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Continues Re-starts! Grrrr!!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mostprecious, Sep 22, 2003.

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  1. mostprecious

    mostprecious Thread Starter

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    I am having problems with my computer,,, first of all all windows updates are current all virus definitions are current... When my computer restarts on its own i get a message that my computer has recovered from a serious error.. I also get the following...
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    C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini092203.dmp
    C:\Docume~1\Linda\Locals~1\Temp\Wer3.temp\sysdata.xml

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    ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED :D
     
  2. mobo

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    one thing you can do would be control panel/ system/ advanced tab / startup and recovery/ and untick the "automatic restart box"

    Perhaps you will get a better error code or description for us to look at..
     
  3. Anton Wan

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    a minidump is created by Windows XP/2003.net when your computer crashes by dumping the information contained the RAM and/or your system cache to a check (log) file. Different settings cause different things to be done with the file, for XP nothing beyond crearting a log will happen.

    For 99.999999% of people its completly useless... its not something to worry about either, next time you reboot the file SHOULD be erased, or windows will do it when you clean up a drive. It written into the Windows system files so trying to remove it is probably not a good idea.

    Windows 2000 (pro and server) does more or less the same thing but calls it a RAMdump or SysDump depending on the type of failure.

    Here is a tool that might help you troubleshoot the problem:

    Minidump tool
     
  4. mostprecious

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    I also get this garble..

    ERROR SIGNATURE

    BCCode:d1 BCP1: 0000F6E0 BCP2:00000002 BCP300000000

    BCP4:0000F6E0

    OSVer: 5_1_2600 SP: 0_0 Product : 768_1
     
  5. mostprecious

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    NOW THAT I HAVE BEEN POSTING HERE, I HAVE BEEN GETTING THE BOGUS EMAILS FROM MICROSOFT WHICH HAS A VIRUS IN IT, BUT THANKS TO NORTONS, IT CAUGHT IT
     
  6. mobo

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    I would say its either bad memory or needs reseating or you do infact have a virus. Try a scan Here first before going on.
     
  7. mobo

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    In addition if this is a heat issue try removing the case side to see if it continues to crash..
     
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