Restarting PC driving me mad

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Riempie

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I have a AMD XP1700 cpu on a Asus A7N266VM Motherboard with 256 mb ram running XP Proffesional.
Everythin was running fine but lately when playing a game the pc restarted by itself.Now the pc even began restarting when writing cd's and even when just browsing with explorer.

I checked the cpu temperature when it restarted but that was fine.
What could cause this strange behaviour and how do I correct this ??
 
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Have you checked in system tools, system info, Dr Watson what errors are being logged?
 

Riempie

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I forgot to say that I dual boot wth Win98. It seems the restarting only occur in Win98 and not as much in WinXP
 
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In win98 is there anything showing up in device manager - i.e IRQ sharing devices such as USB, video card etc.

In the bios are you using non PnP operating system?
 
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Since it's happening in both OS, then it's likely a hardware problem. Faulty RAM could be one cause.

Run http://www.memtest86.com/

though swapping out the memory is a more certain determination, in my opinion.

Also, in Win XP, uncheck 'Automatically restart' in system properties> advanced> Startup & Recovery. The error message that appears instead of it shutting down might give you a clue.
 

Riempie

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Did swop the ram with new ones but it is still happening.
The restarting mostly occur in win 98 and not in WinXp
 
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Next I would focus on the power supply. Can you swap it out with a known good one?

You could test it also, but that has to be done when it's connected, which will be more troublesome.
 
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Can you try the "software" questions - Firah I dont follow the logic of it being a hardware issue if it is not happening in both OS.
 
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zeddy, I was trying to eliminate hardware causes, while you were covering the software angle, clutching at his statements of 'not as much in WinXP', and 'mostly occur in win 98.

I may be wrong, of course, but let's hear what Riempie has to say. :)
 
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i had the same problem.system kept shutting down i downloaded a fix..the name of it is WINDOWSXP-KB823980-X86-ENU.....it worked for me
 
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