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Computer reboots itself !!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gkimble, Nov 14, 2002.

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  1. gkimble

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    Could someone please tell me why a computer would reboot itself ???
     
  2. Jeerajat

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    Ok how old is the pc?
    Have u checked the event viewer for errors?
    Have u checked the bios to c what the system temp is? and cpu temp?

    It could be over heating or driver failure?
     
  3. Samsung

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    Since upgrading to a 1.5ghz. P4 and installing XP myself I had that problem. Heres what I found.

    1. Memory - Read that one person cured his by installing 133mhz. ram instead of 100. I have 133mhz in mine.

    2. Memory 2 - Bad Ram, I have 512 mb in 2 256 sticks and have tested them extensively with Memtest86 2.9 Release (01/Mar/2002) and others. Besides they worked in my previous computer which was a 800mhz P3 with XP for 3-4 months.

    3. Settings - This only applies to Boot-up I believe
    Under System Properties
    Hold down [Windows] key between Ctrl and Alt and press [Pause]
    Now to Advanced Tab and you will see Startup and Recovery, choose [Settings]
    Under System Failure uncheck the box that says [_]Automatically restart

    4. Overheating - Someone said this may be it. Why does it immediately start back up and work good for days?

    As you can see I looked high and low for the solution and found numerous posts where they mentioned they had a AGP GE Force 16. This was apparent in both Athalon and Pentium systems. My problem seem's to be cured since getting rid of the AGP GE Force 16. I installed a AGP Rage 128 Maya AG with 32mb and it no longer reboot's.
     
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