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Random reboots - at wit's end

Q: Random reboots - at wit's end

Hi all

I am absolutely at my wit's end. Been getting random reboots for quite some time now. Some days I can be playing an intensive and demanding game with no issue, the next - a mouse click and boom...power gone. Sometimes it reboots quickly, other times I have to turn the power off at the mains, wai 5-10 minutes and try again. Each time this happens, UEFI resets to default.

At first I suspected the PSU. I tested with a multimeter and it's fine - constant 12V readings.
I am now suspecting CPU overheating, BUT - I can't get to the readings in time in UEFI to ascertain if this is the case.

PC spec in signature

Any advice welcome.

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I have spent the past day and night reading this site, googling, checking reddit, the Windows Knowledge base, etc., trying to find if someone as identified the malicious software that's eating my son's computer and I am stumped.  
Random audio plays; random reboots, usually blamed on DCOM/ plug n play error.  The computer is a Sony Vaio running Windows 7.  Firewall is on/Windows Defender is up-to-date.  
I have run rkill, then tdsskiller, and Malwarebytes.  I downloaded them from an uninfected computer onto a USB drive, renamed the installer files (new names were help.exe and iexplormb.exe) then copied the installers onto the infected machine.  Installed them and ran rkill first, then tdsskiller (did not re-boot after it was finished) then installed Malwarebytes and let it update then ran it.  tdsskiller and Malwarebytes did identify some threats and removed those--but didn't solve the problem.
The computer is still playing random audio, though I haven't had a random reboot in a while.  Sigh.
Looking forward to hearing from someone who can guide me through this process effectively.  
Thanks in advance.
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After CPU change from max TDP 144W to max 125W, pc randomly reboots. It's not BSOD, there is no minidump, also it's not temp problem. It mostly reboots while watching youtube (1080p po 1h), but it doesn't reboot when 1080p songs are played in background. When using prime95 it sometimes reboots instantly, sometime nothing happens for 10 mins. While playing games with medium CPU utilisation nothing happens, but when i load ARMA 3 for example it reboots.

MB: Gigabyte ga-970A-UD3 
CPU: AMD FX-8350 8x4.0 GHz 
CPU Cooling: SilentiumPC Fortis HE1225 
GPU: Palit GTX 960 4 GB 
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) 1600 MHz 
HDD: Seagate 1TB, SATAIII 
SSD: Kingstone HyperX Fury 120 GB 
Zasilacz: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Restart SW,
Changing SATA power cable,
Looking at condensators in power supply

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Check the event logs and it should show if there was a power interruption or if something else may be causing it.

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I bought a new computer a few months ago, and it randomly reboots itself for no particular reason and without any detectable pattern. It's happened when playing music, using IRC, using Firefox, during file transfers and even when it's not running anything.
Recently, I caught a glimpse of a blue screen before it rebooted, so I turned off the Automatic Reboot on System Failure selection in My Computer.
The error code it showed went something like this:

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x8054C234, 0x1391539C8, 0x00000000)

So, does anyone know what it means?

Thanks in advance.

A:XP Random Reboots

Usually 8E errors are down to one of four things:

1. Incompatible device driver
2. Incompatible software
3. Config issues with the memory, HDD or BI/OS
4. Hard disk damage or failure

I've put them there in order of likelihood, however, even though you state "It's happened... ...even when it's not running anything", it could still be something running in the background, or a quick-start monitor in your System Tray.

I'd start by examining any recent device driver installs, and perhaps considering rolling back, or, if there haven't been any, then look at updating your motherboard chipset drivers, as well as your video and audio card drivers. Then test by closing software running in the background (especially stuff in the System Tray). Next I'd be looking at reseating the RAM, and checking in the BI/OS to make sure it's running at the recommended timings. A thorough ScanDisk might not go amiss too, to give you an idea of any issues that might be occurring there.

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my computer reboots randomly at different times. why? and how do i stop it?

A:random reboots?

Depends.. Is it during games? 3-D stuff draws lots of power, so often times power supplies give up when they can't keep up with the demand caused by running a graphics accelerator card, causing a reboot.

If power is A-OK, then I'd check memory, then motherboard. That's about it for hardware.

Software wise, are you all updated? Have you installed anything new recently?

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No error messages, just a cold reboot.

I got an Asrock mobo, AMD XP2800+ CPU.

Beefed up the PSU and installed XP Pro SP2.

I keep getting reboots, now. No warnings, nothing. Sometimes after a few minutes, sometimes after an hour, or two. Just "Blat!"

The CPU temperature seems to stay at around 55 degrees C.

I've used "MemTest" and, after three hours testing, it told me my memory is OK. (512mb DDR).

It seems to happen when it's doing graphics-intensive stuff, but it also does it when I'm doing absolutely nothing!

Weird, huh?

Any ideas?

A:Random reboots

go here
hijack this
download hijack this
run and post logs here

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Okay, so my pc is doing some random reboots. It happens when I play video games and when I'm checking my e-mail, it also happens when I'm surfing the web. Frankly, it's annoying as hell. I'm at the end of my rope. Also, on a totally unrelated problem, my boot up is really slow. Thirdly, I would like to know how to cut down the processes windows runs. Is there a way I can eliminate the processes I don't need to run windows XP. My specs are as follows...

I'm running Windows XP, SP3, 1.68GHZ, 1GHZ RAM

ANy help would greatly be appreciated as I am not that computer savvy. Have a wonderful night.

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1)For your Startup applications you can take a look at this link:


With regard to the link above, one thing he forgot to mention is that after you Reboot you will get a Screen popping up saying that you have "Used msconfig....." or something to that effect, Just make to put a Checkmark in the Box "Do not show this screen again" again the wording might be different (It's been awhile since I used XP).

2)What type of Security/AV software do you have? Is it updated and have you run a Full Scan lately?
3)Do you have Malwarebytes? If not, I suggest you download the Free version, install it, then do a Manual update and then Run a Full Scan...
just in case to clear out possible baddies that may be lurking in your system.


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Hey there! My eCollegePC-built custom PC has had an odd problem since I first had it - it likes to restart (hard) whenever it feels like it. Oddly enough, if I keep it occupied with a probram such as WinAmp, it can go for days or weeks without restarting on its own. Occasionally, however, it still flakes out and reboots. The only Windows solution there is is that "it is caused by a device driver."

This has become a major nuisance now, because (as I will post in another forum) it has all of a sudden begun to refuse to boot. It'll get just past the BIOS screen and do the POST, but then it just sits there black, probably 14 times out of 15. I keep having to fiddle with it and reboot it over and over till I get it to work.

Here's my setup; any help would be appreciated!

2.6 Ghz P4 800FSB
ASUS P4S800 (8XAGP FSB800)
512MB Micron PC2700 DDR Memory
120GB Western Digital 7200RPM Harddisk
Mitsumi 52x CDRW
128MB Nvidia FX5200 8x AGP DDR
350Watt (no brand, at least, none given) Black Zinc Case with side window

If you need anything else, just ask!

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the continual restarting until if finally boots could be the power supply
to check a driver not loading properly,gointo msconfig/startup
untick everything and reboot
if it starts normally,retick on at a time rebooting each time until you find the offender
once found check for any updates and then do a reinstall from safe mode

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Hey there - having some issues on a work computer and I'm not really sure what the problem is.

1. Random reboots - Occur with no warning and no BSOD.
After doing various things to narrow down the problems, I am stuck on what this is. I'm fairly certain there is a virus on here as I can't even go to a Hijack this link in IE or Firefox. I logged on to another user and downloaded it on that one no problem.

2. I get a "Windows Recovered from Serious Error" message when the computer boots up. When I send the report it brings up a bios not matching processor page on the microsoft help site.

So here is the HijackThis log which I took in the affected user's full boot up in normal mode:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:09:08 AM, on 7/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\... Read more

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Okay, so I'm not sure exactly what the problem is, so i posted it here. Here's the deal. You'd be playing a game (even something as simple as Caesar 3) along nicely, and the computer in question would random give a blue screen in reference to a file called nv4_disp.dll. Now, the only recent changes on said machine, are that it has been put into a new case. Also, a new graphics card, and 1GB of Kingston RAM have been added. Now, in the case it has been moved to, there used to be another computer, but sadly enough, lightening had struck very close to the house and fried the motherboard. As far as I know, nothing else was harmed. The graphics card and the RAM that are in the present computer were also in the previous one. Now, the case is a Raidmax (model #: KY-550? maybe?), the motherboard that is in there now is an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe, the processor is an AMD XP 2100+, and the graphics card is a BFG Nvidia GeForce 6800GT OC. There is also a new DVD/CD drive in there. Now I have no idea if this is a problem with windows or the new hardware, or both. But I would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me out on how to remedy the situation expeditiously.

A:Random Reboots

reseat your video card, update the drivers

enter your device manager, make sure theres no yellow alerts

is the power supply the same one.. with the lightning storm issue?

what supply is in it now?

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong forum but I need help. Every now and then, my computer will randomly reboot. It turns off as if I've held the power button, and then turns back on. The first couple times it would reboot. One time it sat at my motherboard's welcome screen and just sat there, and now it doesn't boot at all. No video, now keyboard power. If it doesn't boot, I have to leave it off for about 10 minutes before I can boot it again.

I have ruled out overheating. It is pretty damn cold in here, I cleaned out the dust last night, and it rebooted with a temp checker open, all temps were below 40 C.

It seems to happen at random times, although the first few times were all when I was playing WoW. It has only happened once out of a game, and I was just sitting in windows with IRC and ventrilo open.

I've considered it to be a possible power supply issue, but I am not 100% convinced. I ran a stresstest (prime 95) and it did it fine, did not reboot, so being under load and not rebooting made me less convinced.

However I've noticed that some of my rails are very skewed. My 3.3 and my 5V rails are within range, however my + and - 12V rails are very very off. my +12V rail reads between +2.3V and +8V (8V was achieved under the stress test). My -12V rail is constantly at -16.97V. During a virus scan, my -5V went to -8.58V. I know that it is possible for speedfan to be wrong, so once I find my multimeter I'm going to test them again. Also in the... Read more

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So, I can't find my multimeter, but looking at my PSU it shows that I have 4 +12V rails and what they're designated to. The plugs for my PSU have the same indicators that are on the lable, such as pci-e 1 and pci-e 2. So I'm curious if those correlate to the rails or if that is just for ease of installation. Also, my graphics card has a 36 amperage requirement, and my 12V rails are rated at 18A, but since it's getting 2 it's ok? but one is possibly shared so it's bad? but it's worked for a year? please help

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im getting random crash reboots, and bsods, when opening folders, programs, exes, and randomly in the night.

can anyone help me?

it seems to only happen when opening up folders/exe's/games/mozilla firefox.
and in the middle of the night, randomly.

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try safe mode are you getting the same results.

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Here is my system:
DFI AK-75EC Motherboard
AthlonXP 1800+
40 & 20 Gig Hard Drives
52x CD Rom & Phillips CDR804 CD R/RW
1-Extra Case Fan
NetGear FA311 NIC Card
PowerColor GeForce4 Ti4200 w/128DDR
Med Tower Case w/300w PS
and 3 1/2 Floppy Drive
Front and Back USB (2F/2B)

Now my problem it just started to reboot without warning just click and black screen in its rebooting now I have noticed this when running 3D Marks2001 Benchmarks it gets to a certain point and reboots and that is everytime but it has happened at many other times too. So if anyone can help me please let me know something I am in need.

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Welcome to TSG!

It sounds like you've either got a power supply problem or something is causing overheating.

Try resetting BIOS defaults and turn off ALL Caching and shadowing features. Make sure your video card is not overclocked.

Make sure that the Power Supply fan is working properly and check your "PC Health" options are set properly. Perhaps disable the warning levels and the auto-shutdown and see if that helps.

Good Luck!

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hiy guys,

i really hope someone can help me with this mega problem, it all started when i went away for a day and left my 2 kids (14 and 15 ) in the house, they say they didnt do anything at all, but when i came home the pc was repeatedly rebooting itself, it would load windows normally and then after no specific time reboot, sometimes while its loading itll re-boot. sometimes after its been on 5 mins or 10 mins then just reboot itself...

i decided to install a second copy of windows xp on the same drive, which went on uneventfull, the computer didnt reboot at all, but the new problem was, that the pc couldnt see the LAN connection so i cant connect to the net, i tried new cables, direct to modem, the cable from this laptop which is obviously working , but nothing would work, as far as windows is concerned i have no LAN card or port. checking network connections in controll panel it only shows the 1394 connection.... But on the rare occasions the original windows stays on long enough with out rebooting i can access the net no problems, but itll just repeatedly reboot.

i decided to put my spare ide drive in the pc on its own, disconnected the other 3 drives and re-installed windows xp pro on that drive, again everything went to plan, again, except i can not get onto the internet , i downloaded the nvidia lan drivers from this laptop and installed them on the poorly pc and still no lan conection can be found,

im not a newbie at computers and have managed to get by so far (... Read more

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I have seen computers re-boot after a period of time and the issue was bad memory. If you can get access to another computer, download & burn the Ultimate Boot CD (http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/download.html). Boot to the CD you just burned and select the memory test. Since your problem occurs after 5 or 10 minutes, let the test go on for at least 15 minutes or until errors show up. (If you receive no errors after 30 minutes, quit the mem test as this is not the problem.) If you receive error messages and have more than one mem module, you may have to do a re-test one module at a time to isolate the bad one and replace it.

A bad video card or corrupted driver will do the same thing (sometimes)

If indeed you do have a bad memory module, be easy on the kids as I doubt they had anything to do with the hardware going bad. Hopefully this will keep you from throwing your computer out the window and from grounding your kids until 2015.

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I've run MemTest86 and RAM has no errors. Ran UnHackMe and didn't find any trojans or malware. AVG antivirus comes back clean, but I'm getting these random reboots that have me stumped. Tried three different power supplies. Did get one BSOD with following error codes:
0X0000008E (OXC000001D, 0X804E1C52, 0XBA03CD18, 0X0000000).
I ran Runscanner and have attached that file

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I hope someone can help...

I recently bought a custom built PC from a local business and installed my own copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. The problem is, that after about 15 minutes of turning the computer on, it freezes with the sound of whatever is on looping also. After I have hit the reset button, everything is fine for around another 30 minutes or so, but then the computer just randomly reboots without warning. Once loaded up again, it is fine for hours and hours with seemingly no more problems?!

Can anyone tell me what the hell is going on?

Many Thanks!

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7

? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64

? What was original installed OS on system? None

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Full retail

? Age of system (hardware) Less than a year old

? Age of OS installation - 4-6 weeks

? CPU - Athlon II X4 640 3mhz

? Video Card - Radeon XFX HD5775 1GB

? MotherBoard - ASrock N68C-S UCC

? Power Supply - ATX 500204

? Hard Drive - Hitachi 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.5" HD

? Ram - 2 x 4gb Corsair DDR3

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Please provide this info even though you're not reporting BSOD's. The reports will contain helpful information: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html

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I hope someone can help...

I recently bought a custom built PC from a local business and installed my own copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. The problem is, that after about 15 minutes of turning the computer on, it freezes with the sound of whatever is on looping also. After I have hit the reset button, everything is fine for around another 30 minutes or so, but then the computer just randomly reboots without warning. Once loaded up again, it is fine for hours and hours with seemingly no more problems?!

Can anyone tell me what the hell is going on?

Many Thanks!

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ? Windows 7

? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64

? What was original installed OS on system? None

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Full retail

? Age of system (hardware) Less than a year old

? Age of OS installation - 1st installed around 6 weeks ago, 3-4 weeks since re-install.

? CPU - Athlon II X4 640 3mhz

? Video Card - Radeon XFX HD5775 1GB

? MotherBoard - ASrock N68C-S UCC

? Power Supply - ATX 500204 (500w)

? Hard Drive - Standard (ST1000DL 002-9TT153 SCSI Disk Device)

? Ram - 2 x 4gb Corsair DDR3

No sys manufacturer or model number - Custom built.

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Can we have a make and model on the psu and also a model number on the Corsair Ram.
There are many problems with 4 Gb sticks of ram and I want to check compatibility here, You may have to pysically remove 1 stick to get model number or you can try siw from here:
SIW download and reviews from SnapFiles

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I've got the build listed in my sig. along with vista home premium.

I've downloaded the latest ATI driver for the X1950 brand cards for 32 bit vista (what I have) but there are still problems. Sometimes while playing a game, or even if I just leave it on long enough, it reboots itself. Upon restarting, it says there was a problem and vista had to reboot, then it searches for the problem but doens't find it. Then...about 2 hours later...or something like that, it does it again.

Whats going on? I've performed tests for stability and performance, and they've all given me back a 100%. What should I do? Whats the problem ?

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First thanks to whoever handles this board it has been a great resource for me! I have built my last 3 PC's but have a major problem with this one since day 1. The PC will reboot (no blue screen just cold reboot) and I can't seem to locate the problem. Since day one when installing windows it has done this but it is sporadic and can sometimes go 5-7 days between reboots. The machine will reboot (led power light on frt of case never goes dark at reboot)and sometimes will boot up and run for a few min before it reboots again , or a lot of the time it just continues to reboot before windows has a chance to load. Also I have tried to boot in safe mode but it will reboot while safemode is loading. Sometimes clearing the Bios with the jumper clears it up but it always returns!

Now the machine.... Antec case with true 380s power supply, ABIT AV8 board,2 sticks of pc3200 512 mb ddr400 ram , Amd Athlon64 3500+ (not oc) ,Nvidia geoforcefx 5900xt card running XP Pro with SP1 installed.

What I have tried ...ran antivirus , ran spywarecleaner, defrag, ran memtest,adjusted to failsafe defaults in bios , flashed the bios, tried diff combinations of slots for memory, upgrade driver , upgraded via 4-1 drivers

A couple days ago figured it must be power supply (brand new one too) so I started unplugging devices ..second cd rom and fan pulled and everything has been running great since.Question before I drop $60 on power supply what should I look for , where is a good supplier an... Read more

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Hello everyone first post because i'm having a fairly serious issue and I have no idea how to figure out whats going on.

My desktop will randomly reboot at random 30sec-2hour intervals, even when the screens off and no programs are open, for example i'll go get some dinner and come back and startup programs will be open so I know it restarted when I was gone.

I'm pretty sure its not overheating, I installed a program called CoreTemp that says I'm only at 24 Celsius.

I have no idea if it's a hardware problem or if it's a virus or something (I like to think i'm careful but its a possibility)

I tried to look in my event viewer to see whats going on and found the following:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

Anyway thanks for taking the time to help me out, if you need any more information just ask!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8172 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 739337 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 970A-D3P
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Free Firewall Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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Hi TechSpot,
As is obvious I?m having some technical difficulties with a new PC I?ve had a little over two weeks ? and would appreciate any help possible.

I am currently running on;
3.2ghz Prescott Pentium 4,
200GB hard drive,
disabled onboard graphics
and my own budget Radeon Atlantis 9200 128mb card.

I have been in discussions with the executive of the place where I got the computer from and it seems he?s sending me in circles, but having checked here other people seem to be experiencing the same ?Random Reboot? problem I am having.

From what I?ve read of others on here it could be the guy I traded the graphics card from, an old friend, hadn?t installed it correctly and has ruined it; could be drivers (which MS OCA says at times); overheating (Sys&Cpu temp ?allegedly- 35/40degree?s)*; or that I blew the power supply by not using a surge protection adapter.

They are sending out a new power supply if I ring them later, firstly I?d like to get your input into this matter and see if you can narrow down the possibilities and lead me closer to being able to actually use the PC as I?m miles behind work deadlines as it is and currently at the end of my teather.

I am attaching 5 of the most recent dumps, and one anomaly which is for some reason bigger in file size just for fun. Please help?


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A:Random Reboots - Sorry.

And something I forgot to mention -
I ran a memory test on the two sticks of RAM, finding that one had 7 'Results' found when using LRAND. I checked them individually, and the results were all on one stick. Should there be that many errors found when using a Standard Settings Scan?
On the other stick there were none, until I used the Extended version of the test... But apparantly you can't get "perfect" error-free components, so this is normal. Well thats what they told me.

Noob will await your analysis and advice.


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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (over XP) on December 5th, and have since had frequent, spontaneous reboots several times a day. When I check the event viewer after each reboot, it contains dozens of errors that I cannot make any sense of. I cannot find a c:\windows\minidump file, but I am attaching a copy of the errors I have had today from the event viewer. Please help!

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Quote: Originally Posted by fruitcake1729

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (over XP) on December 5th, and have since had frequent, spontaneous reboots several times a day. When I check the event viewer after each reboot, it contains dozens of errors that I cannot make any sense of. I cannot find a c:\windows\minidump file, but I am attaching a copy of the errors I have had today from the event viewer. Please help!


It seems like a lot of the errors in eventvwr are related to the hard shutdown. Have you gotten a true BSOD? you can simply search on *.DMP for the file of it isnt in minidump. On 64 bit systems it is usually found in c:\windows and called memory.dmp

Le us know

Ken J

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Hello all.

I have a small problem with random reboots and playing games.
I'll be a random amount of time into Oblivion, or older games such as Divine Divinity (Then there are games that don't seem to bother it, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Counter Strike : Source, a few others).
And my system just up and reboots on me. No error messages, nothing in the event log etc. Even with turning off restarting on a error from the control panel. I've done scans for everything, cleaned up, defragmented my hard drives, cleaned out some dusts etc. I have nothing overclocked as well.
I've had my system sent to a Tech. He ran memtest, Prime95 and 3DMark for hours on end, even let most of them go overnight. Nothing seems wrong at all, other than these random reboots.
I have updated drivers and chipsets etc as well.

There is an update for my BIOS, but it does something to the CPU Microcode, I didn't think that was needed.

My system is as follows
Enermax 480W PSU
MSI Neo-F Mainboard P965 (Conroe board)Intel E6600 @ 2.4Ghz
BFG 7900GT
2 x 1gig Super*Talent RAM
2 x WD Cavier 250G 8MB Cache
Onboard Audio

From Everest;

Field Value
Sensor Properties
Sensor Type HDD
GPU Sensor Type Driver (NV-DRV)

CPU 50 ?C (122 ?F)
GPU 51 ?C (124 ?F)
WDC WD2500JS-00NCB1 52 ?C (126 ?F)
WDC WD2500JS-22NCB1 40 ?C (104 ?F)

And voltages in BIOS under Computer Health read as.
System Temperature - 38?C
CPU Temperature - 47?C
CPU VCore - 1.35V
3.3 V - 3.29V
5 V - Between 5.12 and 5.15V
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Hi, have you checked the bios for Temperature shut down settings? The PSU seems a git low for gaming Im running a 650W and thats only average. But I would doubt it would reboot your system.

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Okay, I'm new here, just signed up to ask this question, but I need a good tech forum.
If you guys can give me aclue of what to do next, other than a reinstall, I'd be very grateful.

Okay, heres the thing.

About a month ago, I was doing some updates, both from HP, and from Windows Update.
I made the mistake of just starting it up and leaving on an errand.

Well, there was an error in installlation somehow, a brownout, something.

Afterwards, It wouldn't even boot past the login screen except in safe mode.
In safe mode, I checked the event monitor for what was failing in system errors, and determined it was the new update for the AMD processor driver, as well as some other programs that wanted to load.
I rolled back the driver, uninstalled the program, an antivirus suite, and rebooted.
Reboots fine.

Now, every once in a while, the system just spontaneously restarts.
No warning, nothing.
Oh, and an occassional lockup.

The only listing in the monitor, and the only error message is "your computer has recovered from a serious error" a hex code, and a link to blue screen at info base.

Now what?
Start rolling back drivers one by one till it stops?

If I install the AMD driver again, it won't login.


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Hey everyone. I just ran into a problem that has persisted for a few days. I've had my computer for 3 years and never had a problem with it. Now a few days ago it started randomly rebooting when I play games. Sometimes I get a blue screen that says something about a memory dump, other times it reboots normally. One of my friends said my CPU might be overheating (Intel i7 920, 2.67GHz, not overclocked), so I found out my core temps: 53-58 when not doing much, and somewhere in the 80s when running a game. Any insight on possible causes is highly appreciated.

A:Random reboots.


Let's start with your temps: Anything above 80-85c is to much, it might be an overheating problem so i suggest to buy an air duster, or a compressed air can and clean your computer vents. They can be found at any computer store or online from Amazon.com

For futher assistant we need your computer specs, please list them.

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Random Reboots

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A:Random Reboots

Hi sevenwaves, Welcome to Sevenforums

Here is your dump information

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff880010051d1, fffff8800a3069a0, 0}

Probably caused by : fltmgr.sys ( Processing initial command '!analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn;lmtsmn;.bugcheck'
fltmgr!TreeUnlinkMulti+51 )

Followup: MachineOwner

2: kd> !analyze -v;r;kv;lmtn;lmtsmn;.bugcheck
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff880010051d1, Address of the instruction which caused the bugcheck
Arg3: fffff8800a3069a0, Address of t... Read more

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Hello folks,

Do any of you know how to read the following minidump from the Windows Debug Tool?
i am trying to figure out why does my pc keeps restarting no matter what i do.

here is the minidump results:

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 19, {20, 82e51690, 82e51728, a130008}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ExFreePoolWithTag+2c1 )

Followup: MachineOwner

1: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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The pool is already corrupt at the time of the current request.
This may or may not be due to the caller.
The internal pool links must be walked to figure out a possible cause of
the problem, and then special pool applied to the suspect tags or the driver
verifier to a suspect driver.
Arg1: 00000020, a pool block header size is corrupt.
Arg2: 82e51690, The pool entry we were looking for within the page.
Arg3: 82e51728, The next pool entry.
Arg4: 0a130008, (reserved)

Debugging Details:


POOL_ADDRESS: 82e51690




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A:XP PRO SP2 random reboots.

For that particular faulting module there is no way from the dump to pinpoint the cause. Pattern is important -- such as when and whether the fault is repeating.

It is an nt memory management module reporting "pool corruption".

The corruption can be caused by non-microsoft drivers such as antivirus or firewalls.

It could also be due to fauty memory.

You might be able to get a more specific clue by running Driver Verifier.


Windows has a built in driver tester that may find something.
Before using it you must ensure that you can start in Safe Mode and return from it. If verifier issues a STOP screen, rebooting in Safe Mode is the only way to reset it.

In its default configuration verifier tests "unsigned" drivers, but you can have it test all drivers under maximum conditions.

There's less to it than meets the eye in this MS article:


To run verifier simply go to Start > run and enter:


and select "standard configuration" and follow the prompts.
It will run on the next reboot. If it finds something you will get a Blue Screen STOP message.
Ignore the STOP parameters -- they are specific to verifier. The only thing important is the driver file name if it finds one.

If you get a STOP screen you will have to reboot to Safe Mode and run verifier again and have it "delete existing settings"

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Ok, I have a PC Chips MoBo (922LR I believe) w/ a P4 2.0 ghz chip, 256k DDR ram, GeForce3Ti500

Now, I am 90% sure that all jumpers are in the correct positions. ( I am a quasi-tech nerd, but I always have that lil doubt in my head..hehe)

I have done a complete wipe of the HD and installed Win98SE, got all the bells and whistle updates from M$ and loaded the software that came with the MoBo for the on-board USB, vid, etc.

Usually the PC reboots when I am playing a game called Asherons Call 2, and its pretty graphic intensive. Normally I would think that it was just a bug in the game (its in the end stages of Beta) and that the problem was on there end, but I have had the PC reboot while sitting on the desktop, before I have ever even launched the game.

People have told me that the Via chipset on the motherboard needs to be updated, so I have.

People have told me the BIOS for the MoBo needs to be updated, so tried, but the version I have and the one PCCHIPS recommends for the board are the same.

I checked the rating on the PSU and its 300w, so I think this is sufficient enough to rule this out

As far as the boards in the machine, I took everything out, gave it the once over, and replaced just the vid card, which can only go in one slot, the AGP slot. So nothing in any of the PCI's and just the Gforce3 in the AGP slot

I made sure the memory was seated correctly and in the slot furthest from the CPU.

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Hello, recently I have found a major problem happening with my computer. I play world of warcraft, and as i was playing my computer froze then went a Gateway screen, after that it rebooted.

So i thought maybe i hit the power button..or something...wrong

Every so often, maybe 2 or 3 times a day it does this rebooting thing.
If anyone has a clue what it can be please help I'd appreciate it. thanks

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Hello, I seem to have a wee bit of a problem with my computer (obviously). It loves to reboot/freeze & hang while I play games. Out of all the forums I've seen this problem in, none of them actually had a solution to this problem..

Here's my specs :
Athlon XP 2600
60 & 80 GB HD
Radeon 9200 128 DDR-ram (catalyst 4.4)
Sound Blaster LIVE! 5.1
Windows XP Pro
1 gig DDR ram
Now I've updated everything on my puter, but the problem still arises.
I've turned off the Automatic Restart, useless services; I've Defragged, Reformatted, Reinstalled Drivers; Put the AGP to 4x instead of 8x; Made sure my system was cooled enough (old fashioned fan blowing into the puter area) and finally I've made sure there was no spyware/virus'/trojans.

Any insight? Thanks.

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I'm running Windows XP SP3.

I recently put a new motherboard in my computer as the old one broke down back in June 2010. Ever since installing Windows, updating it completely, and adding all my pictures/movies/music, I've had my machine reboot itself at least once per session.

The error message I get from the Event Viewer is this:

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x100000d1 (0xa4072000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xa8e110d8). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini011311-03.dmp.

I've added my minidump files, any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Random reboots on Win XP


All those MiniDumps say probably caused by : viahduaa.sys

I believe that is the sound driver VIA High Definition Audio Driver

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Hi all,
I am just finishing my build and am a little perplexed. I am running the following:

Asus Rampage Extreme III Mother Board
I7 950 CPU
Asus 470 GTX GPU
Dominator 3x2 1600 RAM
Raptor HD 8500RPM
Thermaltake 750 toughpower PSU
Windows 7 64bit

After the build I booted up and installed Windows, Everything seemed fine until I completed all updates. At that point the system started to reboot itself without warning at random times (During start up to 15 minutes after usage) sometimes promting to start up in safe mode and sometimes just starting up as if nothing happened. After updating the Bios I reinstalled windows and this time did not run updates and rather installed just the individual drivers for all my hardware. The system has been running for hours without issues until I tried to create system image. During the burning of the DVD the system cut out again, but has remained stabil doing all other tasks. I even managed to burn a system repair disk without issues. I checked the driver for the DVD burner (Standard ASUS 24x) and it seemed fine....... Now I am not sure if I should try my luck with Windows updates to see what happens or.......?

A:Random reboots

Hi there and welcome,


Possible causes:

1. you need a better driver for your dvd burner
2. a physical hardware problem, such as cabling, bios settings, or even bad bios

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Hey guys, kind of in a rush and haven't browsed through all topics yet..sorry if there's already one like this, admins feel free to delete if needed..

Anyways, my PC is a gaming type. Basically, it's been rebooting at random times, it may be within an hour, 2 hours, 5 minutes or even when it starts up.

I went to the shop where I had it custom built to check it, they said it could be because of the two windows XP I have installed. One of my hard drive is in 2 partitions, so my 250gig (main one) has a 180gig (D drive) and 70gig (C drive), I think that's how it's divided.

Anyways, the guy told me to delete the one in D drive, so I tried, but can't because a specific file (Flash9f.ocx) is being used, thus preventing me from deleting windows.

I tried "re-installing" it again to delete it, but when it boots from the CD, it only shows C drive, so I'm kind of stuck there, ahaha..

The computer technician also told me all basic components has no problems, ie. RAM, motherboard, etc.

I don't think it is heat, I have an Antec 900 which I think should be more than enough to keep it cool.

Anyways I have to go, kind of late ahaha, appreciate any help, will edit/add things if needed when I return, like my system info. If there is anyone who thinks that 2 windows may not be the problem of my random reboots, please do tell.

Thanks in advance!

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Ok, I think I may have solved the deleting windows part, what I did first was, go into the actual windows folder and delete all files...ahaha..then I read somewhere to..right click "my computer" > "manage" > "disk management" and from there I deleted the partition (forced it) that had the extra windows installation, after that I made a new partition, right clicked and format, now it is formatting, will update when it is done and whether or not my computer still does random reboots.

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I have signed up as I am getting nauzed off now.I like to try and fix errors myself but other more techie minded persons are needed.
I have been trying to sort out this problem now for a few days.I will atatch all the info and hopefully this can be sorted.

I have been getting this in the Admin Events log for about 10 days now.

'Error: The application has failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect please see the application event log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more details'

I formatted the pc on Wed & it's still happening.
I Was going to run memtest and take case apart and give it a good clean but not done either yet.

MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 11-05-2015 01
Ran by brum (administrator) on 20-06-2015 at 06:52:35
Running from "C:\Users\brum\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64)
Model: GA-78LMT-S2P Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Boot Mode: Normal

========================= Event log errors: ===============================

Application errors:
Error: (06/20/2015 06:18:02 AM) (Source: SideBySide) (User: )
Description: Activation context generation failed for "Microsoft.VC80.MFCLOC,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="8.0.50608.0"1".
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A:Random reboots.

1. Welcome to Tech Support Guy
2. Run the memtest for two complete passes each pass consisting of 8 to 10 tests.
As ram is 8GB and presuming that is either 2 x 4GB or 4 x 2GB I would if 2 x 4GB test each stick ONE at a time before running memtest - it will be far quicker in establishing if one of the two is faulty
3. I do not think it is a heat issue but check the case first
4. Run a chkdsk/ r on the system drive
check the event log on windows logs, application log - search using find on right pane under search term
Post the log if you wish using copy right pane as text and paste to reply
check for bad sectors
5. When you say no minidumps - does it BSOD and if so are dumps configured and set for minidump
6. When you say you formatted - was that then a clean install of 7.
7. Looking at the errors I am going with hard drive I think rather than ram
8. see screenshot for memtest please, as you can see test 4 at 78% on 41% of that pass

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My computer continually randomly reboots itself, and then is fine when it loads up, but this is a very annoying problem, can anyone provide a solution?

A:Random Reboots

This is almost always caused by overheating. Check all the cooling fans inside your computer. There are other things too, but first check your fans. There should be at least one inside the power supply and one that cools the CPU directly.

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I have had a core I7 running smooth for about 6 months and lately it has been rebooting and acting odd. If someone could look at the attached dumps I would appreciate it. Also if someone could point me to a good guide in understanding dump files I would appreciate also.

A:Getting random reboots

Model Corsair Force GT ATA Device

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\USER\Downloads\jackhandsome\SF_03-10-2013\100213-8018-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\SymCache*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18229.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.130801-1533
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03258000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`0349b6d0
Debug session time: Thu Oct 3 04:08:43.472 2013 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 2:51:58.253
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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I'm getting constant random reboots everytime I play Lord of the Rings Online. I haven't experienced any reboots doing anything else, so I'm assuming it is the problem. I've checked Event Viewer when I'm back up and the errors I was getting were DCOM, so I used the DCOMbobulator to disable DCOM, and am still getting reboots. After my most recent reboot (about 10mins ago), there were no errors found in the Event Viewer. Below is a copy of my hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:51:45 PM, on 19/04/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrobat_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Video\LogiTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\program files\steam\steam.exe
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Hi there,
First time posting, hopefully I have captured what is required.

? OS - Windows 7 pro SP1
? x64
? Original OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
? Version of current OS: I'm a Microsoft Partner - it's internal use software licenses for partners.
? Bought this about 10 months ago
? Installed this OS about 10 months (reinstalled right away clean, to remove Dell crap)

? Proc: Intel? Core? i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
? Video: ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3
? MotherBoard: unsure
? Power Supply: unsure

? Dell
? Studio XPS 8100

I've seen a lot of posts specific to my machine and a possible issue with the heatsink. The computer is not within any enclosure (open bottom desk) so overheating should not be an issue from normal use, barring hardware issues of course.

Not being a hardware tech, I'm starting this to see if there are other issues before proceeding down other avenues to resolve this. It's random, frequency is hard to determine since I don't use the machine every day but when I do use it, it seems it happens once for every extended use day if that makes any sense.

TIA for any help you can provide!

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There are several memory dumps present in the uploaded files, the most recent being from 19 Sep 2011 (the next most recent is from June and was probably fixed with the Windows Update USB fix). Did you notice this memory dump occurring? Could the random reboots actually be BSOD's? I'd suggest disabling Automatic restarts in order to stop the system at the BSOD (if it's occurring). Here's instructions on how to do this: Set MiniDump

The memory dump points to memory corruption - which doesn't necessarily mean an issue with your memory (this includes CPU Cache, mobo, video and RAM), but it's a good idea to test the memory just to be sure. Here's a link to a free memory test: Memory Diagnostics (read the instructions at the link). There are more tests for the other memory components - but let's not start with them right now.

Repeated errors of this type in the System logfile:


Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Printers
Date: 2011-09-25T10:01:38.000
Event ID: 1111
Task: N/A
Level: Error
Opcode: Info
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: KCIDESK01
Driver Send To Microsoft OneNote 2010 Driver required for printer Send To OneNote 2010 is unknown. Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Printers
Date: 2011-09-25T10:01:33.000
Event ID: 1111
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Hi everyone,

We recently upgraded about 20 PCs on a network with the following hardware:

-Asus M2A-VM motherboard
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor
-160Gb Seagate hard drives
-1Gb memory

They are all running Windows XP Pro SP2.

Ever since all of these PCs have been randomly rebooting, some more often than others.

The drivers are all installed OK and I've even updated them to the latest from the Asus website.

I've unchecked the automatically restart when there's a system failure in startup and recovery in system properties. The blue screen error that is shown before a reboot has the error:

STOP: 0x00000050 (0xE2F79000, 0x00000000, 0x8053AACB, 0x00000001)

This is really irritating users!

Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.


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My name is Krysti, and I'm somewhat okay with computers. (ish. )
Lately my desktop has been restarting at random, I think at CPU intensive moments, but I'm not quite sure...
I don't know what could cause this, since I don't think I installed anything new or made any changes to my system recently. I thought it was overheating perhaps, but I cleaned the fans and checked if they worked, which they did. Maybe it's just old age, I don't know? I really don't know what to do and I hate using my laptop at home, which is what I'm doing now.

Hopefully someone can help me? I'd appreciate it so much! Thanks in advance!


ps: I entered my desktop's computer specifications on my profile.

A:Random reboots. :(

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I just my upgraded my MX440-8X to a FX5700 and now when i play a 3d game my sytem randomly reboots - no errors no bsod no nothing. Oddly enough the Sims 2 works fine. I have even reformatted and reinstalled Windows. My specs-
AthlonXP 1700+ (Palomino)
Epox 8KHA+ (KT266A)
256MB PC2100 No Name (Samsung chips)
Chaintech SA5700 128 MB (FX5700 - not LE or Ultra)
Linksys LNE100TX
Seagate 10GB 5400RPM
Creative DVD 12x
Iomega Zip100
Antec 300w PSU

I just bought this card for $89 retail and would like to keep it so please help ! ! !

PS I have ceased and desisted any o/c.
PPS I have used 61.82 66.94 and 71.84 forcewares

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This happens at different time but usually when i start up a game my computer randomly crashes and reboots it looks like a blue screen but I don't think it is i will upload a minidump file from the earliest crash
I also re installed my os yesterday because i was getting a blue screen error and the computer would not start up but now it is able to start up, but when i run a game or leave it idle it will turn off and reboot its self , the crassh looks like a blue screen but doesn't show the error because it is covered by random coloring

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I have a Dell XPS 7100 Studio

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I'm having random reboots from my custom built PC. I've swapped video cards, and ran a ram test for over 6 hours with no issues. The reboots are completely random and sometimes go a week or so without happening. Specs are as follows:

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40 GHz
8 GB ram (Corsair Vengance)
Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 (I've also swapped this with a GTX 460 and the problem still occurs)
Corsair HX 650 Power Supply
Z87M Gaming Motherboard (nothing overclocked)

Directly after reboot I've ran my Bios and CPU temps are fine (40 degrees C).

I've posted a .jpg of the errors from the event log.

Let me know what else you can reccommend I try. Thanks in advance.


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Oh, I've also plugged the pc directly into the wall (no power supply) to eliminate that as well... Any ideas anyone?

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What might be the cause of occasional random reboots? The power supply tester I have indicated no problems. What might I next look at?

A:Random Reboots

it could be a number of things, check the temps, it could be that under load or on long running your CPU is overheating. it could also be a memory shortage or a particular issue with the drivers for a piece of hardware.

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Helping my mom out with her system. It has begun randomly rebooting itself while she's working on it. No warning boxes or anything pop up, just -flash- and you're at the BIOS splash screen and restarting.

Ive gone through and ensured her video drivers are up-to-date, that she's malware free and the like.. but the problem persists.

Any suggestions are very much appreciated..

SF tool results attached.

Thank you,


A:Random reboots, once a day or two.

Hi nopk. You are having all stop 0x124 BSODs, which is supposed to be hardware error.

It appears that the computer is somehow old. Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator
Also let us know the wattage of the PSU.

You have one BIOS Update to apply. Get Version 2302 dated 2011.03.18 from http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A...rt_Download_30.

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Let us know the results.

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I'm getting random reboots while playing a new game in beta. I used to get these same reboots during Everquest 2 play, but they stopped.

1. I see nothing that jumps out in the event viewer.
2. My cpu runs no hotter then 45c.
3. I ran mem tests on my ram over nite with no errors.
4. I cant get my pc to write to my .dmp file. I have it set up under system properties correctly.
Is there a service that needs to be on? I shut down lots of services for gaming.

Any help would be great.



A:Random Reboots

Hi and welcome to Techspot!!

First, check out this thread HERE, and tell us your system's PSU (power supply) specs, like make & model, wattage, and amperage on the +12V rail. Check the PSU's label, that info should be there.

Regards :wave:

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