i had a gander at the event manager, and there were various errors and warnings, all of which made very little sense to me. i decided to purposefully make my comp reset itself by opening a video and keeping a close eye on the time. the comp rebooted, but when i looked at the event log, there was nothing there for when it reset. i hadnt done anything for about 5 mins before the reset so i could pick out the nearest event, and in the description of this event it had:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000008e (0xc0000005, 0xbfd64d47, 0xb78979af, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini021307-03.dmp.
which does not look too bad? this didnt have a red cross next to it or anything. it just seems strange hat there is nothing before it, when whatever went wrong, went wrong.
im still very confused