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Q: comp reboots while playing game

when playing rainbow six raven shield every once in a while my comp reboots for no apparent reason. i have the latest patch and it still happens.

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The computer is a Compaq Presario 7AP140 7000 series. It has 800 MHz processor, 128 MB memory, and a 16MB Nvidia Riva TNT2 Model 64 Card. The problem with the comp is that it freezes and reboots when trying to play a DVD or some of the more complex games. Upon reboot I get a wasn't able to draw picture error that may have been caused by the divice driver for Nvidia Riva TNT2. The computer has XP on it, it had 98SE with the same problem. I noticed that this is a common problem but it seems like the way to fix it is still not clear. Any suggestions?
 

A:Comp freezes and reboots when playing certain games and DVD's

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My computer has suddenly rebooted many times when I was playing a game called Lost Saga. I can play for maybe 5-15 mins of it and it will reboot. When I'm on surfing the web or playing other games it doesn't reboot. Take note that it is suppose to show the BSOD but I changed it to reboot instead. After it reboots, I get a dump file on msconfig and I look at my event viewer and see that i had this error.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000009c (0x00000004, 0x8054d5f0, 0xb2000010, 0x00010c0f). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini100809-05.dmp.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


Now I heard that this is a hardware problem, but my computer doesn't reboot this much by itself whenever I'm on surfing the web or playing another game besides Lost Saga. I leave my computer on for hours and hours and it will not reboot, only when i play Lost Saga that it will suddenly reboot. I don't know what the problem is. Please, if anyone can help.

A:Computer reboots when playing a game.

Here's my dump logs.

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Hello, This is my first post. I am having trouble for a few months now with my PC rebooting while I am playing Battlefield 1942 online. I will be in game and the PC will just randomly reboot and restart. No known patterns, sometimes it works fine for a few days then repeated crashing. I have tried reinstalling the game, The video card and drivers and ran anti spyware for virus's and even did a system recovery as a last resort. The rebooting only happens in gameplay and I have been running the game for over seven years with out any prior problems.

My pc is an 6 year old hp with 3200 amd and I still have 122 gb of free ram available. The video card is a raideon 2600 pro hd agp and is about two years old. I am guessing it is a video card or hard drive problem but really need someone to take a look for me so I don't start guessing and replacing parts I don't need to replace.

Here is the bugcheck info.................Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Microsoft ? Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright ? Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini012610-02.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows XP Kernel Version 2600 (Service Pack 2) UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
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A:PC crashes (reboots) playing game

This is worth a read I think:http://www.ngohq.com/graphic-cards/11589-a...f-death-et.html

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Sup. I made this account specifically for my computer problem.

Honestly my PC is the fastest, reliable computer for the last two years or so. Recently (Like 7 or so months ago), whenever the PC is shut down and I try to turn it on, it makes these beeping sounds and the screen stays black. The beeping sound is 2 normal beeps, and one long beep at the end. Btw, I turn my computer on throughout the night, since I download stuff etc. This was a problem, and I opened the cover and fiddled around with the things inside (I noticed dust everywhere, so i blew it out). I reinserted things that could come out, and some of the cylindrical things on the Motherboard were bent. So I straightened them out. Then I turned it on and it boots (yay ) could play games for a while, and kept my cover open.

Recently (like 3 weeks ago), while playing a game called "Sudden Attack", I could play it for 5 minutes (fps was horrible compared to 1 or two years ago), and then the computer would freeze with no sound, and movement. Sometimes, it would reboot itself and show the HP logo, but never move on from there. When I turn off my PC and try to reboot it, there are the beeps again . I have played other low end games on this computer (like Starcraft) and it works fine. What I am asking for you guys is, tell me the root of the beeping problem, and how to fix that and the rebooting/freezing thing.

Here is the complete layout of my system.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinfoCategory?lc=en... Read more

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Hi

Whenever I play a game on my computer (online or offline game) it turns off. I'll be playing the game, then when I'm 5 minutes into the game my screen goes black, and I look at the power button, and it says the computer is off.

Can somebody tell me what it is, and how to fix it? Because I can't play games.

BBG_BULLDOZER
 

A:Comp turns off when playing a game. windows XP

Your system may be overheating. A comuter will auto shut off if it gets overheated. Open up your case and make sure the fans are working properly and they're not too dusty.
 

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Hi

Whenever I play a game on my computer (online or offline game) it turns off. I'll be playing the game, then when I'm 5 minutes into the game my screen goes black, and I look at the power button, and it says the computer is off.

Can somebody tell me what it is, and how to fix it? Because I can't play games.

BBG_BULLDOZER

A:Comp turns off when playing a game. windows XP

welcome to tsf
first go to power options in your control panel and make sure the hard disk never turns off..

then try running the game with the access side off of the computer and a floor fan blowing in

lastly run memtest --1 stick at a time---[ long process ] do it overnight

post back

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Hi there

While im playing splinter cell double agent after about 3-5 minutes the computer reboots and gives me this error:
Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 aac0401e, parameter3 a6fc570c, parameter4 00000000.

I don't know why this error keeps re-occuring and i really need help with this problem.

My computers specs are AMD DUEL CORE 6000+, 2GB OF RAM , ATI RADEON HD3650 512MB 128 BIT AND WINDOWS XP SP3.

I have the latest ati drivers and i have tried to play this game on both sp2 and sp3 and it still does the same thing.

help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Windows Error code 1000008e Reboots computer while playing a game

Hi run a Ram test.
http://www.memtest.org/
http://www.memtest86.com/download.html

Download and burn the ISO to CD
Boot from that CD and run the memory test overnight or at least for a few hours.

Download BlueScreenView.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.html

Download>and post the last 4-5 minidump from the scan.
 

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Also it randomlly shuts down my pc when im trying to play the game.

The game is called gunbound. this is the first time ive asked for help on this problem so bear with me and my spelling lol.

Ok this random shutdowns of the pc just started with in the last 3 weeks, and the game has always randomlly crashed on me (plays normally then suddenlly the screen frezes for a few secs and then im back to my desktop)

im a little unsure of the problem ive tried many things including updateing my video drivers,scan disking,opening the case and cleaning it out and dusting. im franklly at a loss ill add in my pc info and also im not huge on the tech terms so u may need to exsplane what u mean:
[os] Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 [cpu] 1 Intel Pentium IV @ 2523.87 MHz Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7 [memory] 244/512mb [47.66%] [IIIIIIIII-----------] [display] Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller , NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE card(s), Default Monitor Default Monitor 1024x768x32bpp - 75Hz monitor [sound]
[10:30am] <D2Meep> [hdd] [C: 95,393.75mb (59,663.47mb free)] [F: 131,069.34mb (42,103.62mb free)] [bios] FIC - 42302e31 Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG Phoenix-Award BIOS v6.00PG [connection] Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC RAS Async Adapter

all of that is from my acidmax stats on mirc wasnt sure where to get a full list of stuff without typing it out if theres any ida let me know im not sure whats wrong and yeah i... Read more

A:haveing problems playing a game with out it either randomlly crashing the game...

first of all is this limited to this game alone?do other games run fine?check for any overheating signs,install the latest drivers for your video card and your mobo,direct x and any other update.see if you meet the minimum requirements for the game.(this was just the official response you would get from a techie..so bear with me)

if this is happening in this game only and not in any other and your pc isnt overheating and meeting the minimum requirements,then there is a good chance its an issue with your optical drive,try a combo drive if you've got any around.its an incompatibility issue with some of the games.good luck
 

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I have BSOD(blue screen of death) that say physical memory dump I had try changing my ram but its useless. I dunno whats the problem . please help ..
 

A:Blue Screen of death when starting game or alt tab when playing game

I cant upload my minidump file , its say there is a error of extention.
 

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Hi, I am new on this forum and I hope someone can help me out.

Every time I play a game at start it runs great.. then after 15-20 minutes everything gets slower and slower, I mean really slow. Movement and sounds are going slower and slower when time progresses. I have updated my sound drivers, updated my DirectX. It's like something eats up my ram or my soundcard is causing it. And when everything gets slow I quit the game and windows is then also very very slow. And sometimes my soundcard crashes, giving a loud beep sound. It's driving me NUTS.

Got an amd athlon 1,2 ghz, 512 ram, 40gigUDMA HD, MSI K7T motherboard, asus 7100pro geforce 2 32mb ram videocard, Creative SB Live! value soundcard running on windows ME (updated version installed over w98SE).
 

A:After 20 minutes playing a game game stutters and computer get very very SLOOOOW

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Hi,
Im running win2k professional and have all the latest updates,
my system includes:-
1900xp+
756m ddr ram
Asus a7n8x mobo
gforce 5600 fx
sounblaster live sound card
Im on a 3mbit cable connection with blueyonder as my isp.

Anyway basically after about 10mins after booting up my pc restarts itself,
this is really annoying
any ideas greatly appreciated
Thx.
 

A:Comp. reboots itself

Hi codered187,

Did you scan your system with an anti-virus recently upgraded ?
 

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hi,

i've been getting a message that pops up which says "system shutdown...please save all work..." and it counts down from 45seconds then it completely reboots my computer...it says that system will shut down due to REMOTE PROCEDURE CALL (RPC) TERMINATED UNEXPECTEDLY.

HELP PLEASE...i'm on the computer approximately 1hour then it'll pop up and reboot my comp

thanks
 

A:HELP!! comp reboots by itself

you have a virus check here
http://forums.techguy.org/t152866/s.html
 

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Hi. I need your help, please.

I have an amd athlon 3000 160 gigs, 512 ram and i have just reformated my drive. Now when I try to stand it by , it stands by, but when i start it, it reboots, instead of waking up from "stand buy". After some time of inactivity it also reboots. Can any body give me some light. Please.. I'm using XP home edition..

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It seems something is going wrong with my GPU or one of the drivers. I feel like it's most likely hardware failure, due to extreme treatment of my laptop. What happens is the whole screen kind of just gets chopped up into squares (sometimes the patterns vary. Sometimes, it's not even a ****ing pattern, just a ****ed up screen) with different colors. It then crashes and attempts to restart but you can't even read the BSOD because the screen is so messed up. Then it will reboot itself but the screen is screwed and if you attempt to run 'windows normally', it will crash and reboot in an endless cycle. I have to start in safe mode, in which there are a bunch of nasty lines that start from left to right on the screen. I can still use the laptop but over time the screens disappear and the screen finally goes back to normal. After this, I can reboot into normal mode. Help!! I can also send pics showing what happens, I just have to play a game and have it crash for me again haha Thanks!
**EDIT** DM Log is up for viewing.. Somebody hellpppp!! I want to play Fallout T . T

A:BSOD when playing games. No specific game, just any game.

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About 3-4 months ago, my uncle placed a GeForce 9500GT video card. It worked nice for games like Dekaron,Rappelz,Oblivion but just about a week ago it crashed on COD2. I thought it was normal but it happened on Left 4 dead too. I started to get worried and thought it was normal but then it kept on crashing on Portal(1st stage, at around 20-30 seconds on the timer) and almost any game i borrow from my friends. It crashed on Warcraft 3, Overlord, Drift City(only in Undercity Mission). Im kinda worried now maybe you guys can help me.

It crashes and sometimes the sound loops but sometimes it doesnt. Im not sure if it's only the monitor because some of my games cant be shut by using ALT F4 and i cant check if it shuts down well. When i unplug,plug and turn it on, there are no warnings or things that say it recovered from an error.It just starts normally. Some people say i have to upgrade my Video card driver but im worried because when i installed a driver on my Laptop , i couldnt turn it on. SO WHAT DO I DO?

Specs
Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 4 3.00GHz
1G of Ram
Nvidia Geforce 9500GT
 

A:Computer crashes when playing any game(besides browser game)

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After the power is turned on it starts constantly rebooting itself never shows any words or anything just a constant black screen as it keeps rebooting how can i get into the command screen or boot in safe mode when it does this id like to keep the files on it but if necessary i can manage without the files?
 

A:Comp Constantly Reboots

Using the operating system CD to boot then do a repair install.
 

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I get BSOD whenever I am on my computer for 6 hours or over, watching a video and playing a game, or while playing gmod in general. My comp specs are on my profile as best as I could get. My computer runs 68C 26% fanspeed when not playing any games and gets as hot as 86C when playing games.
and my graphics card is up to date.

some of the BSODs were like memory management or time management or something.

Here is my SCF/scannow
Attachment 263947
and my SF Diagnostic minidump
Attachment 263945

A:BSOD playing too long, watching a video and playing a game or gmod

Hello and welcome foodwrap Mate you mentioned memory management was brought up.

Now two things you can do here is
a) reseat the sticks

b) run a memtest if the reseating doesn't have any effect

You will need to make a bootable disk for the memtest and set the BIOS to boot from the optical drive then insert the memtest disk and Save and > Enter.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

The machine will boot into the memtest program - no OS is loaded and it will start "testing" the RAM
Now you need to let it run for at least 8 passes unless you start to get red errors straight away.
The test takes quite while and sometimes people run it overnight.

But do the reseat first and have a look to see if any crud is down in the slots. You can take this chance to have a quick once over of the machine for dust etc

See pics for what it will look like when you run the memtest if you have to.

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hello
i have a compaq nx 7010 laptop running windows xp home edition
i recently updated to service pack 3

configuration : intel centrino 1.7 ghz 512 mb ram

of late i have been experiencing problems that as soon as i start my comp and work for a while about 2 or 3 minutes...it gets stuck! and i am forced to manually restart!!
if it doesnt get stuck, it reboots automatically!!!
ocassionally even the blue screen used to pop up...

currently i am only able to work on safe mode with absolutely no problems! i am able to use internet, use all my programs but cant play any audio files as the sound is disabled (as i presume it always is in safe mode)...

i had many anti virus and anti spywares running but nothing was detected...and i have now removed all of them thinking there might have been some clash between those programs...but still the problem remains!!! i even created a new user and deleted the old one...with no avail...

about a year back my comp was infected with lots of malwares and trojans lik winavxxx and others when my control panel and task manager had got disabled and it was only due to help from you guys and timely intervention that i was able to come out of great difficulties!!!

presently,i dont know if there is any virus thats causing this or if my system registry is corrupted or not...

my comp has also become quite slow, including the internet speed

another thing bothering me is the disapperance of "turn off" button from the windows welcome screen

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A:pl help!! comp keeps getting stuck and automatically reboots!!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:25:20 PM, on 11/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iSilo\iSilo\iSilo.exe
C:\Program Files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.in/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
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it doesn't happen every time i start up my comp. only sometimes. i'll start up my comp and get into windows and it'll reboot itself or when i start aol. i'm computer illiterate when it comes to this kinda stuff so if anyone wants me to private message the images of the error report to them and can give me a simple way to fix it that would be great. when i sent the error to microsoft it sent me to this page

A:my comp reboots itself and i get this error message

Its probably not going to be a simple fix if your system is riddled with spyware/malware. Lets rule that out first.

Lets do some house cleaning

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.


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My computer was doing the spontaneous reboot thing, then it just died. I replaced the power supply with the Antec dual rail 12V that you see in my signature, and everything seemed to be fine. When I was playing Madden 05 earlier this morning, the graphics started to go a little goofy and then the game just shut off, but the computer remained on. I then turned on HL2 to see what happened. After about five minutes the computer rebooted in its entirety. I got the whole "windows has recovered from a serious error" and the website that it took me to stated there was a stop error with a device driver(?) although it does not tell me which.

The CPU temp stays between 30-35 degrees celsius when idle and goes up to 50 degrees celsius when doing high graphics stuff (numbers from ASUS Probe). I'm not overclocking the video card or the CPU. The power supply I just installed has a pretty slow fan, it only hits about 1200-1300 RPM max, goes down to 700-800 when sitting around idle. Maybe because it's a bigger fan, moves more air? The temperature of the CPU hasn't changed at all with this new PSU, so I don't believe it's overheating. I dont know how hot the video card gets. The voltages seem right on with ASUS Probe.

I attached the minidumps because I'm at the end of my rope. I thought I had the problem licked with a new PSU, but that's not the case. Can someone peek at these minidumps and give me some advice?
 

A:comp reboots, dumps attached

One minidump crashes at your videocard driver. The other minidump crashes with memory corruption. You may have a ram problem with either your physical ram, or your videocard ram.

Try updating your videocard drivers.

Go HERE and follow the instructions for testing your ram etc.

If you could zip 5 or 6 minidumps together, it would give us a better idea of the culprit.

Please let us know the results.

Regards Howard
 

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Hi I'm new to this forum and was wondering if i could get some help or advice on what the problem might be the PC is only 3 months old and has had four recent blue screen errors over the time i have been using it and i was wondering if this is a hardware or system failure that i may need to replace. These are the dump files and system information attached to post thank you.

A:BSOD Whilst playing Browsing and Playing game's

Welcome

The BSOD seems to be caused by old ATI video card drivers:

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

BugCheck 116, {fffffa8007da8010, fffff8800774da1c, 0, 2}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmpag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmpag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmpag.sys ( atikmpag+7a1c )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
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im trying to install a second hard drive in a computer. when it reaches windows (XP pro) it finds the hardware and immediatly after that it restarts. anyone heard of anything like that before?
 

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I have winxp, 240 ram. Autocad2007 was working fine but then by mid january it started to reboot my comp every time I try to open it.... I need help.
 

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Sorry for the long subject. I searched the forums but no one seemed to have my "specific" problem. First my computer data:

400 watt power supply
2.4 amd athlon
512mb ram
G4 64mb
80gb hd
Windows XP OS

Now, usually what happens is I only have a couple programs open, maybe just AIM. It usually wont cutt off(reboot) on me when I am in a game it just does it at non distinct points. From what I can tell I am not using much resources at all. When it cutts off on me, sometimes it will do a good restart and the monitor gets a signal afterwards, but mostly the monitor doesnt get a signal, then I reach behind the computer and wiggle the video card jack a little, click the reset button and walla it works. This usually works but sometimes it wants to be a pain and wiggly, reseating and tightning screws does nothing. Then 2 minutes later another wiggle and walla the computer works fine for 5 days straight. I am praying this is something easy to fix. I am broke and cant afford to replace any of the components right now. Guessing I think its either windows xp randomly messing up and rebooting for whatever reason, or its some kind of short in the power supply and the quick loss of power screws up the video output and thats why I get no signal sometimes.

I would REALLY appreciate any help you guys can provide. I apologize if this has been answered before or if this is something as simple as 3 clicks into windows xp (I dont know how to turn off that auto reboot option ) Either way... Read more

A:Comp reboots on its own//no signal to monitor 75% the time after

First, check the back of the monitor to make sure the cable that hooks it to the video card is firmly seated into its plug. Of course, if it's the kind that's permanently attached, there's going to be a problem if it has gotten messed up in some manner.

You said you reseated and also tightened some screws but not which ones...there are two screws on the monitor plug where it attaches to the video card...they're tightened snugly? Then there is the screw which holds the video card in. Have you reseated the video card itself and made sure the screw holding it in is snug? (Some newer systems have latches, not screws, holding the cards in. If that's what you have, make sure the latch is engaged and locked down).

If none of that helps then it sounds like the video card itself has a mechanical problem. Is it still under warranty? If so, call to see about getting it replaced.
 

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Win XP Pro
Intel dual core
I don't really know too many other specs off the top of my head. The system is at least 3 years old though.
The problem started almost a week ago. No new hardware, no new software. It will reboot randomly sometimes giving me just a few minutes, sometimes giving me a half hour or so. There is no blue screen of death, no error message, no "windows did not shut down properly" etc etc. The screen simply goes black & then the boot process starts up.

At first I thought it was heat but as of now I have the sides off & even the power supply sitting outside of the case. The room itself is not warm.

Then I thought perhaps it was caked on dust. I got compressed air & cleaned out the CPU heatsink & all the vents & fans (case fans, heatsink fan, power supply fans)

Then I thought it might be the hard drive failing. I would hear a click every now & then when it was first loading up all the programs that start w/ Windows. I have 2 spare hard drives from my old computer & I reformatted & did a fresh install of Windows on both drives & still have the rebooting problem.

Then I thought maybe it was the RAM. I have 3 gigs in the form of two 1gb sticks & two 512mb sticks. I've tried it with just the two 512mb sticks, I've tried with the two 1gb sticks, & currently I'm using one 1gb stick. Still rebooting.

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A:Comp reboots randomly w/ no BSOD no error message

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the reboot.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories.If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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Comp starts then reboots before even loading BIOS. Happens every time.

I have already tried replacing components such as PSU, graphics card, RAM and heatsink

My specs are:

GIGABYTE MB GA-P35-DS3L
INTEL Core 2 Quad @ 2.4
Mushkin 2x1G PC26400
XFX 8600GT

Please help, thnx
 

A:Comp starts then reboots systematically before even loading BIOS

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Hi all I need some advice to try and iron out a problem I have been battling for 2weeks. I have tried most things and I will be as specific as posible.

Spec
Windows 7 ULTIMATE
Motherboard Asrock 1600twins P-35
Mem 2Gb DDR2
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
500W power supply
GPU GT 220 1GB DDR3

Ok so my long hard working 7600GT finally called it a day and I had to buy a new card. Money was tight so I got the GT 220 and brought it home. Installed the card and updated drivers etc, and all worked well playing games like MW2 for over a week with no problems. Due to me reading a few things online (card reviews) I decided to pay a little extra and get the GTS 250. This is when my problems started.

I brought the card home and installed etc within 5minutes of being in game (MW2) my computer would reboot and go back to desktop with no error messages etc. after a little research it seemed that my PSU was not giving it enough power and I could not afford to buy a new PSU. Took the card back and got the GT 220 back.

Installed the card updated drivers and thought all would be ok, but not to be! same problem started happening when playing games. Ok overheating? memory? mobo? PSU? GPU? Took the system apart cleaned all fans and heatsink not a spec of dust in sight. Nope still getting the same error. Right time to run memtest86 all ok fresh install of windows followed but still same thing happens. I can use the computer for general use surfing etc but not for games.

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A:Computer reboots when in game

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Hi,

Got a problem with my pc. I recently made the move from Vista Home Premium 32-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and upgraded my graphics card from the onboard one.

Here are my system specs:

HP Pavilion Elite m9242.ch
QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 2.4GHz
Asus IPIBL.LB (Benicia) Motherboard
4GB DDR2-80 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 4890
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit

All drivers are up to date...checked that a million times. I reinstalled Windows 7, reinstalled graphics cards drivers clean.

What happens is that my PC suddenly reboots as soon as a game like COD World at War is started. No BSOD, even when set to not reboot automatically, no error message and error log just tells me the pc was shut down unexpectedly. The game seems to run in safe mode.

Funny thing is it reboots when I try to run a Windows Experience Index assessment. The PC has also rebooted while idling once or twice.

Hope this is enough information to get you started.

Thanks and happy new year.

EDIT: Can't find the minidump in my Windows folder.

A:Game starts and PC reboots

I tend to go with an overheating problem, either CPU or GPU or maybe the power supply is having problems. You might want to check the GPU or CPU temps while it's under load.

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During game play, my son's new PC suddenly reboots. There are no Windows errors. I have all the new drivers, fans are working, and this is a new PC. It happens on any game. Any help appreciated




PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
Evga geforce 8400gs 512mb pci-e
PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge OK
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
AMD SATA Controller(Native IDE Mode) OK
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
PCI Class USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller OK
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller OK
PCI Class USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller OK
Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio OK
 

A:PC Reboots during game play

If you installed the video drivers from a supplied CD, go th the PC or Video cards support website and dowload the video drivers from there. Also, make sure the new PC has all the Windows Updates installed...
 

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I have recently finished building a pc about a week ago and everything was working fine but yesterday while i was trying to run a game it crashed as soon as it started up and rebooted this happens with every game i play any help is appreciated

Intel Core i7 4790K CPU
Intel 300 Series 180GB SSD
MSI Z97-G45 gaming motherboard
MSI GTX 960 GAMING 2G
Seagate Barracuda 3TB hard drive
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 RAM
Corsair cs750m power supply
Corsair H100i
Corsair SP Quiet fans
Cooler Master CM Storm Scout II case

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My Computer Reboots all of the sudden when I get to a part where I start it not at the main menu.
 

A:Computer Reboots when starting up a game

Does this happen with all games?
 

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Windows reboots after trying to install game

I have just formated my computer and am trying to install all my programs again. I was installing Unreal Tournament 2004 and my computer rebooted its self before installing the game. I read the description of the problem and these two files were included in the report.

C:\WINDOWS\Minidunp\Mini122905-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\ANDREW\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER3.tmp.dir00\sysdata.xml

I thought is might be a problem with windows so i ran the windows repair but that didn't fix the problem.

I would appreciate your help.
 

A:Computer reboots after trying to install game

Did you reinstall the motherboard drivers after reformatting the hard drive?
 

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While i playing games, the computer will randomly BSOD or when switching out of the game, don't know why this happen, please help

? OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Win10
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was the original installed OS on sthe ystem? win10
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? full retail
? Approximate age of system (hardware) ~2 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) ~2 years
? Have you re-installed the OS? Yes

? CPU i5-3450
? Video Card ASUS GTX770 2GB
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) Asus P8B75-V
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) AYWUN MEGAPOWER 650w

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

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I have been trying to play some online games at pogo.com. It's all applets. The problem is I can manuever thru the site fine and enter rooms fine, but when I as soon as the applet finishes loading and the game starts boom my puter reboots. No error messages or anything just a reboot. I'm running an AMD 1800+ w/ XP; 256 RAM; GeForce 2 ; CPU temp @ 41C. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
 

A:puter reboots when game applet loads

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I posted this problem a few months ago - but no one responded (gee, thanks!). I eventually fixed the problem (or it fixed itself). Well, it was obviously only a temp fix cuz it started again yesterday without warning - I didnt load any new software or replace any hardware or install updates. Anyways, the problem originally started right after a windows update. I was playing an online mpg when the computer just rebooted without warning (no error message, just black screen). It started up alot slower than usual. It seemed to only occur when I used IE, so I switched to Mozilla. After a couple days, Mozilla did the same thing. If I wanted to play the game, I;d have to log in using a third party "toolkit" - which worked for a few days, then it happened while using that too. i tried another toolkit, whcih also worked briefly, then the rebooting started. I can usually do other stuff online without rebooting, but it seemed like whenever I loaded that game, the computer would reboot. Specifically: After I log in, I'd get approx. 2-5 mins of game play, the screen goes black & the computer reboots. This happened regardless of which browser or toolkits I was using.

At that time (& again now), I restored the computer back approx. a week to 10 days, ran all the diagnostics/cleaners I have/could find such as windows disk cleanup (I have win xp with sp2), diskchk, Crap Cleaner and Windows Live OneCare. I uninstalled/reinstalled IE 7.0 and uninstalled/reinstalled ... Read more

A:Computer reboots without warning - usually only during game play

I posted this problem a few months agoClick to expand...

Yes here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic108135.html

But you should post in default black !
 

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This is rediculous. I have a AMD 800 Athlon, 160 mb ram pc 133, Sound Blaster Live X-gamer and a Diamond Stealth III s540 Vid card. While I am playing either Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 or NFS5 Porcshe my computer will lock up or reboot. What could cause this? I played the game on my friends computer and it works just fine. Could it be the game controller? Pirahnna PC pad (piece of crap) or the video card? Please suggest anwers or opinions. Thanks!
 

A:Computer Freezes or Reboots during Game Play. Why?

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Hello everyone.

I just had my new PC built for me this past week, everything has been working great until I downloaded digital copies of Starcraft 2 and Dead Space. Where things start getting weird is when I go to install them, I'll make it through about 40% of the install and then windows will crash, it flashes me a blue screen with text, and reboots all within seconds. this has happened to me numerous times now and I am getting frustrated looking for solutions. Any help I can get would be greatly appreciated!

A:Windows 7 crashes and reboots during pc game installations.

Follow these instructions
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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Hello, I bought MotoGP URT 3, and I installed it once, and it worked perfectly, but when my bro reformatted the computer and then I re-installed it back on, everytime I start it my computer restarts. I believe I have all current updates for my video card etc. (I think it may be Direct 3D or whatever its called that's doing it, because when I open my "dxdiag" my computer also restarts when I open that.

Could anyone help me out on what's wrong? Thanks.
Edit:

I got "dxdiag" to work by bypassing the Direct3D.. here is all that.
 

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Hello,

I have just built a new pc with this spec:

AMD Athlon 64 4000+
HIS ATI Radeon X850XTPE 256mb AGP
1024mb Samsung RAM Pc3200 (taken from old machine)
74GB WD Raptor HDD
480w Antec TrueBlue PSU
DFI Lanparty UT nF3 Ultra

I have taken a DVD-RW and a DVD-ROM from my old setup.

Here is the Problem

Im trying to install any game, the disk gets read in the drive as usual... then the pc reboots! It has happened everytime Ive tried to install a game, Its even happened, when im trying to install a few motherboard drivers.

I have tried putting an audio CD into the drive and it reads that no problem and does not reboot.

I am really stuck for ideas on how to solve this. Could it be the DVD drives are the prob? Could it be the HDD? Could it be PSU? Could it be the OS?

Im pretty sure the CPU is not over heating, as it have the monitor up when it crashes and it is round 38ish Degrees Celcius.

Anyone have any ideas?

Help is much appreciated
 

A:just built a new pc, everytime i try to install a game, my pc reboots! help please :)

Does it happen in only one of the drives or both of them?

I'd try unplugging one of the drives from the cable and check if the issue persists, if so, switch which drive is unplugged then check again.
 

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When I start playing games like WoW or LoL my PC will randomly reboot. I have turned off the "automatically restart" option in advanced settings under computer properties. I have attempted to play without the RAC running. I have also set all of my video settings to minimum in the games. The thing is, I don't get a BSoD, it just reboots. Comes right back up and everything looks fine. I can't find any errors in the events logs. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

A:PC reboots when playing games

Hi MMon and welcome to Windows 7 Forums.

Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the most up-to-date video card drivers?

Also try the sound card, it could easily be that.

Post back,
StubbyHS

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My computer has been randomly rebooting, usually when playing wow. I had ram problems before and replaced the ram, i replaced today. For the past couple days my computer has been rebooting and more frequently today. Here is the minidump of the last crash
Any help is much appreciated =)
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50)
Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arguments:
Arg1: 8d56530f, memory referenced.
Arg2: 00000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: 804f02df, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
address.
Arg4: 00000000, (reserved)

Debugging Details:
------------------
Could not read faulting driver name

WRITE_ADDRESS: 8d56530f

FAULTING_IP:
nt!RtlFindClearBits+a
804f02df 088b0853568d or byte ptr [ebx-72A9ACF8h],cl

MM_INTERNAL_CODE: 0

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: CODE_CORRUPTION

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50

PROCESS_NAME: firefox.exe

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 00804f09 to 804f02df

STACK_TEXT:
a758371d 00804f09 07867f20 08000000 0000001b nt!RtlFindClearBits+0xa
WARNING: Frame IP not in any known module. Following frames may be wrong.
a758372d 80805669 b5a75837 008054d1 07867f20 0x804f09
a7583731 b5a75837 008054d1 07867f20 08000000 0x80805669
a7583735 008054d1 07867f20 08000000 c000001b 0xb5a75837
a7583739 07867f20 08000000 c000001b 01805699 0x8054d1
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Hello everyone, hope you're having a good day.

Recently I've been having trouble with my PC. A few days ago I got a new GPU and a case for my computer, the first 2 or 3 days I didn't have any problems but lately it has been restarting while I was playing Dark Souls 3. At first I thought it was something with the bottleneck because my CPU is too weak for the GPU but I didn't find any info on internet saying that a bottleneck can cause a PC reboot so I did a RAM check and HDD check but everything is fine apparently. My last option is the motherboard (?) (I don't really know), maybe there is some issue with the energy and it. I don't think there's really any problem with the PSU because 650w is enough to hold all the system.

System specs:

CPU: AMD FX-6100
GPU: Asus DUAL GeForce GTX 1060 6gb
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX3
PSU: Corsair CS650M
HDD: Seagate 1tb 7.2rpm
RAM: 2x 4gb 1333mhz
Monitor: LG Flatron W1942S 19" 60hz

I'm aware that the motherboard is really basic but I'm on a tight budget and I don't know what I should change: the processor to avoid the bottleneck ONLY IF that causes the rebootings, the motherboard if it's altering the energy flow or something or both at the cost of sacrificing more money for a better end.

I hope you can help me with this. It's my first time here. Thank you beforehand if you managed to read this.

Have a nice day.

Sent from my HUAWEI NXT-L09 using Tapatalk
 

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Hi everyone!

I've a new PC (see system specs for details), clean W7 install, all the updates installed. I have installed Just Cause and imported old saves. The game runs great, but then the PC reboots. Minidump is not created for some reasons, and Event Viewer doesn't show any errors before the reboot. Last time GPU temperature was about 60 C when the PC rebooted, and there is no indication of CPU overheating (had this more than once with my old Pentium [email protected]). PSU also seems sufficient, besides reboots happen after some time in game.

Any suggestions where to look for more information? I don't have much experience with W7.

A:Random reboots while playing Just Cause

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NovemberZulu


Hi everyone!

I've a new PC (see system specs for details), clean W7 install, all the updates installed. I have installed Just Cause and imported old saves. The game runs great, but then the PC reboots. Minidump is not created for some reasons, and Event Viewer doesn't show any errors before the reboot. Last time GPU temperature was about 60 C when the PC rebooted, and there is no indication of CPU overheating (had this more than once with my old Pentium [email protected]). PSU also seems sufficient, besides reboots happen after some time in game.

Any suggestions where to look for more information? I don't have much experience with W7.


Your system may not be configured to crate DMP files. It should look like the enclosed snip.

Let us know if you need further assistance
Ken

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I've noticed recently that my computer re-boots for no apparent reason, but only when im playing one specific game. The game im playing is OpenArena. Its a Quake like game thats free. When I play this, and only this it re-boots, which is pretty unfortunate.
 

A:Hard Drive Auto-Reboots - Game Issue?

Check for viruses and spyware, never trust anything "free"!
 

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A:PC randomly reboots,especially in the middle of specific game loading.

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and most analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.

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