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New Dell Computer Restarting by Itself

Q: New Dell Computer Restarting by Itself

Hello,
I just purchased a new XPS 8900 desktop delivered on 5/25/2016 and is restarting itself. No new hardware installed or program except World of Warcraft and Ventrilo. Just really started using this machine late last week since I was really busy after it arrived.
I research the web and it said it maybe PSU related issue. It is under warranty but any idea why a new computer is restarting it self?
Thank you.
Susan

A: New Dell Computer Restarting by Itself

Windows 10?
There are many possible reasons, both hardware and software: PSU, RAM or hard drive problem, overheating, corrupted OS or other software...
Does it just restart? Any errors on the screen? You can look in Windows Event Viewer for errors around the time of a crash that might point you in the right direction.
If you bought it directly from Dell, I believe you have 21 days from invoice date (not delivery date) to return it so contact Dell Tech Support ASAP.
If you got it from a big box store, you can probably return/exchange it under whatever policy they have. So get going.
Either way, be sure to reset Windows to the factory image before you return it.

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How do I restart windows XP without restarting my computer?

The reason I ask is I suspect that auto shut off monitor gets tired of going on then off then on again.
 

A:Restarting Windows XP without restarting computer

You can't actuall restart XP without restarting the computer. You can logoff, but that will still wake up the monitor.

If you want to turn off the monitor auto-shutoff, go to your control panel and open up power options.

You can get use the presentation mode to not turn off the monitor.
 

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Hey guys, I reloaded win7 on this unit, it started restarting on it's own after I choose the shut down option in windows and it shuts down but now "sometimes" when i go to the net it will shut down too and restart, any ideas please?

A:Dell optiplex 390 restarting on it's own?

Tap F8 at boot and select Disable Autorestart on System Failure. Hopefully the next time it will throw a BSOD you can diagnose. Also check your Event Viewer for any problems.

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Once i turn it on it goes to the loading screen with the dell logo and then restarts to a screen with options such as last known good configuration and safe mode etc...but i tried them all and it still restarts...i even tried the options under F8 such as defragment mode and the other ones PLEASE HELP!!!!
 

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Ok so my computer was working fine the day before. then the next day it went to boot to windows 7 it showed the logo then just restarted and it would just do it over again. tried all the repair restore points, and even factory reset! still nothing! im thinking it might be my hard drive? can anyone help???

dell studio intel i3 500gigs SATA 4gigs ram windows 7
 

A:Windows 7 keeps restarting!!! dell studio!! help please!!!

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I have a Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 and it no longer boots fully into windows. It goes throught the prompt screen at start-up normally and goes to the next screen, which is a black screen with a green loading bar and has the microsft corporation coyright below it. Normally it will boot into the normal windows operating system after this screen, however it just keeps restarting and cyclying through these two screens indefinitely.

I have already disassembled the computer and cleaned it out and looked for any loose and/broken components but saw neither. Also, I have already re-imaged the computer, setting it back to the original factory state. Neither of these has seemed to help the problem at all and it continues.

Any idea what may be causing this issue?
 

A:Dell mini continuously restarting

Since you completely re-imaged the system, I would suspect it is a hardware issue of some sort, Dell usually has hardware diagnostics that can be run

http://support.dell.com/support/top...s/document?c=us&cs=19&docid=266616&l=en&s=dhs
 

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Hi Guys,
I have now few years old Dell inspirion 5150 laptop pc whic is in my son's possesion. It has winXP installed and works perefectly well until you touch dvd rom area on the left or apply ome pessure on the left area again here Dvd rom is. when you do one or the other way it just clicks and hard drive just stops (like if as you get power off) screen is blank but CPU fan still is on.
I took it to peaces ad coul not see any visible crack on the motherboad oranywhere else.

Anyone with same problem? please guys help will be very much appresiated.

Kind regards,

Focus_uk
 

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I cannot get my dell laptop-inspiron 1526 to restart, and anyone that has a dell know that there support isn't worth shucks, any responses on how to restart? It comes on, but nothing at all happens, no screen whatsoever.
 

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I have a Dell Optiplex 740 Desktop. You can run and install either Windows XP Professional or Ubuntu and it works fine. It will even boot from the Dell DVD for Windows XP Pro just fine.

When You try and boot up from the Vista Business DVD, it will not even load after you "press any key to boot from cd" I have tried this with 6 different Dell Vista versions I have and just a plain old Vista Installation DVD as well.

I have loaded up Windows XP and put the Vista DVD into the drive and it started Installation there just fine. The only thing is once it restarts, the computer goes past the BIOS screen and then cannot load Vista it just restarts. So the computer just constantly restarts and restarts, etc. Will not boot anything.

If you put the Windows XP Pro disc back in and reinstall Windows XP Pro it works like a Charm.

Dell even sent me a brand new hard drive with Windows Vista already installed on it and still my computer would not even boot up but just constantly restart after the bios loaded.

So if anyone has any ideas please let me know.
 

A:My Dell Optiplex 740 will not load Vista and Keeps Restarting

This also happens with Windows 7 as well.
 

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Hy, i have a problem with windows 8.1 restarting. After Dell logo the laptop show this message :"Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart.We're just collecting some error info,and then we'll restart for you." ....and is just keep restarting.This probelm come after i made new partition.Sorry if I repost

A:Windows 8.1 on a Dell 15 5545 restarting problem

What "new partition"? What exactly did you do, how, and why? What is the FULL message on the error screen? What model PC?

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Hello Members,
I am using dell inspiron 5558 laptop and from last month I am facing a problem that when in morning I start my laptop it automatically switched off and restart again with coloured lines on screen and after that when I try to start it it just start restarting process again its power light starts blinking and screen is turning dark black and light black with power light. Between this process sometime it shows coloured lines on screen and reboot after 1 to 2 minutes.
The problem not ends here when I try to start it after 3 to 4 hours it starts perfectly and work perfectly. But this same problem occurs after sometime. Dell team is also replaced its motherboard to solve this issue but till now it exists. Now I don't know how to solve this issue.
They told me to install windows again and I have tried all the original windows in this laptop windows 7 in dec 2015 after that as they told I have purchased windows 8.1 and now it is upgraded to windows 10 64 bit. If there is anyone who knows why is issue is happening please help me.

A:Dell is restarting again and again with coloured lines screen.

I am sorry that you are having this problem, I may be able to help but I have some questions on how the system is behaving that might give us a clue as to what is wrong. 
From your post I understand it that you installed Windows 10, is this correct?  When installing Windows 10- did you have any problems, did the screen go off in the middle of the install at all? When installing did Windows give you any errors?  If the install went without any problems at all, when did the problem start happening again?  Did you manage to get all the drivers installed before the problem returned and if not, what was the last driver that you installed?
Press the Windows key together and the X key and click on system / advanced system settings / and click the settings button under Startup and Recovery and uncheck ""Automatically Restart""  under system failure.   Check and see if the notebook gives any error messages after this. 
I suggest installing the following drivers if you haven't already for Windows 10
Chipset
Intel HD
Geforce 920m
Please let me know if the problem continues and if you were able to get these drivers installed. 

TB

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Hello,

This is my first post here, and I am really at a loss with my laptop problem. I have searched far and wide for the solution but have so far come up empty. I have a Dell Inspiron E1405, and am running Windows XP SP2. My problem is the system continually restarts without warning, even after disabling automatic restarts in XP. The computer works completely fine in safe mode however. While in safe mode no virus/spyware checks turn up anything.

I tried System Restore with no luck, and even completely reinstalling Windows did not solve the problem (seems to have actually made it restart more frequently after the reinstall). Dell's diagnostic checks also do not turn up any problems. Yet again, safe mode still works perfectly fine.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

Thank you,
 

A:Dell Inspiron E1405 Restarting Problem

Yeah no blue screens are showing, just a complete restart and Windows boots itself back up again.

To my knowledge the system is not within its warranty, but I am not the original owner of the laptop, so I really can't say for sure. I received the laptop over a year and a half ago.
 

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My dell inspiron 1510 with windows 10 is constantly restarting and asking for pressing f1 j2 keys and onpressing f1 key it keeps restarting and on dell logo press f2 and f12 options . Kindlyhelp . On running dell diagnostics at the end blue screen with message on the left bottom a message is there Running MATS Test and below that Pure Call is written . What to do?

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Hey there,

My Girl recently got a Dell Inspiron N5040, when we first turned it on, after a few mins it randomly restarted, i thought maybe its just an update (had to install loads of windows updates) however, over the past week, its being doing it every time its been turned off for a few hours... however once it restarts and comes back on, it usually is fine, It's only when leaving it a long while then turning it back on, it does the same again, and today for the first time we got a blue screen of death, which i believe may lead to some answers, here is the report:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 2057

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041287
BCP2: 00000000000004DA
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\102911-23400-01.dmp
C:\Users\Ledine\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-59873-0.sysdata.xml

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Hope someone can help,

Thanks

James
 

A:BlueScreen/Random Restarting Dell Inspiron N5040

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Hello,

I have a Dell Optiplex 755 which is only about 2 years old that has given me and my IT guys at work fits. I finally had to get a new work computer and ende up bringing the Optiplex home.

The Optiplex routinely shuts down and tries to restart right as Windows is loading. At work, it would occasionally load Windows and be fine for a few days to a few weeks, but would then shut down and start the endless cycle of failed restarts.

Dell sent me a new power source and new motherboard and I also installed a new hard drive as well. None of these things fixed the problem. My IT guys wiped it all clean and said to take it home and see if someone might be able to diagnose and repair it.

Since I've brought it home, I have been unable to get past the Windows loading screen before it shuts off and restarts. It has a new, clean version of Windows XP Professional.

Please let me know if you have any thoughts. Thanks!

Jake
Jake
 

A:Dell Optiplex keeps shutting down and restarting at Windows Startup

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I am working on a Dell Inspiron m5010. The problem is that it keeps restarting at the dell splash screen over and over again.
Here is what I have tried

running the dell diagnostic tool which comes back good

Trying to boot to the windows CD which it won't

I finally pulled out the hard drive because I thought maybe it had a bad sector but the extended test came back good. Oh and let me tell you for as many hard drive replacements I have done on laptops this one is just ridicules to get to.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank You

A:dell inspiron m5010 keeps restarting at the splash screen

The Dell forums probably would be the best place to try and get help. Those there more familiar with Dell products. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell forums but it was mostly desktops.
Laptop - Dell Community

I would suggest resetting the BIOS, but that is a bigger pain on the laptops than the hard drive replacement. Dell's do not have a BIOS recovery (if the BIOS were corrupted) like some motherboards do. If the BIOS is corrupted the ONLY option is to replace the motherboard.

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Hi dear,

I had Dell Core i7 Inspiron 15 7000 7537 for last 2 years and it was working perfectly fine. Recently about a month ago I upgraded my windows from 8.1 to 10 and it was working fine. Since yesterday it went into an error and got stuck on blue screen of death. When i restarted it started showing me blank blue screen so I have to restart multiple times and some times it was taking me to windows but most of the times was getting stuck on blue blank screen.
So I thought may be a restore will work but when i tried restoring to previous windows now when it starts it gets stuck on Dell bootup screen and keeps on saying Welcome and loading image and then restarts and keeps on getting restart for ever.
I have checked System Assessment and it shows no errors found. I tried to boot from USB but no luck and still stuck on restarting.
Now I believe my previous windows has been removed and i can't install other windows at all.
Please help me.

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hi, i have a Dell M1530 laptop with Vista Home Premium and i got it last summer. i never used it on the internet for the first bit, then my sister borrowed it to email some pictures (its first trip online) then i took it with me to a hotel with free internet (second online trip) and when i tried putting it on standby it kept turning back on, even when i shut it down. after about the 3rd or 4th time it finally stayed off. then we finally moved back home where we have highspeed, and its still doing it!!!

whenever it has new updates i let it install them when i shut it down and my brother (who is a computer technician) found a bogus virus software on my tray, so he removed it thinking that would fix the problem and he went back to the city, but it keeps turning back on still.

so ya, i dont know anything about computers, it doesnt run in the family haha just my one brother got it, so if anyones answers are too "techy" for me to understand, i'll just copy and paste it to wordpad and save it, put up with the problem til my brother gets back and show him.

thanks!

A:Dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premium keeps restarting on its own!

Please describe exactly how you shut it down. Do you use standby or hibernate? What are your Energysaver settings set to?

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When I turn the laptop on it gets to the Dell logo screen then screen goes black with  a cursor in top left corner but then it restarts again.
Regardless if the F2 or F12 keys are selected or not, the systems restarts again. This cycle continues indefinately until I turn it off.
I have replaced the memory stick (brand new), the hard drive (brand new), the motherboard (used from ebay), and the processor (used from ebay) and still the same thing. I have tried it without the cd drive installed and same thing. I have tried it without the battery installed but with the power supply and same thing. I have tried turning it on with the windows disk in the cd rom drive and same thing. I am very fustrated to say the least. ANy help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Inspiron N4110 keeps restarting continously at Dell logo screen

Hi onebadmust,
Request you to use the below link and run hardware diagnostics:
http://dell.to/YQ0c54
Make a note of the error code (if any).
Do reply with your answers.

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Hello everyone, i recently have had having some computer problems which i have no clue why it?s happening. I have looked at many other posts yet could still not fix my problem. I?m new to computer hardware related stuff and to posting. I was hoping someone could help me solve this or give a general idea of what?s causing this to happen

Computer Specs

Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
ATI RADEON HD 4670 (RV730 XT)(less than one month old)
2 Gigs of DDR2-SDRAM
DELL 0KP561 Motherboard

Problem

I recently started to game a lot more on my computer, and decided to get a new ATI Radeon HD 4670. My computer was working great for about two weeks and now whenever I go to load a game my computer restarts its self. It also restarts its self when I try to install any program. It stars up the game or program installer then it goes to a black screen leading to the restart. The games I play range from old games such as Diablo 2 to Bullet storm.I?m sure there is a chance that it?s a virus so I thought I should mention that I run BitDefender deep system scan, Spybot S&D, Avast, and Malewarebytes every day.

Temperatures

CPU is 48C idling (not sure of temp right before restart)
GPU is 42c idling (not sure of temp right before restart)

I have tried:
? Updating all drivers on my computer
? Ran prime 95 torture test for six hours with no errors
 

A:Computer will not run games or program installations due to computer restarting

Perhaps the power supply is not up to the task and is giving out.
 

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As the title states my computer froze. It has frozen two times within 3 or 4 hours now, and on the last restart i had a BSOD straight after entering my password and logging into windows(Did not get the desktop).
After another restart I've had no problems. Did a scan with Microsoft Security Essentials which was clean.

The freezes started randomly while watching youtube videos, I've had no problems with this in the past(Except for Flash player crashing a few times).

I've included a zip file from the SF Diagnostics Tool as instucted.

A:Computer suddenly froze, then a BSOD when restarting the computer.

Code:
BugCheck C5, {fffff810032696b0, 2, 0, fffff8000320ea4e}

Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+192 )

Code:
Usual causes: Device driver, Memory
This bugcheck indicates that a device driver has attempted to reference and read from a invalid memory address, my assumption is that the data which was required by the device driver wasn't available, therefore it had to be paged from the disk with a page fault, which is a illegal operation at IRQL Level 2, due to various reasons.


Code:
TRAP_FRAME: fffff880081f6710 -- (.trap 0xfffff880081f6710)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffff810032696b0
rdx=fffffa8009a086f0 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff8000320ea4e rsp=fffff880081f68a0 rbp=0000000000000000
r8=fffffa80099fa4c0 r9=fffffa8009a086e0 r10=0000000000000000
r11=0000000000000000 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na pe nc
nt!ExDeferredFreePool+0x192:
fffff800`0320ea4e 488b01 mov rax,qword ptr [rcx] ds:fffff810`032696b0=????????????????
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Run Driver Verifier to scan for any corrupted drivers which may be causing problems, this program works by running various stress tests on drivers, in order to produce a BSOD which will lo... Read more

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Lets say that i downloaded a pdf file. If i put that file on to the desktop it will be there. But when you restart your computer or shut down your computer, you log back on and its not there.If i download poweriso, i install it into c: drive and it will work. But when you turn the computer off or reboot it, you log back on and its not thereI know its not a virus. Its like a school computer you can only save it into your drive. If you save it into a desktop it wont be thereI think someone put a system restore or a default. so when you turn it off it will reset it to the what you had when you turned it onI have a dell computer running windows 10

A:Computer wont save anything after shutting down computer or restarting

Was this system ever joined to a corporate or a school network? It might be a group policy that is making your user profile act this way.

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

But, here's the wordier version giving context, if anyone's interested.

About 10 months ago, I guess, I got a Dell Vostro that came with Windows Vista Home Basic. However, I had no interest in Vista (because I already had a Windows machine) and the very first thing I did was install Ubuntu on it. I still have the Vista reinstall disk, though, which, to my memory, hasn't been used.

Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.
 

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop with Windows Vista OS. I have a Dell 926 printer interfaced to it via USB. Printer driver is installed and the printer does communicate at times with the computer and does a good job printing. However, intermittently when trying to print a document I'll get a message on the computer that says that communication has been lost and print job failed.

I've checked all connections to make sure they are solid and no debris that might cause this.
That has not corrected the problem.
The other thing that happens is that the document I want to print will stay in the print queue/spooler and if I shut the computer and printer down and restart both it will print the job. And it may continue to print jobs but it's just a matter of time.

Needless to say this is frustrating. I can print several jobs in a row with no problem and then I'll get this "communication has been lost between printer and computer". And I have to go thru the procedure above to get the last job printed.

My wife doesn't understand how this works and will try to print the same job several times with the commo problem and then complains when it won't print.....and then they all print when the above procedure is followed.

Any ideas what is going on??? Any fixes??
 

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So over the past 2-3 weeks I kept noticing that my battery kept dying even though I would shut it down (yes window > shutdown) the computer with a full battery. The next evening I would power up and see that the battery was at 20% from full charge. This is a BRAND NEW as in <2 months XPS 9550. I checked my event log and WHAT THE [email protected]#$??? It is absolutely filled with Dell Foundation Service and Dell Product Registration events all saying  " Power event Handled Successfully by the service." Clearly it is not.. The stupid things run every 10 seconds. So when I think I am powering down my computer, it is being blocked by these services and actually just going to sleep... but it actually isn't sleeping. Its waking up every 10 seconds. Can anyone PLEASE help me determine the issue. Apparently according to update service everything is up to date. 
Dell XPS 15 9550 Win 10 Dell Foundation Services vers 3.1.330 DFSSvc.exeDell Product Registration  vers 2.2.38 PrSvc.exeDell Update Service vers 1.8.114
Log sample: (note the time... yes i was asleep) 
Information 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformati... Read more

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Two months ago bought a Dell 8900 from Best Buy. After 20 days, it would not start, same with the next 8900 replacement... only fewer days. The first gameware as a replacement did not start at all. The Alienware Aurora worked beautifully for 3 days and then would not start. In the 8900's,,, got the blinking amber lights on the start button. Tech is coming to replace motherboard. What the heck is happening? Could it be the monitor... or the external hard drive or what? Come on Dell,,, what's up? I have a Dell XP Laptop as a back up using the same external hard ddrive.

A:Dell 8900, Gaming Computer, Dell Alienware Aurora

There is a power issue with the external hard drive.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530, XP PRO, SP3, about a year and a half old. Almost since I first got it, every few months or so, when I boot up it hangs on the Dell screen. When I turn it off and reboot, it is fine. I use Rebit to back up everything on an ongoing basis and have an extended warranty from Dell. Is there anything I can do about this, or should do? Thanks for your help.
 

A:Dell computer occasionally stuck on Dell screen

I would run a memory tester
http://www.memtest.org/

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.

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Dell Audio doesn't work on my Dell computers but Realtek does. Why is Dell Audio on my computer if I can't get it to work? It looks like a better program with far more features.

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Was given a Dell Optiplex 360 that I found out after getting a nasty virus had a bootleg XP OS
I also did not have any disks with it. I had older disks for a Dell 4600 that I used to wipeout the hard drive and install the new OS. Everything works fine except that I can not load any of the drivers from the second disk, (it was a 3 disk series)
thus at least at this point not able to connect with my cable internet. Cable people told me I needed the drivers.Any suggestions or can it just not be done.
Thanks, Al
 

A:Loading Older Dell OS To Newer Dell Computer

You will have to go to the dell website look under support and then drivers and downloads for your model of computer.If you use the service tag number on the computer it will make sure you get the correct ones you need. For future reference so you wont have this hassle again burn all of the drivers to a cd so you will be all set the next time.
 

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I saw the Topic on this forum where this problem was discussed. but it is closed now.. I found something in Google and can you tell me if it can solve this problem?

There's written that malwares, registry errors can cause this problem. what can you advise me?

This is the website about computer random rebooting...

Waiting for your replies...
 

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Ok I am hoping someone out there might have a fix to my problem. My computers onboard video wasn't working so when I took it apart I found that my mobo cpu plug on the board was burned and so was the end to the PSU. I ended up replacing the mobo , CPU, PSU, and RAM. The computers hard drive is connected to SATA 1 and the optical drives on Primary IDE controller on the mobo. The problem is when I start it , it keeps looping itself. It would go to the screen for Last Configuration, Start Windows normally blah blah blah screen. But then it would go to the Windows Xp splash screen and then I would see a little bit like a split second of the blue screen and then it would restart itself and keep doing this over and over again. I ended up putting a jumper on the ATA hard drive now it stopped looping itself but says that there is a hard drive failure. The hard drive is a Western Digital, the mobo a MSI, processor is a Celeron D just use it to cruise the net as all nothing fancy. The drive already has Windows XP Home Media Edition 2005. I still haven't been able to load the new drivers for the mobo becoz it refuses to boot from the dvd drive. Please any help! Thanks in advance
 

A:Help! My computer keeps restarting

It sounds like your PC is set to automatically restart if an error is found. When it starts (before the most recent configuration part) press F8 and you will have the option to turn off the auto restart. Now when it boot you will see the blue screen error.
 

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I need help with my computer, it keeps restarting every and i dont know whats causing it. I already ruled out spyware and viruses. I think its hardware but i dont know which one. Can anyone help me? - Peter

A:Restarting Computer

Hello,

Can you describe at what point the system shuts down?

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I recently had some infections that were taken care of, however I now notice that my computer has begun restarting randomly. The only other thing I've been doing on my computer is trying to fix the windows update so that I can get service pack 3, tried using microsofts removal tool and reinstalling all the .net framework files, but have had no luck. Not sure which one it would be more related to. Anyways after it reboots it tells me it has recovered from a serious error and whatever. I'm not sure where the actual error report is, but here is a screenshot I took that tells what it has to do with.Hopefully this is the right area to post this, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer restarting on its own?

The issues you describe could be symptomatic of a variety of things to include hardware/software issues, overheating caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty or unsigned device drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, programs hanging or unresponsive in the background, and even malware. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to shutdown/restart on a more regular basis. If you're not finding any malware then its sounds like one of the latter problems.Note: Some video cards can generate such intense heat while playing games with high quality graphics that they require a separate cooling system. If the fan fails after wear and tear with age, the video processor will not be far behind and your system may start crashing.. When Windows XP detects a problem from which it cannot recover, it displays Stop Error Messages which contain specific information that can help diagnose and resolve the problem detected by the Windows kernel. An error message can be related to a broad number of problems such as driver conflicts, hardware issues, read/write errors, and software malfunctions and malware. In Windows XP, the default setting is for the computer to reboot automatically when a fatal error or crash occurs. You may not see the error code because the computer reboots too fast. An easier alternative is to turn off the automatic re... Read more

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I've had this problem before, not sure how i got it working. But whenever my computer starts up, right after the Windows XP Loading logo it shuts down. I can't even log in to my XP Account. However, i can run in Safe Mode. I don't get any errors of any sort when it restarts it just keeps doing it. I've tried System Restore and Anti-Virus scan. Nothing seems to help. Any ideas what's wrong?

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My computer started being pretty annoying. After having it on for about 5-8 hours, it restarts itself. Now I am not sure if it's a program I am running... I checked my DVD ripping program and it isn't that... and that was the only program I was running. Now this is a family computer, therefore anyone in my house could of screwed with some computer settings...

Anyways, please help!
 

A:Computer restarting itself

There are many reasons a system will restart. First of all tell it not to restart on errors. This will give you a bsod [blue screen of death] with error info on the screen. This can help with finding the problem. This setting is in control panel>system>advanced>startup and recovery. Note I assume you are using xp so that is from memory. It might be in a slightly different spot; look around and you will find it.

Next check your temps in the bios and post those here along with the type of cpu. If a system is overheating, it will restart.

There are many more things to check however that should keep you busy for a while. Post back with results.
 

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Hi,

My first post on here so if anything is wrong I appologise.

first of all my computer specs are:

Intel C2D E6750
2GB RAM
8500GT graphics card
450W PSU
ASROCK 1333-D667 mobo

It has 6 USB ports and i use

1.Netgear USB Wireless
2.Mouse
3.Saitek Rudder Pedals
4.USB Headset/Mic

I have also got the Saitek Yoke and Throttles.

Whenever i go to plug in the yoke my computer will automatically restart with no warning or nothing and will not reboot fully unless i remove the USB,

I dont think the item is faulty or anyhting as ive tried it in another computer. But what i have noticed is that when I only plug that in and say my mouse and headset it will work fine. but when i add another USB it will restart again. I dont know a lot about computers but is it something to do with the Power supply?? Maybe its not enough power to power it all???

Thanks guys
 

A:USB's Restarting Computer

First thing to check, go to control panel, administrative tools, Event viewer

Look for Errors, if there get there ID and Source

secondly, you can clip the paperclip icon above your reply here, and navigate to C:\windows\Minidump\minidump.dmp files and attach the last few if there
 

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I have windows xp pro sp2. My computer has just recently started acting wierd. Programs will stop responding then the mouse will freeze up followed by a short/loud beep comming from the computer and then it will stay frooze or it will actually restart itself on its on. Any ideas? Thanks
 

A:Computer restarting on it own.

New problem to go along with it. It just frooze up but my computer screen went black and I could then see my curser and move it around. When I restarted it back up it shrunk my computer screem image on the side.
 

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I'm running windows XP on a new computer, and for some reason, well.. it keeps restarting itself. It'll run for maybe ten minutes, then reboot for no reason. I have no clue what's going on with it. Any help?
 

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I just bought a new computer and it keeps randomly restarting itself. I first noticed it while installing a sound card CD and continued to do so any other time i attempted to do it. But it also has done it while I have had nothing installing.

Here is some details of what is in my computer in case it will help.

Power supply: 850 watt

Processor: Intel quad core 2.4GHz/8MB L2 Cache

Motherboard: ( [SLI] MSI P7N Diamond Nvidia nForce 780i SLI Chipset w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, IEEE-1394, Three PCI-E MB )

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 512MB

Hard Drive: 500 GB HARD DRIVE

Sound Card: Creative Lab Sound Blaster X-Fi ExtremeGamer

Operation System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic

It also says i have no audio devices installed but the place i ordered it from is suppost to put everything in. I'm wondering if there could be a problem with it which makes the computer restart but I don't know enough about computers to know if that's possible or not.

I've checked for errors under computer management and it says there has been 129 errors in the last 5 days starting from when they were making the computer all the way till today which is when we got it and when the most errors occured.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hello, hope you can help me I am not to good at figuring out why computers do somethings such as what quesitons to answer and what some of these things mean.
I unplugged my desk top computer and it has been off a day and when I went to restart it and plug everything back in it tells me to hit F8 and for advancen set up and select safe mode when i do that it still won't let medo it. It says to disconnect any new hardware but I did not add any new hardware. At the top on a blue screen it says(A problem nhas been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. What do I do can you please help me.
Thanks
 

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I have to type fast because it's going to happen again. I don't have time to search the forum because it restarts every couple of minutes.  Here's a copy of recent event log.  Please help!!
 
 
 
Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-SpoolerWin32SPL
Date:          5/14/2013 8:29:41 PM
Event ID:      4
Task Category: None
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Homecomputer
Description:
The print spooler failed to reopen an existing printer connection because it could not read the configuration information from the registry key S-1-5-18\Printers\Connections. The print spooler could not open the registry key. This can occur if the registry key is corrupt or missing, or if the registry recently became unavailable.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-SpoolerWin32SPL" Guid="{13E8B4F7-4D1C-4F65-95A2-39C6B26A3012}" EventSourceName="Client Side Rendering Spooler" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">4</EventID>
    <Version>0</Version>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Opcode>0</Opcode>
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I had more time than I thought.  Using Windows Vista and it's been doing this for the past 3 days.  Sometimes it stays on for a minute or two, sometimes 20 minutes.  Tried to untick box that tells it to not restart when there's an error, and it still restarts without ever giving me an error message.  Would so much appreciate some help.  Thanks!

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This is obviously a hardware problem but I haven't figured out what yet. I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows. It took four times to install windows because I was getting a page_fault_in_non_paged_area BSOD each time. I swapped out the ram but same problem. I ran a chkdsk and came back and reinstalled windows and it worked this time. I wasn't there to see if chkdsk found anything. So I begin updating Windows and bam, restarts itself. Loads back up, see welcome screen and restarts. So I get back in for a bit and download memtest and boot off a floppy. So far, no errors with the ram. Ran chkdsk again no errors. Video ram is shared with onboard. This comes down to the motherboard or processor right? Maybe its bad cache in the processor? Is this possible? Any quick responses would be greatly appreciated! I need to get this computer back to the owner ASAP! Thanks!

System:

Athlon XP 1.8ghz
Foxconn MB
256mb of ram
 

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I have been recently encountering a problem with my computer. After logging on and while the computer is still starting up it will just restart. This happens everytime I log on and start up and I will just have about enough time to write this message before it restarts again.
I have also noticed a lot more background work during start up, if that has anything ot do with it.
Any sort of info or help would be extremely helpful.

Kind Regards.
lll

A:Computer Restarting After Log On

Try start-up in safe mode and do a virus scan.

Also that sounds like a driver issue or a program issue, what have you installed lately? Because that program or driver maybe crashing your PC.

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I am Helping my friend fix her desktop and i have ran into a problem right off the bat. By fix it, i mean check for malware and attempt to speed it up a little. As soon as the computer logs in, it shuts down. The exact time could not be specified, but it is as the processes start loading. By closing some processes that look rogue, i was able to get the computer up and running for a bit while i downloaded DDS and GMER. I was able to run DDS with no problem and make the logs, but then near the end of GMER, it shut down. Since the computer was sped up a bit from both, i could not get rid of the processes fast enough. I booted in safe mode and ran the GMER application again, and i have finished the scan and that will be uploaded with this post. I believe that the problem is a virus rather then a rootkit, mainly because it seems to need to boot the OS before it can do anything, but i could be wrong. The only process i remember seeing is 'cloker.exe'

System Information:

Windows XP service pack 2
AMD athlon 64 CPU 3800+ 2.41GHz
960MB of RAM (i assume 1GB with some for GPU)

If you need any other information, feel free to ask.

Thanks.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Kelly at 18:18:05.85 on 23/09/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.958.97 [GMT -4:00]

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Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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My W7 laptop (Dell) keeps restarting by itself!
A couple seconds after I usually log in, my computer goes to a blue screen which tells me it did that because it needs to take caution and stop because there was a problem. After it does that, it restarts again and does the same thing over and over. I've had this problem for about two months now, and it just got worse today. If I'm ever lucky, I can browse for 20 minutes - 4 hours, but now it just takes 2 minutes to go to that horrible blue screen. I'm currently writing and essay on it and I've lost my work multiple times! The essay's due this Monday and all of my work is on there, and I really can't start over since it's 5 pages worth with 19 to go. I don't have heating problems and I've uninstalled any useless downloads. Apparently I have a BSOD and I don't know how to fix it if I can't even stay on the computer for 4 minutes! I cannot go anywhere to get it fixed at this point either because it is my Mom's computer which I am borrowing for this essay and I need it back to her Monday working good as new. I'd like to get the problem solved by tomorrow since I still have a ton to write. Please help!

A:My W7 computer keeps restarting over and over again.

Hello and welcome socool Mate can you boot into safe mode? if so run this SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If you don't know to get to safe mode power on and tap the F8 key as it starts up > select safe mode and > Enter

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my computer is restarting by itself even when im onot doing anything on it, how do i stoip this?
 

A:computer restarting by itself

if its xp
however caution if this is continous

is the PC / CPU hot - sometimes you have software to monitor temp - or you can read in bios

you may also find some info in the event viewer
control panel>
admin tools>
event viewer>
goto
control panel>
system>
advanced tab>
startup and recovery - settings>
under the title - system failure
untick - automatically restart

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320299

now when it crashes - it willnot restart and the blue screen should stay on the screen
post the info on the screen
it will give the errorcodes and a filename, if caused by a driver.

in the meantime
you may want to try running a memeory test
http://www.memtest86.com/
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp
 

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My son has an HP Notebook. He told me it keeps restarting so I tried to use the same options I use on my PC, pressing F7 to get to the Safe Mode option. That doesn't work, it keeps restarting.
I think he may have a virus and I need to get to safe mode to run a virus program.
HELP!!!
 

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Hello..I have been having a proble with my computer restarting all of the time lately..Seems when i put on tiger woods golf it will shut off just the golf game, or it will restart the computer, 1 of the 2 everytime within about 10 min of using(playing).
Sometimes comes up as a seious error with the machine and somethimes it does not..Would love to attempt to fix this on my own if possible, and the sooner the better...This is driving me nuts...lol...Thank everyone so much for any help you can provide for me.... Jason

A:Computer(xp Pro) Keeps Restarting....

The symptoms you describe could be malware related or they could be due to hardware or overheating problems caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing power supply, underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, drivers, dirty hardware, etc. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to restart on a more regular basis. Check for malware by performing a full system scan with your anti-virus in "SAFE MODE". Also download and scan with MS Malicious Software Removal Tool and AVG vcleaner. Some rootkits can also trigger BSODs, shutdowns and error messages so download and scan with AVG Anti-Rootkit.If your not finding any malware then its sounds like the latter problem. When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your computer? Dust restricts the airflow and prevents proper cooling. This in turn can cause overheating and faulty processor fans which can result in unexpected shutdowns, random restarts, booting problems, etc. Open your machine and make sure the fans are working and the heat sink on the processor is not blocked with dust or debris. Remove the CPU's cooling unit and clean the fins on the heat sink that sits under the CPU with a can of compressed air. You can also remove the cards, RAM modules, clean the contacts and reseat them. Check your connections and fans to make sure they are working properly and monitor the temperature. See "Cleaning the Interior of your PC" and the "Illustrated How to Replace an AGP Video Card" ... Read more

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Hi everyone, glad to be here I hope someone can help. I am currently recieving error messages from my computer after it has been hard restarting lately. Everytime I want to play my game, WoW, it seems like I get a restart. This is the first computer I have built and I wasnt having too many problems until I had a hard drive crash and I installed a brand new one. I have experimented with a friends game some new WWII game and I have the same problems, Everything on the computer is relatively new and I have downloaded the most current driver for my NVIDIA 7800 and I have an ASUS A8V motherboard. I think I have an AMD 64 processor, i want to say 3200 but Im not sure. The error message i most commonly recieve is error caused by a device driver, but a couple of time I have recieved a error message that says my power suppy mother board processor failed,something to that effect IO havent seen it for awhile. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
Thanks so much look forward to talking with you !!!
 

A:Computer keeps restarting.

Navigate to C:/Windows/Minidump
post 5-6 of the most recent ones here, and someone will analyze it for you.

If its power, are you sure your PSU is meeting the requirements of the PC's total hardware? use this calculator to find out your minimum (add 50w for headroom)

Check the motherboard itself for any signs of damage/shorting like burn marks, stains, popped capacitors etc. If not already done so, update drivers for your motherboard..
 

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so im using a computer with a 2.8 ghz pentium 4. a 865pe neo 2 motherboard. and 1 gig of kingston hyper x and a 128 mb 9200 ati radeon. for some reason lately ill be doing anything on my computer and it will just restart. can anyone tell me what might be the problem? drivers? i play wow and counter strike source. could it be anything to do with that? motherboard bio's out of date?
 

A:computer restarting

Quite a few reasons why a computer might randomly restart.

1. Overheating - Check the inside of yer case and verify all cooling fans are operational and that the system is dust free. If you see a blanket in there thats probabaly yer issue.
2. Motherboard failing.....faulty capacitors. These are the little cylinders all over the motherboard. The most common sign of fault will be signs of leakage or the tops are split open. Check the video card for this condition as well.
3. Ram failing.... Download memtest86 http://www.memtest86.com/download.html and test it.
4. Power supply failing...... this one isn't real easy to check if yer not handy with a multimeter. Best thing in this case is to just try and swap it out.
 

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hi,

i hope this is the right forum to ask this but for some reason everytime i'm on msn live, it keeps restarting my computer. i do not have problems when i'm on skype or surfing the net but wheneven msn is on the problem occurs. i've tried 2 different versions of msn but the problem is still there. can anyone give me any advice please. thank you.

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my computer keep restarting because of some virus .it won't let me get into safe mode and it keeps turning of and on before windows start up .it keeps looping . what can i do ?

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How do you know this is a virus? I have seen problems with hardware cause this. For starters, please provide more information eg:

- what you were doing before it crashed,
- have you added any new hardware lately,
- is it showing a blue screen just before it restarts?

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I'm not really sure if this where to put this, I'm not even sure my computers infected. About three weeks ago my computer restarted itself (freaky possessed thing) while I was running World of Warcraft. I chalked it up as nothing (dumb, yes, I know) and went about my merry business until this last weekend it did it again, and then again last night and twice today within the span of about 45 minutes. Today it was while I was playing Warcraft. Last night, I think it may have been running but I was tabbed out and I'm unsure if I was playing when it restarted this past weekend. I recently moved about four weeks ago, I don't believe that had anything to do with it. I packed my computer in the original packaging it was shipped to me in so I don't believe anything was shaken loose (pretty sure it wouldn't work if it had, right?).

I'm not sure how much information I need to give you but I'm currently running Windows Ultimate 64-bit, Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q8200 2.33 GHz, 4.00 GB RAM. Protected by MSSE and also use MalwareBytes and spybot.

A:Computer Restarting

hmm.. I believe I had a similar problem happen to me once.. and hopefully it's the same case for you. It should be a physical problem, not a internal system problem..
I'm assuming it is a desktop you're using?.. because what was happening for me was the fan in my tower was all bogged up with dust and build-up, and every once in a while it would get jammed. I believe my computer recognized that the components weren't cooling anymore and thus restarts or shuts down. This still might be the case if it is a laptop as well.
Personally, even if this isn't the case, it's still a good idea to clean your computer fan out once a month anyhow. First make sure your computer is turned off, unplug everything from your tower. Cleaning it is easy to do by taking off the side panel of your tower (or however else you can expose the inside) and blowing all the dust out.. I'd recommend doing this outside. Be careful not to damage your inner parts as well! If you want to take this one step further, your local computer place should sell spraying product specifically for this task...

If it still is happening, its most likely a cooling issue where your computer recognizes it's overheating and its only defence mechanism is to shut down... Either the room your computer is in is too hot, or your computer isn't cooling properly!..
Hope this helps!!!

-THE LEGEND x7x

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Hi,

Following a couple of weeks of issues with some Adware (see 'Security' forum) and some previous history with random restarts, my computer is now not moving past the Start Up screen which offers the options of starting normally, in safe mode etc. Regardless of the choice made at this point, the computer restarts and returns to the same screen. There is no 'blue screen of death' or error message given. As the computer has been randomly restarting on odd occasions prior to the adware issue I don't believe the two to be linked (but you might draw a different conclusion here!).
I am running Windows XP and the computer is about 5 years old. I have had no previous issues with it other than the Adware problem. I have tried all options on the start up screen but none of these work. I have opened the case and cleaned out any dust and checked to see if any cables are loose or unplugged (as far as I can tell everything looks ok but I am no techie!!) I have also tried booting from the OS Installation CD that came with the computer. Once the initial files are installed I chose the option of 'Recovery' but the computer stalls at the C:\> prompt. I then tried the option of reinstalling Windows and arrived at the point where I need to chose a partition where Windows will be installed. I was not sure what to do at this point so I cancelled the setup.
Any ideas??

Thanks!

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If you want to reinstall XP see the following link for information.Clean Install Windows XP

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Hello,I need help. My computer keeps restarting on its own and saying that i have recovered from a serious error each time it starts back up. A few days ago i cleaned out a trojan that was located on my recovery system folder and it hasn't been the same since. Below is my hijack analysis. please help!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:02:01 PM, on 7/30/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcmnhdlr.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exec:\program files\mcafee.com\shared\mghtml.exeC:\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/.../search/ie.htmlR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/...//www.yahoo.comR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,St... Read more

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1. Please go HERE to run Panda's ActiveScanOnce you are on the Panda site click the Scan your PC buttonA new window will open...click the Check Now buttonEnter your CountryEnter your State/ProvinceEnter your e-mail address and click sendSelect either Home User or CompanyClick the big Scan Now buttonIf it wants to install an ActiveX component allow itIt will start downloading the files it requires for the scan (Note: It may take a couple of minutes)When download is complete, click on My Computer to start the scanWhen the scan completes, if anything malicious is detected, click the See Report button, then Save Report and save it to a convenient location. Post the contents of the ActiveScan report2. Please run a free online scan with Kaspersky AntiVirus (works only with MS Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher).Go to http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner and click the "Kaspersky Online Scanner" button (NOT "Kaspersky File Scanner").In the new window that opens, click the "Accept" button to accept the user agreement, install the ActiveX control, and download the program.When you get the Windows dialog asking if you want to install this software, click the "Install" button.When the "Update progress" line changes to "Ready" and the "NEXT ->" button lights up with a green arrow, click it.Click on the "Scan Settings" button, and in the next window select the "extended" database, and cli... Read more

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Every night my computer restarts itself without explanation in the middle of the night. It started this about 4 days ago. No new software or configuration changes have taken place.

Just yesterday, after I awoke to find it had restarted itself, all the icons on the desktop were crowded on the left hand side and all the fonts are fuzzy and stretched vertically.

I tried reinstalling the latest nVidia motherboard and graphics drivers but that didn't help.

More importantly, I just want the computer to stop restarting itself since I have processes that I sometimes must leave running overnight.

How can I track down what is causing it to restart other than staying up all night with bloodshot eyes?

There is nothing unusual in the system event logs that indicate a serious system error.

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OK, I just now found out it is from the Sasser virus restarting the system. I was just lucky enough to catch it when the virus hit an out of memory error and couldn't finish causing the restart without me closing the out of memory alert.

So I download the security patch Microsoft recommends. Turns out I already have it installed. So I download the Sasser removal tool and it tells me there is no infection. Norton 360 didn't detect the virus and BitDefender 2008 also can't detect the infection and my firewall is already configured to block such traffic.

Despite all this the virus continues to restart the computer using lsass.exe with the error -1073741819 and the exact error message that online sources say is the virus. What is going on here??? Do I have some new undetectable strain??

I need help here because this is screwing up my computer with the forced system restarts and who knows what else it is doing.

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I just turned on my laptop (Toshiba Satellite A55-S106 running XP), and everything went well until it reached the login screen. It displays for maybe 2 seconds, and then it shows a black screen with the whole screen filled with all these words. I can't even read it, it just shows it for 1 second. And then it restarts. It kept doing this for 5 times until I shut it off.

Doing system recovery doesn't sound too appealing to me, so are there any ways to fix this? Thanks for the help!
 

A:My computer keeps restarting. Please help!

Can you start it in safe mode?

Click here for info on how to boot to safe mode if you don't already know how.
 

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Ok I have been having this problem since this morning. I recently installed iolo System Mechanic on my computer and did the clean up, idk if that has anything to do with this but just thought id put that out there. Ever since this morning I havent been able to log into my computer. Ill turn the computer on it goes thru the loading screen and everything then it gets to the Log In....i enter my password and it says loading settings and then it either A) Restarts the computer B ) Tells me I need to activate Windows C) Gives me an error message saying something about WinLogin D) I get to the desktop background and then it says need to activate software and then it restarts.

Any idea on whats going on?
 

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Buying and using Iolo System Mechanic or any other cleaner/booster/optimizer program(especially one that "cleans" the registry) can play havoc with a computer. And they do nothing to improve speed or performance.

Try to restart your computer in safe mode instead of in normal mode, then try to use System Restore to restore your computer to a date and time prior to using ISM.

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My PC has started restarting (since I started playing WoW again), but only when it's either under stress or been recently under stress. For instance, yesterday I played WoW in about three 1.5hour-2hour sessions starting at about 11am. At 5pm, while I was on the Internet (Firefox), it restarted. It only seems to happen when I've got WoW running, or Firefox running (or both, in which case it is certain to happen). It did it again at about 11pm that night while I was waiting for a trailer to load in Firefox.

I've turned off automatic restart, but no messages come up.

I'm thinking it might be an overheating problem; according to Everest, my CPU (Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz) idle temp is around 50C- and I checked again just after playing WoW yesterday (a few minutes before my PC restarted) and it was at around 57C.

I don't remember this happening last year when I was playing WoW- which is odd, since then my PC was full of dust, which I cleaned out (with an air duster) a few weeks ago.

One thing I've noticed though, is that while my PC had a lot of dust in it, my CPU fan was running noticably faster, as in you could hear it much more clearly. Now though, it usually just stays barely audible, occasionally speeding up.

I've updated the drivers on my graphics card and a few other things, but nothing seems to be helping.

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Hello,
My computer came up with a blue screen of death and an error code saying Begin Physical dump of memory. The computer then restarts randomly.

Tried solutions:
1) safe mode --> device manager --> Removed an unused conflicting driver.
2) still in safe mode ran search & Destroy --> found one item --> fixed item

Did not have any problems for 1/2 day. While backing up the computer it restarted again. Also, it will not copy dvd's with verification. Thus, I am backing up via another computers drive. Backing up fine that way.

I also noticed that the power supply fan is not pushing out any air.

Do you think it is hardware, software or combination?

I can send a hijackThis log if you want.

System OS: Win 2k, 1.5GB memory, 12Gb free disk space Hard Drive, let me know what else you want to know.

Thanks in advance.

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Well my computer was all fine yesterday and all, but today when I started it, it just restart itself every 10 minutes or so. So I stopped the automatic restart and caught the code, which is page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

stop: 0x00000050 (0x8c46HD22, 0x00000001, 0x83F8612F, 0x00000000)

after loading in safe mode, and got online to look at a bunch of solutions, I tried to system restored it back to the day before yesterday, it allowed my computer to stay on for an hour, then restarted again. I am thinking it's because of the software i downloaded yesterday from the Olympus website for my sound recorder because it has a previous record of crashing my friend's vista. But i already removed it, and system restore but still my computer restarts... help?

A:My computer keep restarting

Hello & welcome to TSF ,

from what i have found so far is it deals with an SCIS driver

so

now what i you need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they & post them here

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i just got adelphia power link 2 days ago and i decided to download a free fire wall at downloads.com so i download zone alarm and i had to restart my computer so i did and now my computer after it loads everythign and zone alarm pops up it restarts what can i do plz help
 

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try to delete the software u just downloaded go into safemode then reboot..
 

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This morning I turned my computer on and tried to open itunes, i then got an error message saying that my itunes library was damaged, and immediately got the blue screen of death followed by a restart. Now every time i turn it on it boots normally, but after it's finished booting it lasts only a few seconds before i get the blue screen and it restarts. Also, as soon as i try to do anything, it restarts straight away. The blue screen says that a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my computer. It happens as soon as I start trying to use any program at all. It loads properly in safe mode, i tried to remove itunes but i can't uninstall it in safe mode. help would be really appreciated

A:Computer keeps restarting itself

Even if you could remove iTunes, that may not be the problem. It's library may have been damaged by some other fault, in which case iTunes is simply a symptom of the problem rather than the cause.

If you've recently installed any device drivers, remove them in safe mode then see if Windows will start normally.

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My computer lately has been restarting with out warning. No blue screen of death. it's not freezing, it's just restarting. Also, the hosts file in WINDOWS/System32/Drivers/etc has become a permanent note pad file, rather than what ever it normally is...I'm not really all that computer literate, I just used the host file to keep my niece of off myspace, as she has a tendency to download things she doesn't need to be downloading. Do you guys have any idea how to fix this?

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Check in the event viewer for any error messages at the time of the restarts.How To Use the Event Viewer

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I think this is common problem, but when I turn on my sister's computer it asks to run in several modes:
Run windows normally
Safe mode
etc...

And I've tried both safe mode and normal mode to try and startup, but then I get an error message...
A blue screen comes up and says that a 'systemlog' file [or something along those lines] is invalid and then the computer restarts!

It's been going on for a while but we haven't been able to get around to fixing it, any help would be appreciated thankyou

fyi, this happened to my computer around a year ago and my cousin had to put everything onto a different disk drive to back it all up and then reboot the whole computer...please don't say we have to go through this again lol

Thankyou,

Laura x

A:Help, Computer Keeps Restarting!

OK what we need is a good error message and it can not have "Something like that" in it.

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Hi there. I just finised upgrading my computer...switched cases, processors, and added a tuniq tower 120 with some new fans and fan controller. The rest of my computer has stayed the same. I hooked everthing up just as I did, when I first built the computer about a year ago. Everything seemed fine until after the POST...It won't even make it to the windows startup screen. It just restarts.

I played with alot of different things and I am pretty sure it is related to the hard drives somehow. Currently I have a western digital 80 gb (IDE) and a 320 gb (SATA). The only reason I am still using the IDE drive is because I couldn't get windows to load properly on the other when I built it. Seems like a very similar problem.

I'm running windows xp pro...it was installed on the 80 gb, but while I was trying to fix the problem, I deleted windows and tried to re-install it...still no luck.

Any help on this matter would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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The motherboard might be shorting to the case. Try running the board outside the case and see if it runs normally
 

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My dell computer is restarting itself over and over. When we go to start in safe mode, it sill just restart again.

My dad says that the computer wont load the system drivers. We are not able to even get to the log in screen.

All I want to do is find a way to save my pictures. I have over two years worth of very important pictures I need to save.


Has anyone had this happen? What did you do??

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Hi and welcome to TSF try using a linux distro to save your data,or if you have a usb enclosure put it in that and hook it up to another computer and get it, is it a laptop or desktop,have you tried cleaning out the air vents and fans with a can of compressed air,removing and reseating the ram,and if you have it the video card,running tests on the ram and harddrive
links to hdd makers and diagnostics Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
memtest Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums

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when i try to repair the install of xp i get the error code as follows

file ini9lou.sys cause an unexpected error (32768) at line 3514 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\setup.c.

Please help
 

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Hello all
I have a computer that will not boot up when it is hot and even on a mild day it will not boot up... All it will do is turn on do a beep... then proceed with the boot up and once it loads up windows and is about to display the mouse pointer on screen decides to restart. Then I get a screen which says windows startup was interuppted....
Use
Safe Mode, With networking or With cmd prompt
or
Start normally or Use last good known config??

Also some days it goes into windows which it usually does the restart thing above and then it will loop and i have to switch it off for soemthing like 5 hours. I have not taken the case apart but there is air coming out of all fan spots and the CPU fan is working... but there is very hot air coming out of the psu and so i stick a box fan in front of it dunno if its anything to do with that....

Thanks....
I will be sending it off in 2 days to a computer shop

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All fans are working however are they clogged with dust build up?

Check your cpu fan, make sure it is not clogged up with dust.

it could also be a driver issue.... Go into safe mode see if this still happens. write back!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzuVC7Vs_1Q

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My computer is on a continuous restarting cycle....everytime i boots up and i get to the desktop, after 10 seconds it will just turn off and restart...i can boot in safe mode i think but thats about it..i just installed mcafee and it started happening soo pleasee help me guys
 

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I was defraging my pc one day and everything was running fine, then the power flicked off and on real quick in the house. When I turned my computer back on it started up fine then it would get to the screen where you select the user to log in as, right before that screen it restarts and it just keeps doing that till you turn it off. Is there anything I can do to fix it or if not that at least get all my stuff of the harddrive? Thank you in advance.
 

A:My computer just keeps restarting!!

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Hi, when I am doing something on the computer, the computer just re start by it self when ever it wants. I cleaned the gold parts on all the hardware with contact cleaner, but it kept doing it. The last time that it happened, a blue screen with white words came and gone, it doesn't let you read it. When it restarted the following error popped up.Then I clicked on 'click here' and another window popped out, which the below imageAgain I click 'click here', output:Any ideas what should I do, so i wont lose any more of my work.Thanks for reading.

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Hi .One of the things you can do is to Disable Auto Reboot On System Crash - http://www.theeldergeek.com/auto_reboot_on_system_crash.htm The screens you posted just indicate that there was a file prepared for whatever happened. That file is known as a dump file and is on your system.There is a procedure which you can go through to analyze the dump file, Help Diagnosing BSODs And Crashes (BC) - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/176011/how-to-receive-help-diagnosing-blue-screens-and-windows-crashes/ If you can do that and then post the results, someone here can try to make suggestions that are informative and will help to eliminate/diagnose the problem.Louis

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my computer was working fine, i downloaded pcCillin 2007 trial version...the next thing i know...my computer starts restarting by itself. i have reformatted windows 2 times now, and it keeps on restarting. i tried installing the latest video driver, but it only made problems worst...this is a new computer (2 months old). I reformatted the entire computer 2 days ago and have barely touched my computer since...Today i got the RPC doom virus even though i am protected by Norton Antivirus and Windows firewall. It isnt the temperature of my comp either...it reads at 56 degrees celcius...anyone have any ideas??
it has:
250 gig harddrive
1 gig ram
256 dedicated memory (Radeon X1300 series)
wireless internet
PCI Expresss Motherboard
 

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I think you its your power supply. If you built the computer yourself and used a free with case PSU then that is likely the problem.
 

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I have had this problem for about a year now and no one has been able to help!
When i switch my computer on, within like 10 minutes it may restart and it can do this up to around 10-40 times before being ok for the rest of the day (untill i play games and stuff then it will do it). I don't think it can be my software as i just reformatted my computer yesterday, so in a way it is like a brand new computer, so it must be fault in my hardware somewhere?
It also can crash aswell, it doesnt always restart (mostly restarts) but once or twice it may just freeze.problem for abouta year.
It also beeps sometimes when i switch it on or when i get a stop error (computer wont load) The beep is a 6 or 7 second beep, then pauses for maybe a couple of seconds and then back to the beep again and so on.

Here are some of the error messages the stop errors give me (different one nearly everytime!!)

Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Stop: 0x0000000d1 (0XE1361000, 0X00000001, 0X00000001 0XF59787D2)

avg7core.sys - Address F5978D2 base at F596F00

Date Stamp 44a9ab36



STOP: 0X00000D1 90XF7B36DD8,0X000002, 0X0000000, 0XF7AFE06)

prortcls.sys - adress F7B36DD8 base at aF7B1C000

Date stamp 41107f13

USBPORT.sys - Adress F7AFE40C base at F7AF9000

Date stamp 41107d62



STOP: 0x000008E (0xC000001D, 0x0BF80F104, 0XBA5BFC98 0x0000000)

win2k.sys - Adress BF80f104 base at BFy00000, Date stamp 41107f7a



Multiple_IRP_complete Requests

Stop: 0x0000044 (0x82351008, 0... Read more

A:My computer keeps restarting ;_;

check the beep code here
www.bioscentral.com
post your system specs including the power supply details

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hi, i need help with my computer always restarting after i turn it on.

i turn it on, & while it loads it randomly restarts , loads again , and then restarts
then it just restarts without even getting to my windows

it does this for 15 minutes, then it finally stops and just loads my computer etc.

how can i fix this?

please help me

A:please help me: computer restarting over and over...

Are you seeing any error messages that flash by? If so do this then write the complete message and post it.
Right click My Computer > select properties > in the "Start up and Recovery area" click "Settings" > uncheck the box labeled "Automatic Restart." Click OK

This will stop the screen so you can writr it down.

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My computer kept restarting randomly, so I turned off the "automatically restart" feature to see what was wrong. I got this error:What's wrong with my computer? What do I need to do to fix it??

A:Computer Keeps Restarting

lalilulelo,Please download WhoCrashed here Install and run. Click on Analyze. Under the Analyze section copy and paste everything and post it in your next thread.

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My Computer keeps restarting for no reason, it's started about three or four days ago when I was playing a normal game, it also happens when i am using game emulators and when i am doing nothing. Iv'e tried starting in safe mode and removing programs such as Alcohol 52% and Daemon tools.. Iv'e downloaded spybot and it's removed so a few things, the windows_sercuirity_center_disabled keeps coming up but I think that is caused by norton antivirus which i have on my computer. Here is list of my processes:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:38:57, on 30/08/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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Last week my computer fire fox kept closing, then i couldnt sign onto my msn. I end up system restroing and fire fox wouldnt open at all so i rebooted my comptuter with a cd i made in PC help &tools. After all that my computer went back to all the stuff it came with( i got in 2003) so i had to do automatic updates. YEsterday it started to turn off and a blue screen came up wtih techical erros. It told me i can do safe mode and all that stuff. I system restore, but it still turns off but no blue screen. I send an error report and got this:

BCCode : a BCP1 : 00000008 BCP2 : 00000002 BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : 804ED2CD OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 1_0 Product : 768_1

It usally turns off when im playin a game

Thanks if u can help , sorry i wrote so much
 

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Try running Memtest86 Instructions are below.
Instructions For Memtest86
Download the pre-built version of Memtest86 (Link Below) and burn it onto a CD using ISO Recorder (Link Below) after this boot off the CD (When trying to boot off the CD check in your BIOS that the CD Drive Is the first Bootable Device, to access BIOS is pressing something like F2, F5, F8 or sometimes ESC) and start the test going and let it run for 3-5 hours (Minimum of 7 Passes) or Overnight which is best.

Memtest86 - http://www.memtest.org/
ISO Recorder - http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm

Also check your temps using the 2 programs below and post these temps.

SpeedFan - http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Everest Home Edition - http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Everest-Home-Edition.shtml

Oh also on the error you posted 0xA this error can be caused by a lot of things including Bad Device Drivers, Incompatible Hardware or Software. You could try turning off automatic restarts to see if you get a Blue Screen and a MiniDump.

How To Turn Off Auto Restarts - "My Computer" > Right Click "Properties" > Advanced Tab > Start-Up and Recovery and Click Settings > Untick Automatically Restart > Ok. And then restart your comp for these settings to take effect.
 

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yeh if i leave my computer on for a while the system restarts.. is there something i can do to stop it..?

before i've leave my computer on and nothign went wrong..

A:My computer keep restarting..

It's probably getting a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), and restarting because by default windows is set to do that :( Not much help for debugging, so let's turn that off. Right click on My Computer, click on Properties at the bottom of the menu, then choose the Advanced tab and Click on the bottom Settings button under "Startup and recover."

Once in there, UN-CHECK the "Automatically reboot" option, and then apply/ok your way back out to the desktop and then restart your computer.

Then, the next time you get a Bluescreen STOP message, it will give you the codes you need to begin troubleshooting :) Personally I leave mine unchecked all the time, but that's just me. If the machine is running in an environment where it is mandatory for it to run 24.7 and you can't make it halt on the errors like that, then you're just going to have to try and nail it down by looking at the logs in Event Viewer... ...

There is probably a FAQ about BSOD issues here somewhere, and maybe even a forum on STOP errors. Hopefully a mod or admin will post if this is the case ;-)

If not, then feel free to post your STOP error in this thread and I'll try and look into it as I have the time. Only need the first couple of lines. The actual hex codes for the STOP, and file name given just below (if one is there). Hope this helps!

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i read somewhere it may be the entry for NvCpl thats causing the trouble, but when i disable it, it returns with each fresh bootupLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:52:02 AM, on 12/14/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exeC:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exeC:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\s... Read more

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Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum cgiguyMy name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix,please delete that version now.WarningYou should NOT use Combofix unless you have been instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision of an expert,not for private use. Using this tool incorrectly could render your system/pc inoperable.Now download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers.Disconnect from the Internet. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask.NoteIn case your Antivirus or any other realtime scanner is displaying an alert after you downloaded Combofix or while you use Combofix,please disable your scanner and redownload Combofix again.Some scanners may see some combofix related components as suspicious and block or delete them while there's nothing wrong with them.Also post a new Hijackthis log please.

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hi everyone.
recently my computer started acting really weird, it would automaticaly restart without any reason or pattern.
it doesnt report any error in the event viewer. i dont get BSOD.
there was a period of time when it wouldnt even let me log in windows, it would keep restarting before the login.
now it lets me stay on for a while, but it would restart for example when i try to load a cd. but not only then. i tried to reisntall windows, but it would restart in the process.
i ran memtest, it was ok.
it is not overheating.
no bad caps.
i recently changed my graphic card, ive put the SiS 315_315E (ive borrowed that one from a friend, so im not sure of a real name. my old one broke. it was MSI Radeon 9200SE)
i have windows XP with SP2
CPU/Processor : amd athlon 2083 MHz
RAM : major pc3200 Actual:512 MB
Motherboard : KT6 delta-FISR
Hard Disk : MAXTOR 6Y160L0, Space: 160 GB, RPM:7200

please help, cause im getting desperate
thank you.
 

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bc1315 said:



hi everyone.
recently my computer started acting really weird, it would automaticaly restart without any reason or pattern.
it doesnt report any error in the event viewer. i dont get BSOD.
there was a period of time when it wouldnt even let me log in windows, it would keep restarting before the login.
now it lets me stay on for a while, but it would restart for example when i try to load a cd. but not only then. i tried to reisntall windows, but it would restart in the process.
i ran memtest, it was ok.
it is not overheating.
no bad caps.
i recently changed my graphic card, ive put the SiS 315_315E (ive borrowed that one from a friend, so im not sure of a real name. my old one broke. it was MSI Radeon 9200SE)
i have windows XP with SP2
CPU/Processor : amd athlon 2083 MHz
RAM : major pc3200 Actual:512 MB
Motherboard : KT6 delta-FISR
Hard Disk : MAXTOR 6Y160L0, Space: 160 GB, RPM:7200

please help, cause im getting desperate
thank you.Click to expand...

There're only 2 things which will not give you error logs or BSOD messages.

1_ NMI (non-maskable interrupt) - This is the cold boot sequence every PC compatible performed upon boot, the pointer address entry for this interrupt is all high as in "FFF..." which is the top most address of the ROMBIOS in your PC. Many hardware problems can return an NMI pointer causing the computer to instantly reboot without messages of any kind.

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It restarts very, very early on. It restarts just after it shows the windows logo and the loading bar. The light on the CPU stays on, but I can hear it what sounds like the power turning off, then it comes back on and does the same thing. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Can you boot into safe mode?
 

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I have a new Dell XPS, Windows XP edition. Only about 2 years old so fairly new. I do not get any error messages during this whole re-booting process.

It just loads up, does the normal boot up, gets to the desktop and then about a minute later it reboots itself. And just keeps going in that loop.

I've read that it may be caused by over heating... So I opened it up, and got out all of the dust/dirt that may have been blocking the fans... Still nothing, just every time it gets on, 1 minute after it reboots.

I cannot get into safe mode (pressing F8 doesn't work) Don't know if there is another way into safe mode for the XPS so I can atleast run a virus scan to make sure nothing got past my ZoneAlarm. Which I think should have let me know if I had a virus (I do NOT download anything).

Computer was working fine all day, I came home to check my email and then the rebooting process started. I am at work right now, so I can actually use a computer for help. If you guys can help me, I would greatly appreciate it.
 

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Hey

I've had an ongoing problem with my PC in that every so often it will restart itself for no reason. On Friday it did it again but this time it eiher keeps rebooting itself continuosly before even getting through the bios stages or if it does get through it and trys to start windows all I get is a black screen with a flashing white underscore in the top left of the screen. I have removed 1 memory chip which seemed to help in that I now get an image on the screen.

I have a Gigabyte 8S661FXM motheroard, P4 3EGhz processor (800Mhz system bus) and 120Gb hardrive with Windows 2K installed. The powersupply and video cards were replaced earlier this year as they over heated but have shown no signs of problems.

Can anyone help??
 

A:HELP!!! My computer keeps restarting

Wow, that sucks. If you want to know what I would try (I am not the best at computers, so you might want to wait for some better help) I would go through, and swap out every thing I can with a spare. If your motherboard has onbard video, take out your video card, and turn the onboard on. Same with as many parts as you can. This is a good way to see if it is hardware. Have you ever updated your bios/messed around in it?
 

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Hi, I'm new here, and my HP laptop suddenly does not work anymore.

I was using it normally and then put it to sleep. However, when I tried turning on my computer again, it just gave me a black screen so I did a hard power off. After that, the computer would turn on, then restart itself before even showing the 'loading windows', it would keep doing this unless i did another hard power off.

I searched around and found that a ubuntu Live CD would allow me to save my files from my hard drive, but when I turned on the computer with the Live CD in it, nothing changed. My computer still kept restarting itself before the 'loading windows'.

I only had this laptop for 2 years, and its a HP dv6000, 1gb RAM, 80GB hard drive , 1.8gHz AMD Turion 64 x2, Nvidia 6150.

Please help!

A:help! my computer keeps restarting itself!

Try to check Disk with CD Support.

Kvijay

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Yes, my computer keeps restarting ever since I got a rundll32.exe virus. I was stupid enough to open a program that "generates a registration key" for Game Maker... It just disappeared and I thought nothing happened. Then I found it was dangerous. For the first month, it did NOTHING really, just pop ups. Then I cleaned it up. Then yesterday, the computer just shut down. We were playing a game, so I was assuming THAT was the problem. I shut the computer down when it boot up, then when I went back to check it out, the computer was ON, it was frozen on a screen with these blue spots. Then today, I wanted to see if it was working. RIGHT when I entered the password to login, BOOM. It restart. Then I thought, maybe nothing will happen if I boot it up in Safe Mode. So I quickly went to configure it to boot up in safe mode. Then when I applied changes, it restart again just in time. While in safe mode, it was 10 seconds before it RESTART AGAIN!! I was so [email protected]#(ed!! I decided to check the processes right when I login. So, I see rundll32.exe appear on the list, and then disappears. Right when that happens, the computer restarts. I don't know what to do! I know it's rundll32.exe. The one that was located in system32 is 32.5kb. The one in system32\dllcache is 33kb. I delete the fake one and copy the real one. It STILL restarted. What can I do? I've already scanned my computer with 4 anti-viruses. Each of them found 21 .dll trojans. The computer still continues to restart. I don'... Read more

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Hi, First of all id like to say hello, i am new to the forums, and hope you can help me with my computer-

Packard bell desktop, 32bit vista, had it for year but a great computer no previous probs, it just suddenly restarts on its own, thinking maybe a virus i completely wiped it and reinstalled teh vista installation disc, but still happening, i set it to not restart in system tools, so i got the message on blue screen, took a picture with my phone hope you can see it and able to tell me what it means pls, something abot bugcode usb driver?

i have actualy reinstalled windows 4 times, and have a build up of 4 windows old on the drive, not sure how to remove them if it has anything to do with it or maybe this is a different problem all together.

Thanks
 

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my computer was working fine, i downloaded pcCillin 2007 trial version...the next thing i know...my computer starts restarting by itself. i have reformatted windows 2 times now, and it keeps on restarting. i tried installing the latest video driver, but it only made problems worst...this is a new computer (2 months old)
it has:
250 gig harddrive
1 gig ram
256 dedicated memory (Radeon X1300 series)
wireless internet
PCI Expresss Motherboard
 

A:computer keeps restarting

Go into the BIOS settings, and check the system temperatures. You may be overheating.
 

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I turn my computer on and it starts fine then after the windows screen goes off a blue screen flashes up so fast I can not read it then it shuts off then starts up again and keeps doing the same thing. I have no clue what is wrong with it.
 

A:Computer restarting

What is the make and model of this computer? Is it a laptop or a desktop?
 

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My power went out the other while my pc was in the middle of automatic updates! Now when I try to start it it keeps restarting itself over and over, it won't even let me hit F8 or F10!

Please help!

A:My Computer Keeps Restarting

How early in the boot process are you attempting to hit F8?

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My computer has been running a bit strange lately.
Randomly the monitor will go black and then an error message will occur telling me that a stop error has occured your system has stopped for safety reasons.

I am running a
Pentium 4 3.0ghz HT
512 DDR 400
Windows Home SP2
Segate 200g Hard Drive
 

A:My Computer Keeps Restarting

Safety reason? I think it would not restart if there's no "danger" involved lol. Nvm, but it is relater to a "overheating"? we need to know what does the error message tell you about, so that we could help you better.

btw, if your computer is so called quite old (2-3 years old or more), such little problem like dust could affect your system stability.
 

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