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Windows XP Pro auto reboot

Q: Windows XP Pro auto reboot

Here is a good stumper for everyone. Recently I got this problem that everytime I go to the Add Remove in the Control Panel while it's saying that the list is being populated the system will reboot. I've done online and AVG virus scans and it all comes up clean. Any ideas on how to fix this bug? XP is fully updated with SP2, and all hotfixes.

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Preferred Solution: Windows XP Pro auto reboot

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My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me?

A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate

You need to check Control Panel, Power Options. (screenshot)

Note the tabs. In this dialog you set your options and they are set for the Power Scheme shown. In Laptops, there are usually 2 schemes listed, one for AC powered and a separate for Battery powered.

Desktop OR AC powered Laptop, the only thing you MAY want to turn off is your Monitor.

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My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me? This is my Hijack log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:17:59 PM, on 11/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM303_STI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAccelerator.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
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A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate ~_~

I see you have My Web Search installed. Do you use this?

Most of the time, this is actually malware.


Code:
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe


Code:
every minute, every hour, every seconds.
That's a very broad piece of information. So you are saying sometimes
you get hours out of your PC before it shutsdown/hibernates?

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Hey guys,

Heres my problems : when operating my system at bootup everything works fine but windows itself will eventually start to slow down by that I mean slow response time, open a drive takes a few for it to open window, and many times the icons will be at first default and takes time to refresh them to what there supposed to look like. As well I use firefox browser and when using that eventually it will slow even to the point of using too much memory - as far as other programs slow to load but when loaded seem to work fine. Ive checked resources and have quite a few running but have no clue what is good or bad and have also noticed my memory gets overtooken rather quickley - and if i dont reboot at the least every 2 days the machine will shut off itself and reboot.

Ive never had this problem before till I left for vacation and a freind used my computer and installed all kinds of what i have no clue. I do update windows regulary and have some standard malware progs i do run.

Here are some stats of my computer:
System:
Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Hewlett - Packard Company
Compaq Presario
AMD Athalon 64 Processor
3500+
2.20 GHz, 1.00 GB of Ram

Now I know Im kinda short on the ram lol but previouse I never had a problem so heres my hijack this log and i hope I've givin enough information to allow you to steer me in the right direction, I just want it back the way it was lol :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
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A:Windows Slowdown / Auto Reboot

Please bump to top - I now have more ram (2 gb ) now and problem still exist.
 

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Hi,

I am constantly rebooting by itself without warning. After the reboot, it showed an error message like [ this]. I have forgotten to grab the screenshot but the minidump is attached together with the required report. At first I thought it was the OS. I reinstalled the OS on last Saturday and it was fine until last night when the system is giving me the same problem.

Prior to OS reinstallation, I ran a Windows repair using the setup disk. The problem was gone for a day or two. I've also noticed a thing -- it only happened when the PC is left idle, at least that was what I observed.

Here's the details of my desktop:OS - Windows 7
x86 (32-bit)
What was original installed OS on system? None, custom-built PC
full retail version
Age of system (hardware) - more than 2 years
Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Reinstalled on 4th June 2011
CPU - AMD Athlon 64, 1800 MHz
Video Card - nVidia GeForce 6600 LE, 256MB
MotherBoard - Abit KN8
Power Supply: Can't recall brand, 450W

Appreciate your input and thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Auto-reboot on Windows 7 32-bit

Temporarily uninstall BitDefender and any related programs for the time being. See if things stabilize afterwards.

The problem here is consistent. There's an issue reported by your NTFS file system filter. In every case the current running process was vsserv.exe which is related to BitDefender. BitDefender may be trying to filter stuff during I/O file operations and is sending back bad data. Either way, BitDefender is most likely the culprit here.

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I purchased my HP Compaq 8710p laptop from Purdue University in May of 2008. A little after that it was stolen from me. Thankfully I had it LoJack secured, and they were able to recover it in London. When I got my computer back, however, the Windows XP that it had come pre-installed with was replaced with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I never had an issue with it for two years until now.

It seems like my computer overheats more often then it should, especially if it is on my lap or the fan is covered at all. This may be normal but even more annoying than that is whenever it shuts down from an overheat or it goes in to sleep mode or I ever have to manually shut it down, it gets to the Windows loading screen where the colors come in from the sides, then freezes, flashes the BSOD and then reboots. When I try to run the Repair, it take about half an hour then says Repair couldn't fix the computer.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:On overheat/sleep/reboot BSOD flash and auto-reboot

The BSOD blames netw5v64.sys (Intel? Wireless WiFi Link Adapter Driver)
Update it
Intel? Driver Update Utility or http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...&lang=en&cc=us


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa80026f4a20, fffff8000427c518, fffffa8001ad3310}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netw5v64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netw5v64.sys
Probably caused by : netw5v64.sys

DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: fffffa80026f4a20, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: fffff8000427c518, Functional Device Object of the stack
Arg4: fffffa8001ad3310, The blocked IRP

Debugging Details:
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DRVPOWERSTATE_SUBCODE: 3

IRP_ADDRESS: fffffa8001ad3310

DEVICE_OBJECT: fffffa8003854050

DRIVER_OBJECT: fffffa800385fce0

IMAGE_NAME: netw5v64.sys

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 49cbab84

MODULE_NAME: netw5v64

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After S&D Found pinch it said it removed, but I rebooted and got an lsass.exe error with a code number, I have also tried Norton 360 which failed to do anything, as well as run malewarebytes, and regcure... regcure found massive errors that it said it cleaned and fixed but everytime I reboot the problem re-occurs, can someone please help me????I have no idea what to do here.... Would you like to view a HJT Log?my browser opens to this location which is the root of the worm/or trojan i believe... //216.240.159.88/find.php?q=the%20masters&session=632143^^^ This is the link which has blue text that says "click here to proceed." again the browser opens automatically on its own... I have turned on Firewall, shut off sys restore... and run every spy maleware program under the sun including trendmicro on line, as soon as the problem is detected my system reboots.... and im stuck starting all over...here is my log Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:06:04 AM, on 5/6/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

A:FireFox Browser Auto starts after Reboot / Error after Reboot

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resul... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I've just returned from my vacation and my home pc won't load windows anymore.
The computer is a special custom build pc which allows you to switch your harddrive easily when it's turned off.

The problem: When starting pc in normal mode and it tries to load windows (shows black screen with the moving green dots) it will black out and reboot. This only occurs when I'm doing so with my own harddrive, the other works fine.

Possible cause: My mom tends to leave the pc in sleep mode and probably did so before we left on vacation. We had guests visiting our house who tried using the pc and switched to my harddrive instead of my mom's (while pc was still in sleep mode) when trying to start the pc afterwards the above described problem occurred.

I've tried to use start-up repair which fails and shows the following error.

Problem Event name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 21199553
Problem Signature 05: AutoFailover
Problem Signature 06: 8
Problem Signature 07: BadPatch
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1043

I've also tried to use system restore to different restore points but it fails without succes.
It says that an unknown error has occurred with Error code 0x800703f9.

Thanks in advance for the help

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When I shutdown my computer it last about ten minutes and then I have a blue screen with "Driver_Power_State_Failure", minidump of the memory and auto reboot.

Please find in attachment two exemples of what I got when the problem occurs.

A:Windows 7 - shutdown with blue screen and auto reboot

Hi -

Update these 3 drivers to start -

Code:

btkrnl.sys Fri Oct 01 17:48:29 2004 (415DD0AD)
btslbcsp.sys Fri Oct 01 17:50:18 2004 (415DD11A)
SABI.sys Thu May 28 02:38:10 2009 (4A1E3152)

System information needed --> BSOD Posting Instructions

Attach the resulting zip files to your net post.

After driver updates, run --> DRIVER VERIFIER - Windows 7 & Vista

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:

Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Sat Jul 17 16:54:52.365 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:15:51.145
BugCheck 9F, {4, 258, 85a6ea70, 83125b24}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Built by: 7600.16539.x86fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Sat Jul 17 11:35:03.739 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 6:27:32.518
BugCheck 9F, {4, 258, 85a6da70, 8313bb24}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F
PROCESS_NAME: System

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A few days back when i tried to restart my system having win XP, it displayed the message:
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: windows\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

Also, this file was present in c:\windows\repair

As instructed at microsoft website and at many other websites, I copied them from repair to config. But when I restarted my computer, it did not display any error message but after loading some files it automatically reboots.

Can someone tell me the cause and remedy for this?

(I also copied the security, software, sam and default files from repair to config as these were also missing from config!)
 

A:WINDOWS XP system file missing/Auto reboot?

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Hello, I have been encountering automated reboot during gaming, since almost a year ago. I have swapped GPU and RAM sticks and even a new PSU just for testing. Problems still occur as of today.
Can anyone please help me to troubleshoot the problem please? It had been bugging me for quite a while.

I'll really appreciate your help.

A:Windows 8.1 BSOD/Auto Reboot during Gaming/PSU Stress Test

There are no minidump files included. Please include them in your next post. There are several problem devices listed:


Code:
Root Print Queue SWD\PRINTENUM\PRINTQUEUES This device is disabled.
NVIDIA High Definition Audio HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10DE&DEV_0040&SUBSYS_107D2753&REV_1001\5&2EA6CA03&0&0001 This device is disabled.
Standard PS/2 Keyboard ACPI\PNP0303\4&2DFC4819&0 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.
NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM) ROOT\UNNAMED_DEVICE\0000 This device is disabled.
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse ACPI\PNP0F03\4&2DFC4819&0 This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed.


Please take care of the drivers. Are devices listed disabled on purpose? If so, why?

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Hello Bleeping Computer,
Yesterday my machine was infected with Live Security Platinum. I appear to have successfully removed the rogue AV program after following the BC guide using MBAM (although I initially struggled to uninstall the program in Control Panel - nothing happened when i clicked 'Uninstall' - it has now disappeared from my program list though)
However, I've been left with a few issues:
1. On reboot all my desktop icons rearrange themselves on the LHS of the screen in alphabetical order. Auto-arrange is not checked. This is workable but annoying...
2. Periodically IE9 redirects to something like a googleads or adclick address. Once it asked me to click on a picture of a 'fire'?! I just closed the window...
3. Windows Firewall is disabled and I can't re-enable it - Error message: 'Windows Firewall can't change some of your settings. Error code 0x80070424'
4. AVG seemed to have been disabled so I've now uninstalled and reinstalled
5. AVG Resident Shield keeps indicating a Trojan horse Dropper.Generic_c.MMI in c:/Windows/System32/services.exe
6. Ran MBAM again overnight after removing Live Security Platinum and it's still picking up a few things. Currently it's quarantined the items in the attached JPEG:

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit so didn't run the GMER log as instructed. DDS.txt log is below, and Attach.txt attached.

Would appreciate any help on this matter.
Thanks
Ross

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A:Live Security Platinum removed but desktop icons auto-arranging on reboot, IE9 regularly redirecting, Windows Firewall disabled

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How can I do an autoreboot of my W2k workstation ?
 

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Hello..
My pc reboots very often! It just started today! It worked fine yesterday. I'm now in failsafe.
I made it show the BSOD instead of auto reboot and it gave me this message:

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

*** STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x1A4130010, 0x00000002, 0x0000000, 0x089A9B404)

Any help please?
 

A:Auto Reboot! Need Help!

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Hello,
This may be a rather stupid question but...

out of the blue my computer rebooted (itself). This wasn't due to a power failure (I have a battery back-up and none of the other equipment in the same room did anything out of the ordinary) nor was it due to any accidental key strokes on my part. I'm running Microsoft XP, Norton Anti-virus 2005 and a Netgear Firewall. Both Norton and XP are up to date with their patches. I had completed my weekly virus check the night before (which was clean) and am running it again now just to make sure.

My question: Is there any way that this auto-boot could have been caused by a virus or some other nasty intruder type of thing? I realize this isn't the best framed question but I'm concerned. Any feedback as to the possible cause of the auto boot would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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ive been ahving a problem lately with my computer. I would be watching a movie and the computer will automatically reboot. This is very frustrating, can anyone help me?

thanks
 

A:XP Auto Reboot

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hi i am unsing win7 os . the computer after around half hour reboots automotically. blue screen appears saying duping memary and retarts again.
psl help

A:auto reboot

This problem crate when your Cooling Fan Stop working , Change the cooling fan.
If not solved yet then replace your Cpu and check the Power Supply and Temperature of CPU .

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Hi, I have a Win7 PC and a Win 8.1 PC, each with an admin and a user account and all accounts have passwords. On the Win7 PC, it will auto login without typing either user account password and it does this each time I reboot. On the Win 8.1 PC it will only start up once without needing either of the user account passwords, but then after each reboot, the users login screen displays and I need to select an account and put in the password for the account. How do I get the Win 8.1 PC to login automatically each time I reboot? Where should I look in the registry? Netplwiz seems to be the same on each PC. The registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon is similar on each PC although the Win 8.1 PC has a few extra entries. I do not have ForceAutoLogon in the registry on the Win 7 PC and I do not want to add this in to the registry in the Win 8.1 PC because then Remote Desktop Connection will not be able to connect.

A:Auto Login in Win 8.1 at every reboot

1) start/search/netplwiz - enter
2) The Advanced User Accounts program will open.

3) the Users tab, which should be where you're at now, uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

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I'm not sure if this is the correct area to put this in but I look at the others and felt this best fit the most.

Anyway, I was looking at trying to do a system reboot on a screensaver system that I made. It just cycles through images and sometimes get suck. After a reboot the system works fine. I was thinking maybe having the system reboot every say 3 days or so and allow it to do it by itself with out me rebooting them all the time. Is there a easy way to do this in Windows 7?

A:Auto Reboot Once Ever Few Days

Hello ZMan, this can be done with a scheduled task. Use the steps in this tutorial, but on step 4 substitute /R for /s /f as Brink mentions in the comments below the tutorial. You can also pick another name, such as Restart ,in Step 3

Task Scheduler : Create Shut Down PC Automatically Task

A Guy

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my system always auto reboot...anyone wat the proble
here my hijack log..thank for helping me ....thank...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:41:32, on 2005-6-15
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\DAP\DAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.828\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe

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A:system always auto reboot

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

Hi to all,

I have a desktop, it will auto reboot when i try to connect to internet via a wireless linksys adpter.

i have updated the driver, tested the wireless adpter with another desktop and is working fine and i have oso tried pluggin in a lan cable to the desktop, nothing happen.

It will only reboot when it is connect to network via my linksys wirelesss adpter.

i have capture a screen shot of event log, it is in the attachment

do please advise me on what to do or what other step i have miss out.

A:PC auto reboot w/o warning

Update your drivers starting with the motherboard chipset.

If that doesn't improve things, do 7 passes with Memtest86 (search the web).

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

i have a DELL precision 530 , every time i reboot it , it will freeze during post and asks me to press the F1 key

how can i set it to fully reboot automatically after a power outage ?

i want to use it for a CCTV DVR camera security system

changing the bios settings doesnt seem to affect it.
 

A:how to auto reboot without pressing F1 key

It depends on what the F1 key is for
Does your laptop goes back a few years from now everytime you shutdown & start your computer?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 47.2

My xp is 4 years old. Past 6 months it will reboot automatically - and open as if nothing happened. Is this a virus or a hardware failure?

A:Xp auto reboot ev. hour or so

Past six months?First guess...overheating of system components.System manufacturer and model?Download/install BlueScreenView, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html.Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items. Save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.Louis

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Hey,

System was just started.
Opened Chrome, few seconds later blue screen, incomplete countdown/BSD, reboot.
Checked Event viewer & got one critical.
Event ID - 41
Source - Kernal Power.
Snip attached...

THOUGHTS?

fmg

A:Had my first BSD followed by auto reboot today

That screenshot doesn't help at all. There should be a dump file time stamped for that BSOD in /Windows/Minidump. Upload that file and someone will analyze it for you.

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Every time I restart my computer or shut it down, it kind of reboot itself. Instead of rebooting and having the normal updates and stuff. It uninstall EVERYTHING. I mean everything "EVERYTHING" the only thing I have on my Window 8 is Google, AVG 2014 and Recycle Bin. On my Window 8 Start or gateway their's nothing. All I have is Desktop, Internet Explorer, Store, and Microsoft Office. Here's an example. Let say I download 10 games to my W8 and I Restart or shutdown my computer. What happens is it would seem like I have nothing Downloaded. I can check my Browser Nothing is in there. Another Example. I can upload Images from my Phone, or from Online, If I Restart or shutdown my computer the same thing happens. I can't find it anywhere. Also I save Images on my desktop so I should see it. Even if i save it in my Photos, i can't find it.I don't know what happened. I try going to my "Uninstall Programs" and uninstall the ones I think that Cause that problem, but that doesn't seem to work. Please I need some help, I don't want to spend money asking for someone to fix it for me.
 
Also it is not "trojan horse virus" that i know.

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I dont know why my computer suddenly auto reboot everytime i download/open regedit from RUN/run Panda Antivirus setup...So, i not sure which is the main problem that cause it...I cant use download accelerater but only can use firefox to download. I tried running panda antivirus setup, when it unzip until half way, it auto reboot..Its not the over heating problem, its somekind of virus i think. Anyone can teach me how to fix?

A:Computer auto reboot..

Hi,

Please follow these 5 steps to get help with malware.

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When I try to play a game with alot of 3D graphics, my computer will shut off and start back up again (usually within about 5 minutes). On the rare occasion that it doesn't reboot, it locks up and I have to shut it off myself. I don't have SP2 for XP because when I try to D/L it, it says the D/L failed. The puter worked fine for about 6 months but recently it started to do this. There is no error message. No blue screen of death. Just reboot.

The puter was a HP Pavilion but I have upgraded just about everything except the moboard (even the case to be able to upgrade the power supply). It has 1GB RAM (PC100 I think), Windows XP home ed. SP1, Nvidia Geforce4 128mb VRAM (4400 TI?), AMD 2.0Ghz CPU.

I suspect it is either the video card or the moboard. The video card because the connection for a LCD monitor doesn't work. The moboard because..well..it is so OLD! I have been to the Windows update page to look for updates but I am all updated. I D/Led and installed the latest Nvidia drivers. I also have DirectX 9.0c.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:3D graphics = auto reboot

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HI,
I have been advised to post her following help from another section on this forum.

see my other post here
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...ml#post1858615

basically Im getting a blue screen after system crashes while browsing or after windows automatic updates.

here are my system details as found by belarc advisor

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) iQon.ie RS482MK9-A64S rev 2.0
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: RS/RX482SB400
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 10/13/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
156.07 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
56.60 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

PHILIPS DVDR1628P1 [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD1600BB-00GUC0 [Hard drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WCAL95236148, rev 08.02D08, SMART Status: Healthy 960 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'A0' has 512 MB
Slot 'A1' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes


c: (NTFS on drive 0) 156.07 GB 56.60 GB free
Network Drives


I have attached the screen shot of the blue screen error message to this post...(error.zip)

this is what happend
went to bed and when I woke up this was showing see attached picture (error.zip)

rebooted the pc then just as windows had loaded I got a second b... Read more

A:xp crashes after auto reboot

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them


tap f8 when booting and try from the options
last known good configuration

have you added any new hardware or updated any drivers

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I have a system that was self made, has been just fine operationally most of the time. Last year had operational issues, had bad memory and was fixed. Has been just fine for more than a year and now it is just auto shut down and trying to reboot. I am running WindowsXP. It won't finish rebooting, just goes to the screen that tells you to reboot from disk and can't get it to do anything from there. A few times it has gotten to a blue screen with stop messages...bad_pool_caller, 0xc2,0x07,0xcd4,0x02,0x801808A0,0x8E,0x05,0x8060F358,0xBA4CB92C,0x00. Today I got it to safe mode and not quit sure what to do from there. I then got it to completely boot up to the everyday desk top and ran some Norton utilities with no problems and then SHUT DOWN and Reboot to the reboot from CD screen again HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Microsoft won't help without a fee. The class instructor( gonna have to hurt him )for the build bought OEM software for Windows.. so no free support from Microsoft.Can't contact class instructor, he fixed the memory problem, he is no longer a teacher there.I may contact the school and make them fix it no matter who is there !! I am tired of having issues every year or so.
 

A:Auto shutdown..won't reboot HELP!!!

Stop 0xC2 or BAD_POOL_CALLER - The Stop 0xC2 message indicates that a kernel-mode process or driver incorrectly attempted to perform memory operations in the following ways:
By allocating a memory pool size of zero bytes.
By allocating a memory pool that does not exist.
By attempting to free a memory pool that is already free.
By allocating or freeing a memory pool at an IRQL that was too high.

This Stop message is typically due to a faulty driver or software.
you can find this and more at
http://www.theeldergeek.com/stop_error_messages.htm
 

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I have a new computer; OS Windows Vista Home Premium.

I have noticed that on a couple of occasions whilst I'm browsing the web or viewing emails, suddenly I get a message saying do you want to save the tabs, before I can barely read this notice and no time to respond, the computer closes all windows, logs me off, says its configuring updates and then shuts down. It then reboots and I have to log in again.

The system is set to install updates automatically, but is it normal for Vista to just suddenly shut down and reboot, leaving no time to respond and save work.

My old computer running XP OS would only update and then do the configuring stuff when I shut down.

cheers for any comments.

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Built my computer about a week ago. Whenever it's on for long (juking around the internet and leave it on) or when I play games (crysis 2, wow, etc) it reboots on its own. I'm under the impression that this is a heating issue although not 100%.

Rosewill xtreme 750w power has a 135mm fan on it, Rosewill Blackhawk case has 2x 120s in the front, 120 in the side (I have to keep around 70%) are set to intake, 120 in the rear and 140 out the top are exhaust.

Board and case exalt their cooling features so I'm not sure what to make of it all except for it's something I did wrong.

EVGA is set to factory: 725 core clock, 1451 shader clock, 1900 memory clock

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480, 1536 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 730404 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., SABERTOOTH X58, Rev 1.xx, 108734310000569
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2011, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Auto-Reboot issues with build

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Ever since updating to my new Radeon HD7870 GHz Edition OC i have been having crashing issues.

Whenever i play a game, be it Diablo III, Sims 3 or whatever, the computer will crash to a black screen, the sound stutters, then it reboots itself.
This happens at random times, sometimes i can play for hours with no problem, sometimes it happens 10 minutes into the game. BUT ONLY DURING GAMES (so far)

I have taken the card back to the retailer thinking it was a hardware issue but they said they could find no fault.

msinfo32 does not show any error messages and i get no blue screen.

if anyone could help me with this i would be very greatful as i am unable to make any progress in any game while this is happening...

Much Appreciated
Robert
 

A:BlackScreen and Auto Reboot During Games

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Dell XPS 410 desktop Windows Vista...

Computer had bootup problems freezing at the Vista running bar. Ran System Repair and system booted normally. Chkdsk found and repaired some files. System continued to run very slow and noticed doing repair scans (Malwarebytes, Combofix, etc) that when a reboot is required, the system would shutdown normally, but the screen remained black and the Dell welcome screen and Vista restart would not happen. I could hear the fans running and the power button light would be on. After waiting at least 15 min, I would hold the power button for the 4 seconds and power off the system. Restarting the system from cold works fine.

Got tired trying to find the slow running problem, so did a nuke and pave of Vista from the Dell disk, did the many updates thru SP2 and reinstalled drivers and the apps.

But during the reboots for the updates and app installs again the computer would shutdown and would not begin the bootup process. I would hold the power button till the system shuts all the way down then restart. Everything is working fine except for this problem.

Crystal Disk Info shows HD a Good, ran MemTest 86 and all is good.

Help!
 

A:Solved: Dell XPS 410 No auto reboot

Try another power supply.
 

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Hi,
I've a DIY PC that often reboot by itself. When I bought this PC, it worked fine for a year.
The initial problem was it crashed & reboot after the OS is started for a while. The reboot became so frequent that I have to take it back to the shop. The owner just took out the RAM and wipe it and the PC works fine for some months. Unfortunately the same problem repeated after some months and I have to take out the RAM and wipe it to let it run normally.
Now the problem has gone more severe. Not only wiping the RAM doesn't solve the problem, I have even install a clean OS to test if it was caused by my OS, but the new OS also crashed and reboot after a while.
The reboot occurs after shortly the OS is started. Sometimes the crash can happen continuously until the OS can't boot. Usually when this happen, I'll boot with my second disk (with a clean OS) and the PC tends to work for a while, although the second disk still crash occassionally after running a short while.
Since the motherboard is MSI, I did a live scan with the MSI website to update its firmware or drivers. Unfortunately the website return showing the firmware is up-to-date.
Can someone enlighten me what could be the problem please? By the way the OS is Windows XP. I've also tried installing XP and Windows 7 as a clean OS for testing and the reboot still persists.

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

A:Blue screen and auto reboot

Your description may indicate a memory fault or incompatibility. Provide the following information about your hardware so we can check compatibility:Download and install CPU-Z and Upload screenshots of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs. In the SPD tab, upload an image of each slot. To upload all screenshots, it would be best to:generate the images using the Snipping Tool,
go to where the images are saved,
right click in a blank area within the folder where the images are saved,
create a new folder,
name the folder CPUZ,
select all the images,
place the pointer over an image,
press and hold down the left mouse button and drag the image (all images should move with it),
drop the images into the CPUZ directory you created,
create a compressed (zipped) folder of CPUZ
upload the .zip file to the forums.
Run some memory related diagnostics:
Quote:




NOTE:If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.





Run display device memory tests to check the display card for memory problems.Display device memory tests
Run Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.Test RAM with Memtest86+
Run Prime95 to test your CPU, RAM modules, and general hardware.Prime95 Hardware Stress Testing Steps

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Motherboard: GA-M68MT-S2P
Power supply (including wattage): Thermaltake 450w (TT-450NL2NK)
CPU (processor): AMD Phenom II (Dual Core)
RAM: Patriot G2 Series (1 stick) 4GB DDR3 1333MHz (PG34G1333EL)
Graphics card: GeForce GT610 2GB DDR3
Sound card (if any): (onboard audio)
Operating System: Windows XP Pro Sp3
HDD: Seagate Barracuda Green (1TB)
New HDD: MediaMax (1TB) WL1000GSA6472

I don't recall making any recent software or hardware changes. Have had several successful shut down and boot ups.
I recently shut my PC down for the night.. and restarted it the next day and while loading the OS The system hangs and then a brief flash of BSOD and quickly reboots. I've tried booting into safe mode, and safe mood with command prompt and each time it hangs and reboots. After reading many possibilities I started trying to trouble shoot. I removed all external USB devices and "extras" leaving only a mouse and keyboard plugged in. and still the problem persists. I've removed the graphics card and enabled the onboard video.. and problem still persists. I've put in my windows xp disk and attempted automated recovery.. but it asks for a floppy disk that I do not have.
So... Thinking that my hard drive had finally bit the dust.. I ordered a new HDD, installed Operating system.. went through entire setup process.. and first boot.. Yep.. same problem. the flash of BSOD is so fast if you blink you will literally miss it.. I pulled out my Digital Camera and Reco... Read more

A:Auto Shutdown/Reboot while loading OS

So the new Media Max hard drive not the green Seagate fails too? Seagate green? Don't you mean Western Digital green. What is Media Max? Why XP in this day and age? Theres no worst drive produced than the green WD drives... Blue WD comes close though
 

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On startup there are 3 stages.
1st it shows the motherboard T-series logo on a green screen (however now this image has random rows of pixels shifted left making it look really messed up.)
2nd it goes into the black screen that asks if i want to boot in safe mode, normal, from previous settings that worked ect (this screen doesn't have the pixel problem, however all the text is messed up, ie. tons of spelling mistakes and random letters, however the arrow keys that sift through the start-up options work fine.)
3rd After selecting a startup option (all have this outcome) it goes into normal windows xp loading page, but the random rows of pixels are shifted left again. After some time of loading the computer auto-reboots.

I've tryed unplugging my harddrives to see if it was some virus or something, but before the error about no disk being found pops up, the really messed up graphics problem is still there on the green T-force motherboard screen.
Ive also tryed using a different power outlet and I cleaned the computer of dust.
When it crashed the applications that were running were SC2 and ventrillo.
This has happened before once a week or so, however the problem used to disappear once the computer was restarted.

I also had a problem with the virus gfl.exe earlier that made a new file file on reboot. I "fixed" it with hyjackThis which pretty much auto deleted the file that was made every reboot, which isn't the most thorough fix, but I thought it was ... Read more

A:Auto reboot + messed up graphics

Computer Specifications Windows XPClick to expand...

Your computer spec - does not really tell us very much.
Make and model if branded - ie Dell, HP etc.

Do you have an XP CD.

On the F8 menu do you have an option disable restart on failure. If so select that and see if we can get an error message.
 

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I'm out of ideas, hoping someone here can help. I'm having trouble with my desktop. I had to travel out of state for about a week and shut it down before I left. I had been having small graphic glitches that I was trying to ignore, and it was so rare that I almost thought it was imagination. The day I got back I fired her up and started to check my email when it crashed on me. It flashed to black and white vertical stripes for a split second and then rebooted itself. When it rebooted the monitor kept flashing no signal, and would go to sleep. I tried manually restarting the computer several times hoping it would come back on, but nothing. My first instinct was that it was the graphics card, so the next day I removed it and connected directly to the motherboard. To my delight it came on and appeared to be functioning normally for about 5 minutes. Then it was a repeat of the previous day. Same weird stripes, same reactions. At this point I was thinking it must be a faulty power supply. I paid a visit to my sister's house (who replaces her computer at the first sign of any trouble) and borrowed parts from her computer graveyard to test this theory. After finding what I was looking for I switched them out, still nothing. Any ideas of what it could be?

A:Crash/Auto Reboot/No Signal

It was a faulty RAM stick, switched them out and it worked fine.

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Hi
My PC crashes when trying to uninstall software via either the Windows Add/Remove program or using Revo Uninstaller. By crash I mean that once the uninstaller begins (A window showing a green line showing where you are in the uninstall process) the computer by itself reboots. The strange thing is this. It does not happen all of the time but often enough--2 out of 3 times. And just as often enough (though not always) it does not crash (auto reboot) once Windows does reboot.
Last time I had such a problem was about 5 years ago with an older PC using windows XP and in that case the problem happened to be hardware related (a problematic motherboard over heating - one of the mini fans on the board wasn't working well).
This time it does not seem to be hardware related, though of course I could be wrong. And a scan with various malware/antivirus. etc software shows my PC to be clean (which considering my use of it and my usual precautions, may indeed be clean.)
I have included a highjackthis log nevertheless.

Thank you

SPECS:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Mainboard: Asus P7P55D-E LX
Bios: American Megatrends Inc.
Chipset: Intel P55
Processor: Intel Core i5 760 @ 2800MHz Support: Socket 1156 LGA
Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Monitor Type: ViewSonic VX2453 Series - 23 inches
Network Card: Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Device Audio: ASUSTeK Computer 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio
Device Au... Read more

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When I play Final Fantasy XI or Rise of Nation's at any given time my screen either goes Black and i can't do anything Or it just simply reboots, it only does this when these games run, i've tried without the sides of my case on , and it still does it, my friend has tried some things but it still does. I dont get an error message or anything. Im on windows XP, graphics drivers are updated. I just recently got a Ge-Force 6600 GT. has a 400 watt ATX power supply. 768 MB ram AMD Athlon XP 2400+. thanx
 

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Hi,

I have a pretty bad problem. I got a virus/malware on my computer. I downloaded some software, scanned the exe file with Clamwin, which said it was clean, then I clicked on the file and all hell broke loose. My screen became pixelated (red waves and blue boxes) and my machine rebooted. I tried to start it in safe mode, but it did the same thing. I was finally able to get to the command prompt and saw that a new file "tujserrew.bat" had been added to the root. I deleted that file and still have the same problem. I have been unable to get to the command prompt since then.

I am running Windows 7 on a dell with an i7 processor. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Todd

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Hi

I have Windows update set to automatic. After every reboot there is a cross in Action Centre on the toolbar. I have to go in and switch back to automatic every time. Updates work normally and the PC is up to date.
I think this started when I installed Bitdefender Total Security 2015 but cant be certain. I know it's not a huge deal to switch it on but I'm worried something is not right.

Thanks

John

A:Auto updates switches off after every reboot.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jonmal


Hi

I have Windows update set to automatic. After every reboot there is a cross in Action Centre on the toolbar. I have to go in and switch back to automatic every time. Updates work normally and the PC is up to date.
I think this started when I installed Bitdefender Total Security 2015 but cant be certain. I know it's not a huge deal to switch it on but I'm worried something is not right.

Thanks

John


Try to un-install Bit-defender, and install Avast.

Lets see if the problem continues then.

Do you preform regular Scans on your PC?

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On startup there are 3 stages.
1st it shows the motherboard T-series logo on a green screen (however now this image has random rows of pixels shifted left making it look really messed up.)
2nd it goes into the black screen that asks if i want to boot in safe mode, normal, from previous settings that worked ect (this screen doesn't have the pixel problem, however all the text is messed up, ie. tons of spelling mistakes and random letters, however the arrow keys that sift through the start-up options work fine.)
3rd After selecting a startup option (all have this outcome) it goes into normal windows xp loading page, but the random rows of pixels are shifted left again. After some time of loading the computer auto-reboots.

I've tryed unplugging my harddrives to see if it was some virus or something, but before the error about no disk being found pops up, the really messed up graphics problem is still there on the green T-force motherboard screen.
Ive also tryed using a different power outlet and I cleaned the computer of dust.
When it crashed the applications that were running were SC2 and ventrillo.
This has happened before once a week or so, however the problem used to disappear once the computer was restarted.

edit: I also had a problem with the virus gfl.exe earlier that made a new file file on reboot. I "fixed" it with hyjackThis which pretty much auto deleted the file that was made every reboot, which isn't the most thorough fix, but I thought it was... Read more

A:Auto reboot + messed up graphics

Hi remove and reseat your ram and if you have a seperate video card do the same ensure they are correctly and frimly seated,next test your ram with memtest 86+ Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool here is a how to Memtest86+ Guide/How To's - Overclockers Forums
also test your video FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net you can use imgburn to make the discs The Official ImgBurn Website

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I am having an issue in the last week or so with my computer going into a random reboot. I've reformated my hard drive and reinstalled my operating system. No luck. I've tried cleaning the dust from around fans and such. No luck. I made sure the memory was in firmly. I even unchecked the automatic restart in the advanced system tab, but it will re-boot anyway.


Any ideas?
 

A:Reboots - even with auto reboot unchecked

u could try restarting the bios maybe that will help im not sure or you can try calling the motherboard manufacterer. hope this helps.
 

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Hi folks,

I HOPE you all can help me.

I have Windows XP Pro Media Edition. I recently started using the different user accounts because I wanted to keep my stuff private from my daughter and allow her to customize her desktop and all that.

When I first set it up, the default admin account said VAIO. I have a wireless network and that's my laptop so I just figured it needed to be there. I set up my account and gave myself admin rights and set up my daughter and the guest user accounts. I tried to delete the VAIO account but I couldn't do it.

I have 2 hard drives (C and D) and moved my sensitive files to "my docs" on the c drive to keep them private because I couldn't figure out how else to do it.

OK, that's the background. I woke up this morning and the computer had rebooted automatically, after an automatic update. But when I tried to sign in, my admin account was gone! It's just not there.

I did try to do a system restore but that didn't help. Maybe I didn't go back far enough, but I'm afraid to do anything more for fear of not getting my sensitive stuff back.

Please -- I'm begging -- please tell me this is fixable. Many thanks in advance...Daniel
 

A:Solved: HELP! Deleted user after auto reboot

I *did* do a quick search when I posted my question, but a more thorough search helped me find this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=557787&referrerid=259020

I was able to start my computer in safe mode and thereby see both administrator accounts. My first step was to copy my important files to a common place, so that difused my anxiety.

I then followed the suggestion in the thread ("Computer management = right click My Computer>Manage>Local Users>") to eliminate the VAIO account. When I rebooted, my administrative account was there and I was happy.

What a relief. Hope this helps anyone who might have the same problem...Daniel
 

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Hi Guys
I get the BSOD imeediatley before my desktop is due to load up but the BSOD flashes very quickly and then goes to reboot, unable to boot up in safe mode and dont have an option to disable auto reboot in Advance options.
Please help !!!
 

A:Solved: BSOD flashes then auto reboot

bump
 

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I have an ACER computer running XP PRO with Service Pack 3. It auto reboots. I have disabled the reboot on error and have this blue screen error "Page Fault in Non Paged Area". I am able to boot into safe mode. I have removed and reset the ram also booted with one stick in at a time. Still the same problem. I am going to run chkdsk soon when I boot into dos mode.

Any idea on how to fix. I do not want to reinstall windows yet. don't have all the software for the machine. And i do not know what the administrators password is for a xp boot disc fix.
 

A:Solved: Xp service pack 3 - auto reboot.

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