XP boots but wont stay on

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Dennisch1

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
8
This is a sticky problem, my laptop with OS XP, starts but then ubruptly shuts down before I can start any software, this makes diagnostic's impossible, it is fully charged and plugged into AC, I have tried all I know on how to fix this problem but I cant figure out what is making machine "shut down" without user intervention. All of the usual suspects have been accounted for, dust, loose wire, not securely plugged in, aha let me say that this also happens when starting in safe mode.
Any help would be appreciated, this is a very frustrating situation.

Thanks
Dennis
 
Joined
Jan 23, 2011
Messages
559
bios setting forcing a shut down if temperature reaches a set limit would do it

any dump files ??
 

Dennisch1

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
8
I gotta check that out, to reach bios, its f10 yes? on boot up naturally?
Although I cant see it reaching a hi temp, it doesnt stay on long enough. However well worth the look, thanks.

Dennis
 
Joined
Jan 23, 2011
Messages
559
usually keep pressing delete button to enter bios or see options when there is a splash screen before windows loads , a badly seated cpu or fan or corrupt thermal paste etc etc etc , many reasons really could heat a cpu in seconds let alone minutes, a faulty psu also would do it, overheating ram also

may help to look in event viewer as there will be something recorded when it turns off as data will not be saved properly
 

Dennisch1

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 11, 2009
Messages
8
Well I did what I could and I might have gotten lucky a bit, I tried "safe mode boot" and it lasted awhile, so I got is where it stops loading, which is, Windows\system32\drivers\MUP.SYS
I don,t hv a concrete reason for this but I believe it is a driver problem, key word "believe".
So what has not loaded? Here is the list
AFD,BHDrvx86,eeCtrl, Fips, intelppm, ipsec, mrxsmb, netbios, netbt, rasacd, rdbss, srtspx, symlron, symtdt, tcpip (naturally), tcpip6, ws21fsl.
Since it was staying on I tried to restore, but it shut down before I had that option.

Thanks Dennis
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

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 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top