Windows 10 Keeps Restarting? Try These Steps!

By Enya Zhang  Common Errors  Windows 10   0 Comment

Has your Windows 10 been caught in a loop where it restarts itself for no apparent reason recently? You’re not alone.

But the good news is, it’s not hard to fix at all…

Try these steps

Just work you way down the list until your computer-keeps-restarting issue goes away:

  1. Enter Safe Mode with Networking  
  2. Disable auto-restart
  3. Update ALL drivers available
  4. Change the power option
  5. Check for hardware issues

Step 1: Enter Safe Mode with Networking  

1) Make sure your computer is off.

2) Press the power button to turn on your PC and immediately when Windows is loading, long press the power button to turn it off.

3) Repeat 1) and 2) until the screen says Preparing Automatic Repair.

4) Wait for Windows to finish diagnosing your PC, and click Advanced options.

 

5) Click Troubleshoot.

6) Click Advanced options.

7) Click Startup settings.

8) Click Restart.

9) On your keyboard, press to enable Safe Mode with Networking.

10) Now you’ve successfully booted up in Safe Mode with Networking, continue with Step 2 to troubleshoot the Windows 10-stuck-in-endless-restart-loop problem.


Step 2: Disable auto-restart

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste sysdm.cpl into the box and press Enter.

2) Click Settings… under the Startup and Recovery section.

3) Check the box before Write an event to the system log and uncheck the box before Automatically restart. Then click OK.


Step 3: Update ALL drivers available

Your outdated/mismatched/corrupted drivers are most likely at fault for this Windows 10-keeps-restarting issue. It can be difficult to put finger on which one is offending our system so we need to update ALL the drivers available to help resolve the situation.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — manually or automatically:

Update your drivers manually – To troubleshoot the issue, you can update all available drivers manually ONE BY ONE until you pin down the exact driver at fault. Firstly you’ll have to go to the manufacturer’s website, search for the most recent correct driver for the devices. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions. Then download & update them all by yourself.

OR

Update your drivers automatically  –  Updating all the drivers manually is no picnic. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  

3) You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.

You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

4) Restart your computer and hopefully the annoying auto-restart problem has gone by now.


Step 4: Change the power option

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and R at the same time, then copy & paste powercfg.cpl into the box and press Enter.

2) Click the High performance option > Change plan settings.

3) Click Change advanced power settings.

4) Double-click on Processor power management Minimum processor state. Type 5 in Setting (%). Then click Apply > OK.

Depending on the build of your Windows 10, you might also see On battery and Plugged in in Setting (%). Change both values to 5 and click OK.

5) Restart your computer and check if your Windows 10-stuck-in-restarting-loop problem has been solved.


Step 5: Check for hardware issues

Overheating and faulty hardwares can also be responsible for our computer-keeps-restarting problem. So we can check the following hardware to troubleshoot the issue:

1) CPU

To avoid overheating, you might want to get a cooling fan or move your computer to a well-ventilated place.

2) RAM

Remove your Random Access Memory (RAM) if you have it installed on your computer. Then carefully clean the RAM and the slot before putting the RAM back. Check if it fixes the issue.

3) External devices

Remove ALL of the external devices from your computer to see if it fixes the computer-keeps-restarting problem. If yes, then insert them back one by one until you pinpoint the exact one.

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