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Q: Computer reboots unpredictably.

E-machine C2280 Windows xp pro.2002 service pack 3

1.) Computer reboots unpredictably:
Sometimes when adding a task or switching tasks.
Sometimes during software set-up & installation programs.
When 4 or 5 windows are open.
High demand on available ram.

2.) Stalls during boot-up at various steps, i.e. bios screen, black screen, Windows screen.
Stalls during shut-off at "WINDOWS IS SHUTTING DOWN" screen.

3.) Programs stall and generate error notices like "Program Needs To Close"

4.) Sometimes the computer stalls while scrolling down a page.
Possible origins of trouble:
1.) Computer was immediately hijacked when I opened an e-mail attachment that was labled as a

software offering. The keyboard and mouse went dead and the computer was scanning rapidly.

I had to unplug and re-start the computer to re-gain control.

2.) Incorrect use of "ComboFix". I neglected to close either a firewall or an anti-malware program before
running ComboFix.
Repair efforts taken.
Reduce desktop Icons and Tray Icons.
Replaced ribbon cable between HDD and motherboard.

Ran the following programs :
1.) Advanced System Care ver 3.7.3 from IObit
2.) Spyware S&D.
3.) Tweak Now Registry Cleaner 2011.
4.) DeFragged Registry and Hard Drive.

2 Scans with Ad-Aware pro 9.0 were interrupted by re-boots.

Tonight, I changed the settings to capture a kernel memory dump if it is needed. I will try and provoke a
crash by adding large demands for available memory.


Preferred Solution: Computer reboots unpredictably.

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A: Computer reboots unpredictably.

1) NEVER USE REGISTRY CLEANERS - they cause problems, they don't cure them
2) I didn't see any mention of an anti virus scan
3) Spybot and AdAware are old school. If I were you I'd uninstall them and replace them with either MalwareBytes or SuperAntispyware
4) Go to System Properties - Advanced - Startup & Recover Settings and uncheck "automatically restart"
5) If you suspect malware you should post in the Am I Infected forum on this site
6) Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Hi, I'm a newbie and please be gentle.My vista home premium (2007), from dell, has been freezing up recently. Sometimes it does so immediately after I open a program--it seems to happen more often when I'm connecting online via IE or Firefox, but sometimes it works fine for several minutes or even longer before it freezes. When it does this, Task Manager does not work. Usually I can't get anything to respond or react in anyway, so I simply power off and restart.I have used the windows diagnostics (f12 key) when starting: no problems reported. I have used ccleaner multiple times.I have used malware antibytes, with no problems identified.I have gone into 'msconfig' and stopped lots of programs from starting automatically at startup.It seems to be doing better, not happening as often, but I'm still getting the 'freeze up' nearly every time I use the computer.Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.MaryHere's a log file from hijack this:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:07:41 PM, on 2/21/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Windows\Syst... Read more

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Hello Mary24Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.* /md5starteventlog.dllscecli.dllnetlogon.dllcngaudit.dllsceclt.dllntelogon.dlllogevent.dlliaStor.sysnvstor.sysatapi.sysIdeChnDr.sysviasraid.sysAGP440.sysvaxscsi.sysnvatabus.sysviamraid.sysnvata.sysnvgts.sysiastorv.sysViPrt.syseNetHook.dllahcix86.sysKR10N.sysnvstor32.sysahcix86s.sysnvrd32.sys /md5stop%systemroot%\*. /mp /s%systemroot%\System32\config\*.savCREATERESTOREPOINT%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfilesCheck the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.====================

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My computer freezes unpredictably, when this happens the music im playing at the time of the freeze skips like a broken record, but really fast. i've checked error logs and at pretty much every freeze theres a DHCP error. i've used the sensorview pro thing and my temperature is fine, I have no viruses, becaues i have good virus removals programs && only a few free ones, please help me!

Thanks in Advance!

A:Computer freezing unpredictably.

I had similar problems with freezing and DHCP errors. Read a post that said to disable Net BIOS, an obsolete network protocol.

Here's more information and directions:


Even if this doesn't solve your problem, it's a good idea to do anyways. Post back if it doesn't and we'll look further.

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About six months ago, we bought a D-Link DNS-320 ShareCentre, installed two 1TB Seagate HDs, and began using it for our fileshare. Access and speed was OK, but not great.

Since about two weeks ago, our access to the fileshare has been intermittently very slow. Files (any size, 1 KB up to megabytes) load after a long hang-time, or don't load at all. The delay is far, far beyond the difference between 10/100/1000 bps connections. Navigating between folders, saving, moving, copying, and deleting files also have this intermittent hanging.

Our network:
[#] description
[1] TP-Link TL-WR841N, operating LAN only
[2] D-Link DNS-320, firmware v 2.03
[3] computer running Windows 7 Professional 64bit, on-board Ethernet connected to router
[4] computer running Windows XP

Trials with network configurations:
A) [1] connecting [2], [3], and [4]: both [3] and [4] experience problems connecting to [2]
B) [1] connecting [2] and [3] only ([4] disconnected): [3] still experiences problems
C) [1] connecting [2] and [4] only ([3] disconnected): no problems
D) [2] directly connected to [3] via Ethernet: [3] still experiences problems
E) [2] directly connected to [4] via Ethernet: no problems

Further trials with configuration (A):
i) Configuration (A) above, booting [3] in Windows XP (from separate HD): no problems
ii) Configuration (A), booting [3] in Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking: no problems

More trials:
- I'm running Comodo Firewall on [3]. The problem persists when I disable it.
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you tried changing over the ethernet cable?

I had an issue with my nas drive and it turned out to be a faulty ethernet cable?

worth a try...

also what router you using please?

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I know there are several varoius posts regarding the USB C thunderbolt connector but I have not fould one about intermittent un predictable performance. I am using a Dell docking station that has a USB C connector WD15. Sometimes the display will function other times it will not. I have to turn the cable upside down and re-insert into the computer. It would seem to me that the conenction should be the same regardless of orientation. Most of the time I have to choose between charging and second display. It seems to vary based on the orientation of the connector. However this does not seem predictable. Also it seems to be equally unpredictable regadless of the USB port selected. I have updated drivers via Lonovo and I am up to date in Windows. How can I get the display port and charger to work at the same time. The mouse and headset do not seem to be affected. Thank you

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Hey there.

Recently I have upgraded to Windows 10.

I am experiencing an issue where sometimes when I plug in my headphones, there will be no audio coming from them even when Im playing music on the computer.

The music always plays fine from the speakers.
The music always plays fine from headphones when I'm using a USB DAC.
The music always played fine in Windows 8.1 before this through headphones..
The music always plays fine in Linux, my dual boot along side Windows 10.

My headphones for sure work as all my other devices and OSes are fine with it.
My hardware is fine as everything work(s/ed) fine for Linux and Windows 8.1.
My computer always recognizes the headphones when I plug them in, but won't always play audio through them.

Restarting the computer does not always fix the issue, but rebooting into Linux then back into Windows 10 always fixes the issue.

I have tried 3 different sets of audio drivers; Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Generic Drivers for my device (Eurocom M4). The problem persists in all of them.

I have updated my BIOS to a Windows 10 supported one my manufacturer provided. It didn't help.

It isn't malware for sure as this has been happening since the OS was newly installed.

It persists with all headphones, not just one pair.

Anyone have any possible idea how to fix this issue? I've tried everything I could.

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Is there anything I can do to get my Windows clock back on track? It will read correctly for many weeks on end -- or even longer -- but then it will start giving the wrong time. The wrong time may be minutes or hours off.

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This unexpected tab openening keeps occurring at random times, for www.software-updater.com  from Air Software, with documentation in the tab saying the software to download is from Google Chrome.    This is very suspicious to me.  How do I stop this unexpected tab from opening?  Is this something genuine from google chrome?  The tab will not close if I click on the x at the right side of the tab label; I need to use Task Manager to stop Google Chrome.

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Something you downloaded and installed recently contained adware....a program or browser add-on.
Use the programs below to find and remove the adware. Use all of them.
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.
Use CCleaner to remove T... Read more

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Less than 2 weeks after the end of my 1-year warranty, my Lenovo Yoga 920 crashed. I've used Lenovo products for years and have recommended the Yoga 920 specifically to many of my coworkers, so when I experienced a hard crash (no blue screen, just a stuck image on screen) I assumed it was something Windows/Driver related. For the past two weeks I've been on a journey to try and resolve the issue but haven't had much luck. Below is a history of what I've experienced and what I've tried:Friday, August 2nd - Computer was plugged in and on, but not being used, when I found it unresponsive. I tried turning it back on and within 1-2 minutes of booting up, it would crash again. Any image on screen would remain on screen (sometimes with visual artifacts, sometimes without) and any music that was playing would be suspended indefinitely until I hard powered off.Booting the machine in Safe Mode would allow me to use the machine for any period of time - the 1-2 minutes before crash was only experienced under normal boot upSaturday-Wednesdays - No issuesWhatever was causing my crashes all Friday (until late in the night) was not causing it for the next several days. I used this time to back up my filesI used this time to verify I was on the latest version of Windows, that my drivers were up to date, and that neither Lenovo Bridge or Lenovo Diagnostics Windows found any errors with the machine.Wednesday, August 6th - Computer was plugged in and on, but not being used, and same as before, i... Read more

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I have tried a number of search terms here, but don't find this reported anywhere-- so here goes nothing:

The machine: HP Pavillion dv8000 (portable), x86, 512M RAM
OS: WIN XP Pro v.5.1.2600 SP2, build 2600

The issue:

I fire up the machine and go about my business. The system works with my chosen keystroke repeat rate (very high) which correctly works after the machine booted. Fine.

But at SOME point-- and it seems to have something to do with simultaneously having PhotoShop, Firefox, Wordpad and the imagining software from my Fuji digital camera open at the same time as Norton is running a "live update"-- all of a sudden the keystoke repeat rate "sets itself" to "snail's pace." I go to the control panel > keyboard and find that the slider control for the keystoke repeat rate is now all the way over to the left (super slow). I reset it to a fast rate, apply, and the system works normally again.... maybe for weeks, maybe for a few minutes.

I am yet to actually reproduce the conditions that cause this "quirk."

If I reboot the machine while the keystroke repeat rate is "slow" like this, the system comes back up with my "fast" preset.

I doubt this is a "security" issue... but it's certainly ANNOYING, when it happens.

Is there legitimate software that examines such things as keystroke rates, and "makes the determination" that it needs to be reset, in order for the software... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4210U CPU @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16295 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 703123 MB, Free - 570958 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, CA10SU
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled

This has happened twice now. I'm not sure if this is related to the Digital Signature Error I get before booting up. That still hasn't been resolved. ?Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file?, and it doesn't show a file. I can usually skip it and go on to the desktop.
Oh, I've been some WiFi disconnection issues. Not sure if this a Windows 10 problem or a my computer problem. I didn't have issues before (I can't remember what version the previous driver was).

The bugcheck has created a memory.dmp file and another minidump file. One is attached.

Any help is appreciated.


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i am running windows xp media edition for the last year and a half with no problems at all... over the last month my pc has been rebooting on its own at all different times... it could be a day,a hour, 5 min,or during boot up when the bios is loading or when the xp screen is loading.... no changes were made to the pc to cause this..... i have tried a bunch of things to fix it, i updates the bios,video drivers, sound drivers etc...... ran a bunch of registry fix software but nothing worked..... i even turned off the auto restart so i would force the bsod and get a error message but nothing no bsod no error message... i ran spy ware sweeps virus sweeps and nothing was detected at all... my fans are all running including the one on the gpu .. it dosn't even ask me to boot up in safe mode.. here are some specs from my system..... my hd is partitioned with windows vista....

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Quick Report
Computer RICHIE-CA8A77F5 (home)
Generator Richie
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2007-11-04
Time 11:30

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A:my computer reboots by itself

You said your computer has been running for a year and a half with no problems. This leads me to believe you have a pretty decent security setup. If its been running for a year with no problems it is probably quite dusty. I'd recommend taking the side off and having a look-see inside and see if there are mountains of dust. I know the last time I cleaned mine out i pulled out a handful of dust from my video card alone (which I imagine is the reason my video card no longer works).

If there is ton of dust in there you can pick up a can of compressed air almost anywhere for about $5 to clean it out (if you do that, whenever you spray a fan make sure you hold the blades still or they will generate electricity which can short out components).

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Hi, I`m experiencing identical problem to that : http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/536549-computer-reboots-its-own.html,
I`ve decided to follow some advices that were made earlier and unchecked the box for "Automatically Restart" under system failure.
Guess what? An hour ago whole system crashed and gave me that blue screen. I wrote down the contents :

xxx STOP 0x000000D1 (0x0000002C, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0xF7B156CA)

Can anybody help me out with that, please ? I`m clueless.

A:computer reboots itself

do you have
Agnitum Outpost Firewall
installed ???

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i recently made a changeto my boot.ini file as i was advised to do so by another person in another forum as it was corrupted already.now my omputer wont start,it loads up the white text then at the screen where it should load the windows bar thing,its just black and then it reboots,worse still i cnt press f8 or anything because that doesnt work on start up,nothing does,pressing delete to setup,no,doesnt work,nothing happens.also i tried to insert windows disk but that wont even boot,it doesnt even notice it in the drive.can anybody help me,there must be some way round it? cheers

A:my computer reboots itself over and over?

does the text on the screen mention anything to do with system disk ?
If so ----you may have a bad cable to your hardrive and or your hardrive may have already dumped on you . Please get back with more info and be as complete an accurate as possible as this does sound like a hardware issue

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My computer will reboot on it's own while i am playing games on yahoo. It happens out of the blue with no warning at all. There are plenty of resources when it does this. Anyone have any idea's what might cause this?
Thanks for any help.

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I have windows xp home edition and it is runnig on an hp Pavilion a705w. I have updated all the drivers from hp and intel. sorry was half asleep when I wrote this, my computer randomly shuts down as if it has been tuned off and restarts all by itself no error messages even whith the automatic restart shut off. it just happened a moment ago. It is as if someone clicked the start button,click trun off computer and clicked restart button, All by itself like magic. How do I stop this from happening. It is really anoying when I am in the middle of something and it just desides to shut down and restart all by it self. I have run some free anti virus programs and I am not sure that it is not a virus or a worm or trojan. can enyone help with this problem. The AVG says it is ok no problems, Live one care said I had two problems they could not fix, the second time I ran it 8 hours later also no problems. I have update all patches from game manufacture ( there really aren"t any I have the latest game Morrowind Game of the Year adition. I have tried all the tweek guids for the game. My syltem should be able to handle it. The game came out in 2003 and I got my computer in 2004. It has a cpu 2.39 GHz with 248 MB of ram. Celeron ® Processor, which I gather from Intel Is the worst chipset they made. I dont know the motherboard or all of the other components but the case opens easy enough and I have all of the manuals that came with the computer.

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Hi minihorse1960.I don't understand your promblem that clear. You said that "How do I stop this from happening" and you didn't explain stop what from happening. Does your computer shut down and resart randomly? I would first run some online scans and see what they find out.http://www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/activescan/http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscannerhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.htmlhttp://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.aspRegards,Extremeboy

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I recently just built this computer so its still all pretty much brand new. Im not really sure what is making it reboot but it seems like im always playing a game when it decides to do it. After somone else suggesting it was the ram i decided to check my ram with memtest86+ and during the scan my computer rebooted itself pointing that it was prolly the ram. So now i am using my old ram while the other 2 gigs is bein sent back for return and the computer rebooted itself on my old memory so now im pretty sure its not the ram. I understand that it could be numerous things such as a loose wire,drivers,crack in motherboard but it would be nice if the problem could be determined or atleast narrowed down. If also checked to see if anything was getting hot and im pretty sure its not.

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Hi all,

My computer (AMD XP 2000 with XP SP2) reboots and I get two kind of errors:
Error code 000000c2, parameter1 00000007, parameter2 00000cd4, parameter3 000001df, parameter4 828811f0.

Error code 100000d1, parameter1 000000ac, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 f1e4b226.

Please, find attached two minidumps.

Anybody can help me???

A:My computer reboots

Both dumps are caused by a Panda AV file. You may have an infection, as the file asc3550i.SYS is coming back as a Trojan. Do a search on your system to see if it belongs to anything. Otherwise go HERE.

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have a Compaq 6016us running windows XP home. I recently did a system restore from the recovery disks. Now the machine, when I shut it down using start, then click the "turn off" icon, will shut down normally. Then, after about 2-3 minutes, powers on by itself, and reboots back into windows. There are no error messages. I downloaded and installed any available bios updates from Compaq. Oddly, if I unplug the machine while it is powered off, and then plug it back in, it does not power back up on its own. Any ideas?

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Hi all,
I am having a problem with my cd-rom drive. I am running WinXP Pro.
Basically, this is what happens:

1. I boot up the computer, with a cd already in the drive
2. I am able to log in successfully. Then the cd-rom drive starts
spinning, and the computer resets.
- This also occurs if you try and put a cd into the drive within
5 minutes of starting the computer
- After 5 minutes or so, the computer no longer reboots when a cd is
in the drive, and the drives function normally
- I have two CD-Rom drives connected to the computer; both of them
have the same issue (therefore the fault can't be attributed to the
CD-Rom drives - and just in case, I took one of the Cd-ROMS back to the manufacturer
for repair, but this didn't help).

I would appreciate any help on the issue!

A:CD Rom reboots the computer

check the device manager for any yellow marks along side of them if there is click on them and look what it is saying is wrong.
check the jumper settings are correct on the back of the drives
try uninstalling them from the device manager rebooting and let windows reinstall
check that they are listed correctly in the bios

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Hey first let me explain, i left my computer on over night *like i always do* then i woke up and my computer was off BUT the lights were stil on, i was like weird...anyways i had to unplug, then i turn it on, no problems, THEN when it gets to desktop, u know the welcome music and stuff, it reboots, ALL the time when it reachs to desktop it reboots only, safe mode it doesnt reboot till like a minute or 2 later , i dont think its spyware ot virus cause it was fine for a long time and it just happen all of a sudden, heat,dust i dont know it looks clean *shrug* plz help *btw i am on my other crappy computer when typing this*

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My computer is constantly rebooting itself. I thought I had a software problem, and reinstalled windows. That didn't solve it so I reformatted my drive and reinstalled windows. The rebooting starting sparatically about a month ago and got worse as time went on.

My system:
Windows XP Home
Pentium 4, 1.5 Gig
256 Mb Ram
32 Mb Nvidia Video Card
20 Gb HDD
10 Gb Slave HDD
CD Burner

This system is about 18 months old. So far I have changed the Hard Drive - did not help. I have changed the power supply (put in new Sparkle 350watt) - did not help. Used a different power supply in my office - did not help. Took out one of the RAM sticks, then the other - did not help. Cleaned it out completely - did not help. Checked all temps - were all good.

When I reinstalled windows XP, the computer would reboot part way through the install process. When I finally did get it installed, I have problems with all sorts of things (missed files on the install).

I now have XP installed, and have error messages (usually when installing programs - says a needed windows file is missing) and it still reboots occassionally.

I tried changing the BIOS settings - loaded in "fail-safe defaults" - did not help. Tried "optimized default settings" - did not help.

Any ideas?

A:Computer Reboots Itself

When you are running Windows XP, you may have noticed that every so often (rarely) that Windows reboots without you asking it to. This tends to be caused by a Blue Screen error. If you want to see what this error is, you will have to check the error log list because Windows reboots too quickly for you to read what happened. Well with this tip you can disable the Auto-Reboot so you can finally read, and see the blue screen error.

Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System
Go to Advanced
Under the Startup and Recovery section, click Settings...
Under System Failure un-check "Automatically restart"

This will allow you to see the blue screen error that is causing the restarts and hopefully once you know what the problem is it can be solved.

It's frequently a driver issue

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Hi, my computers strats ok, but after 29 to 40 minutes, reboots.
Thanks for attention.

A:My computer reboots after 20-40 min

if you receive an error code post it in full
check your tempretures and voltages
post your system specs including the details from the label on the side of the power supply

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I'm running Microsoft Windows XP Professional. A couple of weeks ago I was hit with a lot of spyware/malware/junk, and I thought I had cleaned most of it up using HijackThis, Ad-Aware, Ewido, VundoFix, and maybe some others. Since then, however, my computer has started rebooting itself, seemingly at random. Although I had some overheating problems in the past (a year ago or so), my PC has never rebooted itself before--it always only gave me warning beeps.

Now, it reboots itself and I can't figure out why or what triggers it. Sometimes, when the computer has been off all night, I turn it on to try to check my email, etc., and it reboots within a minute after startup (so it doesn't seem to be a heating issue). Other times it has rebooted while surfing the net, while playing a game, while I'm using MS Word, while just sitting there with the screensaver on, etc. Sometimes it will reboot itself 3-4 times in a 20 minute period, and at other times I can use it for hours without a problem.

Once, the computer rebooted itself immediately after I unplugged my modem (I was online at the time) to run some spyware scans. Since then, I have noticed that every time I unplug the power to my cable modem while online Windows pops up with a message saying: "Local Area Network cable unplugged". About 10 seconds later, the computer reboots.

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A:Computer Reboots Itself

Random Rebooting How to turn off Automatic Reboot

In order to figure out why you are getting random reboots, you need to make a settings change to your computer. Go to:

Start > right click on My Computer > Properties > Advanced tab > Setup and Recovery 'Settings'

UN check 'Automatically Restart'. Click OK.

Reboot your computer. Now when Windows detects a problem it will not automatically reboot, but rather give you a blue screen.

Blue screens are often called 'Blue Screens of Death' (or BSOD) by users, and 'Stop Messages' by Microsoft. We need to know the exact message you see when you get the blue screen. We especially are looking for a set of letters and numbers about half way down the page that take this format:


This is usually followed by a set of 4 similar numbers in parenthesis. For now we just need the first set of letter and numbers (before the numbers in the parenthesis).

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Hi everyone,

I am new here so sorry if this is in wrong place

My computer keeps rebooting itself, no warning just closes down and reboots. It only does this when it is first switched on for the day and usually within a couple of minutes of starting up, then upon reboot it will last a similar sort of time before shutting down again. Afterwards it will be fine for the rest of the time it is on. Sometimes it doesnt even do it at all.

I am just confused now, any help will be greatly appreciated.

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I have an HP Pavillion DV6000 laptop with Vista Home Premium 32. I recently had to reformat the hard drive using a recovery disc that HP sent to me. Now that I have installed vista, the computer will just reboot itself repeatedly. I have already turned off the prompt in the system restore area. I cant even keep the computer running long enough to do any windows updates. It does not give me any error messages either, it just shuts down and restarts. Your help would be very much appreciated.

Thank you

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can you boot into safe mode?

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While doing my Avira virus scan my computer reboots when it reaches scanning startup processes. After reboot I get the attached screen.

A:Computer reboots

Is Online Armor installled on the system?
If so...uninstall all programs relatedd to it.
Use the Windows Firewall instead.

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I'm currently doing an internship in a Town Hall in the IT department and we are having computers that reboots themselves overe random behavior. I tried to look in the event logs, disabled the "Reboot automatically on system failure" option, Power management, nothing seems to be working or be the cause of this problem that i can think of. If someone has an idea, it would be greatly appreciated.

Computer is an OptiPlex 755 with 2 GB of ram and a dual-core 3 GHz,a an ATI RADEON HD2400 graphics card.

Also, those computers are installed with Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.5


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hi, my computer, shuts down, and restarts every so often

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Have you checked for possible overheating?Are the fans working properly?Adequate ventilation?Check CPU temperatures?Cleaning the Interior of your PC - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/ How to Avoid Overheating Hardware Secrets - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/142 Louis

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I'm currently doing an internship in a Town Hall in the IT department and we are having computers that reboots themselves over random behavior. I tried to look in the event logs, disabled the "Reboot automatically on system failure" option, Power management, nothing seems to be working or be the cause of this problem that i can think of. If someone has an idea, it would be greatly appreciated.

Computer is an OptiPlex 755 with 2 GB of ram and a dual-core 3 GHz,a an ATI RADEON HD2400 graphics card.

Also, those computers are installed with Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.5


Also, if you could note that this is NOT school homework, im not in a school environment, I'm in a WORK environment, it's a user problem in the office.

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... Virus?

You know, a Firewall only protects you against medium viruses, and newbie hackers. If a real hacker wanted to get into your system and plant a worm, he could do that without your antivius thing discovering it.. It happened to the whole state im living in, a hacker busted into the state's systems, and planted a HUGE virus. Unless you find a better thing to do, whipe the whole computer. However if you hook it back up to the workplace's server, the worm will crawl back into your computer.

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i have had a new computer since July. i have unhooked my old computer when i received the new one, and it has been just sitting there not being used. i have just received a router and want hook up both computers to it. I was trying to hook my old computer in my daughter room. i hooked it up but when i turn it on it get as far as the hardware and monitor info on the monitor screen. After that the computer does a constant reboot. it does not get to the WinXP screen. the computer does an infinite reboot. i have not hooked up the router because my old computer is constantly rebooting. before i received the router the old computer was sitting up not being used could that be the problem help me plz

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I'd start with CMOS. You didn't post any hardware specs, so this is my best initial guess. Did you customize any of the setup options? If so, can you access CMOS? If so, check to see if it's been reset to default. Replace CMOS battery if needed and try booting your comp.

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When i plug/unplug my ipod from my computer occasionally my computer will just shut down. Usually its ok but sometimes when i connect my mp3 player no found new hardware will appear, its as if i hadnt plugged it in at all, then ill unplug it and my computer will just reboot automatically, and some times it repeats the boot 2-3 times showing only start up screen. Anyone experienced this problem before (i doubt it is actually my ipod alone causing it to reboot but i have not tried it with other USB devices.)

Could this problem be due to my motherboard (note* all my USB ports are built it to my mobo)

I know that USB ports act kind of like an electricity mains socket so could it some how be messing with my PSU and sending a serge through my machine?

Any suggestions on the cause of this problem? and a solution?

cheers, Luke.

A:USB Reboots my computer?

Which OS do you have? WinXP or Win2K? I've heard about such a problem on Windows2000. I think it is somehow related to a bad/defective USB driver. Try re-installing new USB Drivers on your Opertaing System.


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I am not sure where this post belongs since i'm not sure if I'm having hardware or software problems so hope its okay that this is posted here...

I have a half year old computer whisch have been giving me problems from the start...

I'm running windows Xp home sp2 and have norton internet security updated and installed...

The key problem with my computer is that it reboots, but the problem is not that simple it seems. The issues have changed during the last half year.
I'll explain the trouble chronologically now...
At first: In the beginning when I turned on my computer two things happenend.
1: When I turned it on and left it in windows, it would start making all kinds of errors after about and hour or two and then I would have to reboot using the switch.
2: If I entered a game right after turning on the computer and comming into windows after ten minutes or so ingame the computer would either reboot automatically or a blue screen displaying an error message would appear... the errors were many, but the most common werethese 3:

Nr. 1
Driver IRQL not less or equal
Adress Ba30F962 base at Ba30C000
Nr. 2
Page_Fault_NON_PAGED_ERROR (or what its name is)
Nr. 3
Adress BFA 7482 D
Datestamp 44dd 4897

With the blue screen I would ofcorse have to reboot... Now the strange thing happens: In either scenario - either if I let the computer chrash in windows or if I chrashed it in a game, when I had rebo... Read more

A:Computer reboots

NV4_DISP.dll usually indicates corrupted nvidia drivers
multiple different bsod error messages can also indicate it is underpowered

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I had to reset the bios on my computer and now my computer will reboot itself without warning. I have an AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor with a Biostar M7NCD motherboard. I am having problems getting the fsb up to 266mhz in bios. It will only allow me to go up to 200mhz. I looked at the manual and it says it allows up to 400mhz fsb.
Please Help

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im guessing ur trying to OC ur PC?
maybe u have bad memory? whats ur memory speed at? might wanna try using dividers..

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Hello Techspot. I have a problem with my computer. Yesterday it worked just fine - but today when I turned it on, it keeps rebooting every 5 sec.. the screen is black all the time. It has happened before, but I was able to solve the problem by removing the cmos battery and putting it back in. It usually happens when I plug the powercord out and have to start it after putting it back in.

I tried switing out ram blocks, resetting the cmos battery, I even tried starting the computer without the any ram blocks or battery.

Any thoughts on this? I tried pretty much everything I had in mind.
Oh and if this helps, I just formatted the computer with windows xp yesterday.. it worked fine, but today it just keeps rebooting every 5 secs. So it's not a system error.
The motherboard is:
Gigabyte P35DQ6

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Try replacing the motherboard battery.

Did you try booting with only a single stick of memory installed in the first memory slot? It could also be a power supply issue. If you have a spare working PSU put it in the system and see if it POSTs.

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I get an error message that says something about a device driver!!!

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Hello lads.
I don't know if this post belongs here, because trouble began when I had Windows XP but keeps happening now that I have Seven Ultimate, so if it doesn't, please place it where it fits so I can get some help.
My computer began rebooting on its own about a month ago, at first just a couple of times when I was already inside Windows, surfing the web or working on some file, but as time went by the problem grew worse, with constant rebootings which a lot of times happened just after startup, when system info was on the screen and Windows hadn't even started. A couple of times the computer spent around 10 minutes rebooting every 5 or 10 seconds while it tried to get to the Windows startup screen (one about an hour ago).  
At first I thought it was virus-related, so I decided to backup and format the Hard Disk, looking for a radical and definitive solution. However, now that I installed Windows 7, Office 2010 and Kaspersky IS 2015, and after I finally reinstalled the backup, with Kaspersky's full scan detecting and taking care of only one trojan, the pattern is still the same. For around 7 hours the computer worked just fine while I was reinstalling other software like Chrome, EPUB and MOBI readers, etc., but now it's just rebooting like crazy.
I have already de-selected the Control Panel option for automatic reboot upon error detection, but no error message has been displayed before or after subsequent restarts; Windows automatic reboot... Read more

A:Computer reboots over and over

Have you tried isolating RAM chips? A lot of time random startup reboots have to do with faulty RAM.
You may want to try that.

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This just started happening two weeks ago. I'll leave the computer on and a few hours later I'll take a look at my computer and see it rebooted itself and is waiting for me to log in. These are the things I have done:

1) System Restore
2) Scanned with Adaware
3) Scanned with Spybot Search and Destroy
4) Scanned with Norton Anti virus
5) I made changes to my Host file so I ended up replacing it with a clean file.

After the above mentioned I left the computer and sure enough a few hours later it rebooted.

After a bit of reading it sounding like my computer was over heating and to check the fans and clean out the dust. Did all that and same issue. So I decided to reboot in safe mode and see what happens. I left the computer on for 6 hours and it didn't reboot itself so this is when I thought it wasn't a heating issue but maybe a virus.

So there is the following requested items for posting on this forum. (except for the Ark file as it was still scanning after 45 min)..if its really need just let me know.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:28:48 PM, on 11/25/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19154)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version6\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\Adob... Read more

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Do I need to supply more information?

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WElcome to BC. And now?????Please be somewhat more specific with your problem

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I have a Fujitsu Series III Lifebook and it is constantly rebooting itself ! It does it whenever it feels like and at no particular interval. Sometimes when one application is running sometimes when none are and sometimes when 5 are. Could this be faulty CPU, Ram or software ? Thanks for the help.......

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Please only post in 1 category...

this way it'll be all contained.

BTW...I already replied to you in the Hsardware area!

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I have followed your instructions before posting my HJT log file. I have tried to run adaware several times (in safe and non-safe mode). Adaware runs for about thirty seconds, then i get an message regarding a memory issue at 0x011c3b7e and 0x011c537a and then my pc reboots then also.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:37:19 PM, on 1/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\UsrPrmpt.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\PIXELA\ImageMixer for HDD Camcorder\IMx3Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
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Hi and welcome to the Security Forum.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

HijackThis in Temp Folder
You are running HijackThis from a temporary directory. It needs to be in a permanent folder. Please go into Windows Explorer, click on C:\ then click on File > New > Folder and call it HJT , or another name of your choice and move the HJT files to this folder. The program creates backup files that we may need to use later. If the program is in a Temporary folder, files may be deleted by you or automatically if your system is set to empty temp files.

Show Hidden Files
Go to My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System files and Folders are... Read more

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My Comp reboots on its own serveral time.
Once while working on MS word , another while afking another while browsing with FireFox.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:51:46 PM, on 30/06/09
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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Please do not ask for help with an illegal copy of Windows.

antiwpa.dll is an illegal software crack used to bypass copy protection for Windows.

You may want to visit the TSG rules: http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

This thread is closed.

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I have a pentium III 500Mhz, only wanted to use it for internet in my mom's office. So i formated it and put windows xp.

Since the very first time when i do "start" "shut down" it does everything fine except that it reboots!!

Can somebody help, thank you?

Till now i do "shut down" and when I see it's about to reboot I push the power button for about 5seconds and it shuts down, so I know I have this option but I want to make it work the right way.

Thank you.

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When I try to run a program using the CD as necessary, I put the CD in and it reboots my computer. ??? I tried playing a CD to see if it was the program CD or any CD and it did the same thing. I have Windows 98. The only thing I can think of that might of had an effect was I recently upgraded Windows Media Player. I don't see how that would effect the CD drive, but that's the only thing I've done (that I can remember) Help...

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This is any CD? Music or data?

What happens if there is a CD in the drive at boot, and you double click on My Computer? Does it show the CD correctly there? Can you RIGHT click on it and choose Explore?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money

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at random times and mentions plug and play

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Anyone can help me out here? Why does my computer reboots by itself in some occasions when I: alt+tab back to the loading game (or full-screen applications) from windows? Is it possible that the power supply isn?t sufficient since my computer is only a few months old.

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Hi darrenwks and welcome to TSF !

The PSU could be unsufficient for your video card even if the computer is brand new (but then I'd ask a refund from the guy who built a crippled rig for you). There are other things that can cause hard restarts though, you'll need to give us more informations.

What are your complete system specs :

- Power Supply : brand, model, watts and number of amps on +12V rail(s) (open the computer case and look on the sticker that's on the side of the power supply block).
- Motherboard : brand & model
- CPU : brand & model
- RAM : brand & model
- Video Card(s) : brand & model (nvidia and ati are the chipset maker, not the manufacturers)
- Hard Drive(s) : brand & model : either open the computer case and look on the sticker that's on the drive itself or go to start => run, type devmgmt.msc, expand disk drives and give us the model you'll see there
- CD drive(s) : same as hard drives
- Other PCI cards : brand and model
- Number of USB devices you have attached
- Number of additional fans if any
- Operating System : what version of XP (Home, Pro, Media Center or 64bit) & what service pack.

Enter the BIOS at startup (press del or look for some "press xx to enter setup" message), locate the hardware monitor screen and report your temps, fan speeds and voltages (+3.3, +5, +12V).

Browse to c:\windows\minidump\, if there are any .dmp files there zip them together and attach the .zip file to your next... Read more

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