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Windows Shutting Down

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RPT, Aug 2, 2006.

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  1. RPT

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    Lately I've noticed that if I leave my computer on for any length of time (usually a few hours) it shuts down automatically and I'm at the pre-windows BIOS screen with the message "NTLDR is missing". If I shut it down it starts up again okay. I assume at some point I'm getting a blue screen o' death before it actually starts to reboot, but I haven't seen it.

    Anyone have any ideas? I know I'm running hot, and I actually plan on upgrading my fan & power source this weekend. Could that be causing it?

    I'm running Windows XP Pro on an AMD 64 bit 3000+ (1.8GH) processor with 1 Gig of Ram.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Couriant

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    Not too sure on the NTLDR problem but it almost sounds like a heat issue.
     
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    NTLDR issue:

    I'm willing to bet the reboot is heat-related, but the error is hard-disk related.

    Download Everest www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

    Click on Sensor in the left frame. If anything pops up (Your machine may not have sensors in it.), tell us what things are running at.
     
  5. jp1203

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    Oh, and Sensor is under Computer. This may help tell us how severe the heat issue is.
     
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    I dont know about the heat causing the shutdown, sounds more like a hibernate mode and when it comes back up the HD is not initializing.

    Check your power settings under control panel, make sure it is set to "desktop", also click on the hibernate tab and if enabled, disable it.
     
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    I think jhoegl may have a point, but I think It may be a failing HD shutting down and refusing to boot again. That's why I was hoping for a temperature reading, to compare it to what the processor should run at.
     
  8. RPT

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    I downloaded Everest, and the sensor report is attached.
    Thx!
     

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    The Power Option properties are set to "always on", with Turn Off hard Disks and System Standby set to "Never".
     
  10. jhoegl

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    OOhh, HD is at 72 Celsius.

    Is your WD "Western Digital" hard drive your C drive?
     
  11. jp1203

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    The temperature is okay for your CPU and all drives seem a bit hot, except Western Digital. That's very hot.

    You should definately cool it better.
     
  12. RPT

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    Yup, my C Drive is on the WD Disk. Time for a new fan!!!
    Thx!
     
  13. Couriant

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    well i don't know about you guys but I'm sure my CPU fan had a higher RPM than that too.
     
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    This one has no sensor for that, but I think my old Dell even went faster, and that was a weak fan.
     
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    Not according to the report.txt:

    Cooling Fans:
    CPU 4441 RPM
     
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