Let me just start off saying that I know jack squat about the way the computer works. I have the internet down pat, but I'm not a learned computer person. Occassionally, and I'm not saying it's a common thing. But occassionally, my comp will abruptly shut off and restart. It doesn't go through it's paces where you have the blue "windows is shutting off" screen, it just goes off and restarts. And sometimes, but not always, it will say "System has recovered from a serious error" when it's back on. I run Windows XP if thats any help, (which I'll bet it is). Is it because it needs to update? Because I know when things are updating or installing, it sometimes needs to reboot to complete the process. But it wll usually give a notice beforehand. Anyway, it doesn't seem to effect my comps functionality in any way, and it doesn't happen often, but still. Would at least like to know what it is. Any help or advice you have to give is really appreciated.