computer shutdown - dump physical memory to disk

  cheddon 16:35 23 Sep 2005
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Can anyone help please?
I have a problem as my computer occasionally shuts down with the message a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my computer. then it starts dumping physical memory to disk and counts up to 100 i do restart the computer but does anyone knwo why it is happening or can advise how i stop it happening. i would be grateful, many thanks, Don

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:40 23 Sep 2005

Many reasons why it can happen, any other messge with the dump? Have a look in event manager may be a clue in there.

A full defag and clean up can help.

Or a repair of XP.

Repair XP by replacing corrupt files
Type

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here



Repair XP by install over the top of existing systm

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

REpair XP
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