computer keeps shutting down

  Green Army 14:43 14 Feb 2007
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Hi, my damn computer, Windows XP, as recently started to shut itself down, without any warning. Touch wood it's not done it today (YET)

No idea why, obviously, when it restarts itself it comes up with the light blue screen, saying "one of your disc's needs checking for inconsistancy".

It then checks itself, and usually nothing appears to be wrong, and it restarts normally.

Once it came up with:

\win\dump5062.tmp - not valid - will be truncated???

Then after it as restarted, a box appears - error report, with the following:

c:\Docume~1\Dave\Locals~1\Temp\Wer5677.dir001
c:\Docume~1\Dave\Locals~1\mini020307-01dmp

  Technotiger 14:59 14 Feb 2007

Hi, why not do a System Restore back to before this ever happened.

  Green Army 15:02 14 Feb 2007

did that but system restore is off

  Technotiger 15:08 14 Feb 2007

Hmmm, I trust you have now turned it on - for possible future use!

  Technotiger 15:10 14 Feb 2007

Two possibilites - How old is PSU and Harddrive?
Either could be showing signs of failing.

  devonknows 15:15 14 Feb 2007

Possibly not software, possibly hardware, has your machine been knocked recently or nudged hard? probably not but if something is loose then that would cause the computer to force reset.

But failing that, put your Windows XP disc in and try a Non Destructive Repair of your system files, or if the computer is pre-installed then again insert your System Recovery Discs and again Non Destructive Repair. if it is software based that should solve the problem.

Kind Regards.
Devon.

  Green Army 16:04 14 Feb 2007

thanks

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