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Old 12-21-2005, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default An odd problem..

Hi, I have been experiencing a weird problem lately..Sometimes when I'm just using my computer, it restarts by itself. I didn't do anything and all of a sudden it restarts. This problem has been continuing and after I log back on to my account, it says:

"Windows has recovered from a serious error.."

Or something like that and it has the button that says "send error report" or "don't send".

I'm not sure what's going on..Is it a virus or maybe some type of system problem? Please help. Thanks.

(Windows Xp pro.)

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Old 12-21-2005, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should check the error log. Start>settings>control panel>administative tools>logs

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Old 12-21-2005, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like a heat issue... check your cpu fan...or ps fan
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Definetly get a mobo monitor with temp gauge. Your bios might have a temp gauge in it.

Usually, this is issue is from heat. But not always.
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Old 12-21-2005, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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disable autoreboot after failure in the system properties startup/recovery area. It'll lock up, but you can get an error at least. Post it along with the eventvwr.
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