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Why does Windows 10 randomly restart? How do you fix a computer that randomly restarts? What if files are missing after restart? Now, this post is written by MiniTool Solution to tell you answers to these questions. Just do by following methods below to recover lost files and get rid of PC random restart.

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Computer Randomly Restarts No Error Message Windows 10

As a regular Windows user, you may have an experience: your system restarts automatically. Normally, Windows is designed to restart to fix some Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) errors and this would be useful.

However, perhaps your computer randomly restarts without any error message. This is an annoying problem because it can happen at any time, for example, when playing games or watching videos.

computer randomly restarts in Windows 10

Then, you may ask: why does my computer randomly restart Windows 10 or why my PC restarts automatically again and again?

Generally, computer rebooting randomly can be caused by many reasons, for example, the misbehaving automatically restarting feature, overheating or a faulty power supply, a faulty RAM, a virus or malware issue, driver problems, Windows update, etc.

Actually, recently many users have complained about PC restarting randomly - some said computer randomly restarts no blue screen/no error message, Windows 10 randomly restarts for updates, etc. Even some had encountered such a case: the computer has wiped everything after a restart.

Tip: Sometimes the computer keeps restarting/rebooting on startup in Windows 10 with a loop. Just resort to this article - Detailed Steps to Fix Windows 10 Endless Reboot Loop.

So, we will show you how to recover deleted files as well as how to fix the issue of PC randomly restarts.

Recover Files Lost after Computer Restart

It is very common that everything is gone after a computer restart in Windows 10. If all your important downloads and numerous documents are gone, what should you do to get these files back?

When finding files are lost, you can go to File Explorer, type the name of the lost file in the search bar and hit Enter to check whether it is here. If not, you can use a piece of professional and free data recovery software to restore files lost after computer restart.

Warning: You should stop performing any operation on your PC when PC restarts automatically or randomly and deletes files. Or else, data overwriting is likely to occur. As a result, data will be unrecoverable.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery is specialized in recovering deleted or lost files from many situations in Windows 10/8/7, for example, formatting, deletion, virus infection, hard drive failure, power outage, system crash, etc.

And many storage devices are supported including internal hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, memory sticks and so on. What's more, it is a read-only tool and won't damage the original data during the recovery process.

Computer randomly restarts and everything is gone in Windows 10? Now download MiniTool Power Data Recovery and install it on your PC.

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NOW, follow the detailed guide below to recover files missing after reboot in Windows 10.

1. Open MiniTool Power Data Recovery on your computer.

2. Choose the partition that contains lost data and click Scan.

choose this PC feature to recover files lost after computer restart

Tip: Before clicking the Scan button, you are able to choose to only recover certain file types on some partitions with certain file systems. Just open Settings window and make some advanced settings for the scan.

using settings option to configure the scan

3. Now, this freeware is scanning the selected partition having data loss after a computer random restart.

Note:
• You may find it is allowed to stop the scan. But for the best recovery result, you had better wait until the scan completes.
• You are capable of choosing needed files to recover during the scan process. But we won't suggest this since these files may be incomplete.

the scan process is being done

4. After the scan, you can search for the files missing after the restart by unfolding each folder in the Path section or using the Type In addition, Find and Filter are also helpful for you to quickly find the files deleted after restart.

Tip: Now this software supports previewing 70 types of files. Just click Preview to check whether it is the file you need.

find needed files to recover

Note: If you are using the Trial Edition, you cannot perform the recovery operation since it doesn’t support this. You need to get a full edition, make a registration in the scan result interface and do the rest operations.

5. Later, choose all your needed items and click the Save button to the next step.

6. Choose a storage path to save recovered files in the pop-out window. Here we recommend not saving files to its original location to avoid overwriting deleted data.

save recovered files to a safe path

If the files lost after PC restarting randomly are originally saved on more than one partition or you don't know the original storage path of lost data, you can scan the entire disk to get best recovery result. Just choose the hard drive having deleted files to scan, check all needed items and recover them to a safe place.

choose an entire disk to scan

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Tip: Sometimes an unexpected shutdown may happen and also cause data loss. Here Unexpected Shutdown – Missing Data? Get It Fixed Here may be the post that you are searching for.

Fixed - Computer Randomly Restarts No Error Message/No Blue Screen

After getting files missing after restart back, now it is your turn to fix the issue of the computer keeps restarting randomly. Here are some possible solutions to the Windows 10 random restart no warning problem. Just try them one by one.

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Solution 1: Disable Automatic Restart Feature

If you find Windows 10 restarts automatically or randomly without warning, the first thing should be done is to turn off the automatic restart feature. In most cases, this feature will let your PC restart without even showing the error message.

Thus, you can choose to disable this feature and check whether the random restart is caused by an error or not.

Here is how to do it:

1. Right-click on This PC on your computer and click Properties.

2. Click on Advanced System settings in the pop-up window.

3. In the Advanced tab, click Settingsunder the Startup and Recoverysection.

4. Uncheck Automatically restart under System failureand click OK.

disable automatic restart feature in Windows 10

After that, if your computer randomly restarts, try the next method.

Solution 2: Change Advanced Power Settings

If you are encountering a random or automatic restart in Windows 10, changing the power settings will be a solution.

1. To do this, type power options in the Search box and choose Power Options from the list of results.

2. Go to Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings.

3. Scroll down and go to Processor Power Management.

4. Click Minimum processor state, and specify the value of On battery and Plugged in as 5%.

5. Click OK to save changes.

Solution 3: Reinstall/Update Graphics Driver

If there is an incompatible graphics driver, perhaps your PC restarts automatically or randomly, which can cause some certain conflicts. Hence, it is time for you to reinstall or update your graphics driver.

1. Right-click on the Start button to choose Device Manager.

2. Navigate to Display adapters and choose Uninstall from the right-click menu.

3. In the Confirm Device Uninstall window, check Delete the driver software for this device and click OK.

4. Restart your PC and Windows will install a correct driver automatically. Or you can download one from the manufacturer’s website and install it.

In addition, you can choose to update the graphics driver. Just choose Update Drive Software after right-clicking the driver in Display adapters. Then, choose one way to search for driver software and finish the update according to the instructions.

update driver software in device manager

After finishing the reinstallation or update of the graphics driver, "computer randomly restarts" issue may be solved.

Solution 4: Check RAM Errors

If there are some RAM errors, it is likely that your computer reboots randomly. Thus, the thing you should do is to test your RAM for errors. And the System Memory Diagnostics tool will be useful for you to fix the issue of Windows 10 randomly restarts.

Here is how to get started:

1. Type mdsched.exe in the Search box in Windows 10 and hit Enter.

2. Then a small window will appear, asking you to choose one option to check your computer for memory problems. Usually, the first option is recommended.

check your computer for memory problems

3. Then Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool screen will appear, showing you the progress of the check and the status.

Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool screen

4. After the test is done, Windows will restart automatically. Then, the test results will be displayed after you log on.

Tip: If the results don't appear, please go to Event Viewer > Windows Logs > System > Find. Type MemoryDiagnostic in the find box and click Find Next to view the result.

If there are errors, you should change the faulty RAM. If no errors are found, perhaps your PC randomly restarts due to other hardware or software issues, just go to the next solution.

Solution 5: Check If Your Computer Is Overheating

If your PC is overheating, perhaps your computer randomly restarts when playing games or running a certain program. Thus, it is good to check the temperature. And you can do this by using third-party software or accessing BIOS.

If the computer has an overheating issue, the heat vents may be blocked due to excessive dust or your PC fan not working correctly. In this case, please take the PC to service repair center for further inspection.

Solution 6: Check the Power Supply

If none of the above ways work for you to fix the issue of the computer keeps restarting randomly, you can check whether the power issue causes the random restart in Windows 10. If so, replace the old power cables or Power Supply unit (PSU), and see if your system is restarting or not. And this post - How to Diagnose and Replace a Failed PC Power Supply shows you more details.

Solution 7: Update BIOS

When the computer reboots randomly or automatically, you can choose to update BIOS since the problem may be caused by an outdated BIOS. Our previous post - How to Update BIOS Windows 10 | How to Check BIOS Version gives you detailed operations on BIOS update.

Warning: It is a highly advanced procedure to do BIOS updates which can bring irreversible effects. Just make a backup for your important files with MiniTool ShadowMaker before starting. If you aren’t sure to do it on your own, please ask a specialist for help.

In addition to the above methods, you can try to scan your Windows for malware, run a startup repair, and use the Group Policy or Registry Editor.

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Bottom Line

Computer randomly restarts in Windows 10? Are files missing after restart? Now it's your time to use MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover files lost after computer restart automatically. And then try the methods above to fix the Windows random restart problem.

If you have some questions during the file recovery or any suggestions of the issue, please leave a comment below or send an email to [email protected].

Computer Randomly Restarts No Error Message FAQ

How do I stop my computer from randomly restarting?
  1. Disable the Automatic Restart feature
  2. Change Advanced Power Settings
  3. Reinstall/update the graphics driver
  4. Check RAM errors
  5. Check if your computer is overheating
  6. Check the power supply
  7. Update BIOS
Why does my computer restart automatically Windows 7?
If Windows 7 restarts without warning, the issue may be triggered due to many reasons, for example, Windows may be set to restart automatically, PC is overheating, the power supply is faulty, RAM is damaged, the graphic driver is incompatible, etc.
Why does my computer keep crashing?
The most common cause of random PC crashes is the overheating issue of the PC itself. If the PC doesn’t have sufficient airflow, the hardware will be too hot and not work properly, resulting in a system crash.
How do I stop Windows from automatically restarting for updates?
  1. Use Group Policy
  2. Use Registry Editor
  3. Use Task Scheduler
  4. To get more details, refer to the post - Prevent Windows Update from Automatically Restarting Your PC.
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