1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Weird problem with XP pro ed.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sandmanrdv, Jan 20, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sandmanrdv

    sandmanrdv Thread Starter

    Oct 13, 2004
    My computer has recently developed the new trick of just shutting down without warning. When the computer tries to reboot, I get an error message about inserting the system disk. when i shut it off and turn it back on manually it boots just fine. I then get the message that the system has recovered from a serious error and it identifies two files(?) that are involved. Any help or guidance on what is causing this new trick would be appreciated.
    Thanks ahead of time!
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Those "files" are simply the data dump that contains (perhaps) the reason for the fault. They are the "log files" of the system.

    Try disabling restart on error. That might give a blue screen lockup instead of a reboot, with a visible error code.

    Start - Control Panel - System - Advanced - Startup and recovery/Settings - untick "Automatically restart"
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/321712

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice