection.
Method 7: Use Malwarebytes to Get Rid of Malware
Step 1: Go to https://www.malwarebytes.com/ and download the setup file for Malwarebytes and install it.
Step 2: Run Malwarebytes and let it scan for any malware or harmful file on your computer.
Step 3: If any malware is found, it will automatically get rid of them.
This helps to fix Computer Randomly Restarting on Windows 10 as malware can sometimes be the cause of it.
Method 8: Run CCleaner
Step 1: Go to https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner and download the setup file and install it.
Step 2: Run CCleaner and in the “Cleaner” section, check the following sections to be cleaned.
Step 3: Click Run Cleaner and let CCleaner run its course.
Step 4: Select the Registry tab and check the following to clean your system further.
Step 5: Select Scan for Issues and let CCleaner run it course then click Fix Selected Issues.
Step 6: Select Yes when CCleaner asks you “Do you want backup changes to the registry?”.
Step 7: Once the backup is complete, select Fix all issues.
Step 8: Reboot your computer to save changes.
I guess you have successfully fixed your Computer Randomly Restarting on Windows 10. However, if you have any questions, ask us in the comments section below.