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PC unexpectedly shuts down during or after boot.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tehdansorz, Jan 2, 2015.

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  1. tehdansorz

    tehdansorz Thread Starter

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    I've had these issues before with this PC, but this time I have no idea how to fix it. Booting into safe mode does not work anymore, as it does the same while loading; crashes. I can only access the BIOS menu safely. I don't have any CDs here either. Please help!
     
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  3. tehdansorz

    tehdansorz Thread Starter

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    Never mind that last part, I found "Ultimate Boot CD for Windows". I can boot into a semi-usable version of Windows, with networking and cmd support. I don't want to reinstall the OS, so please try to give help without that.
     
  4. KomputerKid

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    If it will let you, please download http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe so we can see your specs. Also

    Minitoolbox log
    Download MiniToolBox and save the file to the Desktop.
    Close the browser and run the tool, check the following options:


    • List last 10 Event Viewer log
    • List Installed Programs
    • List Devices (Only Problems)
    • List Users, Partitions and Memory size
    • List Restore Points

    Click on Go.

    Post the resulting log in your next reply.

    This will show us any errors that might be occuring.
     
  5. tehdansorz

    tehdansorz Thread Starter

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    Doesn't show the specs as the OS is booted through a CD, and the computer crashed while using MiniToolBox, when it was loading installed programs.
     
  6. KomputerKid

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    OK, if you can tell us what kind of computer it is Brand/Model number. Or if it's a custom Motherboard, processor, RAM, Operating system and also you haven't said much about what problems you're having. All that will help us help you. Are there BSOD, error messages?
     
  7. tehdansorz

    tehdansorz Thread Starter

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    Okay, going to explain this properly. This PC is quite old, barely survives running XP. It's sporting an Intel Pentium 4 at 3.04GHz. The MB is Intel D101GGC version AAD35788-310. I don't really remember how much RAM this thing's got, but it's around 512/1024MB.
    It just switches off while booting or a couple of seconds after boot into the main OS, but the mini OS I got from the CD works pretty well.
     
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    Nope, I might have found the issue; looked at the hardware info on the BIOS again, the processor is running steady at 94 degrees. The thermal paste might have dried out, so I'm checking that now.
     
  9. tehdansorz

    tehdansorz Thread Starter

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    Yeah, that fixed the problem. Thanks for the help anyways!
     
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