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PC rebooting

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dingus, Nov 17, 2011.

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  1. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Hi guys.
    For no obvious reason my PC reboots. It can be on for hours, either idle or busy.
    It's up todate with all updates.
    I don't know where to start !!

    I have'nt used TSG's SysInfo as I'm not on my own PC.
     
  2. etaf

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    goto
    control panel>
    system>

    for XP - advanced tab>
    for Vista/windows 7 - advanced system settings > - link on left hand side

    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.
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  3. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Thanks etaf. I'll give it a go and post back any results.
    If not for me, perhaps for someone reading later.
     
  4. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    I gave the suggestion a go but my PC is still rebooting. It may be my processor being too hot. Can this be checked.
     
  5. valis

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    Yup. Check out SIW here. In the sensor section there are temp measurements.
     
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